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10 rules of photo composition (and why they work)

10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

 

n photography, it’s not just what you shoot that counts – the way that you shoot it is crucial, too. Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations.

 

With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 10 photo composition ‘rules’ to show you how to transform your images.

 

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4 ways to make a city more walkable

4 ways to make a city more walkable | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his "general theory of walkability" -- four planning principles to transform sprawling cities of six-lane highways and 600-foot blocks into safe, walkable oases full of bike lanes and tree-lined streets.
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5 Elements of Compelling Written Communications

5 Elements of Compelling Written Communications | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Are your written communications helping others achieve the results you want? Business leaders must get things done through others, and this process depends on effective communication. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, communication is the difference between leading and managing.


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Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems

Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
In one of the classes I teach at CCA, students were confused by mental models, conceptual models, concept maps, etc. I ended up making a model for models, which may help others. This post is for them…

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Maker & STEM

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Our nation’s continued economic prosperity is closely linked with student success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Use these resources to explore the critical role STEM education plays in driving innovation, and how schools and districts can expand the capacity and diversity of tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

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New Google Translate Update Includes Instant Visual Translation In 20 More Languages

Google added 20 more languages to its Google Translate app - which instantly translates text in real-time - along with making improvements to the voice conversation feature.
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4 Reasons Why Visual Communication has a Big Impact

4 Reasons Why Visual Communication has a Big Impact | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Using visual communication -- images and video -- is a great way to effectively get your point across. Make certain your intended message is being received!
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2017 predictions for web design technology trends – Envato

2017 predictions for web design technology trends – Envato | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
When I worked as a web designer, I was fascinated by how design trends changed each year. Since hanging up my design boots and focusing on being CEO of Envato, my focus has shifted from visual trends, to industry and technology ones. As I did in 2014 and 2015, here’s my take on where the world is moving!...
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Always good to start with a fresh design perspective.
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[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision

[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

By 2020 Millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce. That’s one reason so many reports about them exist. Some say they are disloyal, self-absorbed and lazy, while others claim they’re a generation of digital entrepreneurs and innovators. Some aim to dispel the myths others have created. Just type “Millennials are...” into a Google search  to see the stereotypes.

This is not just another Millennial report. This report presents new findings with fresh insights  from the perspective of both employers and employees. As world of work experts, we have nearly 30,000 employees advising 400,000 clients on hiring decisions and talent development every year. We find work for 3.4 million people—about half of whom are Millennials.

We carried out quantitative research across 25 countries surveying 19,000 Millennials, including 8,000 ManpowerGroup associate employees and more than 1,500 of our own hiring managers. We asked what they look for in a job, what development opportunities they seek and what would make them stay with an employer. We wanted to understand how different they are or aren’t from the rest of the workforce and from generations before them. We wanted to ensure that the sample represented all working Millennials; not just the top percent of tech-savvy earners, but also the graduates and non-graduates across all industries, income and education levels.


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 30, 2016 6:55 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about millennials careers. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about people management can be read in https://emgotas.com

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[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision
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9 lessons to boost media literacy

9 lessons to boost media literacy | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Those who control the messages know how to push our buttons — to get us to buy products and vote for candidates. By helping our students to critically assess media messages, we are teaching them to be savvy media consumers.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 29, 2016 1:13 AM
Some good ideas for information literacy lessons using media. 
Lilydale High School's curator insight, December 29, 2016 3:37 PM
Media evaluation.
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Media literacy
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First Crop of Foreign Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop at CUNY

First Crop of Foreign Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop at CUNY | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
A new program, IN2NYC, helps founders of start-ups get temporary visas to establish their businesses, all while mentoring students and hopefully creating jobs.
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Thinking About Design Thinking: Is It Important? | Design Shack

Thinking About Design Thinking: Is It Important? | Design Shack | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Design thinking is the biggest buzzword in the design world since flat design. Everyone is talking about it… even non-designers. So what is design thinking? Is it important? Should you care? Here’s the good news: design thinking is something that’s probably part of what you “just do” even if you didn’t have a name for […]


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In Business, Always Eat Your Vegetables First

In Business, Always Eat Your Vegetables First | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Remember when mom would tell you to “Eat your vegetables,” at dinner? The same logic applies to managing your business.
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Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) | #UNESCO #ModernEDU #Infographic

Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) | #UNESCO #ModernEDU #Infographic | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Empowerment of people through Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems.

 

Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information and media in our everyday lives. It lies at the core of freedom of expression and information - since it empowers citizens to understand the functions of media and other information providers, to critically evaluate their content, and to make informed decisions as users and producer of information and media content.

  

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/media-development/media-literacy/mil-as-composite-concept/

 


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Empowerment of people through Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems.

 

Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information and media in our everyday lives. It lies at the core of freedom of expression and information - since it empowers citizens to understand the functions of media and other information providers, to critically evaluate their content, and to make informed decisions as users and producer of information and media content.

  

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/media-development/media-literacy/mil-as-composite-concept/

 

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Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things

Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Want to Make Your Presentation Memorable? Do These 5 Things

 

Want people who hear you speak to remember you long after your presentation is over? Follow my top five rules for success.

 

You're standing at a podium. In front of you is a crowd of friends, peers, and co-workers. Sitting. Staring at you.

 

Your presentation is about to begin.

 

Will your presentation wow the crowd?

 

Or will your presentation be background noise for attendees as they look at their smartphones and laptops?


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Want people who hear you speak to remember you long after your presentation is over? Follow my top five rules for success.

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Automation Nightmare: Philosopher Warns We Are Creating a World Without Consciousness

Automation Nightmare: Philosopher Warns We Are Creating a World Without Consciousness | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers warns about an AI-dominated future world without consciousness at a recent conference on artificial intelligence that also included Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Sam Harris, Demis Hassabis and others.
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Beyond Average

Beyond Average | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Todd Rose isn’t your average Harvard professor — but not because he dropped out of high school, spent time on welfare, and had 10 different minimum wage jobs and a wife and kid before he even finished being a teenager.

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, February 10, 4:56 AM
When it comes to school systems, Rose says it’s no accident how we got here: Schools were designed during the industrial age by people who were “absolutely obsessed” with averages because averages worked so well in managing factories. The goal wasn’t to nurture creativity and develop individuality. The system mostly accomplished what it set out to do: prepare students for standardized jobs in an industrial economy. 
Since then, we have continued to think that the average — a human invention — represents everyone or that any deviation from the average is what defines you.
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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 11, 12:54 PM
Wow, just wow.
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According to Research, Procrastinating Can Boost Your Creativity

According to Research, Procrastinating Can Boost Your Creativity | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Procrastination improves creativity
Art is never finished, only abandoned.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Everything left undone is always still very much on your mind most of the time. You get to think about it more often than tasks you have completed. This encourages you to think about new ways to improve or do it better.

 

Adrienne Branson of Canva says:
“Unfinished work is hard for your mind to let go of — in a good way. Your mind keeps churning, considering other options, creative solutions to the problem. Ever had a project that you just couldn’t stop talking, thinking, or dreaming about? This is how you make that happen.”

 

"The procrastination thought process works best for people who are working on innovative projects and need creative ideas for solve pending problems. You probably won’t benefit from procrastination if you have to deliver on tasks at the office and have strict deadlines to meet.

 

"Innovators and creative professionals use procrastination to their benefit more often than everyone else. Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous procrastinator. He finished the Mona Lisa in 1517 despite having started it in 1503."

 


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John Rudkin's curator insight, February 12, 3:31 AM
I don't know about you - but I never count anytime I do by way of design "finished".  Its an Art.
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6 Steps To Create Fantastic eLearning Courses Quickly - eLearning Industry

6 Steps To Create Fantastic eLearning Courses Quickly - eLearning Industry | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

The global eLearning industry was estimated to reach a whopping figure of US$157 billion in 2015. Globally, the industry is growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 9%. Distinct advantages of eLearning for service providers as well as learners, and low cost of starting the business has attracted huge competition from all size of firms.


The innovative business models of new entrants may impact the existing service providers adversely.


Moreover, the dynamic nature of technology and business environment can quickly make an eLearning course outdated. Therefore, to survive and thrive in the eLearning industry, the service providers need to develop a mechanism that enables them to create fantastic courses at a faster pace than ever before. Here is a quick guide to help you create excellent eLearning courses quickly....


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Want to know how to create fantastic eLearning Courses Quickly? Check this 6-step guide on how to create excellent eLearning Courses Quickly.

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Culture Matters in Design Education

Culture Matters in Design Education | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Increasingly, designers are investing a greater effort to get familiar with their intended-users by learning their needs and motivations. This understanding helps designers make more informed decisions, and consequently create solutions more directly targeted to specific and real user needs. Although with less intensity, culture plays also a key role in the design process, particularly when…
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Top 10 Immigrant Countries

Top 10 Immigrant Countries | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
The ten countries with greatest number of foreign born residents. 10. Spain 6.5 million immigrants (13.8% of pop) 9. Australia 6.5 million immigrant
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Why Most Online Shoppers Don't Make it Past the First Step of Checkout

Why Most Online Shoppers Don't Make it Past the First Step of Checkout | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
The first step of your checkout sets the tone for the entire checkout experience. It’s when you’re supposed to put your best foot forward.
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The Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources

The Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Make content creation easier (and more fun) with these 35 free tools and resources.
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Catherine PB's curator insight, December 23, 2016 8:42 PM

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays - and a Ripper New Year everyone - I thought this might make life a little easier in 2017 

Amy Weisz's curator insight, January 3, 1:25 PM
Many of these have been around the block of few times, but several of these tools were completely new to me. Great list!
 
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This is your brain on art: A neuroscientist’s lessons on why abstract art makes our brains hurt so good

This is your brain on art: A neuroscientist’s lessons on why abstract art makes our brains hurt so good | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
It took a Nobel-winning scientist who specializes in human memory to break new ground in art history
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