What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

The last few years I have written a blog about what assistants can expect from the year and here you will find the tradition has continued into 2015. I genuinely think 2014 was a turning point in our industry and I think 2015 will see a consolidation of our efforts to take our profession forward. I am very optimistic about 2015, here are a few reasons why… Employment opportunities and salary. The post What can assistants expect in 2015?

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Practically Perfect PA 2015 Survey

Practically Perfect PA

Would you please take my 2015 reader survey? The post Practically Perfect PA 2015 Survey appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant survey Virtual AssistantPractically Perfect PA is nearly four years old.

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A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

The post A review of Assist Travel 2015 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Assist Travel Featured admin administrators assistants Business business travel EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWe held our first Assist Travel conference and exhibition on Friday 25th September at the Hilton Bankside and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I hope those that came along enjoyed it too.

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My Three Words For 2015

Productivityist

As we kick off the 2015 calendar year, I don’t just look back at the twelve months gone by but I envision the twelve ahead. When I put together my NOW Year Action Plan in late October, I decided what My Three Words for the year ahead were going to be and I will be using them as driving forces for everything I do in 2015. Here are My Three Words for 2015, in alphabetical order: Generosity. ”If In 2015, I’d like to make that reach extend even further.

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The Assist Conference 2015

Practically Perfect PA

I am so proud and delighted to launch the first conference from Practically Perfect PA – The Assist Conference 2015. It is taking place on the 27th February 2015 in London and as you can imagine I am very excited! The Assist Conference 2015. The post The Assist Conference 2015 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. I wanted to give all of my readers more information on the conference and why I think it is going to be a fantastic event.

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Email Management: 5 Top Tips for Managing Your Emails

Office Organization Success

” “Responding to emails” “Managing email” “Email overload” Sound familiar? Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . Here are my top five tips so that you can manage your email, be more productive, and get some sanity in your business: Emails aren’t urgent! Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . 2015 (c) Tracey Lawton.

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What is happening with Practically Perfect PA in 2015

Practically Perfect PA

We have some very exciting plans in the diary for 2015 and I want to share them with you today. Travel management. We have also introduced two regular features – ‘ A day in the life ‘ and ‘ Technology of the week ‘, both of which will continue into 2015. So here is to 2014, it has been a wonderful year and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings the assistant industry! Well firstly I just wanted to say what a year 2014 has been!

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Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite. Eventbrite Event Management. What events can be managed on Eventbrite? If you have a staff away day using Eventbrite will save you hours or possibly days in the management of the event!

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6 Manageable Steps to Life Goals Achievement

Dumb Little Man

The post 6 Manageable Steps to Life Goals Achievement appeared first on Dumb Little Man. There are many steps one can take to achieve their goals. Though different, they all have one thing in common; you can only go so far, if you do not take them together. Yes, they are all important in building the right character for success in an individual, but the trick in building this persona, is to implement all these steps into one’s lifestyle. The below are the steps so discussed.

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What are your manager’s objectives?

Practically Perfect PA

Many of you will be completing your mid year review paperwork, looking back on the last 6 months to see what you have accomplished and having conversations with your managers regarding your performance to date. Anyway I will stopping nagging you all now… this blog isn’t about your appraisal it is about your manager’s! Once you have both completed your mid year reviews book another meeting with your manager to discuss their objectives.

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EA to Project Support Manager

Practically Perfect PA

Back in April 2011 I started as a team assistant to an office of 25 people but as time went on I started to get involved in finance, human resources and marketing along with the office management. Since 2011 there have been several structural and management changes. Over the duration of my career here I have supported executive staff from the corporate controller, the managing director and the global head of sales aswell as ad-hoc support for both the CEO and COO.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015.   2015 Technology Trends. The ongoing technology platform shifts to Cloud and Mobile Computing will continue as long term drivers of change in 2015.   Cloud Automation tools are simplifying a wide range of traditional small business applications such as accounting, payroll, inventory management, HR and benefits administration, etc.  2015 Economic Trends. Despite signs of a global slowdown, our 2015 U.S.

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Better Time Management With Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Many time management systems say that you should block out time on your calendar for everything you need to do. You can have better time management with goals. Every time I read a time management “guru” who says they put everything on the calendar, I remind myself they are either lying to themselves, or they only deal with things that require largish amounts of time. In the second place, it requires a degree of accurate task time management that most of us don’t possess.

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Can you handle SMM or better hire a manager?

Dumb Little Man

The post Can you handle SMM or better hire a manager? Branding for small business allows it to achieve serious, impressive and professional reputation. It is not just advertising on national TV or in popular magazine. Nowadays branding is a lot more. Therefore such excuse as “we cannot afford it” is not appropriate. If you want to develop your business and stay in the market for many years, you cannot afford to miss branding!

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Ten tips for managing multiple Executives

Practically Perfect PA

Managing multiple Executives can be tricky and a constant juggling act. This will need to be reviewed throughout the day so that you can manage any emergencies or urgent requests. Manage your Executives. The post Ten tips for managing multiple Executives appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Speaking to assistants at the Assist Conference back in February I was surprised at how many of the delegates worked for multiple Executives.

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My 2015 Year in Review (and How a Journal Made It Easy to Do)

Productivityist

As I write this, there are 37 hours left in 2015. This Friday (January 1) I’ll spend the majority of my day reading my journal entries from 2015. I’ve decided to share with you three highlights from every month of 2015, that I recorded in my Day One journal. I managed to read The Alchemist and The Rise while down there for ten days and swam with dolphins. So around this time I committed to using two tools for task and project management.

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10 do’s and don’t for managing your boss’s task list

Practically Perfect PA

Ideally the list should be on the same email system that you use to manage their inbox and schedule (Microsoft Outlook for example). Here are my top ten do’s and don’ts for managing your boss’s task list: Do complete as many tasks, on their behalf, as you can. Do help your Executive break large projects down into manageable tasks. The post 10 do’s and don’t for managing your boss’s task list appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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Streamline Your Business Management Systems in 3 Quick Steps!

Office Organization Success

All it could take are a few tweaks to your business management systems and you could easily turn this around. I have taught for many years that you need to learn how to manage your business before you can market your business. Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . But why do I need efficient business management systems, Tracey? Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST .

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7 Secrets of Managing Extreme Busyness

Simple Productivity Blog

Everything will ease up in June) Several friends and acquaintances are amazed at what I have going on, and asked me how I manage it. So here are my 7 secrets of managing extreme busyness. The post 7 Secrets of Managing Extreme Busyness appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I have been extremely busy over the last few months, and it is about to get worse.

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Productivity Tool Overview: Energy Management

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we will look at energy management. The post Productivity Tool Overview: Energy Management appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Emotional Health Like Your Financial Health

Dumb Little Man

But how do we manage our emotions? Here are 5 similarities that will help you manage your emotions as well as your money: Live within your means With all that requires your attention out there, it’s easy to become […]. The post 5 Ways to Manage Your Emotional Health Like Your Financial Health appeared first on Dumb Little Man. All too often our finances get most of the attention, and our emotional health gets put on the shelf to be visited another day.

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Great venues for your 2015 events

Practically Perfect PA

Here are eight great venues for your 2015 events. Events of any size are welcome and managed with the same care and attention to detail. The post Great venues for your 2015 events appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Events Featured Sponsored post admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Function Fixers Office manager Personal Assistant Venues Virtual Assistant

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Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

This is the best advice you will ever receive on how to build a strategic partnership with your executive, manage their day, and stay on top of the volumes of tasks and projects you have to handle. When it comes to e-mail management, there are various approaches. Another approach is the executive who wants to manage all his or her own e-mails and forward specific e-mail to their administrative partner as appropriate. Registration is open for upcoming 2015 classes.

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12 Ways to Reach Greater Success Through Self-Management

Virtual Moxie

Today's post is courtesy of my beautiful friend, Rosa Say. I agree with that quote, and I wanted to share her 12 rules with you so you could consider how they can help you move your VA practice from good to great. Hint : Personally, I think you should adopt all twelve, as quickly as you can. Live by your values, whatever they are. You confuse people when you don’t, because they can’t predict how you’ll behave. Speak up!

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The 4 steps of business travel planning: Managing your Executive while they are on the road

Practically Perfect PA

Today I will look at how you can manage your Executive while they are on the road. Is your manager expecting you to change the hours you work to coincide with the time difference? If your manager is travelling to a local office ask another assistant to keep an eye on your manager while they are there. Offer to do the same for their manager when they visit your office. You should be given the task of running the office while your manager is on the road.

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10 Steps to Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

It is not unusual today for administrative assistants to support more than one manager. The trend continues as managers become more technically proficient and manage more of their own work. Even when I was an executive assistant in the mid 80s, I worked in one company where I supported the top executive in the division plus his five direct report plus any extra managers in the accounting department; plus managed our VIP client visits to our facility!

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15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Google Glass and the Apple iWatch really do seem like something out of a sci-fi film but they will be available in 2015. Images are going to be even more popular in 2015 than they were this year. For assistants who have managers that engage with social media it is important that they have a variety of great images that they can use when tweeting, updating LinkedIn and writing for the corporate blog. We can all expect to be a little less corporate in 2015.

Managing Your Executive’s Day [Free Webinar Replay]

Office Dynamics

Managing Your Executive’s Day (October Free Webinar). As an administrative professional, you probably already know that a big part of your job involves “managing” other people—namely, the Executive(s) you support. You hardly have enough time to manage your own priorities—much less worry about what your Executive is doing or not doing. In this 1-hour webinar, she’s revealing some of her most valuable secrets and sharing simple ways to manage up effectively.

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Enrollment for the 2015 Freelance Writing Course Opens Today

Daily Writing Tips

The 2015 edition starts today. Running a Writing Business : Freelance writing is like any business, and as such you’ll need to manage it efficiently if you want to increase your earnings over time. Thanks for taking the time to develop this in a straight-forward and manageable fashion.” As you probably know, once a year we open the enrollment for the Freelance Writing Course.

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This Is How To Manage Your Client Follow-up

Office Organization Success

There are all kinds of fancy CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems out there—you may even be familiar with a few, such as Outlook, Salesforce, or ACT. Client Management and Tracking was this month’s live Systems Setup Workshop (and the recording is now available). Finally we’re getting a little bit warmer here in our corner of north-west Ohio. And it makes a huge difference to your mindset; suddenly you feel energetic and enthusiastic!

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Records Management Strategy

Office Dynamics

Do you have a records management strategy in place? The post Records Management Strategy appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Tips Assistant Training admin skills data loss procedures record keeping record management systemsQuestion: “We’re getting concerned where I work that the overwhelming amount of documents and data that we generate every day aren’t being safely stored and tracked.

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Why "Total Talent Management" is Important to Freelancers

Small Business Labs

This shift in thinking is leading HR departments to change how they engage and manage contingent workers.    A relatively new HR buzzword - " Total Talent Management " - is being used to describe systems and policies that  integrate all aspects of workforce management, from temporary agency workers and traditionally hired permanent employees to independent contractors and some types of outsourced services. 

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Key Steps to Becoming a Better Project Manager

Productivity Bits

The skills that are required of you as a project manager are numerous and various. You are supposed to be able to manage time and schedules well, and only those with developed planning skills can do this successfully. Staying on budget is a crucial aspect of any project, which is why a good manager must know how to efficiently distribute money and other resources so that the project development runs smoothly.

Manage Expectations with Email

Clutter Coach

If you find yourself constantly interrupted by emails and calls (and can't seem to resist answering/looking at them), try managing the expectations of your correspondents this way. The post Manage Expectations with Email appeared first on Clutter Coach. by Originally posted 2008-05-29 09:15:00.

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How Assistants Manage Their Workload (and all the extras, like training!)

Office Dynamics

Here’s how assistants manage their workload and find time for other things, like training! . I am so impressed with administrative and executive assistants who manage their workload in addition to spending several days away from the office for training and development. The post How Assistants Manage Their Workload (and all the extras, like training!)

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Do You Fall For These Time Management Myths?

Simple Productivity Blog

When I ask people about time management, I get two types of responses. Either people are gung-ho time managers and they struggle with it, or they do no time management at all. Asking further questions, I was surprised to find that most of the people in these two camps fall for some time management myths. Here are the common time management myths and what you can do to avoid them. The post Do You Fall For These Time Management Myths?

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My 2015 Year in Review (and How a Journal Made It Easy to Do)

Productivityist

As I write this, there are 37 hours left in 2015. This Friday (January 1) I’ll spend the majority of my day reading my journal entries from 2015. I’ve decided to share with you three highlights from every month of 2015, that I recorded in my Day One journal. I managed to read The Alchemist and The Rise while down there for ten days and swam with dolphins. So around this time I committed to using two tools for task and project management.

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A day in the life: Amanda Barlow, Senior EA, PZ Cussons

Practically Perfect PA

As we have operations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, amongst others, I am already looking at ways to improve how all of the EAs spread across the globe can work more efficiently as a team, and make a more telling contribution to the ExCo and Senior Management Teams. Since 2011, I have watched it grow from a small group of 50, to nearly 500 members in 2015. There are two reasons why any PA/EA/Secretary and office manager should get involved in networking.

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3 Simple Steps to Taking Time Away from Your Business

Office Organization Success

Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . Step 1: Manage Your Schedule. With today’s list management services you can preschedule your newsletter ahead of time so it will get delivered exactly when it should. This is very common practice amongst business owners and makes the process of taking some time away very easy to manage. Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST .

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10 Tips to Beat the Overwhelm and Stay Focused

Office Organization Success

Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . Access your 26-point Online Business Management & Marketing SYSTEMS CHECKLIST . Learning how to manage your time and stay focused is one of the crucial components you have to learn to master if you want to create a sustainable, long-term business. c) 2015 Tracey Lawton. Staying focused and on track is one of the hardest things for a business owner to do.

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Assist Conference ticket!

Practically Perfect PA

The conference is taking place on Friday 27th February 2015 at the Proud Archivist, London. We will announce the winner on the 20th February 2015. Featured Sponsored post The Assist Conference admin administrators assistants Competition EA Events Executive Assistant Giveaway Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Thanks to our wonderful partners at Tate we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month.

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Working with an introvert

Practically Perfect PA

Featured Working Relationships admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantThe key to a successful relationship between an assistants and their Executive is having a good understanding of how each other operate. Actually let me rephrase that… the assistant should have a good understanding of how the Executive operates and adjust their style accordingly.

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Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help

Office Dynamics

The post Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Assistant Training Career Management Self Development Workplace Tools adult learning certification CEUs continued learning online education professional development reimbursement for educationNo matter how big or small your business is, it can benefit greatly from offering employees continuing education benefits.

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