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The BIG Change

“When you hold onto your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.”
--Bishop Jakes

IAAP has a wonderful history. There might be information about your association’s past you might not even know about. Here are two facts: Did you know that Richard Nixon spoke at an IAAP Annual Meeting? Did you know this used to be an association for women only?

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5 Steps for Successfully Unplugging While on Vacation

Being an administrative assistant is hard work, really hard work. It’s a stressful, chaotic, always-on-call kind of job that can leave even the most seasoned administrative professionals wiped out some days. (As a 22-year veteran of this industry, I can attest to this!)

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Is Your Digital Footprint Helping-or Hurting--Your Career?

Virtually everyone leaves some sort of “digital footprint” these days with their internet activity, and it’s important to make sure your online reputation is positive. For those in the job market, it’s critical to be mindful of what information you’re sharing and with whom and that the content presents a professional image.


As an administrative professional, you are the gatekeeper, travel coordinator, expense tracker, concierge, scheduler, event manager and overall go-to person for everything. Every day is different and everyone knows you are the one who has all the answers.

Here are three ways LinkedIn can help you keep your reputation solid as a miracle worker:

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Four Reasons People Ignore Your Emails

You are being ignored. No one likes being ignored, but people are deleting your emails without even reading them. You’re writing these updates and memos and you’re attaching minutes and agendas for meetings, yet when everyone shows up, it’s quickly evident that no one read the information.  They received it, but they didn’t read it. That’s a problem---and a huge waste of time.

So, if you want your coworkers to continue to cast aside your emails without so much as a second glance, stick with these commonplace e-writing slights:

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IAAP Revitalization, Association Influencers

Have you heard about the exciting new initiative at IAAP? We want your ideas and opinions. We need them. We’re looking for a few good men and women to be the 2014-2015 IAAP Association Influencers. Apply now to be an Association Influencer.

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How To Fix Your Ugly Chart

Microsoft Excel is almost legendary for its ability to create ugly charts. The default settings often contain too much “bling.” Chart controls are numerous and intimidating, so many people choose to just leave them alone. As a result, you’ll see a lot of charts that look like this:

This chart is overly complicated and difficult to digest. But following the simple steps below, we can easily improve this chart. Are you ready? Great, let’s do it.

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Is Your Wireless Network Secure?

Are you getting ready to start telecommuting? If so, keep in mind you may be storing and transmitting sensitive company data. There are two things to protect yourself against: unauthorized access to your wireless network and authorized network users gaining unauthorized access to your computer. Those who might gain unauthorized access may not intend to do harm, but may do so inadvertently. For many hackers, just getting into a network is a trophy, of sorts. You definitely don’t want your company’s data to be anyone’s trophy.

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IAAP Revitalization, New Education Resources

Did You Know: According to a 2010 survey by Tagoras, nearly 78 percent of associations now use e-learning to deliver education?

Did You Know: In a recent survey, an astounding 73 percent of IAAP members indicated they want to see more online education from IAAP?