Robert's Rules For Dummies

Author: C. Alan Jennings, PRP

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118294092

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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Discover why Robert's Rules "rule" If you belong to any type of organization—from school board to garden club to bowling league to trade association—chances are this book can save you many boring meeting minutes. This friendly guide translates Robert's Rules of Order, the essential guide for conducting meetings of all types, into principles you can understand and apply the next time "Billy Bully" tries to dominate the discussion or "Debbie Dictator" issues another edict. If you've ever been frustrated at the way condominium association business was (or wasn't) conducted or fidgeted while PTA members debated whether to have goldfish or pencils as prizes for the elementary school carnival, this is the book for you. Written by a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, it covers everything from the basics of bylaws that establish the real framework of your organization to the requirements for a legal meeting, from how to use an agenda to plan your next meeting and keep things on track to voting procedure and putting ideas into motion—and so much more. This new edition is published in response to the revised 11th edition of Robert's Rules of Order Techniques for following parliamentary procedures to effectively manage meetings of any size Helps you stay current with the latest updates to the rules of order and parliamentary procedure Complete with a glossary of parliamentary terms and sample agendas, reports, and minutes, this guide has everything you need but a gavel. Whether you belong to an elite country club or a civic organization, an investment club or a volunteer fire department, when you use the principles in this book, meetings won't be dominated by the loudest or pushiest member or go on and on and on and on and on . . .
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Business Skills For Dummies Two eBook Bundle: Business Etiquette For Dummies and Successful Time Management For Dummies

Author: Jack Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118595750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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Two complete eBooks for one low price! Created and compiled by the publisher, this business skills bundle brings together two important titles in one, e-only bundle. With this special bundle, you’ll get the complete text of the following two titles: Business Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition Make no mistake, etiquette is as important in business as it is in everyday life and it is a lot more complicated. From email and phone communications to personal interviews to adapting to corporate and international cultural differences, Business Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition, keeps you on your best behavior in any business situation. This friendly, authoritative guide shows you how to develop good etiquette on the job and navigate today’s diverse and complex business environment with great success. You’ll get savvy tips for dressing the part, making polite conversation, minding your manners at meetings and meals, behaving at off-site events, handling ethical dilemmas, and conducting international business. You’ll find out how to behave gracefully during tense negotiations, improve your communication skills, and overcome all sorts of work-related challenges. Along the way, you’ll discover how to: make a great first impression, meet and greet with ease, be a good company representative, practice proper online etiquette, adapt to the changing rules of etiquette, deal with difficult personalities without losing your cool, become a well-mannered traveler, develop good relationships with your peers, staff, and superiors, give compliments and offer criticism, and respect physical, racial, ethnic, and gender differences at work . You’ll also learn the difference between casual Friday and sloppy Saturday as well as cubicle courtesy. Successful Time Management For Dummies Do you need help with time management? Need to better manage your time at work or at home? Feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Successful Time Management For Dummies delivers practical solutions for getting organized, working better and faster, reducing stress, and getting rid of time-wasting distractions. You’ll find out how to eliminate late nights at the office and spend more time with your family, friends, or even just yourself! This authoritative, plain-English guide shows you how to set yourself up for success, overcome common time management obstacles, and focus your efforts on your most important tasks and objectives. It explains how to determine the value of your time, provides fantastic tips on streamlining your workspace to speed up the flow, and even helps you minimize or eliminate interruptions from your workday. You’ll discover how to assess your strengths and weaknesses and establish goals. Additionally, you’ll receive tips on how to create a routine and make the most of time-saving technology. About the Authors Sue Fox is the author of Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and a professional member of the International Association of Protocol Consultants (IAPC) in Washington, D.C. Dirk Zeller is the author of Successful Time Management For Dummies. He is a top time manager and sales performer as well as the author of Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies and Telephone Sales For Dummies. For the past decade, he has taught success, sales, and time management strategies and coached executives, managers, and salespeople. Zeller is one of the most sought-after speakers in time management.
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Property Management Kit For Dummies

Author: Robert S. Griswold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118461096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 6980

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Discover how to be a landlord with ease Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management KitFor Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing andmaintaining rental properties, whether a single family ormulti-resident unit. You'll find out how to prepare and promoteyour properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costlymistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-termgoals. Now you can find out if you really have what it takes tosuccessfully manage a rental property, and you'll learn all aboutthe various options for hiring someone else to manage your propertyfor you. You'll find out the right way to prepare your propertiesfor prospective tenants, set the rent and security deposit, cleanup properties between tenants, and verify rental applications. Inno time at all, you can become a top-notch property manager byworking efficiently with employees and contractors to keep yourproperties safe and secure. Manage your time and money wisely Acquire a property and prepare it for tenants Make your property stand out and attract tenants Keep good tenants and get rid of bad ones Collect and increase rent Evaluate the different types of insurance and understand incomeand property taxes Complete with lists of ten reasons to become a rental propertyowner, ten ways to rent your vacancy, and the ten biggest mistakesa landlord can make, Property Management Kit For Dummieshelps you achieve your dream of being a successful residentialrental property owner. CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included aspart of the e-book file, but are available for download afterpurchase.
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Renting Out Your Property For Dummies

Author: Melanie Bien,Robert S. Griswold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119996590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Advice on profitable strategies, problem tenants, UK legal issues, and more! Minimise rental headaches and maximise cash flow - without agent's fees Whether you want to become a property tycoon or just rent out a second home, this guide to the UK rental market is your roadmap to success. Now fully updated with extra coverage on tax issues and company formation, let successful landlords Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold show you how to buy the right property, avoid legal problems, retain the best tenants, and maximise your rental income. Praise for Renting Out Your Property For Dummies "This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of renting out your property, brim full of sound practical advice based on years of experience. It's an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would-be landlord, novice and experienced alike." —Tom Entwistle, Editor of the rental property Web site, www.LandlordZONE.co.uk Discover how to Market your property and screen tenants Set the right rent and manage increases properly Master maintenance issues, from DIY to 'contractor dream team' Stay on top of your finances and record keeping
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A Little Handbook for Volunteers

Lessons I Learned from Sister Gwendolyn

Author: Dr. Annette S. Freund

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496941535

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 2997

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A Little Handbook for Volunteers: Lessons I Learned from Sister Gwendolyn is based on the wisdom Dr. Freund has gained from more than 30 years working on volunteer boards. Through a series of cases, she explains the ten most important lessons she has learned as a board member and from her beloved mentor, Sister Gwendolyn ? from the failure of a board to define its purpose to resolving conflicts among its members. The book was inspired by many frustrated volunteers who want to contribute their time and energy to a cause they believe in but find the politics and dysfunction of boards more than they can handle. If you’ve ever asked, “What did I get myself into? Or “Are we having fun yet?” then you need to read this Little Handbook for Volunteers. Dr. Freund includes many “how to” suggestions and problem-solving strategies for volunteer boards in dire need of hearing her important message: Run your volunteer boards the right way or risk losing the gifts they bring. Anyone considering volunteering for a board or currently serving on one will benefit from Dr. Freund’s experience, sense of humor, and advice.
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LSAT For Dummies (with Free Online Practice Tests)

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch,Scott A. Hatch,Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678451

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

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Increase your score on the LSAT If you're preparing for law school, your single biggest hurdleis the Law School Admission Test or LSAT. This three and a halfhour exam consisting of five multiple choice sections and one timedwriting sample can make or break your legal aspirations. Fortunately, LSAT For Dummies, Premier PLUS 2ndEdition—now with access to practice tests online preparesyou for the LSAT by giving you proven test-taking strategies andample practice opportunities. From the book you'll gain the vitaltools you need to understand the reasoning behind analyticalreasoning, get a handle on logical reasoning, flaunt your talent inthe writing section, master reading comprehension, and much more.Plus, go online and study wherever and whenever with free access toadditional LSAT practice opportunities; and the ability to createcustomized practice in the subjects you need to study the most. Includes proven strategies to help you identify common pitfallsand increase your score Lets you test your skills with practice problems for everyquestion type Premier edition offers additional test-taking opportunitiesonline If you're an aspiring lawyer and want to put your best footforward, LSAT For Dummies, Premier 2nd Edition has youcovered.
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Property Investing For Dummies - Australia

Author: Bruce Brammall,Eric Tyson,Robert S. Griswold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118396715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 9536

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Learn to: Make real estate a part of your long-term investmentstrategy Pick the right properties for profit Spot the best deals on financing Understand the new rules for purchasing properties usingSMSFs Become a successful property investor with this user-friendlyguide Are you thinking about real estate as a long-term wealthopportunity? Whether you're interested in a house, apartment,vacant land or commercial property, the second Australian editionof Property Investing For Dummies explains what you need toknow to ensure you invest wisely. Discover how to build a winningproperty portfolio with practical advice on everything fromchoosing the right property at the right price to financing yourgoals with SMSFs, and much more. Decide which type of property is right for you — choosean investment option that fits in with your financial plans Assemble a reliable support network — research and enlistthe help of lenders, buyers' advocates, advisers and otherexperts Explore your finance options — learn about mortgageterms, lending fees and holding property in a self-managed superfund Evaluate properties worth pursuing — find the rightlocation, identify value and prepare to bid or make an offer Protect your investment — discover what it's like to be alandlord, learn how to insure your property and manage risk Build a solid portfolio — uncover the secrets to growingequity, diversifying and building an income stream Open the book and find: How to invest in residential and commercial properties Information on using a buyers' advocate Advice on shopping for a mortgage Tips for owning property with SMSFs Steps for signing contracts and leases Help with keeping on top of your paperwork Secrets for growing your profits
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Wedding Etiquette For Dummies

Author: Sue Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470502088

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Presents guidelines and advice for planning and implementing a proper and efficient wedding, focusing on practical logistics and tricky situations including ceremony protocol, reception mangement, and financial responsibilities.
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Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

Author: Ralph R. Roberts,Joseph Kraynak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4055

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With the housing bubble of the past few years bursting and interest rates on the rise, there has been an upsurge in the number of foreclosures across the country, creating many opportunities for profit. But investing in real estate foreclosure[s?] can be a tough job, especially when a negative stigma is attached. How do you make money while preserving your morals and trust? Foreclosure Investing For Dummies shows you how to invest in foreclosures ethically without being accused of stealing homes from “little old ladies.” This step-by-step guide helps you thoroughly research property, find the best opportunities, purchase foreclosures, and avoid misleading distressed homeowners. This book doesn’t promise quick profits through minimal work, but it will provide you with invaluable information to become a successful investor, including: Identifying opportunities and understanding risks Obtaining information, tools, support, and resources Locating properties prior to foreclosure Assisting homeowners through the foreclosure process Acquiring properties below market value prior to the auction Buying property at an auction, from lending institutions, and government agencies Repairing, renovating, and selling or leasing property This book provides tips and strategies for refinancing your property and maximizing your profits. It also gives you advice on how to assist homeowners, have them work with you, and common mistakes you should avoid. It’s time to go out and make the most of foreclosure investing, and with Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by your side, your hard work and devotion will bring tons of success!
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