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Stay Still

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With all that is happening in the world around us, everything is being affected, even our daily discourse and what we write about. Staying still is very hard to do. Our parents have been trying to get us to do it since we were kids – “Sit Down, Stay Still, Don’t Move!” How long did you last? Not long I imagine, I sure didn’t. But now we are having to stay still for a...

Can you Hear me?

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Instead of saying this before every call, perhaps something different… Most conferencing platforms have a “sound check” piece built into them where you can validate your settings in advance. When you have a computer with a webcam, speakers, separate mic and stereo port, this can be a welcome addition. Log into each meeting a bit early, save five minutes, and perform your sound...

The Hard Part about Community

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Building and forming a community is hard, more so today, then normally. The hardest part about getting involved in a community? Realizing that we all have a part to play, we all can’t do the same thing, and that to be successful we all must realize that we’re in it together. Online communities flourish because those that join, want to do all of those things – they see a...

Making a Team Decision

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If you have the opportunity to open up an important decision to your team where you want to get their feedback and help in making the decision and you take it – this is a great to align your team. It’s tempting to meet with everyone individually so you only have to deal with any criticism that might come at you in an isolated manner but then you don’t get the benefit of hearing...

User Ignored Requests

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Guess what – users are going to ignore your suggestions for making their software better until they see it in action and realize you were right. The follow-up, they’ll forget the conversation ever took place. And Guess what, if the roles were reversed you probably would have done the same when the same discussion happened. Why? Because it’s not where your mind was at, not where...

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