It seemed as if the meeting would never end. After the second hour of listening to reports and watching computer generated graphics, the speaker may as well have been spewing colored confetti from his mouth rather than words because that is how much you were processing. He was covering too many numbers, talking too fast.
Unfortunately, the long three day meetings often ended this way. The managers and those people brought in to present the quarterly numbers lost their shine by the end of the last day. The schedule needed to be different. The heavy stuff needed to happen early in the week. And, most of all, presenters should be able to understand that two straight hours of attempting to digest the numbers the financial team had crunched simply was not possible.
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We have all seen some photo that just blew us away with its clarity despite the apparent motion being captured. Whether it is the still image of a hummingbird hovering over a flower, a tennis ball being crushed by a racket or drops of rain crashing onto pavement, some photographs seem to have the ability to do more than capture a great picture, they seem to stop time itself. This ability is the essence of high speed photography. Photographers use special equipment such as Phantom cameras or other high speed cameras to capture the action and create the image.
It All Starts with the Shutter Speed
The shutter speed is one of the basic fundamental aspects of photography. This has been an important part of the medium from the beginning. The length of time the camera’s “shutter” is permitted to stay open (more…)
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and has begun acquiring a huge fan following in the U.S. as well. The televised World Cup and other tournaments have made the world’s great teams and players as familiar to U.S. audiences as baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey stars. World soccer tours take you to where the the excitement is: to destinations like England, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, and Sweden to watch the top teams in the world compete for the top honors in the sport. If you’d like to plan a soccer tour, a sports travel company can help you get all the details right for a truly unforgettable experienc (more…)
It isn’t easy to take an entire Mexican feast three hours to your daughter and her college friends. It’s possible, but it isn’t easy.
Your daughter was certain she would be fine when she moved more than three hours away to go to college. And for the most part, she was. That first Parent’s Weekend, however, she had a bit of a strange request. She had spent the first seven weeks of school telling her roommates and other new friends about what an awesome cook you were. She bragged about the homemade enchiladas and salsa. As a result of all this tasty talk, her request was for you to create a Mexican feast on the Saturday night you would be in town. Sounds a little complicated doesn’t it? Now add in the fact that you and your husband had planned to skip the hotel room and camp that weekend, and you be (more…)
Visiting the Grand Canyon can be such an exciting experience. It is one of the seven natural world wonders and once you see it, you’ll know why. The naturally made waterfalls and divots and valleys are sure to excite your senses and give you such an awe inspiring experience that you will never forget. It’s more than just a vacation; it’s the trip of a lifetime. There’s so many things that you can do there to. A common misconception is that once you get to the Grand Canyon, you just stand there and look at it and then go home. Well, if that’s what you choose to do, that works to. There’s a lot to take in just by looking but the Grand Canyon is a huge tourist spot and there are many activities for you to participate in and ways to explore the canyon from rafting Grand Canyon tours to mule riding (more…)
Most people spend the vast majority of their day lumped behind a desk. And that is just while they are at work. Coming home, life is typically so hectic and frustrating that after walking through the door, most of us immediately plop onto the couch and turn on the television.
Most people would then get out their laptop to check on social media and probably to order some unhealthy fast food. From the perspective of other countries, this is essentially just a way of life in America.
Even with more and more concerns being raised over United States obesity rates, people are having a difficult time finding the room in their lives for more healthy life practices. The results of this are widespread cases of obesity, diabetes, and other dangerous conditions linked to rapid weight gain. Thes (more…)
Camping can be a very fun experience for the family, depending on where you go and what you do. Of course, the family should be interested in the great outdoors or it may not be so enjoyable! There’s a lot to do while camping and Americans have realized what a great activity it is; about 3 million more people went camping in 2012 than did in 2010. You should have an idea of what you are going to be doing during your trip before you get all your camping gear together. If you plan to hike and explore, you’ll want to gather all your hiking gear or climbing gear. Biking, of course, would require bring along everyone’s bikes and if you plan to go hunting or bow shooting, archery equipment would be a requirement. Here (more…)
Hunting and fishing are very popular activities. More than 38 million Americans like to do both. Camping vacations are very popular for families. Part of this could be because they are less expensive. An average camping trip costs about $380 while the same length traditional vacation costs more than $1,400. These trips can also be more spontaneous. More than 80% of all fishing trips are planned at the last minute or during the week before. Whether you rent a cabin or stay in a tent, camping trips can be a great way to bring the family together.
When families set out on a camping trip with people who a (more…)
Of the many organized sports available as options for kids in the United States, soccer is surely one of the most constructive, fun, and internationally beloved — and it isn’t just physically beneficial. Research shows that 62% of kids play organized sports so they can spend more time with their friends, contributing to important social skills.
The spirit of soccer is felt all over the world; the sport is played by more than 250 million players in over 200 countries. Each year, however, more than 1,200 soccer scholarships are awarded in the United States. One way to get ahead of the curve, and stand out to coaches and recruiters, is through one of many renowned youth soccer leagues and soccer coaching clinics.
More than 11 million adults and children attend sports camps every summer, incl (more…)
How important is outdoor recreation to you? One poll found that 77% of Americans rate it as an essential part of their lives. Taking time to enjoy the great outdoors can take the form of different activities, from playing a game of frisbee in the park to walking the dog. There is no wrong way to spend more time outside; the aim can be to relax or to be thrilled. However, those people who are interested in a little more excitement may look into Grand Canyon raft trips, if they are truly looking for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Raise Your Hand If You Like River Rafting.
Have you ever gone rafting with family or friends? Only about 28% of adults have already or they plan to, participate in one of the many river raft trips offered across the U.S. There are (more…)
Good Old Fashioned Hand Written Code by Eric J. Schwarz