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Optimize Your Thinking®:
How to Unlock Your Performance Potential

Jennifer Bridges, PMP (formerly, Jennifer Whitt)
25 PDUs

Relationship Economics®:
Success Journal for PMPs

David Nour

10 PDUs

Top Gun Leadership for PMPs

Rob “Waldo” Waldman, Lt. Col.
5 PDUs

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The Introverted Leader:
Success Journal for PMPs – Building on Your Quiet Strength & Heading Up Projects

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.
1 PDU

Emotional Intelligence:
Success Journal for PMPs – Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work – Successful Leadership is more than IQ

David Ryback, Ph.D.
10 PDUs

Negotiating with the Power of Nice

Mark Jankowski & Ron Shapiro
5 PDUs

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‘PROMOTIONAL’

PRESS RELEASE > PDUs2Go.com Invites Project Managers to Earn Free PDUs, Win Prizes, & Visit Its Booth During Free PMXPO Virtual Conference

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT and BE SURE TO VISIT THE PDUS2GO.COM BOOTH!

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ATLANTA, GA (May 16, 2011)—On May 19, Project Management Professionals (PMPs) can view insightful educational sessions and pick up valuable reference material and tools without leaving their offices during the fourth annual PMXPO (Project Management Expo) virtual conference. A highlight of the conference for PMPs is the ability, at no charge, to earn up to 7.5 PDUs for watching all the day’s live, streaming sessions.

In between sessions, attendees can browse the virtual trade show, where PDUs2Go.com and other PMP-related businesses and services will provide great information including templates and sample documents PMPs can use. PDUs2Go.com founder Jennifer Bridges invites PMPs attending the event to check out the PDUs2Go.com booth, where they can register to win prizes and pick up late-breaking industry news, information on trends, and more.

“gantthead has always been on the leading edge of what Project Managers need to stay current with the industry,” says industry veteran Bridges. “This is an extremely innovative way of allowing Project Management Professionals to maintain their PMP Certification. The PMXPO virtual conference aligns with our mission of making PDUs Portable & Affordable® and I am excited to be a part of it.”

“It is only with the support of companies like PDUs2Go.com that gantthead could host the annual Project Management Expo, the biggest online event in Project Management,” says gantthead’s Roger Leek. “As PMXPO has grown over the years, and throughout the economic downturn, gantthead and the companies that support PMXPO have provided thousands of Project Managers access to a high-value trade show experience without the traditional expense.”

To attend the conference and trade show, attendees register in advance on the event’s Website (www.gantthead.com/pmxpo2011). On the day of the event, they are given a virtual briefcase—a free, private, online storage cache—to which they add white papers, templates, and other materials they pick up at the show. After the event, facilitators will email the contents of each briefcase to the appropriate attendee.

PMXPO also represents a great networking opportunity for PMPs to meet and engage their industry peers.

About PDUs2Go.com

PDUs2Go.com is the Portable & Affordable® market leader and mobile learning provider for Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits toward Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification renewal as accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.  This simple, fast and flexible system provides Project Managers on the Go® with an easy way to complete their self-paced, downloadable courses anywhere, at any time.

This site has become the “iTunes® for Project-Management” and allows students to gain access to world-class project management-centric authors with credible and applicable content and receive downloadable (vs. streaming) content toward PMI-accredited project management training and development. For more information about PDUs2Go.com, please visit www.PDUs2Go.com or call 404-815-4644.

‘NEW RELEASES’

PRESS RELEASE: PDUs2Go.com Teams with Strategic Sourcing Partners to Help Project Managers Find Jobs

ATLANTA, GA (March 20, 2012)—Jennifer Bridges, founder of PDUs2Go.com and a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), today announced a new initiative to help PMP Project Managers find employment. To facilitate this effort, Bridges has connected with strategic sourcing partners that provide job postings (click here>> http://bit.ly/AEEPwy) and career Webinars (click here>> http://bit.ly/FWDUk7), all of which are available at no charge on PDUs2Go.com. As an additional bonus, PMPs will earn one free PDU for every Webinar they attend.

“As the economy improves and unemployment drops, I am noticing more Project Manager positions coming available,” says Bridges. “My goal for PDUs2Go.com has always been to help PMPs further their careers. For many at the present time, that means helping them find work, and it is very rewarding for me to do that.”

The job postings (click here>> http://bit.ly/AEEPwy), which are updated weekly, reflect newly announced PMP opportunities with companies in a wide variety of industries. The one-hour career Webinars (click here>> http://bit.ly/FWDUk7), scheduled for March 28 and April 11, address the topics of “Finding Your Next Project Manager Job Without a Resume” and “Networking Secrets for Project Manager Job Hunters,” respectively. They are packed with useful tips for finding meaningful work through career-boosting channels. The Webinars were developed by PDUs2Go.com exclusive author Dr. Drew Stevens and are designed to help PMPs take advantage of the opportunities opening up in the project management profession.

Bridges says response from the PMP community has been immediate and appreciative, with job seekers sending her thank you notes and PMP-related organizations offering to forward the information to their members.

“PDUs2Go.com has always been about helping PMP-certified Project Managers advance their professional development by achieving PDUs in a strategic and reasonable manner,” says Bridges, “Over the years, the site has grown to being a hub of the PMP community. I am delighted to provide another meaningful resource that will help our PMP Project Managers not only professionally but personally as well.”

About Jennifer Bridges

Jennifer Bridges is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) consultant and Founder of PDUs2Go.com. She is a professional speaker and author of Optimize Your Thinking: How to Unlock Your Performance Potential, the associated Thinking Journal and Thought Master Series. Bridges is also a Certified Performance Coach, author and company president of Optimo, Inc.

About PDUs2Go.com

PDUs2Go.com is the Portable & Affordable® market leader and mobile learning provider for Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits toward Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification renewal as accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.  This simple, fast and flexible system provides Project Managers on the Go® with an easy way to complete their self-paced, downloadable courses anywhere, at any time.

This site has become the “iTunes® for Project-Management” and allows students to gain access to world-class project management-centric authors with credible and applicable content and receive downloadable (vs. streaming) content toward PMI-accredited project management training and development. For more information about PDUs2Go.com, please visit www.PDUs2Go.com or call 404-815-4644.

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‘NEWSLETTER’

One Simple Act of Generosity

Be A Link In the Chain

I want to share a powerful story with you that had great impact on me recently. It really got me thinking about this season, the season of giving, and how it can bring together people of all kinds, regardless of their backgrounds or economic status.

When I ordered coffee at my local drive-thru recently, a stranger in the car ahead of me generously paid for my coffee drink.

I was so touched that on the spur of the moment, I did the same for the person in line behind me. When I drove up to the cashier, the barrista leaned out the window and told me that I was the 40th person in-a-row to pay it forward!

Of course, “pay it forward” is the idea of repaying a good deed by doing good for others instead of for the original person. It’s a simple enough concept, but it’s so seldom seen these days.

Hundreds Changing Hands.

In this case, that same couple bucks was turned to do the good work of more than a hundred dollars. The small gesture made a difference for at least 40 people. Who knows how far the chain extended that day? After all, there’s no telling what happened after I drove away from the coffee stand.

Though drive-thru coffee may not be your cup of tea, you can still use this idea to make life a little better for someone else. Simply extend a bit of kindness with no strings on it. For centuries, people have been doing just that for friends and strangers alike.

Where Do Kind Acts Come From?

A lot of people mistakenly think this idea started with the Hollywood film Pay It Forward from the year 2000. The movie was immensely popular, about a young boy and his big idea to change the world through simple acts of kindness. The movie topped out at #4 at the box office and netted $55 million worldwide at the box office, but it went on to make big ripples around the globe.

To trace the movie’s plot to its source, you’ll find that the screenplay was adapted from a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde. But the concept didn’t start with her. You’d have to go farther up the chain than that to find the idea’s origins.

Back in 1980, “pay it forward” showed up in a special edition Marvel comic that teamed Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. The story traced the path of a $5 bill from a loan by a retiree to someone down on his luck, following the five-spot’s round-about route, returning to the elderly man by way of the two superheroes.

But “pay it forward” didn’t start with Marvel Comics either. An author named Lily Hardy Hammond wrote about the idea in her book In the Garden of Delight, published in 1916. She said, “You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.” Even a hundred years ago, the idea wasn’t new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote an essay in 1841 called “Compensation.” He said, “The benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody.”

Still, this isn’t the beginning of the chain. Ben Franklin proposed the “pay it forward” idea in a letter in April 1784. He told a friend, “When you meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation… I hope it may thus go thro’ many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress.”

Would you be the Knave? Perish the thought.

From Stage to Cinema in 2000 Years

You might think that someone as smart and influential as Benjamin Franklin originated the “pay it forward” idea. It sure sounds like him. In reality, the idea predates modern civilization, making its first appearance (that we know of) in Ancient Greece.

The concept was the key to the plot of a classic Greek comedy, dating back to 317 BC. The play was called The Grouch (okay, it was called Dyskolos), written by someone named Menander. The script was lost for centuries and rediscovered in 1957.

I’m sure in the future some Broadway director will turn the ancient play into a big budget action film, spawning a line of polyethylene superhero figures, a comic book, and maybe a series of theme park rides. For the time being, it’s just a nice story about a grouch whose life is touched by an act of kindness.

Now, it seems to me I’ve seen something like this before. Didn’t I? Ah yes, I think it was my hometown stage production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Maybe this year I’ll buy a couple extra tickets and give them to those two young adults in line behind me… and ask them why they keep calling me “Auntie”.

 
 
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