Secrets of the super successful: Physical product ideas and implementation
FREE webinar for NSA members!
Date: June 8
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT
Learn the Secrets of the super successful and how having physical products can take your business to the next level by attending this free webinar. Presented by Disk.com, who has been the "behind the scenes" component to many successful businesses (Nightingale-Conant, Simple Truths, Engage Today and many, many more) that have grown through the creation and selling of physical products. Don't know where to get started? Don't worry! By attending, you will walk away with five really easily implemented ideas to get going right away.
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Technology, or lack thereof, at the podium
The New York Times Share
In the high-stakes world of public speaking, only one rule applies: whatever works. This can especially be true of technology and speaking. Sometimes, as David Pogue found out, on-the-fly, high-tech meets low-tech solutions work out great. More
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Insight into how meeting planners choose speakers
Association Meetings Share
Gain valuable insight to how meeting planners choose speakers for their meetings in this timeless article. Planners discuss what tips they would give fellow meeting planners when booking a speaker. They also discuss who the best speakers they have heard recently are and why. More
A PowerPoint slide that works in any language
Visual storytelling works in any language. It's effective because of a concept called "picture superiority." It works like this — if you deliver information verbally, people will remember about 10 percent of what they hear. If you add a picture, your audience's retention will soar to 65 percent. More
The business value of mobile apps for meetings
Recent data from Meeting Professionals International's FutureWatch 2011 Survey indicate that more than 80 percent of meeting professionals are using smartphones and other mobile devices in their jobs. Yet, with this high adoption, relatively few have used mobile applications yet for their own meetings. This is about to change. More
5 things successful bloggers do differently
Bit Rebel Share
If being a successful blogger were easy, then millions of people would be doing it. Of the endless amount of blogs that exist on the Web, only a handful of them have grown to become as influential as a mainstream media source. So, what's the difference? More
Planely + LinkedIn = Meeting your next customer in midair
The new social network Planely has an interesting proposition: If you're stuck at an airport or on a plane for too much of your life, you can use that time more productively by finding out if there's anyone around you it would be useful to meet. Enter your flight numbers into Planely, and the service will find likely contacts around you at the airport or even on the plane who might be interested in your service or even sharing a ride to the conference you're attending. More
Is Twitter like speech or like writing? The answer is yes
Is Twitter like a spoken conversation? Or is it more like a written discussion? One of the things that can make Twitter hard to define, particularly for new users, is that it can be both of those things at the same time. In some cases, the "rules" of Twitter and the expectations that people have seem to be more like the etiquette of speech, and in other cases — particularly when it comes to legal concerns around libel, etc. — it is a lot more like writing or publishing. In reality, it's a blend of both. More
The art of focus: Use bits of time for big goals
Novelist Camille Noe Pagán is a study in using a few minutes here and there to complete a big goal. Her new book, The Art of Forgetting — a tale of two friends, and how they cope with one's traumatic brain injury — was written in 15-minute spurts between her full-time journalism work and caring for her two children (ages 3 years and 6 months). If you've got a big goal and a full schedule, try her tips for making the most of whatever time you have. More
Maintain your mental well-being
Harvard Business Review Share
It seems we may be entering an era of an epidemic of overwhelm. A time when too many people's mental well-being is being stretched through multitasking, fragmented attention and information overload. The trouble is, we are short on simple, clear information about good mental habits. Few people know about what it takes to have optimum mental health, and the implications of being out of balance. Enter the Healthy Mind Platter. More