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Businessman adjusting tieAs a regular user of online meeting software, you already know its many benefits. Probably one of the most well noted benefits is the decrease of travel costs. However some users may be concerned that they lose their professionalism when they participate in online meetings. After all, how can one keep their audience engaged when they are sitting in different offices or even countries? Do you really have to get dressed if you’re working from or attending the meeting from home? The goal of an online meeting is to foster a better sense of inclusion and to answer questions. The meeting may be used to present information about a new product or it may be used during a time sensitive project. Unfortunately, hosts and participants can often take actions that make the experience less than enjoyable.

Fortunately, successful web meetings only require you to make a few minor adjustments to your technique. Here are our 5 tips on how you can be more professional during your next online meeting.
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Color ClocksAs working professionals, many of you encounter webinars and online training sessions on a regular basis. And some of you are the ones hosting the webinars and creating the online training content. It can be difficult to keep track of your time and decide where you should spend it the most. In this article, we’ve narrowed it down to 5 main time-saving tips to help make your work life easier, including when it comes to executing online meetings or trainings.
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Prezi PowerPointFlip charts. White boards. Overhead projectors. We’ve come a long way when it comes to the visual aspects of our presentations, but it seems most of us have settled on PowerPoint when it comes to presentation software. We try to avoid the “death by PowerPoint,” yet we have all sat through meetings – or even conducted meetings – with cumbersome, text-heavy presentations that only bore the audience. Visual techniques such as Presentation Zen help, but there must be something more.

Fortunately, there is: Prezi. Long known for its use in education, Prezi is ideal for use in the business sector. We’re visual creatures; we pay attention to things that attract our attention. Prezi makes material more visually appealing, but it’s more than just a shiny new toy. Let me show you what Prezi is, why it’s better than PowerPoint, how you can combine your online presentations with Prezi, and engage with your audience on a new level.
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Remote Worker ProductivityAs we’ve discussed previously, remote workers and work-from-home arrangements are becoming the norm for many businesses these days, and although some employers are still skeptical about the efficiency of having people work outside of the traditional office, remote workers are here to stay. Due to the fact that you can easily hire a specialist remote worker at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time in-house employee, as well as hiring remote freelancers on a need-to-need basis, more employers are taking the plunge. If you’re new to hiring remote workers, Mikogo has you covered. Follow our tips below to find out how businesses are managing and keeping remote workers productive and focused.
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hosting voip conferencesThanks to the Internet, professionals are not limited to just telephone conferences. VoIP conferences have steadily been gaining traction as a tool of professional communication. They give people more flexibility and control of the call, and there are increased opportunities for audience engagement.
However like with any area of business, hosting VoIP conferences requires proactive preparation and polished delivery. If VoIP conferences are a regular part of your work, this free VoIP guide will help take your performance to a new level.
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