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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 Tips for Running Meetings that Make both Remote and Non-Remote Employees Feel Included

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It’s an undeniable fact that managing remote workers presents a unique set of challenges. And while you’ve undoubtedly read many tips for managing remote employees, where are the tips for those managing both non-remote and remote employees on the same team? Managing blended teams comprised of remote and non-remote employees can be tough, particularly when it comes to meetings. How can …

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The 5 Phases of a Bad Meeting Pandemic

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Typically, a meeting will go something like this: the host sets intentions and expectations, resources and people are gathered, an invitation is sent with detailed instructions, the meeting kicks off on time with introductions, questions and note-taking spark engagement, the host wraps up with next steps and a follow-up email recaps and reminds every worker of their responsibilities and deadlines. …

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Tech-Free vs. Tech-Aided: Do Gadgets Belong in Your Meetings?

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In your next business meeting, look around. Is someone glancing at their smartwatch every minute, tapping on a smartphone, opening up email on a laptop or scrolling through Twitter on a tablet? The average worker now carries multiple devices with them at work, and those gadgets follow them everywhere, from the desk to meetings. However, not all companies agree on whether …

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Are Your Online Meetings Missing This Key Person?

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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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The Meetings Equation [SlideShare]

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Meetings. We workers of the world LOVE to HATE the most common way business pros get together to get work done. If only there were some sort of formula, some equation, that helped us figure out an answer to the age-old business question: to meet or not to meet? Take heart, modern workers of the world! We’ve created a meeting …

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How to Master the 15-Minute Meeting

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Do you find yourself finishing tasks just minutes before they are due? If you’re like most professionals, delivering projects ahead of schedule is a rare occurrence. Most project managers sweat every last detail, down to the minute and thank their lucky stars when it comes together just in time. Sound familiar? During a recent commute, I listened to And So …

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Your Guide to Outside-the-Box Meetings

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If you’re a regular meeting host, you’ve probably wondered how you can make your in-person and virtual meetings more engaging. A lot of workers are naturally defensive about meetings; they view them as a bore at best and a total waste of time at worst. However, they remain one of the best tools for collaboration. If you find yourself struggling …

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6 Phrases to Avoid During a Conference Call

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Regardless of whether you think the conference call is still relevant in 2015, they remain a staple of our business day. Whether you’re meeting with coworkers or external vendors or clients, the need to talk quickly and easily with groups isn’t going away anytime soon. However, the audio-only nature of conference calls can lead to some awkward, inefficient moments if …

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Resolve Your Way to Better Meetings in 2015

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A new year is upon us, and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to come up with a resolution or two for 2015. You can always go cliché with your resolutions—read more books, get healthy, call mom more, etc. But if you’re interested in skyrocketing your productivity at work, you might instead take a look at resolving to address some …

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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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Mystery Solved! What the Top 20 Business Buzzwords Really Mean

We’ve heard them in every business meeting, email and presentation. Buzzwords. Phrases that leave us scratching our heads or grimacing with their constant use. Their original meanings forgotten, these words and phrases buzz around conference rooms and online meetings in reckless abandon, often leaving us mere business mortals baffled. Our newest SlideShare deck reveals what the top 20 business buzzwords …

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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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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 Things to do After an Online Meeting

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Congratulations. You successfully prepared for your online meeting and it was a hit. Now that the meeting is over, you’re done right? Not exactly. The steps you take after the meeting are just as crucial as any other steps you took while preparing for the meeting. 1.       Record the meeting Meeting minutes are a record of the entire meeting. Normally, …

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How to Make Online Meetings Less Boring

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Do you audibly groan whenever a new online meeting invite arrives in your inbox? Do you look at your calendar with a sense of dread at the sight of all of those online meetings? Have you ever faked an excuse to avoid that meeting you really didn’t want to attend? If so, you might be having boring online meetings. Take …

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10 Productivity Hacks for Spring Cleaning Your Work-Life

It’s spring cleaning season for your work-life! Tidy up that desk, clean out your inbox, organize your to-do list and use this slideshow with PGi’s top 10 productivity hacks. Your work-life balance will be aligned with just a few tweaks, boosting your productivity at work and your happiness at home (even if you work at home!). [slideshare id=33271674&doc=10productivityhacksforspring-140408082749-phpapp02] 10 Productivity …

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Productivity at Work | 2014 Anti-Trend List for Modern Workers

2014 is a pivotal year for modern workers and productivity at work. Companies are just starting to get on board with worker demands: flexible work, benefits and technology choices. Workers are starting to use technology to work smarter and improve their productivity at work: mobile devices, productivity apps and intuitive collaboration software. To move forward, however, we must STOP habits …

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5 Productivity Tips and Fixes for Your Email

I finished nothing at work today. Oh, I did a whole lot. I just never finished anything. Here’s my half-finished list: Opened but didn’t send a calendar invitation for Thursday. The odds are, I’ll completely forget to send it before I leave today and then struggle to find open times on six people’s calendars on Wednesday afternoon. Tried to finish …

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Building the Best Presentation Game Plan

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When executed correctly, presentations can be a powerful tool that can bring a crowd to their feet and leave them wanting more. The problem is—this rarely happens. We’ve all attended a bad presentation. Over three million bad PowerPoint presentations happen every day. According to a recent PGi survey, 80 percent of attendees have checked email during a presentation, 60 percent …

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