Favorite apps and sites from The Webby Awards

Every year I adore going through the nominees and honorable mentions for The Webby Awards, which recognizes sites and apps for outstanding awesomeness. Here are a few of my favorites from this year (and last year). Warning: many are highly addicting. Graphics Type to Design (online) Write your name with Instagram pictures with Type to Design. Use a screencapture to grab …

Tools to Take a Break

When smoking in the office became taboo, the tobacco addicts took work breaks to huddle together in the smoking alcove outside. If one looked to find any kind of benefit from the smoke breaks, it was the fact that works left their desks to walk around every few hours. These days many of us park ourselves in front of our monitor …

Awesome Tech Tools for Meeting Planners

This year I was honored to present a program at the American Society of Association Executives, a gathering of 4000+ professionals from the world of associations. My session focused on great tools for organizing events, and this awesome article in Smart Meetings Magazine really captured the best tools. The reporter called me “endearing, engaging and chock full of practical tips …

Microsoft Sway: A PowerPoint Alternative

If you’re as tired of PowerPoint slides as, well, everyone in the world, you’ll be happy to hear you have many choices these days. Prezi is one of the most popular competitors, and many presenters have changed to its zooming navigation and embedded multimedia to create more engaging presentations that tell a story. Every few months this category grows even …

Google Photos: It’s All That (and a little worrisome)

A couple of weeks ago Google offered a great gift to the Internet universe: free, unlimited photo storage for all. Free. Unlimited. 100%. Free. People keep asking me, “Does that mean I can upload…?” Yep. Everything. All the old family photos, everything on your mobile device, any images you have stored on other cloud services. Free. Unlimited. The Good Besides …

26 Hours with the Apple Watch

The wait is over! On Wednesday a sleek, I’ll say beautiful, package arrived on my doorstep. My Apple Watch, Apple’s first step into the growing world of wearable technology. This post gives my impressions from the first 26 hours, which included cross-country travel. Here’s the official unboxing (complete with silly subtitles). The First 13 Things I Learned I bought the big one, and …