Golf is a fun activity participated in by many in the business community. Should you be one of them?
Golfing – Good for Business?
There are many reasons why whacking a little white ball around a park can help you and your staff land new clients, get better at what you do, and just create a great environment for you to conduct informal business.
Some other benefits as posted for the MGT Open are :
It’s a 5-hour meeting. Good luck landing that with a client or even with your staff.
Golf reveals the true character of both your potential clients, and yourself (so be careful).
Business Golf is ideal for developing exclusive business leads, thanking clients and staff, brainstorming and team-building.
And more! Check out the link to the PDF.
And don’t worry if you’re a poor golfer, the game can actualy help if you’re not just a little better than the person you’re meeting with. And there are games like a scramble, best ball, or others that can help golfers with a higher handicap be on a more level playing field. And, getting better as the summer progresses is a great way to demonstrate that you can/do get better with repetition.
Now keep in mind that many don’t golf, especially in the millenial age group. So if the target demographic spends more time just sitting around drinking a few craft beers or at a coffee shop, that may be more productive for you. Golf works, but both parties have to be willing and able to play. Remember, golf is NOT a cheap outing. By the time you buy/rent clubs, pay greens fees and cart rentals, and throw in some food and drink, it can be an expensive, but fun day.
So tee it up, network with your friends, and enjoy a day out in the sun talking about your business. You never know what might happen.
For many of us, fall is our favorite season because it’s finally hunting season. Millions wander out into the wilds of the United States with friends and relatives in search of small game, birds, and big game, and most of us are taking our phones with us.
Best Android Hunting Apps
Hunting is a way states and other government agencies use to both manage the populations of game species, and acquire money for a wide variety of conservation efforts. Those of us that participate spend billions (yes, with a B) of dollars to travel, eat and engage in hunting activities. Mobile technology is making hunting safer with navigation, weather and communication apps, and can make the hunt a bit more successful with some range data and environment apps.
RangeLog – $4.99 – App for tracking your range time and shooting stats. Great if you shoot competitively or just want to see how your firearm is performing each time you wander to a range.
Solunar – Easily see fish and game activity based on the sun and moon locations and visibility. It also displays sunrise and sunset times based on GPS location.
SAS Survival – Free – Stay safe in any situation by seeing how to perform first aid, water discovery, and shelter building. Hope you don’t need it.
Zello– Free – Use your phone like a walkie-talkie. Only works when you have a signal, but will work across any distance.
Maverick GPS Navigation – Free or Paid – Great for marking game or fish location, with the ability to save photos and other data for these locations.
Google Maps – Free – This powerful little map app lets you save and label pinpoints on the maps, and then even show you how to get there using the navigation function. AND, it’s probably already on your device.
Family Locator – Free – Want someone to know where you are at all times? The Family Locator will broadcast the GPS location as long as you have a connection. Great if you plan on going somewhere new, remote, or alone.
Brag!– Free – Post that photo of your big buck or first stream-caught trout on this photo sharing app.
Well, now you’re all set. Head out into the wild and pursue your dream buck. But first get that phone ready with some apps to make your trip more enjoyable.
Good luck, and stay safe!
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Well, it’s time to treat yourself to a shiny new smartphone this holiday season and get in on the revolution that is changing the way most of us consume data, media and communication. Smartphones are everywhere and consumer are upgrading like mad, as it’s never been a better time to get in on the smartphone movement.
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