Tech Tips

LinkedIn BIG Question: Free or Premium

Professionals frequently ask me if they should invest in the LinkedIn premium account or stay with the free version. Let me set the record straight: Premium is TOTALLY worth it…sometimes. I tried it, and it was awesome! It saved time on research, helped with...

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5 Ways Technology Is Shaping Financial Services

Technology is disrupting every industry and financial services is no exception. Financial technology has evolved through app development for smart phones and social media for client communication. Recent studies show 99% of advisors have cell phones (68% are iPhones)...

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5 Apps Every Financial Advisor NEEDS

Scientifically Speaking facilitates technology training programs for financial professionals across the country. Everyone (99% of advisors) has an iPhone, iPad or Android phone (sorry Windows). Therefore, wholesalers, Advisors and Relationship Managers want to know...

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Retail is Still Alive…Just Ask Amazon

Remember when Amazon only sold books? Now people build their entire business just on selling things through the Amazon Store. And Amazon Prime is Amazon-ing! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!). I buy everything through Amazon. Electronics. Clothes. Office supplies....

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Family Summer Social Media Tips

Like many teenagers, my daughters LOVE social media. Like many teens across the country Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube are some of their favorite sites to connect with friends. My sister used to talk on the phone a lot. Coupling the independence summer brings with...

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5 Reasons I Like Playing with Dolls

I know this sounds creepy, but I like playing with dolls. It has taught me a lot over the past few years. When my girls first asked me to do it, I thought I was too much of a man to do it. And what if my friends saw me playing with dolls. It could ruin my image! As I...

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Why I Used to HATE Christmas

On Christmas Eve 2012, I found myself in the basement of my sister’s condo working on my laptop. My wife and sister in law were in the corner wrapping presents and laughing. Then it hit me. I hadn’t bought any presents for my children! I didn’t have...

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5 Ways to Slow Down the Hack

I haven’t been hacked yet, but I probably will be one day. And so will you. Stopping hackers is like putting “The Club” on your car steering wheel. It can slow down thieves, but if they REALLY want to get you, they will. Sorry to be the bearer of bad...

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Social Media Can Prevent You from Getting a Job

Interviews don’t start with firm handshakes anymore. They start with Google and Facebook searches. Social media has been around for more than 10 years (Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, etc), and professionals still post inappropriate and irrelevant information...

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What Am I Worth? Starting at $5000 / Day

You are worth more than you think. My first client paid me $50 and a $25 Target gift card! They told me they are a non-profit and couldn’t afford much more. I understood budget constraints, and I needed the money. I eventually needed to calculate how much my...

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How To: Improve Your Personal Brand Using LinkedIn

Everyone has a personal brand. Your brand recognition is not as powerful as Oprah, but everyone has a personal brand. You brand is simply what people say about you when you are not in the room. Target, Apple and McDonalds all have a recognizable brand image. You...

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The Night I Decided to Drive for UBER

You read it right. I drive for UBER. Well, I drove for UBER. I did it once, and even my wife didn’t want me doing it again. Scientifically Speaking trains businesses on using apps, and the UBER app is one I regularly recommend. I use it when I travel, and I...

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