Professional Development Of Teachers


Professional development is essential for every individual, whether employed or not. It is vital for every business and professional organization to increase the knowledge and skills of their employees. They should strive to enhance the quality of performance, to ensure an improvement on the personal and professional front. A professional development program boosts the individual’s career, through travel, research, workshops and seminars and by working with professionals who are experienced. Professional development training courses are not only applicable to people in business or management, but are also important for professionals such as teachers, technicians, nurses and engineers.

Several professional development programmes offered to teachers in different parts of the world. If these programmes prepare the quality of teachers, then they can better serve the needs of the growing population. Methodology which we adopted for these programmes including seminars, training practices and surveys etc. Then we evaluate it through data which we collect from reflective journals, portfolios, classroom observations, group work, discussions and presentations

As a young teacher I yearned for the day when i would know my craft so well, be so competent, so experienced, and so powerful, that I would walk into any classroom without feeling afraid. (P. J.Palmer, 1998, p. 57).

At the secondary level many teachers with strong background in mathematics but they did not courses in probability and statistics as part of their preparatory degrees and  there is no any curriculum work in their pre-service education courses. There is a major problem that teachers have not much knowledge even about their own subjects. Professional development of teachers is now recognized as an important component of policies which enhanced interest in research that identifies feature and importance of effective professional learning. Today funds are allocated to promote professional development programmes, through this it provides opportunities to learn and we all know that great teachers create great students and many school going student’s achievements related to their teachers. So it is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced teachers? So Ongoing professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on new research that how children learn, emerging technology tools for the classroom and new resources.

According to Darling-Hammond (1994) teachers professional development is a process of enhancing teachers’ status through increased awareness and an expanding knowledge base. Interpretation of teacher’s professional development as an investigation of their practice is shared by other researchers.

With the passage of time, many societies changes their education system, they are making educational reforms and the most important part of these reforms is Professional development for teachers, they are finally got a point that only through teachers they can improve their society, they can enhance the potential of their new generation. In Pakistan during 2005-6, the professional development programmes were piloted in 100 schools in three Towns of the district Tandlianwala, Samundari and Faisalabad City and is now being developed in 500 schools up to 2008. In Pakistan there are a lot of teacher training institutes but unfortunately these are not sufficient to fulfill the demands of untrained teachers. Warwick and Reimers (1995) refers to some of the factors which are responsible for falling the standard of education and these are unmotivated faculty and students, inactive dean, and a lack of supervision. In institution of Pakistan the professional development is consider with knowledge, so the person gives full attention to acquire knowledge through text books and lectures, but  the professional development means acquiring expertise in the relevant field. Just to know about anything is not enough but doing that work is a part of professional development. Professional development is like a model which take cares of knowledge, skills and attitude and in other words professional development programmes should involve head, hand and heart.


  • To update experienced and qualified curricular staff to maintain awareness of new developments in learning and teaching.
  • To support policy making, planning, implementation and evaluation of teacher education and professional development in Pakistan.
  • To recommend, what are the challenges that are faced public and private universities of Pakistan for effective professional development.
  • To evaluate and analyses training provision to promote continuous improvement.
    • To update experienced and qualified curricular staff to maintain awareness of new developments in learning and teaching.


The major purpose of this study is the need assessment for professional development of teachers in Pakistan. Need assessment is that process which gathers the need of individual, groups, communities or societies. If we use the process of need assessment in education then we identify the needs of student in particular subject, to determine the weakness of student’s achievement, to determine the need of training for teachers and to determine the needs of local, regional and national educational system.

The worth of professional development for teacher is very important role, it improves the student’s learning. Professional development creates educational reforms that not only update the skills and knowledge of teacher but it also enhance the student’s productivity and achievements. In many participating countries 89% of teachers are engaged in professional development. Only 11% teachers have no concern with it. Out of 4 teacher only 1 teacher did not participate in professional development in Denmark, the Slovak republic and Turkey.

Ostern and Kott Kemp (1993) argue that :

·            Teachers need professional growth opportunities.

·            Working together improves professional growth or development.

·            Explain or describe their own standards for more responsibilities.

Professional development programmes are efforts to bring change in the class room practices of teachers, in their attitude, in their beliefs and in the learning outcome of students. (Griffin, 1982, P.2)

Despite of all the importance of professional development , the research indicate the ineffectiveness of most programmes, majority of programmes fails because teachers are not too much interested in these programmes , they just take part in professional development for getting certification, and they want to show that they are better teachers. (Guskey, 1986)

Teachers attracts to professional development because they wants to expand their knowledge, their skills and abilities. They want to contribute their knowledge and skills and enhance their effectiveness. But its not enough to get knowledge  and skills, the major role of teacher is now to implement these practices ,and also enhance the knowledge of students, and professional development are specific and certain rather than vague or general and practice ideas that directly related to day by day practices in their classrooms. (Fullen and Miles, 1992)

Jaworski (1996) says,

Pakistani culture, for example, encourages deference to older, wiser and more eminent members of the society. Education is situated in a hierarchical power structure where curricula are defined externally to schools and success is measured by examination performance (pg.69).


(source: Thomas R.Guskey, 200, Vol8)

Professional development in a broader way refers to the development  of person in his or her professional role. More specifically we can say that professional development  is a professional growth which teacher achieves in gaining increased experience and examine his or her professional career systematically. Professional development includes formal experience as well as informal experiences. Formal experiences such as attending seminars, professional meetings and workshops etc, and informal experiences such as watching television documentaries and reading professional publications etc. (Glatthorn, 1995, P. 41)


Diploma in Higher education (DHE)

This kind of training arranged for two months during summer vacations for  consecutive three years for teachers. Those teachers who participate in it, and complete their training programmes of six month in three years, diploma in higher education with two increments should be awarded.

Certificate in higher education (CHE)

This kind of training arranged for three months for lecturer who are selected for universities and colleges.This training is compulsory for each teacher. Main concept of this training is to enhance the practical skills.

Periodic Training ( PT )…

This is a one month training for teachers to enhance their capabilities, their knowledge and their competencies. This is a periodic training which held after every five years and teacher should have brilliant chance to improve their skills.

(Source: Naveed Sultana, 2004)


There are some professional standards which we discuss here.

Standard-1:        Subject Matter Knowledge… Teacher understand the basic concept, theories, history,latest trends in national and international level and process of getting knowledge of that subject which they are going to teach.

Standard-2:     Human Growth and Development… Teacher understand how students acquire knowledge, skills and develop habit of mind. How to identify the development abilities of student and provide opportunities to that support their intellectual, emotional and physical development.

Standard-3:     Knowledge of Islamic ethical values/Social life skills… Teacher understand the Islamic ethical values and practices in the light of Quran and Sunnah, and promote it. The values which are globally accepted are being promoted.

Standard-4:     Instructional planning and strategies… Teacher understand the instructional planning and design short term as well as long term plans which is based on student’s needs and development progress and then develop a strategy to achieve these goals.

Standard-5:     Assessment… Teacher use different types of assessment for evaluating how students learn, how they implement their knowledge in their practical life. The result of such kind of assessment improve teaching and learning.

Standard-6:     Learning Environment… Teacher creates a supportive and respective learning environment  that encourage student’s positive social interaction in learning and self motivation.

Standard-7:      Effective communication and use of technology… Teacher use verbal or non verbal kind of communication techniques for supportive interaction with students. Teacher also use technologies in class rooms and laboratories activities.

Standarad-8:     Collaboration… Teacher build a relationship with student’s parents and their guardian to support student’s learning.

(Source: Policy and planning wing, Ministry of education, 2009)


There are some types of professional development..

·            Courses/workshops.

·            Education conference or seminars.

·            Qualification programmers.

·            Observation visits to other school.

·            Participation in a network of teachers.

·            Individual or collaborative research.

·            Mentoring or peer observation and coaching.

·            Reading professional literature.

·            Engaging in informal dialogue with peet.

(Source: Naveed Sultana, 2004)


There are number of factors which were identified as importance for its success. Several of these factors are described below.

·            Continual development of lead trainer.. Regular training workshops and seminar which is based on new practices and knowledge encourage the trainer to participate in these special conferences and seminarswhich enabled them to keep up to date with new technologies. This knowledge enhancement is not only benefited for teachers but also for these learners who learn from these teachers.

·            Sharing knowledge and skills… Teacher learns from others teachers in their institutions and training centers. Teacher gain confidence after using these tools in class rooms which they have learned.

·            Collaboration and partnership… Teacher development programmes build a partnership among teachers, trainers, supervisors and university exporters. These networks facilitate sharing of knowledge which lead to further improvement.

·            Support from Principal and administrative… It is important for principal and administrative that they provide support and opportunities that they enable them to apply these knowledge and technologies which they learn from training.


Study is helpful in providing ground realities concerning the execution and implementation of the program. Findings of the study will be helpful to develop a comprehensive plan for further improvement in the universities.Majority of respondent stated that professional training of univeristy teachers is necessary for their professional development in latest knowledge, skills, teaching techniques, technology, evaluating techniques and social, administrative skills. Only training enhance the mental and social development.


  • Lack of appropriate training programmes and methods.

The major problem is the lack of appropriate training programmes. One of the teacher said that some teachers wants to learn and enhance their knowledge but there is not sufficient programmes to meet their needs and they unable to enhance their capabilities and the methods of training is also not good, because the level of understanding of every person is changed, some people wants to enhance their knowledge orally and some wants to use text books and other material.

  • Lack of modern techniques.

There is lack of modern techniques, if teacher able to understand and work with these techniques and can enhance the productivity of students but unfortunately he is not be able to do like that because there is no enhancement in technology. In university arrangement of multimedia is another a big problem, if teacher wants to prepare his lecture on this new technique that he can enhance the knowledge of students and provide a know how about this useful technique but there is a lack of multimedia and teacher cannot teach their students with their own will.

  • Lack of research and Text  Book knowledge.

It’s a very natural phenomenon today that student just based on text book knowledge. Because in training programmes trainers just provide work books, teacher guide and audio cassettes, through this teacher enhance their skills but there is  not practical work, there is no any research, they do not train the teachers properly that how to do research and what is the benefits so like that teacher teach their students, they provide them notes and other material to learn, they do not encourage them to do research for enhancing their knowledge.

  • Lack of communication and collaboration.

Respondent says that there is a lack of communication and collaboration. Teachers don’t want to discuss the problems with other members of department. One of the teacher said that there is a communication gap which create a hindrance to improve their quality.

  • Time management problem.

Mostly the training held in summer vacations. So sometime it happens that many teachers are busy with their families, get to gathers, and many times mostly teachers are in abroad for PHD or M.Phill so they cannot attend these training programmes.

  • Lack of evaluation techniques.

There is no training in test constructions, marking and analyzing the results, due to this many teachers don’t aware of evaluation techniques which could help to evaluate the student as a whole.

  • Lack of resources and budget.

That’s the major problem that there is a lack of resources and budget. Government sometime does not involve in these training programme due to budget problems, and teacher who wants to get knowledge he unable to get it. One of the teacher said that limited resources creates a great hindrance, like teachers do not have proper books facilities, the books which is available in libraries that sometimes are not relevant with his subjects. There is a lack of net facility, teacher cannot search their material for enhancing the skills of students.


  • Teacher should demonstrate the use of effectiveness of modern methods and techniques of teaching in the classrooms. The advance technology like multimedia and video conferencing should be used to improve teaching.
  • Teacher should be trained in evaluation and measurement techniques. These techniques remove the deficiencies of students.
  • Teacher’s professional development must be as a long term process which begins with the initial stages and ends when the teacher retires from the profession.
  • Teacher should create a friendly learning environment in which student easily learn everything which teacher wants to teach. Through this friendly learning environment students will not hesitate to ask every problem which he or she is facing during their studies programmes.
  • Proper training programme should be held for teacher’s professional development. In training programmes explanatory printed text, work books, teacher guide, audio cassettes, video programmes which demonstrating various teachers models, teachers kit, practical work books should be included to make teacher more competent, effective and knowledgeable.
  • Actions researches should be encouraged in the classes. Those teachers who promote new technology and methods should rewarded properly.Provide the resources that teacher can enhance the knowledge of students. Seminars should be held after every two month

Your Essential Personal Development Quiz

The following questionairre is designed to be thought provoking and give you an idea of the positive things you can do in order to help you achieve success in yourlife more quickly. Simply answer the following questions as honestly keep a count of your score and refer to the score chart at the end.

1) Do you regularly look at yourself to see what is working for you and what is not in terms of your personal goals?
a) Yes, on a day to day basis. (3 points)
b) Yes, weekly. (2 points)
c) Yes, monthly or more. (1 point)
d) No never. (0 points)

Regularly assessing your progress and monitoring what is working for you and what is not is essential practice for success. By doing so you can constantly modify your behavior to include more of the practices that increase your success rate and cut out the not so productive practices.

2) When you have a problem do you…
a) Actively seek help from an expert source? (3 points)
b) Struggle on yourself? (1 point)
c) Give-up? (0 points)

Whilst never giving in is always an essential ingredient for success, they say ‘success is on the other side of frustration’ asking or seeking the opinion of an expert or some one more qualified than you is the best option here. This can be in the form of Cd’s, tapes, books, friends, professional acquaintences or even life coaches. All of these sources have the potential to improve your learning curve dramatically and propel you towards your goals quicker than if you were trying to do so on your own.

3) Are you aligning your self with people of similar goals or with people who have already achieved those goals?
a) Yes, I seek out these people purposely. (3 points)
b) Yes, but more by luck than anything. (2 points)
c) No. (0 points)

Successful like-minded people provide you with the opportunity to both benefit from their expertise and to be the source of advice for others too. They can provide inspiration, motivation and are an excellent contact for future projects, joint ventures and so on. Modeling successful people is one of the keys to success, take the best qualities of the successful people and the skills they use and apply them to your own life. Don’t be shy or worried about asking for help, you know, many people do like to help! Success is of course possible on your own but usually it’s a great deal quicker and more pleasurable with others.4) Do you have realistic goals written down with an appropriate timescale and plan?
a) Yes, all of the above. I know exactly what they are. (3 points)
b) Err, about two of the above. (2 points)
c) One of the above. (1 point)
d) None of the above. (0 points)

Of course goals are essential, if you don’t know what the destination is how can you know which direction to drive in or even when you arrive? Also making them too challenging can be demotivating as you gaze at how far ahead they are, choose something that you believe is possible for you. Writing goals down has also been proven to be a key determinant of success many times over.

5) Are you trying new things and taking risks to see if you can find new way of doing things more efficiently?
a) Yes, daily (3 points)
b) Yes, weekly..ish (2 points)
c) Yes, monthly…ish (1 points)
d) No/rarely (0 points)

It often takes a risk to find a new way of doing something that will improve your situation, be bold.Of course you may make many mistakes that set you back but just one new discovery could put you miles ahead!

6) Do you make time for yourself regularly to rest, relax and re-focus on what is important for you and your life?
a) Yes, nearly everyday. (3 points)
b) Yes, once or twice a week. (2 points)
c) Yes, monthly. (1 point)
d) Less often. (0 points)

Giving yourself time to relax and re-focus is an essential part to staying healthy and mentally alert and on target. It gives you time to think and reflect upon your current progress and how you can make faster progress and also it lets you enjoy the journey towards your goals more.

7) Do you find yourself thinking the same negative thoughts of worry and fear each day?
a) No, if I think negative I am able to change this.(3 points)
b) Sometimes (1 point)
c) Yes, a few times a day. (0 points)

Developing your own tactics to avoid negative thoughts is very helpful to prevent you spiraling downwards. Some people have a favourite affirmation or quote in order to kick start their positivity other people have a favourite song or like to make a list of things they are thankful for in order to start thinking positive again. Remember, if you are worrying about something you are not really living in the now. If you are playing with your children then play with your children don’t be physically with them and mentally someplace elsethe same aplies to your work, if you are worrying you are wasting energy and thought power.

OK, lets see add up your scores out of a maximum of 21

14 – 21 points: Good job you should find you are making progress towards your goals, just have a look where you lost a few points, jot down why and try and implement the ideas into your life. This should really give you an edge.

7 – 13 points: OK, you have the basics of a successful personal development outlook, however there are a few things that you can do that will seriously increase your chances of success. It would definitely be worth looking into your areas of weakness.

0 – 6 points: Lets cut to the chase, not the most inspiring score. The good things is about that is that there are lots of good things that you can start doing immediately to improve your progress towards your goals, presuming you have any. make this a new start and use the guidelines above to develop a new and effective plan for your future.

And lastly a few words of advice, If you are in a bad situation, get busy again. Rather than focusing on the bad situation do what you can do now to improve it, this will immediately draw your attention towards more things that you can do positively, then try and be thankful for those positive things and recognise that there is always a way out! Recognise that every moment is a new choice, consistently make the new choice about yourself that reflects who and what you want to be? The only guarantee in life is that it will not stay the same, keep choosing your highest good each and everyday.

The Beginners Guide To Professionals (Chapter 1)

Steps in Getting the Best Locksmith in Houston If you are looking for a locksmith in Houston, there are things that you need to consider. You need to ensure that at the end of the day, you get only the right professional for the job given that you are entrusting him or her the very important task of providing you with protection. There are certain things that you have to look for in a good locksmith. In this article, you will know everything that you need to know about these professionals and because of this, you will surely end up with only the best one. The first thing that you have to do is to make sure that the person that you are planning to hire is someone skilled and knowledgeable in the field. You need to make sure that they know everything about the latest and most advanced technology being used today. These tools are the key in making things so much easier for the locksmith and it will also guarantee your safety and that of your loved ones and belongings. Many of them are also known to allow you to save a great deal of time and money. For you to get only the best results, you need to hire the company that ensures that their locksmiths are regularly updated.
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Another thing that you need to look into is the availability of the professional. Take note that there can be emergencies where you would need the help of these services providers during godly hours. There is one way for you to avoid worrying about this kind of emergency and that is to hire someone who is available 24/7. To avoid going over the process of hiring a locksmith all over again, you need to make sure that you are going to get someone who is highly trustworthy. And the last thing that we are going to cover here is the experience of the professional. The last thing that you want is to get a services provider who seems to be very clueless in all of it. After all, experience is and will always be the best teacher. There are different kinds of locksmiths that you can hire in Houston. There are those who focus on providing security for commercial spaces while there are those that mainly cater to clients who need services in their residential properties. It is very important that you identify your most important needs before you start with your search for the right person for the job. You need to get a professional who is specializing in the field that you need. And given that our lock and key emergencies are not limited to our spaces, it would be a great help if you get someone who knows a great deal about car locks also.

Presentation Skills – The Path To An Impactful Presentation

Most roles in business require good presentation skills. Not only is proficient communication essential to convey information, an exciting or entertaining delivery is an integral ingredient for keeping an audience’s attention and ultimately getting the response you want. A successful presentation will have energy from beginning to end, engage the audience, use dynamic body language and include innovative and creative ways of bringing facts to life and making them memorable. All the while, ‘death by PowerPoint’ should be avoided at all costs. Competent presentation skills can be used in many aspects of working life, from winning pitches, to getting a pay raise. Getting your messages across with impact will give you the best possible results.

Preparation is synonymous with success. A poorly planned presentation, lecture or pitch will leave you nervous, easily distracted and vulnerable to a feisty audience if you haven’t got your facts straight. You will need to identify your target audience, pin-point the purpose of the delivery, and be clear about what your key messages are. After that you need plenty of practice to ensure you stay within the allotted time, get over any potential tongue twisters and fine tune the content. There are so many tangents that an inadequately planned presentation can go down; the more you rehearse, the more of these winding paths you will discover, along with dead-end statements that you can choose to avoid. More importantly you can ensure you can bring your content to life and make if highly impactful. If you can practise in front of someone who will give you feedback, or video yourself, so that you can see how you come across, that will be highly beneficial. Ideally, for a big and important presentation you might like to have some individual presentation skills training or coaching for some expert and tailored advice.

First of all it’s necessary to understand your audience. Knowing who the audience are their roles, objectives and interests should inform the way you plan and deliver a presentation. Right from the start, all your key messages should you be tailored to meet your objectives and theirs. Make sure that all references, anecdotes and metaphors relate to the topical issues and interests of your audience, ensuring sure that you keep it relevant to the ideas under discussion.

It’s very important to open your presentation with a bang. It’s far easier to present to an audience who’s attention you’ve grabbed and which is engaged. There are several ways to do this: you might like to start with a striking or surprising fact, ask them a question, introduce an analogy or crack a joke. These are just a few ideas – there are many more ways to open with impact.

Using PowerPoint, or another form of media display can bring a presentation to life, clarify points and help them stick in people’s minds. However, it can also have the opposite effect, so it’s crucial to get it right. Any slides used in a presentation should be kept to a minimum and include only the key points. As a guide, you should include no more than 6 words per line and 6 lines per slide. This keeps the slides clear and easy to read and avoids overload. It can also be helpful to reveal each point separately as you talk about it, to avoid the audience jumping ahead and not concentrating on what you’re saying. If you do this though, ensure your reveals are consistent and that they’re not whizzing in from all sides with crazy sound effects for each – this will just distract your audience and make you look amateur. Instead, it should be the words you use, the anecdotes and stories you tell and the relevant imagery you use that engage, amuse and inspire the audience.

Pictures, diagrams and graphs can help bring facts and figures to life and help them stick in people’s minds. A carefully chosen image or chart can drive a point home far more successfully than a whole slide of words. Sometimes it can also be useful to use video clips to change the pace and add interest. They should be kept short though, to avoid the audience’s attention drifting.

Finally, be prepared for questions. A well planned and informative speech will inspire listeners to respond with ideas you may not have considered, or inadvertently overlooked in research. It’s a good idea to flag up from the beginning when you will be responding to questions, to avoid disruptive questions throughout. Once again, knowing the topic inside out will prepare you for questions from any angle. Give yourself time to respond, repeat the question back for the audience, try not to waffle when you reply and don’t get emotional! If you don’t know the answer, it’s ok to admit that, but tell them you’ll find out and get back to them. Or give them an answer to the best of your ability, but explain that you’re not 100% sure.

There are many more tips to creating the perfect presentation, but these should get you started and help you to make your presentation clear, impressive and engaging. Presentation skills training will take you through many areas of tips and advice, give you the opportunity to practise and offer personalised feedback and advice.

How I Went From a Professional Poker Player to a Spiritual Entrepreneur

My Journey

From the age of 18 to 23 I played poker professionally. I made a good living and it allowed me to travel. Many believe that gamblers cannot be spiritual or aware human beings, but that is a myth that I have proven wrong.

I consider myself to be aware and as conscious as possible. Of course, I am not saying that I am the most aware person, but I do meditate, do yoga, exercise, look after my health and care deeply about many people in my life.

I have never worked a real job in my life, so it is as if the school of life has branded me as an expert in using the tools and resources around me in a creative way to make a living in an unconventional manner.

I quit playing poker because it did not resonate with me anymore. I felt a calling to do something online and I took my online business from $0 to $3,000 a month within 6 months. I worked hard and was lucky to find a few good mentors.

Going from Poker Pro to Entrepreneur

I have since then wanted to do something more. To give value back to you, who wants to become not only an entrepreneur, but an entrepreneur with honor, who follows his values and makes money in an ethical manner.

It all started by me researching online and looking for ways to make a living online in a way that I felt passionate about. I then bought a course and I found someone that was already successful doing what I wanted to do.

I have always operated in this way. I find someone who is successful and I ask them questions, practically making them my mentor. By finding someone that you trust and respect AND can help you, you will make progress much faster.

If you want to learn how to find your passion, visit my website today, where I share my own experiences and show you how you can improve your life and taste real freedom.

Professionals: 10 Mistakes that Most People Make

Suggestions for Finding a 24-Hour Locksmith Homeowners put great value on a locksmith offering 24-hour services.Majority of homeowners prefer well-trained locksmiths who are members of a professional organization and those who are readily available for emergency services.These professional organizations are, more often than not, dedicated to specific locksmith needs of customers belonging to a certain area.These locksmiths can be called upon anytime they are needed and will vow to keep working until customers’ problems are sorted out. As there can be hundreds of choices for reliable 24-hour locksmiths, picking out one can present several challenges.If you want to choose the locksmith that best suits your needs, you have to understand and follow some simple tips. First off, find a list of locksmiths serving your location or area of residence.Simply do a Google search online, just make sure to specify which area you belong to so the results will show what you are looking for.As you now have several options, pick out two or three and go to their websites to fish for more details about their services and rates, as well as to verify their 24-hour service offer.Do not forget to take note of their contact information.
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Your second task is to gather more information about the locksmiths by looking for feedback about them.Search for feedback about the companies online, or use Facebook or Twitter to ask your friends who may have experienced their services at one time or another.It will also greatly help if you can find online forums about locksmith services.
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You may also check out locksmith associations who can offer additional information about choosing well-trained professionals in their industry. Make sure that you clearly state what kind of locksmith you need: a commercial one or a residential locksmith. The locksmith company you choose should have a helpline that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you won’t have problems calling them whenever you need to consult on something. Choose an insured locksmith who is under a bond.You need to do this if you want a trustworthy locksmith, one you can depend on to do the job right. Aside from 24/7 locksmiths, there are also on-the-go locksmiths who can cater to your needs. These are just some simple tips to remember when looking for a 24-hour locksmith.Before you decide, sit down, and sign agreements with anyone, it will greatly help if you follow these tips to the T. The most important thing to remember – aside from the quality of services offered, of course – is choosing a trustworthy locksmith you can easily get in touch with anytime the need arises.After all, this is what being a 24-hour locksmith is all about, right?

Self Development for the Marketing Entrepreneur

Google ‘self development’ and you’ll be hit with over 100 million results. So it’s a big subject. But what does it mean to the marketing entrepreneur, and how does it help anyone make a success of their business?

Simply, self development is a means of continually evolving and updating one’s learning and development. But is it necessary, and why can’t we simply start up a business and get on with it?

Well, we can of course, but we’d better be prepared to be overtaken along the way. Because self-development is as important, if not more, than upgrading and beautifying the workplace from time to time if we are to be regarded as marketing experts in our chosen field.

So how do we go about it without spending loads of money on self-help, development and marketing courses? There are lots of ways, but the most important of all is quite simple… Take Action. Because by taking action, you are doing something, and something is always better than nothing!

The internet is a powerful self-development tool, because information is at our fingertips for free. Spend time every day reading articles that will help you develop your leadership skills, time management skills, financial skills, negotiation and marketing strategies. Learn how to set your own goals and work towards achieving those goals. Learn how to temper your creativity with sound business skills.

For the marketing entrepreneur, learn how to speak to customers, how to recognise buying signals and overcome objections. If your business is network marketing, make sure that you keep abreast of your product line and any changes. Attend as many training courses and events as possible. Align yourself with successful people and learn their methods.

Buy, read and re-read self-development and marketing books, google u-tube and watch videos, listen to cd’s, watch dvd’s. Constantly update and evolve yourself. Learn how to write yourself a business plan and follow it.

There are clearly many ways to improve skills and mindset, and to be a successful marketing entrepreneur then self-development is critical.

Or, as the inspiring Zig Ziglar says “Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing

How to Obtain Important Life Goals to Help You Grow

Identifying specific goals to help you grow is indeed an important process. Self growth is one of the most
gratifying and empowering things you could possibly explore. It allows you to be more aware and conscious
about your future and it can strengthen your confidence and motivation to help you achieve all your
personal goals.

There are various kinds of goals including personal goals, career goals, health goals and relationship
goals to name a few.

In order for true growth to occur you need to take a good look at you and your life. Think about all your
goals and aspirations and make  a list of the main areas in your life that you would like to improve or
develop. Think about the main attributes that will allow you really make a change in your life.

Now what do you need to help you develop these areas of your life?
Again make a list of the things, resources or people that will help you re-energize these key areas you
have listed. These resources may be things like seminars, websites, publications or trained specialists.

Among the list of goals to help you grow is mastering dedication to your goal. Once you have your
resources identified you will need to create a plan that will allow you to dedicate a little time
everyday towards your personal growth. It is important that you are consistent with this daily regimen
and use the time to remind yourself why these goals are important. You may also take the time to read
books or watch videos on personal development

Obtaining these kinds of goals to help you grow may be a new concept to you, but there are others who
have been developing and mastering these practices for quite sometime. Do some research and find
a mentor or someone who can inspire you in the area of personal development. Try to associate yourself
with other people who are on the path to self growth. You will be able to support and guide each other.

The crucial thing to remember when carrying out all of these goals is the importance of action. It is only
through application that you will be able to retrieve the results that you have been looking for.
By performing new actions you will be able to garner new and positive results.

Deciding to incorporate these goals to help you grow into your life is one of the first steps to regaining
control of your destiny. Self growth is a natural bi-product of these kinds of goals, however success
in all areas of your life will also be achieved. Good luck!

Human Mind and The Power Of Success!

What can the human mind do to contribute to the power of success?  The
human mind is an amazing thing. It is just like a sponge, what ever
you think about it will soak up, just like a sponge soaks up water.
Continue thinking the same thoughts over and over and it will soon
become true.  If you think nothing but negative thoughts, I am not
smart enough to achieve success, your mind will start to believe it
and you will not be a success.  But the reverse is also true, think, I
am a success. Your mind will start to believe that and you will start
doing things that will make you a success. A great book by Earl Nightingale talks about if you continue to think
about nothing, you will eventually become nothing.  People are always
blaming others and circumstances for what they have become.  They need
to start realizing that they are the one that made the decision for
where they are and start accepting it.  When you start accepting your
mistakes the door will open and success will be in your reach. We become what we most think about.  If we have no goals, if we are
stressed out, our thoughts are of worry and anxiety.  Therefore our
life becomes nothing but worry and anxiety. So why do our thoughts
work this way? Because of what we plant in our minds. We plant bad
thoughts in our minds and only bad things happen. Our mind works just
like a computer, garbage in, garbage out. Remember to start putting
more good thoughts in your mind.  When a bad thought pops in think of
something good and replace it, then watch your world change. A story that Earl Nightingale tells makes it much easier to understand. A farmer has some good fertile land. The farmer has a choice to plant
whatever he wants in the land.  The land does not care.  Just like the
human mind does not care what you plant in it.  The farmer decides to
plant corn in one area and a poisonous crop in the other. He waters
and tends to them both with the utmost care. They both grow at the
same rate and in abundance. Remember the land does not care just like your mind does not care.
What ever you plant in it will return, weather it is good or bad.  The
mind however is more incredible than land, but it works the same way.
If you plant failure, you get failure.  If you plant success, you get
success. The human mind is one of the greatest things there is to cherish. It
can make your wildest dreams come true. It will return to us
everything we plant in it. Make sure you plant good thoughts and your
dreams of success will come true.

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Finding a Good Kennel Facility for Your Dog There are pet owners who only want the best for their pet dogs and so if they have to leave their dog in a boarding facility, they have to make sure that it is the best facility in that area. Pet owners are very concerned that their dogs receive the proper care when they are away so they need to make sure that they will leave their pets to a reliable facility that will give their pets the best care. Below are some important considerations to help you make a wise decision and give you the necessary peace of mind when you are away. The best thing to do is to visit the dog boarding facility and make a short inspection of the place. Look for another facility if the one you visit will not let you inside. You should look for another facility when this happens because you will not have peace of mind if you leave your dog in a facility you have not seen. It is wise not to leave your dog there because you will be worrying about what the place is like. If the dog facility welcomes you inside, then it is a sign of a good place. Choose a dog boarding facility that has friendly owners who are not ashamed to bring you around the place. It is good to leave your dog in a clean dog boarding facility. The presence of dogs in a place will have a different kind of smell and it cannot be kept completely clean, but the place should have indications that it is a clean place. Dog droppings should be picked up by the personnel. It is best to choose a dry facility. Or if it is wet, it should be because it was recently cleaned. Find out for yourself how clean the facility is.
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Dog interaction inside the facility is another thing that you should check. There are owners who don’t mind their dogs interacting with strange dogs, but there are others who are mindful that their dogs be kept from other dogs in the kennels. The kennel environment is not really a good place for dog socialization. Dogs who don’t know each other can be involved in fights. The kennel environment can be provoking to dogs that are normally non-aggressive to aggression. It is good if there is interaction among dogs of the same family. Ultimately, it is the pet owner who decides.
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You should set up a budget for your dog boarding. Make sure to ask the facility the cost of boarding your dog for the duration of your travel. Ask also the cost for using extra amenities. Let the owners give you a written estimate of all the costs of services. If a dog boarding facility satisfies all the considerations above then you can safely leave your dog there.