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Celebrating Successes with New GlobalMeet Award Wins

I am thrilled to share that PGi has been recognized with several industry awards for our unified communications platform and exceptional customer care. To kick off the week, TMC awarded our new UCaaS offering, GlobalMeet, a 2019 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award Winner. One of TMC’s most coveted awards, the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award honors …

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4 Surprising Stats That Show the True Impact of Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing is increasingly more important in this day and age. Today, it’s touching more aspects of professionals’ lives than ever, from recruiting to contract negotiation. Want proof? Check out these surprising stats. 1. Connection is key According to Gigaom, 87% of remote team members feel more connected to their team when they can use video conferencing. They also feel more …

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Video Production Company Turns to GlobalMeet for Stress-Free Broadcasting

Broadcasting

For 25 years, Big Shoulders Digital Video Production (BSDVP) has produced high-quality videos for projects of all types and sizes. While they’re popular in their hometown of Chicago, they also provide services worldwide, particularly for corporate clients. A New Request From Major Clients In recent years, Big Shoulders has seen an influx of clients requesting webcasting and broadcasting for high-profile …

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5 Bottlenecks Slowing Down Your Team

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Out of the many ways PGi adds value, one of the biggest is not customer-facing. It’s the power of easily eliminating routine collaboration bottlenecks to get more done faster. Here are five bottlenecks that PGi can banish from your team with collaboration solutions. 1. Missing Team Member “Is Alison joining this meeting…?” How often have you heard (or said) that? …

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5 Webcast Analytics That Make Great KPIs

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So, you’ve taken the time to create a live webcast. Is there a concrete way to gauge its success? Which data can reveal the ROI of your effort? We thought about this a lot while developing our webcast analytics dashboard. Here are five metrics we recommend using as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Metrics to Check Immediately After a Live Event How …

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New Webinar Series: Competing Smarter With Your Business Communication Platform

unified communications

Small and medium-sized organizations around the world are deploying unified communications (UC) solutions to transform how they to do business.  Whether you have already implemented or are considering leveraging UC or cloud-based UC (UCaaS), there are a few things you need to know about their distinctions and benefits. And we are excited to announce a new webinar series to help! …

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How Do You Tell Your Story?

Lead Generation Webinars

One sure-fire way to keep your audience engaged during a business webinar is to deliver a professional quality webinar that delivers a compelling story. And the platform you choose should enhance your ability to capture your audience’s attention with a story. Not sure how storytelling for your business and webinar events can go hand in hand? No need to rack your brain. Here are …

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How to Structure Your Webcast Like Steve Jobs

How to Structure Your Webcast Like Steve Jobs

Many have tried, and failed, to emulate Steve Jobs’ signature presentation style. Why do they miss the mark? Contrary to popular belief, the magic of Jobs’ magnetic keynotes didn’t lie in his specific imagery or even his speaking cadence. It was really all about the structure of his presentation — his blueprints and roadmaps. We’ve studied Jobs’ webcasts in-depth to …

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Topics to Address During a Company-Wide Webcast

company-wide webcast

One of the key parts of planning a company-wide webcast is deciding which topics to address. As you speak to the company, you want to be sure to speak to the questions on your employees’ minds in a diplomatic way and address any upcoming changes that may affect them. At the same time, it’s important to remember that a webcast …

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Here’s Exactly How Poor Audio Quality Undermines Profits

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Did you know people have less tolerance for spotty sound than grainy video? That’s partly because we’ve evolved to deal with blurry sights in rain and fog, but nothing in nature sounds quite like a hissing audio connection. In today’s world of web conferencing and virtual sales demos, most people are accustomed to poor audio quality. However, that doesn’t change their biology. …

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How One Modern Enterprise Used Webcasting Software to Reshape Employee Interactions

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While there are many ways that modern enterprises can use webcasts, you may be looking for inspiration to internally leverage your webcasting software. Get the latest on how one organization made an instrumental change in their enterprise by implementing GlobalMeet Webcast to live stream presentations to employees. Geographical Challenges of the Modern Enterprise With a few thousand employees spanning across …

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GlobalMeet Collaboration Named Summer 2019 Leader by G2

G2 Leader

As we put another quarter behind us and roll into summer, we are excited to announce that GlobalMeet Collaboration received the highest distinction from product review website G2 and is ranked as a leader across the following categories: video conferencing and audio conferencing. G2 is a real-time, peer-to-peer user review platform where users have shared feedback through 800,000+ reviews to help …

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Fun Presentation Ideas to Spice Up Your Meetings

Spice up your meetings

Today’s enterprises enjoy the freedoms of communicating and collaborating virtually. With so many business professionals on the cusp of adopting virtual meetings, it can be a challenge to create engaging presentations. Fret no more! We have cooked up 7 presentation techniques that will grip your audience and elevate your presentation savvy. 1. Get Hands-On with File Presentation Your audience will …

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What Is the Difference Between a Webinar and Webcast?

Many people use the terms “webinar” and “webcast” interchangeably to describe any web broadcasting technology instead of using the appropriate term. While you may think of webinars and webcasts as the same thing, they’re distinct tools with different features and functions. Each one can be useful for bringing distributed teams together and enabling collaboration to create better business solutions and …

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Improve Employee Productivity with UCaaS

UCaaS

Consistent productivity matters a lot for any enterprise. With so many tech tools on the market, it can be challenging to pinpoint what will keep teams working efficiently and seamlessly. Luckily, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) makes it a snap to narrow down and implement a wide range of tools. You may ask, “How can UCaaS boost productivity for …

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Hold Music Takes the Sting Out of Waiting

hold music

Enterprises across the globe play hold music for callers in order to diminish the perception of long wait times. Hold music can also add a professional tone (see what we did there?) to your business communications. Although hold music offers many advantages, you need to be mindful of making appropriate choices for your callers. Why is this so important, and …

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#BeatBurnout by Incorporating the Right Tools Into Your Summer Workday

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If you’re finding it hard to stay productive during the summer months, you’re not alone. Many office workers find it difficult to concentrate with the sunlight streaming in through the office windows and friends constantly posting vacation snaps to social media. The good news is that being productive at a modern company often means you don’t always have to be …

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Why You Should Switch to Video Interviews

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If you’re looking for a new team member to join your company, it’s worth taking the time to speak to many different candidates. Interviewing applicants remotely using video conferencing technology allows you to open the field to top-notch candidates who may be qualified but live outside your immediate geographic area. This allows both your team and the new candidate an …

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Why UCaaS is a Game Changer for IT Departments

Why UCaaS is a Game Changer for IT Departments

Unified Communications (UC) has helped enterprises enhance communications, improve collaboration, and increase productivity. It is not all sunshine and flowers, though, as most IT departments responsible for UC will tell you. One of the primary issues surrounding UC is the cost, including the initial investment in equipment as well as the additional support staff, training, and ongoing system management. Another …

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Extend the Life of Your Webcast With Automated Transcriptions

Webcast Transcriptions

Does it feel like your webcasts aren’t reaching their maximum potential? Do you need a better way to engage your audience and make it easier for them to follow your presentation? The newest enhancements to GlobalMeet Webcast could be the answer. Increase Your Productivity At Work As part of the company’s larger initiative to help customers regain lost time and productivity, …

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