Category Archives: Life-hacking and Tips for Better Living

What even momentary Email Inbox Zero can teach you

It’s a running battle for all of us, trying to quell the email beast. All the best email management advice I’ve read can be summed up thusly: Stop the flow from coming in at all. Mercilessly unsubscribe from emails you … Continue reading

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Everyday bravery for everyone

This was one of those presentations that becomes a turning point in one’s speaking career. It was different from almost anything else I’d done before, I enjoyed the experience even more than I thought I would, and it gave me … Continue reading

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Following my own advice about New Year’s resolutions

Measuring data can help you determine whether you’re reaching goals that you’ve set for yourself or your organization. No kidding, right? Then why have I never applied that to my own goal-setting for the new year? Honestly, I could Xerox … Continue reading

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See the new blog layout? It’s sure not ’cause I planned it this way.

Yes, the blog looks different. That’s because I made a mess. This is what happens when you are trying to improve a blog’s loading speed (a site that is slow to load = bad, both for readers and for SEO.) … Continue reading

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Twist the prism

I kept getting stuck. I would review, poke around in and scroll through while updating and grooming the different modules, but I couldn’t see what I was looking for…missing parts, parts that needed to be moved, parts that didn’t fit … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Travel Meetup at SXSWi

One of the 5000+ events at the SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) tech conference in Austin, Texas is a series of Meet Ups so that people with similar interests have a chance to find one another in the 20,000+ person … Continue reading

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The best crisis communications tip you’ll ever get

In a crisis, you need to move fast. You need to communicate what you know, even if what you have to tell people is, “We honestly don’t know.” The comfy, safe idea of communicating by committee and parsing every word … Continue reading

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The Shut Up and Do It holiday season

After the last few holiday seasons, I’ve felt that I really missed a lot of opportunities to enjoy local festivities. I was “too busy” or “too tired” or some such excuse. This year I made a special effort to avoid … Continue reading

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8 social media books for beginners

Those who want to start learning about social media and online communications may be more comfortable jumping in with some help from books rather than blog posts, web-based tutorials or even simple video. If you’re new to all this, having … Continue reading

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