Friday, March 27, 2009
I love the challenge of taking a service or a product and building an implementation plan for marketing, selling and delivering it. And if you look at all the high-paying jobs out there, they are usually at the executive level. The people who formulate the business plans, who build the strategies that take the company to the top.
Business Development Jobs are always in season – are always hot on the job market. In this time of recession, a business development career makes you flexible – whatever industry is afloat, you can participate in it. And the most qualified person for a business development job? A sales superstar – if you can sell it you can keep any business away from bankruptcy. Consider a business development career shift and be that dreamer with a plan for success.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
You may be carrying another human being inside you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable while doing it! There are different modern dresses, tanks, bottoms and other ready to wear maternity clothes that make moms-to-be as sexy and beautiful as they want to be. The trick is to know where to find these modern mommies’ fashions.
My sponsor, kikisfashions.com, has a huge selection of trendy clothes for expecting mothers. Their fashion is young, classy and fun. Their website is easy to navigate through and their styles are very affordable.
If you or a friend is expecting make sure to check them out – and just because you read my blog, you get 20% off just enter the code “blogfriends” when you checkout.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It even had my favorite plot - free spirit finds love of his life decides to settle down. But something was missing from the story. I like the fact that they tried to incorporate the aboriginal culture in the movie. I like the side stories of the half-caste boy getting adopted by Nicole Kidman. It just lacks some of the wow factor I expected in an epic movie.
It didn't quite take my breath away as I had hoped - it even failed to make me cry. There was a lack of chemistry between the two leads that made some of their scenes seem quite awkward to me. Don't get me wrong, it had a good story line - it just dragged on a bit too much at times.
Let's put it this way, I've dragged my husband to watch chick flicks and teen movies - and he usually enjoys them. But he slept through most of Australia.
But don't take my word for it, if you've been waiting for this movie in DVD it is already available. Pick up a copy and watch it yourself. Then make you own decision on whether or not this movie is worth watching! Have a great movie night!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I know I have been neglecting my blog lately. I have been preoccupied learning the ropes of how to manage a company's social network profile.
One of the main media I am trying to grow our network in is Twitter. I think I have a personal Twitter account, but do not use it as much. The 140-words limit is cramping my writing style. But the network is too popular to overlook and as a company that has content updated daily - it is a resource that is too valuable to waste!
A social media expert recommended this blog to us, it's called TwiTip - Twitter Tips. It is run by Darren Rowse who also keeps the Problogger blog going. The insights in the blog are very helpful from the power of retweets to how to follow a lot of people and still be engaging. Some of the articles are real eye openers for me and is helping me grow our company's network. They even have an article on useful Twitter tools that help you manage your Twitter account.
There are so many websites and applications that revolve around Tweets and Twitter that one cannot help but wonder at the phenomenon that this microblogging service has created. Wow! So for those of you who are new to Twitter and need a little guidance, try reading TwiTip - it's a gold mine of information. Great job on this blog!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
This is why I support the government's plan for electronic health records. Hospitals, convalescent homes, and doctors should have access to these medical records. They should be updated as soon as the doctor prescribes a new medication, as soon as someone checks in to a hospital or has laboratory tests done. This would make the records accurate and up to date. There are several providers of health record storage online, one of which is Google Health.
A big concern people face is security of the records. If it were up to me, I'd think DNA, fingerprints and retina scans are great authorization mechanism instead of social security numbers. It will identify that the person is really there with you - in case of emergencies with an unconscious patient, identification will be quicker as well. Of course, people might think that that is a bit big-brotherly. I think it will help people get the treatment they need.
What do you think? Share your thoughts with me by leaving a comment.
My husband used to remodel homes for a living. He would redo kitchens, baths, paint houses and add some curb appeal.
One of the most common fix-ups he would do is to add exterior shutters. Shutters dress up tired-looking windows and add a bit of personality to your home.
My sponsor, Larson Shutter Company, has a huge range of exterior shutters for your home. Go to their website, choose among the styles available and buy online. They made it easy so you don’t need to interrupt your day to improve the curb appeal of your home. Plus you get free shipping until the end of the year when you buy shutters online.
Definitely a great deal if you ask me!
When our apartment building had its yearly maintenance of changing out rotted beams in the balconies, we had to transfer the plants to our landing, we’re it currently lines the wall of two apartments.
The sad thing is, one of my favorite plants suddenly contracted a disease. It developed white spots and then slowly died. This happened to my fortune plant which was nearby as well. But it didn’t affect the palm that was in between them.
I found this website that had a Plant Disease Library and learned that what my plants had was powdery mildew. Powdery mildew are numerous strains of fungi, which removes essential nutrients from the plant.
The website also has organic pest control info. I do not want to treat my plants with harsh chemicals, I prefer organic control options when they get diseases. A sulfur or copper fungicide would have killed the powdery mildew on my plants on contact and control future outbreaks. It changes the pH balance of the plant to make it unpleasant for powdery mildew or blight to survive.
For a very affordable price, I could have saved my favorite garden plant. I have learned from my mistake, hopefully this article helps plant lovers save their plants as well. Happy gardening, everyone!
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Have you been dreaming of a new iMac, but have been holding off because of its price? Apple announced updates to its iMac and Mac Mini desktop lines today, including a new 24-inch 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive and a 512MB GeForce GT 130. There is a built in iSight camera and mic that's barely noticeable until you need them for video chat. The sleek Apple Keyboard perfectly complements the clean lines of this computing masterpiece. Wow! And the best part? It only costs $1,499 - with a $300 price drop.
Check out the Apple website for more details. You might just decide to bring this beauty home the next time you go to an Apple store.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Taken is a story of a father trying to make up for all the time he didn't spend with his daughter when she was growing older. Liam Neeson plays a retired government agent who chooses to leave a lucrative career to be near his teenage daughter. His wife had remarried a rich man and his daughter lived with them.