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5 easy steps to build your list community
Speaker Magazine
Rather than trying to sell from the stage, attract new customers or get another speaking gig. Think about building your list community of ideal prospects. This is a database of ideal prospects who give you permission to contact them, after your speaking engagement. In other words, you can serve them from the stage now, and later as members of your list community. By using simple technologies and strategies, you can accomplish this in five easy steps.
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What's your event risk factor? Do the math
MeetingsNet
When it comes to incentive events, everyone in the delivery chain bears responsibility for risk management. But there are different levels of severity when it comes to risk. How do you assess the risk levels of certain elements of your program so you can take appropriate action?
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Get a confidence boost
Inc.
A key pitch meeting. A critical presentation. A new product roll-out. Whatever you're about to do, it's incredibly important — and you're incredibly nervous. What you need is a quick dose of confidence. While true confidence takes time to develop — because true confidence is based on incremental, steady success — fortunately there are ways you can quickly overcome your anxiety and nerves and perform well.
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5 tips to getting ready for year end
Fox Small Business
The holidays are a busy season for small business owners — and that's a good thing — but they still need to take the time to do some tax planning so they are ready to meet the tax man in the spring.

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5 B2B marketing trends to watch in 2014
Business 2 Community
This was the year of content marketing, social media marketing and marketing automation, among other things. In 2014, a continuation of these trends is predicted — along with some new trends and philosophical shifts that will make an impact.

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The public speaker's holiday gift guide for 2013
Forbes
What do you get your favorite public speaking family member or friend for the holidays? The following are 10 suggestions for anyone who speaks, presents, or just worries a lot about speaking in public.

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When using video in presentations, consider colors first
Sendible
It's been well-documented that video is essential to the future of marketing and business in general. But, like anything else you're exploring and experimenting with for the first time, there are best practices to know about ahead of diving in. Sure, a lot of video selection comes down to using common sense — find compelling clips that will lure in and keep your audience's attention. Nevertheless, a little education and information can go a long way.
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Streamlining hotel check-ins for business travelers
Travel + Leisure
After a long day traveling, the last thing any road warrior wants is to wait at a hotel check-in desk. Don't fret, frequent travelers: hotels have heard our pleas and help is on the way. New technologies promise to let guests skip the front desk, although it might take several years for all of us to reap the benefits.
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Small businesses get creative to cut health cost
USA Today
Many small businesses have come up with creative ways to encourage their employees to become healthier. The Affordable Care Act creates new incentives to promote employer wellness programs and encourage employers to take more opportunities to support healthier workplaces.
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Creating an effective event website
Midcourse Corrections
What are the most important and critical components of an event website? Call to action alerts? Social media connections? Julius Solaris of the Event Manager Blog highlights the important elements of a modern event website in the following infographic.
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Our dangerous obsession with external recognition
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
This obsession with external recognition is now entering our professional lives. Every day, even the most disciplined entrepreneurs, executives, and consultants are becoming addicted to the powerful endorphins associated with heightened visibility. They invest disproportionate time and effort into advancing their own personal fame bubbles at the expense of broader goals and potentially threaten their careers as a result. Teens posting selfies on Instagram is one thing. But when visibility trumps vision in the working world, there are several dangerous consequences that can arise.
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