Mindset Digital



Insights from the intersection of Social Media, Learning and Technology from the Mindset Digital team. Get the latest on digital communications, tools, tips and recommendations, plus we're always on the hunt for something on the Internet guaranteed to make you laugh.


  • 33: Timeular Zei, Google IO and Digital Well-being

    16/05/2018 Duration: 20min

    The Mindset Digital crew checks out a new time tracking device, talks through the big announcements made at Google IO and explores the digital well-being movement. Here's what we discussed in this episode: Zei by Timeular 2018 Google IO Announcements Digital Well-being Follow us on Twitter! Pete Brown @petebrownsays Jen Michaels @jenlmichaels Steph Greegor @greegor23 Briavel Shultz @beevel7 Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com Some music is courtesy of the website Audionautix.com, and some sound effects are courtesy of freesound.org. Both licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.

  • Ep. 32: The Troubles with Facebook

    24/04/2018 Duration: 36min

    Guests Mike Taylor and Jen Michaels break down Facebook’s latest privacy woes and what consumers can do with their Facebook accounts. Plus, a new installment of “Something on the Internet that Makes Me Laugh,” and a surprise guest appearance by Matt Weiner. See complete show notes here: https://mindsetdigital.com/podcast-ep-32-troubles-facebook/

  • Ep. 31 Mike Taylor on Plumbing for the Internet: Zapier, IFTT and Microsoft Flow

    14/03/2018 Duration: 17min

    Mike ‘the Tool Man’ Taylor returns to talk about three tools you can use to automate various services and workflows you use online, or, as he puts it “Plumbing for the Internet.” Zapier.com IFTT.com Microsoft Flow: flow.microsoft.com Follow us! Pete Brown @petebrownsays Mike Taylor @tmiket Briavel Shultz @beevel7 Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com Some music is courtesy of the website Audionautix.com, and some sound effects are courtesy of freesound.org. Both licensed under Creative Commons 3.0. Tool Time stinger courtesy of Brian Hake (@volumulov).

  • Ep 30: HQ Trivia: Future of entertainment or sign of the apocalypse?

    29/01/2018 Duration: 26min

    In this episode, guest Matt Weiner walks Creative Director Pete Brown through the HQ trivia app that has surged to recent popularity, and the odd love/hate relationship it has with its users.

  • Ep. 29: Mike Taylor's Top Three Finds of 2017

    18/12/2017 Duration: 17min

    Mike Taylor returns to the podcast to share his top three finds from 2017 - tools that will help you work smarter and produce better visuals and presentations. Learn all about Talkbook, Canva, ribbet, Talktime, Zeef and Descript in this episode. Talkbook.co Canva.com Ribbet.com TalkTime PPT add-in: http://presentyourstory.com/talktime-free-presentation-time-management-add-powerpoint/ Zeef.com Mike Taylor on Zeef: https://zeef.com/profile/tmiket presentations.zeef.com Tracy Parish's e-learning page on Zeef: https://e-learning.zeef.com/tracy.parish Robin Good pages on Zeef https://contentcuration.zeef.com/robin.good https://content-discovery-tools.zeef.com/robin.good

  • Ep. 28 3 Things: UPS Dogs, Amazon Key and Zeef

    08/11/2017 Duration: 16min

    In this Three Things episode of the Mindset Digital Podcast, Pete Brown recruits Jen Michaels, Mike Taylor and Matt Weiner to help catch him up on what’s happening in the digital world. From artificial intelligence to UPS dogs to Amazon Key and something called Zeef, tune into this week’s episode. Plus, we make our first Harambe joke in at least six months.

  • Ep. 27: What L&D should steal from Marketing (with guest Mike Taylor)

    30/08/2017 Duration: 17min

    There are many challenges facing Learning & Development departments in corporate America. L&D Guru Mike Taylor says many of these challenges can be met by stealing tactics from the marketing department, plus he recommends specific tools that will give your training an immediate boost in production value and visual appeal. Links: Canva, the free online design and graphics tool. www.canva.com Adobe Spark, the online graphics and animated videos tool. https://spark.adobe.com/ MailChimp, a free marketing automation tool. www.mailchimp.com ReFind, a content curation website https://refind.com/about/discover Trianglify, the website that generates triangular patterns https://qrohlf.com/trianglify-generator/ Learn more about learning and development and tools at Mike Taylor’s website, www.mike-taylor.org Follow us!  • Pete Brown @petebrownsays • Mike Taylor @tmiket • Briavel Shultz @beevel7 • Jessica James @jessjames4 • Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com Audio m

  • Ep. 26: Understanding Cryptocurrencies

    18/08/2017 Duration: 45min

    Bitcoin has been in the news a lot lately as its values reaches new heights. But what are cryptocurrencies, why are they valuable and what's the tech underpinning the whole system? Two former English majors take these questions on as they wrestle with understanding cryptocurrency and its increasing value. Plus, a new intern takes on the challenge of finding something on the internet guaranteed to make you laugh. Good times. Links: What is Blockchain Technology, via Blockgeeks Blockchain in 150 words or Less, via Comparitech How Safe Are Blockchains? It Depends, Harvard Business Review Bitcoin Mining Infographic Satoshi Nakamoto’s Original Bitcoin Whitepaper What Is Ethereum?, Blockgeeks What Is Bitcoin?, also Blockgeeks SciShow: How Cryptocurrencies Work Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: Basic Differences Explained Smart Contracts Explained, Blockchain Technology Smart Contracts and a Lawyerless Future, Blockgeeks Podcast: The Promise – and Perils – of Smart Contracts Your Guaranteed Laugh: Clever Parrot and the

  • Ep25: Dr. Debra Jasper on staying relevant in the digital age, plus DOYO Live preview

    18/07/2017 Duration: 18min

    You only have 8 seconds to tell your audience what they need to know. The digital age has changed the way we effectively communicate with each other in order to stay relevant in this new online world. Dr. Debra Jasper, founder and CEO of Mindset Digital, shares her advice on what it takes to stay competitive in the digital age, plus she previews her upcoming keynote at next month’s DOYO Live digital marketing and interactive design conference in Youngstown, Oh, Aug 2-3. Notes: Learn more about DOYO Live, a digital marketing and interactive conference in Youngstown, Ohio that Dr. Debra Jasper will be the keynote speaker. - http://www.doyolive.com Learn more about the communication technique of being short, organized and skimmable (SOS). - https://mindsetdigital.com/justyellduck/ Learn more about making your PowerPoint slides digestible and more visual. - http://bit.ly/2uNlPe4 Learn more about the work Mindset Digital does in transitioning companies into the digital world. - https://mindsetdigital.co

  • Ep. 24: Three Things: Home Pods, YouTube's ad policy wrt Hate Speech and Depressed Robots

    28/06/2017 Duration: 22min

    In this Three Things episode of the mIndset Digital Podcast, Matt Weiner, Hope Madden and Michael Harwick each take four minutes to get creative director Pete Brown up to speed on a variety of recent happenings in the digital world, including Apple's Home Pod, YouTube's new policy for advertising on hate speech videos and a chatbot who may help you feel better about yourself. Check it out! Links: Apple HomePod http://cnnmon.ie/2qUe3xD (CNN) http://cnet.co/2qZjlmE (Cnet) http://tcrn.ch/2sB8rFD (TechCrunch) YouTube clarifies Hate Speech definition http://bit.ly/2s1BqVq (ArsTechnica) http://bit.ly/2s1BqVq (Wired UK) http://bit.ly/2tXmUMT (Forbes) WoeBot woebot.io http://bit.ly/2rUdHGs (Wired) http://cnet.co/2sOPAX0 (Cnet) http://read.bi/2qYrjkC (Business Insider) http://bit.ly/2s19Mon (Peer-reviewed study in JMIR Mental Health)

  • Ep. 23 - Digi.me

    21/06/2017 Duration: 20min

    Mindset Digital's Content Strategist Jen Michaels gets Pete up to speed on a social network archiving platform that helps resolve the ancient muffin vs. cupcake debate. Plus, how to buy a saddle for your horse, the music Facebook thinks we like and the secret name for that thing they use in shoe stores to measure your foot. All good times. Check out digi.me, especially the About page instead Learn about digi.me's partnership with Iceland's Directorate of Health to provide medical data to Icelandic citizens About digi.me's investment relationship with Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company and digi.me's expansion plans General notes about digi.me's emerging partnerships in finance, healthcare, retail, etc. America's Test Kitchen on "What's the Difference Between a Muffin and a Cupcake?" [embedded YouTube video, on their blog]. That shoe measuring thing is called a Brannock Device #eponym Jen's blog, The Saddle Geek at http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/

  • Ep. 22: Gmail and Sortd

    26/05/2017 Duration: 13min

    Are you overwhelmed by your e-mail? Are you using Gmail? In this episode, Mike Taylor walks us through the benefits of using Gmail plugin Sortd to turn your inbox into a To Do list. Learn More: Sortd: https://www.sortd.com/ Trello: https://trello.com/ Incredible Email Statistics and Facts: http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/email-statistics/ Follow us! Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital Pete Brown @petebrownsays Mike Taylor @tmiket Briavel Schultz @beevel7 Jessica James @jessmjames4 Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com

  • Ep. 21: The Magic Kingdom Knows Where You Are

    18/05/2017 Duration: 20min

    Have you been to the Magic Kingdom lately? If not, you’re going to be surprised as the tech Disney uses to support your experience. In doing so, are we getting a glimpse of our even-more-connected future? Creative Director Pete Brown gets the scoop from producer Jessica James. Links: Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband (Wired) https://www.wired.com/2015/03/disney-magicband/ Disney FAQ on RF technology (Disneyworld.com) https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/my-disney-experience/frequency-technology/ 12 Most Important Things To Know About Disney’s Magic Bands (TravellingMom.com) https://www.travelingmom.com/top-destinations-disney/12-questions-answered-disneys-magicbands/ Magic Bands Bring Convenience, New Services to Walt Disney World (RFID Journal) http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?11877/2 Why did I Implant a Chip in My Hand? My So-Called Cyborg Life (Popular Science) http://www.popsci.com/my-boring-cyborg-implant Follow us! Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital Pete Brown @petebrowns

  • Ep. 20: Instagram vs. Snapchat

    10/05/2017 Duration: 27min

    Instagram and Snapchat keep cloning each others features. In this episode, two of the office millennial square off in a no-holds-barred who-has-the-better-stories-feature death match while Creative Director Pete Brown tries to keep up. Plus, an update to our Episode 16 review of Digit. Instagram Stories hits 200M users, surpassing Snapchat as it copies its AR stickers (TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/13/instagram-stories-bigger-than-snapchat/ Instagram Stories clone now more popular than Snapchat (USA Today) https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/04/13/instagram-stories-clone-now-more-popular-than-snapchat/100443696/ Instagram Stories VS. Snapchat Stories: What It Means for Marketers SimplyMeasured http://simplymeasured.com/blog/instagram-stories-vs-snapchat-stories-what-it-means-for-marketers/#sm.00006xrker686cxxx7q1yr8r6czsb Snapchat users stay loyal, but Instagram could block its growth (TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/09/snapchat-survives/ Ford Transit vs. Mercedes Sprint

  • Ep. 19: Is Mastadon "Twitter with a Conscience"? We discuss.

    25/04/2017 Duration: 29min

    We love trying out new social networks and tools at Mindset Digital, and in this episode, we put Mastadon.Social to the test. Some call it "Twitter with a Conscience," but is it really? And does the crowded market really need such a thing? Plus, Ashley the Intern tries to find something on the internet to make you laugh. Links: Mastadon.social Mastadon: The Mindset Digital Review - http://bit.ly/2oH1LCI Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that’s growing like crazy (The Verge) - http://bit.ly/2oIXEXu Mastadon the awesome heavy metal band - http://bit.ly/2pwzlQw Wooly Mammoth to be Cloned - http://bit.ly/2q1Mr5d Twerking Turtle Comes out of his Shell - http://bit.ly/2p1sXzb Little Toot - http://bit.ly/2klltXl

  • Ep 18: When groceries go digital

    06/04/2017 Duration: 19min

    The digital era has ushered all sorts of on-demand conveniences into our lives - from entertainment to banking and bill paying to productivity at work. Now grocery stores are getting in on the act - letting customers fill their cart online, and then simply picking it up on the way home. Three Mindset Digital team members put local grocery store’s online ordering systems to the test, and then sat down with Creative Director Pete Brown to talk about how it went. Find out what happens when groceries go digital. When Groceries Go Digital: Mindset Digital Blog http://mindsetdigital.com/demand-economy-heres-happens-groceries-go-digital/ Grocery online ordering, at-store pickup service increasing in popularity: Richmond Times-Dispatch http://www.richmond.com/business/local/grocery-online-ordering-at-store-pickup-service-increasing-in-popularity/article_75ff83d7-dc36-593e-b820-e0d2753cb603.html Kroger Online Ordering https://www.kroger.com/onlineshopping WalMart Online Ordering http://grocery.walmart

  • Ep 17: Punch up your PowerPoint

    23/03/2017 Duration: 21min

    Ep 17: Punch up your PowerPoint Have you been subjected to death-by-Powerpoint? Have you ever rained down death upon your colleagues with your own presentations? It's OK to admit it - Seems like we've all done it one time or another. In today's Tool Time episode, presentation guru Mike Taylor shares some quick tips and free tools that will take your PowerPoints from deadly to killer. (Killer in the good way, right?) Rock Your Next Presentation (Blog post with Duarte audience questions and BBP template) http://mindsetdigital.com/rock-next-presentation-dont-skip-critical-offline-steps/ PowerPoint's Morph Transition - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Using-the-Morph-transition-in-PowerPoint-8dd1c7b2-b935-44f5-a74c-741d8d9244ea Microsoft Office Insider program - https://products.office.com/en-us/office-insider PollEverywhere.com TalkBook.co PowerPoint Labs: http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pptlabs/ PPT Grid layout templates http://blog.synapsiscreative.com/your-free-powerpoint-templates and also.

  • Ep16: Hey! Check Out This App!

    09/03/2017 Duration: 09min

    A new (and secret) take on saving money! Today we unveil out new "Hey! Check Out This App!" episode format as Morgan Mulgrew takes me through her experiences using the Digit automated savings app. Take ten minutes to learn of a disruptive new way to save money. Digit app: https://digit.co/ iTunes: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=digit.android&hl=en Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=digit.android&hl=en Acorns App: https://www.acorns.com/ Qapital: https://www.qapital.com/ Digit Savings App Walkthrough (Business Insider) Savings App Showdown: Qapital vs. Digit (Lifehacker) Are Savings Apps, like Digit and Acorns, Better than Savings Accounts? (HuffPo) Follow us! Mindset Digital @mindsetdigital Pete Brown @petebrownsays Briavel Schultz @beevel7 Jessica James @jessmjames4 Email us: podcast@mindsetdigital.com Special thanks to Kevin Davison of Twittering Machine Productions for the new episode stinger; Audio mastering by Jeff Gehlert of Allegro Media Desi

  • Ep 15: Google Tips - ToolTime

    22/02/2017 Duration: 16min

    You think you know how to Google? You’d be surprised at all the functionality hiding behind that search bar. Mike ‘the Tool Man’ Taylor returns to the Mindset Digital podcast to walk me through a whole lot of tips that will make you a true Google Ninja. Plus the Keyboard app you didn't know you needed.

  • Ep. 14: Social media, breaking news & the attack at Ohio State University

    16/02/2017 Duration: 15min

    Social media is often the first harbinger of breaking news, but when that news is dangerous, misinformation and rumors start to fly. That’s where journalists step in to post solid news, appropriately sourced. But what happens if those journalists are college students? In this episode, we sit down with Ohio State’s director of student media to talk through how his student reporters covered the attack on campus this past November. Clarification: At one point in this episode, we refer to the text of the Buckeye Alert system as “run, fight, hide.” The actual order was “Run, Hide, Fight.”

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