Mass media has expanded from end users to high-end business owners who are looking for ways to heighten the listening and audio experience. It’s all in the presentation and digital technology in the boardroom is vital to the success of any business. Video walls with panoramic view are the new mainstream to board room solutions and allow virtual simulation with high resolution, which will make any marketing pitch a success. With that being said, sound has evolved and understanding the effects of acoustics is why surround sound is the added dimension needed for a speaker system. The ultimate cinema experience is found in amplification. Control of how sound is dispersed and the amplitude is the key to the listening experience. High fidelity amplifiers are on the rise with plug-ins for audio devices as well. More importantly, live streaming and consumer generated content has become the focus of attention in mass media. Audio digital recorders and players are in demand and allow for streaming of live events, which will prove to be conducive to professionals and end users alike. Any business can now transfer important coverage to their digital archives for future conferences or personal viewing. Entrepreneurs, organizations and the general public are looking for ways to become more efficient and productive for their business and personal needs. Laptops and notebooks have also evolved and able to provide the flexibility of communication here and abroad with video conferencing and video on demand via Internet. Now that’s live. Visual communications is the forefront and high performance document cameras are increasingly in demand because details are import for any media project. Indeed, we live in a world of 3-D and digital notebook cameras with USB ports provide versatility and quality imaging. For more technical imaging or applications there are also high end document cameras or scan cameras, used for courtroom settings or educational purposes. This camera is able to produce line-by-line imagery faster than interlaced cameras. The telephone has also advanced to the forefront in data communications. Digital intercom systems along with VOIP are used globally. Technological advances now allow telephone and Internet to coincide converting analog to digital signals and compatible enough for intercom systems. Cable modems and conductors serve their purpose but not always effective. Wireless communication is the true definition of telecommunications with the emergence of wireless extenders. This new technology allows signal transmission even through walls without losing resolutions. Digital recording devices have come along way with products that print media to disc in a matter of seconds holding up to 50 disks in one session. High definition video is a useful tool to any professional in the broadcast industry. This offers the user portability and able to convert compressed audio and video into a MPEG stream that can be stored on a computer file. The list goes on and on with communication technology, but these are just a few hints of what the future holds toward high end, state of the art communication devices. Businesses both big and small can hope to better their communication by taking advantage of the technology available to them. Communication is the tool which can truly help all businesses to grow. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=608303&ca=Computers+and+Technology
Employees that are union members may be some difficulties in having supervisors ask employees individually about their problems and concerns. It should be explained openly that the intent is to help employees in their job performance, not to avoid grievances by usurping the union prerogatives as the employee representative. Most grievance procedures begin with employee supervisor discussion anyway, and the intent is to air and respond to an employee complaint. A manager asks supervisors to report, within a set period of time, the main job problem or concern of a selected group of employees. While the questioning can be carried out by a staff person, the technique is much more effective and supervisors defenses are much lower if the reporting is done through the chain of command-employee to supervisor, and supervisor to manager. The net result, discussion of major job problems at several levels, can provide a basic analysis of employee communications. Another approach to communications analysis may be employed in resolving a job problem or conflict between two units or groups. This approach involves having each group or unit state its problem, concern, or position and recommend a solution. Such an open airing of the issue can be enough to start the process of improving communications. Generally, in inter group or inter unit conflict, a third – party may help but is not necessary to resolve the conflict. A manager and two subordinates (or two subordinate groups) can handle the method very well. The larger an organization, the greater is the tendency to move from individual and small-group face-to-face communications to mass communications. Even though entered into in good faith, mass communication tends to be one way communication and leans toward persuading rather than informing. Mass communication in big business organizations is often undertaken with what amounts to religious zeal, a zeal which results from top management dedication to selling its point of view. But, unfortunately, interests and needs of the individual may be lost in the effort to sell the group. Managers in larger organizations must strive to keep the proper role of employee communications in perspective. Although managers may fully intend to keep employees informed of events which affect their jobs, they are prone to commit the following three errors: I. Top management personnel may presume that they can most effectively convey company policy to employees, often setting up a corporate staff specialist to handle the responsibility. 1 Too much reliance may be placed on written media. 2 Employee feedback may be overlooked altogether or used too infrequently. Even when a large organization is communications oriented, its efforts can be misdirected. Nothing destroys effective communications more than a broad, generalized organization-centered communications survey. Such surveys are nearly always self-serving, and may emphasize such questions as: • Are we getting our management message through? • How can we improve our written media? • Do employees identify with corporate objectives? • Is the free-enterprise system understood? • How much X-type information do you need? (This question is appropriate only if all or most employees need some of that type of information.) While some institutional employee communications are desirable and necessary, they should not be overdone. Corporate employee media are inclined to spout the party line, to place much too much emphasis on activities and viewpoints of upper management, to avoid sticky issues, to contain old information, and to be more concerned with format than meaningful content. Such media suffer from the compulsion of a staff specialist to fill up space, meet deadlines, and avoid political errors. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=676775&ca=Business
With the advent of technological innovations, Satellite Communication Technology and Global Roaming Solutions has become a new fad. But will it fade away or will it continue to remain there for years to come? Well, in this article we have offered an insight about the same. Before jump starting further, let’s understand what this technology is and its potential benefits. What is Satellite Communication Technology? Satellite Communication helps to transfer a signal between the sender and receiver with the assistance of satellite. In this process, the signal is transferred via modulated microwaves to the antenna available on the surface of the earth. So, all the process of signal transferring happens in space. This kind of technology is also called as space communication. Elements of the technology The basic element of satellite communication services is divided into two parts • Space Segment- The space segment consists of space craft and launch technology • Ground Segment- This segment entails earth station and network control centre of satellite system. It offers services like FSS ( Fixed Service Satellites) like point to point communication, Maritime, aeronautical and land base services, Direct Broadcast services, mobile service satellites. Types There are kinds of satellites that are predominantly used: Passive Satellites- It is similar to a plastic balloon with a metal coated surface. Active Satellites- In this technology an antenna system, transmitter, power provider and receiver is used. These satellites are also known as transponders. These transmitters are fitted on the earth surface to provide beam microwaves. These rays are amplified and send back to the earth. The amplified signals are available inside the memory of the satellite. Benefits • The satellite communication technology is very beneficial for the people, who are staying at a remote location, as it covers long distance transmission easily. With this technology, the people from remote areas can stay in touch with each other. • The satellite communication services are beneficial for defence department too, where it is impossible to use wired services. • Other benefit of this technology is- it is very helpful during the time of natural calamities where the wired services fail. Many innocent lives could be saved with help of this technique. • Another advantage of this technology is- it provides real time status about weather conditions. Any unpredictable changes in the weather condition could be easily predicted. • Apart from that, satellite communication system is widely used in the commercial activities. It is simple and cost effective solution for global communication. It can be easily achieved with the help of voice and data based services available through the assistance of telecommunication service providers. Moreover, with the help of hosted exchange services one can easily make call, send emails, search on the internet and remain in touch from across the globe. • Employees can communicate with each other even on a business trip to another country. Thus, boosting up the productivity levels. • Other applications of this technology include- for high speed internet, telephones, corporate network for multi-national businesses. What kind of services it offers: Satellite communication system entails a wide range of services like voice calling, video calling, radio, television, internet, etc. These services are available at cost-effective rates or even on free of cost basis. These systems rely heavily on ground based transmitters and receivers, so it is popularly referred as terrestrial system. Thus, the uses of satellite communication system are endless. This technology is the future of corporate world. It has really made the process of communication faster, reliable and cost effective. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1915705&ca=Computers+and+Technology
Visual communications can be done by taking in admission in a recognized designing college. Aspiring students can arrange and organize for the career of their desire by developing competency as well as understanding required to get into such a fantastic looking field. The visual communication degree can be finished during a diversity of recognized designing schools that will provide career based education in this field. Optimistic students can get a bachelors degree from their selected college of designing. There are more than a few matters that students should glance into preceding to enroll in such a college. The visual communication course will present optimistic students will necessary proficiency as they require carrying a range of responsibilities. Hopeful students in this visual communication ground are very well educated to make available a variety of resources of communication to the public via a number of mediums. The best known and famous college offering the best education to students and give them knowledge in how to work out signs, web sites, television, and much more. They are well educated to correspond as well as offer statement via techniques that can be visually pleasing without any words understandable. With good education in this field they will no doubt be competent to make available advertisement for a variety of kinds of media. Confident students will have the prospect of learning a diversity of coursework that will prepare them for their desired careers in visual communications and other communication field. It is a matter of different colleges that the curriculum may vary by an educational program and preferred stage of education. The curriculum has a good offering and that consists of subjects such as printing, image editing, web based designing, and visual communication methods. These courses will surely implement necessary skills and competency in students to practice as well as work in good company and make a good career. They will put on the knowledge from very well known college as that will surely make them competent in making their name and fame in the World. It is really good that there are numerous design colleges available and they are offering best known visual communication degree, but prior to taking up any such course from any college, it is best to do some sort of research as to locate good college as this is a matter of a better future. The World has been really growing fast and so the technology. Optimistic students should use the Internet to look into well known college and also view what kind of visual communication course they are offering and their duration. Also, look for fees and last date of filling up the admission form. When decided to pick up top colleges then just visit the campuses and make your mind about taking up the test and if selected, pick up the best college for doing your course for shaping up better future. The visual Communication degree is very much popular with students and it is in great demand. The design colleges offer such a best known Visual Communication course as the reason of fact to groom aspirant to make name and fame in the World. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1861845&ca=Education
While it may sound obvious, the key to any business is the exchange of information with prospects. Without effective business communication, you are doomed to failure. Information Exchange Communication means transmitting your thoughts and ideas or exchanging information in an effective way. The main objective of most business communication is to improve performance. Communication is extremely important for one’s personal and professional success. This process involves the sender and receiver of the message. For efficient and effective communication mainly three things are important: 1. You must make your message understood. 2. You must understand the intended message sent to you. 3. Some control over the flow of the communication should be applied. A business communication is how you communicate in your line of work. It is also a matter of human relationships. Good business communication is a must to meet the demands of the business environment. Most of us spend a lot of time communicating our knowledge, thoughts, and ideas to others. Your communication at the workplace can make all the difference between success and failure. Communication is described by many as the single most important factor in choosing managerial level staff, yet despite this fact many people are unable to convey their thoughts and they are struggling to communicate effectively. In business, mainly we deal with the oral and written communication. No business is feasible without communication, especially written. An effectual written communication must be clear, succinct, accurate and well designed. For writing any business letter, you should have a clear picture of your target audience for whom your letter is intended. Arrange your documents with your readers’ needs in mind. You must create reader-friendly layouts to emphasize vital information. Try to write shorter sentences when possible. Whatever you write, write it with confidence and power so that it flows logically. Keep in mind that reliability and status will automatically improve by the use of good referencing and better presentation. Oral communication is the essence of management, so a proper education is a must in this field. Oral skills are as important as written. Many people lack in the skills and confidence to make effective presentation. Your strategy, structure and style of speech should be striking. Your attention and actions play a major role in oral communication. Managers and supervisors have to be aware of the other people, and have to exert themselves to ensure the other person understands them. A great speaker is great boon to any business. Eye contacts, gestures and dressing sense, all reflect your attitude and approach towards business. If you are in an online business then you must have the ability to reach the audience that wants your services or products. Since the online world is so big and it offers so many amazing things, your online business communication needs to be instantaneous and effective. Otherwise your clients will look somewhere else for their requirements. In online businesses, there are so many ways that one can convey one’s thoughts. Examples include e-mails, newsletters, web sites, articles and reviews. You can win the respect and clients by every word you write and speak. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=25501&ca=Business+Management
If your business home internet marketing promotion isn’t giving you the results you want, then it might be time to make some adjustments, or come up with an entirely new marketing plan. Sometimes it’s not necessary to scrap everything and start over. Sometimes your companycan benefit by you making a few simple changes. However, there are times when a marketing plan needs to be completely redone in order to get money flowing into the company again. The first step in deciding how best to proceed, is figuring out which kind of revamp your strategy needs.
Look at all the numbers and all the promotional techniques you have in place. The first step in evaluating your business home internet marketing promotion is to find what’s working. There are bound to be at least one or two sections of your marketing strategy that show a better result than the others. Keep in mind that just because the result is better than the rest, that doesn’t make it a beneficial result. But maybe there is one area or two with promising results.
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If you use pay-per-click marketing, now’s the time to look at those keywords, too. If that aspect of your campaign is one that’s doing poorly, then try for the keywords that are bringing good results elsewhere, or variations of them. If you don’t have good results some where else to borrow keywords from, then use a keyword tool online to find the best keywords for your business and go with variations on those. Or, you could suspend your pay-per-click campaign for now and focus on other elements of your business home internet marketing promotion. Often, the less expensive options like article marketing and search engine optimization can garner the best results.
Pay-per-click advertising offers huge profits, but unless you have huge amounts of money to sink into it to experiment enough to find what works best for your service, it really may be more of a drain than anything else. Some types of business home internet marketing promotion simply work best for certain types of business and not others. You can always go back to pay-per-click if you want one you’re getting good returns from other aspects of your promotion plan.
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The project manager or the management team is responsible for influencing others in order to provide the necessary human resources for a project. If the necessary people are not acquired, success of the project is in jeopardy.
Projects schedules and budgets may be affected as well as customer satisfaction and quality. If the appropriate people are not available for a project due to constraints, economic factors, time, etc., the project manager or team must assign other resources, possibly with lower competences, as long as this meets project guidelines and criteria. PMP Exam preparation must cover project schedules.
In this task, the project manager develops a communication plan using the project organization structure and external stakeholder requirements.
The objective of this task is to manage the flow of project information.
Task 6: Develop The Communication Plan—
Communications Management Overview
PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT uses processes necessary to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval, and disposition of project information. The following processes are included:
IDENTIFY STAKEHOLDERS: This is the process in which all people or organizations are impacted by the project are identified. Relevant information about their interests and involvement is documented.
PLAN COMMUNICATIONS: is the communication management process that determines the information and communication needs of project stakeholders.
DISTRIBUTE INFORMATION: is a management process which focuses on making information available to project stakeholders in a timely manner. Effective distribution of information depends on the project manager’s and project team’s communication skills. Communicating involves writing, listening and speaking. Project management PMP individuals must understand how to complete this task.
TOOLS & TECHNIQUES USED DURING COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING:
THE COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS results in the project stakeholders’ information needs. These results are defined by the type, format, and the analyzed value of the stakeholders’ information needs.
The number of potential channels is an indication of the complexity of the project’s communications, which should be considered by the project management team during the communications requirements analysis. Determining the number of potential communication channels becomes a necessary part of the planning process.
Aside from stakeholder information, other information necessary to effectively determine project communications requirements includes:
the organizational charts
The project organization and stakeholder responsibility relationships
group disciplines and specialties
logistics (on-site/virtual locations)
internal and external communications
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FACTORS which might impact the project include:
anticipated urgent needs for information
the current availability of technology and availability over the project life cycle
the project environment and project team’s needs
the level of expertise of the staff to operate the communications systems
Task 6: Develop The Communication Plan—
COMMUNICATION SKILLS are related to, but are not the same as, management communications. Communications may be formal, informal, written, verbal, electronically transmitted, or face-to-face. They include:
To have a very good flow in the restaurant, especially in the kitchen which is the heart of the establishment, there should be proper communication within the stewarding department. Proper communication is achieved through the information board which is where information is easily disseminated to the rest of the staff, and it is also achieved through the various meetings that the stewards are required to attend.
The Information Board
First and foremost, it is imperative that the Stewarding Department have an information board where information can properly be distributed. Secondly, the information board should be located in a place where it is easily seen and just as easily accessed by the stewarding department staff. Last, it should be reiterated to the staff that it is their duty to regularly check the information board so as to keep themselves updated on the status and happenings of the department.
What should the information board contain?
The information board should be divided into different sections. It should have the general messages, and this should contain messages coming from the hotel management itself as well as from the other departments.
There should also be a section for messages directed for the food and beverage department itself, particularly for the stewarding department. Aside from the messages, this section should also contain the working schedules of the staff.
Another section in the information board should be dedicated for urgent messages as well as new messages. This should be very prominent on the board, and staffs should make it a habit to check for new and urgent messages daily so as to keep themselves updated.
Lastly, a section for “others” should also be given. This is where standard messages of the day are placed.
The information board is very important, and, as such, it should always contain updated information. Now, the duty to regularly update the information board rests on the shift leader’s shoulders.
Any new, especially urgent, messages on the information board needs to be discussed or disseminated to the rest of the department during their daily stewarding briefing as well as meetings.
Daily Stewarding Briefings or Meetings
As stated above, daily stewarding briefings as well as meetings are also important aspects of ensuring proper communication. There should be briefings and meetings for each shift to assure proper dissemination of the new information, and attendance of the staff should be made compulsory.
However, deciding on other meetings such as weekly stewarding meetings depends upon the chief steward or the head of the stewarding department. It should be noted though that the chief steward still has to coordinate with the food and beverage management in this regard, especially if it is for training purposes.
There are a number of reasons why daily stewarding briefings and meetings are done. For one, it is done to better control and manage service readiness. Two, it is done so as to remind the staff of their daily activities as well as to disseminate information such as internal information, etc. Three, it is also done to assess development. This could also include sharing of tips and advices for better service and results.
The person who conducts daily stewarding briefings could either be the chief steward, assistant steward, or the shift leader. The length of the daily stewarding briefings should be at least five minutes. There should be a daily briefing calendar for each day, and this calendar has a twofold function. One is to serve as a guide for the person who will hold the meeting, and two is to make the information easily accessible to the rest of the employees.