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8 Steps to Optimize InDesign Files for Translation

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Overcoming ‘negative vibes’ among your staff: 10 tips — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Sm...

Every HR pro and manager has to deal with a certain amount of pessimistic, hostile or uncooperative behavior at times. It’s just part of the workplace. But a hard-core negative attitude that starts with just one employee can quickly infect
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How to reach ultimate #Customer #Experience?

In this presentation, Scott Liewehr, founder of Digital Clarity Group, explores going beyond digital marketing to build ultimate customer experiences. Topics c…

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, September 14, 2:59 PM

Great slideshare from Scott Liewehr.


Two key slides I particularly liked:


#Customer Perceived Experience minus Customer Expected Experience = Customer Satisfaction


#Brands that don't view the consumer empowerment phenomenon as an opportunity will die!


Do you agree with both?

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8 Ways to Be Happy and Productive in Your Home Office

8 Ways to Be Happy and Productive in Your Home Office | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Working from home is everyone's dream, right? If that's true, then why did 60 percent of the employees who participated in a Stanford University work-from-home experiment opt to go back to corporate HQ?

 

The 2013 study offered a sampling of employees in the air travel and hotel booking industry an opportunity to work from home for nine months. Surprisingly, many of them had a very lonely experience. After only a few months, 50 percent of the volunteers and 10 percent of the non-volunteer group asked to return to their cubicles.

 

Loneliness and lack of social interaction were cited as the No. 1 reason for abandoning home offices, but these aren't the only drawbacks. How can you have your cake and eat it, too? Because I've successfully worked from home for nearly 16 years, I consider myself an expert on the topic.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 9, 6:56 PM

A surprising number of people find working from home to be lonely and stressful. Adopt these habits and it will no longer have to be that way.

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Online tools for researchers

Online tools for researchers | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Here you will find a list of online "web 2.0" tools, designed for researchers. The list will be updated progressively as this blogs explores the different services out there. I - Using "the crowd" ...
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Handouts & Resources-Global Communication Center - Carnegie Mellon University

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Why ordinary people need to understand power

Why ordinary people need to understand power | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make civics sexy again,” says civics educator Eric Liu. “As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement.”
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The illusion of usability -- perception, simulation and culture: Ben Bogart at TEDxMünchenSalon - YouTube

Ben Bogart is an artist working in installation, audio-visual improvisation and software development. His installations create content live in response to th...
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Why we should trust scientists

Why we should trust scientists | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists -- but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry -- and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.
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Teacher’s Guide Series // The Academy

Teacher’s Guide Series // The Academy | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

"The Academy, in cooperation with Young Minds Inspired, produces a series of teacher's guides that explore the art and science of motion pictures. The activities are designed to capitalize on students' natural interest in current films and the excitement generated by the Academy Awards to teach valuable lessons in critical thinking and creative writing, and to develop visual literacy skills. Each teaching guide is available in its entirety to download and print."...

 

For full post: http://www.oscars.org/education-outreach/teachersguide/index.html

 

 

 


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A New iPad Game to Teach Argument

A New iPad Game to Teach Argument | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Learn all about Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy, a new iOS tablet game from Educator Innovator partners GlassLab and the National Writing Project. This and more in the latest Educator Innovator newsletter.
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How to speak so that people want to listen

How to speak so that people want to listen | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
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The Storyboard: An Outline for Visual Technical Communications

The Storyboard: An Outline for Visual Technical Communications | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Introduction to storyboards for use in visual technical communications projects such as tutorials, including a template for downloading.
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Welcome to Graduate School

Welcome to Graduate School | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Six key lessons to help master's and doctoral students thrive in their first year.
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Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection

Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
I am an adjunct faculty for several teacher education and educational technology programs.  I have been so for a few decades.  During that time I have noticed the changing nature of student behavio...

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Accountability is one side of the coin. Appreciation is the other. Be accountable today and show appreciation to others being accountable and today and every day in every way will be better

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, September 14, 11:33 PM

This graphic looks ideal for prompting student reflection and self evaluation.

 

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 16, 3:50 PM

Great tips to see if you are using a growth mindset!

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There's a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb

There's a Better Way to Teach Critical Thinking: 9 Rules of Thumb | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is the study of clear and unclear thinking. A simple definition, maybe, but that's how it should be. The term was popularised long ago-

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 13, 7:00 PM

This post begins with a number of definitions for critical thinking, from the basic (as seen above) to more complex (as seen through the eyes of Common Core). It then goes on to look at:

Where did the concept come from?

The next section, "What does the term really mean?" provides two lists. The first list is "what we know critical thinking isn't. Below are two of the items on this list.

* Simply mimicking others thinking.

* Being biased towords (or against) one way of thinking.

The second list, "what we know critical thinking is."  This list includes:

* Willingness to be wrong.

* Questioning one's own thinking.

The final section provides Three Rules of Thumb - one for Essays, one for Discussions and one for Tests.

Below is one example from each of the Three Rules of Thumb.

* Discuss the phrasing of prompts.

* Highlight the mysterious.

* Include the "how" and "why" in multiple choice questions.

Each section of this post provides additional details.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 14, 1:32 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Call for applications for co-researchers for the VISTAC – Science & Technology Visuals in Translation project

VISTAC – Science & Technology Visuals in Translation

 

Call for Applications for Co-Researchers

 

The VISTAC – Science & Technology Visuals in Translation team is seeking researchers interested in collaborating with the project, to begin on October, 2014. The co-researchers will assist the VISTAC project by helping with an online survey aimed at understanding

(a) how important translating S&T visuals is for translators, translation companies and publishers, 
(b) how S&T documentation is prepared for translation.

The survey will be disseminated in the top 10 Internet languages.

 

Co-researcher duties will include collecting data from the questionnaires answered, analyzing the data, communicating the findings, and providing language-specific support to the project activities. This collaboration will be divided into three stages:

1) survey development (October 2014); 
2) survey dissemination (from November 2014 to January 2015);
3) survey data analysis (from February to June 2015).

 

It is essential for collaborators to be able to work as part of a team, have Office software skills, have working knowledge of English and (preferably) be native speakers of one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish.

Collaborating with VISTAC is a good opportunity for developing research experience, networking and enhancing your quantitative data analysis techniques.

 

Parties interested should send the following by October 15, 2014 to Marta Pacheco Pinto at egma@sapo.pt.

 

Short bionote (max. 250 words), containing your name, affiliation, contact, and specification of language skills, as well as mentioning main research interests, projects and, if any, selected publications.

 

Letter of support (max. 550 words), explaining why you would like to participate in the project and how you meet the above described needs.

 

Should you have any questions about this call, please feel free to contact us at egma@sapo.pt.

 

Please distribute widely.

 

Thank you!

 

Marta Pacheco Pinto
Joana Moura

Project website: https://blogs.nmt.edu/digitalhumanities/cluster-i/visualizing-science-and-technology-across-cultures-vistac/

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How not to be ignorant about the world

How not to be ignorant about the world | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you...
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Great design is serious, not solemn

Great design is serious, not solemn | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Paula Scher looks back at a life in design (she's done album covers, books, the Citibank logo ...) and pinpoints the moment when she started really having fun. Look for gorgeous designs and images from her legendary career.
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How to make hard choices

How to make hard choices | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up -- or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.
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What Photographers Can Learn from Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

What Photographers Can Learn from Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Photography is storytelling; Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling can help you make your photos more narrative, emotional -- even more commercially successful.
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Reuse is a good tactic but a poor strategy

Reuse is a good tactic but a poor strategy | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
I'm hearing people talk more and more about developing a reuse strategy. This is troubling. Reuse is a tactic at best. It is not a strategy. At least, it is not a good strategy. Content strategy ha...
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The Power of Information

The Power of Information | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the current information age, how we are information overloaded, and have access to tonnes of data and information everywhere, and how all that information is making us f...
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2.6m historic pictures posted online

2.6m historic pictures posted online | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

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Jennifer Foster Harper's curator insight, August 31, 3:54 PM

Great resource for Primary Sources.

 

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Web design across different generations

Web design across different generations | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
For a website or digital product to be truly ‘user-centric’, we need to determine who the ‘user’ is.
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