Issue Number 8: October 25, 2011 -- Click here to subscribe to these updates & get a Free Gift!
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The recording of my live webinar Become a Project Management Minimalist for The Project Management Bookstore is now available online. I’m proud to say that this live event was sold out! (Over 1300 registered!) But you can still earn 1 PDU by simply viewing the session online -- and it's free!
Recently I wrote a guest post for Luis Seabra Coelho's Ah-Ha-Moments.Net. This is a unique website devoted to collecting and sharing some of those "Ah-Ha!" moments of clarity and insight related to project management. It's funny what happened when I was invited to think deeply and then write about one of my most important "Ah-Ha-Moments." I started time-tripping and looking inward and the next thing I knew, I'd written a full-blown public confessional on some ways I really screwed up -- and, of course, what I learned in that painful Ah-Ha-Moment. I called mine "There's No Such Thing as 'My' Project."
I am a very satisfied — in fact, enthusiastic — CreateSpace user. So far I have published three books, one DVD, and a bunch of audio CD/podcast tracks using CreateSpace. And not only has it been easy to bring these things to market, it has been (dare I say it?) a joyful, liberating experience. In this article, I explained my five reasons you should publish your creative work there as well. They include:
You can read the entire article here: http://michaelgreer.biz/?p=3138
As a veteran presenter, I’ve learned that the best way to prevent stage fright and rambling is to rehearse and know your material cold. And it's a great help to have notes and reminders available for instant reference.
In this blog post, I provide step-by-step instructions on how you can use that e-reader (iPad, NOOK, Kindle, Sony Reader, etc.) as an annotated electronic "cheat sheet" to sharpen and polish your next web presentation. Read the full article here: http://michaelgreer.biz/?p=3183
Five New Project Management FREEBIES
Since my last Update, I've posted summaries of the following PM freebies at the Project Management FREEBIES website:*
* See the article in July's update, "Project Management FREEBIES: A Whole New Website is Born!" for a complete overview of the Project Management FREEBIES website.
It's only been a few months since I began using Google Plus and I'm impressed! So far, I really like the "circles" feature that allows me to easily create separate clusters of people I want to follow/share stuff with. Circles make the whole social network experience much more manageable. And I can see enormous potential for Hangouts (up to 10 people in a video chat!), Huddles (ad-hoc text meetings of mobile groups via smart phone), Sparks (custom auto-searches?) and even the layout and handling of Photos.
You can see my Google Plus public posts and connect with me via Google Plus at this URL: https://plus.google.com/104624609492311320731
Here are two good introductions to Google Plus:
Project Management Bookstore Promotion Continues: The PM Minimalist Softcover Just $12!
For a limited time only, The Project Management Bookstore is distributing The Project Management Minimalist softcover version (122 pages) for a special introductory, preorder price of ONLY $12... less than 1/2 of retail! If you've been waiting for a rock-bottom price, here's your chance! Click one of the links above.
To celebrate the The Project Management Bookstore's webinar and half-price introductory sale on The... Minimalist (above), I've decided to offer a $10 discount on the other two PM Power Tools. For a limited time, you can get The PM Minimalist Mentor: Scripted Coaching Tools to Guide Your Project Teams and The Project Management Minimalist Video Series (DVD/12 videos/82 minutes) for $10 off the retail price of each product. Click here for details.
I've created three brief video overviews of the items in The PM Minimalist Collection. Check them out at http://michaelgreer.biz/?page_id=2632 .
The PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies page includes a chart summarizing links to multi-media collection of resources to help individual project managers, project teams and entire organizations go Minimalist. Check it out! (Note: I'll be adding to this grid as I make more support items available.)
See how you can take a Minimalist approach to your PM training through brief, one or two-hour customized webinars! [Click here to download the full 7-page PDF: The PM Minimalist Private Webinars: Buy Your Custom PM Training By the Hour!
Live Video Chat Now Available at My Website
I've just set up a chat room at my website where we can talk live, one-on-one (or one on two, since it will handle 3-way live video conversations). All you need is a web cam, a microphone, and a browser connected to the 'net. No other software is needed.
If you would like to meet me in a live video chat room for a free, private, one-on-one discussion, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send you a password and arrange a time. After you have the password, simply click the link below & follow the instructions. Click here to go to the PM Minimalist Live Video Chat Room
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