Virtual Meetings

Making the Case for Flexible Work

Generally, the traditional work week runs from Monday to Friday, from about 9:00 until 17:00 This traditional schedule doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. Because of your personal responsibilities you may  be able to perform better with a flexible work schedule. Unlike the traditional schedule, flexible work allows a variety of different work patters. Here are just a few …

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Why Science Fairs May Radically Change Your Online Meetings

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Michael Dearing has the business world buzzing with his original idea for designing meetings. As an entrepreneur and experienced manager, it’s not his first rodeo when it comes to running better meetings. His radical idea: design your meeting like a science fair. Designing Meetings from Harrison Metal on Vimeo. Modify the Boring Business Meeting The typical business meeting is scheduled …

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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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Webinar 101: Where to Start

Webinars are becoming more popular due to geographically dispersed teams. If you haven’t already, you will probably be expected to host a webinar at some point throughout your career. When this time comes, you will need to be prepared. Transitioning from in-person presentations to a virtual environment is tough, but it can easily be done with the right training and …

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5 Things to Avoid When Making a Conference Call

Many people struggle when meeting in conference calls. These individuals suffer from lack of experience and simply have no idea how to conduct a productive and collaborative meeting. Don’t be the one who doesn’t have a clue of how to perform a beneficial conference call. Here are 5 things that should always be avoided when carrying out a conference call: …

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25 Must-Know Tips for Running Effective Meetings

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Have you visited PGi’s Slideshare? We just recently celebrated over 100,000 views and we’re still going strong. In our latest presentation, we share 25 must-know tips in a presentation titled “The Definitive Guide to Running Effective Meetings.” These tips span 5 core areas of meetings: Scheduling, Meeting Prep, Hosting and Presenting, Following Up, and Hardware, Software and More. If you …

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7 Must-Know Video Conferencing Statistics

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The use of video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with many companies across the globe. As globalization continues to rise, these conferences meetings are proving to be beneficial to businesses in numerous ways, including faster decision making and reduced travel costs. Here are 7 noteworthy video conferencing statistics designed to inspire and motivate your team as we move towards a more …

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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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Breaking the Ice: Getting Your Virtual Meeting Started

Have you ever joined a virtual meeting and everyone just kind of sat there in silence until someone finally stepped up and started talking?  We’ve all been there.  These moments are cringe worthy and most of all, awkward.   The most challenging part of a virtual meeting can often be simply getting started. It is difficult for virtual meetings to be …

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5 Awesome Virtual Team Building Activities

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To create a successful and efficient virtual team, everyone must work together as a whole in spite of distance. Each person on the team or in the business will have their differences, but those that look past each other’s differences and focus on the accomplishments of the entire group will thrive. Using quality virtual meeting software enables each employee or team …

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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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Overcoming the Fear of Virtual Meetings

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Have you ever been nervous or just plain frightened to be a part of a virtual meeting? Don’t fret! You are not alone. So many different people, locally and globally, suffer from apprehension towards this newly adopted technology. All of those butterflies flying around in your stomach can be eliminated with the right mindset and training: Be Prepared No one …

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10 Things NOT to Do in an Online Job Interview

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In our busy world today, the online job interview has become the norm.  Hectic schedules for interviewers and potential employees make it easier to meet face-to-face virtually.  However, don’t be mistaken—just because you are not physically in the same place as the interviewer does not mean you get a free pass to act and present yourself in a more casual …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Friday Meetings

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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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Evolve or Die Part 5: Swap Older Tools for Online Meeting Tools

Companies are spending big money to find quality prospects. The costs of advertising, content marketing, trade shows, list buying and email programs can add up quickly. It’s also up to the sales reps to schedule a meeting with prospects and create a strong enough connection so they can close the deal. In the perfect world, you’d always be face-to-face when …

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5 Tips for Nailing Your Next Online Job Interview

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The future of hiring lies in online job interviews. As companies become more global, more and more recruiters are beginning to use video interviews to meet and interview prospective job applicants. These types of interviews save time, money and are simply more convenient than in-person interviews. HR departments and recruiters aren’t the only ones who prefer video. Approximately 66% of …

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10 Stats on Workation Nation & The Virtual Workforce

As the school year draws to a close and warmer temperatures approach, everyone’s thoughts turn to ditching the office for sun, sand and shore. However, it can be practically impossible to fully unplug these days; it’s so easy and tempting to stay connected to the office with our smartphones always nearby. Some people are even turning to workations to fit …

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5 Things to Avoid When Making a Conference Call

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Conference calls have become very popular in the business world. Due to the global demands of today’s marketplace, companies have employees spread all over the world. These remote teams use conference calls and virtual meetings to help maintain effective communication and collaboration. In order to achieve a productive conference call, here are five things you should avoid.  1.       Arriving late …

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The 10-Minute Meeting: Pros & Cons

Companies around the world conduct in-person and online meetings every day. Although meetings are great ways to share information, brain storm and have an open discussion about a variety of topics, most people dread them. Meetings tend to drag on and by the time the meeting is over, most people aren’t even sure what the purpose of the meeting was. …

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5 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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