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Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

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Meetings, meeting, and more meetings! In spite of all the technology, meetings have not gone away.

2019 201

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

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Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Without the ability to organize your work and your resources, you could be twisting in the wind in no time.

2019 199

18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

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Office Dynamics has put together a list of books for administrative assistants and executive assistants that will help you with your professional development and personal life.

2019 251

Managing Multiple Managers

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Managing multiple managers can be daunting. But that is the norm today. 90% of administrative and executive assistants support more than 1 person. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. I know some administrative assistants who support an entire department of 60.

2019 210

Celebrate Admin Professionals Month by Resolving to Write “Right”

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You want to be successful in your job as an administrative professional, but you feel your writing may not be as good as it should. Take to heart the following five steps and I guarantee a steady improvement!

2019 178

Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

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Here we go again! Administrative Professionals Week and Day will soon be upon us. The dates are April 22 – 26. Here at Office Dynamics, we love to celebrate administrative professionals of all walks of life in a big way.

2019 194

How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

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If you are an Administrative Professional looking for your questions to be answered by your peers, then this is the place for you! This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International. This week Renee C.

2019 176

Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

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Today, I thought I’d take a little different spin and share with you an excerpt from a chapter in my newest book for assistants, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed. In my early days as a secretary I didn’t know how to teach my executives how to work with me or what I needed.

2019 215

Administrative Assistants and Ongoing Status Updates

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As administrative assistants and executive assistants, we all know there are a hundred moving parts in business. There is constant change, new projects and ideas, rework, barriers, coordinating multiple people and meetings, travel, and more.

2019 228

How to be the best Executive Assistant? Ask an Admin

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Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the executive assistant and administrative assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience.

2019 220

Communicating In Style, With Style

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The word communicate is derived from the Latin word, communis , meaning commonness. When we are communicating, we are trying to establish commonness with others.

2019 228

How do I Deal with an Executive that Always Says Yes? – Ask an Admin

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Welcome to Ask an Admin! This is where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and your peers can weigh in on the conversation with their advice. There is more than one way to approach a situation or problem so we would love to hear your input!

2019 196

Tips to Get Rid of Stress

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Life is too short to let things get to you, but sometimes it happens. Sometimes things are going so fast and so much is happening we all of a sudden think, “Whoa, what just happened?”. Then comes the stress and we quickly become one of the “office dragons” that we don’t like very much.

2019 221

Reviewing Your Administrative Career

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Have you created your own career portfolio or read about how to create one? If you attended the 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence you had the opportunity to attend a career portfolio breakout session with Joan Burge and create a beginner’s copy of your own.

2019 224

7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

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Being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is not always a walk in the park. There is always a fire to be put out, there is the juggling of 9,000 different tasks, and sometimes you are an assistant to more than one executive or manager.

2018 260

6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants

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It is no secret that Joan Burge and the Office Dynamics team believes in continuous education and training so we wanted to provide you with several resources that give you access to free education and training. Educational Video Library.

2018 246

Las Vegas Restaurants and Attractions to Visit While Attending Our Conference for Administrative Assistants

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Hello Office Dynamics friends and family! Ernan here and I’m very excited to share with you a little interview I had with Joan Burge.

2019 191

Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

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I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years!

2019 164

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

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From Ernan: When we created Ask an Admin we had hopes that we’d get questions from administrative professionals having trouble finding answers to their problems. We also hoped that we’d get answers from administrative assistants and executive assistants that wanted to help.

2019 137

Best Way to Organize Your Email Inbox for Administrative Professionals? – Ask an Admin

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Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin. This is where the administrative assistant and executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience.

2019 188

New Training and Resources to Office Dynamics in 2019

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Office Dynamics International is the global industry leader in the development and presentation of sophisticated executive and administrative assistant training, coaching, and resources.

2019 189

Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 2

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In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, it is used in a variety of situations and conversations.

2019 161

Administrative Assistants Working on a Team – Ask an Admin

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Ask an Admin is a place where administrative assistants and executive assistants can get advice…from each other! This peer to peer interaction allows us to not only make the administrative profession stronger but it also gives us a great way to network and interact with one another.

2019 147

A Title Does Not Define You

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As one of my recent Star Achievement students wrote me. Too many administrative assistants at our organization believe that their title defines who they are.”. Executives have also brought this to my attention over the past few years.

2018 211

Conference for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants – Opening Session

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October 24, 2018. We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast buffet (so much food!) at TBones upscale restaurant. Large tables made for great breakfast conversation with admins from throughout the country and around the globe. I met Charlotte and Chris from Amarillo.

2018 217

Face-to-Face Time with Administrative Assistants

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SURPRISE! It’s me, Joan Burge. Those of you who have followed me for a while know I am a big fan of face-to-face time for executives and assistants. Face-to-face time is also beneficial for any manager who meets on a regular basis with their direct reports.

2019 178

Administrative Assistants Working in a Team – Ask an Admin

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Ask an Admin is a concept that brings administrative professionals together for the best peer to peer advice from administrative assistants and executive assistants from around the world! This week Elizabeth comes to us with a tough question: Dear Admins: I find myself in a conundrum.

2019 149

2018 Word of the Year: Don’t Be Misinformed!

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Dictionary.com’s 2018 Word of the Year—misinformation—is more than a word; it’s a call to action. Dictionary.com defines “misinformation” as “false information that is spread.”

2019 181

My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence

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As Told By Your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist. Hello from your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist! Recently we held our 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and WOW, it did not disappoint!

2018 207

Snuff Out the Burnout

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If you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. You might be burning out. Before it becomes full-blown, take these steps: Find time to play. Even if it means forcing yourself.

2018 206

Decision Making

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Why is it that at the time we make a decision we believe it is the best, right answer or choice. Then days, weeks or months later, we regret the decision we made. We say to ourselves, “What was I thinking? However, based on the information I had at the time, I felt I made the best choice.”

2018 199

Communicating with your Executive – Ask an Admin

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Welcome back to Ask an Admin, the best place to get peer to peer advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants! This question comes from A Very Frustrated Admin, and the question is: I am at a loss and am completely frustrated.

2019 149

Look at Your Written Messages Through an Editor’s Lens

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Whenever you write something—a report, proposal, or sensitive email—you naturally don a writer’s hat. But don’t stop there. You’re not finished! It’s time to scrutinize and then fine-tune what you’ve crafted. Start with this question: Does every word contribute to conveying your intended message?

2018 210

How Do You Choose the Right Punctuation? Emphasis Is Your Clue

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A subscriber to my ezine Add Power to Your Pen asked, “Should I put spaces before/after a dash?” Getting on a roll, I answered a different question: when to use a dash vs. commas vs. parentheses to offset phrases in your sentences?

2019 156

Starve the Dragon

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There is a huge fiery dragon roaming the earth. Some days, the dragon is a little tamer and other days the dragon is on a rampage breathing fire. Do you know this dragon?

2019 183

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

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From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals.

2018 221

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

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Following a full training day, we reconvened for the Glam and Glitz Gala.

2018 202

Top 5 Tips for Managing Tasks and Priorities for Assistants

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I have several tips I can offer on this subject, but here are the top 5. If you make any one of these a habit, you will see an increase in your productivity. FOCUS! This is the most important of all 5. In a world where people think multitasking is a valued skill, it isn’t.

2018 206

How to Stay Organized with Leadership Team Meetings? – Ask An Admin

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Welcome to another question for Ask an Admin – Admin to Admin Advice. This is where you submit the question and your peers answer your question.

2019 176

Assistants Worldwide Who Contributed to a Gratitude Book

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I am overwhelmed by the hundreds of assistants worldwide who contributed to a Gratitude Book that was presented to me by my son, Brian, on my birthday (August 16).

2018 215

Training For Adults Can Be Fun

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“Laughter has been shown to increase our pain threshold, reduce blood-sugar levels, boost glucose tolerance and increase blood flow to vital organs.” If that is not enough reason to laugh and play, then how about because it’s fun and relieves stress?

2018 199

Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant

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The word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence it is used in a variety of situations and conversations. It is also an excellent mantra keyword and topic for personal and professional mission statements.

2019 157

Time Management for Administrative Assistants – Ask an Admin

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The questions keep flowing in so we will keep posting them! Ask an Admin has been a success because all of the great questions and the amazing answers that administrative assistants and executive assistants have been submitting. This week Lynda asks us: My 2019 development goal is time management.

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