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10Gbps over a copper telephone line: A new world record set by Bell Labs

10Gbps over a copper telephone line: A new world record set by Bell Labs | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it

The telecommunications masters at Bell Labs have managed to deliver a world record connection speed of 10Gbps (10,000Mbps) over copper wires. Dubbed XG.fast, the newtechnology could be used to massively extend the life of existing copper wireline networks, offering telecom companies an alternative to laying costly fiber-optic networks to billions of homes that already have a telephone line — but more importantly, it might mean you finally get a serious upgrade from your ~10Mbps ADSL or ~50Mbps VDSL connection.

Bell Labs, now an R&D division of global telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent, developed XG.fast as an extension of G.fast. G.fast is the successor to VDSL2 — the technology that is used by most FTTC (fiber-to-the-cabinet) installations around the world. Paired with FTTC, VDSL2 offers speeds of up to 150Mbps, G.fast is up to around 1.25Gbps — and XG.fast is from 2Gbps all the way up to 10Gbps.


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Nothing ever stays the same.  10GBPS over copper.  Things onlkly get better and faster.  The key question is:  HOW CAN THIS BE USED TO CREATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE or COST EFFECTIVENESS?

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Short distance, yet enough to avoid drilling in households? Congrats @BellLabs

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There’s impact every time you connect | The Intentional Networker™ - Patti DeNucci

There’s impact every time you connect | The Intentional Networker™ - Patti DeNucci | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
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SALES ATHLETES Connect, even when they dont want to........... There’s impact every time you connect

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A Few of my Cardinal Rules for Prospecting Calls

A Few of my Cardinal Rules for Prospecting Calls | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of coaching dozens (if not hundreds) of sales reps towards their personal and professional goals.
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Sales Athletes take time to improve the basics our fundamentals. how about you?
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The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]

The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic] | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it

Google+ seems to be an enigma in the social world, the quiet kid in the corner of the room that most are afraid to interact with. This is particularly so in marketing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, Google+ can be friendly and a resource with amazing results when a respective marketer learns how to utilize it in the right manner.

 

Google+ is all about visibility, exponentially so when it comes to B2B campaigning. Learning about Circles, Communities, Influencers and Authorship is the first key to G+ B2B domination. You’ll also need to be prepared to:

• Keep Up With Your Plus Stream

• Share Content Daily

• Reach Out to Influencers

• Use Google Hangouts

• Use Communities

• Monitor Follower Growth

 

Need more details? No sweat! This infographic below will have you on track to G+ B2B marketing success....


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Google+ is a new and rising tool to be used by anyone who considers themselves a Sales Athlete

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Getplus's curator insight, August 19, 2014 4:58 AM

Inbound marketing et Google plus. Tout est dans la creation et la diffusion de votre contenu via google plus.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, August 19, 2014 5:16 AM

Este año me pongo con Google+... Lo juro!

jaycee.eteamsys's curator insight, August 19, 2014 9:51 AM

It's all about sharing !

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Is Your Prospecting Email Spam – or Not? | Salesjournal

Is Your Prospecting Email Spam – or Not? | Salesjournal | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
By Jill Konrath (Fresh Sales Strategies). Do you know when your prospecting emails sound too salesy? Learn the difference between a spammy sales email and an email that your prospect will want to open.
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It takes 2.7 seconds for someone to decide if they will read or delete an email.  A real Sales Athete will invest 90 seconds to get a good sales tip.

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Sales prospecting always is in style - Supply House Times

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Sales prospecting always is in style
Supply House Times
Collectively, all these statements made my career focus on sales prospecting.
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Rick Garza's curator insight, July 24, 2014 8:54 AM

Being a Sales Athlete means you do the fundamentals of sales better and better with greater effectiveness.  The key is "YOU DO IT" when no one is watching so you can perform when everyone is watching

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Sales prospecting always is in style - Supply House Times

Sales prospecting always is in style - Supply House Times | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
Sales prospecting always is in style
Supply House Times
Collectively, all these statements made my career focus on sales prospecting.
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Being a Sales Athlete means you do the fundamentals of sales better and better with greater effectiveness.  The key is "YOU DO IT" when no one is watching so you can perform when everyone is watching

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5 Ways to Tell Good Prospects from Bad

5 Ways to Tell Good Prospects from Bad | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
George Langan
This is a guest post by George Langan. George has had a diverse career as the CEO of a number of software startups, a sales trainer at the AT&T National Sales School and the VP of sales at two major software companies.
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Elevator Speech vs. Unique Selling Proposition vs. Value Proposition - Jill Konrath | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Elevator Speech vs. Unique Selling Proposition vs. Value Proposition - Jill Konrath | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it

Condensed...

 

Elevator Speech

An elevator speech is a short, 1-2 sentence statement that defines who you work with (target market) and the general area in which you help them.

About 10 seconds long, it’s used primarily at networking events to attract potential clients and stimulate discussion. The following elevator speeches show you how some people describe what they do:

-- >  “I work with small businesses who are struggling to sell their products or services into large corporate accounts.”

-- >  “We help technology companies effectively use their customer information to drive repeat sales.”

-- >  “I help small-to-medium sized manufacturing companies who have difficulties with unpredictable revenue streams.”

 

Unique Selling Proposition

A unique selling proposition (USP) is a statement about what makes you and your company different from other vendors. Its primary value is to create competitive differentiation. A USP is often used in marketing materials or in talking with customers who are ready to buy. Here are a few good USP examples:

-- >  We specialize in working with financial institutions. (Specialty)

-- >  We guarantee service in 4 hours or your money back. (Guarantee)

-- >  We use a unique tool called SureFire! to analyze your critical needs. (Methodology)

USPs are far more effective in the business-to-consumer market than in business-to-business sales.

 

Value Proposition

A value proposition is a clear statement of the tangible results a customer gets from using your products or services.  A strong value proposition is specific, often citing numbers or percentages. It may include a quick synopsis of your work with similar customers as a proof source and demonstration of your capability.

 

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In this fast paced, I don't have time,  come back later world we lI've in, you only have one chance to make a first impression. 

 

A Sales Athlete is always preparing for game time.  Are you?

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:12 PM

Got to love the basics. Jill nailed it, with the exception of one thing:

A USP is not necessarily exclusive to B2C. For message building, I've often found it quite useful as it narrows matters down to that singular focus with the singular benefit.

oconnorandkelly's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:07 PM

#smarterbiz

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Fit Happens - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Fit Happens - Timeline Photos | Facebook | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
Self-discipline, high self-esteem, self-confidence, self-motivation and hard work are essential in order to succeed in life. Those who stop when it's...
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Sounds like good advice for SALES ATHLETES

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At West Point, Knicks Seek Something Different: Discipline

At West Point, Knicks Seek Something Different: Discipline | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
With a new coach and a new system, the Knicks trained at West Point during the first week of preseason practice in an attempt to pick up some positive attributes by osmosis.
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All Sales & Sports Athletes need discipline in their process.

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26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates |

26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates | | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
Are you struggling to find ideas for posts on Twitter, Facebook and Google+? This article helps you deliver a never-ending supply of social media updates.

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Sales Athletes choose to be relevant.  Read and make a choice.  Be an influencer where it counts.

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Cold Calling: You Get What You Put In! - AG Salesworks

Cold Calling: You Get What You Put In! - AG Salesworks | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
Teleprospecting and cold calling isn't always easy. Here's some inspirational advice to get you motivated when sales prospecting.
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"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

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How to Create Perfect Sales Conditions - Salesforce Blog

How to Create Perfect Sales Conditions - Salesforce Blog | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
Elite salespeople make up the top 6% of the entire sales population. They are committed to best practices and the pipeline shows them where they are today and how far they are from their desired goals and/or required ...
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Insights from the top.
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10 Surprising Sales Secrets | Inc.com

10 Surprising Sales Secrets | Inc.com | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it
What I've learned after two decades of studying sales and sales technique. Slideshow Options Loop Through: Don't loop

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Sales Athletes are always open to Secrets that will give them an edge?  Are you interested?  CLICK ON!

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How I earned $18,000 in 7 seconds. Really. @Sales_Source

This simple negotiating technique ensures that you get paid what you and your product are worth.
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Silence is golden

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10Gbps over a copper telephone line: A new world record set by Bell Labs

10Gbps over a copper telephone line: A new world record set by Bell Labs | Sales Athlete | Scoop.it

The telecommunications masters at Bell Labs have managed to deliver a world record connection speed of 10Gbps (10,000Mbps) over copper wires. Dubbed XG.fast, the newtechnology could be used to massively extend the life of existing copper wireline networks, offering telecom companies an alternative to laying costly fiber-optic networks to billions of homes that already have a telephone line — but more importantly, it might mean you finally get a serious upgrade from your ~10Mbps ADSL or ~50Mbps VDSL connection.

Bell Labs, now an R&D division of global telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent, developed XG.fast as an extension of G.fast. G.fast is the successor to VDSL2 — the technology that is used by most FTTC (fiber-to-the-cabinet) installations around the world. Paired with FTTC, VDSL2 offers speeds of up to 150Mbps, G.fast is up to around 1.25Gbps — and XG.fast is from 2Gbps all the way up to 10Gbps.


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Rick Garza's insight:

Nothing ever stays the same.  10GBPS over copper.  Things onlkly get better and faster.  The key question is:  HOW CAN THIS BE USED TO CREATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE or COST EFFECTIVENESS?

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Philippe J DEWOST's curator insight, July 10, 2014 5:58 AM

Short distance, yet enough to avoid drilling in households? Congrats @BellLabs