What an incredible way to kick-off the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence! A dramatic entrance into the Cherry Nightclub led guests to their welcome check-point and the administrative team greeted and guided guests they had longed to meet all year through the venue and out to the beautiful poolside evening that was set up especially for them! Our administrative guests from around the nation!
This blog originated from www.OfficeDynamics.com and was written by Live Event Reporter In The Field, Nancy Fraze.
The administrative conference is about to begin!
Tonight we met at the Red Rock Resort Pool Area for a great networking event. After checking in with Bevelina, I wandered over to the bar to cash in my drink ticket for something refreshing, cold, and fruity.
A steel drum band was playing outside, and the warm breezes blended with the music in a satisfying way. It was close to sunset. We gathered at tables and cabanas surrounding an outdoor pool. People gathered by the food tables with amazing displays of roasted vegetables, meats, relish trays, and a cheese board with dried fruit that was amazingly yummy. Servers passed hot appetizers – there were so many good choices!
I met many great admins from across the nation. Many were return attendees, which doesn’t surprise me at all given the quality of training and the spectacular way Joan has with putting on an Event of Distinction. It was great to reconnect with admins from last year, and even two years ago. We laughed, we got caught up on the news, and we ate and drank and enjoyed the twilight warmth that is Las Vegas. It was beautiful.
There were also many new faces! They heard from co-workers how great this administrative conference (the Conference for Administrative Excellence) is, and they are now here at Red Rock Resort starting their journey of growth and excellence. Many companies sent groups, and some sent just one. I spoke with one admin from New York — we discussed the importance of what administrators and executive assistants bring to the office. It’s not as outsiders; we have skin in the game and we act like it. We are respected members of the team and it is our job to respond to the changing demands of our leader’s schedule, travel and projects as their right-hands, their business partners.
Did you miss the 2013 Administrative Conference? Please join us in spirit by reading our Reporter In The Field, Nancy Fraze’s blogs. She’ll take you there with her magically keystrokes of event detail and play-by-play. You can also join in and view the sessions On Demand at your own pace. Details to be released soon on how you’ll be able to do that! Contact us if you wish to be notified of those details when they are announced. 800-782-7139.
Hoping we see you next year!