The Ongoing Benefits of Attending an Administrative Conference

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A conference provides an opportunity to learn a plethora of information through several formats and connect with other professionals. The speakers, the networking opportunities, and the additional resource materials shouldn’t lose their significance once the event ends. So, how can you continue reaping the ongoing benefits of attending a conference? With so much information being … Read more

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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Administrative Professionals Conference: How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our administrative conference or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Sometimes it really is a budget issue. I understand that perfectly as a business owner and CEO. But often, it’s just lack of knowing how to sell the conference to the executive. Have the courage to go after what you want. That in itself is a learning experience. Below are strategies that really work. I used them when I was an assistant and needed to convince my executive to send me to an assistant conference.

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