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Homer: The Iliad Book XXII The Trojans, having fled like a herd of frightened deer, now leant on the battlements around the city, drying the sweat from their bodies, and quenching their thirst, as the Greeks approached the wall, their shields at the slope. But deadly Fate enticed Hector to halt by the Scaean Gate, in front of the city. Meanwhile Phoebus Apollo revealed himself to Achilles: ‘Why, son of Peleus, being only mortal, do you run after me, a deathless god? QuickTate : Transcribers Thank you for your interest in typing and analyzing files for Quicktate and iDictate! Who we are Quicktate transcribes voicemail messages, memos, letters, legal files, medical files, recordings of phone calls, conference calls and other audio files. Quicktate also audits, summarizes, evaluates and analyzes audio recordings and phone conversations. Some audio files, like voicemail messages, may average just 2-3 minutes in length, while other recordings may be significantly longer, perhaps several hours. IDictate transcribes all types of files, except for voicemail messages.

45 Kick-Ass Resources for Online Entrepreneurs Few people talk about this great productivity tip… You will reach your goals faster and easier if you’re willing to learn from others. Using brilliant, well-crafted resources created specifically for online entrepreneurs improves your online productivity. Below I have a long list of resources, most of which I’ve used myself. The rest come highly recommended from my mentors and online business friends. Enjoy the list. In Content Era, What’s the Role of Agencies? Brands have the content bug. They’re building out media assets, even going so far as to create “brand newsrooms” that loosely mimic what real news operations do. When brands were all about making ads, the agency role was quite clear. But now that brands are making content, the agency role is up in the air. And let’s be honest, agencies aren’t the best choice for content creation.

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100 Must See Interviews With the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs At Under30CEO we think big. We recently published a list of our Top 50 Most Motivational People on the web and things got a little nuts. The article created incredible buzz all over the web and most importantly we fired up our audience to go out and make something happen. As young entrepreneurs it’s important that we keep swinging for the fences. Super successful investors like Ron Conway say they’d rather invest in an 18 year old Mark Zuckerberg than a 31 year old seasoned entrepreneur because the young Sean Parker types truly think the sky is the limit. At Under30CEO we’re going to carry that mentality into the interviews that we conduct on the site.

6 PR trends to watch in 2014 With a few scant weeks left in the year, it's time to offer a glimpse at what seems likely for 2014 in the world of PR and marketing. Let's consult the crystal ball: 1.Traditional media accelerates its decline. Some media brands will figure out that their new role in the media landscape is not that of provider of information, but of curator and qualifier. A few brands have already figured this out, that what they dispense is not information, but credibility. The brands that aren't strong enough to do this, nor smart enough to adapt to the new landscape, will fall by the wayside. 11 Secrets to Writing Effective Character Description The following is an excerpt from Word Painting Revised Edition by Rebecca McClanahan, available now! The characters in our stories, songs, poems, and essays embody our writing. They are our words made flesh. Sometimes they even speak for us, carrying much of the burden of plot, theme, mood, idea, and emotion.

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46 Ways To Start A Business With No Money Most people who want to start their own business don’t have a ton of money laying around and it’s probably one the most common questions I get emailed about: How can I get started without a lot of cash? Well I’ve put together a list below of the best ideas I’ve heard and personally used. I hope you find it useful! The three basic strategies to starting a business without much money are: Delay the normal “business starting” activities like incorporating, hiring, renting office or retail space, etc until AFTER your business has started earning money.

10 New Year's resolutions for PR pros With the advent of 2014, it’s important to look back at 2013 and to evaluate yourself, whether in a personal way or with a business outlook. What were your successes? In what areas did you grow? Note those areas and celebrate them. Write Better: 3 Ways To Introduce Your Main CharacterWritersDigest.com One of the biggest bugaboos in manuscript submissions is when the author doesn’t properly introduce the protagonist within the first chapter. Readers want to know quickly the protagonist’s sex, age and level of sophistication in the world of the story, and they want to relate to the character on an emotional level. Readers’ interest in the protagonist has to be earned, in other words. If we like a character, then we want to see her do well and we’re willing to follow her around and invest our time and interest in rooting her on in her struggle. But it’s important we know some essentials about the character so we can get to like her.

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