KJ Costello

Thanks for your interest in my nephew KJ Costello. He’s currently looking forward to his second year at Stanford University, where he looks forward to his first season playing after his redshirt season last year. I’m holding onto this domain for him, so if you have any interesting ideas, please visit my contact page and…

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My coursetips.com project

Thanks for visiting this page. I purchased the coursetips.com domain in anticipation of creating an app to help golfers on their favorite course. This, and a few other related projects are on hold while I concentrate on training.techcommtools.com. In the meantime, if you’re interested in getting involved in the project or in purchasing the domain, please…

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5 Secrets for Online Training Success

Attending a live, online training class? Want to get the most out of it? Here’s how. I’ve been doing live, online training for over ten years, and have seen what works and what doesn’t. This post is about what works, why it works, and what you can expect if you choose to take a live,…

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FrameMaker basic training syllabus

FrameMaker is an effective book publishing application. Here’s an outline of what a FrameMaker user should know, and is a list of skills my FrameMaker students can confidently perform after class: [listly id=”WfT” layout=”full” show_header=”false” show_author=”true” show_sharing=”true” show_tools=”true” per_page=”25″] This class is regularly delivered in two different formats: Two full training days (generally 6 hours per day)…

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Be picky when choosing clients and vendors

Perhaps the best part of being self employed is the ability to choose who we work with. Choosing the best of each is, to me, similar to choosing the systems I use for work. I think it goes all the way back to when I was a kid, mowing the lawn by myself for the first time.…

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Meeting face to face

As wonderful as it is to work in a virtual office, I’m taking this afternoon to go meet with a vendor face to face. I like face-to-face meetings (when possible) because they keep me connected with my business. They remind me why I do what I do. Heading to Solana Beach An added bonus: Today I…

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Get the first section (1 of 7) of my FrameMaker book for free

As part of my Adobe-sponsored webinar on October 9, 2014, I gave away a free PDF. (The webinar, Publishing Your Tech Content on Mobile was Never THIS Easy, is available at http://adobe.ly/1smCTPG) The PDF is Section 1 of Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. You’ll find the print version of the book on amazon.com Since it…

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