Thursday, September 11, 2014

How Mystery Shopping Works

Mystery shopping is a research tool used by market research companies, watchdog organisations, and companies themselves to gather information about products and/or services, customer service standards, compliance with regulations or promotions and more.
Before visiting a store, mystery shoppers receive a detailed brief or questionnaire to understand and remember. After visiting each store, the mystery shopper completes a questionnaire that is used to prepare reports on the shopping experience.
Companies who mystery shop use the information gathered by the mystery shoppers to help them make business decisions. A number of different people within each organisation read the reports shoppers write up on their experience.
Companies generally mystery shop in ‘cycles’. Some businesses have their stores mystery shopped in monthly cycles, whilst others shop on a quarterly or just when they need them. The frequency of shops within each ‘cycle’ can also vary from weeks to as little as a few days. Mystery shops can be required to be completed on certain days of the week or times of the day depending on what the business wants the shoppers to check.
The mystery shopper themselves are often given instructions to the make the transaction atypical to make the testing of the employees service skills more stringent or relevant to a service issue that the business may be having. In addition to this, shoppers will often blend in the crowd of regular shoppers while they are evaluating. They might be required to take photographs or measurements, return purchases, or count the number of shoppers in the store at the time. Also, they may be required to use a timer or a stopwatch.
The rate of pay for each assignment depends on the complexity of the questionnaire and what the shopper has to do. The pay rate is determined based on the complexity of the assignment, length of time taken to complete it and whether a purchase is required.
Mystery shopping projects are extremely deadline driven. The project cycle does not end when mystery shoppers have submitted their reports – there are further steps which need to occur before a report can be generated to a business.
What also needs to be remembered is that the results supplied by mystery shopping organisations should only be used for the advantage of employees. In other words, employees should not be sacked over the way that they perform when they are being assessed by a mystery shopper as it is an inappropriate use of data. However, there have been instances where an employee has been fired on the basis of the returned data.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

5 Exclusive Places For Not Ordinary Vacation In Vienna!

It’s time to visit the city of music! Do you know why?
Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven are still the prominent composers which were born in Austria.
Admire various styles of architecture like Baroque, Rococo, Romanesque here. Do not waste your time – let’s look through all the wonders of Vienna.

1. Are you ready for a challenge in Room Escape Wien?

Location: Lackierergasse 4. Top 4/5., Vienna 1090, Austria
GPS position: 48.218269, 16.356723
Working hours: Sat -Sun 11.30-22.00, Mon-Fri 16.00-22.00
Price range: Over 14 years old -23 Euro
Parking:  not available
You can try something out of ordinary and feel how powerful you are.
Room Escape offers you to take part in 2 amazing riddle games. The first is “The Goldrush” where a team is obliged to find gold bullion and complete the task.
You will have only 60 minutes, but be very careful as many traps are waiting for you!
The second game is “Panic Room”. We are sure that you know why it is called so…You will be locked in darkness and have to escape from the room which belongs to gangster…he will come soon and…Well, it’s better to find the key and run away safely.
During these two thrilling games you have to show all your skills and quick thinking by solving different puzzles, enigmas and riddles.

2. Visit 250 attractions in Praterstern park!

Location: Praterstern U-Bahn Stop,Vienna
GPS position: 48.208174, 16.373819
Working hours: 24/7
Price range: 1-10Euro for rides
Parking:  Available for 2 Euro for 1 h
Can you imagine a place where 250 attractions, rides, bars, cinemas and restaurants are located?
Praterstern is the oldest park of attractions in the globe!
It was created in the middle of the 12th century.
Have a ride at the Liliputbahn railway station cross the park. Also you can try the most powerful and highest in the world the Praterturm flying swing which is 117 m high.
Have you ever touched the star or just wanted to do so?
By visiting Planetariim everything can happen…! It is a palace of stars which has amazing shows and parade of planets. And much more secrets can be found here!

3. Watch the parade of Anker Clock at 12 o’clock!

Location: 1, Hoher Markt 10/11,Vienna
GPS position: 48.210865, 16.37341
Working hours: Every day at 12:00 is a parade show
Price range: free
Parking: Not available
A great example of Modern style is the Anker Clock, built during three years. Thanks to Franz von Matsch, who created it, now we can still enjoy the appearance of the clock.
The time is shown by the help of different historical people which have a special number on the head. At noon every day you can see at your own eyes a nice parade with music. Each figure is coming through the bridge to the strains of music representing a particular time.

4. Danube Tower is the highest of its kind in the whole world!

Location: Donauturmstraße 4, 1220 Wien,
GPS position: 48.241505, 16.40697
Working hours: Every day 10.00-00.00
Price range: 5.50 Euros
Parking:  Available
Do you want to enjoy the panorama of Vienna?
The best place without any doubts is Danube Tower which is 252 m high.
It is considered to be one of the main symbols of the city. Because of the Vienna International Garden Show which was held in 1964, we are able to admire the beauty of this tower.
You can reach the top by the help of the high speed lifts and taste exotic cuisine in the rotating restaurant. But this is not the only benefits of visiting this place.
Incredible opportunity is waiting for courageous people. On Saturdays and Sundays you can jump from the tower! No, no it is not that way you could think… You can try bungee jumping which is prepared with safety belts.

5. Do not get lost in Schönbrunn labyrinth!

Location: Schönbrunner Schlossstraße, 1130 Wien
GPS position: 48.187116, 16.311159
Working hours: April-June, September 9.00-18.00
July-August 9.00-19.00; October 9.00-17.00; November 9.00-16.00
Price range: Adults €3,50; Children €2,20
Parking: Available
Schönbrunn labyrinth is located near the prominent Schönbrunn palace. It was created between 1698 and 1740.
This green masterpiece attracts people from the whole world.
Unfortunately in the 19th century the labyrinth was destroyed, but at the end of the 20th century it was fully recreated.
By roaming its high bushes you can find 12 Zodiac signs.
At the heart of the labyrinth you will see the ancient platan, and the rocks which symbolize Yin-Yang.
If you touch these rocks simultaneously you will find happiness. Do not you want to check if it is truth?

How to get to famous places in Vienna?

If you are tired of catching taxis, using buses and waiting for metro there is still a way to get a comfortable ride by affordable price.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What are sexually transmitted diseases?

Sexually transmitted diseases, now more commonly known as sexually transmitted infections, are infections that are spread through sexual contact and unprotected sexual intercourse. Sexually transmitted infections can be passed on through oral, anal and vaginal sex. Some infections, including genital warts, can also be passed through skin to skin contact.
How common are sexually transmitted infections?
Sexually transmitted infections are very common. In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with an STI has increased significantly. The figure has increased year on year since the mid 1990’s and in 2008 a total of 399,738 new cases were diagnosed. Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in the UK but there has been a significant increase in the number of cases of genital herpes; between 2007 and 2008 there was a 10 percent increase in the number of cases.
Young people aged between 16 and 24 are the most commonly affected. This demographic accounts for only 12 percent of the population, however more than half of the cases of STIs in the UK are amongst this age group.
Examples of STIs
There are lots of different sexually transmitted infections but some are much more common than others. The most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK include:
●      Chlamydia
●      Gonorrhoea
●      Syphilis
●      Genital warts
●      Genital herpes
●      HIV
Who can get an STI?
Anybody who has intimate sexual contact or unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person can develop a sexually transmitted infection. Some infections can also be passed on through sharing needles and having skin to skin contact with a person with an infection. Sexually transmitted infections are most common amongst young people because they tend to have higher levels of unprotected sex, however, people of all ages can develop infections. Sexually transmitted infections can affect people of all different ages, races and sexual preferences.

Different types of sexually transmitted diseases cause different symptoms to develop and in some cases, there are no obvious symptoms. This is why it is important to go for regular sexual health checks if you are having unprotected sex or sleeping with different partners.
Many symptoms that are associated with sexually transmitted infections are also linked to other health conditions so the development of symptoms may not indicate that you have a sexually transmitted infection, however, it is always a good idea to get checked out.
When should I see a doctor?
You should see a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
●      Unusual vaginal discharge, which may be green or yellow in colour
●      Pain during or just after sex
●      Bleeding between periods
●      Unpleasant smelling discharge
●      Pain in the lower abdomen
●      Discharge from the penis
●      Swelling of the foreskin
●      Itching or irritation of the urethra
Men and women
●      Pain during urination
●      Itching or tingling around the genital area
●      Blisters, sores or lumps around the genitals
●      Spots around the genitals
If you think you might have a sexually transmitted infection, do not panic and don’t be embarrassed, just arrange to go and see your GP. In the vast majority of cases, antibiotics can cure infections very quickly and easily. If an infection is left untreated, it may get a lot worse so it is always best to try and have a test as soon as possible and then suitable treatment can be given.
Some infections, such as chlamydia, do not cause symptoms in some people, so it is important to have a sexual health test if you have had intimate sexual contact or sexual intercourse with somebody. It is also advisable to have an STI test if you are planning to become pregnant.
Where can I go for an STI test?
You can go to your GP’s surgery, your local sexual health clinic, your local GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic or a community contraceptive clinic for an STI test.

Where can I have a sexual health test?
There are various different places you can go for an STI test; these include:
●      GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic
●      Sexual health clinics
●      GP surgeries
●      Contraception clinics (also known as family planning clinics)
Do I have to pay for the test?
STI tests and all sexual health services are free of charge on the NHS. You can get free contraceptives from sexual health clinics and your GP. If you do go to your GP and you require treatment for any sexually transmitted diseases, you may have to pay the prescription charge (some people are exempt from paying prescription charges).
What does the test involve?
Tests for men and women may involve the following:
●      Examination of the genitals, throat, mouth, skin, anus and rectum
●      Urine sample
●      Blood sample
●      Swabs from the urethra
●      Swabs from any blisters or sores
Women may also have an examination of the vagina and swabs from the vagina.
When will I get the results?
Sometimes the results will be available straight away and sometimes you will have to wait for your results. Sometimes, this can take several weeks. If you do have to wait for your results, you will be asked to give your permission for a member of staff to call you to give you your results or send you a letter with the results in an unmarked envelope.
What happens if my test result is positive?
If your test result is positive, a member of staff will talk to you about the infection and the treatment options available to you. In the majority of cases, you will be given a course of antibiotics. If you have a more serious, long-term condition, such as HIV, you will be referred to a counsellor and advised about your treatment options.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Campo laboral de las productoras de videos

La producción de videos abarca muchas secciones, desde el entretenimiento hasta las noticias. En un principio las productoras audiovisuales se crearon con el fin de sacarle provecho a la televisión ya que se podía mostrar imagen y audio a la vez, más tarde los videos promocionales ya se encontraban en el cine, cosa que aún se ve, luego llego el DVD donde se podía ampliar aún más el uso de videos promocionales o publicitarios. 

Ahora, con la revolución de internet, no hay  límite para la producción de videos, cada día este mercado crece y aun con la crisis económica mundial, estas productoras se adaptan y funcionan tanto en los negocios como en el sector industrial.

Las empresas también han requerido del servicio de una productora de videos para promocionar sus productos, de allí surge el video promocional que tiene carácter publicitario. Generalmente son videos cortos que muestran el mensaje de manera clara y precisa, así se consigue una atracción mayor por parte del posible cliente. 

La producción de videos se expande con los videos testimoniales, aquí la producción recurre a un cliente que haya probado el producto y pueda dar testimonio al público, la duración puede variar pero siempre sin exagerar.

Las productoras de video ahora se añaden a otro tipo de producción, no solo el cine es buena opción para este trabajo. Los video tutoriales son otra tendencia, donde se requiere de un buen equipo de producción que permite al público ver las demostraciones e instrucciones para utilizar distintos productos o aprender oficios. Las video entrevistas son también parte del campo laborar para una productora de videos. Se entrevista a una persona y la productora se encarga de que el proceso tanto de rodaje como de transmisión, el cual puede ser en vivo, se lleve a cabo.

También está la producción musical, donde la imagen y el audio son importantes para lograr el efecto de estar presenciando el video, se realizan tomas de distintos ángulos, muy distinto a la filmación de una película porque aquí se debe tener organizado tanto el escenario como la actuación de los protagonistas.

Cada vez este campo va creciendo, actualmente existen muchos formatos digitales que permiten a las productoras audiovisuales tener diversas formas de propagar sus videos, tanto comerciales como de entretenimiento.

Consejos sobre cómo estudiar solo

Si eres una persona que tiene dificultades para estudiar solo, algunas de las causas pueden ser más complejas de lo que imaginas. Pero citando sólo una, puedes tener dificultad en el estudio solo porque no tienes el deseo de aprender. Sí, curiosamente tu curiosidad termina donde comienza el momento de estudiar, entonces debes de cambiar eso. Pero espera, hay algunas técnicas que puedes utilizar para tu beneficio que sin duda serán de gran ayuda. Primero imagina a un niño.

 Cuando está entretenido con algo interesante, este llora, se enoja, tiene todas las crisis a causa de que le han quitado su entretenimiento, pero no se rinde y permanece despierto hasta el final.

En primer lugar no te preocupes tanto, después de todo, la capacidad de interés y el aprendizaje de los niños se deben más bien a los padres. Los padres que hablan con sus hijos hasta el tercer año de edad sobre una base regular, tiene el coeficiente intelectual más alto. Pero ahora aparte de los padres, existen otros factores que pueden o no ser de ayuda. Por ejemplo, hoy en día vivimos en un mucho muy informático, donde la información es fácilmente accesible.

¿Pero quién va a decir que ésta es una buena cosa? No. Porque seguramente también por la ley del menor esfuerzo, donde copiar y pegar texto desde internet sin ni siquiera entender su significado se ha hecho costumbre. También el tiempo viendo la TV puede ser excesivo, causando que tu imaginación se debilite y tus habilidades para resolver problemas y aprender a escuchar a retraerte. Gravarse algunos conceptos puede ser también desestimulante para el aprendizaje. Lo que puedes hacer así es:

Leer. Si empiezas a leer tu interés por el aprendizaje aumentará, a diferencia de la televisión, la lectura estimula la imaginación, es la historia, los personajes o de una escena en particular.

Mostrar interés. ¿Como las flores? Averigua más acerca de ellas. ¿Cómo son los animales? Busca sobre ellos.

Aprendizaje que une a la vida. Aprender y probar a la práctica, en una prueba o algo relacionado con tu rutina. Cuando se vuelve real, se vuelve más interesante y fácil de aprender.

Entender. Conocer de algo puede ser bueno, pero la comprensión es aún mejor.
Concentrado. Evitar ruidos, conversación, lo que sea por el tiempo que estás estudiando solo.

Vista. ¿Está estudiando el sistema atómico? ¿Cómo son las plantas? Intente visualizar, así permanecerán en tu memoria y serás capaz de aprender, o estudiar y comprender las imágenes.

Vuelva atrás. Si resumes un día más tarde, una semana más tarde, un mes más tarde, sin duda serás capaz de hacer tu estudio más profundo, además de contar con un aprovechamiento del 100%.

Estos son algunos consejos que pueden ser útiles, así que se puede estudiar por tu cuenta.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Atractivos turísticos de Heidelberg, Alemania

Heidelberg es una de las ciudades alemanas más bonitas y llenas de lugares románticos para visitar en un viaje de enamorado o luna de miel. Esta ciudad se ubica en lo que se denomina “Selva Negra”. Mucha gente quizás nunca habrá oído hablar sobre esta pequeña ciudad, pero de seguro que si habrán visto alguna imagen de Heidelberg.

En la antigüedad, Heidelberg fue un centro comercial muy importante, por albergar a uno de los "Palatinates" más importantes de la época. Magníficos edificios como el castillo que se remonta a esta época dorada, que incita la envidia en el barrio, resultó ser el blanco de varias guerras y las disputas políticas. Por esto es muy poco lo que queda del diseño arquitectónico original medieval que tenía el castillo, el puente y su gran portón, una que otra iglesia.

Sin embargo, debido a la importancia como centro de enseñanza, debido a tuvo una de las primeras universidades en el sur de Alemania, por ello la ciudad se le hizo una reconstrucción en el siglo XVII en estilo barroco, formando una mezcolanza interesante entre ambos estilos. Fue en ese momento que el artista Goethe se había mudado y en donde vivió la mayor parte de su vida, inspirado por los espectaculares paisajes que ofrece Heidelberg.

Generalmente se va a Heidelberg en tren, especialmente viniendo de Francfort (1:10 minutos). La estación de tren de Heidelberg está a 4 km del castillo y el casco antiguo. Lo ideal es llegar en autobús e ir viendo el lugar a pie.

En la estación principal afuera del edificio, existe una especie centro informativo del turista, donde se puede conseguir los mejores tips del lugar, además de comprar entradas al Castillo y el funicular que conduce a él. Después de que el centro de información, esta la parada de autobús que te llevará al centro de la parte vieja. Puedes tomar el número 33 hasta llegar a la estación Rathaus. Ya existe el funicular, teleférico que conduce al castillo (schloss).

Por igual puedes empezar a conocer a Heidelberg por el centro histórico, tomando el autobús 32 en la estación de tren y bajar en Universitplatz, ciudad de la antigua Universidad.

Itinerario para hacer en Heidelberg 1:
1) Visita a los lugares históricos. Lo ideal es empezar a explorar la antigua ciudad y dejar el castillo para después del almuerzo, evitando las hordas de excursiones al llegar en horas tempranas del día. Ir vagando por las calles del centro histórico, viendo las edificaciones más importantes y sus fachadas bien bonitas, edificios como la biblioteca, las Plazas Marktplatz y Karlsplatz, la Iglesia del Espirito Santo, las iglesias de los jesuitas y Hotel Ritter. En este último, recomendamos visitar la dulcería Gundel, vale la pena probar la tarta de fresas que se realiza allí. Son verdaderamente una delicia y cuesta unos 3 euros aproximadamente.

2) El Castillo. Primero ir por el teleférico y bajar en la segunda estación. Allí tienes un interesante panorama de la ciudad. Luego, volver al teleférico y bajarte en la estación. Debes comprar un boleto de entrada en el castillo (4 euros). Si quieres, también puedes comprar el tour (+ 4euros) pero no es aconsejable. El viaje tiene una duración de una 1 hora pero en 20 minutos se ve lo que más interesa.

Explorar el castillo, encontrarás 2 barriles de vino grandes, artículo que nunca faltaba en Heidelberg en siglos anteriores (el más grande consiste en más de 200 mil litros!).
En la céntrica Plaza del Castillo, se puede contemplar los distintos estilos que se compone, con fachadas que van desde el renacimiento medieval. Al dejar el castillo, gire a la izquierda para ver los jardines. No obstante el original ya no existe, es sin ninguna duda una zona muy encantadora para pasear y con esa muy linda vista de la ciudad con que cuenta.

En el exterior del castillo puede ser visto también la torre parcialmente destruida por los franceses durante la guerra.

  1. Heidelberg
    Ciudad en Alemania
  2. Heidelberg es una ciudad situada en el valle del río Neckar en el noroeste de Baden-Wurtemberg. Es famosa por su centro histórico con el castillo de Heidelberg y la universidad más antigua del país, por lo que es un importante destino turístico. Wikipedia
  3. Superficie108,8 km²
  4. Fundación1196
  5. Tiempo29 °C, viento SE a 8 km/h, 47% de humedad
  6. Hora localviernes, 11:35
  7. UniversidadUniversidad de Heidelberg