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Charisma productions gazette volume 2 issue 11.


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Charisma productions gazette volume 2 issue 11.

  1. 1. Newsletter 1 Charisma Productions Gazette Volume 2, Issue 11 November 2010 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E 1 How Corporation Can Benefit From Chartering Private Jets 1 Happy Thanksgiving 2 Chartering Private Jets Continued 3 Time Management 4 Strategic Partner 5 From Our Executive Chef 6 From Our IT Department How Coprporations Can Benefit From Chartering Private Jets More Effective Time Management Effective Travelers Charisma Productions Network Chartering a private jet allows corporations to minimize the time executives and key employees spend traveling, thus maximizing the time they have to devote to business. A year- long study showed that business travelers using private jets saved an average of 359 hours of nonproductive travel time over those who used commercial flights to travel to the same destinations. There are approximately 2080 working hours in a year and when you consider 359 of those hours as being unproductive, how much is a company loosing? Not only are they loosing monetarily, how productive can executives and key employees be after waiting in long security lines, delayed flights, lost luggage, and many of the unknowns that can and do happen on commercial flights? More effective time management leads directly to increased productivity. When you are flying more efficiently, the on-board environment is much more conducive to working en- route which will, no doubt, cut down on the nonproductive working hours. Freed from the need to depend on commercial flight schedules, executives and key personnel using private charter flights may be able Happy Thanksgiving From our family to yours Enjoy the Holiday Charisma Productions Network Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada it is celebrated on the second Monday in October. The precise historical origin of the holiday is disputed. Although Americans commonly believe that the first Thanksgiving happened in 1621, at Plymouth Plantation, in Massachusetts, there is strong evidence for earlier celebrations in Canada (1578) and by Spanish explorers in Florida (1565). Thanksgiving Day is also celebrated in the Netherlands. A different holiday which uses the same name is celebrated at a similar time of year in the island of Grenada. continued on page 2
  2. 2. Newsletter 2 to attend two or three meetings in person on the same day, further expanding the presence and personal reach of key corporate representatives. When it is vital to the interest of the corporation that they attend a meeting to deal with a crisis or sensitive matter chartering a private jet assures that the executives and key employees can prepare in a stress free confidential environment. They can hold private meetings to discuss strategy or sensitive issues in depth so that they are better prepared to deal with any situation they will face at their destination. They are also more likely to arrive in a relaxed and poised frame of mind. A crucial trait of any successful business is excellent communication. When famed investor and businessman Warren Buffett purchased his first jet over 20 yrs. ago for Berkshire Hathaway, it was considered a luxury. But after years of use and seeing the impact it had on his business, he ultimately labeled the plane with the moniker, “The Indispensable.” Andrea Montgomery, VP of Operations for Montgomery Aviation in Zionsville, relayed the story recently when asked about the business of flying. Montgomery explains that general aviation airports and fixed based operators have grown to become essential tools to help businesspeople travel more efficiently. A 2009 study by the Alliance for Aviation Across America concluded that general aviation-not commercial-accounts for 1.2 million jobs in the United States and $150 billion in economic impact annually. It is also determined that 85% of businesses that use general aviation are small to mid-sized companies. MYTH – General aviation is predominantly used by big companies and corporate CEOs. REALITY – Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, eighty-five percent of the companies and organizations that rely on general aviation aircraft are small-to-mid sized businesses which serve as a lifeline to small and rural communities across the country. General aviation serves medical personnel, construction companies, telecommunication providers, manufacturers, farmers and ranchers, and food suppliers and emergency and natural disaster responders. These aircraft operate in over 5,000 airports across the country that serves communities that the major airlines mostly ignore. AS QUOTED BY ALLIANCE FOR AVIATION ACROSS AMERICAN. Think about what you have just read, in these economic times why are small to mid-size companies utilizing private jets for business travel and are successful? They recognize the importance of their executives and key employee’s time management. They understand waiting for their next flight out could be a deal breaker. For More Information Please Contact Our Flight Specialist John Harmon: 805-241-0566 Charisma Productions Network continued from page 1
  3. 3. Newsletter 3 Time Management Something We Can All Appreciate Do you find that you the days just fly by and you feel like you haven’t accomplished much? Personally I feel like this more days than I care to admit. Trying to manage home, work, children and their activities is like being the circus juggler. When I finally get a moment of quiet, which is a rare occasion I make an attempt at organizing my life. The old adage of making lists has helped me become organized and accomplish more than expected. Here are a few tips and or tricks that have worked for me: 1. At the beginning of the week, take five minutes (preferably in the morning when everyone else is sleeping) and make yourself a list of tasks you need to accomplish by the end of the week. Keep the list with you at all times, don’t just leave it on top of the kitchen counter or on your desk. 2. Daily lists puts too much stress, you worry more on how you’re going to finish everything you have to do and evidently not get anything done at all. 3. After you’ve written your list, look it over and make every attempt to prioritize it. Usually I start by counting how many phone calls I need to make and then take an hour or two, sit at my desk and make all the calls in one shot. This is usually quite successful, although sometimes you may have to do it on two separate days, depending on the follow up calls needed. 4. Then, after the calls, go over your list again and review all the things that you are sure won’t take but a few minutes to complete. Do those next. After those are done, look at your list and see how much you have accomplished thus far and start feeling good. 5. Finally, do the more time consuming tasks by order of priority. 6. Cross things out as you complete the task and also add things to the list as the days go by. You’ll notice that as the week passes if you started with 15 tasks to accomplish, by the end of the week you’ll have, maybe 15 or more added to it. This is normal, and if this doesn’t happen, you really did not have much to do. 7. By the end of the week, take that wrinkled, ripped, messy paper you call a list and review it. You’ll be surprised how much you’ve actually accomplished and pat yourself on the back. Just don’t worry if there are tasks left undone, there’s always next week. 8. Any left-over tasks get transferred to the next week’s tasks. And try to do those first on the following week, or else you’ll start stressing and say that lists don’t work, bunch the paper up in a wad and throw it away. Then you go back to being your old self, stressing over everything you have to do and get nothing done. I know like any good plan there are those unexpected interruptions, or else it wouldn’t be called life.
  4. 4. Newsletter 4 Strategic Partner Alexander International Security Affiliates provides a range of Security, Loss Prevention, and Executive Protection Agents aimed at supporting your on-site security requirements for temporary or permanent assignments. Our management structure ensures that whichever service we deliver, we maintain a flexible and proactive approach to staffing Security Agents on assignments. This in turn will allow your business to benefit from an innovative, efficient and cost effective service. Serving the business community, ISA is uniquely positioned to offer bespoken security solutions. The breadth of services we offer is wide and varied, enabling ISA to provide your business with the most appropriate Professional Security Solution. Our clients drive our success - in each and every one of our appointments we pay particular attention to positioning the right people in the right place ensuring that they deliver service excellence across all market sectors. ALEXANDER International Security Affiliates 24/7/365 +1 (310) 930.6335 Telephone +1 (310) 930.2426 Operations +1 (310) 568.9045 Voice Mail & Fax 9029 Airport Blvd., Suite 91214 Los Angeles, CA 9009 U.S.A.
  5. 5. Charisma Productions 5 From Our Executive Chef World’s Easiest Turkey and Southern Cornbread Stuffing! World’s Easiest Turkey Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Pull the neck and giblets out of the cavity; ditch the liver and save the rest of the giblets for gravy. Dry the turkey with paper towels, then season inside and out with salt and pepper. Fill the turkey with aromatics like chopped onions, carrots, apples and herbs, then place breast-side up in a roasting pan and brush with melted butter. Tent with foil and roast for 2 hours (for a 10- to 12-pound turkey; add an extra 15 minutes per pound for larger birds). Remove the foil, baste with more melted butter and crank the oven to 425 degrees F. Roast for another hour or until the meat at the thigh registers 165 degrees F. Let rest while you make the gravy. Southern Cornbread Stuffing Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine crumbled cornbread, dried white bread slices, and saltines; set aside. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery and onion and cook until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the vegetable mixture over cornbread mixture. Add the stock, mix well, taste, and add salt, pepper to taste, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Reserve 2 heaping tablespoons of this mixture for the giblet gravy. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake until dressing is cooked through, about 45 minutes. Serve with turkey as a side dish.
  6. 6. Charisma Productions 6 From Our IT Department Question: How can I change how files are displayed in Windows Explorer? Answer: 1. Open My Computer or Explorer. 2. Click View at the top of the window. 3. Select Icons, Large Icons, Small Icons, List, Details, Tiles, or Thumbnails to change to the type of view you wish to see. We recommend "Details" for users not sure what to choose. Below is additional information about each of these types of views. Keep in mind each version of Windows is different, and all of the below types of views are not available in all versions of Windows. If you do not see one of the below listed under view, your version of Windows does not support that type of view. • Details - Our recommended view. Details all the files in an easy to read format and also displays the size, type, and date modified in columns. • Large Icons / Tiles - Displays large icons of the files and folders with their names. Windows XP named this Title. In all previous versions of Windows, this is named Large Icons. • Small Icons / Icons / List - Displays small icons of the files and folders with their names. Windows XP named this Icon. In all previous versions of Windows this is named Small Icons. • Thumbnails - Displays large pictures of each of the files and folders in the directory. If the type of file is an image, movie, or other type of file that supports auto preview, you will see a picture of the file without even opening it. This is great for a directory containing photos.
  7. 7. Charisma Productions 7 Thank You for Your Support We wish to thank our readers and our clients for their support and feedback helping to continually grow the Charisma Productions Network. We look forward to another successful year in 2010 as we continue to grow and provide you with successful stress-free events. We appreciate hearing from all of you and strive to improve our articles and hope to have something for everyone at one point or another. Please send us suggestions for topics you would like to read about or if you have an article that you would like to share we’ll be happy to post it.: Please send all comments to: Charisma Productions Network A Geoff Andrews Company 805-241-0566 © Charisma Productions Network 2010, All Rights Reserved Promo Code Number : CPN06010831-10 Expires: December 31, 2010 Authorized by: Geoffrey R. Andrews Earn A Referral Gift Card In Appreciation of a Client Referral That Is Converted Into An Actual Event, Charisma Productions Network, is offering a $100 Gift Card For Every Confirmed Account. The Gift Card Will Be Mailed To The Referring Party Within 14 Days After The Event Completion. Promo Code, & Full Details Of The Referring Party Must Be Given To The CPN Representative At The Time Of Receiving A Request For Proposal (RFP). Offer Valid Only In The Continental United States, & Is Subject To All Local State, & Federal Taxes. This Offer Is Void Where Prohibited By Certain State Laws