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Online Identity

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Technical Definition

The technical definition (TD) was a bit more challenging than the service learning project. The challenges faced with the TD were getting everyone to understand their task. Even though we all worked on the same word, we each had to write on it in a different way. In my opinion the book didn’t give a clear definition that I fully understood. In order for me to do my portion of the definition which was the operating principal, it took for me to a little more research online, and then I had to apply what I then understood about brand loyalty and create my section of the definition. I ended up trying to explain how brand loyalty operates. 
The communication of our group took place mostly in the class. If there were misunderstandings about things or issues that were unclear, these problems were addressed and fixed in our class meeting times. There weren’t any strengths of weakness of our group. One strength that I will point out is the willingness to come together to complete the task at hand.  Something that I will always incorporate into group assignments are assigning a leader and having a contract. Without these things, the task at hand will either go on being incomplete and someone will always be stuck holding the barrel. The main concepts that I will use is choosing group members wisely, especially if you have the option to do so.

Most Valuable Service

The most valuable service that can be offered to the Abilities First organization is time and supplies. Time can consist of not only being there, but offering a helping hand. A lot of the students of the Abilities First come to the class not only for the art work, but for the company. Some of the adults of the class spend plenty of time alone, and sometimes all they need is someone to listen and to talk to. They need someone to laugh with or someone to make them laugh.
It is the little things such as these that can sometimes be missed or overlooked by the people who they may come into contact with. Some of the people of the Abilities First organization live in homes, and being someone who also works  in  a nursing home, I have seen firsthand the high demand of Clients and Residents, just wanting someone to show them that care. Offering the Abilities First organization supplies and donations can also help. The whole process of doing ceramics can become very costly. Assisting Abilities First with supplies can definitely aide in the cost.

Service Learning Project

Service Learning Project (SLP) is a term that I had not heard of until recently having to do such an assignment. My understanding of what SLP is to provide a service to someone or an organization such as the non-profit that we provided service for; free of charge and to use the task that we have at hand and learn from it. This assignment in my opinion did exactly that.
 I learned several things while doing this assignment but the biggest thing that I learned is the true meaning of team work.  I did not expect to learn as much as I have learned as far as creating a proposal, having different examples of what is going to done to present to the person receiving our service.  The only problem that I was worried about was having to rely on other people to complete my assignment. Luckily, I was placed into a pretty good group.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Do's and Dont's of Professionalism In the workplace and Social Networking

1)Be a team player, and communicate with your co-workers. This allows everybody to have different views about subjects, and allow them to be able to express their opinion about how they may feel about the topic. Being a team player about certain subject allows what needs to be done, to get done because when you work as a team you have to set you differences aside and focus on accomplishing the task at hand.

2) Behave like a professional. When you act unprofessionally and  show unappreciation for your job, this can sometimes lead to a demotion or even a job termination. How a person may dress and their overall appearance speaks volumes to the appreciation that you may have for you job and you co-workers. So don't give others and your boss the wrong understanding of how you feel about your job by showing lack of care and consideration by displaying negative behavior and appearances.

1) Don't seclude yourself. Make your self open and get involve with conversation's with your co-workers, more importantly your boss. Don't make yourself an outsider. Show people that you are their and allow your  voice to be heard

2)Don't get into personal relationships. When entering into personal relationships that may have derived or started at work, it hardly ever end off well. Relationship in the workplace often involves other co-workers, and allows the people within your workplace to have insight on what going in your personal relationships, which in turn makes the relationship go bad. When having a bad relationship with someone and then having to work with that person; this allows room for anger, frustration, and discouragement. Sometimes even to the point where one person can not take the tension and has to quit the job due to their own self faults.

Professionalism at work

10 things you should never do in a workplace

Online Identity

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Online Reputation and Profile

Developing an online identity is very important. Mainly everyone in today's society has access to the Internet and if you are user of all the very many website and social networking web pages that are available, it is more than likely that a person has created an online identity without realizing the importance of it. Having an identity online tells who you are better than a resume, a talk over the phone or any form of communication other than face to face. If you really want to know someone it possible to know about them and their lifestyle if  they use the Internet. Through social networking websites like Facebook and my space, it allows a person to tell about their lives, what kind of company a person may keep, things they like to do and not do. Myspace and Facebook is a personal website, a place for meeting people and to see what going on in other people lives. But what many people have to be aware of is that whatever it is that a person puts online, is there forever. I went on the social networking web page Twitter. Twitter in my opinion was fun because you can follow anyone who is on twitter, a celebrity, another friend or anyone. The main point of Twitter was that people post their thoughts or what they are doing. People can follow and see a person comments or what they're posting and respond back even without the person knowing that they are being followed. In my opinion I find it kind of creepy; someone who I don't even know can follow me and see my thoughts without my knowledge or if I want to post my whereabouts and what I'm doing, Anyone can see. Twitter like every other social networking page, have privacy settings. When I explored the Linkedin.com web page I somehow got kicked off. Among trying to register it asked questions like what is my occupation, my email address, and my job title, it was employment based. A guy had posted a comment asking questions regarding what seemed like homework question for a business class and someone responded to him that Linkedin was a web page to social network with employers not to do homework. I thought that comment was funny! Definitely, when I decide to start searching for a job and trying to network in the business world Linkedin will be one of the first social networking web pages I will seek to be apart of. Until  then I have to follow the do's and dont's of social networking. If its something that I will be embarrassed about, ashamed of and that isn't considered what I feel is appropriate for my grandmother to see and know about me, than It probably doesn't belong on the Internet.