PGi CTO David Guthrie Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Georgia CIO Awards

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We are thrilled to announce that PGi CTO David Guthrie was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at today’s prestigious Georgia CIO of the Year program, hosted by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. David joined PGi in 2003 to help with PGi’s technology strategies—a special request by PGi founder, chairman and CEO Boland T. Jones. Since then, he has been ... Read More »

5 Scary Good Presentation Ideas From Top Halloween Movies

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Do presentation nightmares cripple you with fear more than slasher flicks and creature features? Then it’s time to change up your game so you’re the final survivor standing in your horror movie. Follow these five presentation ideas and lessons from some of your favorite Halloween films to escape your presentation nightmares: 1. Seize attention in your opening slide. Be aggressive ... Read More »

It Was Only a Dream: Why Presentation Nightmares Can’t Hurt You

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We’re talking about presentation nightmares, fears and anxieties this week on the Future of Business Collaboration, a topic that I am (unfortunately) quite familiar with. In my role here at PGi, I’m constantly presenting. Whether it’s a strategy session with our board of directors, an M&A discussion with our CEO or a corporate presentation to existing or potential investors, my ... Read More »

4 Quick and Dirty Presentation Tips to Squash Your Presentation Nightmares

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Have you voted on your biggest presentation nightmare yet? All week long we’re highlighting the fear of presenting and how to triumph over it. When planning your next presentation, you probably spend days if not weeks putting your slides together, planning logistics, etc. But did you know there are some easy, psychological tricks you can incorporate into your presentation to ... Read More »

How to Keep Presentation Fears From Holding You Back at Work

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“Why does the Wi-Fi have to stall now?”…”Yikes, what was I going to say?”…”Gurgle—of all the days I skip breakfast!” Presentations at work are nightmares for many employees. Even presenting to a small room can provoke anxieties about your lack of storytelling or technical skills, your rumbling stomach, wardrobe malfunctions or your ability to answer tough questions. You’re not alone. ... Read More »

Quick Poll: What Are Your Presentation Nightmares?

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Ripped slacks. Heckling from the audience. Total brain freeze. Wrong answers in a Q&A. Crickets in the audience. For business professionals everywhere, giving presentations can be the thing of nightmares. In honor of Halloween, the scariest time of year, we want to know your most horrifying presentation nightmares. Take this quick poll … And you could be the lucky winner ... Read More »

Video: What Good are Great Ideas, if No One Ever Hears about Them?

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Great ideas have completely reshaped our world: the wheel, the airplane, the computer, the vaccine. But what about those ideas that never get heard? Or those people with ideas who can’t bring the right people together to make it a reality? And the businesses who failed before they began, simply because their ideas never came to fruition? “The heart and ... Read More »

Identify Your Team’s “Collaboration Styles” for Better Productivity

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As the manager of a team of professionals, there are a lot of questions I constantly have to ask myself. How do I get the most out of my team? How do I help them work together more effectively and be more productive? How do I challenge them to develop, both personally and professionally? While there are many potential ways ... Read More »

Master Unruly Audio with the Conference Call Flowchart

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In PGi’s most recent eBook, “The Modern Worker’s Etiquette Handbook,” we explore several modern business etiquette tips for email, social media, telecommuting and more. Online meetings and conference calls are one of the most common examples of where etiquette can fail modern workers. For conference calls, noisy surroundings, barking dogs, screaming children or simply bad, scratchy audio connections can ruin ... Read More »

5 Reasons Why Your Meetings Are Bad (and How to Fix Them)

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Collaboration is the key to getting work done, and one huge, inescapable component of collaboration is meetings. We all need to get together sometimes to discuss the next phase of the project, review a document, brainstorm new ideas or simply get all of the necessary minds around a table to hash out a problem together. Why, then, are meetings almost ... Read More »