Subject: Power Networking Secrets ~ 15 Scientific Ways to Work Smarter ~ Celebrate Entrepreneurship

President's Corner
September 1, 2017
Dear Colleagues,

Two weekends of celebrations for working nurses! This weekend we are celebrating Labor Day, a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Next weekend, the NNBA is celebrating nurses that are working entrepreneurship that definitely adds strength, prosperity and well-being to the nursing profession. Nurse entrepreneur business leaders share their successes and give you an inside look to their strategies and tactics. You will receive practical advice, feasible solutions and innovative ideas to work into your business. Plus, up to 15 Contact Hours! Make sure you are there because pictures, videos, FB posts, and tweets do not do it justice. See you at the Sirata Beach Resort at

Project the right image with a professional headshot. These sessions can cost hundreds of dollars. Think about how often we use photos today (LinkedIn, Facebook, Blogs, Books, etc.) Take advantage of the opportunity. Laura Chapin Photography Headshot Portraits $40 Special. Hours will be flexible and portrait times will be scheduled on-site between 8AM and 1PM September 8-10, 2017.

Thank you to the nurses that replied to our previous newsletters volunteer request for the upcoming conference! is a Silver Sponsor of this year’s conference. Stop by the allnurses exhibit booth and meet Mary, the Community Director, and Beth, the allnurses’ Ask Nurse Beth Career Advice Columnist (and #NNBA2015 Grand Prize Winner!). They will be glad to tell you more about the opportunities and resources available at allnurses to help your nursing career. See their ad below!

NNBA members are really great! I love going out to Facebook or wherever and however they are being social and sharing such fantastic information. This past week, Sean Dent posted the article 8 Writing Tips I Wished I Knew Before Blogging. It was so good that I wanted to include it in this issue of the newsletter. For a deep-dive into blogging, nurses need to sign up for Brittney Wilson, The Nerdy Nurse and Kati Kleber, The Fresh RN preconference. Always looking for Ways to Work Smarter, #8 and #14 are my favorites. I had cited Dr.Sonia Lyubomirsky’s research on happiness in my book a few years ago. And, since this is the final newsletter before our conference, I have included the Secrets of Networking Pros. Networking is an art and there are ways to become very skillful at networking which will reap many benefits to your career. We are the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network so be sure to share this newsletter and with your friends and colleagues. I can tell from the phone calls, comments and posts how excited everyone is for next weekend at St. Pete’s Beach! 

Unconventionally yours,

Nurse Business Insider Tip                              by Michelle Podlesni
Where Nurses in Business will share an insider tip that may benefit other nurses in different stages of business development.
Many times our marketing can fail because we don’t understand the different media and using it to its greatest advantage. Remember that the advantage of newspapers is the news. The advantage of TV/Video is demonstration. The advantage of radio is intimacy. The advantage of magazines is reader involvement. The advantage of the internet is interactivity. The advantage of direct response is urgency. The advantage of telemarketing is customer rapport. Right message, right media, and right audience, keep these advantages in mind when working with different media!
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Articles of Interest
8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before Blogging

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter
Secrets from Power Networking Pros

I wrote my first blog post two summers ago. And I wish I could erase it from the internet. Reading it is like looking at my middle school Facebook pictures -- it’s almost too cringe-inducing.

Maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, though. I had just finished my freshman year of college, and the last paper I wrote was about the Odyssey. I didn’t know what I was doing.

But after completing several content marketing internships and taking classes like business writing, electronic journalism, and creative writing, I’ve learned how to write for an audience. Blogging is almost second nature to me now.
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Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The good news? That struggle will be a thing of the past if you implement these 15 scientifically-proven methods for increasing your productivity.

1. Track your time.

Time tracking will boost your productivity by allowing you to see how much time you’ve spent on a task. The task may be invoicing or emailing, the tracking will be be done the same. You will also know how much time you’ve wasted. Have you counted all the times you’ve checked your phone when you receive a notification?
You've no doubt heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as what you know - and that's exactly why being a powerful networker is so important.

But mastering this crucial skill requires more than just schmoozing over cheese platters and exchanging business cards. There's actually an art to it.

“Since there are so many different platforms for people to market themselves these days, you have to find ways to cut through the white noise and get noticed,” says Ivan Misner, Ph.D., author of “Networking Like a Pro.”
About the NNBA
The National Nurses in Business Association, the forerunner of the nurse entrepreneurship movement, provides education, support, empowerment and opportunities for nurses in business since 1985. Thousands of nurses over the past 30 years have benefited from membership in the NNBA and launched successful businesses. The NNBA is the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network and serves as The Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship™. Learn about joining the NNBA by clicking here.
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