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Preserving Your Wedding Memories: Ideas For You

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preserving Your Wedding Memories: Ideas For You

When you are busy planning your wedding down to the very last detail, one of the many thoughts on your mind is how to preserve all of the memories of your big day so that all of your efforts and planning are commemorated for the rest of your life. However, you may not have the budget to hire the highest quality wedding photographer and videographer to capture all of the moments of your big day. Luckily, even without the unlimited budget that celebrities have for their weddings, you can create memories that will last a lifetime and beyond and preserve those memories beautifully. You will just want to get creative to do so. Get to know some of the ways that you can accomplish your wedding memory goals and get started. Have Several Friends and Guests Take Video Footage at the Wedding When you are talking to your friends and various wedding guests about your plans for the big day, they are likely just as excited and enthusiastic as you are about the celebration that is to come. As such, they are often very willing to provide any assistance you may need in making your wedding a perfect event for you and all those involved. As you talk about your wedding with your friends and guests, ask them if they have a video camera of some sort. Chances are several of your guests will have some kind of video camera in their household that they use to capture events and important moments in their lives. If a guest does have a video camera, ask them if they would be willing to shoot footage of your wedding and your reception to help commemorate the day and capture unique moments. Most likely, they would be happy to do so for you. Be sure that you offer to pay for any tapes or other data storage devices needed so that you can then get the footage from them when the wedding is complete. When your wedding is over, you will have video of your wedding from several perspectives and vantage points and will have special moments captured that a single camera could not catch. Hire a Video Editing Service to Compile the Footage Because you will have several friends and guests filming your wedding, you will likely end up with several hours of raw footage from your wedding to go through. To make this easier and to have a wedding video that is cohesive and complete, you can then hire a company that specializes in video editing services. The video editing service will go through your raw footage and cut the different angles together to create a wedding video for you that captures all of the key moments from the best angles. They will also be able to ensure that the soundtrack and footage line up properly and make titles, transitions, and the like that take your raw footage and create a masterpiece from it. The end result will be far more unique and less expensive than a traditional wedding video with a single videographer in charge of capturing the memories of the most important day of your life. You can also take a similar tactic with photography at your wedding, having guests capture candid and posed shots and having a professional...

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Need To Host A Large Business Meeting But Lack A Large Commercial Space? The Answer Is Easy

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need To Host A Large Business Meeting But Lack A Large Commercial Space? The Answer Is Easy

If you need have a meeting with several of your customers or your suppliers and you don’t think you can fit everyone into one single space at your office, considering renting out a conference center for the day. There are many types of conference centers you can use and many benefits to choosing this option. Avoid Interoffice Distractions It can be a distraction for the people in your office that aren’t going to be in the meeting to have tons of other people walking around the office, using the restrooms and wandering around areas of the building. You don’t want to decrease the productivity of your staff members, and you don’t want to have the staff wondering what is going on if it isn’t any of their concern. Instead, you can leave the office for the time needed for the meeting and eliminate the hassles. If you want to have lunch catered in you don’t have to worry about catering the entire office staff, or if you want to give out promotional items the office staff won’t see it. Don’t Stress About Parking or Seating Are you worried that your parking lot can’t facilitate all of the vehicles that would be at your office for the meeting, or that you don’t have a room large enough to seat everyone? You don’t want the people at your meeting to feel cramped, and you don’t want to pull out folding chairs or try to make other seating arrangements. At a conference center you’ll have tables and comfortable chairs for everyone, and you can decide how you want the pieces arranged. Take Your Electronics to the Center The location you choose should have the amenities to have slide shows on a projections screen or a smart board, and you should be able to bring your own tablet or computer to hook up. Call around and find out what rooms have, and you may even want a room with speaker system if you are talking to a large group of people in a large space. If you need to hold a large business meeting and you aren’t sure where you can have it, figure out how many people you’ll have and then find the best location at local conference centers and business meeting facilities, like Chez Shari. These locations are set up to hold large numbers of people, to have a space for caterers, and have other amenities as...

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Cooperation Station: How To Become A Premium Conference Facilitator

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cooperation Station: How To Become A Premium Conference Facilitator

Making a name for your company as a conference facilitator will have its perks. The first and most notable of the perks is that you will be granted contracts for hosting conferences from different fields. The second is that you get to schmooze as an easy way to bring in new business, through individuals or companies that your current clients know. The hard part about becoming a conference facilitator is that you will need to ramp up the offerings in order to entice bigger and better clients. Here are some methods and offerings you should use to become a premium conference facility supplier in your area. Offer food and meals One of the more difficult parts about a conference is having to find a company to cater or deliver meals. Some companies will struggle more with finding caterers who can set up at their conference facilities than they struggle to find the meeting facilities in general. If you have an on staff caterer that can offer food and snacks for booked conferences, you can offer premium customer packages and save your clients time. Offer several different cuisines and detail just how many meals, snacks, and drinks will be provided in each package. Some conferences may need all three meals served, while others will act as day conferences and service one meal and a snack during the short recess. Invest in the technology Companies will be drawn to a space that offers the best in new market technology. Most conferences feature presentations, both oral and computer based which means that you will need to have proper microphones, computers, screens, and internet. Put your money into creating excellent tech rooms, where everyone can have computer and internet access, and the best and biggest screens for presentation viewing. Remember to have staff on hand who can handle the IT and help run presentations, if necessary. Build next to hotel accommodations If you do not plan to offer hotel accommodations along with your conference facilities, situated your business right next to some hotels in the area. Typically cities will have several hotels in one area, due to tourism being situated in one area or traveling accommodations being nearby. Set up your commercial space near these hotels, so that the trip to your conference facilities is short. Offer a regular shuttle bus service along with accommodation packages. For major conferences or more upscale meetings, consider having a contract with a limousine service to provide rides for VIP...

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Basic Strategies And Techniques To Ensure NLP Success

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Basic Strategies And Techniques To Ensure NLP Success

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) training can be the key to finding the self empowerment that you need to be successful and happy. This model takes advantage of the interplay between mind and language to help you make the most of your human condition, as you strive for both excellence and wisdom. Incorporating just a few NLP strategies into your daily life can help you begin this process of self actualization. Novice NLP Techniques The following are a couple of simple techniques that you can try out immediately to see if NLP is right for you. Dissociation from emotional responses. This is a good technique if you experience emotions that aren’t serving a practical benefit, such as frustration with your child or anger with a co-worker. To use this technique, first identify the emotion you want to get rid of. Then, visualize the entire situation that elicits the emotion. Now mentally add in a comedic element to this “mental movie,” such as funny clothing. Speed up the mental replay and play it backward. Do this until your first instinct is to add the humorous aspect. This helps separate you from the negative emotions you felt before, so that you are less likely to feel them in the future. Creating anchors. This is another technique that gives you control over your emotions. Simply determine the emotion you want to feel, and then make yourself feel it. For example, smile and think about a joyful moment in your life if you want to feel happy. Once you are solidly within this emotion, visualize a happiness circle on the ground in front of you. Step into this circle and bask in happiness. Then, step out and focus on a different emotion until you feel it. Once again, step into the happiness circle. With proper visualization, this circle should elicit happiness no matter what emotion you were feeling before. Succeeding With NLP The exercises above are just a sample of true NLP training methods and benefits. If you truly want to succeed with this and improve your life, you will need to work at it. The following are just a few of the ways that you can begin to master NLP techniques. Practice daily. Just like any learned skill, your emotional control and NLP methodology knowledge will become rusty if you don’t use it. Set aside time each day to practice NLP. Create a routine. A routine helps you stick to a practice schedule. Pick a few of your favorite techniques and make them a normal part of your day. Perhaps you will start each morning with visualization right before you shower, or maybe you will anchor yourself before bed each evening. Repeating similar exercises daily at the same time makes them a natural part of your life. Seek further training. Although basic exercises can be learned online or through books, the best training comes from a skilled NLP practitioner. Connect with the best NLP courses and get training so you can advance in your...

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4 Reasons to Use Party Rentals for Your Next Event

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Use Party Rentals for Your Next Event

If you’re planning an upcoming big event, you may be excited and nervous. You will want to make sure that all of your affairs are in order. Part of planning a party is making sure that you have the right products and services to make the day or night go well. The good news is that with the use of party rental services, you can get everything that you need more easily. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you should use party rental services for your next event. Save Money Planning a big event can be extremely costly. Before you know it, you’re looking for ways to stay under your target budget so that you don’t overspend. The good news is that with party rentals, you can save on costs. This will keep you from having to purchase items that are brand new. Since you will save on some aspects of your planning, you can then have more money in your pocket for last-minute party needs. Have a Big Selection Party rental companies are used to collecting and offering a wide range of products in order to please all of their customers. If you don’t want to have to search all around for the products that you want most, you’ll appreciate working with a party rental company. They can do the work to find the right products for you so that you can focus on other aspects of planning your event. Get Help with Setup and Transportation Party items can be especially heavy and difficult to set up. This is especially true if you need tables, chairs, and/or a dance floor. If you want to take some of the stress away and make sure that your event goes smoothly, it’s best to work with a rental company. They can set up, break down, and transport your items to you so that you have nothing to worry about.  Access to the Latest Trends When it comes to events, the product trends are always changing. If you want to make sure that you have attractive products so that your event is as memorable and exciting as possible, it’s a good idea to work with a rental company. They’re always adding new inventory. As you can see, it makes sense to order from a party rental company. If you have any questions or if you’re ready to start planing your event, contact a local party rentals company...

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Using Fall Flowers In Food

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Using Fall Flowers In Food

There’s nothing like Mother Nature’s fall display. Golds, oranges and deep reds are abundant and people will trek far from home to enjoy the colors in all their splendor. But you don’t have to head into the woods to enjoy the fall. Many plants continue to bloom into the fall and some of them are edible. Bring those brilliant colors inside and serve them as part of a delicious fall meal. Nasturtium Nasturtium range in color from yellow to orange to deep red. They bloom abundantly throughout the summer and into the fall. With a flavor similar to a radish, they make a wonderful accompaniment to a fall salad that is both delicious and eye-catching. For a special treat, make a pizza using your fall harvest and scatter a few nasturtium over the top before serving.  Marigold Marigolds come in colors similar to those of nasturtium. Each blossom contains multiple petals that can be separated from the flower head and scattered over a salad or into a light pasta dish just before serving. Their flavor is both citrusy and herbal, which also makes them a wonderful vinaigrette ingredient. Calendula Calendula blossoms come in a buttery yellow hue and can be used in a similar fashion to marigold. Separate the tiny petals from the flower head and scatter them over salads for a gorgeous display. Rose Roses come in a variety of colors and bloom right into the fall. Their petals have a delicate flavor that perfectly complements light desserts. One thing to keep in mind when using rose petals in cooking is that the darker the petal, the stronger the flavor. Pansies Pansies also come in a variety of colors with bright yellow centers. They have a wintergreen flavor and are often served with desserts. Dot a frosted cake with a design made of pansies or candy the petals by covering them with simple syrup and allowing the glaze to dry. Squash Blossoms The explosion of zucchini and summer squash in your garden may finally be starting to slow, but you’ll still get the occasional blossom. Female blossoms make delicious appetizers when stuffed with cheese, dredged in a light batter and pan-fried.  Most of these flowers are easy to grow in your yard; however, if you don’t have a green thumb, call your local florist, like those at Aladdin’s Florist & Wedding Chapel, or grocer and ask about edible flowers. Be sure that the flowers were grown for culinary use and are organic. A florist might give you a different rose to display than she would to eat. Enjoy fall in the...

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What Every Business Owner Should Know About Hiring Trade Show Models

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Every Business Owner Should Know About Hiring Trade Show Models

Trade shows are often a sea of booths, products and company representatives that can be hard for attendees to navigate. With everyone who has a display vying for attention, it can be tough for any business to stand out. If you’re looking for a way to set your company apart and ensure that you’re reaching as many attendees as possible, you should consider retaining the services of several trade show models for your next event. Here are a few things you should know about using trade show models. What Can Trade Show Models Do for Your Company? Trade show models serve several purposes for most companies. If you’re considering hiring them, it’s important to understand exactly what they can do for your business during the event. Steering Buyers – Trade show models can directly interact with your potential buyers and steer them to your booth. This will ensure that they get the chance to directly view your products, service or brand concept. These models specialize in bold, straightforward communication, making them perfect candidates to approach people at the show and sell your company. They can demonstrate products or explain first-hand how helpful your service is, giving your product a personal face that goes beyond your company’s pitch. Extending Reach – Since trade show models can wander the crowd, you can extend your reach significantly by hiring them. You can provide the models with flyers, trinkets and promotional items to distribute as they wander the show. This provides the opportunity for your company to gain visibility with consumers who may not have otherwise made their way to your booth. Enhancing Customer Service – By placing trade show models in your booth area as well as the area in front of the booth, you’ll expand your customer service ability. Take some time to provide your models with some basic details about the product or service and perhaps some frequently asked questions. That way, they can even answer questions from potential customers or know when to refer someone to you for further details. This saves you from having people waiting for you to answer a question and perhaps leaving before having the chance to talk with you. What Should You Consider Before Hiring Trade Show Models? The goal of having trade show models there to represent your company is to help cast your company in a positive light. Make sure you meet with each of the prospective models before the event to ensure that they are articulate and have a basic understanding of the industry that you’re in. Remember that these models will be the face of your business for many of the attendees. Trade show models can be a valuable investment to get your company noticed at your next event. Talk with a local agency today to find out what they can do for you, or...

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