October Education Program
    The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

    October 17, 2017
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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    Sky Philadelphia (formerly Top of the Tower)
    1717 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103


    October Education Program
    The Freak Factor:
    Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness
    Keynote: David Rendall


    Event Description

    What's your problem? I'm serious. What do you wish you could change about yourself? What is the complaint that you hear the most from those closest to you, your friends, co-workers, and family members? Are you too loud or too quiet, too hyperactive or too sedentary, too organized or too messy? You get the idea.

    So, what should you do? Most people think that they should find and fix their weaknesses. Unfortunately, this just leads to frustration and failure. Your weaknesses are actually the best clue to your strengths.

    Furthermore, building your strengths, not fixing your weaknesses, is your best strategy for success.

    Approved for CE credit

    Learner Outcomes

    • Discover your distinctive strengths and weaknesses
    • Frame your unique characteristics in a positive way
    • Find situations that highlight your positive qualities
    • Maximize your self-control Implement permanent procrastination

    Speaker Information

    During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent.

    His clients include the US Air Force and the Australian Government, as well as companies in the Fortune 500 including, Microsoft, AT&T, State Farm Insurance and Ralph Lauren.  In between presentations, he competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.

    Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a management professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. He has more than twenty years of experience leading people and organizations.
    David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of three books:

    • The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
    • The Freak Factor
    • The Freak Factor for Kids


    5:30pm - 6:30pm - Reception
    6:30pm - 7:30pm - Program
    7:30pm - 8:30pm - Desserts


      Regular Late / Onsite
      Sept. 30 - Oct. 16 before 5:00pm after 5:00pm
    on Oct. 16
    MPI Members (Preferred/Premier Level) $50 $60
    Non-Member & MPI Essential Level Members $75 $85
    MPI Member Student / Faculty $15 $15
    Non-Member Student / Faculty $15 $15


    Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


    Look Who's Coming 


    # Name Company
    1 Allen Anderson Anderson Hospitality Services
    2 Brittany  Ballester Starr Catering Group
    3 Craig Batten
    4 Kathleen A Baumer, CMP Talley Management Group, Inc.
    5 Nicole R Benner, CMP Blank Rome LLP
    6 Kate Blunt, CMP The Logan Hotel
    7 Caitlin Busfield Walnut Hill College
    8 Chanel Clark Walnut Hill College
    9 Deborah Haynes Walnut Hill College
    10 Marco Leone Walnut Hill College
    11 Marissa McMinds Walnut Hill College
    12 Sophia Patrone Walnut Hill College
    13 Stephan Wister Walnut Hill College
    14 Akita Brooks Walnut Hill College
    15 Meredith Brusca Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    16 Kimberly Capaldi Bryn Mawr Communications
    17 Nicole A Carney, CMP Event Strategy Group
    18 Caitlin Casey University of Pennsylvania Hospitality  Services
    19 Julene Craley Boggs Chung Inc.
    20 Laura D'Antonio Corporate Dimensions
    21 Samantha Marie Dale A to Z Party Rental
    22 Maureen Dee
    23 Catherine L Diem Hilton Worldwide
    24 Leanna Slusarski DiPrato Bowlmor-AMF
    25 Laila Ea, CMP HMCC The SOSI  Events
    26 Allison Faulconer SEI Investments
    27 Brian Follett DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia - Valley Forge
    28 Alayna Gardner Richard Sandoval Restaurants
    29 Neoshie Giles
    30 Anna Gill University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
    31 Abigail Gilpatrick Walnut Hill College
    32 Kristine G.P. Golden, CMP Bryn Mawr Communications Group
    33 Joshua L. Grimes, Esq. Grimes Law Offices, LLC
    34 Cindy S. Hamilton Marriott Hotels International
    35 Maureen Hennessey New Jersey meetings + events & Pennsylvania meetings + events
    36 Christina Hentrich All About Events, LLC
    37 Bridgid Stackhouse All About Events, LLC
    38 Linda M. Jones, CMP HMCC Pennsylvania Convention Center
    39 Steve Kearney PSAV
    40 Tracy Kowall The Logan Hotel
    41 Daniel Love In Your Service Events
    42 Anne M Madden, CMP HMCC Maritz Travel Company
    43 Karen Mandel Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
    44 Franca Mascia Fogo de Chao
    45 Erica Mason The Westin Philadelphia
    46 Rebecca Boulay
    47 Richard J. McCadden Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    48 Alyssa McDermott DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
    49 Gretchen M. McHale Live Nation
    50 Lindsay Meekins SEI
    51 Bobby Miller Temple University
    52 Nikolas Mondo Synergetic Sound and Lighting
    53 Meghan Morettini Corporate Dimensions
    54 Maya A Northen, CTA Chimera Travel
    55 Jim M. O'Donnell
    56 Camela Pastorius, CMP Bryn Mawr Communications Group
    57 Nick Pawlow Creative Comedy
    58 Jami Peters Corporate Dimensions
    59 Jazmin Rivera Interstate Hotels & Resorts
    60 Miriam Rosenbaum The Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square
    61 Katie T Schultz Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
    62 Peter Scott University of Pennsylvania
    63 Jessie Shi Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
    64 Suzanne  Stianche Discover Lehigh Valley
    65 Kimberly Stimeling Corporate Dimensions LTD
    66 Gail M. Sullivan, CMP HMCC, CIS Maritz Travel
    67 Wendy Sutowski, CMP The American College of Financial Services
    68 Tim Yabor Sofitel Philadelphia