Happy New Year everyone!
I know I know I’m a bit late and people are always asking, “When is it too late to wish people a Happy New Year?” Well, I haven’t seen all my friends and industry co-workers, so I’d like to wish you and yours a great 2014.
OK…I’m done now.
You would think that with it being the beginning of a new year, I, like others, would slowly be getting back into the swing of things. Well think again! It’s been a super busy start to ’14 (and I wouldn’t have it any other way).
January has been a busy month educationally – classes have resumed at LaSalle College both:
– my “in-house” classes: Negotiations Contracts / Internship Supervision
– my “on-line” courses: Client-Supplier Communications / Managing a SalesForce /Approaches to Planning
Did I mention how much I enjoy it? My students are again awesome! Ironically, last session although I’m still teaching five classes (as the Fall session) .. I had a total of 103 students and now for my Winter session I have a total of 30 students! Go figure!
I also attended an incredible educational conference down in the GORGEOUS City of Boston after much coaxing from my peers. I bussed it there with a number of industry peers from Montreal (it was our effort to be more sustainable and eco-friendly)
SPECIAL KUDOS MENTION
JPDL’s Marie-Lou Coupal w/her team and Sensov’s Rachel Stephan for turning an idea into reality!!
When we got there, I was overwhelmed in knowing that there were 4000 other industry meeting professionals (these folks were only for the targeted associative market across North America). I will state it was not cheap; however, I am so glad that I went! What an exhilarating conference it was. I’m so pumped this year to REVOLUTIONIZE the Meeting Industry! WATCH OUT world… I’m coming…
I’ve been working on and quoting a few weddings that will take place in late summer through the fall. (more exotic places to discover – yes, I’m being coy).
I am also working on a number of incentive programs that are quite adventurous.
(I’ll leave you hanging with that – more info will follow shortly).
The year starts off as per usual with wedding expos: This month I attended the Chic Wedding Bridal Expo and the Glamourous Bride Brunch … both where FABULOUSLY good and I discovered new upcoming trends in food and decor.
And that was my first month of 2014 in a nutshell.
In a few weeks I’m off to Ottawa and am finally starting my “partnership” with WPIC; I also have a number of other things up my sleeve but we’ll save those for
the next upcoming monthly blogs.
Until then, take care!