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Online Reputation Management in Hospitality

Online reputation management (ORM) is a key component in marketing today. If someone wants to know about your product or service they can simply search for you online and find numerous reviews instantly. ORM is important to any industry, but has been proven invaluable in hospitality. In an article, “The Impact of Social Media on Lodging Performance” by Dr. Anderson, a professor at Cornell University, it was noted that “if a hotel increases its review scores by 1 point on a 5-point scale (e.g., from 3.3 to 4.3), the hotel can increase its price by 11.2 percent and still maintain the same occupancy or market share.” While it may seem counter intuitive, every review is potential for an increased review score, reveals OnlineReputationReviews.com. It is inevitable that any you will come across negative reviews from time to time. What’s important is that you capitalize on the negativity by responding publicly, showing current and potential customers that you can admit fault and correct your actions. Make sure this is done in a timely manner to prevent an unchecked negative review from influencing potential customers for long.

Positive reviews should also be address when possible. Thanking customers for feedback or suggesting other services that compliment those they already enjoyed is a quick and easy way to ensure continued positive reviews about your product or service. Positive reviews provide insight to your customers’ overall experience which can be used for promotional purposes both online and in person when your guests arrive. If customers are constantly raving about a certain feature you offer, be sure to mention it on your website and mention it when guests check in.
The public nature of online reviews means they can also be utilized against competitors as well. If you see your competitors are constantly receiving complaints about a feature your company excels at you can also highlight this online. If instead your competition is getting great reviews about services they offer, you can begin working to improve your own business in that area. ORM provides insights that help you connect with customers and keep your business relevant.

 

Shaygan Kheradpir Looks Ahead With Coriant CEO Role

After three decades working in the technology industry many executives would be looking to slow down and take a step back from the day to day running of a company, but now Shaygan Kheradpir who has recently become the CEO of Coriant. Upon his appointment to the role Kheradpir could call upon 28 years of experience working in the technology and financial industries as a technology executive; the vast levels of experience is seen as a bonus for executives at Coriant’s parent company Marlin Equity Partners who hope his business skills will push their $1 billion per year earnings even higher, according to Light Reading.

The achievements of Shaygan Kheradpir read like a history of the technology industry over the last three decades as he has found himself at the center of one of the most creative times in the history of the industry. While working with Verizon Kheradpir looked to cut costs in the development department with a focus on shorter deadlines and research teams; instead of developing an entire new product each team would focus on smaller aspects of the overall piece of technology for just 30 days before the product would be given the green light or abandoned.

It was during his time as the head of development at Verizon that Shaygan Kheradpir began to show the world he was much more than simply an impressive technology expert, but also had a range of skills that would make him one of the top business people in the industry. At Verizon Kheradpir was given the task of overseeing the information technology department, which was the largest in the communications industry and had overheads to match. The Cornell University alum set out to cut costs and through the use of outsourcing and new technologies brought the outlay on IT of Verizon below the industry standard.

Despite only being formed in 2013 Coriant has already developed a client list totaling over 500 after the company was created from Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and Nokia Siemens. The company has continued its growth under CEO Pat DiPietro who accepted the role on a short term basis from his position with Marlin Equity Partners; DiPietro will remain Vice-President of the Coriant brand and return to his earlier position at Marlin to leave Shaygan Kheradpir to oversee the day to day running of the technology company.

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The Role Played by Jose Manuel Gonzalez in Addressing the Plight of Venezuelan Farmers

Farming is the most prevalent economic activity in most third world nations. Venezuela is no exception. Despite being agriculturally rich, the country’s agricultural sector has for years, lagged behind. Jose Manuel Gonzalez has emerged as the voice of farmers in the South American nation. The politician and farmer has been using every channel to express his displeasure with the way farmers have been given a deaf ear by successive Venezuelan governments.

Why the Sector Needs to be Revitalized

Gonzalez has been an adherent champion for agricultural reforms. Being a farmer has put him in a vantage position as far as pinpointing the ills facing the sector is concerned. Lack of foreign exchange has greatly affected the agricultural sector since it is almost impossible to import high quality farm implements. This state of inadequacy negates efforts being put in place by small scale farmers to improve the sector. The country’s assembly has similarly failed to get to the root cause of the problem and has left farmers on their own.

Venezuelan leadership has been putting in place economically inept policies, which have affected agriculture most. The use of one company for importation purposes for instance, has created a monopoly, which is the main cause of the perennial scarcity of agricultural implements. Cartels and agriculture barons have taken advantage of the closed door economy to make illegal importations, which denies the government the much-needed revenue. Insecurity in farming villages has escalated to the point that farmers are robbed of their hard-earned money in broad daylight, maimed and left for the dead. According to Gonzalez, these issues ought to be addressed judicially to that the sector can be saved from imminent collapse.

Important Notes about Jose Manuel Gonzalez

Gonzalez is a vocal farmer, entrepreneur and politician. He is the representative of Guárico State in the Venezuelan National Assembly. He is widely regarded as a revolutionary and the only hope to millions of farmers living below the poverty line. Gonzalez rose to the limelight during his stint as FEDECAMARA’s president. He has used his political role to fight for the rights of farmers, and to condemn cartels operating in Venezuelan villages.

The Midas Legacy Expert Sean Bower’s Take on Retirement Savings

Retiring without getting ready can be devastating. While everybody knows a time will reach when they are no longer as productive as they were in their younger days, not everybody knows how to invest right. Individuals seeking financial advice need to consider Midas legacy advisory services. Midas has a great team of experts who are ready and willing to offer financial advice.

Sean Bower is a publisher and one of the experts at The Midas Legacy. He is a well-known writer on economic concepts. Sean has authored several articles which have been featured on Wall Street. He is a columnist on unlocking your secrets, which is available on the Midas website. According to Sean, investors are likely to lose their retirement savings if they make the wrong financial decisions. In 2008, many people lost their investments. The Federal Reserve sets the interest rates according to the prevailing economic conditions. Interest rates drive economic characteristics. When the Federal Reserve plays games with interest rates, the consequences are dire. Such games force insurance companies to make risky decisions so that they can continue earning profits.

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Recently, the interest rates have been horizontal and downwards. As a result, insurance companies have had steady profits. Insurance companies have ended up making rushed and risky investment decisions with the investors’ retirement savings. In case a leading insurance company experiences a downturn, it might start a market crisis thus lowering or clearing the retirement savings. Mr. Bower feels that the 2008 incident “great recession” is avoidable. He offers two ways of avoiding such crisis. One of them is to “go cash” so as to prevent loss of savings in case of a similar crisis.

The second way of avoiding such losses is to make money without shorting the market. This is an effective way of protecting retirement savings. It is not uncommon to be confused on which option to go for. If you are stuck, consider visiting The Midas Legacy for wealth management advice. The firm features in the main columns such as the natural cures, retirement calculator, Wall Street informer, real estate niches and best business blueprints.

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Stalwart of the Living Standard Awarded for its Caring Community

Our society’s elders are increasingly forgotten as the majority of a media-saturated population heartlessly sweeps wise individuals aside. Often times, this forced movement is into facilities which often have little oversight to prevent a harsh reality of abuse and neglect. This is why standard-bearers of a sound system, including the Manse on Marsh, which nobly serves notable central-coast communities like Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo, deserve to be celebrated.

A recent award, graciously given by “Caring.com” to The Manse on Marsh, came with important conditions, including the long-term maintenance of proud residential care, exemplified by across the board by 5-star ratings. It’s only natural that Manse on Marsh was able to reach such a marvelous pinnacle of achievement; it was accomplished through the robust and caring community that enhances the entire industry by raising the bar, calling out the competitors.

CEO Logan Sexton relishes in the fact that pride in his community has proliferated into a public achievement, validating the effort it takes to create a community that offers a diverse range of living accommodations. Providing broad, quality services, some of which include easy transport, maids, laundry, and decadent dining options; has paid off immensely, providing in free publicity for a community that speaks for itself.

The people that reside at The Manse clearly feel a connection to the staff of this cohesive community that employs the impeccable Care Planning System, seamlessly streamlining the necessary aspects of proper care while endorsing wonderful social activities. The greatest testament to the quality of care set by the standard of the Manse are the smiles and testimony of the residents themselves. The fact that these men and woman took their precious time to spread the positive word speaks volumes more about the establishment than any other source.

While the Manse is a sound collective, management ensures that care is individualized, resulting in fair care for only the services that are truly necessary for the elderly residing under the unfaltering care of The Manse’s staff. The CEO both congratulates, and thanks the adults and caregivers that have endorsed his service, showing that his thoughts are with both sides of the collective community.  Be sure to check them out on Twitter, and follow the official blog for continued updates.

Norka Luque, The Latina Music Sensation

Norka Martinez Luque was born in Caracas, Venezuela on February 7, 1986. By the age of eight, her parents realized that Norka had an amazing talent, and began her training in piano, vocal, and dance lessons. After graduating high school, Luque went to college, where she pursued a Business Administration degree in France. She received degrees in the Culinary Arts, Fashion, and Marketing.

After college, Norka Luque joined a band called Bad Moon Rising, to familiarize herself with those involved in the European music community. The band played on weekends in French dance clubs, and quickly gained popularity, mostly because of Norka’s striking vocals.

With her population and love for singing increasing, Norka knew that in order to have any chance of making it big in the music industry, she’d have to move to the United States. She wound up settling in Miami, and soon after landed a gig in a nightclub on South Beach. She took the Miami music scene by storm, quickly gaining a following. Club-goers packed in every night to hear Norka Luque sing.

After four years of working the club circuit, with her popularity steadily rising, Norka finally got the break she was looking for. In 2008, she formed a working relationship with Emilio Estefan, Jr., who signed on as Luque’s producer to help shape and develop her musical career.

Estefan gathered such talents as Hermanos Gaitán, Archie Pena, and Luigi Giraldo to work with Ms. Luque on her recordings. In 2011, Norka released her first single “Como lo Haces Tu”. The single quickly became a huge hit within all of the major Latino communities around the world, and she was nominated for Best Female Pop Artist in the Premios Lo Nuestro Awards.

Norka’s second single; “Milagro” was also widely acclaimed, and consistently held spots on the Latino Music Billboards.

In October of 2012, Norka was featured on the cover of Latino Show magazine. When asked about her blossoming career, Ms. Luque responded, “This is an opportunity that many talented artists dream of having. I feel so blessed that Emilio (Estefan) liked my musical project, working with him is a miracle, a school of life; and everyday I learn something new.”

In 2014, Norka’s career was sidelined, as serious personal health issues arose. Luque suffered from epilepsy, a condition of the central nervous system. Her condition became so bad it required her to undergo brain surgery at the beginning of 2015. Recovery for Norka was slow and all-encompassing. However, Luque is now fully healed, and ready to resume her amazing musical journey. Her most recent single, “Tomorrowland”, (available on all music apps) is a very fitting song title for a singer whose tomorrows seem endless. Find Norka Luque on Facebook to learn more about her music and upcoming events.

Thor Halvorsen’s Angry, And Effective

New York-based non-profit Human Rights Foundation has just closed their “Davos for Dissidents” conference – the Oslo Freedom Accords. Their founder, and self-admitted driving egotist, Thor Halvorssen, has spent the show on theatrical matters, having Friederike Krum sing the aria made famous by the Shawshank Redemption after presentations by a group of dissidents with nearly a century of experience behind bars or in house arrest.

And he’s exhausted, exuberant, and angry. Halvorssen sees his mission in life as one of directing a spotlight, of shining the light of truth and public opinion into the darkest corners of state-sponsored human suffering. Unlike most of the “crisis set,” Thor Halvorssen exudes a boundless energy, rather than cynical world weariness. He doesn’t spare the knife when it comes to discussing his self-appointed peers, who go after the low hanging fruit of democratic governments, where the risk of being jailed or beaten is significantly less.

Halvorssen comes off as a man who’s consummately busy, running the Human Rights Foundation while also producing films and chairing the Moving Pictures Institute…in addition to globetrotting to conferences in Geneva, sharing drinks with survivors of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and coordinating staffers quick to identify new inflection points, and new cracks in the armor of secrecy surrounding the dictatorships that, next to sleep, seem to be his greatest foe. He’s constantly checking on something, be it his phones (he carries five) or his laptop (he has three), and his interests are all over the place. He’s currently excited about taking a classic Heinlein novel, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” and adapting it into a movie with Bryan Singer in the director’s chair.

Halvorssen’s concerns about human rights come naturally to him; they’re something of a family tradition. His great grandfather, the Norwegian consul to Venezuala, turned Caracas into a safe harbor for Norwegian shipping when the Germans invaded Norway – down to pummeling Nazis when they objected. His father was charged with ending Venezuela’s drug trade, and suffered years of torture in prison for finding corruption and standing up to it. His mother was wounded by gunfire when protesting Hugo Chavez.

Halvorssen simply lives up to their example, and, with a director’s art, is using the only tool he knows works: Theatricality, and a willingness to direct the spotlight on the victims of repressive regimes the world over.

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IAP Takes Care of the World

IAP Worldwide Services is an international logistics provider, facilities manager and a provider of technical services. They have over 2000 employees around the globe. They work on natural disasters, deliver supplies to overseas battlefields.

They are ready to support clients and carry out difficult logistics and technical challenges. They have been offering their services for over 60 years. They have built a reputation as a reliable source that you can depend on when you need to.

IAP defines success not only as how their customers view them, but how the world views them. Their reputation precedes them, and they take this very seriously. When you partner with IAP, they make your goals, their goals. Learn more about IAP Worldwide Services: https://www.iapws.com/ and http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobs/company/c8b4hg6d99rc25sg48q/iap-worldwide-services

They align themselves with a diverse group of companies, who can add value to their services. They make sure their actions always align with the highest moral standards and behavior.

They are dedicated to transporting people and things quickly and safely to any place in the world. Their logistics and supply chain services are second to none.

IAP offers the best operations and maintenance, portable waste water management, grounds management and much more. Governments depend on IAP for mission support when they are in remote environments and IAP Wordwide Services delivers.

IAP Worldwide Services delivers in areas where others cannot, meeting logistic requirements on a daily basis. They manage military bases, field hospitals, oil and gas production team housing facilities, and remote research labs. When people’s lives are in danger, the US Government calls IAP. They provide services during natural disasters, and any other type of crisis. They are ready to serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

They support aviation operations and maintenance as well as all the other things they do. Emergency services, to simple day-to-day operations are provided. IAP is simply a company that you can depend on when you need help. Read more: IAP Worldwide Services Jobs

They have worked very hard over the years to develop and build a strong reputation for dependable, reliable, fast service. They offer contract vehicles to the government, defense department, and national security agencies. Whatever logistic task you can come up with, they can most likely meet.

How Wen by Chaz Dean Works for Thin Hair

If you have every wondered about how Wen by Chaz Dean [http://www.wen.com/chaz-dean.html] actually effects a person’s hair, Bustle.com published an article by Emily McClure that details her week-long trial of the product. She claims that on the first day of her trial, she realized that you need to use a lot more of the product than you would use of shampoo. She used the recommended amount of WEN, and noticed that her hair felt thicker while she was massaging the product through. She left it on for a few minutes and then rinsed. After blow drying her hair, she said that it looked shinier than normal and had a little more life to it. She claims that her hair is normally very limp, because it is very thin.

She continued the testing of the sephora advertised brand for seven days and at the end of the week, she said she was getting compliments from friend about how nice her hair looked. She says, she feels that it helped her hair behavior a bit better than normal. She is thinking of using it long term.

Wen by Chaz Dean is a new concept in hair cleansing. Chaz, while working at a hair salon in Los Angeles, became interested in how to keep hair healthy. He came up with the cleansing treatment that is now his Amazon known formula, by trying it out on celebrities His first celebrity to use it was Nicolette Sheridan. It made her hair look fabulous, so some of the other actors working on Aaron Spelling shows started using it. And a star was born.

 

Sam Tabar Climbs the Career Ladder

It is very hard to get established in the legal field. Sam Tabar was able to get his foot in the door and has accomplished so much from the time he started in the legal field, til now. He is known as one of the best attorney’s and is a capital strategist. He has worked very hard to establish a positive reputation and always strives for client satisfaction.

Sam Tabar is working for FullCycle Fund in New York City. He has used his many talents to open doors for his career success. He has worked for Meagher and Flom, Arps, Skadden and Slater. He is a wonderful business person and attorney and is very easy to get along with. He was shortly moved to the business development and capital strategy side of the business because of his skills and education.

His time working for Arps, Skadden, Slater and Meagher and Flom was far from a waste for him. He brought the group to incredible heights in terms of business development. He has always loved his job and has enjoyed helping clients. SPARX is a group that Sam Tabar has spent time helping. He did a great job working as Managing Director for the company and also served as Co-Head of Business Development. He used his amazing legal knowledge to help this business get to the top.

He decided to take a different position after his career at the SPARX Group and found a job at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was able to become Director and the Head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He worked for the Asia-Pacific region during his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Sam Tabar then moved his career to The Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP. He used his legal experience to help this company grow expontentially. He focused on hedge funds and compliance issues and also worked as the Senior Associate for the company. He definitely established a positive name for himself during his time here. He can be found on Instagram, where he posts pictures of his most recent amateur photography.

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