Saturday, 18 February 2017

6 ways to a strategic plan in 2017

So you’ve set some goals, you’re feeling ambitious, and you’ve promised yourself that you’re going to follow through. You’re determined to make this year better than the last. And hopefully, it works out that way. But you’ve seen the reality, too. In spite of a sensible plan and good intentions, most people find themselves off course by March. Imagine if you could uncover the cause, stay the course, and get what you really want. The answer lies in having a solid starting point…a strategic plan that really works.
Every year, we meet thousand of decision makers around the country in our consulting and speaking work. Like you, they’re smart, ambitious, and they’re doing a decent job. But, they’re also often frustrated that they aren’t doing better. When we break down the element for them, we find that few if any of them have a good strategic plan they can work from. In fact, most of them don’t even know how to create one.
The following is a mini lesson in strategic planning. We don’t have a lot of space, but here are some important things to know when creating a basic plan.
1. Know the difference between a strategy and a tactic. Strategy is the plan that defines where you’re going. Tactics are the things you do and use to get to the destination. Sounds simple, right? You probably already know this, right? Take a closer look at any list of goals; you will find that many of those goals are tactics. This is the reason most New Year’s resolutions and company goals are off track by March.
2. Be specific. A few words can make all the difference in the direction you take your firm, and the tactics you use to implement a strategy.
Vague statement: We will improve customer service response time.
Specific statement: We will improve customer service response time will drop 29%.
Can you see how a few words change the way you might approach a challenge or opportunity?
3. Engage the aging process. Like great wine, the making of a strategic plan takes time. A strategic plan is NOT built during a weekend retreat! It evolves out of thoughts, research, information, and experiences. Spend some real time developing a strategy so that it’s the right one for your organization. Not having a strategy is hard on a firm. But having the wrong strategy, because you just threw one together, can be disastrous. On the flip side, don’t let the time frame hinder you from doing something, at least. It’s better to have some type of plan to follow, even if it isn’t exactly what you want it to be today.
4. Keep it simple. You can still be thorough without running yourself through the mill. Use the A-B-C approach:
A. Establish what you want to achieve: STRATEGY.
B. List available, realistic ways to make it happen: TACTICS
C. Select options that give the highest rewards for the lowest output: IMPLEMENTATION.
5. Follow the plan. Most plans are developed, and then put on a shelf. When (or if) they’re finally taken off the shelf for referral, you usually have to blow the dust off them. Not good. Senior management is guiltiest of not following the plan. A CEO should be able to clear everything off his desk and follow the plan daily if the plan is complete. He shouldn’t think it is meant for everyone but himself. Think of the strategic plan as the road map you and your organization use to follow your intended path. If you were to drive from Lagos to Minna, you would use a map of some sort. You’d refer to it to make sure you took all the turns and exits you need to follow the right roads, prevent getting lost, and get where you want to be. The same with the corporate map.
6.Be flexible. If, during the course of the year, you find that the plan needs some tweaking, you can certainly modify it. Be careful not to switch directions too often, as this will discredit you and your plan in the eyes of its followers. But, make sure that the plan is working in the best interests of the organization, even if that requires a sensible, justifiable change here and there.
Using these tips alone, you should be able to develop a stronger strategic plan…one that will endure through the unexpected trials that arise through the year, also. We hope this year is one full of growth and success for you. Good luck.

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Reasons for excessive sweating

If you feel that you sweat excessively, please consult your doctor and find out. There is no measurement of normal sweating. So each of us have to find out if we are sweating excessively, normally or very less. If excess perspiration is your problem, find out more about it below. Please note that excessive sweating may be of two types. In the first instance your body naturally sweats more and in the second instance, you sweat more because of some conditions and diseases. The first condition is called primary hyperhidrosis and the second one is called secondary hyperhidrosis. In primary hyperhidrosis excess sweating occurs mostly on hands, feet and armpits.
Common reasons for excess sweating-
Some foods and drinks can make you sweat excessively. Drinks that contain alcohol or caffeine may induce excess sweating. Similarly some spicy food may make some people sweat heavily.
Excessive sweating may also be due to hereditary reasons. Please find out if your parents also had this problem.
If you are on medication, find out from your doctor if they are causing excessive sweating. Some drugs induce heavy sweating.
Women going through menopause may get hot flashes and excess sweating. Similarly males who have low levels of male hormone testosterone may experience hot flashes.
Some diseases and conditions can produce profuse sweat. Heart attack, malarial fever, other fevers, thyroid condition, tuberculosis, some fevers, low blood sugars and other diseases may make you sweat excessively. You should consult your doctor about these conditions.
Please consult your doctor if you suddenly break into cold sweat. That may be emotional in origin or physical. Similarly if you find a sudden change in body odor, you should tell your doctor about that. You may suffer some problems if you sweat excessively compared to others. Your toenails may develop fungal infections. Athletes foot may be another problem, as may be jock itch. For primary hyperhidrosis many treatments are available that can control the sweat within acceptable limits. Keeping yourself clean and dry at all times is another way of maintaining good hygiene.
This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

MMM Nigeria update on getting help in 2017

how to get help in mmm nigeria in 2017

In an attempt to revamp the Financial apocalypse tagged MMM, the platform administrators have released yet another message of hope. In a notification/news of the personal office of participants, there is a notification of how MMM Nigeria would be operated in the coming days so as to keep the system sustainable as mentioned in the post/update.

In summary, if you have created an order in 2016 to get help and you are yet to get approval, this message stipulates that the system will gradually offset such orders in the coming days/weeks of 2017. The new system stipulates that you create a fresh order to provide help and you would be able to get help without restrictions as noticed after the de-activation of pause-mode in 2016. It has been tough for us and would urge us to be patient as we see our darling platform regain your trust.

Here is an excerpt of the news update as published on the mmm Nigeria website and Personal Office;

Dear members,
MMM Nigeria lifts all the limits for Mavro, acquired in 2017. So, MMM Nigeria is coming back to normal. And now the members can actively develop the Community and create new requests to provide help. For these requests orders will soon arrive, and after Mavro’s confirmation it will be possible to withdraw these Mavro without any restrictions or limits! Only Mavros acquired in 2016 remain under restriction. But we are actively working on new measures to make it possible for the members to withdraw Mavro-2016 in a larger amount without undermining the sustainability of the Community.
In the folder (see the link below) we have collected the screenshots of Personal Offices of members who received orders for their GH requests: the screenshots via chats, social media and messengers. Let everyone know that MMM Nigeria is working. Every Nigerian should be aware that MMM is functioning well. It is very important!
Now everything depends on you, on your activity as members and guiders. MMM offers the people a platform for help exchange. And the members should turn this idea of mutual help into reality. So, now it is time to create PH requests (amount does not matter, try to provide help for small amount and you will see that MMM is working)! It is time to invite new people to MMM! These days we have to be more active than ever before. It is high time to work hard! We have to show everyone the real power of MMM ideas and values.
MMM Nigeria will overcome!
Together We Change the World!  

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK LAGOS 2017 : Pulse Nigeria to host Masterclass Sessions

Pulse Nigeria will be hosting two masterclass sessions at this year’s Social Media Week Lagos.
The events, “How Digital video is changing us” which is scheduled for the 28th of February by 1:30 PM, and “The Rise of Podcasts: The New FM” which is scheduled for 27th by 4:30 PM will hold at SMW Studio and The innovation stage respectively.

 Speakers at the events will include include Aniekan Etuhube, MD Pulse TV; Tunde Kara, Director of Sales & Business Development Pulse NG; and Sisi Yemmie, Vlogger & Media Personality with Princess Abumere moderating for “How Digital video is changing us”. Other speakers at the sessions will include Osagie Alonge, MD/Editor-in-Chief Pulse NG; Princess Abumere, Entertainment Editor Pulse NG; and Andre Blaze, Multimedia personality with Dami Elebe of Beat FM moderating for “The Rise of Podcasts: The New FM”.

Social Media Week Lagosis a week long conference that providesthe ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.
The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations. According to the organizers, “The mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information”.

Pulse NG is Nigeria's new media publisher. 24/7 live news & videos, entertainment, politics, sports, lifestyle, celebrities & more!

To register for the events, please visit:

“The Rise of Podcasts: The New FM” 

“How Digital video is changing us”
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Love Me Better VIDEO + AUDIO - Sheun Natural


With Body Perfect still enjoying massive airplay within and outside the country, KobiMighty Records Front line Artist, SheunNatural is back with another hot single titled "Love Me Better ". "Love Me Better" is his first official single for the year 2017. The audio was produced by Lino, mixed and mastered by Marqai while the video was directed by Ochuko Lagos. The Versatile artist has promised to consistently put out good music. Watchout for the brand SheunNatural. Follow on all social media @SheunNatural

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My Life VIDEO: 4realEze (@4real042)

my life

Don Maseratte Entertainment artiste 4Real Eze drops the official video to his recently released single “My Life”. The video was shot and directed by Frizzle and Bizzle. Be kind to tell us what you make of this video. Thank you.


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Monday, 6 February 2017

What is email whitelisting and why it is important

E-mail whitelists are the ultimate in spam protection, and go beyond the safeguards used by spam filters and spam blockers to almost completely eliminate the possibility of receiving spam. Whitelists work like fortresses to completely protect the user against invasion.
Before e-mail from a new address can be allowed into the inbox, the user must answer questions or type in a partially obscured code that is recognizable on normal computers, but cannot be detected by the kind of software spammers often use.
The result is a combination of computer technology and a user’s own judgement to decide which users will be allowed to send e-mail to the account or not. Once the potential sender is approved, he or she can send e-mail to the account without having to re-register.
Many people prefer whitelists to spam filters and spam blockers. Spam filters are often free with any e-mail provider, and use probability formulas to calculate the likelihood that e-mails containing certain keywords will be spam.
The problem with this approach is that many spammers can get around these filters by using words not associated with spam and by intentionally misspelling keywords to fool the filter. Although filters are effective, there is usually a 10% to 20% failure rate. This may be acceptable to some, but for business owners who receive hundreds of e-mails a day, this means that at least 100 spam e-mails a day end up in the inbox.
Spam blockers offer a higher degree of protection, but also have their drawbacks. Spam blockers must be downloaded and require registration to send e-mails. All unfamiliar e-mails are sent to another file for the user to approve. Spam blockers, unlike filters, are entirely user driven, but have the disadvantage that sometime the user can be fooled concerning what is spam. Spammers often spoof e-mails that are familiar to the user to encourage the user to accept the e-mails.
Whitelists combine the best of technological ability and user judgement. The user approves a message, but the person registering is required to type in a code that would not be recognizable to those with spamming software. Blocking is not merely left to the judgement of the user or to the computer’s ability to find spammers, but the combination of the two make whitelists the most effective choice for spam blocking.
Some may find whitelists to be a bit strict and inconvenient, and fear that some legitimate senders might be put off by the registration process. Others would rather take this risk than to accept spam. Once a person is registered, his or her e-mail is accepted on the site, so there is no more red tape. Another objection is that sometimes the code is difficult to read even for legitimate senders. However, a sender can always try to register again unless he or she has been blacklisted.
Although some believe that whitelists threaten to take some of the spontaneity out of e-mail, others believe that this spontaneity is not worth all of the spam. Business owners use whitelist to ensure that no valuable time is wasted sorting through hundreds of spam messages a day, and this also saves money in the long run.

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