Thanks to several easy-going Hangouts with mad Canadians, intrepid WordPress developers and OpenCoffee friends, I've reached a point where I can make several valid first-hand observations about Google Hangouts. I put those thoughts on Slideshare in hopes of attracting cross-talk from experts.
Fact is, several real online video experts live and work in Ireland. Much of what I find useful in Google Hangouts extends from facilities Joe Garde offered our third level curriculum more than three years ago. I can talk with guest speakers, share video clips, work through documents, amend mind maps, and share doodling space all inside Google Hangouts--for free. Video cameraman Tom Murphy has shown our creative multimedia students in the Limerick Institute of Technology how to set up and conduct an effective personal video presence. I plan to integrate several of Tom's talking points into a revised slide deck after the first 100 views. And Jane Boyd has taken online video chats to an impressive new level with her "45 Conversations".
In the meantime, I am quite astounded by being able to walk around Ireland while listening and watching multi-seat Hangouts. That alone says a lot about the evolution of business communications practices.
Blogged with the Typepad app and O2-Ireland connectivity.
Bernie Goldbach curates info about Google Plus.