Get the know-how to run a productive meeting—in a day! Running a Great Meeting In a Day For Dummies helps you put together a successful meeting by explaining how to define objectives, craft an agenda, invite the right people, keep the meeting moving, and following up afterwards. Put together a productive meeting in a timely fashion Tips on running a virtual meeting The best ways to follow up after a meeting This e-book also contains links to an online component at dummies.com that extends the topic into step-by-step tutorials and other ???beyond the book??? content.
Get the know-how to manage your time effectively—in a day! Effective Time Management In a Day For Dummies helps you to effectively set up a time management system to regain control of your days and responsibilities. It showcases the importance of maximizing effectiveness and reveals why (and how) time management is the key to organizing hectic lives. Focusing efforts and blocking your time Prioritizing for daily success Setting up a work environment that is conducive to being productive Minimizing distractions The e-book also features links to an online component at dummies.com that extends the topic into step-by-step tutorials and other «beyond the book» content.
Whether you’re very experienced in running projects, or absolutely new to it, PRINCE2 can help you run your projects more effectively. Planning a PRINCE2 Project In a Day For Dummies is designed to give you a one-day steer into the essentials of running the Initiation stage of a PRINCE2 project. It focuses on just one process – Initiating a Project – and one theme – Plans. This quick, handy guide is essential reading for anyone undertaking a new PRINCE2 project and for those interested in learning more about how PRINCE2 can improve their projects. Open the book and find: Planning the work of your project Deciding on appropriate controls Working up a detailed Business Case Creating your PID or ‘Project Initiation Documentation’ Online resources include: Ten tips for a good business case PRINCE2 glossary Gallery of images from the book
Who doesn't want to learn how to play the ukulele? The uke is hot. And learning to play this instrument at a basic level is quick and easy for even the most inexperienced musicians – especially with Ukulele in a Day For Dummies! With this great introductory package, readers get the information they need to pick up a ukulele and try it out. Ukulele in a Day For Dummies: Covers ukulele basics Introduces readers to basic chords and strumming patterns Provides everything needed for readers to play a simple tune or two at the end of the day! Comes with access to 29 audio tracks and a half dozen instructional videos so you can read, hear, and see how to play the uke
Make your fortune in the real estate business With home prices jumping nationwide, the real estate market is clearly starting to show stabilization. In the latest edition of Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies, expert author Dirk Zeller shows you how to become a top-performing agent. Whether it's lead generation via blogging or social media channels, you'll discover key ways to communicate and prospect in a new online world. Inside, you'll find the latest coverage on being successful selling high-value homes, how to sell short sales to buyers without scaring them off, dealing with residential and commercial real estate, how to use third parties to drive leads and create exposure like Trulia, Realtor.com, and Zillow, and much more. Features tips and tricks for working with buyers Includes must-haves for successful real estate agents Offers tried-and-true tactics and fresh ideas for finding more projects Gives you the skills to close more deals Whether you're looking to rev up your real estate business, deciding whether to specialize in commercial or residential real estate, or just interested in fine-tuning your skills, Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies has you covered.
Tackle football basics in a day? Easy. If you've ever wanted to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback, or how a running back's role differs from a linebacker's, this handy guide gets you up-to-speed in no time. Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies gives you a focused guide to the rules, regulations, and player roles of one of the most popular American sports. The essential information you need to understand and enjoy America's greatest game Expert coverage of the game's rules and regulations Helpful breakdowns of football positions and their roles in offense, defense, and special teams Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!
Being best man is both an honor and a huge responsibility – if you think it's just a case of buying a few beers on a boy's night out, think again! You've got a lot of organizing to do, there's etiquette to follow and, of course, the dreaded speech to make. Fear not, however, as Be a Best Man in a Day For Dummies is here to help. It's a humorous, yet information packed step-by-step guide to your role and responsibilities. This is a cut-down version of Being the Best Man For Dummies. Topics covered include: The bachelor party The wedding preparations The ceremony The reception Writing the speech Delivery and presentation Ten essentials to bring to the wedding Ten nightmare wedding scenarios Ten great speech opening lines
Get ready to run the race of your life Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years. Running a Marathon For Dummies helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level. Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health. It takes you from sitting on the couch through running your first 26.2 mile marathon—and beyond. For seasoned runners, Running a Marathon For Dummies offers tips and advice for how to continue improving performance through drills, exercises, and other techniques. Provides a timed training promise for runners of all skill levels, from non-runners, first marathoners, and mid-race runners to more experienced runners Includes information on how running increases heart strength, keeps illnesses away, keeps arteries clear, and improves a person's mood Gives you drills, exercises, and techniques to improve your endurance Whether you're a couch potato or a regularly hit the asphalt, Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you everything you need to run the race of your life.
Take better travel shots on your next vacation with this terrific, 100-page e-book! From pro to hobbyist, from short weekends to dream vacations, every photographer wants to be able to capture memorable and compelling travel photos. Now you can hit the road with this fast-paced, In A Day For Dummies e-book that really zeros in on how to best capture eye-popping travel photos. Find out how to set your camera, make adjustments on the fly, prepare for all kinds of light–even get great shots with your smartphone. You'll go through this handy e-book in a day, and capture photos for a lifetime. Focuses on techniques for capturing fantastic travel photos, no matter where you are or what kind of camera Covers setting the camera for the shot, making adjustments on the fly, lighting and composition, using a smartphone camera, and editing and sharing your photos Includes a «Beyond the book» online component, where you can find step-by-step tutorials, videos, and a bonus lesson on creating a high-dynamic range travel photo Online extras also include a photo book, how to make money selling your photos, and a gallery of unique travel photos to inspire you Get Travel Photography In A Day For Dummies, grab your camera, and hit the road!
The how-to guide to starting, funding, running, and exiting a successful online business in less than three months Getting a thriving online enterprise up and running takes more than just a good idea. It involves building a website, developing it into a viable business, maintaining cash flow, hiring a staff, and much more. The task can seem daunting, but Successful Online Start-Ups For Dummies is here to help, showing prospective entrepreneurs how to develop a sound business plan, set up a proper company structure, and attract investment/funding in less than three months. Many entrepreneurs have a great idea and the technical know-how to get a website up and running, but forget that it's a business that requires capital, management and continual growth. Successful Online Start-Ups For Dummies teaches new start-ups how to get «investment ready» and attract the right backers in a very competitive market, giving readers the specific know-how to keep their business running—or how to turn it over quickly and profitably so they can move onto their next start-up or retire. Gives budding entrepreneurs everything they need to build and sell a profitable online business Topics covered include «bootstrapping,» common mistakes and missed opportunities at every step of the start-up business cycle, achieving rapid but sustainable growth, attracting the attention of investors and mentors, market validation, and much more Includes content specially tailored for readers in Australia and New Zealand, including details on all the major incubator events and start-up workshops in both countries A great idea isn't enough to achieve real business success, making Successful Online Start-Ups For Dummies the potential difference between personal financial disaster and a comfortable early retirement.
The easy way to successfully run a profitable restaurant Millions of Americans dream of owning and running their own restaurant – because they want to be their own boss, because their cooking always draws raves, or just because they love food. Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers every aspect of getting started for aspiring restaurateurs. From setting up a business plan and finding financing, to designing a menu and dining room, you'll find all the advice you need to start and run a successful restaurant. Even if you don't know anything about cooking or running a business, you might still have a great idea for a restaurant – and this handy guide will show you how to make your dream a reality. If you already own a restaurant, but want to see it get more successful, Running a Restaurant For Dummies offers unbeatable tips and advice for bringing in hungry customers. From start to finish, you'll learn everything you need to know to succeed. New information on designing, re-designing, and equipping a restaurant with all the essentials—from the back of the house to the front of the house Determining whether to rent or buy restaurant property Updated information on setting up a bar and managing the wine list Profitable pointers on improving the bottom line The latest and greatest marketing and publicity options in a social-media world Managing and retaining key staff New and updated information on menu creation and the implementation of Federal labeling (when applicable), as well as infusing local, healthy, alternative cuisine to menu planning Running a Restaurant For Dummies gives you the scoop on the latest trends that chefs and restaurant operators can implement in their new or existing restaurants.
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned retail entrepreneur, Retail Business Kit For Dummies shows you how to start and run your business in today’s retail marketplace—from your original dream and the day-to-day operation to establishing a connection with customers and increasing your sales, both on the Web and at a brick-and-mortar shop. In this practical, how-to guide, retail expert Rick Segel shares his expertise and reveals what it takes to be successful. You’ll get a handle of the basics of launching and growing your business, from writing a business plan and finding a great location to hiring and keeping great staff. Find out how to meet and exceed customer expectations, create a positive shopping experience, provide top-notch customer service, and earn customer loyalty. Discover how to: Launch a successful independent retail business Create a Web site that shines Connect with customers and increase sales Handle legal and accounting issues Design stores that really work Practice the 10 keys to retail selling Use management practices proven in the trenches Make visual merchandising work for you Make your new venture succeed beyond your wildest dreams with a little help from Retail Business Kit For Dummies! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials found in the print version of this title are not included as part of eBook file.
Starting & Running a Restaurant For Dummies will offer aspiring restaurateurs advice and guidance on this highly competitive industry – from attracting investors to your cause, to developing a food and beverages menu, to interior design and pricing issues – to help you keep your business venture afloat and enjoyable at the same time. If you already own a restaurant, inside you’ll find unbeatable tips and advice to keep bringing in those customers. Read this book, and help make your dream a reality! Starting & Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers: Basics of the restaurant business Researching the marketplace and deciding what kind of restaurant to run Writing a business plan and finding financing Choosing a location Legalities Composing a menu Setting up and hiring staff Buying and managing supplies Marketing your restaurant Health and safety
Get the know-how to give a knockout presentation—in a day! Giving a Presentation In a Day For Dummies gives you a quick and easy rundown of the key points of presenting to an audience, including defining a purpose, organizing a message, using humor and body language, and overcoming anxiety. Fast and proven tips for delivering an effective presentation Shows you how to communicate your vision to an audience A more focused and readable resource than a bulky book The e-book also links to an online component at dummies.com that extends the topic into step-by-step tutorials and other «beyond the book» content.
Many people want to gain trust or support in business and throughout life, but the true skill is doing so in a charming fashion! Whether you're convincing the boss about your much-deserved promotion or a busy restaurateur to offer a better table, the ability to influence those around you can help improve and increase your successes. Increase Your Influence In a Day For Dummies is a cut-down version of Persuasion & Influence For Dummies. It covers: Laying the groundwork for persuasion and influence Getting things done with the help of others Quietly creating big change Online content: 10 Sure fire ways to influence anyone