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Enhancing your online presence

Whether you’re looking to improve your chances in your job hunt, building your business or setting out on your own, understanding how to effectively present yourself online is key to success. When you rely on your online presence as a tool for networking with clients and connecting with employers, it is crucial that you ensure you are coming across as well as possible.

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Uncomfortable on camera? How to appear natural during your video call

  According to PGi, 66% of candidates prefer to video call during the interview process; for HR teams and employees, a video interview makes it easy to meet face-to-face. For the camera-shy however, the ever increasing popularity of the video interview might be a little daunting. While nerves are perfectly normal before an interview, some of us feel particularly uncomfortable when appearing on camera.

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Tips for collaborating as a distributed team

The development of online meeting platforms has made it easier to collaborate online, particularly for those working in distributed teams. A geographically dispersed team can connect online and maintain group focus on tasks and projects despite being based in various locations. However, it is important to remember that while software provides us with the tools to collaborate more effectively despite geographical distance, good collaboration relies on people.

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Remote workers and Freelancers: How they fit in to your business

Perhaps it’s never crossed your mind that the job role you’re trying to fill could be best suited to a remote worker or freelancer. It could be something that’s never been done before in your industry or business, but as the number of remote and freelance workers continues to rise, here’s how you could make the most of this influx of flexible workers for you and your business.

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Utilising video conferencing during the school holidays

  94% of people believe they work better when working from home. And yet, for any work-at-home parent, the school holidays are inevitably stressful – a balancing act of paperwork and childcare that’s always difficult to manage. Although many parents make the choice to work from home (whether full-time or just for the holiday periods) in order to spend more time with their kids, it can prove difficult to establish a comfortable sense of work/life balance.

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Stay productive over Christmas using video conferencing

The Christmas period is a busy time for everyone. Whether organising family dinners, staff Christmas parties, or simply finding time to relax and indulge in some festive treats, we push ourselves to the limit over the holidays. On top of all of this, many people still have to juggle their regular workload alongside their festive commitments. An estimated 900,000 people work on Christmas day itself.

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2016 round up

As we march towards 2017, we thought we’d take some time to reflect on LyteSpark’s achievements and over the last year. 2016 has been an incredible year for LyteSpark, and our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Here’s a short round up of some of the press coverage LyteSpark has received.

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Times Means Money: the Top 10 Business Timesavers

The pressures of our ever increasing workloads and busy lifestyles have severely impacted our ability to separate work from personal life. In the last two years alone, stress has accounted for 37% of all work-related ill health cases, and for 45% of all sick days taken in the UK. The 9 to 5 lifestyle no longer seems to apply in a world where we can always be contactable through our phones, tablets and computers. Trying to get to grips with a busy schedule can feel like a never-ending struggle; time slips away before you’ve made any impact on your to-do lists. Everyone works differently, so finding ways to work that suit you and your lifestyle helps to alleviate stress. Here are some tips and tricks to improve efficiency, and save time.

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First Video Interview? Here’s How to Smash It

It’s a brave new world we’re living in – one where we have more choices and more opportunities on offer than ever before. While once, applying for a job in a far-off city was a wearing and anxiety-inducing process which could involve travelling long-haul to several interviews at your own expense, now it’s as simple as sitting down opposite someone on camera. Of course, this throws up a whole new set of problems (am I the only one who becomes mesmerized by my own face on webcam, rather than whoever I’m talking with?), but overall, it’s immensely convenient.

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First impressions count: meeting people over video conferencing

It can be a tough decision to make; do you want to meet someone for the first time in person or via an online meeting. Everyone will have their own preference as to what they think will work best and many factors will help you to make this decision. If you decide that meeting via the internet is best for you, there are a few hints and tips that will help you to make the perfect first impression.

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