SMPS Chicago March Program - The Antidote for Burnout! The AEC Marketer's Kryptonite

March 13, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601


We are hard wired and programmed to prosper. The universe wants us to succeed. We just need to quit sabotaging ourselves and own it! This program has the antidote for burnout. The focus is the ideas, resources, tips, and actions that attendees can utilize to prevent or stop burnout. Through several group activities, demonstrations, and input and interaction with the audience, attendees leave with a simple plan and list of strategies and tactics that they can start immediately to improve their situation that day! Matt Connor’s kryptonite will help attendees in their jobs and help them in just about every aspect of their lives.


Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to conduct a simple assessment of where they really are in their job/career/relationship/life, and recognize if they are chilling in the pool, standing next to match and gas can, or if their biscuits are already burning.
  2. Attendees will know the causes and consequences to them, their co-workers, their firm, and their family if they let it get too hot.
  3. Participants will understand that they are in control of their situation and by changing their mind set they can influence real change in their situation.
  4. Attendees will be able to recognize and implement small steps to improve any and all aspects of their job and really, their life.

About Our Speaker

Matt Connor, CPSM

With over 22 years of relationship-driven, executive-level marketing and business development experience, Matt’s talent lies in creating authentic and effective networks, inspiring teams, and guiding individuals to achieve both personal growth and professional success. As a speaker, coach, and mentor, Matt forges sincere connections with his audience and adds meaningful value regardless of subject, setting, or size. Speaking nationally on a variety of topics, he delves into universal challenges such as Leadership, Public Speaking, Burnout, Bullying, Job Transitioning, Positivity, Marketing & Business Development, Soccer Coaching, and more. His personality and presentation style is engaging, and thought-provoking. He recently became a certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, and his background, career, and passion shine when he is helping others prosper. Matt is a past President of the Society of Marketing Professionals (SMPS) Houston Chapter, and was recognized in 2006 as Member of the Year and in 2011 as Rock of the Chapter. He received his BBA/Marketing in 1994 from Sam Houston State University and became a Certified Professional Services Marketer in 2006. Matt lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Shelly, and his children, Trent and Peyton.


Parking is available at the garage located across the street from Petterino’s at 181 N. Dearborn. When checking in for the program, please make sure you receive a parking voucher. Please insert the parking voucher into the automated machine at the garage in order to receive the discount of $13 for a max of 3 hours. 

CPSM CEU Credits: 1

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Student Membership Eligibility. Registration at Student rate be verified and if the registrant is found to be non-compliant with these requirements, s/he will be responsible for the balance of the full, applicable rate.


$50.00 SMPS Members
$75.00 after 5:00 pm March 9

$95.00 Non-members
$120.00 after 5:00 pm March 9

$0.00 Annual Sponsor - Member