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I'm interested in design, marketing, karting, and racing.

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Excellent Heavy Bag Routine

Clock each round at 3 minutes, resting 1 minute between rounds. With each round, you’ll add one punch to your sequence.
Punches per round:
1. Warmup. Strike the bag at 50 percent with a variety of punches
2. Up your power to full strength and launch jabs
3. Jab, throw a cross, and repeat
4. Jab, cross, hook, repeat
5. Jab, cross, hook, uppercut, repeat
6. Jab, cross, hook, uppercut, body punch, repeat

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What Marketing is All About

Marketing by interrupting people isn’t cost-effective anymore. You can’t afford to seek out people and send them unwanted marketing messages, in large groups, and hope that some will send you money.

Instead, the future belongs to marketers who establish a foundation and process where interested people can market to eachother. Ignite consumer networks and then get out of the way and let them talk.

- Seth Godin

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Trends Affecting Meeting Planners in 2014

This article was originally posted by Kettner Creative – Vancouver A/V Company

Vancouver Audio Visual

As professional meeting planners prepare for 2014, there are some significant factors that should be considered to ensure successful conferences in the year ahead. Recently, American Express released their 2014 Global Meetings Forecast, advising planners and suppliers to be aware of a changing global business climate that will affect the way business meetings and conferences are conducted. Efficiency will be of paramount importance, and planners will have much tighter budgets to deal with. Interviews with corporate planners, suppliers and hotel executives have made clear four major trends that will impact meeting professionals.

1) Less Spending For Meetings & Conferences

Corporations, business and professional associations, and government organizations around the world have been affected by global economic downturns. The cost effectiveness of meetings and conferences is being closely examined, and budgets for symposiums and other meetings are being trimmed by many of these organizations. Meeting professionals in Europe, the Asia Pacific nations, and Central and South America predicted that both the number of meetings and the budget for those meetings will be reduced. Among the meeting professionals in the Asia Pacific nations, an area focused on marketing the attractiveness of the region for large global conferences, an approximate 4 percent decrease in meeting revenues is anticipated. In recent years, this region has seen a significant investment by major hotel properties, expanding their lodging and convention facilities for anticipated growth in international business conferences. Now they may be faced with some challenges to fill rooms and book their meeting spaces. The outlook for North America is slightly better. Meeting planners in the United States and Canada estimate their overall expenditures will remain about the same as for previous years, but indicated a slight increase in the actual number of meetings. Budgets for individual conferences will be trimmed to keep total meeting budgets in line.

2) Less Travel For Meeting Attendees

One of the obvious ways in which meeting budgets can be trimmed is to limit the travel expenditures involved. Traditionally, meetings and conventions have offered attendees an escape from the routine of business as usual in the workplace, but in the forthcoming year, meeting professionals will be selecting the location for meetings closer to the core groups that will attend these conferences. According to respondents queried about meeting plans for 2014, there will be a focus on more regional meetings and less emphasis on global, or international conferences.

3) More Need For Planning Effeciency

With budgets affecting meeting decisions more in the months ahead, the approval process in many organizations will face more obstacles, resulting in shorter lead time between the time meetings are approved and the scheduled dates for the conferences. This situation will present new challenges for meeting professionals as they will have less time to secure suitable properties for their meetings and more attractive room rates may not be available on shorter notice. Though some regions may have a surplus of rooms, many areas are experiencing a different scenario. Instead of experiencing less room demand because of fewer meetings, demand is up as a result of an increase in business travel, according to the Global Business Travel Association.

4) More Creativity In Meeting Planning

The efficiency and adaptability of meeting organizers can be aided by the social media tools now generally available to everyone. Emerging technologies in social networking, mobile apps, and media tools are helping meeting professionals to to better meet the requirements of attendees. Mr. Issa Jouaneh, vice president and general manager of American Express Meetings & Events, says. “The future will be truly exciting for the industry as we redefine the meetings investment and experience management through the incorporation of digital meetings solutions.” Mobile technology is seen as a way to simplify the planning process and eliminate some of the hurdles that confront meeting planners. Better, instant communication with attendees can ensure that meeting schedules go smoother, notification of impromptu gatherings can be quickly disseminated, and in general, the experience of all involved is enriched through more personal contact.

5) Contact Kettner Creative

Obviously, we need to mention that we think we are the best partners for assisting you with the details of planning audio visual solutions for your event. We have experience planning and creating A/V solutions for events with 10-1000 attendees. No matter what you need, we have you covered – After all, it’s our job to make you look good. To contact us, call 888.919.2791 or email info@kettnercreative.com – We look forward to hearing from you!

This article was originally posted by Kettner Creative - Vancouver A/V Company

 

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Common Sense Phone Contract

iPhone 5Saw this come across my Facebook feed today. Thought it was worth posting:

To My 13-Year-Old, An iPhone Contract From Your Mom, With Love

Dear Gregory,

Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. Hot Damn! You are a good and responsible 13-year-old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please read through the following contract. I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it. Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.

I love you madly and look forward to sharing several million text messages with you in the days to come.

  1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?
  2. I will always know the password.
  3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads “Mom” or “Dad.” Not ever.
  4. Hand the phone to one of your parents promptly at 7:30 p.m. every school night and every weekend night at 9:00 p.m. It will be shut off for the night and turned on again at 7:30 a.m. If you would not make a call to someone’s land line, wherein their parents may answer first, then do not call or text. Listen to those instincts and respect other families like we would like to be respected.
  5. It does not go to school with you. Have a conversation with the people you text in person. It’s a life skill. *Half days, field trips and after school activities will require special consideration.
  6. If it falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air, you are responsible for the replacement costs or repairs. Mow a lawn, babysit, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.
  7. Do not use this technology to lie, fool, or deceive another human being. Do not involve yourself in conversations that are hurtful to others. Be a good friend first or stay the hell out of the crossfire.
  8. Do not text, email, or say anything through this device you would not say in person.
  9. Do not text, email, or say anything to someone that you would not say out loud with their parents in the room. Censor yourself.
  10. No porn. Search the web for information you would openly share with me. If you have a question about anything, ask a person — preferably me or your father.
  11. Turn it off, silence it, put it away in public. Especially in a restaurant, at the movies, or while speaking with another human being. You are not a rude person; do not allow the iPhone to change that.
  12. Do not send or receive pictures of your private parts or anyone else’s private parts. Don’t laugh. Someday you will be tempted to do this despite your high intelligence. It is risky and could ruin your teenage/college/adult life. It is always a bad idea. Cyberspace is vast and more powerful than you. And it is hard to make anything of this magnitude disappear — including a bad reputation.
  13. Don’t take a zillion pictures and videos. There is no need to document everything. Live your experiences. They will be stored in your memory for eternity.
  14. Leave your phone home sometimes and feel safe and secure in that decision. It is not alive or an extension of you. Learn to live without it. Be bigger and more powerful than FOMO (fear of missing out).
  15. Download music that is new or classic or different than the millions of your peers that listen to the same exact stuff. Your generation has access to music like never before in history. Take advantage of that gift. Expand your horizons.
  16. Play a game with words or puzzles or brain teasers every now and then.
  17. Keep your eyes up. See the world happening around you. Stare out a window. Listen to the birds. Take a walk. Talk to a stranger. Wonder without googling.
  18. You will mess up. I will take away your phone. We will sit down and talk about it. We will start over again. You and I, we are always learning. I am on your team. We are in this together.

It is my hope that you can agree to these terms. Most of the lessons listed here do not just apply to the iPhone, but to life. You are growing up in a fast and ever changing world. It is exciting and enticing. Keep it simple every chance you get. Trust your powerful mind and giant heart above any machine. I love you. I hope you enjoy your awesome new iPhone.

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Choose your own crime stats

As usual, the general media seems off base with everything going on in the USA right now.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

As always, I’m extremely grateful for my Friends and Family – I seem to always be surrounded by fun, caring people who like to do fun, memorable things. I’m excited to see what 2013 holds for me…

 

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New Helmet!

First of all, big thanks to Coastline Transmissions & Differentials for the sponsorship! This helmet wouldn’t be possible without the help of them!

Second of all, thanks to Brett King Design for the awesome design.

I’ve wanted a custom helmet for quite some time, but could never really justify the money needed, especially when I only race in local club races. Once the opportunity came up for me to race with Dad in Italy, all the pieces fell into place and I was able to get this done. Check out the gallery below, can’t wait to wear it at the club race this weekend!

 

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Senna

I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
- Ayrton Senna

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Karting Photo

Here is one of my favourite pictures from one of my Kart races.

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Douglas Adams

He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.

- Douglas Adams

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