Charisma Productions Gazette
Volume 2, Issue 9 September 2010
The Importance of Off-Site Happy Labor Day
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Off site corporate meetings, many companies are
saying this has become a great expense that is not
necessarily helpful in promoting their product and
building employee morale or making them more The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on
efficient. Through research we have found that this is September 5, 1882 in New York City In the aftermath of the
deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S.
quite the opposite. A survey of Fortune 500 companies’ military and U.S. Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike,
shows face-to-face meetings has the highest return on President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a
investment of any marketing tool available to them. top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making
Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress
"Knowledge sessions" held throughout the day would unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the
aid companies in crafting new strategies to highlight the end of the strike Cleveland was also concerned that aligning
inherent importance of in-person gatherings. As an American labor holiday with existing international May Day
celebrations would stir up negative emotions linked to the
quoted by Ben Stein, Actor, lawyer, economist and Haymarket Affair. By the 20th century, all 50 U.S. states have
Nixon speechwriter "The truth is that business made Labor Day a state holiday.
meetings are usually not a waste of time, even if they
are held in Las Vegas or at a resort with a golf course The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the
first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the
near a Southern California beach," Stein said. "They public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor
are not decadent, with rare exception. organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their
families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations.
Off –site corporate presentations serve as an effective Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced
later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and
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the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the
Sunday proceeding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday
INSIDE THIS ISSUE and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the
1 The Importance of Off-Site Meetings Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as
the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often
1 Happy Labor Day regarded as a day of rest and parades. Speeches or political
demonstrations are more low-key than May 1 Labor Day
4 Strategic Partner – Yasmo Live
celebrations in most countries, although events held by labor
organizations often feature political themes and appearances
by candidates for office, especially in election years. Forms of
5 Recipe of the Month celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays,
water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age
6 From our IT Department children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of
summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults
view it as the last weekend for parties before returning to
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benefits they stand to derive from you.
tool for convincingly presenting your company, and its
products and services to your target audience. Since
corporate presentations today use flash and other hi- For educating or updating employees - You can
end multimedia tools to develop highly engaging and make corporate meetings to impart training to your
creative presentations; it is not always within the employees, help them update themselves and improve
wherewithal of the company to do this on its own. their skill sets. It can also be used for maintaining good
Hence, corporate firms, both big and small are today internal communications among employees of different
outsourcing such work to professional companies such
as Charisma Productions Network, which specialize in departments.
An impressive corporate presentation not only Trade fairs & exhibitions - You can demonstrate
effectively showcases your products and services but it about your company, various products and services at
also helps in enhancing your corporate image and add trade shows with the help of a professional looking
value to your business. corporate presentation.
A corporate meeting complete with impressive Conferences & important meetings - In conferences
animation, videos, photos, voice over and music would and critical meetings, a presentation helps you to
definitely have more impact on the target audience as convey your point in a much clearer and profound
compared to a static presentation. Therefore, various manner.
companies incorporate flash into their corporate
meeting in order to make them more appealing and Product launches - Whenever your company is
impressive. Audio video solutions help in grabbing the launching new products in the market; you can
attention of the users in relation to the subject efficiently inform the prospective buyers what your
highlighted in the meeting or event, thus motivating product is all about by giving a presentation.
them and engaging them with the subject. Moving
images have a powerful impact amongst the viewers Meetings facilitate engagement. People engage by
as they have the ability to portray and inspire hidden being invited into the game. If they know the business
emotions. goal, the team goal and the role they have to play then
they're more likely to truly plug in to the business. If
In an off-site corporate presentation you can present they don't know what the business is trying to achieve,
all information in an interesting and user-friendly how can they connect with business goals alone at
manner, giving details such as the company’s goal, their desk? Off-site meetings and presentations still
product/services details, various services, catalogues,
hold a powerful message, one that a web conference
infrastructure manpower, and growth pattern and just
about anything you wish to. You can use images and or phone conference cannot compare to.
video clips of your company, its people, its
infrastructure, etc, in the presentation. This enhances
credibility and also enables your customers, dealers Informative, Inspiring
and investors to have a look at your company.
For creating corporate presentations, you should and Empowering
approach a professional production company, such as
Charisma Productions Network, to create innovative Let Charisma Productions Network
presentations which would enable you to communicate
to your audience easily, make them aware of your
become your one-stop solution for all
company and influence their decisions. your corporate meeting, events and
Offsite Meetings and Productions benefit:
For more information please contact
Clients - With the help of a corporate presentation you firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website
can tell prospective customers in detail about your www.charismaproductionsnetwork.com
services and show details of your previous successful
work. This way you lend credibility of your work to new
as well as existing customers get to know what Thank You for All of Your Comments & Suggestions
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school, although school starting times now vary.
In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL
and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their
first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL
traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following
Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held
that day from 1950 to 2004.
Have a safe and happy holiday
From the staff at
Charisma Productions Network.
For more information please contact
email@example.com or visit our website
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From Our Executive Chef
Labor Day Potato Salad
For the Mayonnaise:
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups neutral-flavored oil (such as vegetable, canola or peanut)
For the Salad:
2 1/2 pounds small red bliss potatoes, quartered
3 cloves garlic, smashed
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 red onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
Directions: Make the mayonnaise: Put the egg yolks in a food processor and add the vinegar, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Turn
on the machine and very slowly start to drizzle in the oil (drip until the mixture starts to look like mayonnaise, then you can start
adding it in a slow, steady stream). If the mayonnaise is too thick, add a few drops of water; if it is not thick enough, add a little more
oil with the motor running.
Make the salad: Put the potatoes and garlic in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the potatoes by 2 inches and season
generously with salt. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until fork-tender, about
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp,
about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the onion, celery and vinegar. Season to taste with salt.
Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl (discard the garlic). Add the bacon-onion mixture to the hot
potatoes and stir to incorporate. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise and the mustard and season with salt.
Refrigerate until cold.
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From Our IT Department
How to Use Word 2007 as a Tool for Blogging?
Microsoft Word has always been a great tool for writing documents. Microsoft Word 2007 is no exception. A new and
superb feature has been added to Microsoft Word 2007. In addition to all the useful features which it shares with the
previous versions of Microsoft Word, this new feature allows you to use Word 2007 as a tool for blogging. You can
easily post something to your personal blog through Word 2007. It provides you with the opportunity to write as many
words as you like for your blog. You can also write very short posts if you want.
Follow these simple steps in order to use Word 2007 as a tool for blogging:
Open a blank Word document and click on the Office button.
Click on New and select new blog post.
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