Kind words and soul suckers

Kind words and soul suckers

“without any exaggeration whatsoever, I will say that Mathew really captured the audience’s attention as well as *any* speaker we’ve had in 13 years…  I would *highly* recommend Mathew as a speaker for the Chapter meeting or any of the satellite meetings…”

That testimonial quote is from the person who booked me to speak for PMI in Pasadena (Project Management Institute) last month. That was his email introducing me to the Los Angeles Program Director… emphasis (bold and asterisks) his! From that email, I’ve been booked to two more engagements – same organization.

So why tell you this?

I’m bragging! That’s why!

Well… sort of. Certainly, I believe I give a great presentation – high-value, fun… education plus entertainment! In fact, I’ve also been booked to present more workshops at the Ventura County Community Foundation (Blogging and Social Media) and at the Camarillo Public Library’s Business Workshop Series. (Team Collaboration).

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Keynote in Wisconsin and a Workshop in Ventura

Why IT? Keynote in Wisconsin

February 25, 2015 as part of the Why IT? Conference hosted by Moraine Park Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.

I provided more details at The IT Career Toolkit website; including a discount code Pearson provided for my book.

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I’m Leaving Facebook after January 1st

You lie, you lie, with a booger in your eye!!

About Facebook’s New Terms, Privacy Settings and More

I just got the Facebook email where they are updating their terms and policies and introducing privacy basics.

What I know about this is that it will (already does) create a flurry of status updates that sound/appear something like.

“This lengthy, rambling, pseudo-legalese blah blah blah – protects me from the monster that is Facebook, Zuckerberg, and the CIA. Blah blah blah. And by posting it, I declare that I am a sovereign nation!”

 

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Facebook Messenger – Security, Privacy, and the Real Conversation

Should I Install Facebook Messenger?

ABSTRACT: This blog post covers security concerns over Facebook Messenger but also covers security, technology and philosophy/policy.


facebook messenger securityThis question – or something like it – has come up with clients and friends a LOT lately. Mostly due to Facebook separating functionality from their main app into two apps. The Facebook App (your timeline and stream of photos) and Messenger – an app focused on direct person(s) to person(s) chatting.

Articles have cropped out – most with an ominous tone of big brother watching you – due to “permissions” the application requests when it is installed. Continue Reading →