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Business Video–Not Just for Teleconferencing

In the past, business video was mostly another way to say “teleconferencing.”  If that was not the case, business video meant purchasing expensive equipment that was difficult to use. Furthermore, this equipment then manufactured a product that was difficult to market. However, in the age of YouTube, this is no longer the case.  If you have access to a computer and a smartphone, you can now produce video that can be streamed across the world to your present and future customers.

Here are some ways that  companies are using video for their business.


In the recruiting process, companies need to promote more than just a list of qualifications and requirements to their prospective employees.  Companies also need a way to present their company culture, in addition to finding a way to stand out from the competition.

One company that has embraced video for recruitment is Sodexo, “a global leader in integrated food and facilities management.”  They have a YouTube channel, SodexoCareers, dedicated to showing why you should work for their company.

While business video can be used for recruiting, it can also be used for when an employee leaves.  Recently, Snagajob, “the world’s only company totally devoted to fulfilling the dreams of hourly workers and those who employ them,” made a video to say “goodbye” to one of their longest tenured employees. This video was featured on their YouTube channel.


Have you ever wanted to literally speak to your customers?  With business video, you can.

Joyner Fine Properties is a “premiere real estate company in the Greater Richmond, VA area.”  Utilizing the video blogs on their YouTube channel, Joyner President Bill White can talk directly to his customers about the current real estate market.


Yes, TBL Networks is an award winning technology solutions provider, but our employees have other talents that they want to share with the world.

At the conclusion of a recent Ask Harley Twitter session, Harley Stagner, lead VMware engineer and VCDX, and Mr. TBL, the masked spirit of TBL Networks, wanted an opportunity to demonstrate their musical abilities.

With the help of a laptop, webcam and Cisco Show and Share, we were able to provide a live broadcast of a Guitar Hero performance that will be remembered for the ages.

With business video, you are no longer limited to teleconferencing, but only limited by what you don’t want to do.

July TBL Lunch & Learn – Business Video: Not Just for Teleconferencing

Join us for lunch to learn more about how business video is no longer just for teleconferencing, but becoming an integral part of day-to-day operations. In fact, your employees are already using it!  TBL’s Patrick Tredway will lead the discussion and allow you the chance to ask questions.  PLUS, NO POWERPOINT PRESENTATION!

Click here to attend our July Lunch & Learn


Virginia Beach, VA – July 20th – Ruth’s Chris
Richmond, VA – July 21st– Hondo’s


  • What is video going to do to my network?
  • Why video has historically NOT been successful.
  • Examples of how companies are embracing video.
  • How video can provide your company a competitive advantage.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in business video and how it affects your IT infrastructure. 

Save your spot! Register now!

About Patrick:

Patrick Tredway is TBL’s Collaboration Practice Lead and Account Engineer. He is a CCIE Voice certified engineer and has been working with Cisco Unified Communications since 2002. In addition, Patrick is a co-owner of TBL Networks and a fully licensed pilot .

About TBL Networks:

TBL Networks, 2010 Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year and certified VMware Enterprise Solutions Provider partner, provides our customers a wide range of advanced technology solutions, with a focus on Unified Communications, Virtualization and Storage.

Fun with Cisco – Tablets, Streaming and TelePresence

There are many great things about working for TBL Networks (e.g.  TBL’s very liberal cocoa policy).  In addition, as 2010 Collaboration Partner of the Year for Cisco’s East Area, I receive the opportunity to use and experience cutting-edge technology as it is released.  Below are some examples.

Cisco Cius

As the trend continues towards tablets (nearly 9 million tablets in use at small and midsize businesses in the U.S), Cisco has entered the market with the Cisco Cius. As the first business tablet for mobile collaboration,  the Android powered tablet brings the mobility of a tablet with the collaborative power of  Cisco, including Cisco Quad, Presence, IM and integrated, one-click access to WebEx Meeting Center.

Recently, TBL’s Cameron Corbin was photographed with tablet.  In addition, Cameron also got the chance to ride hoverboard and pet a unicorn.  Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of that … yet.

TBL Networks Cisco Cius

Cisco TelePresence System 1100

I have always wondered if there would be a day when I would think, “The future is here.”  I had pinned my hopes on Dippin Dots giving me a specific date, but thanks to Cisco, I can safely say that the future has arrived.

The Cisco TelePresence System 1100 allows you to have the intimacy of a face-to-face meeting without the difficulty and cost of travel.  Perhaps most importantly, you can finally reenact your favorite scene from Star Trek in the comfort of your own office.

Cisco Show and Share

Cisco Show and Share is a webcasting and video sharing application that helps enterprise organizations create highly secure video communities to share ideas and expertise.

In addition to using the video for internal purposes, you can also use Show and Share to broadcast your video live to external viewers.  Recently, TBL Networks streamed a live performance from Harley Stagner and the 46ers on the May 5th edition of Ask Harley using Show and Share.

In the video below, you can see the performance being watched via TBL’s live stream.