Career development round-up 2019

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Welcome to the career development round-up for 2019. Career development round-up 2019 Here are some of our highlights and a video from How to set goals for your career that you can stick to […].

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Key skills round-up 2019

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I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We covered a lot of skills including minute taking, event management, organising business travel, project management and everything in between!

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Collaborative tools for 2019

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There are so many fantastic platforms available that will really help you work collaboratively and today I wanted to share some collaboration tools for 2019. Featured Office Technology Task Management admin administrators assistants Collaboration tools EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Productivity Tasks technology Virtual Assistant

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The EA competencies you will need in 2019

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Well, that is us in 2019 folks! Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Career Competencies EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantHappy New Year. Firstly before I start this blog, I want to say a huge thank you to all of the Practically Perfect PA readers who are joining us for another year on the blog. We have been going now since 2011, and I can’t wait to see […].

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Taking dictation in 2019

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Core Skills Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technologyI’ve always been a bit dubious about using audio recording to help me be more productive, I usually prefer to stick to well good old fashioned pen and paper but as I’ve been using more technology I’ve started to realise how helpful it is. So I thought about what technology can help with minute taking […].

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Venues + Events Live 2019

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Featured Sponsored posts admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWe are delighted to invite you to attend Venues + Events Live this Autumn (18-19 September, Old Billingsgate, London & 24 September, Manchester Central) where you will discover the best tips and tricks to help you plan your next event. We understand the busy life of PAs and EAs and how spending your time as […].

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Launching the Future Assistant 2019

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That is right, we are launching the Future Assistant 2019! The Future Assistant is taking place on the 14th and 15th February 2019 at RichMix London and again we are streaming the conference […]. Featured The Future Assistant admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant The Future Assistant 2019 Virtual Assistant

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How to send a fax in 2019

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Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual AssistantHands up. Who has been asked to send a fax in the last year? I see a few of you nodding, some of you are rolling your eyes thinking – fax? What is it 1989? Some of you are wondering what I mean by the word ‘fax’ Yes, I know this is old technology, but you […].

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10 Design Rules You Should Never Forget in 2019

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relationship management. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE. We discussed 10 design rules you cannot afford to neglect in 2019. The post 10 Design Rules You Should Never Forget in 2019 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Graphic design is a creative and fulfilling profession that can earn you lots of career opportunities if you work hard and smart.

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Top Remote Working Trends in 2019 You Should Know More About

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Let’s have a look at the biggest remote working trends of 2019. Digital skills are an absolute must, with in-depth knowledge of web design or social media management topping the list of prized abilities. The ability to manage a virtual office is a sought-after skill, too. One rising trend for 2019 is for small companies and start-ups to introduce security policies. This younger generation has grown up with skills like social media management and video editing.

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The 2019 Top Tech Events to Attend for Your Business

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It’ll help organizations better manage the challenge. The UX and Digital Design Week 2019 will be held in London between August 12th-16th. The program brings together 25 product managers, user experience designers, and entrepreneurs who will benefit from an in-depth dive into everything UX and the ever-evolving digital design arena. FinTech Connect 2019. The post The 2019 Top Tech Events to Attend for Your Business appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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2019 Joan Burge Innovation Award for Assistants

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Therefore, I created the Joan Burge Innovation Award in 2019. My executive, Don Harms, tried multiple different task management tools but found that none were designed for the unique relationship between an executive and executive assistant. The post 2019 Joan Burge Innovation Award for Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training

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Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019

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Thanks to mail subsidies, Chinese suppliers manage to ship the product to the customer at a fraction of the return shipping cost. For one, it involves managing a stable and reliable order fulfillment process and also preparing your business structure to sustain the number of sale with a good customer care and a good website infrastructure. The post Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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[Webinar] How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

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On Thursday 14th March at 17:00GMT / 18:00CET, we’re joining TravelPerk’s FREE LIVE WEBINAR on how modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019. […]. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant TravelPerk webinarEver wondered… How do others in the job do it? What’s the best technology to save time? How can I take on new challenges? Well, now you can find out.

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Managing Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Managing multiple managers can be daunting. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. The tips below are for supporting a group of managers on a regular basis. Being an excellent communicator and being organized are vital skills to managing multiple managers or executives. Encourage managers to use uniform procedures. Limit personal tasks for managers. Communicate regularly with all your managers.

Launching the Virtual Summit June 2019

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Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantAs you know, Practically Perfect PA is in the business of delivering the most up to date, cutting edge content to improve the career of our readers. We do this mainly through posting our articles every week but, did you know that we also deliver amazing content via our Virtual Summits? On Friday 14th June, […].

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Technology to help with email management

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These ten fantastic pieces of software will help you manage your emails and your Executives. It is worth looking to see which ones will work for you, but they will all help you manage and automate emails! Core Skills Email Management Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Managing a travel crisis

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If your Executive travels regularly you will both be used to travel delays and disruptions, sometimes those delays are easy to manage and sometimes they are much bigger than expected and can cause chaos around the world. Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

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The post Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training. Administrative Professionals Day Career Management Self Development UncategorizedI recently received an email from Joan in her trademark professional encouraging style. I realize many of you received this email and maybe additional emails celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and our profession.

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Five tips on team management

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Managing a team isn’t easy. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it! It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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The Future Assistant Conference 2019: What went down?

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Assist Events Featured The Future Assistant admin administrators assistants EA Education and Training Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantI can’t quite believe I am writing about our 5th conference!

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10 skills needed to be a fantastic office manager

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There are so many Assistants who are also working as an Office Manager and a lot of Office Managers who are also Assistants! However, Office Managers do have to take on some tasks that are high-level and move the business forward. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant office management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

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The rise of document management outsourcing isn’t that surprising, considering that most companies view their document management solution as an inconvenient part of their functional operations. Aside from delays, document management also results in an even more disorganized process. These inconveniences can lead to errors and redundancies that could easily be avoided by consulting experienced document management experts. What Exactly Is Document Management?

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The Virtual Summit April 2019: What did you miss?

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Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantTwo weeks ago, we hosted our forth Virtual Summit for Executive Assistants around the world, and I’ve got to say, so far the feedback has been fantastic! We had just over 250 Assistants book onto the Virtual Summit. We opened the event just before 10 am UK time and immediately the Attendees started to join […].

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Client Christmas Video Greeting 2019

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The post Client Christmas Video Greeting 2019 appeared first on Video Editing Services - Promotional and Marketing Videos - Video Marketing Strategies and Management. I gifted this holiday video to my client at Azure Horizons last year to send to his clients.

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Our Virtual Summit April 2019 speaker lineup is awesome!

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Assist Events Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantI’m so excited to share with you speakers for this April’s Virtual Summit and their session details. We have a varied group of trainers from all over the world for the Summit who are truly inspiring. I will be sharing more of their tips and empowering stories over the next few weeks, but for now, […].

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10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

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Time management is one of the most important skills that you need to develop in life. With effective time management, you enable yourself to become more productive at achieving the goals and objectives assigned to you at work. In this particular article, you will find 10 useful and effective time management strategies that will boost your productivity dramatically. The post 10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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How Gut Health Can Support Weight Management

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Foods that contain a lot of unhealthy fats are also not good for your gut health and corresponding weight management. Managing stress appropriately is helpful as well. The post How Gut Health Can Support Weight Management appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Strategic Career Management Fundamentals (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Strategic Career Management Fundamentals.”. It’s about more than just setting goals—it also involves actively managing your behavior, engaging in continuous self-reflection and improvement, tracking your progress, and keeping an ever-vigilant eye on your next steps. All too often, professionals fail to truly embrace the principles of Strategic Career Management. career advice career management

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Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

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Core Skills Diary Management Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantIt kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task. Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team.

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5 Ways to Manage Anxiety in Public Places

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After losing my second child during pregnancy in May 2019, I developed what I thought would never fully grip me — anxiety. Here are some things that have helped me in managing anxiety in public places. This is a fantastic way to manage your anxiety as no one knows what you are doing. In closing, anxiety can be all-consuming but there are things that we can do to manage it. The post 5 Ways to Manage Anxiety in Public Places appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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How Managers Can Help Stressed Out Employees

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Stress management for employees is important as it allows them to give their best at work. Therefore, managers should always aim to provide a relaxed environment for their employees to work in. For example, a manager can start a TeamViewer online meeting only to have a fun surprise for the team. Apart from this, managers can do the following to help stressed-out employees: Clear Goals. Managers should set very clear goals for their team members.

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5 tips on managing your company’s social media

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Core Skills Featured Social Media admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media Virtual AssistantMany Assistants are being asked to look after their company’s online profiles and their organisation’s social media messaging. It can be a time-consuming task that requires some thought because social media platforms change so rapidly. There are so many different platforms and options that can pull your focus.

How to Position Yourself for Management (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Position Yourself for Management.”. Let’s be honest: Management isn’t for everyone. It takes a specific set of skills to be a great manager, and some people just don’t have what it takes. Then, they realize that being a manager is a lot harder than it looks from the outside. Additionally, earning a promotion to management usually requires some dedicated effort.

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Managing Emails Effectively: Tips on How to Maximize Email Use

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Below are tips on managing emails effectively: E-mail Checking Time. Knowledge and awareness in managing emails effectively can make a huge difference in your productivity. See Also: 8 Principles to Manage Emails in No Time. The post Managing Emails Effectively: Tips on How to Maximize Email Use appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Your e-mail is your own personal space on the internet. It is the most important piece of real estate on the internet you can own.

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20 tools to help manage your Exec’s travel plans

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Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantJust think how much time you spend organising travel for your Executive or your team? It’s a lot, right? Maybe 20% of your week? Maybe more? That time will be taken up by meticulously planning trips with the hope that nothing will go wrong while their Executive is away from the office. But from missed […].

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How to work with a visionary manager

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Core Skills Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant working relationshipsEvery business is started by someone with a vision. They are the driving force behind the business, and they want to change the world. You might not work for the person who started the organisation.

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The Most Common Distractions At Work and How To Manage Them

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Because as you’re aware that you’re losing time, you may try to manage your tasks quicker to compensate the time you’ve lost, which increases the chance of an error. The post The Most Common Distractions At Work and How To Manage Them appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time?

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If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time? Time Management is so obvious, and it’s unlikely you will read anything new in this blog post. Assist Events Core Competencies Featured Time Management Virtual Summit Writers admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time managementSo why should you keep reading? Simple, if you already ‘know what do to’…WHY aren’t you doing it?

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5 Easy Time Management Tips For Online Entrepreneurs

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In this article, I’ll give you 5 tips for effective time management for business owners. If you want to be more productive and grow your online business, try at least one of these time management tips for business owners. It’s hard to work online but if you learn how to manage your time, you can do it. The post 5 Easy Time Management Tips For Online Entrepreneurs appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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3 Key Lessons We Can Learn From the One Minute Manager

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Managing people isn’t that easy. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson is a remarkable book about management. It is about a young man who is in search of an effective manager and is willing to work for one. In his search, he meets some ‘autocratic’ managers who are only concerned about the results. He also meets ‘democratic’ managers who are concerned only about the people.

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Managing a Sustainable Office — Recycling E-Waste

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So, for every office striving for sustainability the question remains, how do you manage and recycle e-waste effectively? Reusing older devices and repairing broken devices are a close second in the waste management hierarchy.

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Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. You must keep these things in mind when you are managing your executive’s calendar. Calendar management is an important skill. You must think about your manager’s workload, other commitments, travel, upcoming meetings, past meetings, previous week’s schedule. Every manager and executive has their personal preferences. Meetings, meeting, and more meetings!