APMP Lone Star Houston Chapter Meeting: Get in Shape with Betsy Cummings

August 02, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Grotto Ristorante
4715 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
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Get in Shape

Everyone has unique personality traits and workstyles. It’s important to understand that we all approach our work with a style and perspective that varies from our colleagues. Using a five-second shapes identifier test, participants will quickly identify their dominant personality traits, learn their strengths, and how to use that knowledge for better communication, team interaction, and motivation. Participants will then engage in role-playing exercises related to everyday business and proposal development processes. The exercises will give participants the opportunity to use their “shape” personality styles and learn to work with others in group situations.

Top Takeaway
This fun and interactive workshop will provide attendees with better understanding of their personalities and work styles. Understanding and appreciating the strengths within those differences allows us to become more successful. We can start to work with the differences rather than against them.

How we interact with others is essential to effective communication, successful proposals, customer relationships, and teamwork. This collaborative workshop will enlighten and educate participants on how to best use their personality types to work with and understand others.

Presentation Style/Approach
Based on the popular “Personality ShapesTM Test, participants will take a quick one-question quiz to identify their particular personality style. We will all work through typical proposal or customer scenarios using the personality shapes characteristics and interaction techniques.

About the Speaker


Betsy Cummings has 16 years of proposal management, writing, and editing experience and more than twenty years of technical writing, copyediting, and publishing expertise. She has managed multiple and diverse teams of writers, graphic artists, editors, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to create winning proposals in U.S. Government, commercial, and nonprofit sectors. Betsy is currently a proposal manager at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories. She also has a training certification and regularly conducts writing/editing and proposal management training workshops and webinars. 

Betsy serves as co-chair of APMP’s Lone Star Texas chapter and is a former board member for APMP International (2011-2013). She annually participates in the international BidCon and presented at the 2011 Denver conference, 2013 Nor’Easters annual chapter conference in Boston, 2016’s APMP BidCon in Boston, and this year’s APMP BidCon in New Orleans. She also regularly presents workshops at regional chapter meetings. In 2014 she achieved APMP practitioner-level certification.



$40.00 Nonmember Ticket
$45.00 after 7:00 pm August 1

$25.00 Student Ticket (must show student identification)

$30.00 Member Ticket
$35.00 after 7:00 pm August 1