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Gathering information about a company or organization:

•    Hoover’s Company Information
•    Lexis-Nexis
•    James J. Hill Business Reference Library

Conducting online surveys:

•    Survey Monkey
•    Zoomerang


Finding Statistics to Add Interest

•    Worldometer
•    Nice Facts
•    Interesting Facts

On This Day Websites


How to write FAQ’s


Reports and Statistics:



Sources for pictures and illustrations

Screen Capture Software

Presentation Remotes


To hear the correct pronunciation of a word

–Presentations in Different Formats

Teleseminar Service Providers

Webinar Service Providers

CD & DVD Production

–Finding / Making Speaking Opportunities

Conference Organizers

  • LexisNexis®Conferences lets you search for speaking opportunities by specialization, date and location.
  • ALM a media company focusing primarily on the legal and business professions. They produce several conferences each year.
  • c5 produces over 500 conferences each year in the legal, financial services, insurance and taxation fields.
  • Forbes Conferences is a leading organizer of business conferences.
  • Lorman Educational Services organizes conferences, teleseminars and in house training for legal, financial and accounting clients.
  • The American Conference Institute produces several conferences each year including several relevant to a wide range of professional services.

Business Roundtables

Business Intelligence on Corporate Executives

–Marketing Yourself

Connecting with Journalists

Examples of Speaker One Sheets

Finding Publications

International Presentations—at home and abroad

Communication When making an international call, you must first dial the appropriate country code. Find it here.

Conversions Use an interactive calculator to convert pounds into kilograms, Fahrenheit into Celsius and much, much more.

Currency This is an interactive calculator with frequently-updated exchange rates. Discover how much your money is worth in most of the major world currencies.

Embassies Find contact information for embassies around the world.

Health The Center for Disease Control’s travel advisories contain alerts about health concerns around the world. Learn about your travel destination.

Maps This interactive mapping site will increase your geographic knowledge.

News Links to major newspapers around the world available online. Find out what’s going on where you’re traveling.

Quick Facts Synopses of country facts including geography, languages, transportation, agriculture and more.

Time Did you know there can be 15 hours time difference between different cities in the world? If you are making an international call, make sure you’re not calling at 3:00 a.m. local time.

Translation For a quick translation guide for short phrases, look at Babelfish.

World Electric Guide The complete guide to electrical systems and plug types worldwide.


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