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new & noteworthy Five Ways to Increase Your ROI in 2011 As co-chair of the Member Care Committee, I often encounter members who want to meet new people, get involved in the industry and grow professionally. They understand that their PMPI membership and chapter participation is key to their professional development. Unfortunately, crazy travel schedules and overwhelming to-do lists often prevent these members from capitalizing on the professional opportunities available through PMPI. by Kristus M. Ratliff Consero Group LLC Co-Chair, Member Engagement/Member Care So many points of view to make your meeting a success. See for yourself how easy and simple we can make meeting in Norfolk. In fact, you’ll find the value you receive as attractive as the many amenities you and your attendees will discover when you book a meeting in Norfolk, the heart of the Virginia Waterfront. visitnorfolktoday.com | 1-800-368-3097 Committee participation is usually the best way to concurrently make an impact, learn and network. Members often assume that committee involvement requires a huge investment of time. That is so untrue! Here are five committee participation ideas, each featuring a high membership ROI and a low time commitment. 1) Write One Email and Increase MACE! Participation. Volunteering for the MACE! Marketing Committee could mean as little a time commitment as writing one e-blast (email message). E-blasts are the most impactful marketing channel for MACE! So if you want to make a huge impact on driving participation to the flagship meeting industry conference in the Mid-Atlantic Region, but only have a tiny bit of time to spare, the MACE! Marketing Committee is for you. 2) Increase Your Professional Exposure by Writing An Article for Potomac Memo. The Publications Committee is always looking for fresh content. If you are looking to increase your exposure in the industry, writing an article is an easy way to quickly introduce the Memo’s readership to your ideas – and your name! 3) Mentor an Aspiring Meeting Professional. Through participation in the Student Relations Committee you can make a huge impact in just one hour a month. Many students continued on page 16 14 PMPI 1 498028_Norfolk.indd P O T O M A C M E M O JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 VOL. 32, NO. 3 10/6/10 1:06:45 PM Visit our online Meeting Planners’ Guide. Visit our online Meeting Planners’ Guide. pmpi.officialbuyersguide.net http://www.norfolkcvb.com http://pmpi.officialbuyersguide.net

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Potomac Memo - January/February 2011

Potomac Memo - January/February 2011
Contents
Calendar of Events
President’s Message
Partnering With Your AV Company
What’s Bugging You?
A Brighter Outlook for 2011
Increase Your ROI in 2011
Potomac Profiles
MACE! 2011 – The Secret is Out!
New Member Spotlight
PMPI Star
PMPI Out and About
Where in the PMPI World?
Advertisers’ Index

Potomac Memo - January/February 2011

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