HUGH CULVER

How to add some magic to your next planning session

How to add some magic to your next planning session

At some point in my career I realized a small investment in technology can pay big dividends. My first remote clicker let me walk, talk and click (look Mom!). My first mini-video recorder (remember the Flip?), audio recorder, movie editing software and auto-back-up...

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How to add video to PowerPoint and Keynote like a pro

How to add video to PowerPoint and Keynote like a pro

This post was was updated in 2023 So you want to spruce up your presentation with a little video? Cool. Now you have to figure out how. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to insert the clip and the tricks to creating a seamless transition from slide to video and...

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10 easy ways to make any PowerPoint presentation awesome

10 easy ways to make any PowerPoint presentation awesome

This post was updated in 2023. It was 20 minutes before lunch, my client was frantically looking at the clock, and the audience was squirming. We had suffered through endless forgettable PowerPoint slides and were all hoping for a merciful end. That's when the...

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7 smart ways to make Evernote your best buddy

7 smart ways to make Evernote your best buddy

There are few things in my day I invariably rely on, like my 5 AM cuppa tea, yoga at noon, and, in the digital world, Evernote. My catch-all, composite of random notes, project lists, scraped web sites, and gluten-free recipes is the clever app called Evernote. In...

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Your first baby steps to getting started with SlideShare

Your first baby steps to getting started with SlideShare

For a couple of years I’ve been raving about the not-so-secret power of SlideShare. Typically, I am greeted with a response like “Huh? SlidesShare, what’s that?”. Well, for all you unwashed marketers, let me introduce you to a very exciting and creative way to get...

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Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

We live in the Age of Distraction—smartphones, email, people, and social media can reduce your productive hours to minutes. And even though we might convince ourselves a quick check on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t amount to much—it does. In one study at Stanford...

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Before you put your foot in your mouth count to three

Before you put your foot in your mouth count to three

We’ve all done it: said something we regret. Maybe you were with a client, a friend, your wife/husband/partner, even your child. It’s embarrassing, even damaging. Here’s what happened this week. We were rushing to pick up our oldest daughter at the airport. She was...

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