How to Come Up with a Great Slate Cheeseboard in Just Minutes

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Cheese boards are often found during appetizers or snacks which helps breathe new life on how they are prepared. It should be noted that time is of the essence when serving snacks and appetizers to your guests. You don’t want to take too long as this can spoil their appetite in the process. Fortunately, there a few ways on how to serve great slate cheese boards in a couple of minutes wasting little to no time as a result.

Cheese board preparation is pretty straightforward. With that being said, a huge number of individuals spend hundreds of dollars’ worth of ingredients to put into them. Plenty of time is also spent in shaping them up styling them. The end result may be great but as mentioned earlier, if you are taking too much time preparing them, your guests may not feel as enamored as you are in eating them. To help save you time, make sure to prepare all the materials and food items in advance to make setup easy and fast.


For starters, secure a slate large cheese board that will be able to hold a good amount of items that you will be showcasing. The main highlight is the cheese so make sure to grab a mix of textures, strength, colors as well as shapes. If you don’t know what to buy, most of these cheese counters often provides sample cheeses which is great as this helps give you to some extent an overview on what to expect about them.

Don’t forget to add something sweet and salty along the mix to help complement the flavors of your cheese board. You can add some charcuterie like prosciutto, salami, sausage or perhaps some roasted and flavored nuts for the salt flavors. Sweet food items such as dried and fresh fruits are pretty easy to come by. Any fruit would work as long as they are fresh and ready to serve.

Fill your cheese board spaces with some crackers and condiments to make them look full. You can do that using Slateplate cheese boards for an amazing presentation! Pile some crackers into your cheese board and you can also add some crunchy breadsticks for added variety. Don’t fill the cheese board with too much crackers however, don’t forget to restock them if you run low. Last but definitely not the least is to add some garnish. For instance, not only are a few sprigs of fresh rosemary great to look at but they also smell amazing. Consider the tips mentioned in this article and start creating great cheese board in minutes.

Personalized Father’s Day Gifts

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Go for something unique and personal for dad this June. Here are some personalized father’s day 
gift ideas to choose from.

Get Dad His Own Trophy

Go to a trophy shop and have a trophy specially made for dad. Title it something like “Best Dad 
Ever” or “Father of the Year.” Trophy design shops also usually do commemorative plaques and 
medals too. Go all out on the hardware and get dad a plaque outlining dad’s great achievements 
in detail and then pin him with a medal for all his hard work as a father. If dad is a big fan or 
player of a certain sport, the trophy or plaque could have a figure representing that sport and a 
caption regarding that. “Great Golfer and Fantastic Father” or “Award for Biggest Football Fan 
in the House!”

Find a Nostalgic Gift

Find something that can remind dad of the good times he had in “the old days.” It could be a 
favorite Hardy Boys book to a high school letterman jacket. Check out antique stores, hobby 
shops, secondhand stores, eBay and other such places to find the wanted item. Nowadays with 
the internet, it’s become much easier to find that special something a shopper is looking for. As 
well, there are shops that specialize in nostalgic gifts ranging from 1950’s style calendars to 
Charlie Chaplin memorabilia.
Get dad a gift for father’s day that can be engraved. Some ideas include a ring, necklace, 
cufflinks or a watch. Engraving stores often offer a great variety of things that can be engraved 
from beer glasses to photo frames and albums. Messages engraved on the present can be 
thoughtful or funny. For more expensive gifts like jewelry, have a more thoughtful message like a simple “I love you dad” or “Thank you for everything dad, love —“ For something like mugs 
or beer glasses, there is more room for playful writing like “Dad of the Year, King of the Beer.”

Personalized Clothes and Accessories for Dad 

Want to do something different than a tie for dad? Why not get a tie with dad’s name on it or a personal message written on it. T-shirts, barbecue aprons, hats and even shoes can be personalized with a father’s day message, dad’s picture and/or his name. There are even shops that specialize in making belt buckles with individual names. Make father’s day the best for dad by getting him a personalized present. Gift ideas include a father’s day trophy, a nostalgic gift to bring back dad memories, engraved jewelry and/or clothing with a personalized message for dad. 

Social Media Monitoring and PR Crisis

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It is said that the amount of data that was generated in the twentieth century is today generated in one hour. Millions of people are constantly using social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to exchange news and information. It could be personal day to day ramblings, an airline’s wrong move against its clientele, or the French elections. The content varies widely. In such a social media atmosphere where real time live updates have been enabled by features like FacebookLive and InstaLive, it is very difficult to moderate the content that is unleashed on the web. Controlling what the millennial may be posting at any given moment is next to impossible. Therefore a sound social media PR strategy is paramount for every brand.

Any piece of news or information in the hands of a teenager with a phone and a Twitter account will be on the internet within seconds. Such information if manages to catch the attention of the said teenager’s followers will go viral within minutes. Information spreads like wildfire, hopping from Twitter to Facebook to Instagram, and before anyone realises it, they have a PR scandal on their hands.

It is essential to constantly monitor the content being generated about your brand and everyone associated with you across all platforms of social media. Have people looking out and managing your various social media accounts. Alerts for all keywords related to you can help. This constant monitoring will bring all news and information posted about you to your notice. In the case of any red flags, you can immediately snap into the conservative mode and activate your crisis management tactics.

Social monitoring also helps you recognise minor issues that have the potential to blow out of proportion into a full-fledged scandal in the future. Early intervention in such a case can prevent that. Complaints and feedback should be addressed in time to prevent any backlash.

In case a PR issue is blown out of proportion and you are faced with a social media nightmare, your first tactic should be to identify key influencers. These are people who are most actively contributing to the issue being paraded. The people with maximum followers and maximum traction are the ones who need to be singled out. There will be two kinds of influencers. Those working against you and those working for you. Target the ones against you to understand why they are keeping the issue alive. If you can sort things out with them and either turn them in your favour or discredit them, the issue will die out. Use the ones in your favour to get positive press and generate information that will showcase your brand in a good light.

Understand the popular opinion and tackle the situation accordingly. Social media monitoring can help you save face on more occasions than one and save the integrity of your brand on the internet.