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Michelle " Cool as a Cucumber " Allgauer CAE, CMM, CMP Fellow
Senior Vice President, Education & Engagement, Financial Services Institute, Inc. (FSI)
Motivation
Change is constant, so it's important to brainstorm, adapt and experiment with ways to deliver value to our members.
At the end of the day, they are what motivate me. I enjoy working with them to create compelling content.
Wanting to provide them with the best experience is what keeps me learning about new industry trends, so I can
bring back best practices and help the team implement them. For the benefit of the team and the members, I do
my best to stay positive and remain results oriented. During the lifecycle of an event, it feels like you're climbing
a mountain, or sometimes even pushing a boulder up the mountain. You reach the top and start descending and
sometimes going down can be just as hard as going up. I do my best to focus on outcomes and celebrate successes
so we can finish strong.
Michelle Allgauer
Desirée A. " Chief Bad A$$ " Knight CAE, CMP, DES,
Senior Director, Education & Meetings, AREMA
Motivation
The last few years have been an incredible challenge, especially with managing the pandemic and the intensified
workload with fewer resources to help bring projects to life. I start my day with prayer and reflection on how I can
make a difference for myself and the members I serve in the railroad community. My association members are
responsible for the technology which helps move people, goods and services on the rail network. I know my contribution
to the space I serve is for the greater good and therefore, this opportunity keeps me uplifted. As a business
event strategist working for an association, I bring my best self to lead the cause and the pep talk I give myself is
simple: you are a blessing to those you encounter, keep shining and motivating others to be their best self.
Desirée Knight
Mark " Bright Ideas " Catuogno CGSP
Owner, MC Event Consulting
Motivation
My motivation is derived from helping bring people together and reaching goals. For example, during
the heart of the pandemic, it was essential to help our association clients by moving medical conferences
online so doctors could get critical medical information. It allowed us to grow our team by doing
virtual events and bringing people together to get life-critical information. As the notable Estée Lauder
once said, " I never dreamed of success; I worked for it. " You need to be able to go beyond the normal to
ensure things go perfectly for our clients' so their dreams are achieved.
Mark Catuogno
Jeniffer " Experiential " Bello CMP,
President and Creative Producer, JB Experiences
Motivation
Extraordinary requires exceptional. You can only control you, so make it count. Not everything or everyone needs a reaction
from you so put your energy where it really matters. The magic is not in the big moments; those are to enjoy. Magic is found
in the small, everyday things. The magic is in the details. Remember the big picture but focus on the present. Challenges are
not the problem, but the wrong attitude definitely is. Be kind to everybody. Make everyone that you meet feel better after
they interact with you, no matter the situation. Nothing is impossible and everything can be achieved. You got this!
Jeniffer Bello
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - September Cover
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Cover2
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 1
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Bright Perspective
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Smart buzz
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Feature: Event Mavericks
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Event Recap
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Western Canada
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Tucson
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Nebraska
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Palm Springs
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Wosconsin
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