Catch VSee’s CEO Milton speaking on “The Science and Myths of Video Conference + Screen Sharing” at this year’s IBM Connect 2013 conference!
With Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts making video conference a common experience, we want to know how to make the most of these tools. Milton will be debunking popular myths such as “70% of all communication is visual” and discussing recent psychology findings on the value of video. He will explain why audio-only is a surprisingly effective medium for conveying visual information (why do we gesture on the telephone?) and when is it critical to have video. He will also examine tasks where video is essential and quantify the value of video and screen share on sales, support, building trust and getting things done.
Milton will be speaking on the SpeedGeek circuit
when: Monday, January 28, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
where: Dolphin Atlantic Hall
(SpeedGeeking is a condensed, immersive and rowdy approach to hearing from some of the best and brightest and a wildly popular approach to learning about the tips, techniques and (sometimes crazy) ideas that they have been working on. Similar to speed dating, participants will migrate as a group around the room from one 5-minute demo station to the next, while stopwatches, buzzers, and a loud-mouthed emcee keeps things fast-paced and on track!)
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Summary: Mirror neurons may be the key to explaining why it’s so important to see people for social interactions.
With the remote work revolution seriously getting underway, a recent article from Knowledge @ Wharton Today reminds us that remote workers may be losing more knowledge than we know from the lack of face-to-face contact and physical proximity with their coworkers. More specifically, neuroscience research on “mirror” brain cells gives new meaning to the phrase “monkey see, monkey do.” Continue reading →
At last Friday’s lunch meeting, what started off as a walk-through of the VSee development road map, highlighting recent improvements and anticipating future features and functionality, quickly degenerated into passionate debate about whether VSee needed to include instant messaging in it’s next major release.
I don’t think it was a question of whether or not we want to have this function, but rather a question of Continue reading →
Over the last few weeks of working at VSee, I’ve been realizing that VSee is more than just a videoconferencing tool. It’s a video collaboration tool. Of course, it can do the things that videoconferencing does, but on a much more dynamic and work-friendly scale. It’s the difference between a big elephant and a nimble mouse.
Videoconferencing is great for things like talking, interviewing, and formal staff meetings because it’s rich in human information, and it makes you feel like person, not just a disembodied machine. However, the equipment tends to be too cumbersome and tedious for spur of the moment use.
Working remotely can feel like you’re always on the periphery of things, lost and forgotten by managers and coworkers who can’t see you. So it’s great when people come up with better ways of giving remote workers more presence. One fascinating idea that makes use of videoconferencing technology is the “Embodied Social Proxy” (ESP) designed by a team of Microsoft researchers lead by Gina Venolia.