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Qualifications needed to become an Electrical Engineer

Jobs for electrical engineers are forever going to be in demand in the commercial world and domestically. A challenging career, not only is gaining the right qualifications necessary to entering the trade, but ensuring accreditation to the Institution of Engineering & Technology, (IET) is key to forging success within the field.

Ahead of anything else, gaining strong passes at both GCSE and A Level in mathematics is a nifty start, as is having a technically and analytically astute mind. From here, a degree in BEng should be considered. However, getting a good pass in an MEng degree helps progression to Chartered Engineering faster and less protracted a path.

Ideally, whichever degree is taken will be accredited by the IET and, will ideally have practical training. This training should take place within an industrial setting, which in itself should also be well structured and regulated.

Having these qualifications behind you will not be enough to secure that electrical engineering job; a period of reaching Initial Professional Development (IPD), will be required. IPD ensures a candidate in the field has not only responsible experience, but has also undergone crucial and necessary training. In some cases, degrees offering practical experience can contribute to this.

Following graduation too, gaining Chartered accreditation (CENG) will be required. This will take a minimum of 4 years to achieve, and requires candidates to become a Member of the Institution, (MIET or MIEE). Though a protracted route, and one which takes a great deal of determination and skill, reaching these milestones can lead to successful and lucrative career.

Backed by a CEng, jobs for electrical engineers open up the world over, on some of the most exciting and ground breaking projects. With new modelling techniques and approaches being developed all the time too, learning new aspects to the trade and keeping up relevant awareness is also critical to ongoing success.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Staff Writer - February 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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Management Skills for New Managers – AMA Seminar #2238

Gain the core skills you need to succeed!
This seminar will give you the crucial foundational skills to shift from being an individual contributor to a manager who can drive bottom-line performance. Using guided role play, exercises and skill practice sessions, you will discover how to adjust your management style, tackle new challenges and get results across all functional areas.

In-depth skills practice using the Situational Leadership II model combined with interactive activities take you through the paces of motivation, delegation, coaching, communication, performance management and leadership. Combined with a personal skills assessment, you can zone in on your strengths and weaknesses and shift your focus to areas of improvement so you can further expand your sphere of influence and achieve team synergy and success.

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Is Cosmetic Surgery On Young Adults Okay?

Today’s teen culture appears, from the surface, to be one of aesthetics and physical appeal. Between celebrity icons like Paris Hilton and television shows like 90210, teenagers certainly have several sources of media geared towards them and promoting the sex appeal agenda. Plastic surgery Toronto on young adults has become increasingly prevalent in popular culture, and some are worried that the relative ease of attaining such procedures is baiting teens and young adults into seeking what is more commonly known as plastic surgery.
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7 Steps to Creating Million-dollar Results With your Own Mastermind Team

“Mastermind” is the one of the greatest “secrets” to success. A Mastermind is a group of people who share a common vision and commit to leveraging each other’s brilliance, skills and big thinking to achieve their biggest dreams. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, talked about the power of masterminding almost 100 years ago! When you gather a small group of committed, successful people together and focus on your individual businesses – magic happens. I know – I just spent last weekend with my Master Mind for our quarterly in-person meeting and the results were phenomenal.

When I look back at the 18 months our Master Mind has been together it’s truly amazing what each of our five members has accomplished.

Launched a highly lucrative seminar series

Made over $80k in just under 5 days

Leapt from struggling financially to six-figure income

Rebranded business and launched new website in under 3 months

Created a highly sought-after protégée program

Too many more to count!

I’ve personally participated in these types of groups for over 10 years. In reflection, some of my greatest “out-of-the-box” ideas and big accomplishments come from this type of unwavering support (and a swift kick in the butt) when I get scared.

I get approached all of the time to help people put their own mastermind together so I thought this month I’d share my insider secrets to creating million-dollar results through a mastermind team.

1. Mastermind with others who are playing big.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Most of my time is spent with my mastermind group. They are all 6-figure earners who take big risks and are well respected in the community. If you want a massive leap in your business success, start surrounding yourself with the “power players.” These type of people will never let you get away with playing it safe and being unsuccessful.

2. Commit to meeting regularly.

Our group meets every Monday morning on the phone for 1 ½ hours and three times a year in person for a retreat. Our commitment to each other is a part of what keeps us on our toes. During our weekly calls, two members of the group present a challenge and the rest of us brainstorm and strategize solutions. Our retreats are more in-depth planning events. Consistency is the key.

3. Solve problems with the “third mind.”

When two or more people are gathered, a third entity is created which is the “collective intelligence.” It is said that a problem can never be solved with the same level of thinking in which it is created. Part of the magic of masterminding is in the synergy created by people who don’t really think the same way. By building on each other’s ideas, something completely new gets created.

Case in Point:

At a recent event, a few members of our mastermind were having breakfast and talking about the Small Biz Marketing Summit that we are all speaking at in May (another result of leveraging each other.) As we threw out an idea to market the event, each of us built on it until we realized that not only had we created a brilliant way to help people get the most out of seminars but we had created a whole new product! By bringing one possibility to the group we synergized and brainstormed our way into a really awesome opportunity for everyone. Now that’s cool!

4. Balance ambition with reality.

It is often said that there are no unrealistic goals, just unrealistic timelines. Sometimes as entrepreneurs, our big visions of success are really “right, shiny objects”(i.e. distractions from the goal.) A mastermind helps you stay focused, keep things simple and accomplish more because you are staying on track.

5. Leverage a “board of advisors”.

I can’t tell you how many times my mastermind group has saved me thousands of dollars with excellent business advice. When I incorporated, it was my mastermind I turned to for advice on all of the steps. When someone throws out an idea that seems unrealistic, I whip out my “how will it make you money” filter. We each represent a certain type of skills or strength that balances the group. When we don’t know what to do about a business decision, we will often bring it to the team to help us decide.

6. Experience mastery.

You can’t “hide out” or play small when you have a mastermind committed to the success of each member. You are forced to strive for that extra goal when you know your mastermind is holding you accountable. A mastermind pulls you forward. It becomes easy to take responsibility for your success and growth when you know someone “has your back.”

7. Evolve beyond your wildest dreams.

Sometimes when life is a bit challenging, one of us will slack off, get stagnate, or start thinking small. Each and every one of us believes that we have made a $10,000+ investment in each other. We show up (no excuses) for the calls on time, we talk to each other regularly outside of the calls, we give our time and talent to each other freely to support each others ventures, and we always challenge each other to play big. And we have made a commitment to each other that we won’t leave anyone behind and we won’t play small. So in turn, when life gets rough, we get through it with support and camaraderie.

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I highly encourage each of you to form your own mastermind. Simply look around at people you admire and want to associate with and approach them with the idea. They in turn might have friends and associates they want to include. Let it evolve naturally – take the initiative to get your own mastermind started.

Melanie Benson Strick
http://www.articlesbase.com/entrepreneurship-articles/7-steps-to-creating-milliondollar-results-with-your-own-mastermind-team-127296.html

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Esquecer Um Nome: Pecado Mortal

Com certeza você já passou pela embaraçosa situação de, num evento corporativo, encontrar aquele contato importantíssimo, mas que na hora você não tem a menor idéia do nome.

Pior ainda é quando ele lembra seu nome, sua empresa e qual foi a última vez que vocês se encontraram. Aí é desastre na certa. Sua única saída é tentar esticar a conversa, para que num lance de sorte você encontre uma luz no fim do túmel e sua memória volte a funcionar.

De qualquer forma, este é um pecado mortal no mundo corporativo, que pode fechar portas e inviabilizar novos negócios.

Mas o grande mestre Dale Carnegie pode nos ajudar. Segue um resumo de suas principais dicas para que você nunca mais esqueça um nome na sua vida:

Primeiro passo: IMPRESSÃO

O primeiro passo a tomar para receordar um nome é a impressão. Para isso devemos:
-ouvi-lo claramente;
-obter uma impressão nítida da imagem da pessoa, cujo nome queremos recordar. De outro modo, os nomes vêm a ser como um esforço feito para refletir nossa boa memória quando na realidade deve ser o resultado de nossos desejos de dar importância aos outros.

Cinco maneiras de obter uma impressão clara e nítida de um nome:
1- quando for apresentado a uma pessoa, o-u-ç-a. Concentre-se em ouvir o nome corretamente. Pense somente em uma coisa: o nome.
2- se não ouvir calaramente o nome dia: “Desculpe-me, poderia repetir o seu nome por favor?”
3- se apesar disso, você ainda continua não entendo o nome, peça que a pessoa o soletre.
4- alguns nomes são tão difíceis que, ainda depois de terem sido soletrados, é possível que não possa repeti-los. Nesse caso peça permissão para escrevê-lo.
5- use sua força de vontade para recordar o nome.

Três maneiras de obter a clara e nítida imporessão de uma pessoa:
1- observe as características faciais.
2- obrenha uma clara impressão do seu físico.
3- obtenha uma clara imporessão de sua voz.

Segundo passo: REPETIÇÃO

Você poderá recordar qualquer coisa, se a repetir com freqüência.

Terceiro passo: ASSOCIAÇÃO

A forma mais segura para recordar nomes é fazer uma associação entre o rosto e a imagem que o nome sugere.

Seis formas mais comuns para fazer uma associação:
1- rima: faça uma rima usano o nome da pessoa com alguma caracterísita desta ou com algo oposto; e então fixe-a em sua memória como um quadro imaginário que lhe recorde a rima.
2- ocupação: covê pode conseguir que a imagem que tem na memória do rosto de um homem lhe recorde a sua ocupação e, através da sua ocupação, lhe recorde o nome.
3- significado: se o nome por si só tem um significado definido, você poderá facilmente associar a pessoa com o significado particular de sue nome.
4- aparência: associe o nome da pessoa com sua aparência real ou imaginária, ou com uma caracterísitica de sua personalidade.
5- nomes iguais: associe a pessoa com alguém que você conhece e que tenha o mesmo nome ou parecido.
6- imagem mental: use a imaginção. Para nomes mais difíceis devemos usar quadros mentais que tragam à memória este nome.

Bibliografia:
Recorde nomes de Dale Carnegie

Alexsandro Rebello Bonatto
http://www.articlesbase.com/carreira-articles/esquecer-um-nome-pecado-mortal-720782.html

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Does Your Company Need Strategic Partners? Here Is Exactly How To Do It!

Do You Need Capital For Your Company? Build Strong Strategic Partnerships! In this economy, companies who survive have more than just a strong business model; they have aligned themselves with strategic partners in a joint effort to create a win/win relationship where each contributes to a pool of contacts, promotional initiatives and industrial knowledge.
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What is a good intro book to read about becoming a personal / life coach?

I know there are books out there on what coaching is and also books on running a coaching business (marketing, etc.). What I want to know is what are two good references for these two issues. Thank you.

The Power of Empathy: A Practical Guide to Creating Intimacy, Self-Understanding, and Lasting Love in Your Life (Hardcover)
by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli (Author), Katherine Ketcham (Author)

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Losing Motivation? Try My Top 10 Tips!

My 10 successful tips to keep motivated are:

1. Set three goals. First goal is for 12 months, second goal is for 3 months and third goal is for two weeks. Pin it on the fridge at home to be constant reminder.

2. Tell three positive-minded people of your goals. Challenge them to be your accountability partners.

3. Choose somebody whom you can do your fitness regimen with. He/She could be your friend, neighbor, gym partner or Personal Trainer.

4. Write down what you want to achieve, why you want to achieve it and how you would feel if you achieved it. Think of the final result. This is the key to keep you motivated.

5. Plan your week. Poor time management is a major factor in losing consistency with exercise and nutrition. Take two hours out of every week to plan your meals (this could includes shopping and cooking meals)

6. Create a log book of your exercise and nutrition. A study recently revealed that 80% of people who regularly recorded their progress got results.

7. Place a calendar on your fridge. Mark with a forward slash the days when you trained and mark with a back slash those days when you ate healthy. The days that you did both will have an X mark.

8. Be realistic with your results and remember that every exercise session is making you live longer.

9. Don’t put pressure on your self. If it helps you, don’t tell everyone in the office you have joined a gym or started a fitness program.

10. Only do exercise you enjoy so that you can carry it out for the rest of your life.

Tom Merrick
http://www.articlesbase.com/wellness-articles/losing-motivation-try-my-top-10-tips-745637.html

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by mark - February 13, 2014 at 7:58 am

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Tony Robbins on The Hour

http://www.cbc.ca/thehour
Inspirational life coach, Tony Robbins, is on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

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Does positive thinking work as well as prayers?

Prayers commonly involve making personal requests to God. Praying personnels are often encouraged to believe that they have already receive the things they ask for, and to give thanks to God for answering the prayer. Studies have shown that this kind of positive prayers have a relatively high degree of success in terms of prayer request fufilment. Supposing if I employ the same amount of faith, but replacing prayers with purely positive thinking and affirmation without any conscious connection to God, will it have the same effects?

There is so much that is wrong with your thinking, I don’t know where to begin … and I don’t mean that in an insulting way, it’s just that you think like so many others (including many Christians I know personally) who do not understand prayer.

Prayer is not about personal requests. Those who pray to God for something and then give thanks for answering the prayer are misled. We give thanks to God for meeting our needs and thanks for His love. That’s it. If you study the prayers in the Bible, there aren’t any personal requests lol.

Having said that, yes, positive thinking will get you a relatively high degree of success, even without any conscious connection to God. You should study it further, you’d be surprised.

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