Archive for Work

When I Was Five #starwars #theforceawakens

When I was five, a toy robot changed my life. Read more

Global Nerds

It’s official. We’ve taken over the world.

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The Five People That Make Your Presentation Suck

Everybody blames PowerPoint for ruining presentations. PowerPoint isn’t the problem … it’s a tool. Blaming PowerPoint for a bad presentation is like blaming the hammer for a poorly built roof (unless M.C. Hammer actually built your roof, in which case he’s not legit and should quit home improvement).

In short … the error is often between the laser pointer and the screen. Here are the five types of people that make professional presentation materials more confusing than directions from Apple Maps. Read more

Pointless Pointing in PowerPoint

Today we explore the connection between Power Point slides and television news graphics. Our journey into the land of better PowerPoint starts with this article … Lose that gesture: Presenters, stop pointing to your slides.

“Turning away, even partially, may cause you to break your eye contact with the audience. If you work at facing forward and even gesturing toward us, you’ll have our attention.”

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Life as a Telecommuter

Working from home has gotten a lot of attention in the news recently, especially since the CEO of Yahoo recently announced a policy to end telecommuting at the struggling Internet company. This hits home for me, especially since home is where I do most of my work.

Hi, my name is Brian … and I’m a telecommuter. Read more

Everything I Know About Trade Shows I Learned From A Dragon

Some people would be a bit worried the week before their company’s biggest trade show. For me, it’s no big deal. Nothing Intel throws at me next week can be scarier than Dragon*Con.

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