Tips for Communication

Today I am writing this article to discuss communication with some tips on how you can keep track of everything said and remain on top of everything.

The main part of communication is becoming a good listener. This can be done by keeping a notepad going on your computer for any discussion you have with others regarding anything that you are responsible for. First off you want to break down your notes into folders which you can keep in your Documents section on your PC. Break it down by subject; work, school, a video game you play e.c.t..

Now that you have the folders setup start inviting people in and listening to what they have to say about various things. If your notes get complex and require you to come back to them I’d recommend breaking things down even further into more sub-folders to keep track of everything. For example, you could have a work folder and inside of that you could have several projects you’re working on and the notes associated with them.

Another important thing to do is identify what the action items are. Action items are things that require you to do something. One thing I like to do when I’m talking with someone and taking notes is at the end review the action items that I’ve put down on my notes. Then I ask those are all the action items correct?

What this does is it shows you were listening and it also means that you care about making sure whatever needs to get done is done. This has helped me on many occasions deal with people that I may have issues understanding or are speaking in advanced terminology. Afterwards I’m able to investigate the action items myself to the furthest extent I can and ask the right questions if I do need to ask questions.

I hope you you found this useful and I will write little bits like this every now and then when I have the time. That’s today’s post but if you’d like to see tomorrow’s be sure to checkout daily and follow me @ZinrockinDotCom on Twitter!


A Special Message for Apple

I think the new Apple iPhones are pretty interesting. What I don’t know is what’s going to end up happening with the iPhone X that I’m still paying for. The iPhone X has a higher resolution display than most desktops. Which is why I question why Apple would totally take it out of consideration for development. It’s a waste of a great device that many people have purchased and enjoy. 

Personally I use the Pages app to write the articles here for it’s a very nice experience and I’d appreciate it if they considered expanding the capabilities for the device I am paying over 100 dollars a month for on a two year upgrade contract with AT&T. 

If you agree and would like to see further support for the device going into the future please share this article on social media. 

While sales will discontinue it would be entirely unreasonable to not at the very least take the money that is paid through our contracts and give us what we’re paying for. An Ultra HD smartphone that has a screen large enough to remote into a desktop. 

Imagine the possibilities of the iPhone X going into the future. Apple could create a Remote Desktop experience with a wireless Bluetooth mouse and keyboard for this phone and the other iPhone X devices in the series. 

The Apple Remote app could open the phone to use the full screen and they could even sell a case that would let the phone lean back for the best experience with the remote iMac. This would take a lot of power which would mean they’d have to either require you to have it plugged in or using the built in wireless charging. 

This would open the usual businesses such as Starbucks to implementing wireless charging into their cafe’s tables. Furniture manufactures making smart tables for home and business sales. This would push us into the future and change everything.

That’s what Apple is supposed to do. They’ve changed the world a lot and I want to see that continue but I feel they’ve missed an opportunity to do something great.


Welcome to My New Website!

An animated audience gives a round of applause Zinrockin’s amazing new website.

The new website is going off of the if it’s not broke don’t fix it. I will be using WordPress going forward to write all my new posts and will no long be using Twitter as much.


… I can get more content into this site than I can into a tweet. This also gives me the ability to do unique things that I can’t do on Twitter.

This is going to take some getting used to because I’m not used to blogging; but I understand needing to communicate to everyone that I’m doing something. I know thousands of you have visited my site. For that I want you to know just how grateful I am that you took the time of day to do that; thank you. This has been an alright experience outside of Twitch… which I may discuss at some point.

Moving Forward

This serves as the first post here on my new site and while you may see that it is still under construction I hope that doesn’t take away from the content that I post here to the site.

In the future I want to collaborate with others but for now I am going to see what I can do to get everything I can in place to make this website a clean and concise place where those of you who do follow can get what you’re here for.

  • Blog Posts
  • Recent Images & Videos
  • Galleries for Various Things (Guild Photo Gallery, Raiding Photo Gallery, Achievement Photos e.c.t.) 
  • Reviews or Opinion pieces on current things going on online.

That’s all for now. To know when my most recent blog post is up please follow me on Twitter or check back here every day for a new post!

Have a nice day.