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26 February 2020

How to Hold a Successful Virtual Brainstorming Session

26 February 2020,
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A brainstorming session is an effective way for businesses to solve problems, tackle new projects, or start a new venture. You can hold a virtual brainstorming to increase employee productivity and move the company forward. With the technology we have today, it’s certainly possible, especially for those who have remote teams all over the country or even around the world. The real problem is making sure your virtual brainstorming session goes well. To help, here is how to hold a successful virtual brainstorming session:

Send out the agenda

Just like in a regular virtual meeting, make sure to send out an agenda. Write down the topic and the purpose of your brainstorming session. This can help everyone be prepared and have the chance to think of ideas immediately. This can also help you save time, allowing for a smoother session. 

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hosting international conference calls
21 February 2020

Tips in Scheduling International Conference Calls

21 February 2020,
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While having remote teams has its advantages, it also has certain drawbacks that one cannot ignore. One of these drawbacks is the time differences when it’s time for a conference call. Remote teams in one country is one thing and a little easier to manage. Remote teams in different parts of the world, on the other hand, will be more difficult. If you don’t tread carefully through the multiple timezones, then your meeting might not transpire at all. You need to find the best time for a meeting for an effective large conference call. Here are a few tips to help you with scheduling international conference calls: 

Take note of the time differences

First and foremost, you have to take note of the different timezones and the time differences between your locations and the participants’. You don’t want to schedule an international conference call that takes place at the


building a remote team
14 February 2020

Tips for Building a Remote Team

14 February 2020,
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Thinking of building a remote team for your own company? Now, that’s not such a bad idea. After all, not only will it be beneficial for your business, it will also be beneficial for your employees. A 2-year study showed great results in productivity when employees worked from home. At the same time, 82% of remote workers report reduced stress levels in a survey.

While it seems easy, there’s a couple of things to consider before setting the idea into motion. If you take note of these things, then you can implement a remote team that will help your business flourish. Here are essential tips to remember when building a remote team: 

 

Lay down the groundwork

Before anything else, you need to lay down the groundwork. Implementing a remote team needs careful planning and if you don’t establish the groundwork beforehand, the team (and most likely your company


woman joining a conference call
7 February 2020

15 Unwritten Rules of Conference Calls

7 February 2020,
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Although conference calls are done virtually, that doesn’t mean they’re void of any manners or formalities. Aside from the common meeting etiquette, conference calls also have various unwritten rules that will make the session a better experience for everyone. If your business utilizes large virtual meetings regularly, make sure you and your employees are well aware of the unwritten rules when participating  in conference calls:

 

1. Give an overview within the first two minutes. 

In the first two minutes of the call, introduce yourself as the host and state the reason or purpose of the conference call. You can also state the agenda of the call, so everyone’s mind is refreshed. 

 

2. Let the host know if you’re going to be late. 

If you’re a participant and you know you’re going to be late for the call, let the host know. This way the host and other


productivity tips for small businesses
22 January 2020

Productivity Tips for Small Businesses

22 January 2020,
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Running a small business means you have to juggle a lot of tasks, especially when you want your small business to grow and to be successful. The problem is, oftentimes, you don’t know how to manage your time properly or you don’t know the right tools to use. As a result, you’re not able to accomplish a lot as you would have liked. You need to reassess your business and your employees and figure out ways you can be more productive. 

 

To help you, here are 5 simple yet effective tips to boost productivity for small businesses:

Utilize large conference calls

It’s a great idea to utilize large conference calls even in small businesses. You can host a large conference call with your employees, with partners and investors, and with clients. Large conference calls can break geographical barriers and allow you to reach out to important people even though


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