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Thought Leader Minute: Getting the most from the business events you attend

TRANSCRIPTION: Aspiring thought leaders often attend a lot of industry events such as conferences and seminars. But how do you get the most out of these events, over and above from just attending? Here are some suggestions. Cover the event using Twitter. Be in the audience and report on interesting snippets, quotes, and sound bites […]

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