I was fortunate in primary and secondary school. I had empassioned teachers and administrators, and a family that supported and fostered my curiosity and a healthy respect for learning. Not all have that fortune.
With the final 10 days of the advance sales campaign for the new book Burlesque ticking away, I sat down with author Chr…
Debra Walker's insight:
It is a fundamental tenet of both myself and my company to celebrate and honour the diversity and inclusion of each and every one of us. So when I found an author that feels equally passionate about living one's true life, I naturally was intrigued to explore. In doing so, I found a series of books that share and revere the uniqueness in all of us. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have.
You probably know why: Posts with better graphics are easier to read and get more shares....
The good news is that you can learn to create your own blog post graphics fairly quickly. A handful of dollars in stock graphics, a few hours in Photoshop, and you will be on your way to making your blog look better in no time.
In this post, I’ll share with you the exact strategies I use to create visuals for my posts, right from start to finish....
174 million Chinese tourists are tipped to spend $264 billion by 2019 compared with the 109 million who spent $164 billion in 2014, according to a new analysis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. To put that in perspective, there were just 10 million Chinese outbound tourists in 2000.
Millennials, or 25- to 34- year olds, are expected to make up the bulk of Chinese tourists at 35% of the total, followed by 15- to 24- year olds accounting for around 27%.
Only about 5% of China's 1.3 billion populace are thought to hold passports, meaning the potential for outbound tourism is vast.
I will confess that I do have a personal preference when it comes to my seat selection (and that includes a resounding "no" for that middle seat! It's my choice all right - last choice!). My choices are usually aligned with the length of the flight but have noted that when I was travelling more regularly for business, the luggage was lighter and the need to get out faster was stronger and drove my seat selection. Now that I am travelling mostly for myself, I actively like to push aside the mentality of passengers that have to stand up to depart almost as soon as the plane wheels have touched the ground. Does keeping your seatbelt on just a minute more really restrict your freedom? Really....that extra 2 minutes really isn't going to have that much of an impact on the value of my day and is why I often times now choose a window seat when I'm an aisle kind of girl.
Every designer has a collection of tools that they find indispensable to doing their job. Some of these tools are popular ones that you will likely find in every designer’s toolbox, while others are not so well known. In this article, we will take a look at 9 graphic and web design tools that are set to explode in 2015.
In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient
Google Webspam leader Matt Cutts is one of the most influential SEO advice sources. Before he took a voluntary temporary leave last July, he spent over 10 years giving detailed, precise, and sometimes lengthy explanations to many questions that businesses were asking. He recorded more than 500 videos to share his answers. So how can you sift through all that great counsel and find the ones valuable to you?
Click Consult created TheShortCutts.com, developing a brief summary of each video (sometimes just one word) and categorizing all of the videos, which makes it easy to search for topics. Over 50 videos fall under the website-content category and more than 30 address related aspects, so I decided to do that sifting for you and choose seven of the best to help as you plan your website content strategy....
Successful leaders need also to be excellent storytellers, for if they do not successfully tell their own story and control the narrative, then the press, their costumers or their competitors surely will....
How long should an email subject line be?How long should your blog post be?How long should your [Insert digital content here] be?
Buffer surveyed, tested, and measured to find the ideal length of everything online (including your email subject lines), and then they put it into a nifty infographic for you.
So I asked heavy hitters in different fields to weigh in on Buffer’s results… and then some. These experts are expanding on the ideal length of social content with their own tips and strategies for maximizing the space you have....
The iPad era is wreaking havoc in airlines’ seat-back pockets.
With fliers no longer always required to turn off phones and tablets during takeoff and landing, they’re glued to electronic devices for longer than ever, leaving little downtime for leafing through a magazine.
Whatever the format, the magazines are a way to connect with passengers and build an airline’s brand -- and the advertising revenue helps, too.
The challenge is to make the publications attractive and entertaining enough that passengers will actually open them.
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
Just like the beginning of an older, yet beloved TV show - 'here's the story...." it sticks in our minds and helps us differentiate between all of the noise that we hear on a daily, hour and minute by minute basis.
We at DS come across a lot of memes, comics and artworks that offer a hilarious look into the life and mind of a graphic designer. So we thought, why not collate a few good ones into one cool post? Who knows, it might even drive some sense into an unreasonable client and make him/her change his/her attitude? Wishful thinking, we guess. Enough talk, check them out below....
Via Jeff Domansky
Debra Walker's insight:
Out of truths comes humour - fortunately or unfortunately.
If a picture says a thousand words, book us a flight right now because we want to travel to these places pronto. Lonely Planet has just released Beautiful World, a gorgeous collection of travel images.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.