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Over the past week I’ve been dusting off BicycleTips.com getting it ready for a season of bike blogging. I’ve upgraded to the current release of DNN. I’ve fixed modules, changed the theme and font, and written out a couple of articles. When editing a module, I ran into a problem with adding links to the content. I was getting an error, so I figured I was probably using an old outdated version of whatever Rich Text Editor I had installed, because the site was created early on in the DNN days.

Recently I was promoted, from my position of Sr Software Developer and team lead, to Director of Customer Experience, directing a team of 15 people at ClubReady, Inc. I have 4 software developers that work for me, and 11 customer support and training personnel. One thing I've noticed, not just at ClubReady, is that people often times have a hard time communicating with others, be that in person, or electronically. Over the years I've learned a thing or two about communicating, so I wanted to put together a list of ways to help people communicate better in your professional career.

I don't think I've always been a good communicator, so I do believe it is something that anyone can work at, and improve. As a kid, I was pretty shy, I didn't like getting up in front of people and speaking, and I clearly remember missing out on a holiday concert in preschool when I cried my eyes out because I didn't want to sing in front of a crowd. At some point though, that changed, I really don't know when that was? If I could attribute it to one thing, I guess it was likely my 6 years of band (saxophone) in middle/high school. In College I managed to be a DJ on the college radio station after interviewing for the program multiple times, though it wasn't really until after college that I started doing any public speaking.

If you have a DotNetNuke website that has been around for a while, you likely have a large number of pages on the site. Many of those pages likely have individual Skins (themes) applied to them. When there is a skin defined at the Page level in DNN, that setting overrides the skin that is defined at the website level, meaning, if you change the skin at the Website level, it would not change the look and feel of any of the pages with their own skins defined.
Scott has posted an excellent read on machine performance and development over on his blog. When I get back from OpenForce07 I'm going to be looking at upgrading my home machine and will definitely take his notes into consideration as I build/buy whatever it is I decide to get. As for OpenForce, Natalie and I leave in less than 48 hours. I don't think I'm ready! I have way too much to get done before 6:15 Saturday morning rolls around. Posted from...

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