Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Friday, May 11th, 2018.
In Vehicle News
Dodge is expanding its police vehicle lineup, adding a new Pursuit version of its Dodge Durango SUV.
The 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is powered by a 5.7L Hemi V-8, coupled with a full-time, active all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. This is the same powertrain combination most commonly deployed in the Dodge Charger Pursuit.
The Durango Pursuit’s 5.7L Hemi V-8 features Fuel Saver Technology and delivers 360 horsepower (360) and 390 pound-feet of torque.
In Executive Protection News
Mark Zuckerberg says 99% of ISIS and al-Qaeda-related terror content gets removed from Facebook before anyone reports it, but Sarah Frier explains why that’s far from the reality
In Business of Executive Protection News
From Harvard Business Review
Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation
The article begins with – In every conversation at work, there’s the explicit discussion happening — the words being spoken out loud — and the tacit one. To be successful in most organizations, it’s important to understand the underlying conversations and reactions that people in the room are having. But if you aren’t picking up on those subtle cues, how can you learn to do so? What signals should you be looking for? And what can you do to influence the unspoken dynamics?
Some of the tips from the article are:
Observation – The best way to read a room is to pay close attention to people — and not just what they’re saying. Upon entering a meeting, a quick scan of the individuals, noting who’s next to whom, who’s smiling, who’s not, who’s standing, who’s sitting, and how much space is between people.
Control How much you talk – You can’t observe if you’re spending most of your time talking. You need to listen – Whether you’re in a room with a large group of people, a small group, or you’re speaking with a colleague one-on-one, taking frequent pauses “to really think about what the other person is saying.
From Social Media Examiner
LinkedIn Layout Changes and Feature Updates
The first change is your profile photo placement has shifted to the left-hand side which gives more space to the background image. This allows you to really think about using that background image as a branding element
The second change is that there is now more space in the introduction section of your profile. The expanded space now shows links to your websites and other social media profile links. (by the way, this is how it used to be originally on LinkedIn)
In the media section, you can now feature up to 6 pieces of media like PDFs, Slideshare presentations, blog posts, checklists, etc. The media section is a great way to communicate your message, brand, and knowledge.
And the last update is the ability to add native video to your company pages. A native video is uploading a recorded video either on your smartphone or desktop to your company page in this instance or the LinkedIn news feed which has been an option for a few months now.
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