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You should clearly understand that “behind the screen” there is another person, not a robot automatically responding to your advertising messages. This individual has his own desires, dreams and goals. He wants to improve his life and maybe he is looking for new opportunities to do it right now.

At the same time he may have his own fears and misgivings. There is no reason why he should bother to believe your claims just after seeing the ad with your products or services. Use different communication tactics to set up contact with your potential client. Remember that your business is a communication business. Very often people don’t join the company they are joining you.

You do understand that Internet opens up boundless opportunities in business development. But it is no “magic pill” that will make you rich in no time. You have to accept the fact that in virtual space recruiting takes more time than in real life. At first you have to invest your time and effort to establish trustworthy relations with potential clients and it may take from three to six months. If you hurry you are bound to fail. Internet has its limits as well as advantages. If you use Internet properly, you will get a powerful tool to build up your business alongside with phone, fax and voice mail. Internet is only a powerful tool nothing more. I believe that you will hardly build up a stable and solid business only with the help of internet at any rate nowadays. Don’t forget about such great devices as phone and you yourself. That is why as soon as you have got someone interested via Internet make sure to make him a call. As soon as you have found a potential customer there is a great temptation of “piling “him with a heap of materials about your incredible opportunities. People are unlikely to stand such “brain overloads”.

This approach is sure to flop. Present the information in “safe doses”. It is vital to achieve that after reading some of your advertising materials the customer has a wish to find out more about your company. Stimulate the consumer to find out more and more about you and provide them with this information. If you want to play the game “network recruiting” you have to master an art of establishing interpersonal contacts. The main thing you must understand – focus on relations with people, not on your connection with the global network. Internet marketing should be active from your side. Do not expect initiative even from the interested consumers. You have to minimize routine work to devote your potential to work with the interested customers.

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr., was born October 10th, 1974 in Concord, North Carolina with the Earnhardt fire in his belly. Although his parents were separated when he was still a toddler, he is still very close to both his parents. A fire that burned down his mother’s house forced him and his sister, Kelly, to live with Earnhardt Sr. and his new wife, Teresa, while his mother moved to Virginia. Earnhardt Jr. was a bit of a rascal in his younger days so when his father saw fit to send him to military school for two years although, by the time Earnhardt Jr. reached the age of 15, he decided to be like his father.

When he was 17, Earnhardt Jr. managed to pull together $500 after scrimping and saving to buy his first racecar from a junkyard. It was a 1979 Monte Carlo that needed a lot of work. Then he, his half-brother, Kerry, and father worked at fixing it up. His father was only determined to help with rebuilding the racecar and nothing more. Earnhardt Jr. was left on his own devices once he got behind the wheel to learn how to build up his own skills. Once high school was over, Earnhardt Jr. enrolled for a two year course at the Mitchell Community College in North Carolina. He signed up for a course in automotives and during that time, he worked as a mechanic with his father. Word got around quick about his oil changes.

With his co-owned racecar (Kerry had a say in it), Earnhardt Jr. went on to join the Late Model Stock Car division. It was then that he fine tuned his skills and gained more much needed knowledge on cars. One of his competitors then was his sister, Kelley. The only third generation NASCAR champion only began his racing career at age 17. He won the 1998 and 1999 Busch series titles over Matt Kenseth. In 2000, Earnhardt Jr., competed for his first Winston Cup victory. He also wrote a non-fiction book titled “DRIVER #8″ which was primarily based on his rookie season.

The year after was one of the worst years for Earnhardt Jr. In 2001, he finished second in the 2001 Daytona 500 but his father had crashed in turn four and did not survive. Earnhardt Sr’s death did visibly shake Earnhardt Jr’s demeanor although he did race at Rockingham the following weekend. Eerily enough, he finished at the 43rd place after a wreck that was very similar to the one that his father had perished in the week earlier. Earnhardt Jr. got back on his feet and won more races at Dover, Talladega and Daytona.

In 2002, Earnhardt Jr. had to suffer through a concussion at Fontana in April which resulted in finishing places that were no better than the 30th spot. He did however bounce back and was able to get two more wins at Talladega as well as a pair of Bud Pole Awards and an 11-th place finish in the standings. In 2003, Earnhardt Jr. was really showing his true nettle when he was awarded the NMPA Most Popular Driver award as well as winning at Phoenix in October. He has gone on to win a great many more championships which, many agree, would have made Earnhardt Sr. proud.

Earnhardt Jr. is not just an excellent racer, he is also a business man. He owns Hammerhead Entertainment which is a media production company and he is also partners with the investors who are currently building the Alabama Motorsports Park, A Dale Earnhardt Jr. Speedway. He has also made several cameos on music video clips, on radio and several TV shoes and advertisements.

Global demand for Cuban cigars continues to grow hand in hand with the thriving counterfeit cigar market. Cigar Aficionado magazine estimates that 80 to 90 percent of Cuban Cigars sold in the United States are counterfeit cigars. Many vendors may be unaware they may infact be selling counterfeit Cuban cigars.

There are many ways to ensure that the cigars purchased are infact authentic. So how does one detect a counterfeit cigar ?

One of the most important things to remember when buying Cuban cigar is this one basic rule: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is !”

One of the easiest ways to spot a fake Cuban cigar is to inspect the band. The bands should have a solid colour and be consistently the same.

The cigar wrapper shouldn’t have large veins as all veins should be very fine. The cigars should also be the same size and within 1/16th of an inch of each other. This is also one of the easiest ways to spot a counterfeit.

Based on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, La Casa De Puros specialise in Cuban cigars and are one of the biggest online Cuban cigar retailers. La Casa De Puros source all Cuban cigars, including Cohiba, Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta from the official distributors of Habanos S.A. for Asia Pacific. Buying from an authorised Habanons distributor is the easiest way to guarantee quality, authenticity and peace of mind.

Whatever extreme sport you participate in, the strength and quality of the equipment you use is clearly of the up most importance. However, never is this more obvious than with regards to parachutes. Parachutes symbolize the return of safety, after the eye watering, visceral thrill of descent – and are now used as the basis for more activities than just skydiving. For beginners it can be difficult to judge which type is needed, and which design is the most likely to keep them safe.

Therefore, it is important to consult experts, preferably in person, before deciding to purchase a parachute. They should be able to give you a checklist of some features that are vital, and others that are simply beneficial to your experience of the sport. Talk to as many people who are not trying to sell you anything as possible before looking online or in extreme sports stores. Start by finding more help at it would be wrong to dismiss websites selling this equipment. Often they have a greater opportunity to specialize than small town stores, giving them a sound knowledge of the ins and outs of parachutes. Some also have strong links with sports such as skydiving, water skiing and BASE jumping – and their enthusiasm is reflected in the way they communicate with customers and seek out the very best products.

The two components of a parachute, the glider and the harness can be bought together or separately. You are likely to keep your harness for longer than the glider, as the glider is more easily damaged and difficult to repair.

Harnesses should come equipped with some kind of body protection – this can consist of mousse, foam or air. Check the quality of material and stitching on your harness, in addition to the parachute. Experts have discouraged “cross straps” in favour of other forms of restraint, as these could make a skydiving jump more dangerous.

Self-inflating “Ram air” airfoils are the most commonly used parachutes for sky diving today. These provide an amount of control over the speed and direction of the fall.

The technology works by having two different layers of fabric joined by fabric ribs. Vents allow the space in-between the layers to fill with high-pressure air, and the fabric and ribs are designed so that the ballooning parachutes changes to an airfoil shape.

When they were first developed, a concern about the Ram Air designs was that they deployed far too suddenly. However, modern models are generally fitted with a small rectangle of material with a grommet at each corner, called a slider. This attracts air resistance and reduces the speed at which the parachute can spread, resulting in a smooth fall.

If you buy your skydiving equipment from a reputable business, they should inform you of the safety features included in the parachute several times. You should check that you have the equipment needed in case of a parachute malfunction – in addition to the ultimate necessity of a reserve parachute; it is good to have a small computerized Automatic Activation Device that instantly deploys the reserve parachute if the main one fails.

The quirks of the racing calendar have nudged Newcastle’s Northumberland Plate into the first day of July and there cannot be a better way to begin the month’s racing. Few staying handicaps are as fiercely contested as the ‘Pitmen’s Derby’ and this year’s race is no exception to that familiar rule.

Anyone thinking of having a bet in this grueling two-mile contest needs to pay strict attention to the draw. Year after year horses drawn high race wide at Gosforth Park struggling to secure a prominent early pitch with the result that they are forced to sit and wait at the back of the field while the race unfolds up front. More often than not, the die has been cast by the time a high drawn horse is able to make its belated challenge.

Older horses too tend to rule the roost these days and the times when progressive three-year-olds were able to annex this valuable prize have long gone. The doughty Archduke Ferdinand was the last of the younger generation to win the Plate in 2001 and remarkably, there are no representatives from this age-group in this year’s renewal.

Good recent form is an obvious plus in a race of this nature and Richard Fahey’s Greenwich Meantime and Amanda Perrett’s Bulwark are two talented sorts that rise swiftly to the surface when studying the entries for this year’s race. The former is on quite a hot roll at present for his canny trainer and might well be the one they all to beat in 2006.

Over at The Curragh on July 2 there’s the weighty matter of the Irish Derby to consider though this year’s renewal is already suffering from a bad case of the absentee blues with Epsom Derby winner Sir Percy and unlucky-in-running third Hala Bek both forced to miss the race through injury and the 2006 renewal already looks a below-par affair.

Both Dylan Thomas and Dragon Dancer, the fourth and second respectively at Epsom, are set to fly the flag for the Derby form and this useful pair should come toe-to-toe with Darsi, a surprise winner of a typically open French Derby at Chantilly last month.

The performances of the French three-year-olds’ at pattern level in Britain has left a lot to be desired this season, and it would be no surprise to see them failing once again. Classic form is essential on any potential winner’s c.v and perhaps this year’s Irish Derby winner can be found within the ranks of the Epsom Classic.

The Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on July 8 is famous for its traditional clash between the older and younger generations. The latter age group receives a chunky 10lb weight-for-age allowance and in sixteen runnings of this Group 1 race since1990, the three-year-olds have managed six victories while five four-year-olds have triumphed alongside five five-year-olds. Honours, then, are even across the age groups.

The loss of Sir Percy through injury has probably sunk the three-year-old challenge below the water and it would raise few eyebrows to see an older horse come out on top. The Godolphin stable continues to stutter at the top level and for David Junior, a bitter Royal Ascot disappointment behind Ouija Board, this is a chance to atone for his recent defeat though if the latter lines-up again after her Ascot heroics he may have to settle for a supporting role once more.

On the same day as the Coral Eclipse, Haydock hosts the Lancashire Oaks which is often won by a late developing filly, a category into which Luca Cumani’s talented Princess Nada fits very snugly. She is one to watch out for when the entries are published. Punters should pay close attention to the running of the Old Newton Cup at Haydock, another race in which Cumani holds a terrific record having landed the last two renewals courtesy of Alkaased and Zeitgeist. Scan the entries for his hat-trick seeking runner who may well be the rejuvenated Soulacroix.

Newmarket’s three-day July meeting dominates the middle of the month and the opening day should see a back-to-form Soviet Song land her third Falmouth Stakes on July 12. She is sure to be a cut above the opposition while on the same card the juvenile fillies do battle in the Cherry Hinton Stakes and the Queen Mary Stakes winner Gilded may be hard to beat.

On the second day of the July meeting Hoh Mike, who was poorly ridden by Jamie Spencer when runner-up at Royal Ascot, bids to go one better in the July Stakes while the Willie Muir-trained Enforcer seeks to improve upon his Hardwicke Stakes third in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes. Watch out here for any runner from Sir Michael Stoute’s stable.

On July 14 the final day of the eponymously-titled meeting, there’s the small matter of the Bunbury Cup, a highly competitive seven furlongs handicap. James Fanshawe is poised to bid for compensation with Polar Magic, a runner-up last year to the evergreen and mercurial Mine while Ian Semple is seeking to improve upon his Royal Ascot second in similarly competitive handicap with the plucky and consistent Appalachian Trail.

Ed Dunlop’s Britannia runner-up Easy Air would be an intriguing contender too hailing from stable that has suffered a hatful of near-misses in the race in recent seasons.

The six-furlong Group 1 July Cup is the meeting’s highlight on July 14 and recent results have shown just how volatile a medium the top sprinters can be for backers with winners at 25-1, 12-1, 14-1 and 50-1. A 33-1 winner of the Golden Jubilee rubbed further salt into punters’ wounds at Royal Ascot and in my view betting on so-called top drawer sprinters is something of a mug’s game.

Inevitably a good run in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot as well as a bold showing in the King’s Stand Stakes from that same meeting is often a pointer to July Cup success but fathoming just which horses are likely to run well from those races is a difficult business. Perhaps Moss Vale can shine providing he’s a sharper starter than his slow-coach self at Royal Ascot.

York’s John Smith’s Cup On July 15 is one of the best ten-furlong handicaps of the whole season and remains ultra-competitive. Once again the three-year-old generation has found it difficult to scrape a place in the line-up and older horses are preferred. Trainer John Gosden’s three placed efforts from as many runners in recent seasons bodes well for the chances of his stable’s Wild Savannah, a good second at Royal Ascot on his latest start.

Newbury stages the Weatherbys Super Sprint on July 22 and the unmistakable message for punters is to pay close attention to any horse saddled by Richard Hannon, who has won this two-year-old contest on no less than six occasions with three of his winners coming in the last four seasons.

July’s racing comes to a close with the fabulous King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Britain’s premier all-aged middle-distance event. This year’s renewal had looked like a shoo-in for Hurricane Run but his defeat in France last time opens the race up and Japanese challenger, the late-developing, Heart’s Cry, Sir Michael Stoute’s progressive Mountain High and Godolphin hotpot Electrocutionist, seem sure to have a big say in the race’s outcome. As for the three-year-olds, well, they are a dying breed in this race with only four horses from that age group bothering to contest the prize in the past four seasons.

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