Austria is a beautiful little European country, covered largely by the beautiful mountainous terrain of the Alps, which its beautiful peaks and white snow-laden slopes, prime for skiing, and the bright blue sky overhead. The country’s high slopes make it an ideal destination for avid skiers to take their vacations in. There are also several cities and towns in Austria that have long histories, with wealths of cultural significance to be found therein. Vienna is the largest center of population in the country, being both its largest city, and also, its capital city. It has many sights to see for the curious tourist; there are many historical sights, museums, and many more things to see. The city has ancient origins, being populated before Roman occupation two millennia ago. Since then, it has been a center of musical, political, and cultural significance; many famous composers have been born in Vienna. Salzberg is another city worth a visit if sight seeing in cities and towns is one of your interests. Continue reading
I am really blessed that I have been able to receive a grant to continue my art history studies in Cracow, Poland. It is sort of a convoluted story, but some time ago I met an extremely nice widow from Poland. She shared my interest in Art history and I did some work around her estate outside of New Haven, Connecticut. It never crossed my mind that she would keep track of my studies or have any interest in where I studied. However she provided me with this grant when I graduated and sent me a nice note too. She is not in the country now and I am going to leave for Europe before she returns. Now I am thinking about how I can take the best advantage of the opportunity.
Cracow is one of best places in Europe for a person with my interests, but it shall not be too terribly long before I want to go further afield. Continue reading
Do you have a boot camp or are you interested in starting one sometime soon? If so, you know that one of the challenges of owning this type of business is figuring out how to use boot camp marketing to your advantage. With so much information out there, it can be difficult to find advice that will truly benefit you and help your business to become a success.
If you want to do well, it is important that you find tips and tricks that get right to the heart of the matter rather than being padded with fluff. One site I found does just that; it allows people who are knowledgeable in the fitness world to post their real-life experiences with marketing. As a result, the site is filled with useful advice on ways to build your client list and improve your marketing prowess. Because blog posts come from many different individuals, the information presented is more comprehensive than if just one or two people were contributing to the site. The result is a resource that is truly valuable.
One post that I really enjoyed reading dealt with customer satisfaction. A startling statistic that the author pointed out was that the vast majority of customers that are unhappy will just abandon the business, rather than take the time to try and work through the issues with customer support. Since everyone is going to have a problem sooner or later, it is crucial that businesses address the situation in the right way. An unhappy customer can quickly become satisfied again if they feel that their needs were adequately met and that the business truly cares about them and wants them to return. Also, remember that what these customers say about you to their friends and family is a form of marketing as well, so you want them to report positive things.
Marketing doesn’t have to be just another frustrating part of life that you deal with and move on from. It can turn out to be something that you truly enjoy doing, and it can help you earn a lot more money while you are at it. Don’t underestimate how powerful it can be!