Articles & Reviews

3 Tips to Make Virtual Presentations Better

I presented two virtual keynotes yesterday (60 minutes and 30 minutes) in our AmberMac Media studio. I wanted to share three things that I’m learning can make remote talks even better. 1. Distributed Q&A In one of my sessions, after each of my 4 emerging technology trends accelerating in the… Read More

6 Father’s Day Tech Ideas for Life at Home

Father’s Day 2020 may be a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it great for that special dad in your life. Here are six tech gifts I think dads will love. For the active dad: Samsung Galaxy Watch and … Read More

Tech Test: The LG gram for Entrepreneurs

For more than a decade, I’ve embraced the freedom to grow my business from coffee shops, airport terminals, hotel rooms, and, yes (especially now), my house. While we do have a dedicated studio space for video production, as a creative professional I enjoy a change in scenery to work on… Read More

Skype Meet Now How-to for Video Calls

Meet Now is a Zoom competitor that is part of Skype and lets you freely host unlimited video meetings (“in one click”) with no signups, downloads (unless you’re on a phone, in which case you need the Skype app), or purchase required. Video calls can have up to 50 people… Read More

5 Mother’s Day Tech Ideas for Life at Home

Mother’s Day 2020 might look a little different than some years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some great tech gifts for the mom in your life. Check out five products I love below (and scroll to the bottom to see our AmberMac Mother’s Day Tech 2020 video). Click… Read More

5-Step Framework for SMBs During COVID-19

Here is a 5-Step “Relentless Adaptation During COVID-19” framework I created for our business, AmberMac Media, which I recently presented at a virtual webinar. Please use/print to help your small business stay on track. Read More

In Conversation with Small Business Minister Mary Ng

Small businesses across the country are struggling right now. I’ve seen all your tweets, DMs, and comments. While there are extensive new federal government measures in place to support your organizations during COVID-19, there are also a lot of questions. After all, Canada is home to more than 1M… Read More

4 Apps & Tips to De-Stress at Home

Presented by GROHE Canada. I can’t imagine going through this pandemic without technology. It can help us to stay connected, add structure to our days, and provide helpful de-stressing activities. If you’re struggling to find moments of calm during this chaotic and uncharted time, take a deep breath and… Read More

4 Tips for Cleaning Electronic Devices During COVID-19

At this point, hopefully everyone is doing a great job of washing their hands, not touching their faces, and maintaining a physical distance from others. However, there has been some confusion about how best to keep your electronic devices clean, and some companies (like Apple) have updated their guidance in… Read More

Trivia Night Over Video Conferencing in the Time of COVID-19

Over the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, I began to think about games that would be adaptable to a video conferencing setting (without any burdensome technical add-ons so that they’d be within reach of almost anyone). This is the first one I’ve fleshed out, so I’m sharing it here… Read More