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From our wildfire response to beating distraction, Up To Speed has it all. Plus, the latest My Why features Imelda Luquin.

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On today’s episode of Up To Speed, Diana shared lots of news, including the following updates:

Storm preparedness update

With tornado, hurricane and wildfire season upon us, Diana caught up with David Schultz, Network Assurance Director, who is currently stationed near multiple California wildfires. David shared all that we’re doing, including coordinating with multiple fire departments, emergency teams and government agencies, to respond to the current crisis, and stay prepared and ready for the next emergency.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G

Want to optimize your mobile gaming experience, get pro-quality, movie-like effects and capture 8K video all on a gorgeous 6.7” Infinity-O display? Then look no further than the new Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G.

If you’d like to upgrade, you’re eligible for up to $500 in trade-in credit for your existing smartphone. Also, if you switch or add a line, you can buy any Galaxy Note20 smartphone and get a second Note20 series phone for as low as free with a premium Unlimited plan, or half off with any other Verizon Unlimited plan.

Experience the Indy 500 like never before.

At this year’s Indy 500, there will be no fans in the stands, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the race like never before. Thanks to Verizon’s incredible engineers, a special 360* camera and the power of 5G, you can now feel what it’s like to be standing at track level as cars scream past you at over 200 m.p.h.. And you can experience all of this from the safety of your own home or wherever you happen to be.

My Why: Imelda Luquin

Check out a fellow V Teamer who does everything with a big heart. Imelda Luquin, a Small and Medium Business Specialist in El Paso, TX, is devoted to her team, her community and her beautiful daughters. And word on the street is that she’s also a rockstar baker.

Virtual March on Washington

57 years ago, hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in the first March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Next Friday, August 28, thousands will virtually March on Washington to restore and recommit to the dream, and we’re giving you a way to be part of it. To hear more about the meaning behind the movement, be sure to check out the powerful upcoming #Next20 conversation on Thursday, August 27 at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT with Dr. Clarence B. Jones, the man who helped Dr. King write the first draft of the iconic speech.

How you can become “Indistractible”

Author and entrepreneur Nir Eyal electrified the world with his first book, Hooked, explaining why certain things like Facebook and Twitter are so addictive. He’s back again with Indistractible - How To Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, teaching us how to stop being so distracted so that we can do more of the things we love. Diana recently caught up with Nir and it’s a conversation full of helpful tips that you won’t want to miss.

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