This is a great Linkedin hack for Recruitment because it makes it easy for anyone to find who they know in their first level connections that will suit the position you're hiring for. Create a search query and send the URL when that person opens the link logged in to their account it shows them their first level connections for your query so they can easily make great referrals.
The Steps :
Go to Linkedin search for first level connections the type you're looking to hire
Remember to select a location!
Copy paste the URL in Bitly to shorten it
Post or send this to connections
"Hi username, I'm seeking a TITLE. Who do you know on this list http://bit.ly/2n1Supi that maybe looking?"
You could send this message to all your connections but to save time instead just send to people based your criteria go to the https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/index/ Choose first level connections the location and industry.
"Calling all Christchurch Recruiters!Who do you know on this list http://bit.ly/2n1Supi that maybe interested in these positions http://bit.ly/2ccrG04?"
Most businesses struggle to find qualified prospects. Because we have the most influence in-person, door knocking has been a favorite strategy of millions of sales people. Visiting the offices of prospective clients you may be able to sit at a table with a decision maker to help the make a purchasing decision.The problem is that people are busy and door to door often only results in appointment bookings.
Let the phone do the walking!
I recommend cold calling because after face to face, phone contact has the most influence. Don't psyche yourself up to sell on the phone, instead focus on calling to qualify and book face to face appointments.
Calling lets you speak with more qualified prospects in many locations. Calling ahead to book your sales appointments is like calling ahead to order pizza. Call 15 mins before you leave and it'll be ready when you get there. Save yourself a ton of time calling ahead first to establish their needs. LeadGenie gives you the names of prospects that will likely qualify for your offering. All you have to do is pick up the phone.
Proximity doesn't matter anymore, we can choose to be connected with people we actually like and shut ourselves off to those around us.
Teams take alot of commitment just like the important relationships in our lives. I used to play inline hockey and I loved it, but it took a lot of encouragement from my dad to get me to practice and games. He was very supportive with all that. When my parents separated and we moved to Auckland with mum. I wasn't an easy teenager to live with and I opted out of sports. I wonder if opting out of team sports all together has left me at a disadvantage and what choices young people are making today.
Teams acknowledge all the stereotypes the fat kid, nerd, and jock. They cram us together and force us to set aside our differences for a common goal. They teach us valuable life skills, more than just getting along with others. Today I'm still resistant to joining teams. I'm interested in action sports and they are becoming a megatrend throughout the world. Action sports embrace self-expression and creativity. Mostly unregulated and non-competitive there are no coaches telling you what to do or parents yelling from the sidelines.
What did you learn playing sports as a kid?
Are you a team sports, action sports person or both?
Are you fearful that we seem to shut ourselves off more each year to those around us?
What have you learned from action sports, something team sports couldn't give you?
Humiliation, more than the other emotions, is an intense and cognitively demanding negative emotional experience. If you've felt humiliated it's important to talk to the person about it. Here are some ideas you could share in person.
"I don't want to participate in arguments with you. I appreciate your feedback, but not the way you spoke to me. I'm prepared to listen to you in an appropriate setting, but I felt humiliated in front of a person or (group). I will put in more effort but understand I'm not perfect. I hope that you consider me a friend, but we should at least respect each other. I hope don't treat your friends or clients like this. I felt disrespected. I have lost trust in you, I will no longer share person information with you. I'm happy to walk away if you confront me in this manner again."
Here are ten resolutions to make when you awake in the morning.
They are Just for One Day. Think of them not as a life task but as a day’s work.
These things will give you pleasure. Yet they require will power. You don’t need resolutions to do what is easy.
1. Just for Today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life-problem at once. I can do some things for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt I had to keep them up for a lifetime.
2. Just for Today, I will be Happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that “most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from Within; it is not a matter of Externals.
3. Just for Today, I will Adjust myself to what Is, and not try to Adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come, and fit myself to them.
4. Just for Today, I will take care of my Body. I will exercise it, care for it, and nourish it, and not abuse it nor neglect it; so that it will be a perfect machine for my will.
5. Just for Today, I will try to strengthen my mind, I will study. I will learn something useful, I will not be a mental loafer all day. I will read something that requires effort, though and concentration.
6. Just for Today, I will exercise my Soul. In three ways, to wit:
(a) I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. If anybody knows of it, it will not count.
(b) I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, as William James suggests just for exercise.
(c) I will not show any one that my feelings are hurt. They may be hurt, but Today I will not show it.
7. Just for To-day, I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with flattery, criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything, and not try to regulate nor improve anybody.
8. Just for Today, I will have a Programme. I will write down just what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I’ll have it. It will save me from the two pests Hurry and Indecision.
9. Just for Today, I will have a quiet half hour, all by myself, and relax. During this half hour, some time, I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective to my life.
10. Just for Today, I will be Unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to be Happy, to enjoy what is Beautiful, to love and to believe that those I love love me.
I found this quote in Dale Carnegie book “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” Published in 1948. It was first published in The Boston Globe in 1921 by Frank Crane.
It'd take me 5hrs to get a similar result but a Master builder can fit a door in under 15mins. When you own a start up business you do more on your own to save money, however sometimes it can work out costing more to do yourself. For aspects that matter like plastering or your companies branding, it's worth using a professional. This will ensure you put your best foot forward before you start work and have straight walls in your building.
Every Wednesday a group of us grab a bucket of $6 wings at the Casa Publica in Christchurch City. I had invited a good friend Vladimiro for the first time. He's started a company recently 'Italian food philosophy' and wanted some advice on his brochure, so I asked him to bring it along.
Vladimiro's current brochures were printed on a quality stock but designed in Microsoft Word, which is an amateur's tool at best. I said to Vladimiro "Start again it’s all wrong do this here, align that there and write more there." But Vladimiro replied, "I don't want it to be too salesy or show all our products, it's not a catalogue"
I was hearing all these as objections and my ego was there on the table with my solution. I started to defend my ideas and stopped listening to Vladimiro. Luckily, my friend Carl stepped in as he could see our communication was in trouble. We were butting heads. I wanted it my way and we weren't listening to each other. I hadn't asked the questions to uncover the result we needed to achieve together. Carl's a real estate agent at Mike Pero and a brilliant sales person. When he could see I was stuck, he took over the conversation. By asking good questions and listening to Vladimiro he married together both our Ideas and found a solution.
The key learning for me was: It wasn't a compromise of my best solution. The best solution is arrived at by working with the client.I have since told this story to several of my mentors. Marsden, the ex director of Vivint New Zealand gave me this advice.
Statement:"By leasing, you get the copier you need without paying the full cost upfront. Payments are regular and fixed which makes budgeting easy. Most of my customers prefer to lease as it makes upgrading simple. There's no large upfront cost when faced with upgrading an old or outdated machine. Increased cash flow and 100% tax deductible payments.”
Question:"$5659 upfront, or make payments of $135.36 per month over 60. Which do you prefer?
This is something that I’ve just recently become interested in, because of the many advantages electric cars have. I think we should all be driving them, They produce less noise than gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles,
and their more energy efficient in stop-and-go traffic, because the engine does not run when the car is not moving!
The average monthly electricity cost for your average EV driver, P (EV that’s electric vehicle) is less than $30, compared to $175, for gasoline.
This graph shows the annual running cost is less than $300
They are eco friendly with No tail pipe emissions and No dependence of foreign oil.
Electric vehicles also have lower maintenance costs, because an electric motor has fewer moving parts than an internal combustion engine and does not require any tune-ups or oil changes.
Recharging at home is cheap and simple, on average 45mins on a normal power point or have a fast-charging High-voltage unit installed in your home and charge in 10 to 20 minutes
Purchase prices can potentially be offset by lower "fuel" and maintenance costs
There is a huge abundance of Renewable energy in the world these come from Natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat which are all naturally replenished and can run your car
Hybrid vehicles combine an electric motor with a separate gasoline or diesel generator engine. Hybrid vehicles can more than double the gas mileage of conventional gasoline- or diesel-powered cars and can cut emissions significantly. Hybrid vehicles do not require the use of recharging stations
My definition of a good leader is someone who provides a vision and can inspire others and also has positive qualities like determination enthusiasm that others look up to, William Faulkner said “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors, try to be better than yourself” I think this quote fits well with my artists Christo and Jeanne clued because they created art they loved and in doing so showed people how to look at objects and the world in a different way, things that seem ordinary are beautiful it depends on how you look at them. Their commitment to their vision of temporary art installations is something that had not been done on this scale before.
My presentation is on Christo and Jeanne Claude a married couple who were born on the same day in 1932.They met in Paris both 23 years old in 1958.Christo had studied fine arts in Vienna and Jeanne Claude was a self taught artist. They were installation artists who worked in the field of temporary art. Only Christos’ name was used on their art for 30 odd years, Jeanne Claude name was added in 1994.
They settled in New York. Jeanne Claude died in 2009 at the age of 74.
My first main idea is the environment that inspired them to work in the way they did. My second main idea is about how their work reflects the social environment of the time. My third main idea is about how Christo and Jeanne Claude's work has impacted upon the world of temporary art.
They showed Leadership in their field of temporary art works which used the environment but also gathered together communities and huge teams of people to create the works which were self funded. They were also the first artists to voluntarily conduct human and environmental impact reports for their projects and all the materials used were able to be recycled long before this became fashionable.
Because their art was in public places it was accessible to anyone walking past, and not just shut it a gallery for only art enthusiasts, thus also presenting the idea of art in a new way. They said that once the art was removed people would not visit those places again without viewing that place itself in a different way. They wanted to encourage people to widen their views of how things looked. They used man made constructions to achieve this
They fit my definition of good leaders because they managed to achieve what they set out to do and worked hard to bring their project to fruition. They were able to inspire people with their visions, mostly larger than life and created work for unskilled labor and skilled labor.
They showed that hard work and tenacity, even when it took years to get approval for their projects. The negotiations were often complex- involving community’s councils and at times even parliaments. Another example of the tenacity involved was how long the works took from inception to completion.
32 years for the wrapped trees 1966-88
years for the Reichstag 1971-2005.
10years for the Pont Neuf 1975-8
They were creative and free ranging their art was created in many different countries. It’s amazing that despite the millions of dollars these projects often cost they were always funded by themselves-to do this they would sell the early images and plans of the works.
Albert Elsen concedes that there is “no rational purpose for their projects, they do not satisfy practical needs. They are their own reason for being”-Which might serve as the definition of art for art’s sake.
My first main idea is the environment that inspired them to work in the way they did. Coming from new realism they used what around them and changed it usually by wrapping, to change the way in which we see things.
Huge environments were changed to encourage the viewer to see the environment with new eyes how the wind blew or the sun reflected light would change at any given time.
In this way peoples reality was changed. After the art was dismantled people would continue to remember this experience. Altering the environment to expose us to other new experiences.“Revealing an object by concealing it” is what they do and was even the title of Rudy Chinappini’s book about them.
Christo said “there is no deeper meaning to their works than the visual impact- the joy beauty and the memory of this that will continue to
My second main idea is about how their work reflects the social environment of the time, yet was ground breaking and changed the way we view art. The wrapping of Germany’s most powerful symbol the Reichstag parliament building, which represented both the good and bad in Germany’s history. After breaking down of the Berlin wall and the reunification of Germany the Reichstag was seen as a symbol of a new beginning, fostering hope and confidence. Its wrapping inspired people to see it in this way . Christo had grown up under a communist regime and had fled to the west so Germany’s history was personal to him. Quote “to change for a brief moment what we see and its function is to see beauty in a different way.”
My third main idea is about how Christo and Jeanne Claude's work has impacted upon the world of temporary art. The idea of how the environment becomes a sculpture and then afterwards becomes innocent again. Despite often experiencing opposition to the works it has been said in the end 100% of people will be happy. 80% to have seen it and 20% after it has been pulled down” This quote reflects the optimism of this formidable team –hard workers with great organizational skills (she was a generals daughter) inspiration and an ability to deal with the complex logistical processes involved to create transformation they were good leaders. Our lives improve only when we take chances.
The mediocre leader tells and good leader explains a superior leader demonstrates great leaders inspire.
Buchholz and Roth
Christo said “I think it takes more courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain.”
Outward bound. (n.d.) The Challenge of Words. New Zealand: Outward Bound
Baal-Taschen, J.(1995) Christo & Jeanne Claude.Kolin: Taschen
Philippi. S(ed.),(2005) Christo & Jeanne Claude-The Gates Central Park, New York City 1979-2005.New York: Taschen
Before making any purchase, ask yourself a few simple questions.
Once you've figured out what you need, divide your list into things that are important to have quality, and things that are not.
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