Nobody likes meetings, that’s science. So if you have to have a meeting, you want to do it virtually, from your desk, or couch, and possibly while still in your jammies (at least from the waist down, where the camera can’t see). Enter – the virtual meeting tool, of which GoToMeeting is one. Be on camera, share your computer screen, chat during the boring parts… very handy.
I’ve used GoToMeeting. It’s good, it does what it’s supposed to do; it lets you have a meeting without paying any attention. This ad, however…this ad confuses me. (For some reason, in the original it says “body language” not just “body”, and that didn’t come through when I copied it, but either way it works for my point.)
Are they saying – “You do NOT want to be in the room with these people! She’s either yawning or laughing like a demented drain, and he’s in his underwear. Avoid! Avoid!”, thus hoping you’ll use their tool so you don’t have to share space with these fruitcakes*? Or are they saying, “If you just attend this meeting over the phone (eww, how primitive!), LOOK at the fun you’ll miss! She’s hilarious and quirky, and he’s uber-hip!”, thus hoping you’ll use their tool so you won’t feel left out?
What do you think? Am I just old crotchety ‘hey-you-kids-get-off-my-lawn’-ing again?
*I apologize if any actual fruitcakes were offended by this; but… my blog, my rules.