Building Relationships Through Goal-Setting

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Relationships are essential to personal and professional development. Healthy relationships allow you to give and receive support. Relationships may vary with family, friends, work, support groups, or community, but each relationship should provide and invite some form of support. Healthy relationships support mutual growth. Each time you communicate with someone is an opportunity to learn, … Read more

Empowering Networking Opportunities at The Conference For Administrative Excellence

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A special note from guest blogger and past conference attendee, Dana Buchanan Hello fellow conference attendee: I am so excited about the opportunity to attend the upcoming Conference for Administrative Excellence! And even more excited about the Empower theme and speakers. I am so happy you have registered for this event of distinction! I have … Read more

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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Networking at Administrative Conferences

 

The Office Dynamics’ Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence is a way I am reminded of the value of networking with your peers. I realize, though, this is not easy for everyone.

 

I’d like to share an excerpt from my book Who Took My Pen…Again? In hopes that you will see there is more to it. If you can shift your focus as mentioned below, you will be on your way to meeting new and exciting people.

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Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

Starlight Welcome Reception – 10/23/2018

The Starlight Welcome Reception was a fun event! Conference attendees mingled and enjoyed hot appetizers, dessert and drinks while a “Rat Pack” Vegas crooner entertained us with lounge music. His playlist was wonderful. I glanced over and saw a few couples dancing to the music.  I met attendees from Atlanta, Burlington, San Jose, Utah, South Carolina, Canada and more.

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