An updated RemindATime is now available!

z1225_RemindATimeV3_512This HUD is a short-term appointment organizer that allows you to schedule and then receive either single or reoccurring event reminders as briefly as right when an event starts all the way up to a day in advance. Reminders may also be “snoozed” for a variable amount of time to be displayed later. (if the snooze menu times out or is ignored, it auto-snoozes for 10 minutes). The easy-to-use menu driven system makes configuring a reminder simple with the only typing required is describing the event! Other features include listing upcoming events, converting landmarks into a SLURL, sharing appointments with others, a stopwatch timer, receiving off-line reminders, and controlling other nearby gadgets. All appointments are based on SLT (Second Life Time).

What’s new in V3?
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– Now uses TextBox to receive info when adding reminders, yet still backwards compatible with older viewers
– If a sound file is added to contents of HUD the sound will automatically play when an event reminder appears
– A summary is displayed by HUD instead of showing every added event in chat for reoccurring appointments.
– If a copy is rezzed in-world, HUD will automatically locate it and remotely synchronize new events into it.

NOTE: Synchronizing is only one-way. New events from HUD will automatically add to in-world gadget, but not the reverse.

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Taking a closer look at Business Strategy and Competitors

forumsWriting a business strategy and marketing plan is not required in order to start a new business, however it will challenge you to answer important questions regarding every aspect of your business. The business strategy should provide, at minimum, both short-term and long term goals and can be used as a blueprint when making decision during the course of business. One of the most challenging, yet very important, areas of the plan to investigate is potential competition. Such investigations of competitors may include lessons learned from failed competitors from the past, current competition, as well potential competition in the future should a non-competitor decide to expand their business into your market.

Many consumers will compare competitive products on price alone, therefore your marketing strategy should also determine it’s pricing position. The three common pricing methods are undercutting, matching, and premium. Undercutting the competition by pricing your products at a lower price has the potential of increasing market share, but could also suggest to potential customers that your products are cheap and low quality. Matching prices set by the competition requires including a similar feature set as other’s products, however it can be very difficult to stand out and gain market share if you are both selling the same similarly-priced quality items. Premium pricing allows you to stand out from the competition by highlighting exclusive features and an impression of high quality, however due to the higher price the competition might gain a higher market share in the short term.

Every business is unique in how they include social marketing in their long term e-business strategy, however the general goal is to increase interactions with both customers and prospects. Potential prospects will want to submit inquiries about available products including how they compare to the competition. Existing customers will have support inquiries on how to best utilize their recent purchase to benefit them and/or will request new features to be added based on advertisements received from your competition. It is important to reply to these inquiries and monitor review boards and discussion forums for communications between customers and prospects. Fortunately, many product review places allow a follow-up reply to be posted for all to see as a demonstration that the business owner cares about their customers.

How to Attract Customers with the Floor

floorlightFloor projections and lighting are utilized as an element of company advertising, promoting & amusement. Projections can provide amazing worlds of color and illumination. Floor lighting is new and well-liked. Earlier lighted flooring surfaces go as far back as the 1950s.

They offer an original opportunity for visitors to shape & work together with their surroundings. Sometimes they’re interactive floor projections with designs that alter in reaction to guests. When visitors move across, the shapes draw back. Movement detectors would both change floor projections in the physical atmosphere and adjust an electronic setting viewed on a display screen.

Floor illumination can help set the ambiance and surroundings in the reception area. A lighted floor is often a flooring with sections (floor tiles) which glow with assorted colors. They include transparent shaded glass panels illuminated from beneath by light sources. Contemporary lighted flooring surfaces are lighted utilizing tinted light-emitting-diodes. The flooring surfaces are usually made out of square tiles using a strengthened glass. The edges and bottoms are made reflective along with the top to present a level shade. Owners can customize a number of components, such as the power of the lighting, coloring, as well as the images shown on the floor.

In addition to purposing a dancing floor for business use, some firms will mimic a projected picture on the flooring (like the corporate logo) with a 100% see-through prim of which the top area has a 75% alpha texture placed on it. This results in the floor surfaces beneath the picture continuing to be seen. A typical spot light with a gradually alpha texture tinted the most applied coloring from the graphic functions as a virtual projector.

The Many Advantages of Billboard Advertising

billboardexampleAdvertising strategies utilize many different marketing methods aimed at engaging new clients. Marketing your business or solutions via billboards is an excellent opportunity. When you use billboard marketing make certain you keep in mind that less is more.

Outside display advertising has long been a common and efficient way to present your products or services to your local community. Billboard marketing and advertising is amongst the most inexpensive alternatives of promotion and it also certainly has credible advantages. It is often a part of a company’s overall marketing strategy, utilizing larger-than-life signs to distribute your message about products and solutions, services, or special occasions. Outside advertising and marketing is usually a type of selling channel which involves putting up announcements and promotional products outdoors where people are able to see them. Advertisements are generally found in high traffic, line-of-sight destinations for example entryways, clubs and walkways.

This is a very efficient way of getting a sales message to the area. Marketing and advertising outside suggests ads are often available the best viewing fulfillment on the prospects therefore getting some sort of recurring advertising. Individuals visit the same landmark weekly, sometime on a daily basis. Billboard advertising is most effective when you need to get to everybody in a particular geographical location and has become the most popular form of outside advertising and marketing.