Embrace the sub-meeting

These days, meetings can take place in a conference room, video-conference, web conference or Starbucks. Sometimes there is a pre-meeting BEFORE the big client meeting, just to make sure everyone is on the same page. Sometimes there is a post-meeting to discuss what you discussed. And there’s one more meeting you attend whether you like it or…

Turn it on

When you ask co-workers to turn on webcams during an online meeting, some will say “Sure!” and appreciate the social connectedness it brings.  Some will reject it faster than a bushman afraid of losing his soul.  Everyone wants to look their best at work, but why is webcam video so different than a face to…

Ctrl Alt Defeat?

Hi, I’m a PC. Not the nerdy guy in the commercials, but a genuine PC user.  I have nothing against the Mac.  I use whatever laptop my company gives me.  And since I’m familiar with Windows, I’ve also bought PCs for my family at home.  Like most people, I stick with the system I learned on, because…

Facebook is not a charity

There is currently a Facebook group with over 3.8 million members circulating the message “We Will Not Pay To Use Facebook. We Are Gone If This Happens.”  Come on… are these people really serious?  Is Facebook a non-profit or a business?  I understand that most of them are saying they prefer advertising-supported over fee-based.  But…