Discovering the Infinite Power of Our Light #Thoughtography

Tunnel and Daring Greatly Quote

Having a learning mindset, or a collaborative mindset, means we must have a certain sense of comfortability around being vulnerable. Trying new things, trusting new people, traveling different roads. It's only by such exploration that we truly grow and reach new places. It's a journey of discovering the infinite power of our light. Only when we’re brave enough to explore … [Read more...]

Tutorials on Time-Saving Tools for Business (Clips)

Dropbox Video Clip

Here are a few of the tools I most often recommend and use daily for business that saves time and increase productivity: Buffer App - Buffer allows you to schedule updates in advance for your different social media accounts [tentblogger-youtube rW3qalPO5pU] Dropbox - Dropbox allows you to save and share files to the cloud and retrieve them from any … [Read more...]

Life Lesson Favorites (Movie Clips)

Clip from The Magnificent Seven

As a youth, Saturdays were filled with visual candy of cartoons in the morning and movie matinees in the afternoon. Now, we practice sharing Saturday videos from TED, subscriptions from YouTube, and other videos shared via feeds. I'm a big fan of the movies and the life stories and lessons that are offered. Since today is my birthday, I'm sharing a few scenes of movies I'd … [Read more...]

Social Media for Small Business – Pros and Cons

Woman Thinking About Social Media

Written by Jessica Davis of Godot Media Social Media for Small Business Small and medium businesses make a large contribution to the overall market revenue. In North America alone, there exist close to 1.3 million SMBs that bring in a whopping $5.5 trillion in revenue annually. Hardly a surprise there, right? With America riding on the wave of entrepreneurship, the … [Read more...]

Hacking Isn’t All Negative – Think Like MacGyver

Swiss Army Knife Open

As we were visiting with family in South Dakota recently, a couple of flies got into the kitchen while we were cooking. Not knowing where the fly swatter ended up, I grabbed a towel, my wife grabbed a newspaper. "Remember, their first action is to launch backwards, then fly forwards. Aim for their aft (rear)," I said as we were getting ready to strike. With a single swoop … [Read more...]

The Customers Love Cheese

Ball of Mozzarella Cheese

He didn't like Facebook, so he didn't have a Facebook page for his business. He didn't use a smartphone, so he declined the idea of a mobile-friendly website. He didn't watch YouTube, therefore he wasn't interested in doing a video backstory of his 33-year old business. Our meeting went a bit long, but the owner wasn't ready to stop - and he was needed in the kitchen, so we … [Read more...]

Your Face is a Conversation Station #Thoughtography

Surprised Man

I was blessed to see a Hospice Social Worker talking with a family recently. Her listening style was what I would call Full Face Listening, and the empathy she has for this family was communicated as much in her facial expressions as she listened, than while she was talking. It reminded me that our face, our eyes and brows, the movements of our lips and cheeks, all are part … [Read more...]

Pictures and Images and Words: A Thoughtography Assignment

ThoughtographyFT

Pictures and Images are more important to your content delivery than ever before. Everyone is taking pictures, sharing pictures, and posting pictures. Your friends, your customers, your prospects. Your turn. Sites like Pixabay and MorgueFile are making quality photography more readily available for you to use with proper attribution. Tools like PicMonkey and Canva are making … [Read more...]

Save Your Research Work on the Cloud – With TabCloud

Tabcloud screenshot

There are often times I'm doing research or looking for photos for a project, and I'll get a call or message that trumps the project in priority or urgency. If I have lots of tabs open in the browser, I don't want to lose that work - so I click on a nifty tool called TabCloud, a Chrome browser extension (there is also a Firefox add-on in beta) Recently, that scenario … [Read more...]

Week in Review July 12 – 19, 2014: Posts and Podcasts

Week In Review Title Screen, July 19

Week in Review July 12 - 19: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in Review: July 19, … [Read more...]