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Performance Improving Technology: Productivity Apps

Performance Improving Technology: Productivity Apps

The beginning of the year is here, all of the apps have been rated, and the awards for best apps have been posted. I have been reviewing some of the tops apps to see what happened, and I was a little underwhelmed this year, to be honest. Most of the apps that gained high ratings were games–and not just “games,” but games even I would not play if I were bored to tears.

Performance Improvement Technology: Reference Apps

Performance Improvement Technology: Reference Apps

This month we have two reference apps that will add strength to your arsenal of apps. They are both dictionary apps–Dictionary.com and WordBook. Both apps are available for Apple, Android, and Windows phones platforms.

Performance Improvement Technology: Recommended Sites and Tools

Performance Improvement Technology: Recommended Sites and Tools

In this month’s column on performance improvement technology, or PI tech as I have been calling it, I have a few great resources for you. I am stepping away from the norm of apps and recommending a few sites that I use not just in my work adventures, but in my personal life as well. Some I am sure you have heard of and some maybe not, but, nonetheless, all are great resources that I use all the time.

Performance Improving Technology: Google Mail, Google Drive, and Google Docs

Performance Improving Technology: Google Mail, Google Drive, and Google Docs

Keeping connected to the digital world can sometimes be more of a hassle than it is worth; my phone starts to feel less like a product for my benefit and more like a leash to the outside world. Eventually, I need to disconnect. I need to turn my iPad and iPhone off, shut the computer down, take the batteries out of the remote, and turn the Internet and cable off, sit down in a quiet corner and enjoy a book.

Performance Improving Technology</br>Khan Academy

Performance Improving Technology
Khan Academy

After having sifted through one useless link after another, I found a useful resource–the Khan Academy at www.KhanAcademy.org. The Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the goal of changing education by providing a free education for anyone anywhere. The site’s resources are available in an open platform for everyone.

Performance Improvement Technology: How2Lead 2.0

Performance Improvement Technology: How2Lead 2.0

Along my travels through the digital realm of the Internet, I have discovered a useful app called “How2Lead.” It piqued my interest just with the title alone. I was not sure what to expect, so I gave it a shot and read the synopsis of the app and thought it would be a great app for the performance improvement community.

SkillCast: The Future of E-Learning: 10 Key Shifts to Watch

SkillCast: The Future of E-Learning: 10 Key Shifts to Watch

Author Bruce Barton once noted, “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” This is certainly true for e-learning, especially now, as the knowledge economy meets the digital workplace. Just when you think you have set your direction, things evolve. What strategic–not tactical–shifts in the e-learning field should we prepare for, even while we maintain our current efforts?

Performance Improving Technology: iTranslate Voice 2

Performance Improving Technology: iTranslate Voice 2

Good communication starts with understanding one another. In most instances communication is done in one of two ways–written or spoken. Communication is the key to any situation involving two or more people. If you cannot communicate with another person, there are ways to work around this handicap by drawing pictures, pointing, and hoping the message gets across. However, that takes more time and energy than necessary.

Performance Improving Technology: Keeping up with New Year’s Goals

Performance Improving Technology: Keeping up with New Year’s Goals

As the New Year has begun, and we are only a month deep into the thick of things, I find myself ensuring I will keep up with this year’s goals that I have set to make sure I am on track of things. I use the term goals and not resolutions; resolutions seem out-of-reach, distant goals that tend to fall by the wayside. I prefer to take things that I am already working on; I just want to work harder at them.

Performance Improving Technology–Bringing in 2014

Performance Improving Technology–Bringing in 2014

Let’s get the year stared off right with a useful reminder of past technology and apps that we have reviewed and a few new apps that might help you keep yourself on a schedule with your own personal assistant that travels everywhere with you, your phone!

Performance Improving Technology: Write it. Save it. Upload it. Lock it.

Performance Improving Technology: Write it. Save it. Upload it. Lock it.

Another month has come and gone, and, as you know, I am always on the lookout for new and overlooked or even popular apps that can give you a leg up in staying ahead. I searched high and low, and here are a few apps that will improve the way you perform in your daily activities. Simple little actions that will improve your personal and professional lives–ranging from saving new (and old) contacts, keeping on top of writing projects, managing customer relationships, and locking up important files.