Interesting survey results were released this week by MerchantCircle and Reply.com. Some 2,500 small businesses in the United States were asked which marketing vehicle they would choose if they could pick only one to promote their businesses. The winner? Search engine optimization. In fact, I admit to being surprised by how easily it beat everything […]
Social media is useless for finding work. I’ve spent days and days on Twitter trying to talk to all sorts of people, and they either don’t answer or just don’t want to help. I’ve had my resume up on LinkedIn for months, and not one person has even asked for an interview. Social media can […]
A star employee was applying for another job, and wanted a reference letter to help him get it. He wanted me to know up front, so I would be inconvenienced as little as possible. Good man. But now I needed to be one too. Here’s what I wrote.
Just a few weeks ago, no one outside 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s home town had even heard of her. But then along came her video Friday, through a small production company that, again, most of us had never heard of. Suddenly, Rebecca Black is one of the most watched faces in the world. Yes, she has on-camera confidence that […]
I have now been using Nuance’s Dragon Dictate for Macintosh for about one week. In that time I have gone back and forth several times between being absolutely in awe and utterly fed up with its many glories and glitches. The program is nothing short of astounding when it works, but is more frustrating than […]