Why ReadyTalk Created UbiMeet, A Personal Productivity Tool

The UbiMeet team wants to help you be more productive and have less painful meetings.

We designed a product that simplifies pre-meeting preparation and automates post-meeting deliverables. You may be committed to sitting in a conference room from 9:30 – 10:30, but you can take control of the time you spend preparing for and following-up after meetings. As we like to say, Don’t let meetings run you.

On Tuesday, September 29th, we here at ReadyTalk are excited to introduce UbiMeet to the world. But how did we get here?

About a year ago we were talking with customers about the biggest challenges they had collaborating with their co-workers. We were actually working on a new video conferencing platform,- but we kept hearing that the most frustrating part about meetings was the sense they were a waste of time, that people came unprepared and didn’t follow-up afterwards. And this was a problem for all meetings, not just meetings with remote participants. And so we broke off the idea to explore on its own: UbiMeet was born.

Ubi is latin for ‘when’ and ‘where’.. it’s probably where the word “ubiquitous” comes from. We want you to be able to prepare for and debrief after meetings whenever and wherever works best for you. If you have an agenda to prepare, reference materials to pull together, or a summary to communicate with others, this is the place to do it. Even on the go.

We’re launching with a browser-based application now, with an iPhone app on the way shortly. The UbiMeet preparation system includes reminders and notifications to help guide you to prepare and follow-up after meetings.. all those things you know you should do, and just need that little extra nudge to encourage you to do so.

We launched the first version of UbiMeet in March 2015, and have learned a lot since then. So much, in fact, that we closed access to the site in June and reimagined the experience for our users. It turns out that although everyone knows their meetings could be better, not every
one is motivated to improve them.
UbiMeet can help people develop better meeting habits, but only if they’re willing. So we developed UbiMeet to be a personal productivity tool. You can benefit from its time savings even if n
o one else in your company or association uses it. While we’d love if it everyone in your company used UbiMeet (and once you try it, we think you will too!), it’s ok if they don’t. You can enjoy the time savings and improved productivity that UbiMeet offers all on your own.

You can sign up for Ubimeet today for free at UbiMeet.com – mention that you heard of it via ReadyTalk for early access.

Andrea will be sharing her experiences in leading an intrapreneurial venture and starting UbiMeet at Denver Startup Week (Denver Colorado – Oct 1, 2015) and the Lean Startup Conference (San Francisco – Nov 18, 2015).

Questions? Suggestions? Email us at info@ubimeet.com or follow us on Twitter (@UbiMeet) or Facebook (facebook.com/UbiMeet).

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Andrea Hill

Andrea joined ReadyTalk in 2013 as a Product Strategist, and now heads up DART, our dedicated innovation team. She holds an MSc in Computer Science and an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. This left-handed Canadian has completed over 40 marathons and is an unapologetic introvert. INTJs, unite! You can find her on Twitter at @afhill or on LinkedIn.

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