Any professional or personal service company can benefit from an appointment reminder service. The bottom line is a suddenly empty slot in your daily appointment calendar is hurting your bottom line. One easy way around this is by using an automated service that can remind them of the date and time scheduled for your next appointment. The industry being hurt most by missed appointments is the medical industry. Patient no-shows and late call outs can be as high as 8%. Patients may not realize that they are costing you money when they don’t show up because they are not considering the overhead costs that it takes to run your office. If you are finding that you have blocks of unprofitable free time throughout the day due to missed appointments, you should be considering implementing an appointment reminder service to help eliminate them. Automated phone messages can serve as a reminder
Learning how to organize and execute an effective meeting is a skill that is often overlooked by executives and managers. The end result being a large group of employees who walk away from the meeting without taking in any of the important points. A company meeting should be more than just an exchange of information, it should be used as an opportunity to inspire and motivate your employees to perform at a higher level. Whether a general staff meeting, problem solving meeting or company goal meeting there is a basic outline a leader should be following to make it as much of a success as possible: Who Is Invited? Just like a party, you want to make sure that the right group or groups of employees are asked to participate. It might seem obvious, but many company meetings are unproductive due to the right groups of people not being asked
In addition to educating, disciplining and caring for children, teachers have the added responsibility of communicating with the parents of their students. As many teachers soon learn, this could be the most difficult part of their job. Parents can be hard to reach and when you do, it is often even harder to get them to commit to a face to face meeting. To get around this, more and more educators are turning to technology to help them get parents involved in their child’s education. What many teachers are finding now is that parents are more responsive to phone calls, text messages and emails then they are to notes sent home. We have all become accustomed to communicating this way, and teachers are learning to use these new methods to their advantage. Try these ideas to help build a strong line of communication with your student’s parents: Start the School
A community by definition means a social group who share a common locality. As a landlord it is to your benefit to promote the social side of your community. This helps to build strong ties that bind the residents together and keeps your rental turnover low. The Decline of Community Technology has had a strong negative impact on physical communities all over the world. People have become more accustomed to building strong ties online, while forgetting about the person living right next door. You can use this trend to your building’s advantage by setting up a social network page where your tenants can begin to get to know one another in an environment they are already comfortable with. Signs of a Strong Community When you enter an apartment complex you can tell almost immediately when the residents are cohesive. In a community, the residents smile and greet each other and
Just a heads that it is important as a business to follow all the FCC and your state laws regarding sending automated phone calls or texts. You need to make sure your customers have opted in to receive any kind of message from you, and never send any kind of unsolicited message. For texting you can have your customers opt-in to a list via text message, for example text COMPANY NAME to 80123 (our short code), which will opt them in to receive alerts from you. For phone calls you need expressed written consent from them agreeing to receive your messages. In order to survive in the small business world owners have to be quick on their feet to think outside of the box. Competition is fierce and in order to retain your customer base you have to be able to offer them something that nobody else, or at least not
Being bullied at school is a threat to a child’s mental and physical health as well as their self-esteem and ability to learn. Their sense of security is threatened as one of the few places where they are supposed to feel safe is now fraught with fear and anxiety. In order to turn this around, children who are the victims of a bully need be able to regain some control over their life. In the last few years, school bullying has turned from stealing someone’s lunch money, to harmful physical violence. This escalation in the severity of bullying calls for drastic measures on the part of school officials, police officers and parents. The problem that officials and parents are facing is the reluctance of children to report a bully. It is suggested that this is due to a lack of confidence that the adult will intervene on the victims behalf.
It makes no difference the size of your company, big or small you need a way to stay connected to your employees. Every industry imaginable from restaurants to manufacturing plants can benefit from a reliable method of keeping employees informed. Consistent communication is the cornerstone to building strong employee relationships. All businesses rely on communication to operate. Employees need to be informed of key changes in procedures, shift adjustments, and closings in the event of an emergency. A business owner can cut his costs while at the same time improving his employee communications by signing up with a mass notification service. Every successful business man or woman will tell you that time is money, and when you need to relay an important message to a large group of employees it can take time. Looking for phone numbers or planning meetings wastes precious resources that could be better spent building your
Since 1998 E-Rate has been ensuring that every school-aged child is getting the full benefit of having internet access inside of their schools. What are E-Rate Discounts? E-Rate was developed by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, in 1997 as a way of providing internet access and other modern communication technology to libraries and schools across the nation. Each year $2.25 billion is spent to ensure that every American has the benefit of new information technology. The E-Rate is able to accomplish this by providing discounts of up to 90% on the tools needed to set up telecommunications and internet access inside schools and libraries. Who is Eligible for E-Rate? Any non-profit public or private school can receive that E-Rate discount as well as non-profit libraries. Priority is given to those schools that are severely behind in communication technologies. In order to determine the amount of discount a school may
Medical practices are now estimating that yearly, they are losing up to $150,000 due to patient no-shows. In multi-physician facilities and clinics the amount can easily surpass $1 million. As one clinic reports that they had 14,000 no-shows over the course of one year, a staggering number that could be reduced by automated SMS text messages. Regardless of the size of the practice, profits are being lost due to the overwhelmingly amount of patients who cannot keep an appointment. Why Use SMS Text The act of notifying patients of an appointment is a time consuming task when taken on by a receptionist or secretary. That time could be spent doing other pressing office work if the physician utilizes SMS text messaging as a tool to remind patients of upcoming appointments. In the past, physicians relied on sending postcards as an appointment reminder. Not only was this a time consuming task,
Although Rabbi is the Hebrew word for teacher, his role is much more complex in the Jewish community. Besides leading Shabbat services and those on High Holy Day he is the officiator of major life events such as Bar and Bat Mizvahs, baby naming ceremonies, weddings and funerals. In addition to his role as the religious leader, he is also looked to as a community leader, and with that comes even more responsibility. In order to be an effective leader, Rabbi’s have had to broaden their scope of abilities in order to meet the increasing demands of their roles. They have had to learn to speak publicly, read spread sheets, and organize fundraising campaigns all while keeping in touch with their congregation and running their synagogues day to day meetings and prayers. Attempting to keep up with all of these additional duties can be difficult and time consuming, which is
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