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Why You Should Use A Charter Jet

If you own a business where you and others in your company have to travel a lot, it can make a lot of sense to have a corporate charter jet. Despite recent criticism from the White House, many business owners are finding that these jets are a valuable asset for business. Sales for private jets are still strong. And here’s why.


It’s up to you whether you want to rent or own a jet, but either way you’ll save a lot of time and aggravation. Even in the best of circumstances at airports (no delays, cancellations, or missed flights), a recent study cited that most frequent flyers can spend an average of up to four-and-a-half hours at airports. This sums up checking in, airport security, traveling to gates, boarding, layovers, and baggage claim. If you double this with a roundtrip flight plan, it could be up to nine hours—an entire workday.

That’s a lot of time wasted time and—you guessed it—money. When productivity is hampered by the woes of traveling, it only hurts your business. Fortunately, the majority of private jet companies can arrange to travel within a four-hour time window for renters, which allows you to spend your time productively while you wait.


Saving time isn’t the only benefit of hiring a corporate charter. Data provided by Forbes shows that private jets have access to over 5,000 airports across the world, which is ten times the amount of destinations that most commercial airlines reach.

There are some who criticize the private jet industry, claiming that it is gluttonous or another expression of elitism. However, what most people don’t realize is that chartered flying is often necessary for international corporations that require executive assistance for company emergencies. In addition, it makes even more sense to fly privately when you have a group who would otherwise fly first class, or when you have a group that needs to continue working together even while traveling, since most charter jets have Wi-Fi capability.


While airport security remains a widely disputed topic, there’s no need for TSA screening when flying privately. Further, a lot of commercial flights have to stick to fixed routes because of FAA regulations, which means that inclement weather is harder to get around. A private jet doesn’t have to abide by the same travel patterns set forth by the FAA, which means that you can travel around inclement weather (if you’re in a hurry) instead of waiting for it to pass.

Most commercial airlines do not offer much transparency to their customers when it comes to several things: safety check history, aircraft insurance, and crew/pilot hours. But charter companies usually offer information for every aspect of aircraft safety, helping you to monitor your own safety with more autonomy instead of just taking their word at face value.

Yes, private jets are nice, and they’re considered a commodity. But if you find the need to fly frequently, consider the benefits you just read. Travel safely!

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog, Entertainment | 0 comments

Making The Most Of Your Speech: Tips For Public Speaking

 It is widely known that most people fear public speaking more than anything else, even death. Human beings have evolved as social animals with the need to be part of a community. But when we see the possibility of embarrassment or worse, ostracism, most people shrink back from public speaking. If you’re speaking at a public event from a classroom to portable staging to an auditorium, follow these tips to make the most of your speech.

Physical Relaxation

Nervousness often manifests itself in physical ways. Sweaty palms, muscular tension, fast heart rate, and unnecessary, distracting movements are hallmarks of our nerves spinning out of control.

To help alleviate physical tension, try the following meditation exercise.

First, find a private space, perhaps before you leave home, and lie down on your back with your eyes closed, palms facing up. You might find that a pillow helps decrease tension in your neck. Keep your breathing slow and even; this will help decrease your heart rate. Then, imagine the following images very carefully and vividly:

  1. Imagine a warm, safe place that makes you feel at home or at ease.
  2. Imagine the specific sounds, smells, and sensations of this new environment.
  3. Imagine a warm ray of sunlight massaging your feet, melting away the tension.
  4. Imagine that ray of sunlight slowly traveling up through the calves, thighs, pelvis, back, shoulders, chest, arms, neck, and head. Take time with each area of your body, at least 10 seconds each.

Having a physical looseness and relaxed state will put not only you but also your audience at ease.

Organized Outline

Many speakers make the habit of writing out every word they’re going to say. While this may be necessary for a televised event or for a symposium, where your words are going to be published in written form, such a practice can come across as contrived and stiff.

Many of the best speeches happen with real-time interaction with the audience. If you browse speakers of TED Talks, you’ll notice that they will have occasional phrases that are prewritten, but for the most part, they interact with their audiences and feel out their responses before moving on to the next point of their talks. These great speakers have this ability because of the outlines they use.

An outline breaks everything down into talking points, reminding you of the direction of your speech without restricting you. It allows you the ability to edit your speech as you go along.

A good outline is usually organized in the following way:

  1. Introduction
    • Tell the audience what you’re going to tell them.
  2. Talking points
    • The main talking points of the speech should be clear and concise. Try to have at least three talking points.
      • Supporting evidence comes underneath each talking point.
        • Anecdotal support can have a great emotional impact on the audience.
  3. Conclusion
    • Remind the audience what you’ve just told them and why they should care.

Of course, there are many kinds of public speeches, but the more organized and prepared you are, the more credible you will be as a speaker.

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