Relationships, Grit & Joy: 24 Women in Technology Leaders Share Advice to Next Generation

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Earlier this month I cheered on the Dallas Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Technology award winners. The annual event celebrates 24 women in the Dallas-Fort Worth who are leaders in technology and a lifetime award for Valerie Freeman. We celebrated their achievements in areas of artificial intelligence, database development, hardware,…

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How to Make Selling Child’s Play – Employing the 5 Ps & the Art of Improv

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

You’ve seen it—and probably admired it—those business owners, developers and sales folks who make the sales process appear effortless, fun, engaging. They build rapport, connect on an individual level, exude energy and inspire trust—and they don’t have a scripted sales pitch. It’s so smooth that you don’t realize you’re being…

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Filling the Swag Bag: Some Tips and a Few of Our Favorite Things

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

We support many client events—from tradeshows to customer appreciation parties to air shows. The types of events and guests really run the gamut. One thing we’re often tasked with is coming up with ideas for swag/giveaway items. Since it’s something that comes up multiple times each year, we thought it…

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Fundraiser Roundup: Promoting Race Relations & Self-Sufficiency for Women

Friday, March 8th, 2019

February was a special month for us at MPD Ventures, as we had the privilege to be involved in two large-scale fundraisers for non-profits that are close to our hearts. Giving back through pro bono work and support of local charities has been a fundamental part of MPD’s mission since…

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Mastering the Art of Storytelling

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

What’s your story? Why do you exist? Why are you here? Why are you better than AND different from every other option that exists? And, can AND DO your employees, partners, and clients tell the same story? ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦  Last week I had the privilege to do one of my favorite things:…

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The Art of Giving: Exploring the Rockefeller’s $832M Art Auction for Charity

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

I was privileged to attend a panel discussion for collectors and philanthropists hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas in April. I learned all about the thinking and process to use art for charitable giving. Most of you may be aware of the most significant charity auction ever staged, The Collection of…

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A Nugget, A Need, A Mindful Moment: Women’s Networking at Its Finest

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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There is something about a room full of women determined to lift up the those around them that is both inspiring and energizing.  In honor of  Women’s History Month, I found myself in such an atmosphere in the home of a dear friend as we gathered with approximately 40 other…

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Mind Reading for Managers: It’s possible to create a culture that promotes engagement and productivity

Monday, November 27th, 2017

In today’s blog, MPD Ventures Intern Katherine Wilkes shares key takeaways from Pearson Partners International’s HR Roundtable event featuring Ignite Global. Mind Reading for Managers I recently attended a DFW HR Roundtable event hosted by our client Pearson Partners International. Our clients constantly create learning events for their respective industries –…

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Awe & Disgust, Creativity & Planning: Event tackles if we can really LIVE and PAY for the life we want

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

We were honored to have the opportunity to participate in planning and promoting an event hosted by our client, Brennan Financial Services, at the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) office yesterday. The luncheon, Money + Mindset: Creating a happier future by aligning your values and finances, featured Debra Brennan Tagg…

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The Value of Breakfast Networking Events: An Intern Perspective

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

In today’s blog we’re pleased to introduce MPD’s newest intern, Katherine Wilkes. A recent Texas A&M graduate (yes, we’re up to two Aggies for those counting), you’ll get to know her this fall as she works on supporting our client projects. While she has only joined us last week, she…

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