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What's New ?
Take One Moment

How busy are you? Is it possible that you aren't giving enough personal attention to your customers? I am not pointing fingers because I am certain that I am guilty of this at times, especially when I feel the pressure of a deadline looming or when family schedules press to close to business duties. There are simple actions we can take to improve the customer relations we have worked so hard to establish.

Imagine you are sitting in your office and you see a long time customer at the counter purchasing another of your fine products. Just take a moment. Get up from the desk, walk out to the counter and say, "Jack, (only of course if Jack is his name) it is sure good to see you. I just wanted to step out and wish you say hello, and thank you for doing business here for all these years." If you can't say that without meaning it then you don't deserve Jack's business.

Since you were sincere and really do appreciate Jack's business, what impact do you think it will have on your business? Jack probably isn't going to turn around and place a million dollar order, but he may just be your customer for several more years.

Relationships are what long-term business is built upon, not the latest fad, exorbitant advertising scheme or costly over the top promotions. Real relationships, built on trust, integrity, and a desire to serve those who do business with you are the foundation for every lasting business.

So when you get the chance, take one moment!

Disney Research & Carnegie Mellon University have submitted a paper to 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems that describes a wall treatment that can make an ordinary wall a touch capacitive touchpad. The Wall is treated with conductive paint then connected to electrodes. The wall looks like a standard wall.

Not only can the wall be used like a giant touchpad, it can also detect movement and device usage in the surrounding area as an electromagnetic sensor. Imagine a hidden light switch anywhere on your wall. How about a wall that can tell you when your laundry is done? Or tie the wall together with other smart home devices and connect your entire home.

Wall++ is not currently available as a retail product but the cost to make a conductive wall is about $21 per square meter.

Check out the ACM Digital Library listing and view the YouTube video demonstration for more information.
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How to Annoy Someone at the Office
1. If you have a glass eye, tap on it with your pen while talking to others.
2. Staple papers in the middle of the page.
3. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a parakeet.

4. Call Everybody in the office Mike , regardless of gender.
TyPE iN a MiXtuRe of Both UppERCasE and LoWerCase.
6. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions and then scribble the answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."
Leave the copy machine set to reduce 300%, extra dark, 11x17 inch paper, 999 copies.
8. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute your office hallways.
9. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet at work as part of your "astronaut training."
10. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.
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The Next Step
April 2018 Marketing Edge Blog Post

Free open source email client

Conductive Wall Technology ACM Digital Library listing


Thunderbird Email Client

Thunderbird is a free and open source IMAP and POP3 email client made by the same people who created FireFox browser. Recent versions have a wizard that helps you set up your email accounts. You can set up multiple email accounts and check them all at once.

Add-ons are available that add additional functionality to the program. Thunderbird has been around for a long time and has a proven track record.

Junk mail tools, Phishing Protection, and remote image protection are built in to Thunderbird. A modern tabbed interface and several themes allow you to customize the program to your preferences.

Visit the Thunderbird Website

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