Special-needs children need a dentist who specializes in their care. This is because there are certain conditions that point to them needing this extra kind of care. Another reason is mainly due to the specialized techniques and methods that need to be applied when caring for children like them. Dental professionals who prefer to work with kids who have special needs are trained and educated in the best possible ways that can make their methods more effective. Usually, pediatric dental professionals are the ones who train to tackle these cases, but there are also some cases of others who belong to another dental field but can specialize in it.
There are a lot of things that parents of special children need to understand when they consult a dentist of this field. One primary thing that needs to be understood is the fact that their kids need to be handled by people who have a lot of patience, understanding, and knowledge regarding their conditions. These things need to be in abundance, especially when it comes to the mouth.
Another thing that parents need to know about when it comes to the oral health of their special-needs child is that there are certain conditions that really need the attention of specialists. Specific medications that may be prescribed to the child might affect the state of the mouth, which in turn needs to be handled with care. Specialists know how to circumvent any repercussions of the medications through treatment and correction of whatever result may come from ingesting the medicines.
A pediatric dentist is educated for two more years compared to general dentists in regards to the needs of those with special needs. These specialists are also well aware of what they need in their clinics to be able to handle their patients. Many of the pediatric dental professionals who offer their services to children with conditions that need extra care often equip their clinics with equipment, supplies and other things that will come in handy when it comes to comforting and treating them.
Even access to the different areas and aspects of clinic will need to be planned with the needs of the patients in mind. The dental professionals will also explain to the parents or guardians of the kids that there may be instances or sessions in which the use of sedation or restraint may be necessary in order to implement the necessary corrections or treatment to the child. The dentist will need to outline the instances when the restraint or sedation may be used, and he or she needs to make the parents understand that these will only happen when there is an urgent need to do so.
It is good to bear in mind that children with special needs will benefit greatly from the techniques and methods that this particular dentist might use. Parents should also keep an open mind with regards to the techniques and methods.
BACKGROUND AND MEANING OF REALISM :
Just as Naturalism comes on the Educational scene as a protest against systems of education that have become artificial. Realism appears to be a reaction against curricula consisting of studies that have become bookish, sophisticated and a abstruse. As we have a slogan in Naturalism- ‘ Back to Nature ‘ – in Realism we have a slogan-‘ Things rather than words ‘.
Idealism deals with ‘mind and Self ,’ Naturalism emphasizes ‘Matter and Physical world’, and pragmatism ‘Refuses to speculate and transcend beyond experience ‘. And according to Realism the external world of objects is not imaginary. It really exists, “Our experience is not independent but determines reaction to the external objects. Experiences are influenced by the external world which has real existence.” (Dr. Pandey Ram Shakal : An Introduction to Major philosophies of Education, pp. 149-50 ). It is a new outlook. and this new outlook is termed as Realism.
The realistic movement in education started from the 16th century. The 16th and 17th centuries witnessed great inventions and epochal discoveries which greatly increased the store of human knowledge. They extended the horizon of human knowledge. The rise of scientific inquiry opened new vistas before human mind. ( Bacon’s formulation and statement of the new scientific method. ) All these lead to a new spirit of inquiry into the realities of nature. Man started to believe more in himself. He thought that he would conquer the entire world with his supreme gift of rationality. The interest in language and literature began to wane and people became more and more interested in man and his environment.
Consequently, there arose a demand of/for a new type of education in which truth rather than beauty, realities of life of the day rather than the beauties of the old days were aims of education as there was a great premium on Man and human endeavour combined with science and common sense. This new conception was marked by an awakened interest in the natural phenomena and social institutions. This new outlook came to be termed as ‘Realism in Education ‘. ” The realist enters his emphatic protest against a cleavage between the work of the school and the life of the world outside it. ” ( Rose, James S. : Ground work of Educational Theory, p. 214 ).
“Education is that which makes a man happy by getting acquaintance with real circumstances of life, create capacity for struggling with adverse situation in life. Realistic education is connected with the needs of life. ” ( Dr. Chaube, S.P. and Akilesh : philosophical and Sociological; Foundation of Education , P. 171 ).
FUNDAMENTAL POSTULATES AND MAIN TENETS :
1) External world is a solid Reality, whether known or unknown to man. Reality is already in existence and in the invention of man. It exists independently of being known to perceived by, or related to mind. Man can only comprehend it, through senses. One should dip below the surface to know the reality.
2) Realism places great premium on Man and human endeavor, which it says, should be combined with science and common-sense. It, however, asserts that ‘Man is finite’ and learning is necessary for a finite man, Education is the process by which he lifts himself up to the external. ” The Realists wish man to be a man of affairs, practical and always seeker of deeper and deeper truth and reality,”
( Taneja, V.R. : Socio-philosophical Approach to Education, p. 241 ).
3) The realist say that ‘Mind’ like any other material thing has mechanical functioning. They discount its creating ability. “Just as any object of universe can be ‘true’ or ‘false’ similarly mind is also ‘true’ or ‘false’. The development of mind is the part of the process of development of the world.” (Dr. Chaube, S.P. and Akilesh : Philosophical and Sociological foundation of Education, p.171 )
‘Mind is what it studies’. (Herbert). If this concept of the realists is accepted in education then we are forced to believe that children’s mind are ‘mere cameras to register the reality of the universe. ‘Philosophers say that mind has lot of scope for enrichment elevation and creativity.
4) Realism tries to build up a body of systematized knowledge, which is certain and objective and agrees with the standpoint of physical sciences. It says that every reality can be proved by observation, experience, experiment and scientific reasoning, For them, experience is the touchstone of what is real. Whenever the simple and direct experience can’t determine the objective truth, the common sense puts its truth in scientific research. In the present world of falling idols and falling ideals, the realists emphasize the role of intelligence as great significant, as it formulates the concepts and develops general and abstract ideas.
5) The realists of all brands aver that values are permanent and objective and say that although institutions and practices very a great deal, the fundamental values of society should not change. The children should be taught those values, which have proved enduring throughout history. They should be taught the nature of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and what is objectively good and beautiful.
In brief, Realism believes in the usefulness of the world and the material existence in its field of action . It believes that whatever is real is independent. Whatever is, is and exists. Its presence of existence does not depend upon the knower. (Compare with idealist’s standpoint. ) The individual doesn’t make reality, he only discovers it.
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ii) Realists believe in the present life.
iii) They believe that the truth of life and aim of life are in the development from the present unsystematic life.
iv) Knowledge is real and can be assimilated by the human beings.
v) The realists distinguish between ‘appearance’ and ‘reality’.
vi) Realism believes that there is an objective reality apart from that which is presented to the consciousness.
The developing realism has adopted four points in education :
i) Humanistic Realism,
ii) Social Realism,
iii) Sense Realism, and
i) Humanistic Realism in education
Humanistic realism is the reaction against the emphasise on form and style of the old classical literature. It has great regard for the ancient literature but it emphasizes the study of content and ideas in the ancient classical literature to understand one’s present social life and environment. The aim is not to study the form and style of old literature to have mastery over it. The study of old literature is a means to understand the practical life. History, Geography, Kautilyas Arthashastra are the subjects and books should be studied for this purpose. Erasmus (1446-1537 ), Rabelais (1483-1553), John Milston (1608-1674) were the supporters of this faculty.
ii) Social Realism in education
Social Realism in education is the reaction against a type of education that produces scholars and professional men to the neglect of the man of affairs i.e. practice. Education should not produce men who are unfit in social life. The purpose of education, according to social realists, is to prepare the practical man of the world. Michael de Montaigue (1533-1592) was the main supporter of this faculty.
iii) The sense Realism in education
The sense realism in education emphasizes the training of the senses. Senses are the gateways of knowledge and learning takes place the operation of the senses. According to sense-realists nature is the treasure house of all knowledge and this knowledge can be obtained through the training of the senses.
The sense-realists emphasized the three things :
a) Application of inductive method formulated by Bacon in order to organize and simplify the instructional process.
b) To replace instruction in Latin by the instruction in Vernacular, and
c) To substitute new scientific and social studies in place of the studies in language and literature. Richard Mulcaster (1531-1611), Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Ratke (1571 to 1635) and Comenius (1592-1670) were the supporters of this faculty.
iv) Neo-Realism in education
Neo-Realism is really a philosophical thought. It appears the methods and results of modern development in physics. They do not consider the scientific principles everlasting while they express the changeability in them. They support the education of art with the science and analytical system of education with the humananistic feelings. They consider living and un living all objective to be organs and the development of organs is the main objective and all round development of the objects is the main characteristic of education. Bertrand Russel and whitehead were the supporters of this faculty.
REALISM AND AIMS OF EDUCATION :
“Realists do not believe in general and common aims of education. According to them aims are specific to each individual and his perspectives.” (Seetharamu, A.S. : philosophies of Education, p.74). And each one has different perspectives. The aim of education should be to teach truth rather than beauty, to understand the present practical life.
The purpose of education, according to social realists, is to prepare the practical man of the world.
The science realists expressed that the education should be conducted on universal basis. Greater stress should be laid upon the observation of nature and the education of science.
Neo-realists aim at developing all round development of the objects with the development of their organs.
REALISM AND CURRICULA :
According to humanistic realism classical literature should be studied but not for studying its form and style but for its content and ideas it contained. Milton, one of the supporters of humanistic realism, has drafted a curricula of education as follows :
1st year – Latin, grammar, arithmetic and geometry. Reading of simple Latin and
2nd year – Greek, agriculture, geography Natural philosophy, mathematics,
engineering and architecture.
In the next 5th year – chief writings of the ancients in prose and poetry on these subjects.
Remaining years – Ethical instruction, Bible, Hebrew, Greek, Roman and Saxon Law, economics, politics, history, logic, rhetoric, poetry-all by reading select writhers.
Social realism was generally recommended for the people of the upper social class/strata. It combined literary elements with ideals of chivalric education. Naturally it included the study of literature, heraldry ( the science dealing with coats of arms and the persons who have right to wear them ), genealogy ( science of the development of plants and animals from earlier forms ),riding, fencing, gymnastics, study of modern languages and the customs and institutions of neighboring countries.
Sense-realism attached more importance to the study of natural sciences and contemporary social life. Study of languages is not so significant as the study of natural sciences and contemporary life.
Neo-realism gives stress on the subject physics and on humanistic feelings, physics and psychology, sociology, economics, Ethics, Politics, history, Geography, agriculture varied arts, languages and so on, are the main subjects to be studied according to the Neo-realists.
REALISM AND METHODS OF TEACHING :
( The child can rule over the nature if the natural laws are followed. )
( Inductive method of education ).
“(There are and can be only two ways for investigation and discovery of truth. One flies from senses and particulars, to the most general axioms and from these principles and infallible truth determines and discovers intermediate axioms….the other constructs axioms from the senses and particulars by ascending continually and gradually, so as to teach most general axioms last of all.)” – Bacon.
10. Social realists follow the method of travel of journey method, which will give real experience of varied aspects of life improve knowledge and mental faculties.
REALISM AND THE TEACHER :
1) A teacher should be such that he himself be educated and well versed with the customs of belief and rights and duties of people, and the trends of all ages and places.
3) He must have full mastery of the knowledge of present life.
4) He must guide the student towards the hard realities of life. He is neither pessimist, nor optimist.
5) He must be able to expose children to the problems of life and the world around.
( To master one’s own environing life natural, social through a knowledge of the broader life of the ancients.)
A teacher should always keep in mind-
10. There should be a co-relation between utility in daily life and education.
11. The child should be told the utility of whatever is taught.
12. The simple rules should be defined.
13. All the subjects should be taught in proper order.
14. Various organs of education should be taught in chronological order.
15. The topic should not be given up unless the boys understand it well.
16. To find out the interest of the child and to teach accordingly.
REALISM AND THE CHILD :
1) “Realism in education recognizes the importance of the child. The child is a real unit which has real existence. He has some feelings, some desires and some powers. All these cannot be overlooked. These powers of the child shall have to be given due regard at the time of planning education. ” 1
2) ” Child can reach near reality through learning by reason.” 1
3) ” Child has to be given as much freedom as possible.” 1
4) “The child is to be enabled to proceed on the basis of facts,” 1
5) The child can learn only when he follows the laws of learning.”1
(When only one response is repeated for one stimulus, it conditioned by that stimulus. Now wherever that situation comes, response will be the same; this is the fact.)
6) ” The child is to be understood a creature of the real world there is no sense in making him a God . He has to be trained to become a man only.” 1( Dr. Pandey Ram Shakal : An introduction to Major philosophies of Education, pp.160. 161 ).
REALISM AND SCHOOL ORGANIZATION :
1) School organization would be based on the real needs of society. It is not proper that a college should be established due to political pressure at a place when it is not needed.
2) The opening of science classes in every school is must. Only academic and literary subjects are not sufficient to fulfill the needs of the society.
3) Realism doesn’t oppose co-education. Sex-drive is a real feeling. It is a natural happening so it can not be rejected.
4) School is the mirror of the society. It is a miniature form of society and it presents the real picture of the society
REALISM AND DISCIPLINE :
Discipline is adjustment to objectivity. It is necessary in order to enable the child to adjust himself to his environment and concentrate on his work. Bringing out change in the real world is impossible. The student himself is a part of this world. He has to admit this fact and adjust himself to the world.
A disciplined student is one who does not withdraw from the cruelties, tyrannies, hardships and shortcomings pervading the world. Realism has vehemently opposed withdrawal from life. One has to adjust oneself to this material world.
Thus, the realism has brought great effect in various fields of education. The aims, the curriculum, the methods of teaching the outlook towards the child, the teachers, the discipline and the system of education all were given new blood. Realism in education dragged the education from the old traditions, idealism and the high and low tides to the real surface.
DARK SIDE OF REALISM :
1) ” Realism recognizes the real existence of the material world. This recognition remains un objected to unless he says that only material world really exists. The question arises- Is there no power behind this material world ? Does it have its own existence ? What is the limit of the universe ? The realist does give reply to these questions but these replies are not found to be satisfactory. The real existence of material world may be admitted but how can the existence come to an end in the world itself ? ” 1
2) ” The realist claims to be objective. Objectivity in knowledge is nothing but the partnership of personal knowledge. Knowledge is always subjective.” 1
3) ” The realist recognizes the origin of knowledge from the datum achieved by senses and asserts that only objects are main and it is through their contact that knowledge is acquired. Then how does our illusion arise ? How does knowledge become fallacious ? Where does the external object go in dream ? The realist is unable to answer these questions satisfactorily. ” 1
4) ” The realist does not accept the existence of transcendental ( not based on experience or reason ) being. How could be know the non-existence of that which does not exist ? Has non-existence got no existence ? void ness and non-existence also are the parts of existence. Here the realist is dumb completely. ” 1
5) ” Realism admits real feelings and needs of life on the one hand, gives no place to imagination and sentiment, on the other. What a contradiction ? Are imaginations, emotions and sentiments not real needs of human life ? Is emotionless life not almost dead life ? Can life be lead on the basis of facts only ? ” 1
6) ” No inspiration to remove the defects of modern education can be achieved unless the impressiveness of pure and high thought is admitted and attitude is not confined to present facts only; because the realist is satisfied simply by the fulfillment of the needs of daily life and be does not care to make life sublime.” 1
7) ” Today the effect of realism has given rise to the wave of science. It is right, but there should be no indifference towards art and literature. The realist supports this negligence. ” 1
8. ” Realism enthuses disappointment in students and teachers. No progress can be made by having faith in the facts of daily life and shattering faith in ideals. Life is but full of miseries and struggles. Sorrow is more predominant than joy in the world. A person becomes disappointed by this feeling. That is why realists often appear to be skeptics ( person who doubts the truth of a particular claim, theory etc. ).Pessimists and objectionists, “1 ( Dr. Pande, Ram Shakal : An Introduction to Major philosophies of Education, pp. 170-171.)
Some of the points raised against realism may be true but some are raised under ignorance of the study of realism in the true sense. Its contributions to modern education should not be ignored. Today attention is being paid towards technical and vocational education in all corners of the world. There are many Engineering Colleges in India, too. Everywhere there is an arrangement of higher education of Medicine and Law. Increasing interest towards empirical education is the application of the realistic attitude.
There are two main contributions of the education based upon the realism. Firstly, it tried to remove the gulf-between the life and education. Secondly, it propounded the principle of experimentation and observation in education. It was realism that first introduced the thought that the organs are the door way to knowledge and the knowledge can be gained through the inductive method. The wordy education and bookish knowledge are not sufficient. Real education is that which brings about union between nature and society based upon one’s own experience.
1.Dr. Pande, Ram Shakal : An Introduction to Major philosophies of Education, 1982 : Agra, Vinod Pustak Mandir, Section Six- Chapters 25 to 30, pp. 149 to 173.
2.Rose, James S. : Grouondwoek of Educational Theory, 1969 : London, George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd. , 182, High Holborn, London, W.C.I. , Chapter-X, pp. 211 to 236.
3.Dr. Chaube, S. P. Akhilesh : Philosophical and Sociological Foundation of Education, 1981 : Agra Vinod Pustak Mandir , Agra – 2. Chapter 12, pp.171 to 174.
4.: Socio-Philosophical Approach to Education, 1987 : New Delhi , Atlantic publishers and Distributors, B-2 , Vishal Enclave, Najafgarh Road, New Delhi – 110 027. Chapter – Twenty, pp. 239 to 251.
5.Seetharamu, A. S. : Philosophies of Education, 1989 : New Delhi, S. B. Nangia, for Ashish Publishing House, 8/81 , Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi – 110026 . Chapter – 6 , pp. 72 to 77.
I was enraged when I first encountered the truth about over the counter age spot remover; I am sure you too might be using some or the other over the counter age spot remover but have you ever taken a step back and evaluated its effectiveness and value for money? If not, then it is time to face some hard facts about these products.
Did it ever occur to you that what ingredients are present in the cream that you use day in and day out? Did you ever try to find out if the cream that you are using is safe?
The reason all these questions never occur to you because you were always told the opposite. You were always told that these creams are safe and good for you, and like everyone else you too believed what you were told.
Next time you are out to buy an over the counter age spot remover try reading its ingredients list. This list contains all the ingredients that are present in the cream. It is forced by law to publish these ingredients on the product label. Here is a small and disturbing list of ingredients, which are used commonly in age spot removers.
All these are harmful to the skin and many other organs of our body. There are many campaigns running across the nation to ban the use of these ingredients in cosmetic products. Some of these ingredients are so harmful that not only do they damage the body of mothers; some of them are so intense that they damage the developing fetus in the mother’s womb.
It is in your interest to stay away from such harmful products. One action that common person like you and I can take is that we stop using such products. Once the demand of such products decreases dramatically then these companies will have to stop manufacturing such dangerous products.
I have taken a pledge to stop the use of over the counter age spot remover. I am doing my bit by educating other too. Are you doing your part? Well, the first step is to acknowledge that there exists a problem. Now that you are aware that such products are not good. Are you ready to move on to the next step?
If yes, then tell as many people as you can about harmful effects of over the counter age spot remover and promote the use of natural products. This is the only way you and I can make a difference. Do not waste any more time, log on to internet to learn about natural products and start using them right away.
When it comes to finding the best living arrangements for your vacation outings, there are a few things you can do to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. The more time and research you put into your search, the better your outcome will be. Here are a few suggestions to help get you started so you can find condo rentals that fit your preferences.
You need to think about what area you are going to.
Depending on where you are going, you need to make sure that you pick the safest locations in town. This is extremely important if you are not familiar with the area. Safety is important and since you will most likely be a tourist while you are on your vacation, you don’t want to accidentally end up in a crime-stricken of town if you happen to get lost.
Check to see if the condo rentals you are interested in are located in close proximity to local freeways and major streets. This will make it easier for you to find them and get back and forth from wherever you want to go. This will make it easier for you to get to some of the areas amenities such as grocery stores, shopping centers and other popular tourist hot spots.
What amenities would you like to be included?
During your search for condo rentals you may come across different owners offering different types of amenities to help entice you to rent from them. While extras are not a bad thing, you need to be cautious and think about whether or not you will be taking advantage of any of those extras. It doesn’t make much sense for you to pay for a particular place because you liked all of the amenities that were being thrown in and yet you have not intentions of using them.
Keep in mind that condo rentals are very popular. In order for you to get the best deals, you have to start your search way in advance of any trips you plan on taking. Even if you are not entirely sure when you will be taking a vacation, it doesn’t hurt for you to check periodically and compare rates. You never know when you will come across a good deal. Also, since these types of rentals are very popular, you will have less competition if you start looking early on. You are not the only person that may be interested in the same places in the area.
Make sure you have several backup condo rentals in mind. If by chance you are not able to make reservations at your first choice, you can still make reservations at your second or third choice without having to make any major changes to your vacation plans. Once you have chosen your living arrangements for your vacation, you can get ready to start having some fun in the sun.
Electronic Cigarettesare the latest buzz word for all those who want to quit smoking. This smokeless device can help curb the smoking habit because it can give the same sensation that comes from smoking a normal cigarette. Only here, the carcinogens and toxins that are found in normal cigarette smoke are absent, thus making them safer. Buy E-Cigarettes for healthier lifestyle.
How do electronic cigarettes work? The device’s mechanism is pretty simple. When a person inhales through the device a sensor inside the device activates the atomizer which heats the cartridge that holds the nicotine solution. The vapor that arises from the cartridge is inhaled by the user. The LED light indicator at the end of the device is turned on to indicate device functioning and also vapor flow.
E-Cigarette cartridges can be affixed at the end of the device and they have a nicotine solution. You can get cartridges with varying nicotine levels. Most people tend to go in for the stronger nicotine solution cartridge first and then shift over to cartridges that are lower in nicotine content. The cartridge can also contain food essences, this giving a natural flavor that does not have any nicotine. Food essences include flavors such as almond, cherry, mint, chocolate, lemon, and mango and so on. The device is powered by a lithium ion battery that has to be charged from time to time. A charger device is provided with starter kits. It can also be purchased separately. Life of the device’s battery varies with the brand. This is an important factor to consider when you Buy E-Cigarettes.
E-Cigarette devices can be in the form of two-piece device or three-piece devices. Two-piece devices are easier to handle as they have the nicotine pad built into the cartridge and this eliminates stains on finger tips. The atomizer is built into the cartridge so there is a new atomizer available that isn’t clogged with old juice, which can minimize smoke volume. In a three-part ecig, the cartridge has to be loaded into the atomizer and this can make the process of changing cartridges a little longer.
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Over the years I’ve had mobile car washing and auto detailing companies ask me about working in large Metro Area parking structures, offering services to company employees in the building. Sometimes folks contact me about setting up services at Airport Park and Fly’s. The other day someone asked about a 1,000 parking space parking garage in the high-rent district. Okay so, let’s say you were putting together a business plan for something like this – how many car owners are really going to be interested in your services? Let’s talk.
It has been my experience that you get 15% peak at the 6th week point providing the quality is “excellent” in the first-fifth week. The first week expect perhaps 5-7%. Now then, generally if you offer 5-day week service you get the most business on Thurs-Fri for weekend, so at first the Monday-Tuesday business might be dismal. These numbers “assume” that you have pre-announced advanced notification, flyers, faxes, or notification from the property manager of a new service which everyone considers trying. You should get 8% of the people getting weekly washes after that 6th week, and the rest getting add-on services for the total of that 15%.
Now then, the people’s cars will still be clean from the original 1-2 weeks, so the second and third week, expect slow growth, less than the first two week, but things then progress. Some folks choose not to use the service regularly because of cost, or kids at home washing cars, DIY crowd; by week six you should peak or plateau at 75% of your future maximum future volume as you slowly win over folks who budget you as a fixed expense.
What about pricing?
Okay so, with all this said unless your buildings contain high-end clientele and is in the downtown financial district – lawyers and other financial type businesses – then your price should be fair and honorable for the middle class. Remember most of your customers will become – if you do this right – weekly executive in-and-out washes at let’s say $15-25 each. Then once per month quick express wax at $40-50. Then, every other month max detail $100+.
You should not forgo the single-mom secretary with the beginner entry point BMW, she’s your very best word of mouth, don’t price her out of the market! Or give her a “free exterior only” wash with tire-dressing if there are 5-or more per office that sign up.
Let’s say you are working with luxury buildings, not condos, I am taking about luxury office buildings with enormous parking structures; if this is a mega-high-end crowd it’s okay to keep your higher price points perhaps one-third or half again more, those higher prices might survive, although I am sketchy on that, economically speaking in the present period. You can always bundle extras rather than lowering price, and you can always bump the prices up a few more dollars once you prove yourself.
What if a property company has 10 or more buildings?
This is common in downtown districts as one company is in charge of many, many, buildings and parking structures. They want amenity type services in all of them. Still, don’t take all the buildings at once, work into it, over committing might be unwise, labor constraints issues, and customer service managers, very challenging working in such a controlled chaotic environment – at first, that is. You’ll get used to it. You have to get it right the first time or your reputation will be trashed for a long while, you could lose 10s of 1,000s of dollars in sales the first six months trying to overcome a poor start.
Indeed, I hope I’ve at least answered some of the questions you might have. Still, please remember all this advice are merely my preliminary thoughts, but I’ve been asked about this now so many times that I thought I’d just put it into an article to save my time in the future. Every circumstance is different, and to do this topic justice I’d really, really need more details on this to better accurately guestimate for each potential circumstance. Please consider all this and think on it.
The charming county of Devon is the ideal place to spend a vacation, whether it is a weekend getaway for a couple, family or friends. The wealth of diversity offered in Devon is unrivalled in England – there is so much to do here whether you wish to ramble through nature’s creations or indulge in more active sport. The list of attractions in Devon is endless, which is why visitors can never get enough of the place, and return to Devon time after time.
If you are a beach and water sports fanatic, Devon is ideal for you. There are so many beaches to list, but here are a few. Blackpool Sands has a Blue Flag award for cleanliness and provides breathtaking views; Slapton Sands has a great car park and is dog friendly; Bantham Beach is one of the best sandy beaches in Devon and is perfect for sandcastle making.
Devon also has several famous Rivers – River Dart is one of the most popular and is referred to as the ‘most beautiful river in England’. Here you can enjoy fishing and the scenery while going on a boat ride. There are numerous sporting activities for enthusiasts in Devon – the most popular include fishing, horse riding and golf.
If you prefer visiting historic towns and sites, then Devon has so much in store for you. Historic towns include Totnes, Ashburton, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Exeter and Plymouth to name a few. These towns have fascinating old buildings, houses, castles and gardens. Some of the most visited properties in Devon include Dartington Hall, Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo, RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Saltram House.
There are several types of accommodation available in Devon.
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Self catering luxury cottages in Devon are ideally located either close to the coast or else in the beautiful countryside. Either way, you can enjoy Devon in style. Cottages come with bedrooms and bathrooms which are comfortable and well equipped and come complete with kitchen, living room and dining room furniture. Typical luxury cottages in Devon come with several facilities such as TV/DVD players, washer/dryer, full cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, garden furniture and sun umbrellas.
There has been a recent buzz in social media of girls working from home in their underwear to cover their bills, and for some it amounts to a lot more. Of course, with the cat out of the bag there are tons of girls signing up on these sites to make an extra buck. The downfall is that a lot of these girls start modeling online with high hopes and quickly learn it is not easy money.
The key to surviving in this thriving jungle is to be prepared before you even head in. This is some of the best advice I can give to anyone who wants to do what I do for a living. Throw away everything you have ever heard about being an online model. Every girl is different, and each will be as successful as they make themselves. How do you make yourself successful? Work, and a lot of it. You must treat it like a business if you want it to pay like one. Be professional. Showing weakness, and naiveté online is like calling all the wolves out. What I am saying is, it is counter productive to your financial well-being to be ignorant in this game.
Every girl gets a fair chance. You can give yourself a leg up, if to know what you are doing.
Learn what you need to learn in order to prepare yourself to entertain and comfort hundreds, or thousands of followers, before you get started.
Before you start out, you will want to create your alter ego. Your alter ego is the person you actually send out on that virtual stage. Choose your alter ego and your niches wisely. It is difficult to change your brands image after you release it.
Once you do release your image, you still have tons more to learn and set up. Of course, you have to decide exactly what you will offer. Then you have to find somewhere to market yourself. The online industry has grown to a point that you have to build your fan base one person at a time. You have to earn respect, trust, and be able to maintain dignity even if desperation is knocking at your door. Most customers expect to get what they pay for. Meaning that you have to produce quality media, and give a rewarding interaction. You will tip your regular waitress more than you will a new waitress. The same concept works here. You will make more money from return customers than you will from first timers.
Don’t quit your job just because you have started to work on cam, or have taken a few photos. It will take a bit of time before you are making enough money to pay your rent and all the extras. You will definitely need that regular paycheck at first. Being an online companion is hard work, and often draining. There are good times and there are bad times too. The secret too longevity is to stay on top of your own production, and set in place reliable back up plans for yourself.
Don’t depend on a site to pay you on time. This sounds counterintuitive, but it is true. Things come up often, at the most inconvenient times. When it comes to a web site, it pays to know who you are working for. Trust is a two-way street. Make it your business to know what your keeping percentage rate really is, and know when your pay days are. Make sure to set up a system you trust. Read every word of every appropriate FAQ and look closely at the TOU to make sure you are a good fit for the site you are evaluating. Compare your sites before you run around uploading videos in places where they wont sell. Make sure what you are offering is what the site promotes. Read up on review sites about your prospects. For instance, If you have your eye on Mygirlfund, then it would be a good idea to see what other girls’ experience with Mygirlfund is on an independent review site like the one I linked.
Don’t sell yourself short.
No matter how much a site promotes you, (Sometimes as a new girl, you are heavily promoted!) you still need to promote yourself. Aggressively develop your social networks, and present an image of quality, and consistency.
A word to the wise about going Indie.
Sure you can go the independent route right? You could be an indie provider, and build your own site, or better yet… Email photos or videos, and Skype camshows for PayPal? Wrong! You can’t use PayPal for adult material. Don’t do anything in the adult industry with PayPal… This is dangerous. I can’t stress how dangerous, yet still it is widely accepted by many mainstream webcam sites. Your number one priority is to protect your investment of time, and content. Don’t have PayPal freeze your funds because you wanted to take the easy way. (It happened to me!) Either build your own site from the ground up, or choose a pre-existing platform, that uses a payment service you trust. You do have the right to do that, and there are sites out there that will also respect that fact.
So far I have covered how to choose where to set up shop, but I haven’t touched on what it takes to get going. Nothing is free, and starting a business or being self-employed takes an investment on your part. You have to know what you need. You need to know how much it costs to get the basics. You need to know how to use your equipment. By equipment I mean, Your laptop, cam, camera, and software to keep it pretty basic. Of course you can always go cheap, make sure to get the best you can for what you have. I highly recommend constantly investing back into what your business if you want it to improve. Spend the time and the funds, and it will pay off.
Make sure you know what you are doing when jumping into online modeling. Know what you want and know how you are going to get it. Don’t get in the pool, until you know how to swim.
Any points that I missed? I’d love to hear what you think is essential have-to-know points for new girls in this industry.
Well, I started out in the aircraft cleaning and detailing business, and later I had franchised mobile auto detailing and car washing units around the country. Today in retirement, I am often contacted by people in the industry, or new start-ups in the sector, and they have some rather intriguing questions. I doubt there’s much I don’t know about in the industry, or have not encountered, and despite all the new technology that is now being used, the actual operations of the business haven’t changed all that much yet.
Indeed, I say that because I believe someday there will be autonomous mobile detailing units which will send out a robot to detail a car. But that’s not today, these robotic systems will be detailing the personal flying craft of the future in 30 years I suppose, maybe 20 or 25. In any case, I was talking to a fellow entrepreneur about all this the other day, and he indicated to me that he would like a mobile robotic unit to help him clean cars at sports stadiums. He lives not too far from a sports stadium, and he said that over 25,000 cars show up, and they’re only there for three or four hours, and there is no way no matter how large his crew is, or how many units they have that they could ever possibly even clean a small percentage of all those vehicles.
Whereas that might be true, he ought to get busy and clean as many as he can. The best way to get this type of business is to go make friends with those that run the Stadium, and the sports teams that practice and play there. If it is a baseball stadium, make friends with the coaches and players to detail their cars, once on the property you can make friends with the facility maintenance people, and try to get a contract giving you the exclusive for specific areas of the parking lot. When people come in you collect their money, give them a ticket, clean their car, and when they come out it is completed. It’s not as difficult as you might think.
Further, often car dealerships will have events where they sell their used cars in these giant parking lots, and there are always other events going on. Once you are in, and they have a copy of your insurance, you should be able to clean cars for anyone who shows up at any event in the future. You just need a crack team that can go balls to the wall for 3 to 4 hours and complete as many cars as possible in that time period. Indeed I wish you luck if this is a sector of the mobile detailing industry or mobile car washing industry you care to expand into. Please consider all this and think on it.