During the time I was in the Internal Auditing Department at New York Telephone, I started teaching at East Meadow High School in the Continuing Education Program. I was teaching Introduction to Computers to adults. I found that I really enjoyed teaching and started thinking about transferring to our Training Department.
Kai: Kai can make the difference between success and failure as a poseur. Hawaiian businesses routinely make use of this funny word (the K sound is the funniest in the English language, don’t ya know) and if you spent all that time in Hawaii that you are pretending you did and didn’t ask what kai means, you will be viewed as either a liar or idiot. Let’s say 70/30. Kai is the Hawaiian word for the sea, which means so very much to the natives, residents, tourists and Jim Nabors.
Trainer/Continuing Education Units. Most schools of higher learning offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students – accountants, nurses, lawyers, etc. – for attending workshops and trainings. If you’ve written a book, you can be certified to provide CEUs, increasing your pool of clients. I worked with a PhD who’s an expert on child psychology. Since publishing her book she’s been able to realize her dream of travel, going all around the country training educators how to heal children.
Use good judgment on the homepage and don’t bury your main calls to action for the sake of gaining a follower on Twitter. And while your at it, let them “Like” you on Facebook right from your website. Your prospect is there because you invited them. Don’t release them into the social media jungle as soon as they arrive. Chances are, they may end up “Liking” you on Facebook, but the moment someone posts a photo in their newsfeed, your customer, and your sale, are as good as gone.
“People are saying to me, ‘You must be sad.’ In a way, I am sad but I will always have the great memories of all the trips, all the fights and all the fun we had, especially doing shows in great places like Monte Carlo and in Italy,” Arum said Thursday night.
12. Movie Rights. Again, it’s rare that a book of this kind is snapped up by Hollywood, but it does happen. Moneyball, by Michael Lewis, which describes a system of selecting baseball players for major league teams, was to be a movie, with Brad Pitt in the starring role. (Unfortunately, the project was dropped halfway through production.) A book that did make it to the cineplex is Julie and Julia, one woman’s adventure cooking all the dishes in a Julia Child cookbook. Starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child, it’s received both critical and public acclaim.
Is it too late to call off the apocalypse? Come on, let’s be serious: there is absolutely nothing wrong with QR technology. Despite the latest and greatest advancements from augmented reality like Google Goggles, QR technology remains the single best way to get information to a user in the quickest way possible.
The bottom line is avoiding a point in your career in which teacher and student are at total opposite ends of the comprehension spectrum from each other. Even 30 years from now I want to be able to understand where my student is coming from, to know their likes and dislikes, and to see what kind of influences exist that react positively and negatively on a child’s mind. Staying in a youthful frame of mind cannot hurt in preparing children to join you in the complex world of adulthood.