Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (4/20 – 4/24) and Office Dynamics 25th Year in business educating administrative professionals and their executives, we are bringing back our Blog-a-Thon. Proven tips on maintaining your competitive edge as an administrative or executive assistant. Join our April Blog-A-Thon.

Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

Office Dynamics

Administrative Professionals Week – Celebrating An Admirable Profession. First, I want to thank my incredible administrative partner who grew into a Vice President at Office Dynamics. The Administrative Profession Is An Admirable Profession. Happy Administrative Professionals Week! One thing I wanted to talk about today is the many skills you develop when you work in the administrative profession. It’s Administrative Professionals Week.

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 19 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. Happy travels!

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 19 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. Happy travels!

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. A stellar Executive Assistant must think of every detail for every function such as calendar management, travel planning, meeting preparation and execution, and e-mail management.

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Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 25 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

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5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

Office Dynamics

I’m not sure if you know that 80% of my work is onsite training for administrative office professionals so I do a lot of traveling, in fact, 100% of my clients are out of state. From this point forward, I will be traveling extensively through September. While traveling gets old after a while and is tiring, I love what I learn when I go on site into an organization. Observing administrative professionals at work is one of my greatest moments.

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

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At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success. “Administrative” cannot be separated from “professional.” There is a spectrum of professional administrative behaviors necessary to ensure successful executive support and business success.

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

However, after a recent turn of events such as staffing vacancies and promotions, I have found myself providing administrative support to several other key managers while we recruit for vacant positions. Let’s face it—the work of an administrative professional is never ending. The primary manager may be traveling and/or unavailable to answer your questions. Time will always be a challenge for administrative professionals, and that’s okay!

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

Office Dynamics

Travel Planning. Travel Planning. Travel Planning Example: Your travel planning system involves lots of different forms, templates, and checklists. You have an executive profile form with their key travel preferences and frequent flier details. You have a travel itinerary template you put all of the final details in to send them out the door with. The procedures all combine to create your travel planning system.

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Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants. If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Professional presence. Let’s you check professional presence. Do you demonstrate a professional presence every day, even when someone has upset you?

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Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

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Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power (4/24/2015).

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Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

Rarely, if ever, are any of those reasons a desperate move or because one simply desires contentment or lacks professional development desire. For example, I noticed on your website that some board members are out of state, will I help coordinate their travel needs for board meetings? A possible response could be – I will utilize any downtime researching professional development opportunities such as free or low-cost webinars, training, conferences, etc.

Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Questions from your admin peers: Administrative Professional blogs, Facebook, and Linked In resources. Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Scholarship: We will be offering a scholarship for the 2016 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence [The Revolutionary Assistant]. The scholarship award does NOT include travel expenses. Honorees are responsible for their own travel, hotel and incidental expenses; this scholarship applies to tuition only.

Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

If a co-worker asks you to fudge some numbers on a travel expense report, you can give yourself the space to react with a few responses like the following: “I need to think on that. Lisa Olsen is passionate about the administrative career and encourages assistants to be “relationship engineers” She currently is the Executive Coordinator/Office Manager at Dignity Health and is the Co-Founder of Admin to Admin – providing resources, workshops and retreats for assistants.

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Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

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I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations. During my administrative career, I was fortunate to work with three outstanding executives who truly saw me as their strategic partner. A third dimension I can add to the validation of a good partnership is that I have personally coached more than 150 administrative/executive teams – both one-on-one and in groups.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

After all, as administrative assistants and executive assistants, you sometimes feel like you can’t set boundaries or you might get fired or your leader will think you are not a team player. I’ll give you a perfect example that just happened to me this morning as I was traveling. Keep in mind; I’ve been traveling for 20 years about 75% of the time, each year so I know what to do.) Third, professionally communicate when setting boundaries yet be firm.

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4 Ways To Get Noticed At Work

Office Dynamics

To continue our travels through this special month of June, the official month of the 25 th year anniversary of Office Dynamics, I found more goodies to share with you! It is still applicable today, although the administrative profession has become more visible over the past 5 years. For years, secretaries and administrative assistants traveled at low levels. Quit traveling close to the ground. Don’t Get Lost In The Clouds … The Visible Assistant .

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Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

Now this came from an executive who traveled around the world, would work until 2:00 a.m., With the use of technology and the ability to work offsite independently, there are numerous things that take place long after the administrative partner has left the office. Or because so many executives are independent, they place events on their own calendars and forget to inform their administrative partner. Upcoming Travel. The Importance of Daily Huddles.

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State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Las Vegas, Nevada: Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics and the creator of many administrative professional and executive assistant training courses, books, web videos, has captured the new mindset for the new decade in “Adminology,” presented her opening remarks, “Professional Expertise for the New Decade” and her annual "State of the Profession" address at the 17 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence to an audience of 174 attendees.

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State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Las Vegas, Nevada: Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics and the creator of many administrative professional and executive assistant training courses, books, web videos, has captured the new mindset for the new decade in “Adminology,” presented her opening remarks, “Professional Expertise for the New Decade” and her annual "State of the Profession" address at the 17 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence to an audience of 174 attendees.

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If You Want Something Done, Thank Others for What They Do

The Office Professionals Place

The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. I deal with this woman almost monthly for organizational travel.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession: Where do I Think We Are Headed?

Laughing all the Way to Work

As an administrative assistant I manage my boss's practice so he can do his job. I draft letters, schedule his time, set reminders for deadlines, bring forward items, make travel arrangements, make some business decisions, arrange conferences, manage client relations and some bookkeeping. An administrative assistant can be indispensible to an executive. The up and coming assistant will need to be knowledgeable and skilled in what they do and assertive in doing it.

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What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! I travel far to try and find a full-serve station, but they are becoming extinct. What about in the office, are we asking our bosses to self-serve or are we providing quality administrative services? We need to be assertive and show our bosses how much better they can function if the administrative jobs are taken care of by us.

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