What Meeting Planners Should Look for in a Speaker

By Lindsey Patterson

Today's companies and organizations rely on a variety of marketing methods to meet the needs of their customer base. One of the popular networking methods that has not gone out of style in this century is the use of public speakers for conventions, trade shows, and other special events. A professional public speaker is someone who can bring a lot of energy to a crowd, especially with the right com

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Abraham Lincoln: The 7 Habits of America's Greatest Leader, by Leon McKinney

By Leon McKInney

Abraham Lincoln: the seven habits of America’s greatest leader!                                                    Presented by: Leon McKinney, author, speaker, educator, and recently honored as a lifetime member of the n

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The Frugal Philanthropist, Leon McKinney, What inspires me to play Lincoln

By Leon McKInney

Frugal PhilanthropistLeon McKinney | What inspires me to play Abraham Lincolnby LeonMcKinneyMy Abraham Lincoln Odyssey (performing in classrooms as the late president) started when my bride of more than 50 years suggested we go to Springfield, Ill., to visit the sights of the 16th president’s home. Little did I know this would turn into a passion to share with others.Our

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Oh, The People We Meet!

By Tony Drees

While visiting my daughter, Korey, in Denver, we attended a benefit for Scleroderma. The event chair mentioned the emcee, Tony Drees, was a professional speaker from Denver; then he approached our group. I introduced myself and the others, mentioning that I, too, was a professional speaker. We chatted about our respective topics, businesses and challenges. Tony was a Desert Shield V

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When Leading From Behind Becomes A Waste Of Time

By Billie Bowe

As human resources professionals, we often find ourselves in precarious situations, which require us to execute on directives that we simply don't support. In order to effectively manage our bosses, it's going to take grit, patience, self-confidence, diplomacy, and the ability to be persuasive. More importantly, we must have the expertise to defend our positions. Know your craft! Having sa

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Former Grand Forks man Recognized at NAACP Image Awards

By Tony Drees

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/3672610-former-grand-forks-man-recognized-image-awardsTony Drees, a former Grand Forks resident and Purple Heart recipient who suffered serious injuries during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, is featured in a University of Phoenix scholarship program that will launch tonight during the annual NAACP Image Awards program on the TVOne network. &nbs

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Tales from the Front

By Tony Drees

http://(http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20063374,00.html)Sometimes, though, the Scuds got through. Army PFC Anthony Drees, 23, of Grand Forks, N.Dak., had been in Saudi Arabia less than a week when a Scud barreled into his tin-plated barracks, leaving 28 dead and Drees fighting for his life: "I felt it more than I heard it. Then there was a loud snap. I went from standing

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The 2 Devastating Mistakes that will make all business owners FAIL!!

By John Oda

The 2 Devastating  mistakes business owners make are,  eating the wrong food, and not exercising at least 4-6 times per week.  I am so amazed many times over to find out that most business people is not taking better care of his or her body. When running a business, my belief systems are you must have a sharp mind, body and spirit.Which is more difficult to achieve?  If you

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Are You Really A CEO Or Someone Just Pretending To Be One?

By Billie Bowe

What drew me to this article however, was the frankness with which Peters speaks about executive leadership. Here is what he had to say.Relentless experimentation – This was in response to a question about what’s missing from today’s conversation about management. Peters believes that leaders should be moving at the speed of light and “screwing around with nearly e

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Learn the 4 things most Fortune 100 companies dont want you to know?

By John Oda

Most people have the mindset of seeing their company as being just local and small. The Fortune 100 companies I have worked with see their companies as being international/ worldwide. If a small business owner wants to reap the same rewards as a larger, more successful company, then he must model success. The idea is to learn to think and behave like a Fortune 100 company. You

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