Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leveraging images... 9 Classic Movie Quotes Reimagined By A Very, Very Pregnant Lady

I could write a few words on this topic; but it's not the topic you think!

Images and videos are exceptionally good tools to communicate messages.


 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/23/movie-quotes-from-very-pregnant-lady-_n_6656256.html?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/23/movie-quotes-from-very-pregnant-lady-_n_6656256.html?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003

Do you want image tools for your your small business?

  • Free stock photos
  • Image editing tools
  • Content marketing ideas

Business-system disorganized?

Do you know your 5 essential business systems?

Take the challenge (like I did today) and be rewarded with an effective action plan.
  1. Read about your 5 essential business systems
  2. Chat with Angie in person or at her next seminar
  3. Get actionable and engaging steps at http://yourorganizedguide.com/ 



https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/your-5-essential-business-systems-do-you-know-them-marc-czarnecki?trk=prof-post

#YourOrganizedBusinessGuide


View Google's Buildings - Now and for Tomorrow

Google's greener vision...

YouTube Marketing (Ellen) and the Four-Year-Old Sensation Singing

We love kids and their priceless and genuine talents.

Thanks to Ellen and YouTube for making this available.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Get organized with your smartphone

Gosh our smartphones are incredibly powerful tools to become more organized.

Subscribe to this post and we'll continue with more blogs to learn more about how to be more organized with your smartphone.

And, please share your favorite apps for being organized and efficient.



































http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/10-smartphone-apps-to-keep-you-more-organized-20140911

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Video Marketing Maxed (with Red Bull)

Video marketing is a brand's best friend.


3 ways to extend the battery on your smartphone


On an iPhone, recommendations 1 and 2 can be easily applied and adjusted from the control panel:
  1. Reduce screen brightness
  2. Shut off Wifi and Bluetooth when they are not needed (but remember to turn Wifi back on to minimize data usage)
  3. Go through your apps and shut off GPS except for those that serve a purpose
















http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/how-to/technology/2015/02/3-ways-to-extend-the-battery-on-your-smartphone.html

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Apple’s next update, emoji get racial diversity

Emoji -


People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone.
The Unicode Consortium in a November draft
http://yahoonewsdigest-us.tumblr.com/111892642664

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

$2 billion shot for economy in WNC

Web Tech Czar is a proud sponsor of our NC Community College systems; including AB Tech, Blue Ridge Community College, and Mitchell Community Colleges.
UNC Asheville, Western Carolina University and the region’s five community colleges contributed $2 billion to the state economy in the 2012-13 fiscal year, and roughly three-quarters of that stayed in Western North Carolina, according to a new report.:
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/02/20/wnc-public-colleges-billion-shot-economy/23737613/

Card game about exploding kittens overtakes Ouya's Kickstarter record

I am an Uno card game fan and a lover of cats; but when it comes to being business-savy, I wonder about the fools that backed a simple game with $8.7 million.

This isn't business-sense but it is a marketing explosion!

Did you consider supporting this Kickstarter project?





http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/21/exploding-kittens-kickstarter/ 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

10 reasons not to hit the email send button

Great reminders:

  1. Emails are not conflict resolvers
  2. Sometimes still need the phone
  3. Do not make email a to-do list
  4. Personally spellcheck
  5. Email is not the way to connect with many different individuals
  6. Emails are not seen the same on smartphones, tablets, Macs and PCs
  7. An ounce of emotion sent will be received as a pound of trouble or love
  8. Received or sent email may have been bcc'd or forwarded to someone who shouldn't read it
  9. Forwarded emails could have threads of information that never should be seen by the next recipient
  10. Anything you write can surface on the Internet be retrieved by forensic technologists or subpoenaed by a court of law

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/how-to/growth-strategies/2015/02/10-reasons-not-to-hit-the-email-send-button.html

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Greater than 1/3 of Small Businesses 'Too busy' to focus on growth

MORE THAN A THIRD OF SMALL BUSINESSES ‘TOO BUSY’ TO FOCUS ON GROWTH

  • SMEs who manage their time well are 20% more likely to grow 
  • Small businesses too busy to improve time management processes
  • Adopting technology shown to “significantly” improve performance

http://www.sourcewire.com/news/86118/more-than-a-third-of-small-businesses-too-busy-to#.VOTH5PnF-So

What is your guide to technology organization?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Google search = the best advertising product, by far

Wow... what distance!


http://www.businessinsider.com/google-search-revenue-per-user-2015-2

Microsoft Outlook Arrives for iOS

 Outlook for iOS is here; for free in the App Store.

After ~2 weeks of moderate use, I like it and will continuing adding accounts and file services..

If your employer uses a Microsoft mail server; consider adding this to you iPhone (and I also have Google's Gmail app too - yes; 3 email apps).



http://tidbits.com/article/15414

Top YouTube Queries of 2014.... Millennials Video Viewing

Ok Eric (my son).  I believe you contributed to these results, multiple times.





https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/articles/think-gaming-content-is-niche-think-again.html

Honestly, I have never seen pewdiepie on YouTube until now.


EDM what? Think with Google and you will learn.

Ok... I followed the EDM infographic and it led me to subscribing to the Think with Google YouTube channel.

What was your outcome?


http://think.storage.googleapis.com/docs/have-you-heard-of-edm_infographics.pdf

Monday, February 16, 2015

Apple iWork for iCloud - Beta

Pages (word processing), Numbers (spreadsheeting) and Keynote (presentations) are available:

  • Mac > Apple sign-in
  • PC > Apple sign-in
  • iOS mobile devices














Apple competition is great for the consumer and the Microsoft Office and Google Drive suites.

https://www.apple.com/iwork-for-icloud/


Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

3 techniques for networking at big events - LinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn

Integrated LinkedIn into your strategy:

  1. Have a networking goal; use LinkedIn to look-up people before-during event when possible.
  2. Approach total strangers; ask them if you can send a LinkedIn request
  3. Know the challenge; that 'challenge' dialogue can foster future LinkedIn dialogue
I like this article's parting words of wisdom:
  • Be interested, not interesting
  • Be the one to start the conversation, walking up to groups and introducing yourself
  • Have one or two "go-to" questions that you like to ask; like
"What brought you to this event?
  • Always have lots of business cards and ask for cards if they are not offered; if your contact is out of cards, write the information down.
  • Connect with those you met on LinkedIn within 24 hours and request a follow up meeting to begin building a long-term relationship

What are your networking tips and challenges?



http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/how-to/growth-strategies/2015/02/3-techniques-for-networking-at-big-events.html?page=all

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Slap her - children's reactions

The power of YouTube for anybody, anywhere to deliver a message.

Be empowered; but also be compassionate.


YouTube Leader Boards - January 2015.

YouTube turns 10 and now we have vlogs

Yes, at 10 we have a new word.
  1. vlog (or video blog) is a blog that contains video content. The small, but growing, segment of the blogosphere devoted to vlogs is sometimes referred to as the vlogosphere.


http://www.hngn.com/articles/67841/20150209/youtube-turns-10-how-the-site-has-changed-the-world.htm

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love that Google Apps stuff?

Do you love Google?  

Yes, I do.

I like competition.  It is great for the consumer.  So, I love Google for being a competitor to the MS suite.  Thanks to this competition, we are seeing outstanding tools at reasonable prices (most are free).  And important to me, they are generally easier to use than the MS suite.

Google Apps are outstanding tools for any individual or business to manage their digital assets - email, web, blog, vlog, images, backups, etc.


What is your favorite Google App besides Gmail or Search?  Calendar and Drive are in my heart.

And tech fans, I authored this image in PicMonkey - free.

And, www.WebTechCzar.com - a Google Site tool with nice integration to other Google tools.

Monday, February 9, 2015

10 Tips for Growing Your Social Media Audience


In summary:
  1. Snowflake uniqueness - each social network
  2. Hardsell, no
  3. Be nice to your customers
  4. Pay to promote, within reason
  5. Facebook promote the right content
  6. Do not be everywhere
  7. Exclusive offer marketing
  8. Hashtag use with humor
  9. Reachable goals
  10. Competition shopping


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Love and hate that smartphone. What about you?

Do you love or hate your smartphone?

LOVE being able to:

  • Settle any debate.
  • Look up anything, anytime.
HATE
  • Being constantly connected.
  • Nighttime smartphones hums and dings.
What are yours?



















Reference: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/smartphone

Friday, February 6, 2015

Google Hangout with Pope Francis


Happy Hangout with Pope Francis.  Congratulations for him using social media tools of the time!

And Google Chrome offers to translate the web page!

You Tube Video of Hangout

http://scholas.social/

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Despite lobbying effort, FCC sides with Obama on net neutrality

Hooray... net neutrality continues to have a future!



http://yahoonewsdigest-us.tumblr.com/110100069884

Textruption & oxt... new words for 2015

Although we all experience textruptions; do you know how to manage them on your smartphone? 

oxt next phone?
  • "Textruption" = “an interruption of a conversation caused by a text message,” 
  • “oxt”= "not this one but the next one,”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/you-heard-em-here-first-a-forecast-of-new-words-in-2015-1420220354

How (and why) to use Google Drive as a powerful note-taking tool

I love to use Google Drive as a note-taking tool.

Much simpler than Microsoft OneNote; yet more powerful than basic 'Notes' apps.

And Google Drive apps are available for my mobile devices.



http://www.pcworld.com/article/2872577/how-and-why-to-use-google-drive-as-a-powerful-note-taking-tool.html

Monday, February 2, 2015

What Makes Great Web Content?

Educates, motivates, is easily digestible & shareable...
and it needs to be current & relevant.
Text, images, and video too!



https://www.score.org/resources/what-makes-great-web-content