On Wednesday this week we gingerly broke new ground at Xero by taking part in our first live Google Hangout broadcast on AccountingWeb, the UK’s biggest accountants community. Google Hangout is probably one of the most useful features of the Google+ service and is great for hosting group video chats, and these can also be broadcast live on YouTube.
Not only was it my first experience of taking part in a live broadcast using Hangout, it was also the first outing with the technology for the team at AccountingWeb but aside from a couple of blips, it was actually good fun if a little unnerving and attracted an audience of almost 400 live viewers.
But something that I’d certainly consider doing again, so we’re looking into how we might put it to use for training or other informational services at Xero.
It runs to 45 minutes, so if you’re so inclined over your lunch, perhaps, or have just always hankered for the opportunity to listen to a Scotsman droning on about the cloud, go ahead and fill your boots!