Acoustic Eggcrate Soundproofing Foam

In the world of music production and broadcasting, audio quality plays a very important role. A key rule in attaining proper audio is the reduction or complete cancellation of background noises. These noises include sounds from outside the studio which can be very distracting and a downright nuisance. That is why when audio production studios are designed, they include soundproofing material that eliminate unwanted sounds. There are many different types of material that can be used to achieve this objective. One popular type that has been used by quite a number of individuals and companies is egg crate foam. This durable and light-weight material installs easily and comes in a variety of colours and sizes.

Right now, you can get the following sizes: 1-1/2″ Eggcrate Foam – Charcoal – 72″x80″, 2-1/2″ Eggcrate Foam – Charcoal – 72″x80″, 1-1/2″ Eggcrate Foam – Colors – 48″x72″, and 2-1/2″ Eggcrate Foam – Colors – 48″x72″. If you are someone who works off a budget, you need not worry as the prices are reasonable. If you are just setting up your studio or are looking to change the acoustic padding that you are presently using, you can consider using eggcrate soundproofing foam. There is sure to be a colour and size available to suit your needs.

5 Critical Tips for Hosting Your Webinar like a PRO for maximum results!

When hosting webinars there are some very important points to consider so your audience has a positive experience and you professionally deliver the event. At my company, we use webinars daily to build our business, and there are good reasons that you should too.

There are various webinar, or webcast software and services available from a number of sources at various prices. You can host the webinar any time, from anywhere in the world. The cost to you is reasonable, and the cost to your participants can be free or at an admission price you set. Webinars can be discussion based, education or information based, sales-related, or tutorial in nature. Having a clear purpose for your webinar will help you in your preparation and marketing.

No matter what platform you use to broadcast your webinar, here are some tips to ensure a professional webinar.

1. Prepare. Before you schedule your first webinar, make sure you understand how to use the software to deliver your webinar presentation. Read through the online manuals, watch the tutorials and know how to get Technical Support should you encounter any problems. It’s recommended that you do a test run to make sure you understand how to deliver the webinar, how participants access your event, how to use any additional tools and training aids. If you are charging for your event make sure your order forms work and are secure. If you plan to deliver specific points than make sure you have either prepared presentation slides for the audience to also keep you on track or, that you have notes handy for reference as needed. In your testing phase test your camera, the sound levels and the online presentation materials for clarity, readability and errors.

2. Consider a Co-Host. Some of the best webinars I have attended and hosted, have been those with a co-presenter or host. It’s quite hard to just be on screen all by yourself talking away. It can feel like you are in a vacuum. Having a co-presenter allows you time to have a break to organize your thoughts. A co-host permits you to volley topics back and forth and make an online discussion more interesting for your audience. Don’t try to deliver all your points or information in one session. Consider a series of webinars with various topics on one theme, or consider segmented parts for a continuing series. Invite guest experts as a co-host to keep your content varied and in-demand.

3. Rules of Teaching. If you are a novice to being an educator remember some common rules of teaching. Go slow. Don’t worry about repeating critical points, it helps people learn. Summarize important points onto slides, whiteboard or visual aids. Sharing your desktop or screen allows the audience to follow along with your points. Adobe has a product called AdobeConnect that is an excellent desktop sharing program. It’s helpful to include important links for later reference by participants. Consider your audience, and their familiarity with the topic, experience, gender, background, prospect vs customer, time zone, etc.

4. Encourage Interactivity with Questions and Answers. Depending on how you format your webinar, you may either allow participants to post questions during your session for response as required. Or you may prefer to wait until the end of your presentation. For discussion based webinars, it makes sense to take questions or comments throughout your session. Interactive sessions are ones that are often the most memorable, the audience learn the most, and helps the host connect more meaningfully with the participants. The feedback you get from your participants will help you stay on track and hone your skills and topics as a presenter for your next event.

5. Record your Webinar. If your Webinar or Web Conferencing platform allows you to record the event, definitely do so. You can then archive these sessions for future use, promotion, or reference. It allows you to create a library of your webinars, and the recorded sessions add lasting power to your event long after the live session has concluded. Participants unable to attend your LIVE webinar will appreciate the convenience of watching the recorded version.

About the Author

Sandi Hunter is the Director of Website Development at Worldprofit Inc. Worldprofit provides a number of services for the small and home-based business community including hosting, design, webconferencing, traffic, advertising, SEO, training and resources. This year Worldprofit marks their 17th year in business.

Republished with author’s permission by Kraig Grayson http://IncomeStreamsClub.com. Check out Rapid Content Wizard.

IonCube, Zend, PHP LockIt, and More Encoded Files Decryption

Over the past 4 or so years, I have seen a rising number of people who have been complaining about the PHP scripts that they purchase being encoded or encrypted. This holds true also for some free scripts, like WordPress themes for instance, that have some or all of the the files encrypted. Many of these files are encrypted using software like IonCube, Zend, PHP LockIt, Source Guardian, Source Cop, and True Bug, just to name a few. Mind you, in some cases, there are good reasons why files are encoded. But, what really worries many of these individuals is that they are not sure what is behind the encryption (some have reported virus attacks and unauthorized access to their websites via backdoor scripts that are hidden using encryption methods). This is a genuine concern as there are more and more wicked people emerging online daily who are bent on destroying other people’s websites. If you have encrypted scripts that you are suspicious of, you can get them decoded by KGB Decoders. Within minutes, you can have the raw code behind encrypted coding so that you can see what exactly is written there. This allows you to make changes to the script as you see fit so that you can feel more comfortable with the scripts you place on your website.

Many people have already used the service and have been very satisfied. Quite a number of them are even repeat customers. This attests to the quality of work KGB Decoders does and the fact that the decoding service really works. Take charge of what you place on your website today! See what is behind the encoding and encryption! Do not risk a virus attack or backdoor intrusion from unscrupulous persons. Decode any encrypted PHP file that you may have to ensure that no one is trying to access your site. This could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in addition to preventing your website going offline due to bad scripts. Don’t wait another minute – visit KGB Decoders today and get your PHP encoded files decoded.

4th of July Deals: Independence Savings

Hey there one and all – A happy 4th of July to you! I know that this is one of the most exciting times of the year. We all come together as a nation to celebrate our Independence with our family and friends, and best of all we all look forward to the fireworks later on in the night. What a great day for America! If you are still looking for some great 4th of July deals, you can search for them at the MainAnswer Price Comparison Shopping site. Anything you may want can be found there, and not only that – if there are two or more merchants who sell the same item that you want, the prices are compared side-by-side so that you can compare and save. What a wonderful thing – being able to look in just one place for all your 4th of July needs.

You can find great deals on party supplies, decorations, costumes, and lots more stuff. You have worked hard all week and really don’t have the time to walk up and down to find what you want. Therefore it makes sense to look for all your Independence Day celebration items all in one place at MainAnswer Price Comparison Shopping. Some merchants offer free shipping, so look for those deals, and there are also coupons you can use to save even more money. Visit the site right now and start shopping today.

World Cup Football Frenzy: Get Your Soccer Gear at MainAnswer

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The FIFA World Cup 2014 is in full swing in Brazil. There have already been a few upsets (imagine Spain, the defending champions are already out of the running) and there are more to come. The biggest sporting event in the world brings people of different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities and beliefs together for a month of spectacular football. Even if you are not in Brazil, you can have your own piece of the World Cup by purchasing soccer gear. You can get soccer balls, bumper stickers, plastic license plates, key chains, car magnets, tee-shirts, sweat shirts, and so on.

Get all your soccer gear and memorabilia now before the World Cup ends. Show your support for your favourite team, or teams. Who do you think will win the FIFA 2014 World Cup? Well, you will have to just wait and see. I know many of you have already been shocked by the various upsets and maybe the team you thought would win has already been eliminated. Whatever the case, you can still get your soccer stuff to share in the spirit of the game. Viva Brazil!!

Google Accused Of Stealing Money From AdSense Publishers

I was checking my email this morning and came across an interesting (and one that I totally believe) article on WebProNews about how Google is stealing money from AdSense publishers. The article is based on the expressions by an ex-employee of Google who basically confirmed what many of us knew deep down all along – Google steals publishers monies by closing their accounts just before they are due to get paid their earnings so that they can keep the money for themselves. And I can say from first hand experience that it is a true statement. Google closed my AdSense account a few years ago claiming “invalid click activity”. I appealed the closure and asked for an explanation of what they meant. Their reply was simply that they “… cannot provide me with specific details” and that I would never be able to participate in the AdSense program ever again. Well, to hell with AdSense and Google!! I know that I was not producing any invalid clicks or violating their TOS in any way, so they must simply want to keep my money for themselves (this is what I thought to myself). Now thanks to the WebProNews article, I feel redeemed that my gut feelings were correct all along.

Google has banned hundreds of thousands of AdSense account over a period of many years. You can, ironically, Google it for yourself. From persons who were barely making the minimum $100 to get a payout to those who were making upwards of thousands of dollars, Google went banning accounts left, right, and center. Now, doesn’t that seem a bit suspect? Banning multiple accounts en-mass in short periods of time. That is not to say that there aren’t persons who go out of their way to get clicks on their AdSense ads, but my word I don’t believe that every Jack and Jill who got banned did anything wrong. I know I didn’t! It normally took me between 3 and 6 months to barely reach the minimum $100 payout. So, how could that account for their definition of “invalid click activity”. You know, Google is a mighty corporation in its own rights, but the way they steal publishers money is a low down and dirty way of keeping all the money advertisers spend for themselves. It would have been better, and I know many of you agree with me, if Google sent an email saying that they saw “invalid click activity” on this date or that date and that no payment would be made for those clicks. Okay, so they would be trying to steal only a buck or two from publishers. But then to go all out and take away ALL the publishers valid click earnings in addition to the so-called invalid click earnings is downright unjust, unethical, and tantamount to bully-ism (which is what Google seems to be very good at), showing a lack of respect for fair play and justice.

But then, who are we, the small people with no voice against the mighty Google? Matt Cutts and other executives, as the article showed, deny any such practice. But, if you think about it, which company executive do you know in any business who would publicly admit to the wrongs their company is doing? They can’t afford to lose their jobs and all the perks that are involved. So, hush-hush is the way to go for them. Anyway, Google will not always be the big market player that they are right now. Believe it or not. It may take years or decades, but one day they will pay for what they have done to former AdSense publishers. There is a saying that no one can dispute: What goes around comes around. Google will get what is coming to them!

How to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family

Bitsy’s Brainfood co-founder, Maggie Patton encourages families to involve kids in Earth Day, to teach them that they can make a difference.

“When it comes to my own family and taking action on Earth Day, we like to think globally, and act locally. There are so many simple ways to get the whole family involved in celebrating Earth Day,” Patton says. Below, she provides 19 kid-friendly Earth Day activities that can extend into loving the environment every day.

19 KID-FRIENDLY EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES

(1) Compost your fruit and veggie scraps and watch your garden bloom!
(2) Buy, fill and refill reusable water bottles — help keep millions of single-use plastic bottles out of landfill.
(3) Save a tree! Use both sides of your notebook paper.
(4) Visit a zoo or farm and learn how to care for animals. It’ll promote local food, too.
(5) Go for a family walk or bike ride and help keep the Earth cool.
(6) Get everyone a pair of work gloves and pick up trash in your neighborhood or town.
(7) Buy or make your own green cleaning products and spring clean your home.
(8) Grow a community garden and nourish your neighborhood green spaces.
(9) Plant more trees in your town — they’ll help clean the air.
(10) Help remove stuck plastic bags out of trees. And switch to reusable bags instead … for everything!
(11) Make an appointment with your town leaders to add more neighborhood trash cans and recycling bins — or start a recycling program.
(12) Collect glass food jars to paint and turn into candle holders (and use soy-based candles!).
(13) Love surprises? Plant bulbs and flower seeds and keep a weather eye for spring blossoms!
(14) “Turn off the lights!” Make switch plate reminders for your whole house.
(15) Show your kids the beauty of the beach. Collect shells and rocks for art projects.
(16) Make extra food for dinner then ditch BPA-lined plastic and get glass storage containers instead for leftovers.
(17) Transform colorful magazine pages, comics and more into artful projects and gift wrappers.
(18) Learn how to donate/recycle old computer equipment and post instructions (with permission, of course) at your local library, cafes, electronics stores and more.
(19) Breathe in nature: Turn off the a/c and open a window to the world.

Bonus activity: Just get outside and play!



Pandora Charms

There are different types of jewelry that people prefer to wear. Our preferences differ based on socialization, background, general taste, culture, and so on. Many of us have a watch or wear a chain, necklace, or ring. Some people wear earrings, nose rings, toe rings, and such the likes. What we wear also depends on what we are wearing at any particular time or the occasion that we are dressed for. For dinners, most of us dress formally with necklaces for women and chains for men. There are other occasions when people choose to wear other jewelry, like charms for instance. One website shows that “charms go back as far as the Neolithic era where man would pick up an unusual stone or piece of wood and carry it with him to ward off his enemies.” While you may not be the superstitious type, charms remain a very popular type of jewelry today. I found Pandora charms here that vary in sizes and types. Taking a quick glance at the website shows that there is one available for anybody who wants it.

You will be able to find baseball charms, charms that have different letters of the alphabet, charms made of Murano glass, heart-shaped charms, and lots more. Whatever the reason is why you want a charm, you can find the one that suits your taste. Charms also make great gifts for loved ones, friends, and even as presents for graduations or anniversaries. Check out the charms that are online now and benefit from the low prices and quick delivery that you get when you make your purchase.

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Violins, Violins, and More Violins

I have been discussing over the past several months about various musical instruments. What I have done, to a limited degree, is take the time out to mention the different brands of each type of instrument. So, this post is dedicated violins. There are a number of violin players all around the world who put their heart and soul into their music. You may have a liking for violins and wish to have one of your own so that you can learn to play it. They are very easy to get as there are a number of violin stores all around the country that sell them at reasonable rates. I have always loved the sound of the violin and would at some point in the future like the opportunity to learn how to play one.

There are quite a number of brands of violins available on the market, some you may have heard of, others maybe not. So here are some of the violins that you can get now that are really popular with players: Cremona SV-175 Beginner Student Violin Bundle, Florea Prodigy violin outfit, Bellafina Model 50 violin outfit, Doreli Model 79 Violin Outfit, Silver Creek Model 2 Violin 4/4 Outfit, Rozanna’s Violins Butterfly Dream Series Violin Outfit, Knilling Perfection II Violin Outfit, Revelle Model 300 Violin, Karl Willhelm Model 57 Violin, and lots more. Like I said, violin stores all over have them. You can ask around about which ones are better so that you know what to go out and buy. Professional violin players and amateurs alike will certainly be pleased with the wide range of brand name violins that they can get at prices that are hard to beat.