Talk Fusion: Passionate About Helping Others

 

Building a successful business can be tough. It is up to you to spread the word that your business exists in the first place. In order to spread your message, you have to work hard to market your business and what you have to offer. Otherwise, your business will not get noticed. However, you don’t have to fear as there are companies out there that can help you effectively market your business.

Talk Fusion is one of those companies. They are a top ten rated company when it comes to video marketing companies. The company’s Founder and CEO, Bob Reina, developed these products so everyone can understand exactly how they work and how they can help your business. For example, say you have started up an animal adoption center. If you want these animals to be adopted while also providing the best care while they’re staying at your location, you can use one of Talk Fusion’s video marketing products to help get the word out. You can choose between Video Email, Video Chat, Live Meetings, and Video Chat. You would simply need to record a video and upload it to the Talk Fusion portal. From there, you can insert the video into an email and send it to others.

Bob Reina strives to help others out and hopes his products reflect that. He wants to help out as many people as possible whether it is family and friends, communities, or even animal charities. He has donated a lot over the years helping people from all walks of life. He has donated to an Indonesian orphanage and helped out those who suffered from the tsunami in Japan. Bob has even donated to help millions of animals receive the life-saving operations they need. He donated $1 million to the Tampa Bay Humane Society, the same place where he adopted his dog.

Bob also created a program where Talk Fusion Associates can donate one free charity account to the charity of their choice. That charity will have access to everything Talk Fusion has to offer to help grow their business to something they have always dreamed about.

Securus Technologies To Investigate GTL For The Louisiana Public Service Commission

Inmate telephone charges has been in the news a great deal lately. I feel for the inmates who are trying to communicate with their families. However, we must understand that special precautions have to be taken for those in prison to make phone calls. These are not just normal phone calls. They have to be monitored, recorded, and screened for anything potentially dangerous. Securus Technologies was hired by The Louisiana Public Service Commission to see if Global Tel Link was guilty of misappropriating charges to prisoners and their families. The news of the scandal has been made public, and many people are awaiting these reports. Some have paid dearly for phone calls to inmates, especially if their loved one or friend has been incarcerated for an extended period of time.

GTL provides outbound telecom services to thousands of inmates across the country. The real problem is that there are not many companies that provide this service. They have full control of what they charge and their billing because there is little legislation to stop them from doing so. When the Louisiana PSC investigated GTL actions, they found that several things were concerning that they thought needed to be further evaluated. They called in Securus Technologies due to their extensive work in investigations.

One of the issues I have with this whole scandal is that the information that prompted the search is over 18 years old. They governing agency stated that the “sins” had continued from GTL and warranted an investigation. Who cares what was done nearly two decades ago? This company’s current actions should be the only thing in question. The official report stated that GTL added time to the phone calls, anywhere from 15 to 36 seconds. It also stated that they over billed and charged customers additional fees whenever possible.

Securus Technologies will investigate GTL over the next six months. If there is any wrongdoing on their part, they will ensure that it is brought to light. GTL is not worried about the investigation and claims that they have billed well within their rights as a telecommunications carrier. Time will tell and Securus Technologies is a reputable firm for the job.

Securus Video Visitation – Homework from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

Tips on Entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur means hard work; and with that hard work comes a reputation that is built on integrity and trust. People do business with people they know and are comfortable with; people they can trust.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could continue with our businesses without any issues? Unfortunately, that’s not how life works and conflict is bound to happen. Jealousy and envy are just a few of the emotions that run through our competitors minds, and honestly, it’s bound to happen at some point. These emotions tend to damage our business and attack our reputation. Even worse, our customers could start believing these lies.
It’s important to know that staying quiet and keeping to yourself (while it works for some scenarios) does not work in this case. It’s just not enough and it’s not proactive. Here are five ways that entrepreneurs can handle an attack:

1. Don’t get into it with those attacking you.
It’s only natural that we want to fight fire with fire, and get revenge, but this doesn’t solve anything, and also it makes your company look bad. The last thing you want is to look unprofessional. You don’t want to stay too quiet but you don’t want your emotions to get the best of you either, and you certainly don’t want to act on impulse. Ignore what has been said or done and go talk to someone about it.

2.Assure your loyal customers.
When something isn’t going well, our customers can sense that almost immediately. Make sure to assure them things are all right, but do not make promises that you can not keep. Don’t let difficult times such as these to tear your business apart.

3.Counteract what’s being said/done by offering extra value.
There’s a reason why your customers are following you, and it’s because of the value you offer. During these difficult times, focus on giving your customers even more value. Put out content, products and services that will make your customers happy and take their minds off of what is at hand. Most often, people just want to know what’s in it for them.

4.Reach out.
Reaching out for support is crucial! We can not just sit in our corner and cry about our problems (as tempting as that may sound). Running away from our problems just doesn’t work. Other perspectives can help you clear your mind and give you new and fresh ideas. Venting to people you trust is refreshing and it keeps the anger and negativity away. Ask them what there thoughts are on the present issue.

5.Stay focused on the ‘why.’
Don’t forget what the whole picture is about. You started this business and you can over come anything! Mind over matter! That should always be the fuel that you need to keep going. Do what it takes to keep your business running.

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Don Ressler Brings Something Unique To The Table

While Adam Goldenberg works on the logistics and technicalities of running a business, Don Ressler deals with the products. Don makes sure that there is something unique brought to the table that will get people to shop at JustFab. When people visit a store, online or offline, they are looking to find something that other stores are not offering. It has to be something more than just lower prices. Don Ressler has understood the importance of offering something unique that he has looked at the athletic clothing category. One thing Don and his wife noticed was that there was a huge gap when it came to athletic clothing. This has presented a huge opportunity for Ressler to come up with something that will make huge sales.

Don Ressler understands what something as simple as a change in wardrobe could do for a person no matter what he is doing. He has seen that most athletic wear stores or sections of clothing stores offer the same boring types of clothing. The selections are dull and uninspired. As a result, he and his wife have decided to come up with some very new and interesting designs that are meant to flatter the body type as well as improve athletic performance during a workout.

Don Ressler’s efforts have brought forth. This is one of the few stores that offer a style that is known as athleisure. The clothes that are offered in the stores go beyond the typical loose and boxy clothes that people have known. Fabletics offer clothing that actually looks fun. At the same time, it feels good and fits right. Women don’t have to worry about the clothing getting in the way of their workout.

See: http://perezhilton.com/tag/don_ressler/#.V4Ah_46RKGg

More at the LA Times

Fabletics was also made possible by Kate Hudson, who is a celebrity who knows how to dress stylishly. She is always showing people that she knows how to dress well. People always see her in clothes that flatter her physique, skin tone, and body type. As a result, she is always getting compliments, and feeling confident in her overall sense of style. Don Ressler is also someone others look to as an example for fashion and style.

Behind The Scenes: Beauty Gurus

On this Wengie vlog, we learn the ins and outs of what it takes to be a beauty guru vlogger on YouTube. Wengie goes over different troubles and situations that happen when a beauty guru is filming a make up tutorial or a skincare treatment. Wengie explains that while people watch her videos and enjoy her content they truly don’t have a clue as the amount of work that goes behind the scenes. Aside from makeup seeming like it doesn’t show on camera, there is always the possibility of bloopers or even working repetitively to get the right take.

First step, which is a must for any type of video footage, preparing the set! Uploading a make up tutorial is essentially a performance and it isn’t easy to focus on the person showing you how to do ombre lipstick if they have a messed up bed or dirty clothes everywhere.

Once the set is prepared it’s time to get into “costume” or pre-filming grooming. Wengie highlights this by showing that her nail polish is chipping and isn’t exactly too appealing to look at. Since she’s showing us how to apply makeup we would be focusing on her hands a lot and if we’re distracted by her chipped nail polish we might not see just exactly how she applied that highlighter. Wengie has a simple fix of just applying another coat of nail polish, they may not be manicure perfect but now we’re able to focus on the make up and not be distracted by worn nail polish.

Next is the meat and potatoes of vlogging, filming the make up tutorial! The perfect angle is a must. The camera needs to showcase your face but not be too wide so that our eyes are bouncing off of props that may be in the background. A camera with a face detection feature is perfect for vlogging because it will blur out the background and ensure that your face is forefront at all times.

Despite a face detection feature a camera might become out of focus, as cameras do, and an application of concealer or foundation might need to be done in another take. Wengie also shows how she has all of her supplies on the set (her bed). She’s well prepared enough but we see that she didn’t have her concealer ready and had to go look for it. Little silly things like this are bound to happen when vlogging.

The end result would not be possible without editing and as Wengie shows us, she spends nearly thirty minutes of filming “vain” poses of her with the make up look and are the core part of why we’re drawn to her videos. She only chooses a fifteen second slot but she wouldn’t have got it at all if she hadn’t spent thirty minutes during takes and poses. It is definitely a lot of work and can be strenuous except that is never shown in the videos and it helps us appreciate Wengie all the more.

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Resiliency in drought conditions: A brief interview with Andy Wirth, CEO Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

California is in the midst of a record-setting drought. In a recent poll sponsored by the California Water Foundation, respondents have ranked their concerns of the drought above any other issue currently facing California residents today. While the shortage of water is difficult on most, imagine if your livelihood depended on it?

Ski areas rely almost entirely on precipitation to operate a successful business and are therefore facing many challenges with these dry conditions.

To learn more about the impacts the drought can have on the skiing industry, I tuned into an interview on the KCRW segment “Press Play with Madeleine Brand.” Madeleine interviewed the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings Andy Wirth to discuss the effects the drought has on skiing.

Andy Wirth is a well-known figure within the U.S. skiing industry. He has served as CEO and President of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation since 2010, has over 24 years of marketing and sales experience and has many interests in sustaining the natural resources needed to operate a successful skiing business.

This past winter was a tough one for the ski industry as it was one of the driest in recorded history. Because of the less than ideal conditions, Squaw Valley did notice a decrease in the number of skier visits, prompting the question: “How many winters could the ski area survive if each year was like the last one?” Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.crowdrise.com/wwsupport

According to Andy Wirth they can survive an infinite amount of winters. They have a solid capital structure, a good business and the ski area has remained profitable. However, they do have to take measures to help alleviate the pressure these dry years can create.

This includes supplementing with more man-made snow, managing existing snow efficiently and reducing the amount open skiing acres. Additionally, during summer months, they help boost business through hosting other activities such as weddings, meetings and athletic events. Learn more about Andy Wirth: www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth

Wirth says these opportunities allow them to “withstand changes and the variability of weather.” Yet, beyond dealing with common weather variability,

Wirth says they are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, promoting renewable energy sources and reducing their overall contribution to climate change. This, in and of itself is an investment in the longevity the ski industry.

Lastly, for skiers that are simply looking forward to the upcoming season, Squaw Valley is predicting a winter of “favorable circumstances” and are planning to open on the weekend prior to thanksgiving.

NutriMost Weight Loss Company Is Hard To Top

Sometimes a company becomes so successful that the competition can only follow its lead. However, another weight loss company might have gone too far. NutriMost has filed a lawsuit against the rival company that’s known as Healthy Living. Healthy Living is being accused of stealing video content from the NutriMost website so it can be used to for their company instead.

Weight loss company Nutrimost files lawsuit against rival Healthy Living for allegedly stealing promotional video

Healthy Living posted a video on their website that appears to be the same video that was originally produced by NutriMost, with very few changes made to it. In the video that was posted on the website for Healthy Living, it appears as though references in the video for NutriMost were replaced with the phrase, “can’t lose diet”. The testimonials in the video were from the same people. At this time no one has been able to get any comments concerning this matter from any representatives from Can’t Lose Diet.

NutriMost is a nation wide company with a reputation for achieving positive results. It’s reported that people who use the NutriMost weight loss program lose about five puonds per week on average. Many people claim to have lost over twenty puonds during their initial forty days after they started the program.


The NutriMost weight loss program is safe and unique compared to other weightloss programs that are available. NutriMost clients aren’t prescribed drugs or hormones. There isn’t any kind of exercise regiment that needs to be followed. Each individual is evaluated so that a specific weightloss plan can be made that is best suited for them. The client is eventually given a specific weight number and they learn how to stay within a two pound range of that set number. The weightloss team at NutriMost help further by providing daily support to their clients.

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Responding to Reputation Attacks Tactifully

Your business reputation is everything. It is basically the factor that drives everything else and as so should be guarded with all we have. However, it is not all times that we will be able to avoid attacks on our reputation. The best thing to do is be equipped to deal with the situation if there is an attack on your reputation. When dealing with negative attacks on your brand reputation, here are a few things that you need to follow;

Respond to Customers
This should actually be the first thing that you do. First, if the attack is as a result of miscommunication or misinformation, ensure that your customers understand what you really do and your processes. Try to clear the misunderstanding respectfully. If the attacker is a customer, write them a mail explaining yourself and making things clear. You do not want to lose the customer, even if it’s just one. This could have an adverse effect on your business

Never Ever Lose your Cool
When faced with an attack on your reputation, the pressure may be too much, and the first thing that might come to your mind is retaliation and getting into it with the attacker. I strongly urge you not to fall into the temptation of doing so. You want to maintain professionalism even as you handle the attack. Therefore, address your attacker with respect. And, if you cannot do that, ignore them and move on. It will not cost you a thing.

Use a Crisis Manager
Searchcleanup.com is a leading crisis manager. They will help you clean up negative articles or comments on your business. The importance of using a crisis management service such as Searchcleanup.com is to keep your company in the clear from negative comments that may affect future searches for your company online.

Bottom Line
Whichever way you choose to address the attack, always stay civil. You want to come out of the crisis as the bigger person and not bury yourself even deeper in the mud. By following this guideline, you should be able to effectively manage reputation attacks. Find Search Cleanup on Facebook to learn more about their news and services.