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For a Reiki-Inspired Energy Boost, Just Breathe

Nasreen Toorabally | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Apr 19, 2021
I’ve got a secret: Many of the daily actions we take for granted — things like breathing, sleeping, or stretching — can be used as super simple energy boosters, especially when you need a quick pick-me-up or something to ground you in the middle of a busy day.

Part 2: Two Takeaways for Creating Successful Virtual Events for Your Small Business

Alex Bickers | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 30, 2021
In part two of this blog post, Alex Bickers, an award-winning event consultant and the President of Reveal Events Group, offers more expert advice and insight into how businesses can host successful virtual events and connect in new and exciting ways.

Member Spotlight - Kathryn Wood, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

Kathryn Wood, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 18, 2021
I was intrigued by the whole hotel industry during a trip to Florida as a teen. I decided to work in a hotel before going to school to see if it was fun. I then went to school for hotel and resort administration.

What’s Your Comeback

Shaina Turgeon, CMP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Mar 8, 2021
The Government of Canada defines International Women's Day as “a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done.” It is a day to broadcast the empowerment of women of all backgrounds and communities.

From Planner to Supplier: 4 Ways I Turned my Passion into a Career

Zaman Ishaad, CED, CMP, DES | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 26, 2021
Like many others, I had never hosted a virtual event until halfway through last year. As the pandemic erupted and my career development was stunted, I took this opportunity to change my perspective with optimism and practice gratitude with my MPI community.

Four Strategies to Improve Remote Work Communication

Clare Kumar | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Feb 12, 2021
We know that effective communication is a key component to being productive: we need to understand and to be understood while conserving energy and time. Communication options have become more limited now that we are working remotely, and we must find ways to stay connected to our peers.

A Look Ahead – What’s Next? A true story about suffering with depression long before COVID and finding ways to turn the pain into purpose.

Janice Cardinale | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jan 28, 2021
The number one trend this year is People and Health. Our physical health and more importantly our mental health. We all have felt the affects of 2020 and every emotion we may not have known we had.

Part 1: Two Takeaways for Creating Successful Virtual Events for Your Small Business

Alex Bickers | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jan 20, 2021
Though virtual events have been around to some extent, they have become an essential aspect of the workplace in 2020. As in-person events were cancelled or postponed at the beginning of the year, businesses had to pivot to connect with their communities online.

My Journey: A Continued Road to Learning - The Duuo Report on Covid-19 and its Impact on the Canadian Event Industry

Rachel Devitt | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Jan 12, 2021
There’s no denying that 2020 was a year that most of us will never forget. Our homes have now become our offices, our travel plans have drastically shifted, and we’ve had to keep our family and friends at a distance of 6 feet or more. One notable thing that has completely changed this past year is the way we experience events. Weddings, conferences, concerts, family reunions, and festivals have all been modified, rescheduled, or simply cancelled, leaving people lost for ways to get together and celebrate.

Just Networking 2020: A time for reflection, connection & gratitude

Mandy Moon | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Dec 14, 2020
Sometimes it feels like you are riding the Corona coaster (and at times it’s a ride you wish you weren’t tall enough for!) but the one thing you know for sure is that it will take more than a pandemic to break your connection with valued colleagues and treasured friends within your MPI Toronto Chapter family.

The Power of a Note

Lynne Coyne, CMP, CITP | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Dec 3, 2020
Did you realize that the average person receives about 121 emails a day? Mail Icon All from various sources either project related, newsletters and updates, social emails and of course the lovely spam emails.

Insider Tips on Virtual and Hybrid Events

Krista Cameron | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Nov 16, 2020
When looking for a virtual event partner (VEP) realize there is a difference between a platform provider and a production company.

Member Spotlight - Vanessa Clark, Events & Conventions Regina

Vanessa Clark | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Nov 6, 2020
I got my first taste of the hospitality and events industry when I started at the Regina Hotel Association (RHA) almost five years ago. Being a young professional who was brand new to the industry was a bit intimidating, but I immediately fell in love with the community and the energy of those in it.

My Journey: A Continued Road to Learning: 5 Tips for Writing your CMP Exam

Emily Hribljan | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Oct 30, 2020
At the beginning of 2020 when the world was still a ‘normal’ place, I began my CMP journey. I was about to begin a new role in marketing and events when I attended my first CMP Information Session with MPI.

My Journey: A Continued Road to Learning: The Future of Education: Rethinking the Classroom

Doris Miculan Bradley | Published by MPI Toronto Chapter | Oct 20, 2020
The forecast for the Greater Toronto Area for December 31st, 2019 included snow squall watches but tapering off in time for NYE celebrations. The 16th-century physician and writer, turned clairvoyant, Michel de Nostredame, AKA, Nostradamus, predicted that in 2020 the world could be headed for a rough year starting with the threat of climate change and political unrest.

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