I recently 'auditioned' for Speakers Spotlight (www.speakers.ca). They provide people of influence, talent and usefulness to groups requesting either to be entertained, enlightened and sometimes both. Why did I do this and what does it have to do with SMB tips? Most business owners would rather have hot pokers inserted into their ear canals rather than do any public speaking. Besides, what's the point, you're just trying to make ends meet and sell yourself or the stuff you are making or importing.