Deborah Ingram

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June 27th, 2013 Posted 5:52 pm

Dear All,

This is for Maree’s Son

True stories

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A college student in a philosophy class was taking his first examination.
On the paper there was a single line which simply said: "Is this a question?" – Discuss.

 

After a short time he wrote: "If that is a question, then this is an answer."
 

The student received an "A" on the exam.

 

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A student at Harvard University was in a philosophy course where the students were asked to write a story for their final exams which consists of religion, sex and mystery….


They each had a full 20 page exam booklet to write in and three hours for the exam.

 

The (female) student opened the page and wrote the following…


Good God, I’m pregnant, I wonder who did it?’

 

She got an “A” on her final exam.


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Long ago, teachers told this story about Ernest Hemingway, the American novelist and short story writer.  Don’t know if it was true.  It didn’t matter.  It was a great short story by itself.

Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a complete story in six words. He did. Many feel it is the best prose he ever wrote. Now, this is debatable, but read the story.

“For sale: baby shoes, never used.”

Some people say it was written to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors. But it proves that it is possible to create a short story with just six words. You choose the right words, and leave the rest to the imagination of the reader. And that is excellent writing.

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Categories to Tags Converter Importer

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June 22nd, 2013 Posted 10:59 am

Hi All!

We are at < 0 hours!!! Yippie yeah horay!

I know the actual class part is all over and we're past the grading part but I thought you all would like to know about a little catagory 'to convert tags to catagories or switch catagories to tags'.  It's a great little plug-in when you don't have the time when posting to switch between the two concepts. 

Right now my sight has all of my 'Social Media' sub-catagories listed as tags.  But tomorrow or the next day I can switch them back to sub-catagories and vice versa…

It is a free application and it is part of WordPress, but it may not be supported.

Click plug-ins and go to either a list on your own site or on WordPress itself. Have fun with your blog now that it is for fun only!

cool

Cool Things From Debbie

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Cleaning A Few Things UP

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June 18th, 2013 Posted 9:35 pm

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Hey Fellow Bloggers From Social Media…

I am just cleaning a few last minute things up before the end of the term and I still haven't figured out the post a picture yet…

But that hasn't stopped me from looking…angel

I really wanted to post at least one cat picture before we move on to our Diploma or other adventures but I hope this won't be a poor substitute? indecision

 

Below please find a  great 'Funny Cat'  YouTube video – there are hundreds maybe more of them out there in the world of the web!

 

So Enjoy!  coolDebbie

<13 hours to go

 

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Captured Images

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June 18th, 2013 Posted 9:08 am

Hey All Out There!

Has anyone run across a step by step way of putting images onto your site…'Pictures for dummies' – I haven't even gotten back to Flicka to post my picture to BW's page…

Friday I tried for an hour or so to go through the WordPress instructions and got as far as putting a picture in my library

Now how do I get it on to my posts?

If I am so confused about this I cannot imagine what it would be like to get a u-tube video attached – think for now I will stick with referring folks to the sites?!

Yes Contemplating Squirrels I know you'll do it for a price! cheeky

Confusus Says…

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June 18th, 2013 Posted 9:00 am

angryRemember when starting a Twitter account to always do two things…

(1) Use the correct e-mail account

(2) WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORDenlightened

Wasted a half hour the other day trying to set an account up and realised I used a defunk gmail e-mail and yes I did not write down my password so Twitter would not let me correct it! Will have to try to set one up in the future…

cryingThat's just how the fortune cookie crumbles!

Just <13 hours left to the course… How you all holding up!

BTW: LibrarySimmon and No1Mummy love your sites…Just e-mailing Becsblurb offline and said sometime the simplest things can really be the best… Are you enjoying them?wink

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Just What We Need At The End Of Our Course

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June 16th, 2013 Posted 6:36 pm

'Liberrian: One who picks liberries from wild libery bushes and makes a liberry pie.'

R. Lee Hadden

 

 

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Posted in Library Studies

Using the ‘STAR’ (SITUATION, TASK, ACTION, RESULTS) formula

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June 16th, 2013 Posted 2:15 am

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The ‘STAR’ formula is the most widely used method for writing responses to selection criteria.  First of all, brainstorm examples that demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the criteria.  What are examples of your customer service? You’ll need two or three examples for each criterion.

For example, have you had specific training in customer service?  Have you ever conducted customer panels?  Have you ever resolved customer complaints?

Following is how you could use the STAR formula using the workplace example: ‘ Training staff in customer service’.

S – Situation      What was the situation? 

                          This is where you put your response into context.

In my role as Customer Relations Manager at ABC Manufacturing, I was responsible for …

 

T – Task              What were the main issues you faced?

                             What needed to be done?

                             What was the desired outcome?

Sales were decreasing: Customer feedback indicated customers were unhappy with            the level of service.  I needed to find a way to improve customer service and increase     sales.

 

A – Action           What were the specific steps you took (including allocation                                             of resources, people involved etc.)

Wrote the ‘Customer First’ training program identified staff who would benefit from      training.  Conducted weekly training sessions and evaluated the results of the              training.

 

R – Results          This is the most important part of your example …

                             What was the outcome?

                             What were the benefits to the organisation?

The training program was very successful and sales increased by 33% after                 completion of training.  Management is now using the program nationally.

The following shows a possible response to the example criterion:  ‘Demonstrate ability to provide quality customer service within the organisation’.

 

 

THE STAR FORMULA

S

Situation

What was the situation? 

Put it into context.

Task

What were the main issues you faced?

What needed to be done?

What was the desired outcome?

 

Action

What were the specific steps you took (including allocation of resources, people involved etc.)

 

 

Results

What was the outcome?

What were the benefits to the organisation?

In my role as Customer Relations Manager

at ABC Manufacturing, I was responsible for leading my team in the provision of high quality customer service.

 

Sales were decreasing: Customer feedback indicated customers were unhappy with the level of service.  I needed to find a way to improve customer service and increase sales.

 

I wrote the ‘Customer First’ training program identified staff who would benefit from training.  I conducted weekly training sessions and evaluated the results of the training.

 

The training program was very successful and sales increased by 33% after completion of training.  Management is now using the program nationally.

 

 

 

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A

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

[Pages 14 & 15]

Richards, D. (2006). Get that government job : The secrete to winning positions with selection criteria. (2nd Edition).  Warriewood, NSW Australia: Woodslane Press Pty Ltd

 

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Posted in Library Studies

10 June 2013

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June 15th, 2013 Posted 5:29 pm

Howdy All,

Well the holiday weekend is over and it's back to TAFE for our last two weeks together…

Is everyone ready for the revisions and exams, revisions and exams, did I say revisions and exams.

Well don't worry if you're not…you're not alone!

Think about it in a different way:

2 to 3 Papers

4 to 5 Exams

& 48 Class Hours

and it's all over until the next course you decide to take!

Remember you are just one person so take your time and you can make through the next 48 Hours – it is only 2 days of your life.

Keep smiling!

Debbie

 

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7 June 2013 If Your Weeks Been As Poohy As Mine You Will Enjoy These

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June 8th, 2013 Posted 1:10 am

POOP TRUCKS ARE FUNNY

I blush to share these, but they are soooooo funny!

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Yesterday's 'Meals on Wheels" 

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Social Media 2013 Dazed & Confused

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June 4th, 2013 Posted 3:01 pm

Hi All,

Sitting in class and trying to compose my first post other than the initial…Does everyone understand what we are doing?

Dazed & Confused

First my apology to Bec and thanks for her effort – I will try to see what is happening with my blog – and try to find out why my fellow Bloggers cannot add post to my page!

I am barely rapping my head around blogging and I am not afraid to admit that…

I had or should say have a FaceBook page. I probably established it when FaceBook first came into popularity (2004) and it chockers with people I know and their kids and their kids – kids and that is just the private page.  The public one has twice as many. I would need a whole week to clean it up, but feel free to check it out!

'Tweet' is what a bird sounds like  and 'Twitter' something I will have to check out later.

Flickr sounds interesting but again I have boxes of pictures at home and little or no time to even start adding them to a on-line file and would have to ask the hubby if it's okay.

That's all for now folks – will sit down at home and write a serious review of all the things above…it is almost 3p.m.

Greetings

Debbie

 

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