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first_imgGoogle announced Friday that the Google Places data it makes available to app developers will now include Place Summaries, which are hand-curated reviews of the places and businesses listed on Google. This means high-quality information from Google such as Zagat reviews can be easily included in location-based apps.As a Google Maps user, I’m excited about this. I really want Google to beef up its offerings for finding restaurants, stores, and other local places. The more rich place info it makes available to developers, the more useful Google Maps and Google Places will be for people in the Google ecosystem.The Best Place For PlacesThe competition in local search apps is intense right now. Yelp is built into Apple’s OS, so iOS users end up searching from there all the time, but it’s not as good at personal recommendations as Foursquare. Many other mobile applications pull places from Foursquare, but since it’s not integrated completely into any mobile OS, it’s not as easy to use.Meanwhile, when Facebook announced Graph Search this week, Yelp’s stock fell off a cliff. Facebook has the best social data for recommendations by far, and Graph Search will make it easy to use Facebook for searches like “sushi restaurants my friends like.”Undoubtedly, these new features will come with more provocation by Facebook’s app to use Facebook to check into places. Facebook has features built into iOS, OS X and Windows, so it seems plausible that Facebook’s Graph Search will become native features of those operating systems.Google Should Have The EdgeBut for Google users on any OS, there are really good reasons to prefer Google Places to being locked into Facebook. Google Maps is the best mapping service in the world, for one thing. But Google also likely has data from your email and searches, making its personal recommendations quite accurate as well. It may not have the relationship data from Google+ that Facebook has inside its own blue walls, but Google has a pretty good idea of what its users want, and it offers the best service for helping them get there.And Google Places is especially important for Android users, who have Google Now as a sort of concierge reminding them of appointments and suggesting convenient places to go.But unfortunately, especially for iOS users, there aren’t that many useful features of Google+ Local as a recommendation service yet. But starring places on Google services is the easiest wan to make a list of bookmarks in Google Maps, which, speaking for myself, is definitely my preferred navigation app on iOS. So I want more powerful features for place recommendations.Now that Google is extending better review content to developers, I hope more apps will build interesting ways to discover places using Google’s services. jon mitchell The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Facebook#Google What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

first_imgMany of us are impatient for a future where telehealth reduces our visits to health professionals. Whether you are geographically isolated, tired of waiting hours in a waiting room for an overdue appointment or simply have felt the pain of dragging yourself from your sick bed to a doctor’s surgery to acquire a sick note for an employer, consumers are keen to see a change. Current health providers are expanding their services to include remote health. Health tech startups such as mediconecta and couch are creating new stand-alone services for remote care.However substantial barriers exist for telehealth in practice according to a new survey of the 114 chief information officers, IT directors, telehealth managers and other professionals by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and KLAS.About 59% of respondents listed reimbursement as a limitation, noting that some payers have been slow to reimburse telehealth visits and or reimburse at rates lower than face-to-face care. Most said integration between their electronic medical record and virtual care platform vendor was nonexistent or unidirectional. They also cited improved patient access as a major benefit, and three-quarters reported that they were actively planning to either expand the number of specialties served or expand patient access to providers using their present solution.  According to Adam Gale, president of KLAS: “Telehealth holds enormous promise. However, the underlying technology needs to evolve faster. In particular, integration of telehealth with provider EMRs is still at a primitive level. Vendors need to step up in terms of technology and improved support.” Remote health is already here in wearables and diagnostic toolsTytoHome is a connected health system by Tyto Care that provides a complete telehealth visit and comprehensive medical exam of the heart, lungs, ears, skin, throat, and temperature through the use of an advanced digital stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer and examination camera with a secure data exchange, clinical repository, appropriate instructions and live telehealth visits. The company has announced a number of partnerships including  Allied Physicians Group and American Well.We’re also  seeing telehealth embedded into the aged care facilities of the future such as those partnering with K4Connect where sensor technology already enables health professionals to gain accurate lifestyle and biometric data about their patients.In regard to diagnostics, scientists have developed a home HIV testing kit that speeds up diagnosis and allows patients to monitor their own treatment. Teams from Imperial College London and DNA Electronics collaborated to create a USB stick containing a mobile phone chip. A drop of blood gets placed on the USB stick. If any HIV virus is present in the sample, this triggers a change in acidity which the chip transforms into an electrical signal.  This electrical signal connects to a corresponding software program.Initial research shows the device to be highly accurate. Of 991 blood samples tested, the technology was accurate 95% of the time. The device also significantly reduces the testing time-traditional HIV tests take. A minimum of three days is required by traditional methods whilst the USB stick can produce a result in under 30 minutes. The application is also used for at home monitoring of virus levels in the bloodstream, enabling health providers to determine firstly medication adherence and secondly, if the virus has developed a resistance to the prescribed drugs.Another company has removed the requirement of health clinic visits for sperm tests with YO Sperm Test a male fertility kit that is FDA approved for at-home use with the use of a smartphone.The autonomous car as a health providerCompanies are pushing the idea of the autonomous car as the third most important tech of the future. This essentially creates a moving room where mobility as a service means a vehicle’s utilization expands to a range of tasks, including doctor’s visits. This could include a  self-driving clinic such as that proposed by AI health for remote areas, minimizing the logistical burden on the patients and makes them more likely to engage in their care before conditions and costs escalate. Such a clinic would be embedded with sensors to gain accurate biometrics of the consumer through a self-guided assessment.  If the results indicate that the patient needs to consult a specialist, the Aim platform would connect the user to one of the on-call specialists from participating fleet partners.The unexpected costs of telehealthUnexpected downsides still exist with telehealth. While cheaper than the traditional doctor or hospital visits, more people may seek care because it is easier to use, driving up healthcare costs, according to a recent study. Another study from the University of Wisconsin found that encouraging patients to use online care options increases the number of office visits and phone calls and that physicians accept 15% fewer new patients each month following e-visit adoption. Additionally, researchers found “no observable improvement in patient health between those utilizing e-visits and those who did not.”There have also been some unanticipated problems in the health consultation, an influx of male patients flashing doctors, particularly where patients who are exposing themselves often use an alias during the sign-up process to skirt detection.Yet for people without access to a healthcare specialist in their district, telehealth reduces the barrier to entry and ensures (at least in theory) that the same treatment is not restricted by geography. It’s highly likely in the foreseeable future that we’ll see a healthcare system with the mainstream 3D printing of drugs on demand at pharmacies (already we have Spritam) and medication delivery by drone (reports suggest Amazon is secretly working on telehealth). That long waiting room wait might just be a thing of the past before we know it. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Cate Lawrence How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Follow the Puckcenter_img Tags:#consumer wearables#featured#health wearables#K4connect#smart health#telehealth#telemedicine#top#Tyto home Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

first_imgMaking changes doesn’t have to be disruptive to your video editing workflow! Here are three ways to quickly replace clips in Premiere Pro.Adobe Premiere Pro has several functions for replacing shots in your project, while transferring keyframes and clip attributes between shots. Use these techniques to speed up your video editing workflow!Replacing a Clip in a Premiere Pro SequenceSay you have a clip in a sequence that you need to replace but you want to keep the filters/motion effects/keyframes intact. The following technique is often used to replace one cutaway shot with another — a quick way to swap shots while keeping clip attributes.In my example, I have created a stylized look and a “push-in move” (animated scale) that I want to keep. Set an In point for the clip in the Project panel, or Premiere Pro will use the first frame of the clip.Hold Alt (for Windows) or Option (for Mac) and then drag the clip from the Source or Project panel onto the clip in the Sequence. Once the clip is highlighted, let go of the mouse. The clip is replaced with the attributes intact.An alternative to dragging the clip is to select the replacement clip in the Project panel. With the clip selected in Icon view, you can use hover scrub to find the desired In point and press I to set an In. Select the clip in the sequence to be replaced, right-click, and then select Replace With Clip > From Bin.The Premiere Pro color grading attributes are transferred from the clip above to the clip below.  Very cool timesaver. Using Replace Edit to Match Source FrameIf you want to replace a shot in Premiere Pro with a similar take, you may want to try this approach. Replace Edit looks at where the playhead is in the Source Monitor and in the sequence, but ignores the In and Out points.In my example, I want to replace one dancer with another on a similar move. This would also work for dialogue by using the same word in both takes as the sync point.Put the playhead in the sequence over a word or action, and find the same place in a different take. Right-click on the clip in the Sequence and choose Replace With Clip > From Source Monitor, Match Frame. The clip is replaced with the attributes intact.Replacing a Clip in the ProjectIn this last scenario, say you have a clip that you want replace in multiple sequences. This is a common situation where your client gives you an updated file, or maybe you are replacing a temporary placeholder clip.Select the clip in the Premiere Pro project, right-click and choose Replace Footage. The new clip replaces the old one in all sequences. The clip is replaced with the attributes intact.Remember — PremiumBeat’s got you covered when it comes to Premiere Pro and video editing tricks and techniques!Got any Premiere Pro tip to share? We want to hear from you in the comments below!last_img read more

first_imgHere are a few simple tutorials on building digital HUDs for your next science fiction epic. Plus 35+ FREE HUD elements and clips to use.Image via RocketStock.Whether you’re re-creating an infamous Marvel hero’s helmet interface, reaching across the galaxy with a hologram, or tackling your own science fiction masterpiece, adding HUDs to your project will yield engaging results. There are many different routes to take if you’re trying to nail a specific look, but luckily for all of us, there are FREE resources to move us in the right direction. Let’s take a look at a few things you can check out to create your own HUD.Spider-Man Mask VisionFresh off the release of Marvel’s latest foray into the world the friendliest neighborhood Spider-Man, RocketStock brings us their HUD vision effect. If you’ve seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, you’ve seen the latest re-imagining of Peter Parker’s sights as he fights crime on the streets of New York. Included with the tutorial are 12 FREE assets that are part of RocketStock’s greater 400+ INTERFACE HUD video pack.The tutorial covers everything from tracking the individual tips of the fingers, to improvising with limited elements, and creating a frame and grid forefront display. The tutorial dives into working with INTERFACE and demonstrates how you can apply different elements in different ways.DOWNLOAD 12 FREE INTERFACE HUD ASSETS AND FOOTAGESci-Fi InterfaceCinecom’s recent endeavor with this science fiction clip employs the motion tracker in After Effects to follow your subject with your effects. For this tutorial, Cinecom also uses RocketStock’s INTERFACE pack and includes the project files used in the clip.DOWNLOAD 23 FREE INTERFACE HUD ELEMENTS AND THE PROJECT FILEIron Man Helmet EffectFilm Riot enlisted the help of HitFilm for one of their best-looking tutorials yet. Re-creating the Tony Stark heads-up display effect is no easy task. First, they explain the necessity of using a longer lens to create a narrower head for the shot. (You also want to be able to fit a diffuser above and reflector below the actor’s face.)The real benefit of HitFilm‘s walkthrough is learning the setup for the shot. They demonstrate how to effectively light and stage your actor to simulate the in-helmet feeling we’ve come to love from the Iron Man movies. The HUD is already waiting for you to throw it in, but HitFilm offers up how to create your own here. They even teach you how to distort the effect to create the appearance of the inside of a helmet.Star Wars HologramWith Star Wars: The Last Jedi quickly approaching, creating a planetary or galaxy-wide map can effectively give you the holographic, lived-in vibe you’re going for. One of the most realistic aspects of the Star Wars universe is the effects that feel dated and old. In this tutorial, Caleb dives into blurring the effect so it appears more present as if its an in-camera effect.DOWNLOAD FREE STAR WARS PROJECT FILESDoctor Strange Shield in After EffectsYou can also check out PremiumBeat’s Doctor Strange shield HUD tutorial from last year. Again, there is a download with the FREE Project Files and Assets below.DOWNLOAD FREE DOCTOR STRANGE PROJECT FILESHave you created a HUD before? Tell us about your process in the comments below.last_img read more

Drone Footage: How to Make or Break a Project

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first_imgDrone footage can make any project look more cinematic, but should every filmmaker own one?To me, overhead aerials are some of the most effective shots in cinema. They establish location, style, and aesthetic in a matter of seconds.Now with the accessibility of consumer-grade drones, and the recent release of the DJI spark, getting these shots has become easier than ever. Every production under the sun uses them — from feature films to travel videographers to daily vlogs. Now I have to ask: Are we overusing drones? Is this the camera slider syndrome all over again?Take a look at this video for insight into how drone footage can improve any project in any genre. Just be sure not to overuse the technique.(Author’s note: keep in mind that drone laws have become very strict in the past year. To avoid any fines, be sure to take a look at the local laws and regulations before flying.)Drone Cinematography Provided by Karl Janisse.Manhattan Stock Footage provided by Shutterstock.Learn more about the short film Algonquin mentioned in the video. Do you use drones in your projects? Let us know how in the comments.last_img read more

Speed Up Your Sequences with The Jump Cut

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first_imgJump cuts are an effective way to speed up a montage or a sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro — without deleting any key moments.The jump cut is a great way to move through a sequence without playing back everything you’ve actually recorded. They come in handy for music videos, event coverage, or other projects that can benefit from some extra movement on the screen. In this video tutorial, we’ll take a look at how to create an effective jump cut sequence — as well as where and when to use it. Step 1Find the shot to which you want to jump cut then drop the entire clip into your timeline.Step 2Find several key moments you like in the shot, then splice them into 2-3-second chunks.Step 3Ripple delete (Shift-Delete) parts you don’t want. I call this trimming the fat.Step 4Play out your sequence. You can use the Slip tool (S) to make fine-tuned adjustments on your clip.Looking for more video tutorials? Check out these links:How To Create A Stunning Custom Title Sequence + Free Ink SplashesGrip Tricks: Do-It-Yourself Camera Rigs6 Creative Ways To Enhance Your Film with Gels Check Out These 5 Super Simple Tips for Shooting Better FootageWorking with DaVinci Resolve 14’s Powerful Face Refinement Plug-inlast_img read more

first_imgWhat to BuyFor this tutorial, we went with the most basic build we could to save as much money as possible. So, if you want a thicker PVC pipe, smoother wheels, or stronger brackets, you can spend a little more money. However, even with basic components, this build turned out solid.First, you need a 2′ x 2′ board — just big enough to support your tripod.For the wheels, you can use either rollerblade wheels or skateboard wheels. For this video, we just went to a department store and bought a pair of child-sized rollerblades. Wheels are wheels.Next, you’ll need 4 “L” brackets that have enough holes for you to screw through the bracket to attach it to the piece of wood. You might need to drill a hole in the “L” bracket toward the top of the corner if your bolt is too thick to fit through the holes.Finally, find the right size nuts and bolts for the wheels you bought. In our case, the right size bolt was 1/4″.Shopping List: 1/4 inch hex bolts (8)1/4 inch nuts (16)1/4 inch washers (8)2′ x 2′ plywood boardL brackets (4)Wheels (8)PVC Pipe (2) Building the DollyFirst things first: you want the brackets equal distance from their respective corners. I measured them to hit 2 inches by 1 inch away from the corner. Then you’ll want to drill a hole in the bracket about an inch away from the corner. Once you’ve done this, you can slide the bolt up through the hole then place the washer down onto the bracket. Then slide a nut down and tighten the bolt to the bracket. Now you’re ready to screw the bracket into the wood. Once you’ve got the bracket tight and secure, you can slide the wheel down the bolt, then tighten it up with another nut. (If that sounds complicated, refer back to the video. It’s not that difficult.)After you’ve done this, you’re pretty much on autopilot. Finish the other three brackets and you’re good to go. Throw the dolly on the tracks, place your tripod accordingly, and watch your production value climb.Fun fact: If the PVC pipe you bought isn’t long enough, you can buy a smaller PVC pipe, and connect the two bigger pipes with the smaller one to bridge the gap.Looking for more filmmaking tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: A Brief Guide to the Warp StabilizerVideo Tutorial: Better, Faster, Stronger Editing TipsVideo Tutorial: How to Loop an Animation in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: 5 Transitions You Should Start UsingVideo Tutorial: Start Shooting Better Slow Motion Footage In this step-by-step video tutorial, we show you how to to build a durable, customizable dolly for your next video project — for next to nothing.Whether you’re just starting out as a filmmaker or you’ve moved into the big leagues, you can never underestimate the value of a good dolly. The beauty of building a quality dolly yourself is that you don’t have waste your budget on rental fees — now, or on future projects. So, let’s take a look.last_img read more

How To Make It Easy to Say Yes

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Sometimes the reason your dream client says no is because you haven’t done what’s necessary for them to say yes. Your job in sales is to make it easy for your dream clients to say yes.Making It Easy to Gain AppointmentsYou make it easy for your dream client to say yes to your request for an appointment when your request includes a strong sales call value proposition. It’s easier to say yes when your dream client knows what they can expect to receive in the way of value for spending their time with you.Without a vision of what your dream client stands to gain out of the meeting, you make it difficult to say yes to a meeting.Making It Easy to Get InformationYou make it easy for your dream client to say yes to your request for information when you explain exactly what information you want and what you intend to deliver to them once you have the information. It’s easier to say yes to the outcome that you will deliver once you have the information you need.Without a concrete idea of what information you need and how you intend to use it, you make it more difficult to provide you with information.Making It Easy to Gain Access to StakeholdersYour dream client finds it easier to yes to your request for access to her buying team and all of the other stakeholders in her organization when you prove that you are going to use their time well. The more valuable you are during your meetings, the easier it is to trust that you will be valuable to those above her on the org chart.If you are perceived as a time-waster, you make it impossible for your dream client to front you into the rest of the organization.Making It Easy to Say Yes to Your SolutionYou make it easy for your dream client to say yes to your solution when you do the discovery work in a way that allows you to capture the organization’s needs and by allowing them to help build the solution with you. You make it easy to yes by including the stakeholders who are going to be affected by your solution and by building consensus in front of a decision.It’s hard for your dream client to say yes to your solution when it doesn’t meet the needs of the organization as a whole, and when some stakeholders are going to resist what you propose because they were left out of the process.It’s your job to stack the deck in your favor. You make that possible by making it easy for your dream client to say yes to the commitments you need.QuestionsWhat do you do to make it easy for your dream client to say yes to the commitments you need?What do you do now that might make it difficult for your dream client to yes to the commitments you are asking for?If you were buying what you sell, what would you need a salesperson to do to make it easy for you to say yes?Make a list of the commitments you need to gain. Write down what you have to do earn the right to a yes for each of those commitments.last_img read more

The CEO of the Problem

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first_imgYou don’t always need access to the highest levels of your dream client to make a deal. You don’t necessarily need access to the C-Suite to find the authority you need to win. But you do need the “CEO of the problem.”The title “CEO of the problem” isn’t a real title (as if you didn’t know that). You won’t find it on your dream client’s organizational chart, and they won’t likely know what you’re talking about if you ask who owns that title (mostly because I think I just coined the phrase with this post). But there is someone within your dream client company that owns some problem (or some outcome). They have a deep concern for the result and they likely have the real authority to bind their organization to a deal.The CEO of the problem is the real linchpin in any deal. They have enough authority to make a deal and get what they want, even if the title doesn’t line up with your expectations as to what that title should be. They also have outsized influence, so even if they aren’t the final signature on your contract, they hand it to the (mostly uninterested) person who will sign it. Sometimes influence is enough. And sometimes the real authority is a person with no authority … they are the just the subject matter authority and owner of the problem.It’s the way selling—and buying—sometimes works. Sometimes you need the ultimate authority in the room, and other times you may only need the “CEO of the problem” in the room. But if you are trying to get in by starting at the very top, you might be running into so much resistance because you aren’t calling at the right C-level. The real C-Level executive might need might be the “CEO of the problem,” and that title might be a level or two below the level at which you are starting.QuestionsWhere do you usually start when you try to “get in?”Why have you been told to start at the top? Is this still the best way in?If you get in at some lower level, what do you need to be prepared to do to ensure you have the authority you need?How are you sure that you have the stakeholders you need to win an opportunity?last_img read more

Categories and Tags in Your CRM

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now A CRM can be a powerful tool in helping you strategize and think about your clients and prospects. JP asks about how I use a CRM. He wants to specifically know how I categorize things.Dream Clients: You know how important it is to have a finite list of prospects for whom you create breathtaking, earth shattering, jaw dropping value. This is the critical category. You want to make sure you nurture these, and that you persistent, patiently, professionally, pursue these clients.Prospects: These are something less than a dream client, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t important, or that you are not going to put great effort here. When you take care of dream clients, you move down to prospecting in this category.Existing Clients: These are just what you imagine they are: clients you are working with now. You can’t neglect these without paying the price.EDV: This is how much the prospective client spends annually. It stands for “estimated dollar volume.” You need this number to know what your wallet share is–or what it might potentially be. I use categories that increase by 250K to 500K. For clients, this gives you an idea about your wallet share.Leadership: I categorize leadership contacts within the CRM. These are not necessarily categorized by titles, but more about their role in solving problems.Compelling Reasons to Change: A simple list of choices that remind you of what challenges and opportunities are compelling your dream client to change. This is nice list to work against when you plan calls, and when you build a solution.Buying Cycle Stage: This one is important. You want to know how best to serve your clients where they are. This category helps you think about what they need from you to move forward.Competitor: If you are in a competitive displacement business, this category can help you with a strategy to create and win a new opportunity. A little intel here can inform your plan, especially if you know how you beat each of your frequent competitors.All of these categories are for naught if they don’t drive consistent behaviors. If you haven’t built searches and lists to make these categories useful, you don’t need to worry about these at all.What is most important is that you use categories and tags serve you and your process. The best CRM is the one that you will use consistently, and the best categories are the ones that allow you to be more effective.last_img read more

first_imgTweets you can use to share this episodeThe only leader that needs to change if you want to improve performance, is youClick To TweetWhat affects performance is your relationship with peopleClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:39 — 24.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere are many organizational and leadership consultants out there. But real leadership is something most of them don’t know anything about. That’s because they are focused on things like performance and data without taking a serious look at what brings those things about – the inner world of the leader. Cort Dial is an exception to that rule. He’s made it his mission to understand the personal and relational things that make great leaders great, the things that make them what he calls “All-in” leaders. You’ll enjoy this conversation between Anthony and Cort. It’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to real leadership, but is enough to get you thinking about yourself and the changes you need to make as a leader, which is what really matters.Cort Dial on Why Real Leadership Comes “All In” Leaders – Ep 93Click To TweetThe only leader that needs to change if you want to improve performance, is you.Cort Dial says that too often he’s hired to come in and fix an organization and the leader’s attitude is typically along the lines of, “Come in here and fix my people.” Cort’s response is not one those types of leaders want to hear. What he says to them goes something like this, “And what are you going to change in yourself?” Their response tells him all he needs to know about whether or not he’s going to be able to help the organization or not. That’s because real leadership starts when the leader is ready and able to take a deep look at themselves. As the leader grows and changes, the organization will naturally follow suit.Most organizations are driven by fear. Leaders have to be coachable in order to change that dynamic.Cort Dial says that most organization are driven by fear – fear of change, fear of getting in trouble, fear of breaking the rules, fear of not meeting quota. Just looking at those statements is enough to show that it’s a lousy way for any team to be motivated. What’s the alternative? Motivation that comes from accomplishing something bigger, something significant – and the only way to spark that kind of motivation is for the leader to be coachable. He/she has got to see things in a new way and that requires the humility to allow an outside perspective to inform what is going right and what is going wrong – in the organization and especially in themselves. Cort shares some great insights about what it takes to be that coachable in this conversation so be sure you listen.Most organizations are driven by fear. Leaders have to be coachable to change that dynamic.Click To TweetWhat affects performance is my relationship with people.When it comes down to it, the main barometer of most companies is performance. That makes sense when you’re looking for a quick way to assess a company, but it’s short-sighted if the only thing that’s ever done about lagging performance is to nag the team to do better. Cort Dial has learned that the relationships that exist within the team are what impact performance. If those are healthy, if those are strong and growing, performance will take care of itself. Find out how real leadership focuses on the relational dynamics of the team and why most leaders are scared to address the relational components of the business, on this episode of In The Arena.As a leader, you need someone to protect you from things you’re not ready to take on.One of the most important reasons every leader needs a coach is because the coach is able to stay aloof from the emotion and tension of situations to bring a clear, balanced perspective. In this conversation, Cort Dial tells of a client he was dealing with who was asked to give an account for his division’s lagging performance. His plan was to slam through a slide deck in his 7-minute slot in the agenda in order to justify the lack of results his team had achieved. Cort was able to show him a better way to approach the situation and his client walked out of the meeting with a chance to bring about the change that was needed and expected. Cort says it this an example of why, “You need someone to protect you from the things you’re not ready to take on.” It’s all about perspective and getting outside your own head, and a coach is one of the best ways to get that perspective. Hear more from Cort on this episode.As a leader, you need someone to protect you from things you’re not ready to take onClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Why Cort Dial is going to change the way you think about leadership. The “Hero’s Journey” outline popularized by Joseph Campbell. Why does personal transformation for leaders precede organizational change? What does it mean for someone to be coachable? Cort’s early experience with a leader who helped him overcome fear of the wrong dangers. What is it that gives people the predisposition to lead out of love VS fear? Why you need someone to protect you from things you’re not ready to take on. What do you have to look for to get past the data we typically use to make decisions?Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.CortDial.comJack WelchBOOK: The Little PrinceRoger Miller Song: You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd0997381701The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: read more

What Your Calendar Projects

December 9, 2019 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now When I look at your online calendar, the one that allows me to schedule time with you, I notice something that causes me to believe one of two things. Because there are not very many openings, I assume that you are super busy, in which case, I worry about you having enough time and attention for me. If I am a relatively small client, then I really worry. If you are an entrepreneur and I don’t see nights and weekends, I wonder about your commitment to your business, the business that you started.When I look at the calendar and notice there is nothing booked and you have plenty of time, then it looks like you are not busy at all, in which case I wonder how good you are at what you do, since you have nothing but white space. When you tell me that you have provided the calendar for my convenience as part of your email signature, then I assume the empty space on your calendar is there because no one took you up on your offer of a meeting.Neither of these assumptions needs to be true for someone to decide what the lack of time or the abundance of time means. Some portion of the already small population that will click your link won’t make any judgment at all. Others will view what they see through their own beliefs, biases, and experiences.If you are including calendar links in an email request for a meeting, you are expecting too much of your prospective client. We use terms like “demand generation,” as if it were possible for you to generate anything that might be called demand. You are pursuing your dream client, not the other way around. It isn’t their job to schedule with you, no matter how convenient.The calendar link is another way to mistake efficiency for effectiveness. Even though you might think it causes people to believe that you are in demand, but once they click through, they may another impression.last_img read more

UP set to be the top producer of sugar

December 3, 2019 | jqykayon | No Comments

first_imgUttar Pradesh is all set to overtake Maharashtra and become the top producer of sugar, going by the latest projection of sugar production released by the Indian Sugar Mill Association, an all India body representing sugar mills from all sugar producing States.Target setISMA has set the target of 85 lakh tonne production of sugar in UP, which is 40 % of the total production target in the country. Last year sugar production in UP was 68.40 lakh tonne.Due to a variety of reasons, including lowering water level and drought-like situation, sugar production in Maharashtra has gone down from 84.24 lakh tonne in 2015-16 to 46 lakh tonne, which is a little over half of last year production in the State.Sources in the State Cane Department said it was almost after a decade that UP overtook Maharashtra in annual sugar production. In 2005-6, the State produced 57.84 lakh tonne sugar whereas Maharashtra 51.97 lakh tonne. After that it was Maharashtra which topped the sugar production chart in the country. In 2014-15 the State produced 105 lakh tonne while for UP the figure was 71 lakh tonne.The UP Cane Department officials said such a high production of sugar was made possible due to increase of sugar recovery in sugarcane from around 9 per cent till last year to more than 10 per cent this year. They said the impressive sugar production in the State should result in timely payments to cane farmers.Hard workConfirming the growth in sugar production in UP, the cane commissioner of the State, Vipin Kumar Dwivedi, told the media that it was due to the hard work of the State’s cane farmers and right implementation of the State government’s policies that UP was set to become the top producer of sugar in the country.“The total production of sugar in UP is expected to be more than 81 lakh tonne. We are looking forward to achieve the target of 85 lakh tonne this year,” Mr. Dwivedi said.Deepak Gupta, secretary general of the UP Sugar Mills Association, said “while 35 lakh sugarcane farmers deserve special mention, the State government played a crucial key role in implementation of the plans.”last_img read more

Goa bypoll: curbs on liquor sale

December 3, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgPanaji: All premises licensed to sell liquor in the Panaji and Valpoi Assembly constituencies will remain closed from 5 p.m. on August 21 till midnight on August 23 for polling, and from midnight on August 28 to midnight on August 29 on account of counting of votes.By-election to the two Assembly constituencies are scheduled to be held on August 23.Restaurants with liquor permits can serve food on these days, but will have to put up a board stating that no liquor will be served, said a State government order on Friday.last_img

SC quashes NBW against Madhu Kishwar

December 3, 2019 | bqfdduvy | No Comments

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday quashed a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued by a trial court in Srinagar against activist Madhu Kishwar in a criminal defamation case filed by a Kashmir-based journalist.A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud set aside the NBW issued by the trial court last month, after senior advocate Kapil Sibal, for the activist, said the warrant was issued because the apex court’s July 24 order was not placed before the magistrate.last_img

Medical services remain affected in Rajasthan

December 3, 2019 | pelzfibj | No Comments

first_imgMedical and health services in the government hospitals of Rajasthan remained affected on Wednesday with in-service doctors going on mass leave as part of second phase of their agitation on a 33-point charter of demands. Despite the Rajasthan High Court’s order and the state government’s ultimatum after the Essential Services Maintenance Act was invoked, the doctors did not join the duty. According to the Medical and Health Department, about 5,500 doctors across the State abstained from work.However, the department accepted one of the major demands of doctors for removal of an administrative officer posted as the Additional Director late on Wednesday evening. Surgeries postponedMedical services in over 2,500 government healthcare institutions across the state were hit hard for the fifth successive day. Surgeries and urgent treatments in the district hospitals and medical colleges were postponed.Doctors and nursing staff, accompanied by three ambulances, from the Military Hospital in Alwar were sent to the Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital in the town to attend to the patients. All Rajasthan In-Service Doctors’ Association’s lawyer Mahesh Sharma said:“Despite the deadlock, the State government has not invited the Association for talks.”Medical and Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf has maintained that the State government has fulfilled most of the demands as per an agreement signed on November 12.last_img read more

Vijay Rupani Cabinet to be sworn in

December 3, 2019 | kzmwuuff | No Comments

first_imgThe new BJP government led by Vijay Rupani will take the oath of office and secrecy at a grand ceremony in the State capital of Gandhinagar on Tuesday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, senior party leaders and the Chief Ministers of the States ruled by the National Democratic Alliance, besides saints and religious leaders of various sects and faiths, will attend the function to be held at the new Secretariat complex, Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani said in a statement.More membersIn addition to Mr. Rupani and his deputy, Nitin Patel, several leaders will be sworn in as Ministers by Governor O.P. Kohli. The BJP Legislature Party elected Mr. Rupani and Mr. Nitin Patel after party observers Arun Jaitley and Saroj Pandey named them at a meeting with top leaders and elected representatives. “BJP president Amit Shah and the CM and the deputy CM will decide the names of the Cabinet,” a senior party leader told The Hindu.The Cabinet is likely to have new members because six Ministers and Speaker Ramanlal Vora lost the polls. However, those who won the polls are expected to make it to the Ministry again.The Ministers who lost are Chimanbhai Saparia (Energy and Agriculture), Atmaram Parmar (Social Justice, Women and Child Development) and Shankar Chaudhary (Health), besides two junior Ministers.Depleted strengthIn the recently held Assembly polls, the ruling party won for the sixth consecutive time but its tally came down to 99, its lowest since 1995 when the party stormed into power in the State for the first time.With 99 MLAs, the BJP has a simple majority in the 182-member Assembly, 16 fewer than its 2012 tally of 115.The Opposition Congress, which won 61 seats in 2012, increased its tally to 77.The strength of the Congress and its allies in the new House is 80.last_img read more

first_imgActor Ranveer Singh says he felt pushed against the wall with the many roadblocks ahead of the release of “Padmaavat” and its long gestation period, a rage that propelled his portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in the film. The film, which released on January 25 with multiple disclaimers following nationwide protests, found itself in trouble from the very beginning with its sets being vandalised twice in Rajasthan and Maharashtra. “There was a lot of anxiety surrounding the shooting. Whatever untoward incident happened, it made me very, very angry. Ever since the first incident on the sets… I was raging from inside. But I chose not to act out in a destructive way. I channelled it and used it constructively. I put it into my performance,” the actor told PTI in an interview. The much-debated film is already a blockbuster and Ranveer’s portrayal of Khilji has been singled out for particular praise. More than happiness, however, Ranveer says he feels a sense of relief. The costume drama was not easy to shoot, says the star.The many delays led to the film being shot in almost one go — in 40 plus days. “Apart from what was happening, the actual shooting process was difficult due to the delays. I was shooting for more than 40 days straight, which is unheard of in a costume drama, especially on a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. It is draining at every level, physically mentally, emotionally.” In his previous collaborations with Bhansali, there would be a break every six to eight days so that the crew could recuperate but that was not the option this time. “My brain had turned into mush, my body had turned into pulp, I had no feeling in my muscles. I kept pushing but physically, I was breaking. But when you have your back against the wall, you need to keep digging deeper. It was the angst that kept me going.” Constantly being in character took its toll on Ranveer.The darkness of the character, he says, started to creep up on him, a feeling so intense that he lost touch with himself for a while. “I try to be as honest to my craft as I can possibly be.“The dark person that Khilji was, I had to become that from the inside. I had to feel all those things and that can be unhealthy. The shooting process was non-stop. I would put on the make-up for two hours and shoot for 12-14 hours straight and repeat it the next day. “I lost touch with myself. I realised that something was wrong. I had become uneasy, unstable. So I first confided in my mother and my best friend. They started spending time with me after the shoot. They brought me back to myself. I was lucky to have that kind of support.” While the release of “Padmaavat” was stalled by Rajput groups over the portrayal of queen Padmavati, post-release, the film has attracted criticism in certain quarters over the unidimensional portrayal of Khilji as an evil, unbalanced ruler, which some historians say is inaccurate. Asked whether Khilji’s extremism was over-hyped, Ranveer said he moulded himself to Bhansali’s vision of the character. “As an actor, I need to be honest with the script. I used the script as my textbook. For the most part, I take my cues from what is written. The character that Mr. Bhansali and Prakash Kapadia created, I tried to do the best I could with it. “In fact, I wanted to make Khilji darker and even more of an extremist. Mr. Bhansali really moulded me this time. In ’Bajirao’, he allowed me to interpret but this time he was hands-on. I built on what was written and how he directed me.” The other criticism against the film is over the ‘jauhar’ (mass sati) scene towards the end, which many feel glorifies the practice. Actor Swara Bhasker has written a scathing letter to Bhansali criticising the scene. But Ranveer sidestepped the issue and said, “I got a message from Swara. She loved my performance in the film. So…” The actor, who has collaborated with Bhansali for the third time after “Ram-Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani”, says the praise for “Padmaavat” is sweeter as he was not sure Khilji would be accepted. “I feel like I am walking on clouds. There were enough people who were advising me to be careful. It is scary to take on a part like this. It is such a big risk that it can be your undoing. But I went with Mr. Bhansali’s conviction and gave my whole and soul to this part. I am just relieved that my risk has paid such dividends.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Sessions judge hearing the bail application of film actor Salman Khan was transferred late on Friday night, creating a suspense over the continuation of proceedings for which he had summoned the record of the trial court which had convicted and sentenced the 52-year-old actor to five years in prison.District and Sessions Judge (Jodhpur Rural) Ravindra Kumar Joshi was among the 87 District Judges shifted by the Rajasthan High Court in a routine process of reshuffle, usually carried out in March-April every year. He has been transferred to Sirohi.However, Mr. Joshi is likely to continue the hearing in Khan’s case on Saturday, in view of the urgency with which all applications for bail and suspension of sentence under Section 389 of Criminal Procedure Code are treated. The Judge will get seven days for getting relieved from his present posting and is empowered to handle the pending judicial work during this period.Mr. Joshi has been replaced by Chandra Kumar Songara, who was District and Sessions Judge in Bhilwara.last_img read more