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The engagement secret of great leaders
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Leadership and storytelling go hand-in-hand. In fact, leaders who lack the ability to leverage the power and influence of storytelling are missing the very essence of what accounts for compelling leadership to begin with — the story. If you've ever been captivated by a skilled orator whose articulation and eloquence have influenced your thinking, you understand the power of the art of story. More

Yoga can help you give better presentations
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Yoga, as a practice, has many practical applications outside of all the wonderful physical and mental benefits you get when you practice. There are many things that you can take from your practice that can help you when you need to give a presentation. Feelings of being grounded, centered and relaxed are just a few. The following are 10 ideas to think about. More

Effortless ways to find new ideas for your blog
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Are you struggling to come up with articles for your blog? Are you looking for ways to generate new content ideas? To keep your blog audience engaged, you need to continually generate new content. The following are seven easy ways to help you find new and interesting content ideas for your business blog. More

Does your meeting have knowledge 3-D?
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The meeting industry supports knowledge, and some describe convention centers as "knowledge transfer institutions." Such is their role in the emergent knowledge economy. More recently in academia, knowledge transfer has morphed into knowledge exchange, a two-way process. But there is trouble ahead. Our future experts believe that the very notion of knowledge is being misunderstood. And that misunderstanding could be costly. More

Don't ask for feedback unless you want it
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Have you ever been asked for feedback — but had the feeling that it wasn't a genuine request? This dynamic of asking for feedback — but not really wanting it — is very common, whether among family members, friends or colleagues. There are two underlying dynamics for this seemingly contradictory behavior. More

A few simple tips to becoming a better blogger
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The tools for blogging have evolved to the point that the less technical of the population can now publish text, video and images simply and easily without understanding a single line of coding or computer programming. Tools such as WordPress and Tumblr have broken the technical tyranny of the geeks. Self expression and creativity has exploded online and allowed anyone with enough passion and discipline to publish their ideas via rich digital multimedia. More

Forget Twitter: Old-fashioned techniques for making customers feel connected
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Does your dry cleaner implore you to like them on Facebook every time you drop off a suit? Does your mechanic beg you to friend them on Facebook? There's a better way to reach out and authentically connect with your customers. More

Developing conference education that provides solutions to customers' needs
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Are you treating your conference attendees like commodities? Often conference organizers aim to make more revenue from their event. They are so focused on strategies and tactics to increase their profit that they risk damaging the one thing that makes them unique: their relationship with attendees. More

3 best ways to say no
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Sometimes it feels like there's just way too much to do and too little time. You may believe that, but it's not necessarily true. Perhaps you're just spreading yourself too thin, and that can change. There are many helpful productivity and time-management tips, but some believe the most powerful one is the art of saying no. More

What should your website do?
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Your website is the face of your business on the Web. It's what greets your customers when they decide to check you out or get more information. It conveys your message, shows them what you're about, and is often their first point of contact with your brand. So are you using your site effectively? Or are you giving off a tone and impression you may not even be aware of? More

Event insurance 101: How to choose the right kind of insurance for your meeting
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Hurricanes, snowstorms, labor strikes and accidents are just a few circumstances that can disrupt meetings and cost big bucks. How do you know which kind of insurance will offer the best protection for your organization and your events? More

5 things every leader should know
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Ask five people for their opinions on optimizing "span of control" and you'll likely receive five different opinions. These well-meaning opinions will often cite a few different rules of thumb on size and composition and will undoubtedly refer you to someone's version of best practices. The problem is they will all lead you astray. More


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