Poll Results and New Poll

The results from last week's poll for best government trade magazine came in at: 50% Federal Computer Week 10% Federal Times 30% Government Executive 10% Does US Weekly Count? I'm glad to see US Weekly did not win as I was a little concerned at the beginning. I guess people care more about IPV6 than... Read more »

Success is That Easy

Since my last post discussed dealing with failure, I wanted to come back with a blog on success. I once wrote a 800 word essay with tips for success for Gen Y. While it never came out (you can thank some merciless editors), I don't think I need 800 words to summarize my article. You... Read more »

Less is More

I think I am going to adopt Seth Godin's blogging philosophy - short and sweet. Less is more. Generally, I've always preferred this tactic: 1 - Short, crisp pop songs vs long jams 2 - Top 10 lists vs long essays 3 - 90 minute comedies vs 3 hour epics. The same is true with... Read more »

Trade Magazine Round-Up

Lately I've been asking government employees what magazines/blogs/websites to get information on the government community and tips on their jobs. I usually get a puzzled look or maybe an apology saying they know they should read more. I actually read way too many magazines, blogs, newsletters about the federal government. I am here to give... Read more »

Public Speaking

Are you already nervous? Don’t worry – this is a post about public speaking, you don’t have to talk. Public speaking is one of those skills you just have to practice until you get better. The little known trick to public speaking is 90% of speakers are really bad. You can worry yourself sick about... Read more »