Tons of studies have been done on how to increase Web site hits and usage. Of all of this research, one clear message stands out. Use of videos on your Web site (and with your social media posts), increase the rate of interaction with your site (and social posts.) You don’t need a high end studio to produce great videos. From instructional to testimonial, videos are easier to create than you might think. A simple Webcam or even a quality cell phone camera can create videos to share with your clients. There are many online (free) tools to help with video editing. YouTube offers a simple tool called Video Editor. One of the benefits of this is you can edit and post all in one spot. Videos should show your personality while engaging your clients. Keep them short, 2 – 5 minutes, and informative. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun. Humor is one of the best ways to engage your audience. We use a great online tool called Powtoon to create presentations, training videos, informational videos and more. There is free version available and it is easy to learn. So don’t be afraid to spend a little time creating some short clips about your company or team members. Even the most basic videos can go a long way to increase your Web presence.
There are so many systems developed to help you manage your time. Problem is these systems manage “clock time” – or the 24 hours in a day. Unless your job and life are so structured that you can actually plan the day around every minute, clock time management is not very useful. “Real Time” management is the key to making the most of your day. And possibly relieving some of the stress of feeling like you have to manage every minute of clock time.
Real time is a mental process. We create real time. Real time drags or flies by. The good news is we can control real time because it is in our heads. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, there are only three ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations and actions.
Here is a link to the full article with 10 tips on how to manage your time. It’s worth your time to read it!
The annual Indy BackPack Attack kicked off on June 23 here in our hometown of Indianapolis. This initiative started in 1999 as a strategic community collaboration with Central Indiana organizations and businesses. The mission of the BackPack Attack is to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. According the their Web site, “It’s reported that 88% of the families in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system need help with basic school supplies.” Since 1999, BackPack Attack has collected more than 3 million school supplies. In 2013, this organization was able to help more than 45,000 students.
If you are in the Indy area, we encourage you to donate to this very worthy cause. You can learn more at Indy BackPack Attack, including items needed and drop off locations.
It happened slowly. The service, which used to be terrific, was showing signs of degradation.
For me, it’s the little things that count. It’s a welcome smile, an invitation to be seated, a quick request for my beverage order and frequent visits to my table just to make sure everything was OK. The restaurant owner, who was almost always present in the past, had been absent during my last few visits.
She was a lovely woman with a pleasant disposition and boundless energy. Her entire demeanor just exuded and attitude of “welcome to my place.” It was as though “her place” was her house and she meant to show off just how comfortable and relaxed you could become by just being there. I’d say she held the bar high and encouraged those around her to stretch their capabilities and step outside their comfort zones so that visitors to her place would feel welcome, relaxed and well-served. She demonstrated her role as a leader and in any service industry good leadership is essential. Read more at http://www.coscia.com/service-leaders-make-a-difference.
Jackson Systems has expanded their product line to include technology in gas detection. Some of the more common air quality hazards that need monitoring include carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), NO2, O2, CL2, and refrigerants. Whether you require a fully engineered gas detection network or a more modest detection solution, we can customize a solution to meet your needs. Gas detection can be a critical component of ensuring clean air in parking garages, mechanical rooms, computer server rooms, or in refrigerant systems.
One common gas detection application is monitoring CO in parking garages. These monitoring systems can activate ventilation through relays on multiple levels and at varying speeds depending on the concentration of gas measured. Cars produce carbon monoxide (CO) as a result of incomplete combustion. When a large number of vehicles are within an enclosed area such as a parking garage, the concentrations of CO can reach harmful levels. Large reductions in energy and maintenance costs can be had by activating fans only when CO levels reach a certain hazardous level instead of running them all the time.
A gas detection system typically includes a main control panel, sensors, and audible/visual alarm devices that can be linked to a controller or a building automation system (BAS). The system can be either hardwired or wireless. Many people think that wireless mesh networking is the wave of the future.
To learn more about Jackson Systems visit www.jacksonsystems.com.