Apr 28
Public Speaking, No Problem!
28 Apr, 2014. 0 Comments. Blog. Posted By: Francisco Huerta
According to the Wall Street Journal, public speaking is the number one fear in the United States. The fear of public speaking ranks number one, and surpasses the fear of the death, which is number two! It is crazy to imagine that people have a greater fear of public speaking than they do of death. In the business world, it is extremely important to be a confident and effective public speaker. That’s because public speaking is the best way to inspire masses of people and to invoke an emotional response within them. Most of the presentations we listen to in…
Mar 5
Upcoming Agenda in the Nevada Legislature
5 Mar, 2013. 0 Comments. Blog. Posted By: DSPadmin
This article, written by Sandra Chereb of the Carson City Nevada Appeal, is titled "Nevada Lawmakers Set to Take Up Business Tax." I thought that this is a good article to bring up because it is discussing some business, agenda items the Nevada Legislature will address and vote on. The first issue discusses the possibility of imposing a marginal tax on businesses. The idea behind this tax is to increase tax revenues to support Nevada schools. It is a 2 percent tax imposed upon businesses that earn over $1 million. Even though profitable, Nevada businesses would be required to pay…
Feb 26
More Money to Support Knowledge
26 Feb, 2013. 0 Comments. Blog. Posted By: DSPadmin
This is an interesting article from the Nevada Appeal, by Sandra Chereb. It is called "Lawmakers Urged to Support Nevada's Knowledge Fund." Basically, the Nevada legislature supports a proposal that would increase funding by $10 million to Governor Sandoval's proposed budget of $10 million in his $6.5 billion general fund budget. This source of funding is called the "Knowledge Fund." This could potentially be a positive outlook for Nevada's higher education institutions, including our very own, the University of Nevada, Reno. According to President Marc Johnson, this increased funding means more money to support research-based projects, and to provide the…
Oct 8
Food Crisis Looming?
8 Oct, 2012. 0 Comments. Blog. Posted By: DSPadmin
A good friend of mine had just arrived in the Las Vegas airport, the text message read: “I’m eating a 10 dollar burger king combo with my mom, 10 dollars!” At first I assumed that the outrageous price was just due to her purchasing food in an airport, which is probably the case, but I still thought differently. If you have been paying attention to commodities over the last few months, the U.S. just experienced one of the worst droughts in over half a century. 57.2% of the country was reported “dry” in the month of July, the highest since 1956 when it was…
Aug 14
Social Media – It’s a Balance!
14 Aug, 2012. 0 Comments. Blog. Posted By: DSPadmin
There are many different new and old types of social media that are available on the Internet in today’s society, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. In today's society, social media sites are becoming increasingly popular and beneficial in business and branding. Rather than using social media solely for personal pleasure and enjoyment, one should use it in a professional manner, while balancing and managing the “pleasure” content. Social media is also a great tool to brand oneself to the online community, and maybe even to future employers. A greater amount of companies are using social media to research potential…
Apr 12
Sites You Should Be Using.
12 Apr, 2012. 0 Comments. Blog. Posted By: DSPadmin
With graduation almost a month away, I want to share a few of my favorite (mostly free) websites and tools for presentations and résumé design. Expanding your internet usage beyond Facebook, there are actually a lot of valuable sites designed for students. I’ve spent a good amount of time the last several years looking through some of the most popular sites to find ones that I believe are particularly valuable. Prezi If you have seen me present, odds are that you’ve seen me use Prezi. This free website allows more range of motion than PowerPoint does. Videos and pictures are…
Mar 6
Finish Strong
6 Mar, 2012. 0 Comments. Blog. Posted By: DSPadmin
  Finish Strong Okay, so I didn’t get to meet Tim Tebow as I had wished for in my previous blog. I considered the option of rushing the stage, but I thought that might be inappropriate in a church. Anywho, something Tebow talked about really got me thinking, and I thought I would share with you all what insight he gave. In 2008, the University of Florida had a heartbreaking loss to Mississippi, stealing away their so-far undefeated season. When Tebow came out of the locker room, this is the speech he gave: I just want to say one thing.…