Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
LOGO UPDATE: NEW NNA CSA GRAPHIC
Thank you to Walter Hertz in New Jersey for sending us NNA’s new logo for Certified Signing Agents who have completed the background screening. It may be some time before we have that graphic available on the page template for you to check off, but you can email us and we’ll be happy to post that logo for you.
BUSINESS CARDS WANTED
We receive a lot of questions about notary business cards, so we’ve decided to collect cards and post them on our site as examples of what notaries are using around the U.S. If you’d like to share your business card layout and content, please scan your card and email us a pdf, jpg, or tif, or drop your card in the mail to:
Go Get Experts, 334 Lindbergh Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305
If you want to give your printer a plug, too, include that company name and website or city/phone. Depending on the response we get, we may post every card we receive or we may post the first style and eliminate duplicates. For instance, if you order your cards from NNA, we will post the first one or two we receive but we may not post 20 or 30 of the same style…but, then again, it could be fun to have a lot of business cards online for everyone to review. We’ll see how it goes and update you in the next newsletter. In the meantime, it’s a chance for you to help your peers and have more exposure online, too.
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Sign Here! Background Checks and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act by Marlene Miller, United States Notary Association – Here’s a different take on the GLBA that’s causing an uproar among signing agents nationwide. Is screening really required by this act? Marlene expresses what many notaries are thinking.
Tips, Tricks and Ideas (Excerpt from eBook) by Brenda Stone, Notary Signing Agent and Author – Wow! Tip after tip here. Bet you learn something new or are reminded of something you’ve forgotten. Check out this excerpt, then go read the entire ebook for free on her website.
The Importance of Keeping Good Records by Melissa Haley, Notary Public, Certified Notary Signing Agent – A few reminders from Melissa on why you should keep good records of your business. Not sure it matters? Read Melissa’s article.
An “Exceptional” Closing by Kathy Poston, Owner, The Signing Registry, www.SigningRegistry.com – Kathy provides an exceptional scenario of an “exceptional” signing. She walks you through a signing of what not to do, then follows with what to do.
Profile! Profile! Profile! by Linda Kassis, Midwest Notary Association – When you’re presenting yourself online, make sure you’re “selling” yourself. Little details may seem unimportant to you but could make the difference of the phone ringing or not. You’ve got one chance with your first impression; make it a good one.
SIGNING COMPANY DIRECTORY
We’ve added three companies to our Signing Company Directory. Check them out if you’re not already in their databases.
ATM Corporation of America
Brooks Closing Services
Notaries to You
NOTARY NETWORKING GROUPS
If you belong to a notary group holding meetings in your area, please email us with details on your group, upcoming meetings and contact info.
WHAT WE’RE THANKFUL FOR
Every year at Thanksgiving dinner, my children used to be annoyed by my going around the table and asking family and guests what they were thankful for. My kids hated this when they were growing up but now as adults they recognize how many blessings each of us has and don’t mind sharing. This year we’ll give thanks for my first grandchild born last week to my son and daughter-in-law. A little early and only 5 lbs. 12 ounces, but Sydney V was healthy and vigorous from her first breath. I hope you have lots to be thankful for this year, too, and have a wonderful holiday.
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