Welcome!!! This is my initial post to the Message from The Chair blog.
I will post from time to time to let everyone know about the most
recent comings and goings of the Institute, news of the profession, and
other things which may be of interest to you, our members and guests.
is a relatively new thing for me - I have a blog on my own website
which is woefully out of date (April 2008), and those posts tend to be
of "white paper length" (my blog-savvy colleagues have told me that
this is not the best way to do it, that "shorter is better"). So, I
will take their advice to heart and "post less - post often."
usual, there are a lot going on in IMC. We recently signed a strategic
alliance with TAB (The Alternative Board) which will provide consulting
opportunities for members to the TAB member CEOs. More on that as the
agreement unfolds, but this is another way we are bringing more value
to our members by helping them get more business.
We are also
into the Christmas and Chanukah seasons, and in my first blog I wanted
to talk about the importance of this holiday season. Whether you
celebrate Christmas or Chanukah, the holidays are a special time -
there is a special feeling in the air, and we take time off to be with
family and loved ones. Personally, we have one of our sons coming home,
so are busy purchasing / mailing gifts, and pulling down the
decorations for the tree, and getting ready for our Christmas dinner
(no, we're not having enchiladas again like we did this year for
Thanksgiving; we will have the traditional turkey).
IMC, they are no less special - chapters are having holiday gatherings
instead of the usual monthly meetings, and we at national are getting
ready for the new year. We have the gift of a new website (courtesy of
Mark Haas FIMC CMC and his team - thanks everyone!), and with that an
expanded sense of community. Be sure to check out the new site, update
your profile, and renew your membership so that you can take advantage
of the many new and great benefits we will be offering this next year.
of benefits, Santa came a little early this year, delivering a
Christmas / Chanukah present of a $99 RainToday membership. We had over
230 people express interest, and so we are moving forward with the
agreement. I'm excited about this - I attended my first RT webinar
yesterday about building a Seven Figure Global Consulting Business, and
easily got my $$$ worth!!!
This is the first time we have
offered a group membership like this since I have been a member of IMC
(since 1999). Let me know what you think - if you want more deals such
as this and have some ideas on what we can to, send me a note at
Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas to all
Yours in consulting