Trick or Treat?

October 28, 2011 - 1 Comment

As anyone with kids can relate, this time of year is one of the most fun, but challenging times of the year. It’s tough to be away from your family or traveling with so many holidays coming up and the kids buzzing with projects, decorations, costumes and school events.

I was recently in an all day planning meeting and got a text from my wife that our four year old daughter was dying to show me her new Halloween costume. Sure, this is something I could easily see when I got home, but have you ever tried telling a four year old to wait a couple days … or even a few hours? During a break I called home on Cisco Movi from my Mac. Seconds later, there was my daughter. Grinning ear to ear in her adorable flower costume.

It’s moments like this where the power of telepresence hits me personally. Telepresence gives me the flexibility – no matter where I am – to stay connected with colleagues but also balance a personal life and not miss out on the moments that matter. No tricks with this technology. Only treats.

What are your Halloween plans? I’ll be will be gathering with my team over telepresence on Monday for a virtual costume party. Share your stories!

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  1. My plans for the weekend include attending a big street party down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s called Carlotta Street party and takes place over two days. The city closes off Carlotta street, and everyone dresses up and has one huge block party! It’s definitely a fun time, and I also will be rocking a pirate costume haha.