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Linda Sherman
Works at Courage Group: Social Marketing, Speaker, WordPress, prior CEO ClubMed Japan, Sustainable Aquaculture Board of Directors, Fitness, Empower Women, Japan Cross-Cultural and Business Consulting, Fluent in Japanese
Attended Pepperdine (MBA)
Lives in Kauai
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  • Pepperdine (MBA)
  • Miami Coral Park Senior High
  • Everglades Elementary School
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Social Business Strategist and Trainer, Public Speaker Wordpress Websites, Japan Expert, Presentation Training, Travel Destination Marketing
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International, multicultural marketing pro, Linda brings a distinguished background of international subsidiary CEO/CMO to her Social Marketing expertise. These include CEO Club Med Japan, Barilla Japan and CMO Wal-Mart Japan. Linda Sherman has been featured and quoted in The New York Times, Christian Monitor and other leading publications.

Clients have included: American Express, Levi's, J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and Mather

Professional Skills
Unusual breadth of professional skills including social business, strategic planning, marketing, sales, HR, new product introduction, new product development, finance, logistics and operations.  Proven ability to quickly get up to speed on new industries.

Public Speaking
Linda Sherman is an accomplished public speaker with extensive experience both hosting and participating in speaker programs.

Start-Ups
Extensive experience working with start-ups and thrives in that environment.

Marketing
At Coors Japan, directed the highly successful launch of ZIMA, using unique pricing and distribution strategies coordinated with an “illusion of discovery” campaign that was one of the first guerilla marketing programs of its kind. 

Linda has an intimate knowledge of professional photography, graphic print and digital film production.

Planning
Linda enjoys working with visionaries and they appreciate the planning documents she creates using MindJet’s Mind Manager mapping software.

Empowerment of Women
Through public speaking, developing female executives on corporate teams, founding a support group for executive women, and writing a blog called “Its Different For Girls,” Linda has demonstrated a continuing commitment to supporting women to lead the best lives they can.  In addition to providing professional advice, she is an advocate for healthy lifestyle for women of all ages.

Language
Fluent in Japanese and a proficient language learner with a solid base in French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.

Suggested Circles:
  • Startup lovers
  • WordPress
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • Public Speakers
  • Social media experts
  • Travel bloggers
  • Connectors
  • iPhone enthusiasts
  • Friends of entrepreneurs
I send many thanks to all my kind friends who sent me G+ invites while I was a hold out for joining until September 26, 2011. Final push: I wanted to join a Google Hangout with my favorite WordPress users group and G+ became relevant to my clients. I had a Google Profile for years at profiles.google.com/LindaShermanGordon



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I am fluent in Japanese
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WordPress Web Dev, Social Marketing Strategist and Trainer
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  • Courage Group: Social Marketing, Speaker, WordPress, prior CEO ClubMed Japan, Sustainable Aquaculture Board of Directors, Fitness, Empower Women, Japan Cross-Cultural and Business Consulting, Fluent in Japanese
    Co-Founder, present
  • IBM
  • Coors
  • ClubMed
  • Barilla
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Kauai
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Tokyo - NYC - San Francisco - Los Angeles - Gainesville - Miami

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Startups Need Partnerships says Steve Case

At a #CES2016 talk Steve Case explained why he thought overnight start up successes would slow down in the next 10 years.

h/t my friend - a different +Steve Case - who posted this article on Twitter.

#startups
Steve Case, AOL Co-founder and venture capitalist shared his take on the next decade of tech innovation at CES 2016.
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Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB Turntable Vinyl Record Player Review at BoomerTechTalk

We recently tested the Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable. +Audio-Technica USA has a long history of producing innovative stereo system components – and the AT-LP120 does not disappoint.

The AT-LP120 actually serves as a double-duty turntable. It performs admirably as a traditional turntable in addition to creating excellent digital copies of your favorite music. We tested the unit in both roles – connected to a home entertainment system via RCA analog connectors as well as connected to a computer via a USB port.

See more at the link in the review by +Ray Gordon

At #CES2016 South Hall 20656

#vinyl #turntable 
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Tech Gifts for Seniors and Boomers with Our Picks: Octa TableTail, AudioTechnica, Plantronics Clarity, Trackr, ZeroChroma, Evutec, Innovative Technology

Review for Boomer Tech Talk by Linda Sherman

These tech gifts are all the more valuable to those special seniors and boomers in your family because of the special thought that goes into your preparation.

If you are at #CES2016 don't miss these exhibitors.

AudioTechnica: South Hall 20656
Octa TableTail: North Hall 5309
Trackr: Sands 74160
Will add these:
Evutec
ZeroChroma
Plantronics Clarity
Innovative Technology

+Octa LLC, +Audio-Technica USA, +Evutec Corporation

#seniors #boomers #headphones #iPadstand #iPhoneCase #trackr #audiotechnica

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Useful Explanation of Film Formats and Why You Should Care

#film #netflix #streaming
Why knowing how a movie was shot is so important before you go to the theater.
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Last Minute Tech Christmas Gift Ideas for Seniors and Boomers

Christmas gifts for seniors and boomers with great price performance, you can decide how much to spend. No matter what you choose, these gifts will show your loved ones that you care about them and should both enhance their lives and make them happy.

A note or call with a statement of your intentions is all that is needed to be in time for Christmas. The special personalized effort involved with these suggestions is where the love lies.

#Seniors #Boomers #Gifts #Christmas
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LiFi is Interesting Tech with Significant Downsides

It sounds like an opportunity if you are sitting inside a room without windows and stay in one spot.

Downsides in the comments:
- Vulnerability to hacking with a "decent telescope" and a free encryption hacking program.
- Draining battery (another reason to be in one spot. This is not mobile technology.)

Downsides in the article:
- Li-Fi cannot be used in direct sunlight (or other odd conditions with harsh lighting) since the photodetectors won’t be able to detect the modulating light waves. It’s unclear what counts as a poor condition, but as Velmenni’s and Haas’s demos have shown, it does work with some amount of ambient lighting.
- The line-of-sight requirement can be a major bottleneck. Let’s say you have one Li-Fi bulb in your living room and you want to move to your bedroom. Well, you better have another Li-Fi bulb set up there or you’ll be out of luck.
- Li-Fi is going to need reinvestment in lighting and wiring infrastructure.

#lifi #wifi #innovation #tech

You've heard of Wi-Fi, now you need to hear about Li-Fi. Still in the nascent stage, this new technology could change how you use the Internet. It's much faster than existing Wi-Fi tech, it's more energy-efficient, and potentially more secure as well. But of course, there are just as many downsides. Li-Fi, or Light Fidelity,…
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Getting Started on Periscope? Terry White's Tips Will be Useful

+Terry White, for whom a series of Arkon live broadcast mounts were named, put together a useful step by step video on how to get started on Perisocpe.

He has stuck to the landscape format that he waited for, but many Scopers still prefer portrait because it is easier to see the comments.

We agree that Landscape is the best format for video.

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Mevee Launches Livestream with ads for users with 400+ viewers posting 2+ times a week

The stream doesn't disappear unless you delete it which is an advantage over the 24 hour replay for Periscope.

If you try to fast forward though you will hit a full frame ad.

#livestream #periscope #mevee


The new live-streaming app MeVee is looking to distinguish itself from Periscope and others by running ads and sharing revenue with creators.
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones with Microphone Review

If you are at #CES2016 be sure to visit the Audio Technica Booth at South Hall 20656

Review by +Ray Gordon. Please see the Boomer Tech Talk article for more details.

The ATH-ANC70 can be used to listen to music, audio books, TEDTalks, YouTube, Netflix and other content that you store or stream on your mobile device or computer while cancelling unwanted environmental noise. Importantly these headphones include a microphone that allow you to take phone calls, FaceTime or Skype as well.

A key factor is the increased use of mobile devices for music, audio books, podcasts and video across the board. People are now listening to audio in more public settings, often while in transit. The environment is complicated with crowd noise, vehicular noise, noisy airplane cabins and other aural distractions. Thus, when using mobile devices, the ANC feature makes a significant difference in listening enjoyment.

The ANC70 QuietPoint makes use of a computational processor to effectively emit signals that counter outside noise. The ANC70 functions as a dependable active noise canceler. While it significantly reduces ambient outside noise, like most NC headphones some low-frequency (bass) sounds aren't blocked nearly as well as high-pitched tones. 
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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones with Microphone Review

By +Ray Gordon
The ATH-ANC70 can be used to listen to music, audio books, TEDTalks, YouTube, Netflix and other content that you store or stream on your mobile device or computer while cancelling unwanted environmental noise. Importantly these headphones include a microphone that allow you to take phone calls, FaceTime or Skype as well.

A key factor is the increased use of mobile devices for music, audio books, podcasts and video across the board. People are now listening to audio in more public settings, often while in transit. The environment is complicated with crowd noise, vehicular noise, noisy airplane cabins and other aural distractions. Thus, when using mobile devices, the ANC feature makes a significant difference in listening enjoyment.

The ANC70 QuietPoint makes use of a computational processor to effectively emit signals that counter outside noise. The ANC70 functions as a dependable active noise canceler. While it significantly reduces ambient outside noise, like most NC headphones some low-frequency (bass) sounds aren't blocked nearly as well as high-pitched tones.

#headphones #audiotechnica #noisecancelling #microphone
http://boomertechtalk.com/audio-technica-ath-anc70-headphones/
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OCTA TabletTail is the Most Flexible iPad and Android Tablet Stand

Review by +Ray Gordon

Most of us have used an iPad or other tablet device for work, reading e-books, watching movies or surfing the web. We’ve all struggled with finding a good way to hold your device at the proper angle for viewing content. There’s also the important issue of how to support the tablet in such a way that your hands are free to type or use the touch-sensitive screen.

The people at OCTA have created the innovative modular TabletTail System that addresses all these issues in a novel fashion. It’s an entire system of components that can be used in a variety of combinations to adapt to a wide range of user experiences when using large mobile devices.

Octa developed a practical – and amazingly flexible – solution to properly supporting tablets for writing, reading and viewing content. They cleverly designed a series of components that can be combined in a multitude of ways using the same common locking connector.

The system is based on just a few key building blocks: a vacuum activated dock, an adjustable tablet holder, and several types of flexible “arms” that attach to the dock or an optional mounting clip. These can be combined to create many configurations to meet your specific needs.

The system can bring your tablet to eye-level, providing hands-free comfort while you recline. You can also rotate your screen for the perfect viewing angle. The TabletTail components can attach your tablet to desks, tables, bicycles, wheelchairs, fences, auto headrests or even a couch.

The viewing experience can range from a single user siting in a chair to a small group gathered around the tablet viewing from a short distance. The TabletTail’s portability allows you to use the system at home, in a hotel room, classroom or when speaking from a podium.


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Important News on OpenSource Accessibility Project for the Blind

Great TEDTalk on new technology that interprets facial expressions and guides a blind person through new environments.

#accessibility #blind
How can technology help improve our quality of life? How can we navigate the world without using the sense of vision? Inventor and IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, who's been blind since the age of fourteen, is working on answering these questions. In a charming demo, she shows off some new technology that's helping blind people explore the world ever more independently ... because, she suggests, when we design for greater accessibility, everyone benef...
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