Joe Houghton

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This starter audiophile system sounds outrageously good for $88

I cover all sorts of audio gear, everything from dirt-cheap subwoofers to extravagantly expensive turntables; there's something for every budget.<p>This time it's a <i>system</i> with a Lepai LP2020TI stereo integrated amplifier that sells for the low, low price of just $38, mated with Dayton Audio B652 Air …

Audiophile

Even Introverts Can Excel at Networking by Following These Steps

The three C's of networking -- Conversation, Connection and Collaboration -- create a context that helps even those most reticent about networking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Networking builds businesses. It brings in clients and partners and helps businesses grow, …

Networking

Infographic: Pro tips for creating a top-notch presentation

Speaking to a crowd can be terrifying.That shouldn’t stop you from delivering an incredible performance, though.Preparation goes a long way in easing …

Public Speaking

This Endlessly Reusable Notebook Turns My Doodles Into Emails

Automatically share your work by snapping a picture — then wipe it clean and start again.<p>I’m a professional gadget person, but there are times when I …

6 Ways to Slow Down and Live in the Moment

We admit it: Being present may be simple, but that’s not the same thing as easy. It’s common to get swept up in the past or spend too much time dreaming about the future. And living in the moment can be extra-tough when life gets chaotic or the unexpected happens. Nevertheless, learning to be …

Feeling undervalued at work? Stop the self-doubt spiral with a super-simple solve

When you’re outpacing all your project deadlines, brainstorming fresh ideas on the daily, and even practicing heathy Slack relationships at work, not …

Self-confidence

Four Tips on How to Get Started as a Project Sponsor - PMO Perspectives Blog

As the project sponsor you are the most senior decision-maker on the project. You are not the one who is running the project on a day-to-day basis …

Management

Why The Best Writers Use This Simple Technique to Improve Their Work

One of my key responsibilities at my firm is to coach team members to help them improve their writing. And since I've been editing for so many years, I can look at a piece of writing and quickly diagnose what the problems are and how to fix them.<p>But many writers struggle with how to edit their own …

Digital Marketing

Prioritize Your To-Dos With a 'SUG' List

If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your standard to-do list to be more efficient, David Nour, founder of The Nour Group, Inc., writes about a …

Think Tank’s Emergency Rain Covers Keep Your Camera Dry in a Crunch

Think Tank Camera has announced its new Emergency Rain Covers, simple and ultra-portable covers that can help protect your gear when the weather …

Dust Storms

3 ways to land a job even if you don't have the exact experience required

Most job-seekers have had this experience: You find a job you think you'd be perfect for, but you don't have the exact experience the posting …

Employment

What to Do If There’s No Clear Career Path for You at Your Company

We all know the old script: join a company, work hard, move up the ladder. But it’s been decades since that was a reliable path, and not just because of layoffs or outsourcing or robots.<p>These days, the culprit preventing many professionals from identifying a clear career path at their company is …

Management Consulting

The typeface that helps dyslexics read

Designer Christian Boer had problems reading as a child because of dyslexia. Now he’s created a downloadable font that can untangle the jumbled letters that many dyslexics see.<p>Christian Boer always struggled with reading. When confronted with a page of text, the letters would twist and jumble …

Dyslexia

Want To Get Hired Quickly? Play The Numbers Game To Win

Even if your resume, pitch and communications skills are stellar and your background is in demand, you may still be in for a long job search. Many opportunities simply won’t pan out through no fault of your own; budgets, priorities and hiring managers can change unexpectedly. To ensure that you’ll …

Employment

Nikon Capture NX-D: Control Points are back!

Color Control Points are back in Nikon's own editing software. The latest version of Nikon Capture NX-D, released to support the new Nikon Z7 …

Nikon

Your Guide to Blue Hour Photography

Twilight, blue hour, dusk. No matter what you call it; it’s a beautiful time of day for photographers to capture some unique and almost otherworldly …

Landscape Photography

How and Why to Use High-Speed Sync

How do you use high-speed sync? When would you use it? How do you set it up? These questions will all be answered by the end of this 5.5-minute video …

Shutter Speed

Totallee launches the thinnest cases for iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs, and iPhone XR

Totallee just released its super thin cases for all the new iPhones including the iPhone Xs Max, Xs, and iPhone XR. Totallee has been making high-quality ultra thin iPhone cases since 2013. All of its cases are incredibly slim (only 0.02”), branding free and reasonably priced. The company’s cases …

iPhone

9 Easy Ways To Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile Today

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network, with more than 575 million members and executives from all Fortune 500 companies as members.<p>LinkedIn guru Jeff Bullas offers up some …

Storytelling

7 Critical Public Speaking Tips (Source: The 'World Champion of Public Speaking,' Who Beat 30,000 People for the Title)

There's a teacher in Houston who started going to Toastmasters events a few years ago.<p>Her name is Ramona J. Smith, and it turns out she has a knack for public speaking.<p>So much so that she beat out 30,000 other public speakers in a competition to be named "World Champion of Public Speaking," at the …

Public Speaking

Profoto B10 is the Size of a Zoom Lens with 5x the Power of a Speedlight

Profoto has just announced the new B10, a small flash with big power. Only a little larger than a medium-sized zoom lens, the B10 packs five times …

Zoom Lenses

9 mistakes you're making on LinkedIn that are putting off recruiters and making it harder to find a job

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for connecting with recruiters or those in your network who could help you to the next stage of your career.<p>Unless, of course, you're scaring them off before they can even connect with you.<p>Career coaches Marc Dickstein and Evangelia Leclaire shared with Business …

Employment

​Project manager jobs: What employers are really looking for

These are the project management skills that bosses think are the keys to success.<p>As demand for data scientists continues to soar, it can sometimes …

Project Management

The 10 Best Free Website Builders of 2018

You don't necessarily need to invest any money into building a website. While it's easy enough to outsource website design and development to a …

Web Design

Note-taking: A Research Roundup

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and 3Doodler<p><b>Let’s talk about note-taking.</b> Every day, in classrooms all over the world, …

Note-Taking

9 ways to polish your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has profoundly changed the way we network, explore business opportunities and present our credentials to the world.<p>It’s a crucial platform …

Public Relations

All About Killing Eve: The BBC spy drama that's already a US hit

<b>A hair pin, perfume and a shabby chic Parisian apartment are some of clues about the life of Villanelle, the chichi but psychopathic assassin wreaking havoc in the BBC's new spy thriller Killing Eve.</b><p>When awkward, desk-bound MI5 officer Eve Polastri (played by Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh) is …

Killing Eve

SWOT Analysis

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>July 28, 2015</b><p>Why do a SWOT analysis? Information about both the external environment and your organization's internal capabilities is crucial to informing your goals and strategy and making the right business decisions. If you are at …

Management

How I use Alfred to become a more efficient macOS user

If there’s one app I’d be lost without on macOS, it would Alfred. I’ve been using Alfred for years, and I continually discover new ways to use it. So what is Alfred?<p>Backblaze<p>If I had to sum up Alfred into one sentence, it would be: It’s macOS spotlight on steroids. In my day job, I spend a lot of …

Apps

Why Companies Won’t Let Bad Projects Die

If “the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do,” as Michael Porter famously said in a seminal HBR article, then the essence of execution is truly not doing it. That sounds simple, but it’s surprisingly hard for organizations to kill existing initiatives, even when they don’t align with new …