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(PRWEB) October 09, 2012
The Authentic Training Company, experts in retail and sales training, recently provided their take on Apples training along with tips on how to create the perfect sales package. One of the retail sales techniques Biddle claims Apple teaches its salespeople is the ‘Feel, Felt, Found’ approach for overcoming customer resistance. He provides an extract of the technique in use from the Genius Training Student Workbook: “Customer: This Mac is just too expensive. Genius: I can see how you’d feel this way. I felt the price was a little high, but I found its real value because of all the built-in software capabilities.”
Another technique Biddle refers to is the use of neutral language to describe problems and quotes the following examples of words to avoid from Apple’s student workbook a computer stops responding, it doesnt crash; there is a situation as opposed to it has a bug. The differences are subtle, but subconsciously significant. Bug and crash are emotive words, while stops responding and situation are less so. According to Biddle, Apples training also focuses on understanding emotion portrayed through nonverbal gestures, such boredom, openness, suspicion and so on.
Authentic Training company founder Melissa Davies, who has read Biddles synopsis of Apple’s retail sales training says – using empathy to overcome customer resistance through feel, felt and found is nothing new and should be standard in all selling programs. The use of language to influence customer emotions and perceptions, and reading body language to identify buying signals are also well established selling techniques, made popular through the field of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
According to Biddles description of Apple’s training program, where it does seem to differ from other mainstream selling programs is in its focus on relationship selling as opposed to hard selling. If a sales person can establish a relationship first, their focus is on educating and advising which is so much more effective than hard sales techniques. Apple employees are more technology consultants than sales people, and so customers respect them and feel more comfortable buying from them. Theyre getting advice, not a sales pitch.
On the downside, it does appear according to Biddles synopsis, that the program is somewhat prescriptive with very clear rules for customer engagement – the dos and donts. But selling is not a science, its a human interaction. Company founder Melissa Davies says – The danger in making training programs this prescriptive is that sales people focus more on the process theyve been taught to follow, as opposed to understanding and connecting with the customer. Theyre too busy mentally ticking off the rules of selling in their head to form a real connection with the person in front of them. Theyre not tuning into the energy of the customer, theyre not adapting to them they’re play acting to them. But top sellers operate at a higher level of emotional intelligence than this. Their approach is fluid, not prescriptive. Their focus is on making a connection, not following a process and in doing so theyre authentic, and authentic selling is successful selling.
Overall, there doesnt appear to be anything secret’, new or ‘genius’ in Apple’s training, but certainly the focus on consultative selling, as opposed to hard-selling, is a modern approach that customers respond better to.
Authentic Training have launched a retail and sales training package that breaks away from the traditional, restrictive selling models of yesteryear.
Authentic Training specializes in developing innovative retail and sales training packages that small business owners, managers and trainers can deliver themselves. Their vision is to provide a suite of tools that empower retail teams to achieve unprecedented levels of success and professionalism.
Melissa Davies, Company Founder
Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
According to an international survey of 3,500 application developers, 16% more app developers believe that Apples iOS will win the battle over enterprise apps than those who think Android will win. While this is only an opinion poll, the opinions are very educated ones. Also, the results of the survey are very likely to reflect the intentions of app developers to use iOS over Android.
The survey, called the 2Q 2012 Mobile Developer Survey, conducted by international IT research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), also indicated that developers are interested in expanding integration with cloud services, and are curious to see what develops when Microsofts Windows 8 mobile platform is released.
Of those surveyed, 53.2% said they believe that Apples iOS would win, while 37.3% felt that Android would win. This represents significant movement from last years 3Q 2011 survey, in which each company had the confidence of 44% of those polled.
According to IDC Vice President for Mobile and Connected Consumer Platforms, Scott Ellison, For developers, Android appears to be evolving more toward a consumer play, which in turn provides a key competitive opening for Microsoft in the enterprise mobile app space. This perception is one of many that affected the results of the survey. There were many other factors cited by the respondents of the survey. The majority of those in favour of Apple cited the current domination of Apples iPad in the apps market.
Another issue for many was the perceived fragmentation of the Android market, with numerous companies making what seem to be myriad Android devices. The sheer number of manufacturers and different devices increases the likelihood that an app could fail on one companys device. This, in turn, erodes the confidence in app developers that they will get a favourable return on their investments.
Another factor is Android malware. Apple seems to have the same exemption from malware in the mobile device world that it does in the computer world. Meanwhile, Android seems to be the favourite target for hackers and malware perpetrators. Androids only good news from this survey is that interest in their devices from developers seems to have stabilised this year, rising a surprising 2.9%.
The other finding that holds the most ramifications and consequences for the mobile app industry is that 83% of developers are committed to using cloud services and developing back end cloud solutions. This is the same as last years survey, but still an indication that apps developers need to start integrating cloud services with their apps soon.
Craig Aitken, Owner and Director of SmarterApps, says the information in the survey agrees with what his company has experienced in their interaction with app developers: Among apps developers, the confidence level seems to be a lot higher for Apple and iOS. Developers seem to have doubts and questions about creating Android apps right now, but nobody coming to us for an iOS app is lacking in confidence.
Aitken continued, The bottom line is that Apple is on top right now. Android could fight back with their Nexus 7, and the Windows 8 devices on the horizon are definitely intriguing, but Apples iOS is a known quantity right now.
Aitken concluded, Money doesnt lie, and the majority of apps developers are putting their money on Apple and iOS.
SmarterApps is a leading app builder in Australia. They are a one-stop solution for mobile app creation. They specialise in building iPhone and iPad apps for businesses, and making mobile app development a smooth and professional process. For more information, visit their website: http://www.smarterapps.com.au/ or call them at 1300 650 253.
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Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
Ansca Mobile, creator of the award-winning Corona SDK, proudly announces that Loqhearts Corona-made game, Cannon Cat, has soared to the top of the iTunes App Store charts. Released and featured by Apple as New & Noteworthy on April 26, Cannon Cat has risen through the ranks to become one of the top 3 free iPad apps in the United States and the #1 free iPad game for Kids/Adventure. Cannon Cat has reached a global audience as well, becoming Game of the Week in Europe and reaching the Top 10 games for iPad in 59 App Stores worldwide.
Cannon Cat is a 2-D mobile action-adventure game that follows a heroic cat flying through the sky from cannon to cannon, on a mission to save the worlds flying fish from an Evil Emu. It is a free and universal game available for all iOS devices. Don-Duong Quach, a programmer, and David Ngo, an ex-rocket scientist teamed up to build this breakout hit game on the Corona SDK platform. As this dynamic duos first mobile game, Cannon Cat is a testament to their talent and dedication, as well as to the power of the platform they chose to build on.
From the beginning, we knew the only way to stand out and capture the hearts of players was to create a game that looked and felt amazing. said David Ngo, Co-Founder of Loqheart. Fellow Co-Founder Don-Duong Quach added, Corona SDK allowed us to focus on crafting a compelling experience without getting mired in the technical details of implementation.
Were honored to be a part of Cannon Cats journey, said Walter Luh, CEO of Ansca Mobile. Cannon Cat is a great example of how Corona is being used by thousands of developers to create exceptional mobile games. Corona allows developers to focus on building great experiences and increases development speed by an order of magnitude over the alternatives.
Corona SDK has been used to create premium mobile apps, games and eBooks by over 115,000 independent developers and game studios worldwide. A large number of popular game titles have been developed with Corona, including The Lost City, Blast Monkeys, Bubble Ball and the newly released blockbuster, Cannon Cat. Within the last 12 months alone, Corona-made apps have been downloaded more than 50 million times.
Cannon Cats heartwarming story, easy one-tap gameplay, and 80+ levels are available for free on the App Store for all iOS devices. A free and unlimited trial of Corona SDK is also available for download for cross-platform mobile development.
Loqheart (http://www.loqheart.com) is an independent two-man game studio started by Don-Duong Quach and David Ngo, operating out of San Francisco, California.
About Ansca Mobile
Ansca Mobile (http://www.anscamobile.com) is a venture-backed mobile software company based in Palo Alto, CA. Ansca’s marquee product, the award-winning Corona SDK, democratizes app development by empowering developers, from independents to large studios, to create cross-platform applications, games and eBooks for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
The ZillyDilly app is extending its limited-time free offer to new iPad owners. According to Dr. Eitan Schwarz, CEO of MyDigitalFamily, Ltd., Inventing an Internet good for children is our calling at ZillyDilly, and we are eager for the new iPad to make childrens online experience more fun and healthy.
ZillyDilly is a new kind of tablet browser that blends entertainment and educational experiences while encouraging responsible web use for children of all ages.
ZillyDiIly is maintained by child development experts who find, inspect and rate thousands of websites against proprietary metrics: Family Relationships, Socialization, Values Education and Education Enrichment and Entertainment.
The app guides parents to customize these hand-picked sites into a gender and age-adjusted balance for each child: browsing and previewing sites from ranked annotated lists, searching by child interests and filtering for bilingual sites or those with parent/teacher manuals. ZillyDilly then offers kids only sites selected by parents, and timers suggest or control maximum daily time and weekly times. ZillyDilly also blocks ads and other off-task activities, and reports to parents exactly how the child has been browsing through a cloud-based solution.
ZillyDilly grows with children. Parents can introduce children as young as preschoolers to the Internet. As the child grows, ZillyDilly adjusts timers, age group assignments and site choices as needed, and gradually expands privileges to encourage responsible, mature online behavior.
ABOUT DR. EITAN SCHWARZ (DR. S)
Dr. Eitan Schwarz, CEO of MyDigitalFamily, Ltd., is a board-certified family expert, thought leader and published researcher in practice for more than 40 years. He is also a faculty member at Northwestern Universitys Feinberg School of Medicine.
Apple continues to provide visionary leadership in aligning technology to benefit kids and families. I am delighted that ZillyDilly can participate in this great mission, states Dr. S.
For further information: Eitan Schwarz MD, 847.675.5393. Dr.S(at)ZillyDilly(dot)com and http://www.mydigitalfamily.org
ZillyDilly is available at http://www.zillydilly.com and the Apple iPad App store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zillydilly-for-ipad/id492673037
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2012
iPhoneSamurai.com is one of the worlds most visited iPhone Tips blogs. Offering daily tips and adviceto those addicted to their iPhones, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email.
Today, Benny Meyer at iPhoneSamurai.com published his latest post, titled Reports: iOS6 is Coming.
iPhone fans can access the new blog post here:
In this latest post Benny, who is so addicted to his iPhone that his blog is now a full-time venture, discusses the rumors surrounding the possible launch of Apples new iPhone operating system iOS6.
The evidence came in the form of Ars Technicas server logs, which showed devices from Cupertino, California (Apples headquarters) logging on using iOS 6 Benny Meyer says.
Following this revelation, Benny discusses new features that could grace Apples latest release.
Among his many iPhone secrets, the first point he touches on is the interface, hoping that Apple may opt to launch iOS6 with a refreshing and radical new look.
Apple may be inspired by its Lion operating system, integrating features that give us the ability to see everything open on one screen, along with advanced swiping functionality Benny adds.
Bennys next topic of conversation is good old Siri. Following the initial boom of Siris launch, Benny suggests that Apple may want to increase the popularity and functionality of the App by including features such as customizable voices, hardware upgrades and the ability to run the program on Apples iPhone 4.
With Near-Field Communication in the forefront of every techies mind, Benny poises the ultimate question Will it be available with iOS6? As he attests, there are some road blocks currently in the way:
There are currently two deterrents to NFC taking off as a pay method. One is that most places still arent equipped to take payments this way and the other is that many device manufacturers have not enabled radio frequency communication.
Finally, Benny begs Apple to consider adding navigation to their Google Maps app. Google Maps is useless when youre driving around town. Drivers need navigation that talks to us, for our safety and convenience. Sure, if you need navigation, theres an app for that, but why should iPhone users be forced to pay for turn-by-turn voice navigation when Android users have it for free? Benny says.
In all, Benny appears to be excited, yet skeptical about the possible upcoming launch of iOS6.
Where can iPhone fans learn more? iPhone fans can get iphone tips by subscribing to iPhone Samurai for free. Visit their daily tips website at iPhoneSamurai.com.
iPhoneSamurai () thinks this is important information for iPhone fans and asks them to Like our Page on Facebook to learn exclusive daily iPhone tips, recipes, and news getting the most from your handheld device. “Wed appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst vegetarians,” says Benny Meyer.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
The recent introduction of FaceTime chat capabilities via cellular data, as opposed to only using this feature via Wi-Fi, can positively affect cell tower land owners pocketbooks. The announcement of this upgraded feature was made by Apple CEO Tim Cook on June 11, 2012, and accompanied news of a Fall launch for Apples latest software, the iOS 6 which will be available to consumers using the iPhone 4s and the iPad 3. These two devices alone comprise a large portion of iPhone and iPad users in the United States. According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners [CIRP], an astounding 89% of all iPhone sales since October of 2011 are the 4s generation while recent research conducted by Localytics indicates that the iPad 3 accounts for 20% of all iPads in the United States.
The iOS 6 software for the iPhone and iPad will bring upgrades to functionalities within these devices and new features, in particular, the usage of cellular data to conduct a FaceTime phone call. According to Todd Day, Senior Industry Analyst in the mobile and wireless division at Frost and Sullivan, FaceTime chat can use nearly 3 mb of data per minute. FaceTime chat via cellular data, among other iOS 6 features utilizing additional wireless data, will continue to pose strains on wireless carriers due to the upcoming hike in data usage. Currently, ten wireless carriers in the United States provide iPhone and iPad devices, including the top three carriers: Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
With the constant rise of telecommunication technologies and data intensive software, there must be an adequate amount of cell phone towers to provide enough signal strength, bandwidth and frequency capacity to support these technologies and software.
Supply and demand is exemplified in this case, with cellular phone towers and their capacity, value, and negotiations related to the placement of new cell phone towers and the existing leases of current ones. Many property owners leasing their land for the placement of cell towers do not realize how valuable their land is to the telecom industry especially in this era of extreme technological advances.
With strains being imposed on current wireless networks, one would think high demand for capacity would equate to increases in cell tower rent revenues, benefiting the property owners who allow cell phone towers on their private land. Though the value of a property owners land increases due to this demand, the majority of land owners never realize it, therefore are never paid their fair value for the lease of their land. This disparity of information is what the telecoms and tower developers rely on. Until now, there has not been an advocate fighting for these property owners rights to fair value for their cell tower leases.
Vertical Consultants, successfully demands fair treatment for property owners engaged in cell tower leases and those looking to enter into one. Vertical consultants experience in the telecom industry has allowed successful recoupments and rent increases from the largest telecoms and tower developers in the world, with total dollar amounts in the millions.
Hugh D. Odom the President and Founder of Vertical Consultants states that The reliance of everyone on wireless technology continues to grow at an astonishing rate throughout the United States. True value of the wireless industry will always be rooted in the need for locations on the ground, facilitating the equipment required to establish networks essential in meeting societys growing wireless demand. Our goal is to make sure that property owners have the information and representation they need to obtain true value for the use of their land. These properties are the true foundation of the wireless industry, not the steel towers protruding from them.
Vertical Consultants was founded in 2010 by Hugh Odom and is comprised of a group of wireless industry veterans with more than forty (40) years of combined experience. Vertical Consultants specializes in issues surrounding the wireless telecom industry and prides itself as a source of information for property owners. Vertical Consultants experience in the industry allows it to offer its clients unmatched services, expertise and results allowing it to bill itself as cell tower lease experts. Unlike others in their field, Vertical Consultants is able to handle every aspect of the issues surrounding a cell tower lease, rooftop lease or any other type of telecom lease, from start to finish. To learn more visit http://www.vertical-consultants.com or contact Vertical Consultants at info(at)vertical-consultants(dot)com or 877.456.7552.
(PRWEB) January 31, 2004
Using the new tool, Calendar and Contact information managed in the web-based system are easily shared with iCal and AddressBook on the Mac and with Outlook on Windows machines.
Ron Ause, Director of Marketing, said “Since Outlook and iCal & AddressBook are important components of every OS, it’s imperative for any Project Management Software for the Creative Industries to be able to work with them. Our creative clients are ecstatic over the tight integration that they’ve already seen. The next release will take us one step closer.”
Expected in mid-February, this update will come only three months after its recent 5.90 release allowing users to import Clients & Profits data or Adman data into Creative Manager Pro database. All users automatically get the new updates at no additional charge.
Creative Manager Pro goes beyond costing to offer full Project Management, CRM, Digital Asset Management, billing and accounting, and Extranet capabilities.
When asked about the new features, Ause said “Project management in the creative industry is key to a creative firm’s success. The full feature-set of Creative Manager Pro combined with the ease of use has no match. Our clients have expressed strong support for this move, and we’re going full steam ahead on their suggestions.”
Creative Manager Pro (at http://www.Creative-Manager.com/), is the leading Project Management Software for the Creative Design industry, produced for design firms, ad agencies, in-house creative/MarCom departments, and creative service firms. It is a web-based integrated project management software and job tracking solution which streamlines the entire firm, from developing new business, to staffing, managing, and executing projects through to accounting and financial reporting.
Creative Manager Pro is a full-featured, intuitive system which makes project and agency management a breeze. Creative Manager Pro supports Customer Relationship Management, Document Management, Shared Calendaring, Accounting and much more. Because it is web- based, there is nothing to install and it can be set up in a single day. It works with both PC and Macintosh from any location over any connection. It may also be installed locally on the client’s own servers. All options include training and support to ensure that clients are up and running quickly.
Among the many features of Creative Manager Pro:
Charting of important industry metrics and firm statistics.
Manage contacts and leads.
Create project schedules, calendars and manage tasks.
Take your contacts and calendar on the road with iCal, AddressBook & Outlook
Approve timesheets, purchases, invoices and budgets.
Review and approve artwork online.
Free client and vendor access to streamline workflow.
Store and manage digital assets.
Manage and balance the books.
Graphically view your firm’s metrics – manage your firm by the numbers.
Take a test drive at http://www.Creative-Manager.com/
The team members at Creative Manager, Inc. have been leaders in project management software for the creative industry and on the Mac OS for over 25 years. They provide their clients with two major offerings: Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Pro. Both programs work seamlessly with the Mac OS and Windows.
Creative Manager, Inc. is not affiliated with Adman or Clients and Profits, nor a distributor of Adman or Clients and Profits. All trademarks are owned by their respective companies. Neither Adman nor Clients and Profits are trademarks of Creative Manager, Inc.
Creative Manager, Inc. is based in Lakewood NJ, with offices at
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