The ‘Electric Chair’ & The Danger of Not Proofreading

I heard my colleague explaining to a customer this morning the difference between an electronic chair and an electric chair.

The first one is a chair with electronic features, enhancing the experience to extend further than just sitting in a chair. For example: getting massaged, seat heating, being weighed, music playing from the cushions or being able to move around while being seated in one spot. Let’s just say that an electric chair is not as comfortable for the person sitting on it.
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Market Research: Learn more about your target markets / Markkinatutkimus – miten löytää tietoa uusista kohdemarkkinoista?

Miten hankkia tietoa potentiaalisista kohdemarkkinoista? Onko kannattavaa tehdä markkinaselvitys kun yritykseni tähtää uusille markkinoille? 

 

Knowing your potential market can provide you with a stronger foundation, built from the most basic information: ease of market entry, price placement, cross-cultural differences. The most relevant information is deeper than any of those.

Research doesn’t need to be a long, drawn-out project. At Xport, we don’t waste time looking for things you already know or information that isn’t relevant, only the information that you need. We ask you, “What do you need to find out?” It can be a list of potential contacts, information about competitors and their pricing or even the number of current/potential distributors for your product.
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Treenaa asiakaspalvelua englanniksi Seinäjoen Superkesää varten!

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Maksimoi myyntisi – hyödynnä tuhansien kesävieraiden tarjoamat mahdollisuudet

Keskiviikkona 6.4. Into Seinäjoki järjesti tilaisuuden hotelli Almassa  “Seinäjoen Superkesä 2016” -kampanjan käynnistämisen merkeissä. Seinäjoen Superkesä on sarja tapahtumia, joiden odotetaan vetävän suuren määrän vierailijoita Seinäjoelle. Luonnollisesti suurin osa näistä on kotimaanmatkailijoita, mutta myös ulkomaalaisia vierailijoita odotetaan mm. seuraaviin tapahtumiin:

  • Taitaja2016 – ammatitaidon SM-kilpailu
  • Asuntomessut 2016
  • “Round table” – kansainvälinen tapaaminen
  • “Nordic King” ravitapahtuma PowerParkissa
  • Power Truck Show  PowerParkissa

Näiden lisäksi väkeä vetävät myös maakunnan vakituiset kesätapahtumat, kuten Provinssirock, Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat, Vauhtiajot, Solar Sound, Ilmajoen Oopperajuhlat ja Kaustinen Folk Music Festival. Into Seinäjoki haluaa kannustaa paikallisia yrityksiä valmistautumaan niin koti- kuin ulkomaistenkin kesävieraiden vastaanottamiseen parhaansa mukaan!

Xportin tiimi tarjoaa erityisesti hotellien, ravintoloiden ja vähittäiskauppojen henkilökunnille suunniteltua asiakaspalvelukoulutusta englannin kielellä. Koulutus on yrityskohtaista, käytännönläheistä palvelutilanteiden harjoittelua äidinkielenään englantia puhuvien valmentajien kanssa.

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Improve Your English for Seinäjoen Superkesä 2016

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Maximise the Sales Opportunities Offered by 1000’s of Extra Visitors to Seinäjoki

 

On Wednesday 6.4, Into Seinäjoki held a meeting at Hotel Alma to launch their campaign, Seinäjoen Superkesä 2016. This is a succession of events during Summer 2016, that will see a large number of additional visitors to Seinäjoki. Naturally many of these will be Finnish visitors, but international visitors are expected for several of the events;

  • Round Table international meeting
  • Taitaja2016 – Vocational education event
  • Asuntomessut 2016 – Housing Fair
  • Nordic King race meeting at Power Park
  • Power Truck Show at Power Park

These are in addition to the regular events in Etelä-Pohjanmaa: Provinssirock, Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat, Vauhtiajot. Solar Sound, Ilmajoen Ooperajuhlat, Kaustinen Folk Music Festival. Into Seinäjoki wants to encourage local businesses to be prepared to receive the extra visitors including more international tourists.

To help local retail, restaurant and hospitality businesses, the Xport team is offering its combined experiences in these industries to offer customer service coaching in the English language. Read more

LIEN’S 3rd & FINAL MONTH WORK PLACEMENT

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Lien listening, at a Piristeel hosted Vientikilta event

 

The third and final month of my work placement has finally come to an end. The chaos of learning my way around the place and everything as a new experience is slowing down, as I have finally settled down into the company. My own routine has developed, and while I am constantly learning and experiencing new things, this work environment no longer feels unfamiliar. I am able to go to business or networking events and feel like I am representing Xport with confidence. And still, after having been away from the office, I can come back knowing that there is work waiting for me at my desk.

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MY SECOND MONTH ‘TYÖKOKEILU’ AT XPORT

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I have been with Xport, now, for two months. With March coming to an end, my experiences with Xport have only developed and grown, along with the company. As well as regular office work, I regularly make local company visits, involving several different industries, such as machinery, agricultural, and food and beverage. I also attended a logistics forum, where topical discussions about Seinäjoki becoming a Nordic logistics center were held.

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