Avaaz - New Year Poll: Setting the Agenda for 2013

Denise Aday

Avaaz - New Year Poll: Setting the Agenda for 2013 : Avaaz is an amazing and highly effective people-powered organization that is growing like crazy. Here’s to building dreams in 2013.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – Joan Burge Event of Distinction

Office Dynamics

We had a full day’s agenda ahead of us! Day 1 dawned with a blazing sun and bright early heat. The administrative field has changed dramatically over the past decades. We pursue excellence through diligence, training, development and by seeking out high-quality learning. What a way to GROW! This is no junket tour; we were downstairs networking by 7:45 am in Red Rock’s Pavilion Ballroom at a wellness breakfast and relationship building segment.

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So you’ve been asked to organise an event… now what?

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda. A pre-event agenda should look something like this: What is the purpose of the event? Remember this agenda is for your first meeting, you will have more detailed discussions as the process moves forward. How often do you organise events?

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Taking minutes, writing agendas and attending meetings. I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade.

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20 do’s and don’ts for team building events

Practically Perfect PA

Do leave some space in the agenda for the team to discuss any problems they have faced. If the agenda is packed full of tasks and activities the team may not be able to air the issues they have.

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Working with other assistants

Practically Perfect PA

In my recent blog on what I think Assistants can expect in 2013 I briefly discussed the relationship between assistants and how teamwork and support of each other will become more important this year.

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Sustainable Business Advice for Startup Companies

Eco-Office Gals

Of course, you might also have another agenda when it comes to your business startup; you may be interested in running a company that operates in an environmentally responsible manner, in which case sustainability is likely an important factor.

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How to Have Better Meetings Right Now

On The Job

When you have less than 10 minutes to go: Identify where you are in the agenda. Never leave major talking points at the end of the agenda. JP: It can be a challenge, but write a name next to each item on the agenda and set a time limit for speakers.

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6 Ways to Ensure Meetings Don't Suck

On The Job

Eventoff advises: • A call-to-action agenda. It''s not enough to have a general agenda that gives the meeting time and who will attend. I recently was asked if I would run for a community board position. I declined with a polite, "No, thank you." The reason?

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Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

It’s much more productive to have scheduled phone conversations that include an agenda and have a short time limit; thirty minutes as opposed to an hour. by Donna Toothaker. I heard an old expression the other day, “the harder I work, the behinder I get!”

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Training Dates

Office Dynamics

2013 – There’s still time to register for… September 17 – 20, 2013 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. October 8 – 11, 2013 Star Achievement Series® Level II. October 23 – 25, 2013 World Class Assistant™ Certificate Program Part 1. November 13 – 15, 2013 World Class Assistant™ Certificate Program Part 2. Course location and agenda may be found by following event links.

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Why Anxiety May Prompt You to Take Bad Advice

On The Job

I knew these people had their own agenda, and I should have been more aware. When I was in my early 20s, I took some really bad advice. I listened to people I should have ignored and did what they advised.

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How to Say No Without Losing a Client

Virtual Moxie

I’ve already added it to our agenda. Heyyyyy… we have someone who wants to pick my brain ! Annaliese (love that name!!) wrote to ask me this: “How do I say “no” to something a client wants me to do without risking losing the client?

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Shorter, More Effective Meetings

Office Dynamics

As a result, if the person who called the meeting hasn’t put out a clear agenda, or verbally told you what the purpose is, you need to contact him or her and ask. Send out an agenda far enough in advance for participants to prepare. Copyright 2013 WorkLifeBalance.com, Inc.

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Four Ways to Banish Boring Meetings

Office Dynamics

Of course you should also send the agenda of the next meeting to these individuals so they can start to collect and organize their information. In the American office, "who called this meeting?" is usually voiced as an accusation rather than an honest inquiry.

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Shorter, More Effective Meetings

Office Dynamics

As a result, if the person who called the meeting hasn’t put out a clear agenda, or verbally told you what the purpose is, you need to contact him or her and ask. Send out an agenda far enough in advance for participants to prepare. Copyright 2013 WorkLifeBalance.com, Inc.

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L'Oreal Encourages Employees to Embrace Entrepreneurial Spirit

On The Job

There is no agenda. I consider myself really lucky because if I have a good idea, I run with it. Sometimes that idea doesn''t always work out, but I think the excitement that comes from being creative and exploring new options can''t be beat.

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How to Stop Hating Your Team

On The Job

Different generations, different agendas and different personality types thrown together creates tension, Feierstein says. Hate working in teams? Sometimes, I do to.

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Administrative/Clerical: What is Your Biggest Office Productivity Killer?

Office Dynamics

You can also suggest preparing a formal agenda for each meeting so that your colleagues do not start killing time discussing other topics. Office productivity is important for administrative professionals, as your boss often reviews you based on how much work you get done.

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Wouldn't it be nice to hear "Yes, you're approved to attend the conference!"

Office Dynamics

If you do print key information for your executive to review you may also be interested in the full conference brochure which highlights the event and lists our full agenda. You''re approved!

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How to Plan Business Travel & Business Travel Planning Checklists

Office Dynamics

Other Special Requests: Meeting Materials: Agenda. Travel Planning for Executive & Administrative Assistants. When I was an executive assistant planning hundreds of trips for my executive over a 20-year period, I thought I did a good job. Most of the time, my executives were pleased. But I really didn’t understand the intricacies of travel until I became an executive and traveled often. For 22 years, I have been traveling; mostly within the United States.

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Social Fusion Mixer Kicks Off Conference!

Office Dynamics

After dancing, talking, laughing and perhaps shedding a tear, it was time to wrap it up so we could get rested for tomorrow’s full agenda. Tonight we met at the Red Rock Resort Pool Area for a great networking event. After checking in with Beverlina, I wandered over to the bar to cash in my drink ticket for something refreshing, cold, and fruity. A steel drum band was playing outside, and the warm breezes blended with the music in a satisfying way. It was close to sunset.

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10 Interviewing Tips and Techniques

Daily Writing Tips

Diversions from the stated agenda may upset the subject and undermine the interview. Whether you are conducting a journalistic Q&A session or preparing an oral history, it’s important to prepare carefully for an interview.

Productivity and The Ping

Productivityist

Because each time I shift a daily goal back I''ve given ground to someone else''s agenda. Travis is a consultant--he examines how why people in organizations aren''t working well, and discovers solutions to get them working together and better.

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How to Avoid the Bad Meeting Trap

Productivityist

Let everyone know in advance when the meeting is happening, the agenda and what they need to bring. You’ve got your meeting agenda, now stick to it. Allocate time to each agenda item and facilitate the meeting so you keep the group on track.

Telecommuting – a Sure-fire Way to Reduce Productivity and Effectiveness

Small Business CEO

It argues that telecommuting reduces a company’s costs, increases its productivity and furthers the green agenda. I read with interest the recent, excellent article on telecommuting.

Useful Tips to Become A Better Networker

Small Business CEO

You have to find a way to really help them first, before thinking about your own agenda. If you want to get anywhere in the business world, you have to know how to network. And more than just being familiar with the basics, you have to know how to network better.

In anticipation of protests at ALEC’s recent meeting in.

Denise Aday

Schaitberger, President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, told the crowd that ALEC’s “sole purpose is to develop the most anti-worker, anti-employee, anti-union, anti-middle class, pro-business, pro corporation policies, legislation and agenda possible.”.

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Stop the Zombie Drillers of Dallas! (via The City and Industry.

Denise Aday

The Trinity East gas permits may get moved up on the agenda or they may be the last item for action that day. Stop the Zombie Drillers of Dallas! via The City and Industry Lost. Now they Want a Do-Over Vote. Tell Them NO! Downwinders at Risk ).

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Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg's Political Strategy, FWD.us

Denise Aday

So what’s that doing here, high up on FWD.us’ immigration reform agenda? Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg''s Political Strategy, FWD.us : This DELIGHTS me, to learn that progressive groups and media outlets are fighting back on Zuckerberg’s turf. However — two howevers actually…. First, the other founders and major supporters of FWD.us should also be taken to task, including Dropbox and LinkedIn.

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Obama Adviser Larry Summers Wrong on Tar Sands | The Harvard Crimson

Denise Aday

In a recent Washington Post opinion piece titled “The growth agenda we need,” Summers lays out a detailed four-point plan to kickstart the American economy—a plan that includes approving Keystone XL. Obama Adviser Larry Summers Wrong on Tar Sands | The Harvard Crimson : socialismartnature : Last weekend, up to 50,000 people rallied in Washington, D.C. to protest the creation of the Keystone XL pipeline and the expansion of the tar sands industry.

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The 2012 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

Agenda Calendar. Craig Jarrow and I have assembled a team of 10 top-notch contributors who will help you get 2013 off to an amazing start. We’re almost two weeks away from Christmas, and now’s the time where we’re racking our brains trying to figure out what to get that particular person that’s on your list who is difficult to shop for each and every year.

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