Category Archives: Education
Being in the marketing/ad business, the team here at KRT is constantly having meetings and presentations – brain-storming sessions, production meetings, client pitches, strategy sessions – the list goes on. For external meetings, since some of our clients aren’t local, we rely a lot on phone conference services like GoToMeeting or Webex. For clients that have offices in other countries, these services become even more important. A conference call integrating multiple countries and U.S. time zones can sometimes be a logistical nightmare. I recently participated in a meeting that involved India, the Philippines, the Midwest and the West Coast (turned out the starting time for me was 5:00AM – ended up downing plenty of coffee that day).
If you’re mathematically challenged, there are plenty of apps and websites out there that can help calculate and display time zones to set up a meeting in different geographies. A recent Google search of “time zones” revealed the best one in my opinion, everytimezone.com. The site is well-designed, interactive, visually appealing and amazingly simple to use. You might even want to use it to see what’s the best time to contact a buddy or family member across the country or overseas.
Are there any useful, well-designed sites you use to help make daily life a little easier? Let us know.
With school graduations happening across the globe, we thought it would be fitting to post a video of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement address. Jobs is known for his electrifying presentations of innovative Apple products. His inspiring speech urges graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks – including death itself.