Jesse Santana

Jesse Santana is a culture and technology expert from San Diego. When he’s not surfing he loves to write about everything from smartphone trends to new concepts in cinema.

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How the National Network Reporting Company Is Transforming the Future of Court Reporting

Court reporting is not one of those industries you think of as a technology leader. In fact, court reporting is not one of those industries most people outside of the legal profession ever think of. But the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is a game-changer both in the legal profession and beyond it.

This global court reporting association with members across the United States, Canada, England and Europe has transformed the litigation support and stenography field with a variety of innovations that have moved them at the forefront of their industry. Based in California, NNRC’s real home is on the web at nnrc.com. Their website serves as a legal and court reporting news resource complete with special member profile pages like this Cleveland court reporters page for Cady Reporting, a long-time member.

The national court reporters directory includes a number of ways clients can book services using the 24/7 mobile booking engine, a rarity within the industry. With so many attorneys and paralegals traveling between depositions and court appearances, the importance of being able to reserve videoconferences and meeting rooms using only a smartphone cannot be over-stated in today’s fast-paced business culture.

While most court reporting companies barely have a functioning website, if they have one at all, the NNRC directory allows for geographical index searches, bookings using a master scheduling form, and appointments via each member page. In addition, the NNRC site includes a variety of important legal resources from information on various areas of practice and how they impact the reporting profession to legal news by area and type.

The NNRC blog is also a great read for those looking for new information on legal news and other trends across a wide spectrum of regions and topics, from Bar Association news to decisions on various cases.

Chuck Cady of Cady Reporting, a Recent NNRC Partner of the Month

For members, the perks are many. To begin with, each member is granted exclusivity over their market. This means that all referrals or requests for services in a given region go to a single member automatically. Membership has its privileges as they say! One other perk is the online forum, a private conversation area exclusive to members where each participant can engage in discussions about trends and topics within their fields. The site’s “Partner of the Month” feature highlights a member each month with a thorough interview and a link to a special Member profile page.

This and many other forward-thinking approaches to the court reporting profession make NNRC the world’s leading directory of court reporters and the premier association of its kind.

 

The Serotonin Plus Program Is Transforming Weight Loss

Back in the old days, say 2004, people used to take funny shakes and weird concoctions hoping they would lead to dropping those dreaded 10 pounds! Thankfully, weight loss has become a far more nuanced and exact science in the past ten years. The new hormone therapy called Serotonin Plus Weight Loss Program is one of the most revolutionary treatments available today.

Natural Hormone Therapy

Treating the body’s natural serotonin levels in order to eliminate unhealthy cravings for carbohydrates and other foods, bingeing and other bad habits, the SP Program has no known side effects and is crafted to meet the individual needs of all patients. Developed by Dr. Robert Posner, the Serotonin Plus program is only administered by select physicians such as Dr. Dale Eubank at Advanced Weight Loss, a leading medical weight loss clinic in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Obesity is an American Epidemic

It is estimated that more than 39% of Americans are obese and more than 63% are over-weight. With obesity leading to serious medical afflictions such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes, the importance of living within a healthy weight cannot be over-emphasized. With the many weight loss fads out there promising ridiculous results, the SP Program is one of the few that delivers realistic and long-term weight loss where patients not only shed extra pounds but continue to keep them off, all without having to consume any dangerous medications of funny-tasting faddy foods.

A New Life With Safe Weight Loss

Living well starts with being the right weight for your body. With the proliferation of medical weight loss programs and centers across America and the world, it is not always easy to know which plan works best without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars. The genius of the Serotonin Plus program is that it works naturally and works well. It’s never a bad time to lose those extra pounds safely!

The Book on Using the Web for an Effective Political Campaign Is Being Written by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief

Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 Presidential election was hailed as a landmark moment in the history of American politics for being the first time an African-American Presidential candidate rose to victory. Lost in the shuffle of that incredible story however was the revolutionary way the Obama campaign utilized social media and the Web to rally and organize supporters outside the political mainstream and the financial elite.

Barbara Sharief: A Tale of New Media Success

When it comes to using the Internet and all of its various myriad components, from social media and websites to chat rooms and blogs, few politicians could rival the wave of momentum built by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. Mayor Sharief, has engaged her constituency in very unique and direct ways that have enhanced her vivid and accessible online portrait.

Whether Facebook posts or Twitter updates, press releases and video appearances, Barbara Sharief has created a variety of unique content that transcends the canned and predictable photo ops and puff pieces associated with most politicians today.

Instagram As Signpost

Whereas most political figures, be they governors or presidents, city councillors or state legislators, are stuck in the “safe” and “playing not to lose” mindset of media content distribution and creation, Mayor Sharief is a very “hands-on” practitioner of the social media arts. The Babara Sharief Instagram page, for example, illustrates her down home and accessible style with a variety of friendly and illustrative photographs that blend her professional appearances with standard and casual goings-on about town.

Facebook The Way It Was Meant to Be

Her Facebook page combines video clips of appearances on news shows and press conferences with photos from her philanthropic endeavors and other public appearances. Added to these standard issue political image-building content items are her family photos of recent vacations or evenings out with her kids to enjoy dinner. The combination of the personal with the professional is what makes Mayor Sharief’s content so immediately appealing. Her Facebook page also connects her with her fans and constituents by highlighting hot new restaurants, award winners in small business sectors and various charitable causes.

Her smile is natural. Her words are well-chosen without feeling scripted and safe. It is this sincerity which has led her to two straight election victories in the Broward County Mayoral races.

The Future of Barbara Sharief’s Political Career

Who knows what the future holds for Barbara Sharief? Whether or not she runs for a state or federal office, one thing is true: Ms. Sharief’s handle on digital media creation and her fluid sense of confidence combined with a natural sincerity make her a textbook study on how to build a digital presence in an age where so many politicians don’t know the business end of a smartphone app from a rotary dial handset.

How a Law Firm Techniques It’s Way to Digital Success

For a business to succeed online it takes a variety of factors: great content on your website, an updated design that integrates basic mobile-friendly features, and a little thinking outside the box. In the legal profession, with the crowded competitive field, the “thinking outside the box” factor is the key.

This is where Shalloway & Shalloway, a law firm in West Palm Beach, has succeeded. Their website, apart from being updated regularly and offering well-written content, provides its prospective clientele (elderly and families looking for counsel in special needs care) with a variety of ways to engage the firm and learn about the legal process.

Shalloway and Shalloway specializes in providing visitors to their site with an array of informed and well-written documents, from questionnaires on pre-consultation questions relating to wills & trusts to guidelines on veterans aid and estate planning.

Mark Shalloway

Mark Shalloway, the Founder of the form, is one of the more forward-thinking attorneys in the field of elder and special needs care. His activities in the community range from providing free seminars to offering educational sessions to members of the military. Active on social media and prominent in his field as an expert in a variety of legal areas related to his practice, Mr. Shalloway has manufactured an impressive online presence that exemplifies the integration between industry knowledge and the technical skills relevant to digital presence building.

What separates the firm of Shalloway & Shalloway from other firms is their commitment to pro bono services. By combining the downloadable content with their basic content on their website and by organizing the many free events for the public, the firm creates a seamless fusion of marketing and advocacy that works in the best traditions of the legal profession and helps them stand out in a crowded and competitive field.

Affordable Websites by Sophia Web Design

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 1.35.40 PMSmall businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone looking to create a stunning profile on the internet can represent themselves with elegant web design at an affordable price.  In today’s society, it seems everyone is working on smartphones and tablets. To ensure clients reach the contemporary market of consumers Sophia Web Design affordable websites automatically configure to all mobile devices.

Smartphones and tablets have one touch contact features!

Sophia Webdesign includes one-touch calling, emailing and purchase options to ensure its clients never miss a sale! When you are ready to reach the highest percentage of consumers and dramatically increase your influx of sales, contact our team. We are designing mobile responsive websites that are withing your budget allowance!

Web Designs that Align your business with the Elite!

Seductive imagery and mobile responsive designs are captivating audiences and converting viewers into customers. Sophia Web Design is bringing clients a constant influx of sales!

 

Business Today TV Show Topics: Smartphone Addiction

business-today-tv-smartphonesThe Business Today television program explores the power of smartphones, social media and how communication technologies can become addictive.

Is it Time to Take a Break From Your Smartphone?

These days, we are all attached to our smartphones as if they were extensions of us. True, they are useful, but many experts have pointed out the pitfalls of staring into our screens for so many hours a day. Have you thought that you might be using your smartphone to much? As discussed on the Business Today television program, here are some things to consider if you think you might need a break from your device.

Are You Ignoring People in Real Life?

Smartphone addiction can be alienating for your friends and family. Do you find yourself not paying attention to others? Maybe it’s time to put the phone down.

Does Your Neck Hurt?

Research shows that looking down at your phone can cause neck pain, back problems, and bad posture. If you notice these symptoms, perhaps you should use your phone less — or maybe raise your phone nearer to your face.

business-today-social-mediaIs Your Attention Span Decreasing?

Some active smartphone users report a decrease in attention span and short-term memory. They attribute it to the use of their phones, but research has not been conclusive as to whether there’s a direct link. In any case, a break from your device may help you improve your focus.

You don’t necessarily need to make a clean break from your smartphone, but tapering use off little by little could determine if it’s causing problems for you. In the end, it’s all about what you want in your smartphone relationship.

TV Shows

An Educational Experience Unlike Any Other

Planet Sustainability Television
Image courtesy of watcharakun at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It has been a long time since television viewers have had a program turn its attention to how things are changing on planet Earth. With so much debate about the way that the human species has left its mark on the planet, it seems that the perfect time for an educational series is now. A new program has the ability to take viewers off of their couch and into the midst of issues that are occurring all around them.

The Planet Sustainability Television program is designed by a top-of-the-line team that have pooled their talents to create something truly amazing. From visual effects to the content itself, viewers will be able to experience a series unlike anything that they’ve encountered before.

The series covers topics including global warming, and food waste and is hosted by celebrities who are aware of the need to increase awareness. Planet Sustainability aims to change the way viewers think about themselves as well as the planet that they call home by making each topic comprehensible for most age groups. It incorporates knowledgeable speakers who have personally experienced the way that small changes can illicit big results, and have the ability to inspire change in others. From the beginning of the first episode, viewers can expect a relaxing, but engaging educational experience that they will be excited to enjoy with the family.

Omni Global Media Group: New Trends in Multimedia Marketing

omni-global-media-groupMarketing in today’s world is such a pervasive part of our lives with so many avenues that could make one’s head spin:

  • Social Media
  • Radi
  • Television
  • Print
  • Word of Mouth

For professionals in the marketing industry, a truly powerful and holistic approach to publicizing a company or a product requires nuanced thinking and a synergistic understanding of how these disparate media all work together. Why spend $20,000 on a magazine ad when you can start a twitter site for free and reach millions of people? But it is not that easy and this is where companies like Omni Global Media Group come in. Anybody can say they have a website. But it takes professionals to create a cohesive image and communicate a desired message to the right people.

A marketplace is a tricky thing and this is where the team at Omni come in. Their professionals are trained in the latest stat-of-the-art techniques that bind together television commmercials with social media and public relations. A good public relations campaign is more than just getting your name on the air or in print. It takes an awareness of crafting the right image and reaching the right ears and eyes.
Omni Global Media Group has worked with a number of celebrities and television networks in their campaigns. Their fluency in all phases of design, campaign conception, and execution make them a powerful player in today’s multimedia marketing world.

For more information visit the official Omni Global Media Group Facebook page.

More Durable Concrete Driving the Decorative Concrete Industry

The development of more durable concrete has led to the emergence of a specialty industry for decorative concrete. Leading companies in this industry, like Salzano Concrete, a northern Virginia custom concrete contractor, improve the appearance of commercial properties and residential properties by treating existing concrete surfaces, such as walkways, patios, driveways, pool decks and sidewalks. The process of altering the face of existing concrete surfaces, known as concrete resurfacing, can greatly enhance the look and feel of properties. Another type of decorative concrete, known as stamped concrete, works well when customers want to add a new concrete surface, like an extension of a driveway. A decorative concrete company, like CJ Salzano Custom Concrete, based in Centreville, Va., can pour concrete in the customer’s desired shape, and make this new surface resemble natural stone, brick, cobblestone, slate or some other natural surface.

Owner CJ Salzano of Salzano Custom Concrete has worked in the concrete business for decades, and knows how to consistently produce strong and durable concrete structures. His business, which serves customers across northern Virginia along with customers in areas of Maryland and throughout Washington, D.C., has beautified many customers’ properties with both concrete resurfacing and stamped concrete, improving their appearance and enhancing their curb appeal. The management team of Salzano Custom Concrete reviews changes and innovations across the decorative concrete industry to continuously improve the quality of the company’s services.

To learn more about the company, visit its official website, or check out the official YouTube channel for CJ Salzano Concrete, which features videos showing some of the transformations the company has performed on customers’ properties. Also, read the many beaming CJ Salzano Custom Concrete reviews from satisfied customers across the region. Customers can get many years of enjoyment out of their decorative concrete surfaces.

Technology Helps Exterminators Perform Their Jobs More Effectively

Technology Helps Exterminators Perform Their Jobs More Effectively
Online resources help pest control companies and pest control professionals provide better pest control services.

The profession of pest control has come a long way in recent years, as has the pest control industry, in using technology to identify, treat and eliminate pest infestations in South Florida. Technology has helped some of the best pest control Fort Lauderdale companies provide their customers with safer, more powerful and more effective pest treatments that exterminate pest infestations and prevent new infestations from occurring. Today’s Fort Lauderdale exterminators, and exterminators in other Broward County locations including Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Hallandale, Davie, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach can access the latest and best information for treating infestations of various pests on portable computing devices, like tablets, laptops and smartphones. This information supplements the professional knowledge that exterminators already have, helping them perform their jobs more effectively.

Technology can help exterminators performing pest control in Broward locations like Oakland Park, Sunrise, Plantation, Tamarac, Coconut Creek, Lighthouse Point and Weston. Pest control professionals who have difficulty identifying a particular species can look up reported pest problems in a particular area and even pull up pictures of these pests on their mobile computing devices. Online resources may suggest a particular pesticide to use against a specific rodent or insect, among other useful information about that pest.

The best Broward pest control businesses today use technology and all available resources to protect Broward residents and Broward businesses from the potential adverse effects of various kinds of pest infestations. Some pest species, including mice, ticks, cockroaches, rats and ants, pose serious health risks and sanitary issues. Other species, like termites and rodents, can cause physical damage to people’s homes and workplaces.