Author Archives: Sarah Sain

Breaking the Chains of Conflict

Conflict binds us, just like chains. No matter where you work, no matter what size and type of organization, at some point in time you are going to face conflict. You may find yourself embroiled in conflict, or you may be called upon to help resolve a conflict between others. Knowing how to prevent conflict from disrupting the flow of ...

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Capture Your Retiring Talent with a Publishing Program

Some of your best talent is heading toward retirement. There is a wealth of wisdom and experience getting ready to close their office doors, and that is a resource that no smart association executive wants to let walk away. How do you engage these retiring leaders? How do you keep them – and their valuable knowledge – in your association ...

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Engaging Young Professionals: How Your Association Can Succeed

As many of us know, young professionals are proving to be the lifeblood of any association membership. They’re ambitious. Eager to learn and eager to be taught, young professionals are looking for a place to help them hone in on their professional skills and build up their experience for future career endeavors. So, it only makes sense that associations and ...

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How to Plan Your Defense IT

According to Forbes, in 2017 two-thirds of Americans worried about having their identify, credit card, or other personal information stolen. Getting murdered only concerned 18 percent of people. According to the FBI, cybercrime in 2018 will cost Texans at least $96 million. If $96 million were being stolen from homes and businesses, and two-thirds were worrying it would happen to ...

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Backpack to Briefcase: Are You Prepared for Your Next Move?

Are you considering the next step in your career? You may not even be seeking employment when the right job comes along, so you need to be ready at all times. Here are some suggestions for you to be equipped for your next opportunity. Practice and polish your “elevator pitch.” Be ready to sell yourself no matter where you are. ...

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Quick Tips: The Business of Fun

When you take your big event to a new city, yes, you have business to tend to and objectives to achieve, but you also have an opportunity to help your members get to know an exciting, engaging destination. Sounds easy, right? Not always. While the business goals of your attendees may be similar, their predilections and preferences for leisure activities ...

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Write Your Story in Fort Worth

As America’s 15th-largest city, Fort Worth is a leading leisure destination with an eclectic cultural scene. For a truly Texan experience, visitors can stop by the Stockyards National Historic District where rich western history is on display daily, including: Billy Bob’s Texas—the world’s largest honky-tonk, authentic Western saloons, the world’s only year-round rodeo and the Fort Worth Herd twice-daily cattle ...

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Destination: What’s New in Dallas and Fort Worth

In the spirit of filling time and not killing it, here’s a Lone Star State-driven destination guide with stellar event ideas in mind. The below venues may be just what you’re looking for – or at least a great place to start your investigation. Dallas Looking for something with a social responsibility tie-in? A new venue in Dallas, the Museum ...

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Members Meet at First TSAE Social

Nearly 60 association professionals and vendors joined us for our first TSAE Social happy hour on June 26 at North by Northwest Brewery and Restaurant in Austin. Thanks to all who helped us kick off this new networking opportunity! Plan now to join us for our next TSAE Social, sponsored by Visit Frisco, on November 15 at Juliet Italian Kitchen ...

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TSAE Welcomes New CAEs

TSAE would like to congratulate the 11 TSAE members who recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. They were part of a group 110 professionals, including 11 Texans, to pass the CAE exam administered this past May. TSAE will recognize these members this September at the New Ideas Annual Conference in Dallas. The CAE Program serves to elevate professional ...

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