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Introducing Working Smarter with Skype, a new video series

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Skype’s community of business users is filled with men and women like you, who are experts in launching and growing entrepreneurial ventures. We’ve profiled many in this blog, and literally thousands more are out there pursuing their dreams on their own terms. It’s an inspiring group. Working Smarter with Skype Since it doesn’t make sense … Read more

10 Cool Ways Companies Use Skype!

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Happy birthday to us! Here at Skype we’re lucky to have spent the past decade doing what we love: helping people do things together, whenever they’re apart. We’re proud to say that more than 300 million people around the globe use Skype to stay in touch with those who are most important in their lives, … Read more

Back to School for Business Owners Too? Yes!

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Many people dread the end of summer, what with the darker, colder days the end of the year brings in much of the world. But on the bright side, kids are heading back to school, a relief for many moms and dads. We often hear from many in the Skype for Business community about their … Read more

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

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