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Tamela M. Rich

From Charlotte, NC, Tamela writes books, articles, speeches and presentations for business professionals. From "the road" she writes about the people, places and experiences she discovers and the life lessons she learns from them. Invite her to share some of her lessons from the road at your next event!

G20 and the IMF

Writing Prompts * How will the decisions concerning global regulation immediately affect your clients? Your firm? * How will the IMF's ability to issue $250bn worth of its own currency, the SDR, affect the products and services you will offer? * Will international trade be facilitated or hampered by the decisions made at this conference? * Do we now have a de facto world central bank? What's your view?

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Branding and Emotions

As reviewed online by Ivan Misner,”…when you know how to use design as a complete strategy, starting with the ideal

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Employee Free Choice Act: Pro & Con

Writing Prompts * After reading the report, you might share the findings with your employees in a newsletter. * Has your firm’s trade association taken a stand on the Employee Free Choice Act? Explain your stand and how it differs or agrees with this report or the trade association. * If passed, how will this legislation affect the way you do business? Will it change pricing or terms? Employee benefits? Recruiting and retention efforts?

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Cap-and-Trade Rules

Writing Prompts * How will this story outcome affect your customers? * What advice do you have for clients who’ll be affected? * Are you engaged in the political process? To what end? Do you want specific input from clients? * What experience do you have with changing regulations that will inform how you’ll react to changes in this story? * Prove you’ve got the expertise to handle anything that comes down the political/regulatory pipeline by citing case studies of your work.

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G20 and the Greenback

Writing Prompts * How does the current world currency situation affect your company and your clientele? * What changes do you recommend to your client’ holdings in light of today’s political-economic churn? * If you were involved with currency trading or international business at the time that the EU adopted the Euro, you might reflect on that time and bring forward lessons applicable today. * Do you or your company do business in China or Russia? These countries are advancing the idea of switching from the greenback. * How will decisions made by the G20 affect mortgages in the US?

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Smelling your Content

Maybe you should break out the air freshener before the crowd arrives to keep from being associated with "stinky content."

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The Ten-Minute Window

Consider the occasional New Yorker cartoon. For $20 each, you can insert a witty and apropos cartoon into your deck and keep your group's attention. Plus that, you'll look urbane and well-read.

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Merging Postal and Email Addresses

OK, you have a file of your customers' physical addresses and you want to enjoy the efficiencies and effectiveness of email marketing to them. How?

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Into the Ditch

woman with binoculars

But it swerved into the ditch when it ran stories on a Hollywood actress, why Americans go to movies in a recession, and worldwide beach vacation spots.

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Laryngitis, LinkedIn and Me

More correctly put, I whispered my way through it. Laryngitis. It helped that people wanted to know about CAN-SPAM compliance -- audience members shushed each other so they could hear me croak away.

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