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2018 Call for MAX Talk Speakers Open

SMPS Connecticut is excited to announce our Call for Submissions for the 2018 SMPS CT MAX Talks! Download the Call here. The deadline to submit your presentation idea is January 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

If you missed last year’s SMPS CT MAX Talks, you missed out! But luckily, thanks to our in-kind sponsor Geomatrix Productions, we have beautifully produced video of each of our three MAX presenters on our Vimeo channel.

Having a professionally edited video to add to your portfolio is just one of the benefits to being selected as a MAX presenter: MAX speakers will also have the benefit of professional presentation coaching provided by Gilda Bonnano LLC, as well as have the opportunity to be seen as a thought leader in the industry and bring more awareness to a cause or idea.

What is MAX?

MAX events are creative programs, centered on short-form sessions meant to be a showcase for speakers exchanging great, well-formed, marketing-led ideas and inspiration, through storytelling, presentations, and media.

Why 15 minutes?

The MAX model of short storytelling sessions works in part because it captures an audience for a short period of time and inherently encourages focus and concentration. We place an approximate time of 15 minutes on MAX sessions, so that we can keep a tight, predictable schedule in the line-up of MAX sessions.

What is a great, well-formed story or idea?

A great story is more than a report and a great idea is more than a list of facts. Great stories and ideas take specific evidence or observations and present a larger conclusion for the audience. We are looking for great stories and ideas that challenge our thought process, that make us reimagine norms, provoke us to make changes, ignite our creative engines, and inspire us to think differently.

Questions? Email maxtalks@smpsct.org

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It's Our 35th Birthday!

Today is SMPS CT’s 35th birthday - on this day in 1982, SMPS CT was officially chartered as the 22nd chapter of SMPS. As part of this monumental occasion, we are starting a blog to share with you all the incredible things our chapter and its members are up to. It’s been a journey filled with achievement and accomplishment for our Connecticut chapter over the past three and a half decades – including recently graduating to a Large Chapter and winning the SMPS Membership Derby at the 2017 Regional Conference. We have grown into an industry-recognized organization known for its top-notch programing and professional development. More importantly, we have become a source of knowledge and career advancement for our members.

Check out the video below to learn more about our recent accomplishments! There’s a lot to celebrate!

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