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Go Ahead - Speak Up For Yourself

It can be a touchy business, of course

It’s always a good thing to have advocates for you at the office. Often those people will do it for you without asking. But there’s no shame advocating on your own behalf, either.

That can be a touchy business, of course—nobody wants to be seen as arrogant or egotistical about their accomplishments. That feeling can be especially acute if you’re thinking of putting your name in for an award. But it’s possible to toot your own horn without appearing pushy about it, say two accomplished and award-winning association leaders.

In 2017, Elena Gerstmann, FASAE, CAE, a longtime association executive and principal at Avenue M Group, received ASAE’s Professional Performance Award, which honors association leaders who aren’t CEOs. Last year, Arlene Pietranton, CEO of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, received ASAE’s Key Award, which honors chief executives.

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