Category Archives: Life Hacks

Should I Say Something?

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in a group meeting nervously tapping your foot and wondering if you should speak up with your idea. Or, worse yet, the collective sigh as you asked a question … Continue reading

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TED Talks for Associations

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager Looking for new and different inspiration for your associations? Check out a TED Talk. If you haven’t heard of them yet, TED Talks are Technology, Entertainment, and Design presentations under the concept of “Ideas Worth … Continue reading

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How to Unsend an Email

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager For all those times when you: Forgot the attachment Sent the email to the wrong “Jennifer” Found a glorious typo seconds too late Reconsidered your response to that critical email Neglected the most important piece … Continue reading

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Theft Prevention Measures at Conferences

By Valerie Sprague, AMS Manager Things can get hectic when attending or working onsite at a conference, not to mention the numerous distractions you encounter. In the blink of an eye someone can grab an unattended item (i.e. laptop, mobile … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most Out of Professional Development

By Rachel Owen, Communications Manager Whether it’s a one hour webinar, a conference, or a certification program, professional development is an important investment of our time, resources and attention. How do you make sure you are getting the most out … Continue reading

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Loose Lips Sink Ships … And Client Relationships

By Stevie Kernick,  owner emeritus, account manager No matter what your generational representation, you have likely heard the phrase, “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” coined during World War II as part of a general campaign of American propaganda to warn servicemen … Continue reading

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Strategies for Responding to Criticism

 By Rachel Owen, communications manager It’s going to happen. There’s just no way of getting around it. No matter how skilled you are, or how careful you are, eventually someone will come to you with negative feedback. Although the conversation … Continue reading

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The Other “First Impression”

By Rachel Owen, communications manager We hear a lot about how first impressions are one of the most important moments in any relationship. When we think of first impressions we primarily think of the first meeting, the first proposal to … Continue reading

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Simple Tips to Complete Your To-Do List

By Adrian Emerson, Association Accounting Specialist Recently, I attended an interesting class presented by Emily Parks with Organize for Success, LLC, called, “Moving From To-Do to Done: Task & Project Management Tools.” The class was a combination of tips to … Continue reading

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The Gift You’re (Probably) Rejecting

By Rachel Owen, communications manager Nobody enjoys receiving criticism. Whether the “bad news” comes from a client, coworker or a friend, receiving negative feedback is not fun. We instinctively want to defend ourselves and reject the criticism. Unfortunately, that defensive … Continue reading

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