Plus, how to network on purpose
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MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
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Young Professionals Group eNews
DECEMBER 2018
Upcoming Events
A Holiday celebration with all the trimmings...and beer
YPG & YPro Holiday Celebration
Thursday, Nov. 8
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
There's still time to register for tomorrow's event!
Tax for the non-tax peeps
YPG Ed Breakfast: Tax for the
Non-Tax Professional

Friday, Dec. 7
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
MNCPA office, Bloomington
2 CPE credits
WestBend Thank you to our sponsor: West Bend
Networking Tip
"If the people you know had to describe you and your deal, what would they say? What do you want them to say? Clarifying people's impression of you doesn't mean being fake, it actually means being yourself -- being the person you want to think of yourself as."

-- Nick Douglas, writer for Lifehacker
Check out more ways to define yourself in networking situations.

Why timing matters (and how to get it right)
MNCPA Perspectives
Time affects our mood and motivation. So, what part of the day is ideal for making tough decisions, fostering creative ideas or sipping that first cup of joe? The answers may surprise you.
Stop taking fake breaks
Lifehacker
Are you deceiving your mind by mindlessly scrolling through Facebook during your downtime?
How to network on purpose
Forbes
Do you cultivate cards instead of connections at networking events? Take a peek at these suggestions to create more meaningful connections.

Then, put these tips into practice Dec. 5 at the YPG & YPro Holiday Celebration.
Are those around you secretly judging your management potential?
Fast Company
Your peer interactions today could affect how managers predict your aptitude for future leadership roles.
14 words you think you're using correctly at work but aren't
CNBC
If you want to appear knowledgeable when communicating at work, quit using words like "literally". Instead, figuratively nip these bad habits in the bud with proper word choice.
Don't miss the BOA's Dec. 31 deadline
Dec. 31 is the Minnesota Board of Accountancy's (BOA) CPA certificate renewal, CPE reporting and firm permit renewal deadline.

All CPAs must renew their CPA certificate by Dec. 31. Active CPAs must also report their CPE for the reporting period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018. Remember, CPE rules have changed since the last reporting and renewal period.
Don't miss the deadline!
Learn more about maintaining your CPA certificate

Understand CPE rule changes
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* Trivia Challenge
In 1965, what Christmas tune became the first ever song broadcast from space?
A. Jingle Bells
B. White Christmas
C. Silent Night
D. Silver Bells
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
Photo reel duo: Fall Recognition Dinner and bowling
Celebrating Minnesota's newest CPAs at the Fall Recognition Dinner.

No gutter balls here! The YPG joined the Young Professionals of Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) for an evening of bowling.
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CPE for Young Professionals
DEC
19-20
1040 Tax Return Workshop
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 16 CPE
JAN
9
Efficient and Effective Form 1040 Review: The Next Step for Valuable Staff
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 IRS CE
JAN
16
Tax Forms Boot Camp: LLCs, Partnerships and S Corporations
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 CFP, 8 IRS CE
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: A: Jingle Bells

Source: How to Geek

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