How to be a Networking Rockstar!

You want to know how to be a networking rockstar?! I have news for you. It is really quite simple: Be a real person interested in another real person. That’s it. Seriously. Everything else I have to share with you are tactics and techniques. Be a real person. I’m not going to wax lyrical about how you have to be an extrovert. Rather, I am going to encourage you to find ways to be yourself. By showing genuine interest in other people – and allowing Continue reading →

Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps

Building an empowered community is a deeply held passion and is considered inherently valuable to us here at Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates. So let’s get started: Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps. Let’s start with the obvious question: what is an empowered community? An Empowered Community   An empowered community is a community where every individual feels able and encouraged to contribute to the betterment, growth and strengthening of a community in which they feel ownership and, most importantly, belonging. 1. Coalition Building Continue reading →

5 books to help you grow

My reading has always been somewhat eclectic so don’t be suprised by these 5 books to help you grow. From legal treatises, works of theology, summaries of psychological research, and literature from a variety of english speaking traditions – I thought i’d share some of the books that have been lugged around in my suitcase and graced my nightstand early in 2018. Tables in the Wilderness My first book for 2018 was “Tables in the Wilderness” by Preston Yancey – in those heady days after Continue reading →

10 Smartphone Apps for Academics

This post on Android Smartphone apps for Academics is an addendum to my post on Productivity Tools for Academics, Grad Students, and Scholars. Here’s my quickfire list for android smartphone applications for Academics, Grad Students, and Scholars: Quick Cite An application for use on Iphone and Android. 59p for Iphone, 64p for Android. Must use IEEE format to ensure place of publication is included. Essentially for those of us who use Endnote or Zotero. ice idea to have MLA, Harvard etc, but the MLA reference Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Abby Norman for Bad Dinner Party Guest Podcast

I am a bad dinner party guest. I just can’t help it. When someone starts talking about immigrants and immigration I can’t stay quiet – an occupational hazard for an immigrant in the US at the moment. So, when Abby Norman asked me what would make me a bad dinner party guest, challenging misconceptions about immigration immediately came to mind. I’ve known Abby for a few years now. We met through a writing group. I enjoy her often irreverant take on life and politics. We’ve Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Dear Millies podcast for a recent episode on being an immigrant Milspouse

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Dear Milfamily podcast for a recent episode on being an immigrant military spouse. Dear MilFamily is a new podcast in the military family community. The hosts describes the podcast as: “We talk about anything and everything related to being in the military life. Grab a cup of coffee, glass of wine, or whatever your vice and listen to some spouses get real about their lives.” Episode 8: The Foreign Milspouse. Sheila Arting writes in the episode summary: “Many military spouses are Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins Braless Podcast to talk about the America Identity Tour

Want to hear more about Anna’s America Identity Tour? Erin Whitehead and Braless Podcast has invited Anna to join her as a guest three times! This latest podcast episode was recorded back in October 2017, and dropped earlier in January Electronics that spy on your boring sex life (yikes), why you should never hitchhike in Australia (duh), chocolate wonder bread (WHAT?!) and Vegemite (Yuck)! Host Erin Whitehead invites Anna Blanch Rabe back to the podcast to talk about her trip across America to ask the Continue reading →