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Unusual, creative locations for business meetings
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Where do you host your important business deals, negotiations or meetings? Your office? A local restaurant? Maybe even the golf course? Some people are getting more creative — way more creative. For instance, ever thought about taking your clients and colleagues on a night-fishing boat, in a helicopter or in a karaoke room? More

Accelerate 2012
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2012 NSA Convention
July 14-17, JW Marriott Indianapolis

Are you ready to steer your transformation to a new or better speaking business? Then, rev your engine and point yourself toward Indianapolis for Accelerate 2012 — the 2012 NSA Annual Convention!

To accelerate on your path to a thriving business and a successful career, you need to be more productive — do the RIGHT things with greater effectiveness and consistency. You need to harness your resources (horsepower) and put your plan in gear! NSA is the place to do that, and we've assembled a "Pit Crew" of extraordinary experts to help you tune up your skills, business model, product offerings and marketing efforts, so you can gain greater traction in your business!

Join us at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, July 14-17. Register online or by calling NSA at 480-968-2552 before May 16 to take advantage of Early Rate savings!

Increase your team's motivation 5-fold
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When we choose for ourselves, we are far more committed to the outcome — by a factor of five to one. Conventional approaches to change management underestimate this impact. The rational thinker sees it as a waste of time to let others self-discover what he or she already knows — why not just tell them and be done with it? Unfortunately this approach steals from others the energy needed to drive change that comes through a sense of ownership of "the answer." More

5 inviting ways to start a speech
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The opening minutes of a presentation are often the most important. According to Allan and Barbara Pease, authors of "The Definitive Book of Body Language," the audience forms 60 to 80 percent of its impression of a speaker within the first four minutes. More

Productivity trick: Pick your best 2 hours
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Many of the most effective executives, leaders and business owners are very careful with their time. This includes the appointments they set or take, the meetings they have, organizations to which they belong and the activities they fill their day with. Look at your appointment calendar from last week. In every day there were probably only two hours of high productivity. Use the following steps to make the most of them. More

Google officially launches Google Drive
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Google Drive is now official. The cloud-storage service will offer users 5GB of storage for free, with the ability to store and access files from a number of locations. More

14 lessons from Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin was a man of action. Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer, publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Benjamin Franklin was clearly a man who knew how to get things done. The following are 14 action-inducing lessons from him. More

5 easy steps to measure social media campaigns
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If you're using social media for your business, you should be measuring it. But don't measure just for the sake of having metrics. Instead, measure your social activities so that you can learn what's successful, what isn't and how you can improve. The following are five easy steps to get started tracking your own social media campaigns. More

Best tools for an iPad presentation
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Need to nail a presentation? The following are a few tools you should know about. More

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