In 1989, Alon Cohen invented live conferencing using internet protocol. Since then we’ve been pushing the technology forward. Yet, Zoom fatigue is still real, and people globally still attend copious hours of online conferences, for those few minutes of actionable insights. With our meeting recording and insights platform, we aim to change this and radically shift attitudes towards online meeting culture. Let’s take back control over our work schedules by catching up on meetings asynchronously with tl;dv!
We caught up with one of our early Beta pioneers to find out more about her team’s adaptation to the new meeting culture, and what kind of specific use-cases she’s found with tl;dv.
Brielle, proving that unicorns do exist 🦄🦄
Brielle Nickoloff is the Co-founder & Head of Product at Botmock, the no-code tool that teams use to prototype chatbots and voice assistants on a visual canvas. Brielle has a multifaceted career and education, and many passions to boot, spanning from dual Bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience and Linguistics from the University of Colorado to a career in product and design, to her advocacy and industry contributions on all things product, voice A.I. and women in STEM.
Between chatting about margaritas, tacos, and the overrated Schitt’s Creek tv-series, Brielle took the time to chat with us about how she’s using tl;dv.
How does Brielle use tl;dv? 💡💡
Brielle uses the tl;dv Google Chrome Extension to record Google Meets with her customers and her internal team. Her favorite feature, aside from the automatic sharing of tl;dvs are the timestamped highlights. Being the Head of Product, Brielle mostly uses tl;dv for two distinct use-cases:
- Customer demos
- Onboarding /training of employees
Let’s dig into these two use-cases.
Customer demos that actually work 📺📺
Brielle loves using tl;dv for her customer demos for two key reasons:
- With tl;dv the recording, storing, and sharing of video and audio meetings is automated, thus saving Brielle a lot of time.
- With timestamped highlights, her customers can easily jump right to the relevant portion of the customer demo. This not only improves their understanding of the product through easy customer-demo navigation but also minimized onboarding time.
“We do a lot of demos every week. It was just starting to eat into our time … as a really agile team who has to be very cognizant of where we are spending our time. I wanted to see if there was some way we could streamline this process a lot more easily. So we found tl;dv and it’s so nice to be able to have a demo call and know that that recording is just going to be automatically sent to everyone who is in that call. It saves a ridiculous amount of time.
It saves a ridiculous amount of time.
… The other really nice thing is being able to reference or to just take notes in the middle of the call [time stamped highlights] … Having those quick links makes it so that during an hour-long recording, you can hop straight to that minute portion that was actually relevant, and what you actually want to go back and listen to”.
Onboarding new hires 🧙🧞♀️
The same benefits enjoyed during customer demos are also experienced during employee onboarding. Again, the main benefit can be broken down into two points:
- Having an easy-to-navigate library of rich information and guides for any new hire to reference.
- Being able to protect the time of new hires since they don’t need to spend time sifting through irrelevant information. Contrastingly, they still feel like they have all the information required in the recording if they need to reference it later. As a result, this has led to a more efficient and better technical onboarding process within Brielle’s team.
“Again …where tl;dv has come in really handy, lately, is with onboarding calls. Because when we hire someone new on to the team they are getting so much information thrown at them over the course of like a week or two, and we give them their Notion document to get them set up, and then we have a bunch of calls with them. There’s no way that anyone can retain that much information.
“tl;dv is the only solution that we’ve found that even comes close to actually fulfilling all of these different needs”
So when we recently onboarded a new senior UX designer, we tl;dved all of our meetings with him, and those recordings worked as a really nice reference for him … I have to say that it does make your life much easier because … it’s so nice to be able to just reference back to a recording and just quickly jump to that section that you don’t really quite recall, and this way, he got much more familiar with the projects we were showing him. Again it’s saved him a ton of time to be able to skip back and forth to the most relevant parts of the call … tl;dv is the only solution that we’ve found that even comes close to actually fulfilling all of these different needs”.
Then there are added bonuses 🎁🎁
Then there are some compound effects that quickly add up, over the course of numerous tl;dvs.
Firstly, quick links are really, well… QUICK!⚡️⚡️
It goes without saying, that being able to jump right to the relevant portion, of a recorded call or video, via our timestamped highlights feature saved Brielle a lot of time.
More invested listeners 👂👂
Let’s break it down, because of the ease of jumping right into a section of the tl;dv, with our timestamped highlights feature, people are more encouraged to actually watch a recording.
“Because everyone knows that ninety-nine percent of people who do get that recording are never going to watch it again anyways. Having those quick links [timestamped highlights] makes it so that out of an hour-long recording, you can hop straight to that portion, that was actually relevant… the part that you actually want to go back and listen to.”
All this adds up to a heck of a lot of time saved ⌛⌛
Time will be saved with tl;dv. Both in terms of the effort of recording, retrieving, storing, and sharing each recording, as well as the time spent navigating within the recording.
“We do a lot of demos every week. It was just starting to eat into our team’s time to have to go into the zoom account; dig up the recording; download it or copy-paste the link in an e-mail; send the password; all that fun stuff … So even though that’s like, five or six steps. That time really adds up over a week or a month … I wanted to see if there was some way we could streamline this process. So we found tl;dv, and it’s so nice to be able to have a demo call and know that that recording is just going to be automatically sent to everyone who is in that call. It saves a ridiculous amount of time. It saves us probably like hours over the course of a month.”
Cheers Brielle and Botmock, for doing meetings right! 🥂🥂
So, if you could catch up on your meetings in minutes, would you still attend live?