MPI Perspective - Summer 2014 - (Page 5)
MPINCC ... Your Practice Field
BY JOEY NEVIN
DIRECTOR, SALES &
As I step into the president role for the MPI Northern California Chapter, I am both honored
and humbled to accept the responsibility that lies ahead. While I am certainly looking forward
to the coming year, I cannot help but look back at the many fellow members who helped shape
the person and member I am today. The wisdom, guidance and leadership that was shown
to me through the years is only something I can hope to impart on my fellow members and
colleagues as time goes by.
When I thought about a theme for the upcoming year, I wanted to create something
meaningful yet simple. I wanted to find a way to tell the MPI story in a way that was clear
to me and hopefully tangible to our membership. I leaned on my past, as well as my current
role with Giants Enterprises, in order to conceptualize the idea of looking at MPINCC as our
On a practice field:
* You choose to be there ... it is your time.
* You work constantly on your craft
to improve both your strengths and
* You learn a lot about yourself - how
you interact with others, what you are
passionate about and how you accept/
I view MPI a lot like this, as we are all here to improve professionally. MPINCC will allow
you to practice and hone your professional skills - some of which you may not have the ability
to work on during your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. For example, on your MPINCC
Practice Field ...
* I f you are interested in marketing and your current position does not allow for any of these
responsibilities to be pursued, then join the Marketing Committee.
* I f you would like to be more comfortable in your personal communication skills, then improve
them at our "Nothing But Networking" events or join the Leadership Development Team.
* I f you think your event planning skills are top notch, the truth is that we can always get
better, so join the Holiday Party or Gala committees in order to further develop
I am hopeful that this message/theme resonates and that we can all look at the coming year
through this lens.
Lastly, I wanted to be sure that everyone is aware of the upcoming the MPI World Education
Congress (WEC), which will be hosted in San Francisco on August 1-4. This will be a fantastic
opportunity for all of us to connect with current and new industry associates, learn from some
great speakers at educational sessions and enjoy everything that San Francisco has to offer as
we showcase our great city and region to our domestic and international counterparts.
Thank you for the time, and I look forward to serving as your chapter president during the
upcoming 2015-2016 term. ●
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Summer 2014
Our Favorite Things About Northern California
5 Strategies to Create Cool Content for Social Media
MPINCCS’s Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Emerging Professionals Committee: Engaging Future Leaders!
IMEX America: A Short Flight to the Wide World of Meetings
Destination: Los Angeles
Index to Advertisers /Advertisers.com
MPI Perspective - Summer 2014