Students treats and incentives

For nearly fifteen years, I, Bill, taught seventh-grade social studies and watched thousands of students take standardized tests and surveys in school. When starting a survey, one of the first questions my students asked was, “Will this count on our grade?” When they learned that the answer was no, many …

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Get a New Boiler & Central Heating Installed

Boilers aren't made to last forever, so if you notice your boiler leaking, then it could be a sign that it needs to be replaced. If the corrosion is isolated to a single component, such as a valve, then you will need to have this valve replaced. However, there's a …

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Online Marketing And Public Relations

As you're reading through this discussion of unifying your online marketing and PR efforts on your website, you might be thinking, “That's easy for a smaller organization or one that has only one product line, but I work for a large company with many brands.” Yes, it is more difficult …

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Do you need a Hull marketing agency?

A great marketing agency will provide you with a team that is designed to help you reach your businesss specific goals. If they refuse to share exactly how and where they are marketing your business then they arent worth your time and money, to begin with.

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Good Team Chemistry

While personalities are affected by literal chemistry, the idea of team chemistry goes beyond just the physical or emotional makeup of people. It refers to how individuals with unique personalities and abilities merge into a cohesive unit. Good team chemistry means getting along and working together. Each person has an …

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Products That Proves Your Brand’s Promise

Even a product that proves your brand’s promise and adds value to the lives of your customers may not succeed if it does not somehow set itself apart from its competition. Being inspired by the brand idea, differentiation will be part of its genesis of course. However, that differentiation …

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The Circus Comes To Town

Twice a year, the circus comes to town, setting up big white tents, parading beautiful girls in spangled costumes, and executing death-defying acts of courage and bravado. I am talking, of course, about Fashion Week. Seven heady days of air-kissing, champagne-sipping, and goodie-bag-stealing adventures; blindingly fabulous runway shows; boutique launch …

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Energy Intensive System

At an unremarkable, gunmetal-grey building on the outskirts of town, the pace was frenetic. A convoy of trucks emptied their loads and kept going back for more. Inside, the mountain grew. Skilled drivers of front-end loaders scooped up massive bucket loads from the floor and fed them onto a conveyor …

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Financial Statements

Comparative financial statements help readers understand the trends of current changes affecting an organization. They allow the reader to place the current year statements in a historical context. Just like investors in the commercial world, donors to not-for-profit organizations generally feel comfortable with more, and not less, information. One of …

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New Market Growth

The trend for companies is expansion into new markets for growth, cost reduction, and flexibility. Chinese companies are going global. Western companies, seeing revenues shift to emerging markets, are scrambling to find board directors from those regions. Businesses used to outsource processes to low income countries, but today those countries …

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Pleasant Encounter

‘How did it go?’ We may remember the conversation simply because it was friendly, warm, relaxed, laid-back, easy-going, pleasant, lovely, agreeable, fascinating, good: in short, ‘we enjoyed it’. Or the opposite: we remember it as tense, difficult, trying, awkward, cool, prickly, strained, stressful, stilted, uncomfortable: in short, ‘we didn’t …

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Material For Building

In many parts of the country wood is a readily renewable resource. In the Southeast and South for example, southern yellow pine is favored for dimensional lumber, being especially useful for pressure treating for use in outdoor structures such as decks and porches. In the Northeast, eastern white pine and …

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Identity Is Not Our Body

What are we? This answer seems obvious. Our everyday experience suggests to us that our identity is our body. That’s what our perceptions show us. It's also how our mind interprets reality and certainly what modern society teaches us. I’m a human being named Easy. Having electric garage …

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Music Therapy

Recent changes in the field of health musicking also will have some consequences for how we look upon the professional role and status of the music therapist as compared to other health musickers. During the rise of modern music therapy as a profession after the 1950s, there has been an …

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Small Business Owner

What if I told you that any business could fail overnight? Even a business that sees an annual revenue in eight or nine figures and seems to have everything figured out is at risk if it doesn't have one seemingly simple thing: a reliable way to bring in new customers …

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The Need for Working Capital to Survive

Businesses need working capital. Current assets left over after allowing for current liabilities, has to pay for the day to day bills of the business. It is considered good practice in the average business for assets to be between 1 1/2 to 2 times the value of current liabilities …

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Racism

As a networked transnational and in some ways post-national global society, cyberspace has shown the presence of racism as one of its most easily recognisable features. It is scarcely possible to enter any sector of the contemporary social media world without tripping over an image, meme, video, Instagram post, Facebook …

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Filling in the Form

Fill in all the known due dates. Block out the amount of time, using specific dates, needed to complete each activity listed. Estimate the dates when specifications, copy, approvals, and other material will be needed from the client. Let the client know that the designer’s ability to meet deadlines …

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Improving Communication Skills

To be a great leader, you must be an efficient communicator. This means being able to convey your message in the best possible way so everyone knows exactly what you mean and there are no instances of misconstrued words. It also means being charismatic enough to encourage people to follow …

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Mind Set

To start, it’s important that a worker be sufficiently tech-savvy for the position. While some might think for some industries that could amount to just decent skills with phone and email, note that any position that calls for some level of team spirit greatly benefits from facetime. As such …

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Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

When I say making sure it’s consistent, you want to be certain that you are always referencing the legitimate name for your business. If your company’s name is “Top Kitchen and Bath Design”, you must always list it as “Top Kitchen and Bath Design” as opposed to just …

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Create a custom header

In addition to logically personalizing it, your header must bear your name or that of your brand, and the motto or slogan that transmits your message. In the case of the speaker Simon Sinek, we see that he abounds in the concept of "inspiring" people and asking questions (Why?). To …

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What to See in Hong Kong

With its vibrant Chinese culture, superb food, exciting nightlife, shopping and one of the world’s most dramatic settings, there is an awful lot to see and do in Hong Kong. This brief introduction sketches out some of the highlights.

The Star Ferry

Take in the superb harbour views aboard …

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