My Life Is A WebEx Meeting Room

With Covid-19 and the pandemic hitting us, a lot of us are working from home. As I conduct a lot of training batches I need a virtual tool to let me talk to and chat with the trainees. My company has gotten me a Webex license so that I can send the link to my trainees and have them use that to hear my voice and attend the sessions. I share share documents and I can share my screen so I can show them the ropes of the work that they are expected to do. I can also see them if they enable the webcam and they can see me as well.

Ever since I got my license and therefore my own meeting room, it has become easy to have trainees attend my sessions. Also it is easy for my team members to join in and discuss things that need to be done and sharing reports and stuff like that. I love this interface as if you have a good brandband connection you can easily work from home.

Cisco Webex is an American company that develops and sells web conferencing and videoconferencing applications. It was founded as WebEx in 1995 and taken over by Cisco Systems in 2007. Its headquarters is in Milpitas, California.

End Of A 2 Week Training

It’s finally done. Online training isn’t what I want to do since it’s a bit more difficult than face to face training. Strike that, make that much more difficult! It is tiring and I am also having to do 11-12 hours a day due to the situation.

Starting at around 5:30 pm or 6 pm for emails and reports, starting the actual training at 8pm and ending it at 5 am but going to bed only by 6 am since I am also helping the rookie trainer in our team who is also conducting training remotely for a batch who sits in Hyderabad while we are in Kochi. It is tiring and by the time we shut off the system I am ready to collapse. But I usually try to watch a little tv before I fell asleep.

I woke up today at around 1:30 pm and drank a coffee and had lunch by 2:30 pm. I watched some tv show episodes till 5pm. A shave, shower and more coffee with Ketchup flavoured Lays and I started working for 3 hours. Yes on a damn Saturday! Dinner was fried chicken with French fries, garlic sauce and a bun. I had a couple of vodka + Pepsi to wash them down. I will next watch some football and later I will watch a movie.