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Motivation is No. 1 topic for keynotes
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Motivational messages are among the most appropriate keynote categories, according to a recent survey by M&C Research. Of the 116 meeting planners who responded, 69 percent say an uplifting speech is highly appropriate for their groups. Also popular are industry-related topics, future trends and humor. While 15 percent of respondents do not pay their keynote speakers, 28 percent budget less than $5,000, and at the high end of the spectrum, 3 percent can pay more than $50,000 for a top name. More

Increase profits through reinvention
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Although some economists are cautiously optimistic about the future state of the economy, many businesses still struggle and many continue to close their doors. Luckily, business owners who think out of the box, go back to the drawing board and have confidence in themselves can survive and thrive in even the toughest times. Take a look at how these soloists reinvented and refreshed the face of their marketing and business offerings to bring in new business. More

Rising oil prices prompt airline capacity cuts, fare hikes
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American Airlines, United-Continental Airlines and Frontier Airlines revised downward their 2011 capacity growth plans as crude oil traded above $100 per barrel. The carriers follow Delta Air Lines, which in early February was the first major U.S. airline to curtail 2011 growth plans. Meanwhile, the recent run-up in crude oil prices has helped airlines make the case for higher fares. More

6 tips for making a great partnership work
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Whether you're starting or developing a business, having a great partner can make challenges easier and more manageable. Adding another perspective can even help diversify tactics and strategies. However, working with people can also present its own set of challenges. Here are the six steps to partnership perfection. More

The 'Me 2.0' guide to personal branding
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Dan Schawbel is a "Facebook whale" — someone who has the maximum allowable number of 5,000 Facebook friends. No question, he's mastered what it takes to build and leverage a personal brand that attracts attention, interaction and high regard from an ever-expanding target audience. His book, "Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future," details the entire personal branding process. Here, he details the very least you need to know about building your brand. More

Top 7 ways to save time on Twitter
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While many small businesses have started using Twitter in their marketing, finding the time to do it right can be a struggle. According to recent research by R2integrated, the No. 1 barrier to entry into social media for businesses is lack of time and resources. Here are seven Twitter tricks from the pros that allow you to spend less time on the mechanics and more time engaging. More

Tablet users passing more sensitive data
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Even as Apple releases the iPad 2, a new survey raises security concerns related to tablets. The Harris Interactive survey shows tablet users transmit more sensitive information on tablet devices than they do on smart phones and aren't very confident about the security of that data. Of those surveyed who own and use a tablet or smart phone, only 18 percent overall said they were either extremely or very confident in the security of the data being transferred over their devices. On the flip side, 15 percent said they were not at all confident in the security. More

LinkedIn launches social news aggregator
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LinkedIn has launched a social news site called LinkedIn Today. It aggregates headlines and news stories that are most shared by a user's professional connections and related to their industry. Users can customize it by following up to 22 industries. More

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