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GlobalMeet® Webcast Doubles Down on Customer Experience as Demand for Virtual Events Shatters Global Records

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How to Engage a Huge Audience How to Engage a Huge Audience

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6 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Webcasting 0 452766 452766 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. COVID-19 has forced meeting and event planners to rethink in-peson conventions, conferences, training seminars and other large corporate gatherings. Many are turning to online solutions to host events virtually – and some events have already transitioned permanently. For virtual events to be successful, your software must scale with the audience size accordingly. GlobalMeet Webcast empowers businesses to execute large events with thousands of attendees seamlessly. During a recent webcast to readers of Prevue Meetings + Incentives, a multi-platform publication for professional meeting planners, PGi’s Andrew Denlow, SVP of Global Enterprise Sales shared that, “GlobalMeet Webcast has seen an increase of 500% in audience size since February 2020, reaching upwards of 50,000 audience members in a single online event.” How do you engage an audience that large? Watch this recording to learn how to keep the attention of remote audience members, make audience engagement easy and fun, and leverage analytics to measure event productivity. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) For virtual events to be successful, your software must scale with the audience size accordingly. Does your #webcasting solution allow you to execute large events with thousands of attendees seamlessly? [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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How to Run Effective Whiteboarding Sessions How to Run Effective Whiteboarding Sessions

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14 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-conferencing jplist-topic-GlobalMeet 0 452776 452776 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Whether in-office or virtual, whiteboarding sessions provide teams with a collaborative, creative environment for brainstorming new ideas and solving problems. Without a defined structure in place, however, these sessions can quickly get off track. Keep these tips in mind for an effective virtual whiteboarding session with your team. 1. Get the Right Tool Virtual whiteboards bring the brainstorming process into the homes of remote workers and team – but these tools are not created equal. Look for a virtual whiteboard that pairs the benefits of visual collaboration with technology, so your team is able to add text, upload images, draw in real-time (simultaneously), and export the results. 2. Define Goals Without a defined goal in mind, your whiteboarding session will lose sight of its purpose. Make sure everyone understands the goal of the session before your team starts rattling off ideas. 3. Start Clean Give your team a fresh start for each whiteboarding session, which can lead to new, imaginative ideas that get your team closer to the desired result. So before you begin, clear off anything from previous meetings. 4. Create a Collaboration System In-person and remote teams all experience the same collaboration problems: teammates talking over each other, ideas pitched out of order, and so on. In other words, brainstorming can be a creative but chaotic process. For an effective whiteboarding session, develop a collaboration system that gives each person ample time to communicate their ideas and provide feedback to others – like raising a hand on video or using the chat feature. 5. Keep It Organized As the ideas start flowing, your whiteboard can get messy. Do your best to keep an organized whiteboard layout throughout the entire session to keep your team on track, have a visual representation of the project progress, and understand what needs to be accomplished next. 6. Leverage Collaboration Tools Virtual whiteboard tools include features that can enhance the brainstorming process, such as file uploads, chat boxes, segmented boards, and so much more. Use these tools to your advantage and encourage your teammates to do the same. 7. Assign Next Steps Don’t make the mistake of brainstorming on a project and walk away! An effective whiteboarding session must end with assigned deliverables and/or tasks so everyone understands next steps. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] -------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Whiteboarding sessions provide teams with a collaborative, creative environment for brainstorming new ideas and solving problems. Keep these tips in mind for an effective virtual whiteboarding session with your team: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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19 Blog jplist-topic-conferencing jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Security jplist-topic-Webcasting 0 452791 452791 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. As more and more people began to leverage video conferencing and webcasting software, companies and users alike are becoming increasingly concerned about security features. Securing web-based content is a challenge, particularly when incorporating streaming audio and video with various interactive elements. Even with enhanced security features for video conferences and live streams, follow these key security tips to keep uninvited guests out of your virtual meetings: 1. Keep Meeting Details Private Users who interrupt video meetings do so by finding the meeting information posted online. This typically happens to brands that host live interviews, events, or forums via a meeting software and post the meeting credentials on social media or a public forum. When information is public, anyone can easily find and abuse it. Only share video meeting information with those who you invite. If you’re hosting a live event, have participants register before receiving the video meeting logins or links, which reduces the chance of uninvited guests crashing the party. 2. Require a Password To further enhance security, add event password protection – where users must input a password to gain entry. You can also limit entry to authorized email addresses or domains only. For example, only an email address from your company’s email domain would be able to gain entry to the confidential town hall webcast. 3. Disable Others’ Settings Within most video conferencing tools, hosts can disable guests’ audio, video, and screen sharing capabilities. Doing so gives the host control over the meeting and eliminates the possibility of interruptions. Even if you’re hosting a private team meeting, it’s beneficial to enable these features for productivity purposes. 4. Use Waiting Rooms Video conferencing software also offers a feature called “Waiting Room.” When guests join the meeting, they are first put into a waiting room “outside” of the main event. The host then has control over who is allowed into the main meeting. Host Secure Virtual Meetings Are you worried about uninvited guests interrupting your video meetings and broadcasts? PGi delivers security features to provide a seamless experience for all. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] --------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Securing web-based content is a challenge, particularly when incorporating streaming audio and video with various interactive elements. Follow these key security tips to keep uninvited guests out of your virtual meetings: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Keeping Uninvited Guests Out of Your Online Meeting

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Prevent These 4 Conference Call Fails Prevent These 4 Conference Call Fails

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21 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-conferencing jplist-topic-GlobalMeet 0 452801 452801 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2019/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. How much audio disruption do people tolerate during conference calls or online meetings? The more technology advances, the less tolerance people have for #fails – and with good reason! Somehow, many professionals still haven’t made a point of avoiding easily preventable conference call fails – so here’s how to banish them for good. Background Noise When you’re taking a one-on-one call in a coffee shop or with others around, the background noise might be distracting – but it’s usually not a disaster. But large online group meetings are different. Once multiple people are involved, your background noise becomes everyone’s problem. The best way to mitigate this problem is to take online meetings in the quietest available space and practice good muting etiquette. While this gets trickier if you’re working from home with your spouse, roommate, kids or pets, you have options: If you’re the one hosting the call, you can take control of the meeting. Mute guests in your meeting while screen sharing or to silence an open line that is bringing noise into the meeting to eliminate the disruption. If you’re the problem, mute yourself as much as possible between speaking. Spotty Audio Audio that cuts in and out can quickly sabotage an important call. For one, bad audio creates a subconscious perception that you, the speaker, are less trustworthy—even though it’s the technology that’s unreliable. In addition, the sound of poor audio quality has actually been found to cause a physiological stress response in test subjects. How can you prevent this problem? Test your microphone regularly since microphone hardware is often the failure point. Then make sure your web conferencing solution meets industry standards for audio quality. Too-Low Volume When people are struggling to hear you, they’re dedicating brainpower to figuring out what you’re saying instead of thinking about your ideas. Fortunately, many web conferencing solutions give you the option to calibrate volume. You can adjust the volume of a guest in your meeting to set at the correct level for you. Echos Hearing your voice echoed back while you’re talking to a group of people is cringeworthy. This dreadful experience is usually the result of one of two problems: Multiple people are taking the call in the same room using different devices. The web conferencing solution you’re using isn’t powerful enough to handle the demands of the call. If you have a lot of participants dialing in from different locations, your tech might be the bottleneck causing the echo. Make Every Call Pleasant By understanding the underlying causes that contribute to common conference call problems you can make every conference call a positive experience for yourself and the other people on the call. Try GlobalMeet Collaboration for a better meeting experience with crystal-clear Dolby audio, improved voice clarity, noise suppression and spatial voice separation. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with state-of-the-art web conferencing technology. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ----------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Plagued by common conferencing call #fails? Many of them are easily preventable – here’s how to banish them for good: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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Video Conferencing for SMBs Video Conferencing for SMBs

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22 Blog jplist-topic-conferencing jplist-topic-GlobalMeet 0 452859 452859 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. With most employees working from home for the foreseeable future, small businesses – just like their larger counterparts – must have a preferred video conferencing tool to communicate with their teams, clients, and vendors. Fortunately, video conferencing tools provide businesses of all sizes with various advantages. Read on for some of the benefits small businesses can expect to experience when leveraging a video conferencing solution. 1. Seamless Communication Emails, conference calls, project management notifications, and other forms of communication can bottleneck projects. With a video conferencing tool, SMBs can easily update team members on the status of a task or project and accomplish goals faster with seamless video communication. 2. Little Onboarding Video conferencing software is incredibly easy to use. Compared to other SMB tools, your employees will quickly understand how to properly use the video conferencing tool for their internal and external work needs. For example, video conferencing tools allow employees to: Schedule internal meetingsCommunicate with clients and vendors across the world without travelingSpeak with teammates about projects and initiatives, regardless of locationAnd so much more. 3. Decreased Costs Businesses are always looking for strategic ways to reduce costs – especially SMBs. Video conferencing has been proven to reduce small businesses’ travel costs by up to 30%. And, with the rise in telecommuting, small businesses can save more on office overhead expenses. The same study found that businesses can save approximately $11,000 per employee by using video conferencing software. 4. Increased Productivity Small business video conferencing software enables remote workers to be more productive throughout the day. In fact, 43% of remote workers using video conferencing believe it enhances their productivity. How? Rather than spending the day attempting to get answers via text, email, chat, or business systems, employees can have their questions answered instantly in a video conference. 5. Engaged Employees Whether your business operates a partially- or fully-remote team, video conferencing tools let employees engage with coworkers throughout the day. Since remote work can be isolating, this face-to-face interaction boosts employee morale, leading to a more productive and enthusiastic team. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Video conferencing tools provide businesses of all sizes with many advantages. Here are a few of the benefits small businesses can experience when leveraging a video conferencing solution: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Video Conferencing for SMBs

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Is Your Video Conferencing Secure? Is Your Video Conferencing Secure?

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23 Blog jplist-topic-conferencing jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Security 0 452866 452866 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Today, the business community is hyper-aware of security risks as companies operate outside of traditional office space. And now that almost every meeting you host or attend is over video conferencing, the stakes are higher than ever. When looking at your data security, it’s important to look at more than just antivirus systems. Businesses need to review their virtual environment as a whole. So, just how secure is your video conferencing platform? How does your video conferencing provider treat your data, and how secure is the video conferencing software itself? PGi’s priorities align with their customer’s needs, and their roadmap reflects that. They recently increased webcams to support larger video meetings and have now delivered enhanced security features to limit meeting disruptions and protect against unwanted guests. PGi’s Approach to Security PGi places the utmost importance on security, and PGi customers can rest assured their data is secure. It’s PGi’s mission to provide reliable and secure video conferencing to millions worldwide. PGi understands the importance of data security and protection, and promises customers that they will never sell or rent data. PGi also adheres to industry best practices and global standards to ensure the security and integrity of their systems. PGi has a formal security program with a dedicated team that brings the proper industry-standard security controls to maintain security, confidentiality and availability. To ensure customer data is protected, PGi actively participates in security programs and holds the following certifications: SOC 2 Type 2 Audit, which is performed every year and demonstrates adherence to privacy, security, availability, integrity and confidentiality criteriaPrivacy Shield with the US Department of CommerceTRUSTe certified for privacy practices, programs and policies PGi keeps their solutions secure, fast, responsive and reliable and create efficiencies through back-end service automation. The network, hardware, software, personnel and facilities are all optimized to protect the integrity of meetings. Enhanced GlobalMeet Collaboration Security Features Available to Users With more companies working from home and the increase in video conferencing usage, security has never been more paramount to PGi and their users worldwide. To help customers feel more secure during their meetings, PGi brought security features to the forefront of the meeting experience, making security more accessible and visible to hosts and participants. The new GlobalMeet Collaboration security menu has three key enhancements to help provide additional security to your meetings. Enable Waiting Room Often hosts and participants need to discuss sensitive or confidential topics. Meeting hosts can configure settings to pool meeting attendees into a virtual waiting room until the host admits them into the meeting. This is a great way to monitor who is coming into your meeting and gives you a chance to ensure your meeting is set up properly before guests enter. Lock Room Hosts can lock their meeting room to prevent anyone from joining a meeting in progress. Rest easy knowing the only people listening in are those on the attendee list – no video “bombers” welcome. Host Controls To protect your meetings and the information shared, you can restrict participant powers. For example, only allow those permitted to share their screen or presentations. These enhanced controls are available at the top right corner of your meeting room, indicated by a shield icon, for ease of use and so that meeting hosts can take immediate action if the need arises. PGi has powered virtual meetings and events for customers safely and reliably for nearly 30 years, helping people, teams and enterprises connect all over the world with advanced video conferencing. Never has this been more necessary than now as businesses worldwide have had to embrace work from home for the foreseeable future. For more information about PGi’s approach to security, please read their security statement. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ----------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) How secure is your video conferencing? Learn about @PGi’s approach to security here: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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26 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webcasting 0 452874 452874 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. As a result of COVID-19, in-person events have yet to start relaunching due to safety and health concerns. In fact, 54% of event-goers reported that they would not be comfortable attending large, in-person work-related conferences or events this year. It’s like that this concern will continue into 2021 and beyond, as well. To continue engaging with potential customers, businesses are shifting to a hybrid events approach by incorporating various online experiences to their in-person events. Here are five reasons why you should consider a similar approach. 1. Reach a Larger Audience Even if you have a sky-high budget, in-person events are limited in nature. By hosting a physical event, some interested participants will not be able to attend for myriad reasons (such as financial, geographic or health/safety restrictions). Adding online experiences to an in-person event opens your event up to those who previously could not attend. With a click of a button, they can tune into the event via a live streaming virtual panel, pre-recorded lecture, or interactive chat room with attendees. The more people you’re able to reach, the greater opportunity your business has for qualified sales, brand exposure, and ongoing relevancy. 2. Add Value for Attendees In-person events are inherently limited. But online experiences, such as pre-recorded lectures or scanning QR codes to share contact information, provide an immense level of value for participants and brands. For example, offering a virtual event hub to access resources like lectures, live streams, vendor information and chats enables those unable to attend in-person to fully participate in the event from the comfort of their home or office. And, with this information live online, attendees can access content and information well after the event has concluded. For speakers, online access also expands the possibilities of the content shared with audiences. Rather than sticking to the traditional PowerPoint, speakers can share interactive links to further enhance the listeners’ experience. 3. Give Your Event Longevity By hosting and publishing aspects of an event online, you’re expanding the event’s relevance for months and years to come. Long after the event concludes, participants can return to the virtual hub to review video content, find vendor information, or access lecture notes. This permanent digital environment allows past participants, vendors, and sponsors to find information on-demand. 4. Get More Qualified Sales In-person events offer excellent opportunities to speak with interested attendees and qualify potential leads. Previously, vendors would only have a conversation and company name or role to use when qualifying attendees for potential sales. But with an online component, vendors and brands receive more accurate data to qualify leads. Businesses can see which event sessions leads attended, the content they accessed, and the online actions they took during the event – all of which allow them to make more accurate sales lead qualifications. 5. Scale at a Cost-Effective Rate In-person events, meetings, and conferences are expensive, both for the event host and participants. Now, however, companies are discovering that online events are far more cost-effective and scalable. Offering online experiences as part of a fully digital or hybrid style event opens your event to the masses without draining your budget. For instance, you can host a hybrid event with a higher price point for in-person attendance and a lower cost digital attendance registration. This gives participants the option to attend in-person or online without missing out on any content or value. It’s far easier to scale a digital event as well, as you don’t have to adhere to specific room capacity. In an online experience, there’s no cap on attendance, the number of programs/sessions, or what sponsors can promote — it’s all up to you. Include Online Experiences as Part of Your Next In-Person Event If your event was canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, this is your chance to pivot to an online model. Remember, in 2021 and beyond, it’s like that many people will still be hesitant to travel and attend large in-person events. Through tools like live streaming, webcasting, and virtual event hubs, you can easily bring the in-person experience into the homes and offices of participants around the world at scale. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] --------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) More businesses than ever are pivoting to a hybrid events model by incorporating various online experiences to their in-person events. Here are five reasons to consider a similar approach: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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30 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webcasting 0 452883 452883 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. As we adapt to COVID-19, more and more events are going digital. Despite 95% of event professionals not believing virtual events are a replacement for in-person, 93% plan to invest in virtual events this year. And 71% of marketers expect virtual events to continue beyond 2020. Even when live events return, people will expect a virtual component. The top concern surrounding virtual events is the fear of a technology failure. The last thing you want is for a live stream to go down in the middle of a conference, presentation, or roundtable discussion. GlobalMeet Webcast is designed to seamlessly and securely deliver virtual events for marketers. This robust webcasting tool helps marketers: Generate high-quality leadsPromote brand awarenessCommunicate effectively with webcast attendeesAdd event metrics to marketing automation and customer relationship software When launching virtual marketing events you use webcasting tools to: Run Virtual Conferences Even if not in-person, your event can still go on. With webcasting, conference and trade show marketers can: Schedule break-out video conferences, between vendors and interested attendees.Pre-record and stream speakers, sessions, and educational workshops on-demand.Stream live, interactive Q&A sessions with hosts from anywhere in the world. Host Online Demand Gen Events Being able to speak with a potential customer face-to-face is often critical to closing deals – but marketers must pivot when that isn’t possible. Webcasting allows marketers to generate high-quality leads by streaming live or pre-recorded events. You can close deals by streaming on-demand product videos, scheduling live Q&A sessions with a marketer from your company, or hosting an interactive webinar with qualified leads. Stream Virtual Product Launches Instead of hosting a physical event for a product launch, increase your audience reach by streaming it online. You can invite top partners, influencers, and customers to attend – as well as open your event up to the public by sharing your webcast event on social media. Build anticipation leading up to the launch with live broadcasts, like short behind-the-scenes videos and product previews. Also consider requiring guests to pre-register to avoid any unnecessary interruptions and showcase your new product to the world live. Switching to Virtual Events Can Be Easy With webcasting software like GlobalMeet, you no longer have to worry about incurring losses on in-person events this year. Try GlobalMeet Webcast to discover how your company can host successful virtual marketing events. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) As we adapt to COVID-19, more and more events are going digital. Here’s how to leverage #webcasting software like GlobalMeet to run virtual marketing events: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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31 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity jplist-topic-Remote-Work 0 452992 452992 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2019/11/how-telecommuting-saves-money-and-the-planet-too/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below.Before the coronavirus pandemic, many business leaders were asking if telecommuting was right (and/or realistic) for their company—and if the potential cost savings outweigh the risks. In typical times, there’s no one-size-fits-all right answer. However, there’s a lot of middle ground between full-time onsite work and full-time remote work. Research shows that even a part-time telecommuting policy could benefit your team. Furthermore, telework also has a positive impact on the environment. Now that many companies have been thrust into remote working due to the Covid-19 crisis, you may have seen some of these benefits firsthand. So now you might want to determine if continuing to operate as a remote workforce is right for your company! You can tap into the financial benefits of telework without surrendering your office. Here are the top three financial benefits your business can enjoy by implementing a partial remote work policy. Fewer Absences At many companies, people call in sick even when they’re not sick. Unscheduled absences have been estimated to cost American employers $1,800-$3,600 per year, per employee. The American Management Association was able to combat this problem with a flexible telework policy, realizing a 63% reduction in unscheduled absences per teleworker. Decreased Payroll Costs According to one study, it’s likely that one in three of your employees would choose the ability to work remotely instead of receiving a pay raise! 37% of tech professionals—among the highest-paid workers—would take a 10% pay cut in exchange for the opportunity to work remotely. This doesn’t need to be a full-time telework arrangement. Consider offering one work-from-home (WFH) day per week as an incentive. Less Employee Turnover Decreasing turnover by 25% could easily save your company $10,000—and that’s a realistic number that you could achieve by implementing a telework policy. The impact of telecommuting on employee retention is among the least controversial findings—95% of employers say that telework has a high impact on employee retention. In addition to finances, a part-time telework policy could make a real impact on our environment. According to 2019 research by Global Workplace Analytics, if everyone with the ability and desire to work remotely did so just half of the time, “the greenhouse gas reduction would be the equivalent of taking the entire New York State workforce permanently off the road.” That’s because 29% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. On the flip side, if existing telecommuters started driving to work right now, we’d have to plant 91 million trees to offset the resulting emissions. How to Make Telework Work for You A telework policy is realistic for many companies and workers. It requires planning and forethought as well as an intuitive, robust communications system that will keep your teams unified. We specialize in communications tools that keep teleworkers productive. Meet with us to learn how GlobalMeet could make this possible for your team![link to GlobalMeet page on your website]---------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) How could a permanent telework strategy financially impact your company – and the environment? Check this out: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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39 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity 0 453017 453017 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/05/3-ways-to-inspire-and-motivate-remote-teams/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below.Since 2010, the amount of people who work remotely at least once a week has grown by 400%! In the last few weeks alone, that number has skyrocketed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Remote teams are still tasked with the same responsibilities, workloads, and deliverables as before—but now they face a unique set of challenges simply due to not being in the office. These challenges (like a difference in schedules, work habits, and time zones) can all cause difficulties among remote team members. To effectively work remotely as a team, employees must be understanding, consistent, and motivated. Here are a few ways to inspire your remote team to be productive and take on new challenges. 1. Frequent Check-ins One of the most common challenges a remote team faces? Isolation and loneliness—and that’s not even including social distancing! Working from home alone (or with kids) isn’t always the most conducive environment for productivity and creativity, which can result in employees feeling in a rut or siloed from their teammates. Intentionally check in on a regular basis with your employees through chat and phone calls, and especially through video meetings. Your co-workers and teams need to see you. The good news is video conferencing technology like GlobalMeet makes face-to-face conversations, regardless of location, easy. And make sure your check-ins go beyond shop talk. Ask how each person’s day is going, what you can do to help, and which resources they may need to stay motivated at home. 2. Clear and Casual Communication When the breakroom is gone, casual banter gets pushed to the wayside. However, this is how employees connect with one another and bond as a team. Set aside time every day for casual coworker conversations. Make a point to catch up on each other’s lives and engage in non-work-related conversations for a change of pace. This little break in the day may be just what someone needs to keep their motivation going! One tip from PGi CMO Mark Roberts? He ensures he is on video for every meeting. “I hear a lot of small talk that doesn’t feel small. People are sharing what it’s like working through this unique and scary time. They’re trying to remain optimistic and share hope and humor as much as possible.” Just as importantly, encourage employees to use clear communication. When we can’t sit in a room together, communication errors can arise. Clear, written communication is key for remote teams to collaborate and produce results. 3. No Micro-Managing Remote teams need to trust that each member of the group is doing their part. Instead, many remote teams go the unfortunate route of requiring their teams to track every moment of their day. Such a micromanagement approach creates anxious and alienated workers who won’t be able to produce their best work under such strict conditions. Instead of tasks, focus on the results your employees are producing. This is much more inspirational and motivational, and will generally result in employees performing their best while working from home. Remember: This is a trying time for everyone, and your co-workers are feeling the pinch just as much as you. Be patient and stay positive. And if you’re interested in new ways to connect as a remote team, PGi’s suite of collaboration and communication tools will help your team link up seamlessly from anywhere in the world. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website]------------------------------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) To effectively work remotely as a team, employees must be understanding, consistent, and motivated. Here are a few ways to inspire your remote team to be productive and take on new challenges: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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40 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-Efficiency jplist-topic-GlobalMeet 0 453037 453037 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company. Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website. Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/01/screen-sharing-is-worth-1000-words/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Picture this scenario: you’re getting comfortable with a new digital tool. You’ve installed the application, adjusted with your settings, and done the default on-boarding tutorial. Still, you run into something that’s not intuitive for you and need some help to keep things moving. What Would Your Preference Be? Sift through often-outdated documentation and tutorials looking for the right answer to your problem.Jump on a quick screen-sharing session with a customer service representative. Chances are, you’d prefer option two. If you work in the SaaS industry, chances are your customers would prefer it, too. Yet, SaaS companies continue to spend valuable employee time creating long-form help documents that are no longer 100% accurate after only a few months. Not only does this approach cause excessive re-work, it can also block continuous improvement. A Fresh Approach to Screen Sharing In 2020, leaders should “think different.” Try encouraging customer service teams to embrace screen sharing and incorporate it into their workflow. At first, it may not seem more efficient, but the saved time absolutely adds up. Screen sharing is often much faster than trying to talk through a problem over the phone. It’s more personal and more effective than presenting all customers with the same faceless instructions. Customer Success Is Your Success Typically, many customers try to resolve issues by themselves at first, and they many times are successful. But when they’re not, think of how relieved and thankful they would be to talk to a real person and see the problem solved on screen before their eyes. This builds immense loyalty. Intuitive and effective collaboration technology grows businesses by removing the friction caused by slow and wasted communication. Click here to learn more about how GlobalMeet Collaboration can help. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ---------------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Screen sharing can be a powerful tool to build customer satisfaction and loyalty. See how: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet #LiveYourBestWorkLife

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42 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-Efficiency jplist-topic-GlobalMeet 0 453055 453055 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company. Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website. Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/01/5-team-building-ideas-for-remote-co-workers/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Even with traditional in-office environments, quality team bonding isn’t easy. Virtual teams can face even more challenges when getting to know their co-workers more deeply, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Here are a few ideas to encourage bonding as a remote team. 1. Themed Group Chats It’s inevitable that employees will use the company’s chat app to discuss things that aren’t work-related. This should be encouraged by guiding conversations toward topics the whole team can enjoy. Try creating dedicated channels for fun topics, such as: Pet photos — everyone loves to share their fur-babies!Kudos — give your co-workers a shout-out for professional and personal accomplishmentsHumor — a place for comedic relief with funny quotes, pictures, and anecdotesFood — encourage sharing new recipes or mouthwatering photos 2. Revolving Leadership Taking ownership of team tasks can have a big impact. It also encourages healthy competition and helps individuals practice their leadership skills, even if they’re not managers. Try assigning a rotating key point person for: Leading the weekly virtual team meetingOrganizing an educational event or webinarGiving a short talk or presentation about something the team member is passionate about 3. Virtual Teambuilding Sessions Many remote workers will admit to facing loneliness. Positive workplace friendships don’t just help combat loneliness; they’re also among the strongest predictors of productivity. This is why it is worth spending company time to build bonds between team members. Using video conferencing for planned team bonding can help; 87 percent of remote workers feel more connected to their teams when they can use video. Remote co-workers don’t always have a chance to bump into each other at the water cooler. But, sharing personal stories from a weekend or family outing helps employees find common ground. Try spending just a few minutes at the start of each meeting to get those personal updates. 4. Remote Team "MTV Cribs" Help Scout pioneered this ingenious and hilarious video-based team activity by encouraging its team members to open up to each other by sharing their homes or offices with each other—over video conferencing. As a case study, Help Scout found their team members really enjoyed showing off their favorite rooms! 5. Team News Especially if you have creative team members, consider inviting one of them to create a simple quarterly or monthly team newsletter. It could feature non work-related things like vacation photos or interesting articles, or it could be based on sharing industry trends. This will give a team more things to share and discuss as a group. Achieve Unity Effortless communication and deep collaboration are what makes remote teams successful. Finding an effective virtual meeting software, like GlobalMeet, ensures your team has everything needed for effective communication. Click here to learn more about how GlobalMeet Collaboration can help. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ---------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) With many remote workers admitting they face loneliness, it’s important to foster bonding no matter where team members are located. Here are 5 ways to start: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet #LiveYourBestWorkLife

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43 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity 0 453064 453064 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company. Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2019/11/the-true-cost-of-inefficient-communication/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Sometimes, the best effort to be more productive just winds up producing inefficient communication. We’re talking about excessive email back-and-forth, and having to jump between several communication tools rather than an all-encompassing solution. Numerous studies have researched the mostly-preventable price tag of inefficient communication, including the business intelligence firm SIS International Research. Building on the key takeaways from that research, here’s a look at how poor use of communication tools is impacting your company. Inefficient Communication Totals More Than $500k Annually An in-depth study across eight industries in eight different countries, SIS found that the average small business employee wastes 17.5 hours per week due to communications barriers. That’s nearly 40% of the work week! Respondents reported experiencing preventable communications barriers, including: Collaboration tool inefficiencies: Each person wasted an estimated 165 hours per year ($6,105) “attempting to address issues of inaccessibility, or other communication-tool based lack of full collaboration with colleagues.”Waiting for information: Each person wasted an estimated 175 hours per year ($6,475) “waiting for information from others that they have attempted to reach live multiple times using multiple methods.”Inefficient coordination: Each person wasted an estimated 185 hours per year ($6,845) “attempting to coordinate communications between team members.”If everyone uses the same tool, they are equipped to collaborate at the touch of a button no matter where they are. Information comes much more quickly when teams have a single, centralized source for their work.Inefficient meeting time coordination is eliminated when your communication platform automates meeting alerts and integrates with Outlook. For a mid-sized business with about 100 employees, the estimated cost is $524,569 per year—and that’s assuming only 20% of their employees identify with these challenges! If half of your employees experience similar barriers, the impact could reach as high as a million dollars. Good News: It Can Be Prevented For most businesses, solutions can be easily implemented. Transitioning to unified communications as a service (UCaaS) for an all-in-one communications platform can dramatically reduce collaboration inefficiency. Learn how GlobalMeet Collaboration [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] can help your company save thousands of hours in wasted communications time. --------------------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) You’ll be shocked to find out how much inefficient communication is costing your business! The good news is that there is an easy solution. [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet #LiveYourBestWorkLife

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44 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity 0 453073 453073 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2019/12/email-is-your-1-biggest-time-sink/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Are you ready to learn exactly how much of your life you’re wasting to email? If you’re a typical professional, you check your email at least 15 times a day. Afterward, you then spend 64 seconds recovering from checking your email! Rinse and repeat. At the end of the week, you’ve spent 28% of your workweek managing email. (But apparently, if you’re a CEO, that number is only 24%.) It’s probably no surprise that you spend a lot of your work time on email, but with everyone so entangled in the email culture, how can you escape the vicious cycle? Here’s how. Use an Email Schedule Email probably isn’t at the top of your priority list and you need to align it accordingly. A great way to do this is to set an email schedule. Avoid checking your email every time you see an alert. For most people, checking once an hour is more than enough. Some professionals even stick to a twice-per-day schedule. Begin by deciding when you’re going to check your email and then commit to that. You certainly have more important things to do with your time. Align Expectations It sounds daunting, but trust us—people will respect you for this. Once you’ve outlined your email schedule, communicate that directly with those you work with. Explaining that you’re more productive when you limit your email use will help them understand. Set expectations by notifying your clients or colleagues that they can expect an email response within five hours. If something urgent comes up in the meantime, encourage people to call you. Executives can consider utilizing this for a team by setting a service level agreement (SLA) for email. Make it clear that staff should respond to emails within a certain timeframe and consider pairing this SLA announcement with a webcast about how to use email more effectively. We bet employee productivity will soar. Use Video Conferencing Instead Did you know that an estimated 144 out of the 200 emails an average office worker receives every day are irrelevant to them? It’s not always necessary to CC and BCC everyone! Medium-sized businesses waste more than $500,000 per year on inefficient communication—and that’s mostly email. Try to build a workflow that encourages true productivity rather than endless email back-and-forth. Many of our clients use our video conferencing services to avoid long email chains. In one simple click, they exit their inboxes and get into a meeting where collaboration can happen in real-time. If your video conferencing service integrates with email, one-off and recurring meetings are easy to schedule and attend. Commit to wasting less time on email today! Learn how GlobalMeet Collaboration can help. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] --------------------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) More than a quarter of an average office worker’s workweek is spent managing email! Here’s how to stop unnecessary emails and strengthen true collaboration. [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet #LiveYourBestWorkLife

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45 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity 0 453083 453083 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2019/12/use-this-template-for-quick-useful-meeting-agendas/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. You’ve probably heard the saying, “A bad plan is better than no plan,” and we certainly find that true when it comes to meetings. Having at least a preliminary outline is a great way to keep meetings shorter, more focused, and to stop wasting time. The key to planning smarter meetings is concise meeting agenda that sets expectations. To make it even easier, we’re providing you with a template that is sure to make your next meeting more productive. An Outline Enables Effective Meetings Having a clear outline is much different than writing a “to do” list. Rather than focusing on delegating tasks, the outline aims to answer the overarching question for the entire team: Who does what by when? What’s the purpose? This should not be long; just one or two sentences explain the overall objective, the topics to be discussed, and how it relates to the attendees. Given the chance to digest this information ahead of time, attendees will have had time to think about it which will help guide the conversation, so participants are not attending meetings blindly. What are the top questions? Frame meeting objectives as questions. For example: What steps are needed to replace our expensive landlines by April?What discounts will we promote during the Holiday season?What is our next webinar topic? Open Discussion With each question, determine the amount of time needed to discuss. Given a set time for information exchange, attendees are typically more concise and thoughtful. Determine Next Steps This recap repeats what action items are needed and determines the deadlines. Clearly assign an owner to each task and outline how it helps accomplish the overall goal. Be sure to build in time for review and revisions into each person’s due date. Begin Today! Adhering to a meeting agenda can help eliminate awkward silence while increasing transparency and productivity. It does require some planning and forethought by the meeting leader, but will make the team’s workflow far more efficient. Another effective tactic is to record online meetings and, if possible, in-person meetings, too. This helps keep attendees focused on the meeting discussion by minimizing notetaking, allows you to refer back to any meeting to remember exactly who agreed to do what by when, and provides an easy file to share with anyone who was not able to attend. See how GlobalMeet Collaboration [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] can help you employ leading collaboration practices like these, whether you are a small business or an enterprise organization. ----------------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Taking a few extra minutes to put together an agenda can save your team valuable time during the meeting. Try this simple agenda template for your next meeting: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet #LiveYourBestWorkLife

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46 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity 0 453094 453094 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company. Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/02/business-readiness-with-globalmeet/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. In the global economy, natural disasters and global crises can affect businesses near and far. From disastrous weather to forest fires to the threat of Coronavirus, businesses around the world have to adapt to ensure work continues to operate smoothly – and to keep employees safe. We have learned a lot throughout our years in business. Today, we’d like to share our knowledge of how to keep business operations going when crisis hits. Prioritize Safety Keeping business operations going is important—but not as important as your employees. As an organization, keeping people safe should be your number one priority. Whenever a crisis occurs, it’s vital that you put your employees first and ensure all are safe and accounted for. After that, you can assess your next steps to make sure employees have a safe environment in which to work. For example, according to a recent announcement from the CDC, officials are already planning for a world-wide pandemic with the spread of the Coronavirus. They are recommending companies around the world look at teleworking options. Think Proactively When a crisis occurs, the last thing you want is to be caught off guard. Keep lines of communication open, have an emergency plan in place and understand any possible threats to your business, before your team is affected by something like inclement weather, virus outbreaks or other unforeseen disasters. Already have an emergency plan? Great! Now is the time to revisit your plan make sure it includes scenarios for remote working, and to communicate the plan to the full company. Communication from company leaders prior to a disaster is critical, and it allows employees to properly prepare for next steps. To inform employees of emergency plans and critical business decisions, consider hosting a webcast training or town hall event. When you’re proactive about emergency situations, you can plan effectively to minimize any disruption to your business operations. Empower Employees to Work Remotely Disasters and crises can make it both difficult and dangerous for employees to commute to the office. Empower employees to work remotely using collaboration and communication tools to keep your business operating during times of crisis. Our comprehensive collaboration and unified communication solutions make it easy for employees to work anywhere there is an internet or phone connection. Video conferencing allows for face-to-face meetings, and screen sharing allows for easy sharing of materials. Even if in-office work is important to your organization, collaboration tools that allow employees to work remotely is vital to keep your business operating at 100% when it just isn’t smart or safe to be in the office. When disaster strikes, it can be crippling to a business. Keep your business running without disruptions and your workforce safe with a plan and the right communication tools. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] --------------------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) From disastrous weather to the threat of Coronavirus, businesses around the world have to adapt to ensure work continues to operate smoothly – and to keep employees safe. Here are our tips for keeping business operations going amid a crisis: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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47 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity jplist-topic-Remote-Work 0 453103 453103 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/03/key-findings-from-the-2020-state-of-remote-work/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below.Each year, Buffer, a fully remote company, conducts an in-depth survey of thousands of remote workers. This year, the survey included 3,521 remote work employees across many countries, industries, organizations, and levels of experience. Of those: 57% are fully remote25% work remotely at least 51% of the time8% work remotely 26-50% of the time10% work remotely 1-25% of the time Only 3% of those surveyed were solo business owners or freelancers, meaning this survey is focused on remote workers who are part of larger teams. You can read in the report in its entirety here, and read on below for our takeaways. Remote workers are happy to be remote. Nearly all (98%) of respondents said they would like to continue working remotely, at least some of the time, for the rest of their careers. Almost all (97%) also said they’d recommend remote work to a friend. Only a few of those surveyed (11%) said they’d like to spend less time working remotely, while 19% said they’d like to work remotely more often. The biggest upsides are flexibility and the commute-free life. According to respondents, the top three benefits of remote work are: Flexible schedule (32%)Flexibility to work anywhere (26%)Absence of a commute (21%) Coworking spaces might not be that important. “In the past three years, we haven’t seen more than nine percent of respondents claim that coworking spaces are their primary location for working,” the report reads. The authors find this “surprising, considering that some reports say that in the next two years there will be nearly 26,000 coworking spaces around the world.” The two biggest challenges: Loneliness and difficulty collaborating The article reads, “Over the past three years of putting out this report, we’ve seen two unique struggles remain in the top three: the difficulties with collaboration/communication, and with loneliness.” In this year’s report, loneliness and difficulties collaborating were tied for first place on the list of remote work challenges, with 20% of respondents citing each one as their top challenge. In 2019, these two issues took second and third place, respectively. The number one challenge in 2019, unplugging after work, may have become a little easier for remote workers in 2020, taking third place this year instead. It’s worth noting that last year, only 30% of the respondents were fully remote, whereas this year, that percentage was more than half. This could signal that loneliness and difficulty communicating/collaborating become bigger challenges for fully remote workers. Two birds, one solution. Loneliness and collaboration/communication difficulties both can be alleviated with well-designed video conferencing technology. Email alone is insufficient – and face-to-face contact through video-calls with HD video and audio can reduce loneliness. Features such as screen sharing and recording also can provide a comprehensive way to collaborate effectively. With the rise in remote work, it’s important that organizations understand the challenges and explore technologies that can help employees through this transition. If your company does not have technology tools already in place, there are inexpensive (or free!) ways to acquire these tools for your team, as an immediate fix. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] -----------------------------------------The 2020 State of Remote Work Study Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Remote workers are happy to #wfh – though they face challenges with loneliness and collaboration. See more takeaways from @Buffer’s 2020 State of Remote Work study: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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48 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity jplist-topic-Remote-Work 0 453114 453114 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/04/your-guide-on-how-to-work-from-home/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. The way we work as we know it has been changed drastically with COVID-19 (coronavirus)—possibly forever. As COVID-19 cases continue to increase around the world each day, companies across the U.S. (and broader) have mandated employees to work online from home to help “flatten the curve.” In many companies, this is the first remote work situation. When employees first start working from home, it can seem like a dream! No noisy coworkers, no long commutes—and of course, no (or little) chance of catching sickness. When working from home, you are in control of your work environment, and you can work where and how you’re the most productive. Most comfortable working with the temperature at 80 degrees? Turn up that thermostat! Need background noise to stay focused? Crank up the radio. While working from home, you can create your ideal work environment. WFH Challenges There are a lot of good things about working from home, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. And with so many employees around the world working from home online for the first time, these challenges are hitting close to home. In order to keep your work from home environment a dream, employees need to address these challenges sooner rather than later. 1. Overcoming Loneliness If you’re used to being in a physical office, working from home each day can get lonely. Losing the normal social interactions that a typical office environment provides can often make the day seem longer than it actually is, and leave you feeling down. Currently, that feeling of loneliness is compounded by social distancing. Some employees are feeling that isolation across every part of their lives, as they can’t go into the office and can’t meet up with friends or family. The good news? You can still virtually meet thanks to video conferencing technology. Schedule video meetings throughout your day to connect with coworkers. You don’t have to be in the same room to be social! In addition to work meetings, host team wellness meetings, lunch meetings or even happy hours. Sometimes just doing something at the same time as someone else helps create a feeling of belonging. After work is over for the day, you can also use free video and web conferencing to connect with family and friends. Social distancing is taking its toll on just about everyone, but when you take advantage of tools like GlobalMeet Collaboration, it can help make you feel more connected with the people in your life. 2. Working with Kids Around If you’re a parent trying to figure out how you can productively work from home with kids in the house, trust us—you aren’t alone! Even in the best of circumstances, working from home with kids is a challenge. And with kids and teens homeschooling to finish out the school year, many parents are finding the balance between teaching their kids and working from home online to be extremely challenging. First, we fully believe it’s ok if you aren’t nailing the homeschooling and work from home situation we’ve landed in. In an unprecedented time like this, it’s important that we are all patient regardless if you have kids or not. Finding the balance between helping your kids succeed and getting your work done can be tough, but it is possible. If you’re able to share homeschooling responsibilities with your partner, create a schedule to split the homeschooling efforts equally. When not tackling homeschooling, find a quiet place in your home where you can get work done. You might need to get creative here, but finding a place away from the distractions of homeschooling and your kids will be helpful. And if you don’t have kids in the home, try to have a little (more) grace for coworkers who do. Even if they put on a brave face during the workday, there’s a good chance they’re struggling a little behind the scenes. 3. Finding Work-Life Balance Now that you’re completely working remotely, you’re likely finding yourself working much longer hours than when you went into the office. When your office is your home, the end of the workday isn’t as clear as it normally is, and it’s sometimes even harder to disconnect. We now live in an age where being connected to the office is important even outside the normal workday. However, just because there is a need to be constantly dialed in, doesn’t mean you don’t need to take time for yourself and your family. Finding a work-life balance may be even more important now that everyone is practicing social distancing and staying within the confines of their house. While you might not be able to go to dinner or to a concert, you should still make time for yourself outside of work. Make yourself or your family a nice dinner, exercise at home or go outside and enjoy your backyard. What seems like small things can make a huge difference in your work life balance, especially during these unprecedented times. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ---------------------------------------- Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) New to working remote due to #covid19? Overcome #wfh challenges with our ultimate remote working guide: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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49 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity jplist-topic-Webcasting 0 453118 453118 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/03/bridging-the-physical-virtual-event-divide/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below.Countless conferences, town halls, sales kick offs and investor meetings have been cancelled, postponed or transformed all over the world and across all industries due to the coronavirus crisis. In lieu of cancelation, many companies are turning to virtual events. Before you cancel your upcoming event, consider converting the in-person aspect to a live streaming webcast. By simply rethinking your event strategy, you can provide the content your attendees want to hear, but in a way that’s safe for everyone involved. A webcast lets you stream video to thousands of attendees and still allows you to manage Q&A and have a meaningful virtual discussion. Here are a few tips to ensure your virtual event is successful. 1. Protect access to your event with a password. Looking to stream an event to an exclusive, select group? Did you know you can password-protect an online webcast? Whether you need to restrict access due to confidential information being shared or want to only provide access to paying attendees, you can easily control who attends your webcast by requiring a password at registration and login. 2. Use pre-recorded video to your advantage. Allowing speakers to pre-record their presentations can help ensure your event goes smoothly. The content can be played simulated live, meaning that attendees won’t realize they are watching a pre-recorded video. Plus, once the pre-recorded video is finished, speakers can manage Q&A live. 3. Make sure video is in HD. Speaking of video, HD video can be a huge asset when converting in-person events to virtual. With HD video, you’ll be providing the highest quality virtual presentation available to attendees. Your attendees won’t feel like they are missing out on anything. In fact, HD video can often provide a better viewing experience than sitting in a large ballroom with hard-to-see angles. 4. Record your event. Recorded events are an added benefit of webcasting. When done correctly, virtual events can provide content that lasts all year long. You’ll be able to leverage recordings for event records or to distribute to attendees after the event is over. Attendees with proper credentials can view sessions and content on demand. 5. Get rich insights from post-event analytics. Virtual events can provide rich insights that in-person events just can’t. After your event is over, you’re able to drill down into analytics reports to understand engagement levels. Gain even more insights by including a post-event survey immediately after the webcast is over. You no longer have to wait to create and send a survey via email. You can cut out multiple steps prompt users to complete the survey after the webcast stream ends, which will help improve your survey response rate too. The shift to virtual events While many businesses are looking more closely at virtual events because of the pandemic, there are benefits to transitioning in-person events to webcasts beyond just safety. Webcasting reduces travel costs and the hassle of traveling for business. In addition, the cost of an in-person event is inherently more expensive. With in-person events, you have to take into consideration venue costs, staffing and food, which all impact cost of admission. A virtual event is a fraction of the cost, which you could then pass on to attendees and increase your audience base. Ready to convert your in-person event to a virtual event? We can help with GlobalMeet Webcast. Contact us for more information about our managed events and how we can host your specific event. [link to GlobalMeet Webcast page on your website] -----------------------------------------5 Tips to Turn Your Physical Event VirtualSocial Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Don’t just cancel your event – make it virtual! Use our tips to ensure your next webcast goes off without a hitch: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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50 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-PGIPartners 0 453128 453128 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/01/screen-sharing-is-worth-1000-words/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below.Why is it that attendees of online meetings seem to forget about the ability to screen share? While it is often used for training, or to show a specific page or document, there are numerous other ways to help provide better clarity and collaboration through screen sharing. Visual stimulation makes experiences more memorable and more persuasive. Taking a few extra minutes to make presentations and meetings more visual can result in a more memorable and productive meeting. Here’s a few ways screen sharing can help. 1. Visual Brainstorming If your remote team needs a good brainstorming session, think of screen sharing as a virtual whiteboard! Seeing ideas as they’re discussed can spark better collaboration and you might be surprised by the collaborative team spirit this tactic inspires. 2. Customer Onboarding New customers are bound to have a few questions while getting up and running. Foster your relationship with them by preemptively addressing any new customers’ confusion. It doesn’t need to be mandatory, but your less tech-savvy customers will appreciate the option and you’ll then be able to prevent early frustrations before they start. As a bonus, you’ll also get valuable feedback on your product’s user experience. 3. Visual Analysis When people see numbers changing in real time, it makes the data more interesting. Use screen sharing to create a lasting memory by sharing live data visualization. For example, cybersecurity standards are notoriously hard to communicate and enforce. However, showing a real-time visualization of websites hacked today can better drives home the importance of strong website security. 4. Collaborative Decision-Making Creative teams may need to decide on images, slogans, colors, formats, and other brand assets for a future campaign. When various options are sent to team members via email, it can be hard to get clear and decisive feedback. Showing each option and allowing for collaborative feedback will help ensure everyone is on the same page and has the opportunity to voice their thoughts. 5. Encourage Accountability Again, visuals make memories. It sounds simple, but seeing your name be assigned to a task on-screen can reinforce your ownership. Capitalize on this by creating task lists during a screen share session. Visual Power Screen sharing is a popular tool, but many people don’t harness its power in creative ways. When you apply it effectively, screen sharing can do a lot to catalyze focus and increase productivity. Remember these tips for your next online meeting to use it to its full potential. Click here to learn more about how GlobalMeet Collaboration can help. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------------------------------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Visual aids make experiences more memorable and persuasive. Check out these 5 innovative ways to take full advantage of screen sharing to make your online meeting more effective. [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet #LiveYourBestWorkLife

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51 Blog jplist-topic-Collaboration jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Productivity 0 453136 453136 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:https://www.pgi.com/blog/2017/05/5-presentation-tips-from-the-experts/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Career growth often goes hand in hand with being able to deliver great presentations. It’s an essential skill that will help you stand out within the company and share your innovative ideas. However, for some people, presentation skills don’t always come naturally, and even the most comfortable presenter likely still has room for improvement. Whether you’re a complete presentation newbie or a seasoned pro looking to refine your skills, we’ve gathered some tips from presentation experts to help you put your best foot forward. Begin with a Quality Template Alan Goeman, the CEO of eSlide.com says it’s essential to start with a good outline when creating a presentation from scratch. Choose a template that fits your needs in terms of font, font color, size, object and chart styles and theme. By getting the template out of the way at the beginning, you can focus on what’s really important: the content. Be Conversational Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence, recommends aiming for your content to speak to the average audience member rather than focusing on the people you most want to impress. Though an executive from your company might be in the front row, don’t focus on them. Aim for your content to speak to the mid-level employee a few rows back and keep your eyes focused in that area to help avoid feeling pressured. Identify Three Main Points Jacqueline Whitmore from Entrepreneur suggests structuring your content around three main points. Pick the key points that tell your story and make those the main pillars of your presentation. Begin by introducing your three points, elaborate on each, and then conclude by going over them once again to makes your presentation more memorable and easier to understand. Tackle Your Slides Last TedTalk UX Lead and presentation pro Aaron Weyenberg says a good approach is to save your slides for last. He suggests to not even think about the slides until you already have a vision of what your presentation is going to accomplish. Slides should not take center stage; you want your visuals to support a presentation that is already strong on its own. Outline your structure, build up an argument with supporting points, and thenpractice your presentation. Once you’ve done all of those, then it’s time to tackle your slides. Say it With Images It may be a cliché, but according to Andrew Scivally from eLearningBrothers.com, when it comes to presentations, an image really is worth a thousand words. Because many people are visual learners, conveying your message with graphics and images can make a big impact. Focus instead on choosing informational images, like infographics or graphics, that teach your audience and support your text. Above all, giving a quality presentation is about delivering your message in a clear and engaging manner. Try these expert tips the next time you’re tasked with giving a presentation to help sell your message and keep the audience interested and be sure to use effective software to deliver your message, especially if any attendees are dialing in remotely. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] Good luck! ------------------------------------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) If you’re one of the many people who don’t have natural public speaking skills, try this expert advice the next time you’re tasked with giving a presentation. [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet #LiveYourBestWorkLife

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52 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Virtual-Meetings jplist-topic-Webcasting 0 508420 508420 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/01/what-to-expect-from-the-virtual-events-industry-post-covid-19/ After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. While the 2020 pandemic may have temporarily halted in-person industry events and conferences, it made way for the virtual events industry to flourish. As we move further into 2021, will this new virtual events option be a long-term solution for companies? Definitely! Virtual events are here to stay. Here’s what businesses can expect from the virtual events industry in the coming months: New Virtual Conferences With most major conferences and events canceled until 2022, we anticipate several new virtual industry conferences appear in the coming months. There is a huge opportunity for companies to embrace the virtual events space and develop engaging online events that become industry staples. Interactive Event Opportunities through Virtual and Augmented Reality Virtual events software already offers attendees a myriad of interactive experiences, including: Chatrooms Question and answer features Screen sharing Breakout sessions Polling Virtual and In-Person Events Working Together Even though the events industry is built on the foundation of in-person experiences, virtual events technology created new opportunities for businesses in the industry. The events industry can now bring the in-person experience to their virtual audience through live-streaming videos, webcasts, and so much more. With this in mind, expect to see more events accommodating both in-person and virtual opportunities for a single event. From using video conferencing software to facilitate discussions between attendees and vendors to live-streaming expert panel discussions, there are endless opportunities for virtual experiences to mix into the traditional in-person events structure. And that only begins to cover the numerous possibilities for virtual event participants. More and more conferences and businesses will begin to integrate virtual and augmented reality technology into their online conferences as the virtual events industry grows. Using this technology, audiences will be able to digitally manipulate their surroundings to feel as though they are attending the event in-person. This type of feature can bridge the gap between the basic human need for social interaction and safely interacting with events during a global pandemic. And, since businesses have saved money by not investing in in-person events during the pandemic, they’ll have plenty of resources to begin experimenting with and launching these virtual experiences in the coming months. Of course, these three developments cannot work if companies don’t utilize the proper online events platform. GlobalMeet is the perfect online event solution for everything from small regional events to global industry conferences. Try it out! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Not sure what to expect from the virtual events industry as we move into a post-pandemic world? Here are a few trends to anticipate in the virtual events space: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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53 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webinar 0 508436 508436 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/five-characteristics-of-an-engaging-and-successful-webcast/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Nowadays, webcasts can range from captivating collaborations customized to engage audiences, or they can drone on with talking heads on screen for hours at a time. Operator-assisted webcasts, especially, are able to take virtual events to the next level. They can capture the energy of a live gathering so well that it almost feels like an in-person event. Fortunately, there are measures to take to ensure a successful, engaging webcast, and it all starts with having the right production company to help. Here are a few of the traits necessary for successful virtual events: Many Personalities to Share Their Message and Keep It Interesting Just as the emcee provides well-timed breaks in the presentation keep crowds engaged and to improve retention, having multiple speakers on the schedule creates a more compelling event. Rather than listening to a single talking head for an hour or more, having many speakers keeps it interesting and presents different viewpoints on your topics. Not every speaker will resonate with every attendee. By providing a variety of perspectives and speaking characteristics, the webcast will reach a wider audience. Emcees to Introduce Agenda and Speakers A good DJ/emcee at a nightclub or wedding can help keep the party going, and a webcast emcee ties the event together. They also give events a more professional vibe and help at-home attendees know what to expect from the event. Virtual or live, an emcee “sets the stage” and the tone for the event. Easy to Use Technology for Presenters and Viewers, Alike Likewise, having a professional webcast company behind the scenes to manage virtual events ensures that presenters have a go-to person if something goes awry. In general, technology should be easy to implement so that presenters need little training, and attendees can easily log in through their computer or mobile device and enjoy the presentation. If presenters want to include audience polling, questions, or even bring at-home attendees live onto the screen, these functions should be easy to implement without delays that can disrupt the flow of the webcast. HD Video and Crystal Clear Audio for the Highest Quality Production Even with engaging speakers and innovative content, a webcast’s message can get lost if the right technology isn’t in place. Operator-assisted webcasts offer experts behind the scenes to ensure the highest quality audio and high-definition video for a superior experience for remote attendees. Tailored and Engaging Content Along with a host of dynamic speakers, a successful webcast needs engaging content. Presenters should share stories to get their points across, but visuals like slideshows, professionally produced graphics, and images can also help maintain audience engagement. If the content speaks to the audience’s needs and pain points while being sent in a concise way, then the message should be delivered successfully. As we move further into 2021, virtual events remain an easy and effective way to reach a large audience. Learn more about virtual events and operator-assisted webcasts today. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Want to make sure your next webcast is a big hit with at-home audiences? Check out these five traits that successful and engaging webcasts have in common: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Engaging and Successful Webcasts Share These Five Traits

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54 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webcast 0 508453 508453 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/11/how-the-rise-of-virtual-events-could-change-the-events-industry-forever/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the pandemic shook the events industry in 2020. However, its effects extend into 2021, with numerous in-person conferences and events being canceled. Event professionals are now wondering what changes the industry will face in the coming months. What can they do to ensure continued growth for their events and business? How will they adapt to survive the endless in-person gathering restrictions? The answer is clear: embrace virtual events. Pivoting to Virtual Events in 2020 and Beyond When the pandemic hit in 2020, individuals and businesses alike sought out video conferencing software to connect, host meetings, and stay keep sane. The events industry adopted this same focus by directing their attention to virtual events to keep the industry going. Instead of a large industry conference, brands can hold virtual events complete with engaging webcasts, live-streamed panel discussions, the use of virtual reality and augmented reality, and beyond. Event Content + Attendee Interaction = Lead Generation Of course, most businesses use conferences and events as a means for lead generation. But with the one-on-one in-person interactions long gone, the question remains as to how brands will generate future business from events? The solution is to partner intriguing virtual event content with attendee interaction. Audiences will want to learn more about the businesses that went above and beyond to provide thoughtful virtual content and interactions over the brands who offered the bare minimum. Additionally, look for opportunities to follow-up after the event for further lead generation efforts. Continuing Emphasis on Attendee Engagement Pre-2020, attendee participation was just assumed. The opportunity to meet with vendors and attend panels was provided, but it was left up to the individual to interact with others. Now, professionals in the events space must provide a variety of opportunities for attendees to participate in the virtual event. After all, no one wants to pay for a virtual event only to glaze over a screen all day. The future of the events industry lies in virtual events that embrace engaging opportunities such as: 1-on-1 video meetings with brands, influencers, and vendors alike Interactive webcast features such as polling and Q&A Joining the live stream to ask questions of the panelists Engaging—but moderated—chat rooms with other attendees Social media hashtags, contests, and conversations Prepare Your Virtual Event for the Future If you’re not starting with the right tools, you might end up with several disappointed attendees on your hands! Check out how our suite of video conferencing, online events, and webcasting tools can help your events team grow and thrive in a new events industry normal. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Worried about the changing climate of the virtual events industry? Make sure you have the right tools to navigate the new landscape of events in 2021: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Has the Events Industry Changed Forever with the Rise of Virtual Events?

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55 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webinar 0 508469 508469 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/the-raised-stakes-for-virtual-events/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. As of March 2021, the U.S. has seen approximately 19.21% of the population be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For the events and meetings industry in 2021, this means that although many would-be attendees miss the professional engagement and community at in-person events, large on-site gatherings will likely remain few until the world reaches higher COVID-19 vaccination and lower infection rates. Despite “virtual event fatigue,” the increased move toward virtual events in 2020 has proven to be a viable alternative. EXHIBITOR Insight Report shared that approximately 66% of exhibit managers surveyed predict more virtual/hybrid events as a long-term trade show industry adjustment resulting from COVID-19. Now into 2021, event and meetings planners need to figure out how to cope with the changing role of virtual events, especially when the near-term possibility of exclusively on-site events without some sort of virtual option is unlikely. Travis Stanton, Editor of EXHIBITOR Magazine, recently interviewed PGi’s Senior Vice President of Webcast and Virtual Events for North America, Andrew Denlow, to get his insights. Here is one thought-provoking view Denlow shared: “The nice thing about a virtual event is through polling, Q&A and other engagement methods, you can really tell if somebody is engaged, and you’ll get better engagement metrics.” For event success, smart audience engagement is critical. If you missed participating in this virtual event live, engage with the on-demand recording. As you watch, prepare for more successful event outcomes to take you through the rest of this year and beyond. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) With virtual and hybrid events here to stay, make sure you are prepared. Learn more about the changing role of event and meeting planners in 2021: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Raising the Bar of Virtual Events in 2021

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56 Blog jplist-topic-Demand-Generation jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Webcast 0 511135 511135 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/how-to-develop-targeted-webcasts-for-effective-demand-and-lead-generation/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Webcasts can serve your business in many ways. For some, webcasts offer a way to share knowledge with their existing client base and target audience. Others use webcasts to ultimately drive sales as a demand and lead generation tactic. By hosting regularly scheduled webcasts, your team positions the brand as an authority figure within the industry and actively builds trust with your target audience. Each of these concepts lay the groundwork for a thorough demand and lead generation strategy. And remember, no lead will buy your products or services unless they feel your company is trustworthy! Want to learn how to effectively develop targeted webcasts and drive demand and lead generation efforts? We can show you how. Identify the Target Audience The first step in creating demand is to understand who you’re trying to develop a trusting relationship with. Every webcast you host must be targeted to a defined audience. You might generate interest in your content by casting a wide net, but it’ll make converting attendees into qualified leads challenging. Instead, think about what type of buyers you’re searching for. Then define these target audiences by: Job seniority Industry segments, including vertical industries Lead funnel status Hobbies/interests Location Try to be as precise as possible when defining your audience—it’ll only work better for you in the long run! Define the Topic Once you have defined your target audience(s), you should now determine your webcast content and topics. Always try to match the topic to a specific audience. If your target audience is sales managers looking to add a robust CRM to their toolbox, for example, don’t host an online event or webcast about basic accounting practices. Make sure the audience’s needs are being met by the topic! The topic needs to provide a value or benefit to the target audience. If that value is networking, education, or access to technology, the benefit must be apparent. Begin by researching best practices, current events, and trending topics in your audience’s verticals and markets to collect topic ideas. Schedule and Promote the Webcast Promoting a webcast is one the most important parts of a lead generation strategy. You won’t gain any new leads if your target audience doesn’t know about the webcast! Make sure to schedule the webcast at an appropriate time and promote it across all pertinent channels such as: Client invitations with drip campaign reminders Email marketing Website banners and pop-ups Video marketing Social media channels And make sure to encourage your existing clients to invite their network, too. With webcast demand and leads, the more the merrier! Situate Your Webcasts for Success with GlobalMeet Webcast When demand and lead generation is the goal, your webcast technology obviously needs to live up to expectations. GlobalMeet Webcast is equipped with a variety of interactive, top-notch security features designed to increase the viewer’s experience and streamline your efforts. Give it a try today! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Want to know how to develop your webcasts for demand and lead generation? Learn how with these steps: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Effective Demand and Lead Generation with Developed, Targeted Webcasts

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57 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 511151 511151 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/how-to-succeed-with-client-relations-in-a-hybrid-meeting-world/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Staying in touch with clients even when you can’t meet face-to-face and account-based marketing are vital to churn reduction in any economy. The pandemic brought unique business challenges to sales leaders and C-suite executives in businesses that rely on contract renewals for revenue. A Price Waterhouse-Coopers survey of employees in consumer markets found that 94% believe customer service levels are as good as, or better than, before the start of the pandemic. Some companies are turning a negative into positive cash flow and churn reduction. Want to know how? They are employing account-based marketing for a more personalized approach, using technology to reach their customers at multiple touch points, and focusing on controlling the components they can control in a hybrid meeting world. Provide Several Methods of Communication When it comes time for contract renewals, salespeople would normally meet with clients face-to-face to create a deeper connection and foster a personal experience. In a hybrid meeting world, though, that is not always a possibility. Some customers prefer a more personal virtual experience with a video call, while others would rather have a simple phone call. And others just want you to shoot them a text message. A big part of reducing churn is simply providing customers multiple means of communication and being available when they need you. Identify the Warning Signs of Churn If you’re keeping in touch with your customers through numerous methods, it won’t come as a surprise if a client fails to renew their contract or even cancels altogether. You might have seen it coming in the form of complaints, negative reviews, or even a lack of communication when you used to speak more regularly. Identify the warning signs of churn, like negative feedback or lack of any feedback at all. Next, create a win-back opportunity and save the account before the client departs. Finally, don’t hold back in your account-based marketing campaign and pull out the stops to recreate that personal connection again. Use Webcasts and Other One-to-Many Communications for Top of the Funnel Leads From product launches to shareholder meetings, keeping front-of-mind can be as easy as using webcasts to include more people in your significant organizations’ events. Webcasts help you build client relationships in a streamlined and efficient way, meeting your customers where they are with the information they want. Personalize your brand and the key individuals in your organization with a well-produced webcast. Interactive features, like Q&A, polling, and social media feeds, can take things to the next level and enhance audience engagement. Those loyal to your brand as well as new customers can get caught up in the excitement of webcasts as you use the platform to inform and educate your audience. Raise the Bar on Video Conferences with Creative Meeting Ideas In today’s hybrid world, a high-quality video conference can seamlessly take the place of dinner or drinks to forge more personal connections. Meetings can be made more fun just by establishing a theme. Early morning meeting? Have donuts and coffee sent to your client’s home or office, which you can enjoy together on the call from your own remote locations. Or schedule a lunch meeting and have sub sandwiches delivered to your client. Thoughtfulness is always appreciated and remembered! Of course, gimmicks don’t take the place of spectacular customer service, but interesting themed meetings can help you build and even deepen client relationships in a hybrid world. But don’t let technical difficulties get the best of you! Be sure you have state-of-the-art video conferencing solutions to stay in touch and maintain these magical client moments. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Don’t let the challenges of the pandemic stop you from maintaining excellent client relations! Turn negatives into positives with these tips for customer service in a hybrid world: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Finding Success with Client Relations in a Hybrid Meeting World

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58 Blog jplist-topic-Analytics jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Webcast 0 511167 511167 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/the-importance-of-analytics-for-online-events-and-how-to-understand-them/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. If you don’t have a wide variety of webcast analytics at your fingertips, measuring how successful your online event was will be extremely difficult. You could get stuck in a webinar loop, wondering if your efforts are performing. Webcast and virtual event analytics drive the actions of your marketing and sales strategies. Your teams need this data to make sound, strategic decisions and improve their overall performance. We’ll show you which online event data points you need to track and how to understand them. Event Registration Numbers First, take a look at the total amount of attendees registered for your event. Next, compare this to the number of event leads you had. Is this comparison telling you anything? Event registration numbers tell you how successful the marketing team efforts were. Additionally, at the end of the event, they can compare this total to the number of attendees converted into paying customers for a comprehensive understanding of their strategy results. Remember to also look at the number of returning event participants! Repeat attendees show your team that they’re building strong connections with these leads. Average Participation Time Attendees can exit the webcast at any time during a virtual event. Organizations must track their event’s average participation time to determine how well they’re keeping the attention of and engaging their audience. If you see a significant attendee drop-off at a certain point in your event, review the webcast content to see what the problem could be. If you see a trend happening in your virtual events, the event length could also be the problem! Post-Event Survey Responses Post-event surveys offer both qualitative and quantitative data for your teams to review. Remember that the number of responses you receive is also a data point in itself. If you receive a survey response from 85% of attendees, for example, this shows you created a lasting impact on the participants and that you retained their interest. If you receive responses from only 5% of your audience, however, something probably went poorly during your event. Event Marketing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) It’s vital to also evaluate how well your event marketing strategy performed. Compare these analytics with the number of event registrations to see if there’s a big correlation. Common event marketing metrics include: Web traffic – Review how much overall traffic your search, social media, email marketing, and other advertising efforts brought to your event’s registration landing page. Social media mentions – How many times did attendees, leads, or other accounts mention your event online? Email marketing engagement – Measure KPIs such as email open rate, click-through rate, and conversion rate to determine the success of your event’s email marketing efforts. Social media engagement – Did your target audience engage with your event marketing content? How often? In what ways? Qualified Lead Generation Of course, you have to measure your sales results. Throughout each event, be sure to review: How many qualified leads were generated from the event? How many existing clients attended the event? Did they increase their products/services as a result? How many sales were closed as a result of the event? How many existing leads attended the event? Streamline Your Online Event Analytics Instead of manually tracking these analytics, rely on GlobalMeet Webcast do it for you. With robust reporting functions and analytics dashboard, you’ll have all the data you need for future event success. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Not quite sure what to do with your virtual events analytics? We can show you how to turn your metrics into marketing and sales leads: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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59 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Online-Events jplist-topic-Webcast 0 511183 511183 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/04/five-tips-to-take-your-online-events-to-the-next-level/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Does it seem like everyone hosts the same online event these days? Topics are repeated over and over by a different brand or industry authority figure, without hardly any change. Don’t fall into the trap of boring webcasts and online events — put our five tips in practice! 1. Liven Up Your Event Topics When it comes to webinars, webcasts, online events, and more, everyone always discusses best practices or “Top of Funnel” topics like the industry basics. Grab audience attention and captivate them by choosing more in-depth topics or using your online event to demonstrate an intricate skill or process. This can set your brand apart from the competition and help refine your target audience at the same time. 2. Partner with High-Profile Brands and Guest Speakers Partnerships with influential industry speakers or brands will produce an active increase to your online event’s reach, plus it can capture the attention of a larger audience market. This tactic can also improve your reputation and brand authority within the industry. Bringing in high-profile brands and influencers is sure to be a hit with audiences. Plus, you can rely on partner promotions to effectively increase your event’s reach, too! 3. Create Highly Visual Event Content Listening to a speaker drone on and on about a boring topic is not enjoyable for anyone. Instead, make your virtual event the one for the books by leveraging engaging graphics, video, and other media. And making your online event available on-demand ensures audiences will be able to return to the content at their leisure. 4. Let Audiences Interact with the Webcast Think back to the last virtual event you attended. Did you glaze over at the screen the whole time from boredom? And did you really get anything out of the experience? Sustain audience engagement by letting them interact with your webcast. Webcast platforms like GlobalMeet Webcast offer interactive features such as: Q&A Chat boxes Polling Encouraging viewers to use these features holds their attention longer. 5. Develop & Share Exclusive Attendee Content To really take your virtual event to the next level, you need to develop a community of returning participants who will show up for new events. This can be done by creating exclusive content only available to event attendees. This exclusivity makes your audiences feel welcome and part of a group, rather than feeling like one-time viewers. Additionally, this action continues to position your business as an authority and helps convert viewers into customers. Utilize these tips for your next online event and watch the results come in! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Does it seem like all online events are the same? Make yours stand out with our 5 tips and take your online event to the next level: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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60 Blog jplist-topic-GlobalMeet jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 515907 515907 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/managing-intellectual-property-securely-in-a-virtual-world/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Your intellectual property sets you apart, no matter which industry you come from. As a CMO, you’re protecting all different types of intellectual property, not just company trademarks and brand names. Digital assets and even the content of webinars you use to promote your services or products also need protection. A CMO in the modern virtual world may host a webcast for a new product launch, which draws the public eye to all the content created around that product. Do you know how to keep yourself protected from the theft of intellectual property and other content assets? It’s key to think about two types of intellectual property: Advertising and branding material, including the content you create to promote your company Your proprietary company information that stays within your company, such as your manufacturing methods, chemical formulas, mailing list, and other unique company details that are not visible to outsiders. In a virtual world, how can you protect both types of information? Protecting Your Marketing Material, Intellectual Property, and Content Assets When you share intellectual property with the world, it gets harder to protect it. Content of a product launch webcast, for example, takes your intellectual property and shares it with interested parties. The first step is establishing that only authorized people can get into your virtual event and view your webcast. Webcast providers can work with you and your team to ensure enterprise-grade security is provided and login authentication can be established to ensure limited audience access. You also need to think about how your intellectual property, like webcast recordings, should also be stored securely on the web. Often times, users will need to provide the necessary credentials to access those recordings later on. Following a public webcast or company announcement, you’ll want to make sure you’re monitoring the web for any content theft. Google alerts and using social media monitor software can help you spot IP theft so you can take swift action. Protecting Proprietary Information within Your Organization Did you know that more than 90% of IP theft takes place within an organization? That means that It’s not necessarily your competitors trying to steal your intellectual property, but insiders such as vendors, employees, former employees, or even contractors. The legal department within your company can work with you to ensure that all employees and vendors or contractors have signed a non-disclosure agreement. While having an NDA won’t completely prevent against theft, it will help you make a legal case if theft occurs. To ensure that data is stored securely and compartmentalized so that only authorized users can view, download, or edit files, work with your IT department. Options like having a virtual data room can help you manage file permissions and revoke access at any time, whether you are working with remote employees, people outside your company, or in-house employees. Instruct employees to be cautious about screen sharing and close all files they won’t need during any virtual meeting presentation to prevent an error. It’s also a good idea to make sure your virtual meeting room is password protected for safety. Only authorized personnel should be able to have entrance access. Are you ready to learn more about hosting a secure webcast? Contact us to find out more about GlobalMeet Webcast. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Intellectual property is more than just a brand logo or trademark, it includes unique company data that needs to stay protected. Want to make sure your intellectual property stays safe and secure in the virtual world? Learn how: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Keeping Intellectual Property Safe in a Virtual World

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61 Blog jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 515923 515923 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/how-to-take-a-large-physical-event-and-switch-it-to-virtual/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. If you’re just switching on some webcams and computer mics and hoping for the best when you’re transforming a real-world, physical event into a virtual webcast, you might want to think again. Now, it takes more than just having industry connections to host a physical event. The best promoters are those with networks with the webcast and communications companies who have the experience, knowledge, and technology to handle both the present and future of online events. So, what keys are needed to successfully convert a large physical or hybrid event into a virtual webcast and keep audiences engaged at the same time? Compelling Content is a Must Just like in-person events, virtual events must also be filled with compelling content to have success. It’s important to have options when it comes to recording some of the content, plan for live segments, and keep it all interactive with polling and audience Q&As. To make it easier to work around speaker schedules (and ensure high-quality content without big, time-consuming technical issues), think about creating pre-recorded elements. And remember, content creation doesn’t only revolve around the programming on the day of your event. A virtual event portal that allows guests to access recordings after the event, check out previews of the program, and even engage with each other before, during, and after the event will help increase engagement and build excitement. Interactive Events Have More Engagement Bringing your large-scale, in-person events to the virtual world takes interactivity. Make sure the platform you choose has multiple options for your audience to communicate not just with presenters, but with each other as well. Options like audience polling, chat rooms, Q&As, and live-streamed content all create engagement for audience members and bring your event to life. You can even think about having some audience members on-screen with you to keep others on their toes; audience members will understand they might be called on next to share their perspectives. Get the Support You Need Don’t expect to run a seamless, large-scale webcast singlehandedly, however. Just as you don’t organize a 50,000-person live event on your own, make sure you look for a company with vast experience producing online events and the staff to create an operator-assisted webcast. Your marketing and events team should then be free to focus on the content while your virtual event software provider makes sure an event of the highest audio and video quality, with pre-event training and live support throughout the event occurs. Looking ahead to the future of virtual events, we understand the technology and infrastructure are available today to produce events of 50,000 or more people that are as effective and engaging as any large physical event can be. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Are you ready to make the change from large, physical events, but are not quite sure how to do it? Read our tips to ensure your next virtual event is successful: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Making the Switch from a Large Physical Event to a Virtual One

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62 Blog jplist-topic-Audio-Conferencing jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 515940 515940 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/...After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Poor audio quality is the fastest way to dampen your online meeting or webcast. Your brand relies on a professional performance, whether you’re hosting a webcast for a sales presentation for prospects or lead generation. Your team can be halted in their work and frustrations abound when poor audio quality occurs. Even worse, it can cause disgruntled feelings and diminished morale if employees speak over each other just because they can’t clearly understand one another. And no one wants to stay extra for a meeting when attendees have to keep repeating themselves. Avoiding these headaches might be easier than you think. PGiConnect integrates with Microsoft Teams to address your most basic meeting issues. Any Phone Can Connect Attendees to Your Meeting or Webcast Trying to log into a webcast or meeting via the internet without the appropriate bandwidth? Definitely a situation that leads to chopped up audio or even dropped calls. As the pandemic draws to a close, 16% of companies globally are still fully remote and 62% of employees aged 22 to 65 say they work remotely at least occasionally. That means workers and webcast attendees may be connecting to your meeting from a household with shared bandwidth, experiencing connectivity issues along the way. There are options, however. Many of these people don’t need video for your meeting — they could dial in through a mobile phone or even a landline and still participate. PGiConnect allows easy call-in capabilities from any desktop or mobile phone, with secure local, toll-free and international access numbers. Scale Your Audio Service with Your Business With the unique “pay-as-you-go” model that PGiConnect offers, you’re not stuck with monthly fees or paying for connectivity you don’t need. Current service can be kept from any provider, you can connect your meeting audio with Microsoft Meet through PGiConnect, and you only have to pay for the minutes you use each month. Enjoy 99.9% Uptime with PGiConnect PGiConnect knows how important it is to keep your meetings and webcasts running without pause. That’s why we promise 99.9% uptime through our service level agreement (SLA). You can also reach a live operator 24/7 for in-call support if you need assistance. Regardless of any challenges with your platform, broadband internet connection, or local network, PGiConnect audio integration means your meetings can continue without a hitch for enhanced productivity. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Audio quality can make or break your webcast. Make sure you know how to achieve the best sound with our tips. Read more: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect

Successful Webcasts Rely on Audio Quality — Here’s How to Get It

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63 Blog jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 515955 515955 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website:https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/05/a-quick-guide-to-high-profile-product-launches-for-global-and-dispersed-virtual-audiences/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Not too long ago, product launches used to be a big, in-person event. When Apple announced the iPhone, or giants like Salesforce hosted massive tech conferences, or even when Nike created pop-up stores for new shoe lines, physical events were just the way you launched a product. Brands used to spare no cost for these events, as well. Today, however, between the global pandemic to technology access, product launches have redirected to account for a virtual and global audience. Here is what you need to know if your team is on track to launch a brand-new product virtually: Make Sure to Have a Trusted Webcast Platform Providing a seamless launch experience for both your internal teams and global audience is always the goal of any event. In the virtual world, this all starts and ends by leveraging a webcasting platform you can rely on to: Leverage Operator Assisted services to guarantee a great connection and troubleshooting options Provide a fail-safe connection throughout the virtual event Offer secure features such as password protection and login authentication You would hate for your presentation to be stalled by a technology issue or lose the connection right as you’re leading up to the big product reveal. Make sure to start your product launch strategy by finding the right webcasting tools for your team. Utilize Highly Visual Content When customers cannot feel or see feel your product in person, you need to do your best to replicate the experience for them virtually. Highly visual content comes into play in this scenario. Media like interactive presentations, product videos, and graphics create a feel for the product in that consumers can engage with while still sitting on their couch at home. You can also use these visual content pieces to promote your product online. This way everyone wins! Create Interactive Moments Brand supports are looking for ways to interact with your product launch. Webcasting tools, fortunately, offer a large assortment of engaging options like: Q&A features Chat boxes Polling Breakout rooms for individual discussions and activities Does your product launch audience consist of influencers, journalists, and other notable individuals? Then send them a free trial or a sample after the launch, allowing them to take their virtual experience with the product out into the real world! Remember to Ask for Feedback The most vital part of a virtual product launch happens after your online event is completed. Post-event surveys can help your team learn what customers thought of your presentation, your product, and the overall experience. This feedback should guide future product launches and company decisions. If you’re ready to launch your newest product or service via webcast, we are here to help![link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Product launches have pivoted to accommodate a virtual audience worldwide. Check out our quick guide to make sure your next high-profile product launch is successful: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

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64 Blog jplist-topic-Demand-Gen jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 522328 522328 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/how-to-use-on-demand-webcasts-for-lead-generation/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. When trying to generate sales leads, do you jump right to in-person events? You’re not alone. Most business owners and marketing departments only consider using live events first instead of virtual webinars or webcasts to generate sales leads. But webinars and webcasts have just as many interactive pieces that can help build immediacy and audience connections. On-demand webcasts can generate sales leads, promote account-based marketing campaigns, and even help in demand generation for top-of-the-funnel sales leads. And, best of all, you can save valuable time and resources by repurposing previously created content for virtual or hybrid events, podcasts, past webinars, or even YouTube videos. Basically, on-demand webcasts give your webinar content staying power, which means more opportunities for lead generation — and, most importantly, lead conversions. Caution: Don’t Share Too Much There are some key points to keep in mind when it comes to on-demand webinars. First, if webinars are easily accessed “on-demand,” you ultimately have less control of the audience. You won’t be able to review the attendee registration in advance and you won’t be able to see if potential competitors, who may be looking to steal your content or, worse, your strategies, services, or products, might be lurking in the audience as well. Ideally, this could never happen. But make it a priority to protect your intellectual property if you are putting on-demand webcasts in the public eye. Any content, including product demos, could give away proprietary information that competitors can steal – so be prepared! A good consideration is to have your legal department review any content designed for on-demand webcasts to protect your brand and its intellectual property. Build an On-Demand Resource Center First, make a list of any content you have that can be used for lead generation. During the pandemic, if you’ve been hosting virtual events or webinars, chances are you have a ton of footage that could be easily repurposed. Take all of this footage and put it together in an on-demand resources center. This should be housed somewhere secure on your website. After that, use marketing tactics like paid search, email campaigns, and social media to drive eyes to your resource center. Use On-Demand Content to Tune in to Prospect Pain Points Another thing to keep in mind when posting your content is to look for holes. A great resource for this task is internal employees. Get their feedback in helping to identify pain points their sales prospects often have and then build new content to answer those problem areas. This will help to create stronger demand generation campaigns and keep the content in your resource center relevant. Keep in mind, every new webinar you build can turn into on-demand content after the live event. PGi’s GlobalMeet platform makes it easy to schedule, host, present, and record professional, quality webinars. Request a demo of GlobalMeet Webcast platform to see how including on-demand webcasts to your overall marketing strategy will help you increase lead generation. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Did you know you could generate leads through your virtual webcasts and on-demand webinars? Learn how with GlobalMeet Webcast from PGi: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect

Generating Leads Through On-Demand Webcasts & Webinars

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65 Blog jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 522345 522345 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/building-connections-with-virtual-conferences/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Marketers, business owners, and sales managers, for a long time believed it was challenging to forge meaningful interactions through virtual conferences and events. But it’s no myth! Virtual events can be used to create valuable connections between participants, exhibitors, and speakers. With the pandemic came a forceful push for brands to count on virtual events and conferences to keep in touch with their market. Today’s webcast and webinar technology is changing interactivity amongst large crowds for the better, and it’s here to stay. In order to be successful, you first need the right tools. A platform to deliver the ultimate experience for your speakers, exhibitors, and attendees should be first on the list. Do you know the capabilities your virtual event technology systems need to have to deliver the interactive conference you desire? Let’s look at some key pieces. Let Attendees Mix and Mingle in a Networking Lounge There are many opportunities to mix and mingle at an in-person conference. From networking breakfasts and luncheons to after-hours events in the hotel bar, these pieces may seem difficult to replicate, but it can be done with a virtual event. Create this vibe in your virtual event with networking lounges where attendees are free to chat. You can also use breakout rooms after sessions to give attendees with similar hobbies and interests the opportunity to discuss specific content. Connect Speakers and Attendees Through Live Chat & Polls Make people across the world feel as if they are in the same room together using live chat. The chance to “upvote” questions brings the most popular queries to the top, giving speakers the change to address addressing attendees’ most pressing concerns — even if they can’t see the faces of their viewers at home. This kind of functionality goes a long way in recreating an in-person vibe. If your speaker needs immediate feedback, options like live polls helping them understand the crowd just like in a live setting. These tactics go a long way in increasing engagement between a virtual audience and speaker. Use Social Media to Participants Beyond the Event “Rooms” Your brand’s social media will also help move an event beyond the chat room. Tasks like creating event hashtags foster interaction between audience members on social channels. Keep in mind the purpose and focus of each social media platform and create activities tailored to each platform. A good example is asking attendees to use specific hashtags and tweet their biggest takeaways from various sessions or hosting a photo contest on Instagram. Foster environments where attendees can connect with one another as well as with event speakers. These tactics will help build and enforce relationships and networking connections even after the event is over. Deliver a More Personalized Experience with On-demand Content Make sure that with a virtual event, as you would plan an in-person one, your content is top notch. It should be customized to your brand and to your audience and should be informative. To give an even more personalized experience to attendees, try to offer specific on-demand content. Functionality like screensharing between the speaker and the audience can be valuable tools to create interactive demos and increase audience engagement as a whole. Use Post-Event Follow-ups to Keep the Event Going One huge benefit of virtual events and conferences is the quick follow-up process after an event is over. Gone are the days where you had to sift through business cards, send emails, and try to remember all of the details from days ago at an in-person event. With virtual events, attendee lists are digital and easy to access with just a click. Of course, drip email campaigns cannot and should not take the place of personalized notes to prospects deeper down the sales funnel. But the conversation can be easier to start with follow-up emails, asking questions about presentations or offering attendee-only specials and deals. Need help planning your next online event or virtual conference? Turn to GlobalMeet Webcast. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Creating meaningful connections through virtual events can be done -- trust us, it’s not a myth! Make sure you know how to build valuable interactions with these helpful tips: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect

Improving Audience Interactivity with Virtual Conferences and Events

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66 Blog jplist-topic-Marketing jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 522362 522362 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/06/how-to-market-your-virtual-events-when-your-audience-is-global/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialAfter you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. While virtual events have been used for global audiences for years now, the pandemic brought into light just how useful these can be for all industries. A global audience, however, needs a global marketing strategy, creating demand from all over the world. A variety of tactics need to be utilized to succeed in reaching thousands of potential attendees. Here are a few key tactics to help you be successful and drive virtual event registrations. The First Question to Ask: Is Your Webcast Ready? Before you can start meeting the needs of a global audience, you first must make sure the online experience for them is top notch. Many companies enter the virtual events space unprepared with the right webcasting platform for a global audience. When you need high-quality streaming live or on-demand in the countries your audience resides in, a tool like GlobalMeet from PGi has all the capabilities you need. Make sure you have set yourself up for virtual event success! If your webcast is set up for global viewing, you next need to focus on the tactics that will generate interest and ultimately, registrations: Facebook and Google Ads Both Facebook (including Instagram) and Google offer massive reach and targeting abilities. Google controls 92% of the search engine market share worldwide, and Facebook has an whopping 2.8 million users (and counting). Ads on these platforms have the ability to intricately target users, which means a greater likelihood they can reach your particular audience. These platforms also allow advertisers to utilize several ad formats. Testimonials from past attendees, one-minute webcast teaser videos, and a snapshot of the event agenda will help draw in the eyes of potential attendees. Give Your Guest Speakers the Promotion They Deserve If you’ve spent time choosing the right guest speakers for your event, don’t forget about their built-in audience of dedicated followers! This can be a huge advantage in promoting your event! Promote not only on your own channels, but also provide content for guest speakers to promote on their own channels as well. This can be done through a social media post, an email marketing newsletter, or an original blog post, and the exposure will help drive potential attendees to your virtual event. Account-Based Marketing Another great way to stir up attendees is to utilize existing client lists. Reaching out to let them know about your upcoming virtual event is a great way to bypass the time it takes to reach a cold audience. Since a relationship with the individual or company has already been created and built up over time, you can jump right in and tell them all about what to expect from the virtual event. A nice incentive would be to include event discounts, early event access experiences, or even exclusive content. If you have these key tactics under your belt, then you’re ready to host a global virtual event. Don’t forget you need a valued webcasting tool by your side, though! Trust GlobalMeet by PGi to stream your content to the world seamlessly and get the job done. [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Make sure your virtual event marketing strategy is up to the challenge of a worldwide audience! Here are some key tactics to keep in mind: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect

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67 Blog jplist-topic-Virtual-Events jplist-topic-Webcast jplist-topic-Webinar 0 522377 522377 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2021/07/five-time-saving-benefits-of-virtual-events/After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below. Do you recall your schedule for the last in-person event or conference you attended? It is very likely you spent your days rushing around trying to locate a certain session at a designated time, missing out on opportunities to really enjoy the event experiences so carefully planned for you. This scenario is an all too familiar one and can be a lot to handle! With virtual events and conferences, attendees and businesses have time-saving benefits, allowing them to enjoy the event experience. Here are 5 time-savers: 1. Travel Time is Saved While traveling all over the world to attend an in-person can seem fun, for many, this travel time puts a damper on the potential of the event experience as a whole. A switch to virtual events means skipping the stress of travel altogether. 2. On-Demand Sessions Mean Never Missing Out At in-person events, you might have two great sessions planned at the same time. How do you choose? This common pain point is solved with virtual events. Online events capture all session content, letting attendees never miss a session. And it gives them the opportunity to watch an engaging keynote over and over. 3. Leave the Hassle of Notetaking Behind Spending your conference lectures furiously taking notes? Leave those note-taking hand cramps behind with online events and conferences. Now, you won’t have to miss a second of content because virtual events provide immediate transcriptions. After the event is over, attendees simply access on-demand content and can leave their pens at their desk. 4. Lead Response Times Post-Event Move Quicker When an in-person trade show or conference is finished, vendors would be left manually capturing lead details. Entering this information into their CRM would lead to dragged out response times, leaving leads forgetting about the vendor by the time they received an email. This pain point is solved in the virtual events world. Attendees can connect with sponsors and vendors seamlessly in the online environment. This can lead to an instant transfer of data into a sponsor or vendor’s CRM system and a faster turnaround for follow-up emails. 5. Content Delivery is On-Demand There is always a team or individuals who are tasked with capturing, editing, and distributing promotional content on social media once an in-person event is completed. But this type of content is always available immediately on-demand. With virtual events, the content is almost immediately made available; primed for social media and email marketing delivery. This is a huge time-saving benefit that allows your team to work and focus on larger-scale tasks related to the event. Make the Move to Virtual Events None of these time-saving plusses are possible without the right virtual event solution. GlobalMeet from PGi has every feature and tool needed to run a time-saving online event. These looks let you accomplish your objectives and positions your brand as a leading authority in the industry. Find More! [link to GlobalMeet page on your website] ------------ Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) Ever felt stressed out by the intensity of an in-person event? Leave the hassle of travel, session schedules and lead response time behind! Learn how virtual events bring benefits: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #PGiConnect

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