I was inspired to write this post after weeks of reading my good friend Bri Morford‘s posts about the top 5 articles she found this week relating to Marketing and Web Design.
Well, I intend to one up her a little bit. In this week’s post, I’m not only going going to share the links to articles or podcasts I read or listened to, BUT ALSO extensions or apps that I learned about/used this week. So the following are;
- Pages I read, listened, or watched and said; “YES, I need to share this!”OR
- Extensions or tools I used this week that’s helping me with some aspect of my business, whether it be sales/marketing | productivity | project management | some other area.
Check ’em out after the jump and maybe you’ll find them useful. Make sure you connect with me on twitter @getplexdesign
What did I read?:
TL;DR Our goal should be to pack a metaphorical bag of ‘stuff’ for them to use when they need it — and only because we know they will need it in XYZ context.
To that end; read this post over at Articulate E-Learning Heroes 10 Things You Could Create Instead of an E-Learning Course. Remember you don’t always need an entire e-learning course when developing Learning and Development materials. You may just need a job aid.
Free Stock Photos. Enough said. Thanks and props go out to Mel Milloway for this one. I’ve already used Startup Stock Photos for a project I am working on and I can’t even count how many times I’ve used Pixabay
What did I listen to?:
2 Podcasts from the Harvard Business Review podcast.
Why Your Late Twenties Is the Worst Time of Your Life– Namely, being in your twenties is often confusing and lonely, as they attempt to establish their status as adults, their environment sends them mixed messages: regardless of their professional or personal achievements, they are still considered by others to be “kids,” especially before they marry and have children. Tell me about it. I’m 31 and know a lot of this applies to me.
When High Performers Struggle: Bob Seelert, chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi talks about motivating high performers.
What extensions did I use?:
LinkClump: Linkclump gives you the ability to drag a selection box around links using your mouse to quickly open as new tabs, open in new window, save as bookmarks, or copy to clipboard. Use it extensively on LinkedIn for opening multiple profiles to send messages.
MightyText, Text from a computer. SMS from a computer: I can’t tell you how many times my phone has died and I needed to text someone to let them know I’ve arrived/running late/lost. I used to use GoogleVoice, but the number was different from my actual cell number. This allows me to access text messages from anywhere I have an internet connection.