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7 steps to planning better presentations
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Preparing a presentation for a conference is no mean feat. Some may spend up to 30 hours on each presentation they create for conferences. With that level of time investment, especially if you're creating multiple presentations each year, you need to make sure you invest your time well. More

Your story is your marketing strategy
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Companies are always trying to create the perfect marketing tools — tools that will make brand history, generate buzz for products and earn those products an unshakeable spot in customer's lives. Large companies have the luxury of throwing thousands of advertising dollars into marketing budgets, but small companies rarely can. The most powerful marketing device a small company can develop is its story. More

5 keys to unlocking hidden hotel deals
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If you didn't reserve your last hotel room through Priceline or one of the other "hidden" hotel deal sites, sorry — you just overpaid. More travel sites are offering hidden hotel deals, and there's a growing community of other, helper websites. They offer tips and tricks for getting the best prices using services such as Priceline, which lets users bid on discounted rooms, and Hotwire, which offers rooms at reduced rates without naming the hotels upfront. Here are five ways to maximize your savings. More

Accelerate 2012
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Every summer there are four days when speakers from all over the world come together to network, be inspired and grow their businesses at the annual NSA Convention. This summer those four days are July 14-17 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis and you don't want to miss them. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to do so today!

NSA members save $100 off the Door Rate when you register by the Advance Rate deadline of June 20. Register online at or call NSA at 480-968-2552. See you in Indy!

How to manage interruptions at work
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Keeping our communication addiction in check, concentrating on priorities and putting fear aside are three of the most effective ways to stay on track at work in the face of constant interruptions. More

Tips that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best
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How many presentations do you go to that are just plain boring? How many lose your attention because you are facing death by PowerPoint? How many times do you worry that your presentation won't come up to scratch? Give yourself the edge using secrets that made Steve Jobs' presentations the world's best. More

5 small business social media tips
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Are you trying to maximize social media in your business? In the following guest post, Shashi Bellamkonda shares five tips for effectively using social media. More

Pave the way for innovative thinking
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A fun part of owning a business is dreaming up new ways to make money. It can be an immensely satisfying creative process, and the payoff is very tangible. But the rules aren't obvious. Here are two coaching tips that can help make your team succeed at the innovation game. More

Is your meeting worth it?
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If you don't know the business value of your event, you're not alone. That doesn't mean it isn't time to start measuring. More

When it comes to business, all communication is marketing
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Instead of leaving your marketing to others, it pays to learn the lay of the land, and then do the parts that work best for your personality — and contract the rest (because you don't have to do it all yourself). For the budget conscious small business owner, there are several ways to contract help. But before you start bringing people in to help with your marketing, you need a marketing plan that you understand. To develop your strategy you can do a few things. More


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