CMP Conclave 2013 – Show 256

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The 2013 CMP Conclave is rapidly approaching. Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau will both be attending and presenting sessions. They took a few minutes to talk about their sessions and why the Conclave is an event worth considering if you are a CMP – or why the event might be a reason to get your CMP (Certified Meeting Professional designation).
There’s still time to register so they’d love to see you in Spokane from June 8-10th.

Transcripts

James Spellos Talks About TechSpec Free Application Launch At MPI #WEC12- Show 225

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Mike McAllen talks to James Spellos from Meeting U about his collaboration with Corbin Ball and QuickMobile on a new free technical app called TechSpec to help meeting planners check the tech on site surveys

MPI’s New Vision And Direction With Kyle Hillman- Show 224

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Meeting Professionals International

 

Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau catch up with Kyle Hillman at Meetings Professional International (MPI) at the World Education Congress (WEC)

They touch on advocacy in the meetings industry, competition with other associations, and the future of MPI and the fuzzy differences between the planner/supplier relationship.

 

 

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Wrap up of Day 1 and 2 from The World Education Congress in St. Louis -Show 223

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On todays show we discuss the first few days at MPI (Meeting Professionals International) #WEC12 World Educational Congress in St. Louis.  The topics range from the fantastic opening receoption in Busch Stadium to the new partnership MPI has with HSMAI.

BBQ, WEC12 and looking to the future of MPI- Show 220

New MeetingsPodcast for iTunes 4 150x150 BBQ, WEC12 and looking to the future of MPI  Show 220Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau get ready for WEC 2012 by stopping at a BBQ place and chatting about the upcoming conference in Saint Louis. They talk about their plans, attendee engagement before the show and some of the hits and misses they’ve observed as the show approaches in a few weeks.

Looking beyond WEC they ask some questions about MPI and it’s role in the meetings industry in the new economy and business environment that we all work in. Among the questions: “Is there a disconnect between International MPI and the local chapters?” “Does MPI service it’s members well and meet the needs of it’s evolving membership?” “What is the focus of MPI compared to PCMA, are they evolving in the right ways?”

We’d welcome input on these questions both here and on the podcast. We’ll be looking for folks both at WEC 12 in Saint Louis and remotely to comment back to us about MPI and it’s direction in the future.

Lastly, we discuss the Podcast Meetup Meetings Podcast WEC Meetup to be held in Saint Louis on July 30th.

If you’re nearby at WEC or just in Saint Louis that night, be sure and drop by and join us.

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How to do Meetings Audio 101 Primer Series (1)- Show 196

Jon Trask talks about the CMP standards for meeting and event organisers to learn audio 101. This is the first installment in the Meetings Podcast Primer Series. Jon Trask and Mike Mcallen have started a primer series for meeting and event organisers. Please email Meetingspodcast@gmail.com with what classes you would like us to cover.

The focus of Meetings Podcast Primer Series is to educate, train, our community on the ins and outs of our industry. Becides Mike and Jon we plan to bring in experts in all catagories of event and meetings. Our goal is to a add an educational componet to Meetings Podcast. Our audience is a wide demographic andfrom the emails and meetinsg we have had some have asked for tools and resources to create, plan and execute more engaging meetings & events.

If you are a student or a seasoned planner who wants to hear from other professionals we will have an easy way to the subjects you need on demand through a podcast which can be downloaded from the Itunes store for free.

iMEX America Podcast Live Meetup Pt. 2 – Show 195

Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau meet the following afternoon to wrap up their comments on the first iMEX America show at the Venetian Resort and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.  This time we’re in the MPI booth and there’s no band to interrupt us before we’re done!

Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau recap last weeks Podcast Meetup in San Diego Show 192

4990237149 775e2c86d9 300x238 Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau recap last weeks Podcast Meetup in San Diego Show 192Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau recap last weeks Podcast Meetup in San Diego with a discussion of Linked in, Facebook, Google Plus and other industry social media sites like i-Meet and MPI.  Elizabeth shares a Linked in success story from a local San Diego based speaker and then goes through some refresher social media 101 tips and suggestions for meeting professionals.

We also announce our next live Podcast Meetup to be held October 12th at the Venetian/Palazzo Resort during IMEX America.  Listen in and then join us live in Vegas to network and have some fun on a Wednesday night!

FYI- For those who noticed the missing shows will be coming up soon- I had to get this episode up and I didnt want to go in and chage all the file names so the numbers would be in order!

 

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 Jon Trask and Elizabeth Glau recap last weeks Podcast Meetup in San Diego Show 192

Special Guest Joan Eisenstodt New MPI Supplier Dues. What is the ROI? Show 178

MPI Supplier dues 300x199 Special Guest Joan Eisenstodt New MPI Supplier Dues. What is the ROI? Show 178On this episode of Meetings Podcast Jon talks about the Changes ahead for MPI suppliers: Is MPI on the right path?

- A discussion with Joan Eisenstodt about the recently announced changes by MPI in Supplier Dues and Chapter Rebates.

On today’s show we chat with Joan Eisenstodt of Joan Eisenstodt Associates.  She’s a consultant, trainer and facilitator and a long time MPI member.  She also moderates a discussion board for industry topics at the Meetings Forum Focus

In today’s podcast we examine the ramifications of the changes in dues for suppliers and how this impacts the organization as well as its individual members.  We also examine the new rebate structure in regards to local chapters and spend time talking about our concerns and questions on both topics.

The conversation continues here and on the Meetings Focus Forums

We will also continue the discussion at the upcoming Town Hall Forum which we will cover while we’re at WEC in Orlando.

Please join us for this important conversation that continues here on the Meetings Podcast.

 

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