Why going to lots of events and chasing investors might not be as smart as blogging and listening to David Bowie most importantly being a freelancer vs entrepreneur and why making sales calls is vital.
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The proliferation of mobile devices has made it necessary to rethink your web experiences. The mobile phone and tablet, along with retina displays, have substantially changed how a user experiences your design. Responsive web design has emerged as a solution in some cases, but even though connection speeds on mobile networks are increasing, performance remains an issue.
Luke Wroblewski has a wealth of experience with the mobile web. He suggests that the definition of “mobile” itself is blurring as devices continue to evolve. Rather than designing for device specifications, Luke says it’s more important to think about the context in which these devices are being used.
During his virtual seminar, Organizing Mobile Web Experiences, the audience asked some great questions. Luke joins Adam Churchill to cover some of those questions in this podcast.
When you talk about “mobile”, does that include both phone and tablet? Is it better to use responsive web design than a separate mobile site? What are the benefits of native mobile applications vs. responsive UIs? How do account for different use cases when employing responsive web design? Does quality become an issue with the code base increasing to make sites adaptive? Should you make decisions on breakpoints based on content or device? Should you design differently for small screens and small windows?
"Delegation truly is a fine art and a necessary skill. In this episode, I talk about how you can delegate even if you don’t have a staff."
"In this episode, I talk about the fine art of delegation. I also share the five levels of delegation. If you want to succeed as a leader, it is imperative that you learn to delegate and delegate well." http://michaelhyatt.com/042-the-fine-art-of-delegation-part-1-podcast.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TIYL+(This+is+Your+Life)
"Jason was first introduced to the Jobs-to-be-Done concept by another 37signals team member, Ryan Singer. As the story goes, Ryan saw Clay Christensen describe how he and a colleague uncovered the jobs that a milkshake does in a web video. After watching the video, Ryan went on a search to find out who the “milkshake man” was, and found Bob Moesta and Chris Spiek from the Re-Wired Group." http://www.therewiredgroup.com/jason-fried-on-jobs-to-be-done-radio/
"Whether you are a professional speaker or someone who only makes the occasional presentation, you could be more effective with better slides. In this podcast, I share my seven rules for better presentations."
Ron Howard has spent a lifetime in entertainment, as both a popular television actor and a prominent director and producer. Working in partnership with producer Brian Grazer, Howard’s credits range from The Da Vinci Code (2006) to A Beautiful Mind (2001). Speaking with a group of graduate students, Howard offered his point of view on how collaboration shifts from those he calls "the gatekeepers"-agents, managers and executives-to the people involved in making a film, to finally the entire movie-making process. An episode in the USC School of Cinematic Arts podcast series.
Nina Simon talks to Gerry Gaffney about designing participatory experiences. How can institutions encourage, support and scaffold engagement in the pursuit of “Me to We” design?
One of the things I love about blogging is the analytics. I can tell exactly how popular a blog post is. I know whether or not it resonated with my audience—or fell on deaf ears.
So when I talk about writing a killer blog post, I mean something very specific. I’m not talking about whether or not you, your family, or your friends liked your blog post.
My definition of a killer blog post is one that performs well as measured by three specific metrics:
Traffic Engagement Shares Frankly, if you want to boil this entire episode down to one statement, it is this: The secret to creating killer blog posts is to write stuff people want to read and share.
Here’s how: You can unlock the potential of your blog posts with seven keys:
Focus on your readers. Write a powerful headline. Include a relevant photo. Tell a relevant story. Make your posts scannable. Keep your posts brief. End with a question.
You can create wow by asking five QUESTIONS. Question #1: What is the product or experience I want to create or transform into a wow? Question #2: How will the customer or prospect feel as a result of this experience? (In other words, what is the specific outcome you want to create?) Question #3: What specific expectations does the typical customer bring to this experience? Question #4: What does failing to meet customers’ expectations for this experience look like? Question #5: What does exceeding customers’ expectations for this experience look like
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