Tag: MBA Technology

SlideShare – A Useful Resource for MBAs

SlideShare, voted one of the world’s top 10 tools for education and elearning is a resource that I highly recommend to MBA students, MBA program directors, and MBA faculty. SlideShare is both a gateway to presentations and a platform for sharing presentations. Given the number of presentations MBA students, faculty, and program directors make each week the benefits of using SlideShare are almost unlimited. Let me introduce SlideShare and outline a few of its uses to illustrate the benefits.

This article introduces MBA students to SlideShare, a gateway to presentations and a platform for sharing presentations. Click on the heading to read more.

Tools to Help MBAs Unlearn Bad Writing Behavior

“MBA students often have to unlearn bad behavior, such as using complicated words over simple ones,” says Carter Daniel in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Carter is the business communication programs director at Rutgers Business School. The article, “Students Struggle for Words,” points out that business schools, in response to employer complaints are emphasizing writing skills more. MBA program approaches for improving their students’ writing skills vary from hiring writing coaches to adding communications courses to the curriculum. There was no mention of technology as either a solution or supplemental approach to helping MBA students improve their writing skills.

This article illustrates how technology can help MBA students improve their writing skills. Click on the heading to read more.

MBAs – Easily Share Your Flip Chart Content

MBAs, how often do you attend a team meeting and at its conclusion the wall is covered with flip chart pages? Then, how often do you see one of your MBA team members roll them up to take them home for conversion to a shareable format? My experience working with MBA student teams and MBA faculty teams is meetings end this way too often.

Now, look around your office, how many rolls of used flip chart paper do you see? When I visit the offices of people that work in groups or teams I often find their offices cluttered with the remnants of their meetings.

Today my office is spared from this clutter because of a very simple solution. Click on the heading to read more about my simple solution.

Scheduling Global MBA Team Meetings – Challenges and Solutions

The globalization of the MBA creates new challenges for MBA students, MBA faculty, and MBA administrators. One challenge is managing time zone differences and getting all of the meeting participants to join a meeting at the appointed time. No matter how much global meeting experience participants have, they sometimes miss scheduled meetings because they miscalculate time zone settings when placing the meeting on their calendar. Less experienced MBA students, when they first start working with a global MBA team are especially prone to this miscalculation.

What are some ways you can minimize miscalculations? Click on the heading to learn more.

Is Managing Your MBA Team’s Conference Calls a Pain

Are you tired of spending time getting everyone connected for your MBA team’s weekly conference call? Do some team members need a constant reminder? When called to join the meeting, do some team members ask that you call them back on another number?

What if there was a simple and automatic way to notify/remind your MBA team members about the conference call? Oh, and by the way, what if the conference call bridge is free to participants? Would you and your MBA team be interested?

Read the post to learn more about free conferencing services for MBAs.

LastPass – A Free, Easy, & Secure Way for MBAs to Manage Passwords

In last Friday’s MyeEMBA Blog post, I ask the question, “How many passwords does it take to start an MBA program” as a way of introducing you to password management applications and suggesting that most MBA students would benefit from their use. Today, I want to introduce you to LastPass, a password management application that I use. I currently use the free version and am extremely satisfied with its ease of use and capabilities. Learn more about LastPass by reading the rest of this post.