MayankJ of CareerTrend reports:
"The formal dinner program is an important part of ensuring that the evening runs smoothly while also telling the guests what to expect at the dinner. The program is given to guests with a complete agenda as well as special notes. When you are writing the dinner program, it is important for you to take your time and refer to the dinner agenda so the guests are aware of appropriate timing. Select a font. You can use any font, though a fancier font style makes the program look more formal. Design a cover page for the program. The cover page tells the guests what the formal dinner is for and which group is running it...Use a large font size, such as around 24 points or larger depending on your preferred font style, on the cover page and center the information. Change the font size to a smaller one such as 16. Press '[E]nter' until you get to the next page. Keep the page centered. Bold and underline the words 'Dinner Program' or 'Banquet Program' as you prefer to word it. This tells the guests that the following information is the plan for the evening. Change the font to around size 12 or 14 and remove the bolding and underlining options. Type in information such as the date, time and location under the program information. Hit '[E]nter' twice and then type in the information about what will take place at the dinner...If the individual does not have a title, just type the full name. Press '[E]nter' twice and write the next part of the program...Repeat through the whole evening plan, including the dinner, entertainment and speech information. Include special thanks or name mentions as appropriate at the end of the program."
Lee Nichols reports:
"Consult an expert when closing a business...Failure to close your business correctly can leave you liable for permits and taxes. While canceling your Employer Identification Number notifies the Internal Revenue Service of your business's closure, some local and state tax offices require businesses to inform them by letter in the event of closure. Write your name, business name, address, business permit number and tax identification number at the top of the letter. Align your text with the left margin. Use a 10 pt Times New Roman or Arial font. Write the date using U.S.-based formatting...Include a reference line such as 'RE: Business Closure.' Look up the address to the tax office where you need to send the letter. Statelocalgov.net provides a directory of government offices in the U.S. Write the tax office's address below yours. Include a salutation. Use 'To Whom It May Concern' if you do not have a contact name. Use 'Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms.' and the person's surname if you know it. Include in the body of your letter the date you are closing your business and its address. Inform the tax office about the closing and provide contact information where the office can reach you. Ask the office to close your account after you remit any outstanding tax balances. Sign and date your letter. Include your business title. For example, write 'John Smith, Owner.'...Use single-line spacing for your letter. Double-space between each paragraph and section...The tax office will not close your account until you pay all of your taxes."
Angelique de la Morreaux reports:
"Writing a valid contract for a fence protects you as the builder and the buyer from possible future litigation as it sets out the details of the transaction. A signed written contract is enforceable in a court of law, and can be used as evidence of the agreement and the terms of the service to be provided. Negotiate the terms of the contract orally...before writing them into the contract...Write 'Contract For Fence of XYZ' on the top of each page. Include page numbers on each page and a place for you and the buyer to initial. This protects you from the buyer stating a page was not in the original contract...Prepare a clause for the tear down of an existing fence, if any, and the disposal of the debris in a state licensed dump or recycling center. Include the procedures for removal of all items during the process to provide a clean worksite daily...Detail the terms of the contract. Be specific as to the exact location of the fence on the property, vertical size of the fence, length of the fence, and type of materials for the fence and posts. Include the amount of spacing between the posts and how far down the posts will be set in concrete...Compose a clause about licensing and insurance. Designate the homeowner responsible to secure the license to build the fence, while the builder is required to be a state licensed business with insurance for the workers...Record the financial information. Open an escrow account for the funds, if a term of the contract, and add the levels and procedures to remove payment. If there is no escrow account, write down the details for payment. Include the initial down payment and the terms of payment, acceptable means of payment, procedures for late payments and non-payment. Specify the differences between payment for labor and fencing materials as the material costs are required to begin the work...Define the warranty that comes with the fence. Be specific as to the repairs and time limit of the warranty...Give the contract to the buyer to review and sign. Make any requested changes, if you agree with them, and if not, negotiate the change before including in the contract. Once the buyer signs and dates the contract, do the same. Give a copy to the buyer and put the original in your file before beginning the job...Make the contract as specific and full of details as you can to prevent future misunderstandings."
Kristine Tucker reports:
"Gear your essay around physical attributes, historical factors and economic changes that influenced your community. Talk to neighbors, research statistical information and dive into your personal experiences to fill your paper with specific details and supportive examples...Visit and interview neighbors about their experiences and involvement in the community. Ask elderly neighbors how the community has changed over the years and what they consider advantages and disadvantages of the community. Study demographics by examining the different ethnicities, age groups, family sizes and neighborhood activities that represent the various groups. Cite neighbors by name in your essay, to support your content with reliable, firsthand sources. Interview new residents to get their first impressions and compare their views with those from neighbors who've lived in the community for a long time...Explore the neighborhood by visiting local attractions and examining architecture. Visit churches, parks, schools and commercial businesses to get a feel for what's important to the community. Discuss architectural features, house structures and buildings as they relate to climate or the age of your neighborhood...Examine transportation options, infrastructure features and safety concerns. Include essay subtopics about socioeconomics in the neighborhood, such as apartments versus single-family residences or urban versus rural elements...Include a section on neighborhood history. Research when and why the neighborhood was first developed. Did it evolve from a small town or fishing village into a large suburb? Did a particular industry or business cause your neighborhood to flourish? Was your neighborhood ever hit by a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, flood or tornado? Research house prices when the neighborhood was first developed and compare them to current prices to see how the price of real estate has risen or fallen over time...You can include personal experiences in your neighborhood essays. Talk about your favorite part of the neighborhood, special memories or people who made a difference in your life. Discuss community events that brought the neighborhood closer together...Personal experiences...provide powerful illustrations to support your paper."
Nicholas Pell reports:
"Writing a script for a talk show is a somewhat contradictory notion. Much of the appeal of a talk show comes from its unscripted nature. Still, the interviewer and presenter must be prepared before they sit down in front of the camera or microphone. When writing a script for a talk show, you must be prepared for contingencies. A [talk show] script is largely the synthesis of these contingencies with interesting questions and an appealing introduction. Do your research. Familiarize yourself with any experts that you may be interviewing about the topic at hand. You don't need to be an expert. However, it is important to know the ins and outs of the subject, as well as any controversies that exist. Further, biographical and professional information about people that you interview will pay off when you begin writing. Write your introduction. Introduce your guests and the topic at hand. Your introduction should be thought[-]provoking and grab the viewer's or listener's attention. It should introduce both the subject and guests in such a way that makes people want to know more. Write basic questions. You should have a list of open-ended, thought-provoking questions for your guests. These questions should engage them and require answers that are longer than a word or two. Use your questions to draw the guests out, to get them to really contribute to the subject and maybe even catch them off guard a little...Be prepared to follow up. Have a set of secondary questions at your disposal. You have a rough idea of where the conversation may go. Keep a list of questions to follow up on any material you are almost certain that your interviewee will delve into. Keep to the matter at hand. It is easy for interviewees to become diverted from the topic at hand or digress onto a subject of only tangential importance. Use your script to keep the focus on the subject matter. Write a brief summary and thank you. Your talk show should end with a summary of the issues as they were discussed. It is also important to take a second to thank the person you have interviewed for making time in their schedule to come on your talk show."
"A silent auction is a great way to raise money for your charity or non-profit organization. In a silent auction, there is no auctioneer and items are selected...to be auctioned off...It can be a really fun way to raise money while giving people a chance to bid on something valuable...One of the best ways to secure donations for your silent auction is to write a silent auction request letter. When creating a silent auction request letter, it’s important to be polite and professional, make a compelling case about how your potential donors will be helping your cause, and to make a clear request about how you need their help. Local businesses may have a lot to offer in terms of donations for your auctions. Restaurants may be willing to offer gift cards or free meals, [while] local service-oriented businesses might offer you one of their services to be auctioned off...Local businesses can also benefit from the free advertising they will get by being a part of your charity’s silent auction."
Daniel Tolliday reports:
"If a business plan has been labeled 'abridged,' this means it is a condensed version of the original document. Abridged business plans do not usually exceed five to ten pages in length, and should contain only the most important information about the direction of your business. If you need to create an abridged business plan, simply condense the original one by summarizing each section in just a few short sentences each...The purpose of an abridged business plan is to give your reader a quick overview of each section contained within the original document. An example of when you need to submit an abridged business plan is when you are applying for grant funding. Grant selectors often request abridged business plans in order to swiftly browse through as many other business plans as possible, with time being an important factor. You're essentially providing readers with a snapshot of your business plan to generate interest...The front page should clearly tell the reader that they're reading an abridged version of your business plan. Alternatively, you may elect to include this information in the footer of the document. To make the business plan shorter in length, you could include the title on the front page with the table of contents...Abridged business plans should still contain a table of contents and regular sections...Remember to only include important information, as the primary goal of the abridged business plan is to tell the reader what your business is about in a shorter amount of time...When creating an abridged version of your business plan, write two or three sentences in each section and try to summarize as much as possible. If you're finding that there are too many sections and sub-sections, delete those which are of least importance. The description of your business is the most vital aspect of the abridged business plan, to give readers the main idea of your goals, objectives and direction."
Ngalula Kabutakapua reports:
"A retreat can be an awakening moment, during which some encouraging words would do much...Starting from one day, a retreat takes place in a remote, often isolated place, alone or with a few people. If you decide to send a letter to someone who is in a retreat, you may have experienced it by yourself or want to support the person. For this, you don't have to be a close relative of the person you are writing to. Write a short and personal letter. Think about supportive words to communicate your sympathy to the retreatant. If you are addressing the letter to a person you don't know, there's no need to put your name or contact information on the letter. Express your feelings to the retreatant. Write that you are glad he is having such an experience. You can briefly mention your personal experience and how the retreat worked for you. Reassure the retreatant you will be thinking about her and praying for her, if it is a spiritual retreat...State you will be looking forward to the person's return to finish the letter. Sign the letter with your first name...Write 'Dear Sister/Brother' if you address the letter to someone you don't know but who is in a spiritual retreat. Get help from your family to write the letter."
Maria Magher reports:
"A conceptual framework is a bit like a recipe or a blueprint. It provides an outline of how you plan to conduct the research for your thesis, but it goes further than that by also positioning your work within the larger field of research. Writing a conceptual framework can not only help to guide your thesis to ensure that your research stays on track, but it also helps to guide fellow researchers or advisers who are analyzing your thesis...Before you can start your own research, you need to understand what research has already been conducted on your topic of interest. Your thesis should always be new research that helps to advance your field of study. You may find that someone has already explored the question you have in mind. Conducting the literature review can help you to refine your central argument or hypothesis. You must also conduct the literature review to be able to place your work within the larger field of study in your conceptual framework. Your framework should introduce the relevant research and show how your work will help to advance the field...Conceptual frameworks are often visual in nature and allow those reading the framework to understand the flow of your research. You can present this in whatever way makes the most sense for your work, which can include a flow chart, mind map or diagram. For each component of your research, you should show the variables that influence it...The more detailed you are with your diagram, the more thorough your conceptual framework will be...Not all conceptual frameworks have to include a diagram or graphic. You can present the same information by writing a narrative. Your narrative should summarize the variables influencing your research and explore how they may change your hypothesis. The narrative should also explain the basic methodology for your research. Even if you include a diagram in your conceptual framework, a narrative should also be included explaining these details for those who prefer more in-depth information. Use bolded headers to separate the sections of your narrative and to create a visual hierarchy of information...As you begin your research, you may find that certain elements of your conceptual framework no longer work. You may discover new variables, or you may learn that your hypothesis is incorrect. You may find additional research that challenges your own theory. You should return to your framework and revise it as necessary. The document is not fixed in stone. It should be considered an adaptable guide as you work through your thesis. It should be seen as a partner to your thesis and should be updated as necessary."
Jorina Fontelera reports:
"Whether signing as a guarantor for an apartment or a mortgage, you must do your due diligence to find out exactly what you would be responsible for should the tenant or borrower fail to comply with his lease or mortgage. Some leasing agents simply require you to fill out the guarantor form or sign the contract after submitting all evidence qualifying you as a guarantor, while others require a written letter from you as well. While it is extra work, writing a guarantor’s letter gives you the chance to spell out exactly what you would be responsible for and when, which helps ensure all parties are on the same page...Read the requirements to be a guarantor as they vary between landlords and lenders...Figure out if you have the qualifications based on the requirements. Many landlords require the guarantor to have an annual salary 70 times the amount of the monthly rent, along with owning a home and having good credit. Tenants usually need a guarantor when they don’t make the salary minimum whereas on the mortgage side, guarantors are typically required because the borrower does not have a high enough credit score. To prove you qualify, you’ll need to provide tax returns; a list of assets and liabilities; and pass a credit check...Know who you will guarantee and be certain he will pay the rent or mortgage on time, for the duration of the lease or loan. Do not get pressured into being a guarantor if you cannot afford the fallout. Write the letter and sign the guarantor agreement only if you're absolutely certain you can handle the obligation...Date the letter then state your name and address; the landlord or mortgage lender’s name and address; and the property that is being rented or bought, and by whom...Write out your qualifications as a guarantor -- your income, assets and other personal details supporting why you would be able to take responsibility should the tenant or borrower fail to do so. You can also list your accountant to testify to your financial state, as well as other character references...Write out what you would be responsible for and when. You can usually pick up this language from the lease or mortgage agreement. State that if the responsible parties refuse to pay, you will pay what they would’ve been responsible for per the lease agreement or mortgage. If other expenses arise as a result of the tenant or borrower defaulting, you should also clarify whether you will pay for those...Declare that you accept this responsibility as well as give the landlord or lender the right to conduct a thorough check on your background...Print your name at the end of the letter and sign beneath...Make copies of the letter for yourself, the tenant or borrower, and your lawyer and financial advisor, if you have them...Consult with a real estate lawyer who isn’t part of the real estate transaction, to ensure that everything the landlord or lender is requiring of you before and after you are deemed the guarantor to be legal. Consider getting creditor insurance in case you do end up on the hook. You might also consider making a contract with the tenant or borrower saying how he would pay you back in case you have to pay the lease or mortgage in his stead...Being a guarantor may make it difficult for you to get your own loans because some lenders may look at your commitment as a liability and therefore not qualify you for a loan."
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