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The Gardian of the Month: Alina Cooper

Q & A with Alina Cooper, manager of client projects for Event Garde. Follow her on Twitter.

Learn: Q: How do you learn best?

A: I prefer a quiet space as I like to savor the information with total focus and no distractions. However, because I enjoy learning, I could be curled up on a couch surrounded by the sound of family or at a coffee shop.

Network: Q: What’s your No. 1 networking trick?

A: My No. 1 networking trick is “follow-up.” You can make a fabulous impression in person or while at an event, but it is the follow up that makes the shared engagement truly count. I’ve been known to create a personalized e-card and follow up with a phone call.

Transfer: Q: Tell us about an experience in which you learned something new and then applied it to your personal or professional life.  

A: I’ve recently had to learn a new platform for work. I initially sat through the introductory training but it wasn’t until I was able to get in there and try things for myself that it truly started to click. I appreciate the “trial and error” methodology with a little guidance to help avoid any frustration, especially with technology.

Q: Please share with us a resource you can’t live without.

A: I truly enjoy receiving master marketer Seth Godin’s daily blog. His insights are relevant to current events and he provides a different way of thinking about things. Also, Twitter is my go-to social media tool because of its ease and quick headlines.

Q: What’s your spirit animal, and why?

A: I guess my spirit animal would be a dolphin, as they are playful, great hunters, very intelligent, protective of their young, live in pods (family oriented) and they go with the flow.   

Gardian of the Month: Karel Wagner

The Gardian of the Month is Karel Wagner, Instructional Design Learning Consultant at Prime Therapeutics.

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By: Kristen Johnson Brogan | Apr, 18 2018
Health

A High Performing Lifestyle for Professionals On The Go

Why is it so hard for people to connect the dots between health and performance? Isn’t it obvious? If we live better, won’t our life be better in every way? Our work life, home life, relationships, family, etc.?

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Bright Idea: Equity in discussion

At events, panel discussions are meant to educate and offer various perspectives. Diversity is important in fostering a comfortable learning environment, especially for women.

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LinkedIn: Workplace learning is on the rise

LinkedIn contends the short shelf life of soft skills coupled with a tightening labor market has created a skills gap. As such, talent development leaders recognize the importance of employee learning and are increasingly planning opportunities to foster employee growth.

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Voices and Views: April

Event Garde is committed to professional development, for ourselves and for our industry. As such, we’re avid readers of industry news. We’d like to share these must-reads with you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Trade Show Marketing

This Ultimate Guide to Trade Show Marketing will take you through the entire strategizing, planning and execution processes for your upcoming trade show to ensure you’re fully prepared for trade show marketing success.

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