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Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. External networking will broaden the playing fields.

A guide to networking

Practically Perfect PA

Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Offline networking.

Why Conference Receptions Are A Great Place to Start Networking

Office Dynamics

You will be exposed a broader audience; assistants who work in various companies, industries, and size businesses. Joan Burge.

Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

must say I was completely bowled over by the event, which is not something I have often said about networking events for assistants!

4 Ways to Ask for Help From Your Network

On The Job

I'm looking for a new position in the industry, and thought you might know someone who could use my computer security skills." Be honest.

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For Freelancers, It's All About Networks

Small Business Labs

It shows how freelancers turn to their network to find work, collaborate on projects, meet new people and stay on top of their industry.

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What is the Industrial Internet?

Small Business Labs

Industrial giant GE has been pushing the idea of the Industrial Internet, including publishing a detailed white paper on the concept.   GE's definition of the Industrial Internet is primarily focused on big machines like aircraft engines and power generators. Their framework consists of three broad elements: 1.

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Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Productive & Organized

The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.    :-). 1. Business Cards.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage. Be kind. Joan Burge.

5 Easy Ways to Meet VIPs You Admire, Even If You Hate Networking

Dumb Little Man

You want to be successful, admired as a leader in your industry or niche? So you’d like to become a big shot, right? Huzzah! Read more ».

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. Put yourself out there.

8 Things You Need To Know About Social Networking

Small Business CEO

Social networking has taken the business world by storm. Social networking is more than just having a consistent online presence.

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Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Always be Networking. The key to building a personal brand that matters is to always be networking, both online and in the real world.

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J’adore rapport – working with a new manager

Practically Perfect PA

Here are some of my tips on how to make sure you build a good rapport with your new manager and get off on the right foot. The first meeting.

Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

Advice: Exercise discretion when posting on social networking sites, blogs or online communities. PRNewsFoto/OfficeTeam). About the Research.

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about expanding their network until they need something—like a job. Relationships networking

It’s Who You Know: Are You An Efficient Networker?

Small Business CEO

Networking is easy. If you’re not networking efficiently you’re simply wasting your time and spinning your wheels. Yeah right.

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

Interviews admin administrators blogging Education and Training Executive Assistant Interview questions Job hunting LinkedIn Personal Assistant VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingOver the last few years I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interviews.

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Today’s garage startups will be the industry standard next year. You can be trusted to go the distance. What can I do with certification?

Great Apps for Assistants

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This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! The app also links up their social networking details as well. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. FlightTrack: £2.99 or £6.99 for Pro version.

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! The app also links up their social networking details as well. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. FlightTrack: £2.99 or £6.99 for Pro version.

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. We Passionately Believe.

Man vs. Woman

Practically Perfect PA

I was at lunch with a fellow EA a few weeks ago and as usual we were discussing our jobs and having a bit of a grumble about our work.

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What can assistants expect in 2013

Practically Perfect PA

think it will be another interesting year for assistants with lots of changes and further challenges for our industry. Role diversification.

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Travel Itineraries

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Travel Uncategorized admin administrators blogging Business Dropbox Education and Training Executive Assistant LinkedIn Personal Assistant Productivity Time management Twitter VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingThe telephone number and address for the local embassy office.

The tricky world of expenses

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Tasks Expenses Productivity Personal Assistant Executive Assistant Virtual Assistant VA Industry VA networking administrators admin

Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage. Be kind. Joan Burge.

Some training suggestions for assistants

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If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. I did this when I first started working in insurance. Books!

Managing your social media content

Practically Perfect PA

LinkedIn Groups: I would recommend joining around 10 LinkedIn Groups relevant to the assistant industry. Once Who do I follow?

PWC's 2040 Industry Cluster Forecast

Small Business Labs

Industry clusters are place where there is a concentration of companies and services related to a particular industry

Deck the Halls… Organising your Office Christmas Party

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Christmas Party Events admin administrators Christmas Executive Assistant London Office Assistant Personal Assistant Productivity social networking VA Industry virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingDressed as an elf for the office Xmas party. I can not believe how quickly Christmas has come around again this year!

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Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

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Accomodation admin administrators Apartment Executive Assistant Hotel LinkedIn London Personal Assistant Serviced apartment Travel Travel and Tourism VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingMy director gave me the task of reducing this spend by 20%. Here are a few… Positives.

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Personal Assistant Super Powers!

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Skills admin administrators Executive Assistant Microsoft Office Personal Assistant Time management VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingSo what type of powers do we possess…? Flexibility. Mind Reading. Gadgets. Invisibility. It must be magic! Super Human Speed. Nicky x.

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How Assistants Can Use Social Networking

Office Dynamics

Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage. Be kind. Joan Burge.

Inc. on Choosing the Right Industry

Small Business Labs

on Choosing the Right Industry Inc. has an interesting package of articles on the best industries for starting a business. 

Minimising Interruptions

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Minimising disruptions Uncategorized admin administrators blogging Business Executive Assistant FoVA Interrupt LinkedIn Management Personal Assistant Productivity Tasks Time management VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business virtual assistant email Virtual Assistant trainingNicky x.

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What is Platform Cooperativism?

Small Business Labs

 Examples include New Zealand's Ensprial , a cooperatively owned and operated freelancer network,  Loconomics , a coop version of Task Rabbit and Fairmondo , a co-op version of eBay. gig economy industry structure New Localism on-demand economy  Coops are not new nor are they uncommon.

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LinkedIn Page: Features & Benefits

The Small Business Blog

LinkedIn is THE social network for business. Use it wisely to make powerful networking contacts. Small Business / SOHO

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VA Industry Leaders: a conversation

Loosely Speaking

hear you on the weekly new invites to join new networks. Where to start? Here are some ideas to get us going: 1. Katie. Have a good day!

Home is Where the Startup Is (For Now)

Small Business Labs

 For example, the Rise of the Homepreneur study from Network Solution and us showed that a bit over 50% of small businesses are home-based. Coworking industry structure personal businessesThe Kaufman Foundation and LegalZoom have teamed up to produce a quarterly Startup Confidence Index. also tend to be home-based.

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