14 Day Video Challenge – Days 1-7

14 Day Video Challenge – Days 1-7

“How to Make a Udemy Video on your iPhone” is my latest course completed. The instructor recommends making a 1 minute video everyday for 14 days to get comfortable on camera. I’ve started the project and created a 14 Day Video Challenge Playlist on YouTube. Here’s a summary of the first 7 videos: Day 1 Day 1 is shot from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and includes a clip of me practicing a Toastmasters speech. Day 2 Day 2 includes some tips

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Don’t Talk. Or, Listen to Improve Communications.

Don’t Talk. Or, Listen to Improve Communications.

One day more than 30 years ago, John Francis stopped talking. And a funny thing happened next. As he says it, “I started listening. For the first time in a long time.” Walk the earth … my 17-year vow of silence Quiet Quiet was the theme of the Ted Radio Hour episode I listened today. It really struck me how important quiet is to communications. How can you listen if you can’t hear? John Francis took it to the extreme.

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Live from UnJiveWorld 2015

Live from UnJiveWorld 2015

I’m at a customer-organized conference in San Jose, today, called UnJiveWorld 2015. Does it surprise you? My #Workstyle is “Powered by Customer Love.” My #workstyle has me out visiting @jivesoftware customers and future customers. A video posted by Tom Resing (@resing) on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:26am PDT I’ll post updates on my Jive Community blog from the event, as the day goes on. I posted my first blog, Live blogging from UnJiveWorld, straight from the Jive Mobile App on

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Social Intranet Resources Needed

Social Intranet Resources Needed

Search google or Amazon for the words “social intranet” and you won’t find a lot of great resources. Why is that? I started a conversation on twitter today asking a similar question and was lucky to have a number of very experienced intranet developers respond. Who Cares? When I do a search for “social intranet” on the Jive Community, I see a totally different picture. Consulting companies are talking about it: Making Good on the Social Intranet Promise, by Wes Goldstein,

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A Look at 1 year of Community.Nintex.com

A Look at 1 year of Community.Nintex.com

I’ve been a fan of Nintex, as a company, for quite a while. I know they’ve got smart people like Mike Fitzmaurice working there. I’ve recommended their solutions for workflows and forms to many of my consulting customers over the years. At Rackspace, I even wrote a blogpost highlighting a neat Cloud Computing workflow in Office 365. And, for the past year, I’ve watched and participated in the new Nintex Community site powered by Jive Software. Happy First Anniversary! Nintex

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TomResing.com Now Hosted at SiteGround.

TomResing.com Now Hosted at SiteGround.

TomResing.com’s pages are now being served from a provider called SiteGround.com. Why make the move from Microsoft Azure? Two main reasons for me, performance and cost. Performance Azure’s performance for WordPress hosting just wasn’t cutting it for me. I want TomResing.com to be available 24×7 at the quickest page load time for readers. I’m sure part of the issue with Azure is the lack of a cloud-based MySQL service. I was using ClearDB, which is a MySQL service provider in

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Try the Jive-x Community Manager App on BlueStacks

Try the Jive-x Community Manager App on BlueStacks

There’s a new Jive app in the Google Play store this month. A version is coming soon to iOS, too. If you’re like me and can’t wait to see whats in the new Jive-x App for Community Managers and don’t have an Android device, here’s a workaround. BlueStacks The BlueStacks App Player available for PC and Mac allows you to run mobile apps from the Android platform.   Jive-x App for Community Managers The Jive-x App for Community Managers was

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Video: Map Your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage Library from Windows Explorer

Video: Map Your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage Library from Windows Explorer

As a followup to my post earlier this year on mapping your SharePoint Masterpage Library, there’s a new option. Bruce, from webucator, made an easy-to-follow, 3 minute video showing the steps visually. Webucator has a whole series of YouTube videos on SharePoint available for free. And they are just an example of the quality of their instruction and instructors available for on-site and online SharePoint training. Let me know what you think of the video in the comments or by

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4 iPhone Tips for Americans visiting Paris

4 iPhone Tips for Americans visiting Paris

We celebrated my wife’s birthday in Paris, France this year and picked up some travelling tips along the way. If you’re thinking of going to France, speak English and not much French, some of these tips might help you plan for your trip. Buy the Global Plan, Download the Cell Provider App and the CityMaps2Go App and Paris Guide before leaving so you don’t get charged by your cell provider after arriving in Paris. Note: This article is a slight

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Map your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage library from Windows Explorer

Map your Office 365 SharePoint Masterpage library from Windows Explorer

Here’s a great tip I got from Randy Drisgill at SPTech Con Austin 2015. You can map your masterpage gallery from Windows Explorer to make it very easy to work with SharePoint Branding projects. Here are the steps: Right click on your computer in Windows Explorer and select Map Networked Drive. Paste in the URL to your SharePoint Online Site Collection you’d like to brand. Note: your site collection must be in the Intranet Zone in your Internet Settings from

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