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How I Programmed Philips Hue Lights to Notify Me of Baseball Scores for Icee Deals

Hacker Fun for Baseball Drink Deals: Want to take advantage of local deals based on your home team’s game scores? I’m a deal-hunter and life-hacker. So when I saw that Mobile on the Run Gas stations were running $.50 drink days based on my home baseball team’s score, I saw a fun challenge. The challenge…

2018 June and July Tunes

Look for me! I’m pretty excited about some upcoming musicianship here in St. Louis, both held at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Only 15 minutes away for me and got a buddy coming from WI, so you know it’s worthy. 😉 It’s tough finding great videos because many labels and artists haven’t all recognized the benefit of…
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Article Review: Find a Path through the E-Commerce Jungle

Review by Sonia Coleman How to navigate eBusiness decisions is one of the top concerns of many wholesale leaders. There’s a lot to digest: what technologies to select, how much resources are needed, what are the costs and challenges and how to get it to work well with existing staff and systems? tED Magazine recently…
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3 Ways to Respond to Changing Expectations of B2B Buyers

By Sonia Coleman This is a summary of an article that originally appeared in the Tech 360 Briefing published by IDEA entitled, “What’s Driving Purchasing Changes?” Disruption is occurring in many established industries…and the wholesale industry is feeling the heat from the Amazon effect. For IDEA’s Tech 360 Briefing, I spoke with people from all sides…
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Pumpkin Yum – Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes for Thanksgiving

As pumpkin lovers, this time of year is amazing! Many pumpkin recipes, so little time We had gathered up a bunch of great sounding recipes from friends, blogs and social media… Now what to do? Make a bunch of pumpkin recipes on a cold Saturday, that’s what! The contenders Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars Ultra-healthy vegan…
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App Inspiration: Time-saving apps for transcribing video, podcasts and interviews

I’ve been interviewing folks for two decades. Print. Video. Web. Podcast. You name it. And one of the most tedious parts of writing and publishing is: transcription. The medical and legal world have conquered the transcription beast with special software and recorders. But for the rest of us, it’s been a pain. Why are transcripts…

New iOS HEIC Photo Format Not Supported in Adobe Lightroom – What to Do

I’m a fan of anything shiny and new. New toys, new features, new fonts, new file system, Augmented Reality (AR) goodness, 64 bit only apps, and on and on… Unfortunately with this comes some headaches at times. iOS 11 uses a new photo format, (HEIC High Efficiency Image File Format) As I was preparing to migrate…
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9 Speaking Tips for Success

I’ve trained many CEOs on how to improve their speaking abilities for their on-stage debut in front of hundreds of their peers. Here’s the best practices I’ve gleaned from many, many rehearsals and general sessions. Don’t skip these tips if you don’t give speeches in your job – you never know when you’ll need to…
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Is Your Desk Hindering Your Success?

Many years ago, I noticed that my bosses kept asking to me explain what I was doing. I felt like they didn’t trust that I could get the job done. Everything was under control, and I was frustrated that they didn’t trust in my proven track record. Then I came across an article about messy…

How a Bad Review Can Be Good for Your Business

Bad reviews! Ugh. The Internet. That’s how most business owners respond when a bad review lights up their computer screen. I deal with bad reviews from both sides. As a business and marketing consultant, I help my clients build their reputation and grow their social proof online (and that usually includes reviews). One of the…