Video Conferencing: miles don’t matter

This week you are lucky enough to get a second post, albeit a short one.

Skype is amazing! My BB (Beautiful/ brilliant Boss) is traveling to conferences in the UK and Europe at the moment. This, years ago, would have meant that she would be out of touch with me except via email. Today it means she has been able to use email, twitter and facebook to send links to the interesting things she is involved in right now. Yes, keeping me working and thinking.

The other brilliant thing is that last night (8.30pm Melb time, and approx mid morning UK time) we did our first video conference across the seas (we have used before for evening meetings from our respective Melbourne homes) using Skype. We talked for almost an hour and a half. And yes, we did remember to talk about the writing I had posted on googledocs! So, this aspect of ‘remote supervision’ is promising. Now, off to do some of the work we discussed last night!

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  1. Dr. Vijay Vaishnav
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 12:31:02

    My experiences with video web conferencing with my patients in India while I am half way across the world:
    http://homeopathicure.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/east-is-east-and-west-is-west/

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  2. Fiona T
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 12:48:37

    Thanks for that Vijay, that is amazing. This sort of technology is really helping to make our world smaller. I am hoping to again use web-conferencing soon to be involved in a committee that meets regularly in the UK. Yes, as you mention, the only problem is the time differences, if we can figure that out then the opportunities we can experience are so exciting.

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