MPI Potomac FYI
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8 - 10:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn Capitol

Are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact your job and career? This session reviews what’s new and way cool in technology within the meetings industry in this fun, fast-paced look at what’s here for us to use now and what’s coming in the near future, including the latest information about augmented reality and digital security. Speaker Jim Spellos is the President of Meeting U, whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology.
A Message from our Leadership
Welcome to the October edition of FYI! The calendar is in full swing with some awesome education and networking on tap. Chillier temperatures may have you running to your favorite comforting fall dishes, but it’s important to challenge comfort zones professionally.

Catch up on all things MPI Potomac and:

1. Spend a moment learning how to maximize your potential with Doug Sandler
2. This month’s feature of the Publications Committee in Committee Minute
3. Learn more about former MPI Potomac president Margaret Miller

I look forward to seeing you at our next event!
~Tammy
Galveston Island CVB
Visit Phoenix
Volunteer Spotlight
Probably two of the goals you set for your MPI membership are professional education and networking opportunities. Fortunately, your objectives align with the goals of the MPI Potomac chapter’s Publications Committee. Through our publications, we aim to enhance your career development while keeping you informed of all chapter networking and educational events.
 
You are reading one of the regular deliverables of the Publications team. FYI is delivered monthly to your email inbox so that the information is timely. Engage is our bi-monthly publication that focuses on important industry trends and noteworthy chapter developments, as illustrated by our ever popular "New Members" and "On the Move" sections.

The Publications Committee gives you a chance to see how the world of journalism operates. The team starts at the very beginning by developing topics that are timely and pertinent to the chapter membership. Then, there is the challenge of finding writers for the articles. If you can write – we need you! However, if you do not write you can still be of great assistance to the team. Every issue has a publishing calendar, and it is the job of the committee’s leaders to make sure that important deadlines are met. When the articles are received, the committee rolls up its sleeves and reviews the proofs provided by Naylor Publishing. The team keeps an eye on all aspects of the issue from text to formatting. Publications loves perfectionists!

So if you always wondered what it would be like to be part of the press – consider joining the Publications Committee!
 
By K.C. Hopson MS CMP, MPI Potomac Publications Committee
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The Kimpton George
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
MACE! 2019
  
Your comfort zone is, well, comfortable. And while being in your comfort zone potentially creates small growth potential, most people do not venture far enough from their comfort zone to create opportunity. That’s a mistake. Let’s look at the benefits of stepping outside of your comfort zone:

1. Enhances creativity
2. Builds confidence
3. Change will come easier to you
4. Helps you deal with failure better
5. Provides a new perspective
6. Provides growth and independence
7. Allows you to gain more control of your life
  
By Faye Pastor, CEM, CMP, Ecological Society of America

It was my pleasure to connect with longtime MPI supporter and leader Margaret Miller, CMP, Strategic Sales Executive, Experient, who served as MPI Potomac Chapter President 2013-2014. Like many suppliers, she joined MPI because it was "her job to be involved." She was new to the D.C. market and decided to be an active member and join a committee from the very start. Margaret quickly found that being active in MPI and the Potomac Chapter allowed her the opportunity to build client relationships and facilitated conducting business.
News & Announcements
January 5, 2017
4-7:30 p.m.
Sofitel Lafayette Square
  
Thanks to our friends at the Las Vegas CVA, all MPI Potomac Planners get access to our educational experiences (e2) for free! And we are a CMP Preferred Provider, so you can earn credits too! Lucky you!
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