Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls?

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One good thing came out of COVID-19. It forced me to try video calls again. The reason I don’t love video calls is that I miss too much. While I’m a strong lipreader, video calls have a few challenges. Why I shied away from video calls The turning point Automatic captioning guidelines for video calls … Read more Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls?

Book Review: Make What You Say Pay!

As a writer, one of my goals for this year was to use more stories and real-life examples in articles. The challenging part was coming up with a story or example that tied in with the rest of the article. One of the pros at this is Michael Katz of Blue Penguin Development and I’ve … Read more Book Review: Make What You Say Pay!

Book Review: Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

Few people can think of all aspects of starting a new business and know how to do each one. In Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works, Melinda Emerson outlines all the key things to do and provides support with questions to ask, activities and resources to … Read more Book Review: Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

Book Review: Don't Just Talk, Be Heard!

David L. Levin, co-author of one of my favorite books: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, sets out on his own with Don’t Just Talk, Be Heard! Closing the Gap Between What You Say and What People Hear. He shares his experiences of helping people with communication gaps in his job as a communication coach. … Read more Book Review: Don't Just Talk, Be Heard!

Book Review: The Last Will of Moira Leahy

Therese Walsh’s debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, opens with Maeve Leahy remembering losing her twin “on a harsh November nine years ago.” So it’s obvious why she has struggled with every November. That is, until now. On a whim, she attends an auction to bid on a keris, a Javanese-style dagger that … Read more Book Review: The Last Will of Moira Leahy

Book Review: Thirsty: A Novel

I first heard about Thirsty from Christina Katz. Author Kristin Bair O’Keeffe and I connected, and she’ll be stopping by this he’ah blog on November 18 in her book’s blog tour with WOW. You’ll have a chance to win a copy of the book. I admit I was apprehensive about reading the novel when its … Read more Book Review: Thirsty: A Novel

Book Review: You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning

The You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning title gives you a very good idea of what you get from reading the book. It shows “Fun real-life stories” and lives up to it. This is my first Celia Rivenbark book and she has a fan in me now. (No, I’m … Read more Book Review: You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning

Book Review: Get Known before the Book Deal

Don’t assume my reading Get Known Before The Book Deal: Use Your Personal Strengths To Grow An Author Platform in any way hints that I want to be known or that I am planning on getting a book deal. In fact, every writer and business expert will benefit from reading the book because it helps … Read more Book Review: Get Known before the Book Deal

Book Review: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

Beware The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur has a potty mouth, but that’s what makes it endearing and an engaging read. Author and TP entrepreneur (TPE) Mike Michalowicz uses it as his brand. Anyone who doesn’t like potty mouth is probably not his ideal audience anyway. While potty humor — especially in the movies — tends to … Read more Book Review: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

Book Review: Tuned In

“Tuned in” explains the difference between Apple Newton’s failure and iPod’s success. Apple wasn’t tuned in when it created Newton, but when it promoted “1000 songs in your pocket,” Apple solved several problems: giving people a way to carry their songs in something small, making it easy to get songs from computer to iPod and … Read more Book Review: Tuned In