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Most people think virtual meetings are a waste of time. They're right.

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@reniemcclay Renie, thanks for the linklove for 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations. Most grateful
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What remote teams can learn from Mantei Te'o http://t.co/66kIZHH2 Seriously, there's a lesson here. #pmi #astd #hr
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Thanks to everyone at #astdtk13 I had a blast and great meeting everyone. Now on to Dallas for ICE
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Next speaking gig: SCORE Chicago on how small businesses and startups use webinars and webmeetings. Will you be there Feb 21?
Think running your team is tough? Try running a whole country via Skype http://t.co/rI7zHWXp #teams #projects #pmi #hr
Running a country via Skype http://t.co/9qixqout Think running your remote team is tough? Think about this. #pmi #astd #hr
@GABORELL1977 Not quite sure what you're asking... not really an app developer. Wish I could help but need more info.
amazing to meet @InSyncEU the #webinarmanifesto guys and others in person (finally) at #astdtk13
5 reasons to use chat in your online meetings and webinars http://t.co/BWqyl9KP #webinar #pmi #remoteteams #webex #lync
Why you should use chat in webmeetings http://t.co/ylTK8NwT Do people use the tools at their disposal? #pmi #astdtk13
#astdtk13 opens today. Looks like there's a big push on mobile learning. Do you have a strategy for your remote team? #pmi #astd
At #astdtk13 and ready to rock http://t.co/IFKkyXR4
@InSyncEU enjoy the show. I arrive this afternoon. Maybe we can connect to say hi.
@bigkid good luck! Enjoy your big night
@ASTDLearnTech on my way. See you there. Coffee at some point?
Packing for #ASTDTK13. Leading two sessions and a book signing but most excited about meeting new folks. Who'd like to meet up while there?
Is anyone going to #ASTDTK13 (TechKnowledge) next week in San Jose? I will be delivering two sessions of :The Good, the Bad and the Best- H…
Is Over-Politeness ruining your team meetings and productivity? http://t.co/AqI9q3lj remote teams #pmi #astd #telework #leadership
How politeness can ruin your team's meetings http://t.co/bLnT225P Is being too nice a problem in getting results? #pmi #astd
Web Meetings Need Humans More Than Technology http://t.co/hyWUHyPm #vr4smallbiz
@GABORELL1977 absolutely. Skype is http://t.co/vE58wQWT or at the office. And I'm sorry van persie left Arsenal!
@UncleAdam Can you smell the sweaty equipment? It's Hockey Season. Our boys play each other next week....should be a good one.
@GABORELL1977 hmm Webex training center, adobe connect, eluminate, maybe Blackboard? Can't remember the rest. Call if you need more.
Stop answering email on web meetings and conference calls. Really, you can do it.http://t.co/3kG2v0pD #astdtk13 #pmi
Stop answering email and listen! http://t.co/V4wiaqnj Seriously, it is possible #ASTDTK13 #pmi
Mapping the power in your organization http://t.co/FzpynuXM This is a great way to see where you need to build relationships. #pmi #astd
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Any @ccastd people going to #astdtk13 in San Jose? Let's meet up
Just found out, I'll be signing books at #astdtk13 on Friday morning after my session. 10 steps to successful virtual presentations
@webucator Very excited to see you there. Looking forward to it!
@MavLeanKT Doing a couple of sessions there. Let's make sure to meet!
Are you interested in using webinars, webmeetings and online presentations more effectively? Check out our all-new http://t.co/EKQwJLht
@shashib Thanks for the kind RT. Have a great weekend
Do we need more PowerPoint tools? Here's one worth looking at and why http://t.co/zZ7hiYV6 #webinar #presentations
Do we need more PowerPoint tools? http://t.co/g7A8wiG9 Actually, we really need to be more thoughtful about how we use it, but this is cool
@ManageAmericans Thanks for following us. How can we add value to your network?
@PamFR thanks for the retweet and the kind words
Our new improved website is up for the world to see http://t.co/N7WtVmFk for the best free resources on webinars, webmeetings and more
@bigkid @almusarea @dawnjmahoney Thanks for the linklove today. Happy new year!
Five remote team new year's resolutions http://t.co/oOng0lxQ #pmi #astd #webinar
Is IT finally getting it? http://t.co/ePwg6hiC #pmi #technology #ASTDTK2013
Is IT finally getting it? http://t.co/wI8yFUfx Are the geeks helping us mere mortals? Believe it or not, yes. #pmi #astd
Skype, LYNC and why Microsoft is smarter than you think http://t.co/ohdk6Wc0 Learn to use it well, and it will serve you well. #pmi #astd
Virtual meetings and winning the lottery http://t.co/gQ9nsvbF What do your online meetings reveal about your team? #pmi #webinars #astd
Five reasons virtual meetings don't stink http://t.co/YFUXEE6w Okay, too many do but it's not like they HAVE to #pmi #projectmanagement
A great session of Leading Effective Virtual Meetings with @FloraMarriott and her team at Interchange &Consort Hotels in the UK. Thanks all
@epsisocialmedia check me out at http://t.co/EKQwJLht but it's mostly online presentations, remote team building and meeting leadership
@epsisocialmedia Hmmmm, not a core competence but maybe I can help. Give me a call to discuss. 630 541 9154
Five reasons virtual meetings don't stink http://t.co/mn62rBvP Oh most of them do... they just don't have to. #pmi #astd #webinar
Declutter your online presentations http://t.co/KQqNQkS7 #pmi #meetings #webinar
Declutter your online presentations http://t.co/NotQAgpd #webinars #pmi #astd
@epsisocialmedia Thanks for the RT, glad you found us a good resource. How else can we help?
@NickStepanovich @mgissues Thank you for the Retweet! Hope you all enjoyed the article!
Virtual training is real training http://t.co/XYPRuzy9 Why bosses won't leave people alone when they're in online training& why they should.
Virtual training is real training. When people are taking an online class,managers should let them take it unmolested. http://t.co/x73qdpZz
Very Excited for #ASTDTK13. Doing my session 2X: Bad, Better, Best- How to implement virtual instructor led training.
Amplifiers, speedometers and online presentations http://t.co/GYxbXRTZ Tips for better online presentation skills. #webinar #presentations
Why do so few people use webmeetings well? http://t.co/kG6Gdu37 If you've never seen a good one, why would you use them?
Just found out I'll be presenting @ASTD 2013 National Conference: True stories of rolling out VILT the right and wrong! See you there?
No more fast food webinars http://t.co/02Vrehno #webinar #pmi #astd
@ce_mba thanks for the retweet, brother. All good in your world?