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Your Guide on How to Work from Home

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed the course of work, and possibly changed it forever. As coronavirus cases continue to increase day after day, companies have mandated employees to work from home online in order to flatten the curve. For many, this is the first time working from home online. When you first start working from home, it can seem like a …

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How Much of Communication is Really Nonverbal?

How Much of Communication is Nonverbal

If you quickly research what percentage of communication is nonverbal, you’ll run into the same number again and again: 93%. According to many sources, including the New York Times, only 7% of a speaker’s communication is verbal. There’s only one problem with this number: it’s a total misunderstanding of the actual science! If you’re wondering how much of communication is nonverbal, in reality, the answer isn’t …

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Key Findings from The 2020 State of Remote Work

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The fully remote company, Buffer, makes a laudable workplace research contribution each year. They conduct an in-depth survey of thousands of remote workers. This year, the survey included 3,521 remote work employees across many nations, industries, organizations, and levels of experience. Of those: 57% are fully remote 25% work remotely at least 51% of the time 8% work remotely 26-50% …

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21 Tips for Working from Home

Tips for Working from Home

In a matter of  weeks, the world has changed with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak throwing every aspect of life into a state of chaos. Businesses and schools have closed, while conferences and travel have been canceled. Workers are quarantined to work from home, and there is no immediate end in sight. For those who haven’t worked from home previously, the …

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What is Telework?

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Telework, also called remote work, has been gaining popularity over the last few decades. Telework or telecommuting is when an employee does not commute to a primary office location for work, but instead works from home. Working remotely for an all-remote company, such as Zapier, Museum Hack, and Hotjar, is also considered telework. As is working from an off-site location, like …

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The Science of Talking With Your Hands

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For some of us, “talking with our hands” is a cultural necessity—but did you know it also has scientifically proven benefits? It’s true. If you talk with your hands, keep up the good work because you’re tapping into the following six benefits: 1. It makes people listen to you. Researchers at the Center for Language and Brain at Colgate University found that …

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Keeping Your Business Operating During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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Working from home is not always a luxury. Presently for some, it is a global mandate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested staying home or working remotely to avoid the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). “Schools could be closed, mass public gatherings suspended, and businesses forced to have employees work remotely,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National …

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Business Readiness with GlobalMeet

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As a global company, we know all too well what it’s like when a business is affected by a natural disaster or global crisis. Our teams are navigating a world where forest fires are commonplace and the threat of Coronavirus is very real. Just like many other organizations around the world, we’ve had to adapt to ensure our business continues …

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4 Psychological Findings to Know Before Your Next Online Meeting

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Did you know clinical psychologists have conducted hundreds of studies focused on workplace meetings? It makes sense: work is such an important part of our lives, and meetings are a big part of many jobs. It’s natural that researchers would want to explore the psychological principles that are at play during online meetings. Admittedly, we went down the rabbit hole on this …

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Why HD Video Quality Matters

HD Video Quality

As streaming technology continues to improve, HD video quality is emerging as the standard. That’s true not only for entertainment-oriented video streaming (via Netflix, YouTube, etc.) but also for video conferencing. But how important is HD video quality in an online meeting? The Truth About Video Quality Marketing researchers have found some telling data regarding the importance of video quality. …

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7 Techniques to Give Your Sales Pitch a Makeover

Sales Pitch

Tired of giving the same sales pitch? That means your prospects are sick of it, too. Now is the time to dismantle and revamp your pitch from the ground up using sales tools. Here are things you can do to start. Even if you only do a couple of them, you’ll see a big difference in how well you’ll hold …

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Why a Scalable Communications Platform is Key to the Modern Enterprise

Communications Platform

For the time being, you can still envision a thriving enterprise without a scalable communications platform. However, the sun is setting on that vision. Soon, it’ll be exponentially more difficult for an enterprise to operate without unified communications as a service (UCaaS). Here are the signs we see pointing to this: The Decline of the Landline The future is in the …

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How to Forge Trust with Video Conferencing

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For many years, studies have shown that video conferencing tools make a difference. Compared to phone calls, video calls have been shown to take less time, catalyze more streamlined teamwork, and foster more trust. You can probably feel this, intuitively. But at the same time, it still takes longer to build trust via video than face to face. So, while using video conferencing tools is …

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Email is Your #1 Biggest Time Sink

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Brace yourself. You’re about to know exactly how much of your life you’re losing to email. If you’re an average professional, you check your email 15 times a day.  You then spend 64 seconds recovering from checking your email. Then you repeat that process. In the end, you spend 28% of your workweek managing email. If you’re a CEO, that number is only 24%. If you are …

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Making Your Tech Work For (Not Against) Your Company

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Most professionals check their email or chat apps every six minutes, and 41% feel that they’re constantly bombarded by digital alerts. That’s the paradox of technology in the workplace—the more powerful your digital tools, the likelier they are to turn into a distraction or a source of mental overload. These days, it’s common for chat apps, video conferencing tools, email, analytics platforms, and similar …

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How to Knock a Sales Pitch Out of the Park with Video Conferencing Tools

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After a bit of experience in sales, you’ll notice that most buyers don’t decide based on logic. Most people decide to buy based on how they feel during their encounter with your product. They’ll later justify their feelings with logic. That’s why using face-to-face video conferencing tools is the best option when in-person selling isn’t possible. Want to know how to sell effectively on …

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Bad Meeting Or Bad First Date?

Bad Meeting

“I shouldn’t be here,” you’re thinking during yet another awkward silence. You’re trying not to look at the person across the table, and they’re doing the same. Are you at a bad meeting, or are you on a bad first date? Sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference. In fact, we’ve noticed a number of things they have in common. Someone’s Late Every …

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Knockout Interviews with Effective HR Management Tools

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Human resources teams know all too well that gearing up for the interview process can feel like a boxing match between them and human resource management tools. With so many rounds of interviews, you need a tool that gets you to the very end. Round 1: Pick the Best Video Interviewing Tool Whether you have already begun conducting online interviews …

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4 Surprising Stats That Show the True Impact of Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing is increasingly more important in this day and age. Today, it’s touching more aspects of professionals’ lives than ever, from recruiting to contract negotiation. Want proof? Check out these surprising stats. 1. Connection is key According to Gigaom, 87% of remote team members feel more connected to their team when they can use video conferencing. They also feel more …

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#BeatBurnout by Incorporating the Right Tools Into Your Summer Workday

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If you’re finding it hard to stay productive during the summer months, you’re not alone. Many office workers find it difficult to concentrate with the sunlight streaming in through the office windows and friends constantly posting vacation snaps to social media. The good news is that being productive at a modern company often means you don’t always have to be …

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