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Business Briefcase 8/3

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Presentation training to begin Sept. 4

POPLAR BLUFF -- University of Missouri Extension Telecenter has teamed up with Steve Halter to offer a program helping small business owners, office managers, and staff members more comfortable preparing, developing, and delivering presentations. The series will meet from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on September 4, 11 and 18 at the University of Missouri Extension Telecenter.

During this three week, nine hour training, students will be introduced to fundamentals of creating a presentation. Students will discuss the components of a good speech or presentation, and then they will learn how to develop their own. As students work through the activities, they will write and deliver three short presentations in class. They will be introduced to a variety of delivery techniques that include building rapport with the audience, using body language and humor, and facilitating a question and answer session. Students do not need to have any prior experience. They only need a desire to improve their presentation skills.

The University of Missouri Extension Telecenter is a community based facility that links citizens to information, education, and expertise throughout the world by using two-way interactive video, satellite and computer networks. It is a partnership derived from the University of Missouri, Three Rivers Community College, and the City of Poplar Bluff. Seating is limited please pre-register by August 18th for the event. For more information on the Time management training, please call 573-840-9450, or visit www.mutelecenter.com/news.

Air Evac Lifeteam receives accreditation

Air Evac Lifeteam, operated by Air Evac EMS, Inc., the largest independently owned air medical service in the United States, has received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). Air Evac Lifeteam operates a base in Sikeston, Mo., which has been in operation since July 1987.

The prestigious accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS' history and is now the largest medical transport program under one name to achieve this accreditation in the world. All 69 Air Evac Lifeteam bases opened prior to May of 2008 are now accredited, with three recently opened bases scheduled for review in the near future for inclusion in the accreditation.

"We are very pleased to receive this tremendous honor," said Air Evac Lifeteam President Seth Myers. "This accreditation is a validation of the high quality standards in which we operate and serve our communities. The focus of the accreditation process is on patient care and aviation safety and was a very positive and constructive process for our company. Receiving this accreditation underscores the high level of commitment of our crews and company to providing our patients and the agencies that refer them to us with quality medical services in a safe environment."Air Evac Lifeteam, based in West Plains, is the largest independently owned and operated air-medical service in the United States and operates the largest air medical membership program in the U.S, with over 650,000 members. The company operates 72 bases across 12 states, serving more than 1,300 diverse referral sources, including over 600 hospitals and 700 EMS agencies, with over 1,600 employees.