Reasons For Using Online Team Building Activities

One of the ‘difficulties’ often cited by those who want to use team building activities to enhance their team’s togetherness is that they are unable to think of any. At the risk of sounding rude, that is simply nonsense as there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of team building activities that they could utilise.

There are so many that they can be split into different categories depending on what sort of team building exercise it is, or their specific purpose, and there are also sub-divisions with regards to where the team building activities take place. One of those categories is team building activities that take place online, or virtually, which is the term sometimes used.

It might seem strange to some that a team building exercise should take place online, given that they may have a team of sports players or employees who all work in the same office. However, there are several reasons why it makes sense to have a virtual or online team building activity rather than one where everyone is in the same location.

The first points to recent events with regards to the coronavirus pandemic whereby, depending on where you live, it meant that restrictions regarding getting together for most activities was not possible, or even allowed. This meant that many activities that would normally have taken place physically switched to online with meetings being a prime example, and team building activities being another.


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Can Social Media Be Used As Evidence In Court?

In today’s world of the internet, many businesses use social media as part of their marketing and communication, and whilst the vast majority of businesses will do so with no problems, if you ask Commercial Lawyers, they will point out that social media needs to be used with considerable caution.

The reason is, contrary to the belief that most people have of social media merely being a ‘bit of fun’, or where businesses can seek to engage with their customers, online legal advisors have told us it can also be used against you, and your business, or conversely, used in your favour.

Now we are not suggesting that Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram might be out to get you, and let’s be honest the people who own these social media giants have more to deal with than trying to make life difficult for local businesses. Instead, it is you, or those that post your business’s behalf, that can unwittingly be the one to create the problems.

As  far as the legal position stands at the moments in Australia, there is an increasing belief that words, images, sounds, and videos posted on social media, can be used every bit as effectively as evidence, as the types of evidence currently presented in court.

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Why Should I Use A Professional Designer To Build My WordPress Website?

Building a WordPress website can be hard, especially if you don’t have a lot of web development experience. Sure, you might be able to choose an attractive theme and change things like colours and fonts, but will you be able to really customize your site like you want to?

Ultimately, no you won’t. However, a professional WordPress developer or designer will be able to, helping you build a website that stands out from your competitor’s.

Below I’ve run through a few of the reasons why I always use an experienced designer when I’m building new websites. They include:

A Professional Designer Will Be Able To Build The Site You Want

Personally, I get frustrated easily. And there’s nothing quite as frustrating as trying to build a new WordPress website and not being able to get it quite right.

Sure, you might know what you want and be able to visualize it in your head, but actually turning your visualizations into a working product isn’t easy.

Fortunately, an experienced web designer will be able to work alongside you to create a beautiful website that meets your needs. When I’ve worked with designers in the past I’ve sat down with them, discussed the exact information and design I want, and left them to it.

A Professionally Designed Website Will Be SEO Friendly

According to www.seosydneypro.com.au Search engine optimisation, or SEO, is a crucial consideration when you’re building a new WordPress website. However, it isn’t always easy – especially if you’re site isn’t built well.

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Designing The Perfect Pool Fence For Your Home

Designing your dream pool and the corresponding fencing to complement your existing landscape design can be difficult, even for the best of designers. If you’re trying to save a bit of money by designing your fence on your own, you need to think about a wide range of things to make sure that you end up with a finished product that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

There are a lot of different pool fence styles on the market, but glass pool fencing is becoming increasingly popular. Glass fencing is incredibly versatile and adaptable, and it can be customised to work with pretty much any landscape design. It can be more expensive than other pool fence styles, but it’s also usually more durable and easier to maintain.

Below you will find a few tips and tricks to help you design the perfect pool fence to compliment both your existing landscape design and your home.

Make Sure You Match Your Colours

The first thing that you need to think about when choosing the perfect pool fence to match your existing home and landscape design is the colour scheme that you’re going to follow. Make sure that you match the colours of your new fence to the colours of the existing elements in your backyard.

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Designer Teeth With Veneers

How to Know You Might Need Veneers

Veneers are a thin porcelain shell that a dentist adheres to your natural teeth to offer them a new, revitalised look. There are several reasons why someone may choose to get veneers, or why they are a better option than other dental cosmetic procedures. If you are seriously considering them as an option, then keep reading to find out how they might be able to help.

Your Teeth are Chipped or Cracked

Dentist Clear Choice Dental advise that after taking a hit to the tooth, you can also take a blow to the confidence. There can be very few things as shattering to your self-esteem as having a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth that everyone can see. Depending on how serious it is, your dentist may recommend dental veneers. They can match them to your other teeth, and you can say goodbye to those chips and cracks for good.

You Have Stained Teeth

In-chair cosmetic teeth whitening, and even some over-the-counter teeth whitening products are marvellous inventions. However, they are not suitable for all stains. If you have tried almost everything to get your set of pearly whites back from days gone by, then veneers can be another option to consider. (more…)

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Jewellery Designs that Stand Out From the Crowd

Whether you love making jewellery, or you love buying it from a jewellery store, you will no doubt have an eye for what looks hot or not. Jewellery all has one thing in common – it’s beautiful, but that doesn’t mean it all stands out from the crowd. If you want to build or buy a piece that’s “you” through and through, then here’s how to do it.

Use Color

Most people think you can buy jewellery in gold and silver and that’s about all, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a multitude of metal types from which to choose, but you can also change it up with what sits on that metal as well.

On necklaces, rings, and earrings, you can add bold plastic pieces and colors that enhance the metal. Take yellow, for example. You can customize silver jewellery with yellow accents then tie it in beautifully with vibrant clothing. You and your outfit will look a million bucks.

Layer it Up

Some jewellery designs are all about creating a look with more than one piece. Let the jewellery tell its story on its own, but write the whole book with a collection. Stacking jewellery up is a fashion trend that has been in and out since time began.

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Design Your Smile With Implants

Top Tips for Taking Care of Dental Implants

A dental implant is a prosthetic root a dentist installs into your gum to take the place of a natural root that’s no longer there. The goal of the implant is so you can have an artificial tooth installed onto the root that becomes a permanent addition to your mouth.

Dental Implant experts, Dentist Perth tell us that many people prefer dental implants over bridges and dentures because of how they operate so naturally as regular teeth. Unlike bridges, they also don’t require you to have a tooth on either side to be able to fill the gap.

Once you receive a dental implant, however, you need to take care of it properly. Otherwise, you run the risk of all sorts of problems like infection. Here are a few helpful tips that your dentist may recommend as well.

Don’t Touch the Area

Immediately after getting the dental implant, it can be hard to resist checking out the area with your tongue. However, it’s essential that you don’t. After a dental procedure, your mouth is sensitive, and the gum can end up swelling or bleeding. You can speed up the healing process by leaving the new implant alone. (more…)

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The Definition of a Landscape Designer

The Things We Do

The creative art of making the exterior of a property beautiful and conserving it for aesthetic purposes is called landscape design. According to leading landscape design team Space Designs, elements such as plants, trees, shrubs, sustainability, topography and the structure of the soil all make up the components with which a contemporary landscape designer works with. To say that maintaining landscapes for personal and professional reasons is not a simple task is an understatement. Also, it is clear that good landscaping increases the value of a property. People involved in the landscaping business know that it can be, is, a back breaking and difficult profession. As a landscape designer, you need to possess a lot of information. A fully qualified landscape design expert knows how to deal with the complex planning involved in landscape projects. Planning and installing walkways, water features and establishing small residential gardens are all part and parcel of the work involved.

Landscaping Elements

Landscapes are made up of living and non-living elements. Construction materials such as bricks, cement, timber and pavers are easily selected and are elements with which most people are familiar. But where to get the best deal and where to buy them is not knowledge that everyone possesses. A landscape designer can come in handy in these cases. Home and business owners are happy to pay landscapers to do all the material ordering as well as planning the construction rather than messing up the whole project trying to do it themselves.

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The Role of Link Building in SEO

Much is said about the role of SEO in getting a website into the first page of the search engines result, giving it a far better chance of being chosen by the person who typed in a specific keyword or phrase.  But most people think of search engine optimisation as using suitable keywords in the text of their website.  However, adding keywords to the appropriate places is only a small part of the overall digital strategy that should be used to ensure the success of any website.

Link building also plays a significant part of SEO. Back when search engines were not that smart, people got away with using what is known as ‘black hat’ techniques to enhance the visibility of a website. One of those techniques was to do a bulk link to ‘link farms’. For a reasonable cost, these link farms would supply links to many websites that got good traffic – but they usually weren’t the kind of websites you’d want to be linked to.

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8 Reasons for People to Choose Your Fencing Company

Whenever people want to hire builders or maybe a fencing contractor like Eline Fencing, they research several companies, then ask for quotes. They may even want to speak to the contact person by phone or face to face to ask them specific questions. One way to ensure you get lots of fencing work is to make sure you give potential clients the right answers to their questions, either on your website, brochures or when speaking to them.

To do that you have to know what they are going to ask you. Here are 8 likely questions they’ll ask. If the answers are right, they will become 8 reasons why those people will choose your company to do their work.

  • Do you offer a warranty? You need to, both on construction of the fence and on the materials. The warranty should be for a reasonable amount of time to give your potential clients peace of mind.

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Tired of the Aquarium? How about a Vivarium for Your Home?

Many people enjoy watching fish swimming around in their fish tank or aquarium, especially one that is set up for tropical fish, which are so pretty. However, it may be difficult to maintain especially if you go away a lot, or if blackouts are common in your area. A Vivarium offers something that is quite different from the aquarium and can become a great talking point for guests as well as a great way to add an unusual decorative feature to your home.

What is a Vivarium? It is an enclosed, glass container set up to contain reptiles such as lizards. It must be capable of maintaining the right temperature, just like an aquarium for tropical fish, but it contains no water – unless you have frogs and other amphibians instead of reptiles. World renowned Interior Designer and Super Yacht designer, Sam Sorgiovanni designed no less than two vivariums as well as an aquarium for the superyacht Nirvana, so you don’t have to do away with your aquarium just to get a Vivarium. Have both if you want to.

It is easy enough to purchase a Vivarium ready to go and this certainly saves working out things like the best gravel or soil, rocks or plants and so on, not to mention lights and temperature. These must all be suitable for the creatures you are going to keep in the Vivarium and usually it will need to be hotter than the temperature in your home. It may or may not need to have humidity as well, depending on the type of reptile you intend to keep.

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Different Colours for Your Outside Furniture

Are you a colour person? Some colours make us happy while others are said to create a calming effect, energise us or even make us sad. So it’s important to consider colours if you are creating a quiet haven outside where you can de-stress.  So how you can get colour into your outdoor furniture so that you compliment your exterior lounge area? The easiest way is through the use of furnishings under a nice shaded area either with a pergola or shade sails.

For instance, you’ll be sure to want cushions for the chairs; some alfresco furniture comes with it already in place, in which case you won’t have much choice but to go with that. But you can easily purchase smaller cushions to that lovely wicker furniture, or even boat wood furniture which could well have some of the old boat paint still on it, depending on where it is from.  Outdoor furnishings are often available from the furniture store, where they are displayed on the furniture so you can see how it looks together.

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Home Design – Air Conditioning vs. Ceiling Fans

Many people think that if they have ceiling fans they shouldn’t need to have air-conditioning, but in fact this is wrong, especially if they live in a hot climate. Fans of all kinds simply move the air around. This may make you feel a bit cooler, especially if you are perspiring. But once the air becomes really hot, a fan is not going to cool you off unless you are actually wet.

We all know that hot air rises; that is why we have thunderstorms when a cool front moves in after hot weather. In the house, especially if the ceilings are high, this hot air congregates all around the top of the room. When you switch ceiling fans on, they actually push that hot air back down to the floor, so you are going to feel hotter than you were before you switched them on. Freestanding fans don’t do this.

If you have both ceiling fans and an air conditioner (and get it serviced regularly) with a high ceiling, you’ll notice it all the more because the cool air from the air con will sink to the bottom half of the room. But if you then switch on the ceiling fans, once again, you’ll feel that hot air getting pushed down. Eventually, the two will merge and equalise, but it’s far better to leave ceiling fans off, especially in weather that is scorching hot.

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Important Parts of a Holiday in Bali

There are many different components that make up a holiday; getting there, accommodation, day trips or other tourist destinations and food.  If any of these don’t go according to plan it tends to spoil your holiday. When you book into Bali villas for your holiday, that is one thing that will go right because there are many advantages of doing so.

For a start, when you have a villa, you often have access to your own special driver who can take you to see all the sights you want for a reasonable cost. In addition, you get a lot more room to spread out in a villa – bedrooms, kitchen and living room – not to mention the swimming pool that is just a step away. All this makes travelling with friends that much more fun, since you can meet with one another and chat without worrying about waking up other people next to you.

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Enhancing Your Home and Garden with Outdoor Lighting

When you have a beautiful home and garden, it’s a shame not to make the best of it with outdoor lighting. Even though a good electrician will be needed to install it all properly, it’s well worth the added cost when you can entertain out by the pool or gazebo without fumbling around in the dark, or bothering with lamps or candles, both of which can be dangerous if they are knocked over.

If you plan on having a dedicated alfresco dining or entertaining area, you’ll certainly need adequate lighting to have the best time.  Even if you just have a gazebo in the back area, having it fit out with attractive lights will enable you to get much more use out of it. You can use it as a retreat from noisy teens, or send them out there to practice their musical instruments or just have fun, leaving you in peace for an hour or two.

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8 Design Tips for Building a New Home

Building a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful time.  Stress can be reduced by knowing what you want ahead of time and making sure those building plans reflect your choices. Don’t rush the process but enjoy it to ensure you get a home that will suit your budget and lifestyle.

Here are 8 tips to consider when building a new home.

  • Consider an open floor plan. It is easier to heat or cool and it allows the family to come together more easily. And supervision of children is easier while you are working in the kitchen. It also helps your home to look and feel more spacious.

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Do You Need a Dental Implant?

Dental implants experts, Joondalup City Dental have been used with great success for many years in treating certain dental problems.  While they are not suitable for every case of a lost tooth, they can provide a way for tooth replacement without the need for dentures.  While dentures are better than nothing, many people find them uncomfortable, especially those on the bottom gums.

What exactly are dental implants, and what do you need to know before your dental implant procedure?

They consist of three different components: –

  1. A dental implant into the bone of the gum
  2. A connector or abutment that must be inserted onto the first implant
  3. The artificial tooth or crown that is then connected to the abutment

It can take 3-6 months for all this to happen, because the implant must be left to heal completely and the bone needs to grow around it to make it secure.  Then more healing is needed after the abutment is inserted. The last stage or connection of the crown is the simplest part of the whole operation.

Some people heal more quickly than others. This is usually those who are younger or in the best health. Older people or those in poor health will take longer for the procedure to heal completely. However, once it is done, the tooth will look just like a natural one and no special care is needed to look after it, apart from the usual cleaning teeth regime.

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Basic Essentials of Effective Logo Design

When it comes to logo design, it is essential to have certain basic elements in place in order for it to do its job make people think about and remember the company it represents – and hopefully, become customers. An effective logo will capture the attention of potential customers, but even those who don’t necessarily fall into that group will be aware of the logo and what company it represents.

Here are the 5 basic essentials of effective logo design.

  • Take a look at all the company logos that you know, from Nike to Apple and more. You’ll see they are astounding in their simplicity. This makes them easy to recognise no matter where you see them.

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Web Design Tips To Help Your Website Get Found

The most important goal for any business website is to engage and convert visitors to customers, but this cannot be accomplished unless visitors can actually find your website amongst the millions that are out there. Web design has an important part to play in getting found, so here are some tips to help ensure your website can be found by potential customers.

  • In the early days of Internet action things were somewhat simpler. These days there are many different factors to take into account if you want your web business to be successful. One of them is responsive design. This simply means ensuring your website shows up well on mobile phones and other devices with small screens. This is called responsive web design and is important since around 84% of people now access the Internet with their mobile phones.

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What does Landscape Design Include?

If you thought landscape design was doing something nice with the garden, you’d be right – and somewhat wrong. Landscaping includes the garden, but it also encompasses a great deal more than just living plants. Anything that can be found outside the home can be included in professional garden design.
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For instance, having a pool put in may or may not be done by professional landscapers, but you will certainly need their expertise to make the area around the pool look its best. You could have a low maintenance garden installed in the vicinity of the pool, or anything else that suited the needs of the area.

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