Screen Sharing and Remote Support
6 Easy Ways To Encourage Collaboration 
Collaboration is arguably one of the biggest buzz words of 2014 and one which, when done right, can lead to significant competitive advantages for savvy businesses. It’s also one of those concepts that can be quite hard to achieve. If you’re struggling to get employees sharing ideas, communicating and creating, try out these 6 easy ways to encourage collaboration amongst your workforce.

1. Rewards: People are more likely to collaborate and go the extra mile when their efforts are recognized and rewarded. Make sure great ideas and achievements are shared – this can be something simple such as including a piece in the company newsletter or posting a notice on the wall to mentioning on social media. An easy one to implement, setting up a bonus or rewards scheme can work wonders when it comes to encouraging collaboration. A simple set up such as a gift certificate for ideas taken forwards by the company is effective. For bigger businesses a profit sharing or bonus scheme is also a great incentive for more prolonged, sustained and fruitful collaboration.

2. Routine: It’s hard to encourage collaboration when the parameters aren’t clearly defined. It’s one thing to say to staff that they need to communicate and share ideas more but another thing entirely to put it into practice. Make it easy for staff to collaborate by incorporating it into the daily routine. Set up an online meeting to take place each week or month at a set time using a system such as ShowMyPC so even employees that are away from the office or working remotely can still participate.

3. Meet More, Motivate and Inspire: Meetings are a great way to nurture collaboration because they create a framework in which ideas can be discussed, where others can pitch in and where alternate thinking can be explored. Go back to basics and make meetings an intrinsic part of your company culture. If you can’t meet face to face, use a remote meeting service or a desktop sharing tool or even a conference call line so department heads and team members can come together to collaborate.

4. Encourage Socializing: Collaboration happens when people feel comfortable with one another. Encourage your team to socialize outside of the office. You can help this process along by organizing events such as informal BBQs, a company bowling or softball league, movie nights and team building events. Even a company retreat once a year is worth considering to strengthen relationships and make communication easier.

5. Rotate Teams: Make it easy for employees who don’t usually work together to collaborate. By mixing up think tanks and pairing different skill sets you’re more likely to get results that wow. Make a practice of rotating people between teams for a few days or weeks to get more from them.

7. Assign Tasks: Most work better when they know what is expected of them and what the goals are. Assign tasks to teams or individuals based on their skill set and strengths. Keep a clear record of who is doing what, when it is needed by and what the intended outcomes are. You can do this via ticketing system, a project management tool, email, app or simply by posting a piece of paper on the wall. Whatever method you choose, make sure all the team has access to it and progress towards task completion is regularly addressed to keep everyone productive and on track.

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Website Receives Streamlined New Makeover 
We have undergone an exciting, user-friendly website revamp which makes navigating our services and remote access tools easier than ever.

The recent upgrade is a simplified and streamlined version of its predecessor which allows users to effortlessly share and view remote desktops as well as utilize a range of other innovative digital communication features.

- Web Viewer enables one click access to online meetings and shared desktops and requires no timely downloads.
- Updated cross platform application to offer increased Java powered support to Mac and Linux users.

As featured on Cision

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New Level of Productivity for Accountants and Tax Pros 
Today, the workflow in businesses has become a more collaborative process, and it becomes necessary to have effective remote access tools to aid collaboration. When used properly, such tools can speed up your business processes and result in increased productivity. Our screen-sharing tools can enable your company to achieve its financial goals more efficiently. Our products allow you to connect online and share your screen, enabling others to watch it or enabling you to watch screens of remote users.

The service also enables accessing your home or your office desktop remotely, so that you can access your PC from anywhere, or keep an online track of your business associates’ or clients’ PC.

The power of the Internet makes all this possible. Such tools allow you to work faster and reduce travel costs and time. The tool is particularly beneficial for remote support, web conferencing or for training procedures. You can also use it for presentations and demos or for better collaboration in online meetings and tutorials or for providing technical support.

Provide your Tax and Accounting Services Online

With the tax season upon us, accounting and tax companies can hugely benefit from our screen sharing tools to conduct their business. Many forward thinking companies have started using such tools, as customers expect service anywhere and at any time. In such an environment, the convenience of such tools can be a total game changer, and it becomes a key to attract new clients.

Imagine a scenario where you are a CPA and working on a client’s taxes and need quick feedback from the client on certain items. There is no need to schedule an in person meeting, which can be time consuming and delay the entire process. You can instead use ShowMyPC to quickly share your screen with the client and have them take a look at the document. Or the client lives far away from your office, yet wants to be able to participate while the tax document is being drawn up- using our web conferencing services can remove all geographical barriers and greatly increase your business potential and range. Or you have to train your associates or clients regarding some accounting software but it is not possible to schedule a physical meeting, our premium collaboration services can be used to conduct a meeting in seconds.

ShowMyPC's remote access tools can solve all these problems, save time and provide faster service to customers.

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Choose a Low Cost, Lifetime License with our Private Hosted Plans 
It is growing increasingly important for businesses and self employed people to have remote PC access between computers and host meetings and presentations online. Although this software is essential for many industries, it can be costly and time consuming to set up. But are the benefits worth the high monthly fees and tedious setup time?

ShowMyPC's widely used screen sharing service is perfect for business professionals worldwide, who need to access and manage multiple PC’s and devices remotely. Whether they work on the go, from home or at various office locations, many people rely on this remote access software.

ShowMyPC offers a number of private hosted plans for companies to host multiple meetings on their own servers. Here are just a few of the features from ShowMyPC’s private server packages:

Lifetime Licence
Unlike many similar services, a private server package from ShowMyPC offers a low cost lifetime license. This means no monthly fees to worry about, simply pay the one off price and you and your employees will have access to the software and its features forever.

Customized Service
ShowMyPC software is custom to your needs, and the user is in full control of choosing the features of the software. Small, medium and large businesses can customize the service they want to get maximum effect with a minimal cost. The differing packages vary in price, and can allow users to conduct 2 to an unlimited amount of screen meetings at any one time. This makes the screen sharing and remote support services extremely cost effective for every business.

Fast, Private Server
The private plans allow businesses to use their own fast, private servers which allow all communication to stay within the company network, and enable the remote access software to work quickly and more efficiently.

Trial Software
Any business or individual can request a free trial of ShowMyPC’s software, to test the server and software entirely. With just a 7 minute setup, the fully functional trial software works on any Mac, Windows or Linux computer.

There are many other advantageous features of the private server packages, such as Free Hosted Shared Folder, File Transfer and Free Conference Calls. Companies have nothing to lose by requesting a free trail from ShowMyPC and testing out the benefits of this innovative software for businesses.

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Top Presentation Tips 

Public speaking and presenting can be really tough, especially in unfamiliar situations or in a huge room with strangers. It can be daunting and overwhelming, but there are simple steps you can follow to ensure the presentation goes to plan and achieves whatever goal it was set out to. From preparation to delivery, with the right research and confidence it is easy to secure that sales pitch or impress colleagues.

Read on for the secrets to a successful presentation.

1. Know the Purpose
When preparing the presentation, identify the purpose of it and what you want the audience to gain after watching and listening to your presentation. This is the first rule of a great presentation, to make sure you impart the right knowledge and stay on track of the topic matter. Then ask yourself through the preparation stage, what will keep audience engagement and what will they get out of sitting through your presentation?

2. Embrace the technology available
The use of computers and projectors has changed the way we present in the 21st century, and if used well they improve the overall experience for the audience. If you are technologically savvy, your skills can greatly enhance a presentation. Research the latest advancements for businesses, such as screen sharing services and remote online demonstrations. These services have the power to change the way we present to clients and conduct meetings, as people at computer screens anywhere in the world can watch your presentation as it unfolds.

3. Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
If you are anxious or uneasy when it comes to public speaking then be sure that you are not alone. It is society’s number one fear, and even great speakers such as Churchill experienced speech anxiety. The trick to tackling this fear is working on delivery skills as public speaking is a skill; not a talent. Self confidence, plenty of rehearsal and taking deep breaths when you feel nervous are essential. Remember this key point – even though inside you are terrified, it won’t be obvious to the audience. Speak slowly and clearly and they will not be aware you are an anxious public speaker. If you panic and forget your script, just carry on – they have no idea what your script is.

4. Review your presentation afterwards
When it is all over, take a moment to review the experience and take notes on how to improve. If necessary you could also ask for feedback, on your strong points and areas for improvement for the next time you need to deliver an important presentation.

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