Taraksa adalah event yang dibuat oleh Majalah Epik. Majalah yang membahas kehidupan mahasiswa. Majalah ini berisi seni, info-info pendidikan tentang mahasiswa dan juga info tentang fashion


Kisah yang disuguhkan berupa sebuah cerita fantasi. Lakon tentang sebuah pengorbanan yang bermula dari kasih sayang antara Taraksa dan Chiandra. Namun karena mereka warga Ahimsa dengan kebiasaan harus menyerahkan kurban kepada Sang Rembulan sebagai Tuhan, Chiandra menjadi bagian dari perempuan yang harus menjadi kurban itu.


Dari situlah kisah ini bermula. Taraksa melakukan pencarian melintasi enam lapisan langit. Namun, seperti sudah dapat ditebak, Taraksa tidak berhasil menemukan kembali Chiandra yang dicintai. Walaupun berbagai halang rintang dan pengorbanan telah ia berikan.


Teater EPIK adalah gabungan para mahasiswa lintas universitas dari ITB, UNPAR, ITENAS, UNISBA, UNPAD, UPI, IT Telkom, juga para siswa lintas sekolah dari SMAN 1, SMAN 15, dan SMAN 19.


Lakon ini menjadi tampak asing di panggung karena selain ceritanya fantasi, seting panggungnya pun tidak menunjukkan identitas tertentu yang dapat dikenali. Demikian juga dengan toko-tokoh yanng bermain, entah berasal dari mana. Hal itu hanya dapat dikenali sebagai tokoh panggung “Taraksa” semata. Seperti yang dapat dikenali dari nama-namanya yang asing. Itali, Eropa, atau mana? Tidak jelas.


 Tetapi dari pertunjukan Taraksa terlihat bakat-bakat dunia teater yang mumpuni dari para pemainya, dituntut olah vokal yang baik agar suara dapat terdengar hingga bangku penonton paling belakang. 

Taraksa menyajikan karya seni tingkat tinggi dari mahasiswa maupun anak-anak SMA yang ikut ambil bagian dalam acara ini.




Sebagai anak muda saat ini fashion menjadi “makanan” sehari-hari kita. Kebanyakan anak-anak muda terutama di kota besar seperti Jakarta Bandung Surabaya dll menggangap fashion itu sebagai kebutuhan nomer 1. Bahkan ada juga anak remaja  yang rela menabung dengan cara makan mie instant demi mendapatkan celana jeans bermerek sebut saja Nudie, Ksubi, etc. 

Jika kita melihat dari segi bisnis justru bisnis fashion market seperti Brighspot sangatlah menggiurkan terutama jika digelar di kota Jakarta. Event ini menjadi salah satu santapan anak muda, saya yang datang kesana saja baru 5 menit sudah ingin keluar karena begitu penuhnya anak muda berantrian membeli baju sepatu dll. 

Hal yang membuat saya bangga adalah, penghaargaan terhadap brand local yang begitu bagus. Brand lokal seperti PotsMeetPop, Mischief, Chevalier ,Sagara dll menjadi brand yang terbilang sukses di Industri Fashion Indonesia.


Saya berharap tren ini bisa menjadi motivasi agar anak muda indonesia menciptakan bisnis-bisnis yang baru dan unik. 

#10 Business News Daily

This articles is reviewing a business ideas that can be good for you

Business in 2012]

  1. Career coach – Today’s job search is different than it was even a year ago. In this competitive market, job seekers need all the help they can get. Enter the career coach. From drafting a résumé to salary negotiations, career coaches help job seekers in every step of the process to provide an edge over other candidates.
  2. Personal social media consultant – Anyone applying for college, a job or building a relationship with a business partner should expect their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to be scrutinized. You want to stand out from the crowd, but in a good way. Personal social media consultants help individuals use social media to highlight their expertise and position themselves as an expert in their field while downplaying any negatives.
  3. Memory organizer – For as long as there have been cameras, parents have been documenting birthdays, holidays and first days of school. But instead of an album, those memories get stuck in digital cameras, video cameras, flash drives, computers and online photo- sharing services.
  4. Invasive species pest management  – The stink bug and long-horned beetle and other tough pests have opened the doors to a new type of specialist—the invasive species pest management business.
  5. Tablet app development  – The iPad started the tablet craze, but Motorola, Samsung, Kindle and others are breaking into the market. Where there are tablets, there is a need for apps.The rise of the tablet is opening up new avenues for those with a software background to help businesses market themselves in new ways.
  6. Online video production – A viral video can take a little-known brand and make it an Internet sensation. As brand managers recognize the power of the medium beyond television ads, this is an opportunity for everyone from telecommunications specialists to film school majors to turn their creative talents into a business opportunity.
  7. Specialty foods provider – The demand for gluten-free, organic, low sodium and lactose-free products continues to grow as more and more Americans follow restricted diets by choice or necessity.
  8. Online privacy management consultant – Hackers are becoming more brazen and the lackluster economy has only made them more determined to get a hold of sensitive consumer information that they can sell.
  9. PR for socially responsible businesses – Small businesses that make doing the right thing part of their business model need to get the word out about their good deeds.
  10. Personal concierge – For those among us with more money than time, a personal concierge can pay bills, pick up the kids or do the grocery shopping. Entrepreneurs can quickly turn a profit in this business with little investment, according to a recent study by the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association.
  11. Senior care services – While some seniors require advanced medical care, many just need help with day-to-day activities — or just a little companionship. According to research from Home Instead, a senior care franchise, the nation’s senior population will grow to 72 million by 2025.
  12. Resale retail – The recent recession forced many Americans to adopt thrifty shopping habits, including hunting for everything from clothes and house wares to sporting goods and antiques at thrift stores.
  13. Home day care – With the cost of day care rising, many parents are looking for inexpensive yet safe alternatives. If you keep your child headcount below a certain number you don’t need a license in many places, enabling you to start a business and stay home with your own kids.
  14. Yard work – With little more than some work gloves, a rake and a ladder, you could be in business. Landscapers will cut the grass, but homeowners want to leave the weeding, planting, snow removal and other time-consuming tasks for someone else, and that someone could  be you.
  15. Affordable Computer maintenance – With the proliferation of tablets, smartphones and laptops for every member of the family, there are lots of opportunities to provide private computer services such as anti-virus software installation, desktop cleanups, software downloads and printer hookups.
  16. Cleaning service – Are you one of those people that love to clean? If so, you may be sitting on a gold mine. Cleaning people who work for themselves can make $30 to $40 per hour. Recession or not, there are plenty of people still looking for a little domestic assistance.
  17. Energy efficiency consultant – Homeowners and businesses, especially, are looking for any way they can to cut costs, but figuring out how to lower energy expenses isn’t as easy as you might think.
  18. Recycler – Your average homeowner doesn’t always know where or how to recycle the stuff they’ve got. A good local advertising campaign and a pickup truck are all you’d need to start buying or simply offering to remove scrap metal, old computers, electronics, ink cartridges and other recyclable materials. You’ll be making a profit and doing the Earth a favor, too.
  19. Pet sitter – Recession or not, pets are people, too (or so many a pet owner believes). If you love animals, are reliable, organized and trustworthy, there’s no shortage of work for you. The more satisfied customers you have, the more quickly your business will grow. Nothing soothes an antsy pet owner more than a good recommendation from another animal lover.
  20. Organizer – If there’s one thing to be learned from the glut of reality shows dealing with hoarding, it’s that Americans have too much stuff. And, many junk collectors don’t have the time or skills required to organize it all. If you like to organize and create order out of chaos, then starting an organizing business could be for you.
  21. Virtual assistant
    Many companies let go of their full time administrative assistants during the recession. Now, they need help, but can’t afford a full time person. If you’ve got a background in administrative work but want to work for yourself, this might be a perfect time to break out on your own. Virtual assistants work remotely and do all the things a business owner or manager doesn’t have time to do, such as open and answer emails, follow up with customers, invoice customers or pay bills.
  22. Remote bookkeeper – During the recession, many companies cut their employee headcount to the bare minimum. Very few businesses, however, can live without a bookkeeper. But, that doesn’t mean they have to have one on staff. If you’ve got a background in accounting or bookkeeping, you can offer remote bookkeeping services and, in many cases, do most of the work from home.
  23. Translator – As America becomes increasingly multilingual, everyone from doctors to insurance companies find themselves in need of foreign language speakers to help interact with their customers. If you can speak a foreign language, are organized and can come up with a good marketing plan, you may find you have more work than you can handle.
  24. Cost cutter – Ever notice how your phone bill seems to creep up ever so slowly and before you know it, you’re paying $50 more a month than you agreed to? So does everyone else. The problem is, few people have time to go over their bills with a fine-tooth comb and call and argue with the provider. A cost cutter does this for businesses and can help them save thousands. Cost cutters need an eye for detail and a good sales pitch.
  25. Social media consultant – If you’re one of those Gen Y types to whom using social media comes as naturally as breathing, you may have a career as a social media consultant. There’s no doubt that social media presents an unprecedented marketing opportunity for businesses, but only if they know how to use it. If you can help existing businesses integrate social media into their other marketing campaigns, you should have no trouble making a go of it.
  26. Copywriter – Search engines favor websites with new, relevant and constantly updated content and most businesses don’t have time to devote to generating copy all day. If you’ve got a background in writing, English or journalism, you might find there’s a lot of demand for your services. Between Web content, blog entries and press releases, there’s lots of writing to be done.
  27. Health insurance consultant – Many companies can’t afford a full- time human resources person, and dealing with the complicated nuances of health insurance is more than most administrative assistants have time to deal with. That’s why more and more companies will be looking for outside services to help them wade through the minutia of health plans and premiums.
  28. Home Renovation – The real estate market has been in the toilet for three-and-a-half years now. It’s hard to sell a house and if you can’t sell, you can’t buy. Furthermore, a lot of people just can’t get a mortgage. That’s good news for anyone in the renovation business. People are being forced to stay in their homes and many are getting anxious for a little sprucing up. From flooring to roofing, homeowners are looking to do a little repair and updating.
  29. Tree care – If you’ve tried to call a tree service lately, you probably already know there’s a big gap between supply and demand. Increasingly severe weather in all parts of the country is causing tree damage that only professionals can repair.
  30. Taxi service – Cars are expensive. Car insurance is expensive. Gas is expensive. And there are a lot of people without a steady income. The result is that more people are looking for less-expensive ways to get where they need to go. In suburbs with limited mass transit, taxis are just about the only alternative.
  31. Local farming – People are increasingly conscious about eating healthy and eating local. For many, however, locally grown produce, meat, milk and eggs are hard to find. Urban and suburban backyard farming has already staged a comeback. Now, it’s time for the small time commercial farmer.
  32. Commuting service – Car pooling saves money on gas and tolls and, in many places, gives commuters access to high-occupancy-vehicle lanes, saving lots of time on commuting. The problem is that organizing your own car pool can be very difficult. A car-pool service that provides commuters with easy access to a low-cost ride stands a great chance of making it for the long haul (so to speak).  
  33. Residential environmental-assessment service – People are increasingly aware of and concerned about indoor pollution. Fumes from paint, carpets, kitchen cabinets and furniture are of concern. Radon, electro-magnetic fields, lead toys and wireless and cell phone radiation are all concerns, too. The problem is, it’s very hard for your average homeowner to figure out how to test for each of these concerns. Local health, children’s, baby and environmental fairs would provide ample marketing opportunities for a business that offered a reasonably priced home-health assessment.
  34. Small-biz social media – By now, small business owners know that they need social media to promote their businesses. However, few have time to figure out exactly what to do and how to do it. Most social-media consultancies have “expensive” written all over them. Asocial-media consultant who could offer an a la carte menu of reasonably priced services to local mom-and-pop businesses that have yet to embrace Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn would be the toast of their virtual town. 
  35. Interior design – If you can’t move, redecorate! That’s what a lot of people are thinking right about now. After nearly four years of sitting around on the same Cheetos-stained sofa, lots of people are antsy for a new look. Traditional decorators, however, are still the domain of the rich and chandeliered. For the rest of the HGTV-watching world, a decorator who can achieve Trump style on a Target budget stands a chance at making it big.
  36. Education consultant – College isn’t as simple as it used to be. Now, parents and prospective students must wade through a long list of academic choices including four-year colleges, two-year colleges, online courses, for-profit colleges and trade schools. As education offerings keep expanding and changing, busy parents need some help figuring out how to navigate the higher-education waters. A consultant with a background in education who can simplify the process will be at the head of the class.
  37. Kids consignment shop – Everyone’s looking for a way to save money and what better way than to buy your kids’ clothes for less and sell their old clothes back. Kids consignment shops can include baby equipment, clothes, furniture and books. Best of all, the inventory is cheap and, in most cases, you don’t have to pay for it until the items have sold. For the cost of the monthly rent and a marketing plan you could be in business in no time.
  38. Local Internet marketing consultant – Small businesses know they have to get online, but finding the time to figure out how is proving a real challenge for small business owners of every stripe. If you’re Internet-savvy and know how local businesses can harness the power of local search, coupon pages and social media, you could be helping small business owners promote their companies online.
  39. App designer – Research continues to prove that mobile apps or mobile Web browsers are a must for businesses of all kinds. But most don’t have the in-house teams to create them. Smaller companies also don’t have the budget to hire an expensive firm to create their apps. An app designer could specialize in creating apps for one or two industries and build a strong following.
  40. Green consultant – Consumers want to buy from companies that are making efforts to turn their operations “green,” or eco-friendly. In fact, research has shown that consumers are willing to pay more for green products. Big companies often have whole staffs and outside consulting firms dedicated to that cause. Small business owners don’t have those kinds of resources, but many would still like to find ways to be more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. A green consultant would meet with clients, review their environmental impact and make recommendations on how they can cut their energy use, waste and costs.
  41. Off-hours child care – Ever tried to find child care on a Saturday afternoon? Unless you’ve got a standing relationship with a babysitter – and even then, it can be hard – there are few places you can count on for evening or weekend child care. Most states allow you to operate a home child care business and there’s little competition and a great need for off-hours care. Licensing requirements are different based on your state, but many don’t require a license as long as you keep below the minimum number of children.
  42. Ecommerce warehouse/shipping  – E-commerce is a huge business, and it’s an especially appealing one for small business owners who can’t afford to rent a retail space. The problem, of course, is that packing and shipping all those orders can be a real hassle. Many e-commerce companies would like to outsource this function to a third party who can keep the inventory in stock and ship orders as they come in.
  43. Business security consultant – Just about every company has a website that has the potential to collect data from its customers. Furthermore, many businesses store their customers’ data, personal information – even credit card numbers – in their company computers. Most small companies can’t afford to hire a full-time data security specialist. That’s where your home security consulting business comes in.
  44. Party business – We might be in a recession, but many parents will still spend big bucks to throw their kid a great birthday party. While they could just throw a party at home, many people don’t have the time or energy to pull it off. That’s where a kids’ party business comes in.
  45. Tablet repair – These days, it seems as though everybody has a tablet, but have you ever tried to get one fixed? It’s not as easy as you think. In fact, recent research revealed that it costs almost as much to repair a tablet as it does to buy a new one. If you’re capable of servicing and fixing this kind of technology, there’s going to be a big demand for reasonably priced tablet repair. Especially, if you’re willing to make house calls.

     Hope that kind of news ideas can help you to choose what kind of business that you wan to entry.


#9 Trend Stop

If you wanna be trendsetter you should open this website 
Why Fashion is important
First off, fashion can make you more creative in your everyday life. Of course you’re wondering how fashion could possibly improve someone’s creativity. But if you really think about it, when you are getting dressed in the morning what goes through your mind? No matter what it is it’s probably pretty creative and you most likely put some thought into it. No matter if you are trying to look like the most popular kids in your school or if you are trying to look like your favorite celebrity. Now if we we were more creative with everything that we do including the way that we dress it could makes us more creative in school/work. What I have found is that people feel extremely happy when they create something that they like and ends up a success. For example if someone was getting dressed and they decided to wear an outfit that they had never worn before and people complimented them on it they would be happy and self confident. Once people understand that it is okay that your clothes look different from other people’s and they start to enjoy looking different and/or having a “signature” style they will become a lot less stressed about how they look and won’t feel as much pressure to look like everyone else. Of course it will also really give people a lot of self confidence, which is always a good thing. For all of these reasons fashion can promote creativity in everyday life.

In addition, fashion is important in culture and religions. When I say that fashion is important to culture and religion you may ask how? How is something so superficial as fashion important to any religion or culture? But when you take the time to look, fashion is everywhere in religions and cultures. For example, Muslim women cover their faces with head scarves. That could definitely be classified as a “fashion statement,” because it is taking the way that you dress and using it for a purpose. If people were to dress in clothes from their religion more often it could possibly create stronger faith in religion and less people feeling like it is odd to wear things like that. It would create stronger faiths because if people were to dress according to their religion it would be a daily reminder of their faith. And as you have probably noticed people tend to do what they see others doing. So this could catch on quite easily. It would show kids that it is okay to be different from everyone else. If a bunch of their friends has some sort of religious clothing item and wore it then the kid would most likely think that if it were okay for his friend to be different than it is okay for him to be different as well. It could quite possibly make people more interested in other cultures. If someone saw an article of clothing that one person was wearing and thought that it was interesting than that person might want to do a bit of research on that culture and find out what it was for. When I say that it is important in culture I don’t just mean a culture from another country, but I also meant how society develops in the United States. Before women worked there weren’t many women’s dress suits. Most of the clothing for women has changed drastically because of the professions that some women choose nowadays. Most women’s clothing way back when was just fit for house work, grocery shopping, or taking care of kids. Now that some women work more clothes have changed to make them more professional looking and to make it easier for them to work in.

Last but not least fashion can make you look and feel more professional.If you are wearing something that makes you look more professional to a job interview they are more likely to take you seriously and consider you for the job. If people see you and think that you are professional, well kept, and put together than they are more likely to be nice to you. When someone thinks highly of you than someone who thinks that you’re not that great of a person. You will also feel better about yourself and feel like you are professional; therefore you will do better in your work.

In finality, fashion is important because it can make you more creative, it is important in culture and religion, and it makes you look and feel more professional. There are many reasons why this is a completely valid point. I have shown you many facts, and explain it all. Let’s face it, regardless of your doubts fashion is important.


#8 JWT Inteligence

Little about JWT

About JWT

JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues a dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content today. JWT embraces a WORLDMADE philosophy, making things inspired by the world through blending technological innovation with international imagination. JWT has forged deep relationships with clients including Bayer, Diageo, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Macy’s, Mondelez, Nestlé, Nokia, Rolex, Royal Caribbean, Schick, Shell, Unilever, Vodafone, Vonage and many others. JWT’s parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, please visit www.jwt.com and follow us @JWT_Worldwide.

Most of the post in this website is about current trend 


#7 Top Rank Blog

If you’re entrepreneur or marketers you should press CTRL  + D from your computer because this website is about marketing and currently issues and case. 
Currently hot issues especially in Indonesia is about Social Media and Online Marketing, This website give us new insight about social media 

1. What social tactics are most effective? – 90%

Of all the questions answered by this report, identifying the most effective social media marketing tactics was the most important to respondents. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging and YouTube were the top 5 platforms used by marketers in the survey.

When answering this very important and popular question, there are a few important considerations. Don’t fall for a simple list of the most popular social media platforms since what works for another company may not work for yours. At the same time, don’t think that you have to conduct an exhaustive research project into which social platforms your customers are on before making any kind of social media marketing commitment.

The practical approach is to make sure you’ve clearly identified business goals and outcomes you can measure as a result of a successful social media effort. At the same time, think about your customers’ goals and how a social presence for your brand will help make them happen. Then make sure you have a hub, whether it’s a blog or a social aggregator for your brand. Your actual tactical mix should be driven by what kind of social content and experiences will connect customers with your brand.

After a basic review of social media monitoring for brand mentions and a look at your web analytics for social referring sites, stake your claim with the top 4-5 social networks regardless if you’re B2B or B2C: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and either Pinterest or YouTube.  You can cross post content from your blog and curated news on the web at large to the first 5.

Once you have a rhythm for curating useful news and sharing your own content to these major networks, you can collect REAL data relevant to YOUR company and decide where to optimize your social media presence with tactics.

By starting with the networks that include a mass audience customized by your initial insights from social media monitoring, web analytics and competitive research, you can shorten the time it takes to capture interaction data that is relevant and meaningful vs. the sweeping generalizations most often made about social media marketing channels.

2. What are the best ways to engage my audience with social media? – 88%

The next most popular social question to be answered for marketers is at the core of what being social as a brand means. How to engage with your audience?

Companies that are new to the social web or that are at early stages in their level of social media maturity often know the answer to this question but simply don’t have the confidence to make commitments.

Some of the most practical things companies can do to learn the best ways to engage with their community in order to achieve mutual goals for customers and the brand include:

  • Profile your customers with analytics data, social media monitoring and direct surveys. Use that insight to find out the networks they spend time on and the topics that interest them.
  • Review competitors social media activities to discover anything they’re doing that appears to be working as well as things that are not.
  • Research and network with influencers in your industry. And not in a desperate “please can you share my tweet or blog post?” way, but in a meaningful way that adds value, “I noticed your question about XYZ, here’s a post on XYZ best practices you might find useful”.
  • Monitor your community for advocates and recognize them! Nurture and support them, but don’t try to “buy them” with freebies etc.
  • Seek out questions being asked on the social web that can be answered by your company’s unique expertise. Become a known resource for those topics by answering questions without being salesy. Curate those Q&As into a FAQ in your blog or website.
  • KISS – The most successful formula for successful social engagement is also the simplest:  Ask your network to do things that are easy and meaningful. Then recognize them for their contributions in a meaningful way. Repeat.

3. How do I measure the return on my social media investment? – 87%

Interestingly, more marketers are interested in executing tactics than measuring what works. This disconnect speaks to the difficulty in measuring social media ROI for many companies.

The most important thing a company can do to understand their social media ROI is to clearly identify goals, understand your customers goals and how your social media strategy will connect you.  Here are a few considerations:

  • What is your hypothesis about the contribution social media involvement will make in providing value to customers and improving your business?
  • What problems will you solve for your customers through social media?
  • What is your customer’s journey in the sales cycle and where does social media fit in that experience?
  • Which social media tactics will help you best attract, engage and persuade your community to become customers?

Answer those question and you’ll be able to map goals and outcomes to the social media tactics to be measured. You’ll also be able to make correlations between key performance indicator trends in social media with business outcomes. Check out “10 Questions for Social Media Measurement for Success” to dive deeper into how you can better measure your social media ROI.

4. What are the best social management tools? – 84%

One of the most popular blog posts on this site over the past 3 years is this list of 22 Social Media Marketing Management tools. Cindy King from SME has also published a great list of 24 social media marketing tools too. There are so many tools available that it’s a bit like the wild west. Big promises of automagically monitoring, managing, publishing and measuring all your social media activities sounds too good to be true because it often is.

In order for companies to scale their social media efforts, it’s essential to find the right tools to help perform social media monitoring, social content management, social engagement, social publishing/promotion and performance measurement. Tools that really do all those things can cost as much as a full time employee or more, depending on how many “seats” or use.

Deciding which social management tool is best for you requires you to do some homework. There’s no getting around it. You can start with something basic like HootSuite or Sprout Social and move up to Salesforce Social Cloud, but ultimately you’ll need to do an inventory of your needs and reconcile that list with the features of credible tools.

To shortlist potential tools, I’d recommend talking to industry peers and asking them what tools they use. This is something I plan on doing through a formal survey later in the summer.

Once you’ve identified a tool, test it and evaluate. Also understand that you’ll need to consider what the upgrade path is as your needs evolve.

5. How do I create a social strategy? – 83%

It’s not too surprising that marketers consider social media strategy long after tactics. Many companies simply don’t know the answer to “Why”, let alone “How” a social media presence will advance customer and business goals.

But knowing the “Why” is essential for guiding approach, tactics and all the mechanical blocking and tackling of daily social media engagement. This is especially true in the gray areas where guidelines are not specific. The social web is so dynamic, you couldn’t possibly account for every contingency in your social media policy. That’s why a clear strategy with brand goals and an understanding of customer goals is essential.

I’ve covered social media strategy many times here through:

Essentially, a social media strategy starts with a hypothesis about how your brand’s social media participation will connect with social networks and customers in a way that achieves mutual goals for the brand and community. What information, interaction and experience needs can you satisfy for communities that are relevant to your areas of expertise?  Answer those key questions and you’ll be on your way to mapping out a solid social media strategy.

#6 Creative opera

Let’s check it out that articles
If we look to this blog we are brought to be more creative. The layout of the blog is cool and beautiful
 Not only give a some beautiful article and picture but also they giving a tips.
This one example of tips from Creative Opera
Tips for facing the interview.

Many of you will be graduating this spring, armed with resumes and portfolios, ready to take the design industry by storm. Your professors, your friends, and your parents have probably given you lots of advice – and you feel prepared to blow away any company that gives you an interview. That job is going to be yours.

But has anyone told you the truth?

Design is a competitive field. The job market is slow. If you get a call for an interview, you passed the first test. Your resume and portfolio were good enough to make the first cut. But, they won’t get you the job.

You’re just one among many: many impressive resumes, many creative portfolios, many eager designers. Tons of talent – all after the same position.

So, how do you stand out?


It doesn’t matter how big or small a firm is. Every office has it’s own environment, it’s own pulse, it’s own character. Every piece in each distinct company puzzle has to work together.

More often than not, a company will hire the individual that “clicks” with the vibe of the office over another who may have a better portfolio or a more impressive resume.

The hard truth?

There isn’t really anything you can do about it. You are who you are. You will interview with some companies where you just don’t fit in. Maybe you’re more or less outgoing than they are, maybe you work better individually when the company operates in teams or groups, maybe you just don’t have the same sense of humor. Maybe you’re in a different place in your lives.

I remember one interview where the interviewer was bragging to me about their Monday-Wednesday-Friday after-work martini parties. He was so excited, like it was this great selling point. All I could think was, why would I want to stay late after work three days a week just to drink? I wasn’t 21 anymore. It just wasn’t a good fit for me.

You will probably know it as soon as they do – this just isn’t the place for me.

And you know what?

That’s a GOOD thing. It’s not fun working with a bunch of people who you don’t “get” you – who don’t make sense. Nobody wants to go to countless interviews – but just keep in mind – in order for you to land in the right place, you’re going to have to try a few times.

Don’t get discouraged. Don’t give up. And DON’T pretend to be someone you’re not. Eventually the real you will come out, and you will have just wasted time that could have been spent interviewing with firms that may have liked you for you. There is a good fit for you somewhere. It’s worth the wait.


Of course, your personality doesn’t mean anything if you can’t do the work.

Any company seriously interviewing for a position will put you to the testbefore they commit to hiring you. Web designers will be expected to design a few pages on the fly, art directors may be asked to come up with a campaign idea, print designers may be asked to set up files for press. I’ve been asked to take spelling tests, proofreading tests, math tests and personality tests. Be ready for anything! Take these tests seriously.

They are looking to make sure:

  • You actually possess the skills you listed on your resume
  • You actually have the talent to do the work you showed in your portfolio
  • You can do work in a timely manner
  • You do things the right way (CMKY separations, writing your own code, etc.)
  • You can handle the pressure of a real timeline and project restrictions
  • You can follow instructions and take direction
  • You have the right attitude while you work

Once upon a time, I had a part in interviewing candidates for an open design position. We had narrowed it down to two designers. One had a better portfolio, but we tested them both. In the end, candidate #2 won the job – even though #1 had the edge going in. They performed equally on the test – they both did very well and created solid web pages, coded from scratch. But candidate #2 had a great attitude. He came and took the test in the evening, after he had put in a late day at his current job. He didn’t complain, he jumped right into the work, and he even cracked a couple of jokes. That’s the kind of attitude you want to work with every day. It was his combination of personality and skill that got him the job – and years later, we know we made the right decision. He is a stellar designer, and still one of my favorite co-workers.

You’re ready to hit the pavement — to do what it takes to get your first design job. You know the basics: proofread your resume, put together a killer portfolio, and sell yourself to each firm individually. That’s what gets you in the door.

But, don’t forget to brush up on your skills, and cross your fingers — because it’s going to be a combination of skill and personality that lands you your first design job.




#4 Dunia anak Dunia Bermain

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“Lompat Tali, Bermain Memori, Mewarnai dan Menggambar” hal-hal tersebut menjadi hal yang kita gemari saat masih kanak-kanak. Dunia anak adalah dunia bermain, bermain disini adalah sebagai sarana belajar anak-anak untuk melatih kreatifitas dan juga melatih kinerja otak mereka. Saat anak-anak pertumbuhan otak sangatlah pesat, maka mainan yang harus diberikan harus permainan yang ada sisi berpikirnya seperti bermain kartu memori dimana kita harus mengingat tumpukan kartu yang sama ditempatkan di antara kartu2 yang tertutup. 


Berikut Tips untuk membangun kreatifitas anak

1. Memilihkan sarana bermain yang sesuai
Pada dasarnya, anak memiliki energi yang berlebih. Bermain merupakan penyaluran terbaik untuk membuang surplus energi mereka itu. Dengan bermain, selain memperoleh kegembiraan, kenikmatan, dan kepuasan, anak juga akan mendapatkan manfaatnya, seperti bertumbuhnya segi fisik-motorik, mental-intelektual/kognitif, sosial, moral, emosional, dan tentunya kreativitas. Dengan bermain, anak sekaligus belajar tentang konsep bentuk, ukuran, warna, jumlah, dan kegunaan objek. 
Begitu pentingnya arti bermain bagi anak, sehingga dalam buku-buku psikologi perkembangan, bermain dipandang sebagai unsur penting dalam perkembangan seluruh unsur kepribadian anak. Karena itu, orangtua sedapat mungkin menyediakan sarana dan alat bermain (toys) yang dapat merangsang kreativitas anak. Tentu saja, sarana dan alat bermain ini harus sesuai dengan kemampuan berpikir dan daya interaksi anak.

2. Kenalkan dengan lingkungan Sosial
Pengenalan terhadap lingkungan sosial akan memberikan bekal empiris kepada anak yang kelak bermasyarakat dalam alam pergaulan dewasa. Anak dilatih mengerti fungsi berbagi diri, pada saat yang sama seorang anak, selain menjadi dirinya sendiri, juga merupakan bagian yang organis dari sebuah kelompok, komunitas. Dalam hal ini, anak berkembang menjadi dirinya sendiri, sekaligus berkenalan dengan aturan main, dengan norma, sehingga dia dapat bergaul dengan wajar.

3. Ajak berhubungan dengan alam
Mengajak anak berhubungan dengan alam tidak sebatas mengenalkan mereka dengan nama-nama benda yang ada di sekitarnya, melainkan juga merangsang imajinasi anak untuk dapat memanfaatkan benda-benda tersebut, walaupun pemanfaatannya untuk hal-hal yang sederhana. Misalnya, memanfaatkan benda yang ada di sekitarnya untuk dibuat mainan. Pemanfaatan bahan mentah sehingga menjadi bentuk jadi ini akan membuka kesadaran anak akan perlunya berkreasi dengan alam. 
Selain itu, beri kesempatan pada anak untuk berinteraksi dengan alam. Sekali waktu, biarkan anak berjalan telanjang kaki di atas tanah, dan jangan terlalu memaksa mereka untuk selalu mengenakan sandal atau sepatu. Agar mereka dapat merasakan sakitnya menginjak kerikil, atau merasakan lembutnya rerumputan yang menggesek kulit kaki. Ini akan membuat anak dapat merasakan berbagai hal, serta menjadikan mereka tidak manja dan mudah mengeluh.

4. Jangan asal melarang
Seringkali, cara pandang terhadap suatu masalah antara orang dewasa dengan anak-anak berbeda. Sesuatu yang menurut anak-anak baik untuk dikerjakan, bisa jadi sebaliknya di mata orang dewasa. Untuk itu, selami pikiran anak-anak, pahami maksud dari apa yang dia kerjakan, dan jangan asal melarang.
Bila kita terpaksa melarang apa yang sedang dikerjakan anak-anak, seperti mencoret-coret dinding, atau merusakkan barang-barang, usahakan tidak melarang secara tegas. Beri dia pengertian dengan kalimat yang mendidik dan dapat dipahami oleh anak. Usahakan untuk memberi pengertian kepada anak bahwa Anda sebenarnya cukup menghargai proses kreatif yang dia kerjakan. Selama ini yang sering terjadi, anak dilarang mengerjakan segala sesuatu tanpa penjelasan yang memadai, padahal penjelasan sangat perlu untuk tidak memastikan kreativitas anak.

5. Beri kebebasan dan keamanan psikologis
Kreativitas anak dapat tumbuh pesat apabila mendapat kebebasan dan keamanan psikologis dalam berkreativitas. Kebebasan dan keamanan psikologis yang dimaksud adalah, anak bebas mengerjakan segala sesuatu tanpa tekanan/paksaan serta larangan dari lingkungan terutama dari orang tua. Anak dibebaskan mengerjakan apa saja. Tugas orangtua hanya sebatas memberi pengarahan, tanpa melakukan paksaan. Bila kebebasan beraktivitas didapatkan, secara psikologis anak akan merasa aman untuk berkreasi, tanpa merasa takut dikecam, disalahkan, atau dimarahi.

6. Hargai usahanya
Jangan sekali-kali menyepelekan kerja dan usaha anak. Sekecil apapun, hargailah. Menghargai usaha anak memungkinkan anak bisa menghargai barang, dan bukan harga barang itu. Penghargaan yang diberikan akan menciptakan iklim sehat dalam batin anak. Anak akan merasa bahwa kehadirannya diterima, diperhatikan, dan diakui. Hal ini akan menumbuhkan rasa percaya diri yang besar pada diri anak.

7. Libatkan dalam aktifitas Anda
Sekali waktu, libatkan anak dalam aktivitas yang Anda kerjakan. Misalnya, menyuruh anak membubuhkan garam pada masakan, memberikan sisa-sisa potongan sayuran yang Anda masak, dan membiarkan dia sibuk berimajinasi dengan masakannya sendiri yang berbahan sisa-sisa masakan Anda. Bisa juga dengan mengajaknya membetulkan kursi, sepeda, atau perabot rumah-tangga yang rusak, menyulam, merangkai bunga, atau membuat sesuatu dari bahan bekas hingga menjadi berguna. 
Cara ini akan menyuburkan kegairahan anak dengan pengetahuan yang dia miliki. Anda juga bisa menanamkan pengetahuan, memberikan pelajaran dengan cara yang menyenangkan. Dan yang terpenting, anak akan termotivasi dengan contoh-contoh yang Anda berikan.

8. Ciptakan komunikasi yang sehat
Komunikasi yang sehat adalah terjalinnya dialog akrab dua arah, antara orang tua dan anak, dalam level pengetahuan anak, tentang berbagai hal yang telah dimengerti anak, atau tentang hal yang semestinya diketahui anak. Komunikasi yang sehat akan menciptakan kedekatan antara orangtua dan anak, baik secara fisik maupun psikis. Kedekatan inilah yang melahirkan kebersamaan dan kehangatan hubungan yang merupakan gizi bagi jiwa anak.
Bila komunikasi dua arah terjalin baik, anak tak akan ragu dan takut mengungkapkan isi hati, pikiran, keinginan, dan maksud yang merupakan pengejawantahan dari kreativitas yang terselubung. Orangtua pun akan dapat mengerti dan memahami kehendak anak, sehingga dapat mewujudkan sarana dan fasilitas yang dibutuhkan untuk mewadahi kreativitas anak.




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