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Q&A with senior Lyndsay DePaul

first_imgSenior Lyndsay DePaul helped lead USC to victory over crosstown rival UCLA in its last dual meet of the season. The Daily Trojan sat down with the co-captain and asked to share us her thoughts on the season, and how the team will prepare for the NCAAs and Pac-10 championships.Leadership · DePaul is one of the top butterflyers in the nation and owns numerous USC swim school records. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Daily Trojan: Looking back at the team’s regular season, what lessons did you and the other swimmers take out of the dual meets you participated in?DePaul: We learned not to take some teams too lightly and we learned what it’s like to win and what it’s like to lose. We know what we can do, we learned what we are capable or and what we aren’t capable of — this has all been a learning experience.DT: Your two losses came against California and Stanford. How did losing to those Northern California schools influence the team?DePaul: Going into those two meets, we didn’t really know what to expect. We were going up there coming off some really hard training and we knew they were going to be ready for us. We flew up the day of the Cal meet and had to be at the meet two hours after we got there, so the travel situation was tough. Our main problem was that we kept getting out-touched and that makes a huge difference at dual meets. We have been working on our finishes and hitting the wall so that we won’t be getting out-touched by anyone.DT: What was the goal of the women’s swim team throughout the season and how did the swimmers work to achieve it?DePaul: We set multiple goals and one of them was to win all of our dual meets, which didn’t happen. Another one was to be top four at the NCAAs and I really believe we can do that. Hopefully we can go to NCAAs with a full roster of girls, which is 18 girls, and win.DT: As a co-captain on the team, what did you notice about the team dynamic and motivation as the season went on?DePaul: Our freshmen and sophomores were very mature and jumped on board very quickly. This year they made sure that we were all on the same page. It is our [seniors] last year but they have been helping us out.DT: What was the most exciting moment about the women’s dual meet season?DePaul: I think the UCLA meet as a whole was monumental. Everybody’s attitudes and strength was great. It was exciting to see everybody’s confidence at yesterday’s meet. It really set the stage for Pac-10s and NCAAs.DT: What is the message you would like to send to the USC community as the women’s swim team prepares to wrap up its season with the NCAAs and Pac-10s?DePaul: Our girl’s and boy’s teams work really, really hard and that fan support would be greatly appreciated. We put a lot of effort in and it is nice to have support and have people cheer for us. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and followed us throughout the season.last_img read more

Arsenal see of Tottenham in derby

first_imgArsenal continued their fine home record against Tottenham by handing their north London rivals a first defeat of the season.Olivier Giroud scored his fourth goal this term when he tucked in Theo Walcott’s low cross at the near post.Andros Townsend had a shot saved in an open start, while Hugo Lloris denied Giroud and Walcott after the break.Wojciech Szczesny stopped Jermain Defoe’s deflected shot as Arsenal moved fourth in the Premier League table.There was one worry for Arsenal fans as midfielder Jack Wilshere came off before half-time but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said afterwards it was illness rather than injury that prompted the 21-year-old’s withdrawal. That will potentially be a relief to England boss Roy Hodgson, who has two upcoming World Cup qualifiers, starting on Friday. This absorbing encounter lacked the high-scoring of the 5-2 victories the Gunners have enjoyed over Spurs for the last two seasons. But a fourth consecutive win since they lost to Aston Villa on the opening day was a perfect response from the Gunners to taunts about Arsene Wenger’s lack of spending compared with Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas.Tottenham have only won once at Arsenal since 1993 and, despite creating several good openings, it was Arsenal who enjoyed the more clear-cut opportunities, Santi Cazorla twice showing his invention from clever free-kicks early on.Villas-Boas has spent close to £107m on new players this summer but while his side look powerful, they were often lacking the speed of an Arsenal team with more Premier League experience – and it was an illustration of what they might miss without Gareth Bale, who is set to complete his move to Real Madrid.The first-half goal that won the game was a case in point as the ball was swept out to Walcott on the right, the Tottenham defence misjudging their attempt to move up and catch the Gunners attack offside, and the England winger crossed low for the darting Giroud to poke in at the near post.Arsenal also came close to adding to that goal when some sharp interplay led to Walcott bursting into the inside right channel but the advancing Lloris came out to thwart him on the edge of his penalty area with an expertly timed tackle. Wenger’s team, looking comfortable, were then deflated as Wilshere was withdrawn, to be replaced by new signing Mathieu Flamini making his first Arsenal appearance since April 2008.Tottenham were more energetic and had more of the ball after the break. They had a penalty appeal when Laurent Koscielny made contact with Roberto Soldado in the penalty area.But it was the hosts who again carved out the better openings as they struck on the break, Giroud drawing a superb stop from Lloris after his shot was deflected by Danny Rose. The French goalkeeper also denied Walcott twice, substitute Nacho Monreal making a hash of the follow-up from the second of those chances.Defoe was introduced after 69 minutes and had a deflected effort superbly stopped by Szczesny and new Spurs signing Erik Lamela came on for his debut as Spurs pressed for the equaliser.The visitors were not helped by a nasty ankle injury suffered by midfielder Etienne Capoue, and although at one point Villas-Boas sprinted down the touchline to urge his team on, they looked short of the extra spark that Bale so often provided last season.last_img read more

Guyana has growing domestic drug use problem ‒ US report

first_img…marijuana, cocaine most prevalent; ecstasy also presentA United States (US) State Department report has declared that while Guyana has a comprehensive drug demand reduction strategy, the use of drugs like marijuana and even cocaine is a growing problem.This information is contained in the recently released 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, which has a section dedicated to Guyana’s profile.Notwithstanding the trafficking, the report notes, actual consumption of these drugs is a growing problem. According to the report, marijuana is the most commonly used drug.The document also noted reported seizures of synthetic drugs like Methylene-dioxyamphetamine (MDMA), most commonly known as “ecstasy”, and detailed Government’s response to the scourge.“The Government of Guyana’s National Drug Abuse Control Unit trains public health officers, teachers, social workers, and civil society groups as part of the Government’s supply reduction strategy,” the report states.“The Guyanese Government has a drug enforcement presence at its international airports, post offices, and to a lesser extent at seaport and land-border entry points. Control agencies reported several interdiction efforts and drug-related seizures and convictions during the first nine months of 2018”, the report detailed.The report notes that during the first nine months of 2018, authorities seized 164.9 kilograms (kg) of cocaine and 889kg of cannabis. It also states that local authorities initiated 358 prosecutions and convicted 24 individuals for drug trafficking.The report has expressed faith in Guyana’s demand reduction strategy, noting that it adequately addresses drug rehabilitation. It named the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Social Protection as the relevant Ministries responsible for addressing demand reduction.”Non-governmental organisations also offer rehabilitation services, with the Government providing financial assistance.“The Georgetown Public Hospital provides free rehabilitation services for drug users. The University of Guyana has a demand reduction curriculum in place through OAS/CICAD funding”, the report detailed.“The Government of Guyana conducts anti-drug awareness sessions in secondary schools, and has plans to create drug treatment courts. As part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States supports Guyana through targeted training for law enforcement and maritime officers”, the report declared.Guyana’s laws currently provide for a mandatory three-year jail sentence for anyone found in possession of small amounts of marijuana and other illicit drugs. This has led to the incarceration of petty offenders and, persons have opined, has contributed to an overcrowding of the country’s prisons. There has, however, been a push to remove custodial sentencing for possession of small amounts of marijuana through legislation.As at January 2017, there was a total of 2,043 inmates in Guyana’s five jails, although the largest one – the Camp Street prison – was subsequently gutted in a fire. At the time, the Georgetown prisons had 963 inmates, 521 of whom were on remand; Lusignan had 153, of whom 32 were on remand; Mazaruni had 360 and Timehri had 130 inmates including 28 remanded inmates.All of the aforementioned prisoners were male, while New Amsterdam had a male prison population of 352 and a female population of 85. One hundred and fifty of those men and 31 women were on remand.The Camp Street Prison reached the end of the line on July 9, 2017, when prisoners set that facility on fire, occasioning its complete destruction, except for a newly built brick building which is still standing intact.Following that jailbreak, over 1000 prisoners were displaced.While some were moved to Mazaruni or granted early release or bail, others had remained at Lusignan under straightened circumstances.It was then that another contingent escaped.Since these two jailbreaks, all but one prison escapee – Paul Goriah – have either been recaptured or killed.last_img read more

Evolutionary Psychology Is So 1980

first_imgEvolutionary psychology, popular in the 1980s, has been criticized by some evolutionists as flawed in its basic assumptions.  In practice, evo-psych explanations were often so speculative, they amounted to little more than “evolutionary storytelling,” according to an article on PhysOrg.  Popular articles still arise from time to time telling us that our minds evolved to cope with hunting and gathering, not the stresses of modern city life (see for instance, “Evolutionize Your Life” from the 07/14/2011 entry).  A team now admits that the foundations of evolutionary psychology were always questionable.  But never fear, they say: new evo psych is coming! According to PhysOrg, a team of biologists, psychologists and philosophers from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, the University of Cincinnati in America, and the University of St Andrews in Scotland, has published a new framework for the evolutionary analysis of the mind in PLoS Biology,1 entitled, “Darwin in Mind: New Opportunities for Evolutionary Psychology.”  Here’s what senior author Kevin Laland, former president of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association and proponent of niche construction evolutionary theory (see 02/04/2004), said in the PhysOrg article, “Evolution of the Evolutionarily Minded,” about the old paradigm: The current evolutionary psychology paradigm made sense in the 1980s, when modularity of mind was all the rage and everyone thought that evolution was slow. However, with the benefit of hindsight we can see that these assumptions were questionable, and [it] is now clear that the field needs a broader, theoretical framework. Recent developments in evolutionary & developmental biology and cognitive science provide some very exciting new avenues for research. We enter a new phase in the discipline. What were those flawed assumptions?  PhysOrg listed some: “e.g., that human behavior is unlikely to be adaptive in modern environments, that human cognition is task-specific, and that there is a universal human nature.”  The new thinking is that natural selection has acted on the human mind as recently as the last few thousand years, “which means that humans cannot accurately be portrayed as being adapted only to a Stone Age environment.”  In addition, today’s evolutionary psychologists downplay modular programmes and consider humans as capable of utilizing general learning rules.  And they give individuals and societies more of a role in directing their own evolution.  Those ideas won’t work with the old paradigm of humans as pawns of a prehistoric selection environment. In the PLoS Biology paper, the authors (abbreviating evolutionary psychology as EP) argue for a “redefined EP”.  But so far, it is just a framework for that “could use the theoretical insights of modern evolutionary biology as a rich source of hypotheses concerning the human mind, and could exploit novel methods from a variety of adjacent research fields.”  In other words, it’s an empty framework waiting to be filled.  Before erecting a new framework, it’s necessary to tear down the old: In the century and a half since Charles Darwin’s publication of the Origin of Species, evolutionary theory has become the bedrock of modern biology; yet, its application to the human mind remains steeped in controversy. Darwin himself wrote of cognitive evolution, most notably in The Descent of Man, where he suggested that like any other trait, human “mental faculties” are the outcome of evolution by natural and sexual selection and insisted that they should be understood in light of what he called “common descent”. This evolutionary interpretation of human cognition was taken up in the 1980s by contemporary evolutionary psychology, which rapidly became dominated by a school of thought stemming from the University of California at Santa Barbara (see Box 1). The essence of this brand of Evolutionary Psychology (EP) is neatly summarized in the famous quote that “Our modern skulls house a Stone Age mind”. But even early on, some ardent evolutionists have been merciless in their attacks on EP.  These authors’ 123 references include a 2000 work by Rose and Rose, editors, entitled, Alas poor Darwin: arguments against evolutionary psychology, one by D. J. Buller in 2009 called Four fallacies of pop evolutionary psychology, and one from Bolhuis (a co-author in the current paper) from 2005 called, whimsically, We’re Not Fred or Wilma. In that tradition, the authors proceeded to debunk the “Major Tenets of Evolutionary Psychology” – While much EP research describes human behaviour in terms of information processing, decision rules and cognition, the psychological adaptations can also be described at the level of the nervous system. Cognitive and behavioural neuroscientists have amassed a huge amount of research on the functioning of the nervous system, including the influence of genes on brain development. However, evolutionary psychologists rarely examine whether their hypotheses regarding evolved psychological mechanisms are supported by what is known about how the brain works. Here the role of evolutionary knowledge is less direct, and again relegated to the generation of novel hypotheses that can be tested using established protocols. In other words, who needs these storytelling clowns?  (Search on “evolutionary psychology” in our search bar for lots of laughs and groans.)  Who needs Darwin?  Human nature could have become the way it is since Noah.  Notice that they intimated that even King Charlie was out of touch with reality.  He only pretended to offer an approach for evaluating the human mind for future scientists, and his ideas are antiquated and wrong.  Now we are told that for 150 years his disciples have boldly tackled the mountains of ignorance, only to discover more ignorance.  They have admitted ignorance but offer us a more sophisticated ignorance.  Now they want to sell us used Darwinmobiles.  Don’t be a sucker.  We don’t need “Darwin in Mind”; we need Darwin-free minds. (Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The environment of evolutionary adaptedness: the idea that our minds were adapted by evolution to an African savannah or other conditions unfamiliar to modern-day humans. Gradualism, or adaptive lag: the inability of our genes to respond quickly to new environments. Massive modularity: the notion that the mind is made up of modular solutions to adaptive problems. Universal human nature: the belief that evolution gave us species-specific behaviors.  This predicts universal behavioral outcomes modulated by locally specified adaptive solutions. Most of the paper was concerned with discrediting these tenets.  In the last section subtitled “Towards a New Science of the Evolution of Mind,” they continued discrediting old EP, saying that it amounts to a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy: “we should be clear that such studies do not test the evolutionary hypotheses themselves, but rather test whether the predictions about the psychological mechanisms have been upheld.”  Scientists should expand their causal toolkit: “alternative evolutionary explanations, for instance that a history of cultural group selection has selected for this trait, and non-evolutionary explanations, are also plausible.” The authors agree with Nobel laureate Niko Tinbergen, who said that understanding human behavior needs to do more than account for its function and evolution; it needs to explain its causation and development.  How would neo-EP fulfill this requirement?  “A modern EP would, as standard practice, conduct empirical studies designed specifically to test between multiple competing adaptive and non-adaptive explanations, and would test the evolutionary historical, as well as the proximate, aspects of its hypotheses,” they answered.  Then they expanded on how a new framework could address Tinbergen’s fourfold requirement. In short, they did not offer any explanations for human behavior: no data, no experiments, no results.  The entire paper primarily discredited EP, only offering, in any positive sense, a vague suggestion that something should be done about the awful mess: A modern EP would embrace a broader, more open, and multi-disciplinary theoretical framework, drawing on, rather than being isolated from, the full repertoire of knowledge and tools available in adjacent disciplines. Such a field would embrace the challenge of exploring empirically, for instance, to what extent human cognition is domain-general or domain specific, under what circumstances human behaviour is adaptive, how best to explain variation in human behaviour and cognition. The evidence from adjacent disciplines suggests that, if EP can reconsider its basic tenets, it will flourish as a scientific discipline. That last sentence implies that EP is not a scientific discipline.  It needs to get its house in order to qualify as one.  See also 06/26/2008, “Will Evolutionary Psychology Be the First Darwinian Theory to Go?” and 05/02/2008, “Human Mind Outwits Darwinian Models.”  Search also on Evolutionary Psychology in these pages. 1.  Johan J. Bolhuis, Gillian R. Brown, Robert C. Richardson, and Kevin N. Laland, “Darwin in Mind: New Opportunities for Evolutionary Psychology,” Public Library of Science Biology, 9(7): e1001109, published July 19, 2011; doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001109. OK, so everything they told you is wrong; it was just storytelling based on wrong assumptions.  Anybody have faith that they will get it right from here on?  If so, we have some beachfront property to sell you on the Isle of DeBris. This paper will be a good source for quote mining by Darwin critics.  In addition to the above, check these out: While evolutionary analyses may generate clues as to the mechanisms of human cognition, these are best regarded as hypotheses, not established explanations, that need to be tested empirically. In the 1980s, four major tenets of EP crystallized, and these ideas became widespread. While not all evolutionary psychologists endorse the Santa Barbara perspective, these ideas have nonetheless shaped the broader field, and remain extremely prevalent. In parallel, emerging trends in evolutionary theory, particularly the growth of developmental systems theory, epigenetic inheritance, and niche-construction theory, have placed emphasis on organisms as active constructors of their environments …. By constructing their worlds (for example, by building homes, planting crops, and setting up social institutions), humans co-direct their own development and evolution. Evolutionary biologists have also measured the rate of response to selection in a wide variety of animals , finding that evolutionary change typically occurs much faster than hitherto thought. A recent meta-analysis of 63 studies that measured the strength of natural selection in 62 species, including more than 2,500 estimates of selection, concluded that the median selection gradient (a measure of the rate of change of fitness with trait value) was 0.16, which would cause a quantitative trait to change by one standard deviation in just 25 generations. If humans exhibit equivalent rates, then significant genetic evolution would occur over the course of a few hundred years. While fast evolution is far from inevitable, there is nonetheless strong evidence that it has frequently occurred in humans. EP has yet to come to terms with the possibility of recent, rapid genetic changes with their potential for associated neural rewiring. However, many evolutionarily minded psychologists, evolutionary biologists, and philosophers of science disagree with the theoretical proposals put forward by the Santa Barbara evolutionary psychologists, and the discipline has been the subject of intense debates.last_img read more

Condolences for Kabul victims’ families

first_img19 September 2012President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the families of the eight South Africans killed in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday.“On behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma wishes to express his heartfelt and sincere condolences to the families, friends and communities of the eight South Africans who were victims of a suicide attack,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement.Zuma, who was in Brussels, Belgium for the 5th South Africa-European Union Summit when the attack took place, said he was “deeply saddened by the deaths of the South Africans, as well as the other lives that were lost during this tragic incident.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.”A suicide bomber reportedly rammed her explosive-laden vehicle into a minibus carrying the eight, who were working for a local company, killing them along with a local driver.Three passers-by were also killed and two security officials were injured by the bombing that took place along the main road, leading to the airport in Kabul’s sub-district 15.Hizb-i-Islami, the second largest insurgent group in Afghanistan, has claimed responsibility for the attack.A spokesperson for the group told local media via phone that a woman suicide bomber of the group had carried out the attack in retaliation for an anti-Islam film made privately in the US and posted on the internet last week.The Department of International Relations said it was in possession of the list of names of the deceased, and that efforts to confirm their identities as well as to contact their next-of-kin were under way.“Government efforts to confirm their identities and to contact their next-of-kin are continuing, and families are receiving support through the consular,” the department said.Meanwhile, US Ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips has also offered condolences to the families of the South Africans who were killed.“As we mourn the death of colleagues at the US Consulate in Benghazi, we offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the South Africans who lost their lives in Kabul today,” Gips in a statement on Tuesday.“As [US Secretary of State, Hillary] Clinton has said, there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”Source: SANews.gov.za-Xinhualast_img read more

BlackBerry Balance: A New BlackBerry 10 Feature For Perpetually Connected Consumers

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Pause sarah rotman epps What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Guest author Sarah Rotman Epps is a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research.One of the most delightful product features I saw at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month came from an unexpected source: the new BlackBerry 10 operating system from Research In Motion (RIM).While RIM is battling from behind with BB10, there’s a lot to like about this product, from the super-smart contextual prediction keyboard to the super-efficient BlackBerry Hub. The feature of BB10 that I like best is called “BlackBerry Balance,” which allows users to selectively turn off work-related email and apps for specified periods of time. BlackBerry Balance is significant for three reasons:1. It’s designed for consumers (workers), not IT administrators. This is a big, big deal for RIM, a company known for making products that were favorites of IT shops. In the past, IT administrators had all the power over corporate BlackBerrys -they could not only kill a user’s device remotely but also could limit access to features like the app store.With BB10, it’s IT admins who are in a box – they can give users access to corporate email and applications, but those are siloed on the device, and BlackBerry Balance lets workers decide when to turn work off while still using their devices for fun stuff.2. It puts workers in control of their work-life balance. The BlackBerry Hub, which unifies communications and alerts from text messages, calls, email and social networks, makes communicating very efficient (for example, you can reply to tweets and Facebook messages directly from the Hub without opening separate applications), but it could easily be overwhelming too. With BlackBerry Balance, consumers don’t have to fear they’ll be bombarded with work-related messages when they use the Hub on personal time.3. It’s a model for other mobile OSes to follow. Other than Apple’s “Do Not Disturb” feature on iOS, there are very few features I’ve seen on mobile operating systems that do anything to assuage the pains of the perpetually connected consumer. It’s great to see RIM leading here, and I hope to see other companies follow with their own innovative features.Smartphones enable perpetual connectivity, but they should also empower consumers to set their own demands for how and when they want to be connected.Image from BlackBerry YouTube video.center_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

London Olympics: Devendro’s loss shows his lack of experience against opponents like Barnes

first_imgDevendro Singh’s dreams of winning an Olympic medal came to an agonising end as he lost 18-23 to Ireland’s Paddy Barnes in a bristling light flyweight quarterfinal on Wednesday night.With it, the Indian boxing campaign came to an earlier end than they would have liked. For a boxer who had earned an RSC verdict in the first round against Bayron Molina of Honduras and a 16-11 victory of 2008 finalist Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia, Devendro Singh had the potential to get past the Irishman and get among the medals.But Barnes fought smart by combining aggression and sensible defence to cause India to groan in disappointment.The Excel arena throbbed with life and the huge number of Irish supporters armed with their national flags watched the Indian start in an attacking manner.However, the 25-year-old Barnes drew on his experience of winning the 2008 Olympic bronze as well as the European and the Commonwealth Games titles in 2010 to deny Devendro more scoring opportunities than he got.With a never-say-die approach, the pocket-sized dynamo from Manipur negated the two-point lead that Barnes picked up in the first round but was unable to bridge the gap caused by his conceding far too many in the second round when he was penalised for ‘head-butting’ his opponent.The round scores read 7-5, 10-5 and 6-8 reflected Barnes’ superior footwork, defence and overall ringcraft.You have to put it down to his lack of experience of fighting in blue riband competitions that led Devendro Singh to raise his head in a reflex action when Barnes clinched him after landing a series of scoring blows.advertisementThe American referee David Llaurado was quick to stop the bout and penalise the 20-year-old Indian for head butting.It must be said though that the manner in which Devendro Singh fought back despite trailing 10-17 after two rounds was commendable. It showcased his mental fortitude.It was not as if he was flailing his gloved fists aimlessly but there was a method that he followed. It led to Barnes clinching the Indian and earning the wrath of the referee.The win gave Barnes another shot at China’s Zou Shiming, the defending champion. Barnes lost to the Chinese top-seed in the 2007 World Championship and the 2008 Olympic Games. And the result left Devendro with something to ponder about.With greater experience and maturity, the boxer from Army Sports Institute can emerge as one of India’s top boxers in the coming years.India derived much joy in seven men qualifying for the boxing competition at the Games this time but barring middleweight boxer Vijender Singh and Devendro Singh who were one bout away from winning a medal, none of them was able to make it to the quarterfinals.It was not the best end for national coach GS Sandhu’s career as India’s chief coach.”Devendro was unlucky,” said Brig Muralidharan Raja after the bout. “I am sure the experience he has garnered will hold him in good stead,” added Raja.last_img read more

Inbound Lead Quality from a Sales Rep’s Perspective

first_img Inbound marketing is like a synchronized rhythm of sales, marketing and prospects. Passing Leads to Sales Inbound Marketing Kit , that’s what happens.  now Topics: Learn more about inbound marketing and how to combine blogging, SEO and social media for results. Download our Why? What if marketing were able to remove the 97 “bad timing” calls I was making and make all my calls as productive as the remaining 3?  With  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack As a sales rep., working for a smaller company and calling a lead that is generated via inbound marketing is far more productive than calling an existing client from a huge brand name company. That’s because timing is everything. Timing is everything, especially in sales and marketing.  The difference between  inbound and outbound marketing is timing. Less than a year ago, I worked for a very large company — a leader in its industry, a house hold name.  I carried a territory of existing clients and I was responsible for up-selling and adding new products and services.center_img Originally published Mar 10, 2009 8:31:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 inbound marketing kit . This means that with inbound marketing, all my calls are the quality of what it used to take 100 calls to generate.  My last company would be considered a safer place to stay considering the state of the economy.  However, after 8 years, I packed up and came to work for HubSpot, a much smaller, venture-capital-backed company.   inbound marketing . Although HubSpot is a smaller company, I’m now calling leads who’ve found us. Furthermore, they found us because they’re looking for help with initiatives they’re dealing with  What sales rep wouldn’t want to make calls to leads that found their company while looking for help with the services their company has to offer   Chances are, what I was offering, wasn’t what they were currently working on. It’s said that for every 100 calls a sales person makes, 3 will be an actual opportunity or the “right timing.”    You’d think the calls I was making into an existing book of business would produce lots of opportunities. But this wasn’t the case. Although I was calling clients, I was still calling at random, not knowing if they were looking to buy the additional services or product I was selling. I was interrupting my contacts from the initiatives they currently had on their plate.last_img read more

HubSpot TV – The Face of Social Media in 2009

first_img “Peoplebecome fans of companies and brands on Facebook for two differentreasons. The first is that they want to keep up with the company andlearn more about them. The second is they want to associate themselveswith the company.” Subscribe in iTunes: www.hubspot.tv – Make your business page engaging and exciting. mvolpe Edward Boches to leverage Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to generate leads and customers. “TheGlobal Language Monitor has announced that Twitter is the Top Word of2009 in its annual global survey of the English language.” Grade your business page on What did you write on your first blog if you did not yet had a product to sell? – Inbound.org Intro How to interact on Twitter: @ Headlines Twitter Declared the Top Word of 2009 in your tweet. Check out this ebook for tips & tricks – Is Facebook Losing its Coveted Demographic? Hubspot’sPage does a good job of providing content makes people comment. Thesecomments show up in people’s profiles and with the revised FacebookNews Feed, updates with more comments are more likely to show in fans’information streams. Marketing Takeaway https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/C2060/IMG4600.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more