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Site Selection Considerations

By Carl Ware
The destination Accessibility Ease and cost Proximity to airport Permits access by people with disabilities Adequate taxi/limousine service Sufficient parking space Availability and cost of shuttle service Adequate airport assistance Adequate number of flights into destination Seasonality of destination (peak season vs. off-season) Environment Availability of local attractions Shopping Recreation Restaurants Weather conditions Appearance Safety of area Economic health of community Reputation of area/facility ...

Premiere Debuts New Original Video

By Tyler Clark
Two years ago, Premiere Speakers made a short film called "The Four Minute Booking". Last year we released the follow up video. Today we're excited to show you the final part of this little trilogy. They've been fun to make, and we hope that they've showed you a bit of the personality and enthusiasm that we have at Premiere. The new video features Kevin King, who is a great comedic motivational speaker and magician, and shows just a few things that you can do with our new Premiere Mobile app. Without ...
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Huffington Post: Long-Term Care Solutions That You Should Be Talking About

By Ken Dychtwald PhD
The following was originally written by Ken Dychtwald for The Huffington Post: ----------------------------------------------------------------- This month is Long Term Care Awareness Month. Taking a moment to think about your - and your family's - possible future long term care needs is critical for us all since average life expectancy is now at 78 and rising. And, if you're already 55 or more, life expectancy has soared to around 84. This longer life can be ...
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Steve Perry Talks Education with Larry King, Michelle Rhee & John Legend

By Steve Perry
Education leader and motivational teaching speaker Steve Perry was recently on Larry King Live to discuss the state of education. He was joined by musician John Legend and Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington DC's public school district. Watch below in three parts: For more information on how to bring Dr. Steve Perry to speak about education reform, visit or contact Ryan Giffen.

More Money for Meetings in 2011? AmEx Thinks So.

By Tyler Clark
American Express has made a prediction that we're all hoping will come true. The financial giant just announced pricing projections from its annual Global Business Travel Forecast which indicates an increase in hotel and airline rates of up to 10 percent during 2011. AmEx also predicts that "companies will likely increase spending and frequency of meetings". Although the per-event cost may decrease, the number of events will likely increase. Many of these events will include web events to enhance the ...
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The Wrong Debate on Green Jobs

By Andrew Winston
The following post by Andrew Winston first appeared on Andrew is an environmental policy expert who helps companies find sensible, profitable ways to go green. ------------------ In the heated discussions about climate change and the clean tech economy, it's hard to avoid arguing about whether green jobs are "real" or if they can replace traditional fossil-fuel jobs. On the one side, think tanks such as the Center for American Progress issue reports on the potential for creating ...
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Hilarious Musical Video from a "Modern US President"

By Ronnie Butler
Need a good laugh? Watch Barack Obama impersonator Ronnie Butler's new music video, a political parody a classic Gillbert and Sullivan song. In addition to portraying President Obama online and on TV, Ronnie is a hit with live audience--speaking in-character at corporate events and parties. For more information on bringing President Obama--err, Ronnie Butler--to your next event, visit
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The Amazing 'Pink Bat' Video

By Michael McMillan
To spread the word about his new book, Pink Bat, creative consultant Michael McMillan made an incredible video to explain the idea behind the book. We could never describe it as well as Michael does in the video, so watch it for yourself below. Michael McMillan is a world-leading creative thinker who can help turn up the volume at your organization. For more information, visit
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The Positive Side of Sports and Entertainment

By Keni Thomas
Country singer and motivational speaker Keni Thomas recently posted a wonderful video in which he speaks about life as a musician and entertainer. In addition to his work as an artist and speaker, Keni Thomas is a former Army Ranger who was involved in the Black Hawk Down mission. For information on how to bring him to speak at your next event, visit
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Upkins's 'Treat Me Like A Customer' Featured in Memphis News

By Louis Upkins
Business leader and author Louis Upkins Jr. was recently featured in Memphis' The Commercial Appeal. Read the article below. --------------------------------------------- Joking that he was in the presence of "every outlaw in Memphis," Kem Wilson Jr. on Thursday joined about 150 relatives, friends and business executives to celebrate what he considers the most important thing in the world. Family. Wilson, executive vice president of Kemmons Wilson Companies, hosted a luncheon ...

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