The Top 10 Reasons To Self Publish
- Content And Design Control
When you self-publish a book, you control what’s in it, how long it is, and how it looks. However, If your book isn’t good, you have no editor board to blame
- Time To Market
You can get your book to market in less than a week once it’s copy-edited. A traditional publisher takes six to nine months to get a printed book to market and it will not release the ebook version earlier than the printed version.
When traditional publishers stop marketing a book, the author has little input. As a self-publisher you can keep your book in print forever – or at least as long as it takes for readers to discover it.
Traditional publishing can take months to fix errors, because publishers print revisions after they’ve sold off the current inventory. Self-publishers can revise books immediately with online ebook resellers and printers that are printing on demand
- Higher Royalty
The royalty you receive from a traditional publisher is 10 to 15 percent of proceeds of the sales of your book. Amazon, by contrast, pays a 35 percent or more royalty.
- Price Control
Self-publishing enables you to change the price of your book at will. You can set a higher price to communicate higher quality
- Global Distribution
Self-publishing enables you to achieve global distribution of your ebook on day one. Kindle Direct Publishing will list your ebook in 100 countries. Apple’s iBookstore reaches 50 countries.
- Control Of Foreign Rights
If your book is successful, foreign publishers will contact you to buy the rights for their country. In this scenario you might make more money because you’re sharing revenue with traditional publisher.
Most online ebook resellers and print-on-demand printers provide real-time or near real-time sales result. Traditional publishers provide twice -a-year royalty statements -imagine running a business with two sales report a year.
- Deal Flexibility
As a self-publisher, you can cut any kind of deal with any kind of organization. Traditional publishers only sell to resellers, except for bulk sales of printed books to large organizations.
6 Keys To Successful Project Assurance
Before implementing a SaaS billing solution, it’s critical to deploy a project assurance plan. Project assurance empowers the leader to go beyond traditional project management barriers to provide the answers needed to ensure success.
6 Factors To Consider
- Engage Executive Sponsorship
Executive sponsorship is the single most important element in making sure the project is aligned with the organization’s strategic goals. Executive sponsors drive the project towards success and deliver tangible support by committing their leadership and budget while removing any roadblocks
- Place Equal Attention On Managing Personnel And Technology
A new billing system isn’t only about implementing new processes. It’s just as important to ensure the processes work as well as the technology and the resources managing those new processes are trained and equipped with the required skills.
- Identify and Engage Key Stakeholders
Key stakeholders are the influencers that sit at any level within the organization and have a major impact on the success or failure of a project. SaaS billing implementation projects require significant change and need broad input and participation from key users across multiple departments to ensure widespread adoption and success
- Recruit/develop an Internal Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Someone needs to know how to steer the boat when the captain leaves. It is critical to identify, train and empower an SME of the entire billing solution so when the vendor and consultants leave the projects, someone within business has the know-how to support and extend the application.
- Set Clear Goals and Targets Then Re-Measure Frequently
A clear vision of what the billing operation and processes are designed to achieve is necessary to ensure the project does not go off course. Identify which of the “promised” benefits are most critical to your company and rank them in terms of which has the highest impact to the bottom line.
- Communicate, Promote and Drive Usage Across the Company
More often than not, once the project implementation is complete, the focus on driving widespread adoption and usage of the system declines. This is detrimental to the success of the project so it’s critical to develop and execute a plan that drives adoption across the company through communication, promotion and usage
10 Empowering Quotes from Inspiring Women Leaders
- Eleanor Roosevelt – Former First Lady
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway
- Beth Revis – New York Times Best Selling Author
Power isn’t control at all – Power is strength and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; A leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own
- Condoleezza Rice – Former U.S Secretary of States
If you cannot allow people to do their jobs … nobody with substance and creativity will work for you.
- Rosalynn Carter – Former First Lady
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
- Dee Dee Myers – Former White House Press Secretary
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t
- Margaret Heffenan – CEO and Author
I’m all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself. But leadership isn’t the same as cheerleading. Believing in something is a necessary but absolutely insufficient condition for making it come true.
- Whoopi Goldberg – Comedienne, Actress Activist
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
- Sheri L. Dew – Author and CEO of the Deseret Book Company
True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.
- Jennifer Granholm – Former Governor Of Michigan
Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit
- Amy Poehler – Actress, Comedienne
I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me. bossy is not a pejorative term at all.
It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.
The Recruiting Funnel
How It Can Supercharge Your Recruiting Efforts
Sales and marketing professionals have been successfully using the step-by-step method for years. They start by casting a wide net, then steadily turn inquiries into leads -and, ultimately, closed deals. Today, recruiters can employ these same tactics for scouting and vetting potential candidates. Here’s how it works
Think beyond the job board. Recruiters now seek prospects from a wide variety of sources -including employees referrals and social networks, which help them reach even passive candidates and establish brand.
- Talent Pool
In this stage, recruiters identify potential candidates by targeting essential skill sets-both for open requisitions and future opportunities. Project data, including social profiles and resume details, is collected in a centralized database.
- Candidate Nurture
Just as marketers nurture leads, recruiters nurture prospective candidates. Using information stored in the talent pool, recruiters design targeted campaigns that speak to candidates’ abilities and ambitions.
- Candidate Management
As communication campaigns roll out, recruiters continuously engage with prospects to “sell” available positions and company culture.
- Candidate Application
Interested prospects submit applications and strong candidates are screened-often by video -before continuing through the hiring process. Through all of these events, recruiters schedule interviews and receive feedback from hiring managers, whittling down the prospect list till the right candidates. And every step of the way, they track candidate activity -so hiring can always see reel-time status.
Similar to closing a sale, recruiters finalize the process by hiring qualified candidates
By leveraging data throughout the funnel, recruiters position themselves to find better leads -or use existing leads within the talent pool, so they can optimize the hiring process for the future.
Tips For Using The Funnel
- No Part of the Funnel is more Important
Taking the time to source and nurture the most qualified candidates is just as important as interviewing and negotiating with prospective hires.
- Hiring is a Collaborative Effort
Letting other team members take the lead on certain aspects can make your recruiting efforts more efficient.
- Keep the Lines Of Communication Open
Even after a candidate is hired, recruiters should keep in contact. Candidates are great sources for referrals and other leads.
Savvy recruiters now understand how to leverage the recruiting funnel to drive bottom line results for their company.
Dog Meets Baby
Bringing home a newborn means adjustment for your household, since for many couples, their pet may be their first “baby.” Strategies exist to prepare your favorite four-legged friend for the newest two-legged addition to the family.
- Teaching your dog some basic commands before the baby arrives is a good start to a well-mannered pet that will calm around infants. Here are some to practice with:
“come” “Sit” “Down” “Stay”
- If you experience difficulties, consider enrolling in a training class or seeking out a behavior specialist. The time to address behavioral issues is before the baby arrives.
A dog’s primary sense is olfactory, so make sure to introduce baby-related scents. here are some examples:
- Allow your pooch to smell and investigate all the baby gear you buy.
- Wear baby products on your skin. (E.g. baby oil, baby powder)
- Before the newborn is brought home, have someone bring an item with his/her scent for the dog to smell.
baby cries can even be jarring for new parents, so imagine how stressful it can be for an unexpecting animal
To reduce this stress, expose your pet to infant cries long before it hears the real thing. Play sound recordings of baby noises and pair the sound pair the sound of crying with high value treats, thereby creating positive associations.
- Calm Down Your Pet
When you come home from the hospital, remember that you have been gone for several days and your pet will be excited to see you . Spend a few minutes alone with the new older brother or sister before you introduce it to the new baby.
- Supervise Pet-baby Interactions.
Pets should never be left unattended with an infant or small child. Always supervise.
- Reward Pets for Good Behavior.
Reward your pet for being calm and obedient around the baby. You want your pet to associate the baby with positive experiences.
5 Awesome Island Vacation Destination
Picking out the perfect holiday destination is exciting and daunting at the time, considering there are thousands of choices available for today’s travelers if you have yet to decide which getaway is best, here are five awesome vacation destinations to consider.
- The Cayman Islands
Consisting of 3 major islands (Grand Cayman, little Cayman, Cayman Brac), the Caymans has been touted as a paradise for Americans, Europeans, and anyone else who loves to enjoy all the great scenery of nature, as well as the luxury of modern living.
Some of the best hotels in the world are located in Grand Cayman, where there are endless white sand beaches and pristine blue waters for all tourists to enjoy.
- Antigua And Barbuda
This small nation nestled in the Caribbean, is the perfect summer destination, whether you like to swim, fish, snorkel, dive, or just sit under the sun. The beaches in this country are some of the cleanest and well maintained, as the government is adamant in keeping Antigua as one of the world’s top vacation destinations.
For those who are fond of the hustle and bustle of the city life sans all the stress that comes with it, Jamaica is the perfect holiday destination . This place is home to some of the best hotels, nightclubs and restaurants in the Caribbean so there diving, fishing and snorkeling sites all over the island.
Being home to some of the biggest coral reefs in the world, Barbados is a deep-sea diver’s dream. In addition, it is also a great place to explore Caribbean cuisine, as there are many restaurants that serve local dishes for gastronomic explores.
Among the greatest destinations in Asia, Pattaya, Thailand is just where you want to be if you are looking to enjoy sandy white beaches, water sports and authentic South East Asian cuisine. Hundreds of plush hotels can be found in this part of Thailand so tourists will not find it hard to make arrangements on the fly
The Modern Recruiter: Part Artist, Part Scientist
The best recruiters can woo even the most passive candidates, but have the data needed to influence their organisation’s hiring strategy. They are part artists, part scientists.
Modern recruiters have an innate instinct for mutual connection. They know how to network and navigate skill sets, hiring manager personalities and team and company culture to make a perfect match.
They think about jobs the way marketers think about products. whether through their own profiles or through employer branding promotions, they know how to tell a great story.
They know how to build a pipeline, nurture leads and close deals. They have the people skills and negotiation acumen to win for both sides
- Talent Advisor
They are trusted advisors to their business, informing leadership of critical talent trends and securing a seat at the table when key decisions are made.
- Data Nerd
They live and die by the mantra, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” They know that numbers and data will not help them make better decisions but will also earn the trust of others in the organization
Modern recruiters don’t fly blind. they frequently flex their research muscles by exploring candidate pools, employment and skill trends, and by staying up to speed on the competition .
They love recruiting innovation. They know what tools work best, and are masters when it comes to using them.
They can read the candidate and know how to positively influence their emotions, inspire excitement and get to a YES!
16 Government Types
The Way Governments Works
A government whose authority is based on citizen’s votes, which are represented by elected or nominated officials chosen in free elections.
Democracy means ‘rule of the people’ The term today refers to a political system in which the people or their elected representatives govern themselves
A government where priests rule in the name of God or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided, or consistent with the principles of a particular religion.
A government controlled by absolute power, & in the hands of a single person with minimal restraints on the decision & lack of any mechanism of popular control
A government where scientists & technical experts are in control of the state & where rulers are selected on the basis of their knowledge/skill rather than wealth /power.
It is a way of ruling that advocates total control of the people and seeks to promote the ancestral & cultural values & eradicate foreign influences
Anarchy is a state of absence of law, a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
A government where supreme authority is vested in a single & usually hereditary figure, such as a king, & whose powers can vary from absolute to none at all
Rule of the few. It is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a faction of persons or families.
Government rule by the rich or power provided by wealth, often used to describe a wealthy class ruling a government, often from behind the scenes.
Government or authority of an absolute ruler; arbitrary exercise of power over subjects nor requisite for the purposes of government/approved by law and justice.
A totalitarian system is the one in which a single political authority regulates total control over state, that is centralized and dictatorial
A political organisation characterized by union of small states, groups or parties, which are self-governed in internal affairs & are united under a central government.
As a system of government, communism is a system of government in which the state owns and operates industry on behalf of the people
It refers to a group or coalition that takes control of the state after overthrowing a government. Usually this is done by a military groups
A form of government where the power rests entirely on one person or a group of persons. This rule could be acquired by inheritance of force & is usually oppressive