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We are bombarded with so many factors that perpetuate disorganization. Computers, fax machines, cellular phones, and on-line services enable us to do more – and require us to do more. The speed of the microchip doubles every 18 months, with no end in sight. There is also a greater sense of urgency due to rising expectations. If I can e-mail you a question in 20 seconds, why can’t you return my e-mail just as quickly?

However, it’s not as bleak as it may seem. In fact, I can help you learn how to use organizing skills to survive – and even thrive. You will streamline every aspect of your personal and professional life by simply applying these skills. If you have been reluctant to get organized, perhaps you have been misled about what it means. Let me clear up any misunderstandings!

Organization is not neatness. You know that old adage “A place for everything and everything in its place.” It is half right. In my experience, the stress comes – not from the clutter – but from wanting to clean up the clutter, and not knowing where to put it. A place for everything is crucial. Everything in its place depends on your needs and your personal style.

Organization is not efficiency. Efficiency is the mechanics of a task, such as “What is the fastest way to get from here to there?” If you look at your “to do” list one item at a time, you can do each item on it. The problem arises when you are trying to attack them all in at once.

Organization is not a destination – it is a journey. Frequently people become frustrated because they organize some aspect of their lives and then suddenly it’s all disorganized again. Organizing is an on-going process. As our lives change, so do our organizing needs.

Organization is not a moral issue; in spite of what your mother may have told you. It is a skill. Some people are born with it, and some aren’t. But anyone can learn it, if they are motivated and have the right teacher.

So what is organization? Ask these three questions. Does it work? Do you like it?” And, if what you do affects others, “Does it work for others?”

If you have trouble getting organized, you’re not alone. In USA Today, a poll of 3000 people cited that next to losing weight, getting organized was their highest priority. However, we continue to make excuses. If you don’t have time, could it be because you waste it unnecessarily because you aren’t organized? If you don’t know how, have you ever taken a course on getting organized? If you don’t want to, is it because you need to try another approach?

It’s time to break down the barriers that are preventing you from getting organized.

Here are some ideas to get started:

1) Decide what really matters

Identifying some things that are really important to you can serve as a great motivator to get organized. Many businesses have mission statements posted on their walls. Try writing a personal mission statement.

Take a pad and pencil and find a quiet place. List 10 things you love to do. (If eating and sleeping are two of them, write 12!) I tried this exercise, and I was shocked and saddened to discover how difficult it was to even think of 10 things I loved to do. Most of them were simple, non monetary things, like “take a walk in the woods,” or “have dinner with my daughter.” And most of them – to my dismay — I had just been “too busy” to do. Ask yourself a hard question such as, “If I only had 6 months to live, what would I be doing?” If you’re not doing it right now, why not?

2) Eliminate the unnecessary in your life

My favorite chapter in Taming the Paper Tiger is “The Art of Wastebasketry®.” Research shows that 80% of what we keep we never use. But we are afraid to let go, afraid we might need it again. I have never met anyone who said their problem is too little stuff. Stuff is our security blanket. Yet, all the stuff in the world will not fill a hole in the heart. An old adage from a textbook in the 1600’s said, “Have nothing in your home which you do not know to be useful or think to be beautiful”, and I’d like to add, “or love”.

The issue of letting go also prevails in our offices. A major step toward better organization in the work place is a File Clean-Out Day. I orchestrated such a day for a major association in Washington, DC several years ago. One gentleman in the office was horrified at the thought of getting rid of boxes of papers they had accumulated over the past 15 years. On my follow-up visit several weeks later, that same gentleman walked up to me, “I knew it,” he said, “we threw out those old records, and sure enough someone called me up and asked me if we had them!” “And what happened?” I asked. He paused, and a slow grin appeared on his face. “Absolutely nothing,” he replied, “absolutely nothing!”

When you are trying to decide whether to keep something, ask yourself: “What’s the worst possible thing that would happen if I didn’t have this?” If you can live with the results, get rid of it!

3) Try something different

I believe it was an old Burma Shave sign that read “Choose your rut carefully. You’ll be in it for the next 30 miles.” Some of us have been fighting disorganization for 30 years. Even when you do get out, it’s so easy to slip back in again! It’s easier to continue doing the same old thing than it is to change – even when you want to change. But if you keep doing what you’ve always been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always been getting.

4) Ask for help when you need it

We often do ourselves a terrible disservice by assuming that everything is competitive instead of cooperative. Recently in my own home, I rushed around frantically to take out all the trash before the garbage collectors came. I assumed my husband could see my frustration and would assist me. Finally, as I was walking back in the door, he looked up and asked, “Do you need some help?” “Not now,” I answered curtly. He replied, “Why didn’t you ask?” (I reminded myself this is the same man who can trip over three pairs of shoes and not notice they’re there!) It is not a sign of weakness to ask; it is a sign of ignorance not to.

5) Eliminate perfectionism and procrastination

I have always been the great procrastinator. Then I had the opportunity to work with an art therapist. I had put off creating art, feeling as though I could not express myself the way I truly wanted. One day the art therapist said “Today I want you to draw an ugly picture.” I thought a minute, and then felt relief. Anyone can draw an ugly picture – even I can do that. I started to draw and for a moment it looked pretty, and I started to panic, “maybe I can’t even do that right”. Suddenly, I realized that what I had always called “creative procrastination” was really fear. Fear that I wouldn’t be perfect. If I procrastinate long enough, my fear of not getting it done would become greater than my fear of failing, thus I would have no choice but to do it.

6) Choose the right tools

My father used to say to me, “Half of any job is having the right tool.” Probably 8 times out of 10, a major stumbling block to organization is not having the right tool.

Consider what happens when you don’t have the right tools at the office. In my experience, most offices have miserable filing systems. How can I tell? It’s easy – just walk up and down the halls and glance at peoples work space. If they are filled with paper, I can guarantee that the filing system isn’t working.

One of the biggest mistakes in disorganized households is not having a “home office” – a place (you like!) to manage the business of life.

7) If a system isn’t working, don’t try to fix it – start over

Photographs? Filing System? (No, this isn’t a mistake – just something to think about!)

8) Manage your “to do” list instead of letting it manage you

In my early days as a professional organizing consultant, I was convinced that if I just got organized enough I’d be able to get everything on that list done. Now I comfort myself with a comment made by a colleague: “A creative mind always has more ideas than the physical body is able to carry out. The only people who finish their ‘to do’ list are dead.” When you leave work at the end of the day, identify the three most important “to do’s” for the next day – and do them!

9) Clutter is Postponed Decisions®

I learned this from clothes closets! How many items you do find in your closet because you haven’t decided whether you’ll ever wear them again — “Maybe someday I’ll lose 10 pounds!”

Have you ever walked into your office one morning and said, “Okay. Today I’m going to clean up this mess?” You pick up one piece of paper, then another, and another – and before you know it, the pile on the left is now on the right. There are three choices with any piece of paper: File, Act, or Toss!

10) Forgive yourself when you miss the mark and move on

Human behavior is not like computer software. It cannot be installed. It has to be nurtured.

I’m continually amazed at how much we can learn from children. On a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago I was sitting next to a six-year-old boy who was traveling alone. He was trying his best to entertain himself and was really behaving very well, but frequently he would ask me, “How much longer is it going to be?” After what seemed like the 100th time, I replied, “Only 30 more minutes. It will just take patience.” He looked up at me innocently with his big brown eyes and asked, “How long is patience?”

You’ve already made the first step to a more organized life by reading this article. But be patient with yourself – and with others, when it comes to getting organized. Like a puzzle, take one piece at a time. Organized living in a disorganized world may only be a few more pieces to the puzzle. And then before you know it, you can see the whole picture more clearly.

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How to Record Zoom Meeting as a Participant & Without Host Permission

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Zoom meetings are fast-paced and frenetic, which makes it challenging for your team to stay on the same page. This can make it difficult to keep discussions brief and concise. To help keep everyone on the same page, you can use a Zoom meeting recording app. Participants can listen to the meeting and take notes without disrupting the flow of the meeting. The best part? You don’t need to be an IT pro to set up a Zoom meeting recording. Follow these simple steps to start recording your team’s meetings.

What is a Zoom Meeting Recording?

Unlike a normal meeting, which is audio-only, a Zoom meeting allows you to both see and hear everyone in the meeting room. Zoom takes notes during the meeting and sends the audio recording straight to your inbox. Then, you can edit and annotate the recording with your team’s comments. You can also share the recording with others who are on the meeting attendee list. Once you start recording, you can pause and resume the Zoom recording if you need to. And don’t worry, your team won’t be able to see that you’re recording them. Zoom offers several different recording options, so you can find one that works for your team.

Record Your Team’s Meetings with Zoom

If you’re looking to start recording your team’s Zoom meetings, consider setting up a recurring meeting. Every week, you can schedule a Zoom meeting to record the meeting. This makes it easier to stay consistent. You can also use a Zoom meeting recording app like Webex Meetings or Zoom to record your team’s meetings on your smartphones and tablets. Before you can record a meeting, make sure the option is turned on in your Zoom settings. Next, invite everyone to join the meeting via the company-wide Zoom app.  If you have any questions about the recording, click “Ask the host” and send an email to the host.

Set Up a Zoom Meeting Recording

While recording a Zoom meeting is convenient, you’ll want to make sure it’s set up correctly. Begin by inviting everyone who will be invited to the meeting to join via the Zoom app. Then, start the meeting and make sure the “Record” option is turned on. If the meeting is audio-only, then you won’t be able to record it. But, you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting. If the meeting is audio-only, then you won’t be able to record it. But, you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting. Once the meeting is finished recording, you’ll be able to view and edit the recording in your Zoom inbox. When you’re ready to save it, select “Save” from the header. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader.

how to record zoom meeting

If you’re looking to start recording your team’s Zoom meetings, consider setting up a recurring meeting. Every week, you can schedule a Zoom meeting to record the meeting. This makes it easier to stay consistent. You can also use a Zoom meeting recording app like Webex Meetings or Zoom to record your team’s meetings on your smartphones and tablets. Before you can record a meeting, make sure the option is turned on in your Zoom settings. Next, invite everyone to join the meeting via the company-wide Zoom app. Once everyone has accepted the invite, they will automatically be added to the meeting. Then, you can start the meeting and begin recording.  When you’re ready to save it, select “Save” from the header. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader.

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If you want to start recording your team’s Zoom meetings, you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia. This will allow you to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. If your team uses Zoom, you can also use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. This will help you stay on the same page with your team. Once you’ve set up your Zoom meeting recording, host the meeting and start recording. Then, start the screen recorder to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. You can use these recordings to help your team stay on the same page. Make sure to set the screen recorder’s audio level to “Mic +” or “Mic Only.” This will make sure you don’t accidentally record the meeting audio. Next, share your screen recordings with your team. They can then view and edit their screen recordings to make sure everyone is on the same page.

wrap up the meeting after the recording

 When you’re ready to save it, select “Save” from the header. END the meeting by announcing that it’s time to end the meeting. If you want to add a closing remark, then do so. But, make sure to announce that the meeting is over. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader. END the meeting by announcing that it’s time to end the meeting. If you want to add a closing remark, then do so. But, make sure to announce that the meeting is over. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader.

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One benefit of recording your team’s Zoom meetings is that you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia. This will allow you to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. If your team uses Zoom, you can also use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. This will help you stay on the same page with your team. Make sure to set the screen recorder’s audio level to “Mic +” or “Mic Only.” This will make sure you don’t accidentally record the meeting audio. Next, share your screen recordings with your team. They can then view and edit their screen recordings to make sure everyone is on the same page.

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6 Tik Tok Mistakes To Avoid For Building A Good Marketing Strategy

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6 Tik Tok Mistakes To Avoid For Building A Good Marketing Strategy

Sometimes we people can lag having something new in a day, but our technology speed would never. Tech fields have touched spikes from the past to now by seeing the launch of social networking sites every day. If it comes to sharing an example, then nothing can beat the craze of Tik Tok marketing that people are still in the same passion and looking to shift to another platform that helps them gain popularity within a night. Counting the estimate from past years, Tik Tok has reached 800 million+ fans worldwide.

Tik Tok has gained massive success till it has ruled the market singlehandedly. But there are some mistakes if tackled with time then, the future can be different for it. If you want to build a good brand identity, you must avoid some mistakes that help you eliminate the situation that might become a hurdle for you in the future ahead.

  • Not Targeting The Right Audience.

The most common reason for not surviving TikTok in the market so long is that it is mainly coming into force to entertain the public at large. As it has whooping popularity with 8-00+ billion followers, people have started placing their ads on that. So selecting the niche where you need to target your audience is very important for avoiding mistakes for existence.

  • Not Being Fun

Before posting something on any social media or engaging platform, we have to analyze the content that needs to be placed accordingly. Like TikTok is a platform for entertainment and fun, you can’t place serious and wooden content there for gaining views. It’s just like you are ruining the pace of things meant to be there.

  • Not Sharing User-Generated Content

It needs to be deeply researched into what kind of videos can gain a high engagement rate. Not all kinds of videos are supposed to be posted there, as TikTok marketingdemands user-generated content. Try to build or gain the trust of your followers by making them feel comfortable with your linking. 

  • Not Feeling The Urgency Of Influencers

People love to believe those they feel more engaged with regularly or more frequently. So taking support from influencers to boost engagement on your platform would be a great move that can help you increase your brand visibility and increase followers’ reach. 

  • Lagging In Hashtag Challenges

If you have stepped into social media platforms, you must have good knowledge of how beautifully you can use hashtags. So sit and research what could be the best hashtags that can go well with your brand reach and how you can use them to increase your audience range.

  • Not Looking Realistic

Excessive promotional activity can snatch the realness out of your brand. Alternatively, you can go with content that indirectly benefits your product or services. Finally, try to adopt a more natural approach to encourage the brand so that followers love to become a part of your journey.

Takeaway

If you are searching for a reference where you can get all the amazing things done with your social media handles, you can reach out on the page ‘Socialboosting“. If your purpose is to increase the number of followers, boost engagement, Quality followers, and marketing tips, you should not delay reaching out there. Give it a right try in just the right way.

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Secrets to AI PRAPHRASING TOOL

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PRAPHRASING TOOL

If you’re like most people, you probably think that artificial intelligence (AI) is some sort of magic. After all, it can do things like read and understand human language, recognize faces and objects, and even beat humans at complex games like chess.

But the truth is, AI is just a tool. And like any tool, it can be used for good or for bad.

In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the ways that AI can be used for evil purposes. 

We’ll also discuss what you can do to protect yourself from these malicious uses of AI.

1. Creating Fake Videos and Photos

One of the most worrying ways that AI can be used for evil purposes is to create fake videos and photos. This is also known as “deep fakes.”

Deep fakes are created by using a type of AI called a generative adversarial network (GAN). A GAN consists of two neural networks: a generator and a discriminator.

The generator creates fake data, while the discriminator tries to distinguish between the real and fake data. The two networks compete with each other, and as they do, the generator gets better and better at creating realistic fake data. Check RemoteDBA for more details.

Deep fakes have been used to create fake celebrity porn, as well as political propaganda. In 2018, for example, a deep fake video of Barack Obama went viral. The video featured Obama saying things that he never actually said.

2. Stealing Your Personal Data

Another way that AI can be used for evil purposes is to steal your personal data. This is possible because many popular applications and websites use AI to recommend content to you based on your interests.

In order to do this, these applications and websites need to collect data about you. This includes things like your age, gender, location, and what you like to do online.

Once they have this data, they can sell it to advertisers or use it to influence your behavior.

3. Manipulating the Stock Market

AI can also be used to manipulate the stock market. This is possible because there are now algorithms that can automatically trade stocks based on certain conditions.

Some of these algorithms are designed to take advantage of human behavior. For example, they may buy stocks when prices are low and sell them when prices are high. This can result in huge profits for the people who own these algorithms, but it can also crash the stock market.

4. Disrupting Elections

AI can also be used to disrupt elections. This is possible because AI can be used to create fake news articles and social media posts. These fake articles and posts can then be spread by bots, which are automated software programs that control online accounts.

Bots can be used to automatically like, share, and comment on content. They can also be used to message people en masse. This means that they can easily influence what people see on social media and other online platforms.

If you’re like most people, you probably think that the best way to get better at paraphrasing is to practice on your own. However, this isn’t always the case. While it’s true that practice makes perfect, there are some other things that you can do to help improve your paraphrasing skills. 

In this article, we’ll share with you some of the secrets to becoming a master paraphrase.

The first secret is to understand what you’re reading. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s actually very important. When you’re reading something, take the time to think about what it means. If you can’t understand it, chances are you won’t be able to paraphrase it correctly. 

The second secret is to take your time. Don’t try to paraphrase something if you’re in a hurry. If you rush, you’re likely to make mistakes. Instead, take your time and focus on getting it right. 

The third secret is to practice, practice, and practice. The more you practice, the better you’ll become at paraphrasing. To find a text that you can use for practice and start working on it. 

Conclusion:

By following these secrets, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a master paraphrase. So get out there and start practicing!

If you want to improve your paraphrasing skills, there are a few things you can do. One is to practice on your own, and another is to understand what you’re reading. You should also take your time when paraphrasing, and focus on getting it right. And finally, keep practicing!

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