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7 Tips for a Great Group Chat on Skype

At Skype, we’re all long-time fans of the benefits provided by ongoing group chats. Their ability to help people stay connected on a project or topic solves many of the challenges that virtual teams and remote employees can face when collaborating. Who hasn’t been stuck in a long “reply all” email chain that clogs up your … Read more

Skype Manager Subscriptions Expand to Include 170 Countries

Skype Manager is a web-based management tool that lets you centrally manage Skype in your business. You can use it to create Skype accounts and allocate credit and features so that everyone gets the most out of Skype. Perhaps you have some employees who call the UK most often, but others who need to contact … Read more

How Parliament Tutors Dodged Superstorm Sandy SAT Disaster

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Many small businesses are still recovering from the impact of last October’s Superstorm Sandy. We heard from quite a few of you about the effects of Sandy in your work: power outages, damaged buildings and limited transportation options made it hard, if not impossible, to run your businesses. No doubt about it, Sandy created (and … Read more

Skype Takes on Denver for Small Business Meetup

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What a great time we had in Denver! Our Skype for Business meetup brought together local business owners for an evening of learning, sharing and networking intended to help everyone work smarter and grow their business. We all met up at the beautiful Artwork Network gallery in Denver, and kicked it off with great food … Read more

Communicating and Collaborating in an Information Age

Doesn’t it seem like our lives move at a breakneck pace? It’s a challenge to completely switch from the workplace to family life and back again; we’re constantly catching up with email at home or making a quick call to talk about the kids during the quick breaks between meetings. Whether at work or at … Read more

Skype Chat – Marking all messages as read

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Skype’s small business team recently posted about managing Skype calls and messages when you’re away from the office. Today, I’d like to talk about what happens when you come back. Picture this: you return from a vacation break only to find many unread chat sessions. Or perhaps you have been chatting on Skype on your … Read more

OOO? Get set up with Skype Voice Messaging and Call Forwarding

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Many of you use Skype from your desk computer, staying logged on and accessible for the entire work day. But can Skype still keep you connected even when you’re logged off? Yes, thanks to voice messaging and call forwarding. Using one or both of these features ensures that the voice calls that come into your … Read more

Presenting via video: Five questions for public-speaking expert Matt Abrahams

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When it comes to public speaking today, more and more people are finding that you don’t have to be there, to be there. Professionals are opting to deliver that conference keynote in Cannes or the presentation in Perth via video rather than in person. Many of you tell us about using Skype video calling this … Read more

What we learned at BlogHer

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Wow, what an event! We had a wonderful time at BlogHer Entrepreneurs 13 last week, the event we hosted with BlogHer for budding women entrepreneurs. To say that we met some interesting people would be an understatement – we were blown away by the creativity, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit shared by the speakers and attendees. … Read more

Breaking Down Barriers: An Interview with Lisa Stone, Co-Founder of BlogHer

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As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, we had a chance to chat with BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone in advance of BlogHer Entrepreneurs, a terrific event designed to give would-be business owners the push (and guidance) they need to get off the ground. Skype has the honor of hosting the event this Thursday … Read more

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