The past week has seen me caught up in some interesting events with regards to one of those things that makes me who I am: My writing, and journalistic skills.
On the blog of my Cats, Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat, Elvira has been raising a fuss on a couple of fronts, with a local newspaper and the Association they wrote a story about, and a local weekly magazine, and one of its prominent journalists. ;-D
The Elvira Factor #2 ( The Memo Update is a proud moment in the history of this blog. ;-D ).
The Elvira Factor #3 - Special, Angry Smooth Puss, Edition ( Still no response to her letters, as of today. ;-D )
Another exercise in the What Color is My Parachute book involved taking stock of Subjects I Know Something About...
( This series of posts begins here )
FROM JUNIOR HIGH, & HIGH SCHOOL:
Performing in front of an audience, Sports, Human ecology, English, English Composition, Speech, Literature, Creative Writing, Math, Spanish (Long since forgot, though, hee, hee!), Violin & Classical Music, Social Psychology, Money Management, US History, American Govt., World History, Ethnic History, Biology, Law, Library Science, Police Science, Typing.
Bible As Literature, Speech, English, English Composition, Creative Writing, Arguement & Debate, Interviewing, History, Law Enforcement, Community Relations, Health, Psycholofy, Sociology, Astronomy, Economic History, World Politics, Geography, Cooking.
FROM ADULT SCHOOL CLASSES:
Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007, PhotoShop Elements 8.
LEARNED FROM CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS:
Genealogy, Poetry, Creative Writing, Job Hunting.
LEARNED ON THE JOB:
Cashiering, Handling Money, Stocking, Taking Inventory, Ordering, Distribution, Customer Service, Customer Relations, Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Computer Skills, Selling Books & Magazines, Renting Movies, Lottery & Lotto Sales, Directory Assistance thru Info look-up, How an Organization works, How to Operate Various machines, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Working with others, Marketing, Sales, Merchandising, Planning, Problem Solving.
LEARNED AT HOME THRU READING, TV, VIDEO, & STUDY COURSES, & LEARNED AT LEISURE, & AS HOBBIES:
How to use a computer & the internet, Cameras, Camcorders, 4 in 1 Printers, and Computer Programs.
Info about Cats, Bicycling, Creative Writing, Stories & Poetry, Journalism, Art Appreciation, Genealogy, Cooking, Blogging, Hiking/Walking, Mass Transit Travel, Air Travel, Train Travel, Photography, Book, TV, & DVD Collecting, Music, History, Politics, Religion.
My Transferable Skills involve many of these interests, and activities....
There are skills Using My Hands:
Operating equipment = Bike riding.
Showing manual, or finger dexterity = Computer typing.
Using My Body:
Being Physically Active, & doing Outdoor Activities = Hiking, Walking, Biking.
Reading Books, Newspapers, Magazines ( And understanding the Little Darlings! )
Writing or Communicating, Talking or Speaking, interestingly.
Editing my own work.
Writing stories, opinion, and poetry.
Using My Senses (Eyes, Ears, Nose, Taste, or Touch.):
Observing, Surveying, Examining, Inspecting, Showing Attention to Detail.
Quickly Sizing Up a Person, or Situation Accurately.
Acting on Gut Reactions, as in making decisions.
Using Analytical Thinking or Logic:
Researching, Information gathering, Analyzing, Dissecting, Organizing, Classifying, Problem Solving, Reviewing, Evaluating, Diagnosing such as in Cause-and-Effect Relations and Tracing Problems to their Sources.
Using Originality or Creativity:
Imaginative, Imagining = As in Figuring out new ways to do things, making up stories.
Inventing, Creating = Products, Words.
Designing, Developing, Improvising.
Helping, Being of Service, Listening, Developing Rapport, Caring, Understanding, Drawing Out People, Offering Support, Motivating, Teamwork, Raising others Self-Esteem.
Using Artistic Abilities:
Dealing creatively with symbols and images.
Conveying feeling, and thoughts through body, face, &/or voice tone, as in Public Speaking.
Using Words as in Poetry, Stories, Blogging.
Beginning New Tasks, Ideas, and Projects.
Making Decisions, Taking Risks.
Getting up before a group, performing = As in making people laugh, entertaining, public speaking.
Promoting, and Persuading = As with products, ideas, arguement, changing someone's mind.
Using what others have developed, Following thru on plans and instructions, Attending to details, Classifying, recording, filing, and retrieving.
I was quite impressed with myself, when I was done coming up with all this, let me tell you!
I mean, DAMN, who the hell knew? Hee, hee! ;-D