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May 2013 Volume 5 | Issue 5

Jennifer Bridges, PMP

On April 25th PDUs2Go.com was a marque exhibitor at the 6th annual PMXPO hosted by ProjectManagement.com. We had a great time and want to thank everyone that stopped by PDUs2Go.com‘s booth. Our fingers were flying as we chatted with over 1,500 project managers that visited us from such great companies as 3M, ADP, HP, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo to name just a few.

A virtual conference is pretty amazing and the technology has come a long way towards creating a memorable experience. The event mirrors a real-life conference and is very organized and interactive. If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend a virtual conference, be sure to sign up for next years. There were great speakers, great content, and plenty of free PDUs to go around!

Speaking of PDUs, we’d like to congratulate Bill Biedenbach from FedEx for winning PDUs2Go.com‘s unprecedented giveaway of 535 PDUs valued at over $13,000. That’s enough PDUs to last through 9 certification cycles! Congratulations Bill!

The article below will give you an idea of what PMXPO was like and what some of our visitors had to say about the event and PDUs2Go.com. You can still watch the presentations on-demand and earn 7.5 PDUs through July 26, 2013.

Wishing you continued success and we look forward to seeing you at PMXPO again next year!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Bridges, PMP (formerly, Jennifer Whitt),

Founder – PDUs2Go.com

PMXPO 2013 at a Glance

A live virtual event is a sight to behold. Once you log in to the event you are presented with the Main Hall that allows you to select the Conference Hall, Resource Center, Lounge, or Exhibition Hall.

You’ll see PDUs2Go.com‘s booth in the lower left corner…

…and everyone that dropped by our booth received a free 7 PDU course (a $224 value) called Relationship Economics® Telecourse Series by David Nour!

What the Attendees Had to Say

We received a lot of great feedback throughout the day. Below are a few of the kind words our visitors had to say…

“Just wanted to say that I have purchased and completed many courses from PDUs2Go. They are easy to download and simple to do at your leisure. Registering the PDUs on PMI is super easy too. I give them my full recommendation and tell my fellow PMPs about them.”
Cindy R.

“Hi, just dropping in before the next speaker, but I wanted to say that I have taken two PDUs2Go courses and loved them! They are really convenient and have made it easy for me to maintain my certification. I’ll stop by after the next talk.” Elenor H.

“I purchased some PDUs last year that came in handy. Great format and it’s much easier listening to them on my ipod. Great work guys!” Neil N.

“Fantastic offer! Just bought your Premium Pak. Thank you for supporting the event and for the great product!” Geoff L.

Thanks for everyone’s comments above. We’re glad that our Portable and Affordable® courses help you keep your PMP certification current!

By The Numbers

We know how much Project Managers love numbers. The folloiwng are a couple of statistics that you may find interesting about the event.

  • Number of Visitors to PDUs2Go.com‘s Booth = 1,500
  • Number of FREE PDUs given away by PDUs2Go.com = 11,250
  • Value of FREE PDUs given away by PDUs2Go.com = $336,000
  • Number of Companies that Stopped by = 1,180
  • Number of Countries Represented = 65
  • Number of PMPs = 1,115
  • Percentage of Project Managers = 70%
  • Percentage of other Jobs (i.e. C-Level, VP, Programmers) = 30%

It was definitely a great show and we encourage everyone to attend next year’s PMXPO. In the meantime, you can catch up on some of your PDUs by watching the presentations on-demand through July 26, 2013.

 

We Are All in This Together

PMI Logo Anyone with the letters ‘PMP’ after their name has the ongoing obligation to obtain 60 PDUs every three years. This is a big deal when it is added to schedules that are already overbooked and hectic. PDUs2Go has solved this problem by developing a system where you can earn PDUs around your demanding schedule with portable, self-paced courses. Earn n’ Learn™ while in your car, in your office, by the pool or on the road.

Visit PDUs2Go.com now to learn more.

You can still take advantage of the great offers from the PMPXO. Remember to join our PDUs2Go.com LinkedIn group and receive a Promo Code for 20% off any PDUs2Go.com purchase!

David Nour’s HOT NEW RELEASE entitled Relationship Economics® Telecourse Series Value Bundle will teach you how to make the most of your professional relationships.

Plus, our PDU Premium Pak includes enough PDUs for 9 PMP Certifications! Order these today and you’ll be set for years to come.

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The Reality of a Virtual Conference

 


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April 2013 Volume 5 | Issue 4




Jennifer Bridges, PMP

Mark your calendars for a special event that will be happening on April 25th! PDUs2Go.com is, once again, sponsoring the 6th annual PMXPO virtual conference hosted by ProjectManagement.com (formerly gantthead.com)! This is a perfect opportunity for PMPs to learn, network, earn PDUs and gain valuable knowledge from the comfort of your home or office.

Plus, anyone that visits PDUs2Go.com’s virtual booth will automatically receive a FREE 7 PDU course (a $224 value) by David Nour, the strategic relationships expert! This Hot New Release and exclusive PDUs2Go.com course is entitled “Relationship Economics® Telecourse Series Value Bundle” and will help you optimize your professional relationships and keep the doors of opportunity wide open.

One more thing…anyone that visits the PDUs2Go.com virtual booth will also be registered in a drawing to win over 500 PDUs! That’s right; over 500 PDUs will be given away by PDUs2Go.com (a $13,000 value) for someone to keep up their PMP certification for the next 9 cycles!

Register today for this FREE event or read below for additional information on the topics that will be covered.

Wishing you continued success and see you on April 25th!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Bridges, PMP (formerly, Jennifer Whitt),
Founder – PDUs2Go.com

The Reality of a Virtual Conference

You are in for a real treat if you’ve never attended a virtual conference before. It’s just like attending a conference in person without all the expense or the the hassle of having to remember where you parked your car!

You can mingle and network with other attendees, visit exhibitors booths, and then settle in for an inspiring keynote session by Jeffrey Ma and five additional sessions by other project management experts.

The keynote presentation is called High Stakes PM and Jeffrey Ma is certainly able to talk about high stakes! Losing $100,000 in two hands of blackjack, Jeffrey Ma recovered his confidence through teamwork, trust, creativity and goal-setting. A revolutionary business strategist, social media mogul and kingpin of the Famous MIT blackjack team, Ma was the subject of both Ben Mezrich’s #1 New York Times bestselling book Bringing Down the House and the 2008 hit film 21. Ma also authored his own book, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business, and has influenced major corporations like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Ford and McDonald’s. Ma also co-founded Citizen Sports, the mobile hub for millions of sports fans worldwide and the center of Yahoo! Sports’ social media strategy. Hear about Ma’s success in a keynote filled with unforgettable stories and lessons applicable to project managers in any field. Everyone will walk away a winner!

Plus, you’ll be able to earn PDUs while you enjoy the following speakers and topics:

  • 21st Century PM: Equipping Managers for the Challenge (Ian Wittingham)• Expanding the Enterprise: How Agile and Traditional Teams Work Together (Barbee Davis)
  • IT Strategy: The Three Things Your Project Management Approach Can’t Live Without (Ty Kiisel)
  • Hiring Roulette: Why Managers Prefer Certified PMs (Patti Gilchrist)
  • Maximizing the PMO: Practical Tips and Real-Life Best Practices (Mike Tressler)

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! Register today for this FREE event and visit the PDUs2Go.com booth for 7 FREE PDUs and a chance to win over 500 PDUs!

We Are All in This Together

PMI Logo Anyone with the letters ‘PMP’ after their name has the ongoing obligation to obtain 60 PDUs every three years. This is a big deal when it is added to schedules that are already overbooked and hectic. PDUs2Go has solved this problem by developing a system where you can earn PDUs around your demanding schedule with portable, self-paced courses. Earn n’ Learn™ while in your car, in your office, by the pool or on the road.

Visit PDUs2Go.com now to learn more.


Register for FREE, Visit PDUs2Go.com’s Booth, and Receive a Chance to Win over 500 PDUs!

Every visitor to PDUs2Go.com’s booth receives David Nour’s HOT NEW RELEASE entitled Relationship Economics® Telecourse Series Value Bundle. This 7 PDU Course is a $224 value and yours FREE for just stopping by!

Plus, visit our PDUs2Go.com booth and register for our PDUs2Go.com Premium Pak Giveaway and the chance to win over 500 PDUs!

REGISTER FOR PMPXPO 2013 TODAY!

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Sharks, Lions, and the Big Bad Wolf – How to Deal with Difficult People

by Ron Shapiro,

Let’s face it, negotiation has a bad reputation. Often an analogy is drawn between negotiating and swimming with the sharks or entering the lion’s den. You could just label all other N.I.C.E. is a philosophy that maps out how to beat them without joining them.bullies, tyrants, and impossible people and lump them together under the title of the Big Bad Wolf. Though I’m no history buff, but I like to rename all impossible people Robespierre, because sometimes dealing with them is like being at the epicenter of the Reign of Terror.

So how do we deal with these sharks, lions, big bad wolves, and Robespierre types? Well Thomas Jefferson thinks it’s as easy as counting, “When I am upset, I count to ten. When I’m very upset, I count to one-hundred.” That may be easy enough but how many times have your reactions mirrored the attitude towards you? Do you yell when yelled at? When someone challenges you, do you accept?  How do we harness these emotions and keep them in check? How can we become better negotiators to avoid becoming a screaming and yelling Big Bad Wolf?

A strategy of intimidation is often the easy way out (the easy and often ineffective way out). To get around this we’ve developed a new approach that answers all of these problematic questions. N.I.C.E. is a philosophy that maps out how to beat them without joining them. Learn More »

3 Benefits of Making Role-Play a Part of Your Training

by Ron Shapiro

Role-play has been a common training method amongst military branches, emergency response groups, and companies where quick decision making is highly valued. So, why not in the 3 Benefits of Role-Playworld of sales?

Over the last few years, we’ve noticed the use of role-play becoming even more common in business training curriculums – and for good reason. Sales teams that continually engage in role-playing are more likely to outperform their non-role-playing competitors.

3 Benefits of Role-Play

Here are just a few of the benefits of making role-playing a part of your business training.

Build Confidence: When your team role-plays, they’ll have a number of situations thrown at them, from unhappy customers to customers who don’t know what they want to buy. Role-playing provides a safe environment to encounter these scenarios for the first time, which builds confidence in team members that can help them in the field.

Develop Listening Skills: Good role-playing requires good listening skills. In addition to understanding the words the other person is saying, it’s important to listen to body language and non-verbal clues. Have your team develop those skills while role-playing – not when they’re trying to close a real sale.

Creative Problem-Solving: Over the years, we’ve found that no matter how outlandish a situation you create in a controlled environment, something even more bizarre is bound to happen in the real world. Role-playing will at least give your team the chance to get some experience in handling difficult situations and developing creative problem-solving skills.

How to Start Role-Playing

While we strongly encourage you to hire a professional facilitator for the most effective role-play, here are a few tips for doing it yourself: Learn More »

 
 
 
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