Summer hasn’t started yet and we’re already seeing wild weather around the country: tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, heat waves, and freak snow storms. And now we can’t eat raw tomatoes! Hope all of you and your families are safe and well.
Several announcements before we get to the articles this month:
SAVE $20 TWICE!
First, in response to several members’ question: Yes! For a limited time you can use the $20 coupon twice. Log in again and save on next year’s membership, too. Coupon code: SAVE20
SIGNING COMPANY SEEKS TOP SIGNING AGENTS
Realty Signatures founder, Andrew Springfield, let us know that he’s looking for additional experienced signing agents. Andrew gets to know his agents and wants proven professionals he can refer with confidence. Learn more here.
VIDEO TRAINING FEATURES LIVE INSTRUCTOR
Notary.net is now offering streaming video courses featuring Bruce Johnson who has been teaching classes around the country for 10 years. Visit our Notary Training Classes page and click on your state for more info about this unique notary training course. Andrew says they offer video training in 44 states with more to come.
ARE YOU SLEEP DEPRIVED?
This has nothing to do with business, but I’m including it because sleep is essential to energy and attitude. If you, like me, have had problems falling asleep (I had to leave the TV on) or waking up and not going back to sleep (more TV), you may benefit from this program. Over the years, I’ve tried hypnosis tapes, sound machines, special pillows and doctors’ tips but nothing helped. Then I stumbled across PZIZZ.com and downloaded a FREE 15-minute sleep program. You can listen to it on on an mp3 player (preferably with speakers not earphones at night) or burn it to a cd. To get the full program, you’d pay about $30, but I haven’t been able to get through the first 5 to 10 minutes, so I don’t need the paid longer version. I fall asleep in minutes and have even slept straight through the night. If I wake up, I turn on the ipod and I’m out again in a few minutes. I’m not an affiliate, don’t own stock, know anyone in the company or have any financial gain from sharing this info. But I know you’ll be telling everyone about this wonderful program, too, if it works for you.
June 08 Featured Notary: Vivian Ladd by Sharon Hassler, Founder/Webmaster, GoGetNotary.com. Our Featured Notary for June is Vivian Ladd, owner of Ladd’s Notary Service in Prescott, Arizona. Vivian became a notary in the 70s but began her full-time career as a notary public and signing agent in 2002. She’s a National Notary Association Certified Signing Agent.
Increasing Local Visibility for Notaries by Alex Yvonnou, Certified Notary Signing Agent, LCS Certified Loan Closing Agent Specialist. If you’ve used Google Maps, MSN Live, or Yahoo Maps, you’re aware that you can find businesses by entering queries directly in the search bar. Did you know that you can add your signing agent listing for free? Alex provides tips on how to increase your position in Google Maps.
Retail Merchandiser: The Perfect Part-Time Job! by Kelly Robertson, Instructor, Coach, Mentor. Kelly has spent time looking for additional sources of income and here’s her latest report. Retail Merchandiser might be the perfect part-time job for you during these down times in the industry.
Guardianship by Carol Salter, Notary Public and Office Coordinator, McKee Medical Center. As mentioned in previous articles, Carol works in a hospital and receives requests for notarizations as diverse as the patients. Here she discusses the guardianship forms.
June Update for American Association of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants by Virginia (Vikki) Watanabe, Notary Signing Agent and Founder, AAVBA. Vikki is back from the 16th Annual NACBA Convention. NACBA is the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. That’s the target group for AAVBA members and she reports on success during and since the convention.
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