Create a Contest

Build Organizational Positivity: Run a Story Contest Remember in school when you had to write an essay on “What I did this summer?” This was your teacher’s way of teaching you the art of storytelling. Well, who ever said the storytelling should stop just because we’re all grown up?  Everyone Wins Soliciting stories from members ofContinue reading “Create a Contest”

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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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Are You Resilient?

Cast light every day… Everything can be taken from a man or woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.  – Victor E. Frankl re·sil·ience noun \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s\ the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shapeContinue reading “Are You Resilient?”

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Take a chance

Leap and The Net Will Appear… Two weeks ago I began taking my first formal art class. The self-portrait I’m showing here is my first completed piece. I am a little scared to share it here, but I’ve decided to do so in the spirit of taking chances. Is it a Rembrant? No. But it’sContinue reading “Take a chance”

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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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