Author: Cindy

A communications expert with over 25 years experience.

February 19, 2021 / / General

As a lifelong learner, I’ve made it a habit to regularly participate in coaching and learning programs. Hands down, one of my favorite motivators in this area is Brendon Burchard. Brendon is a New York…

February 13, 2021 / / Partner Organizations

Our partner organization, Aging Energized, is hard at work creating new books and online courses to help people enjoy the journey of aging. Its initial offerings are focused on Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. These…

January 14, 2021 / / General

Note: This offer expired January 15, 2021. But Kajabi is still the best solution for creating online courses and communities. Follow the links in this blog post to gain access to a 14-day free trial.…

February 15, 2020 / / Business

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my new business, Aging Energized. Created in collaboration with my co-founder Phil Kilcoin, this business is dedicated to providing information and education as you navigate the changes related…

November 14, 2019 / / Online Courses

Note: Kajabi no longer offers the 28-day free trial. Their current trial period is 14 days, and you can grab it by clicking on the 28-day link below. Stay tuned on this blog for new…

October 18, 2019 / / Online Courses

When using your phone or tablet to film videos where you have specific words you want to say, PromptSmart is an easy, convenient teleprompter that works on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The cool…

August 23, 2019 / / Online Courses

Kajabi is the ultimate solution for delivering online courses and training. I have been creating online courses for clients for over 10 years. Over these years, the technologies and platforms used to do this have…

October 4, 2018 / / Communications
October 2, 2018 / / Communications

If you have a blog, website, or knowledge base of information you need a content strategy. Otherwise, all your well-written and carefully curated content is just a mish-mash of words and information. At its most…

October 2, 2018 / / Communications
October 1, 2018 / / Communications
August 16, 2018 / / Communications

The idea of having a content strategy has been around for a long time. But in the past few years it’s been getting increased attention as more and more people and organizations are blogging. Blogs…

July 24, 2018 / / Communications
July 22, 2018 / / Communications

A content strategy should clearly define the type of content you are providing. That definition should include a plan for where and how each content type is provided. Audience When determining the content types appropriate…

July 20, 2018 / / Communications

Your content strategy should identify the preferred terminology to be used throughout the content. You need to be consistent with the terms you use. If you are the only contributor to your content, it’s not…

May 13, 2016 / / Technology

Freelance or employee? As a creative, it’s hard to know how to make this decision. For some, it’s an obvious choice and you’d do anything to avoid being an employee. Or the opposite . .…

July 30, 2015 / / Communications
July 25, 2015 / / Communications

If you’re a Mac user, you’ve probably used Spotlight to find things on your computer. The file you were working on last week, but you can’t remember where you saved it. Or the graphic you…

August 4, 2014 / / Recreation

A quick note . . . This post is from Cindy’s personal blog, Chalkboard Thoughts. Please visit Chalkboard Thoughts for lots more life-related posts covering travel, gardening, cooking, farming, and other topics from normal day-to-day life.…

June 27, 2014 / / Fitness

A quick note . . . This post is from Cindy’s personal blog, Chalkboard Thoughts. Please visit Chalkboard Thoughts for lots more life-related posts covering travel, gardening, cooking, farming, and other topics from normal day-to-day life. While Sunriver is…

August 1, 2011 / / General
December 31, 2009 / / Technology
August 27, 2009 / / Business

Over the past 150 years, we have progressed from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age to the Information Age. The Information Age has made many things possible, including this website and blog. It created…

July 30, 2009 / / Communications

There are many ways to communicate information. Many times, a picture is worth a thousand words. And sometimes an animation is worth even more. Whether you’re teaching a new user how to use your application…

July 24, 2009 / / Communications

Before writing any type of technical documentation, whether it’s a short piece of web content or an extensive knowledge system for a complex software product, you need to know who you’re writing to. This goes by many names, such as audience analysis, customer analysis, or user profile. Having an understanding of your audience impacts your writing style, voice, and the method of communication. These are a few things to consider when doing an audience analysis: