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Aatul Palandurkar

Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

Objectives:

  • How should a trainer handle rude participants in a training workshop?
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Trainer

The ability to handle rude participants is critical to success as a trainer as each trainer has at one or the other time encountered rude participants. The participants who continue talking, who work on their laptops while you are training, who continuously attend calls on their mobiles, who flat out say you are wrong or you have no clue what it is to be in their shoes, participants who recline on their chairs as if they are in a lounge, who ask irrelevant questions…. the list is endless.

So, what can you do to prevent rude participants from derailing or hijacking a training workshop?

1. Do some pre-work to ensure a great learning environment: Many things impact a participant even before they meet you: how was the training need communicated to them? Do they think they NEED training? etc. Many times these are out of our control but I like to request clients to copy me on emails they send to the participants.

2. Invest some time in the beginning of the session establishing your credibility and getting them to articulate why they should invest their time learning what you are going to cover.

3. Set the training norms collaboratively upfront: your expectations from them, their expectations from you should be on the table and any misalignment needs to be handled. Here come issues like late to class, talking instead of doing assignments etc. Discuss course of action if someone oversteps the boundaries that you all have collaboratively set. Agree on how you will handle disagreements if any i.e. agree on how to disagree.

So, basically we attempt to pre-empt rudeness.

If after all of this, someone is rude, then we can take recourse to some of the following strategies:

1. Isolate what form the rudeness is taking: talking amongst themselves, asking irrelevant questions, negative body language, refusal to engage in any of the activities etc.

2. If the rude participants are in a group, split up the group by doing an activity in which you shift people around in the room. My favourite is to use numbers to divide people into groups as it ensures people who are sitting together are not in the same group.

3. Move the rude participants to the front of the room. Basically near you. Now shower them with your keen attention.

4. Redirect their attention by making them participate in the training activities. Use persuasion.

5. For one off comments, say “interesting point of view, lets discuss in the tea break”, and move on without getting affected.

6. If they are asking questions or expressing views, give the participant a patient hearing and try to see it from their perspective. Let them fully express themselves, then if the question is pertinent to the topic answer it. You can also ask for their permission to park the question and answer it later. If they feel heard they will allow that.

7. Be assertive. Tell them that while you appreciate their views, you have differing views. You could also say that since their concern is not the concern of the majority you will handle it post the session.

8. If time is not permitting then tell them you will discuss it with them in the break. Then do not forget to do so.

9. Do not let it get personal. It should not be your view vs. theirs. Ask other participants for their take on the issue / question. Then wrap up with summarizing the views.

10. Humour if used appropriately, can work wonders.

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Hey folks, I know you all must be having great fun using WhatsApp. WhatsApp is all about chatting, sharing images and videos with all your friends, relatives and many others. This article will help you explore WhatsApp more and have more fun out of it.

Here are 10 tips, tricks and apps to get more out of your WhatsApp:

1. Hide “Last Seen” Timestamp

-WhatsApp shows a “last seen” timestamp by default. However, you can disable this time stamp on both iOS and Android. 

-For iOS users: all you need to do is go into Settings > Chat Settings > Advanced and set Last Seen Time stamp to Off.

-For Android users: third party apps such as Hide WhatsApp Status is there for help. It works by disabling your WiFi and data connection when you open WhatsApp.

2. Backup And Restore WhatsApp Chats

-WhatsApp allows automatic backups of your chats, however there is also a manual option to do it. 

-For iOS users: Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup, then tap Back Up Now.

-For Android users: Settings > Chat settings and tap Backup conversations to create a backup. To backup media you will need to use a file manager to copy the media folders in /sdcard/WhatsApp/Media. 

-However, if you want to restore a backup you will have to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. 

3. Lock Your WhatsApp

-For Android users: use WhatsApp Lock. 

-For BlackBerry users: use Lock for WhatsApp.

-You can then protect WhatsApp by a PIN (WhatsLock) or a password (Lock for WhatsApp). 

4. Create Shortcuts For Important Contacts

-For Android users: simply long press on the group or contact you want to create a shortcut for. Tap on Add conversation shortcut on the menu that pops up and you have shortcut right on your homescreen.

-For iOS users: third-party apps such as 1TapWA are there to help.

5. Stop WhatsApp Images from Appearing In Gallery Or Camera Roll

-For iOS users: go to Settings > Privacy > Photos and then turn the WhatsApp switch off.

-For Android users: create a .nomedia file in WhatsApp’s images or video directories by using a file explorer such as ES File Explorer (Navigate to the images or video folders, tap the ‘New’ button in the lower left, pick ‘File’ and create a file named .nomedia)

6. Change Your WhatsApp Phone Number

-You don’t need to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp everytime you change numbers on the same phone.

-Go to Settings > Account > Change number. Enter your old phone number in the top field and then your new phone number in the bottom field and press Done. Verify your new phone number, and you’re good to go!

7. Install WhatsApp On An Android Tablet

-Get the latest version of the WhatsApp .apk. Then download SRT AppGuard. Install both.

-Run AppGuard first. Select WhatsApp from the Dashboard then press Monitor. At completion, scroll down and disable read phone status and identity under Phone calls. WhatsApp will now successfully run on your tablet.

8. WhatsApp Chat Heads On Android

-Using WhatsApp Chat Heads you can add chat heads for your conversations.

-The chat heads are also customisable, and come with specific LED colors, notification sounds and chat head colors for each of your contacts. 

-Advisory: The app requires root access. Plus, it’s also still in beta.

9. Get Messaging Statistics On Android

-WhatStat provides information on your ‘top’ friends, most active times of the day when your friends and groups use WhatsApp as well as message distribution for both one-on-one and group chats.

10. Get WhatsApp notifications On Desktop / Laptop

-You need to install Desktop Notifications on your Android phone. Install either the Chrome or Firefox extensions depending on your choice of browser. Link the extension to the app using the code provided and you’ll now get WhatsApp notifications on your desktop.

Source: EFY Times

Objectives :

  • What is APN Setting for Airtel USB Modem?
  • What is APN Setting for Idea USB Modem?
  • What is APN Setting for BSNL USB Modem?
  • What is APN Setting for Vodafone USB Modem?
  • What is APN Setting for Aircel USB Modem?
  • What is APN Setting for Tata Docomo USB Modem?
  • What is APN Setting for Reliance USB Modem?
  • What is APN Setting for Uninor USB Modem?

 

Airtel APN Setting :

Profile Name: Airtel
APN : airtelgprs.com
Access Number: *99#

Idea APN Setting :

Profile Name: Idea
APN : Internet
Access Number: *99#

BSNL APN Setting :

Profile Name: BSNL
APN : bsnlnet
Access Number: *99#

Vodafone APN Setting :

Profile Name: Vodafone
APN : www
Access Number: *99#

AirCel APN Setting :

Profile Name: Aircel
APN : aircelgprs
Access Number: *99***1#

Tata Docomo APN Setting :

Profile Name: Docomo
APN : tata.docomo.internet
Access Number: *99#

Reliance APN Setting :

Profile Name: Reliance
APN : rcomwap
Access Number: *99#

Uninor APN Setting :

Profile Name: Uninor
APN : Uninor
Access Number: *99#

Enjoy internet surfing now.

Always get tensed while drawing Flow Charts for your programs? What if someone draws Flow Charts for you? I think that will be great! Yes! Now you don’t need to worry about drawing flow charts.

Here is the Online Flow Charts Generator for you : Easy Flow Charts

This is MIT licensed and open source, free to use learn and contribute by anyone out there. This great and innovative solution is developed by Tushar Joshi, Principal Architect at Persistent Systems, Nagpur (India), apart from developing innovative applications he is a very good teacher and poet.

So use it freely to design, sorry to generate the flow charts for you now.

Lets have a look, how easily you can generate flow chart for you :

Steps :

  1. Write/customize your program according to syntax given in left panel.
  2. Click “Update” Button above left panel. This will show flow chart generated according to your code.
  3. Click “Show As Image” Button above Image panel to save the Flow chart as Image.

Three easy steps and you are done.

Here is my first flow chart using Easy Flow Charts ;

Script :


Start->Input A
Input A->Input B
Input B->B ==0
B ==0->Cannot divide by zero: yes
B ==0->Will Proceed: no
Cannot divide by zero->Stop
Will Proceed->C = A / B
C = A / B->Print C
Print C->Stop

Output :

Easy Flow Charts

Easy Flow Charts

Then if you want to save huge amount of time in drawing flow charts use Easy Flow Charts.

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Objectives :

  • How to find IMEI Number of Android Phone?
  • How to get Complete Information about  your Phone and Battery of Android Phone?
  • How to Reset Android Phone?
  • How to Factory Reset Android Phone?
  • How to Format Android Phone?
  • How to monitor your GTalk Service of your Android Phone?
  • How to check camera settings of your Android Phone?
  • How to change settings of End Button of Android Phone?
  • How to change settings of Power Button of Android Phone?
  • How to switch off Android phone directly?
  • How to take backup of Android Phone?
  • How to backup your images, songs, videos, files, etc. from Android Phone?
  • How to enter into service mode of Android Phone?
  • How to test Bluetooth of Android Phone?
  • How to test GPS of Android Phone?
  • How to test WLAN of Android Phone?
  • How to test Wireless LAN of Android Phone?
  • How to check MAC address of Android Phone?

This is generally for the people who don’t know anything about the phones & they get cheated while buying new phones & resell phones as well as during repairs.

The information provided in here work for nearly all Android phones. Android users can unlock some hidden features of their cell phones. But user can use these codes at their own risk, anyone is not responsible of any damage or data loss or any problem occurred.

This article will answer all your How-to questions mentioned above and many more questions too which I forgot to list here.

IMEI Number

Code : *#06#

This code will display IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) Number / code of your device.

Complete Information about  your Phone and Battery

Code : *#*#4636#*#*

This will list the complete information about your Android Phone & Battery.

Factory Data Reset

Code : *#*#7780#*#*

This will reset the complete data to factory state.

Full Factory Format

Code : *2767*3855#

This will format your phone, use this code at your own risk. We will not be responsible for anything that happens during or after format with your phone.

GTalk Service Monitor

Code : *#*#8255#*#*

This will monitor the services of GTalk.

Camera Firmware Settings

Code : *#*#34971539#*#*

This will list all the setting of your camera.

End Call / Power

Code : *#*#7594#*#*

This one is my favorite one. This code can be used to change the “End Call / Power” button action in your phone. Be default, if you long press the button, it shows a screen asking you to select any option from Silent mode, Mute mode, Data Network mode, Flight mode and Power off. You can change this action using this code. You can enable direct power off on this button so you don’t need to waste your time in selecting the option.

Backup Mode

Code : *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*

This code can be used to take backup of your phone, here you will come across a screen where you can backup your images, songs, videos, etc.

Service Mode

Codes : *#*#197328640#*#*

This code can be used to enter into Service mode so that you can run various tests and change settings.

WLAN, GPS and Bluetooth Test

Codes : *#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* OR *#*#528#*#*

WLAN test (Use “Menu” button to start various tests).

Code : *#*#232338#*#*

This code will show WiFi MAC address.

Codes : *#*#1472365#*#* OR *#*#1575#*#*

This code used for GPS test.

Code : *#*#232331#*#*

Use this code to test Bluetooth.

Code : *#*#232337#*#*

This code will show Bluetooth device address.

Firmware Version

Code : *#*#4986*2650468#*#*

Use this code to check version of PDA, Phone, H/W, RF Call Date.

Code : *#*#1234#*#*

Use this code to check version of PDA & Phone.

Code : *#*#2663#*#*

This code is used to check Touch Screen version.

Code : *#*#3264#*#*

This code is used to check RAM version.

Code : *#*#1111#*#*

Use this code to check version of FTA SW Version.

Code : *#*#2222#*#*

Use this code to check version of FTA HW Version.

Code : *#*#44336#*#*

Use this code to check version of PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Changelist number.

Factory Tests

Code : *#*#0283#*#*

This code is used to send a Packet which Loops back.

Code : *#*#0*#*#*

This code is used to test your LCD.

Code : *#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#*

This code can be used to test Melody of your Android Phone.

Code : *#*#0842#*#*

This code will test your Android device / phone for Vibration and Back light.

Code : *#*#2664#*#*

This code is used to check Touch Screen Test.

Code : *#*#0588#*#*

This code is useful to test Proximity Sensor.

Enjoy & have fun with your Android phone / device.


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