Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Merchant Account Processor (part 2 of 2)

As a rule, you should make sure that you are getting the equal compensation for the costs of your merchant account processor and the services it entails. You should always clarify vague terms and conditions in the contractual agreement. A common additional cost that applies is the wide range of memory capacities, attachments and features such as printers and debit cards pinpads. Buy only what your business requires and don’t be lured by unnecessary features.

There are additional services merchant account provider offers in relation with the credit card terminal such as the automated response unit (ARU). This unit enables manual keyed entry and succeeding transactions of a credit card thru a mobile or land-line telephone. Another service is the payment gateway which is equivalent of a physical point-of-sale (POS) terminal. Payment gateway is an e-commerce service which approves payments for online retailers and e-businesses.

While acquiring a merchant account processor is costly and entails of additional requirements, the service pay off as it safeguard businesses to accept multiple currencies and various payment types. Another advantage is being able to receive purchasing cards which is a growing trend among corporations.

Being able to accept multiple modes of payments of course means, more gain in your business.

The Merchant Account Processor (part 1 of 2)

To process card payments, as a business owner you must be equipped with a credit card terminal or a merchant account processor. This indispensable electronic equipment accepts swipe and manual key-enter of vital information needed in credit card transactions. Related transactions such as gift cards and check verification are also accepted in this equipment.

So how does this equipment works? What are its vital parts? Merchant account processor or credit card terminal needs a power supply to work but there are also terminals that may use batteries in case of power outage. They may either connect to a telephone line or to the Internet but new models can now also connect through a mobile network which enables a wireless transaction. The equipment is consists of a modem, magnetic stripe reader, keypad, printer, power supply and memory card.

Another vital information you need to know is the method of credit processing. A merchant account provider has the capacity to trade a means to process credit cards for business owners. Processing of credit cards is done electronically to an acquiring bank. Verifications of the status of credit card account are automatically known when it is connected through the network.

The actual billing of the charge is summed up at the end of each day batch. An authorization fee is the most prevalent daily charge which is sent to the bank that issued the card even the transaction is declined. Another daily charge is the batch fee. Batching is done when the business owner sends the completed transactions for the day to the bank acquiring the payment.

A merchant account processor can be acquired by the business owner through actual purchase, rent, lease or this may be also offered free in exchange for contractual obligations from a merchant processor. A thorough review of contractual obligation should be made by the business owner before deciding on a merchant processor and a credit card terminal. A business owner should be very cautious on the terms and conditions set by the merchant provider. Everything that had been discussed verbally should be the same thing that will stipulate in the contractual agreement.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Art of Knitting (part 2 of 2)

These needles are available in a wide variety, ranging from bamboo needles, glass needles, circular knitting needles and so on.  The type of the needles decides the distance between two stitches. Hence by using different types of needles knitters can create variations in their product.

As the needles vary in their size and types so does the type of yarn. The two basic types of yarn are the S-twisted yarn and the Z-twisted yarn. Though many knitters use yarns in not more than single color, variations can be created by using different colored yarns. To increase the durability of the knitted product, a single thread of synthetic yarn combined with pure wool is used. This not only increases the durability, but produces a product that need low maintenance than a pure woolen product.

Once the knitters are well aquatinted with the different types of stitches like stockinet, purl, garter and so on. He can add some decorations to his knitted product, to improve the wear and look of the fabric. Bobbles, sequins, beads etc compliment the beauty of a knitted object. Embroidery and appliqué work can also be done to give the object a professional touch.

If the embroidery on an object resembles knitting, then it is known as Swiss darning. Colored beans, leaves, flowers etc can be added to the final product to increase its beauty. These objects can be knitted into the garment using appliqué work.

Knitting enthusiasts can work magic using different types of stitches, textures, yarns and decorations, once they are well rehearsed with the basics. Knitting is an art that requires imagination and creativity. After learning the basics, it is your enthusiasm and creativity that guides your way in the beautiful world of knitting.

Hence the beginner who are learning the art of knitting, should keep their scope for imagination wide, to absorb the beautiful world outside.

The Art of Knitting (part 1 of 2)

Knitting in always associated with arrival of a new born. The sight of a pregnant mother, knitting small sweaters for her child is a well known scene for many. It is said that when you knit a sweater or a scarf with your own hands, and gift it to your loved ones, it signifies the concern and love that you feel towards them.

During ancient times it was compulsory for all young women to be acquainted with the art of knitting. But due to the invention of knitting machines, it became more of a recreational activity.

Knitting, literary means the method by which a thread or a yarn is weaved to prepare a cloth. Thread loops which hold together al the threads is known as stitches. These loops or stitches are pulled through each other. The two stitching needles hold the active loops until a new loop is put through them.

Although knitting by using machines belongs to the contemporary times, the art has its roots, in the ancient Egypt civilization. During an excavation in Egypt a beautifully knitted cotton sock was found, which dates to the later half of the first millennium AD. The first Commercial application of knitting was done in Paris in the year 1527, when the first knitting trade guild was started.

Immediately after the invention of the knitting machine, hand knitting lost its importance. But recent study shows that at the turn of the 21st century, this art has regained its position and is the rage with the people inn the metros. To knit the woolen threads into cloth, two knitting needles are used.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Online Landscape Architect CEU Courses (part 2 of 2)

3. Healing garden design:

Nowadays, more people fall into the traps of day to day stress. After hours of working in a stuffy office, they require a peaceful and pleasant surrounding in order to get relief from stress. Healing garden design course therefore aims at educating the landscape architects the need for healing designs in the garden that make people safe, comfortable and stress free. The course also provides tools to design healing garden. This course is a 4 hour online continuing education and is ideal for intermediate landscape architects.

4. Outdoor room design:

The contemporary American lifestyle requires fantastic outdoor room. The online landscape architect CEU Courses offer outdoor room design for the landscape architects to design the outdoor rooms that combines both functionality and beauty. The outdoor room design needs to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. Hence the course would help the intermediate landscape architect to understand the outdoor room designing projects.

Landscape architects who have registered themselves with the board and have received the license number are eligible to get the online landscape architect CEU courses. Upon enrollment, the landscape architect needs to submit his\her license number to the sponsors of the online courses.

The online landscape architect CEU courses are very easy to learn and they are more helpful for beginner and intermediate landscape architects. These courses would be more useful for their professional development. Since they are approved by Florida Board of landscape architecture, the candidates can join the courses without any fear. The cost of the course is also reasonable.

Most of these courses are generally available for $ 40. The landscape architect can join the course and learn without stepping out of his\her home.

Online Landscape Architect CEU Courses (part 1 of 2)

Courses available for landscape architects are in various topics like BMPs for the landscape, fresh air with fresh interior, healing garden design and outdoor room design. All the CEU courses have been approved by Florida board of landscape architecture.

1. BMPs for the landscape:

It is one of the online landscape architecture CEU courses which offer methodologies to preserve natural resources. It is a 4 hour online continuing education course for landscape architects. This course helps the landscape architect to design new landscapes or renovate existing ones without affecting the natural resources.

It also helps the landscape architect to understand the techniques to conserve ground water level and the quality of surroundings. This course is sponsored by Florida Department of environmental protection. This course is ideal for beginner landscape architect.

2. Fresh air with fresh interior:

 This is yet another online landscape architecture CEU course which helps the landscape architects understand the impact of plants and flowers in people’s physical, psychological and behavioral needs. The course helps the landscape architect to design landscapes with suitable plants and trees which provides fresh air.

The course explains that not only the outdoor landscape, the indoor landscape also requires plants for getting pure air and peace of mind. This is a 2 hour online continuing education course. This course suits the intermediate level of landscape architects.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Online Lessons for Guitar Playing (part 2 of 2)

Search the web for the most informative and effective sites where you can focus all your time practicing. If you are using an acoustic guitar, which is preferred on learning occasions for it is cheaper and highly dependable; go to a site where acoustic lessons are taught. But if you have the money to purchase an electric guitar, perfect. For electric guitars are easier to manipulate though there are a lot of contraptions that needs to be attached.

Read the course descriptions. Never miss a single line. Understand how to go about the details. Download some important attachments and files. This would come in handy if you have forgotten a couple of things. Lessons like these can give you a better foundation to attain acceptable results.

Follow the instructions. Do a step by step outline, don’t rush the learning process. If you have difficulty with one direction, focus on that weakness and practice it regularly. You don’t have to practice for perfection but for knowledge and adaptability. On the first weeks of tutorial things might get pretty messy and quite difficult. But as days progress; you’ll start to notice massive improvements.

An online teaching session includes information about different sequential courses like how to read tabs the right way or how to put those fingers on the proper strings. This not only gives out techniques but also provides songs that are easy to play. And what easier song than that of something you truly love.

If you get really lucky, you’ll be seeing yourself strengthening those strumming skills in a matter of weeks.

To compare the advantage and disadvantage of choosing an online tutorial, one of the dearest benefits is that it is readily available. You can download and order a virtual set without the hassle of being locked up within tons of wannabes making their way through the music store. Another advantage is that an online learning experience is always updated and more advanced.

One very typical disadvantage is the autonomy of learning. You, alone are the teacher and the student. Nobody would tell you how things are going out of hand.

Online Lessons for Guitar Playing (part 1 of 2)

Tired of the old and conventional way of learning to play a guitar? Most beginners depend on self study. Yet they find it hard to create something out of completely nothing. If you really love to play the guitar but you don’t have anyone to guide you, the best advice would be trying an online way of proficiency.

What are the things you’ll need to achieve an absolute and efficient way of acquiring the proper strategies and knowledge through the net?

You need a connection. Of course this is the most important thing when you have decided to go for online tutoring. Next on the list is your guitar. Pick the right guitar. There are only two kinds to choose from – acoustic or electric.

 Then you have to redeem your attitude by thinking on the positive side. Above all, you need to have a goal. Organize yourself. Remember that you are alone on this educative process. No teachers. No musical instructors. Nobody is present to comment on your mistakes and your fingering. So you have to be religious about it.

After establishing yourself in front of the computer monitor, you must have all the things needed, especially a guitar. That you know already. But aside from that you have to make sure that your computer has a fast and powerful online connection. A DSL connection can also add up to the speed ability.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Learn To Draw A Dragon (part 2 of 2)
Also, think about the skin. Is it the leathery type with fine reptilian scales or is it crocodile rough? How about the color? Do you you want it to be in camoflage browns and greens or would you want it in bright rainbow colors? Once you’ve decided on these things, try to make a sketch or a list of all the characteristics. Then, go and search the Internet for photos. Make sure that you learn from your references and not copy.

Be Realistic: Have A Light Source

The light source of your drawing is also important. Although it is from your imagination, pick out one light source that you want your character to be subjected to. If you have various image sources, also be aware of their lighting. The light source of the crocodile picture you are looking at and that of the snake picture may be different. Thus, be careful and make sure that the shading of your picture would sync with the light source you’ve chosen.

Pin point if the source is overhead sunlight, the moon, a window or a cave opening. Take note that light waves travel on straight lines. This could help you know where your shadows are. Keep in mind too that light bounces. Thus, there may be some lighted areas within the shadowed areas. If you are having a problem with this factor, go and get some plastic dinosaurs. Use a flashlight as the sun and you’ll see the shadows you are looking for.

Fire And Smoke

Another important factor would be the fire and fire-breath, if your dragon has this kind of feature. Do not experiment with flamethrowers just to get this right! It is quite easy to achieve this kind of effect. All you need to do is make use of tones. Give contrast to the smoke and flame by using shades of black, grey and white.

Learn To Draw A Dragon (part 1 of 2)

In myths dragons symbolize a myriad of real and imagined terrors, which perhaps originated from the real beasts that roamed ancient forests. But for modern storytellers, it is usually the majestic hero in the story. The best thing in drawing dragons is that you could keep in mind that all those pictures you’ve seen are all derived from mere imagination only. Thus, there is no right way of drawing a dragon. You get to have all the creative freedom that you want in drawing one.

What Kind?

Before you can start drawing, you should first decide on what kind of dragon is it that you want. What is the environment that shaped your dragon? Is it a green forest or a mountainous desert? If it’s one of those mediaeval fire-breathers you might want to consider referencing historical sources. If it’s a fantasy creature, then it all depends on the course of your imagination.

Think of its key features. Do you want it as a slender, lizard-like dragon with filmy wings, or do you want it to be a mighty beast that has the arching back and chest of a war horse? Try to think and sketch out rough ideas like these before you proceed.

Be Convincing: Find A Reference

The best way to have a convincing dragon drawing is by having an anatomy which flows together and has some sense in it. Thus, try to make use of real animal anatomy for your reference. Does your character have wings? If so, are they decorative or functional?

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Why Everyone Should Get the New iPod Touch (part 2 of 2)
The iPod Touch also comes with new volume controls as well as a built-in speaker. This means that you will be able to share your music with other people without needing to plug in a separate speaker system. With the huge built-in memory, you can be sure that you will be able to enjoy hours upon hours of listening to your favorite music as well as watch your favorite videos.

The Apple iPod Touch will also allow you to create a playlist of songs the smart way. Its genius playlist feature will be able to let you create a playlist with songs that go well together.

Another great feature of the Apple iPod Touch is that it will let you have the ability to access the internet. Because it has a built in WiFi transmitter, it will be able to let you surf the internet and even check your emails. If you are on vacation in another country, then you can visit Google Maps and look for directions. Just be inside a WiFi hotspot zone and you will be able to readily access the internet with your iPod Touch.

Not only that, it will even let you play your favorite online videos, and also let you browse YouTube. This means that you will always be able to enjoy the internet wherever you go.

The iPod Touch is truly one amazing multimedia player. And, it's not just your average multimedia player but some people even regard the iPod Touch as a true personal computer. Because it is so small that it can fit in your pocket, you will be able to bring it wherever you go. So, if you are planning to purchase a multimedia player, go for iPod Touch.

With this device, you will not only be able to play your favorite music and movies, but you will also be able to access the internet and check your emails or browse YouTube.

Why Everyone Should Get the New iPod Touch (part 1 of 2)

When people are asked about mp3 players, they often think about iPod. Created by Apple, iPod was and is still a hit for everyone as it offers amazing sound quality and also the ability to let you store and carry your favorite tunes everywhere you go. In fact, some of the iPod versions today are now able to play videos and with the latest iPod Touch, you will see that the iPod is not just a music or video player, it is now considered as the true multimedia player available today.

The Apple iPod Touch offers amazing features that you will never find in any other multimedia players available today. It offers the best sound quality as well as the best picture quality. And, the most amazing thing about the Apple iPod Touch is that it is now integrated with a multi touch screen technology where with just a touch of your finger, you will be able to interact with the device.

With its 3D graphics technology and accelerometer, you will see that the Apple iPod Touch will be able to offer you amazing possibilities when it comes to playing your favorite music, videos, and even games.

The iPod Touch comes in different versions. It comes in 8GB, 16GB, and it even comes in 32GB. For most people, this is a lot of storage space and it will also be able to store numerous full length movies and still have ample space for their favorite music as well as games.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cool Card Magic Tricks (part 2 of 2)
Next, try to deal the card the same way as you have done previously, by laying the cards in groups of three with seven cards each. Now ask the volunteer from which group the chosen cards can be found. Once the chosen group is given, carefully collect each group of cards with the chosen group still sandwiched from the other two. Once the process has been done three times, you are now ready to choose the volunteer's card.

Now hold the cards face down in your hand. Try to ask the volunteer if he or she has heard about the word ABRACADABRA. Tell the audience that it is a magic word that will help you find the volunteer's card. As you deal the cards one by one, do so by spelling the word ABRACADABRA as each card is being dealt. Once you have reached the last "A" stop for a moment and turn the card face up. That card would be the volunteer's chosen card. Doing the process perfectly would always get you the chosen card along with knowing how to spell ABRACADABRA correctly.

Simple Card Trick
Here is a simple card trick that would not require anything to remember or practice. It is simply a matter of natural probability used for amazing effects with cards. This trick can make use of any ordinary 52-card deck. What you want to tell your audience is that you can have them choose two numbers from one to ten and then you'll try to have them show up in the deck either together or with a card separating them.

When a volunteer has chosen two numbers from one to ten, try to deal the cards one after the other face up. Surely enough you will find them surprisingly either together or with just one card separating them from one another. It can have a baffling effect on the audience, but it is a trick that is made possible by pure probability.

Cool Card Magic Tricks (part 1 of 2)

Some of the most common magic tricks that you will see being performed at shows are those that require cards. Card magic tricks have been popular at performances and yet they continue to mesmerize audiences. There are many different types of card tricks that make use of various techniques to achieve their level of surprise and astonishment among audiences.  Here are some simple card magic tricks that you can try out on your own.

This card trick is a self-working card trick if you know how to do it step by step. This card magic trick requires 21 cards from any deck. In order to perform the trick, try to deal three rows of card into a table with their faces up. Then try to place the next set of cards atop the previous ones and do this with the other cards until you get three sets with seven cards each. Make sure that you lay them on the table with each face of the cards visible to the audience.

Get a volunteer and ask him or her to think of a card fro any of the three groups that lay on the table. Tell them to remember it. Next, try to let him or her tell you from which group that card belongs. Once told, pick up one group of cards and then place it on top of the chosen group with the other placed at the bottom of the chosen group.

Next, try to deal the card the same way as you have done previously, by laying the cards in groups of three with seven cards each. Now ask the volunteer from which group the chosen cards can be found. Once the chosen group is given, carefully collect each group of cards with the chosen group still sandwiched from the other two. Once the process has been done three times, you are now ready to choose the volunteer's card.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Things You Should Know About Home Inspectors And Inspections (part 2 of 2)
Most of the realtors would also recommend home inspectors, you would also have to cautious about that too.  There are some realtors that would give specific home inspectors that they use most often or has the lowest price.  You would have to be careful about them, you can check the recommended particular inspectors.  But professional and good realtors would often recommend home inspectors from where you can choose the most appropriate for you.

Again, as a reminder, you should not rely heavily on prices when choosing home inspectors.  You would have to check about the background, weaknesses and strengths of your choices.

About Home Inspections

Home inspectors would make inside and outside inspections. Inspectors would be checking different utility systems and even the outside premise of you home.  Septic inspections are not usually included in inspection services.  But again, there are some states where septic inspections are required to be part of home inspection.

You would have at least a basic knowledge about what inspections should be part of the evaluation of home inspectors.  You do not want to be taken advantage of.  Missing important parts of inspection can be very crucial.  These missed inspections could be the one that needs major repair and have an impact on the sale of the house.

Some states would also require inspections to include termite inspection.  Aside from that, be aware that there could be a need for pool or spa inspection. But this could be available for an additional fee.  Aside from that there can also be a need for wind and mold inspections.
After finishing the inspection, it is important to get a report on the findings and conclusion of the inspection.  The conclusion would give you a basic idea on what repairs should be done and alternative methods that should be used to resolve unsafe and deteriorating conditions.  Make sure that a licensed professional engineer’s P.E. seal is provided on the inspector’s report.

This would validate the report made by the home inspector.

Things You Should Know About Home Inspectors And Inspections (part 1 of 2)

Getting a home inspector to check on a house on sale can be a very crucial point in sealing a deal.  If you are a seller, getting a home inspector could be very beneficial for you.  This would help you understand what needs to be improved or repaired and at the same time, would help your realtors realize the true value of your home.

If you are a prospective buyer or seller and planning to get a home inspector, then there are things that you would have to consider or know before proceeding with any inspections.

About Home Inspectors

You would have to consider that most home inspectors would work for the seller.  So, if you are a buyer, you would have to get a home inspector that would be representing you. But you would have to be cautious on choosing the home inspector for you, in some states like the Massachusetts, a home inspector doing jobs mainly for sellers are not allowed by law to recommend home inspectors to buyers.

Aside from that, you would also have to know that is some states like Florida, their home inspectors are totally unregulated.  So if you are looking for home inspectors and you are in unregulated states, do not stick to least expensive inspection services.  Least expensive home inspectors do not necessarily offer the best services.  It is for the best to check references and client history.

Another tip in knowing if your home inspector is qualified, you can check the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) organization.  They have the highest quality standards and professionalism, members have to undergo entrance exam and psychometric evaluation before being admitted.  This could help you narrow down your choices for home inspectors.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online (part 2 of 2)
Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business that not all marketers can do.
Besides, think of the huge paychecks you will be receiving…

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online (part 1 of 2)

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.
There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do to those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Adult Dyslexia And Related Conditions: Irlen Syndrome (part 2 of 2)
The Beginnings

The syndrome was identified first by Helen Irlen, an Educational Psychologist. This happened in the 1980’s while working in California with adult-learners. She was able to observe that a number of her students can read with better ease every time they used a colored overlay to cover the printed page they are reading.


If you are a dyslexic with this condition, you would have to undergo the patented treatment-method. Here you need to use specially formulated, colored overlays or colored lenses. You can wear these as glasses or even contact lenses. Once you use the lenses, a reduction or even elimination of perceptual-difficulties is experienced.

Their program is specifically designed to fulfill the needs of people with learning difficulties, such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and other conditions that can interfere with sufficient functioning inside the workplace, classroom, and socially.

Some symptoms of this syndrome are poor reading comprehension, reading in dim light, misreads words, skipping of words or lines, slow or hesitant manner of reading, and avoidance of reading itself.

While reading, a person with this condition can have numerous complaints like strain, fatigue, tiredness, sleepiness, headaches, and nausea. A person may also seem restless and fidgety while doing the task.

In regards to writing, you can have some trouble copying words, unequal spacing between characters, uphill or downhill direction of writing, and inconsistent spelling of words.
When using the computer, you can also feel fatigue and strain. You may also experience some difficulty when reading music. Also, you often have sloppy or careless math mistakes. When you write numbers in columns, they are also misaligned.

One obvious symptom however is the syndrome’s effect on your depth perception. You are often clumsy and have difficulty with sports that involve catching balls. You may also have problems in judging distances.

Most of the time, when people with dyslexia undergo treatment, the intervention is not successful since there is an underlying presence of Irlen Syndrome. That is why getting an assessment for this condition is equally important when you have dyslexia.

Adult Dyslexia And Related Conditions: Irlen Syndrome (part 1 of 2)

One condition that a dyslexic person may have is the Irlen Syndrome. This condition is very much related to dyslexia since, they both have a number of similar symptoms. Additionally, a lot of dyslexics have this syndrome, along with having dyslexia itself.

From research and testing, it was found that a diversity of problems could result from seeing a distorted page of numbers, words, and musical notes. It can actually affect reading, spelling, and writing. Also, there are times that math, copying skills, music reading, driving, sports performance, ability to work on a computer, and being comfortable under fluorescent lights are also affected.

Defining Irlen

People with this syndrome perceive the printed page in a different way than those people that has normal vision. If you have this, you are obliged to constantly adapt to the distortions you are seeing on the printed page.

You can become a slow or inefficient reader because of this. Additionally, you may exhibit poor comprehension, since you don’t really understand what you are reading. You can also suffer from headaches, strain, or fatigue.

The condition can affect your attention-span, motivation, energy-level, depth-perception, handwriting, and most of all, your self-esteem. People who sufferers from this condition are sometimes labeled as underachievers that have behavioral, motivational or attitudinal problems.

This syndrome is considered to be a variable and complex condition that is often found co-existing with other learning-disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Acts Of Body Language That Should Be Avoided (part 2 of 2)

Generally Rude Body Language

There are many gestures that are regarded as rude by most people, or that you are avoiding to interact with them. This includes crossing the arms across the chest, holding objects such as books and a bag in front of you, inspecting the time on your watch or the clock, stroking your chin, standing too close, staring or narrowing your eyes, forcing smiles, placing the hand on the waist, slouching, touching your face frequently, blinking more than usual, foot tapping, and many more. Most of these gestures are done unconsciously, but nonetheless, the people who you are talking to may be offended by the said actions.

Posture And Body Movements

One who maintains a good posture is one who relaxes into the chair provided for him, yet his back remains straight with his chin slightly held up and shoulder pulled back. Confidence is also shown in eye contact and in a firm handshake. A poor posture is shown by slouching; it usually means laziness or lack of interest.

If you have a posture that shows confidence, people will treat you differently. They will treat you with more respect.

Be Conscious Of Your Actions

Be aware of how your body move or act. You might be already sending signals of rudeness even during the moments you do not intend to do so. Make sure you maintain a good posture and perform the proper gestures appropriate for the place and time. You might also as well consider the cultural background of the person you are talking to, and adjust to their acceptable behavior and body language.

Acts Of Body Language That Should Be Avoided (part 1 of 2)

Body language is one of the strongest means of communicating one's feelings, moods, attitude, and personality. In fact more than 60% of the communication process comes from the nonverbal cues which includes the body movements and speech volume, pitch, and pacing.

However, there are body gestures and movements generally considered as inappropriate and rude. A proper body language has a right place and a right time. Most of us are usually unaware of our actions. Thus, it is time to practice learning the acts of body language that must be observed and avoiding the actions which may be offensive to other people.

During A Job Interview

A job interview is a very important step to be accomplished by any applicant. They key to success to be hired for the vacant job does not only depend on the documents you passed. Your employer would also give high regards for the way you move and act. Thus, it is essential for any applicant to observe his body language when being interviewed.

One must avoid slouching, which indicates laziness and boredom. Do not tighten your body muscle as well, for this will make you look stiff thus making you look nervous and lacking confidence. Do not place your hands into your pockets as well; this reflects your anxiety and discomfort. Lack of confidence is very well reflected in tapping of the foot, drumming of the fingers, and fidgeting.

If You Want To Show Interest

Signs of interest includes eye contact, and one must be able to maintain it. It signifies that the focus of your attention is on that person. Frequent nodding and leaning your body towards that person also indicates that you are listening to him or her.