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The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words

The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words
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Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. state of Virginia, used as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Also known as the High Point Special Facility (HPSF), its preferred designation since 1991 is "SF".[1] The facility is a major relocation site for the highest level of civilian and military officials in case of national disaster, playing a major role in U.S. continuity of government (per the Continuity of Operations Plan).[2] Mount Weather is the location of a control station for the FEMA National Radio System (FNARS), a high frequency radio system connecting most federal public safety agencies and U.S. military with most of the states.[3] FNARS allows the president to access the Emergency Alert System.[4] Location[edit] The underground facility within Mount Weather, designated "Area B", was completed in 1959. The above-ground portion of the FEMA complex (Area A) is at least 434 acres (176 ha).

If I can’t understand your accent, I don’t trust you. Many years ago, friend of mine asked me to help him evaluate a product he was thinking of buying. I dutifully went with him to a sales pitch that was given by a smooth salesman who happened to be from another country. His sales patter was excellent, though you had to really pay attention to what he was saying, because of his accent. When we left the meeting, my friend looked unconvinced. He turned to me and said, "I think his accent made it hard for me to believe what he was saying." At the time, I wasn't sure what to make of that comment. My inner psychologist, though, was curious whether the difficulties we have understanding people when they speak with a foreign accent might be translating themselves into a lower level of trust in the person. In this experiment, the participants were native speakers of English. One experiment found that people consistently rated the statements spoken by people with foreign accents as less believable than those spoken by people with American accents.

Why HR Struggles to Get Its Point Across | The Tim Sackett Project I like telling stories, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I also love listening to stories. If I’m ever in a Barnes and Noble and someone is reading a story out loud to a bunch of kids in the kid’s section, on those little benches – you can bet I’ll be pushing 3 kids off a bench, sitting front row captivated chewing on one of my fingers, listening intently. Great story telling is a skill, and one that most people can learn if they give themselves enough chances, and feel some deep emotion about the story they want to share. So, what does this have to do with HR and our ability to be heard? Seth Godin recently had this to say on this blog: “A statement of fact is insufficient and often not even necessary to persuade someone of your point of view.” Powerful statement all by itself. More from Seth: Politicians, non-profits and most of all, amateur marketers believe that all they need to do to win the day is to recite a fact. But they still have the property you want, and you lose.

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing Disney Alice in Wonderland Creatures PaperCraft Model Toy Template | PaperCraft Art Creative 7 creatures of Alice in Wonderland which you can collect as papercraft. Did you read my previous post on Alice in Wonderland paper doll? So now you have a chance to add another good papercraft into your collection. For summary, the set consists of Caterpillar paper model including the pipe that he uses to smoke. If you pay attention to the date of the papercraft, you will notice that they were made years back in 2006. One thing I like about paper models that were prepared by paperinside is, they have free templates that you can download and all the templates come with instructions ready.

The Sad Science of Hipsterism Behold the hipster, the stylishly disaffected breed of twentysomethings whose fog of twee whimsy envelops Williamsburg and the East Village. Most who encounter the hipster in its natural habitat respond in one of two ways: derision or ridicule . But science does not cast judgment. Its goal is to explore and explain dispassionately, whether the object of study be the noble eagle or the lowly nematode. So what does science have to tell us about this fascinatingly misunderstood breed, the indigenous North American hipster? Surprisingly much. In a paper in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Consumer Research entitled "Demythologizing Consumption Practices: How Consumers Protect Their Field- Dependent Identity Investments from Devaluing Marketplace Myths," authors Zeynep Arsel and Craig J. The long and short of it is that they don't. Hipsters, though, follow a different paradigm. I'm not gonna lie, I shop at Urban [Outfitters] sometimes, only when it's on sale of course...

Ten ways to make your news stories more memorable « The Creative Kitty {*style:<b> A few ways you can make news stories stand out… </b>*} We tend to forget that simple fact when writing news stories in internal communications. It’s easy enough to do when press releases are shoved under your nose, bullet points sent through on an email or something mentioned in a meeting. But stories are so much more memorable when you’re able to illustrate how a story has made a difference to an organisation’s people – whether that’s clients, stakeholders, investors or employees. Organisations don’t exist in vacuums they interact and affect others, often in significant ways whether that’s financially, environmentally or otherwise. There is nothing more powerful than hearing about projects and stories that have made a difference to people. Events that can be portrayed as the actions of individuals will be more attractive than one in which there is no such “human interest.” We’ve established news is about people so there’s no harm in making it a bit more personal.

poetry lessons | Apples and Snakes In this section we have specially commissioned poets to choose one of their own poems which has been successful in schools. They tell the story of what inspired them to write that poem and give you a rare insight into the workings of a poet's mind. Following on from each poem are some of the poet's suggestions for exercises that you could do in the classroom to develop poetic writing. Each poet has approached this in a different way and we hope this gives you a taste of what it might be like to have a poet visit your school. The Copy Shop A workshop on Sound & Action by Rosemary Harris (under 5's) Contrary Mary Seacole A Black History workshop on Mary Seacole by Pauline Stewart(ages 5+) Soundpoem A workshop on sound by Phil Bowen (ages 5+) Revenge of The Television A workshop on dreams by Francesca Beard (Ages 7 +) The Listening Station A workshop on sounds by Chrissie Gittins (Ages 7 +) The Gift of Now A workshop on questions by Paul Lyalls (Ages 7 +)

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