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calendar of events Fall CMP Study Group Session is Fast Approaching The registration deadline for the next CMP exam is October 20 for the January 8 test. Make the most of your prep time and mark your calendar to sign-up for the fall CMP exam study group. The 10-week study session will begin on Tuesday, October 12 and will take place every Monday thereafter from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The course will feature a different topic covered by the CMP exam each week and will be taught by PMPI members who have already received their CMP designation. Student Relations: Focus on Scholarships and Connections Students: MPI cares about your future and is eager to help you succeed. The MPI Foundation offers scholarship opportunities on a quarterly basis to cover the costs of tuition and fees. For more information on the scholarships or to apply visit www. mpiweb.org/Foundation/About/Scholarships. To connect with additional PMPI resources, watch for upcoming information on targeted networking and brown bag opportunities for students; partnerships and career information sessions with area schools and hospitality programs; and online resources via the PMPI website. Please contact Katie Herritage at kherritage@yahoo.com or Christal Pollard at christal@acpollard.com to find out more information on resources for students and connecting with fellow student colleagues. Monster’s Bash - October 2010 BOO! So just who will you be this Halloween? The bewitching hour approaches with Monster's Bash lurking around the corner on October 28. And as is our haunting tradition, new or slightly used costumes will be collected during the event and donated to our new charity of the year, The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. Announcing the PMPI 2010-2011 P.O.W.E.R. Pack Calling on Potential CMP Exam Study Group Facilitators Are you interested in teaching others and facilitating discussion? Then sign-up to be an instructor for the upcoming fall CMP exam prep study group. We are looking for facilitators who have expertise in the topics contained in the CMP exam and are interest in assisting colleagues in their study and preparation for the January 8 exam. All facilitators will receive support and resources from CIC and PMPI to prepare to teach their session, in addition to CMP credit. If you are interested in being on the instructor roster, please contact Veronica Allen, CMP at vallen6603@msn.com or Sekeno Aldred, CMP at sekeno.aldred@goodwill.org. October 7 Webinar – Going Rogue: Is it Time to Be an Indie Planner? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Have you been “economicallydownsized” and had to leave a job? If you have ever thought of becoming an Independent Meeting Planner then you won’t want to miss this webinar. Learn from planners that (ad)ventured out and listen to the roller coaster of a ride after nearly a decade as independents. Listen and get tips on starting and running a business and learn the Do's and Don'ts of that dog-eat-dog world. Come join us for this amazing webinar and see if you have what it takes to be the next Indie Planner. Advanced Social Media for the Meeting Professional September 23 Social Media has changed the way meeting professionals can do business on the Internet, and its potential power is very exciting. In this session, we will discuss the best and most innovative ways that a meeting professional can use LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging, Facebook and YouTube to market, plan and execute their meetings. Come see the always entertaining Patrick O’Malley help us learn the more complicated aspects of social media. POWER your team for a whole year! Invest in the PMPI P.O.W.E.R. Pack and get a year’s worth of learning and networking experience for only a fraction of the cost. With the PMPI P.O.W.E.R. Pack you have the opportunity to send a member of your team to all six learning experiences or split the six learning experiences between your team. The P.O.W.E.R. Pack is fully transferable! Send a member of your team to four networking experiences or split the four networking eperiences between your team. Don’t want to make the commitment to a full year of POWER? That’s OK, we’ve thought of that. Purchase a fall/winter session pass or spring/ summer pass. You’re still getting half the POWER at a fraction of the cost! November 11– Something Needs to Change Around Here – YOU! Are you tired of working 60, 70, 80 or more hours a week? This program is designed to determine why you are always playing catchup just to keep up. By exploring the five stages of Focused Leadership Development model™ you will be able to identify your behaviors that are causing you and your team to underperform, your in-box to always be full and your life to always be in catch-up mode. It’s time to change how you lead. Are you ready to get your life back? If you are, then make plans today to attend this event! Thanks to PMPI’s Strategic Partners Thank you to the following venues that hosted recent PMPI events: Omni Shoreham Hotel for hosting the August 12 Learning Experience Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation Waterview Conference Center for hosting the August 19 PMPI Board of Directors meeting Hilton Embassy Row for hosting PMPI’s Summer Sizzle Visit our online Meeting Planners’ Guide. Visit our online Meeting Planners’ Guide. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Potomac Memo - September/October 2010

Potomac Memo - September/October 2010
Calendar of Events
President’s Message
Cool Tools to Develop Trust with Clients
Monetizing and Marketing Your Conference Education
Tips for Effective Site Visits – Communication Is Key
MACE! 2011 – The Secret is Out
Grab & Go Lunch Series
East Meets West
New Member Spotlight
Help PMPI Give Back
Potomac Profiles
Advertisers’ Index
Where in the PMPI World?

Potomac Memo - September/October 2010