I don’t use Photoshop or Illustrator. But, as a DIY songwriter/performer, I still need to be able to create merchandise. And in order to create merchandise, you need transparent images. What is a transparent image? It is an image that contains a later without any pixels – only information allowing whatever is behind the image […]
Last week I gave a workshop at the Camarillo Library. You can watch the video below. Plus, I’ve provided links to a more complete blog entry on my consulting website if you are interested in downloading the slides. I hope you can tell that I really enjoy presenting. 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL4UktGyCPw Click on the image below […]
Let me make a disclaimer right at the beginning of this. I do not believe in the mystical, metaphysical, spiritual, or cosmic connection to find, free, call, discover, etc. your “voice” as a writer or artist. I do not believe we “manifest” our reality. I see no need or wisdom in the Law of Attraction […]
Overview: A simple and free method to create images for your blog and/or social media content. First, An Important PSA Regarding Creation I’ve always been willing to put myself out there. I perform (music), speak, write (books, articles, poetry, essays, etc.), and have even done some acting. In fact, I’m working on a short script […]
This is obviously written tongue-in-cheek. I provide some context at the end. Sometime in 2012. Product Development Manager (PDM): “It’s come to our attention that no one really uses our platform. They visit us hoping to have a more organized professional experience than Facebook and stronger communication than 140 characters allows. What they discover is […]
“Google is abysmal at being amazing!” The above is a common refrain of mine. A lot of people use Gmail but Google is largely ineffective at helping users understand the power of real-time collaboration. In fact, at a recent speaking event, only 4 of the 25 or so Project Managers in attendance had ever collaborated in […]
On Sunday, I presented to Songsalive!’s LA chapter. The topic title: Online Presence & Promotion for Songwriters & Other Creatives covered a broad strategy for taking your songwriting/music seriously and for creating a more business-like approach to what you do.
A quick thank you Yes.. that’s my dog Beaux on my monitor. 😉 The Slide-deck To download, click the image for the Powerpoint file or get the PDF here. Tools worth looking at: Glip, Slack, Hipchat (real-time collaborative chat) Google Drive (docs, sheets, slides, etc.- edited in real-time from any device) SmartSheet (more full-featured PM in […]
DISCLAIMER: I’m getting a little technical but this is not a comprehensive article on Internet security. It does provide some simple (relatively) ideas to help you secure your home network. Yep.. the Internet got nailed last Friday and it was mostly due to home connected devices… IOT – The Internet of Things. Get to know that […]
Slides from my PMI presentation and a song, The Project Management Blues.