Communicate for Communication Sake!

I have been taking a course in Organizational Communication. The material in this course has been great so far. I am just trying to understand why so many people can’t communicate.

Just last night I had an issue where someone was not listening to what I was saying. These incidents so many times are by accident but when you purposely are not listening it is just annoying to the communicator.

Take a look at this graph I found online about the communication flow:

So this week try and communicate to those around you better. Try and rember to actively listen then speak. Thanks!

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A little AD on the side….

As you may have noticed there is an AD for Pastor Alan’s Blog.

Pastor Alan’s Blog Ad

Pastor Alan asked me about and I was more than happy to promote his blog. Especially since I created and helped design it out. So please check out his new blog and let us what you think.

VCU’s Emergency Warning Sirens

Today at 12 PM EST. The VCU Emergency Warning Sirens will be sounded. This is just a test not a real emergency. Along with the sirens, text messages to student’s cell phones, display units and computer warnings will all go off.

Why does VCU see this as an important step to take? This past spring Virginia Tech was under attack by a student with an automatic gun. So many schools implemented emergency notification systems.

I am not looking forward to hearing the sirens and seeing people confused (even though they announced it for weeks).

Long time no post…

I am sorry that I haven’t posted in a couple of days… I have been very busy with the new job and church…

I do have some good posts but I just need to sit down and write them out…

I recently got a new cell phone (1st – Mogul 6800; 2nd (Final) – Palm 755p)…

I recently had 2 friends get the iPhone and they have mixed reviews…

I also started using some new technology like Brightcove.com and YouTube Developer…

I will post more later…

The stage is finished!!!

It was actually finished on Sunday morning at 8:46 AM (14 minutes before service)… 

Here are some pictures of the final stage…

I think it looks great…

BEFORE:

AFTER:

iPhone Refund or not???

I picked this one up from the NY Times – Technology Blog…

Refunds and Credits for iPhone Owners
(http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/07/refunds-and-credits-for-iphone-owners/)

“While iPhone owners wait for Apple to give out more details about the $100 credit it is offering to those who bought an iPhone before Wednesday’s $200 price reduction, they might want to consider their other options.

And there are no clear answers. Apple and AT&T have said they will give $200 credits or refunds to customers who bought the iPhone in the 14 days preceding the price reduction.”

So are the iPhone owners getting a refund??? I hope for the sake of those people that they are getting a refund…

Well I wanted to put this out there for those who may have bought an iPhone in the past 2 weeks…

iPhone price drop!!!!

That’s right people the iPhone price has been dropped to $399 (8 GB Version)… But why the sudden price drop for Apple??? It appears that investors didn’t take this price drop very nicely, Apple’s stock drop 5% yesterday to $136.76…

“On Wednesday, Apple executives insisted that the price cut had been planned long ago and that the strategy had been conceived in part to keep the iPhone’s pricing in line with its new iPod Touch, a music player that looks like the iPhone but lacks the phone-calling ability. The sharp price cut, however, suggested that even Apple, which has long lived in a pricing bubble insulated from other personal computer makers, is not immune from the brutal pressures of the cellular phone business.”

Here’s a cool update on the iPod Touch (displayed to the left):

“Mr. Jobs said the company was making a “total refresh” of the iPod line, and he demonstrated a series of new features that showed how Apple was turning the music player into a hand-held computer.

Mr. Jobs displayed the new flagship iPod Touch, which will sell for $299 for an 8-gigabyte model and $399 for one with twice the capacity.

Slightly thinner than an iPhone, the new device has touch-screen controls and a built-in Wi-Fi antenna that allows it to connect directly to the Internet. It also has a browser, which makes it more of a hand-held computer than any other music player.

Users will be able to connect to a new iTunes Wi-Fi store where they can download songs directly to their music players without having to connect to a computer.

Another feature of the iPod software will be the ability to alert a user entering a Starbucks coffee shop to the music being played there. Then, a tap on the screen will download the song from iTunes.”

I am personally looking forward to the iPod Touch… I think it sounds like a pretty cool piece of technology…