Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
SHOW SCHEDULE:October 8th; 11:30am-5:30pm
October 9th; 11:30am-5:30pm October 10th; 9:00am-1:30pm
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With thousands of apps at your fingertips it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Most people quickly realize they have no use for 9 out of 10 apps available in the marketplace. In this complex world of productivity tools, social media, reminders, and mobile access, each of us discovers a select group of apps that become a key component in our lives and life without them seems unbearable.
When you’re not scrolling through pictures of your ex on Facebook or begging friends to help harvest your farm, there is a wide selection of apps for business, productivity, and organization. It’s time to get down to business and there are different apps for different chaps, so my favorites won’t suit everyone but I encourage you to test them and share your own favorites below.
There are several other apps that help me get through the work day, but the aforementioned list should be part of everyone’s bag of tricks. Commit to using a couple of the apps on my list for the next week and let me know how it goes. Is there an app I need in my life? Let me know in the comments section below.
Landing in Chicago at 7:00 Monday morning on the red-eye from Las Vegas sounded like the worst idea in the world. Tack on a 90-minute rush hour taxi communte from O’Hare to the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago and one may think I was intentionally torturing myself. Fast forward to Monday afternoon and my travel nightmare seemed like a distant memory thanks to the buzz surrounding the Original Gourmet booth at McCormick Place for the NCA Sweets and Snacks Expo.
Guests posed for pictures with the Lollipop Queen. The OGFC team redefined perceptions of the lollipop category for thousands of visitors that stopped by booth #571. Guests left with an understanding why Original Gourmet Lollipops truly are the “World’s Best Lollipops”!
Stop creating elaborate explanations stuffed with an exorbitant amount of industry jargon in a pathetic attempt to make your position and responsibilities appear on par with that of a Fortune 500 CEO. Get over yourself. Nobody is buying your line of B.S. for the same reason resumes and references are becoming a thing of the past — talk is cheap and people want to see action.
I recently presented at “Career Day” for a 1st grade class. After 10 years working in sales and marketing, it was a relief to speak with an authentic, captive audience. First grade students do not sugar-coat their responses, which makes for an interesting Q&A. The candid feedback I received from the class was a refreshing reminder to focus on the basics and K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Stupid. The students didn’t care about fancy job titles or industry vocabulary. What do you do? Do you like your job? Do you get along with the people you work with?
Stop creating false impressions with everyone you meet. Go back to the basics. Ask yourself: would my explanation make sense to a first grade student? If not, simplify even more. You’ll have an opportunity to impress after you win them over with your humble personality and no-nonsense approach.