New Features in XMind 2013 (Mind Mapping)

As many of you know, I’m writing a book on mind mapping that teaches you how to be more productive. It’s the book I describe in Episode #29 of the YMM Podcast, “How to Write a Book in 3 Days.” Mind mapping podcast series I’m also doing a podcast series with my friend Greg Gazin […]

200th Blog Post on You’re Making Me


Welcome to blog post #200. Yay! I wrote my first post for You’re Making Me on August 22, 2007. That means it’s been 5 years, 9 months, and 7 days since I started this blog (If you’re reading this on Wed May 29, 2013). That’s a long time. I realized that there are a lot […]

You’re Making Me Podcast Now on Stitcher!


I want to share some good news. The You’re Making Me Podcast is now available on Stitcher! Listen on your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and other devices with Stitcher!. You can find it free in your app store or at – and when you download, register with Facebook so you can share your […]

Have You Tried These Hip New Skype Features?

The newest version of Skype (Version 5.7) has a few hip new features that I think will help you get ahead of the curve… at least until everyone else catches on. Video Calls to Facebook Friends You’re now able to place video calls directly from Skype to your friends on Facebook. You can also send […]

The Aftermath of My First Video Conference


I’m just sitting down on the day after my first multi-site video conference to look back at how things went. I mentioned I`d be doing one in an earlier post. Overall, I feel my first video conference was a complete success. It`s definitely more complicated than doing a webinar. In a video conference, the site […]

I Just Got Trained For My First Video Conference


I just had the opportunity to do two hours worth of training for a video conference I’m giving next Thursday. Although I’m no stranger to presentations, I’ve never done an actual video conference before. If you’re wondering what a video conference is, it’s where people go to several different geographic locations and then all dial […]

Video is Coming to


I’ve been planning on adding video to the site for a while now. Finally, that time has arrived. I’m making some adjustments to my home office and I think you’ll approve. I’m getting a sweet lighting system installed for the videos and I’m excited to share something pretty cool that I’ve done to one of […]

Get Diamonds and Silver at 75% Off During Read an eBook Week


Read an eBook Week is from March 6 to 12 Now is a great time to sample eBooks, since many writers are offering huge discounts this week in celebration of Read an eBook Week. I’m taking part, and have added Diamonds and Silver, my popular motivational fable, to the eBook site. Right now, you […]

Link Roundup (6/11/2010)

Here’s your weekly dose of light-hearted links to get you ready for the weekend. Non Sequitur Comic Strip. A funny Facebook themed comic. [image] * Every Sitcom Uses The Same Newspaper. When you look closely at the newspaper used in most sitcoms, you’ll find it’s actuallly the same paper used over and over. Pretty cool […]

Link Roundup (6/4/2010)

Hi everyone. Here are a few links to help you ease into the weekend. * The last 18 years (in rap). A nice year-by-year recap of events since 1992 done as a rap. What an easy way to brush up on important historical events. * The island. From far away this map of London looks […]