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BES for INDUSTR What do you get when you ask for best tips from some of the industry's best? You get a veritable pot of gold! Hereunder, some truly outstanding and thoughtful advice that we can all benefit from (not just you lucky newcomers!): DIANE JULIEN President, The Really Fabulous Event Co. Follow your passion! Be intentional and purposefully choose a route within the industry that allows you to do what you feel most passionate about. There are countless options in today's vast world of meetings and events - literally something for everyone. If you do what makes your spirit soar and make it your own, you will do it well, with integrity, and the legacy you leave behind will be one of your own design. SANDRA MONIZ, CMP Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada, Calgary Meetings + Conventions Try to connect with 10 new people during an hour event and make sure to engage in meaningful conversation. Note something unique about each person and record it on the back of their card so that you have something to reference when you follow up. Our industry thrives on trust and human connections. If you take the time to build trust through follow up and establishing rapport, you will be successful in your journey and probably become a master networker. DUFF SHAW, CMP, CITE Instructor Emeritus, Ryerson University For a new person, the most important thing to do is build relationships. To planners: we don't do business with the bricks and mortar of hotels, we do business with people. To suppliers: we don't do business with corporations or associations, we do business with people. Build a network. Build relationships within that network. From that, earn your credibility within the industry. "A wise person may not know the answer but knows who to ask." 20 * MEETING | MARCH/APRIL 2016 | LINKEDIN: MPI TORONTO CHAPTER

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - March/April 2016

President’s Message
Editor’s Word
Welcome, New Members!
Upcoming Events
Selling to the Buyers of Today
Best Bar Venues in Toronto for Your Next Unique Event
Destination Spotlight
Myth vs. Reality: Debunking Planner Stereotypes
How to Keep Your Audience Awake
The Best Come From Ontario’s Event Management Programs
Best Tips for Industry Newcomers
Tools to Help You Run Your Business in 2016
Transforming the Attendee Experience with Creative Show-Floor Design
iSpy MPI
Chapter Speaks: What is the Best MPI Event You Ever Attended?
Advertiser Index

Meeting MPI Toronto - March/April 2016