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Amy Randolph's picture

Tips for Attending and Hosting Networking Events

When I’m invited to an afterhours networking event, two questions never fail to cross my mind: 1) Will I know anyone there? 2) Do I have to go?

Social work events can be nerve-wracking, but they are also a fantastic way to work your way out of your comfort zone. Networking events present opportunities to meet people you might not meet otherwise and broaden your web of contacts.

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Stacy Leitner's picture

Tips for EFAM 2014

Over the years, I have traveled throughout North America attending IAAP's annual EFAM conferences. It has been a remarkable way to network with other professionals and help develop my career. I am excited to attend EFAM 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis. July 26-30.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for EFAM this year:

Upon Arrival in Milwaukee

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Rhonda Scharf's picture

Assert Yourself at EFAM 2014

According to the New York Times, 40 to 75 percent of people suffer from social anxiety. In fact, it’s the number one social phobia. Do you suffer from social anxiety? Is coming to EFAM causing you worry because you won’t know anyone (or won’t know very many people)? We may be mature adults, but social situations can feel just like high school, looking at the “cool kids” from the outside.

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Revitalize! A blog about the restructure and revitalization of IAAP

Welcome to the inaugural post of Revitalize!—the new blog about IAAP’s revitalization and restructure. Here, we’ll be communicating developments on the new structure of IAAP and having a conversation with our members, stakeholders and sponsors. Watch for periodic questions you can weigh in on.

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Annette Dubrouillet's picture

What Motivates Teams?

 

Annette Dubrouillet

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Tracy Orpin's picture

The One Tool You Need To Plan Your Next Event

More and more administrative professionals are being asked to plan meetings and events for their employers. This is big job and it can be intimidating. Thankfully, there are some fantastic resources that will help make your gathering a success and help make you look good. I want to showcase one event/meeting planning tool that has proven to be particularly valuable for me throughout my career.

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Julie Perrine's picture

4 Keys To Happy Travel This Holiday Season

Traveling during the holidays can be both a joy and a curse for administrative professionals. It’s great to see loved ones and spend time with family and friends. However, planning a trip, and the process of getting there, can be a big headache. Administrative professionals often have twice the travel planning prep given our responsibility for making our executives’ travel plans.

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iaap's picture

The Big 5 Personality Traits of Leaders

By Kathryn Hawkins

Psychologists have developed a set of dimensions that are used to define the human personality, which every individual falling somewhere on the scale for each trait. Although organizational leaders don’t all behave in similar ways, a number of studies have found similarities in how they rank on the “Big 5” personality scale.

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5 Mobile Apps For Smooth Business Travel

Every week, there are great new mobile apps being released on the market, and we here at IAAP are always on the lookout for cool and useful tools that will make your life a little easier. Few things have been more impacted by mobile tech as business travel. Whether you’re changing flights, booking a rental car, finding a replacement laptop battery, getting a cab at 3:00 am or retrieving key documents at the last minute, having a smartphone or tablet provides a lot of convenience.

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Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Run Out Of Steam

In a previous post (“Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Packs A Powerful Punch”), IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam’s 2014 Salary Guide was analyzed to reveal the top cities for administrative professionals in terms of overall salaries and salaries compared to the

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