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Master social media multitasking
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Managing social media accounts across Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other sites can be overwhelming for some business owners. Posting to each site can simply require too much attention for time-crunched entrepreneurs. However, there are a number of cost-effective ways for you to have an active presence on more than one social media site without devoting all your time to it. More

Last day for savings: National Speakers Association Convention 2012
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National Speakers Association members can save $100 off the Door Rate when you register for the 2012 NSA Convention online or by phone at 480-968-2552 by the end of day June 20.

The 2012 NSA Convention is all about getting bigger, getting better and getting booked and promises to be the perfect mix of relevant education, inspiration and fun.
  • Improve your position and brand yourself better
  • Avoid common publishing mistakes
  • Understand the business side of professional speaking
  • Make your presentation more exciting and engaging
  • Learn what meeting planners want when booking a speaker
At the 2012 NSA Convention, you'll find business-revolutionizing secrets you didn't even know you were looking for.

Join us July 14-17 at JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Register TODAY online or call 480-968-2552.

Hotel rates for business travelers near pre-recession levels
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The cost of air travel has rebounded to pre-recession levels, and now it looks like the prices of hotel rooms for business travelers are on their way to those heights. Hotel rates for business travelers in North America surged 9.3 percent in April, coming within three percentage points of the peak pre-recession rates in fall 2008, according to Pegasus Solutions, a technology company for the hotel industry. More

16 questions to ask before every presentation
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Brad Phillips writes, "When we work with new presentation-training clients, they're often surprised that we sit and talk for a while before we get to the actual "training." That conversation is critical. We use that valuable time together to answer some basic diagnostic questions that will help determine how they develop and deliver their presentations." More

Be graceful under pressure
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Some people do seem naturally confident and poised under pressure. But poise isn't natural. Poise is a skill that some people develop. People like you. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure you can stay cool — no matter what happens. More

What public speaking teaches about customer service
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Obviously everyone knows that a good speaker is (or should be) providing a service to the audience in one fashion or another, but it's more than that. The audience can be thought of as a collective customer, and the act of presenting — irrespective of the topic — as a turnkey service interaction with that customer. If you're the speaker (customer service provider), in order to make that interaction successful here are a few things you should consider. More

New research sheds light on the physical effects of business travel
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New research demonstrates the toll international business travel has on busy executives. The research demonstrated that frequent travel executives can suffer from decreases in mental capacity, increased stress levels and decreased productivity. More

Make your small business stand out online
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You've been fighting against your local competitors for years, trying to convince customers that your business can better serve them and that you meet their needs better than that other guy. But then the Web and social media came along and now it feels harder than ever. The following are seven tips to help your small business stand out on the Web. More

Don't ignore the ground
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Everything is media — not just print, radio, television and the net. Everything. Live meetings can pose opportunities for media-free engagement: no Twitter, no Wi-Fi, no PowerPoint. But even when we let go of many of the technologies we use to communicate, we're still absolutely and totally immersed in media environments. These media, as philosopher Marshall McLuhan's aphorism goes, really are the message. More

11 key tips to stay productive while on the go
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It's hard enough to stay productive in the office or at your desk — with your full array of resources, hardware and professional creature comforts surrounding you. But when you're away from your normal workplace — traveling on business, across town in meetings, or anytime you're working while mobile — there are plenty of best practices to keep you focused and productive. More

Make the communication vacuum work for you
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The "communication vacuum" fills whether you want it to or not. Some call it the grapevine; others call it hearsay. No matter what you call it, it can be problematic and distracting. More


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