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7 Tips to Give Children A Great Sunday School Experience

7 Tips to Give Children A Great Sunday School Experience

There is more to being an inspiring Sunday School teacher than teaching bible verses. Your job is an important one and will pave the way for a new generation of worshipers to continue with your church's traditions and beliefs. To pull this off, follow these tips to keep your students interested and make your job easier. Prepare Your Classes in Advance Don't wait until Saturday night to start thinking about your Sunday morning class. Set aside a little time each day to make plans and find relevant materials. Your lessons will make more of an impact on the children when they are not rushed through at the last minute. Avoid Passing the Buck Plan as many interactive activities as you can. It is alright to schedule small breathing periods for yourself with a quick video or workbook activity, but the majority of the time your lessons should be focused

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5 Tips on How to Make an Impact With Your College Outreach Program

5 Tips on How to Make an Impact With Your College Outreach Program

Outreach programs at the college level are wonderful programs to help promote continuing education. By working with local high schools they can find young people who would not only benefit from the opportunity of higher education, but also appreciate it. If you are looking for ways to further your college outreach program, you can try implementing some of these practices. Most not only increase your exposure to community kids, they will help you pinpoint where the needs are. 1) Start Mentoring Programs Speak with your professors who are directly involved in education classes. These students can benefit from hands on experience with children in the local high schools. As part of the project, make it their responsibility to identify weaknesses in the school system as well as identify students who show the potential that would benefit from your outreach. 2) Build Strong Relationships With High School Guidance Counselors In

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Four Important Tenant Management Tips For Property Managers

Four Important Tenant Management Tips For Property Managers

Whether you are a property manager for an apartment complex, condominium complex or for a number of private and commercial properties, your job is not an easy one. Especially when it comes to dealing with the renters. Here you are dealing with a slew of multiple personalities, including that of the property owner. To help simplify your job while at the same time being better at managing tenants, take a look at these tenant management tips: Finding Tenants This should be at the top of your list because, well without tenants you'll be out of a job. When you have a space to fill in the property first make sure that it is presentable. Throw on a fresh coat of paint, clean the carpet and fix the leak at the faucet. Once it looks good you can start placing ads, but consider the type of tenant that is interested in

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Community Disaster Recovery: It is All in the Pre-Planning

Community Disaster Recovery: It is All in the Pre-Planning

Disaster recovery should be a two part process, with the emphasis being on the first. If you focus on how to react to disasters before they occur then the second phase, recovery, will be easier. After the surprisingly harsh winter in 2013-2014, many towns and municipalities got a wake up call as to how inefficient their emergency notification systems really were. To avoid this scenario again, get your plans in place now for how you will keep your citizens and employees safe this winter and get your town back up and running fast after a winter storm. Organize Before getting started on a disaster recovery plan get together with leaders in your community to assemble teams to focus on the different areas. This should include police and fire chiefs, a school board member and principals of area schools plus administrators from your local hospitals. All of them will have valuable

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New DialMyCalls Video Tutorials Are Now Live!

New DialMyCalls Video Tutorials Are Now Live!

We have completely revamped our FAQ section and added a plethora of brand new video tutorials that will help members effectively utilize the full potential of our voice and text message broadcasting service. The brand new tutorial videos are available on the outside of DialMyCalls as well as in the members area of version 2.0. Prior to this recent update only a handful of video tutorials were available – there are now over 15 videos to help you learn how to use the service. Of course we will be constantly adding more tutorials so keep checking back for updates. DialMyCalls Video Tutorials Our extensive collection of video tutorials can be viewed by visiting our FAQ or by clicking the individual links below: Access Accounts Add Individual Contacts Call Setup For First Time Users Contacts Overview Create & Manage Contact Groups Credit Packages vs. Monthly Plans Detailed Broadcast Reports Import Contacts

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Frightening Good Tips on Throwing a Great Halloween Party

Frightening Good Tips on Throwing a Great Halloween Party

Halloween does not have to be just for the kids. This is the perfect holiday to let the kid in you don a Superman cape and have some fun with your friends. If you are thinking about kicking the holiday season off early this year with a Halloween party at your home here are some tips to ensure that all your ghosts and goblin friends can make it, and that they have a frighteningly good time. Pick a Theme: This is not as corny as it may sound. When it comes to playing dress-up, grown-ups need a little more coaxing than kids do. Go traditional with a scary monster theme, or pick a decade. The '70's were fun or go old school with a '20's theme. Once you give your invitees a nudge in the right direction, they will come up with their own creative costumes. Choose the Date: Halloween

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Your DialMyCalls Account Has Gone Mobile

Your DialMyCalls Account Has Gone Mobile

The very definition of emergency implies that it will come up at the most inopportune time and when you least expect it. When you have the DialMyCalls mobile app already loaded on your iPhone or Android it won't make a difference where you are when impending disaster looms, you will still be able to broadcast your emergency message to everyone in your contact list. Voice and text message broadcasting is a great tool to have when you need to quickly get in touch with multiple people right away. Communities, schools and businesses are all using DialMyCalls to alert their members and staff about imminent emergency situations and how to react to it. Now with it available as a free mobile app, your DialMyCalls account can be accessed quickly no matter where you are when you first get the news. A director of operations overseeing multiple retail locations can quickly send

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Tips For Landlords on Improving Security in Your Apartment Complex

Tips For Landlords on Improving Security in Your Apartment Complex

Apartment building living has security issues that are not present for homeowners. Complexes are often the target of crime, as it is assumed that the tenants inside are mostly seniors or single women. As a landlord it is in your best interest to keep your building as secure as possible. Not only to help keep the tenants and their belongings safe, but also to protect yourself against any liability if an unfortunate robbery or attack was to occur. Securing the Building Strengthen the Perimeter: Starting from the outside make your building as unattractive to undesirables as possible. This means having adequate lighting around the entire building. Also check ground floor entry points and make sure that they are fastened with additional locking devices. Fire escapes can be a potential hazard as well, so be sure that they are inaccessible from the ground. The Lobby Check-point: There should be a system

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Top 4 Advantages of Web Based Services Over Installed Software

Top 4 Advantages of Web Based Services Over Installed Software

As we are entering a new realm of cloud-based internet services, we are seeing the disappearance of installed software. It is now believed that the convenience and ease of these on-line services will eventually lead to software being sold as a service as opposed to as a product. This SaaS (Software as a Service) approach is being embraced by businesses and industries of every type and size for a number of compelling reasons: Cost Effectiveness When you use web-based software there are no upfront costs or investments needed – you no longer need to buy multiple software packages for all of the desktops used in your business. Ongoing costs are also minimized as the provider of your online service is taking care of any maintenance issues. With traditional software you might need to install additional hardware to support the program adding to the overhead. Web-based programs are typically sold as

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School Text Messaging and the Parent Teacher Relationship

School Text Messaging and the Parent Teacher Relationship

Staying in touch with your class room parents and maintaining positive communication is a top priority for every teacher. You can make it easy on yourself and the parents by using modern methods like SMS text messaging regularly. By setting in place clear lines of communication from the start of the school year you can expect a supportive group of parents who are willing to work with you in educating their children. The First Week In order to effectively use SMS text messaging to stay in touch with your student's parents, you will first need to ask for mobile phone numbers. Use open house night at school as your opportunity to first broach the subject of text messaging with the parents and ask that they provide you with the information you need. You will be surprised at the large number of parents who will show enthusiasm for your innovative approach

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