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Top 10 Coolest Coworking Spaces in the US

With flexible working hours, mobile productivity and virtual meetings becoming the new normal for professionals across the globe, start-ups and freelancers are looking to alternatives to traditional office environments to stay connected and get inspired. Coworking spaces, shared workspaces that members can join for a fee that provide power, Wi-Fi and other office amenities, are an increasingly popular choice for …

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6 Things to Remember When Running Virtual Meetings

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When you lead a team that is either partially or wholly comprised of remote workers, virtual meetings are the most important way to stay connected so your team can function in harmony. Online meetings can be a tough nut to crack, though, so for the benefit of your team, it’s important to keep in mind these 6 things to remember …

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5 Signs You Need to Chuck Your “Starter Software”

online meeting software

Once upon a time, you started a business. You acquired shiny, new tools to help you collaborate and communicate your business dream to the world. By now, though, you’ve probably grown customers, expanded operations and added employees to the point where your online meeting software now feels more like hand-me-down technology. That’s a problem, not only holding back productivity and collaboration …

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5 Creative Ways to Get Your Team on Time to Meetings

team incentives

You’ve eliminated downloads, dial-in numbers and passcodes. You’ve sent free/busy polls to find the best time to meet. You’ve given your team mobile meeting apps with calendar alerts and push notifications. Still, your team arrives late to online meetings, and you’ve heard all the worst late-for-meeting excuses. Once you have all the right technology in place, and workers are still …

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5 Reasons You’re Meeting at the Worst Time

Worst Times to Meet

Between workers on the go and virtual teams miles apart, finding time to meet is harder than ever. Here are five reasons your in-office and online meetings have the worst timing. 5 Reasons You’re Meeting at the Worst Time from PGi You’re meeting at the beginning or end of the day. 9:00 meetings are just asking for latecomers, and at 16:00 workers …

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5 Most Annoying Online Meeting Personalities

annoying people in meetings

Whether you’re clicking to join or filing into a conference room, every meeting’s got collabohaters. They chomp up precious meeting time, disrupt your agenda and make it extremely hard for you to accomplish anything. Here’s a quick guide to identify some of the most annoying personalities taking over your online meetings: 1. The Vader Breather: The noisiest people during online …

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Are Your Online Meetings Missing This Key Person?

meeting yoda

Hosting online meetings requires you to wear a lot of hats and juggle lots of moving parts, but if you constantly find yourself running out of time, losing engagement or getting off track, your online meetings may be missing this key person. Why You Need a Meeting Yoda How do you ensure your meetings stay on track? Assign a Yoda, …

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Your Team is Connected, but are They Connecting?

team connecting

There’s no doubt that most teams in the corporate world are connected 24/7 thanks to modern technology. From smart calendar apps to help keep track of appointments and projects to joining online meetings, all of our workplace tasks can be handled right in the palm of our hand. Because of these great business collaboration tools, you’ve conquered the first hurdle …

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3 Tips for the Web Conferencing Novice

Thanks to advances in technology, it is now easier than ever for executives and employees to meet online, saving companies both time and money. Web conferencing is a tool accessible through phones, computers and tablets that incorporates video, audio and chat capabilities to make the process of web conferencing easier and more collaborative. While web conferencing apps allow teams to …

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The Best and Worst Times for Meetings

best time for online meetings

Choosing the perfect time to meet is almost as complex and challenging as executing the meeting itself. To start, you have to find a time when everyone is available across time zones and account for those who may be on flex schedules. You also have to meet at a time that attention spans and cognitive aptitudes are at their peaks …

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Why Online Meetings Seem More Popular Now Than Ever

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Companies once viewed video communication as more of a novelty than a necessity, but now, online meetings are a regular part of the modern workday. Now that businesses have exhausted audio-only and email collaboration, what were once tools for the forward-thinking organization are now quickly becoming essentials at most companies. Suddenly, companies are making a concerted push to add video …

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5 Places You Should Never Take Your Online Meetings

Online meetings are a fantastic way to stay in touch and collaborative while on-the-go. Thanks to mobile apps and developments in smartphone and tablet technology, you can have a full-fledged online meeting experience wherever you are. You don’t have to settle for dialing in anymore; you can view and share video, open files, chat, take notes and more for a …

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13 Tips for Unforgettable Webinar Presentations

What do we want in our webinar presentations? “You like me, you really like me!” What we get? “ZZZZZZZZZZ!” Truly awesome webinar presentations engage, awe, thrill, reveal and excite. Every marketing expert, public relations executive and corporate communications manager know, however, that hosting a truly epic webinar is like hitting the jackpot. You want to engage your audience without inundating …

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3 Problems with Large Meetings How to Solve Them

large meetings

Large meetings can sometimes be overwhelming and complicated. Whether it’s an investor relations call, HR training or other large-scale operator-assisted conference, with potentially several thousand people in the same meeting at once, it can be tough to manage logistics and interact fluidly and efficiently. Before your large meeting begins, you should prepare and organize what you are going to say, …

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Helpful Advice for Hosting a Webinar

Conducting a successful webinar requires preparation and organization. Knowing exactly what you are going to say and how you are going to say it determines whether you get your message across effectively or not. Stay calm, relaxed and focused when collaborating in an online meeting or event. Remaining composed in the webinar is key for the host. Hosts need to …

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How HR Can Benefit from Online Meeting Software

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Human Resource departments are always looking for new ways to reduce the time it takes to fill open positions, simplify benefit communications and cut costs. This can become quite difficult when working with a global company. Luckily, innovative technology has helped many HR departments meet their goals. Online meetings offer a convenient and simple way to communicate with employees no …

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10 Tips for More Engaging Online Meetings

Keeping your participants attentive and engaged is a challenging part of any meeting, but with online meetings it can be even tougher. You don’t know if your guests are paying attention or multitasking on their smartphone. With that in mind, here are 10 tips to try to make your next online meeting more engaging for you and your attendees: [slideshare …

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7 Things the World Cup Teaches Us about Meetings

If you’re anything like us here at PGi, the World Cup is an absolute obsession. Football (or soccer for us Americans) is the globe’s most popular sport, and the World Cup is the pinnacle of that popularity. According to FIFA, over a billion people—nearly half of all people on the planet—tuned in to watch the 2010 World Cup final. Thanks …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Friday Meetings

friday meetings

Everyone – we made it. It’s Friday, and there’s only a few short hours left between us and all of the home improvements, sports, friends, concerts or whatever it is that you’re passionate about when you’re not getting paid. There’s only one problem: your Friday calendar is still stuffed with meetings! So much for TGIF. Take heart, collaborators. Here are …

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5 Videos that will Make you an iMeet Rockstar

Online meetings are growing in popularity. As businesses become more global, these tools are vital so they can continue to communicate and collaborate with clients and employees no matter their geographical location. As a result, companies all over the world are quickly discovering how iMeet can help drive their businesses forward. iMeet has several features that help make it the …

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