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Communication Tips for Effective HOA Board Meetings

No one enjoys sitting in an HOA board meeting for hours, and your board members don't want to sit through fights and battles. The key to avoiding these scenarios is good communication. If your board members can communicate their agenda and meeting rules well, you will avoid debates, arguments and endless discussions, making your board meetings effective and, possibly, enjoyable. Have an Agenda, and Stay Focused A good board meeting starts with an agenda. Prior to the meeting, create an agenda Read more [...]
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How Practicing Assertiveness Can Help Professional Performance

Assertiveness is considered to be one of the core communication skills. People who are assertive have more self-esteem, confidence and are able to effectively communicate their point of view to others.  Such a skill is a hallmark of leadership and may be a differential when being considered for career advancement. Being assertive does not have to be viewed with negative connotations of persons who are seen as being pushy, rude or insensitive to the feelings and needs of others. In fact, according Read more [...]
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Use These Directories to Get Free Exposure for Your Business

Setting up a business is complicated enough, but getting it noticed online can feel like a constant battle. It's not just because of your competition. It's also because there's just too much noise on the internet. There are so many voices trying to be heard all at once. That's why a lot of businesses are turning toward directory listings as a best practice. Directory sites aggregate business information to make it easy for people to find local businesses. In some senses, they recreate the usefulness Read more [...]
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Important Tips for Negotiating with Vendors

No matter what you are marketing, knowing how to successfully negotiate with vendors is key to any profitable concern. Make Eye Contact My first recommendation for entering into negotiations with a vendor goes against today’s norm. There are many novice entrepreneurs who believe that selling their product or service through social media such as Facebook is sufficient to bring in clients. I have always believed that the first thing any businessman or businesswoman should do when promoting his Read more [...]
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Tips for Engaging your Audience in your brand at an Exhibition

If you’re taking your brand to a trade or marketing exhibition, you’ve no doubt started to think about things you can do to help maximise the success of your time there, in terms of making an impact on the attendees and hopefully making some sales or securing long-term partnerships. Exhibitions and trade shows allow you to connect with your audience on a personal level, so you should aim to utilise this to your advantage as much as possible. A key way to do this is to really engage those passers-by Read more [...]
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Use These Tools to Get More Done Every Day

Trying to make the most of your every day? These apps and tools will help you to complete your projects or keep up with your work schedule so that you can feel satisfied by the time you punch out. 1. Dragon Mobile Assistant has voice recognition software that helps you perform a variety of tasks on Android. The apps is similar to Siri for the iPhone. 2. Goods Order Inventory will let you not just sell products, but also track items, manage inventory, and transfer stock. Wherever your products Read more [...]
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Australia’s Health Care System Still Unequal, In Spite of Reforms

The issue of private health insurance premium costs on the rise has given rise to countless debates across various agents in the field. On the one hand, the federal government as represented by former health minister Tanya Plibersek and current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd argues that Australia’s private coverage incentive packs are taking too high a toll on the federal budget. Instead of doling out benefits to the policyholders, the focus should be falling on restoring the budget deficit and bringing Read more [...]
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Here’s Who Actually Invented the Internet in Australia

In June, Australia’s telecommunications minister announced the government was updating the country’s digital strategy. The new plan includes several ambitious projects, among which more focus on big data storage solutions, updated legal policies for startups, and more online accessibility on the part of government agencies. Since the land down under is, by all accounts, preparing for a heated election, it comes as no surprise that the announcement was met with a mixed response of criticism, heated Read more [...]
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Trade show Exhibit Attraction

Worrying about developing your business, then Trade show Exhibit is the better choice to make it wider. The exhibits make the right marketing to the right consumers whereas at right path. Making a show is not effective, but preparing for Custom Trade show Exhibits, will do. As far the booth is creatively designed, the success gradually rates. Spending hours in planning the message of our booth, colors and contractions to be used, demonstration of the item, all these will be proficient but the planning Read more [...]
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How To Tackle 3 Difficult Management Issues

Owning your own business can be the crowning achievement in your career but it can also bring a great deal of frustration. We would all like to think that a team under our management will exceed targets, have no conflict and meet any crisis head on in a professional manner. But despite your best efforts something will go against you at some point. It is how you cope with the situation that will determine the effectiveness of your management. If your company does not have an HR department it is Read more [...]