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20 Minutes Can Change Your Career

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20 Minutes Can Change Your Career

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Do you want to convince your executives of the strategic value of meetings and events? Would you like to have a ready-made presentation that shows them how your function can produce eye-popping business value? Then join this essential webinar designed and facilitated by award-winning author and Meeting Strategist Mary Boone. The webinar will provide you with specific, hands-on instruction on how to address your key executives on this important topic. And there’s a bonus…MPI funded a major research project to investigate how SAP Inc. created and executed one of the world’s largest, most strategic hybrid events to date. Held simultaneously on two continents and reaching over 50,000 people, this amazing experience not only transformed the company’s brand, but is still having a major impact on the company’s culture. In this webinar, you’ll learn about SAP’s results and how to incorporate them into a compelling executive presentation. You can view the case study at https://www.mpiweb.org/sap2010.

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APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards

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APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Wherever you live and work around the globe, three things are certain: sustainability is a hot topic, here to stay, and you have the opportunity to make a huge impact. Now, with the recent announcement by the CIC (Convention Industry Council), we also have reason to celebrate: the anticipated APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards are here! These standards are like a roadmap, helping you see where you are, identify your intended direction, plot your path, understand how to get to where you want to go, and celebrate your successes of your sustainability journey. If you already know about the standards, you realize how they will help event professionals – planners and suppliers alike – work together as we advance in our sustainable journey. If you’re just hearing about the standards, you’ll be glad to learn they are a check-list style that our industry will be able to use to make choices that are right for your organization, venue and events. Join this webinar to learn more about the standards, how they are structured, and how you’ll benefit from incorporating them into your daily work. You’ll hear how they were developed and what they can do for you and your stakeholders. You’ll also learn where to obtain a copy of the standards, and the next steps to integrating them into your event management, venue, and supply chain. Join your colleagues around the world as we discuss what the standards mean for each of us, our industry, and for your boss, your client, your delegates, and your suppliers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the standards format and structure, so you can use them to your advantage
  • Understand how the standards will benefit you, your organization, and your stakeholders
  • Grasp how to use the standards to your advantage and identify your next steps
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Business Storytelling for Face-to-Face and Virtual Meetings

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Business Storytelling for Face-to-Face and Virtual Meetings

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Lars Sudmann's Story-CODE will show you powerful and practical strategies and tips on how to incorporate stories in your meetings and events. Stories are a fundamental element of human communication. Across cultures and time humans have been captivated by stories. Also in presentations, meetings, and conferences they are frequently listed as one of the highlights of a good speech. This powerful method and tool should be also used in your meeting and speech. Lars Sudmann’s Story-CODE will show you powerful and practical strategies and tips on how to incorporate stories, also for e.g business and technical topics. All elements of powerful storytelling will be analyzed and developed together with the audience. Special focus will be given on the importance of storytelling specifically for the virtual world. Key aspects, among others: 3 key plots for (business) stories; 5 point structure for stories; impactful story-delivery, especially virtually. And as a special highlight we will look at elements on how to spice up your story.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of the key elements of storytelling
  • Easy-to-use story framework that can be put right into practice
  • Understanding of the need and best use for storytelling
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The Neuroscience of Effective Events

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The Neuroscience of Effective Events

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

In order to create an effective event strategy you go past generic demographic knowledge and truly understand your audience and how they think, learn and socialize.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a baseline understanding of the human brain and biology that impact and affect our work as event professionals
  • Applying social and neuroscience principals to increase effectiveness of social networking, information transfer, and motivating and inspiring attendees
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Why Sustainability Reporting is Here to Stay

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Why Sustainability Reporting is Here to Stay

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Reporting has become a predominant feature in corporate sustainability and responsibility platforms. In the next wave, reporting is moving from corporations to large events and meetings. To better understand the need for reporting and its benefits, this session will offer a broader perspective: who reads reports, and why? What purposes does reporting serve? And how can leading organizations leverage reporting to create value, advance sustainability, and become part of a global transformation?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the context behind sustainability reporting Learn how sustainability reporting will become a component of events
  • Identify the types of information to include and look for in event sustainability reports
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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 1 of 4)

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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 1 of 4)

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Part 1 of 4 in the Business Value of Meetings Thought Leadership Initiative Series. Companies wishing to understand and measure the business value of their meetings must decide how much to budget and what to expect from the budgets they allocate. This session will examine how companies around the world have determined and allocated budgets to measure and improve the business value of meetings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how budgets are allocated for use in defining and measuring the business value of meetings
  • Predict how much budget will be needed to describe and assess the business value of meetings within your company
  • Establish reasonable timelines for budgeting in support of the business value of meetings.
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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 2 of 4)

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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 2 of 4)

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

Part 2 of 4 in the Business Value of Meetings Thought Leadership Initiative Series. Companies wishing to understand and measure the business value of their meetings must decide how much to budget and what to expect from the budgets they allocate. This session will examine how companies around the world have determined and allocated budgets to measure and improve the business value of meetings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how budgets are allocated for use in defining and measuring the business value of meetings
  • Predict how much budget will be needed to describe and assess the business value of meetings within your company
  • Establish reasonable timelines for budgeting in support of the business value of meetings.
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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 3 of 4)

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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 3 of 4)

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning 

Part 3 of 4 in the Business Value of Meetings Thought Leadership Initiative Series. As companies around the world have tested various ways to deliver and measure the value of their meetings, certain efforts have unexpectedly met with disappointment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review case studies of mishaps and steps to avoid in understanding the business value of meetings and learn what you can do to protect your company from attempting strategies which have had poor results with other organizations.
  • Recognize current internal practices which may be ineffective in defining and measuring the business value of meetings
  • Know which ideas techniques and strategies your company may want to avoid as you seek to better define and measure the business value of meetings.
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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 4 of 4)

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Business Value of Meetings Research (Part 4 of 4)

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning 

Part 4 of 4 in the Business Value of Meetings Thought Leadership Initiative Series. As companies around the world have tested various ways to deliver and measure the value of their meetings, certain efforts have unexpectedly met with disappointment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how budgets are allocated for use in defining and measuring the business value of meetings
  • Predict how much budget will be needed to describe and assess the business value of meetings within your company
  • Establish reasonable timelines for budgeting in support of the business value of meetings.
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Ground Transportation Decoded

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Ground Transportation Decoded

Jan 1, 2011 12:00pm ‐ Jan 1, 2011 1:00pm

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

This 45 minute seminar will reveal the hidden world of ground transportation.With more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Robert’s behind the scenes insights will shine the light on how the industry works, give you the 10 questions that you should ask in any ground transportation RFP that you probably aren’t asking and will give you the inside scoop about pricing and how to compare the bids you receive. Robert will also review some of the most recent technology that is being used. If you ever have ground transportation as a part of the groups you are working with, be sure to catch this presentation!

Learning Objectives:

  • 10 questions to ask in an RFP for Ground Transportation, that you currently aren’t asking
  • Learn the inside scoop about pricing and the acronyms that make no sense
  • Learn when to book direct, when to hire a DMC and when to use a ground transportation management company
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