The Greater Lansing Blog



Author: David Buckenberger, CDME, CMP, CMS, CTA

David Buckenberger is the Senior Vice President of Business Development with the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Recently the CVB sales staff attended the Convention Sales and Service Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana and came away with some really powerful take-aways. One session in particular really spoke to our team and will certainly have an impact on our approach to sales as we get further into 2019.

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing a great presentation by Dean Savoca, of Savoca Performance Group a well-known speaker and presenter on topics surrounding effectiveness and leadership in the business world.

Back in 2016 I embarked on a professional journey. I knew it would be full of new challenges, exciting opportunities and a lot of work for me to do. I was going to be a student again, but without the fun parties and youthful energy I had for late-night studying in my 20’s. I have a few different professional designations that provide professional networks and training and lots of benefits - but for the next step in my career I really wanted to acquire the CDME designation.