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Archive for October, 2012

Shop for Meat Online

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Shopping online these days is easy, safe and convenience. You can buy about anything whether business supplies, household products or personal items. Shopping can be done online without fearing that you might not get the right product or that your money will be stolen. So with this wide variety of offers that we have how can we choose the best online butcher to buy our meat from?

Just like in the real world, the online environment is full of information that you can stumble upon with a simple stroke of a search engine. Using the search engine can be the first method of finding out whether and online butcher is a good one or not. See the comments that appear when you type that butcher’s name in the search engine. You might find that there are close knit communities that share relevant information such as this. Reading through their comments and finding out their experience with the certain online butcher can be relevant in making a choice.

All online shops try to have a good online reputation because, unlike in the real world, the online environment can crush your business in a matter of days. With a few negative posts here and there, your clients will fade away and can see your business slipping through your fingers. A good online butcher shop should be reliable, should procure the best meat and should have a fast service. The customer has to be happy if you want him/her to recommend you further to his/her friends.

The online butcher services usually have a wide range of meat that you can order from, unlike what you can find in the supermarkets. You can choose between halal meat, organic meat and all types of animal meat, including venison and fish. After making your pick you will receive the meat at your doorstep in a nice, cool package. The meat will be ready for you to start preparing it so there is no need to worry about having to pluck the chicken once the package has arrived.

When you are choose an online butcher shop you should also do some background research on the shop itself. It might be that the online shop is just an extension of a real shop that has been around for years and that has decided to step into the 21st century. So start using the Internet in order to find out what the best online butcher is and only then place your orders!

Management Training and Development

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Decades of psychological research have established what good school teachers intuitively know about the most effective ways to reach their students and help them understand new concepts and ideas. For example, there are a number of simple principles that will help learning be more effective:

1) Make the learning relevant. We remember things better when they matter to us, and we are more likely to pay attention to a speaker or a topic when we can apply it to our own work.

2) Make sure the learning can be used immediately, as we quickly forget things that we don’t regularly practice. Have you ever been on an IT training course but then forgotten how to use the system or program because the course was 6 months ago?

3) Keep the learning interactive. Trainers need to ensure than “talk with”, rather than ‘talk at’ their participants. This is achieved by asking questions, challenging delegates to think and using creative ways of involving them through exercises, discussions and reflection.

4) Limit the use of DVD/Videos. Few things are more passive than watching television. Of course, there are excellent resources available in this medium, many of which will be very helpful. It is just important to make sure this is not the primary means of communication. For example, think about using brief clips to illustrate points, or break up a training session with humour.

5) Review. Spend the first five minutes of every new training session reviewing what occurred in the previous one. This technique can help link tie important themes together and promote integration of the training program as a whole.

6) Space out management training sessions. Very little is learned by cramming things in. Make sure that after a training session the participants have an appropriate amount of time to put into practice what they have learned before embarking on the next piece of learning.

7) Encourage participants to read around the subject. Provide additional reading materials, books, articles internet sites etc to enable the participants to further their development.

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