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Tech giants, give millennials what they want

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s recent article on why millennials want to work for themselves nicely articulates the frustrations millennials have with traditional employment. I agree, that milennials value a sense of independence, freedom and work-life balance but I don’t think it’s just my generation. Those with jobs regardless of age value those things too. People want to feel appreciated and to not be micromanaged by a boss that will demand 12 hour work days with little to no gratitude in the end. Instead of labeling how millennials are ignorant, lazy, and a bunch of self-centered individuals that are more likely to…

Conference calls are here to stay

Alexis Madrigal’s recent blog post on NPR.org is titled “Have We Reached The End Of The Line For The Conference Call?” The answer is, quite simply, no. Conference calls are still, by and large, the way teams communicate. They offer a way to connect and collaborate across distance and different types of technology. They let us hear each other’s voices. Conference calls don’t have to die; they just have to work—and sound—much better.

Certainly, making conferencing easier is part of the solution. At Voxeet, we’ve built a solution that simplifies conference calls down the essentials. You can start your call with…

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    Why pCell is poised to revolutionize wireless data — and what that means for your conferencing

Why pCell is poised to revolutionize wireless data — and what that means for your conferencing

There’s been a lot of buzz about pCell, a revolutionary new technology that promises to deliver near perfect reception to all smartphone users 24/7. I always greet news about “revolutionary technologies” with a healthy dose of skepticism, both because the media is prone to hyperbole and because truly revolutionary technologies come along once in a blue moon.

The more I read about pCell, however, the more I become convinced that it actually could be a game changer. The technology works by harnessing signal interference — that annoying problem that renders your smartphone useless at cocktail parties and other crowded spaces…

Time management tips: why checklists are still important

Out of all the strategies you employ to save time, most save only a few minutes each day. However, there is one time-saving technique that has stood the test of time. It’s simple, requires practically no effort on your part and is probably something you’ve already tried out in the past. If you don’t currently structure your day around a checklist, you may be wasting far more time than you realize.

Forget nothing

Forgetting a birthday party or anniversary is bad enough, but forgetting to finish a presentation or attend a meeting can cost you your job. When you write checklists,…

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    “You’re Doing It Wrong!” How to Make Your Conference Calls More Effective

“You’re Doing It Wrong!” How to Make Your Conference Calls More Effective

Conference calls are invaluable. They foster long-distance cooperation while keeping your projects on track, but most of the time, they’re also mind-numbingly boring. While most calls are 30 minutes or less, you’ve probably been stuck in at least a few that stretch more than a couple of hours.

Here are the five best ways to keep your conference calls nice and short:

1. Preparation

Have you ever made a conference call before? If not, now is the time to familiarize yourself with the software and equipment (if any). The minute you take a break to figure out a feature, the entire conference…