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Wednesday, August 7
Tap the Millions of Dollars
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Joon HanThe title of this program says it all — there are sources of funding for your speaking business that may surprise you.

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Technology Tips

Password tipBeth Terry

Use passwords made of the first letters of a favorite song verse that you can easily sing in your head, like Jbjb,jatw0wfii2ria1hos! — Jingle bells jingle bells, jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh (note the use of 2 for “to” and 1 for “1”. You can also use a zero instead of a capital O so you get your numbers and capital letters in there.) We all know hundreds of songs by heart. It’s easy enough to choose different lyrics for different accounts and store them in a Password keeper.

Another hint with this system: in your password keeper you can just write "Jingle" as the hint instead of writing in the whole password. Then if your password keeper is compromised, they still don’t have your password.

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You are treated much better when you have 50,000 miles per year on one airline than you do when you have 10,000 miles per year on five airlines.

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Wednesday, August 7
Tap the Millions of Dollars
That Fortune 500 Companies
Are Dying to Spend on You

with Joon Han

Joon HanFortune 500 companies are trying to spend every year? Why do these funds exist, and more importantly, what do they have to do with you?

In this fascinating conversation, hear how Joon has given paid speaking engagements by a Fortune 20 company for over three years. He’ll share the quirky origin story as well as what can be repeated by all of us to access these massive and largely untapped millions of dollars in funds.

You will learn:

  • What Fortune 500 decision-makers are (and are not!) looking for in a professional speaker.
  • The two largely hidden piles of money that Fortune 500 uses for its marketing.
  • Three things you can do today to put yourself in the running to access this unique funding.
Register or order the MP3 recording.
Note: people who register for the teleseminar will get the MP3 recording of the session for free.

Date: Wednesday, August 7
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific
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Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $25

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If you would like more ideas for tapping into sources of business, we’re suggesting the MP3 recordings of several earlier programs to complement this program:

  • “Frankly Speaking: Insider Advice (Most) Meeting Planners Won’t Share with Speakers” with Maralynn Adams, CMP & Bonni Scepkowski, SFP
  • “Think Like a CEO: Get More Business by Getting into Their Heads” with Robert Bradford

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