Jul14

Best Social Media Practices to Promote Your Business

Best Social Media Practices to Promote Your Business

As you know, different social platforms call for different plans of attack when it comes to posting. Facebook stories proved to be most popular among any other social media practice, significantly trumping Instagram stories, as well as Twitter catchphrases, Pinterest articles and Google+ outreach.

Jul11

Welcome New Members - June 2017

Welcome New Members - June 2017

June saw 19 members join ISPA, the International SPA Association. Twelve joined as spa members, with the other seven being vendor members. Find out who they are and feel free to reach out to them via social media!

Jul07

How To Effectively use Instagram Stories For Your Business

How To Effectively use Instagram Stories For Your Business

Instagram is described as a place “to share the moments you want to remember.” With Instagram stories, users can now highlight the “before, during and after” action shots through picture slides and mini videos.

Jul05

4 Inspiring Insights from John Ondrasik

4 Inspiring Insights from John Ondrasik

Singer-songwriter and 2016 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award recipient John Ondrasik closed the 2016 General Session with one thought-provoking question: “What kind of world do you want?” 

The Grammy-nominated artist came in to fame when his song “Superman” became a global hit. “I think the reason why the song resonated with so many people is because it talks about how we can’t be everything to everyone. In the song, Superman doesn’t want to be Superman. He wants to be human, to be able to bleed, not be a superhero.” 

Jun05

Welcome New Members - May 2017

Welcome New Members - May 2017

In the month of May, 33 new members joined the International SPA Association. Fifteen new spa members, 13 new vendor members and five new service provider members joined us last month.

May30

Ask the Expert: Meik Wiking

Ask the Expert: Meik Wiking

In this Ask the Expert, we ask the happiness expert on how you can bring the concept of hygge to any corner of the world.

May23

Keeping Employees Engaged: A Step Toward Reducing Turnover

Keeping Employees Engaged: A Step Toward Reducing Turnover

Experts estimate it costs more than twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement. Twice the salary? At that rate, most spas can’t afford to lose an employee but turnover rates in the spa industry are alarmingly high.

May18

Helping Athletes Recover Through Spa Therapy

Helping Athletes Recover Through Spa Therapy

Athletes need to give their muscles a break to enable them to push themselves to even further limits. What better way to relax and rejuvenate than at the spa?

May16

Stop Being a Micromanager! 6 Tips for Learning the Art of Delegation

Stop Being a Micromanager! 6 Tips for Learning the Art of Delegation

Ready to drastically change your management style? Here are some tips to stop being a micromanager.

May12

4 Thought-Provoking Questions By Brené Brown

4 Thought-Provoking Questions By Brené Brown

When Daring Greatly best-selling author Brené Brown made a brave decision to talk about her own struggle with shame and vulnerability at a TEDx Talk, she had no idea her life was about to change. Not only did her talk go viral, an incident she calls “happy accident,” but being thrown into the spotlight has also made her realize that the only way to live is to live bravely. 

May11

Is the Fit Right? How to Spot Hiring Red Flags

Is the Fit Right? How to Spot Hiring Red Flags

With the shortage of labor in the spa industry, every manager seems to have a similar problem: finding the right candidates for open positions who will do the job well, bring excitement and fit within your existing team and culture.

May09

6 Fail-Safe Methods to Improve Your Company’s Culture

6 Fail-Safe Methods to Improve Your Company’s Culture

A company’s culture is its personality. Culture defines the work environment and is made up of the company’s mission, values, ethics, expectations and goals.

May05

Welcome New Members - April 2017

Welcome New Members - April 2017

In the month of April, 25 new members joined the International SPA Association. Among them are 17 spa members, six vendors, one student and one educator. Join us in welcoming our new members to the ISPA community!

May04

Conversations with Joanna Garzilli

Conversations with Joanna Garzilli

Creating success for yourself can be difficult at times. The outside noise can sometimes be louder than our own thoughts and intentions. Joanna Garzilli helps her clients overcome the outside noise and inner demons to allow themselves to achieve their version of success. 

 

May01

Success Stories: Partnering for the Future

Success Stories: Partnering for the Future

Leaders are not born; they are made. As an industry, we must work together to find the leaders among us and build them up to their full potential. There is no greater success story than taking the knowledge gained through experience and imparting it on the next generation of spa leaders. 

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