Vermont Travel Industry Conference April 7 & 8 at the Stoweflake

first_imgThe 27th Annual Vermont Travel Industry Conference will be held on April 7 & 8, 2010 at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, Vermont. The event will feature compelling keynote speakers, pertinent workshops on industry topics and trends, and a trade show featuring over 30 exhibitors who sell products or services to the tourism industry.On Wednesday April 7th at 9:00 am, keynote speaker James Chung of Reach Advisors will educate the tourism industry on the Four Macro Trends and the Implications on Travel. Chung will discuss the major trends that will reshape the consumer market as it relates to the tourism industry including: generational shifts, gender differences, health and wellness behaviors, outdoor recreation trends, and household purchasing power.Thursday April 8th at 9:00 am, Steve Richer of the National Tour Association will enlighten attendees on the future of the tourism industry through his keynote presentation the Tourism Industry Crystal Ball: Where We Are, Where We Are Headed. Richer will pull from his experience working on the legislation that will become the Travel Promotion Act to discuss current border and public land issues, and provide attendees with a glimpse into the future and what we can do.The Vermont Travel Industry Conference will feature workshops from five educational, industry related tracks: Management, Miscellaneous Marketing, Media Relations, Social Media & Marketing, and Web Marketing. Some of the hot topics this year will include How to Effectively Publicize Your Business Through New Media Tools with Nicole Ravlin of PMG Public Relations, Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Profit with Hans van Wees of Van-Wees, Inc., and How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Seize Money-Making Marketing Opportunities with Chris Diaz of Redpoint Marketing.If you are part of a tourism-related business or have an interest in the Vermont travel industry, this conference is for you! Registration is now open. For more information on participating in the event and to register, please visit the Vermont Travel Industry Conference website at www.vtic.org(link is external) and receive instant updates by becoming a fan on the Vermont Travel Industry Conference Facebook page. Source: VTIC. 2.16.2010last_img read more

DD COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE FAMILY PASSES AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS

first_imgEclipse Cinemas in Lifford/Strabane have teamed up with Donegal Daily to give two lucky readers the opportunity to win a fantastic prize.Eclipse will give away two FAMILY PASSES to TWO lucky winners.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer the following simple question. Question: Name any film showing at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane??Email answer to info@eclipsecinemas.com   DD COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE FAMILY PASSES AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD competitionEclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Why Some Achieve Success That Eludes Others

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now It is no great secret why some people produce better results than others.Their will is greater. People who are successful “will” their success into being. They are willing to do what others will not. They exercise their self-discipline, their will power, to constantly do the work that others find unpleasant. They also decide to be happy, and they will that into being, too. This is all mindset.Their strategies are better. People who are successful have better strategies. To produce better strategies, they spend more time studying. They read. People who are strategic digest information so they can see connections others miss. They spend time doing the difficult work of thinking.Their tactics are better. Day to day, successful people employ tactics that allow them to produce better results. They are proactive. They don’t allow their time or energy to be consumed by the attention vampires that distract others. They delegate. They focus on the three or four things that move them closer to their goals.Their execution is better. There are always failures on the road to success. But there is no success without execution. Doing the right things well, producing the necessary outcomes, and creating results are necessary to success.Their persistence is greater. Will is necessary, but not sufficient. Strategies and tactics are both necessary, but not sufficient. Even when all will, strategy, tactics, and execution are all present, success may evade you. Success is a game of patient pursuit. You have to persist. It take a long time, but not as much time as you think.If someone is producing a result that you want, if they are succeeding in some area where you are struggling, it is likely that they are doing something differently from you.They may be applying more of their will, their personal power, to succeeding in that area. They may have better strategies and tactics, likely ones that make you uncomfortable, that they are employing. Their success may be built in part by their better execution. And let there be no doubt in your mind that their persistence plays a role.There are no secrets. All is known. There are many paths, but the all of them require the same of those who would walk them.last_img read more

In Tripura, CPI(M) wants polls in Feb.

first_imgThe ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura has urged the Election Commission to hold the Assembly elections in early February. The party made the demand in a memorandum placed before Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, who was leading a four-member team to the State to oversee poll preparations.The main Opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, in its submission to the team, did not press for a specific time for elections but requested the Commission to ensure an extensive revision of the electoral rolls to delete bogus voters. The term of the present Assembly will expire in February next.last_img read more

Mike Gundy to USC?

first_imgSince USC can’t get Vince Lombardi (dead), Knute Rockne (same) or Bill Belichick (too warm in SoCal), some have suggested they might tap the head ball coach in Stillwater to see if he’s interested. Here’s how that’s going to go.USC: Do you want to leave the place where you only have to win eight or nine games a year and if you win more than that they consider electing you to office because all the pressure is on the coach to the south of you even though you’ve been better at turning mediocre talent into really good teams and bail on the  multi-million dollar ranch house you just built to come take over for someone who we had to fire for alcohol issues and who might have been drunk during a conference game for a school that is the most glamorous football team (possibly college or pro)  in the state and live in one of the most-populous cities in the world where the pressure is insanely high and if you don’t win 10 games they’ll FedEx you copies of the Matt Leinart/Reggie Bush 30 for 30 and make all kinds of inappropriate O.J. Simpson jokes about your family; we can offer you twice your current salary which after taxes will be half your current salary and give your family five tickets to every Taylor Swift concert in the Staples Center. What do you say?AdChoices广告Mike Gundy: Nah.Gundy has been sporting this smug “I know something you don’t about this team” grin all summer. (via @osuathletics) pic.twitter.com/YnOShEl1Zw— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 12, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Almost Half Of OSU Fans Think Barry J. Sanders Should Start at Running Back

first_imgI’m in the minority here and would start Hill. He looked Joe Randle-like (again, against terrible competition) in Game 1. I would back him up with some combination of Childs and Carson and use Carson more inside the red zone. There’s an outside chance OSU’s offense just wasn’t built for players like Jeremy Smith and Chris Carson who are monstrous but not necessarily explosive. Maybe those two are outliers, but maybe you just need more nimble guys.We were talking about this in our group thread today, but there needs to be a different position altogether created for Barry J. and Jeff Carr. Those guys are incredibly versatile and can do stuff the other three can’t. I’d let Barry J. do everything but sing the alma mater if I’m Gundy and slide Carr in behind McCleskey and Barry as a sort of Tyreek-like weapon.Here are the best comments from Tuesday’s poll.Josiah Meints: Voting with my heart, and my heart says the Son of Sanders.AZ Alum: Tough call. Liked them all and wondering how well it could work with all 5 remaining in the mix. Voted for Sanders but Childs probably had the best single rushing play. Carson and Hill looked impressive too. The real decision might come down to who is best in blocking role from the backfield rather than who looks best with the ball.Mark: Based on what I saw Saturday, and purely based on Saturday, I’d say……. Aw heck, I have no clue, I honestly can’t tell a measurable difference between all four of those choices. Being that Hill is a freshman and ran just as effectively as the others? Maybe he should be the starter since he probably has the most unrealized potential. Well this is certainly not what I expected. Nearly half of Oklahoma State fans think Barry J. Sanders (who rushed for 1 yard on four carries last Saturday against a Division 8 team) should be the starting running back for Oklahoma State. I suppose I should have seen it coming that a majority would vote for someone with the name “Sanders” on the back of his jersey, but 1 yard on four carries is 1 yard on four carries.Justice Hill and Chris Carson came in second and third respectively with around 25 percent of the vote each. I didn’t have room for Jeff Carr because Twitter only lets you put four options, but I presume he would have come in last if he had been included.Here’s a look at the full poll.Tuesday poll question: After Week 1, who should be the starting RB for #okstate? Limited to 4 choices on Twitter.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 6, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more