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PGi Teams up with ConnexiCore to Drive Collaboration

PGi announced that we will be teaming up with ConnexiCore, the enterprise cloud technology consultancy provider, to be its primary communications and collaboration solutions provider. The relationship brings PGi’s award-winning collaboration suite of products to ConnexiCore customers, including: GlobalMeet audio, video and web conferencing, webcasting and operator-assisted event conferencing services. Driving Connectivity & Business Growth ConnexiCore will work closely with …

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Can Employees Really Give Managers Crucial Feedback Without Reprisal?

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Employees are a sort of “case study” for a company. They can spread positive news about the business to their outer networks, provide valuable brand awareness and ultimately, keep the company honest in terms of leadership. Plenty of leaders encourage employees to speak up, give feedback, pitch new ideas or be a watchdog for unethical behavior. But can employees actually …

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7 Body Language Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Presentation

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What’s the use of preparing tirelessly for a big presentation, only to have your words ignored because what you’re saying with your body language is distracting from — and, indeed, detracting from — your message? Body language speaks volumes, and if you’re nervous or self-doubting, it will show if you don’t learn how to monitor your body language when presenting. …

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7 Body Language Tips for Presentations to Guarantee an Engaged Audience

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When it comes to presentations, you communicate as much through what you don’t say as you do through what you do say. In fact, the single most impactful factor when giving a presentation is the non-verbal cues you communicate to your audience. Body language accounts for 55% of the total influence of a presenter. It seems wasteful to spend so much …

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6 Ways to Transform Conflict into Effective Communication

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No matter how amenable your workplace is, conflict is bound to arise from time-to-time. When strong minds and bold personalities are involved, it seems only natural that conflict would come up in situations where people feel passionate about what they do. Conflict doesn’t have to be a negative thing, but it can turn ugly very quickly if the situation isn’t …

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Author Phil Simon Tackles Ineffective Workplace Communication in His Latest Book, ‘Message Not Received’

Author Phil Simon discusses Message Not Received

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of email you receive at work? Do you zone out in meetings when your colleagues start throwing out words like “synergy” and “action items”? Or, worse, are you yourself guilty of leaning on email and jargon as crutches to get you through your day? Be honest. We won’t tell anyone. For author Phil …

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Are You a Master Collaborator?

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Healthy communication is critical for collaborators, whether you’re chatting on a conference call or chiming in on a shared workspace in the cloud. Based on the various times I’ve combed through résumés, the vast majority of workers consider themselves to possess “strong communication skills.” But how often do we really stop to evaluate ourselves? As technology opens more doors to …

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Remote Managers: 5 Ways to Inspire Greatness When You Aren’t There

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One of the foundational roles of a great leader is to build trust—between himself and his team and among his coworkers. Remote managers are faced with unique challenges: they must create an atmosphere of trust, inspire employee integrity and actively lead teams in spite of working out of the office most—if not all—of the time. Effective communication is essential to …

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Are your workplace tools driving the business results you need?

Last month I attended the Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit where Tom Austin presented on People-Centered Strategies (PCS).  In his presentation, Austin defined PCS as an organizational strategy that empowers people to take on demanding, non-routine tasks, enhances employees‚ abilities to make valuable contributions that has an impact on the business, and increases the workforces ability to do what …

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What nonverbal messages do you send during virtual meetings?

I’ve said before that up to 93% of communication is nonverbal. But did you know that you exchange approximately 800 nonverbal messages during the average 30-minute sales call? (Source: The Art of Nonverbal Selling, Gerhard Gschwandtner) On a sales call, your nonverbal communication will always say more than your words. What nonverbal messages are you sending to clients and prospects?

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