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Two mobile products that get thumbs up – PhotoFast and GoMobilePGH

PhotoFast & ParkMobilePGH can both ease your life

Still looking for products that help you daily?  I’ve been reviewing two of them that you’ll want to consider. PhotoFast plugs into your iPhone giving you a quick and easy way to offload your phone or protect your data locally GoMobilePGH is specific to people in Western PA who want to ease their trips into Continue Reading

What a great time for sales people! Here’s why…

The Customer Relationship Model for Sales

This is a great time for sales people.  As the weather gets nicer, making it easier for travel to your prospect meetings, it’s also a time to hone skills, as several of the most popular Dale Carnegie sales-related courses are offered in open-enrollment format.  So you can put yourself in a position to increase your Continue Reading

Updated W. PA schedule (5/15/16) of leadership, skills, and sales training from Dale Carnegie

Contact me to examine your personal, team or organization needs for leadership or team training & development

Here’s an updated list of Dale Carnegie Courses in Western PA available for open enrollment.  The best way to enroll is to  contact me so we can make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck.  We can also take a look at your departmental team needs or entire organizations needs to determine whether a Continue Reading

Sharks, Emails, Innovation, Piracy & a few sentences from Warren Buffet — interesting recent articles

Marlon Brando drinks coffee at meetings in movies

Shark Tank – the real & not-so real aspects Ever wonder wether ABC’s Shark Tank is really what venture capital is all about?  From my experiences pitching investors, there are a lot of similarities.  I also know a few people who had the opportunity to pitch for funding on Shark Tank.  One got funded; the Continue Reading

Why joining Dale Carnegie is perfect for me

Dale Carnegie Training - offered by JR Rodgers & Associates

      This year, I have the wonderful opportunity to hang up my shingle with Dale Carnegie Training.  It’s a thrill and an honor because the Dale Carnegie organization and its offerings have proven over time to be a significant contributor to many careers – even life changing for some (including for me). The Continue Reading

Microsofts Ups the Ante in Windows 10

Getting Windows 10 couldn't be easier

Microsoft is taking several pages out of Apple’s book of tricks for Windows 10 — and Windows users are likely to love them. Security leaps forward First, they’re leapfrogging Apple in security.  Not only does Windows 10 do fingerprint recognition to secure your devices; it also does facial recognition or retina scan.  That’s not retina Continue Reading

Zoom Lens for your SmartPhone

Images with and with Carson HookUpz and Bushnell binoculars to zoom image

  Don’t you hate not being able to zoom in with your smart phone camera.  It always gets to me when I’m at one of my kid’s concerts and too far from the stage.  I really want to capture smiling faces; but neither my iPhone, nor my wife’s Android phone can do the job by Continue Reading

Kindle Fire phone both excites and disappoints

Fanfare as Bezos intros Kindle Fire phone. Firefly feature is cool & useful.

  The Kindle Fire phone, on the AT&T network represents both sides of the spectrum — one of the most amazing devices I’ve ever seen, as well as a device with one of the biggest downside risks. As soon as I took it out of the box, I recognized how remarkable it is — because Continue Reading

The Apple watch – decades in the making

In 1983, Apple had a watch. It took 21 years to perfect & announce it.

Today Apple finally introduced its wrist watch — a design marvel.  But it has taken decades to get here.  This photo is the watch that the company was designing in 1983 — 21 years ago! Thanks to “Keep it simple: the early design years of Apple” by Hartmut Esslinger.  That’s where this photo came from. Continue Reading

Americans don’t trust Facebook & Google, but use them anyway

Children trust automatically.  For adults, it should be earned.

  There’s an old adage about doing business only with people you trust.  And frankly, whenever I have dealings with somebody who doesn’t earn my trust consistently, it turns out not-so-good.  You know — when you are not quite sure you trust the other person, but give them the benefit of the doubt.  It’s that Continue Reading