When you don’t like your kid

If you don’t have kids, think of it this way – Have you ever babysat for somebody, and their kid was just terrible? You try your best to get through the day, while they run around like little tornadoes, with no care in the world. It seems like the purpose of their existence is to ruin as many things as possible. They are flushing things down the toilet, drawing on the walls, constantly getting into the fridge, dumping toys everywhere, playing in the sink, screaming at the dog, and just being a plain old pain in the butt. (All within 10 minutes)

The moment when their parent comes to pick them up is the most sweet release you think you have felt for months, sure you have a pile of things to clean up.. but oh that sweet silence. There is nothing quite as satisfying as the calm after the storm. After cleaning up, you slip on your bunny slippers, make some popcorn, and turn on your favorite TV show, all of which seems much more relaxing after the day you have had.

That is the story of my life, but you know that you can never send them home. Lets be honest here, nobody would admit it, but there are times when you really don’t like your child. Your adorable little angel has turned into a food throwing, name calling monster, and you think to yourself “Did I really make this thing?” You wonder where you have gone wrong, and you see the next 20 years of your life flash before your very eyes.

Right as you think you are in the pit of never ending darkness, what is that you hear? Silence… All of a sudden the storm stands still and you can breathe for a moment. Then you realize that silence, although wonderful, is usually a very bad sign. Mischief is very silent. You walk past the bathroom, the light is on, you hold your breathe and open the door…. YUP… there is now a mini lake on your bathroom floor. “What are you doing?” you ask… “Oh I’m just making soup” your child replies…. You look around to see a soaked roll of toilet paper, shampoo, bubble bath, and what ever that brown stuff used to be, all mixed together in your bathroom sink. It takes a lot of effort to compose yourself. To your child’s dismay you are not as happy with their gift of fresh soup as they originally thought. The bathroom you just spent 2 hours cleaning and disinfecting is now a war zone.


Webinars – Marketing

In a society of instantaneous feedback – texting, phone calls, messaging, as so on, it only seems right that we can all connect in one space together, no matter where we are. Webinars take the place of face-to-face meetings, which can be a good thing, especially when you don’t have to sit beside the guy with the stinky feet. Webinars have many advantages, such as flexibility, cost-effectiveness, ease of training employees, ease of meeting with clients, and being able to meet with your boss in your pajamas. What could be better?

Before you get your hopes up I should tell you about the disadvantages of Webinars… Oh technology, don’t you love it? Well it doesn’t always love us back, which can definitely be a down fall.  Each computer that is being used, runs the risk of technical difficulties, which always seem to pop up at the worst of times.  I think the most obvious disadvantage, come from the purpose of Webinars – removing face-to-face interactions. Like I previously mentioned, that can be a good thing, but it takes away that personal connection we sometimes need to understand the people around us. When you are meeting with people you may not know well, or may not know you well, body language is important. Your client may not know whether you are screaming irrationally, or just split coffee on your crotch. Nothing beats a face-to-face interaction but I definitely think Webinars are a great use of technology to save costs, and manage everyone’s busy schedules.

Webinars and Marketing:
In the world of marketing, Webinars can be very useful, they are a great tool for learning and collaboration. You have the ability to gather a large audience – in some cases over 500 people. You are in a virtual room with an audience of your choosing, you can give them information, they ask questions, and get immediate feedback. Clever social media marketers have used Webinars to gather information on potential clients. Just like any other meeting, you have to be sure that everybody can attend at the same time, as it is a live event.