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Networking can make people feel physically dirty
Government Executive
New research shows schmoozing for career growth can leave workers feeling morally impure and even physically dirty. Yes, dirty. But, when people start to view networking not only as an opportunity for self-gain but also as a way to show how their skills and talents could help the other person, those dirty feelings can be overcome.
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MeetingNews Minute Video: 3 tips for meeting planners when selecting a conference center
Successful Meetings
VideoBrief The International Association of Conference Centers recently released a list of top 10 insider tips for meeting planners. Watch this video to learn about the three primary tips that planners should consider.
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Government meetings training available now via catalog of recorded sessions
SGMP
Do you have available training budget? Have you missed any chapter meetings this year? Were you unable to attend the NEC? Are you in need of Contact Hours for your upcoming CGMP recertification? Take a moment right now to check out our growing list of webinars that are pre-approved for Contact Hours.
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House approves stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown
Government Executive
The House on Sept. 17 approved a measure to keep government agencies open through mid-December by a 319-108 vote, and the bill will now head to the Senate where it is expected to receive final approval. Desperate to avoid a government shutdown before the November midterm election, lawmakers opted to fund agencies at the same levels they received in fiscal 2014. The measure would appropriate $1.01 trillion between Oct. 1 and Dec. 11.
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Using technology to empower the live event learner
AV Network
Have you ever truly stopped to consider the impact of our technology and how adults learn? If you provide technological support to meetings, conferences and other events where adults are expected to learn new information, then you would be wise to more clearly understand the impact of the learning environment on an adult learner.
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Marriott to urge guests to tip their housekeepers as part of new campaign
The Washington Post
Marriott International wants to give its housekeepers a raise — and it is hoping customers will chip in. A number of the company's hotels will begin providing envelopes in guest rooms to encourage visitors to tip workers. The initiative, called "The Envelope Please," is a partnership with A Woman's Nation, a nonprofit organization founded by journalist and former California first lady Maria Shriver.
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Government meetings training available now via CGMP manual
SGMP
Do you have available training budget? Did you earn your CGMP prior to 2013? Are you considering sitting for the CGMP course in the future? Any SGMP member may purchase the 2014 edition of the CGMP Training Manual to support your continuing professional development. Get your copy now by signing in at www.sgmp.org and clicking on Upcoming Events --> Online Store --> CGMP Manual.
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The grind of air travel: Where did it all go wrong?
USA Today
When Victoria Person-Goral ponders what's gone wrong with the flying experience, there are almost more culprits than she can name. Indeed, many Americans would agree that flying has become an experience to be endured rather than enjoyed. And if the flying experience has declined, some say civility among travelers has gone down right along with it. Some frazzled passengers are literally fighting for every spare inch of space.
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The complete guide to having a productive weekend
Government Executive
Some weeks, the thought of the weekend is all that keeps us going. Then we finally get there, and the two days seem to fly by. Sunday evening comes around and often we're struck by Sunday sadness, soon followed by Monday misery. But it doesn't have to be this way. Here are some tips for spending those precious 48 hours in a way that boosts energy, helps you tap into your creative synapses and prepares you for a productive week ahead.
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