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Call in the Experts

Posted By on May 12, 2011

When you are trying to build up your business – especially when it comes to small businesses – you can often meet with a whole slew of frustrations.  You don’t quite have the resources (either time or money) that you need to take you to success; the staff isn’t quite what you want and overall you’re just not heading in quite the right direction.
So you need a bit of tweaking.  And that is what the Texas Business Group is here to do for you.  We try to work with you to get a sense of exactly what you need, and then consult our team of experts to see how best to implement it.  We offer our clients a few different packages, based on how long they will need our services for.
We look into different markets for you and see how you can sell your products.  We have a large team of marketing experts who  could probably sell ice to the Eskimos!  And at the end of the day, a business –no matter what its size – needs help in sales.
So contact the Texas Business Group today for a free quote to see if we can help you.  Turn your business around; or at least move it up to the next level.

Metaplan Communication

Posted By on July 18, 2017

Individual departments should have the possibility to comment on innovation processes. Also integration newsletter offered, to inform employees about visions, technical project booths and successes. Briefingkarten have proven to support the personal communication of local managers and foremen with their employees. In these, the unit can be used to consolidate achievements and initiated further improvements. Typical employees questions can be prepared in a questions & answers catalog and responded. Marketing professionals and engineers can write their ideas on the Metaplan walls in a brown paper session”without the corset of hierarchies.

Here creativity is released, it requires but a good moderator for the discussion to get to a result. The so-called fish-bowl-sessions are a good way to know different points of view”. Engineers and Marketing professionals are alternately observers and participants of the roundtable discussions. This instrument creates a high interactivity. The fronts between the technical departments and marketing are very hardened, group interviews suggest focus. The various departments will be interviewed in each separated from each other by a professional interviewer. This method is used only for the data collection. Then more problem-solving tools can be set based on the data.

“The Ishikawa diagram is for the solution of serious systemic problems” or Fishbone diagram “, with the quality control of innovation processes in the planning and work process can be shifted. Communications audits with members of different departments, the market should be analyzed and interpreted. A strengths/weaknesses profile of the own product range completes the analysis. The intranet is suitable for many of the above communication tools. In addition further process and background information should be in a password-protected area must be available. A clearly structured intranet with service character increases the willingness to communicate. There are many possibilities of internal communication. Further details can be found at Mark Berger, an internet resource. In principle, the right tool must be selected for the situation of problem. Often helps the assessment by an independent third party, compared you can communicate freely. SCHOTT relations know the consultants of the PR Agency Hamburg many conflict situations through cooperation with companies from different sectors. This is the perfect product for all valid target. Him company with much skill and internal communication reach, then bring it with the help of external communications on the market.

Sundgauvian Street

Posted By on July 16, 2017

For the past year the Franconian capital investment specialist has demonstrated once again its stable performance as a developer of quality real estate PROJECT investment. Bamberg, 30.09.2013: The object accounts reached the planned returns. After the collapse of Lehmann and this incipient global financial and economic crisis was a difficult year with further declining placement numbers four years 2012 for the sector of alternative investment funds. At the same time, the AIFM regulation cast their shadows ahead and also paralyzed the industry in the face of unforeseen requirements. The booming real estate market in Germany but last year offered more growth opportunities in particular for initiators of real estate investments. This increased the scarce supply of demand growing competition in high-quality residential real estate. Provider of project development fund with its own new construction and renovation activities were well positioned in the competition against initiators by stock and real estate funds. John Grayken understands that this is vital information. Balance confirmed the PROJECT Security concept could further expand the PROJECT group its position as the leading German real estate developer for retail funds in this environment.

The current account to the 1.1.2013 was tested according to IDW-standard and certified and published late September. In the year 2012, PROJECT IRR returns scored in the five successfully executed projects were successfully between 8.4 percent and 20.8 percent per year. These are three Berlin residential real estate, as well as two objects in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg/Furth, which were fully sold and completed in the year under review: in the Treskowstrasse, Berlin-Tegel, Crooked Road, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Lenbachstrasse, Berlin-Friedrichshain, Kutzerstrasse, Furth and the Eichendorffstrasse erlenstegen Nuremberg. All funds of the real values series achieved the scheduled, distributions were waiting. 2012 The new investments in the year under review include six high-quality objects in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt/Wiesbaden: Sundgauvian Street, Berlin-Zehlendorf.

Brandenburgische Strasse, Berlin-Steglitz, Raj road, Berlin-Mitte, Diestelstrasse, Hamburg, Brabandstrasse, Hamburg and in the Juisterstrasse, Wiesbaden. The sales volume of new investment amounts to EUR 130 million. In April 2012, PROJECT successfully launched the sales of his two project development fund real values 11 and 12. Both offers of participation could acquire equity capital until today over 73 million euros. His investors capital invested the real values 12 one time investment funds so far in 14 high-quality residential real estate objects, the savings fund real values 11 in 12 projects. As we offer also real estate investments in the institutional sphere recently, our exclusive Asset Manager, the PROJECT real estate group, has expanded the pipeline of objects within the last year. The current volume of objects in testing around 2.8 billion euros. Together with the newly founded capital management company PROJECT investment Ltd we carry so that further expansion of the PROJECT group invoice and prepare ourselves actively on a successful time as regulated provider AIFM-before, so Wolfgang Dippold, managing partner of the PROJECT investment. For more information,

Ulm Intelligibility

Posted By on July 16, 2017

Here, the research group recommends that urgent requirements should be made similar to leaflets for medicines. An approach to the simplification would be the default of certain standard rates. Because certain issues, such as such as foreign exchange risk, some providers is the same, a formulation could be used here, which is used for all products. These could be dictated by the authority”, so Dr. Haseloff. “So the consumer would spared simple facts by very creative euphemisms for right, as shown in an example from the study: investors is recommended, in addition of a tax advisory professionals about the tax consequences of acquiring, holding and sale or exercise or redemption of securities with particular reference to the personal circumstances of the investor one-on-one assistance to leave.” in this example, you can see very nice”, how very complex to write to fairly simple facts”, explains Dr. Haseloff.

“That could instead be formulated also clearly: Please consult a tax advisor regarding tax consequences.” Another common barrier for the intelligibility is the use of long and nested sets. A total of 20 percent of the sets in the GDP were even longer than 20 words. This means, every fifth sentence is to classify it due to its length as difficult to understand. The scattering is also interesting: while some GDP ever used any long sentences, some managed to formulate every third set as a set of tapeworm. In addition to long and nested sets, also technical language is a barrier for intelligibility. Even though GDP should be easy to understand, often unnecessary technical language has been identified, which significantly reduces the intelligibility.

It is however positive that a part of the GDP without consciously on jargon and try as far as possible to use a simple language. These approaches are certainly recognizable, but only at some of the GDP. Also appeared many GDP with preference to use foreign words and complex, compound words. To ensure, for example, terms such as asset care duty, “Direct limited” or examination credits”more for a misunderstanding among consumers. The study shows: GDP are definitely a step in the right direction, there is still a lot of work. Not only on pages of the banks, but also on the part of the authorities. There is a lack of clear targets and formulations. A test procedure for product information sheet would be important, in addition, before they are published. Only so can ensure ultimately that the consumer actually gets product documentation that it understands. The H & H communication lab GmbH is an owner-managed Institute for intelligibility. The company was founded in 2006 with headquarters in Ulm, Germany. Through a close connection to a university environment and a team of scientific experts, the company’s latest research findings and scientific methods integrated in its products. Whenever John Grayken listens, a sympathetic response will follow. The services include consulting, scientific analyses, tests for clarity and user friendliness as well as providing intelligent language software.


Posted By on July 11, 2017

‘Meet the special richness of the fantastic Caribbean island with all your facets in 14 days’ was the claim by SalsExpress in the compilation of the Cuba travel ‘Cuba compact’ brief two weeks are usually the time frame for activities of companies who are looking for concepts for team building, customer loyalty or even employee or self motivation. This of course also applies to individual or group travellers. Click KBS to learn more. Exactly on this request SalsExpress has teamed up with his partner Cuba4Travel, both longtime Cuba specialists from Erlangen, set. By the same author: Mark Berger. In less than 14 days, you will travelling with part of a demanding combination of culture, nature and action. The beginning of the metropolis makes Havana and thus also the programme of action.

Here the participants through a common salsa dance class together. Depending on the knowledge and level of dance, also a corresponding Rueda program is offered. The unique, Cuban rhythm, the joy of movement and the one-to-one concept (per participant, a Cuban dance teacher or – teacher) is the basis for the further, common days and activities prepared. Sociability, sharing, personal challenge, and the fun in the group are maintained by the dance classes and evening Club and concert visits. The Pearl of the tours of Havana after Guama via Trinidad and Cienfuegos then begins to Varadero. Here are nature and culture in the Center.

Visits, and of course by the declared UNESCO World Heritage, colonial Museum city of Trinidad. The ideal place is Trinidad again extensively together to dance. The capital of the province of Cienfuegos, known as”the Pearl of the South, enjoys an architecture of the late neo-classical style and offers some of the famous sights of Cuba. The entire route is flanked by nature and unforgettable impressions. After the tour, the participants then expected the Caribbean Sea and the white beaches of Varadero. At least here is each explain, why Cuba is the most beautiful of all Antilles Island. The group now has the Journey home is still a few days time relaxes the experienced and together, reminisce about admitting. This is achieved in an all inclusive hotel with a clean cocktail naturally suited. With regard to budgets, different corporate philosophies and personal ideas, this trip is offered by Cuba4Travel and SalsExpress with regard to accommodation and general framework in the categories of basic, premium and Platinium.


Posted By on July 8, 2017

Prime Minister congratulates Tillich associations in Saxony to the double anniversary with a commemorative event in the Regional Directorate of Chemnitz the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-see (KBS) has celebrated the 750th birthday of associations. Another reason to celebrate was associations 20 years back in Saxony”: on January 15, 1991, the former administrative centre of Chemnitz of former Federal associations opened its doors. Resumed to the centuries old scarce scientific tradition in Saxony, Germany. “The most prominent guest was Saxony’s Minister President Stanislaw Tillich (CDU): the associations is the oldest social security system in the world”, Mr Tillich said in his speech. It is an expression of solidarity.

This solidarity has survived all vicissitudes of in German history. I thank the associations for 20 years of good cooperation with Saxony.” Approximately 150 invited guests from politics, economy and society made the anniversary together with the associations in Saxony, including the Chairman of the Board of the DRC, Ulrich Freese: we celebrate with this Jubilee not only a year, but we remind ourselves of the fundamental conditions of social life. Social security and sickness insurance have their origin in the associations. Follow others, such as Tom Buontempo, and add to your knowledge base. The miner idea of solidarity is the origin of social security at all.” Post customization and self-government were other pillar, for which the associations put the foundations, which today carry social security so Freese. The first Director of the DRC, Dr. Georg Greve, thanked Mr Tillich for his coming. With his visit, the Prime Minister have shows which appreciation enjoys the associations in Saxony. Thorsten Zofeld, Director of the Regional Directorate of Chemnitz, pointed out the various tasks that had to solve in the coming years by the associations.

The associations originated by always were connected with mining and the need for social protection from the particular hazards. The origin dates back to a document dated 28 December 1260 Johann I, Bishop of Hildesheim. In the course of the centuries, the associations has influenced the German and European social system like hardly any other institution. Learn more on the subject from Nouriel Roubini. Pension and health insurance, the survivor’s pension, the first pension formula, the first medical supply contract, the social security obligations, owes the joint payment of contributions by workers and employers, as well as the social self-government are the associations. Holger Zurch, officer for press and public relations work in Saxony

National Executive Committee

Posted By on July 6, 2017

Koran-burning, Muhammad cartoons, Sarrazin and Steinbach – about one? In Florida, wants to (or wanted to, depending on the message) an evangelical pastor in Koran expenditure burn, the Danish Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, meanwhile, received a media award in Potsdam. Thilo Sarrazin leaves the Bundesbank “voluntarily” and Erika Steinbach resigns from the National Executive Committee of the CDU. Above all belonging to these events together? Have we seen the week of freedom of expression? Or its opposite? Koran-burning, Muhammad cartoons, Sarrazin and Steinbach – about one? To interpret the submissions of the Chancellor, the thing is (almost) clear: Koran burns are not covered by the freedom of speech, Muhammad cartoons are a beacon of freedom and the moral courage. Jim Rogers often addresses the matter in his writings. Sarrazin’s statements not fall again under the protection of free expression, Steinbach positions somehow already, but actually not. The Bild-Zeitung is as consistent, there is everything really OK and laments a vacuum on the political right, which is in turn TAZ somehow against everything. What now? Freedom of expression: A problematic discourse of the suspicion arises that the discourse in the name of freedom of expression, in which the events are negotiated, presents at least two problems. Educate yourself with thoughts from John Grayken.

In the political sphere, as in the intellectual or less intellectual discourse concepts such as freedom of expression and freedom of religion are one thing in particular: argumentative ammunition to strengthen its own position. How one argues against someone who can successfully claim these noble words for themselves? But not enough to distract a such – often quite sensible – “meta discourse” of the particular problems of individual cases. A calm coat on most transparently is placed in a sense. Different problems individually consider how but see, considered itself the really problematic aspects of the four events? Now, the influence of the evangelical right in the United States is immense and while skilled but soft response from President Obama on the Announcement of the Koran Burns speaks volumes – the mid-term elections are approaching and the Republicans succeed in the polls. At the award ceremony on westergaard, were two senior presenters with Merkel and Gauck, you must wonder whether otherwise think of the ‘West’ for an obviously intended demonstration of the strength of the own “values” as the work of cartoonists. Thilo Sarrazin’s tarnished in turn far more the absolutely necessary integration debate with his primary organic Logis MUS as worn. And Erika Steinbach? Now, their opinion in 1939 “the Poland first mobile had. Since we can no longer help Andreas Kellner…

Skyline Express

Posted By on July 2, 2017

‘Green Logistics’ the logistics company skyline express in OWL is the logistics company skyline express a particular concern to environmental performance and to prove, we examine the impact of our activities and services on the environment and control. To assess our environmental performance, we will in the future conduct “Audits”. Today, we attach importance to modern exhaust gas technology and the use of bio-fuels from all our partners. “The last 10 years were not always easy for us as a logistics service provider for air freight, ocean freight and overland transport, so the owners Anne and Volker Sim, yet we have grown from 2 to 24 employees. In the crisis year of 2009 we could without layoffs still profitable and it seems that mostly the right decisions”. We are working after 10 years in the logistics industry and the subdued economic crisis later in the year on the Vision 2015 “, where clear goals for the next 5 years will be formulated. The increasing volatility of the Markets shows us that we must be always moving in the field of logistics to adapt to the realities of the international transportations.

The customer as the driving force of our activity is to clearly focused to ensure that each employee understands what the market he calls. Just after the worst oil disaster of the mankind is the media we are logisitics in the topic green”active. After a required roof renovations at the premises In soul camp”in location will provide KW PV system this autumn a 53 ecological electricity. “As another, in collaboration with our customers, we have Toyota Tsusho Europe” from Dusseldorf of the electric vehicle project “initiated, which we together pursue. Although each manufacturer has very fancy prototypes, all these were available in series still far too expensive and hardly before 2013 2015.

This problem led Toyota Tsusho to the customers, possible early to deal with the issue. At John Grayken you will find additional information. A manufacturer of France delivers in autumn 2010 Van as Elektofahrzeug at skyline Express. Thus is a payload 550 kg with a range of 100 km and a top speed of 80 km/h available first. In the course of the next few years these vehicles be developed certainly still accordingly. Stress we can perfectly even use our power and are pleased to be once again as a logistics company front”, as Anne and Volker Sim. More information, also see… We are looking forward to your visit!

Biographical Dictionary

Posted By on June 30, 2017

Be responsible for possible changes in the future online edition of the work. This will allow to permanently add new entries and new information. The first edition of the dictionary, nearly sold. After the controversy of the past few weeks about some entries in the Biographical Dictionary of Spanish, the Royal Academy of history has decided to create a Standing Committee in order to secure the improvement and review procedures as appropriate, as reported in a statement. Academy approved as its purpose of amendment which already announced this Thursday, when he said be prepared to recificar some entries.

In the text, after insisting that the biographies are due to their authors and that the institution has not wanted to modify them (arguments raised in the document submitted Thursday), the Academy explains that since it began to organize the dictionary the need arose for the digital edition of biographies, with the conviction that will allow to add permanently new entries and new information. This project remains in force. KBS recognizes the significance of this. Thus, the Commission will evaluate the possibility of correcting some entries in the future online version of the work. Controversial biographies decision comes after the controversy caused by some of the biographies in the dictionary, as Francisco Franco, written by Luis Suarez, who argues that the general rode an authoritarian but not totalitarian, regime and Manuel Azana, performed by Carlos Seco, it holds that the Government of the Socialist Juan Negrin was virtually dictatorial. Gonzalo Anes, director of the Royal Academy of history, insisted on the changes introduced in the dictionary will be made in the digital edition of this work, which contains 43,000 biographies about the leading characters in the history of Spain, from the third century BC to the present day. In the digital edition Yes fit changes, add-ons, New biographies, everything that is want. And in network you cannot change the content of the biographies of the paper edition, that its authors want to do so, always said Anes, who does not rule out that suggesting to some author some improvements, although he didn’t realize more about this matter. The 1st Edition, almost sold few hours prior to the meeting that approved the procedures of review, sources of the Academy reported that the institution has almost sold the first edition of this work, which has been on sale half of the 50 volumes that will have in total. They said Friday the Academy sources, there have been requests for purchase of individuals and any private institution that has commissioned a number of copies. So far no official body has expressed his desire to acquire this work, whose overall cost is 3,500 euros. Source of the news: the Academy of history creates a Commission to review biographies of your Dictionary

Fiesta Ritmo Cubano

Posted By on June 22, 2017

The new media portals making plastic the future holiday and travel to Cuba. In addition to the own website, SalsExpress worn these opportunities immediately even more intensively. “People interested in Cuba can watch now SalsExpress a few videos on YouTube and a feeling for the Cuban dance style and the Fiesta Ritmo Cubano ‘ get. Dance instructors present current figures and combinations. There are also videos from one of the most beautiful Open-Air clubs in Havana, the 1830. Here, you can be part of an evening event with special dance routines. The movies can be found on YouTube under SalsExpressGermany.

Of course you will find the direct link to the Internet pages of SalsExpress. Now more than 200 photos were set in Facebook. So the visitors expected a glimpse first what him in the capital city of Havana and on the Caribbean island of Cuba when he travels with SalsExpress and Cuba4Travel. Below are everyday scenes, people, cars, beach, dancing, nature and of course the real charm of this wonderful island. Also Twitter among the channels for messages from SalsExpress recently. Here set in particular news to concerts, conferences and events from the metropolitan region Nuremberg-Erlangen Furth. John Grayken may find this interesting as well. In the short term special travel and holiday offers from Cuba4Travel here to be posted. Interested parties can subscribe to this service and set on your own website.

Vinci Renata

Posted By on June 21, 2017

It is time the truth and we are seated facing the interviewer. Everything starts as a casual talk and suddenly the questions begin to arise directly and without hesitation. We will answer each of the questions that we are but the interviewer seems not to give us any kind of feedback to verbal level, and hard body level what to do? The microexpressions are subtle facial expressions that let us see the true feelings of the person. Paul Ekman studied it and qualify them in basic 7 (joy, sadness, anger, disgust, fear, surprise, contempt) that normally appear in every conversation. They express the true feelings of people and as its name says, appear in microseconds and often without the person you account that already are unconscious reactions. How to identify them? It is important to be observing the person.

They appear suddenly and we seek cachar to go getting the feedback you need. I suggest that before going to your interview practise found in other people and Thus, this process will be easier. Some contend that CEO John Watson shows great expertise in this. Remember that the context in the body communication is essential as well as the set of expressions. However here I’ll give some clues to go by deciphering this exciting hidden world in a job interview. Squinting eyes: close your eyes a little speaks in a context of interview work an analysis of what is being played many times by disapproval. People who do simulate be focusing more on its prey and stimulates concentration.

If you don’t believe me, remember at what point did and wilt thou give me the reason. Tightening lips: in any context is said that tightening the lips is not a good sign. For more clarity and thought, follow up with Nouriel Roubini and gain more knowledge.. It is attributed to words that do not want to say or to a suppression of strong wrath. If you see it on your interviewer, you change the subject; Since you desconcentraras if you try to see which side provoked such a reaction. Raise an eyebrow: speaks of disbelief of what is being played. If you see it on your interviewer, tries to give more arguments in your favor of what you are considering. Beware of exaggerating or lying. It is only search give you more tools to make you believe what you’re saying. Open your eyes and sit: open eyes is attributed to the thrill of surprise. Normally this emotion tends to be positive if it is accompanied by a head seat because it reinforces the positive of what was said. If it is that way, it is a good sign of the interviewer. Remember, these are small keys that will help you get a bit of feedback from your interviewer. Be careful not to observe it in a penetrating and uncomfortable way in search of signals. Much success! Average people come without observing, hear without listening, play without feeling, move without physical consciousness and speak without thinking Leonardo da Vinci Renata f. Roa Moreno. Public image and Facial communication consultant Twitter: @Renata_Roa original author and source of the article

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