Taking dictation in 2019

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2019 151

What are interpersonal skills?

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‘Must have good interpersonal skills’ is a phrase that you will often see on job descriptions for Assistants, but what does that mean? What are interpersonal skills and why are they so crucial for Assistants? They are the skills you need to interact […].

2019 218

10 skills needed to be a fantastic office manager

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The roles are similar, and there are a lot of overlapping skills. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant office management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 207

5 ways to improve your leadership skills

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2019 227

Top Remote Working Trends in 2019 You Should Know More About

Dumb Little Man

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.

2019 237

The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

To help with this problem, the MBO Partners 2019 Client of Choice study used natural language processing tools to help categorize independent workers who provide services to businesses. But the list above provides a solid estimate for skilled professionals providing services to businesses. 

2019 215

[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. […]. Ever wondered… How do others in the job do it? What’s the best technology to save time? How can I take on new challenges?

2019 159

Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

Office Dynamics

Joan stated – Expand your mind; add to your skill set; challenge your thinking; look at your day in a new way; be a life-long student. Our profession is unique in the sense that so many of our skills are not only utilized professionally but personally as well.

2019 180

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part.

2019 215

Is multitasking still a useful skill for Assistants?

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Being a good multitasker was on the job description of pretty much every Assistant role I applied for when I first started as an Assistant. Since then experts have shown that multitasking does precisely the opposite of what we thought it did.

2019 213

How to identify and fix problems at work

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Problem-solving is one of the critical skills that will be needed by office employees by 2020. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants decision making EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant problem solving Virtual Assistant

2019 205

5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

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You have the fundamentals down pat and even demonstrate advanced skill sets. What might be missing from your bag of skills? Offer valid June 6, 2019 through June 10, 2019 Use Promo Code: JUNE30.

2019 181

The key hard skills to include on your EA CV

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We all know that it is getting more challenging to get your CV past the recruitment algorithms that are employed to filter applications and we also know that in a crowded market we need our CV to stand out. My advice has always been to tailor your CV depending on the role, which you should […].

2019 135

What Freelancers Want From Their Clients

Small Business Labs

  But as companies become more reliant on external talent, they increasingly need to structure their policies, procedures, and engagement practices in order to be successful in attracting, engaging, and retaining highly skilled independent professionals. 

2019 259

Get started on your festive party now

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2019 176

Streamlining meetings for your Executive

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2019 205

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?

2019 193

ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids

Dumb Little Man

All of these elements of ADHD summer camp are very beneficial to children who have the condition, particularly those who struggle with some social skills. The post ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2019 198

Power Searching the Internet

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2019 199

Freelancers Increasing Their Use of Online Marketplaces to Find Work

Small Business Labs

In 2019, 24% said they had. Independent workers use them to fill in gaps in their work schedules, explore new markets, find new clients and learn new skills

2019 165

Working with a ‘paper person’

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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 relationships Working with an executiveA few years ago, I worked with a Director who did everything on paper.

2019 170

How to Write a Professional Development Plan

Eat Your Career

Your specific professional development areas of focus: What hard skills, soft skills, relationships and experience do you need obtain or deepen in order to make those goals reality? This is the second article in a two-part series on the topic of Professional Development Plans.

2019 202

What meetings should make it into your Executive’s schedule?

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2019 204

How to help your Executive allocate resources on projects

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2019 205

What meetings should you have with your Executive?

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2019 206

Top 5 planners for organised Assistants

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2019 205

The mindset of a VA business owner

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A VA can be excellent at their job, have a positive mindset, the necessary skill set required to do the job well and a desire to be there for her clients. When it comes to successfully running your Virtual Assistant (VA) business, being an awesome Virtual Assistant isn’t enough.

2019 218

These are the tasks you should be doing instead of your Executive

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Core Skills Featured Task Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual AssistantThe most important aspect of the Assistant role is saving our Executive time.

2019 205

Template for capturing messages

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2019 223

Working with an incompetent Executive

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2019 191

How to negotiate the best deal for your favourite venue

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2019 135

5 Courses That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur in 2019

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurs of today need to possess various business-related skill sets to stay competitive. … The post 5 Courses That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur in 2019 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

2019 78

How Can Universal Basic Income Mitigate Fallout From Automation?

Dumb Little Man

From 2019 to 2020 in Stockholm, California, monthly stipends were tested at random on 100 citizens. In a 2018 poll, nearly half of Americans supported the idea of a Universal Basic Income program.

2019 226

[Free, live webinar] How should you be managing travel and expenses?

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Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant TravelPerk Virtual AssistantManaging travel can be a headache.

2019 130

Tech tools to organise any event

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Core Skills Events Management Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Event management Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technologyWhen it comes to managing an event, there are so many moving parts and so much to think about.

2019 181

5 top technologies for tracking time and billing

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2019 170

Five tips on team management

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Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantManaging a team isn’t easy. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it!

2019 173

Do I Really Need a Professional Development Plan?

Eat Your Career

Even if you’re currently right where you want to be, you still need to continue developing your skills if you want to keep up with your peers. If you’ve been following my work for any period of time, you know that I’m a big fan of Professional Development Plans (also referred to as PDPs).

2019 155

How to Position Yourself for Management (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

It takes a specific set of skills to be a great manager, and some people just don’t have what it takes. 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.

2019 200

Resources to increase your business acumen

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I’ve written about this skill a lot over the years, and I have presented on the topic at various events. It goes without saying that for an Assistant to be successful in the role, they need to have strong business acumen.

2019 188

Managing a travel crisis

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Travel 207

The Recent Flurry of Gig Economy Studies

Small Business Labs

Census non-employer dataset, the study explores the size, growth and skills of the specialized knowledge worker population across the 25 largest U.S. It's been a busy couple of weeks for gig economy studies. Below is a list of 4 of the recently released studies.

2019 175

Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

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2019 203