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CEDIA Management Conference 2008: Profit from Experience

Online registration is now open for this year's conference, to be held Feb. 27-March 1, 2008, at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego.

The Management Conference can help you refresh and refocus. Pick yourself up out of the day-to-day tasks of running your business, take a step back, and get a clean look at your company's strengths and opportunities, in addition to insight from colleagues. Don't think you have to struggle through small-business challenges alone. The 2008 Management Conference provides a non-competitive environment where you can share your concerns with peers who have found solutions to the same trials your business is experiencing.

CEDIA's Management Conference 2008 offers an excellent lineup of keynote speakers. These presentations will provide you with motivation and insight as well as a great opportunity to network with your peers.

Kevin Carroll — Rediscovering Play: Bringing Fun and Passion to Your Work…and Life. Kevin Carroll uses his masterful storytelling skills and vast experience to entertain, enlighten, and challenge business leaders and worldwide audiences. Using lessons garnered from the spirit and dynamics of play, Carroll helps attendees understand how to enliven and enrich their work lives, enhance innovation, and improve team dynamics and interpersonal communication.

Scott McKain — What Customers Really Want. This program shows you how to bridge the gap between what your organization offers and what your clients crave. Create compelling experiences through an effective three-step plan: 1) Create a “high concept” to sharpen your focus on your unique strengths. 2) Use the power of story to create an emotional connection between you and your customers and employees. 3) Design the ultimate customer experience that will amaze, astound, and thrill your customers and employees.

Richard Worzel — Managing for More: How the Future Will Affect Your Operations — and Your Profits! As fast as consumer electronics are changing, the business model necessary for success is changing just as quickly. As competition mounts and consumers become more sophisticated and more demanding, your future profitability will depend on acquiring new skills and greater foresight. Richard Worzel, a strategic planner and futurist, will give you a blueprint on how to manage for more and how to turn today's success into tomorrow's greatest hits.

Online registration for Management Conference 2008 is now officially open. Early-bird discount registration ends Jan. 30, 2008. Visit www.cedia.org/mc for event details and to hear alumni attendees describe their experience.

CEDIA MEMBERSHIP DUES DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING

CEDIA is well-known within the residential electronic systems industry — not only for the exceptional educational courses, the motivating events that inspire and help your business, and the annual CEDIA Expo, but because of CEDIA's greatest attribute: its members. CEDIA's membership is stronger than ever: The organization is heading into 2008 with more than 3,500 member companies, and it contines to grow each month.

The deadline for both membership dues and inclusion in the CEDIA Worldwide Directory is Jan. 31, 2008. To update your membership information, log on to www.cedia.org/renew. For any questions regarding CEDIA membership or your membership status, contact CEDIA's membership department at (800) 669-5329.

COMPLETE YOUR CEDIAWIRE PROFILE AND BE UTILIZED AS AN INDUSTRY EXPERT

CEDIAwire is a service that connects media with expert sources who can provide information regarding the residential electronic systems industry. When a reporter calls with questions, CEDIA's marketing and public relations team will use the CEDIAwire to provide sources. CEDIA members with significant knowledge on an industry topic can sign up for CEDIAwire. Media may also make inquiries through CEDIAwire, which will immediately be directed to the media-relations staff. For more information, visit www.cedia.org/pressresources.

For more information on CEDIA, visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.



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