True Iron Bloggers:
- David Opati Aswani (@susumunyu) :
- Christine Graf (@christinegraf) :
- Hagen Graf (@hagengraf) :
- David M.Wampamba (@idesignwebs) :
- Dick Olsson (@dickolsson) :
- Lena Roohnikan (@lerooco) :
- Isa Schulz (@murgeys) :
The lazy ones:
Eliminated because of excessive debt:
|this week:||10 €|
- David Opati Aswani (@susumunyu) -25€ or 5 good deeds
- Manfred Gosch (@1aolivenoel) – 10 € or 2 good deeds (on hold/holidays)
- Hagen Graf (@hagengraf) – 15 € or 3 good deeds
- Lena Roohnikan (@lerooco) – 15 € or 3 good deeds
- Harry Tilley (@tilleyharry) – 15 € or 3 good deeds
- Adedayo Adeniyi (@daydah) – 15 € or 3 good deed
- Christine Graf (@christinegraf) – 5 € or 1 good deed
- David M.Wampamba – 0 €
Iron blogger break (can come back for free until
- Manfred Gosch (since 19.06.2017)
Previously retired (all debts paid – can come back for free):
- Juergen Rinck (since 26.06.2016)
- Daniel Roohnikan (since 17.04.2017)
Previously retired (must pay 30 € for the re-entry):
- Joeri Poesen (@jpoesen) (since 10.07.2017)
- Osbert Mwijukye (since 03.04.2017)
- Moein Rezaei (since 26.06.2017)
- Jonathan Rukundo (since 13.03.2017)
- Shedy Serem (since 16.01.2017)
Meeting friends, going to the antique market, buy nothing, ...
enjoy some sun, have coffee, wait inside for the rain to stop, walk home and realize you're dressed too cold, cook dinner from leftovers and watch an episode of your favourite show, have a chat with your sister.
Just some suggestions for your next fall sundays :)
I always thought there is a procedure to speak in a world event. I always thought that to position to speak was very reserved, to the big people. ana for many years I felt like I should learn from them, those who knew sometimes what I knew and sometimes what I didnt know. This has led me to study something about Public speaking, with the desire to discover if my knowledge can impact society.
Public speaking involves talking in front of a group of people, usually with some preparation. It can be in front of people that you know (e.g. at a family celebration) or a crowd of strangers. Unlike a presentation there normally isn’t a lot of opportunity for interaction between the audience and the speaker – the speaker speaks, and the audience (hopefully) listens.
Speeches have different functions. These include being persuasive (e.g. trying to convince the audience to vote for you), informative (e.g. speaking about the dangers of climate change), entertaining (e.g. a best man’s speech at a wedding) or celebratory (e.g. to introduce the winner of an award). Some speeches may have more than one of these aims.
Joomla has promoted public speaking though Joomla Day events and two of their Joomla world Events. Most people, at some point in their life, will need to stand up and speak in front of a group of people. Teaching students the necessary skills for doing this will therefore help them to do this more successfully.
As a result of the practice, students often report an increase in general confidence as well as a marked sense of achievement. Many students get incredibly nervous the first time they have to do a speech in front of their classmates but with practice the nerves subside and they usually begin to enjoy the whole process.
Working on public speaking also helps to develop students’ overall fluency and requires them to consider how they speak as well as what they say. This is useful for speaking in any situation, public or otherwise. Learning about public speaking takes you through many topics; the presentation or subject you want to speak about. How to introduce yourself, body language, your standing posture, gestures and eye contact.
You want your speech to flow like a river, and that won’t happen if you don’t take time to prepare for it. That’s not an easy goal but it can be done. Begin by setting aside time to assemble your piece. Move on by jotting down points you want to get across to your audience. Then arrange them logically, so they flow naturally from one to the next.
After this you can mix in something more to hold your audience’s attention: stories, illustrations, and props, like images, and videos in your slideshow. You likely dread public speaking because you’re not sure what to tackle in your speech, and how to deliver it. By taking notes you make way for your talk to crystallize in your head. Strengthen your speech by doing your due diligence and researching your topic. Being an expert in your topic will help you to flow with it, doing research.
What kind of a speaker are you? To be more effective, you have to identify your style. Get in touch with your strengths and weaknesses as a speaker and zero in on what you do best. Do you have a great sense of humor? Or are you a good storyteller? Perhaps you’re someone who teaches well; someone who can break down concepts and explain complex ideas into simple facts.
After a thorough analysis, pick your kind and focus on delivering your talk with your own style and in this way, you can shine like a star. Don’t alter yourself because you think one style is better than another, or try to be somebody you’re not. For me, maybe I am there, maybe am headed there. I am working on my presentation and I hope when its done, it will be perfect for the people I will be delivering it to.
See you at the Joomla World Conference in Rome Italy.
Autumn, the season between summer and winter, a time of change. It brings beautiful colours of fallen leafs, snugly evenings in front of the fire. We start preparing for the winter time, harvest and conserve fruits and vegetables from our garden, store firewood, take out our cosy woolen cloths. Nature is preparing herself for a […]
One of the reasons we started a community Mobile Digital Hub, is to introduce as many people as possible to technology in Uganda and around the world. Fulfilling this that task won’t only teach most Ugandans about technology, it will also encourage learning of many important skills for life.
We discovered that most people who applied for the training were older than 19 years and had either little education background or none at all. When we introduced them to internet, and they learned how to carry out simple research with the internet you could see each of them one searching something of their own interest. One of them was searching about money lending businesses, the other was searching about the best schools in Uganda perhaps because she has a daughter who could start to go to school soon.
On the graduation day we gave out both certificates of completion and participation, we also received a lot of feedback from the learners. [Photos coming soon]