Bored of Board Room Meetings Try the Power of Walking Meetings

Walking meetings. The idea sounds absurd but you will be surprised to know that walking meetings are more productive than boardroom meetings. Steve Jobs and Sigmund Freud, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey also believe in the power of walking meetings.

Just a few months before the death of Steve Jobs, both Jobs e and Zuckerberg were reportedly taking a walk together to discuss a joint venture between the two companies to have a -music social networking- service and a recommendation engine for iTunes.

If walking meetings work for business tycoons, then they will probably work for the others too. Studies reveal that most employees feel the time they spend in meetings is a total waste and hardly brings any productivity.

In addition, if we look at the statistic of inactivity in today’s world for an average employee, it is startling. Most of us spend more than nine hours a day sitting and nearly eight hours sleeping. Sitting has become so incredibly prevalent in today’s time that we do not even think about it.

This sedentary lifestyle has become a reality of today’s time. Sitting hour after hour is bad for efficiency, which decreases with bad health conditions.

Instead of meeting in conference rooms, if meetings can be held outside, while taking a walk, then the entire work culture can change. Employees will be more enthusiastic, energetic and full of fresh ideas perhaps. Five Benefits of Walking Meetings

Energizes people and makes them more alert, inspiring new ideas. Helps burn calories, stimulates oxygen flow and increases ability to solve problems faster.

Improves confidence and allows for work without interruptions. Saves office resources, keeping fewer machines running. Sets people at ease and enhances positive work spirit.

However, not all meetings can be walking meetings. Usually one to one meetings or meetings with not more than five people can be walking meetings. Also, for walking meetings, everything needs to be organized beforehand. The participants should be informed about the meeting in advance so that they may prepare themselves with comfortable clothes and shoes. Weather conditions, employee fitness and meeting time are also some of the considerations that should be taken care of.

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Building Your Auto Repair Business With Brochures

Bills Auto Shop was doing alright. They had been in business for ten years, and there was a steady stream of business. Still, there were some new residential developments in the county and the population was growing. There were other, much newer shops in the country, and the owner of Bills was worried that he might be left behind and eventually forgotten.

Bill needed a long term strategy, and he didnt have one. He decided to call on an old friend and long time customer a salesman who had brought in his car many times for repair. The salesman showed up on a slow day, and they talked about Bills concerns.

The salesman went away for a few days and then came back. He had a plan. He felt that Bills Auto needed to use information better, in order to educate new and existing customers and in order to market to potential customers. He operated under the maxim that an educated customer will better understand what his needs are, and that he will respond to them better if he knows the pitfalls of not taking action.

The salesman felt that a series of brochures having to do with car maintenance and repair could be produced pretty cost effectively, and that these could be made available in the shop itself. He recommended a rack be placed in the waiting areas, so that people could browse the brochures and read them and take them if they liked. He recommended a brochure to help people understand the care and maintenance of tires. He recommended the same thing for brakes, and for the electrical system. In time, they would have twenty or more brochures, covering every aspect of the care and maintenance of the typical automobile. Additionally, they would branch out and create brochures for individual makes of cars, each with their own idiosyncrasies. They wanted to develop an expertise second to none in the area, and they wanted to increase public confidence that they were the premier service shop in the area.

As a next step, they began amending the brochures for the purpose of marketing, and they began a series of planned mailings into local neighborhoods. The purpose was to introduce themselves and to offer special deals on brakes, tires, electrical work, and so forth. The idea was to bring in a number of people interested in the same thing tires, for example and to take care of their needs before moving on to other segments of the market.

Dcor your wardrobe with striking fashion jewelries

Having jewelries in the wardrobe that are up to the fashion is a must for most women. Fashion jewelry can be of two types, that are less expensive than the real thing but looks as good and then there is jewelry that makes a fashion statement. However, a female do have the cravings for the both varieties. A wholesale fashion jewelry shop can offer you to choose a few different colors ranging from neutrals beige, white, gold, tan, silver, and black to more upbeat colors such as red, blue, pink, green, and purple to add a bit of fun to your outfits.

You can often buy many pieces of fashion jewelry to fit any season or to match any type of attire when you are purchasing fashion jewelry on wholesale shops for a less expensive price. Even you can simply tuck them away if they go out of style hence the cost being fairly cheap. Designer jewelry can be often purchased in different types such as plastic or metal which can be bought in earrings, necklaces, bracelets, lockets, ankle bracelets, and broaches which of all these pieces can enhance and complete a beautiful outfit. With the right piece of jewelry you can pull it all together in spite of the style you are going for, such as classic, elegant, business, or casual.

It is wise to buy accessories that will go with the majority of your wardrobe and maybe a special piece or two for your dressier outfits if you are much particular about your budget. And this will save your money in the fullness of time since you can use your new jewels to mix and match with your entire wardrobe and thereby can avoid paying for a new piece for each outfit. Majority of the people prefer simple chains, hoop earrings, elegant charm bracelets, and a selection of other similar pieces which are perfect for any wardrobe, but it will be elating to choose a few different colors ranging from neutrals beige, white, gold, tan, silver, and black to more upbeat colors such as red, blue, pink, green, and purple to add a bit of fun to your outfits.

You can go for fashion jewelry with gems and stones for more classy pieces of in them instead of being replica. Though they are more expensive than other accessories, they can definitely bring a smile to your face. It will be thrilling to buy a new piece of jewelry to add to your wardrobe especially when you receive it as a token of love. With proper care of your jewelry you will have it safe for a long time and can make use of them whenever they come back into style again.

Classic wholesale fashion jewelry often includes things such as pearls, semi-precious stones, diamonds, rhinestones, gems, and many other well liked stones and these pieces can range accordingly depending on how much you want to spend.

Zulu Creative Launches Redesigned Website For MAX’s Wine Dive

Zulu Creative is proud to announce the launch of a new website for MAX’s Wine Dive, the award-winning, rockin’ restaurant concept from Houston-based Lasco Enterprises that combines gourmet comfort food with retail wine sales and features unlikely pairings such as fried chicken and champagne. The new website is mobile-friendly for diners on-the-go and contains unique content for five MAX’s locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, plus corporate-specific content. The MAX’s website is the second of three that Zulu Creative is designing for Lasco. A new website for Boiler House, Lasco’s Texas grill and wine garden concept located at the historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, was completed in fall 2012. A complete redesign of The Tasting Room site is forthcoming.

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Taking its design cue from current branding, the new MAX’s site features a black and white color palette with red accents and bold typographical elements. Zulu Creative recommended key website enhancements to better convey MAX’s funky, eclectic brand vibe online. The website reflects each location’s unique ambience and personality through witty slogans on each page, graphical jukebox-inspired elements that evoke the restaurant’s dive-bar feel, and location-specific featured images.

Site visitors can easily make online reservations and access key information such as each location’s address, hours, contact information and menus. In addition, visitors can view each location’s calendar of events, read chef and wine manager bios, see private event/catering options, purchase gift cards online, sign up for MAX’s newsletter and easily connect with MAX’s through their social media channels. Press+Awards pages tout each location’s accolades, while a corporate Employment page lists all job openings by location and serves as a useful recruiting tool.

Designed and built on a content management system (CMS) platform with multisite functionality, the website is scalable, making it easy to manage multiple websites through a single interface and add new sites as Lasco opens new MAX’s locations.

“We are extremely excited about the new website for MAX’s Wine Dive created by the talented team at Zulu Creative,” said Jonathan Horowitz, Chief Brand Officer of Lasco Enterprises. “Throughout the entire creative process, the Zulu team exercised intense attention to detail and introduced a new site that is easy for our guests to navigate, as well as met our goal to produce a product which mimics the energy, look and feel of the MAX’s Wine Dive concept.”

“Designing sites for three award-winning Lasco brands is an exciting opportunity and huge honor,” says Tina Zulu, Founder and Creative Chieftess of Zulu Creative. “Our experience creating websites for other successful restaurants and bars made the Boiler House, MAX’s Wine Dive and The Tasting Room projects a perfect fit for us, and our teams work extremely well together. We couldn’t be more thrilled and congratulate Lasco on their continued success and growth. Cheers!”

About Zulu Creative
Fun! And smart! Zulu Creative is a boutique agency in Midtown Houston, Texas, specializing in marketing and brand development for lifestyle businesses that serve consumer niche markets. The Zulu crew is a dynamic team of intelligent professionals who are energetic, innovative, passionate and reliable. Clients who choose Zulu Creative get a big bang for their buck, benefit from a diverse team of experience and talent, and enjoy a smashing, cutting-edge image in the Houston community, nationally and globally. Whether a brand needs a kick-start, upgrade or extreme makeover, Zulu Creative is known for creating memorable experiences and making an impact. It’s all about positioning brands at the top of the target audience’s mind. Zulu Creative accomplishes it through innovative, integrated marketing. For more information, visit www.zulucreative.com

About Lasco Enterprises
Established by Jerry and Laura Lasco in Houston in 2003, Lasco Enterprises, LLC is the parent company for MAX’s Wine Dive (Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Ft. Worth), The Tasting Room Wine Cafés, Lasco Events & Catering, Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden (San Antonio), and The Black Door online wine community, and now has more than 500 employees in five cities. In 2010, Inc. 5000 named Lasco Enterprises one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. In 2011 and 2012, Lasco was named as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by the Best Companies Group. The Houston Business Journal named Lasco Enterprises to its Fast 100 list of fastest-growing private companies in Houston in 2009, 2010, 2011 and in 2012. In 2009 and in 2012, the publication awarded Lasco the Houston Business Journal’s “Enterprise Champion” award for the company’s commitment to its employees, the communities in which it operates, and for its contributions to its industry. For more information, visitwww.lascoenterprises.com

Eastern Mangroves Hotel Complex In Abu Dhabi Is On Track For Completion This Year

The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has announced that the Eastern Mangroves complex in Abu Dhabi is on schedule and is expected to be fully operating by the end of 2012.

The new complex will feature a five-star hotel for tourists taking Abu Dhabi holidays, as well as a number of residential buildings and a 30-berth marina.

The TDIC is developing the complex and the first phrase the Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara – is due to be completed in June. The residential buildings and the marina are scheduled for completion in the last quarter of this year.

The Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara is set against the citys eastern mangroves and has 222 spacious rooms and suites. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities including air conditioning, in-room entertainment systems, flat screen televisions, and Wi-Fi internet, as well as bathrooms with rainforest showers, bath tubs, and Anantara bathroom products.

The Director of Operations Middle East for Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and the General Manager of Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Michel Koopman, explained: “This is really about the quality, not the quantity. It’s about positioning and the quality of the restaurants and the spa. For me, it’s a hotel for a pampering weekend. It’s not a hotel for big tours or big MICE [meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions] events. It’s not that.

“Our focus is on the quality of the experience and the long-term positioning of the hotel. Our focus is not to fill it up, but to make sure that we have the right clientele in.”

Facilities at the one of the newest Abu Dhabi hotels include the Pachaylen restaurant with Thai dishes; Ingredients, the all-day restaurant that offers international cuisine and two outdoor terraces; the two-level Mangroves Lounge where guests can relax and enjoy holidays in Abu Dhabi with a refreshing cocktail; and Impressions, the roof-top bar that offers comfortable sofas and views overlooking the city and mangroves.

During holidays to Abu Dhabi, guests can indulge in the Anantara Spa where they can enjoy a wide selection of signature Anantara treatments, a traditional Turkish hammam, steam and sauna facilities, and separate male and female areas.

The luxury Abu Dhabi hotel has an infinity pool and terrace, prayer rooms, a modern fitness centre, a business centre and Majlis, a ballroom, and a boutique shop.

The Significance of credit report on auto loan

Auto loan Finance is often required when buying a vehicle. But why, in purchasing vehicle, lenders would look into your credit history?

Creditors do it to judge your credit worthiness and your risk level by looking at your credit report. They look for your grades, which has to be in place if you want decent interest rates. The reason for hiked interest rates or no loan is bad scores.

This rundown will explain to you the actions that must be followed by an individual before applying for auto loan.

Good credit to debit ratio: An individual can have better interest rates with good score, which is due to the maintenance of good debt to credit ratio. Your debt to credit ratio often depict your worthiness and creditors bank on the one whom they consider reliable and offer them loan.

Review credit file: Free annual credit reports can be acquired from the three credit agencies – Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. Credit checks more often are desirous as it makes an individual aware about his or her history and scores. You should make purchase for loans when you have good scores. Also, for many who are unaware that grades sway with every update by the lenders and creditors to agencies reflect changes in the file. So, monitor to check any flaw or wrong update as it can bring down the score.

Maintain good grade: Instability in scores is hindrance in fetching an auto loan at good rates. With routine credit check you can discover the ways which can boost the score.

Do not close card: Credit score suffers by closing a card with no balance. This way you will increase the debt to credit limit ratio and hence it would badly affect the grades. Another, desirous words for credit score in general are not closing your oldest card, as this way you cut the length of your credit history. You can add barrier in your of getting loan by opening new cards, as this signifies your urge of paying bills using new card.

Avail of your free credit report from the three credit agencies. You should carefully go through the file having all details about your payment history, before applying for auto loan. Look for any persisting discrepancy in your file, as it ruins the grade. Besides, you should also make up your mind before applying for the loan, as credit check by the lender will be considered as hard enquiry bringing down the score.

Finding an Auto Accident Attorney

If you drive a car, the chances are pretty good that you will be involved in an auto accident sometime during your life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), there “are more than 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries yearly due to vehicle crashes off public highways.” NHTSA also reports that auto accidents, unfortunately, are the “number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States.” NHTSA. If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident due to the negligence of others, the law allows you to be fairly and adequately compensated for your harms and losses. If you are not being treated fairly by the insurance company, you may need to hire an auto accident attorney, also known as a personal injury lawyer, to help you through the legal maze. Here are few things to consider when looking for a good auto accident attorney:

Seek Out Referrals

When looking for a good auto accident attorney, don’t simply rely on advertising. Because hiring a good personal injury lawyer is a significant decision, you should ask your neighbors, friends and co-workers about any experiences they have had with a personal injury lawyer. If you don’t know anyone who has used an auto accident attorney previously, then you should do some research before hiring one. Read about the attorneys you are considering. Find out if they are rated by organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell. Find out about their experience with personal injury claims. Once you have narrowed your search for a good auto accident attorney, you should meet with him or her to see if you “click.” Does he or she take time to understand your case and your injuries? Is he or she willing to explain your rights to you and explain the legal process to you? Will you be dealing with the attorney or a legal assistant?

Experience is Important in Personal Injury Cases

In personal injury cases, experience is going to count…a lot. You should look for an attorney who has significant experience and one who has a history of positive results. You will want an attorney who, if necessary, is willing to take your case to court.

If you need the services of an auto accident attorney, contact the Truman Law Firm. Reach them on the internet at Trumanlawfirm.com or by phone, (435) 986-2222 or (702) 821-1821.

Emerging Healthcare Sector In India

Healthcare sector is India’s one of largest sector which comprises of an extensive network of hospitals, medical or healthcare institutes and other medical services. Initially the healthcare sector in India remained in public domain but now many private players are also playing significant role in health-based services.

Raising the consciousness towards nutrition in India, maintaining public health and improving the standard of living of the Indian people are some of the main responsibilities of the State and Centre government in India. A large number of government hospitals that provide healthcare facilities at subsidized rate are operating in different states in India. These hospitals are set up with an aim to provide adequate medical facilities to both a patient living poverty line as well to another prosperous patient.

Primary healthcare in India is provided by the city and district hospitals and rural healthcare centers. Very often, these medical centers provide healthcare facilities free of cost. There are special provisions to handle grave healthcare issues such as malnutrition, immunization against various deadly diseases, pregnancy, child birth and postnatal care.

In the recent times, India has witnessed major success in eradicating mass famines, however the country still suffers from serious problems of malnutrition and lack of health consciousness among Indian people. Improper sanitation facilities and inadequate water supply are few other problems which are adversely affecting healthcare in India.

Fortunately, despite of all these perennial problems, the healthcare sector in India is growing at a rapid pace. In 2007, the healthcare market in India was estimated was estimated at US $35 billion. It is expected that the healthcare sector in India will double and reach US $70 billion by 2012. Rising income levels and a growing elderly population are some of the factors augmenting growth of healthcare sector in India.

India has also carved a niche for itself as an excellent medical tourism destination in the past few years. Every year thousands of international visitors come to India to get adequate medical treatment in India. Some of the most common treatments are heart surgery, knee transplant, cosmetic surgery and dental surgery. In order to remain competitive, healthcare providers in India are looking at improving their operational efficiency and are providing value added medical experience to patients.

Magic Behind New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week would have been a dull place without young starlets and several designers and collections in particular. Fringing, beading, embroidery, puff-sleeved floral, a twinkling lame, with embellished neckline patchwork, draping, ribbons, bows, metallic threads – no detail is left out, and that is the glorious fusion of this great event. The clothes are beautifully made, and curiously designed.

This year, the collection is the essence of young. The models radiate a sassy, rock-chick charm in a layered mix of color and print with cut smock dresses over frilly skirts, curvy dresses in floral velvet, handkerchief-hems on trapeze-line smocks, crystal-encrusted tunics with baggy trousers tucked into boots, long, bedecked with lace bibs, and necklaces, embossed and cut-out leather jackets with washed georgette dresses, all styled, layered and accessorized with madcap, magpie charm and enthusiasm.

In fashion, there is no tomorrow. You have to make it perfect in that few minutes. That’s the biggest and rewarding challenge. Backstage before the event there are celebrities, singers and television personalities queued for make-up, hairdressing and wardrobe. There is a fight going on behind the scenes of Fashion Week. However, you can shake your booty to the top DJ’s rocking music or watch spectacular performances. And thats not all; you are escorted with beautiful girls, who are happy to engage in conversation with you. Attending a New York Fashion week means you are enjoying the exciting entertainment, gourmet buffets, mingling with dazzling super hot models, and famous personalities. However, it is quite possible there will be a land grab for seats.

Though the runways are not open to the public, there are ways to check out the catwalks. Fashion Week’s become more accessible than ever, as VIP CONCIERGE is providing you with anything and everything. Some thousands of people will stream in and out in a frantic attempt of fetching the VIP tickets to this grand show. You can conveniently buy tickets to New York Fashion Week or any other popular event. So you could be sitting next to Andr Leon Talley, Diane von Furstenberg, or Anna Wintour your favorite celebrities. This is an honor; you have got to see your favorite celebrities. The show features numerous celebrity guests, hot models, and exciting acts.

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. Imagine watching out your hottest celebrities, hot models, and right inside the fashion week. Models are in full force this night, so keep yourself ready as the time becomes more like a joint venture between the fashion and nightlife worlds of New York each year.

Forensics vs Forensic Science

If you bring up forensics in a conversation, those involved will often start thinking of scenes from the television show CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). It’s synonymous with scouring crime scenes for minute clues to help criminal investigators create leads in various cases.

Because of the misunderstanding that’s developed about criminal investigations and forensics, many don’t realize that there is an acute difference between forensics and forensic science.

Currently, forensic science gets shortened in most discussions to “forensics.” The word “forensic” actually relates to debates, and comes from the Latin word “forensis” or “of or before the forum.” This concept became most prominent in ancient Rome where both the accused and the accuser involved in a judicial case had to advance their arguments in front of a public forum. This led to the usage of the term “forensics” for both public debate and the presentation of legal evidence.

This concept of “evidence” is what has caused it to run parallel and merge with forensic science. As the judicial system evolved, so, too, did the evidence that was required in cases. No longer was it a matter of verbal debate; instead other forms of evidence were necessary. The concept, that being “forensic” or “before the forum” still holds true. The only thing that has changed is the type of evidence that’s being presented.

While some modern dictionaries will actually merge the two and provide similar or identical definitions, they are quite separate by origin and practical application.

The term forensics refers to public debate which includes the presentation of evidence and rhetoric. Forensic Science is something different. It deals specifically with the gathering, identification, research, and scientific interpretation of evidence to determine such things as who was involved in a crime.

In addition to confusing the terms forensics and forensic science, people often mistake forensic science for criminalistics. However, it’s important to keep these terms in context too. Forensic science involves any discipline that can be applied to evidence. Criminalistics is just one of the subdivisions of forensic science.

Some of the disciplines that fall under the umbrella of “forensic science” are:

-Computer Forensics -Forensic Accounting -Forensic Audio Engineering -Forensic Linguistics -Forensic Pathology -Forensic Psychology -Forensic Engineering -Criminalistics

Criminalistics itself is the scientific discipline which brings together various natural sciences such as biology and chemistry to the examination, identification, and comparison of certain types of evidence. Criminalists deal with biological evidence including DNA and bodily fluids, trace evidence such as fibers, hair, and soil, and impression evidence such as fingerprints and tire tracks. They also are involved with ballistics, drug analysis, crime scene photography and reconstruction.

As you can see, the forensic sciences deal specifically with the research and examination of evidence so that such evidence can be admitted to and used within the legal system. Forensics on the other hand should be viewed not as the science behind the evidence, but as the presentation and use of the research once it’s completed.