Wednesday, December 30, 2009
First, you must prepare to ensure your current exit is handled in a professional manner. You want to be as professional when resigning a position as you were when you were initially hired. We are all learning on a daily basis how small the world truly is, and there is always a possibility that someone in your current employment circle may end up in the same circle later. Don't let negative behavior halt potential future growth.
Though you may be preparing for your departure, ensure your appearance remains appropriate for your work environment. Don't slack off, take extended lunch breaks, uses extra sick days, become moody with co-workers... Hold your head high and proceed forward.
Continue putting your best foot forward. Remember, you still work there and your reputation is on the line. Until you have departed the premises on your final day, management is watching you and a good employer deserves the best you have to offer.
Uphold company protocol to the best of your ability: arrive on time, remain organized, behave appropriately, and represent the organization to the best of your ability.
If you desire to have your exit interview, contact Human Resources in plenty of time and make arrangements to do so. Often feedback you provide can be critical for the company, and provide an opportunity for future company changes and improvements. Choose your wording carefully. This is not the time to allow everything to shoot out full throttle. Do not damage your reputation in the process.
You are starting a new year and new opportunities will come your way. It is time to decide the role 2010 will play in your future.
Happy New Year!
Monday, December 28, 2009
But exactly what purpose does branding serve and why does it point towards success? For starters, personal branding has a lot to do with the power of suggestion. If your business is ingrained into the public’s collective consciousness (achieved through repetitive imagery, or personal branding) it stands to reason that your company is the one consumers will recall when contemplating your industry. As a result, they will equate your business as being a leader in its field. With such a status comes prestige, not to mention a high industry standing and the potential for an increase in profits.
One of the hardest things for new online business owners to understand is the idea that personal branding only comes about after an exorbitant amount of dedication and effort. You have to work hard and be diligent to keep your business highly visible. This is where repetition comes into play. Ensure that your logo of choice can be found in every area relating back to your business. For example, your trademark image should appear throughout each individual page on your website. It should also remain visible on every bit of advertising your business puts forth. Such a tactic aims to guarantee that potential consumers never forget your company exists.
While most businesses go the traditional route and develop a graphic logo as the means for branding their company, some decide instead to rely on the strength of an individual personality. In other words, a personal photo can be used in place of a business logo. This type of personal branding strategy can be highly successful as it tends to humanize most companies in the process. You must remember however to only choose a photo that has been professionally shot. Remember, it’s important that your business project an aura of professionalism at every level.
Eddy Gjennestad is a business coach and mentor that assists serious entrepreneurs in building a profitable online business with multiple income streams.Eddy and his team have assisted hundreds of people in generating an executive level income or more in their first year. For more information and to contact Eddy, visit.http://internettonlinemoneymaking.com/
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
If it was that easy then everybody would be making vast amounts of money starting homebased businesses. The biggest stumbling block for any newcomer to internet marketing is learning how to build a web site.You can of course, build your own web page. This could save you a lot of time and money.
However, you will actually need to spend some money on getting three separate items.
(1) A domain name costs about $10.00. The internet is based on a numerical address to each web site. So a domain name is used to identify each individual numerical address. It makes it easier for us mere mortals to remember web addresses.
(2) Somewhere to host your new domain name. About $10.00 a month. For a web site to exist it must be hosted on a web server which is always connected to the internet so that your website is always available.
(3) You will also need an Autoresponder which costs about $20.00 a month. An Autoresponder is a computer program that automatically answers e-mail sent for you. You don't really want to be sitting at home personally answering every email sent to you when so many of them can be dealt with automatically by an Autoresponder. i.e. password information.
It is too easy to buy this e-book or sign up to that subscription site. It's very easy to want to take in and digest every bit of Internet marketing information available but you will soon find yourself suffering from information overload.
You Don't need to suffer when starting your website.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
1. You are not perfect, and neither are they. Don't worry about having the perfectly organized holiday gathering at your home. The holidays are a time for remembering the reason for the season, enjoying time with your family, sharing a delicious meal etc. Mix and match plates, paper plates..it will all work.
2. Did you notice I didn't say getting those presents? That's right. It is not about the presents. At least it shouldn't be. Sure the kids may want particular items, and us big folks may hope for certain ones-but I believe the one thing this economical downturn has taught us-is we can survive and with a lot less. Toss the guilt aside, go to the local discount store and purchase an item that will peak the interest of your loved one but not hurt your wallet. When it comes down to it, you cannot put a pricetag on time and that is more valuable than anything. So, put away the computer (I know I am writing to share a message with you all,) the telephone, and electronic devices and spend quality time together. Those memories will last you for a life time.
3. This is one I have had to work on recently myself. Know your limits. We have many demands in our lives and the holidays are no exception. You cannot do everything and please everyone. With limited hours in the day, there is no time like today to get your priorities in order. Be realistic about what you can do, as well as what you are comfortable doing. Look in the mirror and start practice saying the word "no." Once you have done it, it gets easier.
4. Dinner will be potluck style. There is nothing wrong with this. We do this in our own family. Everyone contributes by bringing something for the dinner. Make a list beforehand, so that it is clear what everyone is bringing. With monies tighter than ever this year, this plan will be appreciated. You no longer have to portray the image that you can afford it all. Why should you have to?
5. Delegate responsibilities to family members. If you know you are running short on time, and need help-ask for it. Most family members are happy to lend a helping hand. Need help with set-up, clean up, place those calls now, so everyone is clear on the expectations. You will be happier and your holiday attitude will reflect it.
6. Keep moving forward and set aside time for you. This is extremely important. I always make time during the Christmas holiday to sit in the living room, look at the Christmas lights and have several minutes of quiet. Why? Because I am waiting for Santa Claus? No, because I need to be alone with my thoughts, and this is some of the most precious time.
7. Enjoy the final week of this holiday season. There is much business to tend to in the upcoming new year.
Monday, December 14, 2009
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
- Eliminate the thoughts of doubt you have been plagued with. We are only moving forward.
- With modern technology you can now work from home with minimal start-up costs.
- What are you most happiest doing?data entry,crafts,medical coding,customer service?what skills do you have? Write down these answers.
- Basic home equipment/skills you may need:computer, printing capability,speedy internet connection,fax machine,scanner,digital camera,professional phone etiquette,fax machine,timeliness,multi-tasking abilities,typing speed averaging 40-55 WPM,you MUST be self-movtivated and have the ability to work independently.
- Make your list of your areas of interest and I am going to tell you what to do and where to look next.