ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Training Dates

Office Dynamics

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Training Dates. It''s time to get out your 2014 calendar and start marking your dates for training and development. 2014 – Reserve your seat for these highly popular programs… You will notice we have an event To Be Announced listed. Course location and agenda may be found by following event links. January 29 – 30, 2014 Event TBA. February 12 – 13, 2014 Event TBA. April 7- 8, 2014 Event in Columbus, TBA.

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Speaker Lineup Announced for Administrative Assistant Conference 2014

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has announced the keynote presenters for its administrative professionals conference , the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, to be held September 30 – October 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 24, 2014. The conference agenda has been curated around the theme for the 2014 conference — Collaborate, Create & Connect: Expand Your Influence. “I

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5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

Apparently, wearing the same thing every day could also help, but that’s not on our agenda today. Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life. We live in a create-on-demand world so you must have felt the pressure every now and then. The thing you always have to remember when it comes to being productive, regardless of the context: you got to have a clear mindset. Clarity of thoughts, needs, of the objectives you have to attain.

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The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

Agenda / meeting purpose. When responding to diary appointments everyone should provide you with an agenda or purpose for the meeting. I have written a lot about diary management over the years, which is not surprising when you think assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their manager’s calendars. Juggling our boss’s time is a complex operation.

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A day in the life: Lorna Cowan, Visit Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda is usually lengthy and I always come out with a long list of actions! One of the great benefits of running Practically Perfect PA is the chance to meet some extraordinary assistants either face to face or through social media. I continue to be completely amazed by what these assistants achieve and how they continue to push our industry forward.

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5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

Apparently, we aring the same thing every day could also help , but that''s not on our agenda today. Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life. We live in a create-on-demand world so you must have felt the pressure every now and then. The thing you always have to remember when it comes to being productive, regardless of the context: you got to have a clear mindset. Clarity of thoughts, needs, of the objectives you have to attain.

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More minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

I have often sent a section of the draft minutes to the person who was reporting on that particular agenda item to review and make any changes before I sent the draft on to the chairman. The Committee members discussed the item and concluded… A decision was delayed until the next meeting (followed by an action to add this to the next agenda). As we all know, writing minutes is a fundamental part of an assistant role and a skill we have to get right.

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Ten tips on preparing board papers

Practically Perfect PA

Then add the number of each board paper to the correlating agenda item. The agenda, action list and previous minutes should be the first three papers in a board pack. Working for a Company Secretary in one role and looking after 12 Committees in another means I have spent more time than I care to admit putting board papers together. They have been the absolute bane of my life and I must admit I hated that part of my role.

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Here’s What I Do At This Time Of Year

Office Organization Success

And don’t forget … if having a practice full of clients is on your agenda for 2015, then register for next week’s GET CLIENTS NOW! For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Even though this isn’t a traditional holiday for us, we’ve embraced the Thanksgiving Holiday — it’s like Christmas but without all the hassle!

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Here’s What I do at This Time of Year

Office Organization Success

And don’t forget … if having a practice full of clients is on your agenda for 2015, then register for tomorrow’s GET CLIENTS NOW! For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Even though this isn’t a traditional holiday for us, we’ve embraced the Thanksgiving Holiday — it’s like Christmas but without all the hassle!

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10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

If individuality and diversity are the main focus, does the workplace ever feel like a loose collection of conflicting styles and agendas? The post 10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I’ll bet there’s plenty of conversation in your workplace — about today’s tasks, about that rush order, about that sudden snag, about the project that should have been done yesterday.

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Can you improve the relationship with your boss? Part two

Practically Perfect PA

If it helps, set an agenda for each meeting so that you both know exactly what needs to be achieved by the end of each meeting. Back in May I wrote a blog post on improving your relationship with your boss. At the time I wrote that the most important relationship assistants have at work is with their Executive. I stand by this statement so much so that I think it is worth giving a few more tips to help improve your relationship with your boss. They have to see you as an equal.

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How to organise the perfect conference call

Practically Perfect PA

Ensure that the conference call has an agenda and make sure that all of the participants have the correct paperwork. Conference calls are becoming a much more regular occurrence these days. Most of my executives participate in a conference call at least once a day if not more often. For assistants they can be a tricky thing to organise, so much can go wrong – people can call a different number, forget the pin or simply be let down by the conference calling technology.

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How to sign off correspondence on behalf of the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Do you have an agenda? Sometimes I look through my manager’s inbox and I can’t believe how much stuff they get sent. Set aside emails from colleagues and clients they have hundreds of emails from professional organisations, upcoming conferences, travel companies and not to mention lots and lots of sales requests. Oh and I haven’t mention what they receive through the post… brochures, leaflets, magazines and corporate gifts to name but a few.

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How to make for a greener office environment

The Small Business Blog

Even if saving the planet is not as high on your agenda as keeping your business running on a day-to-day basis, going green can have a number of measurable benefits. Many businesses are keen to do their bit for the environment and run a greener operation. Recycling within the office can reduce the costs of… Read the full article here: How to make for a greener office environment on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Guest Blog green Recycle recycling waste waste disposal waste management

Leading Certification Provider for Executive and Administrative Assistants Cites Top HR Trends, Celebrates 24th Year

Office Dynamics

While executive productivity is often cited as a chief concern of human capital and HR leaders, the professional development of their support staff hasn’t always registered on the agenda. Founded by CEO Joan Burge, Office Dynamics International reached its 24th year of providing the most trusted certification and training systems for peak performance of administrative professionals.

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The One Productive Weekly Meeting You're Not Having (But Should)

Productivityist

Set an agenda. This should go without saying, but if you go into the meeting with your life partner without some sort of agenda then you''re setting yourself up for an unfocused session. While we''ve started using Less Meeting for our meetings, I''ve made a habit of entering a brief bullet point agenda in the calendar appointment as well since my wife is more familiar with Google Calendar then Less Meeting right now. I''m not fond of meetings.

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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!” Do you ever feel like they’re talking about you? I remember times when I certainly felt this way.

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How to fearlessly pitch and sell without feeling weird

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Then youll realize that the real point of this article  and my secret agenda all along was to trick you into doing meaningful work with interesting people that you care about. Your business success demands colossal sales skill. No entrepreneur can avoid it. No matter how it makes you feel, you must be come an expert salesperson. Even startup technologists building software in their code-caves have to persuade investors to sign cheques.

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The 7 iPhone Apps I Keep in My Travel Folder

Productivityist

That''s the kind of feature that keeps me moving when I''m on the go, and not worrying about where I need to look next to find out what''s coming up on the travel agenda. There''s a reason I keep a folder called "Travel" on my iPhone. I like the ability to move it to the home screen, which is usually bereft of folders , whenever I go on a long trip away from home.

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The Power Of Sleep

Productivityist

In our modern era, this seems to be something that has slipped in importance in the average Westerner’s agenda. I''ve been re-reading Tony Schwartz''s book The Way We''re Working Isn''t Working , and this guest post by Robyn Adams definitely speaks to a major theme in the book: the power of sleep. Robyn has learned to simplify life and increase productivity so she can enjoy life to the fullest.

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Calculus

Daily Writing Tips

They are casting Ellsworth as an unwilling enabler who will further an agenda even though he might not fully support it. A reader writes, The other day I heard a radio commentator constantly using the phrase “in that calculus”, something I’d never heard before. The] commentator was using it in a political context, pretty much as a fancy way of saying “in that situation”; I’d be grateful if you could look into it and cover it some time!

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5 Ways to Get Others to Listen to You

45 Things

Let’s say that you’re on the agenda of the next office meeting to give a brief rundown of a project you’ve been working on for several months. Do you sometimes feel like you''re wearing Harry Potter''s "cloak of invisibility" at work? No one really pays attention to you. You''re often interrupted when speaking in a meeting, and your boss scarcely seems to know who you are. Perhaps the problem is not what you’re saying, but how and when you’re saying it.

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The 7 iPhone Apps I Keep in My Travel Folder

Productivityist

That’s the kind of feature that keeps me moving when I’m on the go, and not worrying about where I need to look next to find out what’s coming up on the travel agenda. There’s a reason I keep a folder called “Travel” on my iPhone. I like the ability to move it to the home screen, which is usually bereft of folders , whenever I go on a long trip away from home.

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