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Osiris Organization has a team of writers who are determined to motivate urban youth and those interested in the growth of urban youth. We like to emphasize the importance of youth and technology, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and love for one's self.
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Shelbie M. Moore

Turn Your Idea Into An Invention

The common thread that ties us to every other person in the world is that . . . we all have pet peeves. Those little things that either happen, or that people do out of habit, can drive us off the deep end. Some people take their pet peeve and bury it, roll their eyes at it, or ignore it. Others use their creativity to do something about it.

Anthony Roberts and William Cortez-Vega, students of Southern Poly Tech State University, decided that they no longer wanted “milk crusties” in their morning cereal. From there, they worked together to create a new invention to change breakfast for themselves and those who also suffer from the same annoyance.

Watch the journey from idea to invention below.




What is the one pet peeve you wish you could do something about? Why can’t you? Your creativity can get as wild as you allow it. Grab someone with the similar issue and work together to find a solution.

It may seem simple, maybe even silly, but The Milk Capper has helped many people who thought they would have to suffer through milk crusties for the rest of their mornings.

Imagine what finding the solution for your pet peeve could do for the other people in your life. Every difference you make counts, no matter how small it is.

You can see more about this invention at http://milkcapper.com/MilkCapper/MilkCapper.html

Do you have an invention you want to share with us? Email us at info@osirisorganiation.org!

 

 

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How To Make a Great Promo Video

People want to be informed quickly. We are now in the days of information and technology, which means whether you’re asking for donations or sharing an interesting tid bit you’ve personally discovered, people want to know about it in two minutes or less.

A lot of entrepreneurs have become hip to this knowledge and have decided to make promotional videos to create popularity for their brands. Videos raise awareness as well as funds. They can bring in an audience or turn them away. Look below at the best ways to make a promotional video.

Location Location Location!

Where you are in your video makes a huge impact for your viewers. Where you appear, or the people you have cast appear, gives viewers a place to look at while they are listening to your information. It puts a place to a product or a scene to a circumstance. Images are sometimes easier to remember than words. Whether you are live outside or you draw a backdrop, make sure it flows with your message and relates to your targeted audience.

Cut The Time!

Think about yourself when you’re watching videos you’ve come across on social media during your downtime. Would you watch a video longer than 5 minutes? What about 3 minutes? Many people wouldn’t watch a video past 1 minute unless they are truly interested in the information.

Make it Count!

Don’t give people a reason to skip past your video, give them a reason to press play. Record everything you want to say about your product or service. Make it as long as you want. Afterward, use your favorite editing software and cut the lag time in between your sentences as well as any repeated information you notice throughout your promo.

 
Here’s your homework!

Take a look at the promotional video below. What works? What could be different? How would you have approached this video? Let us know! Share your thoughts! We all are here to listen, learn, and educate.
 

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Shelbie M. Moore

You Can Be The Next Marques Brownlee!

Marques Brownlee (also known as MKBHD) began making videos in 2009 diving deep into technology, gadgets, and more. At only 23 years old he has created the 3rd most subscribed YouTube channel for technology. 

This charismatic video journalist posted the following video on October 27th, 2016 and in under a week it already has over 1 million views! He is so highly respected in the field of technology that the senior vice president of software engineering for Apple, Craig Federighi, has no problem giving Marques a one on one video highlighting Apple’s newest MacBook Pro.
 

Watching this video you see two men communicating with one another about computers. After you absorb the technology lingo and goofy jokes, you can really begin to appreciate Marques’ passion and appreciation for technology. The pure joy he has while conducting this interview is something that is achievable for people younger and older than he is now.

You can be great! We have the technology! Before the days of YouTube, we were excited if our names were mentioned in the Sunday paper for fundraising money for your school’s AV club. Now, we have more options than ever conceivable. We can promote our intelligent and dreams for literally the World Wide Web to enjoy and learn from.

You have a passion. You have a subject that you research daily and have so much information to share pertaining to it. Marques started off small and is now one of the most respected men on the Internet. Nobody but you is stopping you from being in his shoes (or on his screen). Don’t be afraid to share with the world what you know. You never know who you could meet in the process of discovering yourself.

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The Difference Between a Good and GREAT Job Interview


How many times have you walked out of a job interview thinking “That went well” versus “That went great!” Job interviews are tricky because even after we evaluate ourselves and the company we are pursuing, how do we know what is the best way to approach the interviewing process? Below are three tips that will benefit you in the long run when it comes to interviewing, as well as a video with tips to spare! 

Show Your Personality

Good: A good way to show your personality is to smile, express what a hard worker you are, and expand on your goals for working with the company.

Great: A GREAT way to show your personality is to make yourself unforgettable. When your interviewer asks how you are, say something that reflects your personal demeanor. “I’m great now the kids are back in school” is a more memorable than “I’m fine. Thanks. You?”. Use this tip to dive into your skills and ambitions as well. 

Know The Company

Good: You know how long the company has been standing for, you know the president, and you know the company’s mission.

Great: A GREAT way to stand out in an interview is knowing the company’s reputation. “Your company is well known for it's nationwide awards for customer service” sounds better than “Your company has an excellent reputation for the last 50 years”.

Ask Questions

Good: A good question is short, sweet, and simple to answer. It shows some interest in learning more about the position you are applying for.

Great: A GREAT question highlights your sincere interests and concerns. “What does a typical day look like for the position I’m applying for?” versus “What are some things I should know coming to work for your company?”

Overall, the goal of a job interview is to be hired. You want to walk away feeling like you’ve got the job. You also want to treat the interviewer and yourself with respect. Show who you really are; a professional and enjoyable person. Know the company's history in order to prove that you’ve done your research and that you have a genuine interest in the position you are applying for. Ask questions that help you explore the company. This way you can learn if this is a place you truly want to be.





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Shelbie M. Moore

Bring in Extra Money By Investing in Your Own Entrepreneurship



People find security and knowing that they can take care of themselves and the people they love. In order to do so, people sometimes get jobs that they might enjoy in order to bring home what their family needs.


That is why entrepreneurship is so wonderful! It serves as an opportunity to do what you love and get paid to do it. Now, the fear of becoming an entrepreneur is understandable. Where do you start? Where do you go once you start? What if it doesn’t work?

No one wants to make the jump into a dream unless they’re sure it can become a reality. It’s important to remember that everyone who is now big once started small. Apple and Amazon.com were started in garages. Quicken Loans was started with a few men and a couple of phone books. The magic in turning your passion into profit begins once you realize it’s a possibility.

Each of us has a passion. Each of us could use an extra couple of dollars in our pockets. The best thing you can do for yourself is study what you love, and find a way to profit from it. Do you enjoy cutting your own hair? Open up your Saturday mornings to cutting hair for a couple of hours. You will reach a state of nirvana doing what you love and having some extra cash to add to your monthly income.

That’s where entrepreneurship can begin. It’s the chance to discover what you love to do, and then find a way to profit from it. Once you begin getting paid for your hobby, just see where the road of happiness can take you. Build relationships as well as clientele. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve once you have the need to make a difference in your life.

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Bill Roddy Finds Healing Through Mentoring

Mentors dedicate so much of their time and energy into their mentees. They do this so that they may see the fruits of their labors blossom one day. They are never surprised that their mentees excel in life and reach maturity.
 
Bill and Gail Roddy founded the Osiris Organization on the idea that urban youth deserved an outlet for their ingenuity, the tools to build their own success, and the positive reinforcement to support their dreams. Gail Roddy transitioned from this world June of 2016. During this difficult time, family, friends and colleagues reached out to Bill to offer support.

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Bill and Post Secondary-Scholarship Recipients


Bill and Gail mentored young adults for years. Throughout that time, they have seen little boys and girls grow into young men and women. Since Gail’s passing, their mentees have proven how much they have learned about humanity and respect by coming to Bill’s side with an immeasurable amount of comfort and support.

Each year, Osiris Organization awards post secondary scholarships to a variety of students. Most of the students continue to reach out to give Bill the shoulder he needs.

To this day, Bill is still astonished about the impact several of the students have made on him.billandmenteepic



















Bill and Post Secondary-Scholarship Recipients

Bill and Gail always stressed the importance mentoring because it improves the lives of young people who need adult guidance. Bill also wants to use his time to stress the reward of being a mentor. The relationship between the mentor and the mentee is one of value because it includes the possibility of a mentee empowering the mentor.


Bill wants to send his thanks to his mentees for helping him through one of the most difficult times he has ever had to face. The Roddys have had many jobs and have made many journeys, but nothing has been as rewarding as becoming mentors.

It has been refreshing for Bill to see his mentees become such strong and caring individuals.

He encourages everyone who is willing to find a way to experience the rewards of mentoring for themselves.

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Time, Support, and Love Heals All Wounds

The healing begins where the wound was made – Alice Walker

There will be times when the pain of losing or being hurt is so severe that healing seems inconceivable. Although you may not have reached your goals, although you may have missed an opportunity, there is always the chance to heal yourself from the hurt so that you can try again.

Before the summer, I purchased two plants from my next-door neighbor: a tomato plant and a cayenne pepper plant. The plants had been plotted into two separate 5-gallon buckets. They were perfect because I didn’t have to dig a garden in my backyard and I still had fresh food within walking distance of my house.

Both plants began to grow enormous in size. Every time I walked outside there was a new tomato or pepper sprouting! Unfortunately, the tomatoes were so heavy that the branches supporting them began to break away from the main stem. The tomatoes were being stunted in growth because they weren’t getting enough water from the main stem.

My poor tomatoes needed water! I decided to use a piece of rope to support the branch that was splitting off. The rope was tied around the neck of the main stem and the branches that were falling.

After a week or so, the tomatoes started to grow again. Last week I went to check on the branch that was splitting. After removing the rope, I saw that the branch had reattached itself to the main stem! There was just small scar where it had healed itself.

My tomato plant continued to flourish. With a little love, support, and time it was able to regain its strength and produce beautiful food. Even though there was a small scar where the original tear had been, it was still beautiful.

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Find A Place To STEM Out!

Sometimes we need to be around like-minded people in order to appreciate our own intelligence. Sometimes we strive for the feeling of seeing other people enjoy what we do, know what we do, and want to learn more about what we do. Sometimes it’s valuable for our youth to see everyone around them as ambitious individuals.

Seminars such as the one in the below video work as a tool of empowerment for our youth.  STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and math) are forever growing in high schools and colleges and it’s important to keep that interest alive!




Although the summer is just about over and enrollment has already started, this seminars and weekend getaways happen all year round. This video was filmed in December at Carver College of Medicine.

Take a look around your local neighborhood! Or take a trip with your children! Explore what the world has to offer for your child’s future. It’s never too late to introduce the youth of tomorrow to a program that could benefit them today.

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Finally! Affordable Tech Based Toys!

We at Osiris pride ourselves on introducing technology to children and young adults. Gaining an interest in technology at a young age builds the bridge toward incorporating technology into future endeavors.

As quickly as technology evolves around us, it’s important to make technology fun and simple to understand for beginning tech enthusiasts. We stumbled across a Consumer Reports video from winter holiday time of 2015. The video shares six fun and interactive toys that get children interested in the possibilities of working with technology.



We not only decided to share the video with you, we also decided to show where to get more information about the toys in the video! Enjoy!

Tech Toys!
1.     Osmo: Numbers - https://www.playosmo.com/en/numbers/
2.     Kano Computer Kit - https://www.playosmo.com/en/numbers/
3.     Cleverkeet - http://www.toysrus.com/buy/toys/little-live-pets-clever-keet-28086-58397836
4.     Power Up 3.0 - http://www.poweruptoys.com/
5.     Skeye Pico Drone - https://www.trndlabs.com/product/skeye-pico-drone/
6.     Sphere-O BB8 - https://www.brookstone.com/sphero-bb8/939393p.html   

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