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Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Did you know that in the United States alone, there are over 4 million jobs in the administrative field, including those for executive assistants and administrative assistants like yourself? Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. You gain new skills and competencies.

Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? In fact, they are often administrative professionals who have little to no training. According to the Project Management Institute, failed projects cost organizations millions of dollars a year. This is one area of professional development that you can’t afford to ignore. You become a more well-rounded professional. Learn more here.

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

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. What is most interesting is that administrative professionals are the ones who are very involved in their executive’s travels yet are not road warriors. Be assertive in a professional fashion. The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

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. The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job.

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Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

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. What is most interesting is that administrative professionals are the ones who are very involved in their executive’s travels yet are not road warriors. Be assertive in a professional fashion. The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

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. Top-performing executive assistants or administrative assistants must also be: Persuasive. In fact, you need to continually learn and grow.

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Teamwork Strategies for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

In April, we honor administrative around the world for one full week. When administrative professionals work together. You can learn streamlining techniques from each other. 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.

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

Office Dynamics

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. Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team (4/8/2015). Wow, what a fabulous April!

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society. We juggle family, business demands, and social lives.

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7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

She’s not alone – I hear this theme often whether delivering programs to attorneys or administrators. Tally the cost. We can only get what we really want in life if we learn to speak our truth. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Communication Skills Difficult People Self Development Workplace Tools #careeradvice administrative professional clarity Colette Carlson communicate executive assistant speak up workplace communications

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Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International awarded two organizations its Star Achievement Series ® training program (Level 1) in support of Administrative Professionals. Office Dynamics International, the globally recognized authority for administrative training and development, made two sizable in-kind donations in the month of March. As a pioneer in the field, Office Dynamics has been a vocal advocate for the education of Administrative Professionals for over 25 years.

The Power of One

Office Dynamics

I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week. On Wednesday, April 26 I hosted a Facebook Live where I spoke about what I love about the administrative profession and gave tips on how to shine in the profession. The great part of having a host site like Shure was that they provided the venue and all the A/V so Office Dynamics was able to keep the registration cost very reasonable. Persuasion skills. Craft your skill.

2017 148

How Well Do You Communicate? by Judi Moreo

Office Dynamics

<Guest Post by Judi Moreo> Administrative Professionals are the key to good communication in an organization. It is imperative that we are able to communicate clearly and precisely in order to avoid misinterpretation and misunderstandings that can be extremely costly to the organization. You will earn yourself a great deal of respect if you learn and practice active listening skills. You can learn more about Judi at www.JudiMoreo.com.

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Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. Rarely, if ever, are any of those reasons a desperate move or because one simply desires contentment or lacks professional development desire. Be prepared to highlight skills and experience related to the specific position’s requirements. Connecting with the job description focuses on the skills you will bring and how they uniquely relate to the position.

An Innovation Mindset: More Curious Than Certain

Office Dynamics

But I’ve learned a valuable, life-changing lesson from a wise, long-time friend and colleague, the late Jerry McNellis, who would say, “In business, mostly what we talk about is problem-solving, but in reality, what we have most of the time are predicaments. I keep all the options I’ve gathered in play until I can challenge them from different angles (ideally the ones that matter most to my leader), like cost, time or quality, before “voting ideas off the island.”

2016 117

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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Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. Our conference and World Class Assistant™ our very different learning events. I am the only person teaching, we go very deep into the material and there is ample time for skill practice. Conferences for Administrative Professionals. Skill practice for attendees.

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

In the past year, we’ve expanded our global community of administrative professionals exponentially and offered more free content than ever before. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings?

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. We also featured a special guest, Brenda Mason, who is a lifelong learner who holds a variety of professional designations. Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost. We have listed each speaker and what the attendees will learn.

2015 189

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

I absolutely loved Joan Burge’s article, Core Admin Skills Always Need Improving ! The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective. Can you imagine how a self-perpetuating plan for professional development would affect your work over time?

2017 156

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. I also hopped from one industry to another so I had to constantly learn how these business were run, the jargon that was used and the different codes of conduct each industry sector had. Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan.

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Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

I am preparing for a speech that I will give at our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence: The Revolutionary Assistant later this year. Not only is this topic of interest because I am going to speak on how to be effective in this new work space, but because I am hearing administrative assistants and business people talk about the challenges they are facing in this new environment. PROS of open office space: More cost effective and flexible.

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years. Office Dynamics specifically focuses on training and development for administrative professionals of all levels. million secretarial and administrative assistants’ jobs have been eliminated.

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Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

One question I get a lot is around the topic of professional certifications. After all, professional certifications cost hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars. So, do professional certifications actually have a measurable career payoff? The simple answer is this: I am a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. Many people think of professional certifications as a tool for financial gain. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing for learning.

2017 184

How to Be Proactive at Work: My Updated Strategies

Eat Your Career

So if you’re excited about what you see here, there’s more to learn! When you’re proactive, you keep your car running smoothly and prevent costly repairs. Being Proactive is Not One Single Skill, it’s a Skill Set. They tend to think of it as a single skill. However, being proactive actually requires an entire set of skills. The Proactive Skillset, as I call it, combines both cognitive skills (the way you think) and behavioral skills (the way you act).

2017 113

Are Administrative Assistants Being Phased Out?

Office Dynamics

As you look through lists of clerical and administrative positions during your job search, you may find yourself wondering if administrative assistants are being phased out in the workplace. This may be a valid concern; after all, much of the work done by administrative assistants in the past can now be accomplished by office automation equipment or advances in technology software. Many software platforms offer free or low-cost classes through the internet.

2013 114

Administrative/Clerical: Will Technology Replace the Administrative Assistant?

Office Dynamics

With corporate policy increasingly focused on productivity, many administrative professionals are beginning to wonder if they''re next in line for a pink slip. Will admin jobs be superseded by gadgetry, or will businesses continue to incorporate administrative assistants? The decreasing costs of new technology turned the decision into a no-brainer. Human administrative assistants are considerate, communicative, pleasant, and helpful.

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Tap Into Your Inner Child

Office Dynamics

I have seen it happen to thousands of administrative professionals over 20 years. They come to my classes and think they aren’t creative but after I have given them several opportunities through learning activities, their creative talents blossom—and they are all different. Creativity is important and is a wonderful skill that will help you at work and at home. Reduce costs.

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Stay on the Cutting Edge

Office Dynamics

I traveled to Baltimore to a large corporation to present a webcast to about 1,000 administrative professionals and then went on to Ohio to do some consulting work and training with a Fortune 500 corporation. While I was hired to share my expertise, I learned many things about today's workplace, expectations from executives and managers, and Human Resources. New skills, attitudes, and cognitive abilities are in demand.

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Stay on the Cutting Edge

Office Dynamics

I traveled to Baltimore to a large corporation to present a webcast to about 1,000 administrative professionals and then went on to Ohio to do some consulting work and training with a Fortune 500 corporation. While I was hired to share my expertise, I learned many things about today's workplace, expectations from executives and managers, and Human Resources. New skills, attitudes, and cognitive abilities are in demand.

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Proofread with Perfection - A Webinar

Office Dynamics

Poor proofreading can cost you your job. Learn to proofread with perfection, get a grasp on grammar rules and sharpen your editing skills. will discuss the most common types of errors, what you can do to catch—and fix—them and the skills you need to produce effective, error-free communication. Get your proofreading and editing skills revved up with Proofread With Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication. HR professionals.

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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

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.

2009 141

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

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! Pay attention or it could cost your company money. It was going to cost our company $5,000 plus in cancellation fees.

2010 141

Cystic Fibrosis

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 gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

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Guest Post: What Makes Virtual Administrative Assistants Work?

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 24 February, 2009 Guest Post: What Makes Virtual Administrative Assistants Work?

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