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Jackie Huba, Rich Horwath, Leila Janah and Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk

What are the seven business lessons you can learn from Lady Gaga?! Jackie Huba, whose work was called “word of mouth gospel” by Forbes magazine, shares wildly successful strategies for attracting—and retaining—loyal customers.

Rich Horwath’s second book was #1 on Amazon and his first was described as “the most valuable book ever written on strategic thinking.” He has been seen by millions in the media and has helped more than 50,000 executives around the world develop their strategic thinking skills.

In 2011, Leila Janah was named “Social Entrepreneur of the Year.” In 2013, Fortune magazine named her one of the “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.” And all the refugees along the way…they thank her. She is known for using technology to promote social and economic justice and shows businesses how to harness the digital revolution.

Love golf? Just over ten years ago, Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk went from being a high-handicap recreational golfer to a professional player ranked #4 in the world. She was the first woman to hit over the length of three and a half NFL Football fields, briefly holding a World Record. She provides actionable advice on how to stay motivated, focused, healthy, and more.

Chris Hadfield's Bestselling Book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Ever wonder what life is like for an astronaut? Colonel Chris Hadfield, the new Canadian hero, opened minds, and hearts to the wonder and fascination of science. He takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible, possible. Through his eye-opening, entertaining stories, his vivid and refreshing insights will change forever how you view life on Earth.

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It only takes a fraction of a second to make an impression. So, how are you doing? Within seconds of walking on stage, communication expert Mark Bowden announced to the audience that because of their “primitive brains,” they had already decided whether he was a “friend or foe.” Bowden gives people useful tools for using body language to effectively communicate with others…without words.

Four Trends You Should Know as a Meeting Planner

Are You a Meeting Planner? These Trends Will Impact You in 2014:

1) You’ll See Smaller Spending Totals.
2) Your Attendees Will Be Closer to Home.
3) You’ll Need to Work More Quickly.
4) Your New Opportunities Will Be Delivered Digitally.
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