Tech & Productivity

GiveCamp Memphis: Where You Want to Be February 23 – 25

2019-04-15T21:46:36-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

Don't you love that feeling you get when you know you've made someone's life a little better? Yes? Good. I'm glad you feel that way, because that means you'll love GiveCamp Memphis. GiveCamp is an entire weekend of fun, food, and giving. I've participated since the first GiveCamp in 200? — I forget and each year [...]

Save Your Kindle Reading Notes — Organize in Evernote

2019-04-15T21:46:37-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

This is a quick little tip on how to save notes from books you read on your mobile device. Are you a Kindle user or an Kindle app user? It's my go-to for reading. I love to read books on my iPad and even sometimes on my phone. The advantages are: I can make the [...]

Use Google Calendar to Keep Life & Work Organized

2019-04-15T21:46:37-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

Google Calendar is an essential productivity app that keeps you on top of events and tasks in work and life. In this video I'll show you how to use the app to keep track of personal and business appointments, set up reminders so you don't forget important tasks and events, and get calendars from other [...]

How to Store Files in the Cloud With Dropbox

2019-04-15T21:46:38-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

I use Dropbox every day for storing files, and for sharing them with others. Sometimes it's just too big to send via email. I also love having my files with me everywhere I go. The app is free for desktop, phone and tablet. Dropbox gives you free storage, so if you don't have large files [...]

Organize Recipes with Paprika

2019-04-15T21:46:38-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

When I'm not working, I love to cook and collect recipes on the Internet. Since I've got more than 2500 recipes, they have to be organized. This is why I love Paprika. It's easy to collect and organize recipes, and ridiculously easy to import them from recipe websites. Not long ago, I was visiting out-of-town [...]

Writing Tool: Expresso

2019-04-15T21:46:38-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

Writing for the internet requires the ability to make a point quickly. Readers are busy and stressed, there is far too much noise online, and few of us have the time or inclination to read long blocks of text. [Tweet "The best online writing is tight, with no extraneous words, and important points stated clearly [...]

Feedly: Find and Share Great Content

2019-04-15T21:46:39-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

An effective social media presence is wholly dependent on content. For most of us, it's a mix of original and shared content. The articles you share should be well written and helpful to others. But how do you find shareable, quality content? Enter Feedly. All you have to do is identify a website that provides [...]

3 Productivity Lessons from Fourth Grade Math

2019-04-15T21:46:39-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

When my oldest, Elizabeth, was in the fourth grade, she asked for help with her math homework. Jim was at work, so in comes the B-team. I'm abysmal at math, so I felt proud to be able to help with material as advanced as fourth-grade math. A couple of days later Elizabeth brought the worksheet home. I've [...]

IFTTT (If This, Then That): Your Personal Geek

2019-04-15T21:48:53-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

If You're Not Using IFTTT, Then You Should Be If this, then that (IFTTT) is one of my favorite services on the Internet. It's like having an uber-geeky personal assistant you don't have to pay. Let's say, for example, that you'd like to be alerted any time the temperature in International Falls, Minnesota falls below [...]

The Latest Technology — Through the Years

2019-04-15T21:48:53-06:00Marketing Blog, Tech & Productivity|

I'm a sucker for the technology, even when it's analog. Here's a look at the latest technology through the years. 1980s: DayTimer I was one of DayTimer's best customers. It started in the mid-80s. It was the calendar/organizer I'd been looking for all my life. I started with the pocket size, then progressed to a [...]