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What's your communication preference?
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Whether you are planning a meeting or working with a new meeting professional as a client, setting communications preferences can be the secret recipe to business relationship success. More

Tips to recharge your batteries
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Creating a small business is work. There's no way around it. It doesn't matter how passionate or how good you are at what you do, there are days when it just feels like "a lot" and "too much." Hopefully, your passion, ideas and dedication to the problem you solve and the people you serve pulled you back in. If that's not enough here are few other things to help you get your head back in the game. More

Why your company should celebrate more
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John Coleman writes, "It's critical to take time to celebrate the accomplishments — both big and small — within an organization. I know that margin pressures and deadlines don't make this as simple as we would like, but it is nonetheless imperative. If you have a culture that understands how to celebrate its successes, people will remain motivated, achievements will be valued more completely and deeper relationships will be forged within the group." More

Business travel programs are failing in 3 key areas
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Is managed travel a joke? A Global Business Travel Association study shows that unmanaged travelers spend one-third less than business travelers who are required to follow strict guidelines. The following is a look at surprising differences in managed and unmanaged business travel. More

10 tricks for a fabulous workday
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Want to have the best workday ever? Day after day? It's not as difficult as you think. The following 10 tweaks to your everyday behavior will virtually guarantee you a day that's not just enjoyable but allows you to get more done than you ever thought possible. More

Increase Revenue with a Virtual Assistant
[by Kathy Colaiacovo]    Share   
As a Speaker and Entrepreneur, your business requires various departments to function so your speaking business can grow and prosper. Sales and marketing, customer service, office administration, marketing, accounting, technology, and event bookings are viatl aspects to your business that require contstant attention and someone to manage this type of work. More

Content marketing: Start with your story
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When companies venture into the content marketing world, many of the conversations center around the audience, the delivery and the metrics. All important and worthwhile topics, yet there's another, more crucial element that needs to be the foundation of your content marketing efforts — your story. The whole idea behind content marketing is to create a way to engage with people and move them through the journey from prospect to customer to evangelist in a short and cost-effective amount of time. More

How to avoid a small business tax audit
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Just because tax season is over doesn't mean you don't have to think about your taxes anymore. In fact, small businesses are particularly in danger of being audited by the IRS. That's why now is a great time to make sure your tax planning strategy is solid and to know how to avoid an audit. More

Managing your moods for more effective leadership
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Clearly, we cannot completely separate the emotional and rational aspects of ourselves. Basically, the human brain is designed to serve us as social creatures. The way we see and how we feel about ourselves and the world around us are inextricably linked to the views and emotions of others. Given the fact that many people spend more of their waking time with colleagues than they do with their families, it is important that leaders understand how they can positively or negatively influence the mindsets, emotions and moods of those around them. More

Why you should doodle in meetings
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Doodling is good for you. When psychologist Jackie Andrade studied doodling, she found that her doodling subjects retained 29 percent more information than those who sat through a meeting unoccupied. It's worth noting that their doodling wasn't stunningly creative, either; it mostly consisted of coloring in boxes. More

Workplace diet: Be more empathetic
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In today's business world it seems as though everything is urgent. Projects come in with a due date of yesterday. Leaders and employees alike run from meeting to meeting. And work-life balance continues to be a challenge for many. With so much going on, how can we bring more humanity into the workplace? More

The actions of power networkers
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You may find navigating large networking events overwhelming and even unproductive if you aren't prepared. However, you can make the most out of meet-and-greet opportunities if you balance a little advance planning with the flexibility required to forge new and unexpected connections. More

Leveraging location is the key to success in mobile advertising
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If 2011 was the year of mobile, 2012 is most certainly the year of mobile-local. Both smartphone and tablet users are searching for locally relevant content at an increasing rate, so much so that mobile user experience as a whole has been affected by the need for location-based information. Mobile networks have seen a massive increase in local search traffic this year, affecting mobile advertising in a big way. More

Social media marketing: 7 steps for using contests and sweepstakes to promote your brand
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Bribe them and buy them. That was an old-school marketing technique to acquire customers when the value proposition of a product just wasn't strong enough to pull in enough interest of its own. Do your social media accounts face that challenge? While many Facebook pages and Twitter accounts offer strong value (news, humor, insider information, etc.), the average social media account can find it challenging to develop a following without an incentive. More


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