Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#voice#web In May, voice-over-IP calling and chatting service Skype finally put to rest a year-long battle between itself, Apple and AT&T, bringing voice calls to the iPhone over AT&T’s 3G network. What had previously been a funky alternative for making cheap international and long-distance calls – when connected to a wifi network – has become a viable alternative to your cellular service. This week, Skype has announced updates to its iPhone app to bring it fully up to speed in terms of multitasking, background operation and voice quality. Previously, Skype was really useful only as a way to save on some minutes if you were running low, to make long-distance international phone calls on the cheap or to make phone calls in remote areas where wifi was available but cell phone service was not. (And yes, those places still exist, all over the country.) Now, with it’s latest update for Apple’s iOS 4, Skype can run in the background when other apps are running and even when the phone is locked. This means that it can sit in the background, silently waiting for calls or chat messages to come in and interrupt whatever it is your doing to alert you. In essence, Skype has become a fully functional telephone app. Having to keep the app open and the phone unlocked to listen for incoming phone calls previously made using Skype as your primary phone unreasonable. This update changes all of that. It acts just as your other calls, allowing you to switch back and forth from the phone call to other tasks, like checking emails or maps or whatever else you want.In addition to multitasking and background operation, the new version takes full advantage of the iPhone 4’s “Retina Display” and the high quality sound available over 3G. Skype also announced that, with this update, it “no longer [has] plans to charge a supplement to make calls over 3G”.The only thing you have to worry about now, of course, is your data limit. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melanson The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
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 My friend Amy wrote this post. Her post inspired this post.Some people hate cold calling. They say that they hate being shut down. They hate being rejected. They want to prospect using some method in which they won’t be told no and won’t be rejected.So these cold-call-avoiders switch their effort from dialing to other prospecting methods they believe will be easier, more effective, and won’t come with the hard dose of reality that is not having anything really valuable to offer (the most common root cause of being rejected). But in doing so, they are choosing some other form of rejection.Here is some pure, unadulterated truth for those who want it, need it, and are big enough to take it.Your Personal RejectionWhen you send an email asking for an appointment or checking in and nothing comes back, you have been rejected. Your dream client can much more easily click the button that deletes your email than they can dismiss you on the telephone. But the end result is the same: you made no progress.When you connect with your dream client on the social media sites and connect with people without asking them for a commitment of time, you have been rejected. The barriers to connect on social sites are very low. But if you haven’t scheduled an appointment, the end result is the same as if you had called and been rejected.When you rely only on inbound marketing and your dream client stumbles upon your site, takes a quick look around, and bails without having filled out your lead collection form or downloading your white paper, you have been rejected. The result of that visit was a giant goose egg.Can You Handle the Truth?If you avoid picking up the phone, the truth is that you have two problems.The first problem is that you are too sensitive. You don’t like to feel the rejection because you are attaching too much meaning to it. You’re taking it personal. Business is personal, but this rejection has nothing to do with you. Your dream client has been burned agreeing to meet with salespeople who created no value. She rejects almost everyone. Which is a nice segue into your second problem: value creation.If you don’t want to be rejected, you have to differentiate yourself by focusing your prospecting message on the value you can create for your dream client. If you ask for a commitment from your dream client, especially the commitment for time to explore an opportunity, that pitch needs to come with a strong sales call value proposition. Your dream client needs to know what she is getting out of it.Until you learn not to have any feelings about the rejection that comes with cold calling and learn how to make your message about value, you can choose to take your rejection in whatever form that best suits you. But you won’t improve your sales results by avoiding making your calls.QuestionsWhat is your preferred method for being rejected?Is it better when your rejection doesn’t feel personal, when you don’t have to hear it?How do you feel about having your emails ignored? Is that an easier form of rejection?What would you have to change to feel different about making your calls and dealing with “no?”
Share on Messenger Toothless USA booed as they lose for second time in five days US sports features Share on Twitter Gold Cup 2019 Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Topics The boos from the stands at Nippert Stadium at half-time on Sunday were the sounds of Gregg Berhalter’s honeymoon period coming to a screeching halt. The US trudged off the field 3-0 down to Venezuela in Cincinnati, four days after a 1-0 loss to Jamaica in Washington DC. It’s not pleasant to be home-schooled on the eve of your biggest games since 2017.At least there was no danger of these Americans being accused of over-celebrating. But the defeats were morale-sappers ahead of the group stage of the Concacaf Gold Cup, which sees the US kick off against Guyana in Minnesota on Tuesday before facing Trinidad & Tobago and Panama. Share on Facebook USA Read more Share on Pinterest The losses were instructive: the team aren’t competitive without their best four or five players; goalkeeper Zack Steffen needs to cut out basic errors; left-back is a problem position; midfielder Wil Trapp, who flourished under Berhalter with the Columbus Crew, is no Michael Bradley in a midfield metronome role that requires him to create and frustrate.The games also floated a more general question: can the US realise head coach Berhalter’s vision of possession-based play that makes use of full-backs as surrogate attackers, with the team pressing hard and high without the ball? It might be a question of time; it could ultimately prove a matter of ability.Though Berhalter won 44 caps for the US, this is his first job managing a national team, where rosters are fluid and quality time is fleeting with players who spend the vast majority of their office hours in a multitude of leagues across several continents. But the signs are that he wants to implement strategies honed over five years with the Columbus Crew, and he comes armed with two whiteboards and three data analysts.“It’s a very detailed system,” former Crew and US defender Michael Parkhurst told Pro Soccer USA. “It took a while, and so for these guys that are in camp a week at a time here and there – some guys, their first camp, some guys’ first time playing together within the system, it’s difficult. It takes time.”A restive fanbase doesn’t want to hear that the team is still in a “learning moment” 20 months after the 2-1 loss to Trinidad that saw the US fail to reach a World Cup finals for the first time since 1986.Still, these were only Berhalter’s fifth and sixth matches in charge, and he’s had very little time with a full-strength roster. He’s entitled to experiment and it’s not his fault that US Soccer waited so long to appoint a permanent coach, strangely allowing the team to play 12 games under an interim who gave debuts to 23 players.The line-up against Jamaica bore little relationship to the side we’ll see in the matches that matter, and judging the US without Christian Pulisic is like reviewing the Louvre without mentioning the Mona Lisa.All the same, the past two performances lacked intensity as well as fluidity. The Americans only mustered one shot on target at Audi Field and were 3-0 down after 36 minutes against Venezuela – who are in form and beat Argentina 3-1 in March – with a Steffen blunder followed by two segments of dazed defending. That proved the final score.It was regressive stuff after Berhalter began with clean-sheet wins over Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador, then a respectable 1-1 tie with Chile. No wonder he stood on the touchline with lips pursed in such a rigid horizontal line that they could double as a spirit level.Absorbing a new approach is one thing; enacting it, another. Learning your lines doesn’t mean you’re ready for Broadway. The great strides made by MLS since the 2000s mean it’s natural to hold higher expectations for the national team, but it’s not clear that the talent pool is deeper than it used to be.Most of the current squad are in their mid-20s, so should be in their prime when Qatar 2022 rolls around. But how much better are they likely to get before then? It might be unrealistic to imagine that 24-year-olds such as Paul Arriola, Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris can ascend from good to great. Will Berhalter, in the end, have to adapt his system to the squad, not the other way around?The US now have the opportunity for a quick rebound, with the presumed toughest opponents in Group D, Panama, up last. It is impossible to imagine the Americans failing to beat the Golden Jaguars on Tuesday: Guyana are ranked equal 175th in the world by Fifa and the country’s population is 800,000 – smaller than greater Dayton, Ohio.As so often in American soccer, the key question will be: can you beat Mexico? The US must also handle the pressure of a predictable past: they have failed to reach the Gold Cup final only once in the last seven attempts (in 2015). The 14 previous tournaments were won by Mexico (7) or the US (6) every time except 2000, when Canada were the victors. This year features 16 teams, up from 12, making it (even) easier to get out of the group stage.The Columbus captain, Trapp, who has played in all of Berhalter’s games, needs to show he can boss the midfield at international level. If goals are scarce, Berhalter’s curious decision not to take the promising 19-year-old forward, Josh Sargent, will be scrutinized.The viability of deploying Tyler Adams at right-back rather than midfield, where he features for his club, RB Leipzig, is a debate that must wait after the 20-year-old withdrew from the squad on Tuesday through injury.Go deep into the tournament and Berhalter will have met expectations; an early exit and… well, no matter the mitigating circumstances, we live in impatient and intolerant times and the Managerial Competence Scale has only two classifications: genius and idiot.
Napoli coach Ancelotti: Liverpool have grown since winning Champions Leagueby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Champions League opponents Liverpool are stronger than last season.The Azzurri host the European champions this week.“Liverpool have grown because last season gave them so much awareness,” Ancelotti said at a Press conference.“On the other hand, we’ve also grown because we’ve added more quality to their squad.“It’ll be a hard-fought match as we’ll be facing the best team in Europe. We hope to get the same result as last season.“As for formation, we mustn’t distort our identity and idea. We must take inspiration from the good things we’ve done and the problems we’ve been faced with.“We defended very well against them last season, and the defensive aspect is very important in games like these.“I expect a team capable of defending when necessary, attacking when the opportunity arises and keeping the ball when needed. We’ll need the perfect game.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Burnley boss Dyche delighted with manner of goals for victory over Norwichby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche was delighted with the manner of their goals for victory over Norwich City.The Clarets boss celebrated becoming the fourth longest serving manager in the club’s history with three deserved points, thanks to Chris Wood’s early brace.Wood struck twice in the 10th and 14th minutes, first with a near post header from a perfect Ashley Westwood corner and then with a smart near post flick to get on the end of Dwight McNeil’s delicious cross.“For the set piece I was pleased with my staff because there are certain things they work on and they deserve a lot of credit for that,” explained Dyche.“For the second, we know what a good young player Dwight is. He keeps developing all the time and he’s got great feet and pulls a lovely ball back.“Woody is on the spot and it’s a great bit of movement and a good finish because they are not easy.My only gripe was that we didn’t capitalise on so many counter-attacks in the second half, but they’ve shown me enough, yet again, that we are a force when we get things right.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Former Nebraska Star RB Lawrence Phillips Describes Prison To HS Coach, “It Is Completely Nuts In Here”
LINCOLN, NE – AUGUST 30: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field for their game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) @KETVFormer Nebraska star running back Lawrence Phillips is currently in prison, serving a 31-year sentence following a 2009 assault conviction. How has his time in prison been? Unsurprisingly, not great. Thanks to USA Today Sports, we’ve gotten an inside look at what Phillips’ life at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, Calif., is like. The media group obtained letters that Phillips wrote to some of his high school coaches. Here are some excerpts from his letters: We have been in lock down about 80% of the time. You would be surprised at what these altercations are about! Nonsense! But when your world is this small all one has to care about is nonsense. That is why I do not want any of these idiots in the cell with me.All they they want to do is the drugs, make knives and make alcohol. Then they say when they get out they will not come back. I tell them of course you will. You are doing the same thing that got you locked up. Of course they do not want to hear that. It is like speaking to a brick wall.—-I do not have a cell mate. All of these dudes want to use drugs and (illegible) weapons in the cell. I’m in the process of applying for single-cell status. I will let you know how that goes.—–Well, there is nothing new happening here. We are still locked down. One of the guards was assaulted so it may be awhile. Coach D, this place is a jungle. Trouble everywhere. One must swallow his pride constantly or one will always be in the hole. But we must deal with the situation we put ourselves in.Terrifying. You can read all of the letters obtained by USA Today Sports here.
college football playoff field Twitter/PlayoffWe’re just four days away from the College Football Playoff field being announced, but per usual, nothing is even close to set in stone. The current field – Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa – is bound to change, given the list of conference championship games to be played this Saturday.Obviously, the television networks have their favorites – they’d love to see Alabama stay in the field and have Ohio State sneak in. The bigger the fan bases, the more money they’ll make. Plus, Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are the best two coaches in the game.But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be good for the sport, long-term. We’ve gone through and picked out the playoff foursome (one that is possible this year) that we believe would be the best for college football, long-term. You’ll be surprised to see which teams are included.Get Started: No. 4 – Iowa >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7
God’s Love We Deliver honored former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with the first ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service at the 7th Annual Golden Heart Awards dinner benefiting God’s Love We Deliver on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.“I am deeply honored to present Mrs. Clinton with this award that means so much to me,” says Michael Kors. “She is a dedicated and enormously effective humanitarian whose commitment to community service encompasses the whole planet. Thanks to her talent, devotion and unrelenting efforts on behalf of those with much less, she has improved millions of lives and helped lay the foundation for a better, more just world.”Among the stars to attend the event – held at Spring Studios in New York City – were Jennifer Hudson and models Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes and Hilary Rhoda.In recognition of the important work of God’s Love We Deliver and the commitment of Michael Kors to help end world hunger, the Seventh Annual Golden Heart Awards dinner was held on World Food Day. God’s Love We Deliver board members Blaine Trump and Michael Kors helped serve as event co-chairs.God’s Love We Deliver also honored Aerin Lauder, Founder and Creative Director of AERIN and Style and Image Director of Estée Lauder, with the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement. Jeff Gates and Mike Moran, long-time volunteers and donors, received the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.The Golden Heart Awards honor the important contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to the organization’s cause. Funds raised at the event help ensure that no person in the tri-state area suffers the dual crises of hunger and life-altering illness.