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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #94

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TEDx Des Moines Women Re-Cap

I’m so glad TEDx was has an established presence in Des Moines. Whenever I get a chance to attend one of their events, I clear my calendar!

TED is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California. Wikipedia

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10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

Below are a few great tips for speakers. Whether you speak to large groups or small, on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, these tips always come in handy:

  • To get the audience to like you, make eye contact.
  • To boost your confidence, open your chest and arms, and keep your back straight
  • To demonstrate authority, be calm and use small, stiff gestures.
  • To draw the audience's attention to something, point directly at it and look at it yourself.
  • To convince the audience of something, use positive gestures – smiling, nodding, open movements – throughout the presentation.

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How to Create a Twitter Marketing Strategy that Rocks

Before you get involved with any social network, you should determine your strategy: how are you going to use your chosen tool to execute your goals. The following actually applies to a few other social networks as well:

  • Define target audience
  • Determine goals and objectives
  • Design, develop and implement tactics to achieve goals
  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Modify, rinse and repeat

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Suzanne Hull
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I have office hours on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Smokey Row from 9-11am. I set aside this time to answer people's questions regarding social media, their websites, general marketing, starting their own business and anything else they want to talk about. FOR FREE!

Suzanne is a Des Moines transplant who has realized the Power of being a Free Agent. Well-versed in many and varied skills, she has a passion for helping organizations and people achieve their potential. Suzanne = wife, traveler, multi-linguist, triathlete and cook.


Suzanne Hull, the Get It Done Girl, is a great resource for helping "techno-scaredy cats" get up-to-date with the social media world. She is knowledgeable, patient and gentle in her one-on-one instruction, and her tips and help lead to measurable results in viewership and contacts. In addition, Suzanne is a top-notch workshop presenter and a skilled group facilitator. Two thumbs up to Suzanne Hull, the Get It Done Girl, of Contemporary Business Solutions!

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