Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Videos are EASY

I just wanted to share again how easy it is to create a video using your digital camera's Movie Mode. Here's an example of a great video sent to us from Stewart School using a simple digital camera.

There is no editing necessary in order for your school to be featured on NabTube! We added the title card after the video was sent in.

Here is another example of a video sent to us from the Co-Founders Jim and Rob from the Team Leader Training at Capri College in Cedar Rapids, IA. This is exactly what we're looking for!
Please email us (Melissa@nutsandboltstraining.com) if you have any questions about how to upload a video file from your camera to the computer.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thank You!

We would like to personally thank all of the students, school owners and team leaders from the schools who have sent their videos, photos and testimonials to the NaB Team. It has been so much fun looking through all of your content! Here are the wonderful schools who have participated in our search for great content!
  • Stewart School, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Cameo College of Essential Beauty, Murray, Utah
  • Eveline Charles Academy, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Capri College, Iowa
  • Guy's Academy, Shreveport, LA
  • Evergreen Beauty and Barber College, WA
  • Bellus, San Diego Beauty Academy, CA
  • Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS
  • Avenue 5 Institute, Austin, TX
  • Honor's Beauty College, Indianapolis, IN
  • BJ's Beauty and Barber College, Tacoma, WA
You can find all of the great things these schools have sent in on nablounge.com
Don't forget the iPod Nano giveaways! You can enter by signing up for the mailing list, or sending in content. Find out how you can enter as many as 5 times by sending your photos, videos and testimonials. If your name is picked in one of our bi-monthly drawings, you could win your very own Limited Edition Red iPod Nano!
Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for more of what's new at NabLounge.com
-Melissa and the Nuts and Bolts Team

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dear Nabby

One of the cool features of nabLounge.com is the advice, or "Dear Nabby" section. It's a place where you can go and read industry related questions submitted by Nuts and Bolts students and answered by Robert and Jim of the NaB team. It's also the place to ask those questions! You can remain anonymous, or you may include your name and school. A few students from Stewart School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota have already sent in some great questions that can all be read on the Advice page of nablounge.com. Here is a GREAT featured question and answer:

Q: How can you make it sound less pushy when you are suggesting services to your guests?
-anonymous, Stewart School, Sioux Falls, SD

A: Suggesting or recommending services is such a natural part of the conversation with your guest. If you are worried about being “too pushy” then take a look at the motive behind your recommendation, and ask yourself these questions.
• Is my recommendation going to make the guest look and feel better?
• Will the benefit out way the cost in their eyes?
• Am I sincere in my desires for the guest?
If the answer is YES,YES,and YES, then the recommendation is a good one, and not pushy at all. Remember that your job is to recommend, not sell. It doesn’t matter if they don’t take your recommendation.
-Robert Hall, Co-Founder of Nuts and Bolts

*Don't forget to visit the advice page and send us a message if you need advice on any topic relating to the salon industry! It is our pleasure to help.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ipod Nano Raffle!

Hello! Happy Friday everyone.
I just wanted to let you all know about an exciting opportunity to win a free IPOD NANO (Red)! There are 2 different ways you can enter to win.

1. Sign up for the NabLounge mailing list.*
Be the first to find out about exciting new additions to the site, like new contests or giveaways! By signing up, you are automatically entered to win a brand new limited addition NaBLounge Red iPod Nano. Drawings are done once a month. If you signed up within that month, you are eligible to win. SIGN UP NOW!
*Must be a valid email to win, and must be a current student enrolled at a nuts and bolts school.

1. Submit Videos and Photos*
Every 2 weeks starting July 1st and ending August 31st, we will be giving away a limited addition NaBLounge Red iPod Nano. Every time you submit a video or photo, your name will be automatically entered into the drawing. (Your name can be entered a maximum of 5 times per drawing). Any questions, email Melissa@nutsandboltstraining.com
*Must be a current student enrolled at a nuts and bolts school in order to win.

Don't forget to check out all the sections of NabLounge.com!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

NabLounge is Live!

We are now proud to announce that NabLounge (phase 1) is officially live! You can visit it here. Click through the sections to watch videos, look at photos, read advice, and enter to win an ipod nano!

The purpose of www.nablounge.com phase 1 is to provide a place for our students to go to learn, share, and have fun!

There are some wonderful fun and exciting sections:
  • PHOTOS: pictures submitted by nuts and bolts member schools
  • NABTUBE: videos sent in from students, schools, and from the Nuts and Bolts team
  • NEWS: what's new at Nuts and Bolts and interesting industry news
  • TESTIMONIALS: The place where students talk about how Nuts and Bolts has helped them
  • ADVICE: questions submitted by students are answered by Rob and Jim
  • SCHOOL FINDER: An interactive map of North America where you can find nuts and bolts member schools as well as sassoon connection member schools.
On behalf of the Nuts and Bolts team, I hope you enjoy this incredible tool, NabLounge.com. We built it for you!