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February 28, 2017  |  A review of the latest news and happenings.
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EXHIBITORLIVE

Countdown to EXHIBITORLIVE in Las Vegas, March 12-16

We are very much looking forward to connecting with many of you in person at EXHIBITORLIVE in two short weeks. Be sure to stop in the CTSM office in Jasmine A, Level 3. You can complete your quizzes and affidavits here, get questions answered, relax with some refreshments, and meet others in the CTSM program.

If you are a new enrollee, be sure to attend the First-Timers Meet Up on Monday evening from 5:30-6:30, in South Seas F, Level 3. As the name says, "meet up" with others from your area and get tips on getting the most out of your EXHBITORLIVE experience.

Remember to pack a new or gently used children's book (or a few of them) for Spread The Word Nevada. In addition to books, monetary donations are welcomed. The collection box for books will be near the show office and donations can be made in the show office. This charitable endeavor is doing a great job getting books into the hands of kids who have none because they can't afford them. Let's help them out!

Professional Photography Team - New This Year!
Don't pass up the opportunity to get a FREE head shot taken while you are at the conference (in The Square near the Registration Area). You'll need a new head shot when you complete your portfolio, become a CTSM graduate, or even just get an up-to-date one for business.

2015 CTSM Grads CTSM graduates, we are looking forward to celebrating with you at the Graduate Dinner and Awards Evening, Sunday, March 12th.

We'll also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the CTSM Program. From a small beginning in 1992, CTSM has been on a steady path of growth and recognition. We are now 563 graduates strong, with hundreds nearing completion of their requirements for certification.

Not taking a full load of 13 sessions? I still have some open staffing slots to fill in the CTSM booth. Please contact me if you are willing to help out for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (Sunday 3:00-4:30; Monday 3:00-4:30; Tuesday 9:30-11:30; Wednesday 10:00-12 noon).

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EXHIBITORFastTrak Registration Opens March 1st

The preliminary schedule for the four EXHIBITORFastTrak conferences is on the web site, but you'll be able to begin registering for sessions on March 1st.

Something new this year, Candy Adams will be teaching her all-day workshop #212: Rookie Exhibitors' Quick-Start Program: Hit the Ground Running, at the front end of three of the conferences - Providence, Chicago (summer), and Sacramento. This workshop qualifies CTSM candidates to waive sessions 20617 and 20917.

For more information about EXHIBITORFastTrak, go to www.ExhibitorFastTrak.com.

 
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EXHIBITOR eTrak Schedule Update

The schedule for EXHIBITOR eTrak live online sessions is now posted! CTSM-required session offerings include:
  • March 21: 31517: Integrated Marketing Communications
  • April 11: 31317: Beyond the Basics of Booth Selling
  • May 9: 40217: Basic Project Management and Reporting Skills
  • June 15: 31317: Beyond the Basics of Booth Selling
  • July 18: 61017: The Basics of Event Planning and Management
  • July 19: 61117: The Basics of Event Logistics and Implementation
  • August 17: ALS 30717: Creative Thinking to Reinvigorate Your Program
  • October 17: 62017: The @show Experience
  • December 14: 72117: Negotiating Skills to Win
For more information about EXHIBITOR eTrak, go to www.ExhibitoreTrak.com.

 
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Get on Track to Complete Your Portfolio in 2017

Three Portfolio Power-Working Weekends are scheduled this year to offer focused time away from distractions. Each weekend includes 12 hours of intensive workshop time with advisors on hand for immediate feedback. Join us!
  • April 21-22: Atlanta, Georgia
  • June 10-11: Minneapolis, MN
  • August 12-13: Milwaukee, WI
 
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