Trisha Zimmerman

Trisha Zimmerman
I’m 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

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’t 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 ...

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

In today’s information packed world, the timing of your message can mean everything. Want a Journalist’s attention? According to a recent Business Wire poll, Tuesday mornings are the optimal time to send a news release. If you’ve 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

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’s 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’re working, don’t forget to put in a load of laundry. Whether it’s 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 ‘quietness’ 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’s world! Although I’ve been working from home for three ...

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Stop Speaking in the Dark

As a work-at-home employee, I’m constantly using conference calls to stay connected. While I love the tool, I sometimes feel like I’m speaking in the dark. Too often I find myself asking the person I’m meeting with to describe what they’re 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 – H1N1. Daycares, schools and companies of all sizes have planned how they’ll keep a workforce together during a pandemic. Although reports of how severe it is vary widely, one thing is certain – the virus is widespread. Even obsessive use of hand sanitizer didn’t 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’s time for your quarterly earnings release. You have sweated through preparing your presentation, editing, reviewing, practicing … 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’s what they say are the easiest yet biggest blunders speakers make ...

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