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Online Training Strategies
Whether you are teaching somebody how to fill out a form, delegating tasks to a team member or just explaining something to your colleagues, online training can have a crucial impact on daily communication. Since part of the communication we have with our remote colleagues is during training, if you master the online training sessions, your team will have a better perception of you, and you will have less need to repeat your instructions. Here are some practical tips to help you improve the impact of your online training sessions. (more…)

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Spanish American War
Welcome back to the final instalment of our mini-series on how Mikogo could have been useful at certain points in history. Before, we’ve looked at the American Civil War and how important it is to keep your confidential information secure, and at Ancient Greece and the potential for great innovation if you manage to put the right heads together. Today’s story is one of those where you can’t help but gawk (and, admittedly, chuckle) a bit about the absurdity of it all – but we swear, it’s all true. Read on to find out a strange piece of trivia and what happens when Spanish officers don’t know about the Spanish-American War. (more…)

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Email Productivity
“Email productivity” – to some this may sound like an oxymoron or an office myth. People often complain about messages that have been “swallowed up” by their inboxes, and instead of using built-in email productivity features to find said message, they ask the sender to resend it, further adding to the landfill of unproductive time wastage. Where did this problem originate from? Can email still be used as a productive tool in today’s modern business landscape, and if so what can we do to improve email productivity? (more…)

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Life in the Cloud
The Cloud. This phrase, which once only meant the big, puffy things you see in the air, has transformed into a technological catch-all that epitomizes our current culture of interconnectivity. We hear about it everywhere: cloud streaming services has infiltrated our phones, offices, and thanks to the miracle of Netflix, in our homes. Its influence has completely revolutionized the way we work and play, but does anyone really know what the cloud does? Is it like a real cloud? We really don’t float data through the air, do we? (more…)

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Ancient Greece
In this mini-series, we look at some historic events where screen sharing might have made a difference. And even though this is, of course, a bit of a playful thought experiment, we can always learn from history – even if it happened thousands of years ago. In viewing those events through a modern lens and wondering how screen sharing might have changed their outcome, we also find some lessons that can apply to the modern-day workplace. While the previous entry was all about war, military strategies and keeping your confidential information safe, today’s post is about the exact opposite: Invention, collaboration and the sharing of ideas. (more…)

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