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Trisha Zimmerman

Trish Zimmerman, Senior Communications Manager, with more than 12 years experience. In addition to communicating with our employees and clients, I use surveys to gather information from our clients about their own conferencing experiences. With our their feedback, I work with our Service Quality Department to help Moderators use conferencing more effectively. To talk about your own experiences and how you can enhance your communications, please contact me at trisha.zimmerman@premiereglobal.com

PGi Wins the Gold Stevie Award for Support Team of the Year

Purely focused on collaboration, PGi is immensely proud of our innovative portfolio and the best customer care team in the world. Best in the world? Sounds ambitious, huh? Guess, what the folks at the Stevie International Business Awards agree! The PGi Expert Team was awarded a Gold Stevie International Business Award (IBA) for “Support Team of the Year.” PGi’s Expert …

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Think You Know How to Motivate Employees? A Must Read for Management

The Enthusiastic Employee helps managers motivate employees for a more profitable business.

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Can I Have Your Attention Please?

From hands-on classrooms to virtual meetings, Brain Rules provides a road map for sharing information. You’re a meeting host presenting to a silent, lifeless audience. “Any questions?” you ask, hoping for any proof that you still have their attention. Your plea for some sign of life is met with the same glazed looks that began appearing around 10 minutes into …

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How to Capture Your Audience’s Attention with a Story

Does your audience nod off during your presentation? If so, you’re not alone. 32 percent of audience members have fallen asleep during a boring presentation. The human brain is only wired to pay attention for about 10 minutes at a time. As a presenter, you have to find a way to capture people’s attention and keep re-engaging them in your …

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No Cords Attached, the Best iPad Apps for Teleconferencing

For all its advancements, technology often is still not as simple as I expect. Take my T.V., for example. I am amazed at the tangle of cords growing from it. It’s like a maze trying to figure out where they all connect. And, I’ll never understand why I have three remotes – none of which control the volume.  Fortunately, connecting …

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Five Tips for Managing Employees Remotely

Everyone who manages employees knows there is value in being on site. Hands-on direct participation by managers helps ensure the team is running at its best. When I first became a manager, I was concerned that I could do the job effectively since I am a remote worker. I was afraid my physical absence would impede the team’s progress, but …

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Don’t Treat Your Job Applicants Like Livestock: Let iMeet Do Your Herding

In a still sluggish economy, recruiters have the luxury of receiving many applications for the same job posting. That’s the good and the bad news. Recently, one of my neighbors described her job interview with another company by saying she and all the applicants were brought in to the interview like a herd of cattle. By the way she described …

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Recruiting Hassle #1: Are Your Job Applicants Engaged? Let iMeet Decide

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Having recently interviewed candidates for an open position, I can honestly say it was the least enjoyable part of my job. The time it took to find the right person was unlike anything I had ever experienced. How do recruiters do it? I asked four of PGi’s Human Resources professionals this question, and their answer was simple: iMeet. Of course …

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Virtual Teaming Breaks the Office Mold

There are many ways that workplaces are going green, and one of the biggest is telecommuting. From 1980 – 2009, the percentage of employees working from home has grown 86%. Along with this remote work rise, more and more virtual teams are being born. When I first heard of virtual teams, I wondered how anyone could manage employees effectively when …

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Technology Got You Down? Let Simple Conferencing Pick You Up

When it comes to new technology, I am one of the last to adopt the latest advances. I still love handwritten notes, birthday cards sent through postal mail and books printed on paper.  Each of these things helps me feel more connected to the person or story with which I’m interacting. The electronic versions of these activities simply don’t have the …

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Why This “Old Lady” Loves PGi’s Conferencing Products

As the mother of a tween boy, I feel like I’m always battling the technology monster. I have an affinity for eye contact from kids, and over the past couple of years, I’ve watched my son’s friends communicate less with their eyes as they became more social through technology. I know they are not looking at my house slippers because …

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Let’s Get Personal and Stop Email Overload

As a Communications Manager at PGi, I’m passionate about writing but not when it comes to day-to-day communications with my co-workers. My Outlook inbox fills up daily at an alarming rate. That’s why I’m a big proponent of picking up the phone and calling my co-workers when I have a question or need to briefly discuss something. At the same …

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Mobile Usage Continues Its Momentum

At the movie theatre recently, I saw an ad to download a coupon for a free small popcorn from my mobile device. Bummer for folks who didn‚ have a smart phone; they paid full price, but I only paid for the Coke. It seems everyone is cashing in on mobile these days, and for good reason. By 2014, mobile internet …

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Are You Hung Up About the Right Time to Host a Meeting?

In today‚Äôs information packed world, the timing of your message can mean everything. Want a Journalist‚Äôs attention? According to a¬†recent Business Wire poll, Tuesday mornings are¬†the optimal time to send a news release. If you‚Äôve just written a new blog post for your readers, try publishing on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. According to Daily Blog Tips, these tend to …

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Tips for Telecommuters – Part 2

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An earlier post on flexible workplace policies reported that arrangements such as job sharing, phased retirement of older workers, and telecommuting can increase the productivity of a company‚Äôs workforce and its overall bottom line. I believe this is true when both the employer and employee are careful to set up guidelines. In my most recent post, I talked about having …

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Reasons to Work from Anywhere: Tips for Telecommuters

Working from home brings to mind bare feet, fuzzy slippers and pajamas. And while you‚Äôre working, don‚Äôt forget to put in a load of laundry. Whether it‚Äôs for comfort, the opportunity to get more done in less time or any other reason to Work from Anywhere, telecommuting is a lure for many. While it does offer many benefits, doing it …

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Reasons to Work From Anywhere: My Hubby Got a Transfer! Do I Need a New Job?

EDITORIAL NOTE: Coming to an office is important, but sometimes telecommuting gives you that extra ‚Äòquietness‚Äô to be productive or the flexibility to meet deadlines without wasting time sitting in traffic. Here are some reasons why the PGi Blog Team thinks the ability to work from anywhere is crucial in today‚Äôs world! Although I‚Äôve been working from home for three …

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Stop Speaking in the Dark

As a work-at-home employee, I‚Äôm constantly using conference calls to stay connected. While I love the tool, I sometimes feel like I‚Äôm speaking in the dark. Too often I find myself asking the person I‚Äôm meeting with to describe what they‚Äôre seeing or emailing screen shots back and forth. What a waste of time! With all the time spent trying …

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RX for Working Through H1N1

It seems everyone is talking about it ‚Äì H1N1. Daycares, schools and companies of all sizes have planned how they‚Äôll keep a workforce together during a pandemic. Although reports of how severe it is vary widely, one thing is certain ‚Äì the virus is widespread. Even obsessive use of hand sanitizer didn‚Äôt spare me from its reach. I have two …

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Basic Blunders in Audio Assisted Conferencing – When it’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

It‚Äôs time for your quarterly earnings release. You have sweated through preparing your presentation, editing, reviewing, practicing ‚Ķ and practicing again. You finally feel comfortable with your message, but in all your preparation, have you sweated the right stuff?I contacted the Service Quality Team at Premiere Global, and here‚Äôs what they say are the easiest yet biggest blunders speakers make …

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