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€80,000 funding boost for Donegal Sports Partnership


first_imgThe Donegal Sports Partnership is set to benefit from an €80,000 funding allocation announced today under the Dormant Accounts Fund for Sport and Physical Activity Measures.The investment includes further funding for the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs in Stranorlar, Killybegs, Ballyshannon and Maghery as well as funding for Youth Leadership and Volunteer Training Programmes.The investment will be administered by Sport Ireland and to engage with communities across the country, focusing on people with disabilities, people who are educationally disadvantaged and from disadvantaged communities. The allocations for Donegal include:€35,000 for Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs in Stranorlar, Killybegs, Ballyshannon€20,000 for Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs in Maghery€10,000 for Youth Leadership in the Donegal Sports Partnership€15,000 for Volunteer Training & Support Programme in the Donegal Local Sports PartnershipMinister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, announced that package of €4.2 million will be invested nationally.€80,000 funding boost for Donegal Sports Partnership was last modified: December 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Quick Tips for Perfecting Your Chroma Key in Post


first_imgHaving trouble pulling a clean chroma key? We share an After Effects tutorial full of tips for keying green or blue screen footage.Getting a decent chroma key is one of the most frustrating things to do in production. Problems such as incorrectly lit backdrops and shadows can make keying seem impossible in post, especially if you only use plugins or effects, such as Keylight. But there are a few things you can do to improve your backgrounds to make the keying process a whole lot easier.In this video created by Short Form Video you’ll learn a few ways to improve your chroma keying in Adobe After Effects. These post-production tips include:The selective color effectDealing with chroma noiseThe channel blurThe remove grain filter While you might be able to improve your key using After Effects it is far better to properly light and shoot the backdrop in stead of having to fix it in post production.  Fore more info, check out our previous post Essential Tips: Shooting Green Screen for Chroma Key.This video was shared by ShortFormVideo. Thanks for sharing!Have any other tips for keying in Adobe After Effects? Share in the comments below.last_img read more


The Sad Tyranny of an Inbound-Only Approach to Winning Clients


first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Each of us is a prisoner to our beliefs. Our beliefs shape our interpretation of reality, as well as what we believe is good and right and true. Our interpretation can constrain our thoughts, and those thoughts can restrict our actions, even when other people have different beliefs, ones that increase their choices instead of limiting them. Those constraints can be a form of self-imposed tyranny.For the last decade, since Web 2.0 and the advent of the social channels, there has been a significant push towards Inbound Marketing. The ability to create and share content to share with your prospective clients changed marketing, eliminating the need for a budget, an agency, or most importantly, permission to publish. For the better part of this period, salespeople, sales leaders, and sales organizations have been sold the idea that Inbound is more effective than Outbound, with the loudest voices suggesting that outbound and cold outreach is no longer necessary. They have also suggested that salespeople and sales organizations that employ an outbound approach will soon be out of business, that no one will work with people companies that use cold outreach.Inbound-only is not a strategy that any salesperson or sales organization should consider. The result is an opportunity-starved sales force, and on that is reliant on others. 100 Pieces of ContentRecently, a well-known social media marketer suggested that people create 100 pieces of content, a strategy this individual executes perfectly, with help from a large team and a massive investment of both time and money. The inbound-only proponents applauded the idea as an excellent idea. While it might be helpful for an individual working to develop a well-recognized brand, and a terrible idea for salespeople, and one that would be impossible to execute.Imagine a sales force of 200 salespeople. Each salesperson creates a single blog post each week. First, someone is going to have to approve the content, another person will have to edit the content, marketing will have to vet the content, and in many industries, legal will have to consent to the publication. There is no reason for a sales force to create 10,400 pieces of content a year, and there is no marketing professional who approves a strategy that would create confusion and chaos.Let’s set aside this extreme misinterpretation of a strategy for personal brand building as a sales strategy, and look at the real problem with an inbound-only approach.Passivity and WaitingNothing about selling lends itself to passivity or waiting. The idea that one must sit patiently, waiting for content to bring them leads and opportunities might be one of the most debilitating and destructive beliefs to take hold in some organizations. The idea that content will cause people to beat a path to your door is every salesperson’s dream; what could be easier than merely taking orders? What could be better?There is a reason we use the word “hunter” to describe salespeople. It signifies one that has to go out work to be able to feed themselves. We ‘don’t describe salespeople as fishermen or fisherwomen; the idea that someone would put a line in the water and wait for a bite, no matter how long it takes, and no matter how hungry they might be is a non-starter. For many reasons, there is no waiting in sales. Unlike most other areas of business, salespeople have a quota, a time-bound goal. With each day that slips by without the salesperson creating new opportunities, the deadline gets closer. Waiting is a dangerous strategy and a choice that isn’t available to salespeople or companies that intend to grow. A Detrimental Reliance on OthersSome people with sales titles believe that inbound should replace outbound, that it is marketing’s responsibility to bring them leads. When salespeople complain about leads not being qualified, what they are suggesting is that marketing should bring them “opportunities,” a prospect that is “ready-to-buy.” Marketing has its metrics and goals, and “new opportunities” ‘isn’t likely to be found among them. The idea that a salesperson should rely on marketing is to misunderstand the difference in the roles and goals.Not only does an inbound-only approach cause one to rely on marketing, but it also requires them to rely heavily on luck (even though Luck loves a hustler and ignores non-hustlers). Inbound requires your dream client to open their browser, navigate to a search engine, and type it some keyword that an algorithm directs to your website. You have to rely on your client searching, the algorithm to deliver them to you, and the content to cause them to reach out to you proactively.A Sad Form of TyrannyThe idea that your results are not within your control or influence is an unhealthy belief, and especially harmful for salespeople. Having to wait for someone else to proactively reach out to them before being able to engage with a person or company who would benefit from their help is to accept that you have no agency, that you are nothing more than a victim of circumstances beyond your control.There is no question that inbound marketing is important, that it should be done and done well, and that it is a powerful form of marketing that can and does help sales organizations. But inbound is ancillary to an effective outbound approach, one that includes cold outreach. Outbound is greater than Inbound. last_img read more