Touchdown! Why the Super Bowl and Online Meetings Make a Great Team
Super Bowl Sunday is finally here! Time to turn on the TV and… go online? Really? These days, it’s hard to imagine any major sports event without online communication. Social media in particular has become a vital part of the experience. During last year’s game, users posted 24.1 million Super Bowl related Tweets – and that number is on a steep rise. Fans, journalists, and sports professionals all use the internet to get in touch with the world while watching the game.
Even online meetings play an important role as well during Super Bowl. It’s not just that it’s easier to do your halftime and post-game analysis with your far-flung friends when you’ve got access to screen sharing and whiteboard tools. You can benefit from online meetings at your job as well, especially this weekend. Read on to find out how Mikogo can help make your Super Bowl Sunday even better!
Don’t Tell Me The Final Score!!
Hopefully, most of you are lucky enough not to have to work this Sunday, or at least work in a field like sports journalism, where your job allows you to watch the game. However, you might be someone who finds yourself working on Sunday hoping against hope that no one spoils the final score before you get to watch it. This can be tough. People on the streets will talk about the game. It’s going to be on the front page of every newspaper on Monday morning and on screens across the city. If you’re trying to avoid spoilers, a commute can quickly become a genuine hazard. How can you get around this though? How can you get your work done and still enjoy the game? Try working from home with online meeting software and avoid the news headlines. And once you’re done for the day, you can stay right there in your living room, turn on the TV, and watch the game in peace.
Reporting From Around the World
Of course, football is huge across the US, and its popularity around the globe is only growing. On average, the Super Bowl gets broadcasted on 800 million screens worldwide. This means that reporting on the game takes place in many different countries – not just during the game, but also in the weeks leading up to it. Whether you are flying straight to New Jersey to report back to the office on the game, or whether you work for an international news agency with sports journalists all around the globe – communication and collaboration are key. Online meetings allow you to work with your colleagues as though you were all there in one room, even if there’s an ocean between you. The better your meetings, the happier your audience is going to be this Sunday.
The Morning After
There’s a good chance that you’ll have Sunday night off and will be enjoying the game with your friends and a couple of cold beers. Especially if you’re tuning in from a different time zone, it might get late. If you feel a bit run down the next morning, know that you’re not alone: on the Monday after Super Bowl, an extra 1.5 million people call in sick on average in the US. It’s not that you mind working; what gets to you is the thought of waking up early, getting ready for work, and the long commute on a crowded train. If you cut all that, you could easily get two hours more sleep. So why don’t you? Schedule online meetings and send the invitations out right now – now there’s no reason for you to be there in person. With a web conferencing software like Mikogo, online meetings are just like meetings in person – except that no one actually has to be at the office.
Discussion: Are you excited about the Super Bowl yet? How are you balancing your favourite sports events and your working hours? Let us know in the comments below, and most importantly: have a great time this Sunday!