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  • Concert Apps
    What’s in your app arsenal this outdoor concert season? What’s in your app arsenal this outdoor concert season?

    What’s in your app arsenal this outdoor concert season?

What’s in your app arsenal this outdoor concert season?

From birthday parties and sporting events to an overnight campout or trip to an unfamiliar city, there really is an app – or, in most cases, a whole list of apps – designed to take your experience to the next level. So, with Coachella, one of the largest annual music festivals in the U.S., kicking off in California this weekend, I got to thinking. What are the best apps to have as you hit the concert trail this summer? What if you want to create and edit your own video on the spot? And is there an app to help you remain properly hydrated under the soon-to-be sweltering heat? Turns out, there are quite a few impressive hydration apps. In fact, there are so many “best of” app lists out there for […]

Free Webinar: The Power of Workplace Culture

Culture is more than a buzz word. The right workplace culture can have a positive impact on many areas of your business, including employee engagement, efficiency and productivity, as well as worker satisfaction. The power of workplace culture is the topic for the Center’s free April webinar. The one-hour session will take place Wednesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. CT. This session by Mitchell Communications Group will cover topics regarding workplace culture, such as: Defining your workplace culture based on eight critical elements that the workforce values Learning how culture is built and maintained through the development of personal relationships Registration is now open for this free event. To do so, click here. For more information about webinars, training and other just-in-time learning tools, contact center@mitchcommgroup.com.
  • Virtual Realtiy
    Facebook’s Oculus acquisition: What is really going on? Facebook’s Oculus acquisition: What is really going on?

    Facebook’s Oculus acquisition: What is really going on?

Facebook’s Oculus acquisition: What is really going on?

About a month ago, after waiting more than an hour on the sidewalk in Austin during SXSW, I sat down in a chair as a young woman placed a headset over my eyes and followed with a pair of headphones. I chose an experience that was, in my closest comparison, a documentary; only it was sensory, immersive and responsive. I chose my path through the story by simply settling my eyes on a question that seemed interesting. I learned about a team of engineers who were working to visualize music as art. As I moved my head, I could spin around the audio-driven visuals. When I saw an individual speaking on screen, I could glance down to better understand their credentials on a sort-of virtual dossier. This was my first trip into the Oculus […]
  • Taxi!
    Navigating a New City Navigating a New City

    Navigating a New City

Navigating a New City

I recently took a weekend trip to a big city — new to me — and shocked my friends when I was navigating the city like a long-time local. My secret? A little bit of research and some major Google Maps help. Are you planning a trip to a new-to-you-city anytime soon? Here are my tips for traversing a new town. Get social. About a week before my trip, I sent out a quick note on all my social media platforms, asking friends and followers to share their favorite local spots. It was neat to see how wide my social circle reached when I got responses from old friends, coworkers and those local to the city I was headed to. If you don’t want to notify your social media followers that you will soon be […]