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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.

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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.

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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 223

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.

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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 230

How Should an Administrative Assistant Prepare Their Day? – 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!

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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 223

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

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 180

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.

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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

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 180

How Should an Executive Assistant Conduct Themselves? – Ask An Admin

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This is a special Ask an Admin because it is time sensitive and we are helping a new executive assistant in Europe! So, administrative professionals from around the world, let’s try to help!

2019 141

How to Balance Life as an Administrative Assistant? – 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 156

Executive Assistants That Want To Go Above And Beyond But How? – 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. We believe that there are many different ways to approach problems, difficult tasks, and situations so we thought this would be a great way to provide you a place to share your input as well as receive input from others.

2019 167

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

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 184

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 212

What is a Good Work Balance? – 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 170

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.

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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 200

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 208

Why it’s Worth Sending Your Administrative Assistant to a Conference

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“Why is it worth sending my administrative assistant to a conference?” is a question that a lot of executives ask themselves when they know there is so much free content on the internet their assistant can learn from.

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Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

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One of my favorite aspects of attending a professional development conference is the opportunity to connect with other administrative professionals to share processes, tips, best practices and learn how they simplify daily tasks with technology.

2019 159

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 221

5 Reasons to Attend Office Dynamics World Class Assistant Course

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There are many reasons why you should attend an administrative assistant certification or designation course but are those reasons right for you or are you still trying to figure out why you should a certification and designation course?

2019 141

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 211

Chiasmus: When Words Mirror Each Other in a Sentence

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Using figures of speech in our business writing makes it fun for us and entertaining for our readers. Truly my favorite figure of speech is the chiasmus (ky-AZ-mus). That’s when words in a sentence mirror each other. Politicians have made them famous (e.g.,

2018 176

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

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

2018 204

Ideas for Personal Goals? – Ask an Admin

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Welcome to our very first question for Ask an Admin – Admin to Admin Advice, where you submit the question and your peers answer your question.

2019 165

Bouncing Back from Failure

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Has it been another week of adventure? A lot can happen between Monday and Friday, can’t it? I’d like to focus today on Turning Failure into Success. Failure is a dirty word in the corporate world. And our success-oriented society often makes it difficult for those who fail to adjust.

2018 184

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 199

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 200

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

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

How Do Administrative Assistants Handle a Micromanager? – Ask an Admin

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Welcome to the part of our blog known as Ask an Admin, where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers (your peers) can weigh in on the conversation. We know that there is always multiple ways you can approach a situation and we would love to hear your input on how you would handle the problem or situation that is presented. This week Sheri presents the question: How would you handle a boss that micromanages?

2019 125

Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Thursday Sessions

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Thursday began with The State of the Profession, live-streamed on Facebook Live, featuring Joan Burge, Debbie Gross, Lisa Olsen, and Julie Reed. Then the conference broke for the first set of four concurrent labs.

2018 199

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

Joan’s Naughty and Nice List for Assistants

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During a Facebook Live event Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, had discussed her Naughty and Nice List for Assistants. This discussion highlighted many great things that can be practiced in the office as well as actions that should be avoided.

2018 176

Successfully Overcome Challenges

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Determine to Succeed. Attitudes are important to successfully overcome challenges. Right now, we have a lot of challenges facing us – the economy, companies downsizing, air travel stress, an election year on the horizon, and personal challenges. That is just life.

2018 191

Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

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Starlight Welcome Reception – 10/23/2018. The Starlight Welcome Reception was a fun event! Conference attendees mingled and enjoyed hot appetizers, dessert and drinks while a “Rat Pack” Vegas crooner entertained us with lounge music. His playlist was wonderful.

Things Assistants Do That Executives Appreciate

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I am very fortunate in that I get to read fabulous letters from executives touting the behavior changes they see in their executive or administrative assistants after attending our Star Achievement Series® course.

2018 173

Choose A Positive Attitude

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From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING on attitude since 1990. What I said in 1990 still holds true today. You have a choice when it comes to your attitude. You are not a victim of your circumstances.

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