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new & noteworthy SUPPLIER Name: Jason Linett, Certified Hypnotist Company: The Jason Linett Group LLC E-mail: info@jasonlinett.com Phone: (800) 850-7082 How long have you been a PMPI member? I joined in April 2010. Why did you join PMPI? As a stage hypnotist and entertainer, I joined because I wanted to get more involved in the meetings industry. The majority of my presentations are heavy on customization, and my involvement with PMPI puts me in touch with the needs of potential clients and organizations. What is your favorite aspect of PMPI? My favorite aspect is the Publications Committee. I’ve had articles in the last three issues; it is a great opportunity to share my experience and expand my knowledge. Something new in the industry you’d like to highlight? I think we’re nearing a renaissance of meetings becoming more people-centered. The stress of the new economy puts us in a position to accomplish business-as-usual without sacrificing employee or customer appreciation. My goal is to highlight this in my presentations by celebrating the talents and skills of the organization while making sure everyone has an enjoyable experience. PLANNER Name: Collette Coleman Position: Senior Marketing Coordinator for Event and Special Services Company: The George Washington University Email: colettec@gwu.edu Number of meetings/events per year 2,000 events. Size of largest meeting/event The largest event has been 1,500 participants. How long have you been a member of PMPI? Five months. What made you join PMPI? The educational opportunities attracted me to PMPI. Supplementing my knowledge to enhance my creativity in this industry is significant to my career. What is your favorite aspect of PMPI? The receipt of relevant content is critical, as timely content helps us all prepare to be leaders in our organizations. What is a creative planning idea you have used lately? Helping to identify the ROI for clients planning in our venues has been a key strategy. The university can be seen as a unique destination for clients, and linking the ROI to the event is vital to helping that client create value for their decision makers. about some of the exciting educational opportunities MACE! will be o offering this year: a Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) o how-to; hot topics such as “voluntourism” and emerging h technologies; and a brand-new Resume Workshop. t But did you know that you will now be able to earn up to 6.5 contact hours toward your CMP? Investing in your t education has never been easier or more worthwhile. Here are e more reasons why MACE! 2011 is the best meeting you can m attend this year: a • “WOW” Presentation Skills. A critical asset to help you climb the ladder from manager to director to VP to CEO. • The Art of Collaboration-Navigating Workplace Relationships. Especially in times of economic hardship, relationships matter the most for your career and your well-being. • Mobile Devices for Meetings. With the technology landscape changing faster than ever before, no meeting planner should go six months without sitting in on a technology-for-meetings workshop. • How To Keep Your Balance When the Floor is Rocking. No, we’re not talking about literal earthquakes here… just the ones you experience every day as a planner or supplier! • Sustainable Meetings. As is the case with technology, trends in green-ing your meeting are changing faster than most can keep pace with. Don’t miss this session! For suppliers, you can benefit from key tools to boost your F business in 2011: • One-on-one appointments at the Reverse Marketplace that you can set up ahead of time; • Connect to your prospects on site – even those you don’t yet know – via your very own Spotme device; • Take a course dedicated to helping you win big government business; • Learn from the brightest: the Corporate Executive Board’s research paper, “Stop Delighting your Customers…#157" was recently published in the Harvard Business Review. Its authors will be at MACE! to tell you why. MACE! 2011 offers you a jam-packed day of top-notch education and networking right in your own backyard! We e look forward to seeing you on February 14 (Don’t miss the l opening night party!) and 15 at the Gaylord National! Register o online at www.pmpi.org. o MACE! Means Business and you’ve probably heard Education! By B now, MACE! 2011 February 14-15, 2011 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 VOL. 32, NO. 3 15 PMPI POTOMAC MEMO http://www.pmpi.org

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

Potomac Memo - January/February 2011
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 Out and About
Where in the PMPI World?
Advertisers’ Index

Potomac Memo - January/February 2011