Garry Vander Voort

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Garry has a versatile skill set including web development, team management, project management and social media marketing. He is a problem solver praised for having a calming influence on demanding clients. He is a skilled communicator able to explain technical concepts in straightforward terms, and adept at strategic staffing, resource management and cost control.

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Communication styles will vary between co-workers.  This is just a fact of life.  What you feel comfortable with, other’s might find burdensome.  Many companies will try to sell you on solutions that they think will fix all your issues. No matter your job title or department, Slack can help your team work together and get things done. It is a miraculous claim and it is also not true.  I am not saying that Slack is…
I have worked at a lot of companies where the frequency of team members reviews are measured in months. While this might be convenient for team leaders, it is not frequent enough to give valuable feedback for team members who NEED guidance on what they should or want to be doing. Several years ago, multiple companies sprung up with solutions for dealing with the dreaded review. Some of my favorites use technology and combine it…
Last month LexBlog opened its aggregation service to the outside world. This is something we have wanted to do for a while, but it has taken us a while to get to a place where we are comfortable. Our philosophy behind this was pretty straightforward, a rising tide lifts all boats. The more publications we have, the greater exposure we can bring to publications on the network. A month in and that seems to be…
Launching today from LexBlog is a weekly email newsletter in which our editor-in-chief Bob Ambrogi will take a closer look at legal stories making the news. Bob will offer his perspective on stories of interest and round up what others are saying on blogs and social media. We promise to keep it brief and to the point, giving readers a quick overview of one or two major stories. Bob joined LexBlog in January as publisher…
We are happy to announce that our next Beer for Bloggers at ABA TECHSHOW 2018 in Chicago will take place on Friday, March 9th. This event, which is being hosted by ABA Journal, Legal Talk Network and LexBlog, will take place at Emerald Loop Bar & Grill (2 blocks west of the Hyatt Regency) from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. You’re all invited, blogger or not, lawyer or not, attending ABA TECHSHOW 2018
When people ask me what they should do to get started on blogging, I rarely talk technology or even blogging. While those are important elements of blogging, they are next steps. Things you do after you decide you want to blog and have found your tribe and your voice. Ask yourself this, when you decide you want to start blogging. Who am I blogging for? If your answer is everyone, you are not going to…
While Google does a great many things well, I have been cynical about their search results for a while now. They do a good job generally serving up what I need on the 1st page of results. This is not all that impressive, since these results are nearly universal. You just link to a result on Wikipedia or Amazon for broad subjects. Or find a decent blog or newspaper for long tail search. What concerns…
In 2008 I switched to the Chrome web browser. I was a very early adopter. As a person who made their living as a web professional, it was not convenient. No one was using Chrome at the time, so I still needed to keep other browsers around for testing. That was okay, for the previous 6 years, I had been a Firefox user, and was used to checking projects on various browsers. Chrome has had…
I have been a Google Fi customer for a few years now and I appreciate the flexibility on the pricing of the service and love the phones. Recently my phone has started dying, but good news, Google has the new Pixel 2 coming out. On the announce day I ordered one. A few days later, our CTO Josh also ordered a phone as well, the same exact phone. Yesterday Josh mentioned that his phone had…
Every day of every week, people try and call me trying to sell something to LexBlog.  As a person working at a company, I appreciate people have products to sell and that this company is a target for those sales. I even admire the hard work of the people who keep calling despite having never gotten us to buy anything.  70% of the time, they have not even talked to a human. What is boggling to…