Saturday, October 31, 2015

What you Need to Know About Video Conferencing Service (part 2 of 2)

Billing for video conferencing services is on an hourly basis so you only pay after you business has been concluded.

Since there are a lot of people who use video conferencing services instead of buying one of their own, it is advisable to get in touch with whoever is charge of the place you will be going to days in advance so your slot has also be reserved.

If the place is booked, you must wrap up 5 minutes before so the next group can also prepare. If you have to cancel, call the video conferencing service again so you don’t have to pay for the time allotted.

More people are beginning to see the benefits of using video conferencing. This allows you to save money instead of paying for airfare and other travel expenses just to have a meeting at the same time makes those working or teaching more productive.

This is the reason that those involved in healthcare have also begun using video conferencing to communicate with other experts when it comes to finding a cure for a disease or in other research areas. In fact, the judiciary has even used this to get the testimonies of witnesses.

Video conferencing equipment could cost you $100,000 or more and if you do not use it regularly, it is not worth buying. Instead, you can rent it as there are those who offer video conferencing services at affordable rates. You just have to find them, make an inquiry, reserve a slot and then use it.

Afterwards, you be the judge if you want to use them again in the future or not.

What you Need to Know About Video Conferencing Service (part 1 of 2)

When you want to conduct a video conference but do not have the equipment in the office to handle it, don’t worry because there are places that offer their video conferencing services to those who need it.

You can check out a number of hotels or in universities that are near your office is. Given that video conferencing is one of the trends these days, most of them make sure that they use state of the art equipment and tools so you get value for your money.

Some of these include the use of multiple ISDN lines instead of just one as this improves the audio and visual quality.

When you are looking for a video conferencing service, find out what are their operating hours as some are open only during the day while there are others that offer this 24/7. Naturally how much they charge is also important because you don’t want to spend too much the first time you are trying it.

If you like the venue and the service they provided, you can probably ask for a discount as you will become a regular here. You could get lucky and get 25% to 50% the regular rate they offer but again, this can only happen if you are happy with your first experience with them.

While some video conferencing services charge on an as is basis, there are others who will even offer a technician to help you use their system. Having someone there will make you feel at ease should something go wrong in the middle of the presentation since he or she could fix the problem at once and the meeting can continue.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Man versus Machine Tapestry (part 2 of 2)

The truth about tapestries is that there are only a few people who still do this the traditional way. This means you might have a hard time finding someone who does this by hand when the market is swamped with companies who use computers and machines to produce various designs.

But does this eliminate creativity? Of course not because technology is simply a tool that makes it easier for craftsmen to come up with a design and iron out all the mistakes before production gets started. This makes things more efficient and all the products look just like the ones that came before it.

So which is better man made or machine made tapestry? That will be up to you to decide because some people don’t mind having a tapestry made by a machine as long as it looks good. But if you want to argue quality, then it is hands down for one that is man made. You just have to wait a few weeks or even months before you can pick it up and then display it unlike those that are machine made which can delivered to you in less time.

But who knows? There may come a time when someone is able to fix improve the quality of the tapestries made just like how this is done by hand. We have been able to accomplish a lot thanks to new technology so there is nothing that stop this from actually happening. When that day comes, machine has truly replaced man’s ability to do just about anything including making tapestries.

Man versus Machine Tapestry (part 1 of 2)

Centuries ago, tapestries were done by hand. It sometimes took years to finish and the final product is something to behold. Unfortunately, they don’t make tapestries like they used to so which is better, tapestries made by man or machine?

Of course there are pros and cons with both techniques. If this was done by hand, it will take time to produce one and it will be very challenging to make an exact copy. The factors which affect the production process include amount of detail and the fineness or coarseness of the sett.

The sett is the vertical threads through which colored yarns are interwoven. The sett for most tapestries uses about 4 to 8 threads which is an improvement from the past as this sometimes takes more than 20 threads.

What a craftsman does by hand in days can be done by a machine in a matter of hours. This means that you can produce the same design in mass quantities. The only downside is that it is not able yet to produce the amount of color detail, variation and gradation that a genuinely hand made tapestry can achieve.

Does this affect the price of a tapestry? It could but you have to remember that how it is made is just one of the factors because there are other things that people have to take into consideration. Such issues involve who made the tapestry, the cost of the materials, the cost of labor and the reputation of the maker.

If the tapestry company has been doing this for years and have had a lot of orders from customers around the world, naturally the price of their products will go up compared to a startup company who is trying to establish a foothold in the business.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Boxing: How To Deal With The Punches (part 2 of 2)

Never, in any circumstance, should you close your eyes and turn your back from your opponent. If you want to avoid the onslaught, open your eyes. Obviously, this will allow you to see what's going on, where the punch is coming from and where it will most likely land (if it will land).

Keep your guards up. Do not think that by just closing your eyes, your opponent will get tired and stop. That's not going to happen. Remember: you cannot fight back if you have no idea what's going on.

2.) In boxing, there is one dominant rule among all other rules: if you are not punching, you are moving. No more, no less. So unless you plan to be a sitting duck throughout the fight, punch, move, punch again, and move again. When you get hit, and that's not an "if you get hit" kind of thing, never stick your head or the part of your body where it got punched in the first place.

Move! Step, dance, duck, weave or do something that your opponent cannot guess what your next stunt is going to be. If he throws a jab, do not whip back and then come straight towards him.

3.) Never Flinch. This may be a natural reaction to something that is coming right at you, but you have to control it. If you flinch, you are only making yourself more vulnerable to your opponent. The best trick to avoid this is to remember number one, get used to things coming at you, and keep your defenses up.

Boxing: How To Deal With The Punches (part 1 of 2)

If you expect to walk away out of the ring without getting hit you are either the round girl waving a big placard in between rounds or your nickname is "Pretty Boy." But even the undefeated Mayweather receives a lot of punches when he fights and you as a round girl is out of the question.

The fact is, when you wear boxing gloves, step into the ring and face your opponent, once the bell rings, you cannot escape getting hit. Even if you have the greatest defense, you are only kidding yourself if you believe that you can defend every punch.

You are going to get hit in the face, on the sides and every inch of your upper body that is visible to your opponent. Yes, that's just the way it is; but if you are planning to become a decent boxer, they you have to prepare for the incoming punches. It will be tough at first. "Learn the hard way," they say. But it can be done.

There are 3 major things to remember when dealing with the punches: Keep your eyes open, move as much as you can, never flinch.

1.) In baseball, a study was made to prove that a 95mph fastball is faster than a blink of an eye. And it does! From the pitcher's mound to the home plate (the distance of 60 feet) a ball can travel faster than a blink of an eye. The point is, if a fastball can travel that fast from that distance, how much more will a boxer's punch from a distance of just 2 feet? Well, you can argue several points here but it is clear that if you can't blink when hitting a baseball, you definitely can't close when you are about to get hit by a punch.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Embroidery Floss Bracelets; the Friendship Bracelets! (part 2 of 2)

Making embroidery floss bracelets is fun and is worth it especially if you value your fiends that much. But, if it’s your first time to do this kind of project; you have to find all the information and instructions on how to do it right.

Where to Find Instructions and Tutorials?

a.) If you have embroidery books and magazines at home, you may want to browse them. There can be some tips and even step by step instructions listed on these printed materials. Embroidery magazines usually features other handicrafts related to embroidery and you might just find useful information about embroidery floss bracelets.

b.)Embroidery shops may also offer patterns and printed instructions on how to make embroidery floss or friendship bracelets. You might also want to ask your favorite shop’s owner on tips regarding this kind of project.

c.) Searching online for tutorials and complete instructions on how to create embroidery floss bracelets. There are lots of how-to and e-guide websites on the internet where you can find detailed information and tutorials about crafting a friendship bracelet.

So, now you have details on how to create your friendship bracelets made from embroidery floss, you can start buying and preparing the materials that you will need. Of course, you will need embroidery floss, scissors to cut of excess floss, yardsticks to measure the floss that you will need in the project and clipboards to secure the end of the floss. You can also use beads to add decorations to the bracelets.

With your efforts at making beautiful embroidery floss bracelets should be enough reason to delight your friends. They will value it as they value your friendships. These can also be for your new friends especially at summer camps and student conferences where you have to say goodbye after few days or weeks.  These bracelets are also great as gifts for your high school friends especially if most of you are going to college in different schools.

Friendship bracelets are really good especially since you’ve made them personally. It doesn’t need to be expensive; it’s the thought that counts anyway, right?