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Board Meeting Collaberation

 

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Recently we were given the task to demonstrate to the English 30 A class how a board meeting is ran. According to businessdictionary.com a board meeting is a formal meeting of the board of directors of an organization, held usually at definite intervals to consider policy issues and major problems. We as a class had to create and run an official board meeting. We had come with a fictional company named Louis Valanche. Louis Valanche is a luxurious chocolate that appeals to the upper class of people. It is mostly for those aged anywhere from 25-50 years old. It is made with the finest Coco imported from Brasil and is wrapped in gold. We first had to come up with individual roles for each member in our class. After we finished that we then came up with the history of the company and created a board meeting to discuss the future of the company. I had the pleasure of  being the deputy president along with the secretary. My role was to write down everything that was discussed and motions that were carried or defeated. The secretary of a board meeting has a very important role, they must write down everything that has been discussed because if anyone wants to know what has been said they go back specifically to the secretary for the information. Overall this experience was very educational.  As a class we were able to demonstrate our mastery at board meeting but were also able to learn about things we hadn’t known before.

Learning About Personal Branding Through A Tweet Chat

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Go check out Rick’s Twitter account at https://twitter.com/BigReginaRick

Tweet Chats are a great form of communication. They are a great way to get a lot of people into a similar discussion and organize it all under one #. For those of you who don’t know what a tweet chat is let me explain. A tweet chat is a chat in twitter that people can enter by using the # associated with the chat. The owner of the chat then posses question and you must answer them by using the # associated within the tweet group.I learned that personal branding can be a good and bad thing. I have realized that much of this has to do with your digital citizenship. Your digital citizenship says a lot about who you really are and what you are like. Like Ricks had said in the tweet chat ” Yes because it’s like a mullet. Business in the forefront, party in the back. Let’s potential clients know the real me. ”

 

We had a tweet chat with the students from the Hoover Alabama business class combined with the multiple business classes in Campbell Collegiate. We also had many other entrepreneurs join in the tweet chat they really brought a positive impact to the tweet chat. We talked about the effects of cyberbullying and how it can have a major impact on the kids today. I really did enjoy this experience and  would like to do this in the near future it was a very efficient way to find out everyone’s opinion on a subject. I found this to be an enjoyable event because of all the positive feedback from everyone in the community and outside the community. Maybe a possible topic for the next tweet chat could be Cyber-bullying.

Cyber Bullying

easelly_visualIn my business and social technology 20 class we have recently learned about digital citizen ship. Digital citizenship is basically your online presence. A topic that emerged from digital citizenship was cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is a major issue that effects a lot of teens around the globe. We talked about the effects of cyber bullying and what we could do to try and prevent it from occurring. An example of an extreme case of cyber bullying is the Megan Meier story, it showed the devastating effect that cyber bullying had on her. We were then assigned to make an info graphic to try and spread awareness of this form of bullying. Above is a picture of the info graphic I have made to raise awareness about this topic.

Business In Saskatchewan

sakpower logoSaskatchewan has approximately 1,117,503 people as of January 1,2014. We consume a lot of resources every year. According to the government of Saskatchewan 95% of resources produced in Saskatchewan come directly   from our resources (grains, livestock, oil and gas, potash, uranium and wood).  Saskatchewan has many achievements that we can be proud of. For example,  Saskatchewan’s mining history includes: the first oil well, drilled at Fort Pelly in 1874; the first producing gas well, drilled at Belle Plaine in 1883; the earliest recorded clay production in 1886; the first significant gold discovery, made in 1913 at Amisk Lake-the staking rush that followed led to the discovery in 1915 of massive copper/zinc deposits straddling the border in the Flin Flon area, which are still being mined; the first attempts to recover sodium sulphate, made at Muskiki Lake in 1918; the first salt produced, near Senlac in 1920; a nickel, platinum, palladium deposit, discovered at Rottenstone Lake in 1928; gold and also pitchblende (uranium mineralization), discovered on the north shore of Lake Athabasca and leading to the establishment of Goldfields in 1934; potash, discovered in an oil and gaswell near. These achievements would make sense since we are a province that has a lot of jobs around mining and agriculture.

sask-damSaskatchewan consumes a lot of power every year. Just last year we set a record for the amount of electricity we used. We consumed around 3,543 megawatts in December 6th, 2013. This means that there is a huge demand for power and a lot of job opportunities for jobs involving electricity. Sask Power is owned by Robert Watson President and CEO of Sask Power. Sask Power serves more than 490,000 customers through more than 151,000 kilometers of power lines throughout the province and covers a service territory that includes Saskatchewan’s geographic area of approximately 651,000 km2 (251,000 sq mi). This relatively low customer density means that while most North American electrical utilities supply an average of 12 customers per circuit kilometer, Sask Power supplies about three. In fiscal year 2012, total electricity revenue was $1,736 million (Canadian) on sales of 19,957 gigawatt hours of electricity. They have many locations in Saskatchewan, but their main office or headquarters are here in Regina.

There are many job opportunities of at Sask Power. which include the following: Power Engineer (1st and 2nd class) ,  Power Engineer (1st and 2nd class) , Power Engineer (1st and 2nd class) , Specialist, Server Operations (Midrange) , Director, Enterprise Architecture , Senior Analyst, Contracts Management, Project Manager, Project Management, Technologist – Telecontrol – 2 Positions, Senior Analyst, Performance Measurement, SR Analyst, Fleet Services & Logistics Planning, Project – Utility Worker, AMI Meter Installer, Technologist – Engineering, Electrical – Temporary, Power Engineer – Process, Manager, Logistics Support and Manager. All of these were jobs that Sask Power posted on their website and update everyday letting the community know that there are job opportunities for you to take. They also have many different techniques they implement to advertise their company. For example they have their own website, they also have their own twitter, and finally they have their own Facebook.

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After visiting Sask Power you would assume that they pride themselves in their customer service, and satisfaction. On their website they have many different links on what to do in certain situations, like if there was a blackout or lightning storm. They also have many other links on things you could potentially fix in your house yourself without having to call them to your house to do it for you. Most companies have terrible customer services ( phone based ) but Sask Powers is very responsive and the people on the other side of the phone are very knowledgeable and are very efficient at resolving your issues. According to their annual report Sask Power prides themselves of safety, dedication, and respect, but they are also working on improving their customer service. Sask Power is a major contributor to our economy here in Saskatchewan. They have impressed many people with their services and advice on a range of different subjects. I am astonished by the amount of people that Sask Power tends for and really impressed by their activities to give back to the company. I believe that even though there are many other companies like Sask Power, Sask Tel and Sask Energy, Sask Power to me takes first place. This is for the simple reason that they have one of the greatest customer services. Their employee’s are willing to go out in the harsh weather of Saskatchewan and fix many things like Power lines, water lines and many more.

Finding Passion Through Basketball

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I am really passionate about basketball, my favorite player is Kobe Bryant. He plays for the Lakers, however as of now he is injured at the moment and is sitting on the bench. He has suffered an torn ACL the game before the finals last year and the Lakers really missed him in the finals. A lot of people do not like Kobe because they think he is too much of a ” Ball Hog” but I think he is great because of all the experience he has had. He was able to play with the legends like Micheal Jordan and Dikembe Mutombo which provides him with a lot of basketball IQ and enables him to ” go clutch ” in the dying seconds of a game. If you were to ask people who would they rather take the last shot in a match Lebron or Kobe, most people would say Kobe even though they might not like him as much. Although Kobe is a really good basketball player many people may argue that there are many more players that are equally as good and even better than him in the present day. For example: Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, and many more. Kobe is reaching the time in his life where he is getting older than most of the NBA ( National Basketball Association ) players, he is probably going to stick around for a couple more years but is looking into retirement due to that torn ACL he has suffered. He is probably going to be my favorite player of all time overtaking Micheal Jordan.

I also love playing basketball I probably play about 2-3 hours everyday in the summer as my house is close by a basketball court. I also play at the University of Regina on the weekends with my friends. Basketball is a great part of my life that I enjoy doing. I am currently in grade 11 and have played in RCBA ( Regina Community Basketball Association ) and was on the Campbell collegiate basketball team for one year. I  usually play the low post when I play basketball. But when I am playing for fun with friends I usually play point guard or shooting guard. Overall I enjoy everything about basketball whether that be playing or watching it.