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There May Not Be an “I” in Team, But There’s a “Me”

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You know the saying, “there’s no ‘I’ in team.”Well, not so fast. There is a “me” in team, and teamwork isn’t just about the unit as a whole anymore. What You Know About Teams Is Wrong You start the day together, sit together, meet together, eat together and go home together. Like a rowing crew, everything your team does …

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20 Epic CEO Quotes to Help You Conquer the World | Motivational Quotes for Work

When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to begin another workday? Are you striving to achieve more, to sell your idea or create something that’s never been created before? Or are you frustrated, hitting the wall to find out what your professional passion truly is? Sometimes, a little motivation goes a long way, and some of the …

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Utilize Webinars to Engage Employees in Marketing Campaigns

employee brand ambassadors

Right under your nose is a solution to employee engagement, and all around you is reinforcement to give your marketing campaigns legs. It’s not a riddle. It’s just collaboration between corporate communications and marketing, and webinars can make it happen. Employee webinars provide a single solution to some of the biggest challenges for both departments: increasing employee engagement and spreading …

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How Collaboration Will Save Company Culture

collaboration styles

I wear a lot of hats at PGi, but one of the closest to my heart is managing a team of corporate communicators. Part of that job entails creating and nurturing the internal culture at PGi, bringing all of our 2,100+ associates together under the same vision, mission and core values. For any organization, creating a healthy, vibrant culture is …

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Webcasting 101: TalkPoint and PGi Bring the Power of Self-Service Webcasts

talkpoint webcasting

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, TalkPoint joined the PGi family in a strategic move that takes us another step further down the path to our industry’s future. Integrating PGi’s global resources and infrastructure with TalkPoint’s webcasting software and services just made sense. Together, we’ll bring the power of webcasting to organizations across the globe, enhancing collaboration and driving …

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Any Meeting, Any Size, Anywhere: PGi Acquires TalkPoint

talkpoint

I am thrilled to announce today that PGi has acquired TalkPoint, an industry leader in self-service and managed webcasting software and services. This acquisition brings market-leading and award-winning webcasting SaaS solutions to the PGi portfolio of purpose-built collaboration products, empowering businesses with tools for any meeting of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1997, TalkPoint’s cloud-based Convey™ platform …

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PGi & Innovative iMeet Web Conferencing App Bring Home Gold & Silver Stevie Awards

We are honored to announce that PGi was awarded two Stevie® Awards at The 2014 American Business Awards℠—gold for “Company of the Year” and silver for our innovative iMeet® app for Android™. “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The American Business Awards for our long-standing commitment to provide innovative, simple and powerful collaboration solutions that help our …

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Agenday Brings the Fire: PGi’s Smart Calendar Launches on Amazon Appstore

Agenday Smart Calendar App

It’s been a big year for Agenday, PGi’s latest productivity app for iOS and Android™. Launching earlier this year, the Agenday Smart Calendar has already won the Platinum Award for Best Mobile Calendar from the Best Mobile App Awards, and was featured as a Top Mobile Calendar App by General Assembly. PGi’s Innovation Lab has been hard at work improving …

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3 Simple Tips to Get Your Work Mojo Back After a Long Weekend

long weekend

It’s the beginning of the workweek here in the States, and it just happens to be Tuesday after our long Labor Day Weekend. Returning to work after a long weekend, vacation or any time off can be a challenge. You’re coming off the joy of time at the beach, hiking your favorite mountain or maybe just binge-watching Netflix on your …

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Nerd Alert: Does Virtual Reality Have a Home in the Workplace?

virtual reality

Virtual reality is an increasingly hot tech topic. Earlier this year, Facebook dropped $2 billion to acquire virtual reality pioneer Oculus. Samsung, perennial hardware powerhouse, is working up a VR headset of its own. Sony has been demoing its Project Morpheus virtual reality prototype, aimed squarely at gamers. And even Google got in the mix at its annual I/O conference …

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The 5 Worst Things About Meetings

bad meetings

We all know we need to meet to collaborate, but many teams still don’t know how to effectively hold a meeting. Comfortable staying in the box and oblivious to the cumulative damage, many hosts continue to hold the same meeting, unaware of the costs to productivity at work. One of the leading causes of bad meetings is planning around presentations, …

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PGi Shares Collaboration Implementation Expertise at Gartner Catalyst

Gartner Conference San Diego

Some of IT’s biggest challenges now include mobility, cloud and big data, all of which were addressed with breakthrough solutions at the Gartner Catalyst Conference in San Diego. During “Architecting the Digital Business: Scaling and Securing Cloud, Mobility and Data,” Gartner’s analyst community explained how IT can keep up with big data and secure businesses amidst mobility and cloud computing. PGi …

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Make Your Customers Love Your Company

make your customers love your company

Customers are your biggest asset and you don’t want to give them any reason to leave. For that reason alone, the customer service experience is an area of increasing importance for many companies. Before the internet, companies shared a limited connection with their customers and the customer experience only mattered during business hours. In today’s technology driven world, customers have …

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Watch and Read: PGi CEO Boland Jones on Balancing Innovation

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“I find myself, a lot of times, as the CEO of a technology company, getting worn out with how fast things change.” – PGi CEO Boland Jones In the above video and in a recent blog on LinkedIn, PGi’s Boland Jones has been exploring the idea of balancing innovation, and how the breakneck speed of technological innovation can be a …

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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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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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Master Your Productivity: 5 Apps to Help You #TakeBack60

productivity apps

If you’re ready to #TakeBack60, you have to take control of your work productivity. In today’s modern workplace of smartphones, tablets and flexible work, mobile apps are one of the best ways to wrangle your to-do’s, documents, calendar and more to defeat wasted time and reclaim 60 minutes in your hectic work week. In our latest Slideshare presentation, we list …

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The Benefits of Coffee for Productivity and Collaboration

benefits of coffee

It’s your comfortable morning routine, your hangover cure, your afternoon slump remedy, and your late-night work buddy. Like spinach to Popeye, coffee revives our corpse-like limbs from a state of sluggishness to vitality. As many loyal java drinkers know, you can also apply the benefits of coffee to better productivity and collaboration at work. Java for Productivity Here’s what happens …

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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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#TakeBack60 with Summer Work Hours

Recently, PGi conducted a #TakeBack60 survey. The results were eye opening. Most of us work well over 40 hours a week . We’re always searching for ways to boost productivity so we can get some extra time in our day to to do other things. This becomes even more evident during the warm, summer months. Summertime is a great time …

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