Quick Study: C-Suite Execs Take to the Podium; Telecommuting Tensions; 2008 Biz Issues; Small Business Confidence

*Top Execs at the Podium: Participation of C-level executives at top-tier speaking events is soaring, according to new research released by Weber Shandwick. The results suggest

that the world's leading companies are taking advantage of top executive voices to build visibility and reputation in the global speaking circuit, which is also growing at a rapid

rate. Here are some key findings: