New Cool Technology Tools

In an earlier post, I wrote about how using SlideShark, ApplyTV, a router, and other technologies can allow you to do some very cool things with your presentations. For example, you can present without wires and write directly on the slides. Unfortunately AppleTV can be flakey...

Cool Tools for Presenting

Do you give presentations as part of your job? What if you could draw directly on your slides while standing in the audience? For a while now, I have been using some fun technologies that allow me to make my presentations much more engaging. What You Need AppleTV A wifi router An...

Two Email Productivity Life Savers

I am always looking for ways to make my life simpler. I’ve found two that really seem to keep my inbox clean. Sanebox FollowUpThen Both work with any email client or operating system (as far as I know). Sanebox Sanebox scans incoming mail and decides if it is important or...

Keep Hotel Shades Closed

Today’s Tuesday Travel Tip… Have you ever stayed in a hotel room and could not get the shades to stay closed? When the sun rises, the light blasting into your room wakes you up? Well, here is my simple yet handy solution: use a chip clip. Bring one of these with you...

Transcriptions

Today’s Thursday Technology Tip… You will notice that whenever I post a video or audio file, the next day (or so) I post a written transcription. I do this for two reasons: 1) some people prefer to read, and 2) it helps with my SEO. Although I have used a variety of...

Tuesday Travel Tip

I travel a lot. And I travel with a lot of technology. In front of me now is my MacBook Pro, my iPad and my iPhone. But when I am in hotels, they often charge for each internet connection. So I have to choose. Do I want to connect my computer, my tablet or my phone? Well...

Disconnect to Reconnect

I am now just returning from a month sabbatical. This allowed me to reflect and spend time with friends and family. As part of that month off, I did a two week intensive retreat where they sequestered my phone.  No email, phone, books, music, or videos for a fortnight! Let me...

Reframe Tedious Experiences

I have now spoken in 43 countries (#44 coming soon).  As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time in airports and going through security.  TSA Pre is amazing, and has sped up how quickly I get through the lines. One of the (many) nice things about TSA Pre is that you don’t...

My Travel Tips

Over the years, I have traveled over 1 million miles to nearly 50 countries.  Given that I fly so frequently, I am often asked for my suggestions for traveling more comfortably, efficiently, and cheaply.  Here is a VERY short list: Subscribe to TripIt Pro - TripIt is an awesome...

High Tech Presentations

When I give speeches, there is always an interactive component, regardless of whether the audience is 10 or 10,000 people. I like being able to draw, but flip charts do not work well for large groups. Therefore, I use a pretty cool technological set-up to run my presentations: I...
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