Upcoming ACOM Event Calendar

April 2009

Idea Network
April 16, 2009
Topic: Signs of the Times...Discussions with Meeting Planners

May 2009

May 21, 2009
Topic: Top Clauses for Contract Negotiations

June 2009

2009 Summer Education Conference
June 14-16, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada
Westin Casuarina

August 2009

August 20, 2009
Topic: Economic Update from the Industry Experts

September 2009

Idea Network
September 17, 2009
Track 1: Working Effectively with MINT
Track 2: How to Capitalize on Your CMP Designation

October 2009

October 15, 2009
Topic: APEX Update

November 2009

Idea Network
November 19, 2009
Track 1: Discussion of Housing and Registration Issues
Track 2: Discussion of Food and Beverage Issues

Take the vacation you deserve

Leaders often delay taking vacations because they worry about being inaccessible to their employees. If you’re ready to rest and relax, but not ready to unplug completely, use these tips to stay in touch:

• Designate a point person. Appoint someone you trust to manage your projects and daily responsibilities. Give that person the necessary information and permission to contact you during an emergency. Note: Be sure to include your definition of “emergency.”

• Give staffers clear instructions. Tell your team what situations would require your immediate attention and what could wait for your return. If they need to contact you, request that they offer solutions to any problems they see.

• Determine check-in times. If you can’t resist checking your voice and e-mail messages, designate a certain time to do so each day. Let your staffers know when you will be checking in, and then avoid doing so at unscheduled times.

— From the editors.

From Communication Briefings. To learn more, click here.

This article was reprinted with permission from Briefings Media Group, LLC and originally appeared in Communication Briefings, www.briefings.com.



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