Posts Tagged ‘Aniceta Gallegos’

Work your way up

Friday, December 6th, 2013


Lynne Andrews, FLC Associate Athletic Director, shared briefly but in depth detail of her career path from her first job to her present career on Wednesday morning. With each job that Lynne worked in, it added experience and new skills to her work ethic. She has a real passion for what she does and enjoys the career place she is at presently; this is the kind of passion I want to have in my career. She gives full effort for every task, even the small ones, so that it is given well and presented well. Lynne shared with us a quote that goes “Love what you do and feel that it matters” and she has really put meaning into this quote by sharing with us the dedication she has in her work. Lynne is inspirational and has encouraged me to keep working at my dream of my career goal and to become passionate about it.

She shared with us some tips to be able to reach a high career position including such as building onto your career path meaning enjoy each job and take each opportunity of experience when it is presented; take ownership of your job by taking pride in what you are doing and make each detail count; make yourself visible, such as have good networking so that people know who you are, acknowledging people, and do the small things.

Taking these tips into implementation for my own career path may help me become successful and passionate for what I will do. I aspire to be a fitness trainer and a physical therapist. I can begin with making myself known and putting myself out there so that I build onto my networking and have myself known. This important for me to begin with because I am a shy person and it can be hard for me to put myself out there at times. With each job that I will do, I will take pride because it will be something that I will enjoy and make each detail count to that I can present myself will and show that I have a good work ethic. I hope to become successful and these tips can help me begin with that.

Thank you Lynne Andrews for sharing with us; you are really inspirational!

New stadium, another million dollars from the public

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

When professional sports industries plan to build new stadiums, where do they expect to get their funding from? From their own salaries or the public money? Well, of course from public financing, the people, the fans.

The Atlanta Braves, for example, plan to build a new stadium in Cobb County in which they will put into use in the 2017 season. This new stadium has reserved about 60 acres of land in order to build the new stadium, which will also include parking, land and infrastructure. This project is expected to cost about $672 million dollars; but where will this funding come from? As stated in the article “Braves plan to build new stadium in Cobb”, Derek Schiller says that the Braves will be a “significant investor” but not giving to how much money they will put in and that Cobb County will also be responsible to giving large amount of money as well, but the Braves will pay any cost over the set amount. This new stadium is expected to “enhance fan experience”; for this reason the new stadium will reach supposedly reach new heights.

The new stadium well get to a better fan experience for their fans than the Turner Field, but at what cost. If the reason to build the new stadium is to build and enhance the experience of their fans, why not upgrade the Turner Field? This will cost a little more than half of the new stadium. Instead of building the new stadium, where the reserved area can be used for other buildings needed in the county and may build new employments, the management of the Braves should find ways to upgrade the current field in a more economic way and keep the stadium to where many memories have been made. This way the public can use their finances in their own leisure or needed buildings for the area. Why give and fund more public money than a team that makes millions of dollars. The public should have a say into if they would want a new stadium, not just the home team.

To be or not to be forever alone??

Monday, November 11th, 2013

With time, the ways in which people and businesses use to communicate will change; becoming more advanced as well as technological.  Back in the day or even now, traditional form of sport communication was used; this being source such as newspapers, sport magazines, and sport books. This is still used today, but new forms of sport communication is emerging becoming the nontraditional form the communicate. These forms consist of mostly internet based, such as Web sites and social networking Web sites (e.g. twitter, Facebook, etc). With new types of technology coming out in the market, nontraditional communication is the way to reach people.

As nontraditional forms of sport communication come on an arise, sport organizations find ways to keep up and to reach people. An example of a sport organization using nontraditional sport communication is AEG, Sports and Entertainment giant, using an AXS invite service via Facebook or email. This service is a great way to sell tickets and save a spot for friends to buy their tickets. The service allows one to buy their ticket, while at the same time allowing that person to invite a friend or two or even more to buy their ticket; saving them a ticket to buy it before someone else does. Using Facebook to have people make their purchase of ticket is a good tactic because people are always checking the accounts and looking at updates of the new. It also tries to avoid the chance for someone to go to a game alone and being–forever alone (joking, but seriously it is better to watch the game with a friend than alone). It targets the influences of people; as people are more likely influenced by friends.

AEG is hoping to achieve an increase in ticket sales in events; this bringing in more revenue. If one’s invitee does not buy the ticket within the two days that the invitation was sent, the ticket will go back into the market for someone else to buy. This achieves in trying to sell all tickets to that event. Also for people to be influenced by their friends to buy tickets and join them to the event so that they can enjoy the event.

In order to achieve more of ticket sales, AEG could create an App for their AXS invite service. People like new apps and this could create another way to let people know of events available and more quickly invite friends and purchase tickets maybe a bit more faster. It can also let people know when it has been two days so that they can purchase the ticket. Also showing when more tickets are available through Twitter. AEG can post when more tickets are available and when tickets are in a low for an event so that people can know when to purchase their tickets and invite friends through the AXS invite service. There is a number of new ideas that the AXS invite service can use nontraditional forms to communicate sport media.

All in better aims for Sochi2014

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Sochi2014 will be held in Russia during February of next year; with this said, the Sochi Organizing Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic games have set goals or aims to make this event one that will be remembered and be the most compact. The strategies, these being vision, legacy, the Russian Diamond, brand, sustainable development, and games impact, seem to be achievable, ones more likely than others. One of the main objectives that the Committee has set is “uniting all individuals and organizations involved in Russia’s first ever winter Games…., the Games leaving a rich legacy for both Sochi and Russia as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.” Also to that, it has given the importance to meeting the needs to those with disabilities.

The vision of the Games is to “express the spirit of modern Russia” along with that a positive change. With the Games being held in Russia, many spectators will be able to see the country and what it has to offer. This may easily bring new ideas into the country and work that into the government. The legacy gives in to the vision of a positive change for the development of the country bringing social and economic changes along with richness to the values of the Olympics and Paralympics, this making it achievable to the sustainability for a positive change to the country of Russia.

One of the strategies that Sochi 2014 is planning to embark is to be the first to embody “peaceful, productive dialogue between peoples”, having the to commitment to innovate. This strategy of the Sochi brand seems to be one of the more likely to be achievable because of the reasoning that the Committee gives in order to reach this aim, the brand promoting:

    • “A country rich in history, embarking on a successful future,” where it will combine the past and the future with a new generation for the Games.
    • “A country open to opportunities and the passion to make dreams a reality;” Sochi is planning to help young people learn about the sport and become engaged on learning something new and hopefully keep this participation in sport long term.
    • “A country that is committed to equality and celebrates diversity;” with people in disabilities in mind, Russia will try to improve the attitudes towards them, this by giving them importance and meeting their needs.

The sustainability to achieve in making the winter Olympics and Paralympics a spectacular event has set 6 main areas of activity that with the right aim are able to be achieved. These 6 areas are: healthy lifestyle, harmony with nature, barrier-free environment, economic prosperity, modern technologies, and culture and national values. The Committee will do youth programs, giving them the education of how to have and maintain a healthy lifestyle among the youth. Setting programs to teach people about environmental protection and sport is how the Games will achieve harmony with nature and barrier-free environment. Keeping people with disabilities in mind, Sochi is building buildings, public transport and other facilities to meet the needs of those and keeping this a barrier-free environment. The Games will be using new technology and infrastructure to making it a new generation for the future. It will incorporate its history into the Games, showing its culture to many spectators.

The Russian Diamond will help reinforce its goals or aims in order to achieve them. The Russian Diamond consists of nine elements, these being excellence, efficiency, integration, hospitality, unity, uniqueness, respect, legacy, and harmony. This will help in achieve what Sochi has set to do, to make this event with a memorable legacy. The elements has in mind to meet the needs of others, providing unity, uniqueness, hospitality.  The Committee has planned out well what their plans are for Sochi2014. With this, they will be able to achieve those aims.

Low GPA: hurt or help student athletes??

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The lowering of the GPA can have both a negative and positive effect, causing either to hurt or help a student athlete. Lowering the GPA can hurt the student athlete by creating lack of fairness, which those student athletes that actually try to keep their grades up for a high GPA will then have a sense of slacking off if the GPA is lowered; meaning that he/she may not to work as hard as before to keep their class grades up. Not having to keep grades up high, it means that student athletes do no have to study as hard, which then causes an issue for when standardized tests are required to be taken. Some students may not have the right amount of knowledge in order to pass the test, causing issues to meeting graduation requirements and receiving a diploma or being accepted to a college. A low GPA gives less emphasis on the student and their education, and more on staying eligible, which on the other hand has a positive effect, such as keeping students off the streets. With a low GPA, schools may be viewed as being more focused on the sport and wanting to win rather than education.

The low GPA can help student athletes by giving them an opportunity to be on the team because they will be able to reach the GPA. It will keep student athletes in school, being occupied in playing a team sport and staying out of trouble. Some student athletes may become more focused in their classes just to keep the GPA at the certain low level. The graduation rate may be increased because more students will be able to keep up with the low GPA.

One has to look at both sides of the issue before deciding if a low GPA will help or hurt the student athlete.