Good morning and welcome back to another awesome episode of The AudioVillains Podcast! This one is special because the show recently turned a year old and we are at episode 40! To celebrate our birthday we decided to go back and reflect on our journey, where we started and what has been going on with us and the show. This is just one episode of a double shot that we recorded recently so get ready to laugh until your stomach hurts. As always you can email the show, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- The beginning of the AudioVillains
- Our early crappy equipment
- What’s going on in our lives
- The Code Seven Podcast Network
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By Ricardo — 4 years ago
I am Rob McMullen, ENP, and current North-Central Regional Director for NENA. I am seeking election to the position of NENA 2nd Vice President and would like the support or endorsement from you.
Serving as a regional director has given me the experience to be a good leader for our industry in the position of NENA 2nd VP. I have learned a lot in my tenure on the Executive Board and look forward to taking on the new challenges this position will present. Like you, I began my service to NENA on a state/chapter level in leadership. I served as president of Indiana NENA in 2008. I then got involved on a national level through serving on operation committees and eventually taking leadership roles in those committees. Running for North-Central Regional Director has allowed me to work with a dedicated NENA Executive Board and hopefully make a difference. I want to continue on my journey of service to NENA by running for 2nd Vice President.
I have worked in the 9-1-1 industry for 17 years and have gone from dispatcher to director. I attribute my career success to my passion for the industry, hard work, personal integrity and involvement with NENA. It is my desire to give back to this association through my service. Some of my top priorities are listed below:
- I want to continue to increase the association’s membership and act as the voice of the telecommunicator and PSAP.
- The association has put a great deal of time and effort into improving wireless location accuracy and I want to continue to support the PSAPs in this project so that every 9-1-1 caller can be found.
- I applaud early adopters and support Next Generation 9-1-1. However, I also recognize there are still areas without 9-1-1 services and want to assist these areas in obtaining an equal level of 9-1-1 services.
While I am unable to travel to every chapter to campaign, I wanted to reach out to you and provide your membership with some information about myself. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and/or your board via conference call as well. I hope that you will post my bio on your website and encourage your members to vote for me. A vote for me is a vote for every PSAP in North America!
Thank you for your support.
Voting starts April 28, 2015.
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Hello all! Here’s a late night post with something new on Jabber Log. I have been talking about doing some podcasts for a while now and I have just completed a test run of the JCast. It’s about 13 minutes long and after listening to myself I don’t sound that bad. I thought I was going to sound like a complete fool but I don’t. If anything I sound like I can’t breathe. I was sitting outside in the heat and my asthma started kicking in. I also realized, while editing, that I click my tongue during a long pause. I have never noticed it before but it’s something I’m going to work on and eliminate. I also need to nix the uh’s, and um’s. They’re not too bad but I also noticed that when I tell a story I say the word, “like.” Argh! That has to be the most annoying thing but I didn’t use it that much. It just irritates me so I will definitely work on it. As for my tongue clicking or smack noise, whatever it is, I have edited it out. I know you’re happy about that because I know I am. It was making me mad and after listening to the final cut, I’m much happier with it. Make sure to comment below and this is only the beginning folks so stay tuned!Post Views: 503
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Office Space, “A comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss,” says IMDb.com. The movie is a classic but let’s look at one portion of the synopsis, “company workers who hate their jobs.” The characters in the movie indeed hate their jobs but what if deep down they hated it because they knew that is was slowly killing them? Interesting is it not? The characters are portrayed as stressed out, crazed, and manic yet it’s done with a sense of humor. All jokes aside, my career behind a desk has spanned over 13 years and the stress is real. There are many health risks that come from sitting for long hours but you don’t have to take my word for it.
Could sitting at my desk job be killing me softly?
According to CNN on a feature for Health.com, “Studies suggest that sitting for hours on end is harmful, regardless of a person’s overall calorie intake or physical activity.” How much more harmful can it be to our bodies? We’re just sitting there, right? In no way are we lifting anything heavy so what could go wrong? Within the same article featured on CNN,
“extended daily TV watching and time on the computer–which, like desk jobs, involve long periods of time sitting still–have been linked to a greater risk of metabolic syndrome, a constellation of health problems that can lead to diabetes and heart disease.”
The studies linking desk jobs or sitting for that matter and health problems are staggering. MSNBC featured an article by Men’s Health saying, “A 2006 University of Minnesota study found that from 1980 to 2000, the percentage of people who reported exercising regularly remained the same—but the amount of time people spent sitting rose by 8 percent.” So it appears that people are exercising but it doesn’t do a lot of good if we continue to sit on our rears. Now if that wasn’t enough, sitting for long periods can also affect our posture.
“For instance, if you spend a lot of time with your shoulders and upper back slumped over a keyboard, this eventually becomes your normal posture,” says Bill Hartman, P.T., C.S.C.S., a Men’s Health advisor and physical therapist in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hartman continued to say, “That’s not just an issue in terms of how you look; it frequently leads to chronic neck and shoulder pain,”
Still want a cozy desk job? A desk job may seem like the way to go but if you fall into the land of inactivity then you may experience some health issues. Below is an infographic featured on Mashable.com, which shows the risks and what can be done to combat them.Post Views: 361