How do I save my video to my computer?

Here’s a Monday freebie for you… A freeware program called KeepVid lets you save YouTube videos and other movie files to your computer.           Three easy steps to downloading videos: 1. Copy the URL of the video you want to download, then head to http://www.KeepVid.com, and paste it in the barContinue reading “How do I save my video to my computer?”

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What’s your key to success?

Create change with a 3-word mantra… Change gurus often borrow from Hindu tradition to tell us that in order to create change in our lives, we need a mantra.  According to Wikipedia, a mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation.” By adopting a mantra, we canContinue reading “What’s your key to success?”

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Using technobabble to sound cool

Jargonicious! A plea for simplicity… The ingenious (and totally fictitious) “Turbo Encabulator” video has long been used to warn against the use of technobabble. It has a fascinating history, which includes this Oscar-worthy 1977 performance by Bud Haggart:   What’s the lesson? Avoid confusing jargon in your presentations. Be conscious of your audience and sensitive toContinue reading “Using technobabble to sound cool”

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Celebrate the spaces between

Let your ideas breathe… How Can You Harness the Power of White Space? Objects in a composition need to breathe. White space offers an airy canvas stage on which the parts of your design can freely dance. Just ask Mark Boulton, graphic designer and writer from the UK. Here’s my favorite part about Mark’s viewContinue reading “Celebrate the spaces between”

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Communicating data with Infographics

Infographics: Pictures That Tell A Story… What is an Infographic? The term Infographic is a portmanteau of two terms, “Information” and “Graphics,” and describes the visual representation of data. Infographics help communicate complex information in a digestible manner, as they creatively present data in an understandable and engaging format. As web users, with our diminishing attention spans,Continue reading “Communicating data with Infographics”

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