Tools to Manage and Plan Events

A recent survey conducted by a leading provider of event management software asked UK based event managers what was their preferred tool for managing and planning their events. The most common tool by far was event management software with 67% of the votes. Coming second and third were spreadsheets and ‘other’ respectively.

Spreadsheets are a tried and tested way of managing events – they can track budgets, monitor resources and can be an effective way of creating and managing lists. The main benefit of spreadsheets as an event management tool is the low cost associated with them. The majority of event managers have access to spreadsheets and they are a widely accepted document format.

However, there are a high number of drawbacks if event managers decide to use spreadsheets as their main event management tool. Common issues include:

Poor efficiency: Using spreadsheets is not a very efficient method of managing all the aspects of an event. It is likely that event managers will be using many different spreadsheets, all with dozens of tabs, holding a huge amount of data. Managing all this data within spreadsheets can be confusing to an outsider, and time consuming for all users.

Lost data: Spreadsheets are only as safe as the server/system they sit on. If they are kept on a computer hard drive, there is a risk that all the data will be lost if anything happens to that computer or laptop. Spreadsheets are also prone to freezing/stalling and unless the event manager is accustomed to saving on a regular basis, there is a high risk that data and work will be lost.

Trouble keeping data up to date: Many events have multiple event managers, all using the same spreadsheets to organise and plan various areas. Problems arise when managers update spreadsheets without informing the other event mangers that the spreadsheet has changed. If event managers take a copy of the master spreadsheet and work on that, the master soon becomes out of date. There are also issues when more than one event manger needs to access the spreadsheet at the same time. Only one editable copy can be opened, causing the others to be ‘read only’ – removing the ability to make updates.

Restaurant POS Softwar

Restaurant management comprises of an array of functions that include management operations, front desk operations, and kitchen and warehouse operations to name a few. Restaurant management software offers the management and all departments in a restaurant the tools to manage restaurant through a software while tracking record of every bit and piece.

For front desk officer/cashier operation Point-of-Sale (POS) is the physical location at which goods are sold to customers. All sales and transactions are made through a computer. The high volume of cash and credit cards that pass through a restaurant each day make a restaurant POS system a necessity.

POS Solution makes swiping money transactions more secure for both the customer and the business. Servers are accountable for all their sales, and it is impossible to alter checks in the computer because of security component in the system.

A good restaurant software offers handy management tools i.e. reporting, inventory tracking in real-time, customer information for improved service and permits flexible product pricing configuration with checks to prevent your staff from selling at lower than designated rates.

“The most important thing to an owner of a business is to provide a quality product and service to his customers”

Restaurant Software Solution for Food & Beverage Industry is for various types of establishments i.e. coffee shop, a steak house, a bar & grille, a restaurant, country clubs, hotels, a cafeteria or any other food service establishments, is a complete suite of software modules designed to provide any food service business with information and control necessary to operate day to day business operations efficiently.

An integrated POS also supports touch screen terminals (including HandHeld Pocket PC terminals), Printers, Security Management, Setup/Configuration Management, Floor & Table Management, Customer order management, Hostess Management, Customer Relationship Management, Inventory Management, Cash and Credit Card Management, PDA based Order Management, Built-In Customization and Comprehensive Reports as per client need.

The wireless feature in an innovative restaurants information system enables staff to efficiently fulfill customer orders anywhere in the restaurant. It allows you to create and modify orders via wireless enabled PDA (windows mobile 5.0 & greater) devices directly from your customers table resulting in better customer satisfaction and improved table turnover.

Alchemical Weight Loss – Transformation of Excessive Weight Into Human Spirit

The unsolved problem of obesity:

Coping with overweight is one of the most desperating issues for those who experience it. Conventional efforts for treating the problem by means of diet and physical exercise are revealed again and again as ineffective in the long run. Still, most human beings keep trying in the same ways. The result is always another rise in weight, with the addition of failure feelings, helplessness and desperation. The reason for failure lies in the misunderstanding of the dynamics in which the physical body gains weight.

The known diet is based on the assumption that the physical body raises as a result of excessive caloric balance which turns into physical material – excessive fat. According to this understanding the derived conclusion is that reducing the consumption of physical material – food – will bring about a reduction of the physical body. This perception is mistaken because it is based on a narrowing view and on analytical causation, which suggest a physical solution to what is sees as a problem that is physical in essence. This conception oversimplifies the complexity of man and neglects the many strata that affect his life, far beyond the physical dimension. Due to that, it cannot offer an effective solution to the problem. The holistic perspective on man tells us that in order to solve a problem, physical as well, we are ought to expand the point of view and understand the entirety of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual causes, in which it was created.

The roots of the obesity problem – Reversed alchemy of gold into lead:

The alchemical perspective on the obesity phenomenon begins with the perception that man is an entity that own creation forces, and is capable of building by himself its physical body, emotional world, mental forces and spiritual strength, and create the physical and spiritual reality in which he or she lives. This force is executed by the ability of man to do a transformation of itself and its environment from low energy existence to existence of a higher frequency, in the same way that an alchemist turns lead into gold. In fact, this is the aim of his life and to there leads his personal path. Overweight is a sign that for some reason the person is focused too much on creating himself a physical body, and neglects the creation of other parts of him and his life.

Creation forces that reside in man are executed by the interaction of two fundamental and opposing energies. These energies are known in different names as matter and spirit, prana and shakti, yin and yang, and so on. In this article I shall refer to these energies as light and darkness.

The interaction between these opposing forces has been the factor that created man while being in the womb of its mother, and in the first years of its life. This creating interaction can exist when these two energies are distinct from each other. In this situation the light supplies the creation program and the darkness creates the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual structures needed for its execution. However, with birth the strength of darkness intensifies, due to the primal trauma of disconnection from cosmic feeding, and it is expressed in the constitution of strong pulling (gravitational) forces that absorb light into them.

Get Fit and Lose Weight by Using an Elliptical Machine in Your Home

Why would anyone want to use an Elliptical machine at home?

Well, we know that exercise is very important if we want to have a vital and healthy life. When we don’t exercise regularly, especially as we get older, we are likely to lose muscle tone and gain weight. This is a recipe for disaster.

One of the issues that we have is just going to the gym. Many of us are uncomfortable exercising in front of others, and besides, the gym can be smelly, dirty and overrun with germs. Why go to the gym when you can buy fitness equipment and exercise in the comfort of your home? In the long run exercising at home is probably healthier and less expensive than joining a fancy gym.

With this in mind, let’s look at the reasons you might want to get elliptical equipment for your home gym.

• Do you know the benefits of working out using elliptical machines?

• Did you know the best workouts for losing weight can be done safely using an elliptical at home?

• Did you know you can get a total body workout using elliptical equipment in your home gym?

Let’s discuss the some of the benefits of using this valuable piece of equipment.

Elliptical machines, also known as cross trainers, are stationary workout tools that allow you to work out without pounding your joints. This allows you to workout with minimal risk of injury to your joints. If you already have bad knees, hips, ankles or a bad back you can still workout without further damage to your body.

There are three types of elliptical machines:

• The oldest equipment is designed with a rear drive.

• The next iteration uses a front-drive design.

• The most recent models use a center-drive design.

Each generation of equipment improves the design to give you the greatest potential benefit. The newest center drive design is now considered to be state of the art, and the best equipment to use to get the maximum benefit.

ADVANTAGES OF USING ELLIPTICAL MACHINES/TRAINERS IN YOUR HOME

Elliptical machines used at home give you many benefits. Some of the benefits include:

• Working out indoors and in the comfort of your home. You will never be affected by the weather. This is true if you work out in the elements or if you drive to the gym.

• Elliptical machines cause less impact on your joints.

• Elliptical machines work your arms, shoulders, chest, biceps and triceps. They work your thighs, claves, and glutes. You also get the benefit of aerobic exercise.

• You can vary the intensity of your workout by setting the resistance and incline of the equipment.

• Although elliptical machines have minimal impact on the joints, they are a weight bearing form of exercise, which works your muscles harder, and increases your chances of losing weight

• Some elliptical machines are designed to be very easy to move and save space.

Working out doesn’t only help maintain physical vitality. A healthy body increases our chances of having a healthy mind. Exercising in the peace and comfort of your home is a very good way to maintain your physical and mental health. Using an elliptical machine properly at home should be an integral part of your exercise regimen.

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