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8 Tips for Preparing Your iPhone for Sale

8 Tips for Preparing Your iPhone for Sale

If you want to upgrade to the latest iPhone model, or at least one that is newer than what you already have, you can get some extra cash to put toward it by selling your old iPhone. But, before you can sell it, you need to make sure that it is as presentable as possible. Here are eight tips that will help you to get the most money for your old iPhone.

1. Back Up the iPhone

The first thing you need to do is back up all of the data you want to save with a memory stick, a computer, or another mobile device. You can also back up your data to the cloud. Make sure that you back up all important data before moving on to the next step.

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2. Remove Personal Information

The next step is to remove any personal information from your device. This includes banking and credit card information, addresses, email addresses, and your photos. The device should be wiped completely clean of all of your personal information before anyone else gets their hands on it.

3. Unlock the iPhone

When buyers have more options to choose carriers, they are going to be more inclined to buy your old iPhone. You will need to unlock it so it can be used on any carrier. You may have to pay for this service, but you can get that back, and then some, because you can charge a bit more for the device than you could if it was locked. But before unlocking the iPhone, you should be aware of the risks. The smartphone can be turned into a “brick” if you made a mistake while unlocking. In other words, iPhone can lock up and never recover again, so beware of this pitfall.

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4. Clean the Outside of the Device

Once the iPhone is cleaned up on the inside, it is time to concentrate on the outer casing. Make sure to clean it up as best as you can, and get rid of any gunk and dirt that is built up in the ports and around the buttons. Clean the screen with a soft cloth and a cleaner that is made specifically for screens.

5. Gather Up all Accessories

If you have any accessories that go with the device, include them in the sale. The more you include, the more money you are going to get. Include things like chargers, cables, and cases, and put them all in a box. If you have the original box, you can make even more money for offering a complete package.

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6. Find out the Value

Not all older phones are going to be worth the same amount of money. There will be many factors that are added together to come up with the value for your device. These include condition, age, and model. Once you know the value of your iPhone, you can set a fair and reasonable price.

7. Decide How to Sell the iPhone

When the phone is ready to sell, you need to decide how you are going to sell it. You can choose to go local with newspaper classified ads and bulletin boards. Or, you may want to go online and use sites like Craigslist, Sell iPhone and eBay, where you can set your own price.

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8. Get the Most Money

You may have a better chance of making more money if you let a website sell the iPhone for you. These sites will pay you top dollar for your old iPhone and other devices, and then sell them to other people. It’s a great way to recycle and make money at the same time, while the buyer gets the benefit of not having to pay full price to upgrade to a newer model.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

When giving a presentation or speech, you have to engage your audience effectively in order to truly get your point across. Unlike a written editorial or newsletter, your speech is fleeting; once you’ve said everything you set out to say, you don’t get a second chance to have your voice heard in that specific arena.

You need to make sure your audience hangs on to every word you say, from your introduction to your wrap-up. You can do so by:

1. Connecting them with each other

Picture your typical rock concert. What’s the first thing the singer says to the crowd after jumping out on stage? “Hello (insert city name here)!” Just acknowledging that he’s coherent enough to know where he is is enough for the audience to go wild and get into the show.

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It makes each individual feel as if they’re a part of something bigger. The same goes for any public speaking event. When an audience hears, “You’re all here because you care deeply about wildlife preservation,” it gives them a sense that they’re not just there to listen, but they’re there to connect with the like-minded people all around them.

2. Connect with their emotions

Speakers always try to get their audience emotionally involved in whatever topic they’re discussing. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, such as using statistics, stories, pictures or videos that really show the importance of the topic at hand.

For example, showing pictures of the aftermath of an accident related to drunk driving will certainly send a specific message to an audience of teenagers and young adults. While doing so might be emotionally nerve-racking to the crowd, it may be necessary to get your point across and engage them fully.

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3. Keep going back to the beginning

Revisit your theme throughout your presentation. Although you should give your audience the credit they deserve and know that they can follow along, linking back to your initial thesis can act as a subconscious reminder of why what you’re currently telling them is important.

On the other hand, if you simply mention your theme or the point of your speech at the beginning and never mention it again, it gives your audience the impression that it’s not really that important.

4. Link to your audience’s motivation

After you’ve acknowledged your audience’s common interests in being present, discuss their motivation for being there. Be specific. Using the previous example, if your audience clearly cares about wildlife preservation, discuss what can be done to help save endangered species’ from extinction.

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Don’t just give them cold, hard facts; use the facts to make a point that they can use to better themselves or the world in some way.

5. Entertain them

While not all speeches or presentations are meant to be entertaining in a comedic way, audiences will become thoroughly engaged in anecdotes that relate to the overall theme of the speech. We discussed appealing to emotions, and that’s exactly what a speaker sets out to do when he tells a story from his past or that of a well-known historical figure.

Speakers usually tell more than one story in order to show that the first one they told isn’t simply an anomaly, and that whatever outcome they’re attempting to prove will consistently reoccur, given certain circumstances.

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6. Appeal to loyalty

Just like the musician mentioning the town he’s playing in will get the audience ready to rock, speakers need to appeal to their audience’s loyalty to their country, company, product or cause. Show them how important it is that they’re present and listening to your speech by making your words hit home to each individual.

In doing so, the members of your audience will feel as if you’re speaking directly to them while you’re addressing the entire crowd.

7. Tell them the benefits of the presentation

Early on in your presentation, you should tell your audience exactly what they’ll learn, and exactly how they’ll learn it. Don’t expect them to listen if they don’t have clear-cut information to listen for. On the other hand, if they know what to listen for, they’ll be more apt to stay engaged throughout your entire presentation so they don’t miss anything.

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