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Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex

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Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex. THIS podcast by Ezra Klein with Cal Newport got my mind going in a number of different directions. How do we manage our deep thinking time? How do we tame the firehose of information being shot our way?

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Remote Executive Assistant? So, what do you DO?

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Remote Executive Assistant? So, what do you DO? The setting is usually a party, sitting next to someone on an airplane -pre-COVID- or just striking up a conversation with a fellow patron at a bar while on vacation.

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Do you know how much your time is worth?

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Do you know how much your time is worth? If you’re a business owner or an entrepreneur, do you happen to know your hourly rate?

2021 807

Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality

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Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality.

2021 842

Fully Integrating & Onboarding an Executive Assistant into Your World

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There comes a time in every successful executive’s career where they transition from having to do everything for themselves to having an executive assistant. remote executive assistant Assistant-Principal Partnership Onboarding

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Do You Need To Hire An Executive Assistant? Top 10 Questions To Ask

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There comes a time when business leaders recognize that balancing their growing workload is causing them to drop the ball professionally and personally.

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What You Can Accomplish in One Week with a Remote Executive Assistant

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Business partner, chief of staff, project manager, scheduler, personal assistant. These are just a few of the roles a great executive assistant can fill for you. remote executive assistant Assistant-Principal Partnership

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Go Remote: How CEOs Can Work in the Digital World

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Ethan Bull shares his insights with Nasdaq on the trend of CEO's hiring remote executive assistants and how they can best utilize this rising position. Insider

2020 829

4 Steps to get your email inbox under control once and for all

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You're not alone. Does the 10,000+ “Unread” notification that sits next to your email inbox catch your eye every time you open your inbox? Insider Productivity Best Practices

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New ProAssisting coming in May 2018!

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Please note that we have closed our training to new membership as we prepare to re-launch our company in May of 2018. Please come back then or enjoy our content from our blog posts below. We have been so thrilled to train so many assistants for the last 9 years and can’t wait for the next chapter. All our best, Stephanie and Ethan

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8 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Tough Boss

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When we say work for a tough boss, we're not necessarily saying someone like the Kevin Spacey character in “Swimming with Sharks” or the Meryl Streep character in “The Devil Wears Prada”—although if you can tough it out with someone

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Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

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I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”. You can find the article HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted. I like this article for a number of reasons but most importantly, it really gets to the heart of what it means to a top-level Executive Assistant.

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From Executive Assistant to CEO

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The New York Times has a great article about Ursula Burns, the new CEO for Xerox. She has held many different positions throughout her 30 years working for the company but what is particularly interesting to us here at ProAssisting is

2010 749

Raise your hand if you like automated phone message systems…

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I don't know about you but whether I'm making calls for my boss or myself, I try as much as possible to bypass those pesky recorded messages that prompt you to input all sorts of information before it lets you speak with an actual

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Our “Best Of” Blog Content

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After going through all of our blog content from the last year and a half, we thought it would be a good idea to take some of our best posts and content and share them in a “best of” blog post… so here we go: General Assisting Blog Posts Wanna know what the number 1 rule of being an assistant is? We tell you right here. What does your career have to do with pizza? You can read part 1 and then part 2 to find out! What can’t we teach you? You can find out here in this three part blog series.

2010 612

Some BIG News To Share

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Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you… that's Baby Bull sucking its thumb! Stephanie and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting at the beginning of November. Needless to say, life has gotten a little bit crazy real quick in the

2010 639

Interns (& Internships) ROCK!

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I know, I know… ProAssisting is a blog and on-line learning environment for assistants… and it is but before one becomes an assistant, they usually have had some experience working as an intern. Basically, we believe, interns and internships rock and that anyone in college (and even high school) should be interning during summer breaks and potentially during semesters when they have a break in their schedule. But why? What’s the point?

Some Useful Links

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Believe it or not, we are not the only website out there dedicated to career development, job searching and work/life balance. I know, crazy, right?

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Email Triage: What it is and how it can help you

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To be honest, I don't know exactly where I first read the term “email triage” before—and if it was you who coined the term, please let me know in the comments and I'll edit this post—but when I read that term, I realized that I was

2010 639

It’s a BOY!

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Stephanie and I are very proud to announce our son, Wyatt Bull. Wyatt was born on 11/5/10, weighed in at 7 pounds 11ounces and was 20.75 inches long. It has been a real joy to get to know him over the last 4 weeks and he’s doing great. We think he’s taking it easy on us because he knows we’re newbie parents. Thanks for all of the well wishes and we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season

2010 576

The Assistant's Toolkit - ProAssisting's free assistant training.

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ProAssisting is proud to announce the launch of our free assistant training series: The Assistant's Toolkit This 10-part weekly email series delivers some of the best tips, techniques, templates and strategies that are part of our paid

2010 612

Disney Assistant BUSTED!

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From the assistant position, you're privy to a lot of confidential information. Information that if you're not careful with, could get you into a load of trouble. Case in point: Disney assistant arrested for conspiring with her

2010 603

ProAssisting's Better Business Bureau Accreditation

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We are very pleased to announce our Better Business Bureau accreditation! You can click the BBB logo to your right or here for a link to our full profile. Being invited into this membership is a big deal for us because, as a new company

2010 603

So you wanna be a Virtual Assistant (VA)?

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Beyond the e-learning modules, downloadable templates/checklists and resources that we provide to our enrollees, the other main component of our training is the member forum where they put us through our paces and ask us anything that

2010 603

Sweet - SarcMark: A punctuation mark for sarcasm!

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I can't tell you how many times I've read an email, IM, Facebook post or comment online and not known if the person writing the remark was serious or not. Most of the time I don't even know them personally, just via email with no handle

2010 603

ProAssisting partners with IngBoo for Link services!

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Go ahead, click this button. If you've been to our site before, you might notice that recently we added this button to our sidebar. It's a button that will take you to IngBoo where we have put together a specific grouping of links for

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The plan for a successful project

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As an assistant, you're going to be tasked with completing both large and small projects. Whether tackling this year's holiday cards, planning a multi-leg trip for 3 executives or just ordering lunch for the board meeting, each project

2010 580

Entertainment Biz 101

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As a way to “spread the word” about ProAssisting toward a target market that would benefit greatly from our training, I recently conducted a call with students and alumni from the University of Wisconsin where I gave a presentation to

2010 576

Off Topic (kinda): An assistant in the making

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The below video is from The Bonnie Hunt show and is a segment about a little girl helping her father out in a touch situation… she's so calm, cool and collected, I know she'd make a great assistant! Very touching and a must watch

2010 576

Your career and pizza - Part 1

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So I know you're asking, “What the heck does pizza have to do with my career?” It's a very valid question. First, let me throw something out there right off the bat: I love pizza… always have, always will. I actually think my love of

2010 576

Anna Wintour's daughter is NOT afraid of assisting!

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I know I said two weeks back that I wasn't going to blog about assisting but rather about what we (Ethan, Sadie and I) are doing behind the scenes of ProAssisting however after coming across this story through my fashionista reading

2010 576

Your career and pizza - Part 2

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Yesterday, in part 1 of this 2 part blog series, I described the philosophy behind and why we created ProAssisting. You should read part 1 first before you read how pizza fits in with your career below. Go ahead, I'll wait

2010 576

Quick Tip: First thing to do to fix office equipment

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Have you ever had a problem with your computer, fax machine, copier machine or any other computer machine that is essential for you to do your job? For me, I'm usually under the gun with my hair on fire because I need to get this work

Are your work communications professional? Are you sure?

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Came across an article from the site Careerealism recently that was a great story about the difference between being professional and “not so” professional in your communications at work and how that can affect your reputation

2010 546

How do YOU handle being slammed at work?

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Yep, that's right… I'm slammed with work… Work at my “day job” I might add. We got big news as an ad agency recently: We're merging with another shop. Our North American agency of under 1000 employees is merging with a world wide agency

2010 546

What Matters Now!

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This post doesn't have anything to do with assisting per se but it has everything to do with living life, making a difference and finding your path… and the more I think about it, the more I believe that we created ProAssisting to help

2010 546

Off Topic: Halloween in NYC!

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Trying to get Ethan to dress up for Halloween is NEVER an easy task but when I suggested that we go a Mr. & Mrs. Don Draper from Mad Men (one of our favorite shows BTW), he was up for it! Below is a pic of us taken in the lobby of our

2010 546

Tips for Being a Good Boss & An Update

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A member of ours recently read our white paper, “Defining Assistant Excellence” (.pdf pdf format) and suggested that we create a white paper for bosses entitled “Defining Executive Excellence” that might help bosses create a better working relationship with their assistants.

2010 500

Tips for Being a Good Boss | Online Executive and Admin Assistant.

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A member of ours recently read our white paper, “Defining Assistant Excellence” (.pdf pdf format) and suggested that we create a white paper for bosses entitled “Defining Executive Excellence” that might help bosses create a better working

2010 500

ProAssisting Site Update

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We've got a lot of things cookin' behind the scenes at ProAssisting which we will be filling you in on over the 2-3 weeks. But before we could begin to announce the partnerships we've been working on, we wanted to “spiff” up our site a

2010 530

What a top-level Assistant does…

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The Wall Street Journal has a great article up today, titled “She Bosses the CEO”, about what it's like to be an executive assistant to a top-level executive. Their by-line states: “An Assistant knows her boss like few others

2010 500

Could technology make Assistants obsolete?

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Just downloaded a new app for my iPhone that the maker calls, “The Personal Assistant in your Phone.” I read that line twice and thought to myself, “Could technology make my job obsolete?” After thinking about it for a bit though

2010 500

ProAssisting & Dress for Success form 1-for-1 Partnership!

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+ = 1-for-1 Partnership To kick off this Thanksgiving week, we're truly honored to announce our 1-for-1 partnership with Dress for Success! Click here to learn more about this amazing partnership

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