Search results “Lesson plans for rules novel” for the 2011
Top Ten Writing Rules From Famous Writers
These top ten writing rules from famous writers will inspire your writing and your love of the craft. A few of you have asked about sources. Here you go! • All the Stephen King references are from his book On Writing (This book makes a great gift for the writer in your life) • Pierre Burton references are from The Joy of Writing (thanks to my friend Mehreen who lent it to me not realizing that I will never, ever give it back!) • The Sherman Alexie rules comes from...oh shoot. I didn't provide a Sherman Alexie rule. I should have. He's awesome. • The Neil Gaimon, Andrew Morton, AL Kennedy and Margaret Atwood rules can all be found in the Guardian's Rules of Writing column -- here's a link to the overall column: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one • The George Orwell quote comes from his 1946 book Politics and the English Language • The Bob Cooper quote obviously comes from the classroom. I can't verify he said it in any official way but I promise he did! By the way, I know that technically Bob is not 'famous' but it's my video and he's famous to me. (God bless our teachers) • Finally, it's been pointed out that I said 'he' in reference to Al Kennedy. I'm so embarrassed. In my defense, it was my first video and I was nervous. It's a miracle that I was able to get anything out correctly! I didn't even notice it till a few months ago. Sorry to Ms. Kennedy and those of you who adore her as much as I do. And by the way, you guys are pretty awesome for not calling me on it (except the troll who actually blogged about it -- imagine?!) and I appreciate your good manners. - Kim
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Book Summary - Rule #1 by Phil Town
http://www.amazon.com/Rule-Strategy-Successful-Investing-Minutes/dp/0307336840/ref=as_li_ss_mfw?&camp=212361&linkCode=wey&tag=successprogre-20&creative=380733 http://www.successprogress.com Video summary of Phil Town's great book Rule #1. Please subscribe to access more video summaries.
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Lesson Plan Tip: Tell Stories!
Lynell Burmark discusses the power of stories to engage the audience and help organize information in a more memorable format from her book "They Snooze, You Lose". For more info: http://www.amazon.com/Lynell-Burmark/e/B0046CDVN6
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How To Write a Book or Novel in 30 Days: Writing Lessons & Tips, Writebynight Austin
Friend us: https://www.facebook.com/psychetruthvideos How To Write a Book or Novel in 30 Days: Writing Lessons & Tips, Writebynight Austin Justine Tal Goldberg discusses how to write a research paper including step by step tips, techniques and exercises. How to do take your idea or topic, do the research, with creative writing format it all together, with an introduction and in an effective presentation? Writing can be difficult but here are tips and exercises to help motivate you to the that paper written. Visit the WriteByNight Website at; http://www.writebynight.net/ This video was produced by Psychetruth http://www.youtube.com/psychetruth http://www.twitter.com/psychetruth http://www.facebook.com/psychetruth http://www.myspace.com/psychtruth © Copyright 2011 Target Public Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. book books novel novels publish write "how to write a book" "how to" "write a book" writer writes creative writing fiction nonfiction "creative writing" write how "how to" tips words word writebynight Justine Goldberg secrets motivation video best tops advice wellness psychetruth writebynight #Psychetruth #WellnessPlus
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Character Interview - Lesson Plan
This video is an explanation of how to do a character interview with students in creative writing. You can see a sample character interview here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/51575129/Character-Interview
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First Break All The Rules Review, Marcus Buckingham Book | HR Crest
http://www.hrcrest.com/hr-solutions/recommendations/first-break-all-the-rules-review-book-by-marcus-buckingham-curt-coffman/ I am excited to write a "First Break All The Rules" review just as I did when I was reading it. Actually I came across this book authored by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman, based on extensive research by Gallup on how to improve organizational performance and what specific actions can managers take to make their organizations better! This book is revolutionary in the concepts and ideas that is used in it, in its own way. Below is my learning and the manifestations from the book: http://www.hrcrest.com/hr-solutions/recommendations/first-break-all-the-rules-review-book-by-marcus-buckingham-curt-coffman/ The book helped us ask some relevant questions to ourselves: 1. What did we want to measure? Did we want to measure Employee satisfaction or Employee Engagement or Employee Alignment. 2. What "prevailed" in the organization? This was different from the culture of the organization, we wanted to identify the prevailing traits in the organization and the proposition that the organization offer to employees or so the employees perceived that the organization offered. 3. What kind of "employee groups" existed in the organization? 4. Did different business verticals have different "kind" of employees? 5. Did different business verticals and their respective environments demand different employee mix? 6. How was business performance link with the set of employees working there? http://www.hrcrest.com/hr-solutions/recommendations/first-break-all-the-rules-review-book-by-marcus-buckingham-curt-coffman/ Find Extensive First Break All The Rules Reviews at the link. Also download and buy your copy in any format you prefer: PDF, Paperback, Audio, CD, Abridged, Audiobook, Multimedia CD. Learn What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently.
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Salman Rushdie on Novel Writing
The key to writing is concentration, not inspiration, says the author. It requires deep attention to your characters, to the world they live in, and to the story you have to tell.
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How to Get and Develop Killer Story Ideas
John Brown and Larry Correia at Life, the Universe, and Everything at BYU on February 18, 2011. John Brown is the author of Servant of a Dark God. Larry Correia is author of Monster Hunter International, and other books. http://www.johndbrown.com http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/ Thanks for watching. If you like the stuff on my channel, I'd love it if you bought my book: The Demigod Proving, available as a Kindle eBook at Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/nXMRbO. Thanks!
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Business Ideas: 3 Business Lessons From J.K. Rowling
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! Today we're going to look at how a single mother on welfare followed her passion of writing and became the first billion-dollar author and the highest earning novelist in history. This is the story of J.K. Rowling and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from her success. "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J.K. Rowling To learn more check out my list of J.K. Rowling articles at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/1713/summary.php or http://community.telustalksbusiness.com/blogs/talk_business/2011/04/11/how-to-get-over-your-fear-of-failure-make-every-second-count-and-love-what-you-do-like-jk-rowling-harry-potter-creator Action Item #1: Get Over Your Fear of Failure Nobody wants to fail but you can't let the fear of failing prevent you from making important decisions in your life. Anything worth doing will come with a healthy dose of fear - successful entrepreneurs are the ones who can plough through that fear and come out victorious on the other side. Rowling couldn't believe the number of different stories publishing houses gave her as to why they didn't want to print her manuscript. Her story was too long, too fantastical, and wouldn't do well selling to a mainstream audience, they said. She remained patient and had faith in her product. She continued to send it out to publishing houses until she found one who saw in her story what she did: a success. It was one year from the time Rowling finished the very first Harry Potter book to the time that a publisher finally agreed to buy and publish it. According to Rowling: "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. I was determined to try. I was determined to try because, frankly, my life was such a mess at this point, what -- what was the worst that could happen? Everyone turn me down? Big deal." Action Item #2: Make Every Second Count You only have so much time in the day to get work done and, as entrepreneurs, we usually have too many projects on the go to keep track of. It's hard work getting a business off the ground and you need to make every second count. Harry Potter came to life on a day that Rowling was stuck on a train between Manchester and London during a four-hour delay. The passenger sitting next to her might have used the time to catch up on some sleep, but Rowling was determined to use the time to her advantage. Whether it was a 15 minute break from her secretarial duties at Amnesty International or a 30 minute nap time break from her baby daughter, Rowling used every spare second to dream up and jot down points for her story. According to Rowling: "Where the idea for Harry Potter actually came from, I really couldn't tell you. I was traveling on a train between Manchester and London and it just popped into my head. I spent four hours thinking about what Hogwarts would be like -- the most interesting train journey I've ever taken. By the time I got off at King's Cross, many of the characters in the books had already been invented." Action Item #3: Love What You Do If you don't love what you do, you're not going to have much success and entrepreneur. You're going to quit as soon as it gets tough and you're not going to make a meaningful contribution to your community. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know it's right when you find it. Rowling wanted to make her contribution the world, to add her unique something that nobody else could bring to the table -- and that unique something was her writing. She never went searching for the kind of success she has received today. She simply wanted to do best what she loved most, and that was writing. According to Rowling: "I just write what I wanted to write... I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself... I am an extraordinarily lucky person, doing what I love best in the world. I'm sure that I will always be a writer." Closing Thoughts: How did you get over your fear of failure? Do you make every second count? What part J.K. Rowling's message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below! *** Music by Calikokat: http://www.youtube.com/user/calikokat1
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Business Ideas: 3 Business  Lessons From Henry Heinz
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! Today we're going to look at how the son of immigrant labourers went against the dream his parents had for him to become a preacher and built one of the most successful companies in the food production business. This is the story of Henry Heinz and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success." - Henry J. Heinz To learn more check out my list of Henry J. Heinz articles at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/2715/summary.php or http://community.telustalksbusiness.com/blogs/talk_business/2011/02/28/3-lessons-from-henry-heinz-from-immigrant-farmer-to-ultra-successful-entrepreneur Action Item #1: Create a Catchy Slogan Whatever industry you're in, you probably have many competitors. How can you stand out from everyone else? A great way to cut through the clutter is to create a catchy slogan that highlights what you're really good at. Heinz was looking for a slogan while riding on a streetcar in New York one day in 1896. He then saw an advertisement for a shoe store; it read "21 Styles." According to Heinz: "I said to myself, 'we do not have styles of products, but we do have varieties of products. Counting up how many we had, I counted well beyond 57, but 57 kept coming back to my mind. Seven, seven -- there are so many illustrations of the psychological influence of that figure and of its alluring significance to people of all ages and races that '58 Varieties' or '59 Varieties' did not appeal at all to me as being equally strong." With that, Heinz immediately jumped off the streetcar, went down to the print shop, and drafted up a card with the new 57 Varieties slogan. Reflecting back, Heinz acknowledged: "I myself did not realize how highly successful a slogan it was going to be." Action Item #2: Be Unique with Your Promotions Another great way to cut through the clutter and have potential customers pay attention to you is to be unique with your promotional campaigns. No tactic was too flashy or gaudy for Heinz. He wanted his products to stand out and shine -- literally. In 1900, Heinz decided to erect the first ever electric sign in New York City, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan. Standing six stories tall, the sign was a large electric-lit pickle that bore the Heinz name and its "57 Varieties" slogan. In the display room below the sign, Heinz's employees could be seen packing miniature pickles into bottles. The sign took 1,200 light bulbs to build and cost the company some $90 every night, but for Heinz, it was all worth it. For years, this electric pickle impressed shoppers along the famous New York strip and served as invaluable advertising. Heinz was a master promoter, and was even responsible for pioneering one of the major trends in the industry. Obsessed with quality, freshness, and cleanliness, Heinz invented the concept of the "factory tour." Anyone who was interested in seeing how Heinz produced and packaged his products was now allowed to witness the process first-hand. He was confident in his operations and believed opening it up to the public would help build confidence and trust in his company. The move sparked an outburst of positive publicity, not to mention a wave of copycats. Action Item #3: Have a Quality Product and Be Proud of It Most of the famous entrepreneurs achieved success not because they were trying to make a lot of money but because they created a product or service that was good quality and they were proud to make and promote. Heinz was very proud of all of his products. In addition to allowing the public access to his factories, Heinz also opened up his products to them -- literally. He was one of the first to ever package his products in clear, glass bottles. Heinz's competitors would often use filler ingredients to pump up the volume of their products, and then conceal the fact by using opaque, coloured containers. Heinz wanted his customers to see exactly what they were buying. He was proud of his products' quality and offered transparent bottles to ensure customers they were getting their money's worth. Heinz's biographer, Robert C. Alberts, claimed that Heinz had hit on one of the most important and shaping business ideas of his time: that a pure article of superior quality could find a ready market through its intrinsic value, so long as it was packaged and promoted properly. Closing Thoughts Do you have a catchy slogan? What's the most unique promotion you've ever done? What part of Henry Heinz''s message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below! *** Music by Calikokat: http://www.youtube.com/user/calikokat1
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How to Give an Awesome (PowerPoint) Presentation (Whiteboard Animation Explainer Video).
An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." If you liked the video, please consider liking us on Facebook. http://facebook.com/WienotFilms Learn how to give amazing presentations using PowerPoint or whatever your tool of choice in this fun, engaging, and concise animated whiteboard video by Wienot Films. Presentations can make or break you. Make your Power Point great and see the difference it makes in your professional life. Keep it simple. Remember Story. Avoid long lists of bullets. Use pictures to support your story. Watch for all the fun action. Guy Kawasaki likes this video. You should too! How to give a great PowerPoint presentation. An animated whiteboard explanatory video (aka explainer video) presentation on how to effectively present with Power Point. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68a6M5FFBc ---------- Wienot Films (http://wienotfilms.com) is an Austin-based production company that creates fun, refreshingly simple, yet amazingly effective animated whiteboard explainer videos that turn complex ideas into concise, easy-to-understand stories that help change hearts and minds and spur action. You might also hear their videos referred to as explanatory videos, doodle videos, pitch videos, scribe videos, startup videos, etc. Whatever you call them, they're simple, fun, and tell your story! Learn more at http://wienotfilms.com Wienot Films // Follow Your Passion. Tell Your Story. Live Your Dreams. Why Not? -------- (Note: Special thanks to Julian Jordan for the official Spanish translation, which is now available under captions.) Script for Powerful Presentations: Simply Stated By Marc Strong Around the world every day, thousands if not millions of people give presentations. Some are great, and have a powerful impact on their audiences. Others...well, let's just say they're works in progress. This is Powerful Presentations: Simply Stated Meet Jim, an aspiring professional trying to make it in the world. Jim used to give presentations like just about everyone else he knew. PowerPoint was his tool of choice. He'd use it like an outline, with a header followed by bullet after bullet, and sometimes even sub-bullets! When he wanted to be fancy, he'd add what usually turned out to be an ineffective chart or sometimes a table. And when Jim wanted to really spice things up, he'd add...yep...clip art. Unfortunately, Jim's approach would often confuse and bore people. This was a problem because he had important things to say. And because it was dimming his prospects for success. Fortunately, Jim learned a better way and didn't stay in the dark for long. Perhaps most importantly, he now focuses on the story he wants to tell. In doing so, he tries to follow a simple structure, with a clear beginning, middle, and end that links together his various points and builds to his conclusion. When formulating his story, Jim uses a simple pad of paper or sicky notes. Staying low tech at this stage helps him think more creatively and stay outside the box. He then considers what tools will help him best tell his story. Jim sometimes opts to use a whiteboard, flip charts, handouts, or even no props at all. When it makes sense for him to use PowerPoint, he tries to remember the adage that sometimes "less is more." He doesn't dumb down his presentations, but he does try to limit each slide to one key idea. Or, depending on the content, he sometimes builds an idea incrementally so it's easy to follow. He looks for visual ways to tell his story, with minimal text, photos, and clear charts and graphs. Quote: "All the so-called "Secrets of success" will not work unless you do. -Unknown" Sometimes he'll use quotes, but he tries to remember that people can't read his slides and truly listen at the same time. Jim still uses plenty of text to help him remember what he wants to say, but he hides it in his notes that only he sees (show view notes screen). Jim's new approach takes more time, energy, and rehearsal, but it's been well worth the effort. His audiences are now much more engaged and better understand and remember his presentations. And, as if that weren't enough...(congrats on the promotion)...his pocketbook doesn't mind either. (Pause) This has been Powerful Presentations: Simply Stated. Created by Marc Strong Wienotfilms.com SPECIAL THANKS GARR REYNOLDS NANCY DUARTE
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Legend of Sleepy Hollow Literary Element Lesson Plan
Legend of Sleepy Hollow Lesson Plan
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Business Ideas: 3 Business Lessons From Visa Founder Dee Hock
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! Thank you to Calikokat (http://www.youtube.com/user/calikokat1) for the music! My name is Evan Carmichael and I believe that the fastest and most effective way to build a business is to model the strategies of people who have already done what you're trying to do. I call it Modeling the Masters. Today we're going to look at how a former brick mason refused to settle for less than he felt he deserved and went on to build one of the most successful financial companies in the world. This is the story of VISA founder Dee Hock and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people." - Dee Hock Learn more about Dee Hock at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/6683/summary.php Dee Hock (born 1929) is the founder and former CEO of VISA. In 1968, when credit cards were first starting to get popular, Hock convinced the Bank of America to release control over their BankAmericard credit card program. He started a new company to control the credit cards. It was called National BankAmerica and later changed to VISA. Hock came from a modest household. His father was a utility lineman and after marrying his high school sweetheart, Hock's first jobs were working in a slaughterhouse and for a brick mason. He became interested in the banking world and walked away from three separate jobs at respected financial companies because he thought they were too hierarchical and controlling which limited his creativity. Hock went looking for an opportunity to build a different type of organization, one that valued the creativity and enthusiasm of its employees. The result of this plan was VISA. Today VISA has over $8 billion in revenues and processes over 60 billion transactions per year. Action Item #1: Hire People Different From You Action Item #2: Be A Leader Action Item #3: Empty Your Mind More Quotes "Failure is not to be feared. It is from failure that most growth comes; provided that one can recognize it, admit it, learn from it, rise about it, and try again." "If you don't understand that you work for your mislabelled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny." "Given the right circumstances, from no more than dreams, determination, and the liberty to try, quite ordinary people consistently do extraordinary things."
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TEDxConejo - Erin Gruwell - The Freedom Writers
Erin Gruwell is an educator and president of The Freedom Writers Foundation. When Erin landed her first job at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Ca, she discovered many of her students had been written off by the education system and deemed "unteachable." As teenagers living in a racially divided urban community, they were already hardened by exposure to gang violence, juvenile detention, and drugs. By fostering an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, she transformed her students lives. She encouraged them to rethink rigid beliefs about themselves and others, to reconsider daily decisions, and to rechart their futures. With Erin's steadfast support, her students shattered stereotypes to become critical thinkers, aspiring college students and citizens for change. They dubbed themselves the "Freedom Writers." Inspired by Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic (who lived through worn-torn Sarajevo), Erin and her students captured their collective journey in "The Freedom Writers Diary - How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them." The book and their stories became the basis for the movie, THE FREEDOM WRITERS, in which Hilary Swank starred as Erin Gruwell. TEDxCONEJO TEDxConejo, an independently organized TED event, was held in Thousand Oaks, Ca on March 26, 2011. The conference theme was Energy, using that word very broadly to go beyond what powers our homes and transportation but really what fuels life. What energizes business, education, health, and ideas? What energizes you? A broad mix of thinkers and doers characterizes the TEDx experience both on the stage and in the audience. TEDxConejo is open to the general public and produced in association with the Conejo Valley Unified School District. For more information visit www.tedxconejo.com About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF
Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Mel Robbins is a married working mother of three, an ivy-educated criminal lawyer, and one of the top career and relationship experts in America. Widely respected for her grab-'em-by-the-collar advice and tough love, Robbins drills through the mental clutter that stands between people and what they want. Her approach is smart, effective and entertaining. Five days a week, Mel hosts her own syndicated radio show The Mel Robbins Show, discussing hot topics and giving advice to callers across America. She is starring in a new series, In-Laws, airing this summer on A&E. In addition, she writes a monthly column for Success Magazine, is a former CNBC contributor and is the co-founder of Advice for Living, Inc., which develops products and television programming with experts in the wellness, health, relationship and career categories. Most nights, once the kids are in bed, you'll find Mel at home with a bourbon on the rocks and her Australian Shepherd at her feet, writing about life, love and everything else on her award-winning blog: www.melrobbins.com event video by: http://repertoireproductions.com/
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Who Tells the Story? Children's Book Writers Talk About Voice
With Giaconda Belli, Peter Lerangis, and Rebecca Stead; moderated by Jenny Brown. Must the writer get inside the head of the child in order to find an authentic voice for a young character? Or does the authentic voice come from someplace else? Three distinguished writers share ideas about how their lives shape their books. With Nicaraguan novelist and poet Gioconda Belli, author of the children's book The Butterfly Workshop; Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medalist and author of the New York Times bestseller When You Reach Me; and Peter Lerangis, author of 160 books for children and young adults, including two in the New York Times--bestselling series The 39 Clues. Moderated by Lisa Von Drasek, Children's Librarian at the Bank Street College of Educations, blogger for EarlyWord.com, and contributor to the Barnes and Noble Review.
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How to Outline Your Novel Manuscript (Part 1)
How are those chapters coming along? It might be time to go back to the outlining board and take some advice from our expert instructor, Kristin Harmel. We'll show you how to analyze what works, and the basic rules of plot organization. Get out your manuscript and your colored pencils, and let's get started!
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How to write a good essay
How to write an essay- brief essays and use the principles to expand to longer essays/ even a thesis you might also wish to check the video on Interview technique (now on this channel too!)
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Business Ideas - 3 Business Lessons From Philip Knight
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! Today we're going to look at how a young man left the secure job that his father wanted him to take to follow his passion in the sporting world. He went on to build one of the most well known companies in the world. This is the story of Nike founder Philip Knight and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "We had no master plan. It was totally seat of the pants." - Philip Knight Learn more about Philip Knight at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/998/summary.php Philip Knight (born February 24, 1938) is the co-founder and Chairman of Nike. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Knight discovered he had a love for running and went to train with the legendary track coach Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon. In addition to coaching, Bowerman was experimenting with creating new types of shoes and Knight field tested them on the track for him. After graduating, Knight went to graduate school at Stanford and signed up for a small business class. He had to create a business plan in the class and thought back to Bowerman's shoes. In his business plan, Knight developed a blueprint for superior athletic shoes which could be produced cheaply in Japan. After taking a job as an accountant to make his father happy and hating it, Knight flew to Japan to find a factory to make the shoes. He returned home to create a partnership with Bowerman. They each invested $500 into the business and named it Blue Ribbon Sports (later changed to Nike). In its first year the company sold only $364 worth of shoes but Knight was determined to make the company work and stuck with it until it did. Today Nike brings in almost $20 billion in revenue. Knight's stake in the company gives him an estimated net worth of US$12.7 billion, making him the 60th richest person in the world. Action Item #1: Have a Clear Focus Action Item #2: Think of Business as War Action Item #3: Just Do It True Story In 1972, Knight decided that his company, Blue Ribbon Sports, needed a new name and a new logo. Knight liked the name "Dimension Six" but his staff disagreed. One employee suggested "Nike" after the Greek goddess of victory. Knight then paid $35 to Carolyn Davidson, a University of Oregon student, to design the now famous "swoosh" logo. At the time Knight said "I don't love it, but it will grow on me." He was under a deadline to pick a logo so he went with it and a the new company was born. More Quotes "Ultimately, we wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus." "The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few." "Everybody wants a certain amount of stress. Most people have too much, but I didn't want too little, either." What Do You Think? Do you have any problems to "Just Do It"? How do you stay focused? What part of Philip Knight's message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below!
Views: 3478 Evan Carmichael
Three Rules Of Thumb For Critical Thinking
Shayrah is Neat People: http://www.youtube.com/user/Shayrah This video here is just some lessons coming out of the recent dramas coming out of the HORRIFYING TWITTER STALKING PLOT, RAPEGATE I, II, and III, and MEANINGLESS DESECRATION I & II. The foundational rule I forgot to state is "don't let someone hijack your emotions as a way of subverting your ability to reason." Let the pearl-clutching and collapsing to the fainting couches begin.
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Yearbook of Writing: Developing Writing Skills (Virtual Tour)
Each month the students write a summary about the month's activities, events and learning. See the lesson plan at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/Recipe/50126/ and do a virtual tour of this teacher’s classroom at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/balancedliteracydiet/12MM.html. Also go to http://www.LitDiet.org for more free teaching activities and virtual classroom tours.
8 Rules for Writing Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut
8 Rules for Writing Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut
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Foil Guy: Practicing Writing in the First Person
Writing about a character created from foil engages students in the writing process and fosters motivation for literacy. Go to http://www.LitDiet.org for hundreds of free lesson plans and for virtual tours of classrooms.
Henry Ford Documentary - Success Story
http://www.evancarmichael.com/support/ - SUPPORT ME :) Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! My name is Evan Carmichael and I believe that the fastest and most effective way to build a business is to model the strategies of people who have already done what you're trying to do. I call it Modeling the Masters. My last post with 20 comments was 8 Ways the iPad Saved My Vacation and was a little break from the norm. Today we're going to look at how an entrepreneur who was told he wouldn't last six months in business refused to give up and went on to become one of the wealthiest men in the world. This is the story of Henry Ford and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "You can do anything if you have enthusiasm." - Henry Ford Learn more about Henry Ford at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/559/summary.php Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 -- April 7, 1947) was an American business icon and founder of the Ford Motor Company. He was the son of Irish immigrants and from an early age showed an interest in engineering. He set out to learn as much as he could and took various apprenticeships and jobs with manufacturing companies. When he was 36 years old he invented the Quadricycle in his spare time. It was two bicycles attached together, powered by a gasoline engine. It was a very primitive car. After refining the vehicle he went to see William H. Murphy, a lumber tycoon and investor in Detroit, who took it for a test drive. Murphy agreed with Ford that gasoline-powered vehicles would be fuelling the future and the two instantly formed a partnership. Henry Ford was in business. Ford not only revolutionized the manufacturing industry with assembly line mass production, he also became one of the richest and most well-known people in the world. According to Forbes, his net worth in today's dollars would be $188.1 billion, over three times richer than Bill Gates. Action Item #1: Don't Quit Action Item #2: Focus on Quality Action Item #3: Build a Team True Story When Henry Ford implemented his assembly line idea he found that his workers were quickly getting burnt out doing the same thing over and over again. To attract the best people, Ford recommended to his stockholders that they pay the workers $5 per day, twice the daily average wage. His stockholders said no so Ford bought them out, implemented his $5 a day salary and quickly had people lining up to work for him. More Quotes "Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service." "A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one." "Most people get ahead during the time that others waste." What Do You Think? Have you thought about quitting your business? What has your experience been with building a team? What part of Henry Ford's message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below!
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Ian McEwan's Advice for Aspiring Writers
Ian McEwan, author of 'Solar' gives advice for aspiring writers.
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Business Ideas - 3 Business Lessons From Ted Turner
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! Today we're going to look at how a man who had all the odds stacked against him rose up to the challenge, proved his critics wrong, and became one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world. This is the story of CNN founder Ted Turner and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise." - Ted Turner Ted Turner (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. He is the founder of the cable news network, CNN, and is known for his $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes. Growing up, Turner was a 'C' student and was rebellious, eventually getting expelled from Brown University for having a woman in his room with him. In the following years his parents divorced, he got married and divorced, his 12 year old sister developed terminal lupus and his father went so far into debt with his advertising company that he committed suicide. Turner was 24 years old and his father's company was almost bankrupt but he decided he would take over the family business. Nobody believed the young rebel would ever make anything of himself. Turner set out to prove them wrong. He built up his father's advertising business and then expanded into radio and television ventures. He went on to create the CNN television network and Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS). He would also go on to buy the Atlanta Braves baseball team and Atlanta Hawks basketball team to provide original content for his stations. Turner came a long way from a 24 year old who nobody believed in. In 1991, Turner became the first media figure to be named Time magazine's Man of the Year. He owns over 2 million acres of land, has the largest private bison herd of 50,000, and donated $1 Billion to United Nations causes. His current net worth is over $2 Billion and he currently dedicates his time and resources to making the world a better, safer place for future generations. Action Item #1: Decide You'll Be A Success Action Item #2: Never Quit Action Item #3: Work Hard True Story Turner has a longstanding bitterness with News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch. It began in 1983 when a Murdoch-sponsored yacht crashed into Turner's boat during a race causing it to sink only 10 kilometres from the finish line. Turner was an avid sailor and won the America Cup, sailing's most prestigious award, so he took the crash personally. He challenged Murdoch to a televised fistfight in Los Vegas - Murdoch declined. More Quotes "Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way." "Watch me. I'm like a bulldog that won't let go." "You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win." What Do You Think? Have you committed to being a success? How hard to you work in your business? What part of Ted Turner's message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below! Evan Carmichael To learn more check out my list of Ted Turner articles at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/613/summary.php or my website, http://EvanCarmichael.com.
Views: 2025 Evan Carmichael
How To Work As A Teaching Assistant
This tutorial is a invaluable time-saver that will enable you to get good at careers teaching. Watch our instructional video on How To Work As A Teaching Assistant from one of Videojug's professional experts. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=videojug Check Out Our Channel Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/videojug Like Us On Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/videojug Follow Us On Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/videojug Watch This and Other Related films here: http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-become-a-teaching-assistant
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Writing Tips: The Art and Craft of Story with Victoria Mixon
Get your free 7 Steps to Write your Novel cheatsheet at: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/7steps If you need an editor, check out: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/editors/ I love talking to professionals who can break story down to elements we can reuse as writers. Victoria Mixon is a professional writer and independent editor and has worked in fiction, nonfiction, technical documentation, and poetry for over thirty years. She is the author of "The Art & Craft of Story: A Practitioner's Manual" which we're talking about today. Victoria's blog was also voted one of the Top 10 for writers. What Victoria does: She basically helps authors take their story and develop them further into something that an agent or publisher would consider publishable. The principles of story have been internalized by authors who have been writing a long time but new authors need to consider how to improve and deepen their stories. It is recommended to plan at least a little and a lot of what you write will be cut out in the final draft, but it's good to know where you're going otherwise your story will just fizzle out. Reader addiction How do you make the reader care? Sympathetic characters aren't necessarily nice. There has to be conflict between two choices that are very hard to resolve. The bouncing back and forth between intense needs is a very human thing. The more powerful and important the needs the more the reader can identify Generating addiction in a reader. It's a push/ pull mechanism. The push is based on the tension in the plot and the characters which generates a tension inside the reader. Alternate this with a reward to pull them on and you have a way to hook them into your story. Character arc and the series I wrote recently about issues with continuity in a series including how some characters don't seem to have an arc within one book. Victoria recommends creating someone who is so complex and has powerful needs with multiple conflicts. The protagonists of big thrillers have the need of seeing justice done vs saving themselves from being killed. This can be played out multiple times with different variations and sub-plots. Turning a one liner into a story Victoria takes my own one-liner and expands it. My third book in the ARKANE series will be based around ancient Egypt and the plagues of Exodus set in modern times. The important need is to stop the world being destroyed but this conflicts with the need to save the protagonist's own life. The protagonist must be forced to choose. This is the tension. We also talk about sneaky foreshadowing that makes the reader think you're smart! Take your idea and ask questions and create conflict, within the rules of your genre, to a point. On Kindle sampling and hooking the reader in the first 2 pages It's not just ebooks, we have always done this with books in stores as well. The powerful hook is critical and a lot of writers start way too early. The hook has to be the point of the actual beginning of the store, the crux point where the characters are forced into it. They have to go down this path. Not when the character is born but throw the reader right into the story. You may not know what this is until you have written the first draft as you have to find the key point of no return. On self-editing and developmental help Authors with little experience will need more editing and development help than established writers. The first draft often includes a lot of back-story or notes that won't go into the book but you need to know it as the author so you know how your characters behave. You also need to answer a lot of questions for yourself but it might not be used later. There is a lot of moving scenes around a lot in redrafting. Victoria works in MS Word and breaks it down into chapters for more manageable chunks. [I'm now using Scrivener which is awesome for ease of moving things around.] On writing fast and writing quality Literary fiction takes a long time to gestate in a writer's mind which is why genre is where people make a living. You can set your characters up with a series protagonist and then just put the characters into a situation. Get plotting sorted and then you can just write. You will have to do editing but you will be able to write much faster than a literary tome. You do lose some of the depth but you get speed.
Views: 3374 The Creative Penn
2. Don Quixote, Part I: Front Matter and Chapters I-X
Cervantes' Don Quixote (SPAN 300) Overview: Why does the Quixote have such common currency today? González Echevarría believes that the Quixote is about the effect that literature has on its readers and about the creation of literature. Its story does not belong to any previous tradition but it is a new story, and this act of invention by a fifty-year old man, Cervantes, is in itself part of modern literature. González Echevarría comments on why the creation of this work was possible in the Spain of the seventeenth century and, after making some important distinctions between the concepts novel and romance, chivalric romances and courtly romance, explains that the Quixote is the first novel because it portrays the clash between the protagonist and his setting for the first time. He then talks about the Quixote's precursors in the picaresque novel and the beginnings of realism. The lecture ends with a thorough commentary on the prologue, its intentions and meanings, along with the concepts of authorship, the legitimation of literature, and ultimately, self invention. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Don Quixote and its Effect on Readers 09:10 - Chapter 2. Distinguishing between Novel and Romance 15:48 - Chapter 3. Chivalric Romance and Courtly Romance 22:38 - Chapter 4. Cervantes within the Genealogy of the Spanish Tradition 42:27 - Chapter 5. The Prologue and its Intentions Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2009.
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Margaret Atwood's Creative Process
For the author, it's not a question of sitting around and wondering what to write; it's a question of deciding which of the "far-fetched and absurd" ideas she's going to try to tackle.
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How to Illustrate a book - part 1
Lynne Chapman describes the process of illustrating the Bears on the Stairs book. Produced by the Open College of the Arts. You can find out more about Lynne Chapman on her website - http://www.lynnechapman.co.uk
The Shocking Real-Life Book Writers Boot Camp Weekend
http://www.shockingreallife.com Hear what students have to say at the first Shocking Real-Life Book Writers Boot Camp Weekend in Atlanta held Feb. 4-6, 2010 by Hollis Gillespie. Sign up for the next retreat at http://www.shockingreallife.com.
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How to Write an Effective Essay: The Introduction
http://www.engvid.com Learn the method for writing the perfect essay introduction. A good introduction makes writing an essay easy and reading it fun. AND YOU'LL GET A BETTER GRADE, TOO! Afterwards, test yourself with the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/effective-essay-introduction/#quiz.
Writing the crime novel with Pauline Rowson.wmv
Crime author Pauline Rowson, author of the DI Andy Horton series and the Art Marvik series, discusses writing the crime novel, how to get started,ideas, characters, and researching. This video is approximately five minutes long.
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[Audio Book] The 10 Unbreakable Rules of Time Management (Rule #2)
Listen to Rule #2 (Decide) out the 10 Unbreakable Rules of Time Management Book by the Author Samer Chidiac (This video is part of a Public "3 Rules" FULL Sample-Pack from the Audio Book)
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Business Ideas: 3 Business Lessons From Truett Cathy
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! Today we're going to look at how a young entrepreneur who had difficulty keeping up in class and didn't believe in himself changed his life and became one of the wealthiest men in North America. this is the story of S. Truett Cathy from Chick-fil-A and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "I realized I could do anything if I wanted it badly enough.' - S. Truett Cathy To learn more check out my list of Truett Cathy articles at: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/6484/summary.php or http://community.telustalksbusiness.com/blogs/talk_business/2011/03/28/how-to-lead-build-a-culture-and-prioritize-like-s-truett-cathy-billionaire-restaurateur Action Item #1: Lead from the Front After a particularly rough year in 1974 where inflation rates rose unexpectedly, Chick-fil-A was hit hard in the pocketbook. They had to spend more money on advertising to attract people into the restaurants. Not wanting his operators to lose their shirts, Cathy decided that he would cover the unexpected increase in costs. He took the hit so they wouldn't have to. According to Cathy: "I didn't take a salary that year because I didn't want our employees to take pay cuts. I struggled with this but I was determined not to lose sleep over it...Too many CEOs are leaving sinking ships. They should be the last ones to leave the company. If some people are losing money, everyone should lose money, not just the stockholders." Action Item #2: Build a Culture Cathy doesn't believe that businesses should be open seven days per week. He built a culture around working hard for six days and then having a day off to spend with your family and for your spiritual well-being. As a result he attracts people who believe in that culture and strengthen it. According to Cathy: "Why do we close on Sunday? Well, it started back in 1946 when I opened my first restaurant... After the first week, I determined that if it took seven days a week to make a living, I should be in some other business... We find closing on Sunday attracts those people who give attention to spiritual growth and are family oriented... The fact that we have Sunday closing helps attract quality employees." Action Item #3: Keep Your Priorities in Order When Cathy was 38 years old, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He thought his life as he knew it was over. It wasn't, but the experience did force Cathy to re-examine his principles. According to Cathy: "I think I'd like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the right order. We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things will not change if we keep our priorities in proper order." Closing Thoughts: Are you leading from the front? Do you have your priorities in order? What part of S. Truett Cathy's message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below! *** Music by Calikokat: http://www.youtube.com/user/calikokat1
Views: 2551 Evan Carmichael
Wrapping books with contact and no bubbles
This is the method I cover my school books and novels. I find it better than some other ways because you don't end up with those frustrating bubbles and weird wrinkles on your book covers. I hope my instructions are clear and easy to follow :) Good luck to you all
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The School of Rock (9/10) Movie CLIP - Learning in Song (2003) HD
The School of Rock movie clips: http://j.mp/1J9Y3H1 BUY THE MOVIE: http://amzn.to/uylb3E Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: Dewey (Jack Black) shows Ms. Mullins (Joan Cusack) how he uses music to teach the kids. FILM DESCRIPTION: The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned. CREDITS: TM & © Paramount (2003) Cast: Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove, Joan Cusack, Caitlin Hale Director: Richard Linklater Producers: Scott Aversano, Scott Rudin, Steve Nicolaides Screenwriter: Mike White WHO ARE WE? The MOVIECLIPS channel is the largest collection of licensed movie clips on the web. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Made by movie fans, for movie fans. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MOVIE CHANNELS: MOVIECLIPS: http://bit.ly/1u2yaWd ComingSoon: http://bit.ly/1DVpgtR Indie & Film Festivals: http://bit.ly/1wbkfYg Hero Central: http://bit.ly/1AMUZwv Extras: http://bit.ly/1u431fr Classic Trailers: http://bit.ly/1u43jDe Pop-Up Trailers: http://bit.ly/1z7EtZR Movie News: http://bit.ly/1C3Ncd2 Movie Games: http://bit.ly/1ygDV13 Fandango: http://bit.ly/1Bl79ye Fandango FrontRunners: http://bit.ly/1CggQfC HIT US UP: Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1y8M8ax Twitter: http://bit.ly/1ghOWmt Pinterest: http://bit.ly/14wL9De Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1vUwhH7
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Business Ideas - 3 Business Lessons From Calvin Klein
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! My name is Evan Carmichael and I believe that the fastest and most effective way to build a business is to model the strategies of people who have already done what you're trying to do. I call it Modeling the Masters. My last post was: How to Hire, Be a Leader, and Empty Your Mind Like Dee Hock (VISA founder). Today we're going to look at how a young entrepreneur had to decide between launching a fashion business or supermarket business. He chose fashion and created on of the most recognizable names in the industry. This is the story of Calvin Klein and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "I think fantasies are for the birds. If there's something I want, nothing stops me." - Calvin Klein Learn more about Calvin Klein at: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/557/summary.php Calvin Klein (born 1942) is an American fashion designer and founder of the company that bears his name. As a young child instead of playing sports like the other kids, Klein spent his time indoors teaching himself how to sketch and sew designs. He didn't have many friends and would often accompany his mother on shopping trips throughout the city on her quest for discount clothing. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Klein was practically broke, still working part-time at his father's grocery store, and decided he would take his $2,000 life savings and start his own business. He started by designing a line of coats. The company's first major step to success came by accident a year after its inception, when a businessman got off the elevator on the wrong floor and happened to wander into in Klein's office. This businessman turned out to be a coat-buyer from the major department store Bonwit Teller. After placing an order for $50,000 worth of coats, he told Klein, "Tomorrow you will have been discovered." In its first year, the company booked $1 million worth of business. In 2002, Klein sold his company for $400 million and $30 million in stock. Before the sale, Calvin Klein Ltd. had 900 employees and worldwide sales of over $3 billion. Action Item #1: Be The Expert Action Item #2: Reach A Wide Audience Action Item #3: Stay Focused More Quotes " I think fantasies are for the birds. If there's something I want, nothing stops me." " You can't advertise for one group. Otherwise, you end up having a very small business!" "Doing everything as well as possible meant survival." What Do You Think? Are you an expert in your industry? How do you stay focused? What part of Calvin Klein's message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below! *** Music by Calikokat: http://www.youtube.com/user/calikokat1
Views: 3400 Evan Carmichael
Business Ideas: 3 Business Lessons From Howard Hughes
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! My name is Evan Carmichael and I believe that the fastest and most effective way to build a business is to model the strategies of people who have already done what you're trying to do. I call it Modeling the Masters. Today we're going to look at how a young man, orphaned as a teenager, turned his love of aviation and created a multi-billion dollar fortune. This is the story of Howard Hughes and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "I intend to be the greatest golfer in the world, the finest film producer in Hollywood, the greatest pilot in the world, and the richest man in the world." - Howard Hughes To learn more check out my list of Howard Hughes articles at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/529/summary.php or visit http://community.telustalksbusiness.com/blogs/talk_business/2011/05/09/how-to-hire-the-best-never-give-up-and-be-hands-on-like-howard-hughes Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 -- April 5, 1976) was an American industrialist, aviator, engineer, film producer, director, philanthropist, and was one of the wealthiest people in the world. When Hughes was a teenager he lost both his parents and was left with a family inheritance from money his father made by selling his inventions. Ever ambitious he was quoted as saying "I intend to be the greatest golfer in the world, the finest film producer in Hollywood, the greatest pilot in the world, and the richest man in the world." Hughes aggressively pursued business interests in Hollywood films, airlines, and hotels and casinos to expand his empire. He managed to turn his $1 million inheritance into a $2 billion fortune. Equivalent to $6.6 billion in today's dollars, Howard Hughes was and still would be considered one of the richest men in the world. Action Item #1: Surround Yourself With the Best After inheriting his father's company as a teenager, Hughes recognized that he didn't have the knowhow to run the business and looked for someone who could. He hired 36 year-old Noah Dietrich to be his accountant and right-hand man on a $10,000 a year salary. For the next three decades, Dietrich eventually became director, vice-president and CEO of various branches of Hughes' empire. According to Robert Maheu, a chief advisor to Hughes: "Dietrich was delivering Howard profits of $50 to $55 million a year. Big bucks in those days." Action Item #2: Don't Give Up On Your Goals The Hughes H-4 Hercules was the world's largest flying boat, the largest aircraft made from wood and had the biggest wingspan of any aircraft ever built. It was contracted by the U.S. government to transport troops across the Atlantic to avoid German U-boats in the Second World War. Nicknamed the "Spruce Goose" it was three times the size of the largest plane ever previously built. Nobody thought Hughes would ever get it off the ground but he kept pushing towards his goal despite the naysayers. According to Hughes: "This thing was a black sheep. Nobody wanted to fool around with it or become contaminated by it. We were working in a complete vacuum as to information based upon prior performance and prior design... I defy anyone today to design an airplane substantially more efficient than this one for its purpose." Action Item #3: Be Hands On With some of the best people in the industry working for him, Hughes could have chosen to distance himself from the goings on of his various enterprises. But, instead, Hughes chose to be hands-on, involving himself in even the smallest of details. He would personally test fly all the planes that he helped design. He often even put his own life at risk to involve himself and improve his product. He was also, for the most part, adored by his staff, who appreciated his hands-on approach and were inspired by his dedication and enthusiasm. According to Hughes: "If I have made a mistake in the design, then I'm the one who should pay for it. I certainly would not ask somebody else to fly a plane if I were afraid to do it myself." Closing Thoughts: Have you hired people to surround yourself with? Are you hands on with your business? What part Howard Hughes' message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below! *** Music by Calikokat: http://www.youtube.com/user/calikokat1
Views: 3135 Evan Carmichael
Chunk's Corner: The Rules of Improv
This marks the debut episode of the Fliptoppers original series Chunk's Corner! Here at Chunk's Corner, Chunk will be learning and acquiring skills from guests of all types of professional backgrounds. For the first episode, Chunk is accompanied by fellow Fliptoppers performer and Improv Instructor/Founder of ImprovLA, Keith Saltojanes, who teaches Chunk some of the basic rules of improvisation. Note that this sketch was not written and was improvised day of! Thanks for watching! We hope you enjoy it and share it with your friends! Please give us a thumbs up, comment and most importantly, subscribe! Thanks! To find out more about Keith's weekly improv classes and how to get involved, visit www.improv-la.com Improvised by Keith Saltojanes and Art Vega Director - John Jennings Assistant Director - Kenny Brown Camera - Kenny Brown Sound - John Jennings and Michelle Ferri Lighting - Kenny Brown and Art Vega Opening Animation - Art Vega Background Design - Art Vega Editor - Art Vega Chunk - Art Vega Keith Saltojanes as himself Fun Facts about this episode: - The idea for this first episode dated back to some of our first meetings back in August of 2010, when we were trying to figure out how to set up a green screen and would just improvise scenes to run tests. When John tried to do a scene with Art, he wouldn't respond to anything John would say because he wasn't familiar/comfortable improvising, (though we had a perfect Harpo Marx impression). So in a round about way we decided to teach Art (through Chunk) the rules of improvisation, and fellow Fliptoppers puppeteer and veteran improviser, Keith Saltojanes/Farfalle, was perfect for the job! - This is the last sketch we shot at John's apartment before moving our operation to Cosmic Toast Studios in Burbank. Better quality green screen skeches are on the way! - When we couldn't figure out a good live location to shoot the series in John's apartment, we opted to set up the green screen last minute and just put them wherever we wanted and boy did we stretch our imaginations...! -Though Art did improvise his original lines (the goal of the whole episode), Art didn't do any actual improvising once the camera was rolling. He had to have his lines repeated to him between each take, and could not remember more than one shots worth at a time. Baby steps! - Our iron broke half way through de-wrinkling the green screen, so we are now the proud owners of a steamer! - Keith is taking swigs from a bottle of Jamaican rum. Though no actual alcohol was consumed by any member of the group during the filming of this sketch. John's bed got quite the buzz after Art spilled a good amount of it while trying to cover up the label... - Every time Keith walks of camera, he walks right into John's walk-in closet. -This is the first time a person has been in a sketch. - There is a white dot on Keith's chest throughout the entire scene which is caused from a lighting error on our part. Sorry! - This is the first Fliptoppers sketch to include 3D animation! - This is our first original vocal intro song to a sketch/series. Art went to Kenny's house for what he thought was going to be a 20 minute recording session, but it painstakingly turned into a 4 hour session. After hours of coaching (and heavy drinking and industrial earplugs on Kenny's part), this is what you get. We're sorry! Check out website: www.fliptoppers.com Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fliptoppers Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Fliptoppers Check out our store! http://www.zazzle.com/fliptoppers?rf=238032320289356538 Thanks for watching!
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Business Ideas: 3 Ways to Prevent Employees From Losing Interest In You (Issy Sharp Lessons)
*** Newest Video: http://www.evancarmichael.com/Masters/ *** Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! Today we're going to look at how a high school jock whose priority was partying turned his life around and built one of the most successful hotel chains in the world. This is the story of Issy Sharp from the Four Seasons and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success. "Whatever you do, don't ever use a crutch, and don't ever think of having an excuse for not having said, 'Yeah, I did my best.' - Issy Sharp To learn more check out my list of Issy Sharp articles at http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/962/summary.php or http://community.telustalksbusiness.com/blogs/talk_business/2011/03/14/3-ways-to-prevent-your-employees-from-losing-interest-in-your-company--issy-sharp-four-seasons-hotel Action Item #1: Inspire Your Employees If you ever want to build a successful business beyond yourself you're going to have to have a team of people working with you who are inspired to give their best every day. Sharp didn't become the leading luxury hotelier in the world all by himself. In the over fifty years he has been in the industry, Sharp has developed a unique leadership style that has encouraged his employees to devote 110 percent of themselves to the company. By creating a working environment that is built on trust, credibility, and integrity, Sharp has inspired his team to work to realize their best efforts. In the end, he understood that this was the secret ingredient to helping the company realize its best results. According to Sharp: "We do that, first of all, by establishing a meaningful goal, an overriding purpose that most people can relate to. If the goal is clear and the focus is sharp and constantly reinforced, we unify and energize through a sense of common purpose that inspires employees to ardent effort." Action Item #2: Really Service Your Customers The best companies are based on happy customers and repeat business. You want to strive to create an experience where your customers love buying from you and tell their friends as well. In each and every one of its worldwide locations, the Four Seasons tends to set the top hotel price for the area - it is usually about 20 percent higher than its closest competitor. How can Sharp risk such a pricing policy? He does it by guaranteeing that his "guests get a fail-safe experience so that a company is eager to pay the extra $50 to ensure a hassle-free trip for an executive who might be working on a $50 million deal." According to Sharp: "Our competitors interpreted luxury chiefly as dazzling architecture and décor, but how important is that to our customers? They are mostly executives, often under pressure, fighting jet lag, stress and the clock. We decided to redefine luxury as service." Action Item #3: Live By The Golden Rule The Golden Rule is to treat people as you would like to be treated. It's not only a great way to achieve happiness as an entrepreneur, it's also a highly profitable strategy. The driving force behind Sharp's success has been his desire to treat Four Seasons employees with the same level of respect that they in turn are expected to give their guests. The success of this policy has shown itself not only in terms of customer happiness but also employee engagement and satisfaction. For years, the Four Seasons has been the only Canadian company to land on Fortune magazine's list of the 100 best companies to work for in the U.S. According to Sharp: "We aimed to treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves. Enforcing our credo was the hardest part, and senior managers who couldn't or wouldn't live by it were weeded out within a few years... We hire for attitude. We want people who like other people and are, therefore, more motivated to serve them. Competence we can teach. Attitude is ingrained." Closing Thoughts Are your employees motivated? What have you done or are you planning to do to keep them interested in giving their best? What part of Issy Sharp's message impacted you the most? As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you leave a comment below! *** Music by Calikokat: http://www.youtube.com/user/calikokat1
Views: 2429 Evan Carmichael
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You
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