ReadyTalk

Meet with Confidence

Telework Week – Sofas, and Starbucks, Spreadsheets

Posted by Simone Nabers on
Share this Post:

Today's post is part of ReadyTalk's ongoing series on teleworking.

I have to admit, this morning did not start off as smoothly as I had hoped. Being in the comfort of my home, coffee in hand, work space set up…wait – no internet connection? At this point I might as well just go into the office. We are lost without our wireless connection in this day and age, it seems. Alas, after a good forty-five minutes of troubleshooting, I successfully access my network.

Wait …now I can’t connect to the office VPN. Good grief! And I thought I was going to get off to an early start; so much for that plan. So, I send a quick chat message to one of our wonderful IT gurus for some assistance in the matter. Thank goodness for Ashlea! Sometimes our day to day jobs become so routine that we often forget about the functionality of the technology we work with on a regular basis – enter ReadyTalk’s web conferencing platform (ta-dah!)

I’ve held a few webinars in my day, collaborated on projects when teams or colleagues were working remotely. However, today I had a bit of a lapse. I had accepted the fact that I’d be stuck working from scratch on a number of projects I had already started at the office and saved to our server that I currently could not access. It didn’t dawn on me until Ashlea suggested that I start a web meeting and grant her access of my desktop so that she could set up my VPN from home that this web conferencing platform I use on a daily basis really could come in quite handy – genius!

I start a meeting, grant control of my desktop to Ashlea and in a matter of minutes I’m up and running. Technology at its finest. As I sit on my sofa, sip on some Starbucks and fill in this spreadsheet I can attest to how truly functional a web conferencing tool can be. I’m not paid extra to tout our platform, but it really did the job this morning.

Teleworking may come from necessity (travel, unexpected circumstances, remote office locations) or even as a perk to some, but unless you have access to your team, documents, projects, training tools, etc., you quickly begin to recognize that your to-do list for the day may hit a roadblock. What kind of tools are you using to make your telework experience productive and efficient? Does your office support a regularly scheduled teleworking program and how? The idea of teleworking is quickly catching on-what industries do you think it lends itself to the most? We’d love your feedback!

Simone VerhulstSimone has been involved with both the sales and marketing teams at ReadyTalk and currently fills the role of Programs Coordinator and manages the monthly ReadyTalk Webinar Series, which is a free forum for professionals to interact with their peers and other experts on topics ranging from sales and marketing to nonprofits and funding to leadership and professional development. Simone is an outdoor enthusiast - skiing, climbing, triathlons, and trail runs with her dog, Bucket, are just a few of the things she enjoys outside of the office.


Comments for Telework Week – Sofas, and Starbucks, Spreadsheets

blog comments powered by Disqus

Recent Posts

6 Perspectives On Realistic Goals For New Advocate Marketing Programs (Guest Post)

6 Perspectives On Realistic Goals For New Advocate Marketing Programs If you’re anything like me, you have to set explicit goals for yourself before you can get anything really...

Find the Paths Your Customers Follow (Guest Post)

Find the Paths Your Customers Follow SHINY OBJECTS ARE DISTRACTING ReadyTalk recently invited me to provide a webinar on delivering content for demand generation and customer...

New from ReadyTalk - iPhone App Web Participant

Joining web meetings from your iPhone has never been easier.  Whether you are in the office or on the road, you can now participate in both the audio and web portions of the...

New Collaboration Features Available From ReadyTalk

New Collaboration Features Available From ReadyTalk Collaborating just got easier! Starting today, you can choose to present from multiple monitors, pause your screen share and...

Less Work, Better Results: Use Marketing Automation to Your Advantage

Using Marketing Automation to Your Advantage    After broadcasting a webinar and recording it, promoting it and encouraging people to watch the recording becomes the next steps for...

The Power of Webinar Tactics for Lead Qualification

The Power of Webinar Tactics for Lead Qualification  Webinars allow you to not only generate leads, but are also an excellent way to generate lead qualification. By utilizing...

If You Don't Try Designing a Live Webinar for On-Demand Use, You'll Hate Yourself Later

Designing a Live Webinar for On-Demand Use   In recent years webinars have grown in popularity for marketers in the B2B world with about 62 percent of all B2B marketers currently...

Don’t Stutter. Use the Webinar ROI Calculator to Show Your Success.

Don’t Stutter. Use the Webinar ROI Calculator to Show Your Success. Remember that time when your boss asked you about the success of your webinar program? If you stuttered,...

If You Struggle With Evergreen Topics, Read This

Finding Evergreen Topics Many marketers are generating leads through webinars with the lowest possible cost effort by recording your webinar and redistributing it. On average, a...