Should you lie in your marketing?

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recently customer service expert Shep Hyken posted a blog sharing his experience about “lies” at a restaurant. “A lie will come back to you in only negative ways. Being labeled a liar is not what you want to be known for. You won’t find people saying he or she is a good person and a wonderful liar” Hyken says in his blog. All true. He also share’s six reasons you shouldn’t lie to your customers:It’s embarrassing.You lose credibility and trust with the customer.It can give you a bad reputation as an individual.It can reflect poorly on your company’s reputation.Unless you own the company, it could cost you your job.And finally, the customer may leave and never come back. continue reading »last_img read more

3 ways to take advantage of your team members’ strengths

first_imgThe highest quality machines usually have the strongest parts. If you want your team to be the strongest, you’ll want to make sure you’re maximizing the strengths of your employees. Here are three ways to do just that…Do your research: If you want to maximize the potential of your employees’ strengths, you have to know exactly what they are. Through conversing with your team and observing them in their current roles, you should be able to get a better idea of where their strengths and weakness lie.Shuffle the deck: You won’t always find that employees are in the ideal role for their skillset. If you find an employee is struggling in their current position, it may be time to look and see if there’s a better fit in the company. Furniture can be a pain to put together, but when the assembly is done and every part is in the right place, it’s a satisfying result.Water your plants: Just like plants need water and sunlight to grow, your employees can’t grow if they’re not given what they need. Sometimes employees need training to further their skills in certain areas. Find opportunities to help employees grow in ways that will help your staff and the company. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

How the sanctuary movement in the US is advocating for immigration reform

first_imgAnd in Ohio, Pastor Sally Padgett has been looking after Miriam, a mother from Honduras who is at risk of deportation. When they both caught Covid, they were terrified that if Miriam’s health deteriorated that they may have to go to hospital – meaning Miriam would have to leave the safety of the church and risk being captured by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers.Produced by Sophia Smith Galer Across the US, a number of Lutheran churches have formed a sanctuary movement to support undocumented migrants – and their work has doubled due to Covid.In California, Pastor Nelson Rabel Gonzalez has been visiting his city’s mainly Mexican migrant population that work in the grape and cherry fields. He says that lots of them have not been provided with masks and hand sanitiser, but need to continue to work as they are essential workers – and that those who have been let go because of the pandemic are struggling to pay rent. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sunnybank dream home up for sale

first_imgThe ensuite features a steam room. Kick back and relax in the cinema.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The home is the ultimate in opulence, with a custom-made copper front door, marble columns and stylish bulk heads throughout.The home has two kitchens, seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, along with a separate sauna and steam room, a pool, a cinema, and a wet bar. The foyer gives good first impressions.Ms Liu said she researched extensively before settling on building the three-level European-style concrete house.“I wanted to build my dream home,” Ms Liu said.“I thought, ‘now I don’t have to go all over the world to enjoy all the things we can enjoy at home’.” One of the living spaces.Ms Liu said she likes to entertain often, with her friends coming by for dinner parties.“My friends say it is a six-star hotel,” she said.“They come over and we have parties in the dining room and the kitchen.“Sometimes we watch movies and we have a wet bar area so we can have coffee or wine.” REAL ESTATE: 25 Legal St, SunnybankWhen Susan Liu bought a parcel of land at Sunnybank eight years ago, she had her dream home in mind.You would be forgiven for thinking you had just entered a six-star resort upon walking into the 25 Legal St home, with the front door opening to a foyer featuring an imported chandelier and grand staircase. The master suite is bigger than even the most extravagant of hotel rooms.Ms Liu is selling as she would like to downsize, as her two grown-up children consider moving out of home.“My son has a girlfriend and maybe they will have their own home soon,” she said. One of the two kitchens in the home.The master suite is Ms Liu’s favourite space, where she likes to spend her time relaxing.“There’s a steam sauna and spa in the bathroom, and we’ve also got an area with a sofa and table so we can relax there,” she said.last_img read more

New suburban sales record for Brisbane as temperatures test auctioneers

first_img Record smashing suburbs of 2019 MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Godfather of coral lists ‘Rivendell’ home This Kedron house now holds the suburb record.“We had over 150 groups through during the opens and the buyers were a couple from Sydney who had been flying up to find their dream home.”Real estate agents across Brisbane sizzled in their formal dress suits on Saturday as 65 properties went to auction. While onlookers fanned themselves, auctioneer Charles Higgins sweltered in a suit at the Clayfield auction.Fortunately, shorts, summer dresses and tshirts were the wardrobe of choice for the 50 onlookers and six of the seven registered bidders who came to see the entry level Clayfield property at 30 Childs St sell for the first time in 50 years. The entry-level property at 30 Childs St, Clayfield.“We’d better start before the benefit of this woollen suit wears off,” auctioneer Charles Higgins announced to the crowd at 10am.The auction kicked off with an easy $800,000 from bidder number three wearing shorts and casual slides. The Clayfield auction begins.A counter bid of $825,000 came from an elderly man bidding on behalf of his daughter.Bidder three then tried to slow the auction with a $15,000 rise but a bid from the road behind him blew most of the competition away.“$950,000,” said buyer’s agent Jordan Navybox, dressed in formal blue trousers but with a casual white polo shirt.“It’s important for people in our profession to look professional but at the same time, our clients like to be on the same level as us,” he said after the auction. “When you turn up in a suit it can be a bit overwhelming. Dress to suit the weather.”The elderly man with his daughter by his side, hung on for another few thousand until, at $990,000, his bid increase of $1000 was rejected.“We’re rounding to $1 million,” Mr Higgins said.“No, no way. Not interested,” came the reply. From here the auction became a tight race between the buyer’s agent bidding on behalf of an investor, and bidder group 14, a family of five who live in Kedron but were looking for an investment property in an area with high capital growth. The kitchen of 30 Childs St, Clayfield, where people registered to bid before the auction.Clayfield in Brisbane’s inner north has been a million dollar suburb for four years with CoreLogic property data showing the median house price is currently $1.05 million and McGrath New Farm lead agent Andrea Crossan had welcomed 45 buyers, mainly young families, downsizers and investors, through the property during its campaign. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe main living area at 30 Childs St, Clayfield.“We love this area, it will always be great for capital growth in a great location and it’s easy to rent out,” said David, whose wife Nicole was bidding on behalf of the family.At $1.01 million the house was announced on the market and after a volley of eight bids, the house sold for $1.061 million to the family of five. The shade of a poinciana tree helped bidders keep cool.“I could sense the people on my right really wanted that house,” Mr Navybox said afterwards.“The other guy was an opportunistic buyer, he didn’t seem too emotional about it. My client is looking for a renovation rather than something to rent out and right now it’s hard to find renovation opportunities in this area around Ascot, Hamilton, Hendra, New Farm.”Emotions were high in the kitchen of the three-bedroom pre-war house, as Sharman Phillips said goodbye to the home she first moved into as a 16-year-old.“My brother had a car accident and he bought this out of his settlement and that was 50 years ago,” Mrs Phillips said. “It’s a wonderful home.” Vendor Sharman Phillips and McGrath New Farm agent Andrea Crossan after the Clayfield auction.After the auction, Mr Higgins removed his MJ Bale jacket and slung it over his arm.“No, it’s off,” he said. “I won’t wear it to the next one. But we’re in the service industry and it’s a sign of respect for our clients.”But he said if a designer wanted to work on a summer uniform for real estate agents, he’d go for it.“Yeah, definitely. I think we’ll get to the stage where we might lose the suit and tie. I think we’re getting into that era where a casual approach is accepted but the way you dress is the representation of how you conduct business a lot of the time.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBrisbane property market update01:48KEDRON set a new suburb record at auction yesterday when 12 registered bidders took a brand new house to auction where it sold for $1.72 million on one of the hottest days of the year.While in neighbouring Clayfield, eight registered bidders pushed the price of an entry level, unrenovated pre-war house above $1 million.“The market for us is awesome right now,” said Ray White lead agent Alistair Mcmillan, who welcomed over 100 people to the auction of 47 Thirteenth Ave, Kedron.last_img read more

Top drivers in four divisions featured in races of champions at Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – A season’s worth of bragging rights are on the line Saturday, Sept. 9, when race of champions winners take their turn on stage at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The winner of the 29th annual Harris Auto Racing Modified Race of Champions earns $1,000 while $500 is the top prize in the 17th annual Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars.Both the BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions for Northern SportMods and Stephenville Starter Race of Champions for Hobby Stocks pay $300 to win. Those events will be held for the eighth time.SportMod and Hobby Stock ROC qualifying will be Monday, Sept. 4. Modified and Stock Car ROC qualifying is Friday, Sept. 8.Drivers eligible to qualify for their respective events include former national and Super Nationals champions and race of champions winners, 2017 track champions/point leader or the second-place driver if the leader is not in attendance.Also eligible to qualify are former Modified (from 1993), Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional champions.A dozen Modifieds start the Harris Auto Racing ROC, with $100 paid to the leader each time around. Second place pays $800, third pays $600, fourth is good for $400, fifth for $300, sixth for $200, seventh for $175 and eighth through 12th $100 each.Non-qualifiers who race each night Wednesday through Saturday also get $100. The race winner is added to the ballot for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Ten cars start the Sunoco race. The runner-up gets $400, third place pays $300, fourth pays $200, fifth pays $150 and sixth through 10th each pay $100. Lap money is $75 and non-qualifiers racing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday get $50.Distances for both SportMod and Hobby Stock ROC events are 10 laps. Runners-up earn $175, with $125 for third, $100 for fourth and $50 for fifth through 10th.2016 race winners were Ricky Thornton Jr., in the Modified RoC, Dustin Larson in the Stock Car RoC, Doug Smith in the Northern SportMod RoC and Brandon Nielsen in the Hobby Stock RoC.last_img read more

Reds hit struggling Cardiff for six

first_img Press Association Brendan Rodgers’ team went behind on two occasions in the first half as Jordan Mutch and then Fraizer Campbell struck for the relegation-threatened hosts. But Skrtel claimed Liverpool’s second equaliser just before the break following Suarez’s 16th-minute effort from close range, before Cardiff were finished off during a devastating six-minute spell. Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Martin Skrtel struck twice as Liverpool underlined their Barclays Premier League title credentials in a thrilling 6-3 win at Cardiff. But it took Cardiff just nine minutes to open the scoring and Liverpool could have few complaints as Campbell’s impressive approach work created space that allowed Mutch to drive the ball home past Simon Mignolet. Mutch’s strike, though, stirred Liverpool into action, and they equalised seven minutes later when Jordan Henderson found Glen Johnson, and his slide-rule delivery was tucked away by Suarez. Suarez’s 26th goal of the season could easily have deflated Cardiff, yet they continued to play with an accuracy and tempo that belied their lowly league status. And that enterprise was rewarded when Campbell turned Daniel Agger inside out before finishing brilliantly past Mignolet to put Cardiff 2-1 up after 25 minutes of an enthralling contest. Liverpool tried to assert themselves on proceedings but they had to wait until four minutes before half-time before Cardiff could be punished for a second time. This time it was Coutinho who played in a telling pass from the left, and Skrtel inched ahead of Cardiff’s central defenders to deliver a left-footed finish past goalkeeper David Marshall. Marshall then had to save at Suarez’s feet in the final act of a gripping opening 45 minutes that saw Cardiff make light of trailing Liverpool by 37 points before kick-off. But Liverpool went ahead nine minutes into the second half when Skrtel pounced for his second, heading home a Coutinho corner. Cardiff, though, could feel aggrieved that referee Neil Swarbrick allowed the corner to be taken with Cardiff pair Theophile-Catherine and Mutch both on the touchline waiting to return after receiving treatment for knocks. It was rough justice on the home team, and Suarez rubbed their noses in the dirt six minutes later with another cool finish following a Sturridge back-heel that set the Uruguayan up. Suarez returned the compliment by providing the assist for Sturridge to post Liverpool’s fifth goal, and while Cardiff hardly deserved such a beating, there was no disguising the fact they had ultimately been crushed by a team oozing confidence, even though there was enough time for Mutch to cut the deficit and Suarez to claim his hat-trick. Skrtel’s 54th-minute header from a corner put Liverpool ahead for the first time, and then an audacious back-heel by Daniel Sturridge gave Suarez all the room he needed to make it six league wins on the bounce. Sturridge scored 15 minutes from time to continue Liverpool’s irresistible form and keep Cardiff in deep trouble and, despite Mutch claiming a consolation goal two minutes from the whistle, Suarez pounced deep in injury time. Liverpool remain four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand, and Rodgers will breathe a sigh of relief after Cardiff arguably produced their best display during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial reign. But when the Reds turned up the heat, Cardiff could not live with their precision passing and quality finishing, meaning they remain in the relegation zone with just seven games left. Rodgers made just one change from the side that beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford last weekend, with Philippe Coutinho taking over from Raheem Sterling. There was further pre-match evidence of discontent among Cardiff fans when supporters staged a peaceful protest against the club’s controversial rebrand under owner Vincent Tan from blue to red. A number of supporters’ groups combined to march to Cardiff City Stadium from a nearby pub, with many fans wearing blue inside and outside the ground. Cardiff dominated the opening exchanges, going close from a free-kick after Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was cautioned for fouling Campbell, then Kevin Theophile-Catherine blasted over the bar. last_img read more

Scattered showers and possible storms in store for today

first_imgYou might want to keep your umbrellas handy today.Meteorologist are predicting a 60% chance of late afternoon and evening storms due to tropical moisture that is moving in from the southwest.Some storms can contain torrential downpours, frequent lightning, strong wind gusts and even small hail as they continue moving east.Rain chances will decrease quickly, however, during the evening hours.Monday’ s high is predicted at 87 degrees with a low of 79 in the evening hours.Tuesday will likely bring more rain with forecasters protecting a 70% chance of afternoon storms.Tuesday’s high is predicted at 87 degrees with a low of 71.last_img

Medal haul for GAWA team in Barbados

first_imgIT WAS an impressive medal haul for Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) as the Independence Phillips and Springer Weightlifting Invitational concluded yesterday in Barbados.Each member of the team returned home with a medal. In the Masters category, Colin McKoy, Deion Nurse and Sean Cozier each secured a gold medal.In the Open category, Cozier also secured a gold medal while teammates Nurse and McKoy took home bronze. Dillon Mahadeo and Sean Bristol also copped a silver medal each in the Open category while Jonathon Ford took home bronze.The team would like to thank all who made participation possible with mention being made of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), Wartsila, Muneshwar’s Limited, Gigi Pollard, Colors Boutique and Antarctic Refrigeration Services among others.last_img read more

Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rox with 2 5-run frames

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Abraham Toro homered in the second of two five-run innings by the Astros and Houston extended its major-league best winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.Jose Altuve had two hits, including a two-run double that fueled a five-run second inning, when the Astros batted around against German Marquez (2-4). It was Altuve’s second straight multihit game since being returned to the No. 2 spot in the batting order after three games in the No. 6 hole.Ryan McMahon hit two homers for the Rockies, who have lost seven of eight, including all four games of a home-and-home set against Houston. August 20, 2020 Kyle Tucker, who homered and tripled twice the night before, had another triple among his two hits and two RBIs in the Astros’ ninth consecutive victory against the Rockies, including the four this week.Brooks Raley (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings for the victory and Ryan Pressly gave up an RBI groundout en route to his third save. Right fielder Josh Reddick made a diving catch of Trevor Story’s sinking line drive for the final out.McMahon had his fifth career multihomer game, hitting a two-run homer off Houston starter Cristian Javier in the second and another two-run shot off Raley in the fifth. Nolan Arenado had a solo homer in the third and Sam Hilliard had a career-high four hits for the Rockies.Marquez went five innings and allowed 10 hits and 10 runs, one fewer run than his career high against San Francisco on July 15, 2019. Toro hit a three-run homer in the fifth.Astros reliever Josh James appeared to turn an ankle while fielding an infield grounder for the last out of the sixth inning. He gingerly walked off the field with the assistance of a trainer. Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rox with 2 5-run frames Associated Press center_img Astros: 3B Alex Bregman was placed on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring discomfort. Bregman left Wednesday’s game after sustaining the injury while running out a double. LHP Cionel Pérez was recalled from the team’s alternate training site. Rockies: INF-OF Chris Owings was placed on the 10-day injured list after aggravating a left hamstring strain while running out a grounder in the ninth inning Wednesday. INF Josh Fuentes was recalled from the alternate training site to replace him. … C Elias Díaz has been reinstated from the restricted list. He was placed on the list Monday for violating unspecified coronavirus protocols. “He satisfied what needed to be satisfied and he’s back on the team,” manager Bud Black said. LHP James Pazos was optioned to the alternate training site to make room for Díaz.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (2-1, 5.47 ERA) takes the mound in the first of a three-game series at San Diego.Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (1-2, 5.74 ERA) is slated to pitch the series opener Friday night at the Los Angeles Dodgers as Colorado begins a seven-game trip. Gray went a season-high seven innings in his last outing and earned his first win of the season. SCORING IN BUNCHESThe Astros got all their hits and scored all their runs in the second and fifth innings, when they sent a combined 17 men to the plate. They have outscored the opposition 48-21 during their eight-game winning streak. They totaled 23 runs in the two games at Coors Field.WALK IN THE PARKRaimel Tapia drew four walks, the 10th time in Rockies history a player had walked four times in a game.TRAINER’S ROOM ___More AP MLB: and read more