Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sounds cool, just really not functional

I have been thinking about some of the tech stuff I deal with that sounds great at first, then when you get it, you really realize that it doesn't work in the real world.

First is the touch screen. You see people on TV now playing with pictures by touching the screen, resizing them, moving them and such. Sounds cool. However what is the real world use of this. OK sure if you have a 50" version in a conference room. That would be good. Otherwise, I can use the mouse more effectively and can do more!

Second the tablet PC. Sure, you can capture signatures. Other than that? I type faster than I write, how often do I need to get signatures when electronic signatures in Email work just as well, I can draw with a mouse. And if I get a regular laptop, I get a real processor. Plus the tablets cost more. Many can use the tablets as they were intended, few do.

This one may be a stretch. But windshield washers on headlights on your car. Really? If you own a car that is that expensive, don't you keep it at least clean enough to use the headlights without needing to clean them that often?

I will be updating this list as I think of more. Please feel free to add your own ideas!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Good Presentations

Are factual, informative and to the point. However it is also my opinion that they need to be entertaining.

Think about it. Some of the best and most memorative presentations were very entertaining. You remember the stories and the points that are made by the stories.

The point of today's post is to inject some fun into presenting. It makes it better for everyone.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Somtimes you have to play hard!

We did that last weekend. Most successful people I know work hard and play hard. Remember to do something for yourself to keep sane.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I wish I would have taken a picture.

In a bathroom in EPCOT last week the sign above the sink read;

Wet hands
Apply Soap
Rub together

REALLY? Is that sign necessary? I would assume those who would need the sign can't read it. DUH!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Google Analytics

189 unique People
From 13 countries
14% increase over last month

This is just a quick snapshot of people who have viewed this blog in the last 30 days! How do I know all of this? Google Analytics A free service. If you haven't checked it out and you have any type of web page you have to. There is so much information out there. From the top searches that have landed on your page to the average amount of time each person spends on the page. And lastly how many times each user comes back.

To be honest, I signed up for the service (Again free) 6 plus months ago and forgot. After viewing a recent presentation I remembered and logged in. I was amazed the traffic that comes. If this was a business page, can you imagine the value this would have? Once again Google gets it right.