TEDx

TEDx has been 6 times hosted in Tacoma and it is called TEDxTacoma,  where x=independently organized TED event:

  • April 22. 2016 Tacoma, WA
  • March 21, 2015 Tacoma, WA
  • February 28th 2014 Tacoma, WA
  • May 3rd, 2013 Tacoma, WA
  • April 17th, 2012 Tacoma, WA
  • Apr 23, 2010  Tacoma, WA
This presentation by James Veitch: “This is what happens when you reply to spam email”is one of the best I have seen so far. 

 

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the …

The Online Education Degree – A Course in Discipline

icon-sIt is the noblest of pursuits, the want and desire to become an educator and work in GED classes, you will have a chance to shape young minds and to inform and influence the future. It is a course of education that requires thought, concern and discipline.

And while the pursuit of any degree requires discipline, the path of an online degree requires even that much more. For anyone who has finished and undergrad degree program, you know the ‘sticktoitiveness’ and fortitude that it requires to get up every day, make it to class, finish projects, complete assignments and finish your degree.…

Side Projects – Building Your Professional Playground

I come from a school where everyone has it in them to be an entrepreneur. Though my journey to self employment consisted of quitting my full time job before even opening the bar, paying my personal bills out of the 7f2919af717c2f5034a6c08f536594f9change jars I amassed through years of bartending, and living in my in-laws basement for almost 3 years while our business grew, I can fully understand why someone wouldn’t want to jump in head first like that, especially if you have a career you enjoy, serious debt, or you just plain don’t want to be a basement dweller for any period of time. Check also my post on leadership skills.

That’s where side projects come in. The good news is, …

How to find your new career?

question_mark1MAKING USE OF YOUR ASSETS AND SKILL SET With a parallel career, you can have the proverbial cake (change career) and eat it as well (keep your job).

Begin your career change assessment by taking  a career test and then looking at your current and previous jobs. Knowing your personality traits (just take this career quiz to find out) and having knowledge of certain skills new processes and practices, you must have picked up will help you to make a decision.

If you are in a senior executive position, other perks may include: company vehicle, club membership, stay in 5-star hotels, fly business class, magazine subscriptions, overseas travel, attend exhibitions, etc. We call all these your Assets and …

When You’re Trying to Sleep And You Cannot

When you are trying to sleep and you cannot, it is an extremely frustrating experience. Most of us are okay with losing an occasional night’s sleep. However, if the problem continues it can really begin to interfere with your life. Some insomnia side effects include an increased propensity to become ill and a decrease in your overall performance. If getting a good night’s sleep has become a challenge to you, here are some things that you might want to consider.

Chances are, your sleep environment is impacting how you sleep much more than you currently realize. While most people think to make sure that their mattress is as good as they can afford, they often fail to address other issues. …

Blogging is Dumb, Here’s Why

More than once I have been advised that the way to have a popular blog is to narrow the focus, and craft your writing for a more immediate takeaway.

This is true. Mostly.

People are drawn to read something by the promise of what’s in it for them. People share with their friends because they believe it will be of benefit to them.

That might be to make them laugh. Sometimes it’s to make them think but usually? It’s to inform them.

What’s so wrong with that? Informative is but one style of writing. While I can accept that blogging is a different practice than writing, I cannot so easily toss out so many other great styles and approaches.

Many …

500 Startups Infographic

500 Startups is a well-known early-stage seed fund and incubator/accelerator program that focuses on consumer and small- and medium-sized online startups. 500 Startups was founded in April 2010 by Dave McClure with 5 other people and is located in Mountain View, California, United States.

This handy infographic summarizes their activities.
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500 startups invests mostly in the internet businesses, rightly so.
The Internet is a great resource for students, and offers a wide
range of helpful websites that can provide you with study aid material to help broaden your learning for a whole range of subjects from chemistry through to foreign languages.

You can also take many courses online these days, which give you the opportunity to work from home …

6 Weak Leadership Styles and 6 Antidotes for Positive Outcomes

In part 1 and 2 of this series we collectively looked at the Incompetent, Know it All, Intimidating, and the Unorganized weak leadership styles.

5. The “Micro-Manager” Leader

We all know the Micro-Manager. This is the manager who has to be involved in everything you do.  These leaders are very detailed oriented, take ownership, have solid memories and a strong ability to multi-task. What they don’t get is that their success as a manager is dependent on their ability to empower their team – which to me, is a prime.

“Micro-Managers” lead by holding hands, not by: providing concrete direction, empowerment, and making good decisions.  This is a leadership style that is purely innate, and nearly impossible for one who …

What Is a GED and Why It Is Important

GED certificate is a  designed to help people who didn’t finish a high school getting a credentials that will help them in the future. The  GED is meant for adults who never finished high school and gives them the chance to earn a diploma that compares to a common high school diploma. The GED (General Education Development) was established during WW II to support returning military personnel with becoming educated and get better employment possibilities.

Preparation is very important, check some websites to find locations close to you where GED prep classes are offered. This website uses a geolocation technology that finds GED schools near you. You just need to click on “GED classes near me” and the website will …

What Are The Best Ways to Prepare for Job Hunting

Job hunting is not so easy in the present economic scenario. You could search the job in any place but the fact is the job you want has become a difficult industry which converts the job hunter to stand out above the rest. If you want to land into the job that you dream then you have to gear up the best resume and cover letter for the company you are seeking. Now, let’s proceeds to take a close look on the subject of cover letter and resume.job-search-prep

Skills

Writing for cover letter is a part of job seeking and this is not as easy as it has seems to look. In order to get the outplacement you can write …