Why not consider these games after you have purchased some fancy dress and hen party gifts for your guests.Hen party number 1- The cross your leg gameWhen everyone is seated for 'present opening time', hand out a clothes peg to each person (I prefer plastic pegs, as wood could snag and ruin delicate clothing).Each guest must clip the clothes peg to their skirt or pants, then sit back and let the party begin.The aim is to not cross your legs. If you catch someone crossing their legs, you get to put your clothes peg on their skirt/pants. But the same goes for you... don't get caught crossing your legs. This might sound really easy, but you wouldn't believe how we unconsciously cross our legs when seated! Guests get absorbed in chatting and watching the presents being opened and completely forget themselves, crossing their legs. Lots of laughs. At the end of present opening, the winners are those who have been able to keep the clothes pegs away.Hen party number 2 - Mr. and Mrs. GameSince the popular TV program has come on to our TV screens in the UK this is a popular game and so easy to play, the questions can also be easily be changed.Where was your partner born?What colour are his/her eyes? Is your partner a tidy person?Does he/she like cooking? Does he/she like sport?What is their favourite TV programme?What was your partner's first job?How much does your partner earn now?What newspaper does he/she read?What is his/her favourite place?Hen Party number 3 - Naughty bananasThis is quite a fun game, and also it's easy to set up. All you need are two bananas, two pairs of handcuffs, and two volunteers. Sit your volunteers on chairs, and put a banana in-between each of their legs, handcuff their hands behind the chair. The object of the game is to peel and eat the banana (without hands). The first one to finish is the winner.Whatever you choose to play or venue selected hen parties are normally remembered for the right and wrong reasons!
Copyright Shaun R. FawcettIf you ever draft letters, or any other documents where brevity is important, you'll want to pay close attention to these little practical "tricks of the trade". The following is an abridged excerpt from a chapter I have included in a couple of my Writing Kits.--------------- Anyone who has read any of my articles on the subject of letter writing or resume writing will know how important I believe it is to minimize the number of pages, preferably limiting them to one page wherever possible. And we all know how tacky it looks when we put the finishing touches on a letter and it overflows onto the second page by one or two lines. Very unprofessional! So, there are a number of handy little tricks that I've used over the years that will help squeeze a letter or other document onto one page without it being noticed by the average reader. These tricks can be applied using any standard word processing software program. Im not sure whether a purist at a secretarial school would approve of some of my methods since they may deviate from certain technical standards, but I have used them hundreds of times and nobody has ever been the wiser. The main point being that I was able to keep a letter on one page when the first version overflowed by a few lines onto a second page. Below are my page compression tips, listed in the order in which I suggest you apply them: 1.Move both the left and right margins out about 1/4 in. closer to the edge of the page. 2.Move the top and bottom margins out about 1/4 in. closer to the edge of the page. 3.Edit out the one or two word overflows. What I mean here is this: After the letter is drafted take a good look at each paragraph. See if there are any that have an ending sentence that overflows onto an additional line for the sake of one word. If so, make a minor edit or two in the paragraph that shortens it a little so that the last word or two will not overflow onto the following line. Using this method, you can often gain two or three extra lines in a one-page letter. 4.Adjust the line spacing on the page. You can gain considerable space on a page by adjusting the line spacing of the text. For example, if the default line spacing is set to single at 12 points try setting it to exactly at 12 points if your font size is 12. If that doesnt do it, try exactly at 11 pts. Often you have to experiment a bit with this one to get the look just right. 5.As a last resort, try reducing the size of the font by 1 point size, say from 12 to 11 points. 6.If it still doesnt fit, theres one final thing you can try if youre the author of the letter. Go back and edit it one more time. Look for redundant thoughts and phrases, or those that can be combined into one sentence rather than two. Is every word and phrase absolutely essential to your message? Youll be amazed at the space savings that this process can result in. As I said earlier, try the above methods in sequence, one-at-a-time, checking each time to see if your latest change has done the trick for you. What happens if it still wont fit? Now, if youve used all of the above tricks and you still cant get the letter to fit onto one page, its time to admit that youve got a real two-pager. In which case, you should then think about reversing some of the compression tricks that you applied when you tried to squeeze the letter, and then concentrate on making a balanced looking second page. Theres nothing worse looking than a letter with a one or two sentence second page! So in this case, you may want to actually stretch the letter out a bit. Often, at this stage I actually increase the line spacing and reduce the margins slightly so that there will be a decent sized overflow onto the second page. For example, try reversing steps 1, 2 and 4 above. So instead of decreasing the top, bottom and side margins on page one, try increasing them by 1/4 in. all around. Then increase the point size and see if that helps. Ideally, try to get the page to break cleanly at a paragraph break, for a nice tidy page-to-page transition. Again, I have used these little compression tricks thousands of times, and nobody has ever pulled out their ruler and chastised me for inaccuracy. The important thing is to end up with a professional "looking" letter. In fact, if you do a very detailed check of the real-life templates included in any one of my Writing Toolkits you would find that I have used one or more of the above tricks on many of them. But, Im not telling which ones!
La mayora de la gente te dir que la nica manera de salir de un casino siendo Millonario es entrar siendo un Millonario, pero la realidad es que no es completamente verdad. Solo es la forma ms fcil de hacerlo.Si eres el tipo de persona que no teme a los riesgos para ganar grandes sumas, entonces puede que esto te sea til.Las maquinas de video Pquer pueden ser encontradas en cada casino, en los clsicos casinos o en lnea. Estas maquinas ofrecen las mejores posibilidades de hacerte un millonario si sabes como jugar.Todo lo que necesitas es una tarjeta de crdito con por lo menos $20,000 y los cojones de arriesgarlo, en lo que puede ser menos de 20 minutos. Recomiendo guardar hasta $20,000 dlares antes de que lo intentes y no solo gastar el dinero de tu tarjeta.El juego que elijas es muy importante. Hay muchos tipos de juegos diferentes de poquer ofrecidos en forma de video. En algunos juegas en un computador y el jugador con la mejor mano ganara, en otros no hay otros jugadores, la mejor mano que obtengas la maquina pagara mas. Un par paga 1:1; dos pares pagan 2:1 y sucesivamente. El segundo tipo de video pquer es el que mas te conviene.Recuerda que esto no es no es una garanta de que ganaras, y si no ganas dinero puede que quedes con menos $20,000 dlares. Pero la realidad es que puede hacerte ganar mucho efectivo, de una forma bastante sencilla.Usualmente conviene comenzar con por lo menos 20,000 dlares, y haciendo apuestas de $1,000 cada tanto, y as comenzar a ganar el gran monto real.Te recomiendo no aumentar tus apuestas a mas de $1,000 hasta que no hayas hecho por lo menos $100,000.He descubierto este mtodo hace dos aos; He gastado mis fines de semana en el casino jugando al poquer blackjack, Ruleta, sin ganar nada de dinero, pero durante la semana jugaba video pquer desde mi casa, y ganaba montos que nunca lo haba hecho antes.Un da decid intentarlo y en vez de gastar mi dinero en juegos de mesa fui directamente al video pquer, y para el final del fin de semana haba ganado casi $60,000 dlares.Ahora cada dos o tres meses voy al casino, con una cuenta de $20,000 y gano montos que nunca haba pensado ganar nunca antes.Recuerda que no hay garantas que esto te resulte un 100 por ciento, ya que ha habido momentos en donde puedes perder tus $20,000 antes de ganar tu primera buena mano, pero tambin puede que recibas una increble mano y ganes de una $25,000 en la primera mano. Aprende ms sobre eso en Juegos de casinos 6.Sin duda las apuestas de casino son un tipo de actividad la cual puedes decepcionarte mucho o sorprenderte por haber recibido grandes ganancias. Si sientes que tu situacin econmica no pasa por sus mejores momentos, debes esperar hasta sentirte mas seguro para no tener grandes decepciones. Al mismo tiempo si buscas ganar dinero rpido, puede que sea tu oportunidad.
You started a business. You bought a suit. You received your business and license and all you need now is an office where you can spend the next year of your life getting your business off the ground. The last thing you want is to look to customers like your company doesn't make enough to stay in business. Let's face it. Appearance is everything.So how do you put an office together without much money? We found a few companies that you can bet on for all the high-quality stuff you need, at affordable prices, and no hidden charges. Ready? Pay attention!The most important online company we found was Versa Tables. Never heard of them? You have now! Versa Tables designs and manufactures high-quality, affordable, computer furniture for offices and schools, and best of all, ships directly to the consumer without a middle man. And anyone can order from their online site.For our demonstration, we ordered five attractive black vinyl side chairs (two for your office and three for the reception area), two 48-inch Enclosed Classroom Desks, two task chairs, and two ergonomically enhanced Deluxe Keyboard Arms and Trays for comfort. The whole thing cost us less than $1800, leaving an extra $200 for a few framed pictures, plants, or even a fish tank. The best thing about Versa Tablesbesides their high-end, attractive furnitureis that they don't charge for shipping at all. So what the site says you'll pay, is exactly what you'll pay. No hidden handling fees or weight fees for shipping heavy desks and chairs. They also accept PayPal.In addition to the basic office furniture, you'll need some supplies: staplers, pens, paper, desk organizers, calendars, etc. We found an impressive variety of products from file containers to pencil sharpeners at Target online. Another great online source is Green Light Office. The site actually tells you if they have the lowest price or not on each item.When decorating an office, keep in mind that aesthetics are everything. You want your office to look inviting, clean, neat, and convey an image of success. Avoid furniture that's too big for the space, plastic plants, and colors that don't match. Purchase all your office furniture from one source, ensuring the colors work together and the style of the pieces you've chosen are compatible. You don't need to be an interior designer to do this. Purchasing everything from one source will guarantee that they'll work.As a small business, you probably won't have retailers bending over backward to get your business, but that's okay. Going direct to the manufacturer's websites can often give you the same prices the 'big guys' get without having to prove yourself first. It's always a good idea as well to start building good credit as soon as you can so that your application will pass when you'd like to begin using purchase orders. The privilege of being able to send a purchase order (which is basically a written guarantee that you'll pay for whatever you're buying so the company will process your order prior to you actually paying for it) only comes with good credit, which is priceless.
Doing chores is one of the things no one likes to do and therefore they very rarely do it. This means if you decide right here and now that you will do your business chores, you will be ahead of 80% of your competition.What do we mean by a business chore? A business chore is made up of many items. Here are some that you can put into your schedule and if you do them on a regular basis, you will get that feeling of satisfaction that comes with a good day of business just from following up:First - Take a handful of the cards you collected from the last networking event (or trade show) you attended and put them into your database. You can use Outlook or other CRM type software to do this. The key here is that you create a category for the event. For example, if you attended a Chamber of Commerce networking event on July 20, you would create a category Chamber Events (you may also want to put the year). When you enter the contact information, you will then select Chamber Events as the category.Did you know that people attending Chamber networking events only follow up 1% of the time? Here is your chance to put in the contact information and then... Second - Decide what method you want to use to follow up with the contacts you just entered. If you want to send an email, I would suggest you have several drafts you can choose from and then customize it for that particular individual (remember we do business with individuals and not organizations). If you create your emails in Word or other word processing program ahead of you can prepare several versions for different scenarios. I suggest you create at least 5 different ones. Then all you need to do is pick the text, fill in the blanks, and send the email. What could be easier?Email is certainly the easiest method of connection but not all email gets through because of spam blockers or the recipient does not recognize your name and trashes it before it is opened. You must look to using a number of connection methods including using the telephone.Third - Use the contact information you have just entered to follow up your email with a phone call to set up a time to meet on the phone. The key here is that you are booking 15 to 20 minutes of phone time to discuss potential. You are not selling your products with this first phone call. Most often you will end up leaving a quick message and will recycle the redial until the next day. Don't waste your time dialing the same person several times in one day.Fourth - Even though you may have sent an email and made a quick phone call, you follow up chores for the day are not complete. If you think there may be business you can do with the prospect, you next chores is to send a card, personally addressed and written with envelope and stamp. Sound tedious? Well it does not have to be, I found a system that works beautifully! I use a program that does all of this for me. If you want to try it out go to www.SendOutCards.com/11666 I have setup a guest account for you to play with (you can send out 1 or 2 cards on my nickel). The id and password to get into the account is midnight. The results I have obtained from sending out these cards has been overwhelming. Everyone I sent a follow up card to has responded - that is 100%. Amazing! In summary there are three chores you need to put into your calendar for the first thing each morning. You should do these chores everyday to achieve maximum resultsFirst, enter new contact information into your Outlook or CRM program.Second, send an email to follow up. Third, make a quick phone call to set up a telephone meeting. Fourth, send a personal card in the mail (see the item above to get access to instant cards). If you can do these four chores everyday, your business will blossom.