I did a web-based seminar for the first time yesterday.
187 bankers from the American Bankers Association participated in a discussion of the 2007 Bank New Service Development Survey, which was done with the cooperation of the ABA. Webex without open communication was a very strange way to communicate with the bankers. I have given many talks at industry or academic conferences — Euromoney, Product Development & Management Association, etc., and I lecture undergraduates three times a week. Lack of eye contact makes webex so much different.
It was strange to sit in my home office — and see deer and turkeys out the window – and know that I was talking to almost 200 bankers. I worried about not being able to communicate 1 to 1, but there were 29 email questions — better than participation in most of my classes at the university!
I think innovation is an important topic to bankers…
WELCOME ABA MEMBERS!!!!