Keith Guy, Big Reds watch as Deyonta Davis plays well for Memphis in loss to Pistons

first_img Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Not relevant × Inappropriate / Offensive Ads by Amazon Not relevant Shop Now Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Members of the Muskegon Big Reds basketball program stand with Deyonta Davis after the Grizzlies 104-102 loss in Detroit. From left to right is Cameron Martinez, assistant coach Maurice Sain, managers Marquis Cooper and Javontae Bolden, Coach Keith Guy, Deyonta Davis, assistant coaches Josh Wall and Luis Murray and Willie Shanks Jr. Inappropriate / Offensive Share Report a problem This item is… 0 ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Fox Sports Go Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant (32825) DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. NBC Sports Displayed poorly Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other × (832) Displayed poorly Ads by Amazon Inappropriate / Offensive LocalSportsJournal.comDeyonta Davis gave his high school coach and a group of hometown fans a good show on Thursday night when the Memphis Grizzlies traveled to Detroit to take on the Pistons in NBA action.Muskegon Coach Keith Guy stands with his former player and NBA big man, Deyonta Davis, after Thursday’s game at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.Muskegon Coach Keith Guy and several other people from the Big Reds’ basketball program were on hand at Little Caesars Arena to watch Davis and the Grizzlies nearly spoil the Detroit debut of recently acquired superstar Blake Griffin.The Muskegon group watched the Pistons pull out a 104-102 nail-biter. Davis, a former Muskegon standout and member of the 2015 state championship Big Reds team, put up solid numbers for the Grizzlies.He played 15 minutes and totaled 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot. He made 6 of 7 shots from the floor on the night.In the last 17 games, Davis is averaging 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and has 11 blocked shots.The 6-11 big man started seeing more court time for the Grizzlies on Nov. 20 when he played 14 minutes in a 100-92 loss to the Portland Trailblazers.Since then, Davis has had eight games with double-figure scoring and is third on the team in blocked shots with 25 this season.Memphis is 18-33 overall and 5-5 in its last 10 games. The Grizzlies are 19 1/2 games behind Southwest Division-leading Houston.Davis and the Grizzles will try to break a two-game losing streak when they head to Toronto on Sunday. Other × DEAL OF THE DAY × Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Not relevant Bestseller $20.00$233.61 (1445) $0.00 Displayed poorly Sports Illustrated Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant ×center_img (5153) DEAL OF THE DAY Other × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive (35309) Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… $14.99 $9.99 Other × ENDS IN Bestseller Shares Report a problem This item is… $19.29 Bestseller Share Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (975) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Mail DEAL OF THE DAY (8133) Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly $22.99 ENDS IN (3879) DEAL OF THE DAY Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… Bestseller Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN ENDS IN $0.00 Report a problem This item is… Other Not relevant Twelve Displayed poorly Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAYlast_img read more

Clubs united in grief: “Words cannot express the sense of loss and devastation”

first_imgSports clubs in west Donegal have united in grief following the tragic death of four young men on Sunday night.Mícheál Roarty (24) from Dunlewey, John Harley (24) from Falcarragh, Sean Harkin (22) from Falcarragh and Daniel Scott, from Gortahork, also in his 20s, all friends, were killed instantly when the car in which they had been travelling went off the road just before 9pm last night.The four friends were all traveling in a Toyota Corolla, which crashed at Gleannhulaigh near Magheraroarty. Emergency services attended the scene, but all four men were pronounced dead a short time later.Mícheál Roarty was a member of the Gaoth Dobhair GAA club and has featured at senior and senior reserve level. In 2011, Roarty was on the Donegal Vocational Schools squad that won the All-Ireland, playing alongside the likes of Ryan McHugh and Patrick McBrearty.Michael Roarty RIPCLG Ghaoth Dobhair wrote: “Comhbhrón le Clann Uí Rabhartaigh, is le teaghlaigh na gasúraí a cailleadh go tragóideach aréir. Tá ar smaointe le nár gcairde i CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola ag an am seo chomh maith.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.” Roarty also played soccer with Dunlewey Celtic in the Donegal Saturday League.Dunlewey Celtic said in a short tribute: “Words cannot express how devastated and heartbroken we are as a community at losing Micheal, four young lives taken too soon.“May all four lads rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all their families at this very sad time.”John Harley was Cloughaneely’s player of the year in 2017 and had served a time as captain of the Pairc Naomh Fionnan club. He was man of the match when Cloughaneely won the Donegal Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta title against Glenfin in 2017.He also played soccer with Glenea United in the Donegal League.John Harley RIPDaniel Scott played underage and senior football with Cloughaneely and was set to move to Denmark to begin a new job next week.Daniel Scott RIPShaun Harkin was a member of the Cloughanely golf club and had also played soccer and Gaelic football at school in Pobolscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola. Shaun Harkin RIPPrincipal of Pobolscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola, Ms Meave Sweeney told RTÉ: “They took those gifts and talents with them into the local community as well while they were here. It’s a huge devastating impact for the GAA and the local soccer team.”CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola wrote in a moving post on Facebook: “We are deeply saddened to have to pay our deepest sympathies to the families of these four fine young men.“As the tragic news unfolded and we learned of the loss of life it was with a great sadness that we came together this morning as a club to support fellow players, club members and friends; to grieve together and to share our own stories and memories of our much loved friends.“As a club we will rally around the families and friends of the deceased at this difficult time. “Words cannot express the sense of loss and devastation being felt by all at CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola; but we must be strong for one another and for the families of the boys who have so tragically passed on.”Cloughaneely held a special meeting of wellbeing for those who were affected by the crash. Among those who attended was Donegal senior player Jason McGee who lined out for his county against Clare in Ennis in the National League on Sunday and who was close to the four men.The Mayor of Donegal, Falcarragh-based Councillor Seamus Ó Domhnaill, paid tribute.“These men very active in their communities and deeply involved in all facets of sport in Cloughaneely and Gaoth Dobhair,” Cllr O’Domhnaill said.Cllr Seamus O Domhnaill“They were widely known in West Donegal, from Creeslough right through to the Rosses. They were four great young men that would epitomise everything you’d want to have in your county by way of young men.“It’s devastating for four young lives to be taken so quickly and so tragically. It will leave an awful dark, black cloud over West Donegal and one that won’t go away too easily.”Clubs united in grief: “Words cannot express the sense of loss and devastation” was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Daniel ScottDonegal LeagueDunlewey CelticGaoth DobhairGlenea UnitedJohn HarleyMícheál RoartySeamus O DomhnaillShaun Harkinlast_img read more

…Ready for It? Taylor Swift announces Reputation tour dates; tickets on sale Dec. 13

first_imgTaylor Swift‘s tour in support of her new album Reputation now has its first dates.According to Taylor’s website, the first round kicks off May 8 in Glendale, AZ, all of them stadium shows. Right now, she’s got the tour mapped out through October, and promises additional tour dates for the U.K., Ireland, Australia & New Zealand.Tickets for the trek go on sale December 13, which is also Taylor’s 28th birthday.  She’ll be using Taylor Swift Tix, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fans, for the tour. The program aims to get tickets into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots. Registration for Taylor Swift Tix ends November 28.If the Reputation tour is anywhere near as big as Taylor’s 2015 1989 world tour, it could gross between $250 to $300 million.Here are Taylor’s first Reputation tour dates:5/8 —  Glendale, AZ, University of Phoenix Stadium5/12 — Santa Clara, CA, Levi’s Stadium5/19 — Pasadena, CA, Rose Bowl5/22 — Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field5/25 — Denver, CO, Sports Authority Field At Mile High6/2 — Chicago, I,L Soldier Field6/30 — Louisville, KY, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium7/7 — Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium7/10 — Washington, D.C., FedEx Field7/14 — Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field7/17 — Cleveland, OH, First Energy Stadium7/21 — East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium7/28 — Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium8/4 — Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre8/7 — Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field8/11 — Atlanta, GA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium8/14 — Tampa, FL, Raymond James Stadium8/18 — Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium8/25 — Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium8/28 — Detroit, MI, Ford Field9/1 — Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Bank Stadium9/8 — Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium9/15 — Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Stadium9/18 — St. Louis, MO, The Dome at America’s Center9/22 — New Orleans, LA,  Mercedes-Benz Superdome9/29 — Houston, TX, NRG Stadium10/6 — Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadiumlast_img read more

A Doggone Good Primer to Disney’s Dog-Friendly Hotels

first_imgWhat If My Dog Does Get Lost or Sick?There are no on-site veterinary services at Walt Disney World, however the area does have veterinary clinics within an easy drive. For after-hours emergencies, I have used Veterinary Emergency Services of Central Florida, 2080 Principal Row, Orlando (407-644-4449). For lost dogs, contact Orange County Animal Services and Osceola County Animal Services.Who is Liable If My Dog Injures Someone/Is Injured By Someone or Damages Something?Faster than you can say Disney Legal, you can be certain that Disney will have themselves covered by waivers of liability. If your dog injures someone, you will be responsible for the liability. If you/your dog is injured by someone else’s dog, you will have to seek damages from them. Check with your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if you are covered when you travel, as well as any travel insurance you are carrying. You will also be financially responsible for any damage done to the room by your pet above and beyond normal use and wear.Are There Any Other Rules?Aside from the rules mentioned above, Disney has some additional rules. Your pets are not allowed on lobby furniture during check-in. Your dogs can be left unattended in your hotel room, but you must go to your room once every seven hours to provide care for your dog. Your dog will be expected to be quiet in the room–if your dog begins barking, you are required to address the issue within 30 minutes. If your dog is in the room, you must display the special dog door tag on your door. During this time, housekeeping services will not be provided. Disney has not stated whether after-hours housekeeping service would be an option, but my guess is that housekeeping service outside of normal hours would be limited to drop off of towels and toiletries. If housekeeping service is important to you, you’ll want to coordinate with the front desk for a time when you can be at the room so services can be provided.When it comes to dog waste, you are required to pick up after your pet. In Orange County, fines for not picking up dog waste range from $84-$110 per instance, and these fines can be levied even on private property.What On-Site Services Are Available?There are no in-room dog-sitting services currently at Walt Disney World, however there is an on-site pet resort. Located across from Port Orleans, Best Friends offers boarding, doggy daycare, doggy day camp, and activities for your pets (and they do board cats and pocket pets as well). If your dog is staying at Best Friends for the day or for overnight boarding, you are allowed to use their outdoor dog park facility, which is delightfully themed and fun for animals and humans alike. I’ve boarded my animals there before and have been very thrilled with the level of care. Please note that Best Friends does require vaccination records at check-in (Best Friends has very specific rules about vaccinations, even for doggy daycare and doggy day camp, which you can read about here). Reservations at Best Friends for boarding, doggy daycare, and doggy day camp are highly encouraged as the facility can fill up.Where Can I Get Food For My Dog?Don’t expect Walt Disney resort hotels to start stocking dog food any time soon. If you want to pick up food, treats, or other supplies for your dogs, the usual off-site grocery stores and super centers (Target, Walmart) offer a decent selection. You can also have dog food delivered by services like Garden Grocer, Amazon Prime, or Instacart. For general pet supplies, the closest PetSmart is located in Winter Garden, FL (about a 25-minute drive up 429).Can I Take My Dog To…?The short answer is no. You cannot take your pet to a Walt Disney World Theme Park, Disney Springs, Disney water parks, Disney golf courses, or anywhere in the resort that is not a designated dog path or designated dog-friendly hotel room. And please, please, please do not leave your dog in a car even for a few minutes. Even on a cloudy or cool day, and even if you leave a window cracked, temperatures in cars can rise quickly, leading to serious injury or death.Is There a Dog Park?Yes, sort of. Walt Disney World has two dog parks on property–One is at Best Friends Pet Resort, but is only for the use of registered Best Friends guests. The other is at Fort Wilderness, however due to parking restrictions, you will not be guaranteed to be allowed to park at Fort Wilderness, and you cannot take a Disney transportation bus to get there with your dog. Your only option would be to take a Minnie Van (which can drop you off at that location) or an Uber/taxi, which may drop you off at the Outpost and require you to walk to the dog park, which is located near Loop 300.Dog park at Best Friends.Dog park at Best Friends.What Are Some Other Considerations?Certainly, the cost is prohibitive for many people who are thinking about bringing their dogs on vacation, but there are some other considerations to keep in mind. My pets are used to the nightly sound of fireworks, but our neighbor’s dog still cowers in terror at its home every night. The sound of the fireworks can be rather loud at these resorts, and so if you know your dog is afraid of loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms, etc.), you will want to have someone with the dog for the dog’s comfort each evening during fireworks. Also, like people, animals do behave differently when they are on vacation compared with when they are at home. You might consider bringing a webcam/security camera to be able to check in on your dog throughout the day to make sure your dog is having a quiet and restful day alone in the room. Alternatively, you can book doggy daycare or doggy day camp at Best Friends and have them do the work of making sure your dog has fun while you’re having fun.Travel can be stressful on pets, so you may want to do a trial run by booking a hotel at home and leaving your dog there for a day (if their rules permit it) to see how your dog reacts. Like people, some dogs are fantastic travelers. Others may be less excited about the vacation experience.I’m Allergic to/Afraid of Dogs–Will There Be A Disney Hotel I Can Stay At?As someone with allergies that can trigger an anaphylaxis reaction, I absolutely understand the concerns about allergies. Disney has stated that only certain rooms/areas/buildings will be dog-friendly and the rest of the rooms will remain pet-free. If you have allergy or sensitivity concerns, make sure to note this at check-in and Disney will work with you to keep you far, far away from the dog-friendly rooms of the resort and can even let you know where the dog walking paths are so you can avoid them.Will This Expand to Other Disney Resort Hotels or Theme Parks?It is almost certain that Disney will not expand this to allow dogs in the theme parks–the safety issues caused by dogs in theme parks are significant, as attractions aren’t designed for dogs. If the program is successful, it may expand to other resort hotels, however in line with industry standards, there will be only certain areas in certain parts of a resort hotel that will be dog-friendly. The majority of rooms in Disney resort hotels will remain pet-free.Why Is Disney Doing This Now?Short answer, people have asked for it and it is a way to make money. But it also is the trend in the hotel industry to become more dog-friendly over the years. Universal has had dog-friendly options for a while, for instance. You can read our review of it here. In reality, there will be some people who want to make use of this service, but I doubt you’ll see the resorts overrun with Great Danes any time soon. The cost is prohibitive, and although it is nice to have your dog stay with you, if you’re planning to spend a lot of time in the parks, you’ll still be paying and taking time to get your dog off to doggy daycare or day camp as an added expense. Plus, having traveled with animals before, the logistics are much more challenging than even traveling with a young child. Once the novelty wears off, I doubt you’ll see too many people doing extended stay with Fido and Fluffy, but I do expect that the option will continue going forward for those who want to make use of it.Have any additional questions about this new service? Let us know in the comments. Is It Really Just for Dogs?Sorry Figaro! At this time, the policy only applies to dogs–not cats, birds, ferrets, gerbils, snakes, miniature horses, potbellied pigs, or other pet members of families. There are no breed or weight restrictions when it comes to the dogs permitted, but only two dogs per room will be allowed in the special dog-friendly rooms.This doesn’t mean that the entire resort is a dog-accessible area, however. Pools (and pool bars), gift shops, restaurants, recreational areas, and most other public spaces are still dog-free zones.How Much Does This Cost and Where Is It Provided?During the test period, only four hotels are offering this service and it does come at an added cost: Art of Animation ($50/night), The Cabins at Fort Wilderness ($50/night), Port Orleans Riverside ($50/night), and Yacht Club ($75/night).What All Is Included?The nightly cost covers the additional cleaning needed for a dog-friendly room, but you do get a few extras as well. At check-in you receive a mat, bowls, courtesy waste bags, puppy pads, walking maps (showing you where you can take your dogs at that resort), a pet ID tag, and a dog-specific Do Not Disturb sign. Does My Dog Need to be Leashed?Yes–any time your dog is not in the room, the dog must be leashed or kept in a carrier. If your dog is off-leash, or if your dog is not well-behaved, your dog will not be allowed to stay.What Paperwork/Vaccinations Do I Need for My Dog?Although Disney will likely not check your dog’s paperwork at check in, they can ask for your paperwork at any time. Florida state law requires a current rabies certificate for each dog. In addition, if you are traveling in from another state, you MUST have an Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued no more than 30 days before your date of travel. You can get those from your current vet in your home state. Also, if you are traveling through other states on the way here, you’ll need to check each state’s requirements for documentation to bring your dog across state lines. For instance, some states require the certificate of inspection be issued no more than 10 days before your trip. Many people do not get this paperwork, and generally, nothing happens. However, if there is an incident for your dog and you do not have your paperwork in order, you may be fined or your dog may be seized for quarantine. It’s just a good idea to have the papers in order, even though you hopefully won’t need them.If you are flying, you’ll want to check with the individual airline for the requirements for the transport of pets.Aside from required papers and the rabies vaccine, Florida is currently in an H3N Canine Influenza outbreak–it is in your dog’s best interest to be vaccinated for that potentially deadly virus. I’d also recommend making sure that your dog has been vaccinated for parvo, as the parvo virus can last on surfaces for up to a year. Additionally, you’ll want to ask your vet about the kennel cough vaccine to see if that is a recommendation for your pooch. And if you’re coming from a place without mosquitoes, talk to your doctor about heartworm preventative for your dog if your dog is not already on it, as heartworms are a year-round issue in Florida.Finally, if you have not had your dog microchipped, you’ll want to do that and make sure that your contact information is correct in the system in case your dog gets loose. Share This!last_img read more

The Dangers of Loud “Business Talking” in Public

first_imgI remember in early days of my career, back in the late 90’s, I was trained to be mindful of business conversations in public.  Working at a Big 5 public accounting firm, we were told that it is best not to speak about business in public.  There were also guidelines given:If you must, keep your voice low so that others cannot hear what you say.Never mention client organization names, nor individual names.  If you refer to someone, only use their first name, never the last.  NEVER complain about a client in public.Do not use backpacks or briefcases with the company name on them.  There is a risk of behavior that may reflect poorly on the organization.  Additionally, if you happen to speak about a client, everyone will know where you work.Never talk about organizational strategy, plans or confidential details while in public.I bring this up because as I write this, I am on an airplane, using earbuds.  I arrived quite early for my flight and while waiting in the terminal, a gentleman near me began talking loud enough for everyone in the area to hear.  He proceeded to take call after call, with clients and co-workers, all while speaking so loud we could not help buy overhear his plans.  Now, he and his colleague are seated behind me sharing every detail of their business plans.  I can now tell you how they plan to have their teams address each market, what they plan to do to grow from $2.5 M to $17 M in revenue this year, what they are worried about, etc.  I can tell you about the funds they are managing.I remember early in my career I overheard a group of men at a restaurant sharing very detailed financial data over dinner.  I politely walked over and whispered to one of the men that everyone was picking up what they were saying.  He was completely surprised and acted as if it never crossed their mind.  They thanked me and promptly changed the subject.  That was 20 years ago.I would think by now that business professionals would not risk their organization’s proprietary information, but it still happens.  Are companies not training employees about use of sensitive information?  The danger of having certain things get out can ruin the reputation of the organization and the individual who is sharing.  It can put customers at risk.  And depending on what is shared, it could cause huge liability to the organization, and could even be illegal.Have you experienced this?  What’s the most interesting information you’ve overheard at an airport, on a train, or at a restaurant?  Did you intervene, or just let the person keep sharing?  I’d love to hear how you’ve handled this. Originally published on HR RIngleader blog.last_img read more

9 Scientific Ways to Make Your Ebook Go Viral

first_img I learned about the concept of communal recreation. The core of this idea is that people often add their own twist on a story when they spread it. My research has shownthat savvy social media users are the most contagious viral users. When you release your ebook, make sure that it appears in the social sites that your target demographic visits often. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are great places to do this. How to Generate Leads for Small Business Lead Generation for Small Business Webinar Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Learn how small businesses can level the playing field and generate leads efficiently by leveraging inbound Internet marketing strategies and tools. Topics: Viral Campaigns rumors From my research into urban legends Originally published Apr 9, 2009 8:28:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Another commonly cited viral motivation is “utility.” That is, people tend to share content they find useful. Giving your users utilitarian information they can use right away or how-to content will help your ebook spread. 6. Build social proof with testimonialsWhen you’re donewriting your whitepaper or ebook, pass it around to a few friends or”industry celebrities” that you know and ask them to comment on it.Then take these quotes and put them in the PDF itself, as well as on theblog post annoucing it. 7. Use viral calls to actionIn my research on ReTweetingI discovered that asking people (politely) to share your content works very well. Just as you use calls-to-action to drive visitors to your site to take actions, you should also ask your readers to share your content with their friends and social networks. 8. Get it out from behind the pay-wallIf you want people to share your ebook (or any other type of content) you have to allow them to access and distribute it feely and easily. Don’t charge for your best content, and don’t ask people to sign in to get at it. 9. Seed it into social media 1. Fill a knowledge gap 4. Provoke conversationWhen asked why they spread content, people often cite conversation as a primary motivator. Contradicting commonly held wisdom will typically lead to people starting dicussions about your content, as will including open-ended questions and asking for real-world applications of concepts you’ve covered. 5. Teach readers how to do something During World War II researchers in Britan and the U.S. studied how 2. Be timelyIs there some new trend in your space? Be the first to write about what’s happening, then emphasis the urgent and timely nature of your content. 3. Encourage remixing . Download our In every niche there are still areas where there isn’t much real information or data available. Find out what people in your industry want to know more about and give it to them. You should try to exploit this natural human urge in your content. If your ebook contains numeric data, consider releasing the information in a spreadsheet so others can do their own analysis. Make sure people can copy-and-paste text from your PDF and maybe even include specific quotable passages in the page or blog post where you announce the ebook. could be weaponized. They discovered that when something happened (like a big noise) and there was no “official” explanation for it, rumors proliferated in this information void.last_img read more

Data Shows: Presentations With More Slides Get Viewed More on SlideShare

first_img1. “How to Produce Better Content Ideas,” Mark JohnstoneWe all get writer’s block sometimes. You’ll stare at a screen, hoping for inspiration to strike — and for that idea to be amazing.But that’s not actually the best way to think of ideas. In the presentation below, Mark Johnstone outlines a better way to brainstorm ideas that will help build your business. How to Produce Better Content Ideas from Mark Johnstone2. “How Google Works,” Eric SchmidtEver wonder what it’s actually like to work at Google? The presentation below from Eric Schmidt (Alphabet, Inc.’s Executive Chairman and ex-CEO of Google) could clue you in — it outlines some of the top lessons he and his team have learned from running and hiring for one of the top companies in the world. Besides giving you a peek behind the scenes of a top company, it could inspire you to make changes to the way your business runs. How Google Works from Eric Schmidt3. “Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint,” Slide CometOkay, maybe your PowerPoint isn’t that bad, but this presentation has some awesome takeaways we all could learn from. Even if you’re following all the tips in this presentation, you can sure be inspired by its expert copy and design. Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint by @slidecomet : based on an ebook by @ThisIsSethsBlog from Slide Comet | Singapore Presentation Designer Agency4. “KPCB 2017 Internet Trends,” Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMary Meeker’s report on the latest internet trends is one of the most hotly anticipated data reports of the year. Even if you gave this presentation a gander when it first came out, it’s worth revisiting — the data’s fascinating, current, and relevant to marketers in any industry. Originally published Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM, updated September 30 2019 Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best presentations represent all three.And if you’re looking to get started making your own presentation, why not learn from the best of the best?To help you kick your own presentations up a notch, we’ve curated 24 awesome PowerPoint and SlideShare decks below. Free Download: 4 PowerPoint Presentation TemplatesWhen you’re clicking through the presentations below, notice how they weave an interesting story through the format, design their slides, and make their presentations interactive with features exclusive to the platform on which they were created. These are all crucial elements to making an awesome presentation — ones that you can certainly adapt and apply them to your own, with the right approach.Even better … you may just learn a thing or two about marketing while you’re at it.How to Create a PresentationLess is more.Keep text to a minimum.Rethink visuals.Incorporate multimedia. Tell us a little about yourself below to gain access today: How to Create Beautiful PowerPoints [+ Templates] Hi 👋 What’s your name?First NameLast NameHi null, what’s your email address?Email AddressAnd your phone number?Phone NumberWhat is your company’s name and website?CompanyWebsiteHow many employees work there?1Does your company provide any of the following services?Web DesignOnline MarketingSEO/SEMAdvertising Agency ServicesYesNoGet Your Free Templates 5. “Why Content Marketing Fails,” Rand FishkinSometimes, the most helpful pieces of content tell you what not to do. Rand Fishkin’s presentation does just that. He takes an in-depth look at the most common reasons people fail at content marketing — and offers practical, original advice on fixing it. Why Content Marketing Fails from Rand Fishkin6. “The What If Technique,” Motivate DesignMost marketers are looking to grow … but sometimes they can get stuck making incremental improvements. While these improvements are growth, larger, bigger growth jumps are what most people want. To help you get unstuck from incrementalism, Motivate Design outlined a process in the presentation below. The What If Technique presented by Motivate Design from Motivate Design7. “Digital Strategy 101,” Bud CaddellEven though this presentation is almost 100 slides long, its content is pure gold. Caddell answers some of the biggest FAQs about digital strategy in a very accessible way. The reason his slides are so straightforward is because of the way he’s laid them out. He’s really adept at making “animated” slides explain his story — something we all should learn how to do. Digital Strategy 101 from Bud Caddell8. “10 Ways to Win the Internets,” UpworthyEven though Upworthy’s got a bad rap for creating clickbait headlines, their lessons on going viral are incredibly interesting. Besides having great advice about going viral, Upworthy does a great job of making its presentation interactive using clickable links. Upworthy: 10 Ways To Win The Internets from Upworthy9. “Crap: The Content Marketing Deluge,” Velocity PartnersEven though this SlideShare is a few years old, it’s one every content marketer should flip through. The reason we love it so much is because the message — and delivery of that message — is pretty much flawless. Definitely take a second to flip through the presentation, as you’ll learn a great lesson while also soaking up a great piece of SlideShare content. Crap. The Content Marketing Deluge. from Velocity Partners10. “What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World’s Most Captivating Presenters,” HubSpotNot to toot our own horn, but this presentation has been one of our most successful ones, so we wanted to share it with you. I personally love how actionable tips are provided in a visual way. For example, in slides 47 through 49, the author explains the difference between “showing” and “telling” by putting the word “circle” next to a picture of a circle. Although showing, not telling, is a key storytelling technique in writing, it’s especially effective in presentations. What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World’s Most Captivating Presenters from HubSpot11. “How I Got 2.5 Million Views on SlideShare,” Nick DemeyFeeling inspired to create a SlideShare of your own? Make sure you flip through Nick Demey’s presentation first. He shares some tried-and-true tips for creating awesome presentations that rack up tons of views. How I got 2.5 Million views on Slideshare (by @nickdemey @boardofinno) from Board of Innovation .com12. “10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation,” Soap PresentationsThis presentation is inspirational from a design perspective — we especially love the color scheme. Using complementary colors (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) can be overwhelming at times, but because Soap Presentations uses them with lots of white space in the background, the colors draw your attention to the content of the slides. 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation from soappresentations13. “What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure,” ReferralCandyLearning from mistakes is a crucial part of growing in your professional and personal lives. But sometimes, it’s better to learn from others’ mistakes instead of making them yourself. This presentation outlines some core lessons successful entrepreneurs have learned by making mistakes. Read on so you don’t have to make the same ones. What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure from ReferralCandy14. “Displaying Data,” Bipul Deb NathWe admire presentation for its exceptional display of data — now this post will explain how to do the same in your own presentations. I also love how this presentation is very concise and minimal, as it helps communicate a fairly advanced topic in an easy-to-understand way. Displaying Data from Bipul Deb Nath15. “Design Your Career 2017,” Slides That RockThis presentation’s advice is applicable and its design admirable. The whole black-and-white color scheme really makes the salmon accent color pop — and the SlideShare creatively combines these elements for different slide layouts. Definitely bookmark this presentation as an example of a great SlideShare design. Design Your Career 2015 from Slides That Rock16. “A-Z Culture Glossary 2017,” sparks & honeyThe first time I heard the phrase “on fleek,” I had no idea what it meant. (Apparently, it’s a term that means “on point,” in case you were wondering.)If you’re like me and feel like it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest cultural trends, spend time with the presentation below. It’ll outline the most popular trends you should know this year — most definitely worth a read. Topics:last_img read more

3 Compelling Manufacturing Lead Generation Calls-to-Action

first_img“Call-to-actions don’t apply to us.  We are a manufacturer.  We don’t have promotions we can offer on our home page”.   – Quote from a president of a mid-sized manufacturing company. While this statement may seem logical at first, it will cost your manufacturing company greatly in missed lead generation opportunities.  While manufacturers may not be able to shout ‘buy now’ like retailers, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you don’t have anything other than products to offer prospective customers.  A creative manufacturer has many other options. Do you want more leads? Here are some ideas for call-to-actions that will get your manufacturing prospects to raise their hand, share their information, and turn into leads for your business.3 Compelling Manufacturing Lead Generation Calls-to-Action 1. Request a Quote or Ask a Question Is your main call-to action a “Contact Us” link buried deep in the header or footer of your website?  If so, you are missing the opportunities to maximize the number of visitors to your website that become leads.  This is because “Contact Us” forms aren’t the best types of calls-to-action .In contrast, Admet, a maker of tensile testing machines , gives prospects a clear and specific reason to contact them . Front-and-center and in bold colors, Admet promotes: Request a Quote, Ask an Engineer, or contact Customer Support.  These are all backed by forms that collect lead information in exchange for Admet fulfilling the request.  Simple, actionable, and specific, these calls-to-action are easy to implement and can have a positive impact on increasing lead conversion.   Topics: Lead Generation 2. Downloadable Catalog For prospects who aren’t ready to request a quote, create other calls-to-action related to your products and services.  For instance, use a product catalog to encourage your prospects to engage with you.  MDI, a molded foam manufacturer , does exactly this.  Notice how MDI highlights the benefits of downloading their catalog right below the call-to-action button.  To download the product catalog, the user is required to enter contact information, including the nature of the project on which they are working.  Isn’t this the type of information you would want to know about your prospects? 3. An Ebook or Whitepaper Many prospects who visit your site might not be close to downloading product information or requesting a quote – in fact they might only be researching.  They are early in the buying process, but they are still great prospects. It is in your interest to engage them now, understand who they are and what they are looking for, and start to build a relationship with them.  To target these prospects, use an early stage call-to-action.    Modative, a Los Angeles-based modern architecture firm , has created downloadable ebooks specifically targeted to early stage buyers.  Manufacturing buyers salivate over detailed process or buying guides.  Check out how Modative increased their lead flow from less than 20 a month to over 70 a month using this type of downloadable content.If you are a manufacturer, don’t mistakenly believe that calls-to-action don’t apply to you.  If you want to generate leads from your website, using different and effective calls-to-action will be the key to doing so. Free Download: Online Lead Generation Kit Originally published Jan 5, 2011 8:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Learn how to generate more inbound leads using SEO, blogging, and social media. Download the free kit for tips and tricks to drive more leads and business to your site. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

40 Brilliant Work Hacks to Improve Your Marketing Productivity

first_img to manage calendar and meeting invitations from people outside your company who can’t necessarily view your calendar. Tungle.Me syncs with your existing calendar. only block the time you’ll need treat your email like a to-do list hack it outside at some point during the day to take a break and recharge. in the body so you will easily be able to search for and find it in your inbox later. Use non-work time to brainstorm Set up filters for email to requests (or say “not now,” and backlog it for later) if it’s not a good use of your or your team’s time. hacks, or tricks you can use to save time, be more efficient, and improve your overall marketing productivity throughout the workday? Yesterday, the HubSpot marketing team got together for an offsite meeting, during which we ended up brainstorming and sharing some fantastic on your team using labels and filters. make sure attendees are assigned action items Use auto-archiving Set personal deadlines 30. for projects. Add a “sent from my mobile device” signature in your smartphone’s email applcation 36. 2. to keep your inbox from clogging up with useless email. 3. 6. so you don’t waste time waiting in line. 28. When attending others’ meetings, 29. Try to schedule your meetings in chunks 5. When working collaboratively, for five minutes every 60-90 minutes. Grab a snack from the kitchen or exercise your legs by wandering around the office. 13. . establish the purpose and create agendas 31. Before you archive an email, work hacks we use in our daily marketing lives. Hopefully, they can help you be more productive too! Try out Productivity to save you an extra step. so you don’t forget what’s on your mind. Gmail-Specific Hacks the one driving). Use two different computers (or just different browsers) 39. on paper, and establish a self-reward system for completing a task (e.g. a check box). Take a break Sign off from your instant messaging client. Use your calendar to take helpful notes 8. reply to yourself using specific search terms 18. get (stuff) done to organize the websites/blogs/news sites you visit often. Inbox Zero 1. Get a jumpstart on your day. At the very least, make yourself invisible or mark yourself as ‘busy’ to prevent people from bothering you. Wear headphones Go for a walk or a run General Working Hacks Email Hacks 34. Adopt the ” 12. 14. send yourself emails with reminders What other work hacks do you employ in your daily marketing lives? with your team. Gmail’s Send & Archive feature (e.g. during a run or during a shower). Sometimes the best ideas come when you’re not specifically focusing on them. plan ‘no meeting’ days ; check it at certain designated times throughout the day, and limit the time you spend on each check-in. (unless of course, 7. 32. Use your phone to  , spontaneous ideas, etc. when you’re away from your computer. to schedule email to be sent later, and to return to your inbox the emails that you’ve sent that have not yet received a reply. inbound marketing on your calendar (or for others on your team) to remind yourself of upcoming deadlines. 19. 22. for meetings or events you book (e.g. include point people’s contact info, detailed information, etc.). (e.g. close your email, turn off your chat client, close your Facebook tab, avoid non-essential meetings). so email recipients know when you’re on-the-go. It can often save time and be more effective than communicating over email or via instant message. . Back-to-back meetings will help keep you on schedule and won’t break up other parts of your day. Schedule “fake” meetings. . Sometimes a half hour can be sufficient enough. , go home early, or book a secluded meeting room in your office when you really need to avoid distractions and Use 26. When planning meetings, 10. Stay sane! Meeting Hacks 25. Always 40. keep a list of all your personal/work passwords Work remotely Create inboxes for email from specific people Lifehacker to tackle afterward. Don’t be afraid to say no ?! Don’t keep email open all the time Set up canned responses Pre-order your lunch Use an RSS reader 24. Agree upon and Label email 38. , we usually have a million different projects and campaigns either underway or in the works, which can often make it difficult to buckle down and focus on one thing. Not to mention the bajillion office distractions at any given moment. So….why not Prioritize your daily tasks to separate distracting things like email from what you’re actively working on. 11. Use a Google Doc to set deadlines for others you’re ” methodology, and based on different categories of your responsibilities before you archive. This will help organize your communications and make searching easier. Limit your interruptions Boomerang Tungle.Me Set up self-reminder events work Share them in the comments and help out your fellow marketers! Block off time Originally published Jul 7, 2011 6:15:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 35. , a website that offers tips and tricks to help you get things done in your daily life. So what about some helpful marketing (e.g. due dates for blog post contributions, etc.). to automatically archive for such automated emails like social media notifications, others’ out-of-office replies, etc. 9. for the meetings you organize to streamline productivity. 37. 16. 33. A marketer’s day is littered with distractions. In the fast-paced world of 17. 27. At the meeting’s end, on your calendar for travel or days you work remotely. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Check email and news on your commute handy so you can access them quickly and easily. . 20. brainstorm and prepare specific talking points 4. 21. Communicate with teammates in person. 15. Keep ongoing and daily to-do lists Experiment with the Gmail extension without listening to music. Calendar Hacks based on your team’s deadlines and goals. 23. for frequently sent email responses to reduce time spent on repetition. Topics: Block off large chunks of time throughout the week to give you uninterrupted work time. You may be familiar withlast_img read more

How to Fix 4 Toxic Marketing Problems With Analytics

first_img Problem #3: I don’t know how to evaluate my social media. I’ll just swag it. use marketing analytics makes it a lot easier to invest in the best social media channels for your business and spend less time on those that aren’t generating marketing results. Even without sophisticated tools, you can use customized, short URLs and specific landing pages dedicated to your social campaigns to track their results. In the world of analytics, there is less room for this type of explosion, because data helps to tell the really for the most part closed-loop analytics Fix It: not really after a nice full glass of scotch, but before keyword research, marketers relied on their ‘gut feeling’ or costly and time consuming focus groups. Fix It : Enter to solve four of your most irksome marketing challenges!  be Problem #4: We missed our number, and I’m in a SMarketing war. targeted with keyword analytics. You cherry picked and didn’t work all the leads fast enough! Before you create your next ebook, blog post, or even email campaign, be sure to check out your (and your competitors’) traffic-driving keywords. Doing so will give you the insights to enable you to ) and website behavior shows marketers what is Marketing: why Now that’s a simple example, and most funnels are more complex. But no matter your process, in order to do this, you need your analytics to integrate with your CRM system so you can map that funnel all the way to the end. Yes, marketers know they Problem #1: I don’t know what will resonate. Should I resort to scotch-induced content? real We spent more on lead gen programs than ever before. Some of them were even YOUR ideas …  . Dissecting your funnel to understand what’s coming in at the top and the fallout at each stage along the way will help you identify the ‘leakiest’ parts of the funnel so you can start to fix it there. If you have stellar website traffic but only .05% of it converts into a lead, and leads close at a 50% rate, you’ll pretty quickly know that you need to work on that first conversion and investigate why your offers aren’t resonating or if you’re driving the WRONG types of traffic to your site. Have you ever seen sales and marketing managers at each others’ throats when the team missed quota?   should . Coming up with a ‘swag’ or ballpark estimate of value is all you can do if you aren’t using analytics. participating in social media that focuses on the keywords and topics your target audience wants, thus attracting more of the right prospects to your site. Problem #2: I don’t know where to start. What will have the biggest impact? Sales: Fix It:  make marketing easier. Data helps drive sound decisions and even settle arguments. Here’s how you can Mapping dollars and cents to social media campaigns Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack If you read this post and thought, “Wait… that sounds like my company’s marketing department,” don’t despair. With some careful implementation of marketing analytics tools, you can ) ( You didn’t give me enough high quality leads! Marketing: The beauty of doing marketing today is that tools like Google Analytics, Omniture, or . But so often, it’s hard to justify I worked all the leads, and even prospected my own …  Whoa… SMarketing breakdown! Data to the rescue! Fix It: MadMenYourself Image Courtesy of AMC – Get Yours Marketing Analytics Marketing is hard. Daily, marketers have to find new audiences, engage them with creative ideas, test out new concepts, justify their budgets, and defend their efforts from the onslaught of often unhappy sales teams. driving behavior. Search and analytics are no replacement for talking to your prospects and customers, but you can get a lot more efficient and story. Creating and maintaining a turn your organization into a data-driven marketing machine service level agreement How do most marketers come up with their content ideas? Okay, it’s ! create more compelling content What are your favorite analytics tools, and why? What tough marketing problems have you solved with numbers this year? Sales: HubSpot’s data and insights (SLA) between your sales and marketing departments and then measuring which type of leads (based on lead scoring) were generated and how many and quickly they were touched by sales is easier than ever. What used to become a knock-down, drag-out battle has grown up into a collaborative business discussion about tweaking lead criteria and optimizing sales processes to make the entire company successful. Topics: Today’s comprehensive online data about keyword traffic ( Not only can marketers use traffic analytics to show the volumes of traffic coming to their site from social media, but if they are using integrated marketing tools, they can also measure leads and even customers generated from a specific channel like Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. Originally published Dec 20, 2011 6:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016last_img read more