Friday, July 20, 2007


What's a webcast?

According to
The word webcast is derived from "web" and "broadcast." Its use has varied since the early-mid 1990s as the nature of the medium came into public use.
Webcasting is sending audio and/or video live over the Internet. In essence, webcasting can be thought of as broadcasting over the Internet.

Webcasting is used extensively in the commercial sector for investor relations presentations (such as Annual General Meetings), in E-learning (to transmit seminars), and for related communications activities.

For our final term we are going to look at and listen to webcasts.

The objective is to help you find webcasts on your field, so you can get free self trainning opportunitie to keep up you updated on what's happening in your field.

We are going to use webcasts to help you located uptodated information on your field. These webcasts offer you the chance to self train. Also, you'll improve your listening and reading, vocabulary and oral presentation skills.

The tasks assigned for this term are:

  1. Locate a webcast. To do so, just google it. You can write: webcasts for engineers, or webcasts graphic design, or webcast marketing, or webcast networks...

  2. Try to select a webcast that offers you video, audio, power point slides and transcripts.

  3. Once you have selected your webcast. Listen to it and write some notes.

  4. Prepare a short powerpoint presentaion about the webcast:

  • what's the name of your webcast?
  • where is it?,
  • what's it about?,
  • why did you select it?,
  • tell about it in a few slides,
  • Be prepared to present it to your class. For tips on how to give a short speech go to A Public Speaking Survival Guide
  • Add a fun task to check if your audience understood what your presentation was about,
  • Upload your presentation to your blog. To do this go to Slide Share
  • Remember this will be 40% of your evaluation.
Where can I find webcast related to Graphic designing?
Dynamic Graphics' NEW 2007 Webcasts

Marketing related webcasts

  • ON24 Home > Webcast Library
  • Try this Bill Gates's speech.
    Microsoft Strategic Account Summit – Seattle, Washington
    May 8, 2007
    In a keynote to more than 1,000 advertising, publishing, media and technology leaders from 27 countries, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates explores the impact of technology on the evolution of online advertising and how it will transform the way advertisers reach and engage more directly with their core audience.

  • On-Demand Webcast

  • Written Transcript


TecwiseTV, there you'll find TV shows with some resources to understand some of the topicss... Just register to the site and select a show you like.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Finding a Job on line!

Well, now you're about to graduate... and comes the hard task of finding a job... So, where do we start? A good way to find a job is by looking for the perfect job in the internet. Let's get ready to ship off in this excting adventure!

Finding a Job!
  1. First of all... ask yourself this question: What do you want to do? What can you do? What are you certified or will be certified ...soon... to do?
  2. Next, go to Yahoo Hot Jobs or and try to located a job you'd like to have.

Writing your Cover Letter

  1. After you have selected your dream job. You're ready to find examples of Cover Letters in the internet. In order to find a good example go to Google and type: Cover Letter Example for Graphic designers in the search window. You'll probably find: Graphic Design Cover Letter for New Graduate Sample - Are you a new graphic designer graduate? This sample graphic designer cover letter will probably help you.
  2. Now, you are ready to write your cover letter. Get the job information you found and write a cover letter as you were applying for that job.
  3. Here, it's an article about writing a good cover letter. Do Cover Letters Really Matter?. Follow their advice and remmeber those tipis when writing your cover letter.

Resume Writing

  1. Ok, you have.. you located a job in the internet, wrote a cover letter... now it's time to write a resume... a winning resume, of course.
  2. Well, again ... let's go to google and find some resume samples for your expertise area... For example: Career Center Graphic Designer Resume - A sample graphic designer resume
  3. Read the article about writing a great resume.
    Arm Yourself With a First-Rate Resume
  4. write your resume... you can select the kind of resume you want. Make sure your resume includes everything you need to get the job you slected and wrote a cover letter for.

Well, that's all for finding a job, writing a cover letter and a resume. Don't forget to post all your work in your blog.

Keep on shining!


Friday, July 06, 2007

Getting Ready for your Job Interview

This videos will give you an idea on how to prepare for your interview. Watch them and read the article suggested.

These are the articles to read:

Nine Steps to Acing a Job Interview

Be memorable by telling good stories about yourself


Prepare a questionaire of ten questions and practice answering those questions with the information related to the job you selected, cover letter and resume. Be ready to interview with yur teacher.

Keep on shining!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Realism!!!! Ron Mueck!

"Is it art?" Read the article and watch this video Leave your comments!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

An interview!!!

Interview one of your partners.

1. Could you please define graphic designing in your own words?
2. What influenced you to pursue graphic designing?
3. Could you please describe the educational process required to become a graphic designer?
4. What are some of the skills that are involved when designing?
5. What job considerations were you looking for after you completed your education?
6. What's something in your student life that you enjoy the most.
7. What is the most difficult aspect of graphic designing?
8. What are your plans for the future?
9. Point out your most personally gratifying moment in graphic designing.
10. Why would you recommend graphic designing as a career?