Tuesday, March 31, 2009

High Voltage Transmission Line Towers

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Designer: Architect Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype

Source: Dezeen.

Hotelicopter

The Hotelicopter is an elegant modification of the Soviet made Mil V-12, of which there were only two prototypes ever made. The Mil V-12, which made its first flight in 1968 from Panki-Tomilino to Lyubertsy in Russia, has been awarded numerous world records which it still holds today.  The Mil V-12 also earned the prestigious Sikorsky Prize awarded by the American Helicopter Society for outstanding achievements in helicopter technology.

  • Dimensions Length: 42 m (137 ft)
  • Height: 28m (91 ft)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 105850 kg (232,870 lb)
  • Maximum speed: 255 km/h (137 kt) (158 miles/h)
  • Cruising speed: 237 km/h (127 kt) (147 miles/h)
  • Original Mi Range: 515 km (320 mi)
  • Our augmented Mi Range - 1,296 km (700 mi)

The Hotelicopter offers guests two accommodation options: our traditional cabins (16), and our suites (2).

Cabin features:

  • Queen-sized bed with pillow-top mattresses, 600 thread-count imported sheets, feather pillows, turndown service, fresh-cut flowers, chocolates, monogrammed robes, plush carpeting, original artwork in cabin, whirlpool bath, warming toilet seats, designer soaps, modern décor, clip-on reading lights, in-bed temperature and dimming controls, oak accents, customized minibar/refreshment center based on your preferences, coffee machine, non-smoking, and unlike the A380, there are no restrictions on how much sex you can have in your cabin.

In-cabin technology:

  • Internet access, cell phone reception, flat screen TVs with extended channel selection (let us know and we’ll pre-arrange parental control), DVD players, and Wii

Room service & dining options:

  • Complimentary champagne upon arrival, room service offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and specialty items (including coffee and gelato).

Hotelicopter amenities:

  • “On-call flight attendants” attend to your every need, business center, concierge, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, spa/salon offering massages and tanning, common space area with live music at select destinations, blackjack table, art gallery, wine tasting, yoga studio and hydro-garden, tea garden, Japanese garden with koi pond.

Destination services:

  • Concierge, babysitting & Kids’ Kamp, array of newspapers and local magazines provided in-cabin prior to landing in each destination, Welcome kit for each location, complimentary kids’ activity kits for use during driving in destination cities, customized souvenir from each location, commemorative gifts for inaugural riders.

For Kids & Kids at Heart:

  • Babysitting & Kids’ Kamp, playground, arcade, ping pong table, Make Your Own Pizza parlor, and Destination outings such as Hotelicopter Trapeze School!

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Source: Hotelicopter.

Monday, March 30, 2009

LG GD900: First Smartphone With Transparent Keypad

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Source: Engadget.

C It Now, See A Honda Car Live Without Visiting The Dealer

Honda understands that it has to reach out to its customers in these difficult times.

As less and less people are visiting the dealerships, the car manufacturers have to reach out to there customers at home. Honda has now introduced the convenience of shopping from home. Have a look at the following video.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Turn Your Chopsticks Into A Fork

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Source: Gizmodo.

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Banking In The Future?

The Art Of Selling In Six Simple Steps

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There is no finer talent for a business owner to possess than the skill of making a sale. As the business grows you may decide to outsource the sales function but at the beginning, making a sale is on your ‘to do' list. Here are six simple steps that will turn prospects into clients and leads into revenue.

1. Listen - the King of the Jungle and the first rule in the sales book. Start the meeting with light banter but as soon as you can, encourage your potential client to talk. Ask questions. Then ask more questions. Listen as if listening was going out of fashion. The more you know about your potential client, the more you'll know about their needs and how your product/service can help. Only once you understand their position are you ready to talk about what you do.  

2. Mirror - not in movement, but in manner. I'm not suggesting you copy the other person's every move (this can seem contrived), it's more a case of taking into account their manner and reflecting this in your own. If the person you're meeting is softly spoken, best not to shout. If they are gregarious, let your own personality shine.

3. Affirm - play back what your potential client has said. This will ensure you have properly understood their needs and will demonstrate that you have listened.

4. Confirm - with a clear understanding of requirements, confirm how you are able to help. Do this with clarity and confidence. Show how your offer will plug gaps, deliver return and meet objectives.

5. Depart - if the client is happy with what you're suggesting and signs up to a sale, then bring the meeting to an end. Resist the temptation to outstay your welcome! 

6. Deliver - now it's time to deliver on what's been promised. Send a courtesy note to thank the new client for their time, confirm in writing what was agreed and start work.

With a solid first contract under your belt, there will be time to develop the relationship; building chemistry and finding common connections. This will encourage customer loyalty and you'll ideally be in the position of never having to feel like you're ‘selling' to that client again!  

Source: Emma Jones on Small Business Blog From Microsoft.

Emma Jones is Founder of Enterprise Nation [www.enterprisenation.com] and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up - how to start a business from home'

Robotic Carp To Map Pollution Of The Seas

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Poison For Lenovo By Ryan Ma

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Designer: Ryan Ma

Source: Yanko Design.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

How To Engage During A Complex Sale?

It is very important to understand your customer's buying process. If you want to impress your customer during his/her buying process, you will have to align your sales process to that buying process. The front end of process is the most important, this is where you should spend most of your time.

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Building Customer Trust

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Here are a few tips on how to gain your customer's trust:

  1. Speak your customer's language, don't use jargon
  2. Honor your promises
  3. Be honest at all times
  4. Offer your customers the best possible service
  5. Maintain/Work the relationship
  6. Get customer testimonials/referrals/case studies

Eol’eau Collects Rain Water And Produces Electricity From The Wind Energy

This concept has two working principles: it collects rain water and produces electricity from wind energy with the help of wind generator.

Base has water tank with capacity of 600 L.

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Designer : Julien Bergignat

Source: Julien Bergignat and Tuvie - Design of the Future.