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Running a Business Out of a Backpack

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Mike Michalowicz is the well-known author of business books The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and American Express’s “Open Forum” blog series, and has appeared as an entrepreneurship expert on a number of television news programs. It was a dark and stormy night.  For real.  I’m … Read more

Cooking Up Business with Skype

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Here on the Workspace blog, we talk about ways to improve your business and professional life with the help of technology. We believe nearly any business can benefit by offering virtual services, whether it helps you reach new clients, open a new line of business or simply live life the way you want. With that … Read more

Skype Helps Bring Uberpong’s Ping-Pong Dreams to Life

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London’s famous inclement weather causes frequent nightmares for travelers, but it helped fuel David Lowe’s entrepreneurial dreams. “I am a big tennis player but I’d often get rained out,” explains Lowe. “So we’d come inside and play table tennis. But the aesthetics turned me off. We’d be in a murky green room using red and … Read more

Light Yourself Like a Pro on Video Calls

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Whether it’s a client call, new business presentation or staff meeting, when you communicate via a webcam it’s important to put your best face forward. Proper lighting can help you make a great impression – and you don’t have to be an expert camera operator to do it right. We’ve gathered four tips from Skype … Read more

Beyond Skype to Skype: Calling Landlines and Mobiles

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If you’re like a lot of working people who use Skype, you have a very lengthy contact list, and you initiate many free Skype to Skype voice and video calls throughout the work week. But there are times when it’s necessary (or just more convenient) to call someone on his or her landline or mobile phone. Perhaps … Read more

4 Tips for Better Virtual Meetings

You’ve probably been there: sitting through a lackluster meeting, trying to stay focused on the topic at hand when all you can focus on are the hands on the clock ticking away. It can be even harder for virtual teams, as virtual meetings require the same amount – or more – of interaction to ensure … Read more

Skype secures family ties, brings business for AIRDEX

Naturally, we at Skype are big proponents of the value of face-to-face communication and connecting with friends and family. And we love a great story. So when we heard this tale from a Skype user we featured on the blog about a year ago, we knew we had to share. Recently Russell Valvo, sales manager … Read more

Skype Buttons Q&A: Offer Call Or Chat Right from Your Website

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We’ve had a lot of interest in the Skype for business community around adding Skype buttons to your company website, so we’d like to dig a little deeper into the topic. Here we’ll address some of the most common questions we hear about Skype buttons. 1. What are Skype buttons? Skype buttons are small, clickable … Read more

Road Warrior Learns Languages With a Little Help From Skype

Ever since the cassette player was considered cutting edge, students of foreign language have been using the latest technology to learn to parle francais, hablo espanol or falo portugues. And while there are clear benefits of listening to key conversational phrases while driving to work or doing chores at home, Claudine Woo finds it more … Read more

Seven Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Video Calls

Video calls have become such a staple of the workplace, it’s hard to imagine that at one time they seemed like the stuff of science fiction. Even so, it takes a little forethought and preparation to present yourself well over video. Are you making any of these missteps during your Skype video conferences? 1. Your equipment … Read more

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