I believe that we, as a society, should be judged by how we treat the most vulnerable groups of people. America shouldn’t be judged by how we treat our rich and famous, but rather by how we treat the elderly, the sick, the voiceless and the downtrodden. One of the most vulnerable populations that we have here in the United States is our prison population.
Prisoners are people, and they should be treated with respect. Unfortunately, they are not always treated with the respect they deserve. Let’s just take a look at the telecommunications companies that serve the prison population as an example.
A company named Global Tel-Link recently made the news for treating prisoners poorly. Global Tel-Link gets its hands on government contracts to become the only company that can supply a prison with its telecommunications services. Global Tel-Link takes advantage of the fact that prisoners are people with loved ones by jacking up prices on these phone calls. Human beings need connection and Global Tel-Link is abusing that need.
Securus Technologies, Global Tel-Link’s main competitor in the industry, takes a different route. They choose to treat their prisoners with respect. They offer superior call quality, video chat services, good prices and an easy way to pay online. They allow prisoners to connect with the outside world. Studies show that this connection actually reduces recidivism to make us all safer.
Securus uses the digital data of calls and video chats to glean information to leads violence prevention. The technology has been known to stop the flow of weapons, alcohol and drugs into certain prisons to make the environment safer for this very vulnerable population.
What does it take to make good on your success in life? Talk Fusion CEO and founder Bob Reina can probably make a few comments on it. Talk Fusion is a video marketing company that focuses on creating smooth communication between customers and clients.
The company was started back in 2007 and since then Talk Fusion has become one of the most revered communication solution platforms on the internet. Reina hasn’t let success go to his head, however, and he has used his platform more and more for speaking out and giving to that which is important to him.
The first thing that you should know about Reina is that he is focused on acting in a way that matches his level of success. Reina says, “With great success comes greater responsibility.” This simple statement, so easily typed, is a philosophy that defines Reina and his work with Talk Fusion.
Bob Reina has taken his 10 years on the job as a leader and used his position to bring great change to the world around him. The biggest way that Reina is exhibiting charitable mindsets is by addressing how his company looks at philanthropy.
Reina recently launched a free charity account which employees can dedicated to a charity of their choice.
This allows these employees to raise money for charities that are important to them, thus making them work even harder for the customers as a result. Biz Journals said that Bob Reina doesn’t just focus on getting charity through his company either, he does it himself too.
Reina is most likely to be known for his philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area. Reina donated a record shattering $1 million dollars to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in order to help all of the poor animals that are in their care.
This isn’t all, though, as Reina has also given money to Indonesian orphanages in order to help the young children who have so little.
QNET’s independent representatives admire Vijay Eswaran, the charismatic founder and head of the QI Group, as QNET is the group’s flagship direct selling company, founded by Eswaran in 1998. While he has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes Asia, and spoken at the World Economic Forum, QNET’s representatives know him from his constant engagement with the men and women who sell QNET’s products on Facebook and his motivating speeches to them. Never one to let others run his multi-level marketing company, Eswaran is actively involved in every aspect, including making his much anticipated appearance at QNET’s annual convention and training session.
One of the reasons that his independent representatives adore him is that Vijay Eswaran encourages men and women without any other prospects to begin their own business with his direct selling company, which, for the hardest working individuals, has changed their lives. Eswaran actively promotes the multilevel marketing industry, especially in parts of the world, where jobs are scare and opportunities for women to start their own business are even scarcer.
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Originally from Malaysia, the Qi Group’s chairman is a self-made businessperson with a degree from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern Illinois and homes in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Sydney, London and Hong Kong. The Qi Group at at philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/ includes a stable of companies in various sectors, including logistics, property development and travel.