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Tired of Zoom? Use These Tools Instead?

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Despite the fact that Zoom has been around for years, the video conferencing platform became ingrained in our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. It became so popular that researchers at Stanford University dubbed the phenomenon of video calls tiring us out as “Zoom Fatigue.”. While the paper discussed how video conferencing had exhausted us all, there are valid reasons why people are fed up with Zoom. Virtual whiteboard and drawing tools.

Dr. Fritz Hershey: “Before you fly, check the gas tank”

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This is learned through gradual repetitive experience. As a part of my series about the “5 Things Anyone Can Do To Optimize Their Mental Wellness”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Fritz Hershey, LMFT. As I had noticed the O2 earlier, and noted his skin was an odd tone.

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“Refocus on your operational plan.” With Delali Dzirasa

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Refocus on your operational plan. Businesses should have a strategic plan- whether it’s 3 years or 5 years. As part of my series about the “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Delali Dzirasa.

Erin Richardson: “Plan Your Week”

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Family: Whether it’s family or close friends, relationships matter most, and the pandemic is here to remind us of that. The time we are spending checking on each other, caring for each other and prioritizing each other’s health is hopeful and will have lasting effects.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

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Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall! Note: This is a Twitter primer so if a speaker or sponsor or exhibitor does not have a Twitter ID, you won’t find them on this primer. The Basics.

Kirstyn Nimmo of GOOD WORX: “Seek information”

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Seek information. It’s so important to understand that in many ways, our realities are shaped by the things we were taught (our education system) and the information we take in daily (for many, social media and news). What or who inspired you to pursue your career?

Do Optimists or Pessimists Fare Better During a Pandemic?

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Shortly after the World Health Organization announced the coronavirus outbreak, my university requested students to pack our belongings and leave campus within a week. It is important to consider how life will look with COVID raging in the background.

The Future of Learning

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Setting the context – Learning as a journey. The current pandemic has disrupted the process of learning in myriad ways. During this time, institutions and educators have come up with innovative ways to employ technology to impart learning.

Sarah Syman of The Dandy Crown: “Take the first five minutes to introduce yourself and your background”

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Take the first five minutes to introduce yourself and your background. I like to talk about my experience in the industry, a few places I’ve worked, and tell the story of how I started in the cocktail world. Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Josh McCarter: “Beauty is not just physical”

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At Mindbody, we like to speak about the ‘Seven Dimensions of Wellness’ which include: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, social and occupational wellness. Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. How do they check in?

Tami Fitzpatrick of Entropy Technology Design: “Don’t give up”

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We succumb to the challenges, and the naysayers. I can’t tell you how many times I have been punched in the gut with my business dealings. As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tami Fitzpatrick.

Christina Routhier of SCAD Theaters and Festivals: “Backup Plan”

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Backup Plan?—? What is your backup plan if your guest’s connection is lost during the event or if there is a technical error? Always know your Plan B and C, because you never know what may happen! on one of the outer islands called Burnside Island.

“Test your Disaster Recovery Plan”, With Jason Remillard and Richard Greenberg

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Ensure the CISO/CSO has regularly scheduled meetings with the C-Suite. Too often we hear of stories of companies where the CISO does not report to the C-Suite, and does not have face-time with them. This can only be achieved with the face-to-face meetings.

Francesca Leithold of Epro: “Working from home is possible”

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Focus on reliable news sources and limit screen time / social media intake. A large amount of news consumption these days is driven by smartphones and social media, and the well-known BBC app alert delivers the latest updates to you, ensuring you’re never far from the latest news.

Airbnb’s Marisa Moret: “Why you should never be afraid or ashamed to advocate for yourself”

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Don’t be afraid or ashamed to advocate for yourself. We often shy away from talking about our successes or asking for a raise. I learned this the hard way and missed out on a significant bonus as a result. The entire year of 2020 has been the most interesting time, ever.

5 Project Management Tools That Will Boost Your Efficiency…So That You Can Be Your Best In Life and At Work

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It can be tricky to work efficiently in the project management industry. There’s a lot of moving parts, information to keep track of, conflicting personalities, objectives to meet, and expectations to be mindful of. They need a tool to help them stay on top of everything!

“Plan your work, then work your plan”, with Penny Bauder & Tia Hopkins

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Plan your work, then work your plan. He would tell me all the time that a goal is only a dream without a plan. I evaluate how realistic the goal is (do I need to break it into smaller chunks?) Once I qualify the goal, I put a plan in place to achieve it.

Robert Chappell of EyeTech Digital Systems: “Begin with the end in mind”

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“Begin with the end in mind” is not always true. It is almost impossible to see the end from the beginning. You really just need to be able to see from one ridge to the next. In his roles, Robert has guided EyeTech to a position of leadership in the eye tracking industry.

Bob Dougherty of Buckle: “Iterate quickly and capture lessons learned”

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By definition, a crisis means something unexpected has occurred, something in your assumptions or plans was wrong. Give yourself the space to considerthe situation and gather additional information before moving forward. I had the pleasure of interviewing Bob Dougherty.

Gunjan Prakash: “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst”

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I always live by the motto “hope for the best, but plan for the worst”. That helps me focus on plan B or C when plan A doesn’t work out?—?and You don’t cancel plans, you change them! Is it disappointing to have summer vacation plans canceled?

Natasa Djukanovic: “Keep learning”

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basically you can connect everything in life with your advancement in business, from walking to reading, from helping people and business to learning another language, from reading Stalin biography to sewing dresses. This is all learning. Some of the best ideas I’ve had were created in my time off, when my creativity was free to take reign. As a part of our series about strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Natasa Djukanovic.

Rhys Powell of Red Rabbit: “Plan for the company to last forever?”

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Plan for the company to last forever ?—?Early Early on, my planning was done in monthly or quarterly chunks?—?as An early advisor told me that I needed to be planning as though the company was going to last forever. How do you ignore the naysayers?

5 Ways to Help Kids Learn & Thrive Without In-Person School

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They are ceaseless experimenters, making conscious and unconscious predictions while observing the consequences. ( [link] ) Children gain knowledge, expertise, and even wisdom, whether or not they attend school. Why did these children thrive?

“Before investing endless time and money into a new venture, you need to make sure that you have a plan that is set up to succeed” with Vic Lance

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Vic Lance is the President of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Trayor Lesnock: “Always encourage common-sense analysis over-emotional or sensational analysis”

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Don’t over-absorb the media right now, and be wary of going down the rabbit hole of social media wherein the passive-aggressive nature of the interaction on such a platform often allows for discourse to spiral off course or become negative rather quickly.

“Have an amazing product”, With Douglas Brown and Natalie Ruiz of ‘AnswerConnect’

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Through amazing people and technology, we are able to provide our clients with a live, professional voice on the other end of every phone call 24/7/365. The benefits of our service are real and measurable. Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you.

Patricia Roberts of Gift of College: “Become a subject matter expert and a reliable source of valuable information”

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Become a subject matter expert and a reliable source of valuable information. Invest the time and do the necessary work to learn everything you can about your area of your focus area and keep learning. Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

“Make Hard Decisions First” With Charlie Katz & Bryan Peña

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For example; if an organization is going to have make the difficult decision to reduce staff, it is important to do it quickly. If you must do layoffs do them early and with the worst possible scenario in mind. It’s no secret the world of work is rapidly changing.

“How Business Leaders Plan To Rebuild” With Charlie Katz & Gary Lipkowitz

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The nature of our office space will permanently change. There will likely be a general drift of population away from the urban centers. People will opt for the relative health, safety, lifestyle and cost-of-living benefits of lower-density areas. Gary is the CEO for Vyond.

“Each step has a criteria for success.” With Mitch Russo & Rick Cottrell

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I have been through two recessions and the economy always bounces back, stronger than it was before. Though the economy is suffering for many right now, this is not an economic based crisis but rather a pandemic, basically out of everyone’s control. Can you explain or give a story?

Monique Mardinian of Zii Technologies: “Think Big?”

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we often try and be too realistic when it comes to creating technology, but if we truly want to make a big impact, we need to think on a much boarder scale than ever before. It’s never a bad thing to reach for the stars. Everyone, or so it seemed was wearing the latest fashions.

Michelle Diamond of Elevate Diamond Strategy: “Execute and track results”

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Once identified and selected, shift the organization to the new paradigm (communicate, communicate, communicate). Prior to Elevate Diamond Strategy, Michelle was the creator and Head, Competitive Intelligence for the $1B+ Group Insurance Division at CIGNA.

“Get a website designer”, With Douglas Brown and Coleen Haines of Your Town Media Training

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As a part of my series called “Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My Consulting Business”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Coleen Haines. Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Let’s now shift to the main focus of our interview.

Andrea Samacicia Mullan: “Have a generous spirit”

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Prioritize whatever it is you could do to help support that person, but also don’t be shy about kindly asking for something they can do to help you whether it’s an introduction or weighing in on an issue you’re debating. Through those roles, I learned how the media works.

Nena Dimovska On How We Need To Adjust To The Future Of Work

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The tad bit outdated, yet still relevant maxim ‘ Hire for culture, train for skill’ is getting more and more relevant with many tech skills emerging on the surface as a necessity. W hen it comes to designing the future of work, one size fits none. The Great Resignation’.

Khadisha Thornhill: “If you don’t or aren’t willing to make decisions for yourself, someone will be happy to make them for you”

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If you don’t or aren’t willing to make decisions for yourself, someone will be happy to make them for you. I know it’s more than three words but it’s advice I’ve learned to live by. She’s also been certified in the past as a spin instructor. I’ve learned to say it anyway.

Molood Ceccarelli of Remote Forever: “Taking advantage of the power of technology”

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Taking advantage of the power of technology?—?In In most in-person events, the audience is encouraged to post their learnings, takeaways and memorable moments on social media using a hashtag. She is often referred to as the queen of remote work.

“An App that connects you to your future and past classmates” with Dwight and Angelique Morrison

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Facebook has had a lot of hiccups in this area over the past three years. Social media should be for the purpose of getting people together to connect and to bolster a sense of achievement. We work very hard to achieve this balanced ecosystem through diligence, research and technique.

Paul Schnurr of Direct-Smarter Technology Inc: “Can be used at any place in the world”

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All of us are still recovering from different news stories of hackers gaining access to a family’s smart home devices, and they watched the family’s children through the indoor camera, or changed the temperature on the home owner’s thermostat while they were away.

Alexandria Thibodeaux: “Gentle & dainty”

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Show them you care by kindly checking in every now and then, but especially during emotionally challenging times for the HSP. As a part of our series about How To Survive And Thrive As A Highly Sensitive Person, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alexandria Thibodeaux.