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The week before the last one, it happened to me – like it happened to thousand of other travelers all across the globe: I got stranded. Luckily for me I should have been flying out from home rather than flying home and being “stuck” home is much easier to handle :-)
At least for me. I was actually to fly to Croatia to keynote a huge customer event and hold a session on Cloud Security in addition – and I was still at home. Therefore we decided to do something which we always talk about but rarely really implement: I did the keynote on LiveMeeting – we used the Cloud.
It was an interesting experience. In the past I only did LiveMeetings with customers, therefore more a 1:many meeting, only once before I did a large audience. What did I/we learn?
To me, there is the question why we do not do that more often. Instead of flying in to a country in the afternoon of a given day, have a customer meeting in the morning and flying back home in the afternoon, I could have breakfast with the family in the morning, having the customer meeting in my home office and have lunch with the kids, when they come from school. Saved a lot of money, saved a lot of energy and CO2…
Often it is just a matter of wanting to do it. As soon as we do not find a date where we can physically meet, we do it on LiveMeeting and realize – for a lot of cases, it just works.
Therefore let’s save money and energy and leverage technology much, much more!