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Helpful Advice for Hosting a Webinar

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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 ... Read More »

Nerd Alert: Thoughts on Unplugging from a Smartphone Addict

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It may come as no surprise to you that I’m a wee bit addicted to my smartphone (not sure what gave it away). As much as I love staying tapped in and up-to-date on the latest tech, entertainment, gaming, sports or business news, I’m as guilty as anyone of being too tapped in, to the point of getting sucked in. ... Read More »

Mission: #TakeBack60, Capture Lost Time in the Workday

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We’re continuing our mission this summer to help employees everywhere #TakeBack60 minutes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to subscribe to our blog posts and try at least one workday productivity tip a week. Mission Background In the age of the Internet of Things and mobile online meetings, it seems there’s no longer a separation between a business day ... Read More »

Master Your Productivity: 5 Apps to Help You #TakeBack60

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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 ... Read More »

How Big Companies Are Using Video Interviews

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The days spent sifting through countless applications and scheduling numerous in-person interviews are over.  Filling a job position at a company used to be a long and tedious process.  Now, many companies are taking advantage of video interviews to create a more efficient recruiting experience. Video interviewing is the way to go…but why?  Here are 5 ways companies are using ... Read More »

The Benefits of Coffee for Productivity and Collaboration

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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 ... Read More »

11 Productivity Hacks to Reclaim Your 40-Hour Work Week

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In our recent #TakeBack60 survey, 60 percent of our customers responded that they use technology to automate business processes. But the time-honored to-do list took top honors, with 64 percent saying they still check items off their list to be more productive at work. What productivity tips do you use to boost productivity and take back that much-needed personal time ... Read More »

Webinar 101: Where to Start

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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 ... Read More »

#TakeBack60: What Would You Do With More Time in the Day?

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What would you do with 60 minutes of more time in the day? In our campaign to #TakeBack60, we asked hundreds of real workers, in our increasingly longer work weeks, what they would do with an extra hour. Here are the top 11 responses from our survey on the 40-hour week to the question, “If you had 60 minutes of ... Read More »

#TakeBack60 with Summer Work Hours

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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 ... Read More »