Time to Google yourself

It was not all that long ago that the idea of searching for yourself in Google seemed no more than a novelty for most people. But today, every professional should at least know what happens when they are Googled. Here are some reasons why: Resumes and CVs are important, but so is what you look…

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Why the Webcast?

By now you have probably sat through your fair share of webcasts. If your experience is anything like my own, you have seen a few good ones and many bad ones. So what makes a web presentation go so wrong? I would say its often the choice of the format in the first place. Have…

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Blogging, who has the time?

The idea of writing a blog can be intimidating. Many of the most popular blogs are updated daily, or even multiple times a day. For most academics and research professionals, this type of schedule often just does not work. Luckily, it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips for creating a successful blog, or becoming…

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For those who say the web is no replacement…

…you’re right. “A blog can never replace a journal…” “There is something missing with online presentations, it’s just not the same…” “Who needs social networking, I prefer the telephone…” “A web survey is not superior to a paper survey…” Sound familiar? The new social web has more than its fair share of detractors. Those that…

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