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Nevada man dies when commercial canoe flips in Alaska river

first_imgA Coast Guard Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Air Station Sitka participates in a training exercise. (Photo courtesy Petty Officer 3rd Class Wes Shinn/U.S. Coast Guard)The U.S. Coast Guard carried out a rescue on the Chilkat Inlet near Haines today after a canoe carrying 11 people capsized at Glacier Point, nine miles south of the Haines townsite.Listen nowThe canoe was being used for a guided tour for passengers from three different cruise ships, Coast Guard spokeswoman Meredith Manning said.A Jayhawk helicopter from Sitka responded.One of the passengers was unresponsive at the scene. First responders performed CPR, but the passenger remained unconscious.The Coast Guard transported the passenger to Juneau by helicopter.The Associated Press reported that Steven Tod Willis, 50, of North Las Vegas, Nevada, died.The remaining 10 passengers were transferred to a small boat operated by the company in charge of the guided canoe tour.last_img read more

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Top 10 Ways to Kill a Deal

first_imgVmax founder Kelly Riggs shares past sales blunders. Kelly Riggs, founder and president of Vmax Performance Group, blogs from personal experience, in this “Eyes on Sales” post. Riggs has years of sales experience under his belt, and has authored two books on the topic; “1­on-1 Management: What Every Great Manager Knows That You Don’t” and “1­on­1 Selling™: How to Win More Sales, Defend Your Margins, and Build Your Brand.”Some self-proclaimed foolish sales moves, have taught Riggs what not to do when it comes to selling. He shares his insight and sales faux pas, in a top ten list. His first three sales blunders are presented below:1.  Skipping homework: If you do not know “what the prospect does, how the business works or how your product or service might solve the prospect’s problem,” you will probably lose.2. Failing to act like a professional: Prospects have to trust you. You must also come across as a professional. Organization, knowledge and courtesy are crucial here.3. Neglecting to identify sales influencers: You could kill a sale simply by ignoring someone who can influence the buy. A safe starting point is to assume that everyone can influence your sale.Seven more, real-life sales killers are included in the full list (link below).  Riggs’ revelation of past mistakes could save you from some stressful, profit-plummeting, failures.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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