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Business Continuation Steps… PLUS

Businesses can fail because of not taking the time to do more than focus on setting the business up and get products prepared with the business. The business continuation steps are focusing on continuation with the business while the steps to make the business succeed are being worked on. Here is Rhapsodie’s list of business steps, I do not have all the information, but I’m sure that it’s some more than many businesses add into processes:

  • Prepare the business properly,
    • Legal work;
    • Financial work;
    • Product development work generally called R&D (Research & Development);
    • Marketing work;
    • Communications work;
    • More
  • Act correctly over time with development & actions in business,
    • People work;
    • Legal work;
    • Financial work;
    • Product development work;
    • Marketing work;
    • Sales work;
    • Communications work;
    • More
  • Keep the business with actions & developments overtime with,
    • People work;
    • Legal work;
    • Financial work;
    • Product development work;
    • Marketing work;
    • Sales work
    • Communications work;
    • More
  • Setting in processes & plans for the future along with continuing the business at present-
    • Takeover; Continuation; Retirement; other business future options
    • People work;
    • Legal work;
    • Financial work;
    • Product development work;
    • Marketing work;
    • Sales work
    • Communications work;
    • More

All of this work with business takes time, energy, effort, constant update, constant development, and constant consideration over the development of the business into a business AND through the business as a business. If the factors are learned in business that’s okay, but if processes and procedures aren’t worked on with the business then FAILURE is the most likely option being prepared with the business.

The business can only continue with actions that assist it to resist failure. Reasons with this were found in my examination of a product commented on at Home Advisor.

Business Failure Can Be Worked on to be Avoided

As my previous post shared, there are products that are of use in siding a home, reasons for failures and successes go beyond the product itself. This came from reading Sandi’s comment about Liquid Siding, notice that she mentions that she could not locate the manufacturer 10 years after the application. The problems with application could have been reduced if the business had taken steps to cut the problems AS WELL AS having worked to improve it’s processes with the product:

Comment Sandi, January 29 [Rhapsodie’s words are added in the square brackets]

Do not use on wood siding!! [Rhapsodie does not agree with this, but because of the results, it can be that the area Sandi lived in also impacted these results. Plus the way her structure was built and when the material was applied.]

We had liquid siding put on about 10 years ago and have had a problem with wood rot on the T111 [called T one eleven] for the past 5 years [likely the T111 was damp in application of the liquid siding this wasn’t the fault of the wood OR the material, it was a fault in the application.]

We will have to completely reside a 4,000 sq ft house. Cannot find the manufacture.

How this comment influences Rhapsodie’s Words about Business

Rhapsodie’s Words based on reading that information are based on application considerations that would be part of the various business steps mentioned above including:

  • People work;
  • Legal work;
  • Financial work;
  • Product development work;
  • Marketing work;
  • Sales work;
  • Communications work;

For instance with the product development work while the business could have merchandised great & their product could have been great, but that doesn’t mean their product appliers OR processes were good. If plans were made to integrate product development with the research time for testing and trials, part of this problem situation could have been reduced for Sandi before she even bought the product.

This product development work could have involved:

  • Product uses with tests in applications;
  • Product uses over times with applications; and
  • Product developments with the tests of uses in the products over time.

This work adds cost to the business before anything is shared with the public, but also while things are being shared with the public. Processes and procedures with legal and financial planning and actions with the business can impact development BUT in addition to that can influence procedures and actions beyond that.

The work with processes and procedures can impact how the finances are used AND how the steps in processes and procedures impact legal costs & values with the business. BUT more than that the

  • People work;
  • Product development work;
  • Marketing work;
  • Sales work; and
  • Communications work.

Can all be integrated into product & process development both before client uses and with client uses.

How many individuals like Sandi could have appreciated working with the business in product development if they were give ‘cost reduction’ options for product uses with tests and trials in use of their home. And with the communications processes prepared for the comments & ‘problems’ & ‘value’ uses with the products in application; uses; the results.

For example if Sandi’s home of T111 was covered by this material when the T111 was ‘damp’ because the wood was bought brand new, then it could mean anyone doing the application on ‘new wood’ could have problems also. In addition to that because DAMP WOOD is often found with new products, the aging processes and procedures with wood could impact the application time frames with this new Liquid Siding application.

Liquid siding from my reading is a form of material like vinyl siding, but being that it’s painted, it seals any product problems, like moisture in wood, beneath the plastic. And what happens when your kids OR you have sweaty wet wear put in plastic bags that are left that way over time. The stinky clothes can rot in the bags if they aren’t cleaned & dried before being put into plastic OR storage again.

Some Business Application Material Considerations

For the business the T111 material could have been new, damp, and needed to be dried before the Liquid Siding was applied.

  • But did it practice communication and processes with the customers it had with problems like that?
  • Did it prepare application tests and processes that could have reduced those problems?
  • Shouldn’t it have prepared for appliers that used the product incorrectly with it’s legal and communication procedures before it suffered the problems from ‘idiots’ in business that do not follow the manufacturer application processes?
  • Shouldn’t it have taken the time to make sure the products were sold with a little more cost for the customers, so that the prices would assist them to continue to care for the users after they had ‘problems’ resulting from bad uses and applications?
  • Were the applicators hired by the business?
    • How did the business prepare & train people doing applications with it’s products?
    • What contracts did the business prepare for applicators working with it’s business?
    • What times & process actions were part of the business application procedures that the contractors were to work with for the business?
  • If applicator’s weren’t hired were the business, were there information guides prepared so other contractors would have application guidance by the business to use?
    • Were there product warranty contracts & actions prepared to handle legal situations resulting from unapproved applicators using the business products inaccurately?

More will always come

A business is always growing. No business will have no additional costs after it’s up and running, which means there will always be additional costs beyond normal business costs when a business is up and running. Taking the time with plans and procedures to make sure actions and processes are prepared for business development with each and every customer & each and every product takes time, effort, energy, consideration, care, and business development with actions over time.

If a business doesn’t take care in it’s planning, processes and product development, process and product uses, plus process and product care there’s need to do more also. This could mean with work in time they can improve things as long as they are prepared to change and develop with time and with actions over time.  BUT if they begin business without taking the time to

  • TEST PRODUCTS in;
    • Test marketing;
    • Test uses;
    • Development tests;
    • Care efforts;
    • Communications with
      • customers we have & customers we could get;
      • business people in house & external;
      • development people in house & external; and
      • others also.
  • TEST METHODS including
    • Development processes & products;
    • Marketing options & actions;
    • Legal preparations, communications, and works;
    • Financial preparations, communications, allowances for mistakes & possible needs, and other works;
    • Customer work including our sharing BUT also including taking time to care to listen, learn, and grow with their comments the negative & the positive. Because no one learns to grow from being told you’re great unless we are also trying to find out what we need to improve on. It’s easier to learn to grow by being told this is not right, I hope  you will try OR do AND if you changed this and other comments that can be ‘negative’, but are actually valuable for the business if it takes time to hear the customers;
    • Communication work is “2/3rds hearing and 1/3rd speaking” Dr. Back, Alfred State College. But communication work is also taking the time to learn more with what is being heard, so it involves interactions and inviting comments so that we can hear more;
    • Product sharing work is always growing and developing. When products are similar to others they are often styled similarly because those options are what work well for the customers. If new products are being shared tests and trials mean customers impact future developments because they should influence what is shared and how it’s shared and over time this progresses and develops;
      • Uses with products- it may be products are developed for certain uses and certain purposes, but customers and their tests and trials can influence what users consider AND try with the products made available and how those are used. If the business is listening to it’s clients they could learn about this and thus it can offer other sharing options not previously considered. While this will mean further research & development it can advance sharing options also;
    • Uses with business should always be prepared for advancing and changing, that’s why research and development are so important as are the communications and interactions with customers.
  • ADDING
    • TIME TO ALLOW QUALITY TO BE LEARNED IN APPLICATIONS &
      • with TYPES of MATERIALS &
      • with TYPES OF MATERIAL &
    • TO MAKE SURE THIS IS CONTINUED OVER TIME,
  • can assist a business in avoiding failure. This is not a guarantee, but it’s a tool that can be of assistance.

For Any Business

For anyone who doesn’t consider the future with their actions of the present can be preparing for some sorts of failure. If mom & dad train their kids to be as they are how with their kids develop to be adults which are more than kids as they are?

Home Work Rhapsodie’s Words Shares:

Exterior Work my Comments at Home Advisor

Business Continuation Steps… PLUS

Exterior Work my Comments at Home Advisor

Because of comments I made at Home Advisor sharing my information I’m adding my writing about MULTIPLE COMMENTS on A HOME ADVISOR PAGE THAT were made by me. This is in case anyone comes to this site because I made those comments. Often I do not share information about home work, but I’ve done research, have done painting, and have tried to make sure I learn how to do work before taking the time to do it.

After learning how to do work I try to make sure the actions I tried live well over time. So the application of plastic siding instead of paint likely have multiple variables that impact the coverage beyond the materials used. Because of some knowledge gained with time & work in exterior paint jobs as well as ideas from the comments on that Liquid Siding- Worth a Look? Home Advisor page, I’m adding that information here for reference.

Planning to do outside work is generally a normal consideration for homeowners around this time of year, being spring. The options for outside work depend, but property care is a constant endeavor, so there are often tasks that are shifted and varied depending on materials considered and costs factored with these considerations. Many individuals that don’t consider the future, are so short term in what is considered that they fail to calculate future care costs and values when considering options for the present. Money is generally the main cost consideration, but time, energy, effort, care needs, work efforts, problem costs from lack of care impact all of these decisions.

When calculation the costs and values in products and materials for work and for projects there are many options and many considerations. For instance with the Liquid Siding, what is the material is as important as how is the material applied and who does the application. That’s why I shared my comments on Home Advisor, because the liquid vinyl ‘paint’ material seems wonderful versus normal paint being that if applied correctly the care over time is tremendously reduced.

Comments– on the Home Advisor page about Liquid Siding

Marie Harsh, July 3:

I had liquid siding put on my house 10 yrs ago. The cost was very fair. To this day it still looks as good as it did from day 1, I haven’t had to do any upkeep and the bugs don’t like it.

Rhapsodie’s Words in response to Marie’s Comments with Additional Notes

But what product did Marie use? &

What application process was used &

Who were the appliers?

At times many people do not read the instructions, at times people that read the instruction do not follow the instructions correctly either so they end up with product problems.

For materials like paints the applications vary with the form of the product, spray paint versus applicator paints have various pros & cons with different application procedures & needs. Some application considerations include temperatures & humidity levels with applications.

Often products mention temperatures to be above OR between AND

  • this may not mean atmospheric temperatures, but SURFACE TEMPERATURES, humidity levels to be under.
    • Painters working in the correct atmosphere may still need to work on different surface locations with those correct conditions because of various surfaces and the needs with those.
      • Like applying paint on the south in the middle of the day IS BAD,
        • when the sun was out all day in the evening after the sun sets while the times are dry can be better.
        • OR in the morning if the night was dry and the humidity level was correct.]

Professional painters organize application times and patterns based on various application needs and processes with the materials, the surfaces, and the time needs with that work. Anyone trying to cut the application times, with how they do the work and when they do it are likely to cause future problems AND reduce the lifespan of the work values because of their actions.

For the Liquid Vinyl Siding, because the material is ‘newer’ the application methods aren’t as widely broadcast OR experimented with as are methods and actions with painting. Because of that businesses selling or sharing those products should have taken the time to develop good use processes. Sandi suffered because this wasn’t done when she used the product, she blamed the wood surface, but I’m sure there were multiple factors impacting that application AND the results being suffered by her and her family.

Rhapsodie’s Words About Products & Procedures from this comment are added into an additional page, but were shared at Home Advisor also.

Home Work Rhapsodie’s Words Shares:

Exterior Work my Comments at Home Advisor

Business Continuation Steps… PLUS

#3- R&S- VALUING OUR RECEIVING

#3- R&S- VALUING OUR RECEIVING

was begun with the previous posts, linked to here:

described values Rhapsodie received from others’ sharing.  Her information about receiving is still incomplete because of the alternate factors that were shared in the 1st post, let’s look beyond our present to see value more too.

Thinking you’ve not received when you have, comes down to thinking outside yourself repeatedly.  Or even minimally, are the flowers handed over appreciated as being shared?

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  • Are your feelings a result of a lack of others’ care for you or because of your silliness in life?
    • Do you work to find what values in receiving from the non-material are?
  • Could your feelings of not having received come because you don’t appreciate what is shared with you?
    • How often does a child really appreciate the self-sacrificing sharing of their parent(s)?
  • THE FEELINGS, CAN COME BECAUSE
    • YOU FORGET WHO YOU GAVE TO, AND
    • WHEN THEY WORK TO HELP YOU RECEIVE YOU DON’T know that it’s for your own good.
    • You haven’t shared enough, so you are unaware of the values also shared with you.

This happened with Rhapsodie and Mr. Howie Mandel, Mr. OBAMA, Ms. Shelley, and Mr. Will Shortz to list just a few that worked hard in giving to Rhapsodie but she didn’t remember. NOTHING ILLEGAL, just not commonly shared gifts.

Her insult to these people was partially because of A BAD name memory, Rhapsodie’s so bad that, a great longtime friend of hers, Michelle received a blank stare as Rhapsodie tried to remember her name after 4 or 6 years of their being very close to each other and connected by many experiences and relationships. BUT memory isn’t the only reason people feel that they haven’t received anything.

Other reasons are associated with your perceptions about value.

VALUE PERCEPTIONS

  • Who knew that Mr. Lucas or Mr. Coppola would be famous in 1960?
  • Who was aware that publicized computer’s like Apple would effect the whole world?
  • Who knew that a national system of healthcare would exist in the United States in 1980?

Well maybe some had hopes or fears about these things, maybe some have reasons for their thinking, I know I do, but history will tell the tale I can’t.

I know that VALUE IS BASED ON REASON and EMOTION.

  • Reason based on how a person thinks &
  • emotion based on what is being felt.

Emotion fluctuates just as much as reason does narrowing down the reasons for FEELING LIKE YOU’VE NOT RECEIVED WHEN YOU HAVE, COMES DOWN TO WHO YOU ARE. Is it because what you’ve received isn’t necessarily physical or considered valuable to you when it was received.

Or do you need flowers vased and shared specially wrapped in order to appreciate the value shared?

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Gifts shared with work and care may at times be ignored because we don’t appreciate the effort others’ take to share.  In time there may be appreciation, but we should value the sharers who keep on giving so that others keep on receiving.  Please do NOT let the feelings of the present in regards to our receiving halt us from sharing. Time often grows an understanding of values shared & received, and I hope we all can appreciate that there is a lot more to giving than just getting.

 

 

#2- R&S- RHAPSODIE’S 2ND PREFERRED CASHIERING COUNT BACK OPTION

#2- R&S- RHAPSODIE’S 2ND  PREFERRED CASHIERING COUNT BACK OPTION

The previous post #1- RECEIVING & SHARING (R&S)- PLEASE SHARE IF IT’S GOOD FOR YOU started with an illustration about cashiering, the information below in italics has been copied from the end of that post for a speedier cashier reference.

Why was this so good for any cashier? 

Because with a very busy day, lots of people, and lots of money is being cared for, counting back to a customer shares respect for them and your work, on top of giving you more ability to handle cash responsibly. A person with a $123.43 bill who hands a cashier $150.00 should receive $26.57 in change.  If, you count money, while talking through the altered amounts, back in reverse, smallest amount first, a person handling money is more likely to be accurate and will be caring for their customers.

Please remember, for any cashier, counting the coins back can also be good. Especially with small kids or individuals that don’t know our U.S. money, but remember others can appreciate that also.  PLEASE try to care for your customer’s time, so that when you’re so busy the customers that could be angry with every second they wait are reassured they won’t wait worthlessly, this means speaking at a speed that doesn’t delay the transaction, it is often useful to practice.

So how does Rhapsodie’s customer get their $26.57 back?  Her other conversation with them pauses for a bit, as she works returning change and she says, as suggested to her, and using our example from above, based on what the facts are, [SITUATION REMINDERA person with a $123.43 bill who hands a cashier $150.00 should receive $26.57 in change.] 

[COPY ENDS HERE]:

Rhapsodie’s 2nd and preferred cashiering count back option

“Your total was $123.43 out of $150.00,” and with HANDING THE CUSTOMER their change, here were doing a complete change count back, but you could just give them alll the coins and add that to the amounts, but here with two pennies, state “one twenty three 45″ and adding one nickel (or 5 more pennies) and adding aloud, ”   50  “, and then with the final small change addition of  two quarters (or 5 dimes if the quarters balance is too thin), “one twenty four.” OR if you want, with the quarters, (and I’m sure you’re smart enough to run up the totals with dimes OR a quarter, 2 dimes, and a nickle, but here quarters (a reminder because of blabbling, one twenty three 50, plus adding to their hand one quarter with the said number, ”  75   ” and then another quarter and the words ” one twenty four  ” we reach our bill change in the count back but the smaller amount is in the person’s palm for pocketing or walleting with more ease.

AND then just like we did before with a difference in words we continue by handing our person the $1.00 bill, and adding ”   124   ” in words, then adding the $5.00 and saying, ”    one thirty    ” and finally with the last addition of a $20.00 bill in this illustration, completing this exchange with ” one hundred fifty is your changed total,……” OR “one hundred fifty completes your change …,” OR with “your one hundred and fifty dollar count,…..” completes your counting work, and now you can continue working with whatever is being said & done also.

This may seem unnecessary to you presently as it did for Rhapsodie for a very long time,  but eventually after many problems and with lots of stupidity she wishes she had taken and used this advice a lot earlier in her career as a cashier at Walmart as well as taking the advice to “slow down” and “relax.” Her customers would have benefited by having the smaller change in hand, and the bills organized so that the people in line around them didn’t see what they held as easily.  Also for pocketing it’s often nicer to have the smaller amounts on the outside of the fold instead of the larger amounts.

Rhapsodie’s clumsy and silly, so there was more than one time, when gathering change for her hands she pulled out the wrong type of money. Her lazy work hurt her as well as others, like her business and her family, just taking a few seconds to count back would have been a lot more value shared.  If she had just taken the words given to her earlier, she could have kept and received much more of value, SO MANY MORE WOULD HAVE BENEFITED.

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And THAT WAS JUST ONE ILLUSTRATED CASHIERING SITUATION about how to, very similar to not only the advice, but also an illustration for action that Rhapsodie received. But how does thinking about receiving effect us all?

Often the value of what is shared is missed for a long time, if we work to continually try and learn from what is shared we may eventually learn from the other posts. . .

 

 

 

RECEIVING

I’M SO SORRY, tonight I relized the reason of sharing by others with this site, so please, please, please forgive me for allowing a darkened picture and black letters to remove your pleasure from reading posts,  while the little history is visible on most laptop screens but definitely not with phones or 7 inch book size devices. After my fiddlenfarden computers are repaired,  I’ll try to remember to fix the views on this sight.

So why is this article entitled RECEIVING, it’s because RECEIVING is a large reason why giving is so good.  It’s often difficult to understand others care and help to us because we are not looking through their eyes, or with their machines. We may have received great advice, but we may have not seen the value in hearing it, I didn’t multiple times.  Please forgive me, for now I see some, but it’s hoped I’ll work to see and hear more also.

But maybe my actions in giving will be better for you than others giving was to me.  In fact some often feel they haven’t been given enough, but maybe they have received greatly.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WHOLE SECTION!  THANK YOU!!!

Narrowing down the reasons for feeling like you’ve not received when you have, comes down to who you are and how you see.  Is it because what you’ve received isn’t necessarily physical or considered valuable to you when it was received or maybe it’s because what’s good isn’t truly perceived. or maybe it’s because what you received wasn’t really good.  That’s horrible, if it’s true. But SOMETIMES good isn’t easy to know, but maybe the feeling is our own fault also.

Sometimes memomry is a factor, at other times value is a factor, and there may even be other factors that you can share.

MEMORY

How often have your family forgiven you for a mistake or damage you’ve caused to them or their stuff? How many times were you given a suggestion that in life was so beneficial for you to have, like “I always count money back to people in reverse, smallest amount first.” (A great person, trying to give to Rhapsodie.)

HELPFUL WORDS ARE GREAT

Why was this so good for Rhapsodie or any cashier?  Because with a very busy day, lots of people,  and lots of money being cared for, counting back to a customer shares respect for them and your work, on top of giving you more ability to handle cash responsibly. A person with a $123.43 bill who hands a cashier $150.00 should receive $26.57 in change. If, you count money, while talking the altered amounts, back in reverse, smallest amount first, a person handling money is more likely to be accurate and will be caring for their customers. Please remember, for any cashier, counting the coins back is can be good. Especially with small kids or individuals that don’t know our U.S. money, but remember others can appreciate that also.  But PLEASE try to care for your customers time, so that when you’re so busy the customers that could be angry with every second they wait are reassured they won’t wait worthlessly.

So how does Rhapsodie’s customer get their $26.57 back.  Her other conversation with them pauses for a bit, as she works returning change and she says, as suggested to her, and using our example from above, based on what the facts are, [A person with a $123.43 bill who hands a cashier $150.00 should receive $26.57 in change.]:

-RHAPSODIE’S 1ST, LESS PREFERRED, OPTION- “Your change is $26.57, out of $150.00″. Then with handing the customer all of the change, of two pennies & one nickle (or 7 pennies) and two quarters (or 5 dimes) saying the partial exchange total ”  57  “, followed by handing them the $1.00 bill, and adding ”   one 57  “, (this is implying dollars and cents, but American cashiers normally don’t say that because cash is in hand, like with this example detailing with a count back  ‘one dollar 57 cents’ in the midst of a count back is normally silly, but some people do because of their jobs or reasons) then adding a $5.00 bill saying, ”  six 57 is your change…” continuing to interchange with customer as is good.

Or for more detailing there’s

-RHAPSODIE’S 2ND, BUT MORE PREFERRED OPTION- “Your total was $123.43 out of $150.00,” and with HANDING THE CUSTOMER their change, here were doing a complete change count back, but you could just give them alll the coins and add that to the amounts, but here with two pennies, state “one twenty three 45″ and adding one nickle (or 5 more pennies) and adding aloud, ”   50  “, and then with the final small change addition of  two quarters (or 5 dimes if the quarters balance is too thin), “one twenty four.” OR if you want, with the quarters, (and I’m sure you’re smart enough to run up the totals with dimes OR a quarter, 2 dimes, and a nickle, but here quarters (a reminder because of blabbling, one twenty three 50, plus adding to their hand one quarter with the said number, ”  75   ” and then another quarter and the words ” one twenty four  ” we reach our bill change in the count back.

AND just like we did before with a difference in words we continue by handing our person the $1.00 bill, and adding ”   124   ” in words, then adding the $5.00 and saying, ”    one thirty    ” and finally with the last addition of a $20.00 bill in this illustration, completing this exchange with ” one hundred fifty is your changed total,……” OR “one hundred fifty completes your change …,” OR with “your one hundred and fifty dollar count,…..” completes your counting work, and now you can continue working with whatever is being said also.

This may seem unnecessary to you presently as it did for Rhapsodie for a very long time,  but eventually after many problems and with lots of stupidity she wishes she had taken and used this advice a lot earlier in her career as a cashier at Walmart as well as taking the advice to “slow down” and “relax.” She’s clumsy and silly, so there was more than one time, when gathering change for her hands she pulled out the wrong type of money. But the lazy work hurt her as well as others, like her business and her family.  And if she had just taken the words given to her earlier, she could have kept and received much more of value, SO MANY MORE WOULD HAVE BENEFITTED.

and THAT WAS JUST ONE SITUATION

UNKNOWNS

Thinking you’ve not received when you have, comes down to thinking outside yourself repeatedly.  Are your feelings a result of a lack of of others care for you or because of your silliness in life. THE FEELINGS,  CAN COME BECAUSE YOU FORGET WHO YOU GAVE TO, AND WHEN THEY WORK TO HELP YOU RECEIVE YOU DON’T know that it’s for your own good.  This happened with Rhapsodie and Mr. Howie Mandel, Mr. OBAMA,  Ms. Shelley, and Mr. Will Shortz to list just a few that worked to give that Rhapsodie didn’t remember.

Her insult to these people was partially because of A BAD name memory, Rhapsodie’s so bad that, a great long time friend of hers, Michelle received a blank stare as Rhapsodie tried to remember her name after 4 or 6 years of being very close to each other and connected by many experiences and relationships. BUT memory isn’t the only reason people feel that they haven’t received anything.

Other reasons are associated with your perceptions about value.  Who knew that Mr. Lucas would be famous in 1960? Who was aware that publicized computer’s like Apple would effect the whole world? Who knew that a national system of healthcare would exist in the United States? Well maybe some had hopes or fears about these things, maybe some have reasons for their thinking, I know I do, but history will tell the tale I can’t.

But ….(share your thoughts)

I know that value is based on reason and emotion. Reason based on how a person thinks and emotion based on what is being felt. And emotion fluctuates just as much as reason does.

Rhapsodie’s Words on QR Codes

Rhapsodie‘s Words on QR Codes

I love being able to copy and paste onto paper a QR code so another can access my online site information.

This is the link used for me to set up my QR codes, they provide a lot of information about the codes.

http://www.qrstuff.com/ Code Link

The site also provided the following Link information.

Link information for cell phones    http://www.qrstuff.com/qr_phone_software.html

This is The Sisters of the Bloodwind at smashwords.com QR code link:

Rhapsodie’s Words on Social Heart for Business Media

Rhapsodie‘s Words on Social Heart for Business Media

David Chrisotopher« Enterprise Social Networks – The Heart of any Social Business »

Who is my audience, how can they find value in what I am sharing, and how can I share with them what is valuable for them.  And for businesses how can I make what is valuable for them valuable for me also.  The value of the social is that there is a way to influence and affect others.  But truthfully there is more effectiveness with heart than without it.

But what is heart and how can I share it.  There is more to hear than just feelings.  Heart involves understanding, patience, and a willingness to feel for others.  Social media is being used differently in the world now than it was in the past.  This requires not only understanding the tools, but also working to understand how to use the tools the best way possible.

For a business David Christopher highlights the value of the individual with social media plans, but there is more to life than business.  And that is where the value of understanding heart is important.  If, [a]  company that is socially connected is not just going to be more effective and more efficient, but it’s going to have a knowledge reach spanning the entire company that any employee can tap into and make use of.”  Then each person in business needs to figure how to understand the heart in order to connect with it.  This is a very useful tool in all types of business.

The reason for the success of multiple tools and multiple people is that there is more than one person on this earth.  And if you as an individual have trouble understanding yourself and your actions, how much more difficult time are you going to have understanding 0thers and their actions?  If there is one social channel, there will be less variety and understanding in communication then if there is a larger heart resource.  For business relationships and the social channel Mr. Christopher highlights a couple of ways to build up the social networking within a business.

The first thing mentioned in “Enterprise Social Networks – The Heart of any Social Business”, is that he and his crew “put more focus and attention on building employee social relationships. By doing so we build up employee trust and an expansive knowledge network which we can then utili[z]e.”  But also there is a really interesting idea for any business that wants to expand the network without expanding the budget tremendously.  “[P]ut a “Shout Out” to your employees asking for active participants (volunteers to be part of the project team) and passive contributors (volunteers to contribute from the sidelines).

There is a lot of money involved with adding the heart of individuals into this side of business:

This “Shout Out” approach provides some great business benefits:

  • avoids duplication of time, money and effort if someone is already working on something similar in your organi[z]ation (in large enterprises duplication is often a common occurrence)
  • delivers a better solution as the volunteers are interested in the subject matter
  • allows you access to a large knowledge network to minimi[z]e risks and issues
  • provides a better chance of adoption as the employees themselves have been involved in the delivery of the project

I call this Open Collaboration (yes, I avoided using the term social) and have been trialing it now for a while with some great success.

We all can relate.  What is really more interesting and exciting?  Dinner at home with potatoes and chicken, or dinner at a fine restaurant with hash browns and chicken cordon bleu?  Aren’t the foods typically the same, but the attitude is different because of the change in environment.  The people at the restaurant are different, the table is different, and the atmosphere is different.  To work in a restaurant once in a while, so to speak, is more exciting than dinner at home.  People in business enjoy trying new things, social media is new and interesting to many people.  Use this interest this heart and take advantage of what success it brings.

Rhapsodie’s Words About Eric Harr’s

Rhapsodie’s Words About Eric Harr’s

Social media success in business is still going through test and trial phases.  A pattern for all has not been formulated.  But htere are multiple patterns on offer for different types of businesses.  Eric Harr seems to have written an article called “12 Steps to Social Media Success…and a Gilly Flower Cordial to You!, which seems super valuable to me, Rhapsodie.  After reading and reviewing the information highlighted, my appreciation of how the general business public are thought of and spoken to  has encouraged me to share the information with more of the public.

Why is his information valuable?  Because he acts like he speaks.  The value of social media in business is becoming common knowledge, but unless you are a superman finding all of the information needed is impossible.  For the person reading the “12 Steps . . .” the material feels right for all.  The applications are valuable for the basic business person and the more complicated business set up.  When reading the material an individual, like myself, feels appreciated and valued.  And the outline of the material is easy to comprehend and apply.

Let me share an example with you:

To put your brand on the map, you can toil away day-in and day-out for years, but one knockout appearance on The Today Showcan tip it in one fell swoop. Most people shy away from thinking big, because they think they’re not good enough (or ready) for mainstream coverage. Guess what? You are. Want proof? Look at some of the people who appear on talk shows. If they can do it, you can do it! Emotionalize your brand, craft a clever pitch, and use Twitter to engage mainstream media.

The material talks to me as an individual, the emotions of a human are shared in appreciation of my humanity and in understanding of the way to overcome and grow with and beyond.  The steps highlighted here will be applied in business by me and hopefully by you far into the future.  May Mr. Eric Harr find blessings because of his understanding of the value of humanity.

Eric Harr is the new Social Media Expert for CBS News and the Founder & President of Resonate Social, a boutique, integrated marketing agency in San Francisco. He is the author of “The REAL TRUTH About Social Media: 8 Timeless Truths Uncovered & 8 Monumental Myths Revealed” now available in bookstores nationwide and on the REAL TRUTH Website. He is the creator of FlyRight, the world’s first real-time customer service app that uses the social web to empower you with a stronger voice as it enables airlines to improve service. Engage with him on Twitter.

Concerning Values & Social Media

Rhapsodie’s Words Concerning Values

&

Social Media

Why are the impacts of social media so valuable in business today?  Well who hasn’t heard of Oprah Winfrey‘s new giveaway, or of Angelina Jolie‘s new movie?  What is heard is shared with social media.  Social media is as simple as mom saying, “You can’t have the cookie till after you eat dinner.”  To as complicated as new ordinances being publicized by the government.

What are people saying, and when do you as a business person determine that they are important to listen to?  That depends on how and when you listen.  In general it is as soon as you feel a concern because of how the information will impact your life or your business.  Businesses need to reason as people, if the information is not important to you why should you listen?  Social networking sites were created to share life with the world and to increase life’s value for all.  There are many contentions about the value of social media, but in the present day and age there is no life without money to live.  Are social networking sites good for our society?

Social media can be a powerful tool for social change and an alternative to more traditional methods of communication. During the protests of the Iranian election in June 2009, protestors used Twitter to circumvent government control over phones and the media. Twitter was so important that the US State Department asked Twitter to delay a network upgrade that would have taken the website offline at a busy time of day in Iran. Twitter complied and rescheduled the downtime to 1:30 am Tehran time. The ability to remain anonymous helped protect people who were spreading information in real time.

If the US government and other governments are taking the time to alter and limit social media, it must be a powerful tool.  The other tool government works to control is gun use, the reason is that guns are tools.  Tools can be used properly and they can be abused.  But the type of tool that is proper for your business might not be the tool that is proper for your neighbors business.  So a business that wants to keep up with the world needs to listen to social media and they need to use social media.

100 Years ago a business man would use a telegraph and a telephone as part of their social media program, today a business man could use, twitter, Facebook, YouTube, websites, and Digg, but it is only a tool of communication. Understanding the import of these tools is of primary importance, but second is  understanding how to use the tools to the best advantage.  And if the squeaky wheels get the grease (and the money,) shouldn’t a business person determine how to monitor the system?  The tool has many different values, but each business person needs to measure the value of the tools that are used.

If the tools aren’t used there is a limited potential for growth!!!

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