Business, Politics, Religion Don't MIx

I’ve been off the radar for a bit for a couple of reasons. The main one is my husband’s back surgery – he’s recovering nicely, thank you! The other is the elections and politics and the inevitable fallout. One of the rules I’ve always followed is that I don’t mix politics and religion with business. […] Read More

All You Learn Counts!

Sounds like a broad statement, right? But very true. Let me present it from my own case, that of my voice over career. The Basis – The Degrees This is the most obvious one. I have 3 degrees (long story!) – a B.S. in Computer Science, an M.B.A and an M.S. in Education/Instructional Design. The […] Read More

S is for….Suspect or Suspicious

S is for Suspect or Suspicious

Maybe it’s just me, but I find it incredibly easy to assume bad motivations for things that happen. The Evil Driver is Suspect Anyone that has driven has come across seemingly stupid drivers. And some truly are performing stupid acts. Have you ever had someone do something in traffic, say slow down so they make it through […] Read More

In Appreciation of Home Caregivers and Working Parents

Since my husband has been off work for several months, resulting in back surgery last week, I can honestly say  I have a great appreciation for people that regularly care for, organize, plan for, feed, etc. others. Let’s start close to home. Kudos to My Step-Mother! My father died of complications of diabetes. My step-mother […] Read More

eLearning Audio

I’m sure you’ve heard this before – you should use audio in your elearning. My response to things like that is “Why?” Well, here’s your why. Multiple Input Channels This was in one of my first classes of my ISD masters – use as many input channels as possible to get the information across. The […] Read More

Hospital Icon by Freepik at Flatiron http://www.flaticon.com/packs/in-the-hospital

My husband has made it home for the remainder of his recovery – dealing with that will be the subject of future posts I’m sure! This is about the hospital visit itself. He was there for 6 days. Obviously any recording I did was before or after the hospital visit. And of course, nothing got […] Read More

Family First

Short post today – following the family first philosophy. I haven’t posted a bunch lately as my husband is headed into back surgery on Wednesday. I’m in a ‘holding the fort’ mode – do what I have to do and anything extra gets put to the side for the moment. Hence – family first! To […] Read More

Focus Designed by Freepik

Today’s business relevant vocabulary word: FOCUS. (definition per Google search) fo·cus /ˈfōkəs/ noun the center of interest or activity. “this generation has made the environment a focus of attention” the state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition. “his face is rather out of focus” Let’s break this down a with examples. Center […] Read More

Soggy fall leaves

Fall is my favorite season. The colors on the trees here in Michigan are absolutely gorgeous! When I can get away, taking a drive or a ride on my Can-Am Spyder out and about brings fresh Ooo’s around every bend. I grew up next to an apple orchard, Martin’s Fruit Farm (which is no more) […] Read More

Get Over Yourself

Okay, you made a decision and did something that didn’t turn out so well. Even better, other people saw or noticed. Crap. The only thing you can do is get over yourself. Yea, I know – easier said than done. It’s a work in progress for most of us. Other People Don’t Care I don’t […] Read More

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