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Gathering information about a company or organization:
Conducting online surveys:
Finding Statistics to Add Interest
On This Day Websites
Reports and Statistics:
- Quick Link Thesaurus
- Visual Thesaurus–Try it, very cool
- Origins of Words
- Turns of Phrase
- Online Dictionary with Audible Pronunciation Guide
- A Collection of Dictionaries Specific to Professions and Industries
Sources for pictures and illustrations
Screen Capture Software
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–
- 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 Intelligence on Corporate Executives
Connecting with Journalists
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.