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  Quote of the Month:

"You learn something every day if you pay attention."

~ Ray LeBlond

September 2015
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Here Comes the School Bus - Climb on Board!

Every time September rolls around, I get into my "teaching mode." There is no doubt that the time period from September through June is also a prime business training period. Conferences, training programs, seminars and workshops are all vying for your professional attention. Many of these programs will require that you not only attend but you may also be one of the presenters. I would like to pass along to you a few valuable ideas for you to consider while pulling together your presentation:

Be a Storyteller
Engage your Audience

Think about the best meeting you ever attended. Is there anything you could borrow from their successful model? What is your story and why are you unique? How can you bring your audience into your story? What knowledge can you share? Are you vibrant and energetic? Have you rehearsed – out loud? Listen to yourself.  If you were an audience participant, would you want to listen to your own presentation?

People learn under different teaching methods – visual/hearing, reading/seeing, and touching/doing. During an hour meeting, you need to incorporate all of those methods.  I saw how well this worked for my daughter when she was at the International Academy. The school operated on a “Block Schedule,” which meant fewer classes in a day but each at 90 minute intervals. To keep the intensity of the class subject moving along, the teachers had to change their format of teaching every 20 minutes. They couldn’t just let the students watch a video or listen to a lecture for the entire time block. They had to switch it up. They had to engage everyone.

Try this yourself at your next meeting and bring out your inner child. Remember kindergarten? We all loved story-telling, show ‘n tell and coloring. We are all children at heart and have a playful spirit. Bring that concept into your next meeting and see how everyone responds.

My last pointer:  Don't forget to breathe and smile!

President, Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
Meeting Coordinators, Inc. –
We are here to help you! Call us or attend our next Meeting Planner Meetup to meet with other planners like yourself who are creating dynamic events & meetings every month.

Thursday, October 22nd  
8:00am - 9:00am at Panera’s on Big Beaver at Rochester Road, Troy

Won't you join meeting planners from the local area for a cup of coffee and to exchange ideas and give/get advice on what we all do every day?  Let's consult!  The ideas are FREE and you have an opportunity to meet other industry professionals.  

This Meetup is FREE!  
You may send us an email in advance to let us know that you are planning to attend so that we can look out for you… or just show up. We’d love to see you!

Success Stories...

Ann Bruttell, President of Meeting Coordinators, Inc., will be participating as a panelist at "Top of Troy: Women of Influence"  presented by The Women's Business Forum on September 30th. If you would like to register or are interested in additional details, please click here.

Meeting Coordinators is proud of our very own Laura Oliveto who has been awarded the Chapter Star award by the national organization Association for Women in Communications for her work on the board of directors of its Detroit chapter. Laura is currently vice president for programs, after a three-year term as the chapter’s president. The award will be presented at the group’s national conference in Kansas City, Missouri, October 9-10, 2015.

The award celebrates the overall value of an individual to a local chapter, including leadership, interaction with other chapter members and commitment to the chapter’s success and future.  Way to go, Laura!

For three days, HR Professionals from around the state will be making great ideas happen "Shore-To-Shore." The Conference offers educational sessions designated to provide practical and applicable information to help you be successful. You can expect to be challenged... inspired... encouraged. This year's conference provides participants a variety of opportunities that make it a great event whether this is your 1st or 6th MISHRM Conference. Click here to register.

Job Opportunity 
We are growing at Meeting Coordinators, and we are currently looking for a full-time or part-time person to join our team.  If you know anyone that enjoys meeting planning, has great attention to detail, loves computer work, is very personable and wants to work with some great people, please call us at 248-643-6590.

Intern Wanted
The Detroit Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management is looking for a part-time paid intern with human resources interest/skills.  Please contact Detroit SHRM at for details.

In every great association or company there comes a time when a conference, seminar, sales meeting or special event must be arranged.

Utilizing the services of Meeting Coordinators, Inc. will therefore not burden your employees with countless overwhelming logistical tasks.

Meeting Coordinators, Inc. has a staff of experts to create a professional event to meet and exceed your every expectation.


Thursday, Sept. 17th:
September Event
5:30pm - Freudenberg-NOK Inc., Troy

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd:
Chapter Event
5:00pm - The Westin, Southfield

Sunday, Sept. 27th:
Afternoon Field Hunt
Hunters Creek, Metamora

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - 
Thursday, Oct. 1
Thermal Management Systems Symposium
8:00am - Marriott Hotel, Troy

Wednesday, Sept. 30th
Annual Conference
8:00am - MSU Management Education Center, Troy

Friday, Oct. 2nd:
Global Forum
7:30am - Kelly Services, Troy

Tuesday, Oct. 6th:
7:30am - Management Education Center, Troy

Monday, Oct. 12th:
Dinner Meeting & Forum
6:00pm - Marriott, Livonia

Tuesday, Oct. 13th
Dinner Meeting
5:30pm - Management Education Center, Troy

Thursday, Oct. 15th:
October Event
6:00pm - TechTown, New Center Area, Detroit

Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
Telephone: 248-643-6590

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