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Practice “Active” Listening

By Strictly Business Blog

Listening, really being present, when in a conversation with another, is one of the most effective business skills you can develop and it is also a gift that you give to your self and to others. Costing you nothing but your time, attention and practice, developing the ability to truly hear and acknowledge what you’ve heard is a selling and servicing tool that delivers. Start now. Stop multitasking when in the presence of others. Focus…

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Plan Early, Save Money

By Strictly Business Blog

We are presently within “Daylight Savings Time,” where our clocks are set forward and I find myself forward thinking. I don’t know about you, but I plan on getting to the Photo Plus Expo this Fall, October 26-29.  It is well known that hotels in NYC can cost a fortune and fill up early, so in hopes of making your visit a little cheaper this year I suggest booking early.  Looking for a deal on…

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Easy Travel Tip

By Strictly Business Blog

Keep your bags light and your travel simple. When traveling abroad you do not need to carry a heavy voltage converter or plug for battery operated items like your laptop, camera, and so on. You only need to carry a simple converter for your plug from US to whatever country you might be in.

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Copyright Registration Alert

By Strictly Business Blog

ASMP is aware that photographers are receiving letters from the Copyright Office with recommendations on how to modify their registrations using the online registration system. The Copyright Office, in response to concerns over the recent court decision invalidating the bulk Corbis copyright registration, is making some new recommendations for online registration of both published and unpublished work. Read the full alert here. And, watch for further announcements from ASMP as we work towards a reasonable…

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Thank You and Happy 4th!

By Strictly Business Blog

Dear Friends, I want to take a moment and thank you, our readers, for making this blog a success. I also want to express my gratitude to our talented contributors for sharing their insights on all aspects of the photography business. Together we continue to build a valuable resource for the trade. I’d like to encourage you to share your blog topic suggestions with us by posting a comment here. What do you want us…

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Can You Look Back to See Where You’re Going?

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Seldom does the arc of your career – or your life in general – ever follow the path that you thought it would when you planned it out. It’s only when looking back at the journey that you can see a connection between the seemingly disparate dots — a pattern or a line that makes sense. I began my career as a newspaper photographer. After just a few years, I started my own business shooting…

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