The city of Holland, located in western Michigan has been growing in popularity for the past several years. It is the home of the Tulip Time Festival as well as other popular community events. According to the Holland Chamber of Commerce, the event was named the “Best Small Town Festival” by Reader’s Digest in 2004.”
At the top of the list of popular events, such as the Tulip Time Festival, is the Street Performer Series. This event hosts a variety of street performers and is free to the public. “Every week is different than the week before,” says cityofholland.com. It runs from June 10 through August 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good evening folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log! I know it’s late and I have about 45 minutes before it’s Friday but I wanted to get this in either way. I had planned on typing up a rather detailed post on this week’s topic but I thought I would save it for episode two of the JCast that will be recorded tomorrow evening. The topic is going to be based on how connected we are to the Internet and our smartphones. Now don’t get me wrong here. I am in no way saying that people shouldn’t be connected because that would make me a hypocrite. I am one of the most connected people out there but the information I found is very interesting and it all makes sense. It just amazes me and for right now I am going to provide an infographic, courtesy of Infographipedia.com. It shows some stats on what people do when they first wake up in reference to their phone and even what they do while on the toilet.
When I read over the infographic I had to laugh because a lot of what’s mentioned are things I do with my phone. Another part of the conversation will deal with an article I read in Newsweek. It also revolves around the topic of being connected and how it almost destroyed a man named Jason Russell. Do you remember who he is? I’m sure you remember the YouTube video that went viral back in March concerning “Kony 2012” but if you don’t, this video was a Web documentary about the African warlord Joseph Kony, according to Newsweek. It blew up over YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets and turned Russell into an overnight Internet star. The result is hard to believe but it can happen. I’d go further but in order to find out exactly what happened you’ll have to stay tuned for episode two of the JCast. I’m sure you can do your own research on it but then you wouldn’t get the same discussion and insight that you would if you tuned in to our podcast. I hope everyone has a great night and keep listening and reading! We have a lot more to come and we are already building a fan base so keep it coming and spread the word!Post Views: 43
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello everyone! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written on Jabber Log. I’ve been pretty busy lately with family, work, and especially school. I have about 3 weeks left and I’m trying to concentrate on my studies as much as possible. My final class revolves around my professional portfolio that will be given to potential clients and employers in the future. All of my assets have been put together and I’m close to being done. Graduation is coming up fast and I can’t wait!
There will be a lot of changes coming in the near future. If you haven’t noticed already, Jabber Log has a new face. You can call it version 2.0 if you’d like. The layout has been changed and only the most recent post will show up as fully visible. All other posts will be at the bottom with a small excerpt and in order to continue reading you will have to click the “read more” link. Along with a new face, Jabber Log has recently surpassed the 15,000 mark with 131 subscribers. I am very proud of that and I thank everyone who helped me get to this point.
I have a lot of ideas for the future of this blog. I can’t say too much but it’s going to be awesome! I will continue to write as much as I can but for the last 3 weeks of school I will be taking somewhat of a break. I need to stay focused and work on my portfolio as well as build a site to showcase my work. I’ve already bought some hosting space and a domain name, I just need to work on the site. If you don’t see anything from me for a while you now know why. I have not and will not throw in the towel on Jabber Log. I’m simply taking a break in order to study harder. Have a good one and continue reading. Cheers!Post Views: 41
By Ricardo — 3 years ago
You find it rewarding to be a Communications Training Officer (CTO), but it’s been a long day with the trainee that hasn’t gone well. You are so busy that your 12 hour shift has turned into 14 and finally the time to go home arrives. But then you remember…you still need to fill out your daily observation (field training paperwork) for the new dispatcher.
CTOs are a critical component for a successful trainee experience, and their documentation is imperative for liability protection. While most dispatch centers have high tech software for handling calls, many are still using pen and paper for their daily observations and other on-boarding documentation. If the agency happens to use a Word document or PDF fillable form, these forms still need to be printed and signed to ensure the trainee receives feedback.
The cumbersome nature of manual paper forms creates a hassle to track information down and ensure that a trainee’s file is complete. Quality issues arise in the absence of a consistent, standardized training program. These challenges result in a limited ability to address training issues in a timely manner and be proactive in preventing problems. And without easy, real-time access to the data, supervisors can look like they’re out of touch when asked about the status of a trainee or the overall group, especially on short notice.
It doesn’t have to be that way any longer! Agency360 is on a mission to change this approach. Our web-based field training software is designed to manage the documentation of your on-boarding training program online. Using Internet connectivity, trainers, trainees, supervisors, and administrators can access and complete their information anytime, anywhere. With fields that you can modify, the software can be adapted to your way of training and help ensure your agency-specific policies and procedures are covered.
To learn more check out our website at http://www.agency360.com?utm_source=withinthetrenches or come see us in Booth 154 at the NENA Conference in Denver June 29th and 30th!Post Views: 49