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Running a training company
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4135Introducing your product to Well House Consultants - single, personally tuned email please
Have you noticed the number of unsolicited bulk emails you receive that say "If you would like [more information] then please [call / email]" ... yeah, so have I! And there seems to be a trend these days for the spammers to follow up with "Regarding my last email. Were you interested in...". Funnily ...
4004Annual Accounts - a big job for a small business
Paperwork and Company Accounts ... Lisa's been working hard and the files have gone to the accountants. I dropped them off there earlier this week, a box so heavy that the receptionist called for a more muscular colleague to take them where they had to go. The amount of admin and bookkeeping, the ...
3824Planned for a quiet period during the Olympics - but it is far from that!
This week and next week have been marked in my diary for a while as "Olympics - a chance to catch up on paperwork, and important but non-urgent tasks". As an IT training company, August is always a bit of a quiet month, and we fully expected the big sporting event to depress bookings further, in addition ...
3684Once upon a Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday - and I may have been expecting a quiet day in the run up to the Bank Holiday ... which I didn't get. In fact here I am now, late afternoon, sitting down to write a piece about coding standards with a bias towards Lua; it's a task I had hoped to get onto at first light. Do you ever ...
3610Training to do a job, or training to pass an exam?
Are 46%, 47%, 48% or 49% of visitors to "UK Online Centres" aged 55 or older? I'm told that the answer is 48%. But what a stupid question to put into a test to see if I know enough to be a "Digital Champion" to help people who are not (yet) online get online. Whatever the answer is, it's not going ...
3361Blowing our own trumpet - MySQL resources
From my mailbox .... Hello,   I was able to (finally) learn the many to many relationships from your tutorial! It is written very well, thank you for it :)   Are there any resources or practical tutorial packs that you sell like an ebook or something?   For example things that intermediate ...
2049Why Choose Well House Consultants for your course?
The course must cover the right subject. From the right starting point. And at the right pace. It must be taught be someone who knows the subject, can present it in such a way that you can take in what you're being taught, and who can (and will) advise you on what is the best way for you to apply what ...
2940Training course locations - Melksham, UK; Buxton, UK; Lake Constance, Germany; Venice Italy, the USA and India
Many years ago, when I was at First Alternative, I suggested that we run public courses in a holiday location - giving delegates a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and to learn in a relaxed environment. We chose Buxton in Derbyshire as a location, arranged the hotel and venue, ...
2924Job applicants - wondering why they apply
Quoting out of context is rather naughty ... but the comment " I’m not sure why some people apply for a position that seems ill suited to them ..." from another blogger - [here] got me thinking. The cynic in me suggests answers of "So they can tell the benefit folks that they HAVE applied for jobs ...
2838Respecting our customers anonimity
In answer to a question asked via Ask the Tutor. A good question which I have emailed an answer to, followed by the text "IF YOU POST AS EXAMPLE - ANON PLEASE" My Answer: I couldn't help noticing you emphasising that to me in your message: "IF YOU POST AS EXAMPLE - ANON PLEASE". My initial reaction ...
2074Weekday or Weekend PHP, Python and Perl classes?
Should we run training courses during the week, or at weekends? Our 'traditional' business has been 80% + employees of companies, government organisations and educational establishments who have wanted weekday courses, with the remaining fifth being independents and contractors who are somewhat flexible, ...
2144Looking for a career change - Physician to Web Site Designer
A change of career mid-life has always been popular, and something more sedentary has often been the choice of people who have started off in something that's predominantly active such the military or sport. I have trained an Olympic Judo Champion ... in programming. And with the current economic changes ...
2084Books and distance learning from Well House Consultants?
A question from my ask the tutor page which really deserves adding to an "FAQ" ... so I'll publish the question and answer here > Sender - Xxxx Xxxxxxxx (xxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk) > > via page - /course/index.html > do you do any books or distance learning courses Hi, Xxxx Thanks for writing / ...
2021Short health and safety course
We're a training company, and we believe in getting our staff trained. Today, being a quiet day, Chris and Sharon attended a Health and Safety course run by Switch Training in Malmesbury. Chris called in shortly before the start to confirm that he had found the place ... and said he would let me know ...
2003Discount Training Courses - PHP, Perl, Python
Here's an email I wrote in answer to a request for a discount earlier today. Many training companies quote high(er) prices, with the full anticipation that they can offer a wide range of discounts to their major customers, to students, to big companies who they would like to have an 'introductory offer', ...
926Training rooms to learn Open Source programming
The designer incorporates a dimmer. The engineer removes the starter. The trainer shifts the room around. All solutions that I've seen to the lighting of training rooms. We've used self-lighting projection systems for many years ... in the 1990s and prior to that, courses were presented through a ...
1963Best source to learn Java (or Perl or PHP or Python)
An impossible question - there is no best way - yet it's one that I'm asked from time to time. [["Hello. I'm doing a b.tech. My friends like ur site very much. Plz help us in Java programming - plz tell me about the best source to learn Java"]] So do I answer such questions, and if so, how? Firstly ...
1022No courses. No hotel guests. Rushed off our feet!
Have you noticed that this has been a very technical festive season here on The Horse's Mouth - in fact here we are 5 days into the new year and it's been "CSS this" and "PHP that". And there's probably a clue in that to tell you I've been beavering away with those technologies. Traditionally, we ...
1884Recession? Depression?
09:10, Friday There's three guests eating breakfast in "The Whitworth". A meeting going on in the Coffee area, and another meeting in the Library. Groups in "The Wilts" are still chatting at the end of the BNI meeting, and I'm typing these notes in "The Berks" while I wait for my delegate. Room ...
1433Linux, PHP, Tcl, Ruby, C, C++ - last minute training course availability
Here's a schedule of our public courses from now until Christmas. Linux Basics - 19th November Linux Administration - 20th November Linux Web Server - 22nd and 23rd November Technology for PHP - 26th November PHP Programming - 27th to 30th November Tcl - 10th to 12th December Ruby - 13th and 14th December C ...
1393First Alternative / what has happened there?
There are certain life-changing events that happen, and they stick in the memory for years afterwards. And one such is when I parted company with First Alternative, for whom I had been exclusively training for the best part of 10 years - initially as an employee and then as a contractor. This was an ...
1369One business, four different angles!
I took a phone call on Wednesday from one of the Denton family at "Denton's Directory" - a local directory that's distributed free to households here in Melksham and has actually become something of a well-used institution. So although the call was a "cold call" looking to persuade me to go for a somewhat ...
1040What the customer is looking for - effective training
Yesterday evening, we were invited to a BBC preferred training suppliers evening in London, to learn a little more about their staff training. There have been big changes in the organisation of training we do for them in the past year, and we welcomed the opportunity to here a little about what their ...
978Wellhouse Manor, Hotel, Melksham
One word or two? Is it "Well House Manor", or "Wellhouse Manor". Well - really, it's three separate words but folks do write it either way. We've already got a "Wellhouse Consultants" page on our training site, as s service to anyone who does a search for us in that form and I hope this page does ...
838Talking about other training companies.
I always feel very - honoured - when delegates on our training courses start talking about other training organisations (in terms ranging from positive through neutral to negative) when they're with us. Somehow there's a feeling that our "come as a student, leave as a friend" ethos is shining through, ...
813Monday Morning at Well House Consultants Melksham
Sometimes, I wonder where my time goes in the morning! I'm writing today's entry just after 9 ... awaiting delegates for this week's Linux course, and I think to myself so what have Lisa and I DONE with the past four hours. It seems to have just trickled away ... and yet. * I've taken a complete ...
652Morning Post
Have you noticed how I usually post "The Horse's Mouth" in the morning, whereas the most natural time of day for a diary - surely is the evening, logging an event or events of the day? I rise early and that gives me an excellent few hours of fresh, concentration time to go through a whole series of ...
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