Author: Heather Nolan

Marketing Specialist at

Heather Nolan is a marketing specialist at A former journalist and social media manger, Heather lives in New Orleans with her husband, son and grumpy rescue dog.


How to feel comfortable on camera

Zoom meetings are a daily presence in your professional life. The chances of that changing soon are slim, especially as people start to realize virtual events and meetings are more cost-effective and time-efficient, said Dr. Laura Sicola, founder of Vocal Impact Productions and host of the podcast “Speaking to Influence.” Once you’ve accepted that, it’s […]


The best things we learned from SURGE Connect

Earlier this month we hosted our annual three-day virtual conference, SURGE Connect, where leaders from across the association industry shared thoughts, ideas and problem-solving innovations with hundreds of attendees. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best things we learned from our SURGE Connect speakers: “Until you hear from your stakeholders that … you’re […]


How to ask someone to be your mentor

You’ve identified a potential mentor — someone you think could help advance your career, provide encouragement and advocate for you. Now, it’s time to form that relationship. But how do you ask someone to be your mentor? According to Yale University, the first step is simple: Schedule a conversation by sending an email asking the […]

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