Once a week, our company has a TIE meeting where we bring everyone together to “TIE” everything together. This week, we tried an experiment. One of my colleagues, John Justice, had a birthday so we tried to do what many companies would do . . . sing “Happy Birthday.” And since we are a virtual company, we tried to do it over Webex.

I wouldn’t recommend it.

It was the most aweful sound I’ve heard since my 7th grade history teacher ran her fingers across a chalk board. It’s impossible to hear anyone else and sing at the same time. It’s impossible to be anywhere near close to pitch. We love what Webex can do for us . . . but don’t sing. Thank GOD we weren’t recording this particular meeting!

P.S. John hung up half way through the singing. He just couldn’t take it.