Monday, March 31, 2014

Update: 20% project... Post pitch presentation

Hey guys! Alright, so as you all know we had the pitch presentation on Thursday! It went really well and a lot of people were very interested in what we were doing and what we had to say. At first not many people stopped by. Once I started losing interest in the pitch project I started making the bracelets. Then, just like that people started coming. They started asking questions and better yet.... Asking for bracelets! My group decided to start selling the bracelets for $1, just so we could raise some money. But that was after the first 3 1/2 out of 4 hours had already passed so we didn't make much money. If I could've I definitely would've started selling the bracelets from the get go. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

20% Project Update

Hi! My group and I have made some huge accomplishments throughout the 20% project. Although, it took a lot of hard work and persistence. At first we contacted rainbowloom asking for a donation or either looms or runner bands. They quickly got back to us but said that we would have to contact a nearby store that sold rainbowloom. The first thing that came to mind was a Michael's store right across the street from our high school. Chloe and I went there and asked for a manager. Once we met the manager we explained our project and the situation that we are in and he said that he would contact headquarters. After about 3 weeks of waiting for a reply from either him or headquarters there was nothing. I called him and he (Gus) said that they still hadn't gotten back to him. So I decided to take it into my own hands. I called Michael's phone number that's on their website and spoke to someone. I explained the situation and they were reluctant to do anything. Finally after multiple long conversations they gave in. They said that if I contacted rainbowloom and told them to talk to Michael's they could work something out. I sent rainbow loom and email and within days they responded. They gave me a donation form and Mia filled it out. Oh! I forgot the mention... Gus (the Michaels store manager) gave us some rubber bands that couldn't be sold because their bags had broken. From here we plan to get a reply from rainbowloom and figure out a way to get more looms. I'm very happy just getting rubber bands but some looms would be great! I'm excited to see what come and help children in the hospital. I think that tomorrows pitch presentation will turn out well and hopefully some people will want to help! I'll keep you updated, but until then, goodbye! 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

You have 7 seconds

Even after a first impression you can eventually change someone's idea of you, but the first impression has the greatest impact. First impressions play a huge role in the course of a relationship. Studies show that if the people take a liking to eachother immediately, the relationship will most likely grow over time. If one person is cold to the other, the relationship is most likely doomed. 

A test was done with college students (putting them in same sex pairs) and predicting the outcome of their relationship. Even after having to interact with eachother over a nine week period, the first impression played the biggest role. Sunnfrank thought that continued interaction would dilute the first impression but he was suprised to see that there was a continued impact. After being paired and talking for ten minutes and ratin eachother people who rated their partners higher ended up having the strongest relationships.