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This app takes virtual presentations to a whole new creative level

This app takes virtual presentations to a whole new creative level

“Mmhmm” is more than an expression of agreement. Five months ago, it became the new name for a virtual presentation startup. Mmhmm is saying “bye-bye” to boring meetings and presentations and transforming them into a more immersive and showmanship-like experience.

“I’m getting really tired of living all day on video. It’s so easy to feel like an anonymous head in a box, so we made a new app that tries to make this a better experience for everyone,” said Phil Libin, co-founder and CEO of mmhmm. With several cool production features, the video software does help you appear less like Zordon’s floating head in The Power Rangers. Instead, you’re more like an editor in Tony Stark’s lab giving things more dimension.

With Mmhmm, you don’t have to worry about having people choose between looking at you or the slides in your presentation. In the background, you can place a PowerPoint presentation, a live video, and a web browser. So, you can show content “over your shoulder”. You can even use Airplay so you can demo things from your phone.

If you do want to display your presentation in fullscreen, fade transitions allow you to fade out like a Jedi hologram. And, you’re able to fly and shrink your image so you can also get out of the way of the things you are trying to demonstrate. According to Phil, the “dynamic desk” feature is “the best of a movie and a slide deck put together.”

The app can also have more than one presenter. Their Copilot feature lets two people work and present together, even if they aren’t in the same room. All you have to do is send them a link that invites them to be a copilot. The app automatically synchronizes slides for both presenters. So, any

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It takes vigilance to outwit some of the creative crooks: Whit & Whimsey

It takes vigilance to outwit some of the creative crooks: Whit & Whimsey

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — So we’re all going a little stir crazy trying to stay safe, but one group of people is hard at work. Unfortunately, the ones I’m referring to are the ones trying to cheat you out of your money — as if the world isn’t crazy enough already!

Have you received the voicemail: “Angelica calling from MIA. I have a delivery agent out there to the property address on file and he was unsuccessful again at getting someone to sign the documents today. We will only be able to make one more time before we return your file for failure to comply.”

It is a scam, of course. But I’m worried about someone being cheated out of money or inadvertently giving out private information. If you know someone who wouldn’t do what we did by looking up the phone number on the Internet or calling the Better Business Bureau, this is probably a good time to check with them to be sure they don’t fall for it.

It’s probably going to get worse over the winter, because more people are staying inside and might answer their phones instead of letting an unrecognized number go to voicemail.

Same thing is true of online messages that appear to be legitimate but are not from who you think they are. I am constantly getting one from what appears to be a legitimate shopping site with my “order” of electronics.

They want you to reply to them. Don’t. Report it to the people they are pretending to be. Every major retailer has a reporting mechanism.

Please be careful, and help out a friend or family member you think might be targeted.

The very first: The first Ohio Kiwanis internet-based club is up and running. Longtime Medina Kiwanian Alan Penn is president of

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Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D., Chief Creative Officer Of DERMAdoctor, Shares What It Takes For Your Brand To Have Staying Power During Difficult Times

Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D., Chief Creative Officer Of DERMAdoctor, Shares What It Takes For Your Brand To Have Staying Power During Difficult Times

One of the major challenges facing small business owners and entrepreneurs heading into Q3 of this year was figuring out how to take action and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But as we enter Q4 in what has been an undeniably complex year, it pays to take notes from those founders who have weathered many storms over the life of their companies. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D., Founder and Chief Creative Officer of DERMAdoctor, on the factors that she believes have kept her award-winning brand relevant for over 20 years, and the key to staying on top when things seem like they’re ready to blow over.

Start By Doing What’s Rarely Done

As a young girl growing up in the 60’s with two generations of salesmen ahead of her, Dr. Kunin shared that it was her family’s encouragement that allowed her to hold onto her dreams of pursuing a medical career at a time when those thoughts were totally outside the norm. “They provided great support,” she said. “And no limitations to my dream.” 

After taking a dermatology rotation during her third year of medical school at the Medical College of Ohio, Dr. Kunin says she became entranced with the vast array of what the field had to offer. But as she became more experienced in her practice as a dermatologist, Dr. Kunin recognized the overall lack of accessibility when it came to personal care. Believing that the option to consult with a licensed dermatologist should be convenient, informative, and economical, Dr. Kunin launched DERMAdoctor at the end of 1998. Starting as an e-retailer back when the idea of websites and online shopping was just starting to catch on,

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Airbus Takes a Risky Course and Holds the Line on Production

Airbus Takes a Risky Course and Holds the Line on Production

Airbus (OTC:EADSY) ended last month with a whopping 7,501 commercial jet orders in its backlog. That’s close to a record high and represents more than eight years of production at 2019 production rates.

This big order backlog hasn’t shielded Airbus from the COVID-19 aviation downturn, though. The European aerospace giant has been forced to cut production significantly this year. With air travel demand showing no signs of recovery so far, Airbus faces pressure to cut output even further. So far, it is resisting this pressure, according to a recent Reuters report. This is a risky strategy that could pay off if demand rebounds meaningfully within a year or so, but could backfire otherwise.

Airbus has reduced production

Airlines across the world are bleeding cash and have cut capacity dramatically. As a result, even those that had aggressive growth or replacement plans entering 2020 now have no need for new jets in the near term. This led to a sharp drop in aircraft deliveries at both Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus last quarter.

An Airbus A350 flying in front of a cloud.

Image source: Airbus.

Boeing is radically slashing production to match demand. Wide-body production will decline by about 50%. Demand for freighter and military variants of the 747, 767, and 777 is the only thing preventing an even bigger output cut. Meanwhile, it plans to gradually ramp up 737 MAX production to a rate of 31 per month by early 2022. That would still be 46% below its previously planned production rate of 57 per month. But with more than 450 737 MAX jets in storage waiting to be delivered, it can’t go any faster.

Airbus has also reduced its near-term wide-body production plans by nearly 50%, albeit from a lower base. However, it made more modest adjustments to its narrow-body output, cutting A320-family production by about a third and

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