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Keynotes Announced for 2018 Administrative Professionals Conference

The Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) is announcing the keynote line-up featuring four inspiring keynote speakers.  The APC and concurrently-held Executive Assistants’ Summit will be take place September 30 – October 3rd, 2018, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL.

This year’s keynote line-up will be headlined by Janine Driver, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and body language expert with an innate ability to read between the lines and detect deception.  She is an award-winning speaker known in professional circles as the “Lyin’ Tamer.” The author of You Can’t Lie to Me and You Say More than You Think, and a popular guest on Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, NBC’s TODAY, FOX News, and CNN’s Larry King Live, Janine has trained thousands to decipher fact from fiction.

Additional keynotes include: Christine Cashen, whose message will focus on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress, and energizing employees; Founder & CEO of Cotential, Erica Dhawan, will address the power of connective intelligence and innovative business strategies; and former actor and current PBS and Nat Geo Explorer Chris Bashenelli will discuss bridging cultures by walking in someone else’s shoes.

These Keynotes will be inspiring and entertaining … and especially relevant in light of the myriad of challenges today’s administrative professionals face in the office environment.

“We’re thrilled to announce these dynamic Keynotes for our 2018 conference,” said Judy Geller, Executive Director of the APC.  “They will be inspiring and entertaining, but all have messages that will be especially relevant in light of the myriad of challenges today’s administrative professionals face in the office environment”.

Registration is now open for the 4-day conference, the largest training event for administrative professionals who come together from the US and abroad for professional development, certification, and networking.

In addition to 60+ training sessions and workshops, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the popular PACE Certification review session, Solution Spotlight Case Study Sessions, an on-site social-good activity, hands-on tech sessions, a headshot and profile lounge, and Engage Active Learning sessions. The full conference program can be previewed here.

About the APC:

For over 25 years, the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) has set the bar for excellence in admin and EA training, providing relevant, “real-world” admin education critical for a changing workforce. Attendees get essential training to strengthen and expand critical skills they need to thrive in today’s corporate environment, improve their productivity, and increase their value to their bosses and organizations.  Quality, value, innovation, and a thorough knowledge of the admin career are the hallmarks of what the APC has become known for since 1992.

About ASAP:
The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest free association and online resource center for administrative professionals with over 75,000 members worldwide. ASAP produces the annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the premier training and networking event in North America for administrative professionals and executive assistants. ASAP provides tools, training, and networking to advance assistants’ careers and the admin profession. ASAP is a brand under Diversified Communications, a global producer of events and media worldwide.

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