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US meetings mean top money for national economy
Meeting Professionals International    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. meeting industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $106 billion in gross domestic product, $60 billion in labor, $25.6 billion in state and federal taxes, and $263 billion in direct spending, according to new research by PwC. And while the study solely estimates the value of meetings in the U.S., its global implications are unequivocally more valuable. More

Site seeks speaker abstracts for international conference education program    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Society of Incentive Travel Executives — Site — has begun designing content for the Site International Conference 2011 in Las Vegas. Planned for Oct. 13 to 15 at the Bellagio Hotel, the Site International Conference brings top-notch education and networking opportunities together for motivational experience and incentive travel professionals. Three educational tracks are planned for the program: initiate, imagine and invent. More

Nowhere to hide: Assessing your work reputation online
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By now, if you haven't heard of Klout and, in a moment of vanity, checked your own Klout score, you're in the online minority. Klout engenders a lot of debate about its algorithms and relevance, but regardless of opinion, the undercurrent of the conversation is that we're heading into a world of Klout whether we like it or not. As more of our daily activities move online, our ability to measure these activities is increasing. Klout is a leading indicator of this capability; a first glimpse into the ability to measure someone's online influence. More

10 laws of social media marketing
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging. It's vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximizing quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10 laws will help build a foundation that will serve your customers, your brand and — perhaps most importantly — your bottom line. More

5 steps to better business writing
Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The reason writing, or any sort of business communication, is important is the same reason we engage in business: to create positive business results. Effective business writing can promote positive business results in many ways, including creating value for your customers. Use these writing suggestions to improve the way you write at any length — from an informal e-mail to a full business proposal. More

10 ways to strengthen referral relationships
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To be an effective networker, you should constantly be strengthening your relationships with referral sources. The best way to go about this, of course, depends on each individual referral source and what he or she responds to. So while there isn't one "best" way to solidify your connections with referral sources, you can take a number of actions to build good will and credibility in those relationships. More

5 rules on cultivating power
Management Innovation eXchange via CNNMoney    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here are some commonsense, yet often violated, rules about power that can help make you more successful. And, even better, they can equip you to cope with today's organizational realities. More

50 must-have small business iPhone and iPad apps
Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The use of iPhones and iPads for small business has exploded in areas from business travel to communication to productivity. The office has become truly mobile. Here are must-have apps for those running and operating businesses in 2011. More

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