Has this ever happened to you? You have several photos ready to post on Instagram but you don’t want to spam your followers by uploading all of them at the same time. So you post one or two and make a mental note to share the rest over the next couple of days. You know what happens next, right? Life happens. Your brain moves on to the other thousand things you need to get done and Continue reading
You might be surprised to know that smartphones do not require a cellular plan or a data plan to make calls or surf the ‘net. The setup I describe in this article isn’t suitable for everyone, but with telecom bills rising at three times the inflation rate, there’s no way I could hold back from sharing my experience.
Each of the suggestions that follow can be implemented on their own to save you a few bucks — or put them all together like I did and pocket 100% of what you’re currently paying your cell carrier in monthly charges. Continue reading
A writing challenge that combines social good with $6,000 in scholarship awards? Now that is what I call a powerful combo, right up there with that day in 1928 when H. B. Reese first created confectionery magic by pairing chocolate and peanut butter.
I’m so excited to share this scholarship opportunity. Continue reading
Are you the diligent perfectionist who double checks every detail, or are you the passionate creative person who comes up with the big ideas? This simple quiz allows you to describe your work ethic, and identifies your office personality using the answers you provide.
That’s how Richard Madison, marketing executive for the Brighton School of Business & Management, described the quiz he sent me last week.
What Is Your Office Personality will ask you questions about how you solve problems, what you do in your free time, and how you handle decisions and criticism. It only takes a few minutes to complete. Sharing the results would make a fun way to start a team meeting.
You and me — we have something in common. Both of us are creative. What’s that? You’re not the creative type? I disagree and here’s why.
All humans display creativity an average of 11 times per day.
Okay, I confess — that statistic isn’t real. But it could be true. Especially if you count Continue reading
I was a five-year old in pigtails, standing on an elm-lined sidewalk with my grandfather, staring at what I thought was the most marvelous toy on the planet. Grandpa had just pulled a kid-sized pedal car out of his basement and had placed it on the sidewalk — for me! I was beside myself. Continue reading
I want you to have the best experience possible every time you visit Plugged In Workplace.
So instead of guessing which topics I should work on over the next year, I’m asking you to tell me what you’d like to see. The reader poll Continue reading
Images improve social media engagement on every platform — but beware the temptation to apply a “one size fits all” approach.
If you’ve ever seen a picture quote on Facebook where some of the words were cut off, you know what can happen when a graphic isn’t sized properly before posting. That’s a dead giveaway that it was designed for a different social platform. You can be sure there’s a photographer or graphic artist writhing in pain when this happens. Continue reading