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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…
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A Happier Day in 2 minutes: 5 Insights from My New Year Experiment

At the start of this new year, I started an experiment. I read neuroscience research said the simple daily ritual of writing a 2-minute thank you email had been been shown to make a person happier and improve their relationships. It’s now been three weeks that I’ve been writing thank you cards, emails and texts.…
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Gain control of your growing photo library with flexibility and options to spare

Like most people with smartphones and digital devices, my wife and I take a ton of photos. And now, with an adorable baby, our photo library has absolutely exploded. Over 30,000 photos and growing every day. Tens of Thousands of Digital Photos. What to Do? As fun as it is to take photos, managing all…
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A Simple Way to Be Happier and Improve Relationships

As this first week of the new year progresses, I’ve launched a new experiment. Neuroscience research from one of my favorite writers, Eric Barker, that says that there’s a simple way to increase your happiness and productivity while also improving your relationships. And it only takes 2 minutes. Seriously? What is this simple happiness booster?…

I broke Dropbox

I’ve been using Dropbox for years for basic file syncing and sharing. However, when I was sharing a 47-minute video of my Grandma’s memorial service to out-of-town relatives, I discovered that Dropbox can be broken. What?! When testing this video file for playback, it got 2 minutes in and shut down for bandwidth issues. This…

On the Path of Discovery

3 Ways to Boost Your Marketing Awesomeness You want your business or organization to be top-of-mind, make an impact, be successful and grow. You know that better marketing is the key to take it to the next level, but aren’t sure how to go about it or who to turn to. Discovery is the first,…

Don’t Use the This Year’s Worst Passwords…Try This Instead

How 1Password Solves Your Login Woes Last week, I blogged about the worst passwords of 2014 and how they made the NeuConcept staff want to both laugh and cry at the same time. Although I had a good geeky chuckle at what passes for login security with certain users, I also understand why they’re tempted to…