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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer. Andrea is the Director of Education and Member Services at Ngage Management, and as part of her role serves as the Executive Director of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and Wyoming Nurses Association.

Learn: Let's say you are studying for a big exam.  Are you a crammer, or do you like to plan ahead?

I am total crammer, I am embarrassed to say I completely crammed for my CMP!

Network: How do you help a wallflower, who's not comfortable networking at a professional event, loosen up?

I don’t take myself too seriously, so I usually make a joke at my own expense.

Transfer: Think about a topic in which you feel you're quite knowledgeable. How would you use this knowledge to better your industry?

My love of travel and finding unique destinations has come in handy during my event planning days.

Resource: Please share with us a resource, and why you can’t live without it.

Google. 

Just for Fun: If you could live someone else's life for a day, who would it be and why?

Tom Brady, no explanation needed. 

Getting Ready for 2023…Already?

The reality that the second quarter is almost over means it is time for a mid-year check-in and the ramping up for 2023. Specifically, as it relates to sales planning and business development, here are a few things you may want to prioritize in the coming weeks as we reach the mid-year mark. 

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Gardian of the Month: Jannah Bierens

Jannah Bierens is our Gardian of the Month! She shares her favorite part of learning something new, one of her favorite professional networks, her tip to help retain knowledge as well as her favorite summer activities!

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Jun, 10 2022
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11 Trends Impacting Association Events Right Now

Here are 11 trends Event Garde has found to be impacting association events right now, including both an overview of the challenges we’ve experienced first-hand and a recommended solution for you and your team to consider.

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Braving Trust at Work

We often think of trust as something that is important in establishing healthy personal relationships, but trust is important in our professional relationships as well. But how do we build this professional trust? 

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A Few of My Favorite Things (to have Onsite at Events)

Whether you're getting back to in-person events now, or you've been back in-person for months, having a properly packed supply bag is crucial to feeling at ease when onsite. Here are Kate Pojeta's must haves onsite:

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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer! She shares how she might help a wallflower loosen up at a networking event, the way she prepared for the CMP, the resource she can't live without (you probably can't either) and just who's life she'd like to live for one day. 

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