Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock. I must say I was completely bowled over by the event, which is not something I have often said about networking events […]
Networking can be a scary word can’t it? At the start of my career aged just 21, I had no real grasp of what networking was, nor was I interested in finding out. Now, just 5 years on, I have come such a long way and networking has been a huge part of my journey […]
Last week I attended EIBTM in Barcelona. It is a huge exhibition and conference for the events industry. There are hundreds and hundreds of exhibitions and the same number of training sessions taking place over the three days. Here is a little picture I took of the show to give you an idea of the […]
Right everyone raise your hand if you attended the Office* Show last month?! I did, I did! As you can imagine, I am pretty much surrounded by events 24/7, so it made a lovely change last month when I attended the show only as a delegate! It helped that the show was incredibly well organised […]
Earlier this year I wrote a post on how assistants can get the most out of attending events. It was quite a detailed post about my networking experiences so do check it out if you are going to any events this year. In the post, I mentioned that I always come prepared with a list […]
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that gets a little bit apprehensive about attending events, especially large exhibitions that are set up like a gauntlet that you have to navigate through while avoiding overzealous salespeople pulling you from one poorly designed stand to another.