Using Smartsheet as Your Social Media Content Calendar

We use Google Calendar and shared documents and folders on Google Drive to help manage our content and that of our clients. But, one of the most interesting and powerful tools we’ve put into place as a Content Calendar, is Smartsheet. We’ve tested many content calendars – basic spreadsheets to collaborative systems. In doing so, we realized […]

Learn how to delegate tasks

The most important facet of project management is NOT tracking tasks. It is the effective delegation of those tasks. Pulse founder, Matthew Moran, provides executive coaching as part of our service offering. A few weeks ago he worked with a select group of 6 executives on team collaboration strategies and tools. Now he is introducing an […]

Share the Correct Blog Image on Facebook from WordPress

If  you use WordPress  and share your content on Facebook, this should interest you. This blog entry will teach you how to ensure the right image, title, and description shows up when your blog or webpage is shared on Facebook. We’ll be covering: Optimal image size How/where to create your image for free How to […]

Using Social Media to Win Donors, Customers, and Fans – workshop video

Last week I had the pleasure of giving a workshop at the Ventura County Community Foundation in beautiful Camarillo, CA. My topic: Using Social Media to Win Donors, Customers, and Fans. Below is the complete video of that presentation. The slidedeck is below that as a downloadable PDF and in-page slideshow. We are working to create […]

Team Collaboration and the Inefficiency of Email

At Pulse, we’ve adopted Glip.com as our internal project communication tool… and it is AMAZING!!!  “a single email about a project can result in dozens of responses.. email clutter” Have you seen/experienced this at your organization? Someone sends an email to several (let’s say 5) recipients asking for feedback on some tasks or document. 4 […]

Skitch – a utility for creating simple how to graphics

The image above was created using Skitch – a graphic utility from Evernote. It allows you to quickly annotate and embed images into documents, email, or upload to your social media. There is also a mobile Skitch application. I took this photo of my dog, Beaux, and quickly annotated it with Skitch on my Android. Yes, […]

3 ways to create social media content that you are already doing

How do we get new ideas for content? This question comes up a LOT! Seriously, it is one of the most common questions I get from clients and others. We know that great content is social media’s secret sauce.. If you are “doing social” without great content – simply spouting advertising – you aren’t doing […]

Using Google Docs to Create a Document with Navigation

Google Docs provides a great way to create personal and team process documents with links to document sections. If done properly, the document is nearly self-maintainable, allowing you and your team to rapidly add sections and have that reflected in the navigation. I’ve created the video below and this associated example Google document. Below the […]

Facebook Messenger – Security, Privacy, and the Real Conversation

Should I Install Facebook Messenger? ABSTRACT: This blog post covers security concerns over Facebook Messenger but also covers security, technology and philosophy/policy. I decided to publish this article on my coaching and writing page and on LinkedIn. You can get to the full article: Matthew Moran Online LinkedIn