I HAVE 100 unanswered call-ins to my Anchor.fm/topgold podcast and I've decided I will try to carve through those calls by publishing them three or four at a time. That means you could expect to hear my mailbag for the month of July as I pare back the backlog. You can follow this Mailbag Project by subscribing to my Spreaker Topgold Audio Newsfeed.
I imagine I could be as diligent about unanswered emails too but with more than 250,000 unopened emails, I think it's a simpler task of merely select-all and delete. So I might just do that. Fortunately, my blog doesn't ring me anymore--that stopped around two years ago.
Training Students to Host Live Streams: Challenging.
I prefer to use the DJI Osmo 2 (pictured) with our handheld live streams. But it takes more than a clever piece of tech to hold a compelling multi-party live stream. As Paul O'Mahony says in the accompanying audio, it's challenging to run both a live video stream as well as acknowledge people who join the conversation in the live flow.
Paying for Social Services.
I think a lot about how Ireland funds its social services while connected to Starbucks free wifi (pictured). I know that the taxes Europeans pay help offset the cost of delivering social services. I think about this when looking at products I buy with a 23% sales tax (VAT rate) attached.
I encountered the concept of burnout in 1974 when I was in college. Research about the concept was just emerging at the time. I think burnout has become commonplace, affecting teens, college students, and mid-career professionals who work alongside me. In Freudenberger's work, "the concept of staff burn‐out is explored in terms of the physical signs and the behavioral indicators. There is a discussion of how the cognitive, the judgmental as well as the emotional factors are intruded upon once the process is in motion. Further material deals with who is prone to staff burn‐out and what dedication and commitment can imply from both a positive and negative point of view. A practical section deals with what preventive measures a clinic staff can take to avoid burn‐out among themselves, and if unluckily it has taken place then what measures may be taken to insure caring for that person, and the possibility of his return to the clinic at some future time".
In my first job, when I would fly large aircraft across more than five time zones during the course of a 16 hour duty day, burnout became synonymous with fatigue. I had a lovely opportunity to research this issue before I started pilot training.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business in the Limerick Institute of Technology. You can subscribe to Bernie's random audio blog items via Spreaker or all good podcatchers. If you subscribe to Bernie's blog, you also get a flow of images with captions for every day of the week.]