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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Preparing for Your Next Professional Development Conference

As I have mentioned a few times, last year, when I attend the Accelerated Assistant conference, I learned so many great tips over those four short days from the professional speakers and during the group activities. Joan Burge shared her experience and resources with the group daily to make the conference a true game-changer for … Read more

How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

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I just attended the ATD International Conference and Expo in San Diego to further my education. My head was swarming after reading through what seemed like a never-ending website, each page loaded with tons of information. This is a training-industry conference and is one of the big ones. This is the second time I attended this particular training industry event which is mostly focused on learning technologies and leadership. But it’s not that simple. It is a massive arena.

 

I wanted to plan which sessions I was going to attend. Quite honestly, I felt more confused than ever. On the first day alone, there were 70 sessions to choose from. Yikes, I only had 7 hours at the conference including lunch, exhibit halls, and breaks. How am I supposed to choose? The second day of the conference offers 65 sessions. Really? How can anyone person make a decision as to which sessions are the best?

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