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
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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
From our family to yours
Enjoy the Holiday
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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
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.
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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
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
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
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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
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.
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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.
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From Our IT Department
How can I change how files are displayed in Windows Explorer?
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.