Tech Tips

The End of DVDs – Disney is Streaming!

My children will never know the pains of VHS. They will never know the hassles of rewinding a movie before returning it to a “store.” Media streaming is now for everyone! Disney announced it is ending Netflix deal, and it will start it’s own...

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5 Traits of Successful Financial Professionals

I’ve been servicing the financial services community for almost ten years facilitating social media and mobile technology training. Attendees to my keynotes and seminars learn how to use their devices and networks to build relationships, improve communications...

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5 Practical Keys to Capturing Success

Success is not always financial. Each person’s definition is different. Some people define it monetarily, and others define it emotionally. I have found success as an entrepreneur because it allows me to be all of the things I want to be: husband, father,...

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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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