Liz Asks: How many books did you read last year?

Late last year, I saw an article in the Atlantic that talked about the Decline of the American Book Lover.

The Pew Research Center reported last week that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year. As in, they hadn’t cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit play on an audiobook while in the car

At the time, I noted the article for two reasons: Continue reading “Liz Asks: How many books did you read last year?”

The Best USB Headsets for Audio and Web Conferencing

If you work remotely, chances are you spend a lot of time on the phone, on web conferences, and virtual meetings. For you to be productive, the other end of the call has to be able to hear you clearly. There can’t be much in the way of background noise. You’ve got to be able to hear them. And the headset can’t be uncomfortable or you’ll be distracted to the point of missing important conversation.

When it comes to headsets, I’ve got SPECIFIC requirements

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Liz Asks: Do you know how to buy a tool?

Summary:  In this article, I hope I can convince you to gather requirements before you buy anything that is more than a simple retail product. I give you strategies to make the exercise easier, watch out for, and who you can trust. I’ve been a customer and I’ve been a vendor. I’ll share what I’ve learned with you because I want you to be wise, savvy, and powerful purchasers. I want you to know how to serve yourselves and your companies well, today and in the future.

There is also a video and slide version of this article.

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