Future News for Present Decisions

News in the traditional sense does not usually affect the day-to-day decisions of people. The weather forecast may lead you to bring a coat or umbrella to work, but it would rarely cause you to feel that you need to switch careers or make life-changing decisions. However, in the world of stocks, futures, and Forex trading, there is a type of news that can alter the fate (and profit) of trillions of dollars. If you are into investing, future news is something you should monitor consistently.

If you practice a passive approach to current events, weather forecasts, and showbiz news, it’s a totally different thing if you are involved in investments and get regularly updated with future news. If you do not wish to lose money by making poor investment decisions, you have to subscribe to a service that can deliver fresh future news and other updates that can help determine if you’re putting your money on the right investment tracks. Getting future news subscriptions has its advantages. You get to:

1. Familiarize yourself with patterns in Forex, futures, and stocks that may prove useful in making investment decisions
2. Be alerted for unfavorable trend patterns that can help you avoid investing at the wrong places
3. Establish a personal record of the “goings on” in the market that you can use for reference, and;
4. Gain information from trusted knowledge sources that are unlikely to report errors and, in turn, cause you to make ill-advised decisions.

There are many ways of getting future news on a regular basis. Executives and professional traders subscribe to trusted services that can deliver updates on a regular basis. Others prefer to hire a professional who will personally collect data and report what he/she has learned at the end of a trading day. Others rely on buying spreads of newspaper to check out the figures and learn a few finance-related headlines that might concern them.

Whatever your method of getting future news is, always remember that individuals who do not want to lose in investment deals should gather accurate information that he/she can use to make wise investment decisions. If you are not a professional and need help in interpreting stocks, futures and Forex trading facts, perhaps subscribing to an informational future news service is what is best for you. Thousands of people gain a considerable part of their income from stocks, futures, and Forex trading, so don’t let yourself be at the losing end because you don’t know enough about what you are trying to invest in.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Cars Past and Present Making the News

The much celebrated German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has always offered high quality motoring along with expertly engineered technical automotive design. Mercedes-Benz has always been competitive and had an active racing presence over the years, which has helped with the company’s car development and design.

This can still be seen today, with Mercedes having a major role in many areas of motorsport around the world, including the high-profile Formula 1 World Championship and the DTM (or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters – German Touring Car Masters) race championships, as well as world-renowned races like Le Mans.

Ultimately, Mercedes-Benz is always in pursuit of driving and motoring excellence and that’s what can be found across their range of cars. Some of these classic Mercedes-Benz cars past and present are never far from the news and it is easy to see why this occurs.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Recently, an über rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing sold at an auction in Arizona for an amazing £2.95 million (or $4,620,000). This was a particularly rare Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, as it was only one of 29 built with aluminium bodies.

This special, alloy bodied 300 SL Gullwing represented cutting edge technical design at the time of its launch in the early 1950′s, as this was a car you could buy in a showroom but was powerful and lightweight compared to its counterparts that were seen on the race track at that time. This was the car that won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1952.

If you fancy purchasing a 300 SL Gullwing, you could always buy one of the less rare steel bodied models, as there were 1400 made during the time of its production from 1954 – 1957. In recent years, however, these famous Gullwing Mercedes cars have seen auction prices rising substantially and even a steel bodied 300 SL Gullwing will set you back well into a six figure sum.

SL-class Roadster 2012

Mercedes have just unveiled the all-new SL-class Roadster at the prestigious 2012 Detroit Motor Show. The new SL Roadster is a completely new design which features a chassis and body that is almost completely made from aluminium. This means the new SL-class model is up to 140kg lighter than its forerunner, with an added 20% increase of torsional strength. This is sure to improve the car’s handling, plus making it quicker off the mark and ultimately faster to the electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

The S-Class

Once again, the S-Class Mercedes-Benz has won the prestigious ‘Best Luxury Car’ for an astounding seventh consecutive year at the recent 2012 What Car? awards in London. The S-Class managed to beat all of its rivals to the top award, as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was chosen again for building a quality luxury car whilst retaining good value.

Developing a Presentation – Extracting Ideas From Social Media

The range of media available to us today can be seemingly endless, and each type of media allows opportunities to develop presentation ideas. When stuck for a message for a meeting or event, your solution could be in one of the newest of the many forms of media – Social media.

When I talk about social media, this includes sites such as Facebook and MySpace which allow you to see and interact with others online. Social media is an online presence where the content is produced and shared by the users of the media rather than the operators of the system.

These sites incorporate a function where users are able to provide updates about what they are doing and thinking about and users also have the capacity to upload pictures and clips which have caught their attention or interest.

A clip which is widely shared in this way is referred to as having gone Viral. Introducing your presentation through referring to a viral clip or posting from social media establishes a link with those of your audience who had previously been exposed to the clip. It also demonstrates to your audience that you are aware of things happening in the broader community.

There are however things to be aware of in relation to the use of “Viral” media. The first is that the on-line world moves extremely quickly and where clothes might last a season (or more) things that are current and everybody is talking about today can be forgotten in a week or two. There are exceptions such as the audition clip of Susan Boyle which gained such a high and lasting profile in transitioned from social to news media, however for most viral media the shelf life is very short.

Also consider the audience when using social media references. Do you think the majority of the audience are likely to be familiar with social media? If so and you spend too much time describing the media article which they have already seen for themselves, their attention will soon wane.

From the opposite point of view, also be aware of making assumptions. If you introduce your presentation with a reference to a social media clip without enough content or background to explain it, those that have not seen the media item will not understand the reference. In practice it is a balancing act and the successful speaker will need to find a middle point to meet the whole audience.

Another social media platform is Twitter, and no, those posts from people using the site should not be referred to as a twit, rather they are called tweets and provide a very short comment about what the user is thinking.

An interesting function in Twitter is the trend information. Trend data allows users to see what topics and authors are currently popular and this, like the viral clips, provides an insight into what things are of interest to many people at any given time.

Incorporating content that you know is on broad interest is going to increase your opportunities to engage your audience and bring them with you through the presentation journey.

Tips for taking telling to a true transfer of ideas

· Social Media can provide very up to date information on what is of interest in the community
· Use social media that is fresh and recognise it’s generally short shelf life.
· Provide an appropriate amount of context around the social media content, don’t over explain or provide too little background