By: Amy Bean Napier
Check, Implementation….Hopefully this Time!
With Hurricane Irma barreling down on Florida and possibly the entire East Coast, it’s a great time to remember how important your disaster plan is to your business. The blog below was written following Hurricane Hermine causing devastation to Tallahassee almost exactly 1 year ago. We’ve tweaked and improved our disaster plan and feel we are ready for Irma! Continue reading “Déjà vu…..Disaster Plan”
By: Will Ferguson
Have you been considering whether or not to develop a tiered membership model for your association but you’re not sure where to start? Leaving the safety of the way we’ve always done things can be very intimidating and confusing. One of our clients is currently making the leap and we’d like to share their story with you. Continue reading “Movin’ On Up – Part 1”
By: Beth Evarts
Tallahassee is the capital of the State of Florida. Tallahassee is the 126th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee is known for rolling hills, oak-canopied roads, plantation homes, and genuine Southern hospitality. It also is home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University and, of course, Florida’s Legislature. Continue reading “Tallahassee – An Association Haven”
By: Sigrid Hazelwood
It’s easy to get burnt out when you’re working full time, so I always try to find a balance that keeps me happy and healthy. I really believe that it’s important to spend some time in the outdoors to clear your mind and exercise. It allows you to explore, relax, and learn more about yourself and the place that you call home so that you come to work every day feeling a little better than the day before! Continue reading “Vacation Every Weekend”
By: Malarie Barineau
For many people fitness is not at the top of their list; however, I have found that working out helps me stay productive during the work week.
When working out on a regular basis, I sleep better, am less stressed and more focused when completing my normal day to day activities. By exercising I am also giving my mind and body time to work through some of the stresses that the work day presents, leaving me energized and ready to tackle the harder tasks that loom ahead. Continue reading “Stay Fit, Stay Happy – NO Excuses”
By: Amanda Carey
My one year anniversary with Partners in Association Management is quickly approaching and I’ve found it important to keep yourself happy. Since starting at the company and transitioning roles from our member services department to a client management team, I have had to learn what keeps me grounded day-to-day. From my previous blog that you can find here (http://bit.ly/1rHMAVR) these are some little things I’ve learned to keep my mood up and stay focused on the work week. Here are just some quick ways to instantly boost your mood by treating yourself! Continue reading “Treat Yourself and Improve Your Mood and Productivity”
By: Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE
As an association professional who has been involved in running a certification program for almost a decade, credentialing has always been important to me. Certification programs should be based on a particular industry and set the standard related to knowledge or skill of an individual. Accreditation is an institutional certification program and outlines what a business or company needs to do to meet the standard.
Credentialing is a means to allow an industry to set minimum standards for an entire profession. To me, a credentialing program says – we care about the product or service we produce. For an individual professional, voluntary certification is a process by which we can learn/grow and show our profession that we are proficient enough in our craft to meet the standard. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Certifications: Not All Credentialing Programs Are Created Equally”
By: Shelly Sobol, B.S. and Kaitlyn Hudlow, M.S.
Lights, camera, action! Being an actor or director sounds really glamorous with red carpets, make-up assistants, the newest technology, and traveling to exotic locations. But since we’re not Michael Bay, and we’re not shooting the newest action film, we’re confined to what we have: an iPhone 4s/5 and an eager staff!
In early July, we attended an incredibly insightful luncheon through the Tallahassee Society of Association Executives (TSAE) on “Video 101: How to Shoot and Edit Videos on Your Mobile Phone”. This small hands-on course was led by Natalie Pierre, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat. Continue reading “5 Ways to Master Smart Phone Videos”
By: Jillian Heddaeus, CMP
The First Question…
“How do you have time for everything?” I get this question all the time. The simple answer is, “I get up really early, 4:30 a.m.” Yes, I choose to get up that early. Most of my days consist of 2 jobs and 2 workouts. I work fulltime at Partners and part-time as a Gymnastics Coach at the Trousdell Gymnastics Center). Why two workouts? Well… triathlon is a 3 discipline sport, if I did 3 workouts a day it would cut into my free time.
The Second Question: “What free time?”
Yes, I do have free time. I choose to workout as much as I do and I choose to coach in the evenings — because I enjoy it. I know what I choose to do with my “free time” differs from most; but I believe my day isn’t much different than many of my co-workers with children, pets, a desire to start an exercise routine, etc. Continue reading “3 Tips: How to Balance it All”
By: Maureen Turner
Springtime in Tallahassee. It is a very special time of the year! We have welcomed Spring since 1967 with one of the largest and most celebrated parades in the Southeast. Over 200,000 people flock to Tallahassee to celebrate Spring.
What better way to start the new season? Put the dead winter away and begin a new season. Having been raised in New England with bitter cold winters, spring was always special to me. Spring brings forth rebirth! There are gorgeous flowering trees and camellias and azaleasare everywhere.
Continue reading “Springtime! Rebirth! Review!”