Increase Your Networking at Administrative and Executive Assistant Conferences

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One thing assistants tell us they like about attending our administrative conference or any of our live training courses is the ability to network with other assistants from various industries and different parts of the world. Networking at administrative and executive assistant conferences is another way to gain new ideas, tips, share best practices, find mentors, and build life-long relationships.

On the other hand, not every assistant (or person) is comfortable about just walking up to someone they don’t know and starting a conversation. They want to meet new people but don’t know what to say. There are many benefits of creating connections. Here are some ideas to help you get started and make the most of your experience when attending an administrative conference.

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9 Benefits of Attending an Administrative Conference as a Team

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There are several benefits to attending an administrative conference with several peers from your organization. Here are just a few:

  • You and your peers are learning together and hearing the same information. Most likely you and your peers will attend the same session. When you see the same presenter, you can talk about what you heard, how to apply it, and also share your unique perspective of what you gained.

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11 Post Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Conference Tips

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You took great care in selecting an administrative or executive assistant conference. Then you spend a lot of time and energy attending the conference. Now what? If you are like most people who attend conferences, you go home from the event and jump right back into home and work life; maybe toss your materials in the trash can or a drawer in the office (never to look at them again, even though you say you will.)

In reality, we should leverage our investment. Here are things you can do after you have attended an administrative or another industry conference:

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Tips for Optimizing Your Administrative Assistant Conference

Do you really “show up” for your conference? Of course, we all physically show up but do we mentally show up? Do we really engage ourselves in the conference or do we expect to sit there and be entertained? Below are 15 tips on what you should do to get the most out of an administrative assistant conference, gain real value, and enhance your opportunity for creating behavior change.

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Make the Most of Your Administrative Assistant Conference

YAY! YOU GOT APPROVAL to attend an administrative or executive assistant conference. You don’t want to blow it. You have to show your executive that you are serious about your professional development. Here are things you can do before attending your conference. I will write separate conference blogs on what to do at the conference and what to do post-conference.

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