Frank Applestein

1,699 Flips | 16 Magazines | 384 Likes | 50 Following | 92 Followers | @FrankApplestein | Results-focused, providing 20+ years diverse sales experience in account management at local, regional, national levels for leading CE manufacturers, including: • Providing expert leadership, motivational, real-world training skills for building sales, merchandising teams committed to achieving program objectives and goals • Initiating, creating authentic rapport; building strategic consultative relationships, from retail sales force and consumers to national / international engineers; senior, executive management • Growing market share; achieving business objectives, sales targets • Translating complex concepts into easy-to-comprehend, non-technical language, analogies, scenarios • Leading by example, coaching sales teams, rep, retail personnel on consumer motivations, needs; long term relationship development; product technology, features / benefits; effective product placement, up-selling, appropriate selling strategies • Proven communication, interpersonal skills across diverse audiences.

Turn Yourself Into a Songwriter With These Free Apps

Whether you're a well-established wordsmith or someone who's never written a song before, inspiration can strike at any moment. Could that phrase fit …

Apps

Horrors of War: 35 Incredible Photos That Show the Brutal Reality of 'the Battle of Stalingrad', 1942-43

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major confrontation of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the …

World History

Murders and mysteries, yes, but these five books are far from being your average crime novel

For those who want more than a whodunit in their crime fiction.<p>What can be frustrating about reading crime fiction is that after a certain number of …

Books

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Bringing Up Baby and the screwball comedies that delivered romance via pratfalls

Whether it’s a double take, a quirky meet-cute, or a bumbling female lead clumsily falling over herself, physical comedy is indelibly linked to the …

The true story behind Veronica, Netflix’s ‘scariest movie ever’

The Spanish film has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes<p>Netflix has dropped a new Spanish horror movie, <i>Veronica,</i> which has been described as the “scariest movie …

Horror

Don’t Buy Canon or Nikon’s 85mm Portrait Lens. Buy Sigma’s Sharper, Cheaper Version Instead

If you’re looking to take your portrait photography to the next level, look no further than Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens. It’s sharper than …

Cameras

Microsoft Photos Companion: Easily Transfer Photos from Phone to PC

Microsoft has launched a new app called Photos Companion that allows you to easily transfer photos from your smartphone straight to your Windows 10 …

Windows 10

Canon Takes 4K Seriously with the $799 M50

After only keeping 4K for their high-end units, Canon has released the M50, a mirrorless body that takes affordable 4K seriously.NoFilmSchool is a …

How to declutter your phone with Google Files Go

Managing internal storage has always been a problem on Android, particularly on devices with limited storage. For instance, a phone with 16GB of …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop

In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s …

Michael Jackson

The Best Scene from Every Movie Nominated for Best Picture 2018

All of the nine films that are currently in contention for Hollywood’s highest honor have at least one extraordinary moment.<p>Howard Hawks famously …

Darkest Hour

Stunning Moody Street Photos of New York City by Mazz Elias

<b>Mazz Elias</b> is a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and urban explorer currently based in New York City. Mazz focuses on street photography, …

Cajun Fried Chicken

<i>This Cajun fried chicken recipe is really crispy spicy deep fried goodness thanks to its Southern spices and buttermilk bath. Quite literally the</i> …

New York From Above: Spectacular Aerial Photography by Andrew Griffiths

<b>Andrew Griffiths</b> (also known as Lensaloft) is a award-winning aerial photographer, director and self-confessed aviation nerd from Melbourne, …

Smartphone Accessories: SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset $115, more

<i>Update 1/4:</i> Walmart has the Scosche handleIT Bike Mount for Mobile Devices on sale for <b>$3.94</b> (Reg. $16) with free shipping on $35+. Scosche products generally receive great reviews.<p>Amazon is offering the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Headset for <b>$114.99 shipped</b>. That’s $35 off the …

The Velar is a Land Rover for (rich) tech-lovers

Land Rover and its family of Range Rover vehicles are known for rugged luxury. You can drive through a river in the woods during the day, rinse it off, and drop it with a valet at the opera that night. It appeals to a demographic that's more interested in the Burgundy region of France and postcards …

The Difference Between Shallots vs Onions

No, they're not the same.<p>January 04, 2018<p>If you're one of those people who think that shallots are just oddly shaped onions, this article should …

Google's experimental operating system, Fuchsia, is now available for the Pixelbook

Google has secretly been developing a mysterious new operating system called "Fuchsia," and now, Pixelbook owners can finally try it out.<p>The tech …

Google Pixel 2 portrait mode ported to older Pixels, non-Pixel devices

Google’s camera software wizardry is undeniably unbelievable. That app can take decent camera hardware and pump out amazing results, giving the Pixel …

Jack London: His Life and Work

Prolific American Author and Activist<p>John Griffith Chaney, better known by his pseudonym Jack London, was born on January 12, 1876. He was an …

10 Classic Breakfast Recipes to Know by Heart

Understanding the basics behind popular breakfast dishes means you'll have magic at your fingertips no matter the circumstance. To help you achieve …

Nikon D850 is Camera of the Year in Japan

One of the more exciting bits of news to make the headlines this year was the announcement in July of Nikon’s new D850 camera, a device much …

Anthony Bourdain Says This Is His Favorite City in the World

Anthony Bourdain travels a lot. It sounds like one of the best things about being Anthony Bourdain. On his popular, Emmy Award-winning CNN travel …

MrSpeakers AEON Open Back Over-The-Ear Stereo Headphones MrSpeakers introduces a flagship headphone for the everyman. Review By Dave Hanson

<b>January 2018</b> <b><br>MrSpeakers ÆON Open Back Over-The-Ear Stereo Headphones</b> <b><br>MrSpeakers introduces a flagship headphone for the everyman.</b><b> <br>Review By Dave …

Massdrop x Noble X universal-fit earphones

Many of my non-audiophile friends and neighbours who have interest in high-performance universal earphones are astonished to learn just how expensive …

The Biggest Fountain Pen Trends Of 2017

The year that was<p>As with every industry or hobby, it is clear that there have been a number of recurring themes which have defined the year.<p>In …

Ridley Scott Thinks There’s No Reason Why The ‘Alien’ Franchise Shouldn’t Be On The Level Of ‘Star Wars’

Ridley Scott’s <i>Alien</i> was released in 1979, two years after the first <i>Star Wars</i> movie. Both sci-fi films became cultural touchstones, but the similarities end there. Scott’s film was a claustrophobic xenomorph terror stalking Sigourney Weaver through three additional movies while the <i>Star Wars</i> …

Star Wars