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Posted 8/15/12 at 12:45 PM | Brian Wallace

Game of Sales [Infographic]

Oh, the dreaded sales call. We all recieve them. They are unwanted and usually interrupt us at the most inopportune times, so why do they even bother anymore?

Well, the fact is, cold calling is dead, or should be at least. There is a new tactic that salesmen are using, and that is warm calling. Instead of just calling random numbers on a list, warm calling requires the salesmen to study their prospective buyer before any initial contact. This could be researching the company they work for, or even their personal social media websites. That way, when they call the person, they can form more of a friendly bond before trying to pitch to them.

Also, studies have found that personal connections will increase sales productivity by 243%. To learn more about the game of sales, check out this infographic presented by InsideView.

Posted 8/15/12 at 12:29 PM | Brian Wallace

Why Teens Suck at Driving [Infographic]

One of the most exciting times for teenagers is when they get their drivers license, however, this can be the most stressful time for their parents.

Anyone who has been driving for a while knows that teens are usually terrible drivers. They are easily distracted by phones, friends, food, and music, among other things. In fact 1 in 5 accidents are caused by 16-19 year olds.

Texting and driving has been one of the biggest distractions for teenagers. Using a cell phone can double the liklihood of an accident and can slow a young driver's reaction time to that of a 70-year-old.

Check out this infograpic presented by Go Track to learn more about the bad driving habits of teenagers.

Posted 8/13/12 at 12:42 PM | Brian Wallace

Practice Makes Perfect [Infographic]

Believe it or not, it doesn't take pure talent to be successful in this day and age. In fact, as long as you put in the time and work you too can be an expert in anything that you desire.

You may be thinking to yourself how this can be true. The answer? The 10,000 hour rule. It's pretty simple. Make sure to deliberately practice your trade for 10,000 hours, or roughly 10 years, and you will be considered an expert in that field.

Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the 10,000 hour rule in his book Outliers. The idea is that you don't have to be born with that specific talent to be an expert. This is something many people think, when in reality you really can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you practice long enough.

Check out this infographic presetned by Zintro to learn more about the 10,000 hour rule and how you can even cheat it.

Posted 8/10/12 at 1:53 PM | Brian Wallace

Gaming with Granny [Infographic]

Let's be honest, senior citizens have a lot of time on their hands, and unfortunately many of them are cooped up inside for most of the day with not much to do. So what's something unexpected they could do to pass the time? Online gaming. Yes, that's right. More and more senior citizens are joining the online gaming community. Crazy right? And you thought they didn't know how to use the computer.

In fact, online gaming has many benefits for the elderly. Keeping their mind sharp and socialzing are just a few. But, just like everyone else, they can easily become addicted to these games. It's important for them to play moderately and not for long periods of time because it can have harmful physical effects on their already fragile bodies.

Check out this inforgraphic presented by Assisted Living Today to learn more about the rise of senior online gamers.

Posted 8/7/12 at 3:17 PM | Brian Wallace

The Invisible Poor [Infographic]

Did you know that 43% of Americans that were surveyed said they believe that people living in poverty can always find a job if they really wanted to work? However, there are now over 64 million Americans that have given up hope and looking for a stable job.

With the lack of ever finding that light at the end of the employment tunnel, more than a million U.S. families lost their homes in 2010 to foreclosure. And with that, an estimated half a million children may currently be homeless in the U.S. But, even with all the homeless children and families out there today, only one out of ten Americans named poverty or welfare as one of the top issues that our government should address.

With the lack of education and high school dropouts, we are on an incline to witnessing more and more poor people. Not only the lack of education, but the circulation of drugs and addictions in America, (an estimated 7 million addicts in the US as of 2008) has the poverty level rising. But, of course money is a leading contributor. Those people that never save money assist in our poor issue; for example, the 27% of Americans with no personal savings. Also, an average credit card debt of $15,799 per United States household was recorded- therefore, we as Americans are borrowing too much. FULL POST

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