A podcast might be the perfect tool for broadcasting your sermon or special event, but while they're fairly easy to put together, getting good quality sound takes some thought. The standard microphone that comes with most computers - or heaven forbid the built-in version in your laptop - creates a tinny far-away sound that instantly cheapens your broadcast. If you're doing any kind of recording on your computer, having decent equipment is a must.
Sending text-based e-mails is easy, but making them fancy with colors, background, tables or other HTML tricks is another story altogether. Not all e-mail programs will accept all HTML-generated messages.
Some of our clients sidestep some requirements by subscribing to services that do this for them by providing templates. While some of these can help you create fancy e-mails, they're not perfect. Spam catchers often restrict messages that are sent from Constant Contact, for instance.
Every time I take a trip, I tell myself I will be even more organized. I'm not sure if I'll ever reach that state of packing nirvana, but here are a few tools that help take the stress off the week before traveling for business: