Hold effective meetings (quick tips)

We’ve all been to them—the meetings that drag on, people who ramble, agendas written on the back of an envelope or in the spur of the moment, any-other-business surprises, lack of information, and insufficient notice.

As a manager you will have to hold meetings. Make them effective. Decide in advance what the objective of the meeting is and make sure you meet that objective. Basically, meetings have only four purposes:

  • To create and fuse a team
  • To impart information
  • To brainstorm ideas (and make decisions)
  • To collect information (and make decisions)

Some meetings might well take in one or more of these, but you should still be aware of that and add it into your objective. If your meeting is to impart information, then do it and get the hell out. If it’s a discussion about that information you want, then that’s a different type of meeting and as such should have different objectives. Be aware that some meetings are there to help your team meet each other, bond, socialize together, find out about each other, and see you in your true role as team leader. If you want your meetings to be effective, then remain firmly in control—no wishy-washy democracies here. You are the manager and you are in charge—end of story.

To be effective you shouldn’t allow anyone to reminisce, ramble, jabber on, or refuse to shut up or relax. Keep ’em moving fast and get them out of the door as soon as you can.


From: The Rules of Management by Richard Templar 

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IQ Options – Binary Trading Strategy PART 1


IQ Option is a great tool to trade stocks and forex. It offers 1 min – 1 day to 1 week expiry options and you can start with a £10 investment or you can open a free 14 day demo account with £10,000 in order to learn. Here is my strategy to trade that covers a lot of time invested in perfecting the loss management and steady gain.

This is Tactical Binary Trading strategy for 30 second options on Turbo setting with 1 minute expiry for

Bollinger Band Tactical insights

  1. Use Bollinger Bands with period 20 with deviation of 2.
  2. When the candle of 30 seconds touches the top line do a PUT.
  3. When the candle of 30 seconds touches the lower line do a CALL.

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Managing Losses through Martingale rule

This is Martingale rule but with reversed direction at every loss and sticking to on basic investment if there is a win in the same direction:

  1. First investment should be £10 (Lets say its a PUT)
  2. If you win you continue investing £10 in the same direction (Another PUT)
  3. If you now lose invest £23 as a CALL
  4. If you still lose invest £48 as a PUT
  5. If you still lose invest £97 as CALL
  6. If you now win then invest £10 as PUT
  7. Decision to start a process should be on the first part using Bollinger signs or you can use rainbow strategy. Here are the numbers again:
    1. 10
    2. 23
    3. 45
    4. 97
    5. 120

Rainbow Strategy

  1. This is done using the MA bars
  2. First bar is set on type EMA at Period 6 with a unique colour BLUE
  3. Second is setup on type EMA at period 16 with a different colour YELLOW
  4. Third is setup on type EMA at period 26 with a different colour RED
  5. Now the strategy is that if the bar BLUE which usually stays in the middle touch the YELLOW bar and goes above it that shows a spike and you need to do a CALL.
  6. If the YELLOW comes down and crossed the BLUE then you need to PUT
  7. Keep an eye on the RED bar as it is an indicator if the above steps should be taken as if it is not moving in the same direction then there is a chance that things will revert. So hold and wait.

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  1. Rule of thumb is that always have the RSA indicator turned on as it shows low and high movement to give you an indication if you are making the right choice. Only PUT or CALL when the graph bar touches the top or bottom.Screenshot 2015-11-13 09.54.45


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Your Personal Brand

You are your walking talking brand and this brand is more important than anything in the corporate world. You need to work on it to make sure your brand identity is created and maintained in peoples’ mind. The following inforgraphic gives you the appropriate steps to build your brand that is your self.


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Sharing users between WordPress sites

Sharing users amongst different WordPress sites is easy. Please keep in mind three things mainly:

All the changes are done in the WP-CONFIG file in the root of the sites that need to share the users. It can be sites in sub-domains or in folders under the main site. Now make the following changes to the wp-config files in your CHILD sites which will sit under the main site.

1. Share the databases (it helps if the sites are on the same server as you can use LOCALHOST otherwise you should use the right path to your MySQL database:

// ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘shared database name’);

/** MySQL database username */
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘shared database user’);

/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘shared database password’);

/** MySQL hostname */
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

/** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

In this file where you define the database tables and link to it you will need to use the same information in all the blogs which are going to share the users.

2. Insert this code just before and after the : /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */ as shown below:

Now here you need to note that the table identifier wpmainsite_ is what you define when you are installing the WordPress on your server. This can be changed as well using the Better WP Security plugin. This has to be unique for all the sites and here in the code below you will use the table preffix for the main site for all the wp-config files in your blogs.

define(‘CUSTOM_USER_TABLE’,’wpmainsite_users’); // shared user db
define(‘CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE’,’wpmainsite_usermeta’); // shared usermeta
/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

$baseurl = ‘’; // replace with the actual domain name for your root site
$cookiehash = md5($baseurl);
define(‘COOKIEHASH’, $cookiehash);
define (‘AUTH_COOKIE’, ‘wordpress_’.COOKIEHASH);
define (‘SECURE_AUTH_COOKIE’, ‘wordpress_sec_’.COOKIEHASH);
define (‘LOGGED_IN_COOKIE’,’wordpress_logged_in_’.COOKIEHASH);
define (‘TEST_COOKIE’, ‘wordpress_test_cookie’);

3. Share the same Authentication Unique Keys in the wp-config: These keys can be generated from the following link:

Now once you get the keys use them and copy paste them in all the wp-config files under each CHILD site and here is the code in that file which you will replace with the keys generated from above link. Make sure you use the same keys for all sites.

define(‘AUTH_KEY’, ‘ ‘);
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, ‘) ;
define(‘NONCE_KEY’, );
define(‘AUTH_SALT’, ‘;
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_SALT’, ;
define(‘LOGGED_IN_SALT’, ;
define(‘NONCE_SALT’, );

4. Use this plugin: WP-ORPHANAGE to assign roles to the added users as the wp-meta table wont have that even if you are sharing the users and you will end up with the issue of Permissions to access the admin panel.

That is it this should work for you now and all your sites should be sharing the users and the users dont even have to re-login from site it site journey. The  cookie hash code above insure that the users remain logged in and are picked up from the cookie that is placed in the browser. Happy WordPressing ….

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Making Websites Responsive to Media using @media {}

The following video is a very useful one as it talks about new techniques in CCS3 to make the site compatible with different devices. The way this is done is totally different from what we have been doing in the past. The @media function in CC3 makes life much easier and all you have to do is insert customised CSS for each resolution of a mobile device. And further more another friend of ours has already set up a site for you to test how your site looks on different resolutions.

Check sites’ responsivness:

Different Mobile Devices screen sizes:







And here is the video explaining how you can use @media {} in CCS3: