Log of what of Chanel Rodriguez has learned at Techie Youth

Tue. Aug. 23, 2022

Why is storytelling beneficial to a product manager?

Firstly you should know what a product manager is: a product manager is someone who sets and owns the overall product direction, staying with it until they remove the product from the market. They are most responsible for understanding the customers needs, translating them into a design and a minimum viable product and leading the development team to build the product and meet those needs. One way to be a great product manager is to be a great storyteller! This is beneficial because it’s one of the most effective ways to persuade someone to buy your product and by doing this you’ll need to simplify it as much as possible. That way, the person can focus immediately on what you’re trying to convey, without having to force their brain to work hard to figure it out. Another reason is because stories are able to reach us on an emotional level, which is more impactful than an analytical one, and it’s our emotions that cause us to act and buy. You will be much more successful if you are trying to persuade a market to try your new product, and you do this by painting a picture for how that product will improve their lives which is an emotional appeal, than by presenting a list of features or a comparison of how much more affordable your product is than a competitor’s. Lastly, stories are easier to remember than facts about the product. The decision-makers in the pitch will not remember everything you say, including every detail on every slide, and everything that happens in your meeting, but they are going to remember some or little of it. Basically the audience isn’t going to buy whatever you’re selling due to the detail (they’ll quickly forget almost all of it anyway), but they will remember the great story you told them, and if you told it especially well, then it just might convince them to buy.

Mon. Aug. 22, 2022

Product manager vs project manager

What is the difference between a Product manager vs project manager? Firstly you must know what the two are. A product manager is someone who sets and owns the overall product direction, staying with it until they remove the product from the market. They are most responsible for understanding the customers needs, translating them into a design and a minimum viable product and leading the development team to build the product and meet those needs. Whereas a project manager has to take the product vision from the product manager, then develop a project timeline around it, as well as plan the work for the development team to hit important goals and deadlines. In other words their responsibility is to successfully bring a project to completion within the agreed budget, time, and quality. Although the two are different they complement each other and acb guarantee the long-term success of a company.

Sat. Aug. 20, 2022

How can you make money with very little skills?

How can you make money with very little skills? Well there's many different ways, but I'm currently talking about Online advertisement.

What is an online advertisement? An online advertisement is a form of marketing and advertising which uses the Internet to promote products and services to audiences and platform users, it is also referred to as online marketing, Internet advertising, digital advertising or web advertising. It is one of the most effective ways for businesses of all sizes to expand their reach, find new customers, and diversify their revenue streams, by attracting website traffic and brand exposure, but online advertising is designed to persuade the targeted customer/s to engage like, making a purchase. Although there are many different types of it, it may be difficult to pick just one or maybe even multiple ( which is every possible and I even encourage it ) but every little skills is necessary in order to be successful, in other words it’s a very easy way to make money.

Thu. Aug. 18, 2022

What is Artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is the practice of computer recognition, reasoning, as well as action, it is all about granting machines the power of recreating human behavior, particularly cognitive capacity. Yet, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, and Data Science are all related to each other. There are six major branches of artificial intelligence 1, Machine learning: Which is the technique that gives computers the potential to learn without being programmed. 2, Neural networks: it's a set of algorithms that are used to find the elemental relationships across the bunches of data using the process that imitates the human brain operating process. 3, Robotics: A field of science and engineering including mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, and many more. Robotics also determines the designing, producing, operating, and usage of robots. It also deals with computer systems for their control, intelligent outcomes, and information transformation. 4, Expert systems: this refers to a computer system that mimics the decision-making intelligence of a human expert, they are built to deal with complex problems with reasoning through the bodies of proficiency, expressed especially in particular of “if-then” rules. 5, Fuzzy logic: A technique that represents and modifies uncertain information by measuring the degree to where the hypothesis is correct, it's also used for reasoning about naturally uncertain concepts, it is also convenient and flexible to apply machine learning techniques and assist in imitating human thought logically. Lastly 6, Natural Language Processing (NLP): A method that deals in searching, analyzing, understanding and deriving information from data.

Wed. Aug. 17, 2022

What is a Data Analyst And what is the difference between a data analyst and a Business Analyst?

Data analyst determines how data can be used in order to answer questions and solve problems. They study what’s happening now to identify trends and make predictions about the future, they analyze a massive amount of raw data by using data analysis tools. They also mostly focus on designing and maintaining the database, and trends to finally obtain useful and actionable information from the data which is then used to make important data-driven business decisions. The difference between a data analyst and a business analyst is they are excellent decision-makers with keen business insights. They must have a clear picture regarding the objectives of their organizational goals with a deep understanding of its process, allowing them to think critically regarding business strategies, scrutinize organizational data to review performances and identify shortcomings, then work with business heads to improve and implement solutions for better business performances. Another difference is pay, skills, and responsibilities. A data analyst salary is 86,431, whereas a business analyst salary is 81,320.

The skills required for being business Analyst include possessing a detailed knowledge of the business structure, Planning, managing, budgeting, a mathematical mindset, expert analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.Proven SAP skills

Strong vocal and written communication skills along with interpersonal and consultative skills. The skills required for being a data analyst include: Deep knowledge about data mining and the tools used to perform the same, Being able to identify patterns, trends and other critical data to expand the business, Good understanding of emerging technologies, data frameworks and machine learning, being An expert analytical thinker with intellectual curiosity and lastly Be able to apply the results of data ming, predictive analysis and machine learning tools to convert data into actionable business insights.

Lastly they’re responsibilities are similar, but the main tasks of a Data Analyst are to collect, manipulate and analyze data. They prepare reports, which may be in the form of graphs, charts and histograms, detailing the significant results they deduce.

Mon. Aug. 15, 2022

What is a Business analyst and their role in a company?

A business analyst is a person who interprets and documents business processes, products, services and software through data analysis. The role of a business analyst is to ensure business efficiency increases through their knowledge of both IT and business function, their goal is to evaluate past and current business data with the primary goal of improving decision-making processes within organizations. There are two types of analysis, internal and external; An internal analysis is the examination of a company's internal components ( include both tangible and intangible) which are resources, assets and processes. An internal analysis also helps the company decision-makers identify areas for growth or revision to form a practical business strategy. Whereas an external analysis is the process where businesses objectively assess the changes made to their industry and broader world that could affect their current business operations. Companies make sure to do this so they can adapt to changes and continue to succeed within an industry.

Sun. Aug. 14, 2022

The pros and cons of stocks

What are stocks and how do they work? Stocks are shares of ownership in publicly traded companies. It’s Where Companies issue them on stock exchanges to raise money, and also at which point investors buy as well as sell them based on their potential to go up in value or pay dividends. THere are benefits for Buying and holding stocks, like they can help you grow your wealth and reach your long-term financial goals, Stocks typically have potential for higher returns compared with other types of investments over the long term. Some stocks pay dividends, which are regular payments of profit made to investors who own a company's stock, but not all stocks pay dividends, they can cushion a drop in share price, provide extra income or be used to buy more shares. Unfortunately there are some cons like, it being easy to lose more money than you get, when you invest while you are shorting a stock.In fact, there is no limit to the amount of money you can lose in a short selling. A short selling is a transaction in which the seller does not really own the stock that is being sold but borrows it (or the money to buy it) from a broke dealer. It’s also important to know that The seller then has the obligation to buy back the stock at some point in the future.They are basically margin transactions, (You are putting up just a portion of your own cash and getting a loan for the rest of the deal). There are also trading risks, which is a whole other topic in itself kinda.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Music video editing

What is video editing?It is the process of piecing together, and arranging video clips, images and also sounds to make a brand new movie. It's basically the art of taking footage and molding it into a new storyline that makes sense to the viewer but it supports your style and vision. It’s simple yet a bit difficult to do especially with a music video, the first Step is to explore through all the footage. You need to be familiar with the footage and audio you’re working with in order to plan your storyline and make preparations for the edit, this may include mixing the recording, syncing the audio with the video and putting clips in order.

Now you need to build a storyline. You will need to be decisive and find the clips that tell the viewer, whatever it is you want them to know, in a way that makes sense.It often takes cutting hours of footage down to just a few minutes. But also ask yourself: Is this engaging and interesting enough to whoever you want to be a viewer? Does this shot present me in the best possible light? Am I repeating similar points in different sections? Now you need to correct tone, adjust color, and stylize the appearance of your music video using creative LUTs, curves, and dozens of other controls available in the Lumetri Color panel. Lastly, it's time to add any additional effects, titles, logos or sounds that can help make your video look even more professional, informative and importantly fun, but keep it simple so you don’t overwhelm the viewer with lots of information at once. Make sure the things you add stand out and grab the attention they deserve.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Freelance editing: the Pros and cons

What is a freelance video/film editor? Well first you need to know what video/film editing is. It’s when video editors shoot and record footage, but they also organize it to turn the recorded material into the director’s vision. A freelance editor is someone who edits all the footage but from home which makes them very different from those who are a staff aka people who work in the office.Doing it the freelance, has its pros, like 1) being your own boss; which means you take the jobs you want, as well as decline the ones you don’t want. You’ve got to have enough work in order to let you choose, but this means you could also have another job. 2) You set your own hours; maybe you’re a night owl and nothing is better than working all night, Or if you have children or other important things you need to do during the day. It really doesn't matter what time you work, as long as you meet your deadlines. 3) You can set your own rates. With freelancing you are allowed to set your own rates, Doing research about freelance video editor rates, you can help you establish what a rate that is most fair to you and your client, but make sure you take into account your experience, location, and the time spent on the project into to set a rate price.3) You learn everything; you need to have an assistant, and you don’t have to be anyone else’s. 4) You learn to negotiate and make big decisions, which are very critical skills in freelancing. You also are the one to advocate for yourself, with rates and deadlines and anything else.

Although those pros are great there are Cons just like any other jobs that you aren’t doing in the office, such as 1) No insurance or benefits. This can be a big deal-breaker for some people, but if it doesn’t matter to you then you should continue doing it. 2 Lack of consistent work; If you are just now starting out, you may have long periods of time where you don’t have a project. You’ll have to figure out what to do during this time to help your income and your reputation. 3)You have to brand yourself. This can be a bit tricky since you’ve got to market and brand yourself. Some people don’t excel at promoting themselves, but it’s important to do it, if not then you won’t get work.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Remote working and it’s advantages as well as it’s disadvantages

What is remote working? Remote working is when employees are doing their jobs from a location other than a central office operated by the employer. That would be working from home, telework, mobile work, and distance work. It’s basically an employment arrangement where employees do not commute to a central place of work, like an office building, warehouse, or retail store. You can work from home full-time or part-time, but depending on your job and company policy. People who work from home most of the time are referred to as remote workers. Actually lots and lots of remote work emerge every day worldwide, as companies realize they don't need people to be in the same building.

Some advantages are a Better work-life balance: A complaint in the world is the difficulty of striking a good work-life balance. Working eight or more hours a day leaves little time for family as well as free time when commutes and sleep are factored in. Working from home eliminates long commutes, which helps to spend more time with loved ones.Another advantage is when employees aren't required to attend video meetings, they can dress any way they want, which is one of my favorite advantages since I could be in my comfy clothes in my pajamas. Higher productivity: Remote workers have reported stable or increased productivity while working remotely compared to in an office. Flexibility: Remote work means employees can work from anywhere including their homes, which is my favorite place to work from. Coffee shops, beaches and other countries. Flexible working hours can be very helpful to employees who are night owls, or if they have children.

Some disadvantages are, Distractions at home, isolation, Loss of work-life balance, Increased need for meetings, Cybersecurity concern, Difficulty maintaining confidentiality, Inconvenient for newly hired employees, as well as Unstable internet access.

Sun. Aug. 7, 2022

Video editing and how it can be beneficial to a company.

What is video editing? Video editing is the arrangement of video shots used to structure and also present all video information,which includes films,television shows, video advertisements and video essays, but how does it work? Video editing works by trimming/cutting segments, re-sequencing clips, also adding transitions as well as other special effects. Linear video editing uses video tape and is edited in a very linear way, this is because videotape cannot be physically cut into pieces to be spliced together to create a new order. Several video clips from different tapes are recorded to one single tape in the order that you would like for them to appear. How can it be beneficial to a company? Video editing can be very beneficial to a company because It's a great way to deliver content of value as well as increase brand awareness on platforms, especially social media platforms. You can put your message right in front of your target audience without having to leave the office. Nearly 85% of consumers said a brand's video helped them make a decision to purchase a particular product which is very good for getting exposure.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

What is ISRC codes and why are they important?

What is ISRC CODES? Isrc stands for International Standard Recording Code,it is a 12-character, alphanumeric code that is assigned to a piece of music set for commercial release. ISRC codes are mostly used to identify and catalog individual songs which are also referred to as tracks on an album. These codes allow you to get paid for digital music sales by ensuring that your royalties are tracked properly. ISRC codes are most necessary in order to sell your individual tracks using iTunes and many other different online music distributors. They are also required for any songs that you plan to offer for streaming on Spotify and other streaming services. If you ever want your music to have a chance on Billboard then you need to get ISRC codes in order to have your songs participate. Your release must be registered with SoundScan using your ISRC codes for the individual tracks. But If you do not register then your sales are not counted, and you remain invisible to billboards. Your ISRC is different from your UPC because UPC is your “Release Identifier”. UPC stands for Universal Product Code, it is the standard unique identifier for the release that carries your audio or video performance/s. The UPC may identify a single, an EP, an LP, digital download, CD, vinyl, etc.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Music production and different ways you can do it and be successful

Music production is the process by which music is created, captured, manipulated, and preserved so that it can be distributed and enjoyed. There are many different ways you can get started. There's a college where a bachelor's degree in music production is the most common for aspiring music producers. A lot of colleges offer music production degree programs. The four-year programs cover a a lot of courses to expose students to recording arts technology and the music business.Producers can practice and build their skills by themselves, with purchasing a DAW, which is a workstation that includes hardware and software to create, edit, mix and export songs or digital audio workstation.They range in price depending on the features included, but basic DAWs can be found for under $100 and can be easily installed on a laptop. Another way is starting your own record label, which has become very easy over the years, although there are some difficulties like determining what your niche is and finding talents/artists that reflect your brand. There’s also using social media and streaming platforms but those are difficult, overall working in music is difficult but with the right tools it can be very worth it and make you successful in the end.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Voice overs and what are they? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

A voice over is someone who uses their voice to entertain, narrate, or market products for commercials, animation, video games, educational content, etc. They also do impressions, character voices and mimicry. Their job is to read and record scripts, or other written material in a vocal booth; they deliver lines directly or performatively, depending on the project’s requirements. In order to become one you possess acting skills, it’s very important since voice actors are rarely even seen on-screen. Their voice is their only way of expressing their emotions while working, so they must train and practice continuously. They have to always improve their vocal skills in order to deliver the best performance. Some benefits of being a voice over is, you can Work from home; You can record many voice-over jobs in a home studio. You can make your own hours, be your own boss. Although there are great benefits, there’s also disadvantages such as unsteady work, heavy competitions, it can be hard on your voice and potentially strain it and the biggest one is equipment is very expensive.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

What is a targeted email list and it's benefits?

A targeted email list, is a mailing list is a list of all your subscribers' email addresses. A targeted email list is very different from a standard mailing list since A targeted email is a personalized message sent to a particular part of your mailing list, they are also very well customized and personalized to deliver relevant offers which bring value to subscribers. The quality of your mailing list determines the results of your work and who will be reached. A targeted mailing list is a segmented list according to some criteria. Some benefits include building relationships with your customers, increased loyalty, higher response rates, higher return on investments and a few more. Every good targeted email marketing campaign requires good preparation, this is very important because This will allow you to choose the right criteria for your audience, as well as market the right product to the right people without wasting your resources, but of course you need a clear marketing strategy and you need to pay for them; a consumer list cost between $100 and $400 per thousand emails, and A business list costs $600 to $1000+ per thousand emails.

Sun. Jul. 31, 2022

What is online funding and what is it for a business?

What is online funding and what is it for a business? Online funding is also known as Crowdfunding, which is funding a project by raising money from a large number of people on the Internet. To a business, online funding is and can be impactful on a business with people donating money mostly likely in small amounts. There are different kinds of crowdfunding such as rewards, donation, debt and equity. To run a successful crowdfunding campaign, you need to capture the attention of a large number of backers as well as people and convince them why your project is worthy of their investment. There are also many different brands for crowdfunding like Indiegogo, StartEngine, GoFundMe, Patreon and a few more.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Why having funding is important to your company.

Today at Techie Youth, I learned about Funding. Funding is a very important thing for a business, since it's their main source of income for everything and everyone in a business, it's important because a business needs money in order to thrive, it allows the company to be able to have and do any opportunities that come your way, like investing in new products and services that can help your business grow and become more advanced as well as bring in new people like customers and workers as well as investors for your company. It will serve as a safety net when your business needs extra money, especially in case of an emergency and the company needs all the money it can get, it's also important in case the company runs out of money and goes bankrupted.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Technical writing and technical support

Technical writing as well as technical support are very important things to customers when it comes to a business. Although they are very similar, they are very different from each other. Technical writing is designed to explain complex, technical, and specialized information to customers who may be familiar with it and just have questions or may not be familiar with it at all. Now customer support is very different, instead of it being written like with technical writing, people are able to live chat with the team of people who are to provide help when customers have trouble with a company's products or services. Yes they are different from each other but their main similarity is helping customers be successful in achieving a solution to their problems.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

The requirements of writing

Writing has many benefits; no i'm not talking about regular every day writing, I'm referring to blogs, books, publishings, etc. Writing can give you good exposure but it's even better if it's your own. A few things to remember when it comes to that is, do your research, it's very very important since your audience will want to engage and you need to be sure that you are informed enough to keep the conversation going or give them information if they need it. Speak their language, it is important to grab their attention with certain words. You also need to develop your tone and voice since this will ultimately have people want to engage with you since it'll also set the mood. Keep it short and simple and positive, even if it's not a positive topic, people want it to be straight to the point and you have to give it to them like that, being negative will have people turn away. Lastly Images and videos, it's important that those stay on topic and that they are clear, clean and fresh to see.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Your media vs. the media

Today I learned the difference between your media vs. the media, your media is for the most part controlled by you. It's up to you what you post, comment, like and you can choose who you interact with. Whereas with the regular media such as blogs, the news, social media, journalist, etc. All can have an opinion on you, even if it's not true. There are times where rumors can be started or if you have a scandal that can truly impact your business especially if you want it to grow, it can either go in a negative route or a positive route, but the games has to be played carefully.

Sun. Jul. 24, 2022

Important things to know while building a WEBSITE

Websites are very important when it comes to exposure it takes a lot of steps to build a successful and running websites. One thing a person should know that's extremely important is your website has a chance to be banned and removed if you do not set it up correctly. In order to secure your website you need a CMS which stands for content management system, it's a software that is used in order to build websites and create content that can be published on the internet, typically you can create website without writing any code using CMS. You will also need a SSL, this stand for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL provides encryption for TCP/IP connections as they transit the Internet and local networks between a client and a server, in other words it provides security for online communications.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Pinterest and Snapchat

Pinterest and Snapchat are really simple social media platforms, Snapchat is a multimedia messaging application, one of it's main features is that pictures, video and messages are available for how long you set it for which can range from one second to infinity which has the possibility of getting saved your chat, you can promote your snapchat on other social media platforms as well as share your snap code to people which is an QR code that can be scanned using a camera on a smartphone. Pinterest is also a platform to get quickly noticed on, you can create your account then create boards and pins or share other pins. A pinterest board is a collection where you save specific pins and you can group and organize them based off of certain topics and if they are related to each other. The most popular types of boards are Home decor, Women's fashion, inspirational quotes, travel and technology. Some of the key ways to get noticed is having 10 - 15 boards, having high quality images if you upload any, also adding relevant keywords when you upload a pin to your account. Lastly like a lot of social media platforms you can get payed, on pinterest you can sell merch, affiliated marketing, brands reach out to you with offers, as well as create a paid course on the same theme of your account and teach people how to be successful. Snapchat is also similar to pinterest, you can get sponsored, affiliated marketing/links.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

The benefits of Social media

Like I wrote yesterday, social media has had a great impact on everything in society today, It also has more benefits even if you don't wanna do build a business. Social media has great benefits when it comes to meeting people and spreading the word. Facebook has groups that people can interact with each other based on interest and stuff that people have in common, Tiktok is also a great platform since you'll be able to get interactions and followers from people, especially if you use the right hashtags, following trends and challenges, etc. It can be pretty hard to also get a decently large following but if you play the game right then it'll go a bit more smoothly, but once you get those followers and maybe wanna do a business then you can promote it to your followers and possible get to do pay promotions with brands as well.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Social media and it's impact on a business

Social media has had a great impact on everything in society today. Different social media platforms can be used in order to connect people and gain allies as well as customers, it's a great thing to use especially in order to spread the word about your small business. Personally i think instagram is a way better option but there's also pinterest and snapchat that's a great option too. But anyway to spread word about your business is better than nothing at all.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

The benefits of planning

Today at Techie Youth I learned and explored the benefits of planning your business throughly. Planning is a major major step in building your business and being an entrepreneur, It is the main foundation for bring your ideas to life. Planning helps you explore what you need, for examples like tools, amount of things you'd need, making sure you have everything you need and it'll also help you plan on how much money you'll need to spend or earn in order for it to thrive. It is essenially a blueprint for everything and for taking something that's really tiny into something huge.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Online selling and how they can be a great start

Today I learned and realized that doing a small online business, may potentially be great way to start a company as well as a great first step in becoming an entrepreneur. It gives you a great first hand on experiences when it comes to dealing with products and basically running an entire business by yourself because you need to learn how to do everything before you are able to focus on hiring people to work for you. A business is something very small that needs to be built up and expended but before that you have to see if it's worth it by yourself.

Sun. Jul. 17, 2022

The different payment methods and my favorite one!

Today I learned the different forms of payment although majority of them is easy, I find the easiest to be the direct deposit, which is instead of you receiving a check from your employer and you taking it to a local bank to trade it in for cash (which is another option), you can receive your money right into your bank account and it already be there on your card. There is also getting it on a check and cashing it in to get cash, which was what i mention earlier, but the down side about it is being a target for thieves to steal your money, there is also stocks and cryptocurrency but the value of those are constantly changing especially cryptocurrency so you can payed more or less but honestly cash or direct deposit is your best bet.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

New information that may considering building a business

Today at Techie youth I learned that although building a business is hard already, It's even harder than I expected it to be there's more things that needs to be learned and researched as well as spent and bought. A business has more things involved than just spending money and earning money. A name has to be created but also never used before because it can lead to a lawsuit as well as a logo has to be unique or a copyright lawsuit can be filed and inevitable the person with the original design will win and you will you profit.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

What I learned today that was important to me

Today was my first day working for Techie Youth again for SYEP, I've learned how failing at business can be beneficial for a person because it helps the person think about if they want to continue to try to improve and build their business or even if they want to continue being an entrepreneur which has really stuck with me the most out of everything that I have learned today.