Book Review: Tribes

Tribes book coverI have had Seth Godin’s book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us sitting on my iPad for a long time. I had started it, and for some reason I did not get very far on the first attempt. I just gave it another chance, and I am glad that I did. This is the second book I have read of his and I am rapidly becoming a Seth Godin fan. I believe Tribes has an important message. It is one I have believed in and spoke about, even before reading his book. Read the rest of this entry

June 2015 issue of Geeks and Speaks is out

University of Wyoming Newsletter

June 2015

Volume 7, Issue 5

Are you in a troubled relationship with a computer? Do you want a Web page that will reach out and grab the collars of those surfing to your site? Help to design a no-caffeine-needed instruction program delivered via the Web? We’re ready to help with your technology needs! Our Technology Enhanced Instruction staff members are only a click or call away.

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Read More – Here are the upcoming sessions provided by Extension educators and specialists across the nation. Read More

Book reviews by Tubarks – Education and technology book reviews by Tubarks. Read More

Blogging Tips: 25 Reasons to write a business blog – As the article indicates, here are 25 reasons why you should be blogging for your business. Read More

Blogging Tips: The Secret to Writing Great Blog Posts, Fast – Nice collection of tips for writing better blog posts. Read More

Blogging Tips: 14 Ways Evernote Can Make Blogging Easier – Here are ideas for using Evernote to support your blog writing. Read More

Business Tips: Grow Your Small Business With Evernote – Here are some ideas from one business owner on how to use Evernote. Read More

Business Tips: 12 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal What – Are you ready to work on the road? This article will show you how others have prepared. Read More

Business Tips: Run a Small Business with Evernote: Great Food Group Inc. – Here is another small business owner explaining how he uses Evernote to run the business. Read More

Email Tips: How to Write Better Emails – I have been working on writing better email messages. I learned a great example while at ATD. However, these tips are very good. Read More

Evernote Tip: Put it in Writing – Be a Better Writer With Evernote – As the article notes, everyone is a writer. Here are tips on how to be a better one, using Evernote. Read More

Evernote Tips: How to Manage Tasks With Evernote – I have begun to really leverage Evernote to keep track of countless tasks and projects. The checklist feature is very useful. I am now building master task sheets. Read More

Evernote Tips: How marketers can get organised with Evernote – More tips for how you can use Evernote to track your marketing campaigns and other marketing tasks. Read More

Evernote Tips: Organize Summer Travel with Evernote Checklists – Here are ways you can use Evernote to build travel checklists for different occasions. Read More

Gmail Tips: 22 Gmail Plugins That All Content Marketers Need to Know About – Great collection of Gmail plug-ins to help you be more productive in your personal and business life. I need to relook at this list, I think there are some things I need. Read More

Gmail Tips: How to Get to Inbox Zero in Gmail, Once and for All – This is a great tip! I am using it now for all my Gmail accounts. I have not lost anything and I am better connected. Read More

Google Docs Tips: 10 Google Docs Tips that Take Seconds & Save You Time – Here is a collection of tips to help you get more out of your Google Docs. Read More

IFTTT Tips: Recipes to connect Instagram to everything – Here are IFTTT recipes to connect your Instagram channel to all other channels. Read More

IFTTT Tips: Using IFTTT to benefit from automation as a freelancer – IFTTT can be a force multiplier for a business owner. With these recipes you can save time and energy. Read More

Instagram Tips: How to Format Your Instagram Captions – Instagram is a powerful training tool. Its strength comes from a balance between the image and the caption. Here are some tips for formatting the caption. Read More

Instagram Tips: 14 Cool Instagram Tips And Tricks – Different tricks to get more out of Instagram. Read More

LinkedIn Tips: 30 LinkedIn Publishing Tips and Resources – 30 wonderful tips for helping to get the word out to others about important issues. Read More

LinkedIn Tips: 11 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for More Exposure – Great tips for improving your LinkedIn profile. If you want to be discovered in a search, these tips will help. Read More

Marketing Tips: If You Write it They Don – While this article focuses on blogging,t he tips can be used for other content. Read More

Notetaking Tips: How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Improve Your Life – I carry a notebook with me, primarily to capture the things I learn while listening to podcasts. Lots of create tips in this post. Read More

Project Management Tips: 7 Tips for Effective Project Collaboration – Here are 7 tips for using Evernote to keep your project on track. Read More

Periscope – There is a new tool out there called Periscope, it allows you to create and broadcast live video and share it to Twitter. Folks are still trying to figure out how to leverage it. Read More

Research Tips: Hack Your Research – Voice-to-Text in Evernote – This is a clever tip for dictating your research finds using Evernote’s dictation tools. He also explains how to port it over to Zotero. Read More

Social Media Tips: 44 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros – Here is a great collection of social media tools. These tools will help you and your organizations stay more connected through social media. Read More

Twitter Tips: 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out of Twitter Chats – Twitter chats are great opportunities to learn new things. However, they can be intimidating for new participants. These tips will help you get into the flow. Read More

Twitter Tips: This Secret Twitter Hack Creates a Twitter List Out of Everyone Who Mentions You – Use IFTTT to automatically add individuals who mention you on Twitter to their own list. Read More

Working Out Loud Tips: 7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud” – Here are great tips for sharing knowledge with others. Powerful way to facilitate training in your organization. Read More

Each month, this newsletter will highlight important communications information to help you serve you. We’re ready to tackle big questions, like, what is the ~ used for anyway? Let us know topics you’d like to see addressed! Contact us at (307) 314-9151, e-mail, or visit our page.

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Book Review: On Your Mark – From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks

On Your Mark - From First Word to First Draft in Six WeeksAt the 2015 ATD-ICE conference, I sat in on a presentation given by Cathy Fyock. She spoke about the importance of writing for your career. More importantly, she spoke about getting a book written in the shortest amount of time possible. As she noted in her presentation, she wanted to model that behavior and wrote her book, On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks. Yes, she did it in six weeks. There is lots of good advice in this book.  Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: Smart Social Media – Your Guide to Becoming a Highly Paid Social Media Manager

Smart Social Media - Your Guide to Becoming a Highly Paid Social Media ManagerJust getting my new business off the ground, I thought I could benefit from all the advice I could get.  Lasse Rouhiainen’s book, Smart Social Media – Your Guide to Becoming a Highly Paid Social Media Manager, proved to have some gems hidden in it. I will capitalize on his advice as I develop a business to help others figure out how to leverage social media. Read the rest of this entry

What I learned at the #SUNYCIT conference

What I learned at the #SUNYCITI just got back from the 2015 SUNY Conference for Instruction and Technology. It was a great opportunity to learn new things and discover ways to improve upon the SUNY JCC way. I also had an opportunity to connect with peers across SUNY. Here are the sessions I attended:

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Thursday, 28 May, 2015

Friday, 29 May, 2015

This a highly informative conference. I can’t wait to share what I have learned. If you have questions about any of these topics, please contact me.


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