Think Beyond !

Think Beyond, Think Differently..

Personal Effectiveness Program

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KOMUNIKASI

A. Basic Speech (Dasar kemampuan berbicara)

B. Body Language (Bahasa tubuh dalam berkomunikasi)

C. Good Manners/Etiquette (Etiket/tata cara/sikap yang mendukung keberhasilan berbicara)

Komunikasi :

– Komunikasi satu arah (ex. pidato, ceramah, presentasi)

– Komunikasi dua arah (ada feed back, ex wawancara, telephone, negosiasi, percakapan)

Komunikasi :

– Lisan

– Tulisan

Bisnis komunikasi :

a. Internal : antara atasan dengan bawahan atau sesama rekan sejawat

b. Eksternal : dengan mitra bisnis (pemerintah/swasta/individu)

A. BASIC SPEECH

Dasar-dasar kemampuan bicara

1. Mengapa kita perlu meningkatkan kemampuan berbicara?

2. Berbicara/berkomunikasi adalah suatu keterampilan (skill) yang bisa dipelajari.

KUALITAS SUARA YANG BAIK :

1. Berirama (tidak monoton)

2. Jelas (artikulatif )

3. Volume cukup

B. BODY LANGUAGE

Bahasa tubuh dalam berkomunikasi :

– Bisa mendukung keberhasilan berkomunikasi

– Bisa merusak komunikasi

Hal penting dari bahasa tubuh :

(tubuh mendukung keberhasilan komunikasi)

– Kontak mata

– Ekspresi wajah

– Gerakan tangan yang wajar

– Sikap tubuh yang baik : cara berdiri, cara duduk dan cara berjalan.

Bahasa tubuh dalam interaksi dengan orang lain –> cara terbaik merekatkan komunikasi dengan orang lain –> Senyum ! Kontak mata

C. GOOD MANNERS

Good manners (sopan santun/etiket) –> mengapa perlu dipelajari? Untuk sosialisasi mendukung keberhasilan komunikasi –> mendukung keberhasilan kerja.

1. Tata cara/sopan santun harus sesuai dengan : norma-norma yang berlaku di masyarakat, situasu/kondisi (situasi formal/santai)

2. Good manners/etiquette merupakan cara-cara yang sopan untuk menghormati seseorang a.l : membungkukkan badan, mengangkat topi, memberi salam (sebagai suatu tanda sikap melayani)

3. Inner beauty, a.l : tidak malas, tulus dalam menjalankan pekerjaan, tidak “under estimate” (meremehkan) siapapun (customer) –> akan tercermin dalam bahasa tubuh/sikap sopan santun.

4. hal penting yang harus diperhatikan : kebersihan pakaian, bau badan, senyum dan ucapan “terima kasih”/salam

KIAT MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN BICARA

1. ATUR PERNAFASAN

2. BANTU DENGAN ISYARAT TANGAN

3. KONTAK MATA

4. PENGUCAPAN KATA DENGAN JELAS

5. HINDARI PEMAKAIAN KATA YANG TIDAK PERLU

6. BERLATIH MEMBACA DENGAN CEPAT

7. MENGATUR NADA SUARA AGAR MENARIK

8. BERBICARA UNTUK DIDENGAR ORANG

9. POSISI TUBUH

PROSES KOMUNIKASI

SENDER <–message/distortion/feedback–>RECEIVER

REMEMBER 3 V’S OF COMMUNICATION :

1. VERBS = 70%

2. VOICE = 38%

3. VISUAL = 55%

Speech Basics

Why?

Create good image, positive reflection & gain respects.

What?

Clearly spoken, easily heard, right speed & tone

How?

Practice, practice & practice !

Common problems in speech mechanics

Voice too nasal (flu) : open wide while talking

Voice too high angry ) : lowoer the voice tone

Voice too low (un-enthusiast) : higher voice tone

Voice too soft (shy) : increasing voice volume

Voice too hard (aggresive) : decreasing voice volume

Monotone (bored) : put more tone variation

Too much body gestures hands, hair) : try to eliminate it by holding your hand

Too much er, ah, eh : Try to eliminate it by practice

Speaking with accent or dialect : Try to eliminate it by practice

Speaks too fast (words not clear) : Speaks slowly and clearly

Practice !

– Inhale breathing exercise

– Exhale breathing exercise

– Good body gesture ; standing straight, hands at side, relax.

– Humming a song : helps deepen you voice quality

– Practice the pitch : helps you know your range

– Read paragraphs : helps you control the speed & diction

BODY LANGUAGE

Why?

Good BL give you good impression & you’ll gain your confidence

What?

the right way to act, stand, walk & talk

How?

Practice..

Practice..

Practice..

Body languange :

– Space when talking

– Eye Contact

– Facial Expressions

– Hand Movement

– Body Gestures

– Good Posture

– Walking

– Sitting

Business Etiquette Points

1. Be on time ! And pay respect to other’s people time

2. Dress well

3. First meeting : Stand up, shake hands firmly, look in the eye, greets, repeat their name & smile.

4. Give away your name card then ask for theirs & put theirs on table until the meeting is over.

5. Be communicative, open, and listens to what other people say.

6. Take notes.

7. Finished : Stand up, shake hands firmly, look in the eye, repeat their name, say thank you & smile.

8. Afterwards : send brief thank you notes or sms for the great meeting you had.

Phone Etiquette

1. Let it ring twice, prepare pen & paper.

2. Smile

3. Pick up before the 3rd rings, and say, “greetings, your department & or your name”

4 . if the phone it’s not for you, guide the caller to the exact person that can help them.

5. Say, “Thank you for holding”, instead “sorry to keep you waiting”

6. Before hang up, greet the caller by their name and say, “greetings and thank you for calling”

Presentation skills

pay attention to :

1. Body Languange

2. Voice Quality

3. Confidence

4. Personal Appearance

Speech In Action

1. Know your audience

2. Warm Greetings

3. Do Some Research

4. Short and simple and attractive.

5. Visual tools, Q&A session

6. Prepare : cue cards, room, sound system, etc

7. Practice !

December 23, 2007 Posted by | Life | 5 Comments

TOSHIBA SATELLITE A215-S4747

TOSHIBA SATELLITE A215-S4747

Satellite A215-S4747
Feature packed, Cutting-edge

The Satellite® A215 empowers a rich multimedia experience in a sleek, compact form. The AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology*, expanded memory and plenty of storage meets mobility demands while balancing battery life. A brilliant 15.4″ diagonal WXGA TruBrite® display* and a DVD Super Multi optical drive* add a whole new dimension to movies and games. Advanced 802.11 b/g wireless* technology provides easy connectivity. The Bridge Media Adapter transfers pictures and other digital data.

Operating System **
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit)

Processor
Processor Type * : AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Processor Number * : TL-56

Memory Size *
1024MB

Display Size *
15.4″ widescreen

Display Type *
WXGA with TruBrite® Technology

Display Resolution *
1280×800

Graphics Engine *
ATI® Mobility Radeon™ X1200

Graphics Memory *
128MB-319MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory

Hard Drive Size *
200GB

Optical Drives *
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer) supporting up to 11 fomats

Wireless LAN * ♣
Atheros® Wireless LAN (802.11b/g)

Bluetooth *
No Bluetooth (No Antenna)

Webcam
Webcam and microphone built into LCD bezel

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well, sedikit review dari gue..

kinerjanya sedikit payah, karena agak lambat kalo make windows Vista… rasanya lebih optimal kalo pake windows XP.. akirnya setelah cape ati berkutat dengan Vista, gue install balik win XP gue.. hehe jadinya kuenceng bener man.. gila mantab neh.. 

Buat yang masih nyari driver Windows XP Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 :

http://www.4shared.com/file/30486871/67aa2474/Drivers_WinXP_Toshiba_Satellite_A215-S4747.html?dirPwdVerified=e413af95

Tenang  aja, walaupun keliatannya pake bahasa spanyol tapigak ngaruh kok di windows XP kamu.. tetep bahasa inggris keluarnya.. jadi jangan khawatir.. hehe 😀

Tambahan sedikit, untuk mengatur brightness-nya (brightness setting) kita tidak bisa lagi menggunakan Fn + F6 seperti pada XP karena Hotkeys Fn sudah tidak berfungsi, karena itu untuk mengatur brightnessnya harus dilakukan secara manual melalui ATI Catalyst Center.. caranya adalah, pertama-tama harus install dulu Microsoft Dot Net 3.0 atau lebih (tinggal ketik keyword di google : download microsoft .net 3.5) Setelah diinstal kemudian baru install ATI Catalyst disini

Setelah diinstal, baru masuk ke ATI Catalyst Control Center dan brightness dapat diatur secara manual..

kondisi baterenya rada2 suckz.. makanya di bagian penilaian batere keknya kurang optimal…

overall, lumayan lah, walau agak berat juga karena 15,4″ jadi sekitar 3 kg-an..

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A great multi-tasker for road warriors, the Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 notebook PC offers dual-core productivity from its 1.8 GHz 64-bit AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 processor. It allows you to easily run multiple programs without bogging down your system, and it features intelligent power management for longer battery life. Stylishly accented with an onyx blue metallic LCD cover, this Toshiba Satellite features a large, bright 15.4-inch XGA-resolution LCD (1280 x 800)–perfect for viewing multiple application screens or watching widescreen movies on DVD. It’s also great for using as a media center, with Toshiba’s unique Express Media Player enabling you to bypass the system and access CDs and DVDs with a touch of button. The dual-layer/multi-format DVD drive also burns CDs and offers Labelflash print functionality.

A 1.3 megapixel digital web camera built into the LCD’s bezel lets you quickly snap photos and participate in live video chats. Other features include a 200 GB hard drive, 1 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum), 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), ATI Radeon X1200 video card with up to 319 MB of shared video RAM, 5-in-1 memory card reader, and a biometric fingerprint scanner for added security. Additionally, this Toshiba notebook is RoHS-compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

This PC also comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, which includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center. In addition to easily playing your DVD movies and managing your digital audio library, you’ll be able to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV). Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.

The Basics

  • Processor: The 1.8 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 processor offers a dual-core architecture, which delivers additional computing resources to help expand your PC’s capabilities by providing higher throughput and simultaneous computing–increasing your performance by up to 80 percent. You’ll be able to perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly thanks to the innovative Direct Connect Architecture. And it’s designed to handle simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. You’ll enjoy long battery life thanks to the AMD PowerNow! power management technology, which delivers performance on demand and can extend system battery life up to 65 percent. And the AMD Digital Media XPress technology delivers stellar multimedia performance and playback on digital entertainment such as games, streaming video and audio, DVDs, and music. Each processing core has a 512 KB L2 cache (for a 1 MB total), and this processor can deliver up to a 1600 MHz system bus for lightning quick computing reflexes. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system’s performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)
  • Hard Drive: The 200 GB Serial ATA hard drive is about double the average size for notebook PCs, however its 4200 RPM speed is a bit slower than current standard hard drives. It provides more than enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and video editing software. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data–akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.
  • Memory: The 1 GB of installed RAM (2 x 512 MB DDR2, PC5300) is an excellent start, but you’ll want to add more RAM to handle today’s demanding multimedia and productivity suites. It provides two DIMM slots and has a large 4 GB maximum RAM capacity. It also offers a top-of-class 667 MHz speed.
  • DVD/CD Drive: The dual-layer Labelflash DVD drive is compatible with a wide range of formats, including both DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs, CD-RW discs, and dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data–great for backing up your MP3 collection or your most important documents. It features the following speeds: 4x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL, 8x for both single-layer DVD+R/-R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM, and 24x/16x for CD-R/RW. It reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x and CD-ROMs at 24x. With the Labelflash functionality, you can burn high-resolution, high-contrast pictures on the label side of DVD discs using the same laser used for data recording. Enjoy transparency and high-quality not found in traditional printable media. All you need is a Labelflash DVD disc to start labeling without a printer.
  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 86-key keyboard and electro-static two-button touchpad. It also offers CD/DVD media player and control buttons (play, stop, next, previous) as well as a volume control dial.

Screen, Video & Audio
This notebook has a 15.4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (native 720p for high-definition viewing). It also provides TruBrite technology, which makes images brighter and more vivid thanks to its anti-glare feature. Video is powered by the ATI Radeon XPress 1200 integrated video/graphics card, which delivers up to 319 MB of dynamically allocated video RAM shared with the system RAM. ATI’s HyperMemory technology allows the chipset to run in either Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) mode or with dedicated frame buffer memory to enhance graphics performance. It also features an integrated audio card with headphone and microphone jacks. Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This notebook has an integrated Atheros 54g wireless LAN that’s fully compatible with 802.11b/g wireless networks. It also includes a next-generation ExpressCard 54/34 card slot (though no PCMCIA card slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. Here’s the full list of connection options:

  • 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals–from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 ExpressCard 54/34 slot
  • Video out: VGA and S-Video
  • Stereo headphones/speakers/line-out
  • Microphone/line-in
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)

It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems). Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family’s use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
Microsoft Works 8.5, InterVideo WinDVD 8, Google Desktop and Picasa, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5, McAfee Internet Security Suite (30-day trial), and Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition (60-day trial).

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measures 14.3 x 10.6 x 1.55 inches (WxDxH, and it weighs 6.3 pounds.

Power
It comes with a 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery pack for extra-long battery life.

What’s in the Box
This package contains the A215-S4747 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty.

December 23, 2007 Posted by | Computer | 4 Comments

Person Of The Year 2007

By : Richard Stengel

vladimir putin

In a year when Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize and green became the new red, white and blue; when the combat in Iraq showed signs of cooling but Baghdad’s politicians showed no signs of statesmanship; when China, the rising superpower, juggled its pride in hosting next summer’s Olympic Games with its embarrassment at shipping toxic toys around the world; and when J.K. Rowling set millions of minds and hearts on fire with the final volume of her 17-year saga—one nation that had fallen off our mental map, led by one steely and determined man, emerged as a critical linchpin of the 21st century.

Russia lives in history—and history lives in Russia. Throughout much of the 20th century, the Soviet Union cast an ominous shadow over the world. It was the U.S.’s dark twin. But after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia receded from the American consciousness as we became mired in our own polarized politics. And it lost its place in the great game of geopolitics, its significance dwarfed not just by the U.S. but also by the rising giants of China and India. That view was always naive. Russia is central to our world—and the new world that is being born. It is the largest country on earth; it shares a 2,600-mile (4,200 km) border with China; it has a significant and restive Islamic population; it has the world’s largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction and a lethal nuclear arsenal; it is the world’s second largest oil producer after Saudi Arabia; and it is an indispensable player in whatever happens in the Middle East. For all these reasons, if Russia fails, all bets are off for the 21st century. And if Russia succeeds as a nation-state in the family of nations, it will owe much of that success to one man, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

No one would label Putin a child of destiny. The only surviving son of a Leningrad factory worker, he was born after what the Russians call the Great Patriotic War, in which they lost more than 26 million people. The only evidence that fate played a part in Putin’s story comes from his grandfather’s job: he cooked for Joseph Stalin, the dictator who inflicted ungodly terrors on his nation.
When this intense and brooding KGB agent took over as President of Russia in 2000, he found a country on the verge of becoming a failed state. With dauntless persistence, a sharp vision of what Russia should become and a sense that he embodied the spirit of Mother Russia, Putin has put his country back on the map. And he intends to redraw it himself. Though he will step down as Russia’s President in March, he will continue to lead his country as its Prime Minister and attempt to transform it into a new kind of nation, beholden to neither East nor West.
TIME’s Person of the Year is not and never has been an honor. It is not an endorsement. It is not a popularity contest. At its best, it is a clear-eyed recognition of the world as it is and of the most powerful individuals and forces shaping that world—for better or for worse. It is ultimately about leadership—bold, earth-changing leadership. Putin is not a boy scout. He is not a democrat in any way that the West would define it. He is not a paragon of free speech. He stands, above all, for stability—stability before freedom, stability before choice, stability in a country that has hardly seen it for a hundred years. Whether he becomes more like the man for whom his grandfather prepared blinis—who himself was twice TIME’s Person of the Year—or like Peter the Great, the historical figure he most admires; whether he proves to be a reformer or an autocrat who takes Russia back to an era of repression—this we will know only over the next decade. At significant cost to the principles and ideas that free nations prize, he has performed an extraordinary feat of leadership in imposing stability on a nation that has rarely known it and brought Russia back to the table of world power. For that reason, Vladimir Putin is TIME’s 2007 Person of the Year.

December 14, 2007 Posted by | Great Person | , | Leave a comment