Cyber multi tasking
Waiting to fly, all those round me at the airport were connected. Smartphone, not so smart phones, really, really dumb phones (only used for talking and texting), laptops, iPads, kindles. Onboard passengers whip out hand held games, iPads, kindles, and any other PED allowed. They talk, type, read and play. Waiting for the Bainbridge Island ferry to leave from Seattle is a line of cars. As I...
Unintended consequences of the cyber age
The internet has brought thousands of unintended consequences. Not only have the buying practices of consumers changed so have the selling, marketing and reading practices of users. Today anyone with a computer and a free web page can claim to be an expert. The unintended consequence of that is that it is more difficult for consumers to distinguish the legitimate sellers and experts from those...
Carnival barking cyber style
Online scams abound. You are in your own home. It is just you and the screen, and that promise. The face is young, fresh. Does it belong to the promoter? How old, or touched up it is. No way to know. You do know you need to use this or that social media and to hone your skills and spend less time flailing around learning. You register for the free seminar. It’s free, right? At the appointed time...
In primary school, awkward, legs too long, taller than all the boys, not happy. When I walked I scraped my feet along the pavement. Nine year old boys, ever the analysts and psychologists told me I did that because I wanted attention. I was a “show off”, I was an “attention pig”. I need to shut my feet up. They would taunt me until I did. I had no shoes of my own. I wore my mother’s. They were...
Facts: Pinterest is here and it is successful beyond imagination. Images and links are posted to a virtual board where thoughts are shared visually. Photographs, quotes, DIY instructions, products and articles from the web are collated, organized and shares. Pinterest browsers discover new products and are inspired and informed by sharing interests or finding others. Pinners have to be...
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Deadly Pleasures: The author speaks
Mary Firmin author of Deadly Pleasures is a vibrant, irrepressible character. As her diverse topics indicate she is interested in life and all its facets. Her family always supported her writing. Her mother suggested she become a newspaper reporter. Mary wishes now that, “I had done what she suggested”. She jokes about being an “over night” success after only 25 years of writing. Short...
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose....– http://koti.mbnet.fi/pasenka/quotes/q-writ.htm#About characters
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For audience attention retention try this formula
Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE has an impressive lineup of speaking credits to her name. She is a warm and “real” person. She engages with those she meets as equals, as human beings not as “target audiences”. Last July she was the keynote speaker at the National Speakers Association convention. She shared her time tested formula for speaking success. She gave Lois Creamer permission to share it....