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So far Hayden has created 30 blog entries.

Zapping “Zoom fatigue.” Five simple tips.

Written by: Tim McCleary

How often have you felt completely drained, sometimes after less than an hour, while participating in a virtual meeting? Studies have shown that there are some basic reasons this happens. More importantly, there are simple ways to prevent it.

Zapping “Zoom fatigue.” Five simple tips.2022-09-15T19:51:29+00:00

Light. Camera. Sound. Quality equipment, at a reasonable price.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Virtual meetings have become an everyday occurrence and an important communication tool as we continue to navigate the new normal of split teams — some virtual and some back in the office. But, what's the best equipment for virtual meetings and events? Here's what we use at Urban Emu.

Light. Camera. Sound. Quality equipment, at a reasonable price.2022-09-23T17:56:31+00:00

Virtual meeting platforms: Best choice or trend?

Written by: Tim McCleary

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, leaders were forced to make some difficult decisions — fast. Among them was how to equip their employees to work virtually. We watched as some organizations and agencies raced to the trendiest offerings. We chose a different path.

Virtual meeting platforms: Best choice or trend?2022-09-15T20:52:25+00:00

The Rule of Three. How to look and sound better in virtual meetings.

Written by: Tim McCleary

There's a design principle known as the "Rule of Three." It suggests that items grouped in threes are more appealing to the eye. This is also an easy way to remember that there are three items that can vastly improve how you look and sound in virtual meetings and events.

The Rule of Three. How to look and sound better in virtual meetings.2022-09-15T20:17:15+00:00

“The shortest distance between two people is a story.”

Written by: Tim McCleary

Once upon a time… That’s a phrase that takes us back to our childhood. It filled us with anticipation. We knew when we heard it, a story was about to unfold. I recently heard the quote: “The shortest distance between two people is a story.”

“The shortest distance between two people is a story.”2022-09-23T18:55:33+00:00

They’re being a nudge. Again.

Written by: Tim McCleary

As the holiday season winds down, it’s worth a look at how one well-known brand used this time of the year to execute the art of the nudge –– to perfection. Did it have an impact on you?

They’re being a nudge. Again.2022-09-15T13:38:46+00:00

Purpose. Post boxes and people.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Do you like to travel? I love it. And, I’ve had the good fortune of working in many countries – Australia, Italy, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico and Portugal, to name a few. Seeing simple things that are different from my life back home stirs my creativity – things as simple as a post box.

Purpose. Post boxes and people.2022-09-15T13:31:21+00:00

A culture that “gives a sh#t.” And caffeinates us, too.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Do you supercharge each morning with a great cup o’ joe? When I’m not on the road, my day starts with a latte at my favorite Charlotte coffee spot, Not Just Coffee. Their name is appropriate on so many levels, as you’ll soon see.

A culture that “gives a sh#t.” And caffeinates us, too.2022-09-15T13:17:56+00:00

The “Me First” culture. Where have you seen it?

Written by: Tim McCleary

Raise your hand if you’ve noticed this: There’s a long, stick-like item that projects from the left side of the steering column in every vehicle. It’s a really simple device. It’s easy to use. It’s required by law. And, it’s designed to keep us safer on the road.

The “Me First” culture. Where have you seen it?2022-09-23T19:25:04+00:00

Procrastination. Is it a barrier to hitting your target?

Written by: Tim McCleary

When I walked into our local Target store on Sunday night, it was abuzz with activity. It felt like the holiday season, and yet it was only the end of August. It was the night before back-to-school.

Procrastination. Is it a barrier to hitting your target?2022-09-14T15:35:22+00:00