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president's message Share your PMPI story with Michelle. She can be reached at 202-559-1535, or email her at pmpi_michelle@cox.net. Setting Yourself Up for Success by Michelle Dennis Allgauer, CAE, CMM, CMP Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) 2010-2011 PMPI President Every December, my husband Franklin and I go skiing for a week in Beaver Creek, Colorado. During this time, we always make a point of setting aside time for our yearly goal setting. We each have our own written personal goals, before we start, as well as joint goals. We share them with each other; which holds us both accountable and that ensures we are moving forward together both in our personal lives as well as a couple. In order to set future goals, we take time to reflect on everything we have accomplished and in some instances didn’t complete, during the past year. After we reflect, we look toward the future and determine what we’d like to accomplish in the next year or beyond and carry over those goals that are still important from the prior year and start to create our goals for 2011. So here we are and it’s already mid-January. Have you already broken your New Year’s Resolution or, better yet, you haven’t even bothered setting any resolutions? It’s not too late to start, to set yourself up for success, it’s vital to write down your goals; share them with someone who will hold you accountable and have them easily accessible so you can look at them on a daily or weekly basis. Goal setting should be a routine, just like brushing your teeth. Every day, you should be looking at your goals you’ve set for yourself and making sure your actions are in line with your goals and where you want to be in your life. Without defined goals, you don’t have a focus driving your efforts or a road map on where you have been and where you are going with your life. PMPI POTOMAC MEMO It is vital to write down your goals, share them with someone who will hold you accountable and have them easily accessible so you can look at them on a daily or weekly basis. In the coming year, if you’re looking to expand your body of knowledge, get your CMP or your next professional degree, grow your network, and/or hone your leadership skills, then let PMPI help you achieve some of your personal or professional goals with you. PMPI has a lot of great events planned in the coming year to help you be successful and quite a lot of passionate members who are willing to help support you in your efforts. One event you want to make sure you attend this year is PMPI’s Mid Atlantic Regional Conference (MACE), February 14 – 15, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. This regional conference is a great way to learn all the secrets of the meetings industry. This incredible two-day event weaves an outstanding education program with unparalleled networking opportunities, featuring a reverse marketplace where planners and suppliers can set up appointments in advance and set you forward to a winning year. Stay motivated and plan to attend our outstanding learning and networking experiences to keep on track and informed of current industry news and events that affect you and your company. I would be honored to have you connect with me and share your own story; please email me at pmpi_michelle@cox.net. When we meet and we connect we change the world! Make the most of your membership. Stay connected and follow us on: . 9 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 VOL. 32, NO. 3

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