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Webinars are an FICP member and hospitality partner benefit designed to provide you with tangible skills, resources and best practices from experts across the industry. Many webinars are approved for CMP credit. Contact with questions.

Microsoft Outlook for the Meetings Professional: It's Not the Same Old, Same Old

May 22, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. presentation, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Q&A (times are in CDT)
Presented by Audrey Thomas, President, Organized Audrey
CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management, 0.5 CE

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If you use Outlook, chances are you’ve used it for many years. As with any software program, you have become accustomed to using it the same way, day in and day out. Being more efficient when it comes to creating an effective file folder structure, processing email, or managing projects with the Task feature, will allow you to spend more time making an impact on your meetings and events. If you want to learn how to navigate Outlook in a fresh, new way,  this webinar is for you.

You’ll learn:

  • Why and how to customize your Inbox
  •  Which two filters to populate when using the Task feature
  • How to free up space but still remember where things are kept
  • Where to create a placeholder for your favorite options in the Outlook Ribbon
  • How to maximize the search tool

Critical Excel Tools for the Meetings Professional

June 25, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT
Presented by James Spellos, President, Meeting U
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design, 1 CE

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Excel can perform so many functions for the meeting industry professional, from handling budgets, managing registration and client data and so much more. This webinar is your opportunity to explore the rich functionality that Excel has to offer and start working right away with tools to save you and your organization time and money.

After participating in this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify and use over 15 advanced Excel tools to assist with registration, housing, speaker management and other event functions
  • Customize graphs and other conditional formatting features for support in marketing your facility or event
  • Identify and use advanced tools such as Pivot Tables and working with multiple worksheets through using 3D formulas

How to Avoid "Death by PowerPoint" - Microsoft PowerPoint for the Meetings Professional

July 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT
Presented by Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS, international speaker, consultant and writer

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PowerPoint is a wonderfully helpful aid for both meetings professionals and their contracted speakers. Unfortunately, most professionals do not use it effectively and some use it in a manner hinders getting the message across. This course, taught by a professional speaker who has used PowerPoint on five continents in more than 20 countries, is full of tips, ideas and suggestions on how to make your computer presentations more powerful and, as importantly, how not to use it distractingly.

Learner Objectives:

  • Learn the top 10 tips to make your computer presentation stronger and more effective loaded with dozens of useful ideas and tools.
  • See numerous ideas and little known keystroke shortcuts to streamline the presentation.
  • Understand a number of navigation tips and tools to make your presentation stronger.

Webinar Recordings 

Missed a webinar? Recordings are available on-demand in TheNetwork.

It's App-Tastic: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

Presented on April 23, 2019
Presented by James Spellos, President, Meeting U
CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design, 1 CE

You thought you have all the apps that you need? Perhaps, but as more and more mobile apps are developed, meeting industry professionals are finding new ways of saving time and increasing their productivity. Whether you’re looking for tools to help manage your conference and event work, connect and communicate with your team, supercharge your social posts, or looking for that needle in a haystack that will save you endless time, this webinar is sure to provide you that information.
After participating in this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify 60 of the most useful meeting industry and business apps available
  • Understand mobile solutions that impact site inspection, registration and event management
  • Use their mobile devises more effectively for meetings and events

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TheBlog houses timely educational resources, FICP news and thought leadership from industry experts - volunteers from within the FICP community, committee members and the board of directors! As industry experts and current meetings and events professionals, their perspective on important subjects such as food and beverage, emerging technology or strategic thinking, can provide you with valuable insight!  The CMP Center is your first stop to learning more about how you can accelerate your career by becoming a Certified Meeting Professional. 



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