Finance and Law

Medical Malpractice FAQs

ID-100214986When we have been injured, and believe that injury was due to the negligence of another person or entity, we have the right to pursue compensation for medical bills, loss of income and other problems resulting from the injury. Medical malpractice is one such issue that falls under the scope of personal injury law, and here are some frequently asked questions about it.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Claims of medical malpractice purport that a professional health care provider failed to provide a reasonable standard of care that would be expected in that circumstance, a level of care that would have been provided by similar professionals had they been treating you. You must prove that the provider was negligent and did not provide an accepted ‘’standard of care.’’

What is Standard of Care?

State law defines what constitutes ‘’negligence’’, but the ‘’standard of care’’ is defined by the medical community. The goal is not to define optimal care or what the provider should have done when looking back on the situation. It is to provide a framework on what actions reasonably should have been taken in that given situation. This ‘’standard of care’’ is not some official document that exists somewhere, but is gathered from many sources, like expert experience and literature from medical organizations. In most instances, however, the plaintiff must rely on the testimony of an expert to prove the provider did not offer the proper care in that situation. In fact, most states require you acquire such testimony before you can even file a lawsuit.

What Falls Under the Umbrella of Medical Malpractice?

A large number of incidents can be considered medical malpractice. They include, but are not limited to, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, improper treatment, treatment delay, failure to treat, not providing proper follow-up treatment, failure to get appropriate consent, failure to provide important information to a patient (such as failing to inform a patient a drug is only experimental), medication errors, leaving an object in the body, nursing errors and improper monitoring while in surgery. Medical malpractice is not limited to doctors or other individual health care professionals

There are always risks when it comes to medical treatments and suffering an injury in and of itself is not grounds for malpractice—there must be negligence through deviating from the established standard of care. Likewise, getting an unsatisfactory result is not grounds for malpractice.

What is ‘’Contributory Negligence?’’

When evaluating any sort of personal injury case, including those of medical malpractice, contributory negligence will be taken into account.  This means the court will look at whether you may have contributed to your current ‘’predicament’’ in some way. For example, if your doctor recommends you get a certain type of test to confirm whether you suffer from a certain disease, yet you fail to actually get said test, that may affect your compensation, or whether you even have a case at all.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

All personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations. This means you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit. This varies widely between states, and ranges from one to seven years. There may be some specific circumstances that allow for exceptions, but this is not common. Between the statute of limitations and the fact that it can take awhile to investigate claims, it is important to meet with an attorney as soon as possible if you believe you may be a victim of malpractice.

What Should I Know about Choosing an Attorney?

When you are looking seeking out attorneys for representation in a malpractice case, it is important you go with someone who has extensive experience in not only this specific area of personal injury law, but in the exact type of case you have. These cases are highly, highly complex and you cannot leave your fate in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer.  A lot of money goes into preparing these cases, and for this reason, almost all will work on a contingency basis, meaning they advance these fees and only will get paid if you recover damages. Make sure you know how much money this entails and whether there are any expenses you may still be responsible for in the event you lose.

About the Author:Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who focuses on various areas of law, from personal injury to securities.

Home Improvement

Cutting the Clutter: Tips for Cleaning Up Your Home

ID-10036003No one really likes a messy, cluttered home; even those of us who live in such a space. But, we have a hard time fighting against our messy nature, and we don’t make a serious effort to turn things around, even though our surroundings often make us feel anxious and unhappy. As the various messes pile up around us, we may feel a bit overwhelmed; and instead of digging ourselves out bit by bit, we do nothing. But, you can break that cycle today by making a firm commitment to finally cleaning things up and following these helpful tips.

Assess the Situation before Making Any Cleaning-Related Purchases

Inspiration hits and you head out to the store to buy all sorts of bins and what not to help get things orderly and organized. This motivates you to actually start cleaning out the house, but then you are annoyed to discover that you bought stuff you really have no use for, does not fit properly in the spaces in which you hoped to place them, or are the right containers you need for the items you were planning on housing there. If you have lots of big stuff you think you will be getting rid of, do some research on companies that can help you, cost of dumpster rental and the like before just securing the services of the first one you come across.

Prepare to Separate Into 4 Groups

Now that you have assessed your space and your needs, you want to get bags and boxes together for four separate instances-the things you are donating to charity, the things you want to sell, the things that belong somewhere else in the house, and finally, the things destined for the garbage.

Don’t Expect Perfection

Advertisements are filled with images of these perfect homes, where nothing is out of place. When getting your home in order, don’t hold these up as an ideal for which to strive. These images were crafted by staging and marketing experts to sell something. There are no actual humans living in these spaces. If there were, they would probably not look like that. Remember your goal is to clear things out and create  a space that makes you feel good.

Little by Little

One of the reasons your house is in its current state is because the task of cleaning out the whole space probably seemed a bit overwhelming and you could not bring yourself to do anything. Tackle this job in parts. Don’t tell yourself you will clean out your whole house in the next 48 hours—you will lose motivation and as time goes on, will become less and less efficient in your efforts. Start small. Perhaps you can set a timer for 20 minutes each day and vow to chip away at one of the most cluttered areas. Then as you get into your groove, commit to longer sessions. These more realistic cleaning sessions will actually produce progress and as you see yourself making a dent, you will feel motivated to keep going.

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4 Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

House with TreesWhether you want to fix up your home for a sale or simply modernize your dining area choosing the right kitchen cabinets can greatly augment your kitchen space. Since cabinets are the biggest kitchen investment you must put great thought and care into the type of adornments you want to choose for your home. Visualize how you want your kitchen to look. Paint a detailed mental picture of the ideal cabinets for your kitchen to make the right choice.

Since your kitchen is one of the bigger investments in your home picking the right cabinets can create an appealing or appalling environment. Remodelers should consider the impact of cabinets on both the kitchen and overall design of the home to choose the proper finish, door mount, door style and hardware.

Choose the Right Finish

Stain, finish, or simply leave solid wood cabinets in their natural state to create an appealing environment. You can go the decorative finish route with crackle, distressing or glazing if you want to spruce up your cabinets with some flare. Even though it seems to go against common sense lighter cabinets hide dirt more effectively than darker-shaded cabinets. Homeowners with growing families might opt for lighter cabinets to mask the inevitable smudges and stains which will show up around their kitchen space.

Assess Door Mounting Options

You can choose the most common cabinet door mounting option known as the overlay where the door lays over the cabinet case. The full mounting overlay option allows doors to fit closely together. Regular overlay design allows the face frame to show around the doors. If you want to hide the cabinet case go with the full mounting overlay design. Homeowners who want to use a less common design can choose inset doors if you want the cabinet doors to be installed flush inside the frame.

Select a Door Style

Ultra-modern, country or traditional cabinet door styles can adorn your kitchen. Assess your kitchen décor. Which style vibes with your presentation? If you have a large budget to work with consider more expensive style options like beading and raised panels to wow your visitors. Keep in mind that these door styles require a great deal more time and energy to clean. Work within your budget to find the right style for your needs. Be practical to select a cost-effective, low-maintenance cabinet door. For those who want to break the bank or who hire housekeepers to maintain their kitchen space feel free to go with the higher end door models.

Choose the Proper Hardware

Hardware can make or break your kitchen cabinets. Since hardware has a major impact on the appearance of your cabinets put deep thought into your selection. Whether you want to go with a traditional, country or contemporary design your hardware choice will either spruce up your kitchen or create a more subdued look for your home. Cabinet doors and finishes are much harder to change than drawer pulls and knobs. Consider this before you make your hardware selection. Choosing the right hardware can save you money in the long run.

About the Author: Ryan Biddulph can help you find the perfect kitchen cabinet. He suggests visiting Knobbery Cabinet Hardware for all of your kitchen redesign needs.

Business and EDU

3 Small Business Tips to Explode Your Online Growth

ID-10042954Guest post. Guest post. Guest post. I got a bit lazy. I admit it. After going bonkers on Cash With A True Conscience, posting 5 times daily – sometimes 6 – I am getting back down to small business, business.

I am leveraging my presence. Sure I want to post on my own blog but I know one secret to exploding my growth and making money; leveraging. Leverage your presence to grow.

Growing your venture is not rocket science. Smart, successful people have followed foundation-building strategies for many years. Observe successful musicians. Each is an entrepreneur in their own way. Most do some form of collaborating with other successes, leveraging each other’s presence. This is smart business. This approach explodes your growth.

1: Leveraging Is a Fundamental Key to Small Business Success

If I know 100 people my small business is dead. No way I can make money online. But if I know 1,000,000 people my small business will grow like an absolute weed. How can I meet 1,000,000 people?

Well in my lifetime doing a 1 by 1 deal would be impossible. I would run out of time. But if I meet 1 person who knows 10,000 people, and another who knows 500, well you get the picture. Making money online grows easier if you have the drive – and you do – to meet as many people as possible. Leverage your presence.

Meet people. Share their content. Submit guest posts to their blog. Prosper.

2: Work on Your Mindset

Your mindset makes or breaks your small biz. Think about it; as within, so without. The actions you take determine the results you see and each action hinges on the thoughts and feelings you choose in each moment.

How you choose to think determines your lot in life. Spend 30 minutes or more working on your mindset. Meditate, visualize and affirm to rock out your venture.

Making money online does not need to be a terrible chore; if you work inwardly, clearing out limiting beliefs and building faith in yourself and your venture, you can generate serious cash flow. Be disciplined. Spend 30 minutes of each day clearing your inner world to see massive online growth.

3: Learn from the Best

No need to reinvent the wheel folks! Learn from the best to become the best. Smart entrepreneurs simply study successes online and mimic their acts, and results.

Copying a proven system makes you successful. One warning; deviate a bit by injecting your personality into your work. No copy cat succeeds in this world. Add your brand stamp by being you. Allow your energy to shine through your work. Speak your voice. Add a playful air to your videos.

Do whatever it takes to stand out from the crowd so you can rock it out online. Take a break now. Are you happy with your small business growth? Why? Why not? If you are pissed at your prospects make a change. Devote your time and energy to mastering these 3 tips. Commit. Stop making excuses.

Do what successes do to mirror their results.

About the Author: Former fired security guard and current world traveler, Ryan Biddulph went from having a net worth of 4 cents to generating steady cash flow online while living in tropical paradises like Bali, Phuket and Hoi An. Add trips to: Costa Rica, Peru, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar and you have the makings of a serious travel junkie. Sometimes he stops by his home state in NJ too. Ryan enjoys working out, meditating, taming tigers, feeding wild monkeys and helping you generate cash online.

Business and EDU Marketing

4 Tips for Marketing Your Business Online

ID-10069243Growing your online business intelligently shaves many years off of your learning curve. Skilled offline entrepreneurs quickly learn that marketing online requires a different skill set. Stick to the core activities of creating value and making connections to improve your marketing campaign. Target your content by using SEO. Connect with interested prospects through niche-specific social media groups. By sticking to the fundamentals you can lap the lost, unfocused online marketing competition.

Create Value

Create massive value to become valuable in the eyes of your target audience. Shoot helpful videos, create problem-solving blog posts and publish a helpful email newsletter to build your marketing campaign on a foundation of strong, recurring value. Offering value to your target market makes you valuable to people who seek your product or service. Patiently create to rise above the field of competition.

Listen to the needs of your prospects to create compelling content for your target audience. Smart entrepreneurs know that listening makes the difference between online marketing success and online marketing failure.

Target Your Content

Target your content by using SEO to laser point the specific audience you wish to reach. Foolish entrepreneurs try to market to every living, breathing soul within reach. These failures throw in the towel after running out of energy chasing people who are not interested in their venture. Smart marketers target each piece of content created by including niche specific keywords in their content. Post keywords in titles, description fields and blog posts to resonate with your target audience and place higher in search engine rankings from big sites like Google and Bing.

Create each post with your end game in mind. Intend to connect with as many interested prospects as possible through each piece of content which you publish.

Make Connections

Make as many connections as possible to grow your business network on solid footing. The size of your friend network determines the length and depth of your marketing reach. Help people out by promoting their blog posts and commenting on their social networks and blog posts to make more friends. Many of these people will return the kind act, promoting you aggressively. Increasing the number of people who promote you expands your presence quickly. Give to receive. Market other people; help them out and each new, strong connection will be happy to market your content and opportunity to their large, growing friend networks. The more freely you give the more friends you will make and the more easily you will receive coveted web traffic.

Hang Where Your Prospects Hang

Market your opportunity from a smart place. Hang where your prospects hang by promoting your latest blog posts on relevant LinkedIn and Facebook Groups. Run twitter hash tag searches to see what people from your niche are chatting about. Take the time to hang only where you might connect with people who are definitely interested in your venture. Chat with these individuals, ask questions and provide answers to build your connections and marketing your opportunity effectively. For example, if you mentor home business entrepreneurs you would spend your networking day connecting with people on home business-themed Facebook and LinkedIn Groups.

Kelli Cooper blogs about all things business from purchase order lending to how to build a business online.

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Home Improvement

Helpful Hints for Redecorating on a Budget

ID-100124253Have you been looking around your home and not really feeling the love? Our house is our sanctuary and it is important we create a space that is attractive and makes us feel good. Wouldn’t it be great if you could redecorate with abandon without any thought of a budget? Unfortunately, that is not how it goes for most of us. There are other pressing matters that require our money, like mortgages and student loans. But, being on a limited budget does not mean you cannot make a serious dent in changing the appearance of your home. You just have to approach the task smartly and realistically. Here are some helpful hints for redecorating on limited funds.

Prioritize Your Efforts

While you may have a strong urge to gut your whole house and give it a total facelift, this approach can leave you with more problems than you started with. Rein in the impulse and resolve to tackle one room at a time. What room is most strongly beckoning you for a re-do? What kind of money do you have to spend now, and where would it go the furthest? What project will give you the greatest sense of satisfaction at this moment?

Choose Decorating Inspiration Sources Carefully

Many decorating magazines and blogs offer tons of great ideas for changing up your space, but are trying to sell a ‘’dream’’ home that may be out of your reach because of your budget, your scruffy dog or your three children under five. Looking to these sources for inspiration may only leave you disappointed and feeling like you will never be able to create a home that is ‘’good enough.’’ Accept this will not be the home you will create (at least for now), and you will be much more successful in your efforts.

Make a Budget and a Plan

No one likes making budgets—they conjure up images of restriction and forgoing all the fun stuff. But, if you have limited funds for your redecorating project, doing some vague projections in your head just won’t cut it. You have to crunch some numbers to figure out how much money you can realistically spend on your efforts. Once you have your budget in place, you can better plan the changes you hope to make. This will keep you from spending money you don’t have, or spending too much money on certain things and end up not having enough for the other planned changes.

Buy Only What You Absolutely Love

When you hit the store, you will see things beckoning you from every corner, and that cart will be filling up faster than you probably anticipated. But, one of the cardinal rules of redecorating on a budget is buying only the things you absolutely love. Before you head to that check-out line, take stock of everything you have compiled and anything that does not fit the bill needs to go back on the shelf.

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

A beautiful home does not suddenly pop up overnight, unless you have loads of money and can redo everything at once. For most of us, it slowly evolves over time as we make changes here and there. If you are redecorating on a budget, you will get the most mileage from your money if you are willing to be patient and focus on one project at a time. You will not stock every room with lower-quality goods because you simply have to redecorate that room right now.

About the Author: Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who blogs about all things home; if you are in the market for a new sofa, she recommends you check out Watson’s selection of sectional couches.

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3 Tips for Building a Woman’s Work Wardrobe on a Tight Budget

ID-100172174Starting a new job can be a stressful endeavor. You need to learn a new routine, meet new people and figure out new tasks within a small time frame. Some office jobs will require you to buy a wardrobe so you can play the part effectively. Women wanting to buy a new wardrobe on a tight budget will be forced to creatively select affordable, appropriate clothing without breaking the bank. If you are willing to shop at discount stores and clear out old clothing from the office you can save a substantial amount of money. You might even be able to afford designer brands as many big box retail chains offer designer items at greatly discounted prices.

Build a List of Core Clothing Items

If you want to dress to impress in the office develop a list of core items around which you can build your wardrobe. Perhaps your list might include black pumps, a V-neck sweater to wear over dress shirts, dress skirts, slacks, dress socks, business dresses, blazers and any other item which fits an office setting. By creating a go-to list you will be able to cut out all non-essentials and save a ton of money in the process. Make it your goal to look good and place less stress on your pocketbook in the process.

Clear Your Closet to Cash in

Are you still holding onto a dress which you have not worn in years? Or are you waiting for your long lost dress shoes to come back into style? Clear out your closet and either sell the clothes off at a garage sale to make some extra change or donate the clothes to a worthy cause to generate good karma and boost your tax write off. Getting rid of office clothes you no longer wear helps you feel good about yourself and also helps you maintain greater clarity in finding affordable clothes for your work wardrobe.

Every year you should go through your closet to get rid of any clothing you no longer wear to work. You might even find more than a few pieces of clothing which still have tags attached to the items. Periodic clearing sessions feel great, save you precious space and help you to cash in while releasing unwanted clothing.

On a related note, going through your closet can help you discover some missing pieces that you forgot existed, saving you the expense of buying things you really don’t need.

Shop at Discount Chains

Who cares if you are buying from a luxury or bargain chain? Put your ego to the side and focus instead on buying quality clothing for work at a discounted price. Only people who are obsessed with impressing others will care about where you shop and these are not the types of folks you want in your life. You can buy many designer brands at a fraction of the price in discount, big box stores. Do a little bit of homework to find the best chain of clothing stores in your area for getting a good deal or simply visit the biggest variety store in your locale to find affordable work clothes. Remember that for most clothing items, it is really hard to tell the difference between cheaper clothes and more expensive pieces.

If you need to build your wardrobe on a tight budget make the sacrifices necessary to purchase your clothing without breaking the bank.

About the Author: Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who enjoys blogging about all things fashion; if you are looking for some cool work kicks for ladies, check out these ADIDAS sneakes for the office.


Health and Beauty

Guide to Choosing a Drug Rehabilitation Program

ID-100221908Drug addiction is overpowering, and the mere desire to quit is typically not enough for an addict to stop using. The physical dependence is too strong, and the issues that prompted the drug use must be addressed in-depth. The addict must learn to live life in a whole new way. This is a lot for one person to deal with on his own, and professional assistance is typically required. Drug rehabilitation programs can provide the necessary tools to live a clean life, and there is certainly no shortage of facilities available. So, you are tasked with finding the one that is the best fit. Here are some helpful tips to find the center that will best meet your needs.

Proper Accreditation and Licensing

First and foremost, any program under consideration should be checked for the proper accreditation and licensing from the state in which it is located. Read up on the credentials of the staff? What sort of licenses, degrees and certifications do they have? The program will only be as good as those running it.

Treatment Philosophy

While all rehabilitation centers share the same goal of helping you beat your addiction, how they go about it can vary. There are different beliefs, strategies and philosophies that guide a drug treatment program, and you must find one that jibes with you. You will only be successful if what you are hearing and experiencing personally resonates with you.

What is Their Definition of Success?

Drug treatment facilities can differ in what they consider ‘’successful’’ treatment.  For example, one center may consider any recovering heroin addict who continues to take their methadone as prescribed as a ‘’success.’’ Some measure their success based on the person completing the whole program, while others take other factors into account like employment status.

How Does the Program Deal with Physical Cravings?

When you stop using drugs, your body can go through a period of withdrawal that can be extremely unpleasant physically. When considering a treatment program, it is extremely important to find out how this is dealt with. Some centers may not do much more than prescribe medications or offer counseling, which can be helpful of course, but may not be enough.

Follow Up Care

Follow up care is crucial. Once you leave the program, you will be back in the ‘’real’’ world with all the stresses, triggers and temptations. You must choose a program that will provide some level of support once you leave the grounds and return to your life. You are entering the world as a whole new person, a sober person; this may not be a role you have played for a very long time and you will need assistance in making the transition and staying there.

About the Author:Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who blogs about a variety of health topics; if you are looking for an addiction treatment center in Boca Raton Florida, she recommends following the link to learn more information.

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Home Improvement

3 Frequently Asked Questions about Roll off Containers

ID-10048605Are you getting ready for a big move? Or is it simply time for spring cleaning? If you have a significant amount of junk to get rid of, renting a roll off container might be the solution to your garbage needs. Using a dumpster can save you time and money by helping you dispose of trash in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Decide on how much trash you need to dump and figure out where you need the dumpster to be placed before renting a container to find the perfect match for your requirements. If you are considering portable dumpster rental companies, take the time to research local rental businesses to find a partner you feel comfortable with.

How Much Garbage Can You Pack into the Container?

State by state guidelines dictate how much material you can pack into a roll off container. Remain in compliance with local laws by consulting regulations through the company you are renting the dumpster from. Most companies cover dumpsters with rolling tarps which prevent debris from falling out of the container. If you load the dumpster up to the point where the tarp covers the container you should fall within state regulations. If you cannot fit your refuse into one container contact the rental company to send you another empty dumpster. Choose a smaller-sized container to save yourself money if only a small amount of trash remains.

Will Roll off Containers Cause Severe Property Damage?

When these massive, heavy structures are filled to the brim with refuse, renters often forget that dumpsters can cause severe property damage if the containers are not placed correctly. You might tear up your front or back lawn unless you carefully place the dumpster in your driveway. This might require you to do a bit more traveling between the point of where you will be doing your clean up and the container, however, preventing damage to your property is well worth this minor inconvenience. You might see scrapes or scratches on the roadway in front of your house or driveway as such markings might be unavoidable.

Rental drivers usually do their best to place the container in a safe place which minimizes the amount of damage done.

Room Requirements?

How much room will you require to use a roll off dumpster? To determine this, picture where you wish to place the container before renting a dumpster for your needs and decide where most of your work will be done. For example, if you are tossing out junk from your old home position the dumpster as close as possible to the front door. Measure the dimensions of your driveway to see what sized dumpster best fits your needs. Also, remember that the trucks which deliver dumpsters are large vehicles which require ample room to turn around and maneuver to effectively drop off the container. Keep this in mind if you own a small, narrow drive way. You might need to simply drop a large dumpster off in the street and do a bit more walking between your front door and the roll off container.

About the Author: Ryan Biddulph enjoys providing advice to keep your home organized; including sharing tips to help you find the right roll off container for you needs.

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Business and EDU

Planning a Corporate Events: 4 Tips to Get You on the Right Track


Planning a corporate event is no small feat. A sampling of the myriad responsibilities you may be tasked with include finding the site, coordinating travel, arranging hotel accommodations, selecting a menu and a caterer, arranging for speakers and entertainment, hiring staff, procuring audiovisual equipment, decorating, and purchasing gifts and awards. If you find yourself responsible for putting together a corporate event, here are some basic tips to get you started in the right direction.


This may seem obvious, but why is the company hosting the event? What are the core objectives? What goals are you hoping to achieve? Dig a bit deeper beyond the surface, obvious reasons. This will give you a strong foundation for planning the event in a way that will give the desired results.

Start Planning Early and Well

Start planning your event as soon as possible. Get together with the other people who will be helping you and make a solid plan for completing each of the necessary components. Put together a list of everything that needs to be done, and everything you will need for the event. Map out a calendar and decide by what time each decision must be made. Some things can wait a bit, while other will need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Ensure responsibilities are clearly delineated and that there is no question of who should be doing what. Schedule regular meetings to gauge progress and get up-to-date on what has been achieved so far and what still needs to be done. Some kind of project management software may be helpful in this instance.

Budget and Controlling Costs

There is a good chance you are working with some sort of budget for your event. It is crucial you figure out exactly how much you can spend and that you clearly track your spending throughout the planning process. If you don’t carefully keep track, you may find yourself having a hard time purchasing everything you need, compromising the quality of the event.

And, like anything else in life, anticipate the unexpected. There will likely be costs you cannot foresee now or unexpected happenings that require money to fix. Build in a 10 percent contingency to cover such problems.

Make sure you get all agreements in writing from vendors and the facility to avoid them springing any surprise costs on you. Make sure invoices match quotes. If something does not seem to add up on a bill, question it immediately, do not just pay it. Limit the number of people who have access to the master account being used to pay for the event. It is also important to remember very few things in life are completely set in stone. Don’t be afraid to negotiate with vendors to get more favorable pricing. Their quotes are not the final say on what you must pay for their goods and services.

Finding Speakers

Corporate events typically host a program chock-full of speakers, or at the very least, one keynote. Finding speakers is one of the most important parts of planning the event, and often one of the most challenging. Regardless of the subject matter at hand, there is likely no shortage of experts from which to choose. Getting the right people can make or break the success of your event. Here are a few helpful hints for selecting the best people. First and foremost, what is the objective of the event? What are the needs of your audience? Does this person have a unique perspective on the subject? Will he or she be able to provide some sort of ‘’insider’’ information that the listener will not hear anywhere else or is the program just a regurgitation of all the books out there on the topic? How well does the program suit your needs and can it be tailored?  Last but certainly not least, go with your gut.


About the Author:Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who blogs about all things business; she recommends you watch this video for more information on event video production.

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