Archive for: June, 2023

How safe are non-chilled deliveries of seafood?

Jun 04 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Fish and seafood can be a delicious dinner, but when they are not kept in the right conditions, they can pose a serious health risk. It is important to know how safe non-chilled deliveries of seafood are if any suppliers are doing their deliveries this way.

According to fresh tuna suppliers,Guest Posting when fish or other types of seafood are delivered without being kept in the appropriate temperature range, bacteria will grow quickly and it may even lead to food poisoning. The risks associated with eating spoiled fish include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhoea. In some cases, the bacteria from spoiled fish can cause serious illness and even death in certain extreme cases.

There are a few ways to ensure that seafood is kept in optimum conditions when it is being delivered. First of all, you should always be informed about which delivery methods your supplier uses. High quality seafood exporters in Sri Lanka use freezer trucks, however if they use an insulated vehicle with ice packs or dry ice then this will also keep the temperature low enough while it travels to its destination. You can also ask if they have a specific time frame for maintaining cold temperatures on their trucks during transportation times because some companies recommend a maximum timeframe after which spoiling could occur despite using cooling units. It is important to know what kind of equipment is being used and how it is being used. It really all depends on the type of seafood that you are receiving as well, and where they were harvested from, so if you are unsure about which methods your supplier uses then just ask them.

According to experienced fish processing companies, non-chilled deliveries of seafood can be very dangerous for consumers because they could cause foodborne illness. Seafood should always be kept at chilled temperatures to prevent these types of problems from occurring during transportation times. This means that generally speaking, non-chilled delivery methods pose a great risk when it comes to delivering fresh fish.

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Why It’s Worth Hiring a Wedding Consultant – Part 1

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Many little girls dream of having a fairy tale wedding when they grow up. In their innocence they don’t realize or even consider how much is actually involved in planning such a big event. When these little girls become professional career women and they are finally going to live their dream of a big wedding to the perfect man, there lives are so busy that many of them just don’t have the time or inclination to plan it themselves. That is why increasing numbers of professional couples hire the services of a wedding consultant when they decide to get married.

What They Do

Wedding consultants offer their assistance, knowledge and planning skills to make sure that everything goes according to plan on their clients’ the big day. They manage everything so that the environment, clothes, refreshments and entertainment are all perfect. Essentially wedding consultants take the stress involved in planning the event and put it onto their own shoulders so that the clients can focus on enjoying themselves and planning their future together.

For example, the wedding consultant is there to manage the crisis when the bride’s dress no longer fits and the event is only three days away. A wedding consultant has contacts with several different business vendors including caterers, photographers and florists. They negotiate with these business contacts to provide exactly what the clients want at a price they can afford.

The average wedding costs between $15 and $35 thousand dollars and consultants usually charge between ten and fifteen percent of the overall price. Some people tend to think that they are an unnecessary expense. However, wedding consultants actually save their clients money as well as managing everything, so their services generally are worth the fee they charge.

Their Skills

Wedding consultants have strong communication skills and they are great at working with even the most awkward and fastidious individuals. They also have a good head for figures and a knack for organizing things and working under pressure. Wedding consultants are usually college educated and have business qualifications. They also have an extensive list of business contacts.

However, the most important thing a wedding consultant offers is experience. They put their skills into practice when the clients begin to feel overwhelmed because they haven’t the time to deal with everything that needs to be done. It is not surprising that increasing numbers of people are hiring the services of wedding consultants.

Indeed it is now a very lucrative business and there are thousands of wedding consultants all over the country. Therefore finding a professional to plan your big day has never been easier, all you have to do is pick up your Yellow Pages or browse the web.

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Working With Consultants

Jun 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

I know many people, particularly in the public sector, are wary of engaging consultants. They see them as outsiders who charge exorbitant fees and who don’t “understand” the organisation; they tend to deliver lengthy reports, based on superficial research, which call for change the institution isn’t ready for or can’t commit the resources to, and so just end up sitting on someone’s shelf, gathering dust. It’s the worst of all possible business sins – a waste of time and money.

I have certainly seen it happen, and I understand the skepticism. I have had every possible range of experience working with consultants, from the very good to the very bad (sadly, most recently, working on my very own Web site! Hence the lack of blog posts and intermittent outages – sorry!) to the simply mediocre and useless.

Why use consultants?

A recent (September 2010) CASE article by Andrea Jarrell called “Help Wanted: Making the most of consultant expertise” identifies the following factors to help universities (or any organisation, really) identify when they might need a consultant:

Four factors generally cause institutions to seek outside expertise: scope, know-how, objectivity, and politics. The first two are fairly obvious: Is the job simply too big for campus professionals to handle in addition to their regular responsibilities? Is the expertise required to accomplish your goals lacking on campus? If the answer is yes to one or both of these questions, you need help from a consultant. Even if you have the time and expertise on campus to handle the proposed project, you may need the objectivity of outside counsel to ensure success.

I recently helped co-ordinate the work of a branding agency to help Wales’ newest university re-name and re-brand, and despite expected complaints from some at how much was spent developing a “logo,” I know first-hand how much work was involved from the research and benchmarking stages through to the advocacy and lobbying and internal communications and then the part that everyone sees – the brand identity. It didn’t go perfectly, and everyone learned from the process, which is to be expected. But I also know for a fact there is absolutely no way either I or my team or even a working group of academic and administrative professionals could have achieved the necessary output without professional assistance, for all the reasons listed in the article above.

Working expectations – beyond the “brief”

And now I’ve moved from briefing and coordinating the work of consultants to being one myself. Reflecting on my experience, I think the key to a successful working relationship is to spent the time at the outset agreeing the terms of the arrangement. And by this I don’t simply mean the contract and what constitutes breaches, setting deadlines, etc. But rather a very frank discussion about working styles and expectations. As one of my favourite teachers used to say, “you can’t staple your head to the paper.” Meaning, it may all be “up there” but if you don’t spell it out, how can anyone possibly know what you mean?

So talk about preferences – email vs. phone vs. chat; experience managing these types of projects (on the client side) – do they need help and guidance?; pros and cons of being fully involved in each stage of the project; time commitments and availability; learning/thinking/feedback styles – do you go with your gut or do you like to digest and think about it first? And so on…this can take place before the contract is awarded even, so that both parties clearly understand what they’re getting into.

I find it strange that so much time is spent hiring permanent or even contract staff in terms of the application process and interviews, trying to figure out if the person is the right “fit” for the organisation, but the same types of consideration aren’t part of the equation in hiring a consultant. It’s understandable, but I think both the client and the consultant would benefit from similar discussions so that the decision isn’t simply based on previous experience/recommendations or cost/benefit but rather on the interpersonal relationship the partnership brings to the team.

The (near) future of consulting

It’s a tough time to try to work with universities – with massive budget cuts, it’s hard to imagine that financial resources will be made available for consultancy-based projects. However, with the increasing competitiveness and need to source and develop additional revenue streams, given the above criteria, hiring consultants and interim managers is a logical stop-gap measure when longer-term funding is unknown. The options are endless too – it’s no longer just a matter of having someone come in and do a bit of research and leave you with a 100+ page report for you to read and implement (although if that’s all you’re after…!) but rather consultants can be used in house where staffing gaps might exist or to implement particular projects or to train staff on new ways of working – or all of the above!

The right partner can be worth their weight in gold if used effectively, particularly if flexible and as committed to the success of your organisation as you are. In this way, you are not chained to them if it’s not working, but if it is – the link is solid, and they don’t just walk away at the end of the project with no concern for the effectiveness of the implementation of their recommendations and ideas.

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How To Be a Feng Shui Consultant

Jun 01 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

In order to become a feng shui consultant a person must be very perseverant. Feng shui is a complicated tasks to master, but if one is truly dedicated to this philosophy, becoming a feng shui master is very possible.

The art of feng shui is meant to help people to become better in all aspects of their lives, and a consultant is the vessel to achieving that outcome. The process to become a consultant can be tedious and long, but the rewards are too numerous to count.

If becoming a feng shui consultant is the path that one chooses, they must love to learn. In today’s culture, credibility of a profession is attached to the learning process. Moreover, this process is attached to higher education, books, mentoring, workshops, classes, and some form of training.

The first step to becoming a good feng shui consultant is to find a mentor. A master of fen shui can offer insights that books may not be able to give. The key is to finding the right mentor, and that takes patience.

After a mentor is found, the feng shui student must then decide on which training program they will trust to help them become a feng shui consultant. The market is so saturated with feng shui programs that one has to be careful when selecting the right program that will help one on the journey to becoming a feng shui consultant.

The key is to do a through research of what all is available. According to Nancy Santopietro who has been a practicing feng shui consultant for fourteen years, she encourages her students to “base their decision on how they “feel” on a gut level, then ask for spiritual guidance on which program will ultimately serve their path.” This is good feng shui advice that should be followed when selecting a program.

The main thing to remember when becoming a feng shui consultant is that research is the key to becoming a good feng shui consultant. As Feng Shui evolves,the process of applying the age-old principles to modern life becomes more and more sophisticated.

Along with these discoveries comes an enormous responsibility to not only honor tradition, but also the lives and individuals that the feng shui consultant is working with.

If Feng Shui is to be embraced as a serious profession, then it must be afforded the same dignity that all the other helping professions require, and the only way that will happen is if those who strive to become a feng shui guide are well versed in this ancient art.

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