More of this on the wayA WEATHER warning has been issued for ice tonight – and snow tomorrow in parts of County Donegal.The BBC in the North says there is an ice warning overnight tonight, until around 9am.They’ve issued an ice warning for roads in the west of Ulster. And they are also predicting snow, mainly on higher ground at this stage, for later on Friday.Met Eireann says the weather is turning unsettled and colder over the weekend with scattered showers and sunny spells.Some of the showers could turn thundery with hail and wintry showers on higher ground with frost and ice developing by night, particularly in more sheltered regions.FRIDAY NIGHT: will turn very cold with widespread frost and scattered showers will be of hail or sleet, possibly snow on higher ground as minimum temperatures fall to between -2 and +2 degrees. SATURDAY: will be cold and blustery day with scattered showers. Showers will be most frequent and heavy across the western half of the country, some will turn to hail and sleet, with the risk of thunder. Highest temperatures of just 6 to 8 degrees in a fresh westerly breeze. Saturday night, showers will mainly continue in the west and north, with some sleet or snow possible on high ground. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees with frost and icy patches, especially in sheltered spots. Winds moderate but turn northwesterly.SUNDAY: will continue to be cold with scattered showers and good sunny spells. Showers will become isolated and dry out later. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in a moderate northwesterly breeze which will ease later. There’ll be a very sharp frost on Sunday night with good clear spells and slack winds, as temperatures drop to between zero and -3 degrees. SNOW AND ICE WARNING AS WINTER BLASTS BACK TO DONEGAL was last modified: March 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:blusterycolddonegal weathericesnow
Think you’ve worked under some tight deadlines? Try cutting a complex spot for Saturday Night Live, roughly 24 hours before it airs.SNL’s ‘The Beygency‘ has exploded online over the last week. The spot is a faux film trailer based on a fictionalized government agency that enforces positive fandom toward Beyonce – really, you’ve just got to see it. High production value, great plays on trailer cliches and loads of laughs…it’s no wonder it’s been an online hit. Take a look:But what we love even more than the spot itself, is getting a behind-the-scenes look at how it was created…FastCompany recently got some feedback from the editor of the spot, Adam Epstein. Starting at 4pm on Friday afternoon the video editing team worked around the clock to get the spot ready for air on Saturday night. In fact, the video wasn’t even finalized until after it aired, with the final tweaks being made for the online version. Editors take note: the crew from SNL is using Premiere Pro.Here’s a timelapse of the editing in action, along with corresponding time clock. If you ever feel overwhelmed by a deadline in the edit bay – it could always be harder, right?
I just released the second video in the launch of my new book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need. If you want to know what’s inside the book, this video is a quick walk through of the 9 attributes and the 8 skills. You can watch it on the preorder page at preorder.theonlysalesguide.com.If I could go back and change any part of this book, the one thing I would add would be a user’s guide for salespeople, and one for sales managers.To succeed in sales today, you need all the attributes and skills included in The Only Sales Guide. If you have a deficiency in any of the attributes or skills, that deficiency can cause your problems. Like initiative. Sales isn’t a passive endeavor where you can afford to be reactive and do well. Instead, you have to drive the action.If You SellIf you are responsible for selling, you should read the book from cover to cover, making notes on the attributes and skills that you believe you need to improve. Then you should go back over one or two chapters, spending a couple week working specifically on developing in those areas. Maybe you aren’t exercising the self-discipline you need in order to succeed at a higher level. Or perhaps you need to work on your skills when it comes to asking for and obtaining commitments (Closing is Chapter 11).You are responsible for your own growth and development. This book will help you turn in your best performance.If You Manage a Sales TeamIf you manage a sales team, there are couple ways you should use the book.First, you can read the book together, focusing on one attribute or skill each week, and doing the exercises at the end of each chapter and sharing your experiences. Including the two chapters that cap off each section of the book, that is 19 weeks of development (more than most salespeople ever receive in the way of training and development). The videos and the workbooks will make this easy.Second, you can use the book to coach each individual on your team in areas you believe they need to improve. It’s sometimes easier for us to see where and why someone else is struggling than it is to see these same things in ourselves. No book provides this kind of a lens on performance, and using it to create a coaching and individual development plan will help you help the individuals on your team.You should use the book to help each person on your team grow, develop, and turn in the best performance they are capable of producing.As you watch video 2 at preorder.theonlysalesguide.com, note with attributes or skills you might need to shore up. If you are leader, think about where the individuals on your team need help.I wrote this book so that you would have what you need to take action and improve your own skills as a individual contributor, or to help your team if you are a sales manager or sales leaders. It’s not enough to know what you need to do; what’s important is that you do it. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now