Technology

MY BEST TECH: Holly Ransom

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Through her business, Holly Ransom Enterprises, Holly Ransom is a speaker and coach to high-performance individuals based in Perth. She blogs at hollyransom.com.

She tells SmartCompany her favourite piece of technology gives her the connection of face-to-face communication from her home in Perth, allowing her to cut down on the time she spends travelling interstate.

“At the moment, it’s definitely Google hangouts.

“I’ve just come off a call with the seven people who work with my company this morning. For us, particularly with the way the world works, globalised, and with a team that are constantly travelling, the ability to have a really good quality multi-party call that’s free has just changed the game for internal communication.

“I’ve only got on to it quite recently – I’d previously used Skype, and I’m quite impressed with the call quality on Google hangouts. We had seven people on this morning, and it still functioned really effectively, and was sensitive enough to enlarge whoever is speaking on the screen. We’ve found it incredibly helpful for keeping team feel, in a 21st century start-up which has to be flexible and nimble.”

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Myriam Robin

Myriam Robin is a reporter for SmartCompany and its sister site LeadingCompany. She has degrees in economics, international studies and journalism. She likes writing about businesses taking risks and doing new things.

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