02 Jul 2020

Pig Latin Will Remain a Legal form of Encryption

As today’s technological and political environments are becoming ever more polarized, it is useful once again the think about these trends in the context of America’s foundation—i.e. the reason for celebrating Independence Day in America. Privacy and constitutional rights continue to be debated publicly, which most would agree is healthy, and with today’s political, health, security, and economic challenges, technological tinkering is once... Read more...

19 Jun 2020

Prevails and Pitfalls of Running a Virtual Conference – Insights From the Field

With ‘real’ conferences now moving virtual, many will experience a variety of experimental formats. Tech Essentials heard overwhelming praise for Optimize!2020 E-Sign & E-Security, the global RMail & RSign user conference (the conference center, by the way, has been kept open by popular request – click here to enter). We thought we would share five insights gathered from organizers and attendees. 1. Replicate the successful mega-conference... Read more...

14 Jun 2020

Minor Adjustments, Major Benefit — Preview of Optimize!2020 Session on June 18

For the brave, this Coronavirus season has created opportunity to try “old” things in new ways. These minor adjustments can have major benefit. Here is one that is easy to try: Use emojis in your business email (yes, even you lawyers and bankers). The image of the human face with a smile or ruffled brow of concern can have a profound subconscious impact on the viewer. In our remote work world, without the human interaction of in-person client... Read more...

05 Jun 2020

What is a “virtual conference” anyway? Is it a webinar? What about the receptions?

April and May introduced the world to the growing potential of video web meetings. Some of the daring, agile businesses that had a slew of cancelled in-person conferences in Las Vegas, Orlando, and other conference cities have transitioned to virtual conferences. But what really is a virtual conference? Is it just a series of long webinars strung together over a few days with speakers droning on, doing live demos, and speaking to PowerPoints? Can... Read more...

29 May 2020

Practicing Fake Eye Contact in Video Meetings

There are some positive changes in human behavior accelerated by this current health crisis. One is easily being able to identify what a 6-foot distance looks like – or the measurements used in Canada (one hockey stick length) and in Florida (one alligator length). Another is the realization that video meetings really do have an intangible benefit of subconsciously creating a human connection among participants. But there are still things we need... Read more...