Small Business Teleseminars for Satellite Chamber of Commerce Consulting Strategies

Not long ago, I was talking to the president of a local chamber of commerce and it was obvious that the chamber needed some sort of a way to rapidly deploy advanced information to the members. But how might they do that I wondered? Well, could it be that offering teleseminars might be at least one more opportunity to get the word out? I mean of course, the chamber ought to be using social media, email alerts, and all their normal forms of communication, but a teleseminar sure works wonders for mass dissemination of information. Okay so, let’s talk.

It appears to me that maybe the chamber needs to have all their board members on board with distributed satellite offices, using their various businesses as source points for general members and for meetings. Also, each ought to do teleseminar type meetings amongst their various groups and committees. Such tools should be used by local community groups of all types, but put these tools in the hands of business people, folks who are used to getting things done and not just talking about them in groupthink type committees and it would be amazing what they could do.

Why suggest teleseminars? Well, because it gives more control to the person running the system, and prevents inadvertent disruptions. It also allows more people to be at a meeting than a normal tightknit group might have, and yet still be highly effective and productive. Also, consider by allowing questions at the end, there is no need to keep repeating yourself over and over again in smaller meetings, thus, it allows everyone the information at the same time, putting everyone in the group on the same page. Further it allows folks who are afraid to ask questions a chance to do so, and others who are afraid an answer to the questions they didn’t ask.

Lastly, I’d like to point to the cost, the environment, and the overall efficiency. No need to waste time over lunch, or pay for parking, or deal with traffic. Obviously this is better on the wear and tear on everyone’s car and it saves fuel, and travel time. It would be hard to refute that sometimes face-to-face meetings are appropriate, but why not leverage the power of teleseminars for your chamber of commerce activities. You’ll look brilliant for suggesting it and later people will tell you how wise it is to do it that way. Okay, well, that’s all for now, but I hope you will use this advice wisely. Please consider all this and think on it.

7 Do-It-Yourself Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is near, and if you still have not thought of costumes for the upcoming scare-fest, you might be wacking your brains for ideas that can not be beat. Unfortunately, many of us are really busy. As much as we would like to focus on Halloween costume hunting, there's such a thing as real life, and we all have to attend to work, chores, and errands. So when your kids come knocking at your bedroom door begging to get a Halloween costume on the morning of October 31st, you know you're in for it.

Fortunately, you do not have to worry too much, as there are literally hundreds of Halloween costume ideas that you can DIY for yourself or your kids on a short notice. What's great is that you do not even have to break the bank doing it. Here are a few ideas.

1 – The Athlete

Surely you have someone in your family who has played ball. You do not have to be the star quarterback or the pointguard. You just have to look the part. If your kids are into sports, then why not suggest that they go out trick or treating as a team-complete in their athletic uniforms. This also goes for cheerleading attires.

2 – The Ghost

You've seen it in the cartoons, so why not try it in real life. Get an old white sheet and cut out eye holes. You're a ghost! The getup is not complete without moans and groans, so practice your moaning and groaning before midnight. You can add chains for that tormented soul effect.

3 – Ninja

Get a ski mask and wear an all-black attire. If you have a toy sword (or maybe even a decorative sword), then wear it on your belt. Now what makes you a ninja is not only your attire. Try to move stealthily around all day. Move against walls and do not get done in plain sight of people. When you cross the lawn, do not walk. Tumble!

4 – Mad Scientist

Wear an old white lab coat and eyeglasses. For effect, mess up your hair and set it with mousse or gel. Bring test tubes andakers wherever you go. Think of Dr. Emmet Brown from Back to the Future. Now that's a crazy costume idea.

5 – The Backwards Person

Wear your clothes all backwards. Wear your shirt and pants backwards, complete with belt and necktie. You can even wear sunglasses or eyeglasses at the back of your head for effect.

6 – The Corpse

Wear your best formal attire. Make it so formal it would seem you've come straight out of the coffin. Now apply very pale makeup and wear very dark lipstick. Apply thick, black eye shadow. To complete the effect, act the part. Walk slowly-as if you have not used your joints for decades.

If you have not got the time, do not sweat it. You can rummage around your closet and maybe you'll find something that will look scary or novel enough to be your Halloween costume. If you can find an outfit from the 80's, now that's something to scream about:

7 – The 80's Guy or Gal

Sure, the 80's are making a comeback. But the 2010's 80's are different from the real thing. Maybe you still have some leftovers from the past few decades sitting at the bottom of your closet. Wear skinny jeans and a white T-shirt with rolled-up sleeves. Wear high-cut sneakers. Get yourself a thick headband and try to wear your hair as if you had a bullet. If you have long hair, you can curl it like crazy. Bring along a big boombox on your shoulder to complete the effect. Now, that's scary!

Unemployed! Increase Your Employment Quotient

Every day new jobs are created and still we are facing the heat of unemployment. Have we ever thought of why? Why are candidates not getting employed even after having a long list of degrees in their resume. Is there problem with the educational system? Candidate? or the company which is demanding too much? Have we ever tried to answer these questions. Lets think about the problem and look at it from a different angle. Is the unemployed mass really employable? If not what are the drawbacks? We need to answer these questions or else the problem will keep on aggravating.

Now a days students go for professional degree to increase their employment quotient. They go for Engineering, MBA, MCA etc to get better jobs. They have got a specific mindset that once I complete my studies I will get a good job with a high paying salary. What they forget in the meanwhile is that “They have to work hard and show their qualities to the interviewer to get the job”. Except a few handful of candidates rest of them don’t perform up to the mark. Left over candidates blame their teachers, then placement department and at last the companies for being partial. They never look for fault within themselves. Why don’t they genuinely ask themselves why they are left out? And start working towards their weaknesses.

We have to start working towards our goal with full dedication and lots of hard work. Keep in mind “There is no short cut to success, Success comes only to those who persevere for it”. When a candidate is inducted in to a professional degree they need to keep in mind that they have to do full justice with the educational program. For example take MBA. The mindset of a candidate is that while doing MBA they need to have more practical knowledge than theoretical knowledge and thus many skip classes. Colleges arrange for guest lectures after the completion of the regular classes but then very few attend because they get tired. These guest lectures are very important because the guest is a person with full practical knowledge. This will help in the long run. There are few things which should be thought when getting tired. Are we tired of eating? Sleeping? Or having fun? Then Why tired of studying. A student has to address these things seriously when he has bunked classes and not participated in guest lectures and is out of several programs, how fit he is to get hired? There are lots and lots of business magazines available in the college campus. Student should read them to have an idea of products, markets and the recent happenings in the business scenario. Inculcate the habit of reading and analyzing business situations and solving case studies because in the long run that will help them in solving their own business problems.

Study the whole syllabus rather than concentrating on guess questions just to pass the exam and get good marks. In the long run a good subject knowledge will be appreciated and not just good marks.

Companies are looking for fried chicken not raw chicken which needs to be cooked, roasted and the flavored to suit their need. A candidate has to understand this and become prepared to meet the current needs. Learn how to face interview questions and answer them without hesitation. Have an idea of company profile before going for interview. Have command over English language when seeking high paying jobs in multinationals. A candidate has to understand that their employability and pay package solely depends on them. We don’t need to complain but rather look at the problem and address the solutions. Improve subject knowledge, Communication skills, public speaking skills and leadership skills to get that desired job.

Curling Iron Vs Hot Rollers

The use of curling iron dates back to years as they have been successfully tested on different hair types so far. Hair curlers of different brands, styles, features and prices are available to choose from the best one suited according to the different hair types. Women who are blessed with amazingly straight hair may occasionally cherish to get their hair curled with that sexy bouncing springs. The irons have given the opportunity to such people who wish to curl their hair occasionally to acquire the desired style quickly at home. The modern devices available today come with so many features and built-in accessories such as removable brushes, misters, steam etc. Depending upon the texture, length and thickness of your hair, you can choose the one that fit the correct barrel size fitted for your hair. Choosing the right barrel size is highly important if you wish to bring out the optimum result after styling your hair. Hair curlers that range from one quarter to almost three inches diameter are available to choose from.

Hot rollers have also been used by many and that was mostly before the introduction of the curling irons. Even though both of them serve for the same purpose, both hold certain points of advantages and disadvantages. We can discus some of them here. When compared to hot rollers, the irons offer versatility in styling as you can accomplish any type of curls that you wish on your hair. By attaching the suitable barrel, you can create either tight, spiral curls or loose wavy curls as required. You can also finish the task much quickly as compared to hot rollers. People who do not want their hair to be subjected to high heat of the curling iron mostly make use of these hot rollers that too too come in different sizes and colors to choose from. The method of application of both of them differs. The hair curled with curling device can retain the style for longer and it takes more time for curling the hair with the hot rollers. When the older models of hot roller used to create tangles on the hair, the advancement of new technology enables the use of hot roller free of tangles. Hair curlers are also lightweight and can be transported while traveling.