Better than the best! You can actually use this adage for Mac laptops for they are unique and highly functional in matters relating to work, office, business, school projects, presentation, anything. When you are using a Mac laptop you get to know about its advantages and you forget that it is machine and even something…
Global warming has become one of the most disturbing concerns in the world now. It has led to a general warming of the entire ecosystem, melting of ice caps and other consequences.
The recent technological advancements and rising literacy among the general masses has led the people have really started to take in interest into the subject and work to combat the phenomenon of global warming. Every day millions of trees and brought down to prepare paper and stationery for the newspapers, books magazines and other such media. Deforestation has now become a phenomenon which is prevalent in each and every part of the the population explosion, and millions of people squatting here and there, the amount of oil used for different purposes like petrol and diesel for vehicles, cooking etc. has made this a losing battle.
A new development in this regard is a green printer. There are a huge number of benefits and advantages that are developed by adopting a worldview that is friendly to the environment. It will not only in saving the earth’s environment but also help to make the earth greener and cleaner. Green printing can help reduce the carbon footprint and save paper. Many people are now embracing it as the future for a greener earth. It is much easier to save money, gas and electricity bills also.
The reason why people are now switching over to the green printing is because basically traditional printers releasemany chemical materials and disturb the ecological balance in the earth. They are also heavy consumers of electrical energy; thus in turn raising the electricity bills to a high level. Also it is observed that most of the traditional printerswaste ink and paper whereas an eco-friendly printer uses sufficient ink and recycled papers. There is a printing company Australia which has started selling green printers in bulk and also many manufacturers keen on making this the next best thing. Offset Printing Sydney is advocating Green printing which would help to reducethe pollution level of the world. Many of the big organizations and companies have also started becoming ecofriendly and thus prevent the earth from being enveloped by global warming.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THEIR job, internal auditors must be able to write, speak, and listen effectively. Of these three skills, effective listening may be the most crucial because auditors are required to do it so often. Unfortunately, listening also may be the most difficult skill to master.
Effective listening is challenging, in part, because people often are more focused on what they’re saying than on what they’re hearing in return. According to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review, people think the voice mail they send is more important than the voice mail they receive. Generally, senders think that their message is more helpful and urgent than do the people who receive it.
Additionally, listening is difficult because people don’t work as hard at it as they should. Listening seems to occur so naturally that putting a lot of effort into it doesn’t seem necessary. However, hard work and effort is exactly what effective listening requires.
Internal auditors must listen to explanations, rationales, and defenses of financial practices and procedures. They are constantly communicating with fellow employees whose backgrounds range from accounting to finance to marketing to information systems. In addition, explanations by fellow employees of any “unusual” practices often pose a significant challenge to an internal auditor’s listening skills. Auditors can use the following techniques to improve these skills.
1. CONCENTRATE ON WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING. When listening to someone, do you often find yourself thinking about a job or task that is nearing deadline or an important family matter? In the middle of a conversation, do you sometimes realize that you haven’t heard a word the other person has said? Most individuals speak at the rate of 175 to 200 words per minute. However, research suggests that we are very capable of listening and processing words at the rate of 600 to 1,000 words per minute. An internal auditor’s job today is very fast and complex, and because the brain does not use all of its capacity when listening, an auditor’s mind may drift to thinking of further questions or explanations rather than listening to the message at hand. This unused brainpower can be a barrier to effective listening, causing the auditor to miss or misinterpret what others are saying. It is important for internal auditors to actively concentrate on what others are saying so that effective communication can occur.
2. SEND THE NONVERBAL MESSAGE THAT YOU ARE LISTENING. When someone is talking to you, do you maintain eye contact with that person? Do you show the speaker you are listening by nodding your head? Does your body language transmit the message that you are listening? Are you leaning forward and not using your hands to play with things? Most communication experts agree that nonverbal messages can be three times as powerful as verbal messages. Effective communication becomes difficult anytime you send a nonverbal message that you’re not really listening.
3. AVOID EARLY EVALUATIONS. When listening, do you often make immediate judgments about what the speaker is saying? Do you assume or guess what the speaker is going to say next? Do you sometimes discover later that you failed to interpret correctly what the speaker was telling you? Because a listener can listen at a faster rate than most speakers talk, there is a tendency to evaluate too quickly. That tendency is perhaps the greatest barrier to effective listening. It is especially important to avoid early evaluations when listening to a person with whom you disagree. When listeners begin to disagree with a sender’s message, they tend to misinterpret the remaining information and distort its intended meaning so that it is consistent with their own beliefs.
4. AVOID GETTING DEFENSIVE. Do you ever take what another person says personally when what her or she is saying is not meant to be personal? Do you ever become angry at what another person says? Careful listening does not mean that you will always agree with the other party’s point of view, but it does mean that you will try to listen to what the other person is saying without becoming overly defensive. Too much time spent explaining, elaborating, and defending your decision or position is a sure sign that you are not listening. This is because your role has changed from one of listening to a role of convincing others they are wrong. After listening to a position or suggestion with which you disagree, simply respond with something like, “I understand your point. We just disagree on this one.” Effective listeners can listen calmly to another person even when that person is offering unjust criticism.
The simplest definition of a digital camera, or digicam – as it is sometimes called, is a type of camera that is used to take still, video photographs or even both, by a digital technique of recording the images through an electronic image sensor or lens. When the camera went digital, the way we visualize the world changed dramatically.
It is no wonder that the traditional camera is an endangered device. Photographers, both amateur and professional, have realized the infinite capabilities of a digicam. For one, a digital camera can actually display an image immediately after recording it and thereby let a photographer decide on the quality of a shot when he or she still has the opportunity for a retake. If the image is not up to the desired standard, it can be discarded without having to go back to the studio. If the image is accepted, a photographer can simply store it and a thousand others in addition to data in the compact memory devices incorporated in digital cameras. Further, there’s an ability to record sound to accompany both video and still photographs.
That is not all. Digital cameras are ultra-compact devices that can be carried inconspicuously everywhere one goes. Smaller formats of a digital camera are now incorporated in most streets, vehicles, roads, PDAs and cell phones. Indeed, digital camera technology has given the world eyes to see everything at all times. Specialized cameras like spy cameras, telescopic cameras among others are armed with the same technology.
Better images can be captured and transmitted onwards within seconds; streets are safer, traffic easily coordinated and great moments easily recorded all because we now have digital cameras and their derivative technology. The world really looks great through the digital lens.