Is LinkedIn a waste of time? Is all social a waste of time?

Our definitive answer: YES!!! Well…. maybe… unless you make effective, then it is definitely NOT a waste of time. Pulse Founder, Matt Moran, gives some quick insight (1 minute) into making LinkedIn much more effective as a career or business development platform. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLUS8DuGkqE] To read his full blog entry, visit his IT Career Toolkit website.

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Are Twitter Auto-follow Messages a Good Idea?

No! Okay.. perhaps that is simplistic but I think we can make the case. Below I have a link to my CIO Magazine blog post on the subject. I’ll offer a little context and explanation first. Let’s start with a question… What is your goal with social media? For most people, the goal is to […]

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Skitch – a utility for creating simple how to graphics

The image above was created using Skitch – a graphic utility from Evernote. It allows you to quickly annotate and embed images into documents, email, or upload to your social media. There is also a mobile Skitch application. I took this photo of my dog, Beaux, and quickly annotated it with Skitch on my Android. Yes, […]

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Using Google Docs to Create a Document with Navigation

Google Docs provides a great way to create personal and team process documents with links to document sections. If done properly, the document is nearly self-maintainable, allowing you and your team to rapidly add sections and have that reflected in the navigation. I’ve created the video below and this associated example Google document. Below the […]

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Project Management and Team Collaboration Tools on CIO Magazine

Pulse Founder, Matthew Moran, has a new blog entry over at CIO.com Our current systems utilized: SmartSheet HipChat Insightly Google Drive The article on CIO discusses some of the process and thinking that goes into selecting a system. It also addresses a phrase Matt repeats often when speaking at events. “The System” does not exist but […]

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use Google Drive to organize social media content

How to Collect and Organize Your Social Media Content using Google Drive

SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: This article teaches how to use a cloud strategy and technology (Google Drive) to collect and organize digital content from your team or organization. This content can be in the form of photos/images, video, and text.   A Few Words About Social Media & Content Sadly, most companies attempting “social media marketing” are doing it wrong! […]

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YouTube channel art template Microsoft Publisher

YouTube Channel Art Template with Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is powerful tool for creating communication pieces. Many do not realize it is also a simple and effective way to create graphics for the web and social media. Below is a YouTube channel art template that we give to clients who want to create their own YouTube channel art. Now we are making it available to you. […]

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