Improve Your Online Meeting Etiquette

Jamie Davidson April 30, 2019

Did You Know that Proper Manners Help Make Your Online Meeting More Productive?

Online meetings are an invaluable tool for connecting with everyone. From prospects and clients to coworkers and remote team members around the world. With a simple conference call or the click of a link to a web meeting, you can carry out everything from sales calls to status updates with worldwide participants – and with the addition of video conferencing,

Vast Conference’s Favorite Podcasts: 2019

Jamie Davidson April 17, 2019

It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without someone wanting to tell you about their favorite podcast – business podcast included! There’s a lot of great content out there. As of 2019, there are over half a million podcasts available with which to fill your time. Who would have guessed that an informative entertainment format that harkens back to the early days of radio days could be repackaged to make such a significant impact on 21st-century culture?

Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse: A Conferencing Service Evaluation Checklist

Jamie Davidson April 10, 2019

You have a variety of options when it comes to choosing your conferencing technology. It can be overwhelming to figure out which option is the best solution for your needs – a simple free service or a robust, all-inclusive platform? The last thing you want is to end up stuck in an iron-clad contract after making the wrong choice. To ensure you make the right decision for your business, we’ve outlined what to look for when researching and choosing a conferencing service.

Managing Multi-Generational Teams: Why Cross-Generational Mentorship Benefits Business

Jamie Davidson April 4, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard the cliches: GenZ’ers have no interest in any history prior to their existence. Millennials don’t have a strong work ethic. GenX’ers are bitter because they left school with immense debt only to enter a saturated job market. (Who me, bitter?)Boomers aren’t tech savvy or open to innovation. Tweets and pages and posts are filled with the misperceptions people have about the Generations.

Invaluable Age-Related Qualities

Despite some negative press,

Best Practices for Presenting Like a Pro

Jamie Davidson April 1, 2019

Are you primed and ready to give your best presentation possible? At first, public speaking and presenting your work online may seem daunting. How do the pros make it look so easy? Giving a great live presentation doesn’t come naturally to many of us, but it does get easier with some preparation and practice. Whether you’re presenting in person, on a conference call, or using a screen share tool, keep these top ten presenting tips in mind,

The Workplace Diversity Advantage

Jamie Davidson March 28, 2019

Diversity. The word has been tossed around a lot lately. In Hollywood. In government. And in business. But, it’s more than a buzzword, a quota to achieve or a box to tick off. Diversity is also more than just race or gender. A diverse group is multi-dimensional and includes a variety of unique factors and characteristics, some innate and some learned or acquired. Beyond the explicit, a diverse group includes people of different ages,

Business Books for Your Personal and Professional Growth

Jamie Davidson March 25, 2019

Did you know that growing your career and improving your personal development is as easy as picking up a book? Reading has been shown to reduce stress, increase brain power, improve memory, and even help you live a healthier and longer life. The more you read about proven strategies for success and examples of how others have experienced personal and professional growth, the easier it will be for you to achieve the same results. Start your journey today by picking from one of these 22 business books every professional should read.

The Team Collaboration Formula For Success

Jamie Davidson March 21, 2019

If you’re an Avengers fan, you know too well that Captain America: Civil War is the perfect example of a potentially powerful team that fails to collaborate and ultimately breaks down. This might seem like a fantastical example, but it does highlight the unmistakable dynamic of a team that just can’t seem to get it together. Recall your last non-functioning team experience and you’ll probably re-live Thanksgiving-style bickering, colleagues working against each other,