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124: Let’s Improve Our Home Office Setup with Logitech featuring Art O Gnimh

As business leaders, we’re tethered to our laptops. After all, we can take them to in-person meetings, work on them while on an airplane, and use them at our home offices. But are we sacrificing comfort for mobility? Logitech designs best-in-class products that ensure both. In this episode, Art O Gnimh, a VP at Logitech, shares how to select the right mouse and keyboard and set them up in our home offices to maximize productivity and minimize pain.

Special Guest: Art O Gnimh, VP, Head of Mainstream Mice & Keyboards – Logitech®

Location: Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

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Show Notes:

  • Follow Logitech® on Social!  LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  Twitter
  • Setup Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity with these Ergonomic Articles from Logitech®:
    • Remote Work – work-from-home video collaboration solutions, tips, and case studies.
    • Intro to Digital Wellness – “Practical tips and tools for feeling better at work – whether you’re at the desk, at home, or on the go.”
    • Basic Wellness and Ergo Tips – 5 tips to apply right away plus tips for mental wellness, setting up your home office, and more.
    • Advanced Work-From-Home Ergonomics: tips for setting up an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse from Olivier Girard, Ergonomist & Posture Therapist and member of Logitech’s Ergo Lab Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Logitech® Mice and trackballs (the MX series feature cross-computer control through Logitech’s Options software):
    • Ergo M575 – the new mid-range mouse with a thumb-controlled trackball. Ideal for tight spaces since it does not require arm movement.
    • MX Ergo – a high-end performance mouse with a trackball that “Delivers 20% less muscular strain compared to a regular mouse.”
    • MX Vertical Advanced Ergonomic – a high-end vertical mouse, ideal for mid-to-large size hands.
    • MX Anywhere 3 – the best mobile mouse on the market.
  • Logitech® Keyboards:
    • K380: a smaller, multi-device Bluetooth keyboard.
    • MX Keys: a wireless keyboard “designed for creatives and engineered for coders.” The keys are designed to match the shape of your fingertips for an enhanced typing experience.
    • Ergo K860: a state-of-the-art wireless split keyboard designed to improve typing posture.
  • Logitech® Webcams:
    • Streamcam: a full HD 1080p webcam ideal for broadcasting on platforms like YouTube or Twitch.
    • Brio 4K:  the best computer webcam out there for collaboration.
    • C920: a Full HD 1080p webcam ideal for video calls with stereo audio.
    • C922: a webcam perfect for streaming video with the choice of Full 1080p at 30fps or hyperfast HD 720p at 60fps.
  • The Logitech Ergo Lab:
  • How to Help Employees Still Struggling with Remote Work: an article by management consultant and Harvard Business Review contributor Liz Kislik.

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 053: The One Thing You Need to Know About Product Prototyping with Eric Lange
  • Episode 063: The One Thing You Need to Know About Delivering Difficult News with Liz Kislik
  • Episode 112: Planning & Conducting Remote Events with Kimberly Fennell 

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: Equilibria, Inc.

 

More About Guest, Art O Gnimh:
Art O Gnimh is a Global VP at Logitech, where he leads the $800M+ Mainstream and Lifestyle categories of keyboards, mice, and other personal workspace products. In his 15 years at Logitech, Art has grown through marketing, sales, and innovation roles. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Art has lived and worked around the world before settling at Logitech HQ on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the KasennuTM framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, Equilibria:
Equilibria, Inc. is a 15-year-old boutique operations management consulting firm. We build the business infrastructure necessary for fast-growing businesses to scale with less pain. With a range of services and products, entrepreneurs can get the operational support and resources they need on-demand.

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123: Let’s Design a New Podcast Setup Process with Deborah Bailey, Cynthia Culbreath, & Karen Mills

Deborah Bailey, Cynthia Culbreath, and Karen Mills are on a mission. They’re helping entrepreneurs “get back to the basics of business” by harnessing their collective engineering and legal brainpower to power the Business Action Alliance. Part of their non-profit’s outreach involves podcasting. But where do they start and how? In this episode, we walk through a process and a checklist for setting up their podcast for sustainability and profitability!

Special Guests: Deborah Bailey, Cynthia Culbreath, & Karen Mills – Co-Founders, Business Action Alliance

Location: Metro Atlanta, GA  USA

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Show Notes:

  • Podcast Hosting Platforms: Libsyn, Anchor, Podbean, Blubrry
  • Headliner: a web-based app that creates promotional videos based on podcast clips to post across social media platforms. It also has an automated feature to create audiograms as soon as new podcast episodes are released.
  • Canva: a web-based software perfect for creating stunning custom or template-based designs and documents.
  • Facebook Ads: an easy and effective way to reach your audience, build brand awareness, and grow sales with online advertising.
  • Facebook Groups:
  • Podcast Movement: a professional organization that’s home to the world’s largest community of podcasters. Access the latest tips, trends, and resources through their website, articles, newsletter, meetups, and conferences.
  • She Podcasts: a professional organization with “…a community that helps women and non-binary podcasters through every step of their podcast journey.” They offer support through a free Facebook group, paid online membership, in-person events, and their podcast.
  • Email List-Building Tools: 

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 056: The One Thing You Need to Know About Podcasting with Doug Sandler
  • Episode 100: Podcasting with Purpose featuring Jared Easley
  • Episode 105: Streamlining Podcast Production with Berthine Crèvecoeur West

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: rVidi

 

More About Guest, Deborah Bailey:
Deborah S. Bailey, Esq. is managing member of Bailey Helms Legal, LLC in Roswell, Georgia. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Legislative Committee of Southeast Land Title Association, and the Workforce Development Subcommittee of the Education Committee of the American Land Title Association. Deborah frequently contributes to educational training courses for attorneys and real estate industry professionals. Deborah’s diverse background includes court administration, banking, global finance, and financial clearing and settlement services.

More About Guest, Cynthia Culbreath:
Cynthia D. Culbreath, SPHR is the CEO and Managing Partner of A Wonderful Change. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with high honors and earned a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Human Integrated Systems degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Cynthia has 25 years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, and human resources at Fortune 50 companies and over 27 years of experience in non-profits as a volunteer, program coordinator, and leader. She has won several awards for her innovative and impactful youth programs and has been recognized as an exemplary coach and mentor.

More About Guest, Karen Mills:
Karen V. Mills, P.E., Esq. is the managing member of Mills Law, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Karen Mills, a native of Macon, Georgia, graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors. She obtained her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also attained the engineering profession’s highest designation by becoming a registered professional engineer in North Carolina.

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, rVidi:
rVidi is the easy app that lets you communicate via video soundbites in your own time in a public or private group setting. Learn more and download for free at rVidi.com.  Currently available for iOS; Android development coming soon!

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122: Let’s Brainstorm Remotely with Thinksmart Whiteboard featuring Joseph Powell

Necessity is the mother of invention. It’s what led to the creation of Thinksmart Whiteboard. When Joseph Powell realized there wasn’t a software on the market to emulate a collaborative whiteboard session remotely, he developed one himself. Now, Thinksmart Whiteboard powers remote whiteboarding sessions across America in real-time. In this episode, Joseph gives a demo of the app to show its versatile use in brainstorming, ideation, tutoring, and more!

Special Guest: Joseph Powell, COO, Co-Founder & Creator – Thinksmart Whiteboard

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

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Show Notes:

  • Thinksmart Whiteboard app: download the free or Pro version today!
  • Ten Dollar Tutors: Joseph’s tutoring company that leverages the Thinksmart Whiteboard app to conduct
  • Slack: a communication app ideal for remote teams that offers the ability to organize work updates by topic, private groups, and direct messaging.
  • Screen Recorder: a free Google Chrome extension that records video from a camera or from your screen.
  • MS Surface Pro: Microsoft’s suite of laptops with touchscreens making remote collaboration with the Thinksmart Whiteboard effortless. Ten Dollar Tutors offers grants to certain schools that need help purchasing the Surface book.
  • Surface Pen: the writing utensil that makes it possible to draw and write on the Thinksmart Whiteboard. Also compatible with most PCs with a touchscreen.
  • Zoom: software that offers audio and video recording of webinars, conference calls, presentations, meetings, and more. Also includes screen sharing for enhanced collaboration.
  • Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked: a book by Adam Alter.
  • Learn more about the ThinkSmart Whiteboard app:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 030: Connecting Your Software for Maximum Productivity with Garrett Massey
  • Episode 031: Brainstorming Your Million Dollar Idea with Kymone Hinds
  • Episode 092: Preparing for the Unexpected in Daily Operations with Joseph Powell
  • Episode 113: Educating Students During a Pandemic with Rachna Nath
  • Episode 104: Improving Workplace Communication with Bill Kurzeja

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: Equilibria, Inc.

 

More About Guest, Joseph Powell:
Joseph Powell is the creator of the ThinkSmart Whiteboard app. He’s also Founder & COO of Ten Dollar Tutors – a revolutionary “Uber for tutors” company based in Atlanta, GA.  He is a Computer Information Technology expert and Business Analyst with over eleven years’ experience in Web Development, Database Design, and Application Development. He uses practical computer knowledge with in-depth development on business, internet, and computer applications as well as analyses. Though Joseph has attended both Harvard University and MIT, perhaps his best education has come from the school of hard knocks – lessons learned only through the application of idea-to-implementation of various technologies.

   

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, Equilibria, Inc.:
Equilibria, Inc. is a 15-year-old boutique operations management consulting firm. We build the business infrastructure necessary for fast-growing businesses to scale with less pain. With a range of services and products, entrepreneurs can get the operational support and resources they need on-demand.

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121: Let’s Improve a Product Kitting Process with Sebastian & Melanie Flores

At 14-years-old, Sebastian Flores is CEO of OctoGifts. What started as a unique handmade gift for his sweet-toothed friend, has now blossomed into a viable small business. Melanie Flores, his mom, lends her engineering and educator skills for operational support. But growing demand requires a more streamlined workflow. In this live consultation, you’ll learn the steps this mother-and-son team can use to improve their D-I-Y products’ kitting process.

Special Guest: Sebastian & Melanie Flores, CEO & COO – Octogifts

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

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Show Notes:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 008: The Lean Methodology: What it is and How to Apply it to Your Small Business with John Kamp
  • Episode 038: Building Business Infrastructure for Scale: Alicia Butler Pierre & Paul Nicholaides
  • Episode 069: Calvin Williams’ Service Delivery Process
  • Episode 072: Gifford Pace’s Inventory Management Process 

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: Equilibria, Inc.

 

More About Guests, Sebastian & Melanie Flores:
OctoGifts spark joy and human connection through 3D cards and DIY kits that are fun to make, fun to give, and fun to keep. They are the brainchild of 14-year-old Sebastian Flores. In 5th grade, he designed a working candy dispenser birthday card for a friend who loved sweets. Since then he has commercialized his idea, recruited his mother, Melanie, as a business partner, expanded his product line to include a DIY kit, and won fans in 20+ states.

   

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, rVidi:
rVidi is the easy app that lets you communicate via video soundbites in your own time in a public or private group setting. Learn more and download for free at rVidi.com.  Currently available for iOS; Android development coming soon!

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120: Let’s Visualize Data with Piktochart featuring Ai Ching Goh

Following her last corporate job Ai Ching Goh vowed, “No more Monday blues!” She knows the tedium of digesting reports filled with mounds of numerical data. There had to be a more impactful way to represent this data. This led to her co-founding Piktochart, a web-based visual storytelling app now used by over 8M people. In this episode, Ching gives a demo of Piktochart to show its use in visualizing data as infographics, presentations, and more!

Special Guest: Ai Ching Goh, CEO – Piktochart

Location: Penang, Malaysia

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Show Notes:

  • Piktochart Tutorials: learn how to create infographics, presentations, social media graphics, and more on Piktochart’s YouTube channel.
  • Business Storyteller Summit ’20: learn from the world’s most inspiring leaders on how to bring your business story to life through visuals. Registration is FREE. The conference is from Nov. 4 – 6, 2020.
  • Below is the infographic Ching created live for us during the session!

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 029: Minimizing Risk with Decision Science – Robert Brown
  • Episode 046: Leveraging Your Story for Team Cohesion with Hasani X
  • Episode 074: Love Hudson Maggio’s Data Management Process
  • Episode 111: Leading Data-Driven Improvements with Christine Yeager

 

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Credits_______________

  • Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Ade
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Sponsor: Equilibria, Inc.

 

More About Guest, Ai Ching Goh:
Ai Ching Goh co-founded Piktochart, a web app offering users without intensive graphic design experience to easily create professional-grade visuals using themed templates. As CEO, Ching oversees a number of areas at Piktochart and takes an unconventional approach to startup growth. She goes against the grain of what the startup world teaches passionate entrepreneurs in areas including bootstrapping, talent management, and culture ”shaping.”

   

More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc.. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 38+ countries.

 

More About Sponsor, Equilibria, Inc.:
Equilibria, Inc. is a 15-year-old boutique operations management consulting firm. We build the business infrastructure necessary for fast-growing businesses to scale with less pain. With a range of services and products, entrepreneurs can get the operational support and resources they need on-demand.

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