The Art of Document Translation

February 9, 2014 by  
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Document translation goes beyond helping your children with their French homework. It has grown and adapted and now translating documents enables sharing across languages and different generations. How exactly I will come to in a moment, but for the meantime let’s focus on the sheer technology of it all. Technological advances are great it is generally agreed and along with everything else, document translation has been the beneficiary of light speed type technological advances. Gone are the days of using a dictionary and translation book, now you can have paragraphs and even pages of text deciphered at the click of a button. Of course there is no substitute for actually learning the language and becoming fluent, a skill that is still very vital technology or not. However it is nonetheless impressive how algorithms have adapted to detail any and all foreign language into your mother tongue. Such tools are of much help for my cousin. Whilst only young she often writes short stories in class, these stories are great to share with her elder Portuguese grandparents. However as their native tongue is Portuguese translating can often be a long and drawn out process with my broken knowledge. However thanks to online document translation tools I helped my cousin sit down at the computer, type out her story and then with a click of a button have it automatically translated into Portuguese. Then our old friend technology enables me to fire this off in a quick email (which the Grandparents can just about handle) for them to read and enjoy. Using document translation has also helped to improve my own second language and engage my cousin into learning more Portuguese and communicate with her grandparents. They too have taken to writing back to my cousin and I when the phone is not available. It is safe to say then that document translation has opened many more doors than would have been possible just a few years ago.

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Promote your business with awesome printed banners

February 8, 2014 by  
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Promote your business with awesome printed banners
Have you got a sale on and you want to make your customers more aware of which items are which? Maybe you want to encourage your customers into making their way into the back of your store? Or do you just want to liven up your store window with sale banners?
Here at HFE Signs we have a variety of pre-designed printed banners for all types of sales and locations, including banners which can be customised to your exact requirements. You can also choose which dimensions you want your printed banner to be, with the pre-designed image being altered to fit those dimensions. We currently offer dimensions from 4.0ft by 2.0ft all the way to 40ft by 8.0ft, with prices varying accordingly. However, if you order 2 PVC banners of any size then you will receive free delivery with eyelets included.
We also offer these other categories of pre-designed banners:
Pubs & Foods
Birthdays & Celebrations
Car & Vehicle
Schools & Children
Health & Safety
We also have an easy to use PVC banner designer in which you can create your banner by using either the images, shapes, text or backgrounds that we provide or by uploading your own images. This is a great way of adding your company logo or to create a personalised message. Alternatively if you have already designed your banner you can upload the image as a whole and then get it printed in the dimensions of your choice. We also offer a free banner designing service if you have got an idea but not the time to design your own banner.
As an added bonus, if you choose to order your printed banners alongside one of our banner frames or displays then you will receive an additional 20% off your banner. Below is a list of all our banner display options:
Standard Duty Banner Frame (single or double sided)
Heavy Duty Banner Frame
Portable Overhead Banner Frame
Wall Mount- Standard Duty
Wall Mount- Heavy Duty
Post Mount- Standard Duty
Post Mount- Heavy Duty
Mid Post (single or double sided)
The Banner Frames can be used if you want to display your PVC banner lengthwise and the wall and post mount is for portrait oriented banners. The Mid Post display makes the most of any vertical post or pole. In order to create a large amount of impact and to support the banner itself, this display secures banners singly or back to back on the centre of a lamp post with banners being sleeved top and bottom.

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Key Skills Needed To Be A Successful Managing Director

October 30, 2013 by  
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Becoming a managing director can take a number of years, and becoming a successful managing director can take a lot longer indeed. What most people don’t realise is that there are certain skills that are needed in order to grow in a role like this. If you don’t have certain skills, then you are going to find it very tough to climb the career ladder. Here are a few of the different key skills that are needed to be a successful managing director, like Danny Sawrij.

Good Interpersonal Skills

When it comes to being a good managing director, like Danny Sawrij, you absolutely have to have good interpersonal skills. You have to keep in mind that you are going to be dealing with large numbers of people on a daily basis, and if your interpersonal skills are not up to scratch, then you are going to suffer, and so is the business. Out of all of the skills that are needed to be a good managing director, effective interpersonal skills are probably one of the most important.

A Strong Financial Mind

Although interpersonal skills are important, a strong financial mind is absolutely essential. Many people will make the mistake of thinking that the role simply consists of managing a group of people. However, what you have to keep in mind is the fact that all companies are financially driven, and unless you have a strong financial mind, you are going to struggle significantly. You have to come up with targets, and make sure that your business reaches them.

Help Employees to Grow in Their Roles

Finally, you need to make sure that your employees are supported in their roles. You need to make sure that your employees grow within their roles. If they feel as though they are in a dead end job with no prospects, then productivity within the workplace will suffer significantly. So, if you want to make sure that productivity remains at a high level, and you want to be a managing director at the level of the likes of Danny Sawrij, then you need to support your employees and help them to grow.

There are so many different skills that are needed to be a successful managing director, these are just a few. However, with some hard work and dedication, there is no reason why you should not be a huge success in your role.

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