About Amber Avines

Amber Avines blogs at Words Done Write and runs a successful communications consultancy in Los Angeles. You can connect with Amber on Twitter at @wordsdonewrite.

The Top 10 Funniest Podcasts

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Not only are podcasts a great source of information, they also provide lots of entertainment options. I wanted to share with you the top 10 funniest podcasts out there, so I went to comedian Jordan Cooper of Blenderhead Media to get his recommendations on the best comedy podcasts. Here’s Jordan’s take: 1. Bill Burr’s Monday … [Read more]

Technology and Medicine [Infographic]

We all know technology is changing our world, but have you ever thought of using it to take care of your own healthcare needs? Believe it or not, lots of apps are in the marketplace to help you do your own medical diagnosis. And, according to statistics, technology may be able to replace up to … [Read more]

Make an NMX Infographic

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At NMX this month, many conference go-ers filled out fun infographics about their NMX experience. The fine folks at Lemon.ly created these for attendees to color in at its booth and at our infographics session led by John Meyer. We loved this idea and thought we’d share photos of some of the finished products. Want … [Read more]

Can Tablets Take the Place of Teachers? [Infographic]

Although there’s more technology use in developed countries, those who live in third-world nations are quick to learn how devices work when given the opportunity. The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization recently gave tablets to children in Ethiopia to see if kids could learn without the benefit of an actual teacher. Here’s what happened: … [Read more]

NMX-ers Invited to Write for The Huffington Post

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If you’re a blogger who wants to find a new audience, why not consider writing for The Huffington Post? Easier said than done, right? Not if you’re part of the NMX community! The Huffington Post, with its 50 million unique visitors per month (Comscore, November 2012), is a powerful platform. We’re excited to offer content creators … [Read more]

Support Your Favorite Charity for We-Care.com’s $100K #MillionDimes #NMX event.

We’re excited to share with you that WeCare is giving away $100,000 during NMX as part of its MillionDimes event. It starts today at noon Pacific Time. Here’s how it works: Find your favorite charity’s Twitter handle Follow @WeCare on Twitter Include the @WeCare handle in your tweet Include the #MillionDimes hashtag For example: Follow @WeCare … [Read more]

Tuesday Keynote: Chris Hardwick Joins Inventing the Future with Robert Tercek

We’ve had some changes to the Tuesday line-up at NMX, so listen up. As you already know, Chris Hardwick and Inventing the Future with Robert Tercek will be joining us at NMX. But, what you didn’t know is that they’ll now be together in one action-packed keynote! We’re so excited for this amazing session, as there’s … [Read more]

Jordan Cooper talks about Using Humor in Your Content

Using humor in your content creation efforts can help set you apart from the crowd. But being funny isn’t easy. And, it’s not something that everyone is comfortable trying. In this exclusive NMX video interview with Jordan Cooper of Blenderhead Media, Jordan talks about how humor affects sharing, the dangers of being funny, creating a … [Read more]

Katie Davis talks about Women in Podcasting

There’s no doubt that men dominate podcasting. But, there’s no reason for it. Podcasting is not gender-specific. And, women who are in the space are trying to encourage other females to join in. In this exclusive NMX video interview, Katie Davis talks about becoming an expert, the fear of technology that many women have, how … [Read more]

Rio Now Offering Complimentary In-Room Internet to NMX Attendees

Lots of you have been asking about wifi access at the Rio All-Suites Hotel where most NMX attendees are staying. Well, the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino has decided to roll out the red carpet for us! Check out the note from the Rio below: The Rio All-Suites and Convention Center is happy to welcome … [Read more]