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2017 National FFA Convention schedule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wed. Oct. 25, 20178 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – 7 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)Noon – 5 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J)2 p.m. National FFA Grand March (ICC, Capitol Avenue Plaza)3:30 p.m. Opening Session 1A (BLF) 6:45 p.m. Opening Session 1B (BLF)6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)8:30 p.m. Rascal Flatts FFA Concert presented by Culvers (LOS – doors open 7:30 p.m.)Other ActivitiesDelegate Activities (ICC) Agriscience Fair Set up (ICC, Hall A) National Chapter (ICC) Alumni Central (ICC) Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC) Student Leadership Workshops (ICC) Teacher Workshops (ICC) Proficiency National Finalist Reception (Westin Hotel) Career Success Tours (TBD) Career Development and Leadership Development Events (Various Locations)Thurs., Oct. 26, 20177 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – 7 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)8 a.m. – 5 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J)8 a.m. Opening Session 1C (BLF)2 p.m. Second General Session (BLF) 7:30 p.m. Third General Session (BLF) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Hypnotist Show (ICC, Sagamore Ballroom) Other ActivitiesDelegate Sessions I & II (BLF) Agriscience Fair Open House (ICC, Hall A) National Chapter (ICC) Alumni Central (ICC)Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC) Student Leadership Workshops (ICC) Teacher Workshops (ICC) Proficiency National Finalist Photo Session (Westin Hotel) Agriscience Fair Awards Luncheon (JW Hotel) Proficiency National Finalists Award Luncheon (Marriott Hotel) Stars over America Luncheon (Hilton Hotel) Proficiency Judging (ICC, Marriott Hotel, and Westin Hotel) Star Awards Judging (Hilton Hotel) Foundation Activities & Meetings (ICC and Omni Hotel) National Days of Service (Various Locations) Career Success Tours (Various Locations) Career Development and Leadership Development Events (Various Locations)Fri. Oct. 27, 20178 a.m. – 8 p.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – 6 p.m. FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E)8 a.m. – 3 p.m. National FFA Expo (ICC, Halls B and F-J)8 a.m. Fourth General Session (BLF)Noon Fifth General Session (BLF) 3 p.m. Sixth General Session (BLF) 5:30 p.m. National FFA Band and Chorus Concert (BLF) 6:15 p.m. National FFA Talent Competition, Round 3 (BLF) 7 p.m. Seventh General Session (BLF) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. World’s Toughest Rodeo (ISF)6 p.m. Hypnotist Show (ICC, Sagamore Ballroom)Other ActivitiesDelegate Session III – if needed (BLF) Agriscience Fair Open House (ICC, Hall A) Alumni Central (ICC) Alumni General Session (ICC)Teachers Internet Lounge (ICC) Student Leadership Workshops (ICC) Teacher Workshops (ICC) Distinguished Service Citation/VIP/Honorary American Degree Reception (Omni Hotel) FFA Collegiate Alumni Luncheon (ICC) Foundation Activities & Meetings (ICC and Omni Hotel) Washington Leadership Conference Reunion (ICC) Alumni/American Degree Reception (TBD) Past National Officer Reception (Omni Hotel) National Days of Service (Various Locations) Career Success Tours (Various Locations)Sat., Oct. 28, 20176:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Onsite Registration (ICC, Hall K)8 a.m. – Noon FFA Shopping Mall (ICC, Halls C-E) 8 a.m. Eighth General Session, Amercian Degree Ceremony (LOS) 1:30 p.m. Ninth General Session (BLF) Election and Installation of 2017-18 National FFA Officerslast_img read more

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You have prospects who are difficult to contact. They’re hard to reach by phone and impossible to reach by email. No matter what you try, you can’t seem to connect with them, and they never respond to your attempts.You have prospects who are easier to reach, but equally difficult to gain a commitment for an appointment. Even though you have a pitch that works magic with most of the people you call while you trade so much value you become irresistible, for these prospects, it does nothing.You have prospects that are loyal to a fault. Even though they are relatively unhappy and are being massively underserved, the fact that you can improve their results carries no weight with them. Their relationship is seemingly impenetrable. They haven’t moved in years, and they’re not likely to anytime soon.A few of your prospects see no value in what you sell. All they can perceive as value is the absolute lowest price. They would change providers to save a few pennies, in a very literal sense. Their expectations are low, and they believe all the people and companies they work with are “vendors.”Some prospects will meet with you, and they will be interested enough to have multiple meetings with you to explore change. They’ll even describe to you in great detail where they wish their results were better, how they are unhappy, and that they really want to do something about it, yet, they’ll do nothing. They talk about change, but they never take the first real step in making it real.If you don’t like these prospects, you are not going to like the next set of prospects you call on either. The great Jim Rohn used to say, “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” As much as I love Rohn’s work, I don’t believe that wishing is going to do much for you. Instead, you are going to have to work hard to get better.last_img read more

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PH to build on 3×3 World Cup experience

first_imgChooks-Pilipinas 3×3. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netChooks-Pilipinas 3×3 still considers its 11th place finish in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup as an achievement given the short time the country had in preparing for the tournament.The players, meanwhile, are looking at this stint as an eye-opener for the country when it comes to the 3×3 game.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games This Philippine squad was considered as a dream team of sorts, with three second-generation stars bannering the team, but Paras said they paled in comparison with other countries who trot out professional players when it comes to the half-court game.READ: Defense a priority for talented Chooks Pilipinas 3×3“It’s rare that we get to France and rarer to be teammates with Jeron (Teng) and Kiefer (Ravena). We’re lucky that they entrusted us with this lineup, but with our opponents, they do 3×3 for a living. So this is an experience for us for the next 3×3 tournaments. We now know what to do and what we have to improve,” he said.The Philippines finished third in Pool B, finishing the tournament with a 2-2 slate after wins over Romania and El Salvador.But in Paras’ mind, though the country failed to progress from the group stages, this may just set the path for future 3×3 teams going forward.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES READ: Against bigger foes, PH team to bank on teamwork in Fiba 3×3 “Looking at the bigger picture, this tournament is not for nothing. It’s a learning experience for us for the next 3×3 tournaments,” he said.For Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 coach Anton Altamirano, he believes that the country must find players focused on 3×3 the Philippines wants to compete with the rest of the world.READ: Teng, Ravena aim for bigger prize in 3×3 World Cup“We need to have experienced players. It’s hard to make a new team with players who will play the 3×3 game for the first time and we’re facing teams that have been playing for seven to eight years together. We need to invest on these players so that they’ll get used to it,” he said.And this early, JR Quiñahan has extended a helping hand, especially with the Philippines hosting the 2018 tilt.“I won’t mind if I don’t get chosen as a player. I’m happy to be a practice player so that I can share my experience to the next 3×3 teams,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Recovering De Ocampo vows to be ready come Game 3 “Though it’s still basketball, it’s a different type of game with how physical and how fast the game is,” said Kiefer Ravena. “It opened our eyes on what can be done and what to improve when it comes to 3×3. Having the knowledge of the game is very important so the next teams should be prepared and their minds should be well-conditioned.”READ: Ravena: Chooks-Pilipinas raring to bask in 3×3 limelight FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJeron Teng agreed, noting that though speed may clearly have been on the Filipinos’ side, those were negated by the level of physicality of their bigger European.“It’s super physical. We couldn’t take advantage of our speed because you might get past them, but they would really grab you,” he said.last_img read more

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‘Why a mediocre cricket team is news and SAF winners are not’

first_imgReaction to india’s sweeping success at the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games in Kathmandu has been predictable. Congenital pessimists have dismissed the performances as inconsequential. South Asia is not exactly a sporting powerhouse. Part of the scornful attitude is, therefore, understandable.Yet consider the ridiculous euphoria that has greeted the cricket team’s victorious start to a patently B-grade tournament in Nairobi. It takes one tight spell and a couple of good shots against lowly Kenya for a middling tyro to be hailed as the new match-winner.On the other hand, Sunita Rani may have won races as far apart as the 1,500 m and the 10,000 m and may be only 19 but nobody seems bothered about sharpening her obvious talent. Likewise with swimmer Nisha Millet, karateka Damang Syngkon, the list can go on. Those who scoff at the SAF medals would do well to note that Sri Lanka’s world-class female track stars began their long journey at South Asian championships.This is not to suggest that every medal winner at Kathmandu is a probable Olympian. Given India’s dominance of the region it ends up taking home an overwhelming number of the medals from any SAF meet.It is necessary therefore to separate the athletes with potential from those whose aspirations and abilities can’t take them beyond the SAF winners’ podium. Is India even beginning to do this? Other countries have sports centres, training programmes and university scholarships that harness talent. Whether it is China or Australia or the US, no society leaves sportsmen with promise to their own devices. India does and, SAF games or no SAF games, suffers. The differential in attention paid to cricket and to lesser sports has created a new caste system. The old one is being fought with reservations. Cricket’s Brahminical status, however, is undisturbed.last_img read more

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