For the last show of 2017, The Brand Ambassadors, Merritt Allen and Gary Potterfield look back at the most significant PR events of the year. From disaster relief, to corporate scandal, to Hollywood blowing up over #metoo, The Brand Ambassadors will pick the winners and losers in communication for 2017. Send your ideas for the best and worst PR and communications campaigns to firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you require an operation, the surgeon you choose could be a life or death decision. But how do you know how to find the best doctor for your procedure? Anything can go wrong and often does, so you attention to this major detail is mandatory. Cynthia Brian will help you research the best of the best.
A new year brings new resolutions and the top goals for any new season have to do with fitness. Whether you want to lose weight, get stronger, or fit into that size 8 again, you can turn up the burn by becoming your own personal trainer.
2017 is almost in our rearview mirror and many people are shouting “hurray!” Cynthia Brian will review her 2017year and offer a sneak peak to the excitement for 2018.
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Do you have a resolution for 2017 to be a more profitable year in your business? Are there specific things you have decided you need to do in order to bring that to fruition?
When we are asking for something new or different in our lives, we often try to figure out what is going to create it and then set out to do that. The problem with that approach is that we can often only see the possibilities that we currently know, rather than what is beyond them.
What if, whatever you are asking to have in your life that is beyond what you currently have, is available to you once you start to choose things that are out of your comfort zone, and beyond what you have chosen before? When we do the same things, we create the same results! Changing what is showing up in your world requires a change in your approach.
Rather than deciding what is going to expand your profit and revenues in the coming year, start to get curious about what is no longer serving you, as well as what you can add to your life, to create it! Here are 3 practices you can adopt now to create a thriving income in the new year and beyond:
â¢ Determine the amount of money that it costs you to run your life and your business. This is not a budget! This is a look at what you actually have been spending, and what funds you would like to have available to you every month, so that you can start asking for that amount of money to show up. Be generous with yourself! What amount of money would actually be FUN?
â¢ Start to look at profit as an expansion of your whole life and living. Profit is not just about the ins and outs of your cash flows. Profit is an energy of expansion that contributes to every area of your lifeâand that includes money, health, joy, and fun!
â¢ Begin to ask questions and get curious about what you can add to your life to expand your profit and create the income you are now going to be asking for. Rather than eliminating expenses to reach your financial targets, what if you added new revenue streams, new energies, and new possibilities to the mix that can not only increase your income, but your joy as well?
For more on this topic, join Heather Nichols for her show on Voice America: Beyond Resolutions: Creating a Platform for Your Most Profitable Year Yet!
A DREAM TAKES FLIGHT
AeroMobil could be lifting off commercially in 2017, says CEO Juraj Vaculik
by American sociobiologist, Rebecca D. Costa
It’s closer than you think. Â By 2017 drivers may be pulling off the freeway, accelerating for 100 yards, lifting off, and flying above the traffic below.
Though the idea of a flying car has been around since 1903, when the first patent was filed, it wasn’t until two men who lived under communist-ruled Slovakia joined forces that it became a commercial reality. Â According to Juraj Vaculik, co-founder and CEO of AeroMobil, “All of us were dreaming of a way to escape to the free world, to be able to travel without limits – without borders.” Â He continued, ” … these things were, of course, prohibited by the government, so the possibility of becoming a private entrepreneur, and the possibility to travel free, was created by the ‘Velvet Revolution.'”
The 1989 “Velvet Revolution” was a peaceful protest that brought an end to 41 years of communist rule in Slovakia â an event which opened door for Vaculik and co-founder and chief designer, Stefan Klein, to pursue their vision of a flying car. Â Their first prototype, AeroMobil 1.0, was born a year later, bringing 25 years of secretly tinkering in a garage to fruition.
The newest prototype, AeroMobil 3.0 lifted off in October 2014 at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria. The two-seat “roadster” is under 20 feet in length, with wings that fold in for driving, and open and extend to a wingspan of approximately 27 feet for flight. To get airborne, the AeroMobil requires a space the size of an American football field. Â Its top flight speed is 124 mph and it has a maximum range of 435 miles.
Though the AeroMobil engine uses regular gasoline â the kind sold at any gas station â- it can hardly be called fuel-efficient: 31 miles per gallon on the road and 4 gallons per hour in the air. Future versions are expected to do much better. A hybrid AeroMobil â electric on the ground, internal combustion in the air â is already in development. “It’s very important to us that it will be very environmentally friendly in every possible way,” Vaculik said.
According to Klein and Vaculik, the reason a flying car has been over a hundred years in the making is because the two modes of transportation operate on opposite principles: airplanes rely on “lift,” and automobiles require downward energy to perform. “It was difficult to combine different specifications and needs for the plane and the car,” Vaculik admitted. AeroMobil’s solution? Â Rather than a compromised driving and flying experience, the vehicle switches “modes” between driving and flying. Likewise, the driver behind the controls of an AeroMobil must have both a driver’s license and a private pilot’s license.
Commercial units of the AeroMobil are targeted to hit the market in 2017, and are expected to be priced similar to a high-end luxury automobile or light planes. As production ramps up, future versions are expected to be more affordable. Â “This technology will revolutionize future transportation,” concluded Vaculik.
To hear the full interview with AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik, visit rebeccacosta.com