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Homework

Research thought of the week.

Research matters. Do your homework. Ask questions if you don’t understand. I’ve never understood those who think that asking questions means they’re stupid. That’s ego and that’s just getting in your way.

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Johann Lohrmann

Business Analyst
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Like Caves?

Research comes in many forms and varieties. No, it’s not a hot and glamourous profession. But it makes possible the music you hear, the 3D films that you watch and those material possessions that are deemed ‘culturally necessary’. Don’t knock research. Otherwise, you’d still be sleeping in a cave.
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Johann Lohrmann

Business Analyst
The Useful Research Blog | Effective research that you can use.
https://johannlohrmann.wordpress.com/
http://johannlohrmann.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/in/johannlohrmann/

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Rip Van Winkle Knows

I wish there was a playground for adults. I’m not sure how it happens but adults can act like the world is on fire. Ok, sometimes it is but 90% of the time it’s not. Need to discover your inner scientific child?

There’s a site where you can play the scientific research game. Check it out. http://www.powerofresearch.eu/. Go. Play and Experiment.
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Johann Lohrmann

Business Analyst
The Useful Research Blog | Effective research that you can use.
https://johannlohrmann.wordpress.com/
http://johannlohrmann.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/in/johannlohrmann/

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A Simple Day of Thanks

Edward Winslow, Pilgrim, 1595-1655

Today is a day of giving thanks. One of my ancestors, Edward Winslow (October 18, 1595 – May 8, 1655) was one of the first Pilgrims (Old Comers and Old Planters) to step foot on what is now these United States (1).

I am sure there isn’t one among us who has some ancestor who has accomplished a great deal. Of course, there is the gentle reminder that a “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (2).

There have been many who arrived on these shores before you. Their hard work, labor and toiling makes life as we know it possible today. Think of your ancestors, do you know their history? Do you know of the sacrifices they made to get to where they are.

The Mayflower, 1620, William Fornby, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994023235/PP/

The May Flower, 1620 by William Formby (1841-1919), LOC

Maybe they learned another language. Maybe they made the rough voyage by ship or plane.

While you have your family and friends together, ask them about their histories. How did they get here?

What are their dreams? What can you do to make their dreams happen?

Happy Thanksgiving. Make it count.

Johann Lohrmann

Imagination thought of the chair. Research makes sure it doesn’t fall apart when you sit. Atlanta Media Research- Bringing Research to Life for businesses, organizations & corporations. Visit http://atlantamediaresearch.com to learn how research can grow your company.

References:

(1) Edward Winslow — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
http://www.history.com/topics/edward-winslow

(2) Quote Details: Lao-tzu: A journey of a… – The Quotations Page
http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/24004.html

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Long-time Favorite, Jing

Sweet Screencasting Software.

We’ve all been there.  You’re training yet another sales guy on how to fill out his TPS Reports.

What if there was a way for you to say it once so that this sales guy and the twenty poor sales guys who come after him all get the same information? Let me introduce you to Jing. Jing is an on screen capturing software that is easy to use. I use it to provide instructions to my interns. Plus, I can post it to the client’s YouTube channel. Check out a video walk through of Jing and let me know what you think.

Why Screencasting works
When it comes to training your staff, screencasting offers a quick and affordable solution. Most smaller screencasting programs are well under $100 and come with a yearly license. For example, Jing is an affordable 14.99$ per year and includes upgrades.

With Jing you can upload your video to your YouTube channel, record from your screen and even record via webcam. You can also edit this into Final Cut Pro/Express without any difficulty. Check out Jing. It’s one of my favorites and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the program.

My Jing Wish List
My background is in film and television and I can appreciate how Jing wants to reach a particular demographic. It would be a good idea is to provide video basics.

I wish that Jing offered a way to automatically add the heads and tails for a video.  Animoto does this- to a certain extent but every video practically has the same look and feel to it.



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Researching at the Library of Congress

For those of you who are so privileged to have visited the Library of Congress, congratulations. For those of you who have either vacation time, time to kill or are simply curious, have you ever considered researching at the Library of Congress. It’s in DC and I’m sure you’d find the adventure rather enjoyable.

Of course for those of you who enjoy a certain type of staycation, then simply find your laptop and start the adventure there.

So, what makes the LOC so much fun? Well, there are thousands of stills (photos), maps, documents, webcasts, sheet music and manuscripts.

Some of the more famous collections include:

  • African and Middle Eastern Materials
  • Asian Materials
  • European, Iberian, Latin American and Caribbean Materials
  • Law Library
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • Presidential Papers
  • Gutenberg Bible
  • American Folklife Center and Veterans History Project
  • Comic Books and Newspapers
  • Cartography
  • Scientific and Technical Information

Visit the Library of Congress website to learn more. There are also resources for kids, families, librarians, publishers, researchers, visitors and if you don’t happen to fall in any of those categories, visitors.

One of my favorites? The Veterans History Project. If you have an interest in preserving the stories of veterans, then please contact them.

You’ll be glad you did. Here are two images to enjoy.

Blue grotto, Capri Island, Italy

Orphans Going to Coney Island in Autos 1911

 

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A Shift in Thinking

What do you think of when you hear the words Creativity & Technology. In college, one is registered under the humanities and the other is in sciences. The buildings are on separate sides of the campus.

We are told that creative people have to sit in a particular corner. Science and technology people are told the same thing. ‘Sit here in your market and don’t move’.

Think about the implications of that. What if you could combine technology with creativity? How would that change your perspective on creativity and technology.? Take a minute to think about this today.

Johann Lohrmann
www.johannlohrmann.com

Communications | Research & Development | Analysis | Technical Writing | Documentary Production

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