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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Assistants Rock! April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! During the entire month of April, we will be posting daily blogs written by myself and special guests who love the administrative profession.

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

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This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea!

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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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All the free training we offer in one place!

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Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. However we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our our premium programs.

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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. Excellent time management skills. Professional presence.

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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? Business Management Daily had a daily free download or gift. Here’s a recap of the great content that was discussed this month: 10 Steps to Supporting Multiple Managers (4/1/2015).

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Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

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In the past year, we’ve expanded our global community of administrative professionals exponentially and offered more free content than ever before. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over.

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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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Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

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It’s almost enough to break the spirit of the most dedicated administrative professional! In this month’s webinar, administrative training expert Joan Burge is revealing the solution—a brand new way to ease the burden on you and ensure your executive is happy.

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Developing Your “Wow” Factor

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It has nothing to do with your title or pay grade; it’s about who you are as a professional. The wow factor is a term we use in the World Class Assistant™ certificate program to describe the powerful executive presence that the most successful administrative professionals exude. Refine Your Professional Style. They lose all perspective and let their stress filter into every interaction and behavior. Some assistants have it. Some assistants don’t.

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Guest Blog by Alexis Bonari: 10 Easy Ways to Check and Maximize.

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! Good time management skills can help reduce confusion, stress, and even workload levels, so there are many benefits to making sure that time is well spent.

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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! Minute taking definitely isnt easy, but it doesnt have to be stressful. Posted by Patricia Robb at 8:42 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , minute taking , professional assistant , record of decision Reactions: 1 comments: Joyce Grant said. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

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State of the Administrative Profession

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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

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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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10 Things = Frustration

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! Managing your workload from home when you don’t have everything you need. Posted by Patricia Robb at 7:54 AM Labels: Administrative Assistant , Administrative professionals , frustration , the day in the life of Reactions: 5comments: CdnYankee said.

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Admin Buddies

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! Having a buddy can take some of the stress off and give you assurance that you have someone you can depend on.

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Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

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! Much easier than searching in Outlook and less stressful. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

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Going Checklist Crazy

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! As an aside, pen and paper will suffice if I have to, but you can see that the checklist can help avoid any unnecessary stresses from happening.

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Kings and Queens of the Office

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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Taking stock

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! The meetings were stress free and I was able to depend on my checklists and templates.

2010 130

Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say thanks.

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 sent another assistant a comical card about being stressed out at work. We work in a very busy office so it was a nice surprise for her to receive it and helped put the stress of the office in perspective. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

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Are you worried about job security?

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 read an interesting article on what management can do to prevent lay offs. One of the things they stressed was to hire well.

2008 130

Monty Python Officeland

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! Humour is a powerful stress reliever if done in good taste, but timing is everything. I actually have fun at work, but I work hard and consider myself a professional. Posted by Patricia Robb at 9:30 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , administrative professional , funny ha ha , humour at work Reactions: 3comments: ProAdmin2 said.

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Meeting preparation.

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! This does increase the preparation time, but on the day of the meeting it goes very smoothly with no stress. Posted by Patricia Robb at 10:02 AM Labels: Administrative Assistant , administrative professional , board meetings , checklists , preparing for a meeting , to-do lists Reactions: 3comments: Foley-In-Charge said.

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I got an e-slap on the wrist - Ouch!

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! At a recent meeting some assistants were complaining about all the e-mail in their Inbox and how frustrated they were getting trying to manage it all. Perhaps we put a lot of the stress on ourselves because we feel that every e-mail has to be replied to immediately.

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When working isn't fun: Ho hum, ho hum, it's off to work I go.

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 was speaking to a manager the other day and he said when he gets a resume, that is one of the first things he checks. An interview can be as stressful on those conducting it as on the person being interviewed if the conversation does not flow. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

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Working for the Disorganized.

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! You will also feel more in control of the situation and less stressed. Posted by Patricia Robb at 10:41 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , keeping your boss organized , keeping yourself organized , Organization , professional assistant , proscrastination Reactions: 1 comments: The Professional Assistant said.

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