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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?

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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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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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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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What Motivates Teams?

 

Annette Dubrouillet

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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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