Posts Tagged ‘Jill Herrin’

Happy Easter

Happy Easter weekend everyone! We are expanding and relocating our Memphis head office to better serve the needs of the business community in Memphis and are moving to the Appling Center. We have hired additional staff in Memphis and Los Angeles and are enjoying tremendous success with our expansion into media production, talent representation and the broadening of our staffing and consulting services nationwide. I appreciate all of your business, support and referrals throughout the past 25 years and look forward to being of service for the next 25 years!

This post was submitted by Jill Herrin.

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JDR Media

JDR Media is working with our existing JDResources clients, to grow their businesses by producing exciting and innovative media products, to help them market their merchandise or services and expand their customer base.

Additionally we will work with new clients who feel we can help them to achieve maximum exposure in the marketplace.

Biography:  Peter McGowan

Peter is a UK citizen who was educated in England and Wales, attended the Welsh College of Music & Drama, followed by the University of Wales, where he received a Post-Grad Teaching qualification in Performing Arts.

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JDResources Media

Glad the job market is still hopping, please send us a resume if you are open to a change!

We are also having fun doing more videos at JDResources Media.  Here are the latest ones:

DVD Promo for luxury property at Forest Hill Irene Rd., Germantown, TN. (6 min version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5pjbb-cT8Q

Trailer of DVD Promo for luxury property at Forest Hill Irene Rd., Germantown, TN. (2 min)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy7EaorRqBk

Trailer of DVD Promo for luxury Lakeside property, overlooking Pickwick Lake TN. (2 min)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PygBDDlHpeg

Please contact Peter.Mcgowan@jdresources.com if you would be interested in a promotional video or voice over.

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British Fun and Culture in Memphis

This week, I met and had a glass of champagne (or maybe two) with British Actor and Concert Director Charles Grant. Charles is a really talented singer, actor, television and radio producer.  He is currently the Concert Director at the Actors’ Church in St. Paul’s Covent Garden, London England (my hometown).

Charles presented “Chopin in London” at Winston Wolfe’s home, Loxley Hall, in Memphis, with the lovely Rose Cholmondeley, a Steinway Artist and Chopin recital extraordinaire.  Rose played music from Chopin’s last public concert at the Guildhall.

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JDResources, Inc. announces additional CIO Services

JDResources, Inc. announces additional CIO Services

JDResources, Inc. (JDR) is expanding our executive technology talent offerings to the US west coast by offering a new set of Information Technology (IT) leadership services provided by our pool of experienced Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Technology Officers (CTO).  Over the years, JDR has been providing interim CIOs and CTOs for companies that need strategic business leadership combined with strong, hands-on technology experience.

Now, JDR clients will be able to choose specific CIO leadership services.  Such CIO services include Business Transformation, Mergers and Acquisitions, agile Business Intelligence, Security & Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, institution of PMO , IT co-sourcing, IT organizational composition, cloud computing initiatives & delicate SaaS  transitions, and much more.

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An “English Day” in Memphis

Recently, I took a day off to celebrate with my Dad for his 89th birthday.   As we are originally from London, but are both now US Citizens, I thought it might be fun to give him an “English Day” in Memphis.  Somebody asked me – how on earth do you spend an English Day in Memphis?  My response was, “easily”- here’s what we did.

We started out with lunch at Crumpets.  We had a very English fare – Cornish pasties, strawberry tarts and Earl Grey Tea!  We ate properly and slowly with our knife and fork and took our time to savor the atmosphere.

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Congratulations JDR

The Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is pleased to announce that J D R has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Employment agencies category.

The SBCA Best of Business Award Program recognizes the best of small businesses throughout the country. Using consumer feedback and other research, the SBCA identifies companies that we believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports . Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.

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Do you use Skype or Windows Live Messenger for business?

Do you use Skype or Windows Live Messenger for business?

Take our Poll:

http://polls.linkedin.com/p/62692/uqonw

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I saw the the Dalai Lama!

I’m always looking for fun things to do for my parents, so I bought them tickets & went yesterday to see the Dalai Lama!  His Holiness the14th Dalai Lama, visited Memphis yesterday to accept the 2009 Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum.  I took my parents to his public talk at The Cannon Center on developing peace and harmony.  He was very entertaining and interesting; here are some of the media quotes from his speech:

 

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Managing Virtual Employees

Today, companies have employees both on and offsite, which brings the challenge of managing teams they can’t always see.  Virtual teams are potentially cost effective, providing that the company has the right structure, leadership, motivation and, most importantly, communication in place.  This is where technology can really pay off by substituting for in-person communications.  Organizations have a lot to choose from: email, text, conference call, video conferencing, Live Meeting, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.; but too many variables lead to a lack of coherency and make tracking difficult.  The bottom line is that the manager needs to know what team members are doing, and that it aligns with the vision and mission statement for that project.  In my experience, weekly (or sometimes daily) phone calls with all of the team members together make a huge difference in the success of a project.

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