Facebook Twitter

Andrea Brunais

Communications manager, Outreach and International Affairs, Virginia Tech

The ultimate guide to free images. Where can you find free, quality images to use in blog posts or social media content?

The ultimate guide to free images

It's a question with a lot of answers and caveats. Nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright—a protection that gives every image creator the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image. We'll explore all of these and more. Here are things to know before we start: What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. There are various Creative Commons licenses that range from allowing any type of use with no attribution to allowing only certain uses and no changes. What is public domain? Works in the public domain are those whose copyrights have expired, been forfeited or are inapplicable. Searchable photo databases 1. 2. Vol_20_No_2_Winter_1997-1998.

Big Pharma marketing

Reference. News media. Photography Tips & Tutorials. Personal interests. 9 Ways to Remember Your Presentation. What standup comics can teach you about public speaking. I know you have heard it a million times: Most people fear public speaking more than they fear death.

What standup comics can teach you about public speaking

I think "being buried alive" comes in as a distant third (but for some people, you never know). So, how about those courageous folks who perform on stage? Some of them totally rock the show. Then there are those who can be so boring they actually have the audience wanting to die. If you want to be one of those speakers that people rave about, scramble to get autographs from, and occasionally throw their underwear at while on stage (hey, it could happen), then it is time to learn from the masters—comedians. Standup comics are the ultimate public speakers. Comedians know that the secret to keeping an audience engaged in their routines is following these tenets of powerful public speaking: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Comedians are master public speakers. Popularity: This record has been viewed 3904 times. 5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People. Career wisdom in just 6 words. By Anne Fisher, contributor If someone asked you to sum up in six words what you've learned so far about how to succeed in business, what would you say?

Career wisdom in just 6 words

When Smith magazine and consulting firm Mercer posed the question last year, they got thousands of entries, which they winnowed down to 400 for a book called Six Words About Work. A sampling of the winners: "Always start with assuming good intentions. " — Teri Edman"Don't hire geniuses, hire capable people. " — Larry Bradley"Persistence has more value than qualifications. " — Mitch Polack"Work like you own the company. " — John Thornton"Need the facts? Ask a secretary! " And speaking of bosses, how about a 42-word crash course in how to be a great one? "Took responsibilities very seriously, not himself. " — Anita Sanders"Two ears, one mouth, engaged wisely.

" — Bob Myers"Asked for ideas, and used them. " — Deborah A. Maybe you've never worked for a boss who inspired you to echo Dana Shaw's encomium -- "Shame he couldn't have superhero's cape. " Wellesley High grads told: “You’re not special” We’d been hearing good things over the weekend about Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s faculty speech to the Class of 2012 last Friday.

Wellesley High grads told: “You’re not special”

Here it is, in its entirety, courtesy of Mr. McCullough: Dr. Wong, Dr. Keough, Mrs. So here we are… commencement… life’s great forward-looking ceremony. But this ceremony… commencement… a commencement works every time. No, commencement is life’s great ceremonial beginning, with its own attendant and highly appropriate symbolism. All of this is as it should be, because none of you is special. You are not special. Contrary to what your u9 soccer trophy suggests, your glowing seventh grade report card, despite every assurance of a certain corpulent purple dinosaur, that nice Mister Rogers and your batty Aunt Sylvia, no matter how often your maternal caped crusader has swooped in to save you… you’re nothing special. Yes, you’ve been pampered, cosseted, doted upon, helmeted, bubble-wrapped. How to Write a Résumé: Advice for Older Job Seekers.

Telling your story

Free online university courses. Blogging. Social media. Search engines. Catawba Sustainability Center. Help. Pearltrees videos.

  1. andreab1 Jan 10 2011
    Thank you very much. I am having a little difficulty figuring everything out ... do you have how-to's or a tutorial somehwere? thanks very much for the help.