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Facing Your Fear of Public Speaking – August 29, 2014

Your palms are sweaty, your mind is blank and the thought of uttering a word seems impossible. Sound familiar? The good news is that we are what we think we are, and, therefore, it’s possible to turn down these negative voices in our head and at least appear to be strong, comfortable and relaxed. Learn how by following the tips in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today. Read More »

Take Back Your Day: Seven Small Changes That Can Create Big Results

Take Back Your Day: Seven Small Changes That Can Create Big Results

As hard as I work every day, shouldn’t I have “arrived” by now? It’s a question that nags at you as you slog through each day, bound to the tyranny of your to-do list with one eye constantly on the clock. It seems all you do is work, and the dreams you once had—of leading your department, being the top salesperson, running a successful company—have disappeared into the quicksand that has become your daily life. Read More »

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Attendees Share Their Experiences, Appreciation

On July 28-30, PPAI held its 10th annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) in Denver, Colorado. The event drew 120 women, including 46 first-time attendees, from suppliers, distributors, rep companies and business service firms across the U.S. and Canada. In the days following WLC, a number of attendees have shared their thoughts and observations on their time there. Registration information for WLC 2015 is now available at www.ppai.org/wlc. Read More »

September 2014 Datebook

See what events are coming up in the industry. Read More »

One For You, One For Me

A Distributor Asks: I like to ask my suppliers to send one or two finished pieces of each order to me so I can keep them. I may use them as samples later or just create an archive of work we’ve done. Is it unreasonable to expect to get these for free? Read More »

The Courage To Triumph

The Courage To Triumph

PPAI’s Woman Of Achievement Award Winners Say ‘Follow Your Dream’ Read More »

Product Safety: Don’t Wait

Product Safety: Don’t Wait

In this time of globalization, emerging markets and volatile stock markets, company boards of directors have grown weary of the pressure of external stakeholders. In the promotional industry, there is a definite shift in the way day-to-day business is conducted as a result of this pressure. Read More »

BPMA Presents Research And Awards At Annual Conference

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) held its inaugural conference July 10 in London. The day-long event’s agenda included a series of seminars, opportunities to meet one-on-one with industry experts and opening remarks from Parliament member Brian Binley. The BPMA released findings from its first-ever industry benchmarking study at the conference, and presented six industry companies its Building A Better Business Award. Read More »

Educating The Next Generation

Educating The Next Generation

PPEF Helps 122 College Students Reach Their Potential Read More »

Department Spotlight: Information Technology

This month’s installment of PPB’s series on PPAI staff and the work they do for the Association, the industry and its members, gets to know the Information Technology department. Read More »

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