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Using WebEx to Share Your Adventure: We Are Going to Mt Everest!

Last year, we hosted a free WebEx with adventurer Bear Grylls. He talked to us from his home in Wales and he talked about his experience climbing Mt Everest. He spoke of the thrill, the challenges and the deaths of his climbing mates as he reached for the summit. It was fascinating.

Now we are headed back to Mt Everest, but this time it’s personal. Read More »

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Talk2Cisco Recap: Work Life Redesign – What You Need to Know

New World, New Tools, New Approach

“Embrace change, experiment and leverage,” says Carlos Dominguez Senior Vice President at Cisco, in order for you and your business to stay relevant. In the latest episode of Talk2Cisco Carlos is joined by Lance Perry, Vice President of Information Technology at Cisco. In this information packed, lively discussion, Carlos and Lance talk about how to incorporate new technologies into your everyday work flow. Both share personal experiences around how and why new tools have changed their lives for the better.

Below are a few of the highlights from the broadcast. Feel free to post a question for Carlos or Lance…I’ll be sure they get it. Or you can reach out to Carlos directly on Twitter @carlosdominguez.

Talk2Cisco Recap: Work Life Redesign -- What You Need to Know

2:09    The benefits of new tools

8:27    Adoption of new technologies

12:45  Making the cultural shift

22:53  Moving away from email

30:05 Closing thoughts on making new technology work for you

More about Talk2Cisco:

Talk2Cisco is a live, real-time, social, interactive, online video broadcast featuring Cisco leaders, as well as other leaders in the tech and business industries, answering questions submitted by you, the viewer. Using UStream, Talk2Cisco puts you directly in touch with the source of the information, covers topics of interest to you and connects you with others who follow Cisco business and technology. Join the conversation and be in the know …now.

Follow Talk2Cisco on Twitter.

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iPad2 Featured App on WebEx.com

March 16, 2011 at 8:39 am PST

On WebEx.com, there’s no missing the fact that the Apple App Store is featuring the brand new WebEx iPad and iPad2 app this week.

It’s a really cool new app, too, by the way.  (It changed how I do online meetings!)

More info about all of this on the Collaboration blog.  And nice work WebEx and WebEx.com teams.

Enjoy!

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Talk2Cisco: Work Life Redesign – What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 AM PT, be sure to attend Talk2Cisco, a live, real-time, social, interactive, online video broadcast featuring Cisco leaders Carlos Dominguez, SVP, Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO and Lance Perry, VP of Cisco IT Customer Strategy & Success talking about how they managed the Web 2.0 learning curve, adopted a new mindset, and redesigned the way they work—for the better.

Since this event will be broadcast live via Ustream.tv, Talk2Cisco will put you, the viewer, directly in touch with Carlos and Lance so they can answer questions submitted by you.

Be sure to attend this event on March 15, at 10:00 AM PT by going here.  I encourage you to comment on the Ustream.tv event via this blog post.

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No Voice? No Problem

Guest Post from Bonnie Ho, Collaboration Product Marketing Manager at Cisco:

28. That is how many days I’ve worked in complete silence…not saying a single word.  As a product marketing manager here at Cisco, my days are typically filled with back-to-back meetings and talking regularly for 8+ hours a day, 5 days a week. I know you’re probably wondering two things: Why did I do this? Or more importantly, how was I able to do this?

I was recently diagnosed with vocal cord nodules, which is a mass of tissue that grows on the vocal cords due to strenuous voice practices. Those who use their voice constantly are susceptible to getting this, including teachers, singers, politicians and apparently Cisco product marketing managers.

My doctor recommended 4 weeks of complete voice rest to allow the nodules to shrink away and fully recover. Being the social person I am, and knowing how my job requires me to talk constantly, how was I ever going to survive in the workplace without talking for 28 days?

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