July 31, 2014
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by Larry Jordan
You ever have a problem where the audio levels you recorded for your talent are too low, or vary wildly in level? Yeah, me too. All the time. We can add audio keyframes to each clip and try to smooth things out, but, frankly, life is too short.
A while ago, I discovered some audio effects that can make this task a LOT easier. In this article, I’ll show you how they work in Final Cut Pro X. (In a second article, I show how they work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.)
NOTE: Personally, while the audio processing effects in both FCP X and Premiere aren’t too bad, I find that the precision and control Audition provides is superior to both. While learning an audio app can be intimidating, the time you invest pays major dividends in making your audio sound really, really good. (Here’s a link to my training on Adobe Audition.) ProTools is another excellent audio package, but I’ve never had success working with their iLok copy protection.
The Limiter effect is my tool of choice in FCP X for boosting and smoothing levels.
Because effects process before audio settings in the Inspector, we need to collect the audio we want to control into a compound clip then apply the limiter effect to the compound clip.
Also, while it is a good idea to boost and limit dialog, interviews and narration, it is generally not a good idea to do the same with either sound effects or music.
NOTE: Here’s a companion article I wrote that is the second half of the “good audio” equation: using EQ to shape your sound to make it warm up a voice and make it more intelligible.
The human voice is unquestionably a challenging instrument to record. Whether singing or speaking, it has a huge dynamic range; meaning that it can vary from loud to soft back to loud in an instant. Sometimes, when you are working with professional voice actors, that dynamic range is fully under control.
Most of the time, we’re just hanging on for dear life.
There are two key rules you need to keep in mind about audio when you are mixing:
This means that during our final audio mix, we need to boost soft levels, make the levels consistent so that we can clearly hear what’s being said, yet make sure all levels always stay below 0 dB.
Click here for more of Larry Jordan’s article FCP X: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels
July 29, 2014
Video drones are awesome. From shooting incredible nature footage to superhero spoofs, drones can create some spectacular videos. So it’s no surprise that the market is flooded with new drone models coming out. As video drones get cheaper we can expect to see more and more flying through the skies.
However, concerns surrounding drone safety have begun to find their way into pop culture. For example, a runner at the Geraldton Endure Batavia triathlon in western Australia received injuries after allegedly being struck with a drone. In Ohio a man faces felony charges after refusing to down his drone so a medical helicopter could land. Even the name “drone” implies scary robot overlords or unmanned death planes. With all the negative press surrounding drones, it’s no surprise that there has been stricter regulations in regard to drone piloting.
As of June 21, 2014 national parks have been designated “no drone” zones along with airspace surrounding airports. 11 states have already passed drone regulatory legislation with many more to come, so figuring out where you can and cannot fly a drone can be really quite confusing.
Luckily for us the good people at The Verge have created an interactive showing us where drones are prohibited. This map only takes into account “no fly zones” surrounding national parks, military bases, and airports. Before you fly a drone for your next big project you need to make sure your state allows for commercial drone use.
Click here for the interactive map.
This map was created by The Verge. Thanks for sharing guys!
What are your thoughts on “no drone” zones? Should there be more or less regulation? Share in the comments below.
July 28, 2014
Support is often the difference between those who are Living the Dream and those who are just dreaming; ReelProjects’ core purpose is to support members in the pursuit of their Reel Dreams. ReelProjects was created for those who contribute in any way, whether a single person or an entity, to the making of films, commercials or the filmmaking industry as a whole.
A business parallel: not that long ago, people spent a lot of time going to different stores, i.e., a store for food, another for clothes, another for electronics etc. One person took thriving industries and neatly packaged them all into one convenient location, and revolutionized how people shopped. Now think about the different elements of film/commercial making; that’s the essence of ReelProjects.
We strongly believe that our members should have a hand in shaping the company as the business grows, not some investor who only cares for the bottom line. We know there are thousands of websites for many of these services already; but nowhere can any website offer even half of what this can do in one spot; ReelProjects wants to help filmmakers stay organized, save time, and create more projects for everyone to work on.
When completed, ReelProjects will be the only website that incorporates all aspects of independent filmmaking from conception, acquiring funds, and legal guidance, through pre-production and the entire production process, and continuing into post-production editing, marketing, sales, and tracking. ReelProjects provides full directories for assembling cast, crew, gear, and locations. It offers tools and resources for educating, networking, competing, organizing, promoting and running their brand as a business. There are over 70 separate tools and resources that make networking and marketing to finding and creating projects more efficient and better organized; a few of these features include:
Members can enter related experience, resumes, demo reels, references, awards, and contact information. If they want, they can have an… More
ReelProjects helps members network online with other film industry professionals, view profiles, connect, build relationships, help with current or new… More
Basecamp is set up to organize all production documents, photos, and footage needed for any project. It also offers better… More
Members can organize and manage their contacts just as businesses do with their customers. Members can add anyone as a… More
A video currier that a member can use to collect footage or scenes from different productions they have worked on.
Webseries are growing in popularity, but the downfall is that they are scattered over thousands of websites, making it difficult… More
This large database of industry professionals, services, and businesses is searchable by title, name, region, state, equipment, union status, or… More
This calendar can be filtered to local or national events, then further searched by keywords like date, movie release, workshops,… More
Members buy and sell film industry items such as shirts, mugs, director’s chairs, clapboards, movie posters, books/ebooks, gear, lights, and… More
Members can buy or sell movie downloads or DVDs; the entire library is searchable by multiple keywords, genre, or viewer… More
The foundation of any good movie is the script. Directors and Producers need new material, and writers need to promote… More
Writers, directors, and producers can raise money for their projects with the crowdfunding platform, which can be searched by genre,… More
Members can acquire information on all state tax incentives and film commission offices, film festivals, legal questions, goal setting and… More
G.A.M.E PLAN (Goals, Accountability, Mentor, Execution)
A G.A.M.E. PLAN can make the difference between shortcomings and success. Here members can get help to effectively work on… More
Filmmakers can identify which festivals are right to submit to, and track their festival circuit with the ReelCalendar, creating reminders… More
The industry is ever-changing, and being informed is critical. Regular webinars with expert key speakers will cover a variety of… More
This feature offers monthly challenges for scriptwriters, filmmakers, and various special effects with prizes of cash or physical items like… More
This is a forum where members can ask basic legal questions and entertainment attorneys will answer. Scroll through the forum… More
State Film Commissions/State Tax Incentives
Each state offers different tax incentives for filmmakers to film in their state. Each state also has its own set… More
This list is only a small sample of features to come once funding is secured. With more tools, resources, and support than any other website or service, ReelProjects will truly help thousands of people reach their dreams. Helping create more projects equates to more people are earning a paycheck doing what they love.
Connect with us:
Follow us on social media and check out the details for our social media $1,000 cash drawing on “Our Crowdfunding Campaign” page:
July 25, 2014
includes a whole bunch of detailed tutorials, some including Rampant samplers of their current products!
Click here to check them out & download the clips to use in your learning.
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July 24, 2014
If you’re an audio professional, or just a dabbler, here are some freeware plug-ins to help you create some excellent effects, fix problems and create the sound you want.
Here are some tested quality free plug-ins that are worth downloading for Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro and other host applications. Some may work in your video applications like Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas or Avid Media Composer if they are compatible with the format. For more information, take a look at In Depth: Audio Plug-ins and Formats for Video Professionals.
Description: A stereo enhancer that makes mixes bigger, allowing you to go from mono to wide, to help bring the stereo image out and toward the listener.
Compatibility: VST and RTAS compatible
Description: Enhance your sound with the ultimate authentic lo-fi vinyl scratches, mechanical noise, warp, wear, dust and grit.
Compatibility: RTAS, VST, AU, D
Download: iZotope Vinyl
Description: Bomb Factory BF76, BF Essentials Clip Remover, BF Essentials Correlation Meter, BF Essentials Meter Bridge, BF Essentials Noise Meter, BF Essentials Tuner and Funk Logic Mastererizer. You need an Avid account to download the tools.
Compatibility: A mix of RTAS, TDM, AU. Click the download link for specifics for each plug-in.
Download: Avid Bomb Factory Plug-ins
Description: GTO and GTX are vintage “character compressors”. QB3 is a 3-band EQ plug-in that gives a vintage-flavor. Clipstar is a soft clipper. Scylla is multi-layered synthesizer and includes oscillators and a sample player. They have several others on the site too, but these are the newest. Download and if you like them, consider making a donation to Cancer Research UK on their site.
Download: de la Mancha freebies
Description: This multi-mode modulator filter has five different resonant types.
Hosts: Logic, GarageBand, Live, ReNoise, Reaper, Studio One, Digital Performer and other software that supports Audio Unit effect plugins.
Download: Sinevibes Atom
Description: Mastering modular limiter with 5 modules: RMS compressor, peak limiter, high-frequency limiter, clipper, true peak limiter.
Compatibility: VST Mac and Windows, AU
Download: Vladg/sound Limiter No. 6
Description: Fancy analog-modeling synth with 128 presets. 3 oscillators, lots more.
Compatibility: VST Mac and Windows, AU
Description: Modulation plug-in with gain, flanger, phaser, etc. Simple but super useful. Comes with presets.
Compatibility: VST Mac and Windows, AU, RTAS, AAX, DirectX
Download: BlueCat Freeware Bonus: lots of other Blue Cat’s plug-ins are available for free at this link!
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July 23, 2014
Having a business in today’s world, it is so important to reach out to your customers through all of the various social media channels. It is a great place for all photographers to showcase examples of your work and (hopefully) have them go viral and help promote your company. So, have you ever been on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and wondered what size images you have to use? Here is a handy infographic from Constant Contact with some details for image size requirements for Facebook and other social media sites.
Why Are Images So Important on Social Media?
Facebook is by far one of the most popular social media sites out there, and in its early days, it used to be all about text and links. Now that it has grown and grown, images have become SO important to the platform. Not only are they important to show your own identity on the site (whether you are an individual user or a company page) but they are also a HUGE part of what makes Facebook so appealing.
On Facebook, and every other social media site, images are worth a thousand words. And how important are images to a photographer? Pretty important!!! When we talk about images for social, we do not just mean photos… this can also include drawings, infographics, charts, postcards, and even text that are designed as an image like the quote graphics that are so popular now-a-days.
The engagement rate is shown to be higher with a post that includes an image. Not only does it give a very visual impact, think of an image that shows up in your own Newsfeed… it takes up more space than just a post that includes only text. It just makes sense that a larger graphic – especially a gorgeous one that really stands out – will make a better impact to the viewer.
A good thing to keep in mind is that the social media realm is constantly changing, as could these size requirements. If they do, be sure to check on what those new size requirements may be before you post!
Here are the image size requirements for Facebook and all the other social media sites out there:
A Few Photo Tips To Remember
Now that you have the image size requirements for Facebook, think of the photos you use. As far as the different photos you use on Facebook specifically, here are a few tips are good to remember for all the other social media sites as well (especially Twitter)!
Also keep in mind that photos included as a Facebook ad has its own set of rules and regulations. You can read about those here.
July 22, 2014
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, stock images blanket the Internet. Joel Holland is hoping that audio clips will follow suit.
As the founder and CEO of the Reston, Virginia-based VideoBlocks, a leading online stock footage vendor that boasts more than 100,000 customers in the television and video production industry, Holland has a good sense of the Web’s appetite for content. And he’s convinced that audio is the next big thing.
“Music is to video what filters are to photos,” says the Inc. 500 CEO who was also featured on last year’s 30 Under 30 list. Today, Holland is putting that belief to the test with the launch of a new stock music sharing site dubbed AudioBlocks.
Like VideoBlocks, AudioBlocks offers a subscription-pricing model–that is, $99 a year grants users unlimited access to more than 100,000 royalty free tracks, sound effects and loops. An added enticement: If consumers cancel their subscription, they still own the rights to everything they previously downloaded.
Not sure if the Web is all that ravenous for music? Just look at the latest acquisitions in the music streaming world as something of a guide. In May, Apple snapped up Beats for $3 billion. The next month, Amazon launched its own music streaming service for its Prime members. Then in July Google acquired music-streaming service Songza for an estimated $15 million. (The exact purchase price was never disclosed.)
Obviously, there’s a gulf between music streaming and sound effects, but the writing is on the wall, says Holland.
Before launching AudioBlocks, Holland surveyed VideoBlocks’ customers about what the site was missing. The resounding response was music. And though there are competitors already in the space, Holland thinks AudioBlocks has an upper hand. In the survey, consumers had three issues with other stock music options that AudioBlocks seeks to eliminate:
Price – VideoBlocks consumers are cost conscious and pay less than $1 per clip, and they wanted to see a similar option with audio. (A single audio clip on Shutterstock can start at $49, which is doable but not ideal, according to Holland.)
Complex licensing – It can be confusing what consumers pay for when they download a track, Holland says. They may be paying for rights only in the U.S., rights only on the Internet, etc. Other stock music sites price out the little guy if they want complete rights to use the music Holland said. With AudioBlocks, consumers get full licensing.
Ability to discover the right track – It is hard to search for the right music. A consumer can’t always easily search for music to fit the mood of the particular project they are working on.
Current customers helped AudioBlocks come up with an approach to searching for appropriate music. Customers can choose a mood and even select the beat per minute they feel would be appropriate in the clip and narrow their search.
“It is a really cool time in the evolution of the Internet in terms of content creation,” Holland says. “I am pumped to be along for the ride.”
VideoBlocks launced in 2010, after it was noticed that there were more content creators coming out of the woodwork. Many people that are creating these videos are doing so for fun or are freelancers, trying to make some money. It was unaffordable for some users to get quality stock media, and VideoBlocks was launched as an alternative to Getty and Shutterstock. Today, VideoBlocks, along with GraphicStock, has seen 30 million downloads, with about 30,000 per day.
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July 21, 2014
By Jeff Riegel for Red Giant Universe
Red Giant earlier this year had created a new first-of-it’s-kind plug-in subscription model for media creative’s aptly named, Universe. I was given the chance months ago to review Universe, but opted to wait a few months until I could personally use the variety of plug-ins as well as review the feedback and testing aspects of this new subscription-based model. Think: ‘Creative Cloud’ with Red Giant products. That said, as of late June 2014, Red Giant updated Universe to version 1.1 which includes nine new effects plus updates to three existing products. There are now 59 effects and transitions in Universe, most of which are free.
Once I was able to fumble my way through the awkward registration and install process (it took me a few tries to activate my subscription in the proper order), then configuring ‘Red Giant Link’ where my subscription plug-ins appear, the tools finally yet magically appeared in my effects browser of my favorite NLE applications. Issues were also encountered in mid-June 2014 when Adobe’s Creative Cloud 2014 appeared on the market as an upgrade. Thankfully, the folks at Red Giant were able to fix compatibility issues with Universe the next day announcing they were ready for CC 2014: http://www.redgiant.com/blog/2014/06/19/creative-cloud-2014/
Red Giant’s Universe is a free service providing media-folk access to a diverse set of free and paid visual tools including blurs, glows and transitions plug-ins. It is not an application. Community members have the opportunity to use these tools in their productions then provide feedback and suggestions to Red Giant for improvements. Premium subscribers have a chance to test out new beta tools before others. Then, Red Giant will take this feedback into consideration to integrate back into future Universe products and thus expand their product line to satisfy customer’s desires. ‘Universe Labs’ allows members the opportunity to vote on tools they want to see go into development. It’s a win-win for all!
Of note: not all Red Giant software is offered under the Universe umbrella, paid or otherwise. Red Giant Universe is a new set of tools that does not included any of their plug-ins from the Trapcode, Color, Shooter or Keying suites. Some tools from the Effects Suite are being ported over to Universe for better speed and results, but Universe Premium Membership includes only the Universe versions of those tools – not the entire Effects Suite. As an editor and graphics newbie, I find Magic Bullet, PluralEyes and Trapcode Particular indispensable to my craft and would be great additions to Universe someday. However, the ever-popular Hollowmatrix, RetroGrade, ToonIt and long-favorite Knoll Light Factory are included in the premium subscription toolset. These plug-ins now run in Final Cut Pro X, After Effects, Motion and Premiere Pro on both Mac OSX and Windows.
But how does Red Giant do it? In previous years, we creators would potentially have to wait years for a product update or new version. I don’t thoroughly understand it, nor am I a software engineer by any means, but Red Giant uses Supernova—an in-house tool to hold true on their promise to deliver new products and updates to their Universe collection in a timely fashion. This effects editor will allow new plug-ins to be built continuously, based on the feedback of the community I described above. Wouldn’t it be swell to allow those of us (with an interest) to create plug-ins, too, then share them with the world via Supernova? Video Co-Pilot, among others, does this by allowing their members to create and share their Optical Flares.
To sum it up, at a quite reasonable premium subscription starting at only $10 per month, Red Giant Universe offers an impressive range of tools for the filmmaker and graphic-artist. A $99 yearly subscription or a #399 lifetime subscription is also offered. Download the trial where you’ll get access to all the effects, including premium ones, for 30 days.
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July 17, 2014
Some of the issues I encounter when reviewing job seekers’ resumes are descriptions loaded with subjective language, misleading inclusivity, or passive language.
Performed flawlessly - subjective, provide results instead of an adjective.
Responsible for the managing of contracts – Managed contracts is active, but also tell me what you accomplished with that responsibility.
Hand-picked to be (insert job title) – It’s important to know that you were selected for the position (which I frequently see on transitioning military resumes), but what did you accomplish?
Or the job seeker adds filler terms or unnecessary words or phrases such as:
In order to
Oversight in the area of
Subject to all the policies and procedures of
These filler terms and stock phrases clog your resume and don’t communicate your talents, skills and abilities to the recruiter.
Even worse, the job seeker provides minor details about job tasks or talks about what the company does versus what they accomplished as a cleared job seeker. A resume is supposed to be first, a synopsis of a job seeker’s most vital achievements in the described position and second, a teaser for the hiring manager to entice them to bring in the job seeker for an interview.
Resumes are shorthand descriptions of metrics-based achievements for the employer. Don’t regurgitate the ad words in the resume. Keep the wording rich. Make one word equate to two, three, or four words or a whole paragraph. Use powerful action verbs to start a resume accomplishment statement. Describe in one word what hiring managers can interpret (reading between the lines) as a paragraph of job related description. The rich power words should be followed with a brief description linked with a metric to ‘show, not tell.’
Recruiters love these rich capability descriptions, and get excited about the metrics. The resume provides a visual image of the job seeker working hard, getting tasks accomplished, as well as showcasing just how well they achieved those responsibilities. All without telling, but showing what they they did for current or past employers.
Use power words and verbs in the next revision of your resume. Crush the wording down to a minimum and save your white space to talk about how wonderful you are as a cleared professional.
Insinuation, Implication, and Assumption in Context
|Absorbed||able to see where duplicity occurs and analyze where company assets can be better applied with less man-hours or increased productivity, as well as reducing redundancy; took over a duplicative department / staffing; reduced excess|
|Accelerated||able to creatively speed up processes or productivity|
|Achieved||accomplished unique goals versus fulfilling rote tasks|
|Adapted||the ‘same old’ didn’t work anymore, so you moved it up a notch with new tricks or techniques improving productivity or revenue (or decreased overhead); ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking|
|Advanced||moved (the company) forward in a positive direction achieving strategic objectives and/or goals|
|Announced||lead or teamed with public relations and marketing to launch new products or services|
|Appraised||supervised others or procedures where you were the subject matter expert|
|Assessed||able to analytically look at multiple viewpoints for advantages and disadvantages to the company|
|Assigned||shouldered new or addition tasking or you supervised others with new job responsibilities|
|Attained||department or division was able to achieve a milestone based on efforts and supervision/leadership of team|
|Attracted||marketing efforts brought in additional revenue|
|Balanced||problematic issues were addressed, solutions found, and resolution created – diplomatic capability|
|Bargained||saved money or reduced costs within department, division, or company by achieving better contracts|
|Beneficial||actions and decisions were of a positive nature to co-workers or to the company|
|Benefited||the company or a part of it moved in a positive direction financially or productivity-wise|
|Bolstered||exponential improvements to upcoming positive growth that was increased with more involvement|
|Boosted||revenue or productivity was increased with a ‘swift kick in the you know what’ to get it going again|
|Budgeted||in charge of money, a position of trust and capability of analysis in financial planning and fund disbursement|
|Built||you planned, organized, and managed an element for the first time within the organization|
|Closed||a negative gap or continuous loss was stopped, dammed, or prevented; or plans that were on hold were completed|
|Collaborated||showcases ability to get along with others, teamwork|
|Comply||awareness of existing demands or situations; ability to follow instructions or lead others to complete mandated tasks|
|Conceptualized||thinking out of the box and creatively to resolve or solve concerns or issues creating negative impact on the business|
|Critiqued||provided feedback and guidance to subordinates: offered constructive ideas to co-workers/supervisors|
|Delegated||undertook a leadership position to direct and guide others|
|Demonstrated||provided documentation or proof of capability for work-related responsibilities|
|Designed||using experience and creativity, provided a solution for a|
|Detected||awareness of potential issues, hazards, or liabilities to the business that others missed in the past|
|Developed||capability of building a program, training curriculum, project, from start to finish in a timely manner|
|Directed||able to delegate tasks to one or more and provide guidance and oversight to accomplishing responsibilities|
|Efficient||productive without wasting resources, assets, or manpower|
|Enhanced||took something that was good and made it better|
|Enriched||added or evolved something to make it produce more revenue, easier to use, more powerful, or reduce man hours|
|Exceeded||when perfection is demanded, went beyond the ceiling of acceptability|
|Excelled||when tasked, provided solutions or completion within deadlines far above the minimum standards|
|Financed||enabled funding for projects|
|Forecasted||analyzed and projected actions or future business activities to plan for positive or negative outcomes|
|Formulated||analyzed and developed a way to help others solve a problem, conduct future planning, or provide preventative actions|
|Fulfilled||capable of completing work, orders, tasks, responsibilities|
|Generated||produced income, funding, task fulfillment, and positive outcomes|
|Granted||as the point of contact and decision maker|
|Guided||delegated actions, provided oversight and leadership|
|Handled||able to accomplish or complete depth and breadth of tasking and responsibilities within acceptable timelines|
|Helped||capable of assisting others in addition to primary or secondary job parameters|
|Hosted||managed a unique set of circumstances, for a varied group size of co-workers or external clients|
|Implemented||can take a plan and put it in action for positive end-game|
|Improved||foresight to see potential improvements, and took action to get the improvements completed|
|Increased||improved revenue or productivity|
|Influenced||able to communicate in ways that influences others|
|Initiated||capable of starting actions without reluctance|
|Innovated||thinks creatively to find unique solutions|
|Instituted||understands environment and capable of analyzing / starting improvement projects or programs|
|Integrated||capable of blending, melding, or molding multiple states of existence into a more productive alternative|
|Introduced||brings in new processes, technology, or procedures to improve work flow or revenue|
|Investigated||analytical mind with ability to ask for details and obtain results using diplomatic methods and unbiased viewpoints|
|Justified||intelligently capable of explaining or providing valid points for a decision or action|
|Lead / Led||able to manage or supervise others in a fair, unbiased manner|
|Listed||able to get documentation into recognized forums (public or private)|
|Logged||documentation is available to prove that tasks and responsibilities have been achieved|
|Maintained||able to sustain momentum or completion of tasks|
|Managed||leadership qualities with supervisory tasks|
|Maximized||able to expand the productivity or positive aspects|
|Measured||analytical skills ensure required metrics|
|Mentored||capability of training and guiding others to additional work or life skills|
|Multiplied||increased assets or capabilities with exponential results|
|Negotiated||able to resolve concerns, obtain approval, influence others|
|Observed||able to see viewpoints of other’s work|
|Obtained||capability of attaining assets where others may have failed or creative ways of funding or finding alternative solutions|
|Operated||carried out responsibilities within a unique set of parameters|
|Organized||has the capability to plan systematically|
|Oversaw||has the ability to macro or micro manage without overstepping boundaries at the optimum amount of supervision|
|Persuaded||able to convince others to perform delegated tasks or responsibilities in a diplomatic or tactful manner|
|Planned||analyze / outline procedures in a logical manner|
|Positivity||ensure that environment is motivated|
|Presented||capable of training, mentoring, preparing to convince, and speak in front of others|
|Programmed||manage programs and ability to logically set up steps of progression|
|Projected||able to look into the future to predict actions, business environment, revenue, or assets based on current environment|
|Promoted||others saw the potential and provided greater responsibilities|
|Provided||work output enabled others to complete or perform their tasks and responsibilities|
|Qualified||education and training enabled additional task accomplishments|
|Quantified||able to analytically compile and provide metrics for work results|
|Quoted||part of sales team enabling revenue stream|
|Ran||describes actions that resulted in positive work outcome|
|Reacted||able to provide actions to certain events as they happen|
|Recommended||subject matter expertise used within the business environment|
|Recovered||saved money or prevented losses or waste|
|Reduced||identifies excess; analyzes and plans actions to eliminate|
|Refine||can take low-level states and improve upon them|
|Reinstated||able to put measures, policies, or procedures back into place|
|Rejected||analytical capabilities allows identification of negative impacts upon business|
|Responsible||sole person in charge for completing actions, goal setting, and reaching objectives for specific tasks, responsibilities|
|Retained||observations and SME opinion ensures positive impact environment remains a status quo|
|Revamp||creative thinking enables positive improvements|
|Saved||capable of retaining projects / programs when assets are devalued or removed|
|Scheduled||time management skills enable work productivity|
|Screened||talented at filtering through elements to identify best options|
|Secured||obtained funding, assets, or man-power that ensured business success|
|Segmented||analysis ensured projects, programs, or assets were separated into more productive units|
|Simplified||deconstruct a cumbersome asset and broke down the elements to more user-friendly environment|
|Skilled||has the year of hands-on experience that enables completion of tasks and responsibilities with best practice decisions|
|Streamlined||able to deconstruct programs or projects into simpler elements|
|Strengthened||provided insight, assets, ideas to improve current elements|
|Supported||work and responsibilities enabled others, subordinates or supervisors, to better complete their work parameters|
|Sustained||enabled the status quo by performing to minimum or higher standards|
|Taught||training, mentoring, or developing curriculum to improve understanding, skills sets, and work environment|
|Trained||teaching others new skills sets or providing review of past learning|
|Translated||enable better communications of language, understanding, or protocol to ensure better business interactions internally or externally|
|Triumphed||enabled the business to win valued awards, business, contracts, or improved revenue against competitors|
|Tutored||mentoring co-workers one-on-one to ensure business best practice and skill sets|
|Uncovered||analysis ensured potential issues were exposed and resolved before liabilities occurred|
|Unified||brought opposing elements together in a diplomatic meeting of the minds in opinion|
|United||brought competitive elements together to work in conjunction with each other for elevated business productivity|
|Updated||added new elements that provide better, more modern, productivity|
|Upgraded||enabled older ‘legacy’ systems, projects, or programs to improve in business environment for greater productivity or revenue|
|Validated||enabled confirmation of business statistics, planning, reports, special projects, or data|
|Viewed||reliable observer of processes or procedures|
|Witnessed||observed unique or vital event affecting business|
|Worldwide||familiarity with international business community|
Dawn Boyer is a career services coach, social media management, human resources, and business development consultant. Follow Dawn on Twitter @Dawn_Boyer.
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