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Do you know the difference? In my opinion a critique is giving a helpful review with what could have been done differently, a criticism is just an opinion; it can be good or bad, but there is no acknowledgement of what could have been done differently.

So with that being said, here’s my critique of a “You have to watch this movie.”  In a meeting today. I like meetings, really. Some are exceptional, others… not so much,but I still get to see people. 😀

The movie we had to watch, I assumed (yeah I know I did it to myself) that it would actually be on the topic we were supposed to be learning. OOPS! MY BAD! It was not quite horrible, but that was an hour of my life I’ll never get back. And honestly, I can’t stand hearing, “Um. Um. Um. Um.” Continuously in a person’s speech, especially when that person should know not to speak like that. Enunciate clearly and leave off the “Um.” Take a breath if you have to. But saying “Um” all the time is just about as bad as when in the 80’s, “Like you know.” was said / used continuously.

So here’s what I have to say, rehearse your speech, have someone help you drop off all those Um’s. That is unprofessional, especially when this is supposed to be viewed by other professionals. Speak and enunciate your words clearly, I didn’t understand half of what he said as it was garbled. The other speaker was very clear and easy to understand. Next bullet point; stay on topic! This should have been about the subject material, not woohoo we got together and did this, go here to our website, view our youtube site, friend us, we’re on twitter. ***OKAY! I could’ve saved an hour and just done that!

Also when recording a visual presentation, please stop trying to ‘jazz’ it up… your transitions between primary and secondary speaker was jumpy and hurt my eyes. It was not well done.  What you did do well, adding in the youtube clip, that was well done. However… the audio was to low. Adjusting our sound did nothing. Please ensure when you are recording or adding an outside source material that you have the volume turned up a few bits louder than your recorded speech. It makes a difference.

Lastly, we’re going to be tested on this material, however NONE of the material was discussed. So our boss will be sending us the links to the material and has given us to the end of the month to read up and get prepared. Thank goodness.

 

IF you have to ever record a video and audio presentation. Rehearse with unbiased people. They will help you get prepared. Drop the Um’s, you know, and other superfluous speech. It distracts the listeners and makes one seem less impressive. I’ve spoken to others and they agree with that statement. Ensure that if you want to jazz it up with cool transitions, that you have someone that has a firm grip on doing that. The transition between primary and secondary person was soo jumpy and disjointed, it not only hurt my eyes, the audio dropped, and I have a headache. When adding in a clip from another source, ensure that your volume of that source is louder than your recording audio. Okay, I think I covered the basics of this video today. I’m going to go take some ibuprofen, some coffee and do some four square breathing.

oooh it’s nearly lunch time! woohoo!

XOXO

 

 

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I can’t remember if I posted it here or not, the other day I was happy that I’m helping a co-worker out, and woohoo! I get to leave at four today, four hours early!!!! Because I’m coming in for four hours tomorrow on my day off. That’s how I’m helping her out. 🙂 it’s all good! and WOW! I get to leave early today… guess what I’m going to do? Write! LOL 😀

 

Calendar day; November 6, 2014

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Thursday, the 6th of November, 2014 is the 310th day in 2014 and in the 45th calendar week.
General Events:
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
November 6, 2014 in the World
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is annually held on November 6. It aims to educate people about the damaging effects of war and armed conflict on the environment.
War and armed conflict has many damaging effects on the natural environment. For example, crops are destroyed, water supplies are poisoned and forests are burnt. New technology that is used for war means that the destruction and damage of the environment is more serious and the long-term consequences can be worse.
On November 5, 2001, the UN General Assembly declared November 6 of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (resolution 56/4). The assembly considered that that any environmental damage in times of armed conflict impairs ecosystems and natural resources long after the period of conflict. This damage can often extend beyond the limits of national territories and today’s generation. The assembly also recalled the United Nations Millennium Declaration, which emphasized the necessity of working to protect the environment.
Where is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict?
Worldwide
Finnish Swedish Heritage Day
November 6, 2014 in Finland
Finnish Swedish Heritage Day is celebrated on November 06, 2014. Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Swedish: Svenska dagen, Finnish: Ruotsalaisuuden päivä) is a general flag day, which is celebrated in Finland on November 6. The day celebrates the Finland Swedish culture, and the bilinguality of Finland.
The main celebrations are aired in the radio, and many smaller celebrations are held around Finland in schools. Usually, the song Modersmålets sång is sung, celebrating the mother tongue. The Finnish Swedish Heritage Day is celebrated on the same day as Gustav Adolfsdagen in Sweden, the day that king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed at the Battle of Lützen in 1632.
The Finland Swedish Heritage Day was created in 1908, when the newly founded Swedish People’s Party of Finland decided to celebrate a day for the Swedes. The intention was to strengthen the Swedish-speaking Finnish community. The reason why the day of the death of king Gustavus Adolphus was chosen was because this also was the time when the empire of Sweden was founded.
Where is Finnish Swedish Heritage Day?
Nationwide Finland
Gustav Adolfsdagen
November 6, 2014 in Sweden
Gustav Adolfsdagen is observed on November 06, 2014. Gustav Adolfsdagen (Swedish for Gustavus Adolphus Day) is a general flag day, celebrated in Sweden on November 6 in memory of king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, who was killed on this day in 1632 at the Battle of Lützen. Gustav Adolfsdagen coincides with the Finnish Swedish Heritage Day. The date has been celebrated since the early 19th century. It is especially popular in Gothenburg, which was founded by Gustavus Adolphus, and in Uppsala, where the king donated a lot of money to the university. Gustavus Adolphus Day is celebrated in Sweden, Estonia and Finland. On this day only, a special pastry with a chocolate or marzipan medallion of the king, is sold. The day is also an official flag day in the Swedish calendar. In Finland, the day is celebrated as svenska dagen or ruotsalaisuuden päivä, “Swedishness Day”, and is a customary flag day. In Estonia, the day is known as Gustav Adolfi päev. In all three countries, 6 November is the name day for Gustav Adolf, one of the few exceptional name days in the year.
Where is Gustav Adolfsdagen?
Nationwide Sweden
Saxophone Day 2014
November 6, 2014 in the World
Saxophone Day is observed on November 06, 2014. The saxophone is a conical-bore woodwind musical instrument. Saxophone Day is held on the birthday of it’s inventor, Adolphe Sax (6 November 1814). He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and the most adaptive of the brass—that would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections.
The saxophone has proved very popular in military band music, and is commonly used in jazz and classical music. There is substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.
Where is Saxophone Day?
Worldwide
National Non-Fiction Day
November 6, 2014 in United Kingdom
National Non-Fiction Day is observed on November 06, 2014. National Non-Fiction Day (NNFD) is annual celebration of children’s non-fiction in the UK. It was initiated by The Federation of Children’s Book Groups in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books and is celebrated across the UK each year on the first Thursday in November. The day is used by libraries, schools, literacy organisations, book reviewers and parents to highlight the best information and narrative non-fiction books for children, and to show how it’s not just fiction that can be read and enjoyed for pleasure.[4] Each year there is a different theme to the day.
Where is National Non-Fiction Day?
Nationwide United Kingdom
Return Day 2014
November 6, 2014 in Georgetown
Return Day takes place on November 06, 2014. Return Day is a biennial unique festival and ceremony held theThursday after Election Day in Georgetown, Delaware, during which election results are announced. While television and the Internet has obviously eliminated the need for Return Day, tradition has kept the festival alive. Schools and government offices shut down for the afternoon of the Thursday after Election Day, and people from throughout the state flock to Georgetown for the festivals. The day still has a carnival atmosphere, complete with merchants, food vendors, and competitions, such as a hatchet-tossing contest, pitting the mayor of Georgetown against the mayors of other Sussex County towns. Return Day is used by many politicians as a way to announce or create buzz for their upcoming campaign. Politicians often hand out campaign stickers for the office they will seek in two years. Other people wear stickers exhibiting wishful thinking or encouraging their favorite candidate to seek higher office.
Where is Return Day 2014?
Nationwide Georgetown, Delaware
Natural Events:
November Full Moon
November 6, 2014 in Eastcoast (North America)
On November 06, 2014 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth, completely unilluminated.
The time interval between similar lunar phases is on average about 29.53 days. Therefore, in those lunar calendars in which each month begins on the new moon, the full moon falls on either the 14th or 15th of the lunar month. Because lunar months have a whole number of days, lunar months may be either 29 or 30 days long.
Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely. Full moons trigger deer movement in North America. Hunters and fisherman rely heavily on moonphases.
Where is November Full Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Eastcoast (North America)
Historical Events on 6th November:
1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
1572 – Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
1632 – Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies
1792 – Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire
1813 – Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
1844 – Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
1865 – American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
1903 – USA recognizes independence of Panama
1906 – Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people
1917 – [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution
1918 – Republic of Poland proclaimed
1928 – Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
1949 – Greek civil war ends
1962 – Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery
1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran
1991 – Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

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