Audi to Present Five Vehicles at the 17th AMI Leipzig

Audi, luxury unit of Volkswagen and recipient of quality VW auto components like VW wipers— is going to unveil five remarkable vehicles starting April 13 to April 22 at the 17th Auto Mobil International (AMI) which will be held at the new exhibition centre in Leipzig. These five vehicles are the following: Audi A5 and S5, Audi Q7 4.2 TDI and the eco-friendly Audi A3 1.9 TDI e and A4 2.0 TFSI e.

The said five vehicles will be the main attraction at the Audi press conference with Jorg Felske, Head of Sales Germany at Audi AG, at the AMI press day in Leipzig. For the debut of the Audi A5, a very special presentation is being prepared to showcase the success of the acclaimed Audi design language and thrilling driving dynamics combined with the generous refinement with the brand’s characteristic quality and sophistication.

The progressive design has been perfected in the A5 to ensure that its appearance is both dynamic and elegant. Its powerful FSI and TDI engines together with it’s entirely newly developed high-precision suspension, innovative, luxury-class equipment features place the A5 to the level of a modern grand tourer.

The Audi S5 completes the new model line with its supreme levels of sportiness. Its super extreme V8 FSI engine provides it with a dynamic edge that highlights its athletically accentuated design.

The A3 and A4 which are the latest additions to the Audi’s model lines will also be making their maiden German motor show debut. The A3 1.9 TDI e and A4 2.0 TFSI e are commended for the way they transform fuel into a propulsive energy. Audi’s proficiency in the field of direct injection technology results to powerful propulsion and a high degree of efficiency.

In addition, the A3 has been provided with the higher transmission ratios for 3rd to 5th gear while the A4 models are equipped with a manual gearbox with an additional, high-ratio 6th gear. The engine electronics have also been tuned to enhance fuel consumption. The rest of the new versions offer great everyday utility and provide a means of economical transport.

Further enhancements of these models allow customers to make use of fuel more efficiently. One common feature of the e models is the gearshift indicator. As the name suggest it indicates whether the next gear would be a better choice in the given situation. Such information is vital in choosing a fuel-saving driving style.

The e models provide outstanding, low fuel consumption figures as well as CO2 emissions. The A3 1.9 TDI e for instance records a mere 119g/km. And because it’s from Audi expect for these vehicles to achieve extremely high fuel ranges in excess of 1,000 kilometers per tank of fuel.

Another vehicle to be presented at the 17th Auto Mobil International is the Q7 4.2 TDI which is currently one of the most powerful SUV on the world market. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art eight cylinder engine that produces an output of 240 kW or 326 bhp and 760 Nm of torque. It also features a common rail injection and piezo injectors. The unadulterated power produced by the Q7 is not the only thing that makes this particular SUV to standout but more of its outstanding efficiency. The 4.2 TDI gets by on an average of just 11.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers traveled.

About Audi
Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with its headquarters in Ongolstadt, Bavaria. It is one of the major subsidiaries of Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker since 1964. The Audi Company was founded in 1910 as the offspring of two companies namely the Auto Union and NSU.

The famous tagline of Audi in German is “Vorsprung durch Technik” which is quite difficult to translate in English. However there is a rigid translation of the tagline and it is stated as “Advancement through Technology”. A more accurate translation of the tagline is “Technologically a Step Ahead”. The American tagline of the Audi is “Never Follow” due probably to the amazing speed that Audi’s are known for.

Success Secret – What’s More Important, The Present Or The Future?

Successful people have found a success secret that allows them to reach unprecedented levels of success. It’s time that you know just what this success secret is so that you can begin to apply it to your own life.

The first thing that you need to know is that most successful people don’t have any more talents or abilities than you do. The reason why they are so successful is because they know and apply certain success secrets in their lives. So if you found out what these secrets are and begin to apply them to your own life you will be able to reach great levels of success in your own life.

One success secret that almost all successful people understand can be found in a quote by Jerry Seinfeld who said, ‘I was in the drug store the other day trying to get a cold medication…Not easy. There’s an entire wall of products you need. You stand there going, Well, this one is quick acting but this is long lasting… Which is more important, the present or the future?’

Here’s the success secret: most unsuccessful people focus on the quick acting, quick fix, remedies that merely put a band-aid on it, where successful people are more concerned about the long-lasting well being of not only their own life, but the lives of their families as well. Successful people are willing to go through upfront discomfort and pain in able to have the long-term benefits of success. On the other hand, unsuccessful people don’t want to suffer so they find the quick fix only to find out the problem was merely covered up and will keep coming up again and again until it is dealt with properly.

An example of this success secret in action can be found in the way many people handle their finances. Many financially successful people today were willing to live below their means in the early parts of their life so that they could build true wealth. As a result, they can now buy whatever they want, live however they want, and travel wherever they want.

Other people just throw this success secret out the window because they want to have everything right now. So they buy the most expensive car, house, clothes, and vacations that they can but never get ahead financially in life. They are more focused on the present than they are on the future.

What will you do with this success secret? Will you throw it out so that you can enjoy the brief relief of success now or will you apply it to your life so that you can live a life full of success and leisure in the future?

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How to Survive a Presentation When You Forget Your Speech

I had practiced my speech for two weeks straight, reciting it day in and day out, committing it to memory. A young, confident senior at the University of Southern California at the time, I knew my education had prepared me for this moment… or so I thought.

But then, as I stood on stage in a room full of 60 people, I struggled to remember the first line. It was like trying to swim in a pool of quicksand — the more I tried to remember the words the deeper I sunk. Eventually, I walked off stage without delivering my speech because I just couldn’t find the words. It was one of my most humiliating experiences as a presenter/speaker.

In that moment, I had forgotten one of the cardinal rules of communication and presentation: when you forget your speech, keep going!

The reality is that often no one realizes your mistake but you.

Where we get into trouble is when we bring attention to our mistake by saying things like, “Sorry, I forgot my place,” or stopping our presentation all together. Those actions not only make us self-conscious but they also give the audience anxiety.

This is why it’s dangerous to commit a speech to memory. We get so married to the words that we forget the most important part of our presentation is the overall message and the connection we’ve made with our audience. Like a missing piece of a train track, we can’t proceed unless the railroad is complete. However, if we treat our presentations like a guiding star then it won’t matter if we take a few side roads along the way, as long as we’re going in the right direction.

Here are some ways to survive (and prevent) goof-ups when giving a speech:

  1. Don’t commit your presentation to memory Some people advocate this, but I think it’s dangerous. For one, speakers who memorize feel very mechanic when they present because the written word is different from the spoken word. Second, following a written speech leaves no room for spontaneous connection and communication with your audience that can only happen when you’re present in the moment.
  2. Have a backup plan – If for some (rare) reason you must read your speech verbatim, remember to have the words close by. (I prefer a hardcopy as opposed to electronic. With hard copy you don’t run the risk of a computer or iPad failing on you.)
  3. Pause, ponder, and then proceed – Train yourself to pause whenever you lose your thought. Our natural reaction is to flounder and fill space with meaningless words. Remember that you haven’t failed if you forgot your place and often no knows it but you.
  4. Think about the end goal – If you get stuck, don’t harp on the minutia. Think about the totality of your presentation rather than the words you forgot. Where do you want your audience to be at the end of your talk? What do you want them to feel? Use this as your guide to getting back on track.