Upcoming Film Festival Deadlines (Summer 2015)

first_img  Late Deadline  07/11/2015  $100.00 USD Take a look at the top upcoming film festival deadlines slated for the second quarter of 2015, and get a leg up on when and where to make your submissions.Top Image Courtesy of Leeds International Film Festival.Many of us here at PremiumBeat are filmmakers and videographers, and we occasionally send our work off to film festivals to reach a wider audience. Is this something that you’re interested in doing as well? If so, we’ve got just what you need. After this latest rush of film festival submissions, we felt that we should present our readers with a list of the top film festival deadlines for each quarter of the year.Words of WisdomBefore we get started, we do want to impart some wisdom to our readers, and it has to do with the all-mighty dollar. We all know that being a filmmaker or videographer can be an expensive career choice, and film festivals just add to that cost. Most festivals average around $50 per submission, which really adds up if you’re submitting to several at once. But you really need to be aware of hidden costs if your film is selected to play at one of these festivals.Many film festivals do not accept Vimeo links or DVD copies for final screening. Rather they require HDCAM (High-Definition Video Digital Recording), DCP (Digital Cinema Package) and even 35mm prints — and the transfer rates for each of these is not cheap. Luckily, each festival will inform you of their desired final screening media options as you make your submission. Remember to budget for all of these costs.Image from Tribeca Film FestivalUpcoming Film Festival DeadlinesAs we are currently already in the second quarter of the year, we’ve missed a few deadlines that passed at the end of May, such as Toronto International Film Festival, New York City Independent Film Festival and American Documentary Film Festival.Please read each official festival mission statement below. There are specifics about each one that may fit perfectly (or not so perfectly) with your project.   Earlybird Deadline  05/01/2015  $60.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  04/03/2015  $35.00 USD Music Video, Animation, Web Series & Film Trailer   Late Deadline  08/31/2015  $90.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  04/03/2015  $65.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/19/2015  $45.00 USD Narrative, Documentary, Animation & Experimental Short   Late Deadline  07/03/2015  $58.00 USD   Extended Deadline  08/15/2015  $150.00 USD   Late Deadline  06/22/2015  $80.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  05/10/2015  $40.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  04/20/2015  $50.00 USD   Late Deadline  07/11/2015  $60.00 USD   Late Deadline  07/11/2015  $60.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  01/15/2015  $45.00 USD   Regular Deadline  04/03/2015  $45.00 USD   Regular Deadline  04/03/2015  $35.00 USD   Regular Deadline  07/31/2015  $30.00 USD SlamdanceStarted in 1995 by a group of writer/director/producers, Slamdance continues to be organized and programmed by active filmmakers. Now in its twenty-second year as a festival that runs simultaneously with the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering independent films by first-time directors working with limited budgets.Narrative & Documentary Feature   Late Deadline  06/01/2015  $60.00 USD   Regular Deadline  09/18/2015  $35.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/19/2015  $75.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  04/24/2015  $52.00 USD Narrative, Documentary, Animated & Student Short   Late Deadline  08/31/2015  $35.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  07/25/2015  $40.00 USD   Extended Deadline  08/15/2015  $150.00 USD   Late Deadline  06/22/2015  $155.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline 04/24/2015  $56.00 USD   Late Deadline  07/10/2015  $75.00 USD   Regular Deadline  07/24/2015  $75.00 USD   Regular Deadline  07/24/2015  $55.00 USD All Shorts   Late Deadline  10/08/2015  $60.00 USD Short Subjects (Under 40 mins)   Earlybird Deadline  05/10/2015  $35.00 USD Ottawa International Film FestivalOIFF was founded in 2009 and an annual not-for-profit festival that takes place every October. They pride themselves on being regarded as a highly unbiased festival and platform for filmmakers who are seeking to expand their careers to a larger audience. OIFF’s mission is to help develop and promote independent filmmakers and artists that “create outside of the box.”Narrative & Documentary Feature   Regular Deadline  09/18/2015  $15.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  07/25/2015  $50.00 USD   *WAB Extended Deadline  11/20/2015  $70.00 USD   Regular Deadline  05/15/2015  $45.00 USD   Late Deadline  05/08/2015  $60.00 USD   Late Deadline  05/08/2015  $50.00 USD Narrative, Documentary & Animated Short   Late Deadline  08/31/2015  $50.00 USD   Extended Deadline  08/15/2015  $150.00 USD Nashville Film FestivalFounded in 1969 as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and one of the most acclaimed festivals in the South. Hosted in Music City, USA, NaFF attracts enthusiastic film lovers from all across the country and has been praised by film-goers and filmmakers alike for its unique combination of big city festival atmosphere and laid back Southern hospitality. With over 290 films from 48 countries, a screenplay competition, web-series competition, innovative industry panels, live music showcases, and parties almost every night, the 2015 NaFF drew over 43,000 attendees and sold out nearly 50 films and events.Narrative & Documentary Feature Competition   Regular Deadline  09/30/2015  $60.00 USD Raindance Film FestivalRaindance showcases features and shorts by filmmakers from around the world to an audience of film fans and filmmakers, executives, buyers and journalists. Along with screenings, there are seminars, workshops, gigs and parties to allow everyone the chance to share our passion for independent cinema. It is also an Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festival, as well as being closely associated with the BIFAs.Narrative & Documentary Feature   Extended Deadline  10/15/2015  $70.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  05/01/2015  $68.00 USD   Late Deadline  07/06/2015  $195.00 USD   Regular Deadline  09/18/2015  $45.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  04/20/2015  $85.00 USD Narrative, Documentary, College & High School Short   Earlybird Deadline  05/10/2015  $50.00 USD Los Angeles International Short Film FestivalLos Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) ranks among the most prestigious international short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.Narrative, Documentary & Animated Shorts   Extended Deadline  07/31/2015  $82.00 USD   *WAB Extended Deadline  06/15/2015  $55.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  06/20/2015  $15.00 USD   Final Deadline  07/15/2015  $65.00 USD Narrative, Documentary & Animated Long Shorts Narrative, Documentary & Animated Short   Regular Deadline  10/16/2015  $45.00 USD   *WAB Final Extended Deadline  07/15/2015  $60.00 USD   *WAB Extended Deadline  07/17/2015  $80.00 USD   Late Deadline  07/06/2015  $145.00 USD   Regular Deadline  07/31/2015  $45.00 USD   Regular Deadline  05/20/2015  $60.00 USD   Regular Deadline  09/04/2015  $50.00 USD Chicago International Film FestivalAcross countries, languages and classes, film has the power to provide us with a release, an escape, a window into new worlds and new possibilities. In 2014, we presented 125 feature films, including 20 feature-length documentaries, and 50 short subject films from more than 55 countries. Many of these films participated in competitive sections, where the highest honor is the Gold Hugo – a standard of excellence in the world of film and a true symbol of discovery.Narrative Feature   Late Deadline  11/30/2015  $20.00 USD   Extended Deadline  06/26/2015  $75.00 USD   Regular Deadline  09/30/2015  $45.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  05/10/2015  $70.00 USD   Regular Deadline  05/18/2015  $55.00 USD   Extended Deadline  10/15/2015  $110.00 USD Narrative Short, Documentary Short & Music Video Want more content on how to gear up for a film festival run? Check out these articles from PremiumBeat.How to Avoid Film Festival Rejection10 Tips for Submitting to Film FestivalsThe Filmmaker’s Guide to Indie Festivals & OrganizationsHave you had success with any of these festivals in the past? Are there any festivals we didn’t cover that we should have? Sound off in the comments below.   Regular Deadline  06/19/2015  $95.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  08/14/2015  $50.00 USD   Regular Deadline  09/30/2015  $30.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  02/20/2015  $25.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/05/2015  $58.00 USD Competition Shorts Austin Film FestivalKnown as “The Writer’s Festival” since its inception 22 years ago, Austin Film Festival celebrates films built on strong storytelling. AFF recognizes the importance of the creator at the core of filmmaking and screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary and animated films — all of which demonstrate the power of a well-told story. Narrative, Documentary, Dark Matters & Comedy Vanguard Feature New Orleans Film FestivalCelebrating its 26th anniversary this year, the Oscar®-qualifying New Orleans Film Festival has firmly established itself on the regional film fest circuit as one of the most reputable in the country. It was named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in their 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions, and it was also named by Premium Beat as one of the “Fifteen Fests You Should Enter.” Born in a city known for its eclecticism and artistic vibrance, NOFF seeks out bold and passionate storytellers. With top-notch programming in one of the world’s most cinematic cities, NOFF serves up a dose of Southern hospitality that’s hard to beat.Narrative & Documentary Feature   Earlybird Deadline  03/06/2015  $40.00 USD   Regular Deadline  05/15/2015  $50.00 USD   Late Deadline  06/05/2015  $65.00 USD   Late Deadline  06/05/2015  $55.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  04/20/2015  $40.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/10/2015  $50.00 USD Narrative & Documentary Short Competition   Regular Deadline  09/04/2015  $80.00 USD   *WAB Extended Deadline  07/17/2015  $65.00 USD   Extended Deadline  06/26/2015  $70.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/10/2015  $80.00 USD   Late Deadline  11/30/2015  $30.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  07/31/2015  $35.00 USD   Extended Deadline  07/31/2015  $78.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  06/20/2015  $35.00 USD Screenplay Competition Documentary Feature   Earlybird Deadline  05/01/2015  $38.00 USD FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film FestivalThe Festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers and the film-going public. It’s mission is to discover the new voices of independent film.*Without-A-Box DeadlinesAll Animation, Video Games, Feature & Short Film Entries   Earlybird Deadline  05/01/2015  $23.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/10/2015  $50.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  01/15/2015  $40.00 USD Louis Le Prince International Short Film Competition, Best British Short, World Animation Award, Dance Short Film Competition & Fanomenon International Competition   Regular Deadline  05/17/2015  $40.00 USD   Late Deadline  10/08/2015  $100.00 USD   Extended Deadline  01/08/2015  $40.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  06/20/2015  $25.00 USD   Regular Deadline  07/31/2015  $80.00 USD   Late Deadline  11/30/2015  $60.00 USD Yorkshire Short Film Competition, Music Video & Dead Short Competition   Late Deadline  10/23/2015  $45.00 USD Leeds International Film FestivalLIFF is a portal for audiences to discover the real world of film that exists beyond the limitations of mainstream film exhibition. LIFF primarily supports the work of outstanding, fresh new talent in fiction and documentary filmmaking (in both features and shorts) and in world genre cinema – and work from existing talent that has not received deserved exposure in the UK.Narrative & Documentary Feature   Earlybird Deadline  02/20/2015  $35.00 USD   Extended Deadline  01/08/2015  $85.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/05/2015  $62.00 USD   Late Deadline  10/23/2015  $55.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  07/31/2015  $50.00 USD CinequestA vanguard organization set in the Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and technology. Cinequest fuses the world of the filmed arts with that of Silicon Valley’s innovation to empower youth, artists and innovators to create and connect – driving transformations and a better tomorrow. Cinequest does this through Cinequest Film Festival and Picture The Possibilities by Cinequest.*Without-A-Box DeadlinesNarrative & Documentary Feature   Regular Deadline  09/30/2015  $20.00 USD DOC NYCDOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, is an annual event based in New York at the West Village’s IFC Center, Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas. Voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals in the world”, the eight-day fest showcases new achievements in documentary film along with panels and conversations. DOC NYC seeks to make connections that happen “only in New York.”*Without-A-Box DeadlinesCompetition Features   Late Deadline  11/30/2015  $75.00 USD   Late Deadline  07/11/2015  $75.00 USD   Regular Deadline  06/10/2015  $60.00 USD   Late Deadline  06/01/2015  $50.00 USD   Late Deadline  11/13/2015  $65.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  03/06/2015  $30.00 USD   Extended Deadline  01/08/2015  $70.00 USD Screenplay Competition ($250 Cash Prize)   Earlybird Deadline  07/31/2015  $10.00 USD   *WAB Extended Deadline  11/20/2015  $85.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  04/03/2015  $85.00 USD   Extended Deadline  01/08/2015  $30.00 USD   Regular Deadline  05/17/2015  $50.00 USD Teleplay Competition ($250 Cash Prize)   Late Deadline  11/13/2015  $55.00 USD Music Video, Experimental, Puppetry & Pilot Episodes   Late Deadline  07/03/2015  $72.00 USD Narrative & Documentary Short AFI FestAFI FEST presents a survey of the year’s most significant films each fall. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI FEST brings world cinema to the heart of Hollywood. The audience at AFI FEST has grown to over 75,000 attendees with media impressions in excess of 7 billion worldwide.Narrative & Documentary Feature   Regular Deadline  10/16/2015  $55.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  07/31/2015  $20.00 USD   Late Deadline  10/23/2015  $15.00 USD Atlanta Film FestivalKnown as “The Writer’s Festival” since its inception 22 years ago, Austin Film Festival celebrates films built on strong storytelling. AFF recognizes the importance of the creator at the core of filmmaking and screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary and animated films — all of which demonstrate the power of a well-told story.Narrative & Documentary Feature   Earlybird Deadline  08/14/2015  $40.00 USD   Late Deadline  07/06/2015  $65.00 USD   *WAB Extended Deadline  06/15/2015  $75.00 USD   Regular Deadline  05/18/2015  $110.00 USD   Earlybird Deadline  05/10/2015  $40.00 USDlast_img read more

CES 2018: First Look at Panasonic’s New Lumix GH5S

first_imgAt CES 2018, Panasonic unveiled its new Lumix GH5S with an updated sensor, new Cinema 4K capabilities, and additional improvements.Fresh off the CES presses, Panasonic’s new Lumix GH5S has leaked online after much much rumor and fanfare. The predecessor to Panasonic’s popular Lumix GH5, the antecedent’s update looks to be a truly video-forward mirrorless camera that will compete with Canon and Sony in 2018. While the GH5 was a strong offering at its price point (currently around $2,000), the GH5S should stay competitive with updated capabilities at a similar opening price point (rumored to be around $2,500).New SensorWhile the GH5 boasted a powerful 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor, Panasonic has announced that the GH5S will feature a new 10.2MP multi-aspect sensor, which should improve max ISO capabilities up into the 51,200 range (while the GH5’s ceiling was around 25,600). The new sensor will also provide sufficient margin to get the same angle of view in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios.Record Cinema 4K at 60/50pPerhaps the biggest headline for the GH5S’s advanced capabilities is the camera’s ability to record Cinema 4K footage at 60/50p. This is a major improvement and certainly a first in the market at this price point. The GH5S also now offers better color reproduction with new internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording capabilities with pre-installed V-Log (no longer an add-on purchase). Full HD and 4K video recording compiles with 4K HDR video with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for unlimited recording capabilities as well.Full List of ImprovementsFor those interested, the lightweight body will remain the same, but several other updates and improvements (many the result of the new sensor), will increase the GH5S’s capabilities for both video and photography as Panasonic’s affordable 4K play will undoubtedly send ripples throughout the industry well after CES ends.Atomos recently got their hands on the new model, testing its new capabilities.Enjoy saturated colours and capture sparkling shots even when shooting in V-Log format in the dimmest conditions. Colours are rich and deep even in super low light and reds are really red. Huge amounts of colour information are retained with 10-bit. This technological advance puts paid to the widespread assumption that you should never shoot Log in low light with mirrorless cameras because of excess noise. Now you can get the full benefits of a wider dynamic range and punchy colours and enjoy a clean image while staying in Panasonic’s V-Log, giving you a greater ability to manipulate your image in post-production.Specs:10.2MP multi-aspect sensor4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 aspect ratios4K 60/50p recording in Cinema 4K (4,096 x 2,160)Max ISO 51,200 ceilingInternal 4:2:2 10-bit recording with pre-installed V-LogDual Native ISO TechnologyThe 225-area AF arrangement and light levels as low as -5EVReported Price: $2,500 (body only)last_img read more

Learn How to Speak Filmmaking: Formatting the Screenplay

first_imgScene SettingFirst, we need to set the scene. This is where the action is taking place. It generally includes a location and a time, and is bold and capitalized. Here we have EXT. PARIS STREET — DAY. The EXT abbreviation is telling us that the scene is an exterior. You can use INT for interior, and even both, if the situation calls for it.ActionNext up is action. With the scene set, I’m ready for some drama. So, what exactly is happening here? In this particular scene, my protagonist is tailing a woman. He has her location on his phone, and he’s trying to follow her without being noticed.Character/DialogueThese categories are relatively straightforward. I only have two characters in this scene — Eli and Jane. Eli, a man in his mid-thirties, is the only character we see on screen — and the only character with dialogue. However, when both names are written in the action, they are capitalized.ExtensionWhen my protagonist is speaking, we hear him with a telephone effect applied. It’s not clean audio, and we don’t even see his mouth move. I can help communicate this state via an extension. This helps to explain how the dialogue is heard. An extension is placed in parentheses, just to the right of the character ID.ParentheticalNot only is he talking on the phone, but he’s whispering. I’ll communicate this via a parenthetical. While an extension tells how a character is heard, the parenthetical specifies the manner in which a character says something.TitleAt the end of my short scene, I cut to a title against a black screen. Also called a chyron, the title is in all caps. However, it’s good to not use bold, as to avoid confusing it with a scene heading.TransitionLastly, we have the transition. Once again, this category is pretty straightforward. You can use cut, fade, dissolve, match, or any other flavor of transition that the scene calls for. For the transition, I’ll capitalize and right-align.And there you have it — a properly formatted scene. Now, while there are a few other elements that you might come across in a screenplay, this is a proper foundation to get you going. Stay tuned for my next installment where I’ll break down my script and prepare a shot list.Interested in the tracks we used to create this video?“When It Feels Right” by Jericho Studio“Indie Tech Documentary” by High Street MusicLooking for more filmmaking tutorials? Check these out.The Creative Motivation Behind Deep vs. Shallow Depth of Field The Power of the Match Cut Sequence in Your Video EditStabilizing GoPro Footage with the Unique ReelSteady GO AppQuality vs. Quantity: What Should You Record While Traveling?Editing Tips: Sorting Footage and Creating Quality Timelines If you want to have a smooth production, it’s important to understand the language. Follow my journey in writing a short film, from pre-production to post.The screenplay is the blueprint of your project. It guides the cast and crew through the production, informing them what to shoot, where to shoot it, and how to say it. It has its own language, with unique elements and a specific formatting style.With a background in documentary and public television, I haven’t had much experience putting together a screenplay for a narrative piece — and that’s exactly why I wanted to give it a try. For the past few months, I’ve been working on a script, and I’m currently polishing the final draft.While there are a number of different screenwriting tools, I’ve been using StudioBinder to put this project together. This tool makes the pre-production process simple and straightforward, allowing users to auto-format and instantly insert script elements. Let’s take a closer look at the elements of a screenplay via a scene from my project.last_img read more

Leaders Treat the Disease

first_imgA leader looks past the symptoms to the root causes of the disease. A leader looks past the presenting problem to find the source of the problem. Treating the symptoms doesn’t cure the disease. Eliminating the presenting problem doesn’t address the source of the problem. Treating only the symptoms may actually allow the disease to worsen.In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to look at the symptoms as the problem. It is tempting to focus on eliminating the symptoms, believing that things will be better when the symptoms disappear. Dealing with the symptoms seems easier and more immediate.By dealing only with the symptoms, you don’t have to face the source of your problem. You don’t have to face the harsh reality of what is required. You don’t have to have the difficult conversations. You don’t have to face your constraints. You don’t have to face your limitations, including your personal limitations as a leader.Leaders look past the symptoms to find the root cause of their challenges. They know that unless the root cause is addressed, treating the symptoms is only a band-aid and that the symptoms will reappear, often at the most inopportune time. Leaders force the conversations, face their constraints, and breakthrough their limitations.Facing the source of problems instead of the symptoms is how leaders propel the organizations they lead forward to greater results. It’s also how leaders help the people they serve to grow.last_img read more

Are You Deploying Your Resources Appropriately?

first_imgImagine a military commander. He has a strategy to win. He has decided what the missions that result in a positive outcome look. The targets have been determined, and he gives orders to the people in his charge. And then he allows them to spend their time on things that are not aligned with what needs to be done.Maybe you hate military analogies. Too violent.  A less violent analogy is sports, let’s say, football. You are the coach. You have designed the plays your offense needs to run to score points and win games. The team knows what they need to do, and you call the play. Then the team runs a play that looks nothing like what you designed.Still too aggressive. I get it. You are a choreographer. You are leading a world-class group of dancers, all of whom are highly capable and competent. You design a show that will be unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Everyone knows their part going into opening night, and then they decide to do something so different from what you designed to make it unrecognizable.As a sales leader, you must deploy your resources appropriately. You must choose the targets, and you have to decide the strategy to pursue those targets. You must ensure that your goals are communicated, that everyone knows their part, and that they are trained and capable of executing your strategy. This is how you win.As far as we know, no battle has yet been lost because the soldiers were busy responding to their email. No football game has been lost because the team was busy responding to their teammates request for a meeting to be brought up to speed on some issue that, while being important, isn’t most important. You no doubt take my meaning here.If the time, the effort, and the resources that belong to you are not being deployed appropriately, you are responsible for changing that. If you lack opportunity creation, it is because you are allowing this to be the case. 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 Nowlast_img read more

A Letter to Executive Leaders About Unaddressed Operational Challenges

first_imgI would be the very first person to tell a sales force to continue to prospect and sell through operational challenges. It is too difficult to regain that discipline once it has been lost, and it is never, ever a good idea to allow your pipeline to wither away.I would also be the first person to tell a sales force to take the difficult calls from their clients when there is a service failure, owning the outcome and giving the transaction, the task, to the person responsible doing whatever needs to be done. I would tell a salesperson to have a presence and to be accountable, even when it’s painful (scratch that, especially when it is painful).If the operations team is having trouble executing, I would be the first person to tell the salesperson to meet with their client to help get changes made on their side, when that is what is necessary. I would also tell them to turn their sales skills towards their own company leadership to get the help they need to take care of their clients.But as it pertains to the systemic challenges that cause salespeople to lose clients because they go unresolved, I must tell you as leadership and operations that you need to make the changes necessary to correct the issues in a way that is sustainable. When you don’t make improvements, you can cause the sales force to pull up the reins and slow their efforts.Imagine that right now you have operational challenges of the first order. You are failing clients, and the sales force is doing their part to help hold things together. But these problems don’t get better. Instead, they persist and get worse over time. Even though your sales leadership team is tough, forcing their salespeople to move away from the reactive, customer service role they still need to play, the sales force does everything they can to avoid prospecting and win new business.What you must know is that salespeople trade in a currency called trust. When they sell something they know is going to fail, they know that will be the very last time they sell anything to that customer. They will work very hard not to do anything that would destroy that trust. More still, you want them to have the trust that allows them to walk in, make a recommendation, have their client take their advice, and leave with a new project or new order or new initiative. They can’t do this if what they sell is guaranteed to fail.There are always operational issues. The sales force needs to be able to deal with the things that happen day-to-day in the business. But the exceptional challenges need more attention, and they need to be resolved in a meaningful way.If you are in leadership, you must have the will, the determination, and the resourcefulness to make the changes necessary to correct operational issues that have persisted for too long. If you don’t, you are putting the brakes on your sales efforts, and you will undoubtedly suffer lost clients and decreasing revenue. In this case, you need to go first.last_img read more

Three Variables to Improve Your Prospecting Effectiveness

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Regardless of the medium you choose to prospect, and I hope you start with the telephone, the outcome is a meeting. Many variables play into your results, but three tend to dominate your ability to secure a meeting.Trading ValueNo matter what words your dream client uses to reject your request for a meeting, something you might refer to as an objection and what I would describe as a concern, their unwillingness is their belief that the meeting would be a waste of their time.“I’m happy with my current partner” might be translated into, “Your pitch to share information about your company and ask me what’s keeping up at night isn’t enough value for me to agree to a meeting.” “Can you send me some information,” as polite and positive it might sound, is not a request for information. Instead, it’s a polite way of saying, “I didn’t hear anything in your offer that is worth giving you my time.”When you know that the rejection is the result of too little value, you can improve your offer, promising something worth your dream client’s time and attention—and maybe exploring real change (See Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition).Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchYour ConvictionOne of the reasons your prospective says no to your meeting request is because what you say—and how you say it—betrays the fact that you aren’t sure you believe what you are saying. If you aren’t willing and able to promise you will not waste your dream client’s time, that they will benefit from spending time with you, your dream client’s doubt will be greater than their belief—and your belief that what you have to offer is valuable to command their time.If you want to be consultative and aspire to be a trusted advisor, you need the business acumen and situational knowledge to be able to create value in a meeting—without mentioning your company or your offerings. In part, confidence comes from knowing more than your prospective client. You and your company serve hundreds or thousands of clients or customers, and they buy what you sell for one company, meaning your collective experiences give you greater clarity and a much more nuanced understanding. How could it be otherwise?Your dream client will believe you belong in the room when you do.Professional PersistenceIf you are going to acquire a meeting, you are going to have to ask more than once. Your pursuit plan must include more than a quarterly call to “check in” and “see if anything has changed.” It would be best if you had a sequence (or cadence) that proves you have insights and ideas—and that you are not a one and done salesperson that gives up after one or two attempts.How do you demonstrate that what you have to offer is worth their time if you only ask once? How do you prove that you want your prospective client’s business and that you are seriously interested in helping them produce better results with an automated string of emails or a ridiculous pitch on LinkedIn? How serious are you?To professionally persist, you cannot be a nuisance, which means you have to nurture relationships over time, using a communication plan that allows you to professionally persist over time, never going away, never giving up, always providing enough value in every interaction until you have a meeting on your dream client’s calendar.If you want better results and more meeting, increase the value you trade for a meeting, ask again with confidence and conviction, and persist long enough that you get a yes.last_img read more

Old notes, gold bars seized

first_imgThe GRPF and the State police have seized demonetised banknotes with the face value of ₹1.10 crore, nine gold bars and 1.5 kg brown sugar in separate incidents here. The demonetised notes of ₹1,000 and ₹500 denominations were seized from a vehicle in Paltan Bazar here yesterday. However, the driver managed to escape, police said. In another incident, nine gold bars, weighing 15 kg, were seized from three persons at Guwahati railway station , a GRPF official said. The gold bars were seized during a routine checking in Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express and the persons, all residents of Mizoram, were arrested, the official said. Another man, travelling by Awadh NE express, was arrested after 1.5 kg brown sugar was seized from his possession, police said.last_img read more

DoT’s Tarang Sanchar Portal to clear the air over mobile tower emissions

first_imgThe Tarang Sanchar Portal will help clear myths and misconceptions with regard to mobile towers the Department of Telecom (DoT), Ministry of Communications, said on Wednesday following the launch of the web portal in New Delhi. A senior official of the DoT said the portal for sharing information on mobile towers and electromagnetic field (EMF) emission compliances empowers the common man person to know at the click of a mouse the mobile towers in a particular locality and whether they are compliant to the EMF emission norms defined by the government.‘Superior standards’The launch of the portal assumes significance in Goa as people in many parts of the State have been opposing the setting up of towers owing to the risk of health hazards associated with it. A press release issued by the Press Information Bureau here said the DoT has prescribed standards for electromagnetic emissions from mobile towers that are 10 times stricter than the standards prescribed by International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and those recommended by World Health Organization. The Union government has taken adequate steps to ensure that telecommunication service providers strictly adhere to these prescribed norms.Though there is no scientific evidence of any health concerns from low power mobile base transceiver stations, the DoT felt a need to educate citizens about EMF emissions from mobile towers and status of their compliances. DoT hopes the portal will generate confidence among the public about effectiveness of the EMF compliance process in India.The portal has a public interface with a map-based search feature which will help users view the mobile towers in any locality. Detailed information about any tower site will be sent to email to the users on request. Users can also seek information on the EMF emission at a location by paying an online fee of ₹4,000. The tests will be conducted by the local Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring (TERM) unit of DoT and the report will be submitted.The portal also comprises EMF Overview and Learn sections, which provide rticles, booklets and videos, to educate citizens about EMF and the coverage of telecom services. The public can also access the ‘DoT Initiatives’ section.Additional featuresIn addition to Government to Citizen services, the portal facilitates Government to Business service delivery in a transparent and eco-friendly manner. The portal enables a method of maintenance and retention of end-to- end records, including submission of compliance by Telecom Service Providers and paperless processing by TERM cells. The Tarang Sanchar portal is a unique initiative and is one of the largest and most complex inter-operator databases of its kind in the world. It has the complete collated technical details of over 14.5 lakh base stations spread across the country.last_img read more

Mizoram provides shelter to 1,300 Myanmar tribals fleeing clashes

first_imgThe Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 tribals from neighbouring Myanmar’s restive Arakan State, officials said on Monday.“Around 1300 men, women and children have fled from Arakan State and taken refuge in four villages of Lawngtlai district [in southern Mizoram] on Saturday night,” Lawngtlai district police chief Lalsanglura said.“The Myanmarese fled their homes after the Army clashed with the outlawed ‘Arakan Army’ militant outfit cadres last week. As the armed clashes continue, we would not push back the refugees due to humanitarian grounds.”Construction of makeshift relief campsAccording to the police official, the district administration is constructing makeshift relief camps for the refugees. As clashes are unrelenting, more refugees might cross over to Mizoram, he added. Assam Rifles and police personnel were deployed in the area.Mr. Lalsanglura, along with Lawngtlai Deputy Commissioner Arun T., and senior Assam Rifles officials would visit the areas on the Myanmar border on Tuesday to supervise the relief and other necessary arrangements for the refugeees.Those who crossed over to Mizoram were mostly Buddhists and Christians and they speak the same tribal language as the locals.Fourth instance This is the fourth instance in recent past of people from Myanmar entering Mizoram after ethnic troubles in the neighbouring country. The local villagers initially volunteered to provide food to the Arakanese people and arranged shelter for them. Mizoram has a 510 km border with Mynamar and 318 km with Bangladesh, guarded by the Assam Rifles and the Border Security Force, respectively.In the past 12 weeks, over 622,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to southeastern Bangladesh to escape a military crackdown in Rakhine state.The current Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh started with the Myanmar security forces responding to the August 25 attacks on government outposts by the Rohingya rebel group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.last_img read more

Entry for all castes in Odisha temple likely soon

first_imgIf everything goes well, people irrespective of their castes could have darshan of deities from a close distance inside the 300-year-old Jagannath Temple at Keredagada in Odisha’s Kendrapara district in the near future.The sanctum of sanatorium of the temple has been out of bound for all devotees for the past 12 years after Dalits demanded entry into the main temple in 2006. Prior to that, members of the Dalit community were not being allowed entry into the temple premises. They were paying obeisance through the nine holes created on the temple wall, while the upper caste people had access to the main temple.Nationwide debateThe issue of Dalit entry into the temple had made two communities confront each other in 2006. An organisation advocating Dalit rights had moved the Orissa High Court which had ordered that every Hindu had got equal rights to pay obeisance in the temple. The controversy had then triggered a nationwide debate.To find an amicable solution to crisis, the district administration had mediated between the upper castes and the lower castes. It was then decided that nobody would go closer to the idol of Lord Jagannath and all devotees could have darshan from a distance. Accordingly, the administration had created a barrier up to which all devotees could go.Now efforts have been initiated to throw the temple open to all castes.last_img read more

Goa, Karnataka can’t be compared: BJP MP

first_imgCongress leaders here have drawn comparisons between the Congress’ post-poll alliance with the JD (S) to form a government in Karnataka with a similar attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa in March 2017, but a senior Goa BJP leader has said it was not fair to compare the two scenarios.“You cannot compare two states on one similar line. In fact, it differs from state to state and the scenario in Goa was different from what it is in Karnataka,” South Goa BJP MP Narendra Savoikar told presspersons on Wednesday.The BJP had won 13 seats in the 2017 Goa Assembly election, reducing its number from 21 (simple majority) in the 40-member house in the previous Assembly as compared to the 17 seats won by the Congress, which emerged as the single largest party. But after swift political manoeuvring, the BJP staked claim to the government with two regional parties and three independent MLAs. In Karnataka, the Congress appears to have outmanoeuvered the BJP, which emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats. Earlier in the day Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar told The Hindu that the Karnataka situation is similar to the one in Goa. However, the BJP set a new precedent by cobbling together an alliance of disparate parties and independents without having any pre-poll alliance. He also said that during the Goa situation, Manohar Parrikar and BJP national leaders had said the BJP had got 1% more votes than the Congress so it was a natural claimant to form the government. As against this Congress has, in Karnataka, polled 1.89% more votes than the BJP.last_img read more

J&K to set up panels to assess SPOs

first_imgSrinagar The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday ordered constitution of district-level official committees to screen the Special Police Officers (SPOs) engaged during the past six years. According to an order issued by the Home Department, each committee will be headed by the concerned Deputy Commissioner, with the district SSP and Deputy Superintendent of Police as members.last_img

Calcutta Medical College hunger strike enters day 13

first_imgThe hunger strike at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital over hostel allocation entered its 13th day on Sunday. Initially six students started the hunger strike on July 10 and two more joined the strike a couple of days later. Alleging that the college authorities were “aloof to their demands” 15 other students joined the hunger strike on Wednesday. So far three agitating students have been hospitalised and two of them were released. The agitating students alleged that the main hostel building where the second, third and fourth year MBBS students stay is in a “deplorable condition”.However, the college authorities argued that as per guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) the senior students cannot be accommodated along with first year students in the new hostel building as per their demand.“Freshers shall be lodged, as far as may be, in a separate hostel block, and where such facility is not available, the institution shall ensure that access of seniors to accommodation allotted to freshers is strictly monitored,” states an MCI regulation.last_img read more

Cong. will form the next govt. in Rajasthan: Pilot

first_imgRajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot on Thursday said the party will come to power in the State after the Assembly elections later this year, while accusing Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of ignoring people’s plight. He was speaking at the Congress’s ‘Sankalp Rally’ in Dungarpur district’s Sagwara area. Congress president Rahul Gandhi also addressed the rally. “Congress is going to form the government in Rajasthan and you will feel that it is your own government,” Mr. Pilot said. ‘CM nowhere to be seen’Training his guns at Ms. Raje, he said the Chief Minister was nowhere to be seen when children died due to malnutrition near Udaipur, infants died in Banswara and farmers committed suicide. He alleged that law and order situation in Rajasthan had deteriorated during her tenure. “Every day 8-10 rapes take place, atrocities against Dalits and others take place and the crime rate has also grown in Rajasthan,” the Congress leader said. Mr. Pilot claimed that Ms. Raje’s pre-poll tour, ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’, had proved to be a flop with the High Court banning the use of public money for it and poor public response. “People have understood her (Raje). She had a golden opportunity (to serve the people) as her party (BJP) had got a huge mandate (in the last elections) but she betrayed the people,” he said.Mr. Pilot also targeted the Chief Minister over her claim that ₹17,000 crore were spent in Jhalawar district, her constituency, during her tenure. The Chief Minister should tell where the ₹17,000 crore went if the collector feels that the district is backward, he said.last_img read more

Meghalaya Guv. denied slot at Kolkata book fair

first_imgMeghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday claimed that the organisers of the Kolkata book fair backtracked after giving him permission to read his book on Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee there. He said that he would visit the publisher’s stall on Monday and sign copies of his book. When contacted, Publishers and Booksellers Guild general secretary Tridib Chatterjee declined to comment on the issue.Reading session Mr. Roy said the organisers had given him permission to hold a book reading session on February 4 but they backtracked citing “unavoidable circumstances”. The book titled Bharatkeshari Yugpurush Shyamaprasad, a political critique and life sketch on Mookerjee, was released last month. Mr. Roy, who was earlier BJP’s West Bengal unit chief, has been a bitter critic of the Mamata Banerjee government. “A few days ago, I spoke to Tridip Chatterjee, and told him that I would like to have a reading session of my new book. He said he will arrange it and there won’t be any problem. But recently he told me that the slot can’t be given to me. I don’t know why he backtracked,” Mr. Roy said.last_img read more

Caste, religion drive campaign in high-stakes Aligarh seat

first_imgDespite opposition from within the ranks, the BJP has reposed its faith in sitting MP Satish Kumar Gautam who won the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Aligarh by a margin of over 2.8 lakh votes.Sources say Mr. Gautam has earned the party’s confidence by emerging as a poster boy of Hindutva in the communally sensitive city during the Jinnah portrait controversy in Aligarh Muslim University in 2018. “As AMU has no significant vote bank, he used it as a whipping boy by presenting the institution as a mini-Pakistan to the rest of the constituency,” says Dr. Aftab Alam, professor of political science at AMU.Being a Brahmin, Mr. Gautam fits the caste arithmetic as well, as both his main rivals are Jats — Congress’ Bijendra Singh and Ajit Baliyan of SP-BSP-RLD — and the Thakur vote seems to be getting divided.There are suggestions that Rajasthan Governor and BJP veteran Kalyan Singh wanted the Aligarh ticket for Thakur Shivraj Singh, the father-in-law of his granddaughter, but the Central leadership didn’t heed to his wish. As a result, a lakh-odd Lodh voters in the Atrauli segment of the constituency are said to be sulking.“Those who are opposing, their opposition will not bear any fruit,” counters Dalvir Singh, the BJP MLA from Barauli Assembly segment in the constituency. “The biggest issue is national security. People will vote for Narendra Modi and his nationalist agenda,” says Mr. Dalvir.Cong.’s ‘tough candidate’Though last time he finished fourth, Bijendra Singh of the Congress has a reputation of being a “tough fighter”, having defeated the then four-time BJP MP Sheila Gautam in 2004. A little over 50 % of the Aligarh constituency is rural, and Mr. Bijendra is building his campaign on the farm distress. With two-time SP MLA Zameer Ullah Khan, seen as a polarising figure in the Hindu community, making a last-minute switch to the Congress, Mr. Bijendra is hoping to open the deadlock for his party in western U.P. “In the last five years, the BJP has poisoned society and there is a sense of fear. Having been in public life for 35 years, I am trusted by both Hindus and Muslims. Farmers are losing crops because of stray cattle menace and the payment of cane farmers has not been made yet,” says the five-time MLA. Smart City driveThe election will decide how the BJP’s development agenda will translate into votes. Since the city has come under the Smart Cities Mission, the administration has been running a dedicated drive to remove illegal encroachments. “We are ready to bear the burden. It is good for the city,” says Nitin Agarwal who runs a shop at Centre Point, the city’s business hub. About 2 km away, the Dodhpur area looks even more dilapidated. Abdul Azim, who runs a popular sweet shop, alleges that establishments run by Muslims were purposefully targeted to make a point. “In our shops the bulldozer was allowed to create damage beyond the official mark. We are already reeling under the effect of demonetisation, how can we afford to go to the court,” asks Mr. Aziz. BSP’s newcomerThe BSP has opted for a rank newcomer in Ajit Baliyan. By hiring the Tasveer Mahal theatre, once a major cultural symbol of the city, as the party office, he is attracting eyeballs. With Md. Furqan, the BSP mayor in tow, he is seeking Dalit-Muslim unity.“The Jatav voter knows that we don’t have the resources to field a Scheduled Caste candidate on a general seat. He goes by Behenji’s [Mayawati’s] choice. The BJP is trying to woo the Valmikis and the OBCs, but with the SP part of the pact [gathbandhan], we will sail through,” says Lal Singh Rastogi, president of the BSP unit of the Koil Assembly segment. Aligarh votes in the second phase on April 18.last_img read more

Updated: U.S. Senate Ends Helium Saga

first_imgThe U.S. Senate could soon end a protracted pingpong match over the future of the market for helium, a gas coveted by scientists and high-tech companies alike.Senators are expected to vote as early as today to approve legislation that would allow the U.S. government to continue selling helium from a national reserve that plays a key role in U.S. and world supplies. The Senate’s approval would clear the way for President Barack Obama to sign the bill, preventing a major disruption in a system that is scheduled to end on 1 October.“We have every hope and expectation that the Senate will approve the bill quickly,” says David Isaacs, vice president for government affairs at the Semiconductor Industry Association in Washington, D.C., one of several research and industry groups that have lobbied for its passage.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The legislation has been the subject of complex serve-and-return legislating by the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The House first passed a helium bill in April, and last week the Senate passed a different version. House lawmakers then insisted on a number of tweaks to the Senate bill, however, raising fears that Congress might not make the deadline for sustaining helium sales.Last night, the House unanimously approved a revised version after altering portions that spell out how money from helium sales is raised and spent. Those changes were made with input from Senate staffers, Isaacs says, and hopes are high that the Senate will now quickly take up and pass the bill.“We wish it could have been done months ago, and we wish it hadn’t taken four votes to get the job done,” Isaac says. “But we are optimistic that there will be a very favorable outcome.”Many scientists who use helium in the lab will be relieved to see the matter settled. But a new law won’t solve one problem, some say: Prices could stay relatively high for buyers of small quantities, stretching research budgets.*Update, 26 September, 4:35 p.m.: The Senate has passed the helium bill. It will now be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.last_img read more

ScienceShot: Armageddon 2

first_imgWant to know if that meteor that just struck Earth has a companion? Take a look at its trail. A new study shows that images of a meteor’s streak through the atmosphere taken by Earth-gazing probes, including weather satellites, can pin down the object’s orbit, enabling scientists to check and see whether another planet-threatening object is traveling in the same trajectory. The finding comes thanks to the almost-20-meter-wide meteoroid that blazed into Earth’s atmosphere in February and exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, damaging buildings there and injuring hundreds. Soon after it streaked over the country (main image)—in some cases, mere minutes later—a number of satellites snapped views of the trail from on high (example, inset). Analyses of those images enabled researchers to confirm the trail’s location, height, and orientation, which in turn allowed them to determine the orbit that the object had been following before it slammed into the atmosphere. The orbit estimated using satellite data alone reasonably matched the one estimated via ground-based videos, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In situations where objects enter Earth’s atmosphere in more remote locations—over the ocean far from land, for example—satellites may be the only sources of data that could be used to determine an object’s orbit. The threat to our planet from an object’s orbital companions isn’t merely an abstract concern, the researchers contend: One recent study suggests that about 15% of the asteroids that cross Earth’s path may be part of double or triple asteroid systems.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more