Splendid Sundays Volume 14

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A handful of splendid finds and interesting tidbits from around the worldwide web:

*Sean Low, a genius business consultant and owner of The Business of Being Creative, will be speaking in Atlanta on November 19th.  This is a chance to learn from one of the best business minds in the industry and at an amazing price. If you are in the Atlanta area or within driving distance or a short flight, be sure you don't miss it! You can read more about it here and register here.

*Event industry sales coach and wedding planner, Saundra Hadley, filmed a segment for Mutual of Omaha for their Aha! Moment ad campaign. Her video entitled Just Me and the Bride has made it to the top 25 finalists. If she wins, Saundra will be included in the national ad campaign. Please take five seconds and vote for her here. You won't be required to log-in or give your information or anything like that. Voting ends October 31st.

*On the heels of Conde Nast announcing the closure of four magazines, including Elegant Bride and Modern Bride, one of their magazines - GQ magazine - will be making their entire December issue available for download on the iPhone. The digital issue will cost $2.99 and be available in the iTunes store. What are your thoughts? Would you buy a magazine to read on your phone?

*If you advertise online, here are some tips on getting more out of your banner ads and designing them to perform better.

*Book of the week: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen. From Amazon: Allen, a management consultant and executive coach, provides insights into attaining maximum efficiency and at the same time relaxing whenever one needs or wants to. Readers learn that there is no single means for perfecting organizational efficiency or productivity; rather, the author offers tools to focus energies strategically and tactically without letting anything fall through the cracks.

Do you have any splendid finds to share?

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