Working Harder from Home

Jul 31, 2015 by

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I was speaking to a long-time friend the other day. He was a national Scrabble champion 15 years ago. He and I have known each other since the fifth grade, and we have remained friends for all these years, despite the fact that we only speak to each other about every two or three years. The last time I talked to him he was marrying his high school sweetheart. I had flown in to stand by his side and support him as his best man. Now, 32 months later, I speak to him again, and his life has changed drastically. He tells me that he had graduated college about a year after the wedding, and went to work for an accounting firm immediately. The job he took seems like it would be a dream because he works from home and gets to choose his own hours. How great is that! Unfortunately, he made a choice that turned his perfectly easy day into a hard day’s work. You see, he and his wife made the decision to forgo babysitting, and he would watch their two boys while she was at work. He told me that in the beginning he couldn’t get any work done. It was a full-time job trying to keep the boys entertained and out of trouble. One day while searching the web he stumbled across a website about a children’s cartoon called The Stinky and Dirty Show. He thought that sounded like a terrible show, and went on about his day.

Later that same day he told me his boys had completely destroyed his backpack and was going to need a new one quick. My buddy told me that he had this website he would go to before he bought anything. The lady that runs the website is a product research expert. She is a mom, and she is very picky about what she buys for her kids. He knows that if she recommends something he can count on the fact that it is the best. So while searching for a ballistic strength backpack he noticed three words….Stinky & Dirty. He could not believe that she had that show on her website! She actually had written a review about the show, and supported it. She said it was the perfect show for boys, and teaches them very good values such as problem-solving skills, and social skills. He couldn’t believe it, but decided to check it out just because she recommended it. My friend said that the show was an answer to his prayers. For the first time, his boys would play constructively. They had learned from the show to find constructive things to do, or figure out instead of running around without a purpose. Before the show they were destroying things, and after they were building things. So thanks to the mom at mommyinspection.com for the wonderful advice, and thanks to thestinkyanddirtyshow.com for setting such a great example for his sons. Now my friend can get some real work done. He works a little less hard from home now, and gets to spend some enjoyable time with his two sons.

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The Power of the Internet Over Language

Jun 26, 2015 by

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A lot of new words today are coined and made famous because of the Internet. It has become such a powerful tool to the point that it has moved and changed even language.

Well, it is a known fact that almost every year, more and more words have been added to the English dictionary. More and more words have transcend from being colloquial terms into actually being accepted as an official part of the English Language. Even other languages have these constant changes, too.

However, it is during the peak of the age of the Internet that more and more Internet slang have been included as official part of the language. We do not need to go way back. In recent years, terms such as:

Selfie- to take a picture of oneself, usually using a smartphone or camera’s on “selfie sticks.” This has even evolved in “types” such as “bathroom selfies,” “YOLO selfies (which is another term brought about by the internet which means ‘You Only Live Once)” and many more selfies taken in different scenarios and events. Though the highlight of the picture is not the scene nor the event, but oneself.

Tweet – what once was defined as the sound a bird makes, is now given a new meaning. Nowadays, a tweet means a post or an update made via the social media site Twitter.

Twerk – the hit dance craze that Miley Cyrus went viral for, is also an official part of the English dictionary. Who would have thought that such a viral and controversial act would make it to the official list of English words.

The influence of the internet on language is a sign on how powerful this tool is. It shapes societies as much as it has the power to break it. This makes it a very useful tool for progress, but also a scary one at that.

This is the reason why, in order to make sure that only the “good” kind of internet is used by people, service providers that have the ability to constrain “bad” internet and other forms of malware, should be preferred. The process of protecting your network from scary Internet stuff can be done on your own. However, if you either do not have the time to learn how to do it, or if you just want the best kind of internet and communication networking possible, then you can hire an expert service provider to do it for you.  While internet communication is one of the most famous products of this company, they can also assist you in your internet worries because they have the ability to control the networking and communication lines of your internet.

This will be very useful for those families with children, because there will be a limit to the access that your children could have. This is also very useful for families with members in geographically far places because you can be connected through a PBX system that is cost-free, rather than communicating through your usual telephone lines.

Indeed, the Internet has become a very essential part of life. So important and influential that it has also penetrated the realms of language.

I wonder what words it would come up with in the future.

 

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Importance of Words and Communication in Public Relation

Jun 3, 2015 by

 

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Public Relations is a well sought out job. This job heavily depends on a person’s capability to know how to effectively use words. Communication of all forms very much rely on words. Public Relations becomes very effective when the PRO is able to communicate using words that matter and make sense to the audience or target market he or she is trying to reach.

A lot of people wish to try their luck in this business because of the benefits to be a part of it. For one, you get to work with great companies that have lots of projects. The experience of working for them will surely make all those wishing to be part of Public Relations a very effective ways to learn, and hopefully enter the company in the long run. Another advantage of being in this line of work is that it pays very well, and it pays long term, as long as the client remains with the firm and is satisfied with the output, then the firm is well financed all throughout the years of continued partnership with the different firms. It is also a line of business where you get to be on the field and you get to meet with lots of people.

Because of this strong attraction that individuals have towards taking a career in PR that firms make it a point to choose wisely among the many candidates that wish to work for their PR firm.

The things that firms look for in a soon-to-be Public Relations Officer are:

  • Educational degree. This is important because right there and then, it gives you the idea that this applicant is serious about the job since they have studied for it. Also, it will mean easier and shorter time to train the applicants.
  • Command with words. as mentioned, ability to use the right word for the right occasion and on the right audience is key to making a good PR campaign. People who are able to develop this skill will have high potential at becoming PROs in the firms of their choice.
  • Physical looks. This factor is not intended to discourage those that are not so blessed, physically. This is actually a wake-up call for those people that wish to be in the PR business but fail to value the importance of their body in this line of work. When an applicant presents himself or herself in her best foot forward, this includes presenting himself or herself in the best state of mind and body. Because PR work requires pleasing personalities since they represent the companies.
  • Charm and skills. Sometimes, what is written in paper through educational background is not exhibited properly by an applicant because of the lack of skills that are required to put the knowledge into actuality. This is also important because PROs are ask to deal with people every day and when they lack the skill and charm to handle it, then, they are just not fit for the job.

Public Relations may be ideal for a lot of people, but it is not a career that should be taken lightly. Proper preparation and dedication is needed, and that is what PR Firms like look for in individuals.

 

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