Category Archives: Communication

My Presentation at Empower 2016

Deciding what level of detail to create in your QuickBase tables can make a huge difference in how you create, update, and delete records. You have choices, but many don’t know what those choices are and what are the consequences are. Continue reading

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5 Essentials for Every Manager

Managers and leaders must acknowledge that the world is ever-changing and that we all have something to learn each and every day. Continue reading

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Certified Bull

A certification seal for bull. Use it in PowerPoint presentation or Word and Excel documents. Continue reading

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What Major Company Online Privacy Changes Mean For You

Our currency in an online environment is our behavior tracking. Where we go online, what we buy, who we buy from, who we are connected with, and what we think about brands/companies/issues are what we pay with in exchange for free searches, social networking, and entertainment. Continue reading

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The First Rule When Networking With People

Networking with people can be either a huge amount of time, a drain on the other person, or something mutually beneficial. Learn the first rule in networking to start things off right. Continue reading

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The most frustrating question you have to answer all the time

Business Intelligence is about making solutions and helping the company get smarter. When you’re asked, “what is that?”, you analyze how long you have with this person and their level of interest before you respond. Here are three responses based on time and level of interest. Continue reading

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For my birthday I want…

What if your boss asked you what you wanted for your birthday? It might be time to keep a list of business wishes, and work then into some goal setting process. Continue reading

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How CBS’s “Criminal Minds” can make you a better Business Intelligence Professional

Watching TV isn’t being lazy… it’s research. I learned three things by Watching Criminal Minds. Keep files on people. Make notes during and after meetings. Track down all leads. Continue reading

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Business Intelligence Professionals Are Like Batman

Business Intelligence Professionals Are Like superheroes because they want to keep their anonymity and they pass on their information for others to respond to. A good metaphor is Police Commissioner Gordon and Batman. Continue reading

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The Art of Charting in Excel

As a Business Intelligence professional you need to know how to make a good chart in Excel. A good chart can “land” you the client, separate you from other vendors, or make your message to management extremely persuasive. This VIDEO shows you EXACTLY how to create good Microsoft Excel charts. Here is part 3 of a 3 part series on how to create compelling charts in Excel. Continue reading

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