Tech Tools

AMAZON
1.  Amazon Strategy Teardown.
2.  Bezo’s Playbook for Preventing Amazon’s Demise.  
3.  Skip McGrath.
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APPS
1.  Police Scanner Apps.
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BLOGGING TOOLS
1.  Use Twitter in Blogging.

2.  LeadPages.
3.  Short Embed Code or Shortcode.
4.  70 Tips to Improve Blogging.
5.  Blogging Success.  from Gary North.
6.  Grow your blog: Post on other websites.  Use Reddit for Hire.  Good resources.  Still, the biggest problem in making money online has to do with marketing: where do you find clients? 

BOOT CAMPS
1. Skill Distillery is a Full Stack Java Web Coding Bootcamp.  
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CODING
1. MatLab MathWorks.
2. VBA, Visual Basic for Applications, is a programming language used within Excel to develop macros.
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TECHNICAL CURRICULUM
1. Lynda.com is a great online technical school.  All that you want to know and learn about computer software is here.
2. Udacity is a terrific school.  Lots of courses for free.  Yes!
3. Udemy.com is another great online technical school.  If your son or daughter wants to learn, this is the place.  If your daughter or boy wants to improve on their knowledge, these are the places.  Here is a brief endorsement of Udemy from a subscriber at Bill Myers’ site:

“I have subscribed to about 10 courses on Udemy. Three of them were free, the rest of them range in price from $29 to $180. I always wait for the half-price offers from Udemy, but I really like the fact that there’s no time limit for completion of the course and that it’s always there whenever you want to watch.

They offer a 30-day trial, which is great. One course I subscribed to was very good, but it had absolutely nothing for me because it turned out to be based on using Adobe Illustrator. Udemy refunded my money within two hours.

You can download courses, transfer them to a Kindle Fire or your laptop for viewing offline. I have seen the courses offered increase at a rapid pace, which . . . also noted Udemy’s growing popularity.”  Check out this of Udemy courses for $10 each.  Use the code UDLEARNFEST to get that price.
4. w3schools is the largest web development site.  Great resource.
5. SkillShare.com.
6.  Find more courses here.
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ENGINEERING 
1. ANSYS, engineering software company out of Pittsburgh.
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2D & 3D DESIGN
1. AutoCad.  Here is a little background.
2.  SolidWorks, 3D AutoCad
3.  Learn InDesign.  Here are some tutorials. Gary North admits that “InDesign is the premier typesetting program.”
4.  One subscriber suggested using FrameMaker over InDesign, followed up with an article here.
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EXCEL
1.  How to export Excel as a web page.
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ONLINE PAYMENT OPTIONS
1.  PayPal.
2.  Stripe.   I wonder how this compares with PayPal and whether or not WordPress.com/org interfaces with it.
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PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
1.  ArenaSolutions.
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PROFESSIONAL FLOW CHART & DIAGRAM SOFTWARE
1.  Microsoft Visio.
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COLLABORATION TOOLS
1. SharePoint.
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BUSINESS
1.  Business Application & Technologies.
2.  Google’s Keyword Planner.
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PUBLIC POLICY POLLING
1.  PublicPolicyPolling.  And their Twitter page.
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SPEECH TIPS
1.  from Gary North . . .

Say at the beginning that you are speaking for free as a favor the the sponsoring organization. Say how much you appreciate the outfit. You may get invited back.

Give a speech on “30 tips in 30 minutes.” Do a handout of the list of tips.

At the end of the printout, offer a free written copy of your talk. Post it on your website, but don’t make it visible. To receive the link to the speech, they must sign up to your eletter. I assume your eletter software allows this.

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WRITER
Everybody uses MS Word documents for writing.  I know I do.  But I also use Google Docs and Libre Office.  So I thought I would link here Libre Office’s online support forum. Libre Office Tools.

TOOLS
1.  A few tools here.
2.  Interactive Whiteboard for iPad.  Doceri.
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4.  Stripe for online payments.  How does it compare to PayPal?  Good question.
5.  Lusha to find someone’s email.  This site seems old.  The list is vast but so are the number of older, closed, and new businesses across the U.S.  Here is a list of other sites that can help you find what you’re looking for.  And more
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1. InDesign by Adobe.
2. Tom Woods’ Resources & Digital Tools.
3.  Moonpixlar.  See its features and benefits.
4.  Code School.
5.  Paywall services by BuyforNowStripe.
6.  Manage emails with Sanebox.
7.  Podcast with Podcaster’s Paradise.  Here is a free course that Tom Woods says will get you up and running.
8.  Inskape is the free version to Adobe Illustrator.   And tutorials to boot.
9.  Google Advanced Research Tool.
10.  Betting sites that give you great odds on predicting outcomes, political, sports, and other events.  Here’s one called OddsChecker.
11.  SkillShare, a great site to learn code and other developer’s skills.
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CHAT TOOLS
1.  App Chat.
2.  We Chat.
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INTERNET SEARCH TACTICS
1. Advanced Search techniques.
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DIGITAL SKILLS
To be successful, to be a hero to a company or to paying clients, you’ll need to be able to solve problems in a company, in a field, or with technology.  Before you can solve problems, you’ll need to know the tools.  To that end, I list the following tools that you can/should/could learn:

DIGITAL TRENDS
1. Digital Trends offered by Bill Myers.  I highly recommend his site.  The guy is amazing. Can’t think of a better resource or ally in the fight to find the best digital tools that help you solve project ideas but also survival on the road.
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DIGITAL JOBS: THAT PAY!!!
1.  Most Lucrative Tech Jobs, 2016, Forbes Magazine.
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IN-DEMAND TECH SKILLS
1.  Top Ten Programming Languages, 2015,
2. 9 Most In-Demand Programming Languages, 2016
3.  Top 10 Most Popular Programming Languages
4.  The Long Tail of Programming Languages.
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You’ll need to be able to identify your “value-add.”
Okay?

TUTORING TOOLS
1.   New York Education.
2.  The Freelance Teacher
3.  Use Facebook Group for tutoring larger groups.
4.  Tutoring flyers here, here, here, and here.  Strategies for generating tutoring clients.  Benefits and building on trust.
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When they hire you as a tutor, parents trust you with their children’s educational growth, college students rely on your help to pass their classes, and adult learners invest in your skills to advance their careers. Tell the reader what qualifies you for that important responsibility. Depending on your qualifications, items to highlight could include teaching and tutoring experience, educational degrees, certifications, awards and job experience in specific subject areas. A communication arts tutor, for example, should reference published articles, and a science tutor could list his research experience and science degree

1. Common App Supplemental Essay Tips.
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