Tech Tips

5 Things NOT Mentioned in the Apple Event

Apple does a great job of getting people hyped for their events, and today was no exception. There were a lot of Apple rumors covered by MacRumors, 9to5Mac and TheVerge, and most of those proved to be true. Today’s event covered most of what we were expecting,...

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Wash Your Hands (and other Business Travel Tips)

I travel across the country 50% of the time, and my most productive workspaces are hotels,  airports and cramped seats at 30,000 feet. I’m also a triathlete, marathon runner and fitness addict. So it became very frustrating when I started putting on weight, and my...

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LinkedIn 201: Generating Leads and Sales

Setting up a LinkedIn profile is easy. There are hundreds of companies and services coaching professionals to add a picture, complete the education section and get to 500 connections. In the past few years, financial professionals keep asking me, “What’s...

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Is Alexa Listening to Your Conversations? Yes!

Yes. Amazon’s official answer is the Echo Line of products is only activated using one of four wake words: Alexa, Echo, Computer or Amazon. There have been several reports of these devices transcribing conversations and even texting co-workers without knowledge...

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I Bought a Car Through Carvana and It Didn’t Suck!

Recently I bought a car through Carvana, and traditional car dealerships should be worried. I hate buying cars and cringe when the salesperson says, “What do I need to do to put you in a car today?” Or when they say, “Hold on, I need to talk to my...

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I’m Keeping Facebook. Here’s Why

I’m keeping Facebook, and I am not ashamed. Following the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook story, I’ve talked to a lot of people who deleted their Facebook account. I understand. What Facebook did is unconscionable and irresponsible. They gambled with...

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Growing Up with Amazon

Remember when all Amazon did was get you books? They are spending billions of dollars to grow into dozens of industries: music streaming, groceries, retail, the internet of things and managed web services. Their Amazon Echo line (Dot, Show, Look, Spot, etc) is a lead...

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3 LinkedIn Secret Tips and Tricks

There are dozens of LinkedIn secret tips and tricks the average user is not aware of. These LinkedIn secret tips benefit sales, business development and relationship building. Financial advisors, lawyers and healthcare professionals have accounts, but they can save...

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Employees: The Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

The ILOVEYOU virus spread rapidly in 2000 affecting almost 80% of Fortune 100 companies because Microsoft users opened an email with the subject ILOVEYOU. They thought was from friends and associates. MyDoom holds the record for being the fastest spreading and most...

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Making Hashtags Work for You

The BIGGEST question I get during my social media bootcamps is, “What is a hashtag?” And they want to know the quick hashtag success tips. It’s understandable. Millennials throw the term around like it’s a baseball during spring training....

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My New Sales Strategy? Stop Selling!

A few years ago I read a book called Stop Telling, Start Selling ($14.11 from Amazon). It changed how I view customer focused selling. That was before the emergence of social media (e.g. – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn). I have noticed what works for...

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NEVER Use These Passwords

Every cybersecurity and mobile technology workshop I facilitate includes a discussion on consumer password security. Every year the federal government and other organizations publish a list of the most common passwords used. Financial professionals, lawyers and...

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