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It’s natural to be nervous when speaking in front of a group of people — and that nervousness can increase exponentially if there is a lot riding on your presentation. I have been speaking in front of audiences for many years, and I still get nervous prior to my speeches or presentations.

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Social media is a constantly changing realm, with tons of different sites coming and going, catering to different niches, and trying to offer something the others don’t. The latest entrant in social media is a site called Linkscube, which combines job boards with the chance to network for the purpose of professional networking and development with industry leaders.

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The world has changed increasingly over the last few years in terms of clubs of people, thinking and most of all, “technology”. Education was always considered vital for one reason. It was needed to compliment technology. And now is the phase where technology is used to compliment education. Well, if you are considering this contradictory, it’s not. It’s just in the reverse motion.

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Zynga has made a stand in virtual games like FarmVille, CityVille, mafia wars, and many more. The billion-dollar entry will be the second largest IPO offering since Google went public in 2004. The IPO has yet been topped only by online bargain service Groupon, which saw ups and downs in its stock prices after went public last month.

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Even though two-thirds of chief executive officers said that their companies will either be cutting staff, or won't be hiring in 2012, one-third are job hiring companies that expected to add employees and create New jobs in the next six months. Let's take a look at hiring trends among industry leaders as the new year arrives in a few short weeks.

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China plans to impose additional duties on U.S. auto imports. China’s commerce ministry believes that vehicles were being dumped in the Chinese market, substantially hampering China’s domestic market. Shen Danyang, Ministry of Commerce spokesman, believes that this move is fair and based on the law.

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The latest issue of journal Clinical Infectious Disease published a study titled: ‘A Novel Vehicle for Transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to Humans.’ The study reported an outbreak of E. coli in 30 states causing 77 to become ill. Out of these nearly 35 became so serious that they had to be hospitalized. The lead author of the study, Dr. Karen Neil, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “What our report shows is that you shouldn’t eat cookie dough raw, no matter where it comes from. It’s supposed to be baked.”

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The world’s largest logistics specialist, DHL, is now working on standardizing its warehouse management system globally. In order to make use of supply chain management technology in all its facilities, DHL has fixed a deal with US software firm RedPrairie Corporation.

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There's been plenty of buzz and rumor for sometime about the Facebook initial public offering. When's it going to happen? Will it really be a $10 billion offering? Is Facebook really worth $100 billion dollars? Will it be able to survive better than Google and Pandora? Here are a few more answers to the many questions going around:

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MF Global CEO, Jon Corzine’s game plan on European Bonds highly failed pushing the firm to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. About $1.2 billion of MF Global’s customer money was unaccounted for when the company collapsed of which $ 175 Miliion of customer account went missing.

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The evidence comes from sources within Apple's supply chain, who say that OEM production of the iPad 2 will remain high at 14-15 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, but will decline to 4-5 million units in the first quarter of 2012, paving the way for the launch of the new iPads. Production volume will be in the 9.5-9.8 million unit range during the first quarter of 2012 for the iPad 3, which will begin in January.

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The wind power sector is growing rapidly in many mid-western states. Clean Line Energy has taken advantage of this quickly expanding energy sector. The Kansas Corporation Commission has unanimously approved the renewable energy-focused transmission company, Clean Line Energy’s proposal to conduct business as a public utility. This has marked Clean Line’s step forward in the Grain Belt Express.

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China Petrochemical giant Sinopec and Australian Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas project are in talks for the acquisition deal. Sinopec has settled to increase its stake in Australian Pacific LNG project to 25 percent. This will reduce the ownership of the joint developers, Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips, to 37.5 per cent each.

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The European Union summit failed, in its last chance, to convince global markets on the euro crisis. Exultation of the market to hold the …

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There are over 135 million users on LinkedIn, and despite it being the third largest social network, LinkedIn still seems like that social network in the corner that people forget is there. That's why having a LinkedIn company page is so crucial. Have your sales team send prospective customers to the page to check out new products and services. Add status updates in a location that few others are doing so.

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After 16 years of effort and negotiation for securing a membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 11, 2001, industry leaders in China were perhaps more worried than relieved. A few years later, those industries have not yet been extremely successful, but have done quite well. Today, China is looking forward to buy more products from overseas.

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Many reasons have been cited for these 2011 drug shortages. A recent study from the IMS Institute found that health manufacturing problems, discontinuations and suspension of production, inability to meet demand, raw material problems, and contamination or other quality issues are particularly relevant. Business decisions by manufacturers and industry leaders, often involving profitability, also play a key role in shortages, and this issue extends beyond the low return on investment of generics.

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The new year is less than a month away. That means predictions, educated guesses, punditry on what is to come for the next 12 months regarding the food and beverage industry, and all other industries for that matter. Here's what Industry Leaders points out as some of the “to watch” food and beverage trends for 2012:

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The European Union came to deal Thursday night; hopefully one that will prevent a European and a global financial meltdown. This deal offers temporary respite for the currency and the European economy, but how long will this respite last? Once again, we take the time to answer a few of the big questions surrounding the Eurozone Crisis and what this new deal means for industry leaders and the global economy.

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As the Eurozone crisis rages on, an industry that's been affected by it, although it hasn't been in the news, is the shipbuilding industry. Primarily centered in Asia, the shipbuilding industry is seeing changes in competition and in revenue sources as it continues to deal with the turmoil a continent away.

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Electronic waste, or e-waste, has been a problem for some time, with local governments trying to do their part to handle the millions of tons of obsolete electronics that are disposed of every year. E-waste and e-recycling programs may be common in cities, but it's just recently that big business and industry leaders have taken notice that recycling e-waste is not only good for the environment, but is also good business.

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