We Honor and Remember All This Patriot Day

September 11th is now known as “Patriot Day” in the United States, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Across the country, numerous events will solemnly honor the devastating loss of thousands of lives and the destruction designed to rip the very fabric of this great nation. We join in remembering those lost, celebrating those who bravely responded where terror struck, lifting up those who still suffer today as a result of the attacks, and honoring those who serve around the globe, fighting to protect freedom.

Eighteen years ago, 19 militants tied to the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda killed more than 3,000 people (including more than 400 police officers and firefighters) and wounded more than 10,000 others during three coordinated attacks on 9/11, masterminded by Osama bin Laden. It was the deadliest attack on the US in history and the most devastating foreign act of war on American soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Ten Metrics to Run Diagnostics on Your Recruiting Before Fourth Quarter

10+ Metrics to Run Diagnostics on Your Recruiting Before Fourth Quarter

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What do you use to measure success, improve process and keep score when recruiting great people to your team?

While there has been little consensus to date around standard definitions, frameworks, roles, processes, and fair measurements of the sourcing function, the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) released its first measurement standards in the fall of 2018. Their set of four metrics for Sourcing was developed through in depth research to establish a standard for measuring sourcing functions and individual sourcing professionals across the Talent Acquisition field.
The four metrics they selected are:

Submittal to Business Acceptance
Time to Submit
Pipeline Conversion
Sourcing Satisfaction Score

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Candidate Quality Ratio
Time to


Prepare for Winter Before – Furnace Repair Edmonton

Furnace Repair Edmonton – Prepare for Winter Before It Arrives (780) 733-1256

Even though we are still enjoying warm weather and winter seems far away, now is a great time to begin preparing. If you do a bit at a time before winter hits the tasks are not at all overwhelming.
So often, people wait until the last minute to take care of necessary duties. Worst yet, some people wait until snow or rain is pouring down to even begin thinking of what needs to be done.
Safety should be a top priority. Assess the quality of your indoor air. You can easily create an indoor health hazard with poor quality air. If you have excessive dust or dirt, take steps to clean it up.
Make sure your smoke detectors are in good working order. They can literally save your life. If you don’t have detectors throughout your home, you need to make that a top priority on your “honey-do” list. Better yet, don’t wait for someone else to take care of this most important task, do it yourself as soon as possible


What Your Oncology Recruiter MUST Know To Quickly Fill Your Job

Your Recruiters WANT to fill your jobs, efficiently and well. This is not specific to internal or external recruiters. As a recruiter, this outlines all we need to know in order to ensure hiring success.

Are you ready to impress the you upper management by being the one with the best team in the entire business? Do you want to be number one with a professional team that can’t be beat? All of that is completely possible when you know how to hire the best talent.

You also have to be great at attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent. Attracting Talent has everything to do with your employment brand, and hopefully you are working hard to make candidates WANT to come work for you. Retaining Talent is also important. You must provide excellent training, career advancement opportunity and competitive compensation… at a minimum. Finally, you have to be able to recruit the best talent. Since most managers do not have the time to do their own recruiting, they rely on industry p


How Will You Finish the Year?

About a decade ago, many found encouragement in the writings and near daily emails of a man named Sam Parker. A few years later, Sam wrote a number of books around which he has built a series of seminars helping lead teams to peak performance.

One of those compelling books is 212°: The Extra Degree. In the wisdom he shares, Sam challenges us to give that extra degree that produces steam. Today is the 212th day of the year, or a 212 day…a day where you can do more and go longer than before simply by powering up using that one extra degree that boils water and creates steam.

At 211°, water is simply hot. At 212°, it puts off steam; and steam is used to move the most massive machines and power cities. Even nuclear carriers – the largest machines in the world – still move on steam.

As we all work to continue or begin a cadence to finish the year strong on whatever Rocket Ride to success you may be enjoying, take time each day to reflect on that one little bit extra that makes a


eCommerce SEO How to Bring Organic Traffic to Your Online Store

– eCommerce marketing is competitive. Google wants you to spend money on paid advertising. So how do you rank your set organically without spending money on paid ads? Hi everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today, I’m going to teach you how to bring organic traffic to your online store. (upbeat music) Before we get started, make sure you subscribe to this channel. If you’re on YouTube, click the alert notification. That way when I go live, whether it’s on Facebook, YouTube, or LinkedIn, you’ll get notified. Question for you. How many visitors do you have per month going to your eCommerce site? Leave a comment below with the number. The reason being is, and your URL, so that way I can go back and see if you’re improving over time and see if you’re leveraging these tactics.

So step one, identify how people are searching for your products on Google. You got to do keyword research. I want you to go to Ubersuggest, look at your products that you’re selling, type them into Ubersuggest. It’ll give you suggestions for all the other keywords that people are typing in. Some of them will be more popular than your keywords, some of them will be less popular. But it’ll give you an idea of what people are looking for. If you don’t know what people are looking for, how do you know what to optimize your pages for? The second step, I want you to look up your competitors in Ubersuggest. Type in their URL. Once you type in their URL, I want you to do a few things. The first is go to the Top Pages section. The Top Pages section shows you all their pages, more so, that are ranking in Google, the keywords that each of those ranks for, and who’s linking to them.

This is important because when you have similar products, you want to be able to hit up those people and ask them to link to you. You also want to look at what keywords you’re targeting so you can make sure you’re targeting the same keywords. Then, I want you to go to the Keywords Report in the Traffic Analyzer. The Keywords Report shows you a laundry list of all the keywords that are ranking for them, from the most popular to the least popular. This again will help you figure out what keywords you should be targeting. Without this, you won’t know where to focus your attention on.

Step number three, I want you to optimize your product pages for those keywords. I’m talking about include those keywords in the title tag, the meta description, within your product description, right? It needs to be everywhere, H1 tags. By doing that, search engines will know that you’re targeting those keywords. The next step, optimize your pages, especially the product pages, for user experience. Here’s what I mean. Everyone thinks about eCommerce SEOs like I need to build links, I need to pop in keywords. Yes, that is important. But if people get a terrible experience, they’re going to leave your site. If they leave your site, they’re not going to come back. Google’s going to notice a high bounce rate. Boom, your rankings are going to tank, or in some cases, they’re never going to go up because you weren’t ranking in the first place.

But you optimize that user experience. Have beautiful images, have videos that showcase your product. Have reviews, whether they’re good or bad, just reviews that are transparent. All this stuff helps improve the user experience, helps you build trust, helps you get more sales in the long run. It also helps you rank higher. Next up, I want you to build links. You already used the Ubersuggest tool to see who’s linking to your competitors, right, based off their top pages. You take those URLs, you’re looking at them. I want you to hit up each of those sites and send them an email that goes something like this.

“Hey John, I noticed you link to XY and Z site “and I have a similar site with a similar product. “You can check it out here. “Mine also covers one, two, and three that theirs didn’t, “which provides a much better user experience for audience. “If you like it, feel free to link to it. “Cheers, Neil.” It’s that simple. Most people are going to ignore you, but you’re going to get a lot of links when you do that. The next step, continually update your pages. Here’s the thing that no one really talks about in Google’s algorithm. You know what one of the biggest factors is? How fresh is your content? Have you noticed that Wikipedia continually ranks? It’s because they constantly have people updating their content and their pages.

If you’re not doing that, you won’t rank as high. Next step, interlink your products. For example, if someone has a car mat and that’s what they buy from your site and you’re like an auto eCommerce site selling all these car products, someone buys a car mat, you know that they’re worried about getting their car dirty or they want it weather-proof. So you may end up selling them things like a car cover.

So find all the relevant things that are related to that car mat or any of the other products that you sell. Cross link them, cross promote them together. Not only does that help increase total cart size. It helps increase the linkages that’s flowing to all your pages, so they all end up ranking better. The next step, make sure your site is mobile compatible. And what I mean by mobile compatible, don’t just have your site, you know, be responsive and your checkout work on a mobile device. I’m talking about having your site also load extremely fast. If it loads fast, you have good page speed, what you’ll find is your rankings for all mobile drastically increase. Page speed is more important on mobile from everything that we’ve tested than desktop. So the mobile experience is not just about responsive and the user experience. It’s also about speed. And speed not only improves conversion rates, it also improves your rankings. Last but not least, use schema markups for your product.

Doing this will help your rankings. You’ll combine all of this, you’ll find that your eCommerce site can rank. Sure, you should still do paid ads, especially if they’re profitable. But you should do both. Go after the SEO traffic and paid. If you need help marketing your eCommerce store, check out my ad agency Neil Patel Digital. If you enjoyed this video, like it, share it, leave a comment, let other people know about it. .

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Music Studio Marketing 101

Marketing your studio is tough. There are a lot of piano teachers out there and they’re all trying to find those students, get them to sign up for lessons, get them to sign up for their summer camps. How can you set yourself apart from everybody else? Have you ever struggled with marketing in your piano studio? If you have then this broadcast is totally for you. Hello my name is Sara Campbell I am one of the Upbeat Piano Teachers and you can find out more about us at upbeatpianoteachers.com.

If you are joining me for the first time, welcome, welcome! This is our Friday Five Live broadcast and we do business tips and teaching tips every single week for free here on Facebook. If you’re joining me live or on the replay, please be sure to say hello and let me know where you’re coming from today, and also let me know what’s your biggest marketing fear? Because we all have them! There’s a lot of things to be afraid of when it comes to marketing! I’m hoping that we can quell those fears today and give you some good tips to get you marketing your studio to the right people. Hello everybody! I see that Karen is tuning in, Karen says “Good morning smart lady!” Smart lady? Uou must be talking about yourself there Karen. And I see oh Cheryl Leigh is saying, “I’m here and ready for my therapy lesson!” That is so sweet.

Welcome everybody to the broadcast. I see Shelley is tuning in, hello Shelley! Welcome, welcome. Alright, so today’s topic is Marketing 101 we’re going to be talking about ways to connect with your ideal clients and how to draw in those students to your specific offerings like lessons or summer camps. That’s what today is all about! And just so you know we do have some fantastic freebies today so I’m gonna go ahead and give you that magic word right now. If you want to get a hold of today’s freebies, which include amazing blog posts a free preview of Group Lessons 101, and some other cool stuff then type the word MARKET below and the #Upbeatbot will message you, and you are gonna have to message her back with the word MARKET one more time. That’s how you’re gonna get today’s freebie, but let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? Hello Kathy and Nicole! Nice to see you both.

The topic of the day marketing. It’s really important that when we market our studios we are attracting the clients that we want, and you have to be strategic about this in order to attract the correct client!You don’t want just anybody, right? That might mean that you you attract students who aren’t really serious about pursuing music with you, you might attract families that don’t take lessons, don’t appreciate lessons, and appreciate all the hard work that you put into your studio. You don’t want to attract flaky students or students who really aren’t going to be dedicated to studying, right? You want to attract students that are going to love what you offer in your studio, and parents and families who are going to advocate for you, and who are going to tell their friends and family how amazing you are as a piano teacher, right? Okay so today we’re going to go through some quick marketing tips that will help you attract the correct people to your studio and I’m kind of spinning this about summer camps right now ,so we’re going to talk specifically about how you can attract people to your summer offerings, whether you’re doing camps or workshops, or maybe packages of lessons.

Let’s talk about those because it’s still March, and it’s summer camp and group month here at Upbeat Piano Teachers. Oh hello Anita! Good morning nice to see you! Okay, let’s see. My first bit of advice her,e and I’m gonna be really amazed if I can pull off pointing in the right direction, Your vibe attracts your tribe! Have you ever heard this phrase before? If you have heard “your vibe attracts your tribe,” give me a YES in the comments and where have you heard that I’m curious because I’ve heard it in many different places but I’m curious to hear where you what you associate this particular phrase with I love this phrase for piano teachers because I think it really makes a lot of sense that we want to be able to attract the right kind of people to our studio right so you need to make sure that you’re putting the right vibe out there. Hey Karen says yes I have heard that! Exactly, yes.

I wonder where you heard it? I can’t recall where I heard this first, but I absolutely love it. So of course I made a sweet little graphic today and let’s see if I can point in the right direction, “your vibe attracts your tribe!” Right? We want to attract the right people to our studios so that we can fill our studios with supportive clients and students and parents, and that you can just have a thriving business. And this is key it is so key to having a great studio, Alright so here we go – how do we find those people? First: what is your vibe? What kind of a teacher are you? Are you a teacher who trains students and prepares them for exams and competitions? Are you amazing at getting students to be really serious about music and to achieve awesome things? Then you need to make sure that you’re putting that vibe out there so that you can attract that kind of student.

Maybe you are a teacher who loves to teach adult students and you like to do the recreational music, the RMM kind of lesson, then you need to have a really fun vibe a vibe that’s going to attract adults who want to come back to music, or maybe teens who are more interested in music as a light hobby. You need to be able to make sure that you are putting the right vibe out there so that you can attract the right kind of client. Carrie’s tuning in and she’s on the way to Orlando she’s headed to MTNA! Hey, if anybody’s going to the conference let us know! The weather’s kind of crazy right now and I know that it’s caused a lot of issues with flights. Alright, so first we need to market to our ideal client, but in order to do that, we really need to be able to identify who is your ideal client. Have you ever given that any thought before? Often times as piano teachers, or voice teachers, or cello teachers, or ukulele teachers… whatever kind of instrument you teach, sometimes when we first get started we’re just more concerned about getting butts in those seats, right? So we are just putting it out there to every single type of client, and we might not be incredibly choosy, and I get that! When you’re first building your studio, I get the sensation, I get that fear that you’re not going to be able to make ends meet.

And it can be scary not to have enough students on your roster, but I encourage you when you are building your studio, start from day one trying to attract the right kind of client. You will help yourself in years to come! So let’s talk about ideal clients. Who are they? Who are your ideal clients? Now you might have several types of ideal client it may not just be one person. You might have strengths in different areas. I want you to take a moment and let’s really get into this today. I want you to think about who is your ideal client: who do you like to serve? Who do you want to be in your studio? Think about it for a second.

And if you want comment below with your ideal clients! I’m so interested to see who you are trying to attract to your studio. So let’s relate this to summer camps, I told you I was gonna bring this up, right? Who is my ideal client for a summer camp? Well I’m trying to think of one of the camps that I’m doing this year. I am gearing it towards teens who are tech savvy and who love movies and actin, so who would I be gearing my marketing towards? I’m going to be looking in the 14 to 18 range, I’m going to be looking for students who might be interested in musical theater or plays, or maybe they’re interested in it but they just haven’t been able to try it yet, and they want to get their feet wet. I’m also attracting students who love to take short videos or who are a little tech savvy.

They love using all kinds of apps. Those are the students that I would be wanting to attract. Who are you trying to attract to your studio this summer? I want to know comment below with your with details about who these ideal clients would be. You got to think this through, right? You’ve got to be a little savvy when it comes to that marketing. You can’t just put everything out there and hope that it sticks, and hope that you attract the right client, it’s not going to work! So who are you trying to attract this year? I want to know. Once we think about who they are, then we have to think about where are they! Where are these people? How am I going to reach them? But you got to do step one first right you’ve got to identify who that person is, what they’re interested in, what age range are they? What other things demographic wise can you pull from them? What kind of education backgrounds do they have? Where do they live in your area? Are they the kind of person that goes to a coffee shop? Are they the kind of person that goes to a discount store? You need to identify different things about your clients so that you can then find them and market to them, right guys? ah okay I see I see some Cheryl Leigh is saying I want to attract elementary age children.

Bingo, right? So once you identify that particular demographic, then you can start asking yourself questions about, okay, well how I’m going how am I going to reach that particular client? Am I going to be marketing directly to elementary kids? Not necessarily, but maybe maybe in some places you can. Most of the time you’re going to be marketing then to parents who have elementary age children, right? So that’s gonna totally change where that marketing goes, isn’t it? Oh I see some fabulous stuff here Karen says “my ideal client teens who love using their iPad for music teaching them to use chords.” Karen you are being so specific here and this is exactly what this exercise is about. We need to be specific with our marketing, and we need to know exactly who where that niche is,, how to identify it, and how to connect with them. So when you’re once you figure out who your client is, then you have to figure out where am I going to connect with them.

So back to my idea of attracting, I’m talking about teens who are tech savvy and who are interested in theater, where would I go to attract these students? Most likely I would reach out to the theater programs in my area. So I would identify community theaters and my contacts through there because I love to network with different people in my area that I know will be able to help me spread the good news about all the offerings in my studio. I’d go to the community theaters, I would look at high school musicals and plays, I would be then I would probably be contacting music directors like choir teachers, maybe band directors, also English teachers because a lot of English teachers in my areas actually direct musicals. Anybody else have that? Maybe it’s just my area. Okay, so once you identify who your client is, then you have to think about where am I going to be able to connect with them? if you’re trying to attract elementary students, where are you going to find that connection? Well where are those moms going to be? Where are those dad’s going to be? Think about where they are, and that’s where you start marketing.

Maybe your ideal moms go to yoga classes, maybe they they go to spas, maybe they are interested in other specific hobbies in the area where you can really hone in on where you can connect with that person. So that’s gonna change where you post flyers, it’s gonna change who you contact to spread the word, and it’s also gonna change how you do your Facebook Ads, right? Okay so if you would like more information about how you’re going to market to these clients, I’ve got some really great stuff for you guys today. So if you haven’t done so already I want you to type the word MARKET below and then the #UpbeatBot is going to send you some really great stuff we have a great blog post from Tracy Selle, where she talks about how to fill up your summer camps and sell out! And remember it’s not just about camps, it’s about filling those rosters, right? So you’ve got some there’s good pieces of advice in that article, I hope you enjoy that one .I’m also going to send you an invitation to get a free preview of Group Lessons 101, and you know that free preview is about to expire sso it’s only going to be open through March 17th, so make sure that you get ahold of that I don’t want you to miss out.

In this preview you’re going to find out how I create different graphics for marketing, and how I target people on Facebook, a little bit about Facebook ads, and how to you know create a graphic that’s not only going to be eye catching, but has the right kind of information on it, right? You want to be able to answer the questions of your clients, but at the same time you want them to have to contact you so that they can find out more. Alright so there we go, that is all that is all for today. I really hope that you enjoyed this broadcast Please, if you’re watching on the replay make sure to jump in with the comments, you know, let me know who your ideal client is, let’s talk about this! That is what I am here for, and that is all about, you know, that’s all we do here at Friday Five Live is that we connect, and we talk to one another, and we work our way through the tough stuff as business owners.

All right so if you enjoyed today’s broadcast, please make sure to like this video first, give me some loves and some likes, and make sure if you want to get a hold of more teaching tips and business tips that you like our Facebook page. You can look us up at Upbeat Piano Teachers on Facebook and you can also find our website at upbeatpianoteachers.com. If you enjoyed this remember that you can find all of our videos on YouTube on our new channel, you can subscribe to that channel and we add new videos every single week. There are now 37 videos for Friday Five Live. Plus we have an in to other playlists for teaching tips and business tips, so I hope that you enjoyed that.

If you enjoyed today, please make sure to share this video with your teaching friends, or if you have some friends out there that need a little free marketing advice, this would be a really great broadcast to share with them. Thank you so much for joining me today, I absolutely love interacting with you every single week Oh Karen, Cheryl you’re so welcome! Amy, you’re so sweet! I tried to be oh I have an upward arpeggio laugh, I totally didn’t realize that. It’s the voice teacher in me! Thanks everybody for joining me and you can find me here every single Friday at noon for more teaching and business tips.

Love talking to you guys and we will see you next time… remember guys… bye! .

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15 great business quotes for business

These business quotes are a gamechanger. Get ready for some inspiration and action-packed advice.

1. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” — Socrates, father of Western philosophy

2. “Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google

3. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” — Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest

4.“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

5. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” — Angelo Sotira, co-founder of deviantART

6.“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can