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Kayla Jenkins

Kayla is a marketing and communications intern at Raybourn Group International.

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[New eBook] ISAE STAR Awards Case Study

Posted by Kayla Jenkins on Sep 26, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Since its inception in 1999, the ISAE STAR Awards has offered associations the opportunity to showcase their work. In the associations industry, we often get our best ideas from each other. This eBook highlights several of the winning projects from 2017 with the hope that other associations will be able to benefit from these ideas.

 

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Topics: Members, STAR Awards, Case Study, eBook

Strategic Planning with Different Types of Leaders

Posted by Kayla Jenkins on May 10, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Working with various leadership styles in general is challenging but especially so during the strategic planning process. When building a solid strategic plan, it’s imperative that everyone is on the same page and all voices are heard. When you factor in these differences in leading and communication styles, this can sometimes (further) complicate the strategic planning process. Understanding the different types of leadership styles can combat the typical strategic planning woes and help you get the most out of your strategic planning sessions. Here are the three most common leadership types you’ll encounter during the strategic planning process and how to work with them.

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Topics: Strategic Planning

My First Experience with Strategic Planning

Posted by Kayla Jenkins on May 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

As a newly minted association professional, a phrase I often hear is strategic planning but until recently, I had no idea what that process was and why it is such an integral part of my association’s success. Many meetings and lots of research later, I have a much better understanding of the process and how the strategic plan can be utilized to bring an association’s vision to life. Here’s what I learned.

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Topics: Strategic Planning

Master Your Time: Productivity Tips for the Bored Association Professional

Posted by Kayla Jenkins on Feb 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Admit it; we all struggle to stay productive at some point throughout the day. Whether it’s due to your work environment, outside stress or just pure procrastination, we all catch ourselves yawning or spacing out one (or two, or three…) times a day. While it’s natural and has been scientifically proven that we will inevitably lose focus after a while, it’s a terrible feeling when you have projects to finish and you haven’t accomplished anything at the end of the day. Luckily for you, there are ways to master your time and stay productive in spite of distractions and short attention spans. This list of tech tips to keep you motivated and focused will help you get the most out of your work day.

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Topics: Associations, Time Management, Productivity

Pitch Perfect: How to Explain What Your Association Does in 30 Seconds or Less

Posted by Kayla Jenkins on Jan 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Thirty seconds with a stranger in the proverbial elevator isn’t the only situation where having a practiced pitch comes in handy. The reality is that every member of your association is a representation of your organization and even when you’re off the clock, you’re still working.

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Topics: Communication, Associations, Public Relations

Top 10 LinkedIn Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Kayla Jenkins on Jul 20, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Want to expand your network and cultivate new connections? LinkedIn is the perfect site for you! But be warned: LinkedIn can be a tricky road to navigate if you’re new to the platform or don’t know how to use it. Fact is, many people don’t have proper LinkedIn etiquette and it’s hindering their networking potential. Here are the Top 10 dos and don’ts of LinkedIn so you can have an All-Star account and grow your brand.

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Topics: Social Media, Career, Association Executives

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