Why I'm Married to Technology
We added Apple TV to our home over the holidays and it started me thinking about how I'm married to technology. Whether it's for work as a speaker and trainer, or for personal use, the list of gadgets, online subscriptions, apps, and other forms of computer-related technology is a long one for me.
I don't want to think about how much richer I would be if I would have bought Apple stock with the money I've spent on every Apple product since 2009. I guess I wouldn't be as productive though. Or as happy.
How long would your list be? How much technology do you use on a weekly basis? I was asked those questions during a recent interview and I think you'll be interested in the video.
How I Use Technology at Work
We’re a few days into a new year and many of us are doing different things in 2018 than we did last year. At least, we’re starting to do some different things – we’ll see how long it lasts.
Since we have just started a new year, I’ve decided to devote much of this blog to a video that was put together by David Papp and his team at Mtek Digital. More about David and his new brand offering in a minute.
First though, the video. David approached me and several others who are members of the Edmonton chapter of CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) to talk about how we combine technology with the speaking profession.
At first, I wasn’t sure why David contacted me for an interview, but after thinking about how much I use digital technology, online programs and social media, I realized that I would have a lot to contribute to an interview. I sat down with David in his new studios to talk just before Christmas for this five-minute interview.
I Forgot to Mention....
There are a few important points I forgot to include in my conversation with David.
Another online program I use is Zoom. It allows me to conduct online media training sessions and it works really well when I do one-on-one media coaching sessions, or when I work with a group doing media training, if participants are spread out through a wide geographical area. Zoom is similar to Skype, but much better in terms of quality and functionality.
I’ve also done a lot of work to provide content on my website so people can find me when they’re looking for a media trainer. Some of the searches are organic, as blogs and articles I wrote appear in Google searches. I also use Google Adwords to help people find me. I’m thankful for the work that Mike Blackmore of Big Click Media has given me with my campaigns.
Finally, a website that I’m constantly on is Unsplash. It’s a great resource for high resolution, professional photographs that I use for blog posts, social media feeds and my website.
Speaking of photos, here's one of me in action recently doing a media training session.
Need to Create Some Video?
You may know David Papp from his Tech Expert appearances on Global Edmonton’s morning television program.
He’s taken his business in a different direction and with Mtek Digital, he’s jumped into video in a big way. His Edmonton business allows people to drop by and record videos for any purpose and enables them to make the choice of the amount of post-production work they want David’s company to do for them. Mtek should be great for budding Youtubers who want to tell their story in video, but aren’t sure where to start. Mtek Digital has three studios that offer a wide range of recorded and live video options.
Where would we be without technology?