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Latest podcast episodes about Ramming

Rumble in the Morning
Sports with Rod 10-8-2021 …Russell Wilson is one of the greatest healers

Rumble in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 10:26


Sports with Rod 10-8-2021 …Ramming it all day and Ramming it all night …Russell Wilson is one of the greatest healers …One of the Rays did something really special …

Virtually Everything
Ramming Girls Over

Virtually Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 44:28


Gavin and Seth discuss weekends, big bodied soccer players and all of the other weekly bits. Give it a listen. Share it with your friends, and follow us on twitter @VirtuallyPod.

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Smyrna Man Arrested for Ramming Police; Residents to See Increase in Water Bill; Local Girl Gets NFL Funded Scholarship

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 11:09


A Smyrna man with a history of burglaries was arrested after ramming into a police car with his vehicle; Residents will see a 11% increase in their water bill; And a local student has earned a women in football scholarship from the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers #Bucs #Buccaneers #TampaBay    #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews      -            -            -            -            -            The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County.              Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! MDJOnline             Register Here for your essential digital news.             Find additional episodes of the MDJ Podcast here.              This Podcast was produced and published for the Marietta Daily Journal and MDJ Online by BG Ad Group on 9-16-2021.           For advertising inquiries, please email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Golic and Wingo
Hour 1: Ramming Over The Bears

Golic and Wingo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 47:56


 Keyshawn, Jay and Max open the show talking about the Rams beating the Bears, Stafford throwing for three touchdowns and over 300 yards and what the Bears should do at QB. They also discuss the Saints' victory over the Packers and recap other NFL Week 1 matchups.

The Stephen A. Smith Show
Hour 1: Ramming Over The Bears

The Stephen A. Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 47:56


 Keyshawn, Jay and Max open the show talking about the Rams beating the Bears, Stafford throwing for three touchdowns and over 300 yards and what the Bears should do at QB. They also discuss the Saints' victory over the Packers and recap other NFL Week 1 matchups.

The Max Kellerman Show
Hour 1: Ramming Over The Bears

The Max Kellerman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 47:56


 Keyshawn, Jay and Max open the show talking about the Rams beating the Bears, Stafford throwing for three touchdowns and over 300 yards and what the Bears should do at QB. They also discuss the Saints' victory over the Packers and recap other NFL Week 1 matchups.

Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis
Hour 1: Ramming Over The Bears

Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 47:56


 Keyshawn, Jay and Max open the show talking about the Rams beating the Bears, Stafford throwing for three touchdowns and over 300 yards and what the Bears should do at QB. They also discuss the Saints' victory over the Packers and recap other NFL Week 1 matchups.

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Marietta Man Charged with Murder After Intentionally Ramming Fiancée's Car; Flooding and Storms Hit Cobb County; Chairwoman Cupid Considers Vaccine Incentives

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 11:22


A Marietta man is facing murder charges after intentionally using his own vehicle to ram his fiancée's car with her in it; The Red Cross was called after Cobb experienced flooding this week; Chairwoman Cupid is considering following DeKalb's lead with vaccine incentives. #Covid19 #Vaccine  #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews      -            -            -            -            -            The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County.              Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! MDJOnline             Register Here for your essential digital news.             Find additional episodes of the MDJ Podcast here.              This Podcast was produced and published for the Marietta Daily Journal and MDJ Online by BG Ad Group on 9-9-2021.           For advertising inquiries, please email j.southerland@bgadgroup.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

REAL-ATABLE
Paul Ramming, Founder and Managing Member of Foundry Capital

REAL-ATABLE

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 55:59


Paul shares how he found fulfillment and happiness in his life and career. We talk...

3AW Breakfast with Ross and John
Man arrested after double police car ramming at Geelong

3AW Breakfast with Ross and John

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 1:25


Officers from Corio attempted to intercept the motorist at a Thompsons Road service station after spotting false plates on his vehicle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1010 WINS ALL LOCAL
Wild Wild West Side Highway: Car Jacking Ends With Officers Firing Shots After Ramming by Suspect... Statue of Polish Freedom Fighter Vandalized in Brooklyn... And Moderna's COVID Vaccine Shows Promise for Kids Aged 12 to 17... This and More in the All L

1010 WINS ALL LOCAL

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 6:45


Create Art Podcast
POETRY FOR 30 DAYS IN APRIL DAY 18

Create Art Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 6:56


Project Details Hello friend, I am Timothy Kimo Brien, head instigator at Create Art Podcast where we help you to tame the inner critic and create more than we consume. Every year in April National Poetry Writing Month occurs, this is a challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days and comes from the NaPoWriMo site. When you participate you are given a prompt every day for 30 days and you can choose to follow the prompt or not. Each prompt has a commentary with it and a style of poetry that you may not be familiar with. I enjoy it because it stretches my creative muscles and helps me organize my thoughts. I also really enjoy a good challenge. There is also an opportunity to read other people's work as they post on their websites and for you to comment on their work, giving them encouragement or offering a suggestion. Care to join me on this journey? Day 18 Prompt And now for our (optional) daily prompt! This one comes to us from Stephanie Malley, who challenges us to write a poem based on the title of one of the chpaters from Susan G. Wooldridge’s Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words. The book’s  table of contents can be viewed using Amazon’s “Look inside” feature. Will you choose “the poem squash?” or perhaps “grocery weeping” or “the blue socks”? If none of the 60 rather wonderful chapter titles here inspire you, perhaps a chapter title from a favorite book would do? For example, the photo on my personal twitter account is a shot of a chapter title from a P.G. Wodehouse novel — the chapter title being “Sensational Occurrence at a Poetry Reading.” Day 18 Poem Grocery Weeping I stand in the store Mask donned, list in hand People moving around in a frantic pace I try to maintain the prescribed distance But constantly get bumped from all sides No one is paying attention to each other Just focused on what is in stock And muttering a what they can’t find The shelves are getting more bare Each time I do the weekly shopping With more left on the list being unfilled That what I can find It takes about a month For me to sit in the car After another failed attempt To begin to cry, alone I so want to be the breadwinner for my family Be the stone they can rely on In these terrible times I look back at the diary I’ve kept And see the despair grow with each entry My wife says it will all be fine We will make sue with what is available Besides we don’t need all that meat Vegetables can be made a million ways But every trip brings less and less Its not that we don’t have the money As that is what the issue was when I was a child Watching my mother cry when the bill was too high And I had to put back the food This is different This is not supposed to be This is not the American supermarket As told to us by Ginsberg This land of plenty Has turned into a weekly battlefield of selfishness This once “great nation” has eaten away at itself No toilet paper, no precious hand sanitizer Others have hoarded it Others have followed the trucks bring in supplies And raided them while they are being unloaded Is America great yet And then one day the tide changed Something happened that the stores became better stocked We weren’t scowling at each other When we saw that person got what we could not I can’t point to the exact day All I know is that one day I wasn’t dreading the trip to the store That I actually got everything on the list I got everything and a little more And that little more turned into everything I wanted Not needed And I wonder When the next time will occur When the stores are empty When we will be at each others throats For I fear we have not learned the lessons That have been graciously given And soon we will be back at it Ramming carts into each other  Trying to loosen the others stockpiles And taking what we claim is ours In order to keep our greatness At their expense Will it be a blizzard in Texas Or a heat wave in Maine Or will the oil dry up in the middle east And we will be forced to walk again Reaching Out To reach out to me, email timothy@createartpodcast.com I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and lets start that conversation. Email: timothy@createartpodcast.com YouTube Channel: Create Art Podcast YT Channel IG: @createartpodcast Twitter: @createartpod Mighty Networks: Create Art Podcast

Power and Politics
U.S. Capitol officer dead, driver shot fatally after ramming car into barricade

Power and Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 60:22


Power & Politics for Friday, April 2nd with Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Angus Reid Institute President Shachi Kurl, Toronto Archbishop Cardinal Thomas Collins, Realosophy Realty President John Pasalis, and the Power Panel.

2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast
Bonus Episode! Ramming On With Denny Seiwell and Fernando Perdomo

2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 59:09


"Piece of Cake!" Tom and Andy were fortunate to be able speak to Denny Seiwell and Fernando Perdomo yesterday on the forthcoming release "Ram On: The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda McCartney's RAM" which will be released on 14th May on Cherry Red Records. Fernando and Denny give us an overview of the project's origins and just a handful of the over 100 talented musicians that are featured on this record. Denny also shared some terrific stories during his Wings days. During our conversation it was very evident to us that Denny and Fernando invested the passion and care to create a new modern feel for this music while paying homage and respect to the the original album with Paul and Linda.

Story Time With Kurt
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat by Victor Appleton - Chapter TwentyFour... "Ramming the Wreck!"

Story Time With Kurt

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 9:02


In this episode, Ramming Speed!! Lean back, put up your feet, close your eyes, relax, and Kurt will tell you all about a simpler time... a Submarine... and a young inventor named Tom Swift. Volume Four of the Tom Swift Series continues! The Submarine and Sunken Treasure! If you enjoy Storytime with Kurt, consider helping to support the project by subscribing or donating right here on Anchor! If you'd like to support Storytime with Kurt directly... https://anchor.fm/storytimewithkurt/support Or just rate us at your favorite Podcatcher. Follow Kurt on Twitter @VObyKurt If you'd like to support Storytime With Kurt directly just go here: https://anchor.fm/storytimewithkurt/support We'd love your comments and suggestions for future books at kurt@storytimewithkurt.com And thanks for listening! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storytimewithkurt/support

WTAQ News on Demand
11 A. M News on Demand - Oshkosh Police looking for ramming suspect

WTAQ News on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 2:55


Walgreens locations around Wisconsin will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations, starting today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Christian Outlook | Topics for Today's Believers
President Biden is Skirting Around Democracy and Ramming Through His Agenda: Kevin McCullough with Chanel Rion

The Christian Outlook | Topics for Today's Believers

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 9:21


Kevin McCullough is joined by Chanel Rion, from OAN, to discuss President Biden ramming through a gigantic COVID bill and giving insight into Joe Biden's America.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KUOW Newsroom
More questions about police car ramming incident in Tacoma

KUOW Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 2:06


The Tacoma police officer who drove into a crowd is on paid leave

Travelnews Online | Rebuilding Travel | Trending | eTurboNews
Four people killed, dozens injured in 'intentional' car-ramming in Germany

Travelnews Online | Rebuilding Travel | Trending | eTurboNews

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 1:32


New Moon Wellbeing
Grief + Hospice with Rebecca Ramming LPC-A

New Moon Wellbeing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 88:29


Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a conversation with someone I really admire, and is doing wonderful work here in Austin, Texas, Rebecca Ramming, a Licensed Professional Counselor intern who is also a volunteer bereavement counselor for Hospice Austin!  Today, we are going to dig deep into the subjects of Grief and Hospice, and I am looking forward to sharing all that Melinda has to offer. Alright, let's hop to it! Find out more about Hospice Austin + Rebecca Ramming by clicking on the links below: https://www.hospiceaustin.org/ https://www.instagram.com/theexistentialmillennial/ https://www.rebeccaramming.com/ Find out more and follow New Moon Wellbeing by clicking the links below: Newmoonwellbeing.org https://www.instagram.com/newmoonwellbeing/ https://www.instagram.com/_hgarland/ https://facebook.com/newmoonwellbeing Subscribe to the podcast to keep up to date on all new episodes! You can also donate to the podcast by clicking here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/newmoonwellbeing/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/newmoonwellbeing/support

The Indiscriminate News Network
North Korean Vaults to Freedom, Russia Threatens US Ship with a Ramming and more

The Indiscriminate News Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 7:33


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It's All Been Done: A Barenaked Ladies Podcast

I SAW IT! I SAW IT! Captain, another B-Nake tune, straight ahead! Ramming speed! CWs for this episode: Bullying, abuse ALSO IN THIS EPISODE: The Barenaked Ladies: Good At Music? The Life and Death of Chet Creeggan Someone please teach us how to play dominoes. BONUS SEGMENT: PIECE OF CAKE and THANKS THAT WAS FUN and SAME THING and FUN AND GAMES! Get yourself some IABD shirts! Wear a logo on your chest!: https://www.teepublic.com/user/itsallbeendonepodcast Catch us on the 'net!: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1593559714014720 Twitter: @beendonepod Thanks to The Orange Groves (theorangegroves.com) for hosting us. Subscribe to their Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorangegroves and join their discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/GdTsg8C !

Episode 1 - Interference in the Dem primaries
Episode 35 - "Ramming Speed - Biden all the Way" by John P. Flannery

Episode 1 - Interference in the Dem primaries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 37:05


In this episode we offer a snap shot of where the election stands, an example of Trump's slanderous attack on MSNBC's Ali Velshi, and what we can expect is the kind of election interference we may see in the days ahead. by John P. Flannery, jonflan@aol.com, @jonflan

RNZ: Morning Report
Woman recounts terrifying deliberate motorway ramming incident

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 1:32


A woman who says she was repeatedly rammed down the motorway at 120 kilometres per hour says police have treated it like an everyday traffic accident. Hermione McKeich says the terrifying experience happened with out warning when she was driving south into Wellington on Monday afternoon. She spoke to RNZ's David Reid about the incident. RNZ have contacted the police for a response.

3AW Breakfast with Ross and John
CSI Melbourne: Police car ramming duo arrested after their car becomes bogged

3AW Breakfast with Ross and John

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 1:02


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Ancient Warfare Podcast
AW115 - Rams and Ramming

Ancient Warfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 57:16


Rams and ramming, is the topic of this Ancient Warfare magazine podcast. The chaps focus on the Actian Victory monument and the Egadi and others found around Sicily. Jasper, Murray, Marc, Lindsay and Mark are joined by Stephen DeCasien.  

Tongues Out Podcast
95. My Labor Day Involved Whales Ramming Into Galleons and Monopoly....

Tongues Out Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 24:49


I bet you are looking at that title and thinking to yourself, "Wtf is this podcast going to be about?" Well I guess you are going to have to listen to find out.... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tonguesoutpodcast/support

Renegade Talk Radio
LIKE CORONAVIRUS, TERRORISTS MUTATE and SPREAD

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 37:16


From Bernard Kerik and Rudy Giuliani warning us about terrorists hijacking Black Lives Matter to copycat vehicle ramming attacks being used by terrorists of various persuasions, we see how terrorism - like coronavirus - knows no boundaries. Retired NYPD Commissioner, Bernard Kerik, and Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, are well acquainted with Susan Rosenberg, the radical connected to several domestic terrorist groups, and once imprisoned for weapons and explosives charges-who is now the lead fundraiser for BLM. So, their warnings about BLM having terrorist roots should be taken seriously. Vehicle ramming attacks, once the invention and signature of jihadists, have now spread and risen dramatically in America-especially since there are again pedestrians in the streets-this time they’re protesters, rioters, looters and statue-topplers. But, these days, the driver of the vehicle is just as likely to be a radical of a variety of ideologies, an incel, or someone who doesn’t belong to any group, but is 'mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore'!

3AW Breakfast with Ross and John
CSI Melbourne: Man arrested after red Range Rover ramming spree

3AW Breakfast with Ross and John

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 2:22


The Cutting Edge Japan Business Show By Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo, Japan

Don't think of a pink elephant.  Did you think of one when you read that sentence?  It shows how easily we can we swayed by images.  If I had said don't think of the letters p-i-n-k-e-l-e-p-h-a-n-t, you would have been fabulously successful.  What is the difference – both refer to the same prohibition?  We are very much susceptible to images, yet we rarely use this facility when we are trying to have influence with those around us.   We think that force of will, desire, status, oratory, personal power, connections or wealth is how we can have influence with others.  In various circumstances, some of these will work, but most are out of reach to the ordinary punter.  What else can we do?  Well we can “pink elephant” our way to greatness.  We can incorporate images into our conversations to persuade others to follow our recommendations.   Getting others to follow our ideas is how we have influence and we have all heard that storytelling is a powerful vehicle for explaining recommendations to others.  Like with joke telling though, most of us are pretty average at these skill sets.  It sounds easy enough – just tell the joke and people laugh, tell the story and people will get in line behind you.  Well we know that few are any good at telling jokes or stories. That is mainly down to a total lack of planning.    Professional comedians spend an enormous amount of time working on their content and then perfecting the timing and mastery of the delivery.  If you ever watch Japanese rakugo comedians for example, you can really understand the work that goes into this line of enterprise.  They sit on a cushion, usually hold a fan in their hand and that is it.  Everything else is down to what they say and how they say it.  They create multiple characters, locations, situations and dialogue out of thin air.   On our own part, we normally spend zero time working on our ability to have influence.  We don't craft our story content, nor do we practice the delivery over and over to have the best effect.  We just blurt out of our mouth whatever it is we want and then get discouraged when no one could care less about what we want.   There is a simple formula that is a powerful engine for gaining influence.  It works on the basis that a good idea is a good idea.  The reason for that is because the rationale behind the idea is compelling.  If your idea doesn't engage the emotions and logic of the listener, they are unlikely to be convinced of it's value.  It is a subtle appraoach.  Ramming our ideas down the throats of others is the usual way people approach conversion to their way of thinking.  This widespread habit has spawned a public of doubters, skeptics, nay-sayers, trolls and haters.  We have to recognize that this is our potential audience from the start.   So don't tell people what you want up front.  “I think we should hire more sales people right now, to expand the revenues”, you say fervently.  The immediate reaction to this bold expense plan is to inspire everyone in earshot to get to work on coming up with the thousand good reasons that is nonsense and won't work.  Instead we need to build up some images in our story that lay things out in such a way that the audience leaps ahead of the story.  We want them to arrive at their own conclusion, that we should hire more people to raise the revenue.  By the time we get to our recommendation at the end of the story they are already there and wondering what took us so long to get to the obvious answer.  This is called winning without battle, in this case a battle of wits and intellect.   The storytelling should have scenes the listener can see in their mind's eye.  We might say:    “Last Friday, I was up on the 44th floor of the headquarters in Akasaka having a coffee with Tanaka san from the CFO's office, talking about how to achieve the President's recently announced five year revenue targets.  Interestingly, she said that they had just finished a computer simulation analysis of the results from the last five years. They found that sales per salesperson were averaging around 40 million yen per year.  I was surprised to hear that even first year newbies like young Suzuki san in the sales team, more than covered their costs in the first year.  I always presumed those new hires were a cost to the company.    Tanaka san was busy getting ready for another presentation a little later that afternoon, so she walked me over to the gorgeous new dark wood paneled board room on the 47th floor.   She booted up her laptop and showed me this line graph on the big 65 inch monitor there, that each year the average increase in salesperson revenue was 50%. I didn't know that by year three, the salespeople were really starting to pull in sizeable revenue numbers.    It was interesting to me that new hires cover their costs and that the real results get going in year three.    If we are going to meet our five year targets, we should hire more salespeople right now.    If we do that they won't cost us anything this year and in three years time they will be producing the big numbers we need”.   Now that story required a little over one minute to tell.  This is not a huge burden on the listener's patience.  I included people, locations, images they could identify with to make it real.  At the very end, I made a call for action – “hire” and then finished off with the icing on the cake with the benefit of doing that action – “produce the big numbers we need”.   Don't “free form” when trying to have influence.  Carefully plan what you will say, practice it to get it concise and digestible for your audience.  If you do that you will have people follow your recommendations and ideas and that is what we all want, isn't it.  

No Grandmas Allowed
NGA - Episode 25 - The jizz chronicles

No Grandmas Allowed

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2020 25:38


The boys talk about being annoyed by someone whilst your trying to concentrate watching something.JJ points out that Imran needs to go see a barber but Imran takes pride in his new look.Imran rages at technical issues.Inan makes an appearance by sending in his fifa video moment.Commentating game is back this time lawn bowls... fun fun fun.News and opinion.JJ talks about his ramming session which he called love making.

Renegade Talk Radio
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Using Terrorism Alert Levels for Covid

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 41:21


Cities and countries across the globe are creating color-coded threat level warning systems for Covid-19, triggering haunting memories of 9/11. It’s ironic that they are copying something learned to combat carnage from terrorism, while terrorists are now learning to copy a bio-agent like Coronavirus — a perfect tool for destruction of the West. They’re seeing how bioterrorism is much more effective than ramming or knifing attacks, or even suicide bombs to bring societies to their knees. First, we look back at the Homeland Security Advisory System that was created because of 9/11, with its 5 levels of risk of terrorist attacks, from red indicating severe risk to green indicating low risk. It was not only meant to warn American citizens, but also governmental agencies, airports and so on. The color codes were a good, clear system that works in emergencies when people are too panicked to start trying to figure out murky details. It’s no wonder then that places from Dallas, Texas to the UK, have now instituted color-coded systems to warn of the risk of Coronavirus. We look at each of these and the social media criticism they’re getting because people are fed up with being told what to do and because their memories of 9/11 are being triggered.

Red Strings and Maroons
Ep13 Wyatt Detention ICE Ramming and The Intersection of Race and Firearms

Red Strings and Maroons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2020 66:05


Ctrl Alt WoW - World of Warcraft Podcast
Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 654 - Crash And Burn, Ramming Speed, All Thrusters To Max !!!

Ctrl Alt WoW - World of Warcraft Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2020 75:22


Aprillian, Grand Nagus and guest hosts discuss another week of playing World of Warcraft, Blizzard's greatest MMORPG. With special guest host El Jeppy! The show features audio segments and email submissions from our lovely listeners. Guild Round up from Constraxx Show Notes for Ctrl Alt WoW Episode 654 - Crash And Burn, Ramming Speed, All Thrusters To Max !!! If you want to join the conversations on the show, we have a live chatroom with in-game giveaways moderated by chatroom-guru Constraxx. We record Live on our Twitch TVpage! http://twitch.tv/ctrlaltwowpodcast

Roll For Combat: Pathfinder & Starfinder Actual Play Podcasts

What happens when you take melee combat and mix that with starship combat, and then throw in a touch of environmental hazards? Total chaos! Also, GM Steve discusses details about the new upcoming podcast, Tales from the Black Lodge! And don’t forget to join our Discord channel, where you can play games, talk with the cast, … Continue reading "Dead Suns 126: Ramming Speed!" The post Dead Suns 126: Ramming Speed! appeared first on Roll For Combat: Paizo's Official Pathfinder & Starfinder Actual Play Podcasts.

Nerd heaven
Star Trek Nemesis Review / Discussion

Nerd heaven

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2020 18:10


Star Trek Nemesis has a reputation for being a bad movie, and I won't dispute that, but it's important in terms of setup because this is the last time we saw Picard and his crewmates. So let's take another look at this movie and see what we make of it. Join me as I count down the 10 episodes and movies you should watch before Star Trek Picard. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AdamDavidCollings ----more---- Transcript Welcome to Nerd Heaven.I’m Adam David Collings. The author of Jewel of the Stars.And I am a nerd. This is episode 9 of the podcast and the second last instalment of the 10 episodes and movies that you should watch before star trek Picard Today, we’re looking at Star Trek Nemesis.A lot of people don’t like Nemesis. Let’s be honest, it’s the bottom of the barrel.I’ve joked in recent episodes that it’s “the movie everyone hates,” but I will freely acknowledge that there may be people who like this movie, and good on ‘em. There are some movies that many people hate, which I love, such as Batman V Superman, and I don’t like it when people comment that everybody hates that movie, because it’s just not true.So, if you Like Nemesis, I think that’s awesome. I’m not going to do an in-depth rundown of every little thing I think is wrong with this movie. Others have done that. If you’re interested in that kind of analysis, check out the video Star Trek Nemesis Lamentation by the youTuber Lorerunner. He does a much better job of it than I could. I will point out some issues along the way, but I’ll also try to point out some positives. So if this isn’t a well-loved movie, why am I talking about it? Well, it’s actually very important for Star Trek Picard. This movie is where we last saw the TNG characters, Picard in particular. This movie wraps up their stories. We already know from the trailer that Picard is acknowledging the things that happened in Nemesis. It’s picking up on these characters and showing us what has become of them since this movie ended. The IMDB description for this movie reads The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth. And this movie first appeared in cinemas on the 13th of December 2002 Engage. Jerry Goldsmith wrote the music for this movie. He creates some extremely memorable themes in First contact and Insurrection. But nothing in the music stands out to me in Nemesis.The new big-screen version of the Romulan city, which we’ve seen previously as a painting, looks fantastic.This movie is the first mention we get of the planet Remus since the TOS episode Balance of Terror, which introduced the Romulans.This movie established that the planet Remus was home to another sentient species, the remans. That’s interesting, although funny they’ve never been mentioned, but then Starfleet doesn’t know a lot about the inner works of the Romulan star episode.I imagine that when the proto-Vulcans first arrived in this part of space, they subjugated the remans, who became the first subjects of the Romulan empire The face-melting scene as all the senators die was reasonably well done. Suitable creep and gross. Then we get the wedding scene. I really liked this. Riker and Troi are finally married. About time.Picard’s best man speech is suitable amusing, as well as emotional. It’s a nice character moment.And we get little cameo appearances from Guinan and Wesley. It was very nice to see Guinan again for the first time since Generations. Amusing that she’s been married 23 times. The Wesley thing is jarring by the lack of explanation. They cut most of his scenes When last we saw him, he left Starfleet to journey with the traveller. Now he’s back and in uniform. But, I’ve seen those cut scenes, and honestly, it was pretty weak. Apparently, he was off to be a junior engineer on a second rate ship. Probably best they cut it.Guinan mentions that Romulan ale is illegal. That bothers me because the trade sanction was lifted during the dominion war. I suppose it’s possible they re-instated it, but that’s the problem. This movie fails to acknowledge the changed relationship between the federation and the Romulans that happened as they were forced to work as allies against the dominion.And that annoys the heck out of me. Also, why is Worf on the enterprise? When last we saw HIM he had also left Starfleet to become federation ambassador to the Klingon empire. Now he’s back, in uniform and apparently serving on the enterprise. The explanation for his presence in First contact was great. The explanation in Insurrection was a total cop-out (Picard asks what the hell are you doing here) and we don’t hear his answer. In this movie, they don’t even acknowledge it. This irks me. Worf doesn’t want to be naked at the official wedding ceremony on Betazed (all guests are naked at traditional Betazoid weddings).Picard seems to think the reason someone would not want to be naked is because of their physique, that they may not have enough muscles.If I had to be naked in public, it’s not my physique I’d be worried about exposing.I REALLY feel to Worf here. He’s essentially ordered to ignore his feelings of modesty. And that sucks. In fact, Worf has only been used for un-funny comic relief so far in this movie. There’s nothing inherently bad about the B4 plot in this movie, except that it’s been done before. B4 just feels like an inferior copy of Lore. The stuff on the planet isn’t bad. The new shuttle looks pretty cool. And the dune buggy is kinda cool. Patrick Stewart looks like he’s having a ball. The over-exposed film is supposed to make the planet look alien. It doesn’t quite work for me.Funny how we first meet B5 in pieces. That’s exactly how we see him in the trailer for Star Trek Picard.Then the aliens show up. They look pretty cool. Especially considering we only see them very briefly. Nice effort.So much for the prime directive. Worf is shooting at them. Too bad if one of them died in the crash.I really enjoy the little appearance by Admiral Janeway. It makes good sense to me that she would be admiral now. After 7 years in the Delta Quadrant, she would probably welcome a desk job. Picard, on the other hand, ahs always wanted to remain on the bridge of his ship. (although we know he’ll eventually accept a promotion to Admiral as well.) Geordi asks Data how he feels about giving B4 all his memories.Data replies “I feel nothing.”Seriously? Is this season 1 Data? In my opinion, it was a mistake to ignore the emotion chip. Michael Piller wasn’t a fan and wrote that Data “left it behind” in Insurrection.In this movie, well, it’s like the chip never existed.All that character development undone. Shinzon’s ship, the scimitar looks pretty cool. Very mean. This is where the movie starts to drag.They beam onto the Scimitar and meet Shinzon, who surprisingly is not Reman, but human. A clone of Picard.The reveal is long and drawn out. Especially so given that the reveal falls completely flat because Tom Hardy doesn’t look like Patrick Stewart. Shinzon’s backstory is moderately interesting. I like how the plan to replace Picard was abandoned due to a change of government. Very believable. So he’s promising peace, but Picard doesn’t trust him. And He has a very dangerous weapon on board, based on Thalaron radiation.Shinzon’s viceroy tells him he’s wasting time. And I tend to agree. Get on with the story, guys. Ugh. and then we get the rape scene.First Shinzon wastes time having dinner with Picard, trying to convince him he wants peace.Then he decides to telepathically rape Deanna.WHAT?Are you telling me that if Picard had suffered a harsher upbringing, he’d be a rapist?This is creepy, and not in a good way.So B4 is Shinzon’s spy. Ok. Beverly’s new medical tricorder looks really good. Finally, it has a full-sized screen. About time. A tricorder is, after all, a scanning device, so it should have a decent-sized screen. One hour into the movie, things finally begin to happen.Picard is kidnapped, beamed aboard the scimitar.And Shinzon proceeds to detail his entire plan. It was a nice little moment when B4 comes in to see Picard and it turns out to be Data, here to rescue him. There’s a fun little action scene where they fly an attack shuttle through the corridors of the scimitar. A little silly, but fun. So, Picard was abducted, told all about Shinzon’s plan, and then rescue.And I’m left wondering, what was the point of it all?This story still hasn’t really done anything. It amuses me that Shinzon’s Romulan supporters keep criticising him for delaying. I find myself agreeing with them. Beverly finally explains what’s going on. Shinzon is dying because of a defect in his DNA. He needs a complete transfusion from Picard, the only one with compatible DNA.The plot of this movie isn’t just slow and uninteresting, it’s very convoluted. So, Shinzon asks the federation to send a ship. Then he has this big speech about wanting peace. All of this just so he can use Picard to heal himself. Luck the enterprise happened to be the closest ship.But when got his hands on Picard, after wasting time with dinner and drinks, he doesn’t take Picard’s blood. No, instead, he reveals his plan to attack the federation and then walks out of the room.And why does he want to attack the federation anyway?He has zero motivation for that. The Thaleron weapon is actually quite interesting.With their cloak, they can fly past every federation ship and kill the entire crew. They’ll never even know what hit them.That’s terrifying. I’m going to backpedal a bit on what I said about the music. Sure, there’s nothing in it as memorable as First contact or insurrection, but there’s still some reasonably good music. There’s a little thematic stuff between Data and Picard, comparing Shinzon with B4. It’s not a lot, but it’s something. I don’t mind the new design for the Romulan warbirds. And I like the green nebula in the background during the space battle.It’s clever how they use Troi’s empathic abilities to find the scimitar. Kind of gives her a little revenge for the mind rape. The Romulans join the fight against Shinzon and the Remans board the Enterprise.Worf comments to Riker that “The Romulans fought with honour.”That’s a big deal coming from Worf. He has always viewed the Romulans as being without honour.So nice touch there. I like the scene when the bride gets hit and the whole front window gets blown away. Bye-bye viewscreen. That was nicely done. Picard beats Shinzon by being unpredictablePicard actually knows Shinzon much better than Shinzon known Picard. Because Picard has his whole life to look back on, whereas, Shinzon has never been the person Picard is. He hasn’t gotten there yet. And I like that. Ramming the enterprise into the scimitar seems a pretty extreme thing to do. I sure hope they had time to evacuate the forward sections of the saucer.The crash itself looks pretty cool. Not as cool as the Enterprise D crashing on Veridian III, but still cool.And you probably noticed that Troi was at the helm when it happened.We’ve seen her at the helm of the Enterprise twice. The first time, she crashed the enterprise. The second, she rams it into another ship. Now, you could argue that neither was her fault, and in fact, the second time was a deliberate act, but still. It’s not a good flight record. But what does the ramming accomplish? It doesn’t stop Shinzon.Shinzon says “some ideas are worth dying for, aren’t they Jean-Luc.”In Picard’s case, yes, he’s willing to sacrifice his life and his crew to prevent Shinzon from destroying the federation.What is Shinzon sacrificing his life for? Killing the Enterprise crew, who were going to self-destruct themselves anyway, to destroy the scimitar. He won’t be around to kill anyone else after that. Maybe he thinks he’ll survive his sickness long enough to fix his ship and use his weapon on earth. I dunno.So I’m not getting a sense of his motivations. It doesn’t make any sense. So anyway, data uses the mobile transporter thing, which was foreshadowed earlier in the episode, to beam Picard to safety, and sacrifices himself to save everyone else. This is an emotional moment.Data’s wake is a good scene. I like how it calls all the way back to Encounter at Farpoint.Brent Spiner has explained that he felt he was getting too old to play Data and thought that a death scene would be a fitting way to farewell the character. Interesting that now, in the age of digital de-ageing, he’s going to reprise the role again. I also like when we see the shot of The Enterprise is spacedock, Goldsmith calls back to his slower arrangement of the motion picture/next generation theme, just like he used in that first movie. Fortunately, this panning shot of the ship doesn’t go for 15 minutes. Nice little moment between Riker and Picard as they part ways. Riker off to captain his own ship. The closing scene with B4 is ambiguous. He clearly doesn’t understand what Picard is trying to teach him, but then he starts singing blue skies. It seems something of Data may have survived in B4. So that’s where we leave our friends. Riker and Troi have left for their own ship, Data is dead, and the rest are presumably remaining with Picard on the Enterprise, which needs a major refit. Oh, and B4 has been re-activated, at least temporarily, by Picard. But from what we understand from Brent Spiner’s comments about the trailer, B4 has been disassembled again and placed in storage. I’m keen to know the story there. So that was Star Trek Nemesis. I’m sorry I didn’t find more positive things to say about it. Even though I wasn’t really keen on this movie, I’m glad that the new Picard show is picking up on elements from the movie.You see, this movie wasn’t the great send-off for TNG that we’d hoped for, not like Star Trek 6 was for TOS.So I’m very glad that the new show is going to give us a new (and surely better) send-off for at least some of these beloved characters. I’m really looking forward to finding out what happens next. It’s gonna be a wild ride. Well, we’ve only got one more movie left to watch before Picard.It’s JJ Abram’s Star Trek 2009, which is actually 10 years old now. Can you believe that?While most of the movie takes place in an alternate timeline, it establishes a very significant event that will have huge ramifications for the prime timeline, especially Picard. See you next.Live long and prosper.Make it so

Absurdist News
Ramming Each Other - Absurdist News: Goats

Absurdist News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 41:32


Ready for your goat to get got? Well Dave is ringing in 2020 with 5 goat related news articles as Marks and Max try not to get their goats got. I refuse to believe that phrase actually is used. Please help me prove this.Topics include: Goat armed robbery, sex goats ain't scared, pistol whipping passengers, pig goat bonding, goat sacrifice.Twitter: @Absurdist_Newswebsite: absurdistnews.wordpress.com

Cork's 96fm Opinion Line
2019-12-13 Car ramming in The Glen, Poverty at Christmas, Homebirths, Vasectomies & More.

Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 124:52


Shocking footage of cars ramming each other in The Glen is condemned, the show is flooded with offers of support following a devastating email about poverty at Christmas, Ross Browne on his recent vasectomy, mixed views on homebirths. And more... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dude, WTF!?
Neymar's Overrated, What Apple's Ramming Down Our Throats Now, and Richard Mille Get's Airtime

Dude, WTF!?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2019 46:51


Neymar's Overrated, What Apple's Ramming Down Our Throats Now, and Richard Mille Get's Airtime       Fifa 20 ratings are out Messi is top - 94 Should be higher Ronaldo - 93 Neymar -92 Wildly overrated  Van Dijk - 90 Solid rating - deservingly so - UEFA player of the year Dybala - 88 iPhone event preview  3 new iPhones // iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Features  Faster Processors Improved Face ID New Camera System with 3 cameras on the back Apple watches Possible AI tech for sleep tracking on the Apple watch Rumor mill Macbooks, iPads, and Apple TV hardware Apple TV is long overdue for a revamp - A12 processor  Possible Apple Tag - similar to Tile - Apple revamped the Find My app recently so speculation is swirling  Possible Apple TV Plus in depth look into new features or shows coming soon this fall.  Cost? Actual launch date Rumors have said November  One more thing? Big speculation if apple will drop something big this time Noise-Canceling Airpods? Apple branded Headphones? AirPower Charging Pad??   Odell Beckham Jr and Rafael Nadal both wore Richard Mille watches during games on Sunday Odell wore the RM 11-03, valued at $350,000 NFL commented it wasn’t allowed because “You can’t wait hard objects on the field”  Won’t fine him, but is having a chat about it with OBJ and Browns  Nadal wore the RM27-03, valued at $725,000 Who takes top spot for Flex of the year so far? Playing football in it? which is against the rules Winning Grand Slam 19 in the 5th set in it?   College Boise St. -12 L // Boise 14-7 Marshall Only beat Marshall 14-7… you can’t cover a -12 spread against Marshall?!?  I will never beat on that stupid blue field again WVU +14 L // Mizzu 38-7 WVU I hate those fucking couch burning hicks. How do you take an L to Mizzu THAT BAD? 38-7 // Only need 17 more to cover I don’t usually have hate in my heart, but I the hate runs deep Army +22.5 W // Michigan 24-21 Army Army covering wasn’t impressive, knew that was going to happen. Them almost actually BEATING Michigan is what is impressive.  Ohio St. -15 W // OSU 42-0 Cincy This was a no brainer win My barber feed me some terrible inside source material Texas A&M +18 W // Clemson 24-10 Texas A&M I LOVE Texas A&M // Backdoor cover with 10 sec left.  Clemson looks incredible - played strong. Had them 24-3 ended up giving up last sec TD. Putting more money on Clemson this season for sure. Auburn -17.5 W // Auburn 24-6 Tulane Auburn barely held on to cover Tulane. Pretty decent spread but felt Auburn could handle it Feel uneasy about any other Auburn pick this year Oregon -24 W // Oregon 77-6 Nevada  Oregon DESTROYED Nevada 77-6  3x the spread High flying offense always finds a way at home Cal +13.5 W // Cal 20-19 Washington One of the more bold predictions of the week.  Going off the game last year we knew Cal always gives Washington a tough time. Wisconsin -35 W // Wisconsin 61-0 Central Michigan Wisconsin FUCKS Massive spread to cover and they almost doubled it I said they were bred different up there    NFL DAL -7 W // DAL 35-17] Time for Eli to retire? Trade him? JAC should have traded for him Prescott is coming for that bag  Zero defense almost 1,000 yards combined  SEA -9.5 L // SEA 21-20 CIN Way closer than expected, believed CIN was Terrible, might be and SEA might just be as bad LAC -6 L // LAC 30-24 IND How do you not destroy a team who’s star QB retires the previous week? I’ve always felt a hate toward LAC - something about Rivers pisses me off PHI -10 L // PHI 32-27 WAS WTF PHI I tweeted out with about 2 min to go saying I had no doubt they were going to come back to cover in the 2nd half. They had it till they didn’t.  LA -1.5 W // LA 30-27 CAR Wildly closer than expected also.  CLE -5.5 L // TN 43-13 CLE CLE is awful. I don’t see them being any better than they are now. Hopes to high for them.  KC -3.5 W // KC 40-26 JAC I wanna say KC ripped them but they also gave up 26 Basically killed Big Dick Nick He is in surgery today for a broken clavicle  BAL -7 W // BAL 59-10 MIA FUCKS.  DEN -2.5 ? // DEN-OAK Monday Night    Blake: Where are we at with Fry Preservatives? You order fries from Postmates or UberEats with your meal they TRASH by the time they get there.  Can we not figure a way out to transfer potato products yet? Put more preservatives in them, don’t give a shit, just don’t give me mussy fries We have the most intricate Michelin star food in the world but we can’t figure out musy fries We will literally pay extra for them   Vin: Fountain of Youth. Tom Brady stan.  

Dude, WTF!?
Neymar's Overrated, What Apple's Ramming Down Our Throats Now, and Richard Mille Get's Airtime

Dude, WTF!?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2019 46:51


Neymar's Overrated, What Apple's Ramming Down Our Throats Now, and Richard Mille Get's Airtime       Fifa 20 ratings are out Messi is top - 94 Should be higher Ronaldo - 93 Neymar -92 Wildly overrated  Van Dijk - 90 Solid rating - deservingly so - UEFA player of the year Dybala - 88 iPhone event preview  3 new iPhones // iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Features  Faster Processors Improved Face ID New Camera System with 3 cameras on the back Apple watches Possible AI tech for sleep tracking on the Apple watch Rumor mill Macbooks, iPads, and Apple TV hardware Apple TV is long overdue for a revamp - A12 processor  Possible Apple Tag - similar to Tile - Apple revamped the Find My app recently so speculation is swirling  Possible Apple TV Plus in depth look into new features or shows coming soon this fall.  Cost? Actual launch date Rumors have said November  One more thing? Big speculation if apple will drop something big this time Noise-Canceling Airpods? Apple branded Headphones? AirPower Charging Pad??   Odell Beckham Jr and Rafael Nadal both wore Richard Mille watches during games on Sunday Odell wore the RM 11-03, valued at $350,000 NFL commented it wasn’t allowed because “You can’t wait hard objects on the field”  Won’t fine him, but is having a chat about it with OBJ and Browns  Nadal wore the RM27-03, valued at $725,000 Who takes top spot for Flex of the year so far? Playing football in it? which is against the rules Winning Grand Slam 19 in the 5th set in it?   College Boise St. -12 L // Boise 14-7 Marshall Only beat Marshall 14-7… you can’t cover a -12 spread against Marshall?!?  I will never beat on that stupid blue field again WVU +14 L // Mizzu 38-7 WVU I hate those fucking couch burning hicks. How do you take an L to Mizzu THAT BAD? 38-7 // Only need 17 more to cover I don’t usually have hate in my heart, but I the hate runs deep Army +22.5 W // Michigan 24-21 Army Army covering wasn’t impressive, knew that was going to happen. Them almost actually BEATING Michigan is what is impressive.  Ohio St. -15 W // OSU 42-0 Cincy This was a no brainer win My barber feed me some terrible inside source material Texas A&M +18 W // Clemson 24-10 Texas A&M I LOVE Texas A&M // Backdoor cover with 10 sec left.  Clemson looks incredible - played strong. Had them 24-3 ended up giving up last sec TD. Putting more money on Clemson this season for sure. Auburn -17.5 W // Auburn 24-6 Tulane Auburn barely held on to cover Tulane. Pretty decent spread but felt Auburn could handle it Feel uneasy about any other Auburn pick this year Oregon -24 W // Oregon 77-6 Nevada  Oregon DESTROYED Nevada 77-6  3x the spread High flying offense always finds a way at home Cal +13.5 W // Cal 20-19 Washington One of the more bold predictions of the week.  Going off the game last year we knew Cal always gives Washington a tough time. Wisconsin -35 W // Wisconsin 61-0 Central Michigan Wisconsin FUCKS Massive spread to cover and they almost doubled it I said they were bred different up there    NFL DAL -7 W // DAL 35-17] Time for Eli to retire? Trade him? JAC should have traded for him Prescott is coming for that bag  Zero defense almost 1,000 yards combined  SEA -9.5 L // SEA 21-20 CIN Way closer than expected, believed CIN was Terrible, might be and SEA might just be as bad LAC -6 L // LAC 30-24 IND How do you not destroy a team who’s star QB retires the previous week? I’ve always felt a hate toward LAC - something about Rivers pisses me off PHI -10 L // PHI 32-27 WAS WTF PHI I tweeted out with about 2 min to go saying I had no doubt they were going to come back to cover in the 2nd half. They had it till they didn’t.  LA -1.5 W // LA 30-27 CAR Wildly closer than expected also.  CLE -5.5 L // TN 43-13 CLE CLE is awful. I don’t see them being any better than they are now. Hopes to high for them.  KC -3.5 W // KC 40-26 JAC I wanna say KC ripped them but they also gave up 26 Basically killed Big Dick Nick He is in surgery today for a broken clavicle  BAL -7 W // BAL 59-10 MIA FUCKS.  DEN -2.5 ? // DEN-OAK Monday Night    Blake: Where are we at with Fry Preservatives? You order fries from Postmates or UberEats with your meal they TRASH by the time they get there.  Can we not figure a way out to transfer potato products yet? Put more preservatives in them, don’t give a shit, just don’t give me mussy fries We have the most intricate Michelin star food in the world but we can’t figure out musy fries We will literally pay extra for them   Vin: Fountain of Youth. Tom Brady stan.  

The Cutting Edge Japan Business Show By Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo, Japan

There is no doubt that having a solid personal philosophy for how we deal with others is a sound idea.  Few people however bother to develop a personal approach, so they are always floundering around trying to get on better with others.  We are some much more interdependent in business today than we have ever been in the past.  If you are in sales, then your people skills have to be simply excellent.  But are they in fact excellent or are you floundering? Welcome back to this weekly edition every Tuesday of "THE Cutting Edge Japan Business Show" I am your host Dr. Greg Story, President of Dale Carnegie Training Japan and best selling author of Japan Sales Mastery. We are bringing the show to you from our High Performance Center in Akasaka in Minato-ku, the business center of Tokyo. Why the Cutting Edge?  In this show, we are looking at the critical areas for success in business in Japan.  We want to help advance everyone's thinking so that we be at the forefront, the Cutting Edge, of how to flourish here in this market. Before we get into this week's topic, here is what caught my attention lately. Japan is the world's third largest economy but it has not been successful yet in the start-up scene.  There are many barriers here to do with entrepreneurship, especially because there are no second chances in Japan if you fail. Consequently, the startup scene here lags behind Beijing and Silicon Valley and the government is trying to do something about that.  They are trying to create more unicorn start-up successes, firms valued at more than $1 billion.  METI is going to launch the J-Startup initiative to strengthen support for startups with high potential .  They are looking for help with this outside of Japan. Visas for foreign startup entrepreneurs will go from the current six months, to one year, to encourage more foreign startups to locate in japan rather than other countries. Getting over the social stigma of failing is going to be the biggest barrier for Japanese local start-ups, so maybe some foreign pixy dust is required to encourage the startup scene to really break through that cultural wall and get things going.  going.This is episode number 31and we are talking about Principled Salespeople Soredewa ikimasho, so let's get going. In 1936 an unknown author, despite many frustrating years of writing and rejections, finally managed to get his manuscript taken up by a major publishing house.  That book became a classic in the pantheon of self-help books – “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.  Surprisingly, many people in sales have never read this work. Plato, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius etc., were all around substantially prior to 1936 and we still plumb their insights. Dale Carnegie has definitely joined that circle of established thinkers, offering wisdom and valuable ideas.  His aim was to help all of us be better with each other, particularly in a business context.  He did this by laying down some principles, which will make us more successful in dealing with others, especially those people not like us.   Salespeople should definitely be friendly.  Ancient Chinese wisdom noted, “ a man who cannot smile should not open a shop”.  Here are nine principles for helping us all to become friendlier with our clients.  We need to build rapport and have the client know, like and trust us. These principles are a great guiding light on how to become very skilled in dealing with all variety of people. These are not tricks.  These are fundamental mindset and behavior changes we need to make if we want to be successful with others.   Become genuinely interested in other people Our buyers are actually more interested in what we know about what they want, than in what we know about our product or service.  It is a common mistake though to be wrapped up in the features of our offering and lose focus on the person buying it and what they want.  At the extreme, transactional thinking means you don't care about the individual, you only care about their money from the sale.  That is the hyper short career in sales option.    For a long career, we better get busy really understanding our clients.  The key word in this principle is ”genuine”.  Having a correctkokorogamaeor true intention, means we will be honestly focused on understanding the client so that we can really serve them and build a partnership.  We must be fully focused on their success, because wrapped up inside that outcome is our own success.   Talk in terms of the other person's interests Salespeople have a nasty habit of selective listening and selective conversation around what they want to talk about.  Their kokorogamaeis centered around their interests and the buyer's interests are secondary.  Sales talk is a misnomer - there is no sales talk.  There are well designed questions and there are carefully crafted explanations around solution delivery, which are tightly tied to what the buyer is interested in.  Questions uncover interests and with laser beam focus, that is the only thing we talk about.    Sounds simple, but salespeople love to talk, they love the sound of their own voice and they become deaf to the client, often without even realising it.  Check yourself during your next client conversation – imagine we were to create a transcript of your words, would they be 100% addressed to the buyer's interests.  If not, then stop blathering and start talking in terms of their interests.  By the way, Japanese buyers are rarely uncomfortable with silence, so don't feel pressured to fill the conversation gaps with pap!   Be a good listener.  Encourage the other person to talk about themselves Good listening means listening for what is not being said, as well as what we are hearing.  It means not pretending to be listening, while we secretly think of our soon to be unveiled brilliant response.  It means not getting sidetracked by a single piece of key information, but taking in the whole of what is being conveyed.  It means listening with your eyes – reading the body language and checking it against the words being offered.    Japan is a country of few direct words.  Centuries of cheek by jowl living have smoothed the edges of human interaction. Because of this, Japanese people have become masters of subtlety and nuance.  When they switch into English they retain these characteristics and their more limited vocabulary also reduces the amount of talking they will originate from their side.  Salespeople have to be very alert to the smallest clues and must watch the body language like a hawk.   Talkative salespeople miss so much key client information and then scratch their heads as to why they can't be more successful in selling.  The client doesn't have the sales process handbook, where the questioning sequences are nicely aligned and arranged for maximum efficiency.  Instead the client conversation wanders all over the place, lurching from one topic to another, without any compunction.    I am just like that as a buyer.  I have so many interests and will happily digress on the digressions of the digressions! Well designed questions from the salesperson keeps the whole thing on track and allows the client to speak about themselves at length.  In those offerings from the buyer we learn so much about their values, interests, absolute must haves, their desirables, their primary interests and their dominant buying motives.   Japanese buyers usually need a high level of trust to be developed, before they may open up and talk about themselves.  It is exceedingly rare to wrap up an agreement in Japan with just one meeting. So salespeople, play the long game here and don't be in a rush.  We are limbering up for a marathon, not a sprint in Japan.   Arouse in the other person an eager want This is not huckster, fake, carnival barker manipulation.  This is becoming a great communicator, someone who can arouse passion and enthusiasm in others.  Sales is the transfer of enthusiasm, based on the salesperson's belief in the “righteousness” of doing good, through supplying offerings that really help the buyer and their business.    One of the biggest barriers to success in sales is client inertia.  They keep doing what they have always done, in the same way and get the same results.  Our job is to shake that equation up and help them to get a better result, through doing something new – buying our product or service.    We have to help them overcome their fears and persuade them to take action.  In Japan there is a penalty for action if something fails and less of a penalty associated with inaction, so the bias here is to do nothing. Having a need and taking immediate action are not connected in the client's mind, until we connect them.  We have to fully explain the opportunity cost of no decision, no action or no response to our proposal.    We achieve all of this by using well thought out questions, which lead the buyer to draw the same conclusion that we have come to – that our offering is what they need and that they need it right now.  This Socratic method of asking questions works because it helps to clarify the buyer's own thinking.  Most salespeople don't ask any enough questions, because they are too busy talking about the features of their widget.  We can arouse an eager want if we frame the questions well. Find out more when we come back from the break   Welcome back and we are looking at how to get on better with people Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers As we know, telling is not selling.  Ramming our proposal down the client's throat is not selling.  Being bombastic and dogged is not selling.  Naturally, we will always have more information, data and knowledge about our solution than the client.  Blabbing on about the fine detail won't persuade the client to buy.    Often Japanese buyers expect a sales “lecture” on the proposal, so they can slip into the role of the critic.  Avoid that scenario at all costs.  All you will get out of that type of meeting is the thin, cheap green tea being served and little more.  Instead, go and find some buyers who will accept your questions.   We all own the world we help to create.  Our job is to help the client create a world we can share, that they feel deeply connected to and about which they feel some ownership.  If I tell you some worthy insight I still own it.  If I ask questions that spur your thinking and help you to gather some of those “light bulb” moments, then you own that insight.  We are always more likely to execute on our own ideas than other people's.    Sales is about assisting client's to see possibilities they haven't considered.  We have probably all had the experience of shopping for something and the store clerk's explanation alerted us to something we hadn't even considered, which immediately framed our subsequent approach to that purchase. This is the job of the salesperson – to help the client re-frame their worldview with rich and valuable insights that lead them to make the best buying decision – with us!   Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view We have reached the age we are today, built on a firm foundation of mistakes, errors of judgment and ineptitude.  None of us were born perfect, we had to fail in order to learn what not to do, as well as what to do.  We were not brilliant from the start with new tasks.  We had to spend time to master the new and unfamiliar.  In the beginning, we were inept until we gained some solid skills.    In other words, we are all hauling around prejudices, biases, painful memories and firm views on the world, built on our foundation of hard won experiences.  Salespeople trying to inject their views into this construct, will feel like they are trying penetrate a block of marble. “Education” in the original Greek and Latin meant “to draw out”, not “inject in” information and ideas.  We should embrace the classics and like Michelangelo, draw the hidden David out of the marble.   In order to be successful in doing this our communication skills are required to have empathy, to really get deep with the client's worldview and experiences. We need to understand their concept's creation platforms, which reveal who they are today. Let's get to know them at a more substantial level so that we really get where they are coming from and more importantly, we need to understand their WHY.  Most Japanese buyers are not as open to being frank about what they want. To get there, we need to build trust through multiple meetings, big dabs of patience and a correct kokorogamaeor true intention.   This requires we stop concentrating on ourselves and what we want and focus on the buyer instead.  We need to suspend our own surety of our concept's creation platform and see things fresh, in an open, unbiased way. When we can get that clarity, the words coming out of our mouths will be perfectly aligned with what resonates most deeply with the client's needs and they will buy our offerings.   Get the other person saying, “yes, yes” immediately “Yes momentum” is an old idea in sales.  It works on the psychological principle that a series of positive responses will lead to an acceptance of our offer.  A simplistic understanding of this idea would see our hearty sales hero designing a long set of killer questions, to which the only logical answer to which must be expressed in the affirmative.    For example, asking a question such as, “if you were able to reduce costs, would this be of help to your business?”.  Everyone wants to save costs in business, so the only answer is yes.  The problem with this type of approach is it becomes manipulative, as the salesperson belts a whole series of these “can only be answered by yes” questions.    It reminds me on those nodding animals in the back of cars, that bob up and down with the ride. Expecting to fast track your way into a sale through this client head bobbing is a misunderstanding of the principle. The latter is saying let's get “yes, yes” responses immediately, but not exclusively.  In the Japanese language Haimeans “yes”, but this is the “yes” of I hear you, not the “yes” of I agree with you.  We need to understand this and ask the question in a way that differentiates between the two responses.   We do want to design questions that help the buyer clarify their thinking about our proposition.  We should start with one or two “yes” questions that narrow the focus down to a positive investigation of the value of our solution, when judged against all the alternatives.  It should not become a  “Yesfest” though.    After getting some positive responses we should begin asking the WHY behind the response.  This helps us to dig deeper into the drivers of an affirmative decision.  Clients, as mentioned, will wander all over the prairie once they get going, so we have to shepherd them back on topic.  If you are ever selling to me, keep this shepherding back to the topic need in mind!!!   A good way to do that is to ask a closed question to which they can easily answer yes.  Now we can keep the conversation moving in the right direction, without the whole process being manipulative.  “Yes momentum” – yes, but in moderation is the better approach.     Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires Understanding the dominant buying motive of the buyer is the Holy Grail of sales.  Of course we need to know the primary buying motive – the WHAT, but to really serve the client we need to know the WHY.  In particular, how will this buying decision advance their career or their business?  Where can we fit in, to become a booster for their success?    Risk aversion is a strong emotion in all of us, especially among Japanese buyers, concerning the buying process.  We have all been burnt at some stage through a purchase that failed to satisfy us and which we immediately regretted.  We paid too much or it broke straight away and the sales person's spiffy spiel wasn't matched by the good's performance.  Some people may have an MBA, but we all have an MDS - an advanced Master's Degree in Skepticism.  The Japanese buyers by the way all seem to have a Ph.D. in Skepticism Of Sales People, especially foreign sales people.   As salespeople, we need to be mindful of the client's emotions and find ways to legitimately prove our solution will not disappoint.  The client's desire is to improve or defend their situation – no one wishes to go backwards in business.  They have their own ideas about how that is done best and our job is to find out WHAT and WHY they think so.  We may have reached a different conclusion on the HOW, but by understanding what is driving them, we can more easily explain where our solution gels with what they want to achieve.  Getting them to do most of the talking and by prompting new thoughts through great questions, we can make that happen.   Dramatise your ideas When we pick up the phone to speak with our client or when we sit down in the meeting room with them, they are bursting at the seams with “stuff” in their heads.  They are wrestling with what happened yesterday, what they have to get through today and worrying about what will happen tomorrow. These days, we are all having much more face-to-device time than face-to face time.  There is no downtime any more, as we slip out our phone to check everything we ever wanted to know and lot of things we don't need to know. Salespeople are competing for client brain space with all of this internal “noise”.   We need to be primed to break through all the clutter and grab the client's attention or we will never be able to sell our wares.  We need to be working out how our client likes to be communicated with.  Are they micro or macro focused? Are they interested in people or task outcomes?  Once we have established the form of communication which best resonates with them, we should be looking for various ways to dramatise our recommendations.    Vocal word picture drawing is a great skill for a salesperson, as we choose evocative words that our listener can see in their mind's eye.  Collect “power words” that you can pepper your sales explanation with, in order to register the greatest reaction with the buyer.  If you don't break through, then you won't be heard.    We need to become great story tellers with lots of “colour and movement” to grab the buyer's nanosecond attention span.  In regards to the delivery it may vary quit a bit.  We may be very direct or we may be very thoughtful in our expression, according to the client's preferred style of communication.    We are giving them the floor for the bulk of the meeting time, so we have only a limited window for our words, so we need to be very deliberate in what we are going to say. Salesperson blarney is a thing of the past – you simply don't have enough air time to blab on anymore.  We need word injection precision when we speak.    The words themselves and the vocal range we use to articulate them, are both important.  We need to use speed – fast and slow for emphasis. We need to put the power in for some words and take the power out entirely for others.  Word emphasis can completely change the meaning of a sentence. Try this sentence: “I didn't say he hit his friend”.  Repeat the sentence seven times but on each occasion, emphasise one word, much more that all of the others.  By doing this the inference of the words also changes. This simple exercise underlines that we have a powerful tool at our disposal – our voice. We also need facial expressions and gestures which are congruent with what we are saying and which add strength to amplify the key message.   Dale Carnegie was a leader in thinking about being good with people.  His principles are universal and timeless.  All of us in sales can adopt these principles and become more effective in our dealing with our buyers. THE Cutting Edge Japan Business Show is here to help you succeed in Japan.  Subscribe on YouTube, share it with your family, friends and colleagues, become a regular. Thank you for watching this episode and remember to hit the subscribe button. Our website details are on screen now, dalecarnegie.com, it is awesome value, so check it out. In episode 32 we are talking about Leading The Next Generation. Find out more about that next week. So Yoroshiku Onegai Itashimasu please join me for the next episode of the Cutting Edge Japan Business Show We are here to help you and we have only one direction in mind for you and your business and that is UP!!!

The Cutting Edge Japan Business Show By Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo, Japan

Never use "but" or "however." No matter how much you empathize with someone, if you follow up your positive sounding statement with words like "but" or "however," it will negate everything prior. Before you know it you are arguing with each other.  It doesn't have to be like that folks.   Welcome back to this weekly edition every Tuesday of "THE Cutting Edge Japan Business Show" I am your host Dr. Greg Story, President of Dale Carnegie Training Japan Well, where is this Cutting Edge?  For all of us, the quality of our people is the cutting edge for success in Japan. In this show I will: Stimulate your thinking about ramping up your business Bring you insights from the best training organisation on the planet Provide you with the highest quality Japan information Motivate you to motivate yourself and motivate those around you Help you to shoot the lights out at results time I don't want to just help you succeed in your business.  I want you to dominate! Before we get into this week's topic, here is what caught my attention lately. Japanese men and women ranked second in the world in average life expectancy in 2016, after setting new longevity records for five straight years according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.  Men climbed to second from fourth place with an average life expectancy of 80.98 years. Shall we round that up to 81?  For women they are still in second place with 87.14 years.  Hong Kong leads with 81.32 for men and 87.34 for women.  The Ministry attributes this improvement to progress in medical treatment and drugs, more health conscious lifestyles and fewer people committing suicide. Japan has 65,692 centenarians as at September 2016.  Do you want to live to a hundred or longer? This is episode number 9and we are talking about How To Disagree Agreeably  Soredewa ikimasho, so let's get going.         It's inevitable - at some point disagreements are going to come up in the workplace. Power struggles, political plays, sectionalism, siloism – the list goes on regarding sources of organizational conflict.  As we all know, disagreements can get heated quickly and it can be difficult to put aside our opinions and biases in order to handle the situation diplomatically.  We can get locked into positions and we regret what we said later. Powerfully motivated people often have powerful egos and when conflicts arise, teamwork can be compromised. It can become our team against their team, except we are all working for the same organization!  We have conveniently forgotten all about our competitors in the market, as we turn on each other.  This is not a winning formula.  Positive internal collaboration is a product of the culture created in the organization and needs to be built and rebuilt all the time.  It doesn't have to be a “winner takes all” and the losers are vanquished in a battle of wills and egos.  There are several tried and true methods to "disagree agreeably” with colleagues and get the issues out on the table, but still preserve the teamwork. Would that be something that would be worthwhile pursuing?  The opportunity cost of wasting energy fighting each other and not winning in the market is huge.  We should stop shooting ourselves in the foot.  Let's become a united team that allows many viewpoints and alternate ideas. Sounds good except most organisations have no idea how to do that.  Here are some ideas on how to navigate a disagreement in an empathetic manner, while presenting your point of view. Give the benefit of the doubt. Don't immediately jump to conclusions even if you disagree with someone. Be generous with others.Hear them out, you may have more in common than you initially thought.  We are not perfect, we don't have all of the possible information or all of the possible angles to view an issue.  Instead of concentrating on defending what we think, we should start with an open mind that there are many paths to the mountain top.  We may be wrong and wouldn't we want to have the latest and best information available, as we duke it out in the marketplace with our competitors? Listen to learn and understand. Be an engaged listener, make sure you are listening on an empathetic level instead of just pretending to listen. We do this don't we.By gathering all the facts about the other person's point of view, you will be able to deliver your counterpoint in a diplomatic manner.  We need to switch gears from what we usually do.  We are often notorious interrupters, jumping in finishing off other's sentences before they do, or just talking over the top of them to thrust our opinion forward.  We have trouble maintaining our listening capability when our brain is awash with what we want to say.  Our own internal conversation is all encompassing, roaring and it is effectively drowning out the points being made by the other person.  We need to be better at listening to others before we shoot our mouths off.  It should be done in this order – ear, brain, mouth - not ear, mouth, brain. Use a cushion. This is inserting a little break in the proceedings, so we can think before we speak.Acknowledge the other person's point of view and relate to their emotions through empathetic listening. How do we do that?  We can use cushion statements such as "I hear what you're saying and what you're saying is important" or "I understand your point of view" to demonstrate that you understand and care about their feelings.  As I said, it is important to wait until they have finished speaking before we respond. I know, I know, this might feel absolutely painful and excruciating but do it!  Having exercised some patience to hear them out, now we bring in the cushion. This is a great little interregnum to allow us some thinking time before we go into our response.  Our immediate first response is usually not our most considered or best response.  It can often be an emotional response as well. Cushion, then respond – the results are enormously different.  It takes practice and won't come naturally but the rewards are vast. Number Four coming up after the break. Welcome back.  Number 4 is never use "but" or "however." No matter how much you empathize with someone, if you follow up your cushion statement with words like "but" or "however," it will negate everything prior. You lose credibility and the person you're disagreeing with is unlikely to take your thoughts seriously from this point on. We are all trained like hawks to watch for body language guiding us as to whether they agree with what we are saying or not.  So we have to make sure we are not giving off a negative vibe without even being aware of it.  We are also trained to listen for key words that tell us whether we have an argument on our hands or not. Words like “but”, “however”, “in reality” etc, set off alarms in our heads.  We immediately arm ourselves for counterattack when we hear those words.  Sun Zu's advice in The Art of War, was to win without fighting, so let's do that.  Instead of words that contradict the other person's original statement, use words like "and" or insert a pause instead.  Here is an example. “That is a good idea but we have to look at the budget ramifications”. This sounds negative and unhelpful.  Try this instead, “That is a good idea and we will need to look at the budget ramifications”.  The impression we get from the second version is more positive and hopeful.  Just change one word and the inference is vastly different. Number 5 is State your opinion with evidence. Opinions are easy to refute, but facts are difficult to argue with. By backing up your point of view with evidence, you come across as more credible and can gain valuable leverage in a disagreement. By utilizing evidence, you may even be able to bring someone over to your line of thinking.  It is also a smart move to bring in the facts in a subtle way.  Rather than using facts as a mallet to belt them with, offer some consideration such as “I may not have all the facts but I was aware that this was the case, how does that correspond with your experience?”  Always be aware that people don't like to lose face, be embarrassed, be humiliated or to feel slighted.  We know this but in the heat of the moment we may go too far.  Ramming facts down their throat may mean you are correct.  This may make you feel good, but you potentially create an enemy for life nevertheless.  We get into trouble when the message is delivered in the wrong way.  So try these ideas and become much better with holding your position, being heard and retaining the relationship with people who disagree with you.   Keep pushing hard with us here at THE Cutting Edge Japan Business Show.  Subscribe on YouTube, share it with your family, friends and colleagues, become a regular. Thank you for watching and remember to hit the subscribe button. Our website details are on screen now, japan.dalecarnegie.com, it is awesome value, so check it out. In episode 10we are talking about Japanese Elites Who Can't Cut It Ever met or seen a supposed elite member of Japanese society who was a bit underwhelming?  The paths to elite status in Japan are a bit different from other countries.  Find out how and why next week.  So Yoroshiku Onegai Itashimasu please join me for the next episode of the Cutting Edge Japan Business Show Until then, create seriously massive levels of success. We are here to help you do that.  Dale Carnegie Training Japan has only one direction in mind for you and your business and that is UP!!!

The Land of Israel Network
Israel Uncensored: Two Israeli Teens Injured in Gush Etzion Car Ramming

The Land of Israel Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2019 29:38


On today's Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Ben Goldstein who is on the first response anti-terror team in the community of Elazar, Gush Etzion. On Friday morning a terrorist using his car as a weapon rammed into two Israeli teenage siblings making their way to a bus stop outside of Elazar. One of the teens was seriously wounded while the other suffered light to moderate injuries. Goldstein discusses the attacks and says that Israel must restore deterrence as the threat of terror heats up throughout the country.

Let's Have a Conversation
Ramming Ramparts

Let's Have a Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2019 43:01


Dude... this needs to be discussed. The leader of the United States of America is apparently going unchecked in his speeches. This is not an attempt to be partisan. If you are an American, this July 4th speech should absolutely be an embarrassment. We aren't advocating for congressional subpoenas or hearings. We aren't saying there needs to be judicial action, we just need to recognize this for what it is... embarrassing. Ramming ramparts... if it's not the next flat earth we will be disappointed. #Independence #Day #America #4th #July #Speech #Ramming #Ramparts #Airports #Podcast #Conversation

On Random with Eric and Stacey
Ramming the ramparts and takin over the airports.

On Random with Eric and Stacey

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2019 51:46


Hey buddy, just doin a loosey goosey talkie about anything podcast this week! Enjoy. or don't..whatever. 

Unregimented
287: Ramming Manparts

Unregimented

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2019


On this weeks show Chris, Aaron, and Rich talk about: Trump’s 4th of July celebration, Trump can’t block people on Twitter anymore, the citizenship question on the census, Jeffery Epstein, no more smoking or vaping in Netflix original series, the Afro Future Fest wanted to charge more for white people, and RIP TWD, Vertigo, and...

Sean on the Rocks
Ramming with Bob Ram and the Rams Ep. 121

Sean on the Rocks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2019 51:57


This week we are grateful to have on Band member and lead singer of Bob Ram of "Bob Ram and the Rams" with us. Going off the wim Lets see where this weeks Conversation goes! What a hilarious time with our Guest Bob Ram today and you need to check this cool Kat out and stay up to date with his upcoming ventures and shows! Be sure to find him at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicbobram/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobrammusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobrammusic/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzsRH3nzLAVWLKI4gWfX8Q Reverberation: https://www.reverbnation.com/bobram Website: www.bobrammusic.com Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/bob-ram Thank you for listening , please don't forget to stay up to date with us on Facebook, and Instagram. See you next week, and don't forget to tip your strippers! Facebook: www.facebook.com/Seanontherocks/ And Instagram: Seanontherocks16 And if you have any questions or wanna get ahold of us email us at: Seanontherox@gmail.com

Renegade Talk Radio
Terror Attacks Multiply Like Rabbits

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2019 36:07


Think the whole world is erupting? We’ve just had a plague of terror attacks and counter-attacks. Notre Dame, Sri Lanka, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, California car ramming, Texas arson and more. Some perpetrators are blaming their attack on retaliation for previous attacks - so where will it end? This episode looks at the recent rash of attacks, starting with Notre Dame at the beginning of Holy Week, which may yet turn out to be terrorism, since the investigators have just now been able to enter the cathedral to start trying to decipher the cause. The authorities rushed to deny it was terror, even before they began the arson investigation, but recent findings… such as some workers smoking cigarettes… warn us not to jump to conclusions. Next came the Sri Lanka Easter suicide bombings of churches and luxury hotels, with hundreds killed and injured. We look at some fascinating aspects of this tragedy - how the bombers were wealthy and well-educated, how the attack could have been prevented if the warnings they got had been heeded, and what the connection was to ISIS. Next we examine the Sunnyvale, California ramming attack perpetrated by an army veteran, Isaiah Peoples. His devotion to the Christian church, mixed with mental illness, inspired him to retaliate for attacks against Christians by mowing down pedestrians who he thought were Muslim. Finally, we look at another anti-Muslim attack by a man who tried to set the Austin Muslim Community Center on fire.

LØRN.TECH
#0327: TECH4GOOD: Angeliqua Ramming-Gaden: Selvkjørende datasentre

LØRN.TECH

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2019 36:49


Hvordan funker «skyen»? Og hva er et selvkjørende datasenter? I denne episoden av #LØRN snakker Silvija med Country Manager i VMware, Angeliqua Ramming-Gaden, om hvordan de hjelper organisasjoner med å bli digitale bedrifter som leverer bedre opplevelser til sine kunder.— Teknologi er nøytalt, hverken ond eller god. Det er opp til oss, som samfunn og brukere, å avgjøre hvordan vi skal utvikle og håndtere disse nye teknologiene i takt med at de blir tatt i bruk verden over, forteller hun.Dette lørner du:SkyNettverkSelvkjørende datasentreMobilitetsløsningMercy ships — et flytende sykehus Anbefalt litteratur: BOK:Life 3.0 av Max TegmarkTed talk: Max Tegmark Denne episoden er produsert i samarbeid med VMware. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Renegade Talk Radio
D.C. - A Hotbed of Terrorism

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2019 40:50


Hear three stories that center on Washington, D.C. and account for it being today’s hotbed of terrorism: a teacher giving lessons in propaganda and porn, a wannabe terrorist ramming attack stopped in the nick of time, and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar desecrating 9/11. Seitu Kokayi, under investigation for suspected interest in Islamic extremism, was just convicted of sending pornographic images to a 15-year-old girl and trying to get her to respond to his sexual advances. As a teacher at an Islamic school in D.C., he used his influence to radicalize his young students and groom them for sexual encounters. He’s also connected to a YouTube channel that grooms girls to become jihadi brides and take up arms for Islam. Henry Rondell, a wannabe terrorist, was captured moments before he committed a copycat ramming attack of pedestrians at National Harbor in the D.C. area. Inspired by ISIS videos to commit jihad and die, and reportedly mentally ill, he wanted to kill more people than the attacker had done in Nice, France. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, remains unapologetic after her outrageous speech to CAIR, in which she trivialized 9/11 by describing it as “some people did something”! Fortunately, the New York Post just ran a cover showing the Twin Towers in flames, with the headline, “Here’s your something."

Braj Talk
Episode 47 - Ramming It Hard on the Libtards

Braj Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2019 82:51


Another day another pod as Phildo gives us a little lesson in life, don't ever bet against the Pats!!  Mahomes wasn't enough to overcome the Belicheat and now we have to hope for the Rams to take care of business and put an end to the evil empire known as the Pats dynasty.  We also dive into the shutdown and what will come next in a couple weeks and Phildo gives us a little insight into his politics and reading.  Please share if you haven't already we could use the support like the Rams!!

Renegade Talk Radio
2019: What You Can Look Forward to in Terrorism

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2019 34:04


If you were thinking that 2019 would see the death of terrorism, think again. Although, fortunately, the scores of police in Times Square prevented an attack when the ball came down, there were other attacks around the world - including in Manchester, near the site of the Ariana Grande concert attack. New Year’s stabbing and ramming attacks tell us that terror won't disappear in 2019, and that loon wolves will be prolific. Terrorism is a contagious epidemic, often carried out by lone wolves and 'loon wolves'. Hear why people with mental illness are more vulnerable to terrorist propaganda. One bit of hope on the horizon: some legislators are proposing a sex offender style registry for terror inmates who are released. This idea cannot come too soon because dozens of inmates convicted of terrorism-related crimes will be released from prison over the next 5 years. And what about those humanitarian foreign aid organizations? Did you know that some of this money finds its way to terrorist organizations?

It's 4 O'Clock Somewhere
13 - You're a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire

It's 4 O'Clock Somewhere

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2018 43:04


Ramming plastic cars into garages, school dances, and Jessica McClintock dresses. Will Lizzie do the right thing? Should you marry the first man that brings you donuts in his over-sized suit? And a surprise appearance by Mr. Moseby!!!ALSO...ITS OUR BIRTHDAY!!! That's right folks, its been ONE YEAR since we started this little passion project, and we are so glad you have been joining us on the way. Wanna get us a gift? Share this episode with a friend, follow us on the socials @4oclockpod, and leave us a review! Also, send us an email at 4oclockpod@gmail.com

Japan Nick's Rock and Metal Pandemonium
Ramming Speed 101613 Interview By Japan Nick

Japan Nick's Rock and Metal Pandemonium

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2018 18:10


Interview with Ramming Speed from 101616 from the CMJ Party. This had Jonah Livingston Drummer and Pete Gallagher Singer interviewed by the Aquarian Weekly's Japan Nick.

Fotsch and Sarah in the Morning
Fotsch and Nick Reed Debate About Women Ramming Carts Into Each Other

Fotsch and Sarah in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2018 3:58


History Did It Better
Last Jedi - Part 2 "Ramming Speed!"

History Did It Better

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2018 17:56


The second of three episodes about Last Jedi, and the military intelligence (or lack thereof) displayed in the movie. Rainey and Warmack discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ramming your ship into your enemy. It worked for the Greeks, it worked for 19th century ironclads, and for the first time ever, it works for those slow-on-the-uptake Rebels in a galaxy far, far away.HostsKyle Warmack - https://twitter.com/warmackkylep Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelvTo see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.coFor questions, comments, or business inquiries email us at podcasts@storytellerentertainment.co

History Did It Better
Last Jedi - Part 2 "Ramming Speed!"

History Did It Better

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2018 17:56


The second of three episodes about Last Jedi, and the military intelligence (or lack thereof) displayed in the movie. Rainey and Warmack discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ramming your ship into your enemy. It worked for the Greeks, it worked for 19th century ironclads, and for the first time ever, it works for those slow-on-the-uptake Rebels in a galaxy far, far away.HostsKyle Warmack - https://twitter.com/warmackkylep Michael Rainey - https://twitter.com/raineymichaelvTo see more of what Storyteller Entertainment has to offer, head to our website: https://www.storytellerentertainment.coFor questions, comments, or business inquiries email us at podcasts@storytellerentertainment.co

Renegade Talk Radio
When is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist? When He’s an In-Cel.

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2018 33:12


On April 23, 2018, Alek Minassian rammed his rented van down a sidewalk in Toronto, killing and injuring pedestrians along the way. He created terror in those around him, but was he really a ‘terrorist’ per se? Surely, this is the increasingly frequent m.o. that terrorists have been using - from the attack on the promenade in Nice to the Halloween terrorist at Ground Zero in Manhattan. As it turns out, Minassian, was an In-Cel, short for Involuntarily Celibate and he was acting out rage towards women who didn’t want to have sex with him, rather than at people who didn’t want to practice Islam. This podcast takes you into the mind of Minassian and along the journey of his socially awkward and sexless life - from attending a special needs program, to meowing in the hallways, to copying his hero Elliot Rodger - the In-Cel who mowed down people near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, in a revenge rampage against women who didn’t want to have sex with him, called Stacy’s, and the guys who were popular with the girls, called Chad’s.

Renegade Talk Radio
What Happens in Syria… Doesn’t Stay in Syria Think those chemical weapons are just a faraway problem? Think again.

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2018 32:45


When you hear about people being killed by chemical weapons in Syria, do you say, “Oh, those people are just crazy over there!” Or perhaps you take a minute to feel sorry for them. But then, you tune it out, don’t you? You think Syria is far away, so it’s not going to affect your life, right? Well, think again. Unrest in Syria and Iraq is driving terrorists and chemical weapons to expand all over the globe. A chemical weapons team is investigating and analyzing the chemicals used in Syria, just as they did the chemicals used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the U.K., while Russia stonewalls and denies any involvement. This episode of The Terrorist Therapist Show, takes you on a journey of highlights of chemical weapons attacks in Syria - reminding you how it all began, so you can put the current events in context. And you’ll hear what it’s really like to be on the frontlines - putting faces to the Syrian people living in constant fear. For example, Mustafa, an underground shopkeeper in his 20s, says, “I feel I am living in a grave, forgotten." The war on terror in the west has mostly consisted of ramming attacks, knives, explosives and suicide bombers, but chemical weapons could be next. While you’e reading this, they may be heading towards a neighborhood near you.

Decipher SciFi : the show about how and why
The Last Jedi: FTL ramming, salt geology, and real green milk

Decipher SciFi : the show about how and why

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2017 42:13


Space combat Naval analogies and a callback to a similar discussion in our Valerian episode. Magnetic (fused) torpedoes! (FTL) Ramming speed! Ramming vs telefragging. Kamikaze fleets, or attaching telefrag Warp Drives to asteroids and the like. Energy levels with ramming operations at lightspeed. Ruining Star Wars combat by introducing telfragging. Explosions in space Explosions in space shouldn’t make noise, because there isn’t (noise). Not across the near-vacuum, at least. Production of light and shrapnel. Starbursts! Explosive decompression Teleporting Colbert to his doom. For science! Multimodal attacks. Explosive decompression. Sausage people and asphyxiation. Freezing in space and how thew force disables all bets. Sausage people and elasticity of human tissues. Consciousness vs useful consciousness. Skimmer ships Hydrofoils cum “alasofoils.” Flight engineering and “dragging sticks.” hydrofoil boat U.S. Navy CC-0 Salt planet “Salthoth.” “Hey, it’s salt.”  How salt flats form on earth. Salt rising and drying from seasonal flooding. Salt-friendly bacteria and weird oxidation. Green milk Yum! Domesticating mammals for their milk. Mailing baboons. Milk’s macronutrient ratios and the micronutrients that color it with the bulk removed e.g. for cheese). How it’s kinda green irl too. Domesticating the aurochs and testing the nipples. Star Wars Meta: How to Star Wars, machete order, and the best Star Wars fan edit: Decipher SciFi Star Wars: the death star, planet science, and appreciating the original Star Wars trilogy: Decipher SciFi The Last Jedi - Science Fiction Film Podcast: LSG Media Support the show!

Clarion Podcasts
Melbourne - Car - Ramming

Clarion Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2017 3:45


Melbourne - Car - Ramming by Clarion Project

THE Presentations Japan Series by Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo, Japan

Pink Elephant Your Way To Influence   Don't think of a pink elephant. Did you think of one when you read that sentence? It shows how easily we can we swayed by images. If I had said don't think of the letters p-i-n-k-e-l-e-p-h-a-n-t, you would have been fabulously successful. What is the difference – both refer to the same prohibition? We are very much susceptible to images, yet we rarely use this facility when we are trying to have influence with those around us.   We think that force of will, desire, status, oratory, personal power, connections or wealth is how we can have influence with others. In various circumstances, some of these will work, but most are out of reach to the ordinary punter. What else can we do? Well we can “pink elephant” our way to greatness. We can incorporate images into our conversations to persuade others to follow our recommendations.   Getting others to follow our ideas is how we have influence and we have all heard that storytelling is a powerful vehicle for explaining recommendations to others. Like with joke telling though, most of us are pretty average at these skill sets. It sounds easy enough – just tell the joke and people laugh, tell the story and people will get in line behind you. Well we know that few are any good at telling jokes or stories. That is mainly down to a total lack of planning.   Professional comedians spend an enormous amount of time working on their content and then perfecting the timing and mastery of the delivery. If you ever watch Japanese rakugo comedians for example, you can really understand the work that goes into this line of enterprise. They sit on a cushion, usually hold a fan in their hand and that is it. Everything else is down to what they say and how they say it. They create multiple characters, locations, situations and dialogue out of thin air.   On our own part, we normally spend zero time working on our ability to have influence. We don't craft our story content, nor do we practice the delivery over and over to have the best effect. We just blurt out of our mouth whatever it is we want and then get discouraged when no one could care less about what we want.   There is a simple formula that is a powerful engine for gaining influence. It works on the basis that a good idea is a good idea. The reason for that is because the rationale behind the idea is compelling. If your idea doesn't engage the emotions and logic of the listener, they are unlikely to be convinced of it's value. It is a subtle appraoach. Ramming our ideas down the throats of others is the usual way people approach conversion to their way of thinking. This widespread habit has spawned a public of doubters, skeptics, nay-sayers, trolls and haters. We have to recognize that this is our potential audience from the start.   So don't tell people what you want up front. “I think we should hire more sales people right now, to expand the revenues”, you say fervently. The immediate reaction to this bold expense plan is to inspire everyone in earshot to get to work on coming up with the thousand good reasons that is nonsense and won't work. Instead we need to build up some images in our story that lay things out in such a way that the audience leaps ahead of the story. We want them to arrive at their own conclusion, that we should hire more people to raise the revenue. By the time we get to our recommendation at the end of the story they are already there and wondering what took us so long to get to the obvious answer. This is called winning without battle, in this case a battle of wits and intellect.   The storytelling should have scenes the listener can see in their mind's eye. We might say:   “Last Friday, I was up on the 44th floor of the headquarters in Akasaka having a coffee with Tanaka san from the CFO's office, talking about how to achieve the President's recently announced five year revenue targets. Interestingly, she said that they had just finished a computer simulation analysis of the results from the last five years. They found that sales per salesperson were averaging around 40 million yen per year. I was surprised to hear that even first year newbies like young Suzuki san in the sales team, more than covered their costs in the first year. I always presumed those new hires were a cost to the company.   Tanaka san was busy getting ready for another presentation a little later that afternoon, so she walked me over to the gorgeous new dark wood paneled board room on the 47th floor.   She booted up her laptop and showed me this line graph on the big 65 inch monitor there, that each year the average increase in salesperson revenue was 50%. I didn't know that by year three, the salespeople were really starting to pull in sizeable revenue numbers.   It was interesting to me that new hires cover their costs and that the real results get going in year three.   If we are going to meet our five year targets, we should hire more salespeople right now.   If we do that they won't cost us anything this year and in three years time they will be producing the big numbers we need”.   Now that story required a little over one minute to tell. This is not a huge burden on the listener's patience. I included people, locations, images they could identify with to make it real. At the very end, I made a call for action – “hire” and then finished off with the icing on the cake with the benefit of doing that action – “produce the big numbers we need”.   Don't “free form” when trying to have influence. Carefully plan what you will say, practice it to get it concise and digestible for your audience. If you do that you will have people follow your recommendations and ideas and that is what we all want, isn't it.   Engaged employees are self-motivated. The self-motivated are inspired. Inspired staff grow your business but are you inspiring them? We teach leaders and organisations how to inspire their people. Want to know how we do that? Contact me at greg.story@dalecarnegie.com   If you enjoy these articles, then head over to www.japan.dalecarnegie.com and check out our "Free Stuff" offerings - whitepapers, guidebooks, training videos, podcasts, blogs. Take a look at our Japanese and English seminars, workshops, course information and schedules.   About The Author Dr. Greg Story: President, Dale Carnegie Training Japan In the course of his career Dr. Greg Story has moved from the academic world, to consulting, investments, trade representation, international diplomacy, retail banking and people development. Growing up in Brisbane, Australia he never imagined he would have a Ph.D. in Japanese decision-making and become a 30 year veteran of Japan.   A committed lifelong learner, through his published articles in the American, British and European Chamber journals, his videos and podcasts “THE Leadership Japan Series”, "THE Sales Japan series", THE Presentations Japan Series", he is a thought leader in the four critical areas for business people: leadership, communication, sales and presentations. Dr. Story is a popular keynote speaker, executive coach and trainer.   Since 1971, he has been a disciple of traditional Shitoryu Karate and is currently a 6th Dan. Bunbu Ryodo (文武両道-both pen & sword) is his mantra and he applies martial art philosophies and strategies to business.  

Israel in the News
Eight Killed in NYC Terrorist Truck Ramming

Israel in the News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2017 5:00


Eight people were killed in lower Manhattan on Tuesday when a man drove a rented pickup truck down a bike path, striking both cyclists and pedestrians.

(URR NYC) Underground Railroad Radio NYC
Dr.William Mount - "Car Attempts Ramming A Presidential Motorcade - Busted"

(URR NYC) Underground Railroad Radio NYC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2017


Warship Tactics Podcast
WTP-Game Mechanics Fire, Flooding, Detonation and Ramming-013

Warship Tactics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2017 17:08


WTP-Game Mechanics Fire, Flooding, Detonation and Ramming-013

Tales from the Gona
Things Clay Thinks - Eleven | Rebranding and Ramming

Tales from the Gona

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2017 5:23


Let's talk about the podcast and Clay's new hero.

Back Of The Grid | F1 Podcast
2017 Azerbaijan GP Review - Bust Up in Baku

Back Of The Grid | F1 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2017 67:19


The F1 world this week saw a falling out the scale of which we have not seen for a fair while. Tom King, Chris Evans & Stu Greenwood recap one of the most eventful races in recent memory in an Azerbaijan Grand Prix that proved to be one that won't be forgotten for a long time! Safety Cars, Red Flags, Debris, Overtakes, Controversy, Road Rage, Ramming, Tempers, Alternative Facts, this race had it all! Sebastian Vettel ramming Lewis Hamilton, Esteban Ocon & Sergio Perez coming together, Lance Strolls first podium, and stunning drives through the field from Daniel Ricciardo & Valtteri Bottas!   Follow us on Twitter for the latest news http://twitter.com/BackOfTheGridF1 Find us on Facebook http://facebook.com/backofthegridf1   F1 | Formula 1 | F12017 | mercedes | Lewis Hamilton | Valtteri Bottas | mclaren | Fernando Alonso | Sebastian Vettel | Kimi Raikkonen | ferrari | red bull | Max Verstappen | Daniel Ricciardo | motorsport | Baku | Azerbaijan

THE Sales Japan Series by Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo, Japan

Principled Salespeople Win   In 1936 an unknown author, despite many frustrating years of writing drafts and receiving publisher rejections, finally managed to get his manuscript taken up by a major publishing house. That book became a classic in the pantheon of self-help books – “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Surprisingly, many people in sales have never read this work. Plato, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius etc., were all around substantially prior to 1936 and we still plumb their insights. Dale Carnegie has definitely joined that circle of established thinkers, offering wisdom and valuable ideas. His aim was to help all of us be better with each other, particularly in a business context. He did this by laying down some principles, which will make us more successful in dealing with others, especially those people not like us.   Salespeople should definitely be friendly. Ancient Chinese wisdom noted, “ a man who cannot smile should not open a shop”.   What this is saying is there are some pretty basic things we must do to be successful with people. We know all of this, but we forget or even worse, we know but we don't apply our knowledge. Here are nine principles for helping us all to become friendlier with our clients.   Become genuinely interested in other people Our buyers are actually more interested in what we know about what they want, than in what we know about our product or service. It is a common mistake though to be wrapped up in the features of our offering and lose focus on the person buying it and what they want. At the extreme, transactional thinking means you don't care about the individual, you only care about their money from the sale. That is the hyper short career in sales option.   For a long career, we better get busy really understanding our clients. The key word in this principle is ”genuine”. Having a correct kokorogamae or true intention, means we will be honestly focused on understanding the client so that we can really serve them and build a partnership. We must be fully focused on their success, because wrapped up inside that outcome is our own success.   Talk in terms of the other person's interests Salespeople have a self-defeating habit of selective listening and selective conversation around what they want to talk about. Their kokorogamae is centered around their interests and the buyer's interests are secondary. Sales talk is a misnomer - there is no sales talk. There are well designed questions and there are carefully crafted explanations around solution delivery, which are tightly tied back to what the buyer is interested in. Questions uncover interests and with laser beam focus, that is the only thing we talk about.   Sounds simple, but salespeople love to talk, they love the sound of their own voice and they become deaf to the client, often without even realising it. Check yourself during your next client conversation – imagine we were to create a transcript of your words, would they be 100% addressed to the buyer's interests. If not, then stop blathering and start talking in terms of their interests. By the way, Japanese buyers are rarely uncomfortable with silence, so don't feel pressured to fill the conversation gaps with pap!   Be a good listener. Encourage the other person to talk about themselves Good listening means listening for what is not being said, as well as what we are hearing. It means not pretending to be listening, while we secretly think of our soon to be unveiled brilliant response, witticism or repartee. It means not suddenly getting sidetracked by a single piece of key information, but taking in the whole of what is being conveyed. It means listening with your eyes – reading the body language and checking it against the words being offered.   Talkative salespeople miss so much key client information and then scratch their heads as to why they can't be more successful in selling. The client doesn't have the handy dandy sales handbook, where the questioning sequences are nicely aligned and arranged for maximum efficiency. Instead the client conversation wanders all over the place, lurching from one topic to another, without any compunction.   I am just like that as a buyer. I have so many interests and will happily digress on the digressions of the digressions! Well designed questions from the salesperson keeps the whole thing on track and allows the client to speak about themselves at length. In those offerings from the buyer we learn so much about their values, interests, absolute must haves, their desirables, their primary interests and their dominant buying motives.   Japanese buyers usually need a level of trust to be developed, before they may open up and talk about themselves. It is exceedingly rare to wrap up an agreement in Japan with just one meeting. So salespeople, play the long game here and don't be in a rush. We are limbering up for a marathon, not a sprint in Japan.   Arouse in the other person an eager want This is not huckster, carnival barker manipulation. This is becoming a great communicator, someone who can arouse passion and enthusiasm in others. Sales is the transfer of enthusiasm, based on the salesperson's belief in the “righteousness” of doing good, through supplying offerings that really help the buyer and their business.   One of the biggest barriers to success in sales is client inertia. They keep doing what they have always done, in the same way and get the same results. Our job is to shake that equation up and help them to get a better result, through doing something new – buying our product or service.   We have to help them overcome their fears and persuade them to take action. In Japan there is a penalty for action if something fails and less of a penalty associated with inaction, so the bias here is to do nothing. Having a need and taking immediate action are not connected in the client's mind, until we connect them. We have to fully explain the opportunity cost of no decision, no action or no response to our proposal.   We achieve all of this by using well thought out questions, which lead the buyer to draw the same conclusion that we have come to – that our offering is what they need and that they need it right now. This Socratic method of asking questions works because it helps to clarify the buyer's own thinking. Most salespeople don't ask any enough questions, because they are too busy talking about the features of their widget. We can arouse an eager want if we frame the questions well.   Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers Telling is not selling. Ramming our proposal down the client's throat is not selling. Being bombastic and dogged is not selling. Naturally, we will always have more information, data and knowledge about our solution than the client. Blabbing on about the fine detail won't persuade the client to buy. Often Japanese buyers expect a sales “lecture” on the proposal, so they can slip into the role of the critic. Avoid that scenario at all costs. All you will get out of that type of meeting is the thin cheap green tea being served and little more. Instead, go and find some buyers who will accept your questions.   We all own the world we help to create. Our job is to help the client create a world we can share, that they feel deeply connected to and about which they feel some ownership. If I tell you some worthy insight I still own it. If I ask questions that spur your thinking and help you to garner some of those “lightbulb” moments, then you own that insight. We are always more likely to execute on our own ideas than other people's.   Sales is about assisting client's to see possibilities they haven't considered. We have probably all had the experience of shopping for something and the store clerk's explanation alerted us to something we hadn't even considered, which immediately framed our subsequent approach to that purchase. This is the job of the salesperson – to help the client re-frame their worldview with rich and valuable insights that lead them to make the best buying decision – with us!   Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view We have reached the age we are today, built on a firm foundation of mistakes, errors of judgment and ineptitude. None of us were born perfect, we had to fail in order to learn what not to do, as well as what to do. We were not brilliant from the start with new tasks. We had to spend time to master the new and unfamiliar. In the beginning, we were inept until we gained some solid skills.   In other words, we are all hauling around prejudices, biases, painful memories and firm views on the world, built on our foundation of hard won experiences. Salespeople trying to inject their views into this construct, will feel like they are trying penetrate a block of marble. “Education” in the original Greek and Latin meant “to draw out”, not “inject in” information and ideas. We should embrace the classics and like Michelangelo, draw the hidden David out of the marble.   In order to be successful in doing this our communication skills are required to have empathy, to really get deep with the client's worldview and experiences. We need to understand their concept's creation platforms which reveal who they are today. Let's get to know them at a more substantial level so that we really get where they are coming from and more importantly, we need to understand their WHY. Most Japanese buyers are not as open to being frank about what they want. To get there, we need to build trust through multiple meetings, big dabs of patience and a correct kokorogamae or true intention.   This requires we stop concentrating on ourselves and what we want and focus on the buyer instead. We need to suspend our own surety of our concept's creation platform and see things fresh, in an open, unbiased way. When we can get that clarity, the words coming out of our mouths will be perfectly aligned with what resonates most deeply with the client's needs and they will buy our offerings.   Get the other person saying, “yes, yes” immediately “Yes momentum” is an old idea in sales. It works on the psychological principle that a series of positive responses will lead to an acceptance of our offer. A simplistic understanding of this idea would see our hearty sales hero designing a long set of killer questions, the only logical answer to which must be expressed in the affirmative.   For example, asking a question such as, “if you were able to reduce costs, would this be of help to your business?”. Everyone wants to save costs in business, so the only answer is yes. The problem with this type of approach is it becomes manipulative, as the salesperson belts a whole series of these “can only be answered by yes” questions.   It reminds me on those nodding animals in the back of cars, that bob up and down with the ride. Expecting to fast track your way into a sale through this client head bobbing subterfuge is a misunderstanding of the principle. The latter is saying let's get “yes, yes” responses immediately, but not exclusively. In the Japanese language Hai means “yes”, but this is the “yes” of I hear you, not the “yes” of I agree with you. We need to understand this and ask the question in a way that differentiates between the two responses.   We do want to design questions that help the buyer clarify their thinking about our proposition. We should start with one or two “yes” questions that narrow the focus down to a positive investigation of the value of our solution, when judged against all the alternatives. It should not become a “Yesfest” though.   After getting some positive responses we should begin asking the WHY behind the response. This helps us to dig deeper into the drivers of an affirmative decision. Clients, as mentioned, will wander all over the prairie once they get going, so we have to shepherd them back on topic. A good way to do that is to ask a closed question to which they can easily answer yes. Now we can keep the conversation moving in the right direction, without the whole process being manipulative. “Yes momentum” – yes, but in moderation is the better approach.     Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires Understanding the dominant buying motive of the buyer is the Holy Grail of sales. Of course we need to know the primary buying motive – the WHAT, but to really serve the client we need to know the WHY. In particular, how will this buying decision advance their career or their business? Where can we fit in, to become a booster for their success?   Risk aversion is a strong emotion in all of us, especially among Japanese buyers, concerning the buying process. We have all been burnt at some stage through a purchase that failed to satisfy us and which we immediately regretted. We paid too much or it broke straight away and the sales person's spiffy spiel wasn't matched by the good's performance. Some people may have an MBA, but we all have an MS - an advanced Master's Degree in Skepticism. The Japanese buyers by the way all seem to have a PhD in Skepticism Of Sales People, especially foreign sales people.   As salespeople, we need to be mindful of the client's emotions and find ways to legitimately prove our solution will not disappoint. The client's desire is to improve or defend their situation – no one wishes to go backwards in business. They have their own ideas about how that is done best and our job is to find out WHAT they think and WHY they think it. We may have reached a different conclusion on the HOW, but by understanding what is driving them, we can more easily explain where our solution gels with what they want to achieve. Getting them to do most of the talking and by prompting new thoughts through great questions, we can make that happen.   Dramatise your ideas When we pick up the phone to speak with our client or when we sit down in the meeting room with them, they are bursting at the seams with “stuff” in their heads. They are wrestling with what happened yesterday, what they have to get through today and worrying about what will happen tomorrow. These days, we are all having much more face-to-device time than face-to face time. There is no down time any more, as we slip out our phone to check everything we ever wanted to know and lot of things we don't need to know. Salespeople are competing for client brain space with all of this internal “noise”.   We need to be primed to break through all the clutter and grab the client's attention or we will never be able to sell our wares. We need to be working out how our client likes to be communicated with. Are they micro or macro focused? Are they interested in people or task outcomes? Once we have established the form of communication which best resonates with them, we should be looking for various ways to dramatise our recommendations.   Verbal word picture drawing is a great skill for a salesperson, as we choose evocative words that our listener can see in their minds eye. Collect “power words” that you can pepper your sales explanation with, in order to register the greatest reaction with the buyer. We need to become great story tellers with lots of “colour and movement” to grab their nanosecond attention spans. In regards to the delivery it may vary quit a bit. We may be very direct or we may be very thoughtful in our expression, according to the client's preferred style of communication.   We are giving them the floor for the bulk of the meeting time, so we have only a limited window for our words, so we need to be very deliberate in what we are going to say. Salesperson blarney is a thing of the past – you simply don't have enough air time to blab on anymore. We need word injection precision when we speak.   The words themselves and the vocal range we use to articulate them, are both important. We need to use speed – fast and slow for emphasis. We need to put the power in for some words and take the power out entirely for others. Word emphasis can completely change the meaning of a sentence. Try this sentence: “I didn't say he hit his friend”. Repeat the sentence seven times but on each occasion, emphasise one word, much more that all of the others. By doing this the inference of the words also changes. This simple exercise underlines that we have a powerful tool at our disposal – our voice. We also need facial expressions and gestures which are congruent with what we are saying and which add strength to amplify the key message.   Dale Carnegie was a leader in thinking about being good with people. His principles are universal and timeless. All of us in sales can adopt these principles and become more effective in our dealing with our buyers.     Engaged employees are self-motivated. The self-motivated are inspired. Inspired staff grow your business but are you inspiring them? We teach leaders and organisations how to inspire their people. Want to know how we do that? Contact me at greg.story@dalecarnegie.com   If you enjoy these articles, then head over to www.japan.dalecarnegie.com and check out our "Free Stuff" offerings - whitepapers, guidebooks, training videos, podcasts, blogs. Take a look at our Japanese and English seminars, workshops, course information and schedules.     About The Author Dr. Greg Story: President, Dale Carnegie Training Japan In the course of his career Dr. Greg Story has moved from the academic world, to consulting, investments, trade representation, international diplomacy, retail banking and people development. Growing up in Brisbane, Australia he never imagined he would have a Ph.D. in Japanese decision-making and become a 30 year veteran of Japan.   A committed lifelong learner, through his published articles in the American, British and European Chamber journals, his videos and podcast “THE Leadership Japan Series”, he is a thought leader in the four critical areas for business people: leadership, communication, sales and presentations. Dr. Story is a popular keynote speaker, executive coach and trainer.   Since 1971, he has been a disciple of traditional Shitoryu Karate and is currently a 6th Dan. Bunbu Ryodo (文武両道-both pen & sword) is his mantra and he applies martial art philosophies and strategies to business.              

Shmup'Em-All : Le podcast 100% shoot them up
Shmup’Em-All Extend N°7 – Lexique du shoot them up

Shmup'Em-All : Le podcast 100% shoot them up

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2016 59:55


Après un Extend où la Team SEA a essayé de définir ce qu’est un shmup, la fois-ci de retour pour maintenant décortiquer tous ces termes barbare relatifs au monde du Shoot Them Up et de l’arcade : Tate, Yoko, TLB, Ramming, 1CC ou Milking. Un podcast animé par gekko et Trizeal toujours accompagné du sémillant … L’article Shmup’Em-All Extend N°7 – Lexique du shoot them up est apparu en premier sur Shmup'Em-All.

Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast
12.04.10: Classic! Christmas Holiday Traffic Rage & Lane-Change Logic, Don't Feed the Hippies, Rating Idiot VS Stupid, Bob Hansen & Quadalcanal, Cat VS Gator, Plus the Happy Patrol & Animal House's Eat Me Special (a.k.a. the Deathmobile)

Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2015 58:40


When you're this good, who needs a plan? From the scattered intro to the return of Grizzly Chris, this one's pure Garage Hour.  There's Grizzlies Gone Wild, Mr. Dustin's (Top Earner) report from Irwindale Speedway, Dirty Dave and Black Ryan, plus big new truck bumpers and where we're going to put them (in a Prius), plus the Happy Patrol, how to rate an idiot's stupidity, Juan Williams versus Howard Dean (we all lose), fraternity chef and Guadalcanal first-wave Bob Hansen, and that's just to get things rolling. Once the Garage Hour's crack team of gearhead consultants get started on the retrograde traffic of the silly season, it's all ball bearings - Miata rage, bumper rage, lane-change rage, Ryan rage, grizzly rage, and then it's conserving ammunition, shotguns, the Deathmobile, Wikileaks, and the government taking over the web (we warned you - didn't we warn you?).

Talking Tanks Podcast
Talking Tanks 1x06 1/2

Talking Tanks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2015 43:28


Talking Tanks is a podcast dedicated to World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition. In this episode Keystone and Matthew discuss the Mechanics of Ramming, as well as the recently added Object 430 line.

THE Leadership Japan Series by Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo,  Japan

Salespeople Should Be Principled   In 1936 an unknown author, despite many frustrating years of writing and rejections, finally managed to get his manuscript taken up by a major publishing house.  That book became a classic in the pantheon of self-help books – “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.  Surprisingly, many people in sales have never read this work.  Plato, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius etc., were all around substantially prior to 1936 and we still plumb their insights. Dale Carnegie has definitely joined that circle of established thinkers, offering wisdom and valuable ideas.  His aim was to help all of us be better with each other, particularly in a business context.  He did this by laying down some principles, which will make us more successful in dealing with others, especially those people not like us.   Salespeople should definitely be friendly.  Ancient Chinese wisdom noted, “ a man who cannot smile should not open a shop”.   Here are nine principles for helping us all to become friendlier with our clients.   Become genuinely interested in other people Our buyers are actually more interested in what we know about what they want, than in what we know about our product or service.  It is a common mistake though to be wrapped up in the features of our offering and lose focus on the person buying it and what they want.  At the extreme, transactional thinking means you don't care about the individual, you only care about their money from the sale.  That is the hyper short career in sales option.    For a long career, we better get busy really understanding our clients.  The key word in this principle is ”genuine”.  Having a correct kokorogamae or true intention, means we will be honestly focused on understanding the client so that we can really serve them and build a partnership.  We must be fully focused on their success, because wrapped up inside that outcome is our own success.   Talk in terms of the other person's interests Salespeople have a nasty habit of selective listening and selective conversation around what they want to talk about.  Their kokorogamae is centered around their interests and the buyer's interests are secondary.  Sales talk is a misnomer - there is no sales talk.  There are well designed questions and there are carefully crafted explanations around solution delivery, which are tightly tied to what the buyer is interested in.  Questions uncover interests and with laser beam focus, that is the only thing we talk about.    Sounds simple, but salespeople love to talk, they love the sound of their own voice and they become deaf to the client, often without even realising it.  Check yourself during your next client conversation – imagine we were to create a transcript of your words, would they be 100% addressed to the buyer's interests.  If not, then stop blathering and start talking in terms of their interests.  By the way, Japanese buyers are rarely uncomfortable with silence, so don't feel pressured to fill the conversation gaps with pap!   Be a good listener.  Encourage the other person to talk about themselves Good listening means listening for what is not being said, as well as what we are hearing.  It means not pretending to be listening, while we secretly think of our soon to be unveiled brilliant response.  It means not getting sidetracked by a single piece of  key information, but taking in the whole of what is being conveyed.  It means listening with your eyes – reading the body language and checking it against the words being offered.    Talkative salespeople miss so much key client information and then scratch their heads as to why they can't be more successful in selling.  The client doesn't have the sales handbook, where the questioning sequences are nicely aligned and arranged for maximum efficiency.  Instead the client conversation wanders all over the place, lurching from one topic to another, without any compunction.    I am just like that as a buyer.  I have so many interests and will happily digress on the digressions of the digressions!  Well designed questions from the salesperson keeps the whole thing on track and allows the client to speak about themselves at length.  In those offerings from the buyer we learn so much about their values, interests, absolute must haves, their desirables, their primary interests and their dominant buying motives.   Japanese buyers usually need a level of trust to be developed, before they may open up and talk about themselves.  It is exceedingly rare to wrap up an agreement in Japan with just one meeting.  So salespeople, play the long game here and don't be in a rush.  We are limbering up for a marathon, not a sprint in Japan.   Arouse in the other person an eager want This is not huckster, carnival barker manipulation.  This is becoming a great communicator, someone who can arouse passion and enthusiasm in others.  Sales is the transfer of enthusiasm, based on the salesperson's belief in the “righteousness” of doing good, through supplying offerings that really help the buyer and their business.    One of the biggest barriers to success in sales is client inertia.  They keep doing what they have always done, in the same way and get the same results.  Our job is to shake that equation up and help them to get a better result, through doing something new – buying our product or service.    We have to help them overcome their fears and persuade them to take action.  In Japan there is a penalty for action if something fails and less of a penalty associated with inaction, so the bias here is to do nothing.  Having a need and taking immediate action are not connected in the client's mind, until we connect them.  We have to fully explain the opportunity cost of no decision, no action or no response to our proposal.    We achieve all of this by using well thought out questions, which lead the buyer to draw the same conclusion that we have come to – that our offering is what they need and that they need it right now.  This Socratic method of asking questions works because it helps to clarify the buyer's own thinking.  Most salespeople don't ask any enough questions, because they are too busy talking about the features of their widget.  We can arouse an eager want if we frame the questions well.   Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers Telling is not selling.  Ramming our proposal down the client's throat is not selling.  Being bombastic and dogged is not selling.  Naturally, we will always have more information, data and knowledge about our solution than the client.  Blabbing on about the fine detail won't persuade the client to buy.  Often Japanese buyers expect a sales “lecture” on the proposal, so they can slip into the role of the critic.  Avoid that scenario at all costs.  All you will get out of that type of meeting is the thin cheap green tea being served and little more.  Instead, go and find some buyers who will accept your questions.   We all own the world we help to create.  Our job is to help the client create a world we can share, that they feel deeply connected to and about which they feel some ownership.  If I tell you some worthy insight I still own it.  If I ask questions that spur your thinking and help you to gather some of those “lightbulb” moments, then you own that insight.  We are always more likely to execute on our own ideas than other people's.    Sales is about assisting client's to see possibilities they haven't considered.  We have probably all had the experience of shopping for something and the store clerk's explanation alerted us to something we hadn't even considered, which immediately framed our subsequent approach to that purchase.  This is the job of the salesperson – to help the client re-frame their worldview with rich and valuable insights that lead them to make the best buying decision – with us!   Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view We have reached the age we are today, built on a firm foundation of mistakes, errors of judgment and ineptitude.  None of us were born perfect, we had to fail in order to learn what not to do, as well as what to do.  We were not brilliant from the start with new tasks.  We had to spend time to master the new and unfamiliar.  In the beginning, we were inept until we gained some solid skills.    In other words, we are all hauling around prejudices, biases, painful memories and firm views on the world, built on our foundation of hard won experiences.  Salespeople trying to inject their views into this construct, will feel like they are trying penetrate a block of marble.  “Education” in the original Greek meant “to draw out”, not “inject in” information and ideas.  We should embrace the classics and like Michelangelo, draw the hidden David out of the marble.   In order to be successful in doing this our communication skills are required to have empathy, to really get deep with the client's worldview and experiences. We need to understand their concept's creation platforms which reveal who they are today.  Let's get to know them at a more substantial level so that we really get where they are coming from and more importantly, we need to understand their WHY.  Most Japanese buyers are not as open to being frank about what they want.  To get there, we need to build trust through multiple meetings, big dabs of patience and a correct kokorogamae or true intention.   This requires we stop concentrating on ourselves and what we want and focus on the buyer instead.  We need to suspend our own surety of our concept's creation platform and see things fresh, in an open, unbiased way.  When we can get that clarity, the words coming out of our mouths will be perfectly aligned with what resonates most deeply with the client's needs and they will buy our offerings.   Get the other person saying, “yes, yes” immediately “Yes momentum” is an old idea in sales.  It works on the psychological principle that a series of positive responses will lead to an acceptance of our offer.  A simplistic understanding of this idea would see our hearty sales hero designing  a long set of killer questions, the only logical answer to which must be expressed in the affirmative.    For example, asking a question such as, “if you were able to reduce costs, would this be of help to your business?”.  Everyone wants to save costs in business, so the only answer is yes.  The problem with this type of approach is it becomes manipulative, as the salesperson belts a whole series of these “can only be answered by yes” questions.    It reminds me on those nodding toy animals in the back of cars, that bob up and down with the ride.  Expecting to fast track your way into a sale through this client head bobbing is a misunderstanding of the principle.  The latter is saying let's get “yes, yes” responses immediately, but not exclusively.  In the Japanese language Hai means “yes”, but this is the “yes” of I hear you, not the “yes” of I agree with you.  We need to understand this and ask the question in a way that differentiates between the two responses.   We do want to design questions that help the buyer clarify their thinking about our proposition.  We should start with one or two “yes” questions that narrow the focus down to a positive investigation of the value of our solution, when judged against all the alternatives.  It should not become a  “Yesfest” though.    After getting some positive responses we should begin asking the WHY behind the response.  This helps us to dig deeper into the drivers of an affirmative decision.  Clients, as mentioned, will wander all over the prairie once they get going, so we have to shepherd them back on topic.  A good way to do that is to ask a closed question to which they can easily answer yes.  Now we can keep the conversation moving in the right direction, without the whole process being manipulative.  “Yes momentum” – yes, but in moderation is the better approach.     Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires Understanding the dominant buying motive of the buyer is the Holy Grail of sales.  Of course we need to know the primary buying motive – the WHAT, but to really serve the client we need to know the WHY.  In particular, how will this buying decision advance their career or their business?  Where can we fit in, to become a booster for their success?    Risk aversion is a strong emotion in all of us, especially among Japanese buyers, concerning the buying process.  We have all been burnt at some stage through a purchase that failed to satisfy us and which we immediately regretted.  We paid too much or it broke straight away and the sales person's spiffy spiel wasn't matched by the good's performance.  Some people may have an MBA, but we all have an MBS - an advanced Master's Degree in Skepticism.  The Japanese buyers by the way all seem to have a PhD in Skepticism Of Sales People, especially foreign sales people.   As salespeople, we need to be mindful of the client's emotions and find ways to legitimately prove our solution will not disappoint.  The client's desire is to improve or defend their situation – no one wishes to go backwards in business.  They have their own ideas about how that is done best and our job is to find out WHAT and WHY they think so.  We may have reached a different conclusion on the HOW, but by understanding what is driving them, we can more easily explain where our solution gels with what they want to achieve.  Getting them to do most of the talking and by prompting new thoughts through great questions, we can make that happen.   Dramatise your ideas When we pick up the phone to speak with our client or when we sit down in the meeting room with them, they are bursting at the seams with “stuff” in their heads.  They are wrestling with what happened yesterday, what they have to get through today and worrying about what will happen tomorrow.  These days, we are all having much more face-to-device time than face-to face time.  There is no downtime any more, as we slip out our phone to check everything we ever wanted to know and lot of things we don't need to know.  Salespeople are competing for client brain space with all of this internal “noise”.   We need to be primed to break through all the clutter and grab the client's attention or we will never be able to sell our wares.  We need to be working out how our client likes to be communicated with.  Are they micro or macro focused? Are they interested in people or task outcomes?  Once we have established the form of communication which best resonates with them, we should be looking for various ways to dramatise our recommendations.    Vocal word picture drawing is a great skill for a salesperson, as we choose evocative words that our listener can see in their minds eye.  Collect “power words” that you can pepper your sales explanation with, in order to register the greatest reaction with the buyer.  We need to become great story tellers with lots of “colour and movement” to grab their nanosecond attention spans.  In regards to the delivery it may vary quit a bit.  We may be very direct or we may be very thoughtful in our expression, according to the client's preferred style of communication.    We are giving them the floor for the bulk of the meeting time, so we have only a limited window for our words, so we need to be very deliberate in what we are going to say.  Salesperson blarney is a thing of the past – you simply don't have enough air time to blab on anymore.  We need word injection precision when we speak.    The words themselves and the vocal range we use to articulate them, are both important.  We need to use speed – fast and slow for emphasis.  We need to put the power in for some words and take the power out entirely for others.  Word emphasis can completely change the meaning of a sentence.  Try this sentence: “I didn't say he hit his friend”.  Repeat the sentence seven times but on each occasion, emphasise one word, much more that all of the others.  By doing this the inference of the words also changes. This simple exercise underlines that we have a powerful tool at our disposal – our voice. We also need facial expressions and gestures which are congruent with what we are saying and which add strength to amplify the key message.   Dale Carnegie was a leader in thinking about being good with people.  His principles are universal and timeless.  All of us in sales can adopt these principles and become more effective in our dealing with our buyers.                  

THE Leadership Japan Series by Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo,  Japan

Dale Carnegie Training Japan: http://japan.dalecarnegie.com/mainsite/ It's inevitable - at some point disagreements are going to come up in the workplace. Power struggles, political plays, sectionalism, siloism – the list goes on regarding sources of organizational conflict.  As we all know, disagreements can get heated quickly and it can be difficult to put aside our opinions and biases in order to handle the situation diplomatically.  Powerfully motivated people often have powerful egos and when conflicts arise, teamwork can be compromised. Positive collaboration is a product of the culture created in the organization and needs to be built and rebuilt all the time.  It doesn't have to be a “winner takes all” and the losers are vanquished in a battle of wills and egos.  There are several tried and true methods to "disagree agreeably” with colleagues and get the issues out on the table, but still preserve the teamwork.  Read on to learn how to navigate a disagreement in an empathetic manner while presenting your point of view. 1.         Give the benefit of the doubt. Don't immediately jump to conclusions even if you disagree with someone. Hear them out, you may have more in common than you initially thought.  We are not perfect, we don't have all of the possible information or all of the possible angles to view an issue.  Instead of concentrating on defending what we think, we should start with an open mind that there are many paths to the mountain top. 2.         Listen to learn and understand. Be an engaged listener, make sure you are listening on an empathetic level instead of just pretending to listen. By gathering all the facts about the other person's point of view, you will be able to deliver your counterpoint in a diplomatic manner.  We are often notorious interrupters, jumping in finishing other's sentences, or just talking over the top of them to thrust our opinion forward.  We have trouble maintaining our listening capability when our brain is awash with what we want to say.  Our own internal conversation is all encompassing, roaring and it is effectively drowning out the points being made by the other person.   3.         Use a cushion. Acknowledge the other person's point of view and relate to their emotions through empathetic listening. Use cushion statements such as "I hear what you're saying and what you're saying is important" or "I understand your point of view" to demonstrate that you understand and care about their feelings.  It is important to wait until they have finished speaking before we respond.  This might feel absolutely painful and excruciating but do it!  Having exercised some patience, now we bring in the cushion, which is a great little interregnum to allow us some thinking time before we go into our response.  Our immediate first response is usually not our most considered or best response.  It can often be an emotional response as well.  Cushion, then respond – the results are enormously different.   4.         Never use "but" or "however." No matter how much you empathize with someone, if you follow up your cushion statement with words like "but" or "however," it will negate everything prior. You lose credibility and the person you're disagreeing with is unlikely to take your thoughts seriously from this point on. We are all trained like hawks to watch for body language guiding us as to whether they agree with what we are saying.  So we have to make sure we are not giving off a negative vibe without even being aware of it.  We are also trained to listen for key words that tell us whether we have an argument on our hands or not and so “but” etc., set off alarms in our heads.  Instead of words that contradict your original statement, use words like "and" or insert a pause instead. 5.         State your opinion with evidence. Opinions are easy to refute, but facts are difficult to argue with. By backing up your point of view with evidence, you come across as more credible and can gain valuable leverage in a disagreement. By utilizing evidence, you may even be able to bring someone over to your line of thinking.  It is also a smart move to bring in the facts in a subtle way.  Rather than using facts as a mallet to belt them with, offer some consideration such as “I may not have all the facts but I was aware that this….was the case, how does that correspond with your experience?”  Always be aware too that people don't like to lose face, be embarrassed, be humiliated or to feel slighted.  Ramming facts down their throat may mean you are correct and may make you feel good, but you create an enemy for life nevertheless, if the message is delivered in the wrong way.   

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)
Dec. 4, 2012 Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN: "Utopia for the Few Ramming Through" *Title/Poem and Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Dec. 4, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2012 45:15


--{ Utopia for the Few Ramming Through: "Reading Books on History, My Recollection Is Affirming Belief We're Run by Deception, The Gulf Between Governed and State Enormous, Public Relations Filters Down News to Con Us, Government's Listening to People didn't Last, We're in a Feudal System Resembling the Past, For the "Experts" Ruling Know We'd Not Agree To Global Government Ending All Sovereignty, And the New Superclass have Become So Haughty, Arrogant, Bombastic, Beyond even Naughty, As We Rocket through this New World Order They've Prepared to the Teeth for Disorder" © Alan Watt }-- Redistribution of Wealth - More UN "Scary Weather" Scenarios - Drone Poster Arrested--NYPD Not Amused - NORAD's "Exercise Falcon" - NATO Deploys Patriot Missiles to Turkey - Takedown of Syria - World Bank Court - Holland, Anti-Social Offenders to be Sent to 'Scum Villages' - Energy Supergrid, Asian Integration - Gross National Happiness - Bradley Manning and Testimony of Abuse - Destruction of Cultures - Birds Being Killed Off - Plagues and Biowarfare - Freemasonry and Symbolism. (See http://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com for article links.) *Title/Poem and Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Dec. 4, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers
BLOOD HIGHWAY-Sheila Johnson

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2012 71:58


On January 23, 2000, already battered by an ice storm, the rural Alabama resort town of Mentone was about to be struck by an even more terrfying freak catastrophe. Hurtling down the highway in a Lincoln Town Car was Hayward Bissell, a 400-pound madman on a murder rampage. Ramming the pickup truck of Don and Rhea Pirch, Bissell lured Don Pirch on to the road, running him down with his car. Bissell next targeted the home of James and Sue Pumphrey. After stabbing James Pumphrey in the stomach Bissell was thwarted by two family dogs, who gave their lives to protect their owners. Their sacrifice bought the Pumpreys enough time to get a gun and scare off Bissell-who didn't know the weapon was actually inoperable. When Bissell was finally stopped, police discovered that he wasn't alone. Occupying the passenger seat beside him was the mutilated, partially dismembered body of his pregnant girlfriend, Patricia Ann Booher. In February 2002, Bissell pled "guilty but insane" and was sent to prison for life. Was he really crazy? Or was he a psychopath trying to avoid a death sentence.. BLOOD HIGHWAY-A TWISTED KILLER ON A RAMPAGE MAKES A COUNTRY ROAD A HIGHWAY TO HELL-Sheila Johnson

Podcasts – Thwipping Boys
Ep. 16 – Ramming Speed!

Podcasts – Thwipping Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2012


This week we have been mostly resting after defeating Santa, Ricky Rat and the dread army of the North Pole over the Christmas break, but we still had time to record our thoughts on the week’s comics and a couple that we didn’t cover last week. Plus, we lose two more books!         Show Notes for […]

Medizin - Open Access LMU - Teil 16/22
Immune regulation by peripheral tregs induced upon homotypic T vell/T cell interactions

Medizin - Open Access LMU - Teil 16/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2010


Fri, 1 Jan 2010 12:00:00 +0100 https://epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/17988/1/oa_17988.pdf Skapenko, A.; Schulze-Koops, Hendrik; Prots, I.; Ramming, A.; Leipe, Jan; Thümmler, K.