1. the striking of one thing against another; forceful contact; collision.
2. to make an impression.
Impact in meetings and events can be driven by a multitude of factors. Food and beverage, the venue, and the speakers and entertainment can impact attendees in a different way. Similarly, impact can also be felt by a meetings professional's network, partners, teams and company. In this Education Essentials, we'll explore how meetings professionals influence the industry, ways in which meeting professionals can create impactful meetings and events, and how meetings professionals can enhance their impact across their networks.
You Have Impact!
Is a CMP Program Right for You?
If you're looking to impact your professional career, meetings and events, then working towards becoming a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) may be right for you. Through the CMP-IS program, you can increase your industry involvement and gain industry-wide recognition. In addition, the CMP-IS includes internationally relevant best practices and provides a greater level of detail when describing and categorizing industry knowledge, ability and skills. Did you know FICP is a CMP Preferred Provider? For more information, visit FICP's CMP Center.
Is it time to renew your CMP certification? Join Josh Hinman, EIC’s Certification Coordinator, for a webinar that reviews the full CMP renewal process at 12:00 p.m. CT on April 19. In addition to a brief review of the eligibility requirements, this webinar will focus on the renewal application itself, from validating your experience, submitting industry support activity, and self-reporting any remaining continuing education. The webinar is eligible for 1.00 CE. Register now.
Shift from the Logistic to the Strategic Meetings Professional
As the meetings and events profession has grown, meetings professionals have become more strategic in their approach to creating an experience, answering to executives and delivering results to stakeholders. Today, meetings professionals and suppliers wear a strategic hat. Suppliers wear it when selling a specific city, hotel, or venue, while meetings professionals wear it when convincing a client to go with a specific venue or hotel that they know will be the best location for attendees. These strategic conversations ensure the best experience to increase overall sales for the company and provide a great return for stakeholders. Read more in a recent blog post from Carlin Putman, Meeting and Event Specialist at Global Atlantic Financial Group.
FICP Short: Success Factors of Great Leaders
This FICP Short from Rob Delange shares the top-three success factors of every great leader.
The Impact of Volunteerism
One of the best ways you can impact other meetings professionals is by sharing your experience with FICP and demonstrating your leadership by volunteering. Push yourself professionally and expand your network with one of these volunteering opportunities. Learn more about volunteering for FICP.
Resources for Increasing Your Impact
Meetings Mean Business' (MMB) campaign, Worth Meeting About is reinforcing the value of face-to-face meetings and reminding elected officials, business leaders and others that they can leverage the power of face-to-face meetings to do their jobs effectively. Become an advocate for the meetings industry and lend your voice to ensure America's top decision makers do the same with these helpful resources.
Want to become an advocate, but don't know where to start? Access MMB's communications toolkit for coalition messaging, FAQs, talking points, suggested social content, infographics, signage, original MMB research and other resources to promote the value of in-person meetings and enhance our industry’s ability to speak with one voice.
Learn more about Meetings Mean Business and its programs and initiatives at the 2019 FICP Education Forum during the session titled, Meetings Mean Business: Our Collective Impact. Register today to learn how MMB is advocating for the meetings and events industry.
#TBT - The Impact of Mel Robbin's 5 Second Rule
At the 2018 FICP Annual Conference, attendees learned how to use Mel Robbin's 5 Second Rule to achieve more in their lives. What has impacted you in recent meetings or events? Share it on TheNetwork.
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