What is Telepresence?
Real-time videoconferencing technology and techniques designed to give the appearance of being present at a face-to-face meeting.
When implemented correctly, telepresence opens up the power of face-to-face communication. You may be familiar with consumer-grade video conferencing where participants see each other in small windows, with no eye-contact, often without collaboration tools and that sometimes suffers from poor video and audio quality.
Telepresence systems offer business-grade, secure, dependable and high-quality face-to-face communication. Rich collaboration tools provide highly collaborative communication. For example, Cisco's EX90 personal executive telepresence endpoint has a built-in video camera than when tilted down automatically switches to a high quality document camera that allows other video participants to view real-time highlights or editing of documents.
True telepresence also allows real eye-to-eye contact between participants while conferencing. And that makes a big difference. Eye contact is a key element that enables effective interaction. You have to see it to believe it.
Of course, telepresence also allows us to perceive all of the other non-verbal cues that are only available in a face-to-face meeting.
Telepresence brings all of the richness of nonverbal communication with the ease of making a phonecall.
Does your law firm have a Legal Telepresence strategy?
Telepresence isn't just for Fortune 500 companies anymore. By 2015, it's estimated that 90% of internet traffic will be video. One million minutes of video will cross the global network every second. Is your law firm ready? At LegalTelepresence, we help lawyers implement telepresence systems and strategies. LegalTelepresence, LLC was founded by lawyers that use telepresence to: