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Previews of 2007 NAPL Top Management Conference Presentations Available in Two New Podcasts

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PARAMUS, NJ, JANUARY 12, 2007 – Two new podcasts from NAPL (www.napl.org), the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, provide listeners with an informative ‘sneak peek' at some of the not-to-be-missed presentations slated for the Association's 2007 Top Management Conference, March 7-11, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Available free on the NAPL website (www.napl.org) and on iTunes (www.itunes.com) and sponsored by HP (www.hp.com), the new podcasts are sponsored by HP (www.hp.com) and feature: - TMC keynoter and noted hiring expert Bradford Smart, Ph.D. Smart, president of Smart & Associates and author of seven books including the bestselling Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People,” shares some strategies graphic communications companies can use to ‘topgrade' their own organizations. Smart will elaborate on the strategies discussed in the podcast during his Top Management Conference presentation. “Hiring or promoting underperformers is a costly mistake that my Topgrading strategies can help you avoid,” he says “As part of my presentation, I'll provide attendees of TMC with strategies they can use right away to avoid costly mishires and find the kind of top performers they need to drive their business.” - Ray Prince, NAPL vice president and senior consultant, Operations Management, with highlights on his upcoming TMC presentation on maximizing shop floor productivity. As printers today, “we need to think of ourselves as quick printers. That's what our clients want. If we're not going to be quick printers. . .maybe our printing will go offshore, and we all know what that means!” says Prince. “I need to be able to set up my plant to respond quickly, to cut my throughput to a bare minimum, and I need to turn those jobs quickly to stay in business.” The new podcasts and the full library of NAPL podcasts, produced for NAPL by Professional Podcasts, LLC, Cherry Hill, N.J., are available for downloading and listening on computers or on digital audio players at no charge at www.napl.org. The podcasts are also available free to subscribers to the Apple iTunes Music store (www.itunes.com). All NAPL 2007 podcasts are sponsored by HP (www.hp.com).

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