It's Mine! Labels reports:
"First, you must include washing instructions or dry cleaning instructions [on your clothing label], and if the garment cannot be cleaned using either process, you need to say[,] 'Do not wash, do not dry clean.' If the garment can be cleaned with either process, only include the instructions for one on the custom clothing label. Let’s start with an example of washing instructions. You need to include whether the garment must be hand or machine washed, and which temperature should be used. If a certain temperature will harm the garment, that should be included.
Sandra Mireles reports:
"The purpose of writing a descriptive speech is to capture one moment in time and recreate it by describing the essential elements of the moment in a manner that clearly reveals the essence of the experience. Your descriptive speech will focus on portraying a person, a place or a memory...Focus your descriptive speech on anything you can perceive or experience. Your goal is to describe an object that your audience will visualize in rich detail...Use your senses as you write your speech. Plan your descriptive speech by stating who or what you are going to describe. Think about what qualities will be the focus of your speech, and why [you are] writing this description. Make a simple outline of these points to organize your thoughts. Give your audience a vivid experience by focusing on the five senses: touch, taste, sight, sound and smell. Write the first draft of your speech using descriptive words...Think about the feel of your story and add the sights, sounds and smells of the incident. Revise your speech with careful attention to detail. Remember that in descriptive speech writing you must add rich detail. Check your story to make sure it moves in an orderly manner. Do not leave out any minor details. Check for unnecessary details. Use descriptive words to get your story across but leave out any details that interfere with the progression of your story...Make a list of topics before you plan your speech. Take time to choose a topic you feel comfortable talking about."
Shelly Morgan reports:
"A trademark is a type of intellectual property that protects names and other marks associated with a particular product or company. If you have applied for a trademark, you may have to file a trademark statement, which is formally called a Statement of Use or an Allegation of Use. The Statement of Use shows the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] how you are actually using the mark. While the statement is easy to complete, it cannot be changed once submitted. Your trademark is subject to cancellation if this statement includes fraudulent or inaccurate information...A trademark can be registered with the USPTO by completing an application and paying a fee. When filing the application, you must identify at least one class of goods for which your trademark will be used. Each class is specified by a number. For example, apparel is 002 and beds are 005. If the USPTO approves your application, you will receive a Notice of Allowance...Back when you filed your trademark application, you either claimed 'intent to use' or 'use in commerce.' If you were not using your trademark yet, you probably claimed an 'intent to use.' Double-check your original trademark application. If you claimed 'intent to use,' you will have to file a Statement of Use...You must complete the Statement of Use using Form 1553, which you can find on the USPTO website. The form is called a Statement of Use when it's filed after the mailing date of the Notice of Allowance...Regardless [of] what you call it, it must be submitted electronically within six months of the mailing date of the Notice of Allowance...Look through your correspondence with the USPTO and find the serial number associated with the application and the class numbers that you originally claimed. Complete all the mandatory fields. These fields include your contact information and the class numbers that describe how you are actually using the trademark. You must also upload a specimen of your mark. If you need an extension of time, you can request it using this form...Trademark applicants often claim they will use the trademark for several classes of products. However, they may not actually use the trademark on all of these classes when filing the Statement of Use...You can preserve your rights to using your trademark on beds by selecting 'Request to Divide' and completing the required fields. If dividing a trademark, you should also ask for an extension of time."
Patrick Hutchison reports:
"In-flight magazines are one of the most underrated publication sectors in the industry. While most people cast them as inane, repetitive drivel, some in-flights do great work and surprise passengers who give them a chance. If you’re looking for a new place to focus your budding writing career, in-flights might be a good option...Lots of publications these days are rapidly shrinking. Their budgets and ability to produce longer, more complex stories are dwindling. However, many in-flight magazines, even those ones that are run by third-party publishers, have more options for flying writers where they need to go. So, if it’s travel you’re after with your writing, in-flights may be your best option...Major airlines have hundreds of flights a day, transporting thousands of passengers back and forth across the country and around the globe. What’s more, the vast majority of those magazines are monthly, so the numbers really start to add up. While a regional monthly magazine in a large city might have a circulation of 70K or 80K, major in-flights will often be triple that. In the end, that means more eyes on your story...[A]irline magazines also have a very diverse audience, from the high[-]power executives in first class to the screaming kids in coach. Even better, whether it seems like a good thing or not, that audience is more or less trapped with the magazine as one of only a few possible sources of entertainment. I’ve read dozens of stories on airplanes that I never would have given a second glance, because I had nothing else to do...Contrary to popular belief, not all in-flight magazines contain straight travel stories. Some cover politics, economics and other more serious topics. Do your research before pitching and be clear about the stories your target in-flight covers...Knowing where an airline flies can help you hone your pitches...Check out the route maps available on most airline websites for a quick point of reference on where they fly and thus, what stories might interest them...Airlines are constantly adding new routes to their network and, when they do, it’s a hot time to pitch. When a new route is announced, that airline will want to promote flights there as much as possible, which means adding colorful stories to their in-flights that will promote the new destination. Schedule Google Alerts to track the airlines that interest you. When a new route is announced, start working on a pitch for that destination."
Sara Ipatenco reports:
"Many students don't receive enough scholarship money, grant money or other financial aid to complete their higher education. Fortunately, your financial aid offer is not always the final word, and you can ask for additional money by writing a letter detailing your specific needs. The letter must be carefully crafted, however, to give financial aid staffers the information they need to justify additional aid...If you've already filled out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid and received an aid offer from your college, but realize it's not enough, contact your college directly about additional financial aid options. For example, your college might offer certain scholarships that you're eligible for or additional aid to supplement your initial offer. A change in your circumstances that alters how much you can contribute to your tuition and other college costs also warrants a letter requesting additional aid...In your letter, include all contact information and your student ID number if you have been given one. Address the letter directly to a financial aid officer at your college. Peterson's guide, 'Paying for College'[,] recommends sending this letter apart from your admission packet and your FAFSA application. The purpose of your request is to outline specific unusual or unexpected circumstances requiring additional financial aid...not part of your original application...Outline the reasons why you need tuition assistance in the opening body of your letter. Be specific about why you need additional help paying for your college tuition. For example, explain that you care for a sick or disabled family member or that you've recently lost your job and don't have income...Explain how much money you have to contribute to your college education, and exactly how much you need to make up the difference. Many colleges also require you to provide information about your projected income, such as how you're planning to get a job or otherwise secure funds to pay for your tuition in the future. If you need help with costs outside of tuition...state that in your letter...Close your letter in a respectful tone by thanking the person for considering your request. Make yourself available for answering any questions and providing additional information or documentation as necessary. Show that you're willing to work with the financial aid office to get the resources you need. State your willingness to set up a meeting with a financial aid counselor, which many colleges require before considering your request for tuition assistance."
Kate McFarlin reports:
"A marketing framework is a visual representation or a logical flow of your marketing plan. It contains several components that work together as a whole to bring your marketing vision to reality. By taking the time to write a marketing framework, your options for marketing your small business can become [clearer] and you can create an actionable plan for promoting your products or services. While you may already have a marketing plan, a framework helps simplify the plan and provides action steps for each component...Create your main objective. This is the goal that you want to accomplish through your marketing efforts. If you have several objectives, such as social media marketing, traditional marketing, and online advertising, create a different framework for each objective...Decide what your measures will be. The next component[s] in a marketing framework are the measures -- how will you undertake your marketing efforts to meet your goals[?] Come up with as many measures as you can...Plan out your methods. The methods are the real-world interpretation of how you are going to carry out your measures...Plan out how often you will post, what those posts will contain and how you plan to build your audience of followers. Do this for every method you come up with...Define how your framework will be carried out. This is typically referred to as operations. This component involves which departments or employees will be responsible for implementing the methods on your framework. If you are the only person in your small business, decide how much time will be spent on each of the measures and how you will accomplish them all on your own."
J. Johnson reports:
"When starting or building your carpet cleaning business, you'll need to consistently find new customers. One effective method for gaining new customers is simply calling them on the phone. However, when calling a prospective customer to offer your services, you need to be prepared. If you're asking your employees to make these calls, then you need to make sure they're prepared. You can keep the process simple and effective by creating a telemarketing script when calling customers about your carpet cleaning services. Avoid starting your script with questions, such as 'Do you have a few minutes to talk[?]' or 'How are you?' Instead, greet the prospective customer by name and introduce yourself immediately...Follow your introduction with one sentence that describes your carpet cleaning services. If possible, say something that sets you apart from other cleaners...Mention who referred you to the potential customer if you were referred by someone. This is important to mention because the person will be more likely to listen to you if he knows who sent you to him. Describe your carpet cleaning services in more detail. Avoid using industry jargon, and focus on the needs of your potential customer...Ask for a meeting. At this point, you shouldn't ask the potential customer to book you for carpet cleaning services. For now, you just want to meet with them for 10 to 15 minutes, so they can get to know you and your company. That's the overall goal of your telemarketing script."
Sarah Vrba reports:
"Writing a connection paper, also known as a synthesis paper, requires drawing conclusions about multiple sources. These sources can vary --- from fiction to academic articles. In any case, drawing strong connections, as well as differences, between multiple sources is a valuable exercise in learning how to construct an argument and develop an understanding of the value of the sources you are dissecting. Connection papers are a great way to investigate a new topic and learn about the work, which has already been done in the field. Create an outline of the sources you want to draw connections between. Note down the main arguments, plots and content of the sources. For fiction, think about the plot and the characters; for academic items, note down the main argument and the use of sources. The idea behind this step is to get a sense of the overarching arguments and goals the authors have. Open the paper with a clear introduction. The introduction should introduce the items you will be making connections between and end with a clear statement that reflects your overall view of the connection paper...Write the body of the connection paper by using a single point of comparison or contrast for each paragraph. For example, if you are discussing two novels, you may use a paragraph to contrast the two leading characters of the novel. Other topics could be the overarching plot, the use of language or the organization of the two novels. In each case, begin the paragraph with a clear topic sentence, which introduces the element you will be discussing...Give specific examples to support your main topic sentence. Conclude the connection paper by restating your main thesis from the introduction. At this point in time, you can do a recap of the main connections between the sources but refrain from recapping every topic sentence; only include major points that bolster your main thesis statement. The conclusion should also suggest other themes, which could be discussed in future connection papers...Have a peer or colleague edit your paper for grammatical mistakes and clarity. Edit the paper a few times by reading the text out loud to yourself."
Kimberly Johnson reports:
"Some potential employers ask job candidates to provide a salary history from their past jobs. The purpose of a salary history is so employers can determine if the person's salary expectations are within what they are offering. Some employers also look for advancement in salary over the years, which indicates a motivated employee. If your past jobs have mainly consisted of hourly wages, you list them very much as you would if the jobs were salaried. List your past employers and the contact information for each, since this information is required along with the hourly wage. Look the companies up in the phone book or via online directories to ensure their information is the same as when you worked there. Locate the address and phone number for each employer. Write down the dates that you worked at each company, specifying both the month and [the] year started as well as the month and year ended. Refer to your old resumes for help remembering dates or look at past tax returns, which can help to narrow down the years for older jobs. Examine your old pay stubs or bank statements to determine the hourly rate you received at each job. Make sure to examine the entire time frame for each job and note any increase in the hourly wage, no matter how small. Open a new document in any word processing program and type your contact information at the top center of the page. Required information includes your name, full address, phone number, email address and fax number, if applicable. Move down the page and type the word 'Salary History' at the left side. It is customary to bold this heading, although it is not required. Skip one to two lines and list the name, address and phone number of your most recent employer. Then type the beginning and end dates of employment on another line, followed by your job title. Finally, list your ending hourly wage at the company on the next line...Leave a blank line under the first employer and list each remaining employer in the same manner. Work your way backward, from the most recent employer to the oldest employer...You can also list your starting hourly wage and your ending hourly wage for each employer."
Jessica Westover reports:
"A word chain poem is written by a single author...[and] used to express a chain of ideas connected by words of association. Chain poems can be used in the classroom or at home as a fun activity...Gather a group of students, friends or family members together in one room. Instruct the participants to sit in a circle on the floor or around a table. Brainstorm as a group to select a word or idea that will be the general theme of the poem. Write one line or stanza of poetry on a piece of paper with a pencil, using the word or idea that was selected for the theme of the poem. Pass the paper and pencil on to the person to your right. Instruct each participant to read the line or lines of poetry on the paper and then write an additional line or stanza. Inform the participants that they must remain silent during the process to allow free thinking to occur. Monitor the progress of the paper. Ensure that the paper is passed to the right and that each person has an opportunity to participate. Read the poem aloud once it is returned to you...Select a word to be the starting word in your chain. Write the word in the center of the top line on a piece of paper. Play the association game. Read the word and write the next word that comes to your mind underneath the first word. Write the word that comes to mind when you read the second word underneath the second word. Continue to make a list of words in this manner until you have written eight to 10 words. Make the list as quickly as possible to ensure that your words are genuine associations. Set a timer for one to two minutes before beginning and stop once the timer dings. Underline each word in your list. Write a sentence around each word to create the lines of your poem. Position the sentence before, after or around your word. Change the tense of the words if needed. Turn singular words to their plural form if it better fits your sentence. Write your word chain poem in a group. Give each participant the same beginning word. Allow each individual to read their poem aloud to compare the differences. Discuss the different associations made by each individual...Send your collaboration poem through email or post to a chain of friends. Be sure to include your email or mailing address so that the finished poem will return to you."
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