Celebrating Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! Proven tips on maintaining your competitive edge as an administrative or executive assistant.

Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

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In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Office Dynamics loves to hold our annual Blog-A-Thon for the entire month of April. April is a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional. We love this time of year and it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the administrative professional. You will be notified by email each time we add a new entry to our blog.

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Gift Ideas For Administrative Professionals Day

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Finding the perfect gift for your administrative assistant can be a daunting task since flowers and lunch no longer cut it. Today’s executive or administrative assistant wants a gift that is long-lasting. In fact, thousands of administrative assistants will never attend an in-depth training program, conference, or take an online course because his or her company won’t pay for it. ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK IS APRIL 24 – 28, 2017.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

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Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills. Chances are your boss will be pleased to get the additional administrative support.

Administrative Professionals Week Instagram Challenge #AdminProud

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We appreciate you and we are really excited to kick off Administrative Professionals Week on Monday. We’re excited to also be hosting an additional challenge this month on our Instagram feed during Administrative Professionals Week (April 25 – 29).

Why This Blog-a-Thon Will Change Your Career

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Welcome to April, a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional. We love this time of year, it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the assistant. How to participate in the Blog-a-Thon.

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Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts

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Are you perplexed as to the ideal gift to give your administrative assistant in honor of Administrative Professionals Day? What are the ideal Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts?

Assistants Are Simply The Best

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The team at Office Dynamics International is ecstatic to work with administrative professionals around the globe every day of the year. This year we’re celebrating the administrative profession with our annual blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals.

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Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

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I am pretty sure that as you focus on your career this month because of Administrative Professionals Week, you are looking for some awesome earth-shattering, off-the-charts ideas. We have done our best to provide you with some great blogs during the month of April. Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics. This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon.

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Silvia isn’t just an admin, an appreciation letter

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Why not take a few moments during our blog-a-thon for the administrative profession to highlight YOUR stories and why we’re here? We’re taking time during our blog-a-thon to spotlight professionals like Silvia who would like to share their stories with our readers.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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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.

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How to Impact Your Work by Rephrasing What You Say

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I was going to be gone for a few days to conduct an administrative training program. Since that time, I have been teaching executive assistants, secretaries, and administrative assistants to change their question. 8 Little Words Make a BIG Difference.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

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For some, it involves climbing to the next level, becoming a “senior” support staff member or an administrative manager. If you’re still struggling with time management, organization, professional presence, and communication, focus on amplifying your skills in these key areas. You’re invited to join the FREE Eat Your Career Resource Library where you’ll gain immediate access to dozens of tools to advance your professional skills and achieve career fulfillment.

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Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

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For the first time in history, the administrative professional’s job description hints at the full engagement of cognitive powers. As an administrative or executive assistant, your power will come from your brilliance! Several years ago at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , we had 249 assistants collaborate on how an assistant could add more value at work when he or she is already adding value.

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Grow Your Company by Hiring an Assistant

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She was an executive assistant for many years, who now provides training for administrative professionals worldwide. Misconceptions people have about administrative professionals, and why it’s so important to address them.

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

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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.

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Teamwork Strategies for Administrative and Executive Assistants

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In April, we honor administrative around the world for one full week. When administrative professionals work together. So what can you do to promote teamwork and collaboration across your administrative community? Whether there are two administrative professionals in your office or 200, joining forces with your administrative peers will contribute to greater success for your organization. This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon.

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Email Expectations: Getting Executives and Assistants to See Eye-to-Eye

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While this is completely normal at the Executive level, it’s less standard in the Administrative world. This post is part of our blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals. In the modern business world, email is a constant force pressing upon us.

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Anatomy of an Executive Assistant Infographic

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This infographic is part of a series celebrating administrative excellence. Assistants go out on a limb so their bosses won’t have to lift a finger. Excellence for them is not just a goal, but a habit.

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Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

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Office Dynamics International awarded two organizations its Star Achievement Series ® training program (Level 1) in support of Administrative Professionals. We’re proud to have supported the administrative community for over two decades,” says Joan Burge. “We

Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

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April is one of my favorite months because, here at Office Dynamics, we get to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of those in the administrative profession! In case you are not aware, Administrative Professionals Week is April 24 – 28. One of the major ways we do that is to host our annual blog-a-thon whereby we post a blog every work day in the month of April. Aside from my blogs, we have several guest bloggers providing amazing information!

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Building the Partnership with Your Executive: Are You a Center of Influence?

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As one Fortune 500 CEO puts it, “Administrative Assistants are the center of influence.” You will experience greater professional growth and financial incentives. Kick off Administrative Professionals Week with Joan on Monday, April 24 th where you’ll learn her secret success formula for becoming a center of influence. High-quality assistants can be a distinct competitive advantage for executives and the organizations they serve.

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Why The Administrative Profession Is A Career Of Choice

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In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on being an executive or administrative assistant. Being in the administrative profession is a career of choice. It’s not too late to join our Blog-a-Thon.

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NOT, “Just An Admin!”

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Then one day I discovered that every admin is valued and the true value of the profession of the administrative assistant! I was a highly respected professional. I know my story is all too familiar for other administrative assistants. Administrative assistants go above and beyond and take on new assignments with little to no background, training or experience. Administrative assistants are the ultimate business partner and that is why YOU are valued!

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

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The Future of the Administrative Profession – Surviving or Thriving? Changing the Lives of Administrative Professionals Since 1990. Before the crisis, the administrative profession operated differently. Create a modern view of the administrative assistant.

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Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

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Mobility is changing how we work and live; blending personal and professional lives, apps and tools needed to work well across different devices, and employees expect—and are expected—to work from anywhere. Join Donna’s Free Webathon on Administrative Professionals Day, April 27.

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Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

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Join the blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals and be entered to win some awesome prizes (like a subscription to Executive Secretary Magazine !).

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How to Optimize Your Career By Utilizing Your Talents

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Optimization is like administrative skills and attitudes on steroids (in a good way!). I have all the tools and answers to help administrative professionals be successful. Don’t be influenced by people who might be negative about the administrative profession.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

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My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”. She’ll be at the annual Conference for Administrative Excellence this year and she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and insight. But back to the point: Being an administrative professional, the world is your oyster. Database Administrator. Get Involved in Professional Associations.

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Want to be More Proactive? Avoid These 3 Common Enemies

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Most administrative professionals understand that being proactive is an absolute must. The ability to be proactive is rare, even amongst the most experienced professionals. If you’re interested in learning more about how to be proactive, grab The Proactive Professional : How to Stop Playing Catch Up & Start Getting Ahead by Chrissy Scivicque. This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon.

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How to Choose Words with Intention Every Time

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When you know how to write with precision and accuracy, your professional reputation builds and your career can soar. Barbara McNichol is passionate about helping business professionals add power to their pen. Join the administrative blog-a-thon by commenting below.

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Enlarge Your Presence

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Being that Administrative Professionals Day is this week, I would actually like to challenge all administrative professionals to stretch out of their comfort zone this week.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

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Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog. It’s no secret that admin professionals rack up tons of knowledge on dozens of office topics and that no two days are ever the same. Author: OfficeNinjas.

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Why Use Active Verbs Instead of Passive?

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When you know how to write with precision and accuracy, your professional reputation builds and your career can soar. Barbara McNichol is passionate about helping business professionals add power to their pen.

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Better Writing: When to Use “Like” vs. “Such As”

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When you know how to write with precision and accuracy, your professional reputation builds and your career can soar. Barbara McNichol is passionate about helping business professionals add power to their pen.

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The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

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My intent in this blog was to bring you into the world of executives and share with you some of traits, behaviors and skills they view as valuable. I hope you are curious to learn more about the skills you need to truly be successful in the administrative profession. Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Here are some non-edited , direct quotes from them.

Teaching Your Assistant Yields Huge Return on Investment

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One of the most common challenges we hear from Administrative and Executive Assistants is this: “I’m underutilized.”. This post is participating in our blog-a-thon for the administrative profession. Are you teaching your assistant?

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7 Must-Do Actions to be Successful in Your Career as an Administrative Assistant

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Administrative Professionals Week and April is the perfect time to think about your career as an administrative assistant, executive assistant, and secretary. This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon. Please leave a comment or share the blog for your chance to win one of our amazing giveaways! The more blogs you comment on and share, the more chances you have to win. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here.

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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.

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

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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 an assistant reading this blog, check off the ones that describe you.

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