Role Of Event Management Companies

Event management companies, the name itself is suggestive of the work it does i.e. a paid company that does all the work of organizing and event planning. It takes up all the responsibility of handling the minutest details that an event requires. With a bunch of skilled professionals they provide you with the best service at your footstep in your provided budget. The event companies are not at all specific when it comes to event planning or organizing. They organize a variety of events like wedding, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, expositions, trade shows, galas and even birthday parties. These day by day growing and progressing event companies do take in note the way you want to get things done and organize the whole event according using their perfection and skills to make it as special as they can.

REASONS TO PREFER AN EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

REDUCTION OF STRESS: People are often under this misconception that event planners won’t respect their ideas and needs. But that’s not a true story. Event planners take into consideration the demands and needs of their host and work to provide him/her with all the facilities in the allotted budget. Overall the host just has to look into the progress of the work, thereby reducing his stress.

PROPER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT: There’s no denial to the fact that event management companies owing to their experience and skilled workers manage to organize the whole event smoothly. They help people who find it a burden to organize a party and bring out the best in the allotted price using their creativity.

HANDLING PETTY JOBS: the event planners even handles petty jobs like lighting, decoration, catering etc. with their innovative ideas they make a simple place look like a wonderland. They even choose the best location to match the feel of the whole event.

WAYS TO CHOOSE AN EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

TAKE OUT THE MAXIMUM DETAILS: in this 21st century the best way out to search for an event management company is the “internet”. But the host should take care to get out each and every detail about the genuineness of the company and whether their offices exist or not. They should ask their friends for assistance or any person who have availed their service.

QUOTES: Ask for quotes from the event management company as it is one way to go through their packages and analyze which one is better than the other.

CHECK THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES: one thing that all hosts think of is to get the best out from the event management companies and to do that you must look into all the facilities and prospects the company claims to provide. Check the venue, catering facility, lightening arrangements etc for your satisfaction as well as to be on a safer side.

COMPLAINT LIST: Avoid trusting a company with a bad track record or complain list. Do not make compromises with your event and immediately go in for another event management company.

Mom and Dad Can Still Travel – Seven Tips to Help Get Them Back on the Road Again

Are your parents reluctant to travel because they just don’t get around like they used to? Well they’re not alone. According to a 2012 US Census report roughly 30.6 million people have difficulty walking or climbing stairs, or use a wheelchair, cane, crutches or walker. Furthermore, nearly 40 percent of people over 65 have at least one disability, according to the US Census Bureau.

But that doesn’t mean travel is out of the question for these folks. In this day and age, with a little advance planning and consumer education, people are able to travel no matter what their disability. Additionally, many travel agencies now provide accessible travel products and services; and as Baby Boomers continue to age, more and more companies are jumping on the access bandwagon. With that in mind, here are some tips to help folks with mobility issues get back on the road — or in the air or on the sea — again.

  • Even if you can walk, reserve an airport wheelchair if you tire easily. Some airports are huge and you could easily put on several miles while in transit, and then arrive at your destination exhausted.
  • You are not required to remove your shoes at the airport security checkpoint if you are physically unable to do so. Just tell the Transportation Security Administration agent that you can’t, and they will hand wand you and swab your shoes for explosive residue.
  • If you need wheelchair accessible transportation from the airport to your hotel, choose a hotel that has a free airport shuttle. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if the hotel provides free transfers, they must also provide free accessible transfers, even if they have to contract out the service.
  • Cruises are a great accessible vacation choice, but new cruise ships are huge and it can be very tiring to walk from one end to the other. If fatigue is a factor, rent an electric scooter and have it delivered directly to your stateroom. Check with the cruise line for their approved vendors.
  • If you drive to the port, remember that parking is free at all Florida cruise ship piers for cruise passengers who have permanent accessibility modifications installed on their vehicles.
  • In Europe, remember the first floor is not at street level, so if you want a room at street level, ask for a room on the ground floor. Many small European hotels only have stairway access to the first floor.
  • Don’t forget to pack your accessible parking placard with you whenever you travel. It’s good everywhere in the US (except for New York City), Canada and Europe.

Finally, encourage your parents to do extensive pre-trip research, and expand their horizons. There really are a lot of accessible offerings out there and the internet is a great place to find updated access information.

13 Different Types of Engineering Explained

As a student considering your options for college or university, the choices can be overwhelming. This is the case even within certain disciplines where there might be a dozen different subcategories and / or specialties within the profession. Let’s explore some of the more popular Engineering disciplines, shall we?

Agricultural Engineering is the engineering discipline that strives to apply engineering science to agricultural production and farming. In some circles it is commonly accepted that the scope of agricultural engineering is broader than all other forms of engineering, as it combines elements of mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering with animal and plant biology.

Architectural Engineering involves the application of engineering principles to building construction and design. In some parts of the world, the words architect and architectural engineer are used interchangeably.

Biomedical Engineering strives to apply engineering principles and technology to the field of medicine. Originally considered an interdisciplinary specialization, biomedical eng has grown to become a respected discipline of its own. Tissue engineering, while also considered a specialization within biotechnology, is one such example of biomedical engineering in action.

Ceramic Engineering relates to the practice of designing and creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials. The process generally includes the purification of raw materials, the production of compounds, their formation into components, and the study of their composition, properties and structure.

Civil Engineering is a discipline that deals primarily with the design, construction and maintenance of bridges, roads, canals, and the like. As a point of interest, this engineering discipline was enshrined to distinguish itself from military engineering. It is considered the second-oldest discipline, after military.

Computer Engineering is a combination of computer science and electronic engineering. Computer engineers design both computer software and computer hardware, in addition to developing solutions for the integration of the two.

Electrical Engineering is the study and application of electromagnetism, electronics, and electricity. It’s a broad-based discipline that encompasses the design and implementation of various electronic / electrical systems such as circuits, generators, motors, and transformers.

Environmental Engineering refers to the application of scientific principles to environmental improvement. Generally speaking, this discipline attempts to provide healthy air, water and land for safe habitation. Additionally, this particular discipline attempts to find ways to reverse environmental damages caused by pollution.

Industrial Engineering is a discipline concerned with the development and ongoing improvement of integrated systems. In manufacturing systems, focus is placed on finding ways to eliminate waste (time, money, materials, energy, etc). Industrial engineering is not necessarily limited to manufacturing, however.

Manufacturing Engineering, on the other hand, deals almost exclusively with the design and maintenance of different manufacturing processes, tools, equipment and machines. Lean manufacturing principles are one such example of scientific manufacturing in action.

Materials Engineering is concerned with the properties of matter and it’s application to science and technology. This generally refers to the study of the structure of materials at the molecular level, and includes elements of applied physics and chemistry. Nanotechnology is one such example of materials engineering in action.

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest disciplines, and is primarily concerned with the design, production and use of tools and machines. It is primarily concerned with the generation and application of mechanical power.

Nuclear Engineering is a discipline that is primarily concerned with finding practical applications of nuclear energy. This includes the development and maintenance of nuclear reactors, power plants, and weapons.

Classroom Management – Putting Into Action Non-Verbal Signals

Have you ever counted how many times in a day you are asked to go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, sharpened my pencil or I have a question. How many times you verbally tell students to be quiet. Stop being frazzled and wasting valuable teaching time. Teach your students to use non-verbal signals as part of your classroom management plan.

Classroom management has many components to it. One of the easiest to use is non-verbal signs. In order for non-verbal signals to work as part of classroom management this must be setup and expectations explained and modeled as to what is expected of students. At the beginning of the school year teach your students a system of non-verbal signals and how to use them. This will eliminate many behavior problems. Using non-verbal signals is one of the basic strategies to use. By using non-verbal signal you can:

o Eliminate unnecessary classroom noise and disruption to your daily lessons

o stop interference during testing taking

o have a classroom of students who are more focused and finish more work

o save your voice and complete more lessons plans

Where do I find non-verbal signal to teach and use in class? Perhaps you are using some non-verbal signals but do not realize that you are.

o ask last year teacher to see if they used any with the class

o ask veteran teachers

o behavior coach at your school

o research the Internet

I have used five standard non-verbal signals for many years. These are the ones that I use.

o Permission for the bathroom they raise their hand and cross their fingers

o Needs a drink of water they raise their hand and show middle three fingers

o Pencil needs sharpening they hold up their pencil, remember to have pencils in a contain already sharpened for them to swap for. No physical sharpening

o They have a question simple raising of hand

o To get their attention I say out loud five, hold up my hand high and silently start to count on my fingers. The students in return do the same thing so I know when I have their full attention.

The following example is a non-verbal signal to stay on task. I draw on the board a tic tac toe symbol with an extra line going horizontal. There are three horizontal lines, every time they are noisy, talking or off task they lose one third of the line going across. When all the lines going horizontal are gone they have lost that activity for the day. I do not have to remind them all I do is erase that section of the line. I use this for all type of behavior that I want to change or make them aware of. Sometimes it is used for lunch recess, free dress day or going to special classes.

There are many different types of non-verbal signals you can use. You have to choose those that work for you and be consistent when you use them. Consistency is the key.