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How To: Avoid common strategic planning pitfalls

In this tutorial, we learn how to avoid common strategic planning pitfalls. First, you will need to look at all the common pitfalls. You want to have ownership for the planning process. Everyone that is involved needs to have the tools to get the goals accomplished. Lack of communication is a big problem, so have everyone on the same page with how to talk and communicate what's going on. Decision making should be scattered with different managers and they should be guiding the rest of the sta...

How To: Apply for California food stamps

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply for California food stamps. First, to go the website: California Food Stamps. After you are on this site, you will see a pop up where you can enter in your name and e-mail, as well as more information about food stamps in California. After you enter in your information, you will receive an e-mail with two links on it. One will be for the application and the other will be to find an office near you. Print out the application and fill it out entirely, fol...

How To: Conduct strategic planning retreats

In this video, we learn how to conduct strategic planning retreats. When planning these, you need to make sure you have your priorities planned for the next year. Make sure you choose the right time to go and there are no big changes happening during that time. Pick who is going to go by taking a survey around the company. After you get this figured out, you will need to figure out your agenda. Ask yourself to find out how you are going to get goals accomplished and where you want the company...

How To: Implement a business strategy

In this tutorial, we learn how to implement a business strategy. First, pick out someone that is going to be the strategy manager. After you pick this person, you need to make sure you and that person are communicating the plan. There can be e-mails, meetings, off-site plans, and much more. Don't forget to do this, you want everyone to be on the same page. Also, you need to make sure everyone is accountable for what they are supposed to be doing. You want to meet up with everyone regularly. A...

How To: Apply for Arizona food stamps

In this video, we learn how to apply for Arizona food stamps. First, you will need to go online and print out the application to receive food stamps from the state. You will also need to print out the information that you will need to bring with you as well as look for an office that is closest to your location. Fill out all of the sections of the application until it's complete. Make sure to use the correct colored pen and don't leave out any information. If you do leave something out, this ...

How To: File for unemployment in Michigan

In this tutorial, we learn how to file for unemployment in Michigan. In the state of Michigan, you can now file online or on the phone without standing in line. First, you will need to make sure you have all of your personal information and information from your previous job. Once you have all of this information, enter it into the phone or the internet when you are asked for the information. When you are finished entering in the information, you will be finished. The state will contact you i...

How To: Negotiate salary terms

In this tutorial, we learn how to negotiate salary terms. If you have just gotten a new job but the salary is not what you were hoping for, there is a way to negotiate the terms. If you have a great benefit package and salary, you will have the career benefits that you want to have. Talk to your boss or the appropriate person to see what you can do to get a higher pay rate at your new job. See if there is a way you can prove your work to get a salary increase. Negotiate with them to see what ...

How To: Negotiate your salary without losing the job

This is a video tutorial in the Business & Money category where you are going to learn how to how to negotiate your salary without losing the job. You want more salary but, the company wants to pay less. How do you come to an agreement where both sides are happy? George Black, CEO of RSA Corp, gives tips on how to facilitate salary negotiations. The most important tip is he who mentions money first loses. So what you need to do is say "I am very interested in this position and I would serious...

How To: Understand the field of psychiatry

If you're wondering about the field of psychiatry, this video will teach you what you need to know. Dr. Ogan Gurel talks about the field of psychiatry and how it works. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that deals with mental disorders and looks at signs and symptoms. As you begin to understand the different aspects to the behavior, medication is entered into the equation to help out the behavior of the person. He explains that you must understand the biological symptoms of people as well as ...

How To: Negotiate a salary right out of school

This video tutorial is in the Business & Money category which will show you how to negotiate a salary right out of school. Of all the questions you can get asked in an interview, probably the toughest one to answer is "what are your salary expectations?" if you quote too low, you might leave some money on the table. And if you go too high, you may price yourself out of the job. So, what does a college student do? If they asked you the question in an interview, be clear that it's a negotiation...

How To: Safely buy and sell stocks and shares online

In this tutorial, we learn how to safely buy and sell stocks and shares online. First, go online to your broker and open an account. You can do this through Options Xpress. Now, press on the stock button located at the top. On this page, you will be able to type in the stock symbol, then type in the rest of the information before you place your order. Once you do this, you will have bough a stock in just minutes online! If you want to sell a share, you will do the same process, except underne...

How To: Give a chest examination for doctors

In this video we learn how to give a chest examination for doctors. First, ask the patient how they are feeling and check their pulse, then watch them breathe. After this, lift their chin up and feel their chest while they are breathing. From here, place both hands on their chest and feel the palpation inside of their body. After this, grab the stethoscope and listen to their heart beat while they are relaxing and breathing as well as deep breathing. As soon as you have listened to the heart ...

How To: Strategically buy stocks in a bear market

In this video we learn how to strategically buy stocks in a bear market. In the last bear market, we were able to buy high quality stocks for a great price. These are great times for value investors to purchase cheap stocks and see their share prices go up as the economy becomes better. You also want the company to rise and become more popular so you are getting more of a return after the stocks that you have bough in the first place. When you do this, you can reinvest after this and get a lo...

How To: Become a doctor fast

In this tutorial, we learn how to become a doctor fast. There are many ways to become a doctor, including shortcuts. The first shortcut is if you just got out of high school you can take tests that will test you on knowledge you can study on your own. Just from these you can get credits which will give you extra credit without taking all the time. You can also take summer classes that will get you ahead. If you do this, you will finish your bachelor degree 1.5 years faster. Using these tips y...

How To: Negotiate a pay raise with game theory

In this video, we learn how to negotiate a pay raise with game theory. You first need to take into account how much money you are getting an hour with how much you are worth. Make a chart with your boss on there and the other player is you. You will then see if you want to play soft, medium, or hardball with them to negotiate. Think about how your boss will respond to different types of negotiations. When you are finally confident in approaching your boss, you will get respect and get the pay...

How To: Become a great lawyer

In this video, we learn how to become a great lawyer. You will need to study hard and be very committed. You will also need to be careful with the use of your words and make the appropriate sacrifices. You will need to have heart with your cases, it's not enough to just be smart. You need to also be great at debating and have a lot of passion that is in your life. The passion and heart is what will give you the difference between being a good attorney and a great attorney. Make sure you're al...

How To: Write a legal business case study

Law and business are frequently connected more closely than many are comfortable with. Thus, writing business case studies is a big part of legal life in law school and when working at a firm. Watch this video to learn how to write a great business case study.

How To: Sign up to become a mystery shopper and earn money for shopping

Mystery shopping is a great way to make money on the side while getting a chance to shop, check out new stores and restaurants, and over all improve the quality of service at these locations. The key is to not let them know that you are there evaluating them. If you think you've got a knack for blending in, then check out this video. In it you will learn the process of signing up and becoming a secret shopper, what to expect, and some tips for how to carry out your jobs.

How To: Follow Up With Sales Leads

3 Effective Techniques for Following Up With Leads The follow-up phase of the sales cycle is like having a goldfish for a pet, in that it's easy to forget about it, especially compared with the excitement of finding new sales leads. This is unfortunately, though, because you can outperform your competitors by following up with leads and encouraging them to choose your business.

How To: Write a press release for local distribution

In this video, we learn how to write a press release for local distribution. First, you need to make sure you have a good headline. This will make people want to read what you have to say or toss it aside. After this, you will need to answer who, what, where, how, why, and what inside of the rest of the release. People want to know all of the details when they read something like this, so give the juicy details that are interesting and leave the boring stuff out. After you have done this, sub...

How To: Not answer the "How do you stay current?" question

In this tutorial, we learn how to not answer the "How do you stay current?" question. When you are asked this question on an interview, it's important to know how to answer it without looking crazy. To answer this correctly, do not answer what you "want" to do, employers are not interested in this. Also, hinting that learning is a low priority is not impressive to your interviewer. You want to be more specific when stating the obvious, so they completely understand what you are trying to say....

News: Warren Buffett Gives Props to Jay-Z

In terms of cold hard capital, Shawn Carter hasn't reached Warren Buffet status yet. But the rapping mogul is one of our country's wealthiest Americans, and Forbes predicts he'll make the top 400 in 2015. In anticipation, the magazine put the unlikely pair together to dish on the philosophy of success for this year's issue. Read the full interview here; video below.

How To: Put together a phone bank for your organization

If you're running a foundation, organization or charity, you're probably going to need to set up a phone bank, or a call center, to spread the message, get donations and more. If you're looking to add a more personal touch to your business, check out this video on tips for organizing your own phone bank.

How To: Use the IRS tax deduction calculator

Getting ready to file your taxes? Good, but you're not sure how much you're going to be expecting in a refund? Need to calculate your deductions still? No worries. In this video you will learn how to use the IRS tax deduction calculator to figure out how many deductions you qualify for and what your refund will end up being.

How To: Fill out the child tax credit worksheet

If you have children who are still your dependents and have been living in your household for at least half of the year, and have their own social security number, you can actually get a major tax credit with a simple worksheet. In this video you will learn the requirements for the tax credit and also how to fill out the worksheet and calculate your credit.

How To: Resolve a conflict in the workplace

If you're butting heads with one of your employee's at work, or are having trouble resolving conflicts between other employee's, as a manager, supervisor, or someone else in a position of leadership, this can be a stressful situation. In this video you will learn a helpful exercise that you can use to work your way through a way to resolve the conflict itself.

How To: Write a verification letter for an employee

If you're running a business and have employees, chances are you may have to write up a Employment Verification Letter. The tricky part is knowing what to put down on the letter itself. In this video you will learn what layout you will need and the information to put into the letter including: Company Letter Head, contact information, description of the employee's duties, ect.