I’ve been “upping my game” on video streaming to cope with the new market conditions created by the pandemic. I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned here and on my social media.
Here’s my first instructional live stream. Right below is an equipment list. To keep up with my newest demos and How-Tos, subscribe to my social media or newsletter here.
These are affiliate links that do not affect the price you pay though I do earn a small commission
OBS Studio https://obsproject.com/
V-B Audio VoiceMeeter https://vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/
BitFocus Companion https://bitfocus.io/
USB Device Tree Viewer https://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbtreeview_e.html
I’ve been happily using Zoom to host my webinars and video conferences for a few weeks now. Plus, their tech support is outstanding: prompt, clear, and playful. If you are fed-up with Skype, GoToMeeting, or WebEx –I’ve tried ’em all– give Zoom a try.
Please help me by using my referral link below. I don’t know what Zoom’ll give me if you become a customer but I assure you their payment doesn’t affect my willingness to endorse Zoom or my relationship with you.
Here’s a brilliant follow-up email from an Amazon vendor. It demonstrates how you can increase the number of positive reviews for your business–and handle complaints privately. Take a look…
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I’ve been happily using Zoom to host my webinars and video conferences for a few weeks now. The service is solid and their tech support is outstanding: prompt, clear, and playful. If you are fed-up with Skype, GoToMeeting, or WebEx –I’ve tried ’em all– give Zoom a try.
Please help me by using my referral link here. I don’t know what Zoom’ll give me if you become a customer but I assure you their payment doesn’t affect my willingness to endorse Zoom or my relationship with you.
Of all the management tools I recommend, one of the most effective is both very simple and very unlikely to be consistently employed—if it is used at all: the written progress report, completed on a consistent schedule.
The power of progress reports to promote results and reduce anxiety is demonstrated daily, on matters titanic and trivial. The U. S. Constitution requires that the President “from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union.” Public companies are required by law to present results to shareholders, at fixed intervals and in specific formats. Schools send regular reports to parents, our GPS tells where we are, and UPS sends a text when a package arrives.
Still, managers and employees resist implementing this simple process.
Who cares about why? Just grow up and start doing a progress report. Declare your goals. Confront your results. Adjust to living in reality. Enjoy the benefits of clarity while the less disciplined fail and fail in a fog of vague expectations and inchoate regrets.
Before I explain how to format and prepare a good progress report, let’s deal with some common excuses questions.
Q: I don’t have a boss.
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Enjoy the videos online of Arthur Ganson‘s compelling kinetic sculptures. In our era of concealed, abstractly-comprehended, and practical technology we can still admire the overt and elegant application of simple gears and levers to accomplishing tasks with no end purpose, only a grace in the doing.
I frequently encourage my top executive coaching clients to set specific measurable goals and to chart their progress visually. For example, my free trailing twelve month Excel template is very popular. Download it by clicking here.
Here is an even simpler and more visually striking graphic you can use. Enter your own title, goal amount and current status and get a one-page, printable thermometer to display your progress for yourself or the entire team. This is similar to my earlier goal thermometer with the added feature of showing the time elapsed since the project was started.
Click here to download your free copy now. No registration required.
Feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues. Please do not remove my name or web address from the Excel spreadsheet.
See also Tony’s complete goal setting kit, with audio and workbook,
free on this blog.
I just noticed an interesting feature on Twitter. Under “Profile” is a “Similar to You” section. Tens of millions of people have Twitter accounts. Every executive coach, consultant, and adviser, it seems, has a Twitter account.
Only one is similar to Tony Mayo. Stephen Covey, best-selling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
No one else is similar to me, even Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence, though he does subscribe to my feed. So can you.
I have been very happy with an easy, free, browser-based screen sharing facility called Join.Me. That is also the web address: join dot me (not dot com).
I often “dig into the numbers” with my CEO executive coaching clients, sometimes with the help of my free Excel templates (see them here). This tool allows us to see and work on the same screen together though we are miles apart.
Join.Me is so simple, with no software to download or install and no firewall or security issues, that even top executives can use it on the fly.
–join.me – Free Screen Sharing.