Author Archives: Sarah Sain

New Year, New Focus on You!

As we begin the new year, it might be a good time to consider new ideas about how you can make some changes around your personal self-care. The key thing is that you can’t be effective if you are stressed and overwhelmed, so let’s start there. Maintaining Sanity for You! As an Association or Hospitality professional, one of the most ...

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Balance Traditional and Trending Member Communications

Finding balance can be a tricky endeavor. Too much (or too little) of any given thing on one side tips the scales and creates an uneven approach. This year’s Association Communications Benchmarking Study showed us that traditional forms of member communication – live events and print media – continue to be popular among associations and their members. Live events remain ...

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Quick Tips: Trendspotting 2019

It’s a new year and with it, as always, comes new ideas about how to make meetings and events more exciting, more comfortable and above all more useful for those in attendance. Part and parcel of this experience are the spaces in which we meet. Convention centers, hotels and other event venues are upping the ante at all levels to ...

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Ask the Expert: How to Protect Your Data

Q: What is the easiest/best way for me to protect my data if my device is lost or stolen? A: The best way to protect data when your computer has gone missing is to cover these three aspects of security beforehand: Sign-in protection: This can be as simple as a password or a PIN for your computer. it can be ...

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Destination: What’s New in Austin, College Station and Waco

AUSTIN Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin, Texas is the capital city of the Lone Star State. Located next to the Austin Convention Center, the Hilton Austin hotel is the perfect destination for your next association meeting. This hotel features the largest ballroom in the city and 80,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Take ...

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Career Transitions: Association to AMC

Merriam-Webster defines transition as a passage from one state, subject, or place to another or – when in relation to an atomic nucleus or a molecule – an abrupt change in energy level usually accompanied by change in energy. In my experience over the past few months, the transition from a stand-alone association to an association management company (AMC) has ...

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Thinking of Earning Your CAE in 2019?

Whether you’re thinking of sitting for the May or December 2019 Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam, TSAE’s spring study course is the best way to prepare and test with confidence! Attend 11 weekly meetings (Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.) Join in-person at the TSAE office or remote via video/phone Earn 22 CAE hours Review practice questions in facilitated discussions by CAE members ...

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Congrats to Southwest Showcase Award Winners

On January 23, Southwest Showcase will recognize its two 2019 Award Winners. Joe Bedsole, CTA, Director of State Accounts, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau will be honored with the Industry Professional of the Year Award for his work in the hospitality industry. Joe has been a TSAE member since 2008 and currently serves on the TSAE Board of Directors. He ...

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