Random Musings: I've just joined Google+! Facebook is my social networking addiction of choice and I'm not sure yet how I'll use Google+ and the "Circles" feature ...we'll see if this takes off or goes the way of Google Wave
My friends have been understanding and encouraging, though I'm thinking of ways to be less awkward when explaining to coworkers who are in the dark about my MBA plans why I can't attend happy hours and work related social functions... I can only see the dentist/optometrist/psychic so many times in a 3 month period! As balanced as I am and as much as I value symmetry ( I AM a Libra!), I wholeheartedly acknowledge that the GMAT is tipping the scales (pun intended) and I'm okay with that. Deep down I KNOW I know this stuff, I've learned it before and I was fairly good at this, and I'll do whatever it takes to make sure I'm giving it my 100% effort, to the best of my abilities!
2. Data sufficiency - AD or BCE. I write this down on the page and it helps, as well as avoiding the temptation to look at B while working on A. Cover that sucker up! For the sake of speed, I'm memorizing the cube root of numbers and practicing long division. Ultimately, the more practice I have, the more familiar I am with questions and hopefully they'll feel like like second nature.
Meet my best buddies :), they follow me everywhere!
In other news, this week at work has been a great deal of fun - I've been presenting at workshops attended by a wide range of our clients, both international and domestic and have gotten great feedback. As a part of the workshops, we are helping clients develop tools (podcasts, PowerPoints) to bring back and share with their colleagues what they've learned and where they are hoping to go. I spent today directing a podcast with a Late Night talk show theme (think Letterman, Leno), and we filmed one scene at a nearby hotel. Yes, 6 people heading into a hotel room with video cameras and a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door is definitely questionable, but I assure you our video is appropriate for all audiences. :) It's times like these where I love my job, the spontaneity, the ability to tap into my artistic and analytical sides, the diversity of clients I work with (clients from Singapore, Utah and Texas) and the creative products that emerge, inspiring others to be better at what they do.
I'm notorious at work for creating some uh, quirky podcasts that play off of existing videos (Where else would this happen if not at the Sasquatch music festival here in the PNW?) Helping clients create these resources has led me to believe, even more strongly, that the way a message is delivered to an audience is often equally as important, if not more, than the content of the message. Similarly, an approach to studying for the GMAT that is complimentary to my learning style (adequate practice, set schedule, making it fun, positive reinforcement) is crucial to absorbing the information.