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  • Mordhekhai 8:27 pm on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arthur Miller, Arts, Cat, Death of a Salesman, Drama, Google, , United States   

    JOKE of the DAY 

    A salesman returns from a long road trip to Europe, having left his beloved cat in his brother‘s care.  The minute he lands in the States and clears customs, he calls his brother and inquires about his pet.

    “The cat’s dead,” replies his brother bluntly.

    The salesman is devastated.  “You know how much that cat meant to me,” he sobs into the phone,  “Couldn’t you at least have given a little thought into a nicer way of breaking that news to me?  For instance you could have said, ‘Well you know, the cat got out of the house one day and climbed up on the roof, and the fire department couldn’t get her down, and finally she died of exposure, or starvation or something?’  Why are you always so thoughtless?”

    “Look I’m really, really, sorry,” says his brother.  “I’ll try to do better next time, I swear.”

    “Okay, let’s just put this ugly incident behind us,” said the high strung salesman.  “How are you anyway?  How’s Mom?”

    There was a brief pause, “Uh,”  the brother finally stammers,  “uh,….   Mom got out of the house one day and climbed up on the roof….”

    Moral of the story.   A sales professional who travels a lot and lives alone, should know better than to get a pet.  It’s not fair to the pet or the your relatives you coerce into looking after it while you are away.  Second, with the advent of the internet,  road warriors can now stay in touch with email, Google phone, Hangout sessions or other forms of video chat.  With so many different ways of staying in touch, you now have no excuse not to.

  • Mordhekhai 11:16 pm on April 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Booting, Chi, Chobits, CLAMP, Droid, Google, Select (magazine), Tokyopop   

    ChobitsDigitalisV1.2 ROM >> Update 

    ChobitsDigitalisV1.2 ROM
    ChobitsDigitalis Rom Support Thread
    Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…4#post24240984

    What’s in it:

    + Fast, Stable and Beautiful
    + Deodexed APKs; Reindexed
    + Zipaligned; Batch Optimized
    + Cyan Themed UI;Skinned Apps
    + Go Launcher EX as default home launcher
    + Superuser Access; Busybox Support
    + Supports Dartktremor’s A2sd; Init.d scripts
    + Compatible with V6 Supercharger
    + Google Music; Gingerbread Keyboard; Swype
    + Fixed xLoud; Beats Audio; Bravia Engine Port
    + Build.prop tweaks; Boot Animation with Sound

    Added Features:

    + Listnote; Fast Reboot; Where’s My Droid?
    + Quick Settings; 14 Toggles by lidroid rom
    + Alarm Droid and more to come!

    Installation Instructions:

    • Boot in Stock Recovery

    (hold Volume up + HOME + Power Button Simultaneously)

    • Select “wipe data/factory reset” proceed to “YES”
    • Select “cache partition” 
    • Select “apply update from sdcard”
    • Select “ChobitsDigitalisV1_ROM.zip”
    • Reboot your phone.
    • First Boot will take 2-3 minutes to initialize,

    your phone will vibrate and will continue to load.

    -Once it fully loaded, tap “Menu + Preferences + Backup/Restore + Reset to default”
    (this steps ensure that you have the default desk settings loaded)

    -Enjoy this ChobitsDigitalisV1 Full Version!

    Download FULL VERSION:


    (Flash in Stock recovery. Do not wipe. Reboot.)

    ChobitsDigitalisV1.2_ROM UPDATE


    What’s New:

    + Google Play Store; Google Search Updates; Font Reset
    + Full Bravia Engine Port; Dalvik Heap Change; Tweaks
    + Addons: Notification Toggle (highly customizable; can add app shortcuts)
    + LCD Density Changer for bigger screen space(mine is set to 99; FM radio only works at 120 density)
    + some UI optimizations; changed default lockscreen wallpaper


    ChobitsDigitalisV1 LITE

    + This is for an existing Custom ROM Update, DO NOT flash over stock, non-deodexed ROM.

    Installation Instructions:

    • Boot in Stock Recovery

    (hold Volume up + HOME + Power Button Simultaneously)

    – DO NOT select “wipe data/factory reset” and “cache partition”
    (if you wipe data and cache you will get bootloops)

    • Select “apply update from sdcard”
    • Select “ChobitsDigitalisV1_LITE.zip”
    • First Boot will take 1-3 minutes to initialize,

    your phone will vibrate and will continue to load.

    -Once it fully loaded, “tap Menu + Preferences + Backup/Restore + Reset to default”
    (this steps ensure that you have the default desk settings loaded)

    -Enjoy this ChobitsDigitalisV1 LITE version!

    Download LITE VERSION:


    For Optional Apps: (search market)

    Widget Locker
    Minimalist Clock Widget (clockrEvolution)


    ROM POLICY / Disclaimer:

    I will not be held responsible if any mishaps while/after flashing will occur (please follow the instructions posted here to avoid issues). This Rom may or may not work for you, therefore please don’t expect full compatibility on all firmware versions (custom/stock). But theoretically it should work on all stock roms.

    By flashing this rom, you must understand that the developer reserves the right to add/omit some apps, please make sure you do a backup of your apps and a nandroid backup to restore previous installed apps.

    Lastly, you as an Android user must understand that rom development takes time and effort, therefore requests may or may not be addressed quickly but please feel free to review and send bug reports so I can sort it out by releasing update fixes.


    I previously had a Galaxy Y and made a ROM for my personal use, I do not have this phone right now (because I sold it) but I still managed to save the custom rom I made. I will buy a Galaxy Y unit (just for testing) probably next month so I can continue making more versions of this ROM. I am keeping an eye for a customed kernel for SGY so I can integrate it with my ROM. I hope you enjoy this initial release, because I extremely enjoyed it! Thanks.

    My Inspirations for this rom are: Creed’s and Repensis Roms. Together let us make SGY’s development a fruitful and healthy environment for everyone.

    Thank you for Choosing ChobitsDigitalis ROM!

    by HCFroyd24

    ___________________Thanks to fellow member Pawanyadav for the raw screenshots!

  • Mordhekhai 2:36 am on July 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Decision making, gatekeepers, Google, Marketing and Advertising, Mental Health, prospecting, , sales tips, Self-Help, , tips on selling, trust building   

    Gatekeepers: friend or foe? 

     I think the first 3-5 seconds of the call is key to how you can start a typical conversation without getting branded with the negative image of salesperson. Let’s face it, some businesses have been practicing traditional sales tactics over a decade now that are not effective anymore. Our customers are smarter and that includes your gatekeepers. They can smell telemarketing a mile away from their seats. The goal here is to move away from the negative image of a salesperson. We have to understand that most of our friendly gatekeepers would be instructed to brush you off nicely in any way possible to get you off the phone.

    Dropping in without an appointment is ALWAYS AN INTERRUPTION and so therefore a withdrawal from the person’s emotional bank account…so be prepared with a really good deposit — whether it is your “sunny disposition” or your genuine interest in the first person or subsequent person(s) with whom you speak. In sales, as it is in life, the successful person follows the edict: A B C — Always Be Curious — if you thought I was going to say “Closing” for the C, then you are focusing on the end and not the opening…Curiosity allows you the opportunity to use the most important words in sales: “You and Your”. By using these words consistently in your responses to your potential customers, you will stay customer focused and not product centered.

    I strongly recommend with respecting where the gatekeepers are coming from and gaining their trust is huge advantage. They’re just like any other employee who may actually be having the worst day in their careers. People respond in kind and if you sound genuine enough, you’d may get a genuine response. The key is to have a new mindset to achieve the goal. You don’t kiss on the first date, do you? So, on a cold call “you never sell anything”, your goal is to gain a favorable position to set yourself as a solution worth looking into.

    Catching the early morning call for the owner or a late call in the afternoon just before the office closes is the best method to increase your contact rate. Prospecting is a contact sport the more contacts you make, the more decision makers you can reach, and the higher probability of closing a deal or selling your product.

    Understand that the goal here again, is not to “SELL”, your goal is to maintain a good relationship with anyone who primarily picks up the phone for their business. I would use my first 5 seconds on the phone like this:

    “Hi! My name is Jay, I was wondering if you can help me out for a second? (Pause and wait). 80% would say “How can I help? 

    The situation branches out from here and would depend on how his/ her response felt. There’s only two outcomes here either their suspicious adamant in asking the the purpose of the call or you may get a warm response.

    Either way I always ask this question: I was wondering if your company would be “open” to the idea of looking at some issues related to (whatever services are offered e.g. recruitment or staffing needs, Office supplies, etc.)? 

    *DO NOT IMMEDIATELY JUMP INTO A PRESENTATION after they ask you any type of question that would indicate interest. They are not confirmed decision makers and asking you the right question at the right time will get you the right answers, now is not the time to do a presentation.

    *You’ll also get a lot of resistance at this point and again remember your not selling anything. Your merely just trying to see if it’s a fit. If you receive any resistance and it pertains to you cold calling them to sell something. Do not feel offended it causes aggression and may lead you to defend yourself and be persuasive (another negative impression you want to avoid.) You can do anything to address this type of resistance, but I always address this with:

    “I’m sorry if I came across in anyway like I’m selling you something. That’s the last thing I wanna do and try to convince or persuade you otherwise. I was just wondering if you guys would open, that’s all. Is there better way that I can position myself to present some solutions that can potentially save operational costs in you business and ultimately solve some issues regarding (services offered)? 

    If successfully establish your purpose, they normally loosen up and help out or just nicely and bluntly turns your down. At this point you need to find the right direction to the decision maker and work a little bit of charm or else they’ll give you the run around and ask you to callback or something. Making someone laugh normally works for me, but here where your personal touch comes in and attempt to sell yourself and not the product or service that you offer. The genuine intent of not chasing the end goal of the sales process, also helps on moving on to the next call. Remember don’t be afraid to walk away if it’s not a fit. It may not even be worth it in the end. You may end up spending more on time wasters than qualified clients. Good luck and happy selling!

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