Lunchtime Learning Labs

New—for SMPS Members Only

This FREE educational series features great topics and respected speakers who can help you build skills to work smarter, advance your career, and build your firm’s business.
Are you a CPSM? When you participate in a lab, you will earn continuing education units toward recertification.  The programs will run between 30 and 45 minutes, every other month and will provide .5 CEUs per program.

Our next Lunchtime Learning Lab will be Thursday, July 10th
“Stand Out and Differentiate Yourself”

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Choose any lab—or choose all of them.
  2. Pre-register.   This is the link to the main page: Sign up using the register link: You will need to provide your member number to receive login information.
  3. Look for an email with the access code for the program.
  4. Join us on GoToWebinar on the program date.

Stand Out and Differentiate Yourself
July 10, 2014, at Noon EST
Speaker: Matt Danis, CPSM

Matt DanisWhen you attend a networking event, do you feel pressure to make a connection with someone in order to justify being there?  Do you have a systematic approach to standing out and differentiating yourself in an introductory meeting? This presentation will consider these business situations and explain a set of habits and behaviors you can follow to gain value for you and your firm. It will also discuss how your personal network can be vital in winning new work for your firm.

During this lab, you’ll learn:

  • How to prepare for networking events
  • How to make a personal connection in an introductory meeting
  • How to leverage your network to win work

You will leave with a number of hot tips you can utilize daily to differentiate yourself and your organization.

About the Presenter 
Matthew Danis, CPSM, serves as Vice President for Shook Construction Co. managing the marketing and business development for the company. Shook Construction is a large commercial contractor performing work throughout the Midwest and Midatlantic regions. Danis has been with the firm since 2006. He is winding down his role as Immediate Past President of the SMPS Northeast Ohio Chapter and currently serves as the Sponsorship Chair.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 24th at Noon EST for our Lunchtime Learning Lab with Michelle Devereaux on “An Introduction to InDesign Interactive Elements”

Just a note – if you miss a Lab they are recorded and available in the Lunchtime Learning Labs folder in the Marketing Resource Center on MySMPS after the program.

Hope you all get an opportunity to take advantage of the new Lunchtime Learning Labs and hear Matt on July 10th!!!!

Blog written by:
Pam A. Carman, FSMPS
President & CEO
Business Architects of Innovation, Inc.
SMPS Central Florida Chapter Liaison 2013-2014
Past President SMPS Central Florida Chapter and Georgia Chapter
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