INSPIRATIONAL: five secrets to making a fool out of my self

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/08/5-secrets-to-public-speaking/

5 Secrets to Public Speaking
by Washingtons Blog – August 24th, 2013, 1:30am

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There are five secrets to giving a successful talk or presentation:

(1) Energy

(2) Harness your nerves

(3) Fake It ‘Till You Make It

(4) Future Pacing, and

(5) Preparation

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This comes along at a perfect time. I’m been asked to speak to a group of young adults. 

I guess I have fooled the inviter into thinking I have some special insight, skill or whiz dumb to impart.

Hence I guess I’ll have to do #3 until I have some sort of Epiphany?

My mantra for this is: “Networking, Burn Rate, …. and what else”.

From the pov of a fat old white guy injineer.

Argh!

I can feel the “energy” flowing now.

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FUN: Basement in my future?

Cool http://buff.ly/13m1DaW

There’s something wistful about a basement. I only remember two or three. In NYC apartment, they were disgusting. In my Grand Aunt’s country home, there was a store room of canned and jarred food. In my Air Force days, the Mom of the girl one of my friend’s was dating, was pantry store house of all array of things — neat, clean, and uber organized. Maybe I’ll have one when I eventually move to NH?

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SURVIVAL: Texting tree with cells of three

http://apartmentprepper.com/?p=4919

Quick Emergency Prep Project: Build a Texting Tree
Posted on May 9, 2012 by aptprepper

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A few weeks ago, we posted a guest post on having a meeting place in times of emergency, which covered having multiple backup plans in place where your family can congregate. At the same time, when a disaster occurs, we would also want to reach out to loved ones to communicate our situation or inform them of our next move. In recent emergencies, it was widely observed that while land lines did not work, many people were able to use their cell phones to send text messages. For this reason it would be a good idea to organize your own texting tree. Much like the phone trees used by kids’ schools to keep parents informed, the texting tree would be used in times of emergency to keep family and friends informed.

This project is simple: all you need is your cell phone, contact list and a sheet of paper. You can either draw it out manually or build the tree using Word or Excel, in the same manner you would create an organization chart. It should only take about an hour at the most, except for the part about explaining how it works to your contacts.

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IT would be a good idea to have your contacts be in a different geographic area.

For example, my three contacts are geographically diverse. 

And, I’ve asked them to contact three folks in region or who’d care. 

Laff!

Not that I’d be sad about being released for this “vale of tears”, but it’s against the rules to leave the game early.

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PRODUCTIVITY: Keep records

“Everything is an idea for something, something that touches the imagination, a fact that seems relevant or maybe just a statement I find interesting — either because it resonates or because I disagree. All of it is fodder for continued work or thinking on the topics. It’s also important to me to record the ideas that my instincts tell me are bad.”

 
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SURVIVAL: Disabled cruise ship is a practice bug in

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/03/15/what-to-do-if-cruise-ship-becomes-disabled/?intcmp=HPBucket

What to do if your cruise ship becomes disabled
By Paul Motter
Cruisin For Deals
Published March 15, 2013

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One approach is to pick a new ship or one that has just been refurbished. Some of these include Disney Fantasy and Carnival Breeze. Also coming soon are Norwegian’s Breakaway and Royal Caribbean’s Royal Princess.

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I’d say “what should you have done BEFORE your ruse ship becomes disabled”!

You should have your “bug out” bag. 

OK, you may have had to leave the guns home. But everything else should be there. 

Plastic bags, duct tape, water, food.

Hunker down.

It’s a survival situation.

Retrovirus — isolate yourself; become a germophobe.

Stuck — collect supplies. 

It’s a bug in situation with guaranteed extraction within a week. 

Good practice?

Stay out of situations where your movement is restricted! 

Airplanes, boats, trains, buses!

The big key is always have a plan!

Like Ike said: “Plans are worthless; planning is everything!”

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