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7 Hidden Ways You’re Sabotaging your Audio Calls

When you’re on an audio conference call, all you have to communicate about yourself is your voice. While reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, I became acutely aware of how people—particularly women—tend to consistently undermine themselves in everyday communications with small, yet significant, choices. The impact of these choices are cumulative and can erode professional reputation, self-confidence and long-term career ... Read More »

Happy Halloween: 7 Online Meeting Horror Stories

Online meetings are one of the best ways to get your team together, but just like in-person meetings they can result in terrifying tales. The “buffer zone” created by technology allows people to meet under less-than-ideal circumstances, often with scary results. In honor of Halloween, here are 7 online meeting horror stories guaranteed to keep you up at night: The ... Read More »

The 7 Types of People who Waste Time in Meetings

No matter the size of your company or what industry you’re in, you’re probably familiar with bad meetings. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, a bad meeting can waste your time and ruin your productivity for the day. Several reasons can contribute to a failed meeting. Not being prepared and dealing with various technology issues are some of the more common ... Read More »

Seven Ways to Get Great Ideas out of a Virtual Brainstorming Session

As the business world becomes more global, you may find yourself collaborating with colleagues and clients from all over the world. Because of this, online meeting software has become a vital tool for businesses. With the right meeting technology, individuals can still stay connected no matter their geographic locations. Try these seven techniques to help you effectively brainstorm during your ... Read More »

Balance Isn’t Always 50/50: Making Constant Adjustment in Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is constantly shifting and evolving. In his recent TED Talk, Dan Thurmon explores how our life patterns can be transcended by living off balance on purpose. [youtube=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkzozrUEHY] Striving for a life well-lived means we are constantly adjusting, performing what Thurmon describes as the “quick switch” rather than multi-tasking. As technology constantly evolves to our needs, both real and ... Read More »

Work is not a place: 7 tips for seeking freedom from your cubicle

Most U.S. employees have the day off for Independence Day, and with this holiday comes fireworks, summer heat and picnics. However, seeking freedom in our lives is a much greater charge and challenge, and one that has grown increasingly complex. The freedom to work anywhere—regardless of device or location—and share ideas globally, productively and creatively, is a core vision that ... Read More »

Your Cheat Sheet for Earth Week: The Top 7 PGi Blog Green Posts

We get it. Life is full of conflicting priorities. You multi-task during your web conference call. You carry around at least three mobile devices and might be looking at more than one at the same time. We understand that you are probably going to miss a few of our blog posts. So in honor of Earth Week, we’re going to ... Read More »

Stop these 7 non-verbal behaviors that are killing your career

Non-verbal behaviors—the involuntary physical and vocal nuances that accompany verbal communication—transmit subtle messages that influence how others interpret our words. Researchers estimate that nonverbal communication represents two-thirds of the total communication we engage in with others. In today’s open work spaces, half-walled cube farms and cramped meeting rooms, office employees are constantly engaged in non-verbal communications. How can we ensure ... Read More »

Seven Virtual Tools That Will Keep You Happy at Work

A recent article on Fast Company detailed the Secrets of America’s Happiest Companies. Did you know that, according to Gallup, the U.S. economy loses $350 billion a year simply from disengaged (read: unhappy) workers? Who knew frowns could be so costly! Fear not, however; there are several virtual tools you can use to increase your happiness at work. Whether it’s ... Read More »

Seven Ways Crowdsourcing is Influencing the World

With online social interactions becoming a huge part of our day-to-day lives, both for personal use through Facebook or Twitter and for work with the growing phenomenon of social business through platforms like Jive, the influence of the crowd has become a major factor in our world. Whether it’s IT decision makers allowing employees to have a say in software ... Read More »