Digital Nomad Tip #10: Invest in Better Mobile Meetings

You might be 5,000 miles away, but no one has to know about it. As Sci-Fi technology comes to life, business professionals and Domestic CEOs alike can take location out of the conversation and conduct business wherever and whenever. As someone who is constantly looking for better ways to connect with work and family while on the go, having a …

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Day 5 Georgia Telework Week: Closing the Loop Between Home and the Office

It’s the fifth and final day of my Georgia Telework Week experiment – what a fantastic day! Thank you to the Clean Air Campaign, Governor Deal, PGi and the hundreds of companies that sponsored this week. Telework and video conferencing are top priorities for businesses this year and telecommuting showed me the importance of both as we look toward the …

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#SHIFT Marcus Troy – On iMeet and Innovation

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DECON’s Peter Bittenbender shares with #Shift

Peter Bittenbender, CEO of DECON, gives #Shift a glimpse into his innovative, powerful business model: combing creative agency, production house and independent record label. [tube]gGhRO2pPYEQ[/tube]

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Sales Tax as the New Tithe

For the past 3 days, I’ve been teleworking from my hometown of El Paso, Texas. Being around my family — the people who have taught me most of my spiritual and moral values (e.g., treat others as you would want to be treated, be responsible and volunteer as much as you can) —  I am always taught something new. Though …

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Day Two of Georgia Telework Week: Claiming Better Work-Life Balance

It’s the second day of my Georgia Telework Week challenge. Today, I did something I haven’t done in 10 years – I stole 45 glorious minutes for myself before kicking off my workday. Instead of heading into Atlanta’s bumper-to-bumper traffic, I got my kids on the school bus, took my dog for a walk and still connected to work 45 …

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How teleworking is transforming

Telecommuting, which has been around since the 1970s, has become an increasingly popular work practice. However, forty years of technological advancements, worldwide interconnectivity, and sky-rocketing adoption rates has transformed what it means to “work from home” in the new millennium. Today’s generation of workers, recognizing that the flexibility and productivity associated with working offsite extends beyond the home office, are …

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Visual Generation— the Global Language of Image

The Postmodern era has shrunk the world by demolishing distance barriers with technology. Now many individuals and businesses alike depend on communication with people across continents as the global community becomes increasingly intertwined. But while our access to others has improved, new challenges arise in communicating effectively across language and cultural gaps. It’s no wonder then that our language is …

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“Journey of Action” inspires #Shift

Experience the “Journey of Action” team as they share their wisdom on #shift to combine complementary talents and skill sets in a unified focus to follow a singular passion. [tube]7a7sM6C9jo4[/tube]

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Welcome to #Shift

Meet Sean O’Brien, EVP of Strategic Communications at PGi, and learn what #Shift is all about. [tube]FQMdqs5Z1BQ[/tube]

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Green Finances: Help the planet and your checkbook

Consumers continually seek faster and easier ways to get things done. Green banking—that is, paperless online banking—is an eco-friendly way to help reduce your carbon footprint. Not only is paperless banking a contributing factor in our planet’s overall wellness, it also provides a more efficient and organized way to handle your finances. Here are a few ways that green banking …

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Victorious Green: An Interview with Morgan Carey, Part 2

The following article, based on an interview with Morgan Carey, founder of Victorious Green, is part two of a series describing his holistic, healing perspectives on sustainable building, organic foods, and permaculture principles. For more information on Morgan’s background and beginnings, read part one.   Bearing fruit Helping guide clients toward living a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle is a key …

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Web Therapy: It’s for Real… on Showtime

More proof that video conferencing is everywhere: Web Therapy on Showtime. Lisa Kudrow, of Friends‘ fame, stars as a passive aggressive therapist who can’t bear to meet with her clients in person. Instead she performs her shrink duties via video chat. The show is hilarious. The characters are slightly bent. And the use of video for therapy isn’t that far …

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Three Easy Ways to Improve Your Klout Score

Social media is an increasingly important part of the way we define companies, products and employees. Building online relationships extends your reach of influence, and that’s why PGi integrated social media into its video conferencing tool iMeet – to help people connect socially in a more meaningful way online. For some companies, access and influence to a potential client base …

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Victorious Green: An Interview with Morgan Carey

The following article, based on an interview with Morgan Carey, founder of Victorious Green, describes his holistic, healing perspectives on sustainable building, organic gardening, and permaculture principles. When I tend my garden, I also seek inspiration. Such moments are elusive, fleeting, akin to the search for a writer’s muse. While attending to the more high-profile gardening tasks—planting and pruning—I am …

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GlobalMeet and iMeet: Different Tools for Different Meetings

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Both GlobalMeet and iMeet provide effective meeting tools, but as you consider the needs of your company, ask yourself how you frequently do business. Do you generally collaborate or do you tend to use a formal agenda? The following table can help you determine whether iMeet or GlobalMeet best suits your company’s meeting types: Meeting Type iMeet GlobalMeet Large all …

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Vote early and often!

It goes without saying that PGi is proud of iMeet. But don’t just take our word for it. The folks at Small Business Trends and Small Business Technology (with sponsorship help from Blackberry) have nominated our group video product, iMeet, as an ‘Influencer of the Year’ product. We couldn’t be more thrilled. Now get out there and vote… for iMeet.

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eLearning Expert Uses Web Conferencing for Dynamic Online Training

Pete Lubeski, Sr. Manager of Learning Development for PGi, experienced the evolution from in-person training to eLearning throughout the 1990’s and into the new millennium. Pete shares his experiences, industry trends and expert advice to help corporate trainers deliver dynamic eLearning using the newest technologies, like web conferencing solution GlobalMeet. PGi: How did you get into corporate sales training? Pete: …

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Digital Nomad Tip #2: Omnipresence. A Special Power for the Rest of Us.

At PGi we’re bringing Star Wars-like technology to life. Thanks to our cloud-based, virtual meeting solutions GlobalMeet® and iMeet® I think we’re fairly close. With a click of the mouse, I can meet face-to-face with my global team in my iMeet Room regardless of where I’m located, get txt reminders when someone is waiting on me and even join via video …

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How to Communiate Effectively in the Digital Age

We are in a Communication Revolution — a pivotal shift in global culture and influence. Letters are all but extinct thanks to email, text and social networks. Landline telephones are on the endangered species list as homes across the world cut their cords in favor of mobile and VOIP devices. These new tools and technologies enable tangible global connections, expanding …

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