Category Archives: Communication

Paying for membership does not create a community

When you become a member of an organization or club you sometimes have to pay for the privilege.   Think of a health club, beach or golf club, or alumni club from your university.  All require payments in order to remain … Continue reading

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Facial recognition software demonstrates 1984 is finally here – thirty years late

When I read the article yesterday I could feel my eyes get a little wider and my jaw drop just a bit.  An article that started out as such: ‘The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system … Continue reading

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New mobile ‘Apperating’ systems are changing the way we use our smart phones

Give Wired Magazine the credit for coming up with the term ‘Apperating system’ as it applies to the home screens and general navigation on smart phone devices.  Writer @ryantate did an excellent job in his June 2013 article, explaining the concept … Continue reading

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Protecting your LinkedIn network is essential

I read an interesting and surprising statistic related to LinkedIn this week.    Only 17% of professional people have a LinkedIn account.   When I dug deeper for the correlating data I was only able to find an article from March 2012 … Continue reading

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To become a better listener try not saying anything

I’ve always thought of myself as being a pretty good listener.   People that have been in sales-oriented careers like me know it’s obvious that being a good listener is a crucial skill.   Despite that, I know that I could be … Continue reading

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Free Conference call – one of the best deals around for its users

The web is rife with companies that have what seem to be unfathomable business models.   We are regular users of http://www.freeconferencecall.com and every time I use it I think what a good service it is and of course you cannot … Continue reading

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How online video gamers learn business management skills

I have two grown children – a son who will be 24 next month and a daughter that will be 20 this summer.   Their digital skills as digital natives exceed mine despite my great efforts to keep up with the … Continue reading

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