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Agent John Tsangaris has challenged the Network:

"I challenge you to pick a skill, not a power skill, but a specific real skill, and write a blog on how someone can build that skill.

The skill can be anything: Project planning, Speaking French, cooking for 100
people, CPR, etc.

Find free educational resources on the net and list those resources so someone
who wants to learn that skill can become proficient!

Resourcefulness powers for this one!"

Submit your new skill in the form of a blog post, a photo, or a video.  Tag it "NEWSKILL."  When you've posted your
new skill, be sure to search for others, and award them with Resourcefulness. 

My team and I may award up to +20 Resourcefulness for your new skills.  This challenge will end at 2359 GMT
on March 10.

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Hopefully I'm not too late. It's hard to find the right links sometimes.


It's easy. Send them here, then tell them to tell their friends. Even with out an internet connection, the beat is the rhythm of the world. Take 2 minutes and tell your friends.


1. Be observant. Is someone around you in distress?
2. Take action. Call your emergency response team and start doing Hands Only CPR.
3. Don't STOP. You can't hurt someone who's in Cardiac Arrest. But you CAN save their life.
4. Even if you don't check the link, keep the song, Stayin Alive in your head while you press their chest HARD! You can save a life.

http://bit.ly/9TfjjH (or BeTheBeat)
Wow, that's a great story that I'm sure I should have known, but didn't. I will use this many times. Thanks.

Johnny Pilato said:
New Skill: Determination, THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE


In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.

Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.

Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.

The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move.

"We told them so."
"Crazy men and their crazy dreams."
"It`s foolish to chase wild visions."

Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built. In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever.

He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment.

It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.

He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.

For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circ***tances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do.

Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal.

Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realised with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are.
Dear All,
I have posted my New Skill - Challenge the Network at http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blog/list?user=18259a8x6s8i0.

Please look at the blog and provide feedback if this skill really interesting for you !
I suggest that this become an on-going challenge - because I really have received a lot of value out of reading these submitted skills and would love to continue reading them.

Unfortunately, I was swamped with homework at the time, and couldn't contribute within the time limit. If it does become an ongoing thing - perhaps decrease the points a person can make - so that the people who busted their behinds to submit early, don't feel dissed .... and have it that you can only submit once or, if you want to submit another, you have to suggest your skill and have people vote on whether they can submit another and receive points.

Right now, I need to work on my other Mission assts, but if this Skills challenge continues - I would submit - How to make a short professional quality doc**entary film on video and/ or how to write a compelling doc**entary film script.
Dear All,

I have not recieved points of this skill. I dont know why......... Have you all got your points of submitting the skill??????????????

Dear All,
I have posted my New Skill - Challenge the Network at http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blog/list?user=18259a8x6s8i0.

Please look at the blog and provide feedback if this skill really interesting for you !

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