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Complete Communication Skill Training And Enter The Field Prepared

Complete Communication Skill Training And Enter the Field Prepared

by

Emma

Summary :

Centennial College\’s communication skill training prepares students to meet the demands of the fast-paced public relations field.

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Do you want to get connected to the public relations industry by attending communication skills training in the form of a Corporate Communications and Public Relations program? Have you already completed a post-secondly program and can submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of successful completion? In addition, are you able to attend an information session that includes writing and editing exercises and submit a portfolio of writing and a resume? If you answered yes\’, you may want to consider applying to Centennial College\’s Corporate Communications and Public Relations offering. Those who can present a combination of partial post-secondary education (two years minimum) and relevant work experience may also be considered for Centennial College\’s communications training.

Taking just one year to complete, the program is one of the most highly regarded programs in Ontario. Among the skills learned via the program\’s communication skill training: learning to research, write, plan, edit, design and implement everything from strategic communications plans and employee newsletters to gala dinners for hundreds of people. In addition, students study the importance of creating communications strategies that influence employee attitudes, shift stockholders\’ opinions and tell an organization\’s story to the media.

Students attend eight communications courses in the first semester and seven communications courses in the second semester. Among these courses are: Introduction to Corporate Communications (examines the origins and nature of corporate communications and public relations and how both are carried out within businesses, associations, agencies and government); Public Relations Writing (introduces students to typical PR writing formats designed to inform. Emphasis is on applying the fundamentals of clear, concise, coherent written communication designed to inform specific readers, both internal and external to the organization); Media Relations (students examine how the communicator develops and fosters effective relations with the news media to achieve specific communications goals); and more.

To round out training, students partake in a communication skill training course called Client Project, which gives them the chance to put into practice the skills and knowledge acquired. Project work is completed outside the classroom, usually independently, with off-campus clients. The work is often for not-for-profits clients and can involve: strategic communications planning including the production of written and graphics pieces such as brochures, media kits or newsletters. Students are assigned a faculty advisor for the course and, typically, find their own clients.

Lastly, students of this communication skill training gain experience in the field of Corporate Communications, by working fulltime for eight weeks (or longer) at a public relations agency, a not-for-profit, a government ministry or department, a corporation or an association to gain practical experience and knowledge. Many Field Placements are unpaid positions; others offer an honorarium.

Upon graduation from the communication skills training and corporate communications courses, as an entry-level communications specialist, students may land jobs that involve: media relations, employee communications and web-based communications.

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Here Klaudia focuses on the features of Centennial Colleges communication skills training and corporate communications courses, which include Public Relations Writing and Public Relations.

Here Klaudia focuses on the features of Centennial Collegefs communication skills training and corporate communications courses, which include Public Relations Writing and Public Relations.

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Surveillance cameras in New South Wales schools cause alarm

Sunday, July 8, 2007 

Installations of closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras into schools in the Australian state of New South Wales has alarmed teachers.

Over 50 schools in New South Wales already have surveillance cameras in playgrounds and outside dining areas. The concern from teachers arises from the pending installation of further cameras inside classrooms and also corridors.

Teachers have expressed concerns about privacy and misuse of the equipment. Senior vice-president of the New South Wales Teachers Federation, Bob Lipscombe, said that teachers are worried about the footage being used improperly, as well as the fact that both teachers and students would be filmed at work by the cameras.

The increase in security cameras being used in schools is an attempt to protect valuable schooling equipment from theft and damage, in particular computers in computer rooms. Lipscombe said that installations in computer rooms will potentially affect many teachers, as all subjects can be taught with the integration of technology.

CCTV surveillance is preferred by some schools over fitting alarm systems and physical bars on entrances to the room, as it is cheaper to install.

Lipscombe said that the Teachers Federation isn’t against CCTV systems provided they are operated properly and with appropriate consent. A solution proposed is to only have the surveillance system record during times when the room is unattended.

A spokesperson for the New South Wales Department of Education and Training has said that the footage obtained is confidential and used to assist police in investigating criminal activity.

Wells Fargo and Barclay’s rumoured to be in merger talks

Monday, January 10, 2005 

Sunday Express, a tabloid newspaper from the UK reported an anonymous source claiming to be an insider to merger talks between Wells Fargo Bank and Barclays Bank.

The rumoured merger would be a radical break in the kinds of mergers Wells Fargo has done and has said it will continue to do (it is assumed that Wells with the higher market capitalization would be the buyer).

Wells Fargo has previously shown no desire to engage in retail banking outside the United States, and has only expanded internationally in its Consumer Finance business and with certain business services.

Wells Fargo currently has a market value of 100 billion, while Barclays is worth 70 billion. The wire services such as Reuters immediately wrote articles about the rumour. Barclays refused to comment on market speculation (it is standard for all corporations to consistently refuse to comment on all merger speculation).

No reporters have so far been able to reach Wells Fargo for comment. It is claimed that talks have been ongoing since October, although they are said to have stalled and then resumed.

There is however the possibility that Wells Fargo and Barclays could be contemplating a business line sale, instead of a full on merger. One possibility is Barclays selling its “Barclays Global Investor” division back to Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo (under old management prior to the 1998 merger of Wells Fargo and Norwest Bank) previously sold its Asset Management (mutual fund) business to Barclays in 1995. Renamed Barclays Global Investors, this business remains headquartered in San Francisco, and still has some connections to Wells Fargo’s new mutual fund business.

Wells Fargo has a long term goal of deriving around 25% of its revenue from investments and insurance; currently it derives around 15 percent of its revenue from this. The purchase of Barclays Global Investor would significantly move Wells Fargo toward achieving this goal.

Another possibility is Barclays buying the private label (or store branded) credit cards of Wells Fargo Financial. In November, Barclays acquired Juniper, a fast growing player in the US private label credit card business.

Promotional Products Everywhere You Look

By Penny Lane

When you are looking for ideas for promotional items for business, it is important that you keep a few things in mind. The customer or client is the first thing that you must remember when ordering these items. Have you ever gone to a fair in your town that is sponsored by different companies and they set up booths and give away free items? These items are called promotional merchandise. The idea behind these products is to gain your attention by giving you something for free and you in turn sport around that item and advertise their business. It is a quite brilliant idea!

Not only do clients get these items when they use the services of the company, but employees may also get these products. When someone has an office in a workplace, their office supplies usually have the logo of the company on them such as their pens, their paper; they may even have calendars printed with the businesses name on it. The reason employees are encouraged to have these items is to show support for the company they work for. You would not want to see someone in their office with a pad of paper that had the logo of a different company on it, it would look unprofessional.

You may not even notice how common these items are. When you get a letter from a school with the logo and name at the top and same with a business, this paper that they have used is promotional. When you go to the bank and get free items when you open a new account or go to a restaurant and see the drinking cups with the logos of the restaurant or you see the employee wearing the company t-shirt, these are all examples of these types of products.

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You may even see people sporting around tote bags with company logos on them. These items are great as far as advertising goes. Bags can be used for an assortment of things. You may want to carry some files to work in it or use it as a purse or diaper bag. No matter what you decide to use it for, you will show the logo to others as you walk around and bags can be used for so many different things. You always need bags and may want to take sand toys to the beach in it or use it to carry your books to class.

When you get free gifts that you can use, it is nice. These items may not be great quality, but you can use them for many different things and help out the company. Promotional products do not only have to promote businesses either; schools use them and different locations use them. When you go on vacation, you can buy shirts or different products with the name of the town on them and these items are also considered to be promotional because you advertise that place and they might get more visitors thanks to t-shirts or bags.

About the Author: Penny Lane has often received

promotional items for business

when she visits a hotel or bank. She ordered

promotional merchandise

online to give to her customers.

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Danish clothing company sells T-shirts to support FARC and PFLP

Friday, January 20, 2006 

A recently created Danish clothing company is selling on the internet T-shirts in order to support the clandestine radio station of the Colombian guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the graphical workshop of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In fact the money will be used by these groups to carry on their terrorist activities. FARC activities include kidnappings, masacres, bombs, extortions and the drug trade.

Fighters and Lovers is selling the T-shirts at 170 DKK (US$27.6), from which 35 DKK (US$5.7) are to be destinated to support both armed groups.

Anna Duever, Fighters and Lovers PR chief, said to Spanish news agency EFE that their objective is to “defend freedom and social justice, which is FARC and PFLP are fighting for”. Duever believes the fact the FARC has been included by the EU in its terrorist group list is a “political game”. “We pay our taxes in Denmark, and that money is used for financing the troops our government has sent to Iraq. That’s terrorism. Besides, in Colombia there’s a regime oppressing population and torturing and killing its people”, she said.

Colombian Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolina Barco, said to local media that “financing terrorist groups is unacceptable and goes against all the international norms. Yesterday [Tuesday 19] our ambassador contacted the Danish government, we sent a protest note and have demanded an explanation.”

A year ago, a Danish NGO named Oprør (“Rebelion”) stated it had donated money to the Colombian guerrilla. A new antiterrorism law in Denmark may punish it.

Danish clothing company sells T-shirts to support FARC and PFLP

Friday, January 20, 2006 

A recently created Danish clothing company is selling on the internet T-shirts in order to support the clandestine radio station of the Colombian guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the graphical workshop of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In fact the money will be used by these groups to carry on their terrorist activities. FARC activities include kidnappings, masacres, bombs, extortions and the drug trade.

Fighters and Lovers is selling the T-shirts at 170 DKK (US$27.6), from which 35 DKK (US$5.7) are to be destinated to support both armed groups.

Anna Duever, Fighters and Lovers PR chief, said to Spanish news agency EFE that their objective is to “defend freedom and social justice, which is FARC and PFLP are fighting for”. Duever believes the fact the FARC has been included by the EU in its terrorist group list is a “political game”. “We pay our taxes in Denmark, and that money is used for financing the troops our government has sent to Iraq. That’s terrorism. Besides, in Colombia there’s a regime oppressing population and torturing and killing its people”, she said.

Colombian Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolina Barco, said to local media that “financing terrorist groups is unacceptable and goes against all the international norms. Yesterday [Tuesday 19] our ambassador contacted the Danish government, we sent a protest note and have demanded an explanation.”

A year ago, a Danish NGO named Oprør (“Rebelion”) stated it had donated money to the Colombian guerrilla. A new antiterrorism law in Denmark may punish it.

Danish clothing company sells T-shirts to support FARC and PFLP

Friday, January 20, 2006 

A recently created Danish clothing company is selling on the internet T-shirts in order to support the clandestine radio station of the Colombian guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the graphical workshop of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In fact the money will be used by these groups to carry on their terrorist activities. FARC activities include kidnappings, masacres, bombs, extortions and the drug trade.

Fighters and Lovers is selling the T-shirts at 170 DKK (US$27.6), from which 35 DKK (US$5.7) are to be destinated to support both armed groups.

Anna Duever, Fighters and Lovers PR chief, said to Spanish news agency EFE that their objective is to “defend freedom and social justice, which is FARC and PFLP are fighting for”. Duever believes the fact the FARC has been included by the EU in its terrorist group list is a “political game”. “We pay our taxes in Denmark, and that money is used for financing the troops our government has sent to Iraq. That’s terrorism. Besides, in Colombia there’s a regime oppressing population and torturing and killing its people”, she said.

Colombian Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolina Barco, said to local media that “financing terrorist groups is unacceptable and goes against all the international norms. Yesterday [Tuesday 19] our ambassador contacted the Danish government, we sent a protest note and have demanded an explanation.”

A year ago, a Danish NGO named Oprør (“Rebelion”) stated it had donated money to the Colombian guerrilla. A new antiterrorism law in Denmark may punish it.

Kitchen Remodeling Costs A Handy Diy Review.

Submitted by: Linda E. Joy

Recently we had decided to do some home remodeling projects. While we all gathered together in our living room and took a glance through our kitchen, we decided that the best place to start would be the kitchen. For the most part of our time that we are home is spent in the kitchen especially with meal preparation, cleanup and eating. Besides it seems that guests tend to congregate in the kitchen area.

We started to research

kitchen remodeling costs

and promptly had to make some adjustments in our priorities as this was not going to be easy on the pocket. There are many hidden expenses when it comes to tallying up

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kitchen remodeling costs

.

While talking to our local contractor, we were able to find out an estimate on having the remodeling professionally done. First he asked us to draw up a wish list of things that we wanted in the kitchen and to rank them accordingly in order from have to have to it would be nice . This was very useful because with kitchen remodeling costs as high as they are you can quickly pare down your wish list.

At the top of our wish list was to change our cabinets. The cabinets were very dark wood and made the kitchen appear small and closed in. In addition we also wanted to put a tile counter top on to match the tile on the floor. As for the window area by the sink, I wanted to expand it in order to allow more light in. We also wanted to remove the wallpaper and change out the exhaust hood above the stove. Our appliances were neutral colors and worked well; though my husband wanted to convert the electric range top from electric to gas. In spite of all the things we had decided upon on the list, we felt confident that we would have enough money in our savings account to handle all the kitchen remodeling costs.

However we were shocked when the estimate for the kitchen remodeling costs came in. Although we would have to take out a loan to complete everything that we had put on the wish list, we began to look at alternatives to keep down the kitchen remodeling costs. First we learnt how to the surface of the cabinets for painting. By painting the cabinets, for instance, an almond color made the kitchen look much brighter. We procured new hardware for the cabinets and the change was simply fantastic. In order to make the kitchen window area look larger I merely removed the curtain that I had hanging in it. Just by taking down the curtain during the painting project I discovered that without it there was more light in the room. Our counter top also looked revived with the lighter cabinets, so we kept it and put up a tile back splash instead. All this really proved to be cost effective and was a part of the remodeling that we could do on our own! Subsequently we got rid of the wallpaper and painted the walls a lemon yellow. In addition we replaced the exhaust fan with one in an almond color to match the cabinets. Today our kitchen not only looks beautiful but we have the satisfaction of completing the majority of the work ourselves and in turn were able to limit down our kitchen remodeling costs. We did not use the local contractor but he undoubtedly helped us have a new kitchen within our means.

About the Author: Linda E. Joy provides readers with up-to-date commentaries, articles, and reviews for

family

,

home

as well as related information.

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