MPI Potomac FYI
New Member & Volunteer Spotlight
If you are reading this – congrats! You are a member of the third largest chapter of Meeting Professionals International. You are a part of a robust community of more than 740 meeting and event professionals supporting one another to exceed both personal and professional goals. This dynamic group is growing, and it is all possible thanks to a hard-working team of volunteers.

The Member Recruitment Committee is hard at work actively recruiting new members and building our community. We need your help showing others the value of being a member of our chapter and the benefits of being involved with MPI Potomac.

Committee involvement includes reaching out to non-members (or ‘future members’ as we have loving named them) both during and after chapter events. Our job is to make sure they feel the MPI love and want to come back again and again!

We also spend time focusing on student relations to help develop the next group of meeting and event professionals.

Don’t worry! You do not have to be a long-term member or MPI expert to be involved. We just need your positive MPI Potomac spirit. Come join us to help spread the love!

By Natalie Street
Mandarin Oriental
Washington, DC
Galveston Island CVB
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News & Announcements
Thinking about getting your CMP? The CMP Boot Camp is a two-day course facilitated by local, experienced CMPs. The course includes handouts for each domain, complete information about the exam and test-taking tips.

When:
January 7-8, 2017
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exam dates: Jan. 20-29, 2017
The Kimpton George
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8-10:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn Capitol

Need CEs? This session has been approved for 1.5 CIC Clock Hours in Domain G: Meeting or Event Design.

Jim Spellos, named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Focus magazine in 2015, will review 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.

Learn how to:

-Identify the most critical tech tools that are impacting meeting planning and supporting the hospitality industry
-Keep yourself and your organization safer against cyberattacks
-Recognize how new technologies such as virtual & augmented reality are having an impact on the hospitality industry

So join us November 16 for MPI Potomac's November e2!
January 5, 2017
4-7:30 p.m.
Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington, DC
MACE! 2019
 
By Amy Lippincott, CMP, CGMP, HMCC
Technical Resources International, Inc.

Janine Driver, president of the Body Language Institute, presented "Uncovering the Mysteries of Body Language" at MPI Potomac’s October e2.

Body language is a natural way we communicate our thoughts and feelings, but what are you saying really? Janine asserts that you say more than you think. Though it would be impossible to sum up the nuances and insight Janine provided in her talk, here is one of many takeaways MPI Potomac members found interesting.

One simple tip: Frame yourself to fame yourself. If you stop in the door-frame before entering an office, you are framed in the door, and you (and your business) are unconsciously perceived as important.

Let’s say your boss is sitting at their desk and you walk into their office to speak with them. When they look up, they see you standing in the middle of a large room. The large room will make you appear small, and other things could draw your boss’s focus away from you. But what if you stop in the doorway for a quick, "Is this a good time?" drawing their attention before you enter? You knock on the door-frame, and when they look up, they see you framed in the doorway. You are the focus in the frame, you (and your business) are unconsciously perceived as important.

Just one tip from dynamic speaker Janine Driver. If you missed October’s e2 or are interested in learning more, you can check out Janine Driver’s book on Amazon: "You Say More Than You Think: A 7-Day Plan for Using the New Body Language to Get What You Want" or learn more about the Body Language Institute by clicking "Learn More" below.
DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau
Career Opportunities
Welcome to the November edition of FYI! Catch up on all things MPI Potomac. In FYI this month:

1. Uncover a quick tip about body language from October's e2.
2. Read about the Member Recruitment Committee in our Committee Minute.
3. Update your calendar with upcoming events.

Here's looking forward to our next event!
Monterey County CVB