Don’t you just love technology.  A world with no borders and no limitations.

What I love most about it is that you can schedule meetings online with people from all over the country as well as with people from all over the world.  Face to Face webcam meetings from right where you are.  What are the benefits?

  • No more commuting, a big time saver.
  • Travel costs getting to and from meetings
  • Environmentally friendly, no CO2 emmissions
  • New business opportunities

I can only think of 4 benefits right now off the top of my head but I am sure there are more.  There are so many things you can do via webcam.

Are you a caterer, a good cook, start giving cooking lessons?  Dance and fitness instructors can give one to one sessions.  Teachers can tutor their students via web and online collaboration facilities, if you speak a language, offer language lessons.  Music teachers can also capitalise on this facility.    Do you own a restaurant or a bar, bring people into your domain via webcam, show them around, make them feel at home and when they are in town, I’m sure they will stop by and say hello. 

Think of the 2010 Soccor happening in South Africa, you can easiliy connect with people internationally, build relations and by the time the world cup happens, you are ready to meet and connect.

What an amazing world we live in.  There is a wide audience waiting to discover you via the net.  Real live television at your doorstep.

I had a meeting the other day with Heather Townsend via Dim Dim.  Afterwards I sat in amazement thinking  to myself just how incredibly wonderful this is, to be able to have a meeting, achieve exactly what I would have had face to face and futhermore, I just saved loads of commuting time, travel expenses and managed to get more done.  I have another meeting scheduled this afternoon with Robert Killington, to chat about a few things we are working on.  Looking at both these meetings, their location, I saved myself a wopping 5 hours of commute, this is almost a day’s worth of travelling.

Lastly, I also have scheduled in my diary another training session which I’m doing via Better Networking with Geoffrey Gordon based in South Africa  This is truly business without limitations.

Romany Thresher

3 Responses to Business without borders

  • Thanks for the link, Romany.

    One thing that happened after our talk, indeed shortly after you posted this article, was that I had a German lesson with a tutor based in Wiltshire. Using the technology has meant that I can ‘travel’ to my German lessons without inconveniencing anyone! I expect it agitates a few billion electrons along the way but that’s the only real side effect of this type of commuting.

    How to encourage my clients to use the technology is the next step. After looking at Google Wave that is – anyone got a spare invite?

  • Hi Romany

    I completely agree with you. The Internet brings people across the world together. Now more than ever before, we have endless opportunities to enhance our working and private lives.

    Although I love meeting people face to face, it is wonderful to be able to talk to people through the Internet in real-time.

    Great to hear that others are as enthused about the Internet as I am…

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