The hero’s journey and Casablanca: teaching the monomyth

Casablanca has it all: moving love story; awesome art; and captivating characters. It is a classic movie that millions of people watch over and over again. However, did you know that Casablanca was also an example of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey? Here’s how to turn the movie into a useful tool for teaching the hero’s journey.

The hero of Casablanca embarks on a search for personal growth and development. Rick has lost his way, consumed by bitterness and longing. When he discovers that he can have what he has wanted for so long, he abandons everything for a cause and in doing so finds his way back. However, when the story is analyzed from the point of view of the hero’s journey, first identified by Joseph Campbell, it clearly contains each of the twelve stages of the Monomith.

Learning about the hero’s journey is no easy task, and dividing up the lessons and reading in the classroom can have a profound impact on how students internalize and understand the lesson. Before showing the students Casablanca, describe the concept of the hero’s journey. Provide them with a worksheet that they can complete during the scheduled breaks in the movie.

When discussing the hero’s journey with your class, simply go through the twelve stages of the concept, noting that at times, like in Casablanca, the steps can seem messy. The first thing to establish is a quick summary of the hero’s journey shown in the movie. Who is the hero? What happened to him or her? One answer is that Rick progresses from a self-centered cynic to a caring individual, capable of sacrificing a life with the woman he loves for the greater good of opposing fascism.

Working individually, in pairs, or in class, describe actions in the film that could manifest the twelve stages of the hero’s journey. Remember, some characters, like Laszlo, can have more than one role in the story and one or more of the stages or archetypes (like the Trickster) can be omitted or combined. Make lists of characters to identify the archetypes of the hero’s journey that appear in the film, and for each character, describe the role it plays in telling the story of the film.

Casablanca is a special movie that, with a little planning, can be used to teach students about the hero’s journey. Giving students the ability to recognize this archetype and training them to apply it in different circumstances is a solid lesson that they will use for years to come.

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ACN Videophone: Advantages and Disadvantages vs. Skype, MagicJack and Cable

ACN Digital Phone and Videophone Service

ACN vs. Competence

Listed below are some disadvantages associated with using other phone services compared to using ACN’s digital phone service and video phone.

Disadvantages of Skype

• It is not a viable replacement for traditional phones.

• Both parties need active computers, Skype WiFi phone or video phone

• You need to be registered and online to receive / make calls

• For 24/7 access, the computer must be on at all times, which increases cost and shortens the life of the computer.

• Security venerability – Since the computer must be on at all times and you must run this application with the computer-based service, there is an increased risk of security issues (ie viruses)

• It does not come with the ability to make outgoing calls other than Skype. You must purchase a pay-as-you-go service or monthly subscription to make outgoing calls to non-Skype users

• It does not come with the ability to receive incoming calls other than Skype. The user must purchase a phone through the Skype website to receive incoming calls from non-Skype users.

• Wireless devices that provide mobility within the user’s home cannot be connected

• It does not support 911 and cannot be used for emergency calls.

• Does not support caller ID in the US, Mexico, or other countries

• Does not include more than 16 calling features you receive with ACN digital phone service

• Skype only includes call forwarding, which only works if the user has purchased credits for outgoing calls

• Customer incurs a fee for voicemail

Disadvantages of MagicJack

• Video capabilities not included

• Not a viable replacement for traditional phone service

• Computer required to use the telephone service

• You must install the application on the computer, be connected and online to receive / make calls

• For 24/7 access, the computer must be on at all times, which increases cost and shortens the life of the computer.

• Security vulnerability – Since the computer must be turned on at all times and you must run this application, there is a high risk of security problems (ie viruses)

• Does not include more than 16 calling features you receive with ACN digital phone service

• The service will not work if the computer is in sleep mode

• Customer service is not available beyond online chat.

Disadvantages of cable

• Video capabilities not included

• Requires purchase of high-speed Internet service from cable company

• Voice service can only work with cable company’s high-speed Internet service.

• The price may be higher if it is not part of the cable company bundle offer.

I hope this gives some clarity to those of you looking for the best deals on home phone service. Sometimes finding the service you need with the features you want can be tricky, especially for those of us with a busy lifestyle.

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4 ways to lengthen the content of your infographic

4 ways to lengthen the content of your infographic

In today’s multidimensional world, there is no one-size-fits-all. When you have a great concept that demands recognition, why not use every possible entity to make sure your message is heard?

Traditionally, infographics have been the final means of presenting content, and while it’s a tried and true method of expanding your reach, it’s just the beginning of what you can do with that content once it’s an infographic.

In this post, we’ll explore some methods to repurpose your infographic in other media.

Break up your content in a blog post

There are two common directions you can take when posting an infographic on your blog: host the full-size image directly on your page, or apply a smaller version, which, when clicked, will open into a full infographic. Both are solid hosting methods, they tend to limit how you and your readers can share through other channels.

For example, when someone tweets a link to your infographic, the tweet will only share the title of the blog post along with the link. This does not help to capture the attention of the audience. One solution to this situation is: you can take advantage of any difficult section breaks in your infographic, separate them into their own individual sections, and then add share buttons to each one. Now when someone shares your content, you have the option to share one or more images. It will automatically link to your blog post.

Create more micro-content

Micro-content can come in many different forms. Tweeting the blog can be considered as micro-content, since it is basically a condensed interpretation of a larger content. Infographic sections can also be considered as micro-content. Although it is not that easy, this way the infographic can be divided into sections, which is not always possible.

Try extracting groups of information or data sets within your Infographic and building them into a series of “mini-Infographics”. By doing so, you are essentially creating even more content that can be used across many channels, as well as extending the life of existing content.

Extend content in white papers and e-books

Typically, the content used in an infographic is just one part of a larger set of data or information drawn from the original source. You can use this additional content, along with the design style and layout of your infographic, to your advantage when expanding the topic through the creation of a whitepaper or e-book.

All the amazing micro content you created in the infographic itself can be used to drive traffic to your white paper or ebook.

Try creating a moving chart

With video content fast becoming one of the top forms of media being consumed, expanding your infographic into motion graphics is not a bad idea. However, it is a highly challenging type of content to develop due to the time it takes. And the skill that is generally used to create it is something worth seeing.

If a full motion graphic video seems like too much, you can opt for a series of shorter animations or GIFs.

From topic research to content development and design, creating an infographic can be an ambitious undertaking. You’ll want to take advantage of it as much as you can, and the tips above are a good start.

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Executive summary: Will it be in the first person or in the third person?

If I had my way, each executive summary would be in the first person. But then the world has yet to see it my way.

Whether you write your executive summary in the first person or in the third person generally depends on your relationship with the client. It is like this. The larger the organization, the more likely it is to use the third person, a more formal tone. The more familiar you are with the client and the better the relationship, the more likely your executive summary can be written in the first person and will be more informal and conversational. For entrepreneurs, this tends to be more true with small business clients with whom they have worked and built relationships.

But keep this in mind. Whether you use the first person or the third person in your executive summary, the choice is based on the relationship. If you have a great relationship with the top management of a major organization, you can use the first person. I mean, me, me, us, us. However, if the executive summary will be viewed by other people who may not appreciate the low-key, warm, first-person language you are likely to use, or may not have a relationship with you, stick with the third person; he / she, he / she, they / they, is.

It is up to you to decide whether using the first person in your executive summary meets the customer’s comfort level. For example, you might say to the client, “We suggest that you take this course of action. If you agree, I will schedule an appointment with your people and then we can go over the next steps.” That is first person and informal.

Generally speaking, you will not or should not use the first person when providing an executive summary to any organization you do not know; that is, government, large corporations, NGOs. They are likely to be surprised if you start using I or We. They won’t expect you and the problem you face is that they will dismiss any great proposal simply because of the language you have used.

There are exceptions? Sure there are. Some organizations are just different. They are progressive, creative, more open to alternative approaches. A sports team, an entertainment company, and even a political organization may be wanting to see something out of the ordinary. If your proposal is unique, your executive summary must be unique. You don’t have to follow a traditional third-person format.

My criteria for developing an executive summary, in addition to being a summary of your proposal, is that it be accessible. What do I mean by accessible and how does it relate to first or third person use? I bet you’ve read a book or article that you thought had great content, but it turned out to be a difficult read. By accessible, I mean that the writing is easy to follow, easy to understand, and that complex problems are explained effectively. Books, documents and proposals are often put aside if they are not accessible. People can’t be bothered to read them, including me. My point is, I think writing in the first person is generally more accessible. You can write in your own voice. It is very natural, it tends to be warmer and therefore more accessible. It can even be better understood.

I said at the beginning that the world had not yet adapted to my thinking about using the first person. That’s not entirely true, thanks to the impact of social media. Social media is turning relationship building upside down. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter are building relationships that could never have existed in the past. These new connections are driving inbound marketing, largely through blogging, and blogs are invariably written in the first person. This relationship building through social media is creating a more informal world. That, in turn, is affecting the way we communicate in other areas. So don’t expect an executive summary to be as rigid in the third person as in the past.

But what if you have to stick with a formal third person to respond to that RFP or other proposal, but would like to give your proposal some personality? You may not be able to use the executive summary, but guess what. Your cover letter gives you that option. It is from you, it is in the first person, you can distinguish it, your unique qualities, what you really would like the client to know about you and your company.

Executive summary in first or third person? Ask yourself what kind of relationship you have or don’t have with the customer. You can always play it safe by using the third person. If it can be more personal and informal, and the customer relationship warrants it, consider using the first person.

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Five strategies for organic SEO

Of all the internet marketing strategies in use today, organic search engine optimization, or organic SEO, is one of the oldest and most battle-tested methods of achieving top rankings in search results. Organic SEO works to build rankings for websites based on having highly relevant content that is applicable to the keyword phrases that users are searching for.

To achieve high ranking in organic search results, there are a variety of on-site and off-site SEO strategies that work together to help build authority and trust with search engines on selected keyword phrases.

Here are five basic strategies that search engine optimization companies use to benefit their clients’ organic SEO strategies.

  1. Conduct extensive keyword researchKeyword research is the process of discovering the most beneficial keywords that Internet users are looking for and that you will want to target for your organic SEO campaign. Before starting your keyword analysis, you need to determine who your target audience is and whether you will be targeting internet users on a local, regional, national, or global scale. If you’re simply targeting local search engines, you’ll want to discover keyword phrases that use specific geographic modifiers for your keyword targets (i.e. Atlanta rental cars or Atlanta rental cars). There are many useful tools that allow you to perform keyword searches. Research to find what phrases Internet users are searching for. One of the best is the Google AdWords Keyword Tool, which is a free keyword analysis tool that lists keywords based on their search volumes and competitiveness.
  2. Have strong SEO copywriting: Once you’ve discovered the most beneficial keywords for your organic SEO campaign, you’ll want a professional SEO copywriter to develop optimized web content for your website that uses these keywords in a strategic way that benefits organic SEO. Each web page on your site should be dedicated to a main keyword phrase or topic and that keyword phrase or topic should be used throughout the web content of each page strategically in the header tags (H1, H2, H3, etc. .) and throughout the body. text. Using strong tags in your keyword phrases also lets search engines know that this word is more important than the others on your web page. Having well-optimized SEO copywriting is a key ingredient to the overall success of your organic SEO strategy.
  3. Optimize your meta tags: Meta tags are informational tags that tell search engines what your web page is about. There are three main meta tags that you can optimize for organic SEO benefits. The first tag is the title tag. The title tag, which appears at the top of every page on the search engine results page (SERP), should include your keyword phrase directed toward the front of the title tag. This is also true for the Description meta tag, which is the second most important meta tag that you can optimize. The Description meta tag is a short 170-200 character block of content that appears directly below the page URL in the SERP. Including your target keyword and a variation of that keyword is one of the best practices for optimizing your website for organic SEO. The final meta tag that I will discuss is the keyword meta tag, which has become less and less important for organic SEO. This tag was often abused by SEO companies who stuffed the tag with all the keywords under the sun. Now Google doesn’t even use this tag to take into account how well a page ranks for certain keywords. I still use it though, because it’s like tapping the ‘i’ in your meta tags. Don’t overload the tag, but include your main keyword phrase and a handful of closely related keyword variations in the tag.
  4. Use search engine friendly URL structures: Your website URLs should also take into account your specific keywords. Search engine optimized URLs work to support your optimized web copy and meta tags by including the same specific keyword phrases in the URL string. If your web page has the same specific keywords in the meta tags, in the body text, and in the URL, all of these combine to make your web page highly relevant to the keyword phrase that will target your marketing campaign. organic search.
  5. Start a content marketing strategyOnce your website is well optimized for organic SEO, the next step you need to take is to start a content marketing campaign that helps create links to your website. Creating links to your web pages creates authority for your web page on the particular topic you are dealing with. The best way to get these links is through blogging and article writing, as well as distributing other content to other websites, such as videos and press releases, which help build your online presence and build back links to your site. This off-site content marketing strategy is a crucial cog in your long-term organic SEO success.
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How to play High Sky

Eventually, while playing baseball games during the day, you will come across what is known as a “high sky,” which essentially means that the sky is totally blue and cloudless.

This may seem like ideal playing conditions at first, but inadvertently clouds serve as a depth perception aid when tracking a high ball and without them makes it more difficult to estimate distance.

A “high sky” also presents a glare problem, which you may not be aware of until the ball is hit in the air and you suddenly have difficulty seeing it.

It would also assume that the cue ball would be more clearly defined on a blue background, but we are not talking about dark blue, we are talking about a very light blue with a hint of glare for good measure.

Well, we’ve identified what “sky high” is and the problems it presents for an outfielder, rather than an infielder, because the outfielder is most likely just too far away from other fielders to help. How do we play in a high-sky environment?

Tea the first of all What you should do, if you suspect that there is a sky that could create a problem, is to get hit by flying balls during the pre-game warm-ups. I’ve seen coaches only practice on the field before a game, assuming that outfielders know how to catch and that one grass garden is not much different from another, but this can be a big mistake.

Your assumptions that grass is grass may be correct, but the possible composition of the sky could create a lot more problems than a stone in the infield. A bad jump single is nothing compared to a bad one, because you couldn’t see the ball, on the home run in the park.

While you fuck flies, you don’t see any problem in seeing the ball, okay, get on with your business, but if there’s a problem, you know go ahead of time how to adjust your tactics when playing a fly ball rather than when the game is possibly in play.

To play a high ball in a “high sky”, there are two important things to achieve, gaining depth perception and blocking glare. One way, of course, is to wear sunglasses, but it is not always a safe method either, because most gardeners don’t actually wear sunglasses on their faces, they put them on their cap, with the intention of stretching the hand, grabbing them and putting them on while they follow the ball.

The problem arises when the fielder panics because he cannot find the ball and completely forgets that he is even wearing sunglasses or is so consumed with looking for the ball that he does not take the time to retrieve them.

The best method to play a fly fly is to turn sideways, with the glove hand facing the frame. Unless the ball is hit to your opposite side, which will require you to use your hand to throw as a shield, you can visually track and run a ball to catch it. Why, how does this work?

By turning sideways, you are looking at the ball from an angle, from which it is much easier to determine the height, distance, and arc of the ball. To further increase your visibility, using your glove or hand to block glare and prevent it from affecting your eyes allows you to focus without squinting. This method is also the exact method to use when fighting a Sun field.

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The 6 secrets of blogging like a pro

These days, blogging is presented as a convenient solution for anyone who wants to showcase their innate creativity and portfolio of work to eager audiences around the world, but without ever having to leave the comfort of their home or office space. Whether it’s to display your diary entries, opinion pieces, painted canvases or original home videos, or even to follow up on a business venture; No matter. By following a few simple style and formatting rules for the interface of your blog and individual content posts, you can expect to garner legions of dedicated subscribers (and you can even count on their support to make your productions go viral!).

But before you even begin this ezine journey, you need to understand that blogging success takes time and consistent effort, and it asks you to use your powers of patience and tolerance, as you won’t find gold on day one. . Still, and particularly for gifted neurotics, some of you, it is a worthwhile occupation; with the potential to give good results in the long term (and not only in monetary terms). The first step towards great blogging, of course, begins with providing a decent internet connection.

Although the global web is absolutely flooded with an unlimited number of articles on ‘Blogging Best Practices’ and everything related to said company, very few of them feature real and related recipes (derived from real life experience) that are available. for easy emulation by beginners in the field. Below is a list of points (tricks, actually) to help you get on the right track from the first day you decide to activate your online blog in the virtual sphere. This will prevent you from stumbling upon unnecessary ‘strategies’ that you may find initially attractive, but are not really attractive upon closer inspection (and may end up hurting your underwriting interests, if implemented). The focus of this guide is based on blogs primarily intended to carry written content (and represents a sum of countless hours of research work done on the subject.

Secret 1: write only for (and even on) yourself

As you begin your writing expedition, keep in mind that you must highlight the “you” in every post. Be deeply emotional and personal, and bring out your raw subjectivity. Choose not to cover your faulty and conflicting essentials oneself with confidence and dignity; safe knowing that your readers Really I love to know what is happening with you. Don’t be afraid to be provocative or vent on topics that are popularly considered ‘taboo’ in society circles, but whose they make these analyzes as hollow ends in themselves. Remember that the reader is just as smart and insightful as you are (if not more so, to give you some credit), and will not get caught up in “business as usual, business as usual” for long. Be yourself, at all costs … but change the content parameters from time to time.

Secret 2: Know your crowd

If you want to increase traffic flows to your blog (in particular, potential new subscribers who are curious about what’s going on on your page, then be prepared to spend a lot of time and energy getting to know your audience base. Types of Topics and Topics are interested, and then tap into that niche of ideas to deliver stellar content that has been intricately tailored to their needs at every level. With indirect quizzes disguised as quirky tweets or small statements. Based on the feedback they give, you’ll know which way to go. .

Secret 3: Increase your reading frequency by a factor of 4

Nothing expands your knowledge base more than a complete and consistent reading. Bringing out literature (particularly on topics that deeply interest you) provides you with a storehouse of facts, figures, and statements from which you can extract many interesting ideas for your posts. Try to postulate links to topics that may affect the lives of other uninterested people, your audience, in profound ways (and that will keep them coming back for more). Subscribe to a reading plan on Kindle or any other e-reader service of your choice; Or just walk to the huge library at the end of the street and immerse yourself in one copious volume after another every day. Or better yet, pay for an affordable high-speed internet option and manage it all online. Identify the deeper meta-structures that make literary works work. DON’T be a superficial information provider and be careful gobbling up those books! Your readers will appreciate all the excitement that your blog posts bring to the table every day.

Secret 4: Consider the fiery humanity of your readers

Avoid using language that leaves readers feeling detached, confused, or uninspired. Doing so will prove the safest thing to do to ‘flag’ them and lose valuable followers thereafter. Be witty, sarcastic, and flamboyant, but not overly overt; otherwise, you risk losing the serious impact your words might have had. Always try to be empathetic to the needs of the reader and consider your blog posts from their perspective. would do you Do you want to read what you just wrote?

Secret 5: Get that email list going!

Sending regular emails to email lists is perhaps the best strategy you can use to keep your current subscribers engaged and loyal to your page. For some of the most popular bloggers on the Internet, at least half of their followers learn about the newly updated content on their blogs through email notifications. Having a reliable internet connection also helps with this continual contact business.

Secret 6: Combine Click Bait Headlines With Meaningful Content

Although click bait titles are not considered part of good marketing or business practice, no one can deny that make attract potential readers (or customers) at a decidedly higher rate than conventional options. But often the textual and / or graphic content that accompanies these advertising devices turns out to be a great “disappointment” and makes the reader feel cheated by their valuable time. So, to avoid causing annoyance to your audience, make sure that the material that accompanies the titles is as interesting and stimulating as the idea being projected.

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Advisory statement example, IRR transfer

This is a model DA 4856 (Development Counseling Form) for a soldier transferring to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) with at least three years of active duty, or at least two years of active duty + three years of Troop Program Unit (TPU) hour. These soldiers are transferred to the TIR control group for reinforcement.

Soldiers in this control group are not required to undergo annual training. As policies change, some of the items listed below may change as this article ages.

Note: If you do not have the minimum of three years of active service, or two years of active service +3 years of TPU, you would be requesting the transfer to the IRR, Control Group-Training. You would have an AT requirement each year in the IRR.

The Soldier in this scenario has completed his six-year contractual obligation at the TPU. He or she wishes to complete the balance of his initial eight-year military obligation in the TIR.

Applicable sections of the army development advice form for a soldier transferring to the IRR, reinforcement of the control group:

DA 4856: Purpose of Counseling:

Event Oriented Advice – You are advised on your decision to submit an Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) transfer request.

You declared your intention to complete the remainder of your contractual obligation in the IRR.

Your contractual obligation ends [DFAS date format]. Your legal obligation ends [Actual ETS date, DFAS date format]. Despite your transfer from TPU to IRR, you will remain a member of Ready Reserve. He is not “out” or “discharged” from the military. Although your transfer to the TIR will allow you to keep many reserve benefits ready, some of the key benefits of being in the TPU will end. As the [title of counselor], it is my responsibility to make sure you understand the options that are available to you.

DA 4856: Key Discussion Points:

– As a TPU member, you are eligible for the following benefits: Common Access Card (CAC), military pay for IDT and AT / ADT; SGLI; Tuition assistance; TSP; Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606); appropriate TRICARE coverage, reserve military pension if you complete 20 qualifying years, etc. If you choose to continue in the IRR, some of these benefits will be suspended. However; you will be eligible for the rest of your military benefits while on TIR. You still need to earn 50 retirement points each year in that year’s IRR to qualify for retirement eligibility. You must also submit your CAC at the time of the IRR transfer.

– As a member of the IRR, you are eligible for the following benefits: DD Form 2, Reserve Identification Card (green). Military payment for AT / ADT / mobilization; reserve the military pension if you reach 20 years of qualification; PX / Commissary Privileges; appropriate TRICARE dental coverage, a green military identification card (IRR), and other benefits. However; To maintain these benefits, you must continue to successfully participate in TIR by responding to HRC correspondence, attending annual (paid) meetings, and performing any other point-earning activities for which you are authorized.

– HRC will send you mail orders every year. Their annual meetings will take place 1 day a year and will last from 2 to 8 hours. If you receive disability compensation from VA, you will receive both the disability payment and the disability payment. Make sure HRC has your most recent / accurate contact information. Since you have at least [3 years active duty ___ (or) 2 years active duty +3 years TPU__], will be transferred to the TIR control group, Reinforcement. You will not have an AT requirement during the IRR; however, you can request such training.

– You can earn your points from days in mobilization / active duty, AT / ADT, funeral service, IDT / Drill (points only) and participation points (PP). The maximum inactive points (IDT + PP) that you could earn in a retirement year is 130 points. You earn one active point for each day on active duty. The maximum number of active points you could earn in the year is the number of days you have that year. You can also drill just to get points, not pay, while on the IRR.

– As a member of the IRR, you will be entitled to a military identification card (IRR / green). You will still have access to DEFAC, PX, Commissary, MWR facilities, fitness facilities, etc. of a military installation. Your SGLI will expire per your TIR order instructions. If you are a veteran (previous active duty / deployment), you may be eligible for VGLI. If TRICARE was your only health insurance, you may need to make arrangements with a commercial health insurance provider.

– HRC will keep your records. They will work with you to schedule your AT or to put you on mobilization orders. Here is the Army website, MOBCOP, that you can use as a mobilization volunteer while in TIR: [Volunteer for mobilization website address.]

– If you do not reach 50 points in a retirement year, those years will not count toward the 20-year minimum to be eligible to retire with pay. Within 3 months of your ETS, or sooner, notify HRC of your ETS intent to receive ETS orders.

– The unit cannot offer any guarantee of approval or disapproval of your IRR request.

– Feel that you cannot continue with the TPU due to [Reason explained below].

DA 4856: Action Plan:

– Consider the above benefits of staying at the TPU and consider signing up for a new TPU contract.

– The unit will initiate and process a TIR transfer request. Maintain communication with the unit and assist with IRR packet processing. Provide additional documentation if requested. Be available to sign revised documents.

– Until you receive your TIR orders, keep the unit updated if you experience a change in address, phone number, email, etc.

– You are responsible for drilling with the unit up to the transfer date on your TIR orders.

– If you owe RST before the transfer date, please submit an RST request form and supporting documentation through your chain of command.

– Process with Supply SGT, Engine SGT, NCO Operations, UA, UAT, 1SG, CDR, DARN and other applicable unit sections.

– Download a copy of the IRR manual from the Internet or obtain it from a soldier who has already downloaded it.

– Familiarize yourself with the past mobilization opportunity websites.

– When transferring to the IRR, hand over your CAC card to the nearest military identification card office and obtain your DD Form 2, reserve identification card (green).

– Understand that while you are in the IRR, you are not “out” of the military. It is still in the prepared reserve, subject to an annual meeting and subject to mobilization.

– Continue to participate in physical fitness to help maintain your deployment status.

– Strive for a minimum of 50 retirement points for each retirement year in the IRR.

– Answer the HRC mappings that ask for a response. Please save the HRC information mappings in a specific folder for future reference.

– Read and fully understand your HRC Recruitment Orders and introduce yourself as directed in these orders. Bring the requested documentation.

– Hand over your reservation ID card in case you re-enlist in the TPU or active duty; receive a CAC instead.

– You can drill with this or another unit if you need points, but not to pay, while in the TIR state. The career advisor has details on how you can do this.

– At the end of your MSO, without re-enlisting, turn in your DD Form 2, Reserve Identification Card (green).

– Please understand that the day after your MSO ends, you may automatically end up in the United States Military and the state / territory in which you reside. Federal law identifies healthy men ages 17-45, state law identifies similar or different age ranges. Some states include women in that category. This means that after your MSO ETS, if you are in this group, you are subject to the militia rally on the orders of the president or your governor.

– Effective your transfer to the IRR, the IRR unit patch becomes your unit patch. He will also use the TIR regimental insignia instead of [current unit badge] in their ASUs.

– While at the IRR, keep in touch with HRC and update them with your latest address changes, phone, email, work, medical status, etc.

DA 4856: Logout:

– I understand the current SRIP options and incentives available to me to continue with the TPU. I will lose the TPU specific benefits while maintaining the IRR specific benefits once I am officially in the IRR. As long as I am in the IRR, I am eligible to earn at least 50 retirement points during that year to count toward retirement. I can get those points through mobilization, AT orders issued by HRC, etc. I may be subject to an APFT at the beginning of an AT order issued by HRC. I will keep the HRC informed of address, phone number and email changes while at the TIR. I will surrender my CAC and get a green DD Form 2 (Reserve) ID card upon transfer to the IRR. At the end of my MSO, I will deliver this green ID card to the closest ID card office. I will continue to drill and maintain communication with the unit up to the date of my IRR transfer orders. After my transfer to the IRR, I will maintain communication with HRC. I will familiarize myself with the key points of discussion and carry out the courses of action.

– Despite what has been said above, I wish to request the transfer to the TIR. I understand that there is no guarantee regarding approval or disapproval of this package.

References:

AR 140-10 Army Reserve Assignments, Annexes, Details, and Transfers

AR 140-185 Training and Retirement Point Credits and Unit Level Strength Accounting Records

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How to create your email list

Most of the time when someone asks how to grow their email list, what they are really asking is, “How can I get 1,000 people on my list this month to hurry up and start selling to them?” Most people won’t admit it, but honestly, if you could give a secret piece of advice that would answer that question, wouldn’t you do it in a heartbeat?

The truth of the matter is that the very nature of a successful email list has nothing to do with its size. It has to do with the commitment and loyalty of the people on that list. And building loyalty and commitment takes time, attention, and quality content.

There are several things you need to do right away to make sure you give people every possible opportunity to get on your list. It’s not easy to get someone’s email address. It’s your job to make subscribing to your list easy and engaging.

Using subscriptions to build your email list

To make signing up easy, make sure you have several places on your blog where people can choose to receive some kind of free gift. Your site’s sidebar and header are common locations for a signup box. But you should also consider adding a pop-up window. Although almost everyone will say that they hate pop-ups, the truth is that they work. Today’s pop-ups have settings that allow you to customize them however you want. They don’t have to be the intrusive screen covering monstrosities from years past.

Other great places to have your subscriptions:

  • Email signature line

  • Social media profiles

  • Each blog post (up to five different types leading to the same giveaway in each post)

  • Visiting card

  • Bios of guest posts you write for other sites

Using Gifts to Build Your Email List

When creating your subscription, you need a truly amazing gift. This should be something that offers a quick profit to the recipient, but it shouldn’t take long to create. Consider the fact that the person signing up is likely a newbie to your area of ​​expertise. Ask yourself:

  • What questions do you want newbies in your field answered?

  • What questions do they ask you all the time?

  • What do you wish you knew when you started?

Stay away from giveaways that don’t offer a really quick profit for your reader. They will put it aside to work on later and will probably never use it again and therefore never realize how valuable your content is to them.

Using great content to build your email list

No matter how many places you guest post, how many blogs you write, or how many emails you send, if you want to build your email list quickly, you need to provide some really amazing content. Nothing you do will build your list faster than word of mouth.

If you want people to share your great email with their friends, make sure those friends can easily find a way to add themselves to your list. Post snippets of your blog on social media and provide a place on the blog to choose to receive a free gift that complements the blog content. Have a place on your social media profiles where people can sign up for your list through an app or a call to action in your header.

Building a strong and responsive email list takes time. It takes work. But if you take advantage of the work you’re already doing to create amazing content that your followers love to read, you’ll have a list of excited fans before you know it!

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Why do I need SEO for my website?

SEO affects all websites online, and if you own an online business, you need SEO for your website.

SEO is short for “search engine optimization”. The SEO of a website helps determine how well it will rank in Google and the other search engines. Simply put, how high on the results page the link to your website will show for a specific search term.

Is SEO Really Important For Your Website?

The reason SEO is important to your website is that good SEO drives more traffic, which can translate into more sales, more email list subscribers, more ads clicked, etc.

SEO is of greater importance for smaller websites, as they probably don’t have as much of a budget to pay for advertising. Search engine traffic is completely free.

Two types of SEO

There are two main subdivisions or areas of SEO. These are on-page SEO and off-page SEO. Both help improve your search engine rankings. But besides that, they are quite different. You will need a combination of on-page and off-page SEO for your website to rank well.

What is on-page SEO?

On-page SEO relates to the steps you take on your website to optimize it for SEO. This includes:

  • Happy: Any content material that you publish on your website that includes the keywords that people will use to search for that content will strengthen your on-page SEO. Keywords tell search engines what your content is about, which will then boost your position in the rankings.
  • URL: When you include a keyword in your URL, you optimize the SEO on your website page.
  • Photos: The images on your website have elements called alt text, which is not visible to your website visitors. You can include keywords in the alternative text that will be picked up by search engines.
  • Site optimization: Hosting and designing your website make a difference in your SEO. Make sure your website is mobile friendly and has a fast loading speed.

Off-page SEO

This involves a series of steps that can improve the ranking of your website without changing anything on the site itself. It is often called link building and it is a method of creating links from other websites to your website.

Backlinks are a signal of the value of your website content. The key aspect is to get back links from quantity websites. Also, sharing links to your website from social media will increase your site’s ranking in search engines because search engines see links to social media as backlinks.

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