How To Choose The Right Television For YouWritten by Duane Smith
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In meantime, you have your choice of buying an HDTV "capable" "enabled" TV if you choose to buy a digital TV. An HDTV capable TV means that it can process digital signals (like DVDs) but in order to display high definition signal it will require you to purchase an additional tuner which you can buy later at any time. On other hand, HDTV enabled simply means that TV is fully capable of displaying high definition picture and sound right out of box. The choice is yours. Either bite bullet and get whole HDTV enabled enchilada now, or defer it a while longer until HDTV programming is more standard.
You also hear a lot about plasma and LCD screens these days. The screens we have been used to for years are called CRTs, and they have worked just fine, but main advantage of plasma and LCD screens are that they can be very thin to produce, usually they are only 2-3 inches wide and that makes them able to be mounted in many places that CRT screens just can't go. If you need that kind of screen, just bear in mind that plasma and LCD screens are still very expensive. There is nothing wrong with just getting a good CRT screen or a rear projection screen in meantime as they can be had for not a lot of money and can still produce a great picture depending on manufacturer.
There is more to all of this telivision technology, but what we have covered should give you a good idea of what different TV terms mean and arm you with enough information that you can now confidently choose television that will work best for you.
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Bite Your Tongue! 10 Ways to Be an Effective ListenerWritten by Joy Fisher-Sykes
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may be difficult for speaker to talk about this matter. * Empathy doesn’t mean you have to agree with speaker. * Avoid thinking about how to “one up” speaker with your own tale of woe. 6. Be patient * We often interrupt because we are afraid we will forget our point(s). Don’t interrupt - allow speaker to finish what she/he has to say. * Don’t’ finish speaker’s sentences because you think they’re taking too long to get to point. * Focus on what is being said instead of what you think is going to be said. 7. Eliminate interruptions and distractions * When possible, speak in a neutral location to avoid interruptions and distractions. * Be aware of and avoid interruptions – phones or pagers (use voice mail), visitors (close door) and distractions (voice mail light, overflowing in box, incoming mail). 8. Seek Understanding * Focus on main points. * Paraphrase and seek clarification of points that are unclear or that you don’t understand. 9. Show you’re actively listening * Listen with more than just your ears. Acknowledge and respond to speaker with facial expressions (smile, nod/shake your head, eye contact) and verbal comments (“I see,” “I understand,” “okay,” “yes”) to aid conversation. 10. Simply Listen * Sometimes our idea of listening is to jump in and give unwanted advice. Listening is not an open invitation to resolve a dilemma. Just listen because often speaker simply seeks a sympathetic ear.
Whether you are a manager or employee, husband or wife, parent or child, pastor or parishioner, friend or foe, listening is critical to success of your relationships. Take time to truly listen to others and discover you’ll not only improve your relationships, you will achieve a new level of overall success in your life. Apply these techniques today so you can enjoy a better tomorrow!
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