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An assortment of thoughts.  Mostly tech related.

As an Agile Coach, I would like a place to gather interesting resources, So that I don't need to remember so much...

There are loads of different things to remember as an Agile Coach.

Patterns for workshops and different activities, mnemonics, great books, quotes, powerful questions, simulations, games to play, helpful sentence structures for different situations, podcasts to listen to etc etc.

It gets a bit overwhelming sometimes. I’m going to put together a bunch of the most useful bits and pieces I stumble across and maybe collate a few of them into TextExpander snippets, handy cheatsheets and maybe even some Siri Shortcuts.

Stay tuned…

Gathering some hopefully useful Agile resources

I stumble across amazing Agile-related links, references and recommendations almost daily. I’m going to gather them all together here and grow this as a useful resource over time. Take a look at the Agile heading above. If YOU have some good suggestions to add to the list, too, please let me know. ;) TIA. J

LeftFoot is now a Hootsuite Solution Partner

LeftFoot Consulting is proud to announce that we are now a Hootsuite Solution Partner.

Hootsuite is a social media management system for businesses and organisations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Key social network integrations include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, plus a suite of social content apps for YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Yammer, Tumblr and more.

In 2014 Hootsuite surpassed 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies. Along with Hootsuite’s web platform, 50% of users access the dashboard through their mobiles including iPhone, Android, and iPad. Hootsuite also offers localised versions of their dashboard in 15 languages - English, French, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Dutch, Polish, Korean, Russian, and Indonesian.

There are many benefits to Hootsuite Pro

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Analyse: Measure your efforts using over 40 social analytics modules to build and share custom reports. Or select from one of our pre-made templates for quick and easy reporting.

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Hootsuite - Social Media Management

TextExpander dumb tip: Does this look red to you?

Expand your brand's colours into their respective hex codes

Another super simple one for today - it'll take you 20 seconds. Maybe less.

Use TextExpander to recall the exact colours you use in your logo, stationery and branding.

I've got a couple of snippets :

leftfootred expands to #da251d - the red in my logo
leftfootblue expands to #007cc3 - the blue in my logo

Now. If I'm setting up something online and need the colours to match, or I need to communicate this kind of thing to a designer or someone, I don't need to go digging.  I just position my cursor where my colour code should be entered, type my shortcut/description and bloop...it's there.

What other blindingly simple TextExpander tricks do you have in your arsenal?