Your Meetings Don’t Have to Suck

Anthony CloskeyCommunications, Design

Meetings have a nasty reputation as 30-to-90-minute wastes of time. Meetings also come with a human cost. They poke holes in your daily workflow and detract from your focus. But, this doesn’t have to be your reality — your meetings don’t have to suck!

FAQ: Starting a blog at

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

Q: I want to start a blog for a particular population segment, and I’d like to get sponsors for the blog eventually. My question is this. If I start with a hosted blog just to get some content out there with a readership so that I can then approach sponsors, can I later convert it to a self-hosted blog? … Read More

The ultimate guide to bad web design

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Funny and painfully true: twenty-eight tips for “How to Make the Worst Website“ Creating a terrible website seems to be a common goal on the internet. I’ve seen it accomplished many times, so I thought I’d make it easier for everyone and post the ultimate guide. From the time a visitor enters your site to the time they exit, there … Read More

Taking great product and tutorial photos

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On the web, great photos make the difference between making a sale and losing it to another site. Photojojo offers excellent tips on taking good, clear, and engaging photos for online sales and online tutorials:   How to Shoot Use a tripod even if you think you have enough light. When you’re taking photos of small objects, a little camera … Read More

Intro to LinkedIn presentation

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Last week I gave a talk to a group from National City Bank about LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals. Everyone who attended the talk seemed to have heard of LinkedIn and to have received invitations to join; some people told me they received a couple new invitations every week. Yet the majority of the group weren’t sure what … Read More

Update your site or blog with ScribeFire

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

Another reason to use Firefox as your web browser: The extension ScribeFire make it easy to add posts to blogs while web browsing. No need to open a separate window or tab and flip back and forth; the editor pops up in a lower panel in your browser window and offers a nice set of tools for creating posts with links, images, everything you need.