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Photoshop-fun on Georgia recording for the blind and dyslexic

While getting my masters in Market Research in Athens, GA I found this building labeled “Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.”   I couldn’t resist and did a bit of Photo-shopping.  Can you see my edit?  LOL

I’m not blind, but I am dyslexic and I hope others don’t take offence at my jkoe.  Life is too short and we all need to be able to laugh a little.

Blind and dyslexic

Blind and Dyslexic

If you found the above funny, you might enjoy this book. It sure gave me a lot of laughs!

Mock focus groups- Models & Smartphones; which one is smarter?

Mock Focus Groups – Models

mock focus groups-models

These mock focus groups were done brilliantly however, if you’ve ever participated/conducted a focus group you’ll be able to relate to some of the comments.  Let’s just say, often you’ll pull in some of the sharp knives and some that make butter-knives look like razor blades.  I think the Toddlers were one step above them but would put them on-par with the Failed Rockers and Guidos but ahead of the Surfers.

The “moderator” should get an Oscar for his “blank stare” reaction to some of the comments.  I must admit I’ve been there!  Trust me when I say you’re going to LOL thru this video!

Here is a book for those interested in learning about Focus groups.  I recommend buying the used version

Mock focus groups- Guidos; The Italian Stallions demonstrate their genius

Mock focus groups- Guidos

I’d almost say that this mock focus groups is proof that Guidos (almost) have a brain…   I love how they keep trying to out-do each other.  The testosterone kept getting dialed up!  I think the Toddlers and Seniors made better use of the phones then they did!   I would loved to have seen the Guidos matched up with the Models and compete with the Failed Rockers and Surfers!


Here is a book for those interested in learning about Focus groups. I recommend buying the used version

Linkedin recommendations for the unworthy…How to NOT recommend someone

linkedin recommendationsI get requests for LinkedIn recommendations from connections on an almost daily basis.  Being someone that is honest and believes we should stand behind our word I have a hard time writing recommendations for people that I don’t believe cut the mustard.

Years ago I read  Sleeping dogs don’t lay from Richard Lederer.  The book was a true gem for anyone that loves the idiosyncrasies of the English language.  He had some great examples of writing double-meaning recommendations (below are a few ambiguous recommendations.)  Great, cutting humor!


LinkedIn recommendations

  • You’ll be lucky to get this person to work for you!
  • I cannot recommend this person too highly.
  • I recommend this candidate with no qualifications whatsoever!
  • She has made immeasurable contributions to our firm.
  • Nobody is better than this man!
  • I found myself frequently raving about her work!
  • We were teetering on the threshold of bankruptcy last year, and her efforts pulled us through.
  • For the services he has rendered to our firm over the years, we find ourselves deeply indebted!
  • I would place her research on the cutting edge.
  • She is now ready to strike out in a career.
  • Whatever task he undertakes, he will be fired with enthusiasm!
  • I would place this student in a class by herself.

Now you’ll know how to write that next LinkedIn recommendations even when you don’t want to!   The next LinkedIn recommendation you write you can be sure to be honest!

linkedin recommendations