The Science of Process Mapping

You may have heard that process mapping is the same thing as flow charts. While they are similar, there are specific differences. However, many people still use the terms process mapping, flow charts and process charts interchangeably. It is an old technique that is really easy and simple to use in order to streamline your work. You will need experienced and professional facilitators to help you with process mapping.

Process mapping can help you with anything in your life, but most people use it in their businesses to help keep all of their projects running smoothly and on track. A process map will help you visually see how you will get from point A to point B. It will show you the most productive way to get to your planned goal in the least amount of time. It is a great technique for businesses of any size and their employees.

As long as you have an experienced and professional facilitator doing the process mapping for you the results will be astounding. You will notice the difference between your current system and process mapping immediately. Everyone will benefit from it, and no one needs to be trained before utilizing this technique from an experienced process mapping facilitator.

Process Mapping For Achieving Your Goals –

A process map will first require you to establish what the exact project is. Identifying what your project is exactly will help you in your first step towards better planning and goal achievement. If you are working with a product this first step will be easy, but if you are working with a service you may have a more difficult time identifying your product. This is all right, as doing so will help you in your business for the rest of your business' life.

The process map will show you visibly each step that needs to be taken in order to reach your goal for your product. This will be done in very small increments, as well as larger ones. It is pertinent that you include all of the information you have, even if you think it does not or will not effect your project. This will help you see the larger picture within the small increments of steps you need to take in order to reach your goal.

Be sure that each step, every piece of information, and each small goal will help you reach your large goal. All of your smaller steps should contribute in some way to what you need to have completed.

Process mapping will help you reach your goals faster, easier and without spending any unnecessary time or money. It can help you with a team of employees, as well as with a team of managers or directors. It works with small businesses and large corporations. Saving time and money is probably already a part of your business goals, and adding process mapping will help you do just that. …

The Science Behind Successful Testimonials

First of all, let's talk about 2 different kinds of testimonials I see out there. I call them pamper testimonials and results testimonials. Pamper testimonials talk about how nice it was to work with you, how great you are and how much fun they had. They will not hurt your marketing and they will add a little bit of spice to you when they are nicely mixed in with the results testimonials. However, if all you got is pamper testimonials, alone they will not bring you many clients. Results testimonials are more specific and they talk about what the client actually got after working with you. "I made over 10K in two weeks after our VIP day …" or "my head was was the next day after our session" or "I met a wonderful man after this program and now we are getting married …" get the picture.

So the big question is, what do you do if most or even all of your testimonials are pamper testimonials or if you do not have any testimonials at all? Maybe you are just starting out or maybe you have not had a chance to ask your clients for testimonials, or maybe they promised to give you one but have not gotten around to it.

The first thing I would recommend is this, always ask for a testimony and try to do it at the right time. Timing is everything. Do not wait until after your last session or when they have already gone through your program. They may say yes, but life will get in a way and they might forget. Instead, try to catch them when they are feeling great about your work together and maybe even bragging about something they were able to do after your last session. That's when you can ask them if they are willing to put it in writing.

Also, when you ask for a testimony, make sure you fully explain the benefits both you and your clients will get out of it. For you the benefits may be obvious – it adds credibility and Promotes you. For your client it may give them more exposure and promote their business as well. You may want to tell them, "would you be willing to give me a written testimony I can post on my web site which will at the same time also promote your business." I understand this approach will only work if your business is not anything personal or intimate.

I believe there is a lot more to a testimonial than just that. I see them as gifts and expressions of gratitude. When you are in a state of gratitude, you are naturally a lot more attractive. When you read clients testimonials at your events or during your promo time, do not just read them. Make sure you add a touch of humbleness to the way you talk about the success of your clients. After all, it is not just about you and how …

See Yourself in a Visual Communications Career

Visual communication is the conveyance of ideas and information in forms that can be read or looked upon. Primarily associated with two-dimensional images, it includes: art, signs, photography, typography, drawing, graphic design, illustration, color and electronic resources.

Visual communication encompasses a great deal of areas. It covers disciplines such as computer animation, web design, and graphic design, and uses those art forms to convey a message or purpose. Visual communications professionals work in areas such as marketing and advertising, graphic design, and animation. Visual communications is grounded in technical knowledge. Professionals with training in this area develop traditional and computer-driven design skills from project conceptualization to production techniques. The field of visual communications is rapidly changing and to be effective you will need to stay on top of the latest trends in the field. With new technologies emerging every year, you will need to stay on top of industry trends.

Training:

In visual communications degree programs you will learn the basics of design principles, computer illustration and creative visualization. Classes will teach you to use visual communication techniques for advertising and presentations. You will need to direct your existing creative abilities to communicate with the technology and media used in the profession. Additional coursework will teach web design, graphic design, and animation techniques, as well as a variety of computer programs.

Jobs in Visual Communications:

Jobs in visual communications include commercial art and design, desktop publishing, web design, 3-D animation, multimedia development and video production. Jobs in this industry tend to be very competitive. Artists and related workers both salaried and freelance exceeded the number of available jobs in this area. Only the highest qualified candidates will find employment in this area. …

Career Case Study; The Female Executive Officers in Large Corporations

Today, there are more and more female executives making it into the higher ranks and large corporations. We have seen many very large companies such as Hewlett-Packard with female presidents. We see more and more female vice presidents and board members in today's modern corporations and this is a good thing.

Most female executive officers have accepted that although things are changing, they are changing slowly. They realize for the most part corporations are somewhat of a man's world, but over time this will change completely and that is obvious. As a man, of course, yes I totally understand that. I realize how the real world works.

The glass ceiling is alive and well and well it is unfortunate. Actually it has been my opinion that women do a better job in many regards and aspects of business. Again that is a stereotype, but it has been my observation. I had recently met the former President of an Atlantic City Casino at a pool party in NJ, she was pretty much forced to resign, but had really bought the casino back up to speed during her reign.

I have another friend she was President of the American Cancer Society in LA and I have yet another acquaintance who was the first woman Regional VP of Hyatt and I met the President of Pacific Telephone in San Francisco many years back who ran that organization too. Yes I see all these issues and know some super duper women who kick butt and are Presidents of many great companies around this nation.

Business executives and corporate board members need to know that they need to pick the best person for the job. If that person is a woman then that is the person who needs to be in control, take responsibility and assume that position. The glass ceiling needs to be broken and let the best person win. Please consider this in 2006. …

Electrotherapy – The Science Of Healing and Restoration of Function

For decades forms of electricity have been applied to the body to make the body heal itself. Originally the use of electrotherapy was to correct a situation where the body was not healing itself. One of the first uses for tissue healing was to use what was then called “high voltage” current, applied to non healing wounds or decubitus ulcers. Wound specialists would apply two electrodes around a wound, or in some situations one electrode in the wound and one out, and turn the unit on for approximately 20 minutes 3x week to get the wound healed. The claim was the form of electrical current, known as “dual peaked spike wave”, was the effective form of current. The high voltage unit did as expected and bed sores started healing when there was sufficient nutrition for the body to heal.

Later the simple device called a “tens machine” also helped heal bedsores. The tens machine had a current, or wave form, known as “biphasic square with a net 0 DC effect”. Not easy to understand is it?

Literally there are Billions ( that’s literally with a B ) of potential wave form varieties and the “game” was on to claim some form of special knowledge that your machine did the “one and only” waveform that worked for the specific condition of the patient. Soon we had what are called “bone growth stimulators”, or “non union fracture machines”, which were applied to crushed bones which were not healing. The orthopedic physician would stabilize, cast, treat, however if the bones would not unionize the result was amputation. A dangling limb causes all sorts of issues for the overall health of the patient. Soon another electrotherapy machine emerged and there was another “new” wave form, or current device, that supposedly “exclusively” healed bones. Again a mystery of the “secret current”.

Today it is becoming common practice among orthopedic doctors, soon to be common with general surgeons, to use a tens machine to “control pain”, but are these devices also increasing the rate of healing?

My hopefully educated opinion is the waveform, and the current are secondary in accelerating the healing processes of our body. The commonality of practically all these devices is the changing polarities. Most of these device alternate between positive and negative charges. In understanding what excites our cells to act and, do so quicker, it’s almost always the changing of tissue and space between cells of polarity. Like a magnet when you put north end to north end you repel, south to north and you attract. Bones have polarities on each end of a bone, and on the bone particles. This is the same state for cells within our body when damaged or diseased. When one end of a bone, or cells within, becomes more positive, and the end to reattach to is more negative, then they grow together or unionize. The waveform is not doing it but the physical attraction of positive and negative charges, are the healing agents.

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Guide to Adopting a Web Design Career

If you think you have the creativity, flair and a knack for techie widgets and designing tools, starting off with web designing can be a very easy flowing task. The good thing about Web designing as a profession is that the barrier to entry is fairly low and navigable. The nation of designers is very democratic and newer members rise and shine rather soon. Plus, it gives a great value at a low start-up cost compared to other professions. And who can miss the leisure of working at one's own hours and the freedom to toggle one's table anywhere in the house -garden, lounge or even on the couch.

If the possibilities are already tempting you, start doing your preliminary work to dig yourself a firm base. If you are amply prepared and resourceful at the very beginning, you can get a head start with as little frustration and lost effort as possible. The forefather paradigm shift that you must go through is from the mind frame of an audience to that of a designer. There are two ways of looking at this web page: an audience will probably glide through it smoothly, absorb some information, and click away to a new link, without something eventful disruptions his / her browsing. As a designer however, you have to carefully rate every minute detail of it for features like design, user interface, and complexity of HTML coding and loading time.

Then, get behind the scenes by linking up with people already in the Web Design industry. This is ever more important because a beginner like you has very little to show in terms of past work. On the other hand if you can impress the designers by your technical showoffs, you can hope to get your first assignments following to their recommendations. There's nothing wrong with that, because clients are obviously inclined towards trustworthy designers. If you can reduce their perceived risk in preferring you over an experienced designer, bingo! And nothing works better than camaraderie of a respectable professional.

Using a freelance website to project your company may not be a good idea at this stage, for reasons similar to those mentioned above. You have very little past work on display, and only after an incessant pleading will you be able to get a pea-sized project, that's too for an even lower wage.

But what if nobody has yet approached you for a business website? You have decided to enter the Web Design industry, and see yourself as a leading moneymaker in the coming years: why not make yourself a glitzy website? Put your skills and play with your technical prowess to prove the point that fresh blood is ever more energetic than the stolid crowd that you have just entered into. …

Why You Should Plan For Your Career

The times are changing; we've heard this phrase all too often now. It's true, there's probably no such thing as an iron rice bowl anymore. With technological advances, simple tasks can now be handled by the computer, replacing the menial worker while the internet has brought the world to a computer screen.

Your current job may seem stable but with rising challenges, it's really hard to say. Competition has never been rifer and in order to stay ahead of the game you really have to strategize. This S factor is extremely important; employees need to be ready for any kind of challenge that will hit faster and harder than asteroids to Earth. With job markets becoming more planned and a rise in highly skilled workers, it can be a daunting task when it comes to job hunting, especially for fresh graduates. The greatest change that today's modern worker needs to make is to have a stronger emphasis on team effort rather than personal effort. This means being a team player and refocusing your goals on what your office team wants rather than what you want. In today's corporate world, the trends are akin to online fashion and change faster than you can blink.

As a popular German host for an American television program likes to say, One moment you're in, the next moment you're out. If you're looking for a job, it may be a good idea to look beyond traditional job avenues in order to gain an edge. Widen your horizons and try different things so that you are well versed in different industries, hence giving you more opportunity to branch out and at the same time enhance your resume. This means, whatever job you take, you'll be winning some sort of experience. So if you hate your job, do not frown, it may be beneficial in more ways than you know! …