Suppose your supervisor told you, "You know that we have our company banquet scheduled for next month. Before she transferred to another state, Evelyn did a fine job as master of ceremonies for five years." Of course, we need a replacement emcee now, And I have selected you. " Would that assignment intimidate you? Not if you followed these six vital tips. Spotlight others, not yourself Yes, there will be many times during the evening when all eyes and ears will focus on you. However, it's your job to shift the attention elsewhere. Your task is to feature others who are attending-guests from outside the company, award participants, board members, underwriters sponsors, and the planning committee, for example. Using a show business comparison, you are a supporting actor, not the star. Realizing that your function is supportive relieves much of the pressure you felt when your boss snapped you for […]

It takes a special person to manage a restaurant and interact with restaurant customers and restaurant staff. Not everyone is cut out to be a restaurant manager. Managers need to be on their feet for long periods of time-anywhere from 8 to 12 hours a day. Managers also need to be trained to be aware of labor and food costs, customer service and how to manage people. They need to be trained in every aspect of the restaurant business. Five key aspects for every manager are: 1. Keeping an open mind 2. Being able to accept criticism 3. Retaining large amounts information 4. Having excellent customer service skills 5. Knowing how to understand both sides of the story Sometimes it takes years to fully train someone in this business. There are two ways people usually become a manager, either earning a college degree or moving up in the ranks. I […]

A great logo can help a business project a positive image while a bad Logo can bring a negative impression about a company. For many Companies, a logo is the only identifiable mark a potential customer may Ever see, so it needs to be memorable, descriptive and easily Recognizable. If a logo is the company spokesman, how much is it really Worth? Cheap logo designs are all over the Internet – logo designs under $ 150! $ 99 logo designs, $ 75 logo designs, $ 49 logo designs and even lower! You will easily find a wide range of prices for logo design on the Internet. Be careful of cheap logo design offers, some designers may be Using clip art. A logo design that includes a royalty free piece of clip art Can not be copyrighted. That same piece of clip art could be used on Dozens of other logo […]

Keywords are very important when you’re trying to get your website to show up higher on a search engine. These are words that your website is based on and should be spread throughout your website with a certain frequency. Generally you shouldn’t make your keywords cover about 3 percent of your text. This is because a search engine will end up thinking you’re trying to spam it. That can have penalties and may make your site rank lower. Don’t forget that you can also tag images and things like the titles of your pages with keywords. Think of the keywords as the words that people will use in the search engine to find your site. If you’re having trouble knowing what your keywords are, then you should check out a similar site to yours that is ranked high and see what words they use throughout their sites. Outsourcing can be […]

This article discusses the overall procedure and standards set by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for withdrawing various applications. At times, albeit rarely, withdrawal of an application is the best option for continuing the immigration process in the applicant’s best interests. I. Requesting Withdrawal Section 103.2(b)(6) of the Code of Federal Regulations states: “[a]n applicant or petitioner may withdraw an application or petition at any time until a decision is issued by the Service or, in the case of an approved petition, until the person is admitted or granted adjustment or change of status, based on the petition. However, a withdrawal may not be retracted.” An applicant who wishes to withdraw a visa petition (Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative) should write a letter to the CIS office where the petition was filed. The letter should include: 1) the beneficiary’s name, date and country of birth, and A-number […]

I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue that features the publisher's annual pick of hot businesses, markets, and trends for smart entrepreneurs – or those who aspire to be. Some of the high tech businesses cited like mobile gaming or online learning tend to require six and seven figure start up costs. This can seem daunting (although not impossible) for the person just venturing into self-employment. So I've decided to focus on the markets, trends, and businesses that speak to someone operating on a somewhat more limited budget. Let's start with hot markets: HOT MARKET: Middle-Aged Women Since I've recently entered my last year in my 40s, I thought it only appropriate to start with this group (although like most boomers, I still have a hard time thinking of myself as anything close to "middle aged"). Not surprisingly, products and services for women […]

One of the biggest mistakes people make in direct sales is what I call the hobby approach. Too many of you are working your business when you have some extra time instead of making it a priority. Approaching your company like a business is directly related to your level of success. As you restart your direct sales business, consider starting out with a business plan. You can make it a “mini” plan to begin with and we can work on expanding it later. You do not have to devote hours upon hours to your business if you are not in the position to do that. Many successful direct sellers work their business part time for many months or years before they are able to switch to full time. I have seen several articles about this topic but for some reason it is much easier said than done. The key to […]

We all know someone who has a fantastic sense of style. No matter what the occasion is they are always dressed to the nines and ready to impress anyone they may come in contact with. They constantly exude confidence, good taste, strength, and business acumen. Seeing their fantastic wardrobe can leave you feeling like yours needs to be upgraded. Upgrading your wardrobe can be a difficult and tedious task. It can leave you wanting to rip your hair out of your head and scream “how can I upgrade my wardrobe and reduce my stress without breaking the bank and dipping into my hard earned savings”. Fret no more! Thankfully this helpful guide will give you some real world tips and tricks to get you on your way to a new wardrobe at a fraction of the price. Consider these excellent tips and tricks the next time you go shopping. AVOID […]

A casual glance at numbers can give you an idea of the abundance of options for wildlife tour of India. The country has 515 wildlife sanctuaries. Among which 48 Tiger reserves fall under Project Tiger, an initiative aimed at the preservation of Tigers in the country. Though Indian wildlife is often advertised as the den of these big wild cats, it would be grossly unfair to limit it to the immediate clan of tigers. Here we have tried to represent 5 wildlife sanctuaries that would constitute the perfect wildlife tour of India in terms of both diversity and depth. Ranthambore Wildlife National Park in Rajasthan Ranthambore National Park, located 160 Km southeast of the pink city of Jaipur is spread across an area of 392 square km. It is one of those national parks where project tiger was successfully implemented. Between 2005 and 2014 the population of tigers more than […]

Getting married is an amazing experience. It is a day filled with emotion, joy, happiness and sometimes a little sadness when a family member or friend who is no longer with us is not there to share our special day. As professional wedding photographers we know how stressful arranging your wedding day can be. With so many photographers around, where do you start? What do you need to know when looking for a wedding photographer? With prices ranging from a few hundred pounds to many thousands, how do you know if they are right for you? It is a simple fact of life that with the arrival of digital cameras, many people now call themselves a "photographer". Over recent years there has been an explosion of people offering their services as wedding photographers, many of who have never received any training, have no insurance, do not use professional equipment and […]