Digital Nomad Tip #10: Invest in Better Mobile Meetings

You might be 5,000 miles away, but no one has to know about it. As Sci-Fi technology comes to life, business professionals and Domestic CEOs alike can take location out of the conversation and conduct business wherever and whenever. As someone who is constantly looking for better ways to connect with work and family while on the go, having a seamless mobile meeting is worth my iPhone’s weight in gold.

At Oktoberfest in Munich, just moments after I held a mini-family reunion on my GM iPhone app.

Thanks to advances in technology, a mobile meeting is more than just a local dial-in code. Over the past few months the bar has been raised. Mobile meetings should now give you every benefit of being at your desk, but on your smartphone – video conferencing, file sharing, password-free dial out, add a participant, etc.

A few weeks ago I was in Brugge, Belgium, on my way to our Frankfurt office. I was frantically running around the town square with my laptop open and my headset on, searching for a WiFi connection so that I could join a 10PM meeting (3PM CT). I looked ridiculous! I found a connection just in time, but thanks to the motorcycles and busses, it sounded like a scene straight out of The Bourne Identity.

If you’ve ever stepped outside of your office on a work day, I’m sure you’ve experienced something similar. Recently I downloaded the GlobalMeet iPhone app and have been loving the freedom of a truely mobile (and most importantly global) meeting.

As I enjoy today’s technology, I have to wonder, “What will they think of next!?”  If all your mobile meeting dreams could come true, what would you ask for?

About Cora R.

Cora Rodenbusch is a Senior Communications Manager at PGi, focusing on internal company communications and company culture.

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