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WeVideo, the Free Video Editing Software

[GUEST POST FROM INTERN JAMISON BARCELONA] My favorite free video editing software is called WeVideo; as a humble high school student, unwilling to shill out for software, this has quickly become my favorite tool. Pros: It’s a free and powerful software, it’s easy to use, it looks professional, and it comes with free stock images, videos, and soundtracks to use. …

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LastPass is a Must Have!

Being a busy virtual assistant and mom of a toddler, I could not recommend LastPass enough. It is an absolute life saver! LastPass is a secure password manager that keeps your usernames and passwords safe in a vault. I use it for everything because it’s user friendly and FREE! You can upgrade to a paid version, but I have not …

Google Changes Everything: Making a restaurant reservation with Google Assistant

Last year, Google announced a mind-blowing feature that lets people ask a digital assistant call a business to make a phone call for a restaurant reservation or a haircut or a number of other time-consuming tasks. The killer thing was that the “voice” that made the call had a “personality” and spoke in very natural-sounding language. People were astonished at …

There’s got to be a better way! Home assistant

#HelpANerdOut This is a GREAT question from Ryan P.: “I’m confused about all the home assistant devices like, Alexa, Google Home, Apple’s new Siri thing… Which one is best? And what can they do for me? Just wondering if I really need one.” Joanne B: I love Alexa! I use her for music, and lists- shopping and to-do. Also love being able …

The Webby Awards 2017: Favorite Apps and Sites

I can’t believe this is my job! Every year I look forward to 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 you can take a look at my favorites from 2016 and 2015, too). Warning: Some are highly addictive …

Guest Post: Keep the Learning Alive

Another guest post by a fellow nerd… read more about how to help people in an audience keep learning and engaging. ******** Keep the Learning Alive “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius You stood in front of the audience. You inspired them. You gave them a call to action. And …

There’s got to be a better way! Social Media Strategy

  When Kelly asked her question last week, we were expecting to hear people share their love for Pinterest or tell us that they use Snapchat to talk to kids, etc… Instead, we received a thoughtful analysis on the use of social media. Our community came through in a big way! Thank you, Neil. Neil M. (1) What is your company’s …