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Kill the Conference Call – As You Know It.

We’re done waiting. The promise of video conferencing technology to provide a smooth experience was made over a decade ago. Yet the idea that video could feel as practical as being in the same room with other people has failed to materialize. From the beginning, video conferencing providers zeroed in on solving an old idea

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Remote Workers Series: Sebastian Vasta

Sebastian Vasta, Quiip 1. What are you working on? I work on social media strategy projects for various clients and manage a distributed team of community managers for Quiip.  Quiip is an Australian social media and community management agency.  We are a totally office-less bunch of Australians spread around the world.  For clients that means

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Managing Teams Using Video

If I had a nickel for every business meeting that felt like this… After 15 years of selling and managing I know that the weekly team meeting can be the toughest hour for a Type A seller. “Power Points” turn to “Power Drones” and slide after slide blends into a jumble of charts and words.

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Remote Worker Series: Taylor McKnight

1. What are you working on? I’m transitioning our onboarding drip campaign from Mandrill over to Intercom. We want to create more specific “next steps” based on exactly what a new customer hasn’t completed yet. More generally, this is all part of Sched.org, a publishing and communication platform for conferences, festivals and meetings. I’ve been

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Remote Worker Series: James Stubbs

James Stubbs, @jstubbsfuze 1. What are you working on? I’m an Account Executive at Fuze. I’m located in London and I’m working on our exciting European expansion by bringing Fuze into organisations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We’re set to open our European office soon but for the past 3 months I’ve been

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How to talk, distributed

Solve problems faster, lower the number of emails you send and provide rainbows and puppies for all by adding planning and foresight to how you communicate. Most of us work with distributed teams that cross timezones. They are great for the purposes of allowing your teams to sleep unhaunted by the thought of the emergency

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Remote Worker Series: Ryan Chartrand

Every week in June we profile a different remote worker from around the globe. Ryan Chartrand, @glassesgeek 1. What are you working on? Currently leading strategy for X-Team, which is a global network of developers you can trust, whenever you need them. We’re dedicated to building a world where extraordinary developers can build their future

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Rules of Engagement For Remote Working (Huffington Post)

From Huffington Post, June 23, 2014 … Small businesses have to engage with people all the time — their own employees, outside vendors, customers. The default is usually to “have a meeting.” But chances are, these aren’t going so well for you. According to a survey reported by CNBC.com, executives say 67 percent of their

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Remote Worker Series: Angela Lussier

Every week in June we profile a different remote worker from around the globe. Angela Lussier, @angelalussier 1. What are you working on? I am currently working on my second book and building a new membership site for my business. 2. What’s the biggest challenge of working remotely right now? Not giving in to doing

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Remote Worker Series: Oliver Bartholdson

Every week in June we profile a different remote worker from around the globe. Oliver Bartholdson, Planet Technologies (@OBartholdson) 1. What are you working on? I work for for Planet Technologies, a Microsoft Partner focused on SharePoint technologies. As manager of the Commercial and Non-Profit SharePoint team, I get to be involved in lots of

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