If there is something that every couple anxieties, it is that your wedding is boring. In this short article, we will certainly offer all the needed ideas to make your wedding event gorgeous and for every person to have a remarkable event.
Keep in mind that a wedding celebration unites 2 groups of good friends and households who do not know. We suggest that before the wedding event make some trips as well as invite members from both sides to share a wonderful moment and start to be seen. At the time of the wedding event and be acknowledged and welcomed, the atmosphere ends up being a lot more kicked back and extra festive.
Integration creates an atmosphere.
It is advisable to place an area with treats, chairs and also cocktails. In this way, the young can hang out and integrate means with various other guests. By doing this, the tables do not end up being the only living location. Besides, the tables make visitors feel with their households and stay clear of assimilation.
Do not let visitors go unsatisfied.
Try to have mixed drinks and snacks, which keeps your visitors delighted and not tired causes and puts them in a bad mood. The concepts are suggested tiny empanels, skewers, macaroni, cheese.
Make certain you have transport for your guests if your event is held in a remote location. This way, say goodbye to awaiting hrs to go and also unwind, enjoying even more of the wedding celebration. Possibly the option may be to two various routines so they can choose what suits them. If you put such a service, try to communicate on the invitations, this way every person will be extra kicked back.
Try to arrange some fun numbers. It might be a collection of video clips of the couple, guest messages for the couple, a mariachi band or music you such as. In this way, raise the spirit and also the attention of your visitors. No doubt this facet will certainly depend mainly on your budget plan.
Place a time limit on a salutation.
Normally in the salute loved ones are likely to want extremely great desires and comfortable words. But if done too long can be uninteresting. Limits the number of audio speakers as well as do modest, in this manner everyone can grab the celebration.
Songs are just one of the essential events. , if you are hiring a DJ, make certain you pass the music your visitors like to take pleasure in. Sometimes personal tastes typically different than typical, as well as may have the ability to taste, so consider your visitors. A band can also be a wonderful party for songs make-up.
Make room for your guests will enjoy treats, sweets and deals. It will certainly create them to move through the area as well as are much more amusing. In the evening it is ideal as it is when sweets are more enticing.
With these tips, you will be fun, and event tasks will generate your guests. However, the wedding celebration videographer and the digital photographer can provide the couple's greatest joy when shooting a wedding day. So they do not subtract interest as well as try to be kicked back and also have fun!
In this method, the young can hang out and integrated way with various other visitors. If your celebration is held in a remote area, make certain you have transportation for your guests. In this way, increase the spirit and the interest of your guests. If you are employing a DJ, make sure you pass the music your visitors like to take pleasure in. Wedding event videographer and photographer can give the greatest happiness to the pair when filming the wedding day.
The idea of building a business around another business like Squidoo, Zazzle, Hubpages, Facebook or any other – you name it – sparkle usually big debates.
On one side there are the supporters who argue that it is much convenient, you have all the technical settings in place, there are better means to promote your work, no hassle with a lot of tech stuff…
On the other side, there are the deniers who claim that building something in someone else’s yard will cost you in time.
And they both are right.
Putting all the eggs in one basket and relying on my company's convenience to build a revenue would be at least reckless. At the same time, struggling to build a business on your own would be costly in terms of time and money.
So, why not take the pros from both parts?
Most of the time a middle way would work better.
I have been more than 2 years now on ArtClip. I started this business – a corporate video production company in Toronto – and I may say that things are going slowly, much too slowly. Spreading my efforts in several directions (I have another wedding-related business I’m working on) isn’t the best way to obtain the maximum of results.
The outcome is that I’m making money from all the streams I’m working on, but not too much.
Thinking about my work I concluded that I made a mistake.
I treated ArtClipo as a hobby. Being freelance videographer, I have a lot of lenses along with my camera which I did just by the pleasure of filming video, taking photo and thinking to do keyword research to promote my website.
On the other side, I have some video-photo equipment which are making money. Finally, I started to treat them as a hobby too.
I never thought I can use these lenses as a start in building a video production business around.
Another mistake I made was that I spread my online efforts in different directions instead of unifying them in one big online business.
But the truth is that I trusted ArtClip from the beginning as a possible place to make real money. And I proud what I'm douing.
I saw a lot of WSOs (special offers on Warrior Forum) promoting fast ways of making a big number of photo lenses and I felt disappointed.
I don’t believe in taking a business model and applying it as a recipe for success like I don’t believe in offers that promise riches overnight.
A business must be a personal statement. It must be engaging and have a purpose.
Otherwise, it cannot last.
You can make money applying one recipe here, another there but you cannot build a lasting business that way.
Now ArtClip is taking a stand for a high-quality corporate video production. On the contrary, they want sales, but at the same time it should be a quality product for sure!
Let's Talk About Squidoo
Squidoo - is another story and another business, not related to video production at all, but they are selling lances. And I used to take part with this company.
As expected, a big debate was issued on the Squidoo forum on this subject.
At one point, Seth Godin – the famous and brilliant marketer who is one of the Squidoo’s owners – stated his position sustaining that a sales lens is perfect as long as it tells a story.
People like stories. Telling a story is the easiest way to get people’s attention and, if the story is interesting enough, to keep their attention for longer and even to make them become your customers.
This is the new way marketing is embarking on today.
It is not enough to point people to an affiliate link. It is not enough to give people information (as useful as it might be…).
The difference between a struggling desperate seller and a successful rich marketer is the ability to create and tell an interesting story.
What most people don’t understand is that a story is not only a sequence of actions with an intrigue.
A story is about creating an atmosphere in your place -whatever your place might be: a store, a webpage, a blog-, by arranging the products you offer for sale/the information you give to your visitors in a certain, different way or just telling people something about your or other people’s experience with the product/services you want to sell.
If you sell clothes – one way is to put link after link with different products (you inform your visitors – no doubt on that!) and another way is to present sets of products matching together ‘telling stories’ about how, when and where these clothes could be worn.
If you sell food processors – one way is to enumerate the best-rated models on the market and link to them and another way is to explain how someone takes a good decision when purchasing a food processor and give some examples your visitors can relate to.
Thinking about your potential customer – the real person who arrives on your webpage– and about her expectations makes the big difference between desperately struggling inside a fierce competition to sell something and making people interested and willing to listen to you.
Squidoo offers you the window where you can go and exhibit your offerings. It offers this window to many other people like you. And Squidoo wants its windows to look interesting for all other people passing by. It’s its legitimate right to select what is been presented under its name.
In exchange, Squidoo gives you the chance to stay free of charge in front of these people passing by. You have nothing to pay for. You just have to make this place interesting for other people to stop and visit.
It is finally a win-win deal. Everybody has the chance to make good money leveraging the contribution of others.
Squidoo being demanding with the quality of its lenses will profit all the masters writing on Squidoo.
This gives me trust.
I am waiting to see what will finally happen. I want to believe their initiative will lead to the expected results.
Next Tuesday, the 19th of March, will be a conference held by Seth and Squidoo's top managers. I’m eager to see what will be discussed there and what is their position versus all the changes Squidoo is going through.
The word ‘strategy’ scares most people. It sounds like hiding a sort of complicated procedures and methods ordinary people cannot grasp.
Many years ago when I first heard it I felt the same. It sounds tangled, but it is unbelievably simple.
Any concept or idea we don’t know about looks complicated. But once explained, it starts to be very simple.
The same happens with ‘strategy’.
If you want a very simple explanation, a strategy is knowing very well why we do what we're doing.
In other words, having a strategy means to work for a clear goal following a plan that makes sense for us.
Every one of us has strategies. And everything we do is part of a strategy.
Let’s take an example.
Some close friends are coming to us tonight and I want to make a chocolate cake for them.
So, here’s my goal: make a cake for my friends.
Why should I want to do this? Simple: I haven’t seen them for months and I want to make them a surprise (knowing that it is their favorite cake!)
Now, how am I going to do this?
I have to accomplish a few steps:
1. gather all the ingredients
2. assemble the ingredients and prepare the composition
3. bake the cake
4. arrange the cake to be served
I know very well what I’m doing and I know very well why I’m doing each action I take (read carefully the recipe, take the sugar and the chocolate from the cupboard, the eggs from the refrigerator, take all the dishes I need, bring the mixer, crack the eggs, mix them with sugar and on and on…)
Now, let’s imagine another scenario:
My mother in law comes to us and decide to bake a cake for us asking me to help her. She doesn’t tell me the recipe. She just asks me to do some actions without explaining to me why are they necessary.
She asks me to crack the eggs without mentioning if I have to separate whites from yolks (so I need to ask…), then she asks me to bring some baking paper without saying how big it should be (I need to ask her again…, etc.
Can you just imagine how I feel and how annoying these tasks are for me?
And it’s normal. As long as I don’t understand exactly what am I supposed to do and why, and what cake my mother in law wanted to prepare, I am confused. I do everything mechanical, and my strategy is to do everything possible to reach the goal of not upsetting my mother in law.
If she would have been told me what exactly she intended to back and explained to me how was she going to do it, it would have been simpler for me. I would have done my best to help her as efficiently as possible and save her a lot of effort. (Fortunately, my mother in law doesn’t cook anything in our kitchen!)
We can go further and take another example.
Let’s think about how an employee spends her time at work.
Most employees accomplish the tasks listed in their job descriptions or required by their superiors without questioning why are they supposed to do them or what is their role in the organization they are part of. They are not interested in the meaning of their activity. They just want to keep their jobs.
Immersed in their daily routine, they don’t even think about where all the activities they’re doing daily will bring them in a few months or years.
Their goal is to cash in their monthly checks and to comply with their obligations. And their strategy is to put to their employer’s disposal a certain amount of their time (about 40 hours a week).
A soldier too has a strategy. Even if he doesn’t know what and why his superior’s goal is, the soldier executes the corporal’s orders. Executing the orders without questioning is his strategy and his goal is to not have problems.
Even when we want to be lazy we’re having a strategy! We want to avoid doing some chores and we find a lot of excuses and explanations of why it would be better to not do them and find ways to simulate that we’re doing other ‘important’ things. Our goal is to relax and indulge in doing nothing without annoying other people.
Understanding what a strategy is and how we’re employing strategies in our daily lives helps us in realizing how we can settle and reach meaningful goals in our lives.
It is not at all difficult to apply a strategy in accomplishing a goal.
What we have to do is to clarify what are our most meaningful and important goals(what we want to achieve and why) and then figuring out how we could reach them.
That’s exactly what strategic living means.
First of all, why is procrastination an issue for us?
Why we procrastinate?
Take a one-minute break and try to answer this question: Why? WHY are you procrastinating?
Now, answer a second question: WHAT are you procrastinating?
If you haven’t found a clear answer yet, maybe this will help.
Procrastination isn’t the problem. It is only a symptom of a problem.
To cure procrastination, we need to address its causes, the origin generating this behavior.
In general, people procrastinate when they aren’t in the mood of doing something, or when they don’t know how to do certain things or when they are not convinced about the relevance of the outcome they would get accomplishing a specific task (they don’t get very clear what’s in it for them).
Think about that. By procrastinating, you avoid doing what you have to do and instead you do other things that make you pleasure for the moment. And, to not feel guilty, you find reasons why it would be better to postpone your tasks.
When something requires an effort from our part and is not pressing, we are always inclined to postpone it.
The problem isn’t when we want to avoid doing some chores. This won’t be probably any problem at all…
Procrastination IS a problem when we waste our time and don’t do what is important for us to do.
Sometimes the time to solve our problems. If we continue to postpone them, some of our chores are done by someone else and we are saved!
But it is sad when time goes and we let our lives pass us by.
We are thinking that someday we will do what we think we need to do, but this ‘someday’ never comes. We just cannot get started…
There are still situations when we can move very quickly and do in a very short time what we couldn’t do in months.
I remember when I was a student I had never succeed to start learning for an exam more than one week in advance. Every time I knew that the exam was important, that I had a lot to learn, that I had some other exams to prepare for and that it would be better just to start reading the books. And every time I found myself procrastinating and postponing to start until a few days before the exam.
And what happened every time in the days before the exam was unbelievable. I succeeded to go through all the books I had to learn and passed the exams.
I was every time able to do in a few days what I couldn’t do in months.
How could I? What drove me every time to find the energy and put it at work to do my job as a student?
The answer is simple: I knew that I need to pass the exams to graduate.
This was my clear objective. I never doubt it and I accomplished it in the least amount of time needed.
I wonder where I would have been today if I would have put a half, of just a quarter of this energy every day into doing important things for my life? If every day I would have done small steps in a certain direction – learning new things and taking specific actions.
I knew that I should do more, but I wasn’t convinced where my effort would bring me to.
That was my biggest problem and the cause of procrastinating.
I wasn’t clear about what I wanted and why.
The fact is that when we know what we want and why, we always find the energy, the needed information and all the resources necessary to accomplish our intention.
In this case, procrastination ceases to be an issue. It simply doesn’t exist anymore.
n the new economy, self-employment is the trend.
Payroll has become too expensive. Companies prefer to outsource jobs instead of taking the responsibility to support their own employees.
At the first sight, this is bad news for many of us.
Going on their own is scary for most people. They just aren’t prepared for such a radical change. Most of them simply don’t know what to do to adapt.
We were used to depending on others for our well being. In exchange for our skills and (hard) work we got everything we needed and felt secure for someone who was taking care of us.
That’s what we’ve been living for years. And looked normal.
Though most of us hated our 9 to 5 jobs, hated our bosses and hated the fact that someone was stealing our time, we assumed everything for the sake of security.
Now, the ‘master’ decided to release the ‘slave’ and redeem her freedom.
But, instead of being happy to get their freedom back, people are scared of death and don’t know what to do with their new state.
Now they have the opportunity to live their life as they wished to.
They have only one step toward accomplishing their dream yet they don’t know how to proceed.
And most of them are desperate.
It is not easy to take responsibility, but desperation isn’t away. It leads nowhere.
So, what to do?
First of all, you have to accept this new reality and realize that things won’t ever be like they used to be.
Secondly, you have to be prepared to re-learn a lot of old things and learn a lot of new things. Being open-minded and ready to absorb new knowledge will put you in a state of attracting new opportunities to grow and overpass your poor condition.
And thirdly, you have to change your mindset. You have to assume the whole responsibility for your life and stop waiting for others to give you a solution. You have to understand that you’re the only one able to make (good) things happen in your life.
Not more than twenty years ago having a good job and keeping it for life was the best way to go.
Loyalty and hard work were very much appreciated and rewarded by almost all employers.
The industrial era still needed employees. A lot of them.
Now, things changed. We are going in a different direction.
Employers don’t want any more obedient employees to do what they are told to do.
The competition became fierce and employers need innovative employees ready to take responsibilities and smart enough to take care of themselves.
They want them to be proactive and bring value.
It is about the time of shifting the employees’ mentality with entrepreneurs’ mindset.
This idea scares many people.
Their life values are dramatically shaken.
They grew up knowing that learning and getting a good diploma, and then finding a good job for life is the best they can do to be appreciated and rewarded. And they invested all their time and energy in that direction.
They learned to be disciplined, to comply with their bosses and to observe in detail the directions given in their job descriptions.
And, suddenly, those meant to praise them turned their back and changed their expectations.
More and more people are living this drama today.
Unfortunately, only just a few of them are willing to change and are ready to learn how to do it.
Many people are still waiting for times to change and bring back their job security. They expect someone will do something for them, maybe the government or their employer or the justice or maybe some other forces…
They just cannot accept to change. It would be contrary to all they have learned before.
Or they just don’t know how to change. They didn’t understand what to do.
They prefer to wait and hope for better times to come.
They invested in a lifestyle that now is obsolete.
And now they have only two options:
1. To stand still and wait, continuing to struggle and complain about everything
2. To turn this situation in their favor and take the challenge to create a new life for themselves and for their families.