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Firetrucks, Trains and Video


October 22, 2008 - 3 Comments

My little guy, Jack, is not quite two and he is currently in a firetrucks and train phase. No telling when he’ll grow out of it, but I seem to remember wanting to be a policeman or fireman when I was growing up…and while I respect both of those professions immensely, I never went into them. We shall see if Jack becomes a fireman or a conductor. We read a book about nine thousand times a day called “Firetruck” where the little boy says “firetruck” the first thing in the morning…and the last thing at night…and then one day he wakes up and is a firetruck. Jack loves it…and nearly lives it. He is very passionate about firetrucks and trains (Thomas is still the favorite here.)Which made me think about Cisco’s passions. We LOVE video. TelePresence. WebEx. Web cams. VODs. IP Security cams. You name it. If it’s video, we love it. And, as the focus these days is clearly on the the economy (Note: Cisco is now in quiet period and we report Q109 earnings on November 5.), we think video will play an even greater role. As travel is scaled back, but face to face is still so important, why not try a WebEx meeting with video? Or, tap into Cisco’s network of Public TelePresence Suites. Or, tape a video, post it to the web and send it out to customers/friends/colleagues/family as a personal high-touch message…much more impactful than a letter or e-mail. There is nothing like being there is person, but when you cannot be, video is the next best thing.

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3 Comments

  1. Showcase Please. John.

  2. yes,video is the next best thing.

  3. John,Why not showcase Cisco's video + telepresence at the IABC annual - and global - conference in 2009 which will be held right up the road in S.F.? Professional communicators would seem to be a prime audience. Since I'm speaking on Communicate to Collaborate (Cisco's theme right now, yes?) I'd be honored to explore how using your tools could provide more impact.