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4 proven tricks to get Facebook likes on your business posts
Emma Fitzpatrick
Getting likes on your business's Facebook posts may seem like throwing spaghetti against the wall. You know some stick and perform really well, while others just flop. As far as the why, it's a mystery. Thanks to a recent study, part of the mystery has been cracked. Trust us, using these scientifically supported tips and tricks will help you get more bang for the same amount of time spent. Learn the top four data-proven tricks to help your posts on your business's Facebook page get more likes, comments and impressions below.
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Why girls get called bossy, and how to avoid it
Government Executive
Many girls want to lead, only to be discouraged by criticism for taking the reins. By launching a campaign to ban the word "bossy," Sheryl Sandberg is planting important seeds for many more women to become leaders. For these seeds to blossom, we need to understand the behaviors that lead people to brand girls as bossy.
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Meetings industry advocacy: Why you should be involved
Connect
A flurry of new reports about the economic impact of business travel and meetings set the stage for a reinvigorated Meetings Mean Business campaign from a coalition of industry groups in January. The study State of the Modern Meeting by Blue Jeans Network reported 94 percent of respondents believe face-to-face communications improve business relationships.
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Tradeshows drive big attendee and exhibitor spending
Associations Now
According to two new reports by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, attendees and exhibitors are each spending billions every year — which speaks to their economic power.
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Register now for the 2014 SGMP NEC & Expo
SGMP
Register today for our 32nd annual National Education Conference to earn eight contact hours from May 6-8, 2014. Don't miss this great opportunity for great core competency education via six blocks of training on such subjects as meeting contracts, negotiations, ethics, identify theft, Twitter and event insurance ... just to name a few.
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The top 10 states for LEED in 2013
Successful Meetings
A green meeting starts with a sustainable meeting venue. And while there are more green hotels and convention centers than ever before, finding a facility that caters to both your attendees and the environment is easier in some destinations than others. Upcoming SGMP NEC hosts Oregon and Minnesota are both proudly represented here. Check out the U.S. Green Building Council's list of the "Top 10 States for LEED in 2013"
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Why make your event greener?
EXPO
Even though environmental awareness is driving many companies and organizations to employ new sustainability policies, people might ask organizers why their trade show or conference should become more "green."
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Register now for SGMP webinar on April 3
SGMP
"What You Don't Know About 'System Award Management (SAM),'" the second of SGMP's 2014 Webinar Series, will be presented on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 2-3 p.m. Eastern time. Beau Barnett of Stafford Consulting Company will share with you expert knowledge of what you didn't know and what you need to know about this critical federal system. Education is paramount. Knowledge is power. Register NOW.
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The travel industry is rushing to invest in tablet and smartphone apps
Business Insider
Smartphone- and tablet-based searches for hotel rooms and airline tickets are growing in the double- and triple-digits in major markets. Travel companies have realized they need to invest a great deal more in mobile apps and cloud services, and try to out-innovate their competition on mobile. "Mobile is an absolutely critical piece of our strategy. Long term, it's the center of everything we're doing," said Joost Schreve, TripAdvisor's vice president of mobile.
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What could your next conference go without?
Associations Now
There are staples to most meetings: networking receptions, breakout sessions and keynoters, to name a few. But what would happen if your organization decided to go without some of them? Could your event still survive — or perhaps even thrive?
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Why being too busy makes us feel so good
The Washington Post
One man says he works 72 hours a week because everyone else at his office does; he's thinking about cutting back on sleep so he can be more productive. A woman says the last time she had a moment for herself was when she went for her annual mammogram. Another says she has decided that life is too hectic to have kids — ever.
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SGMP accepting nominations for the 2014 Sam Gilmer Award
SGMP
The Sam Gilmer Award is the highest distinction presented by SGMP. It is awarded in recognition of the planner and supplier member whose service to SGMP has significantly contributed to the Society's growth and development. The deadline for a completed planner award nomination form or supplier award nomination form is Friday, March 28, 2014, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Section 4 of that form provides details of the nomination and selection processes. If you have any questions, contact SGMP's executive director and CEO at rob.bergeron@sgmp.org.
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The World Wide Web turns 25
Nextgov
It's difficult to imagine life without the Web, even though a large majority of Americans spent part or most of their lives without it. But it was only 25 years ago this week that British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the proposal that is widely considered to be the birth of the World Wide Web. Here is a look back at the Word Wide Web's meteoric rise since 1989.
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