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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.

A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

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I was impressed with Gillie the minute she walked in the meeting room as she was polished, professional, and friendly. I also need to say that Gillie is an outstanding executive assistant and has always maintained a professional, polished image. Learn business etiquette and protocol.

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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!

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

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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Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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 22 April, 2009 Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

April 22nd - Administrative Professionals' Day

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 8 April, 2009 April 22nd - Administrative Professionals Day It often amazes me that a day is set aside for our profession. Administrative professionals usually go about doing their work with little or no recognition. Is your office doing anything for Administrative Professionals Day?

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.

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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. If someone is doing something or saying something that is unacceptable to you, then you need to speak up in a professional and assertive manner. The post Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed! Welcome to April.

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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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Business Etiquette - Webinar

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We are often asked about doing etiquette seminars/programs onsite for administrative professionals across the country. Since we can't be everywhere at once and you can't always travel for the training we thought we would share this awesome resource with you. Etiquette expert, Anna Post, Emily's great-great granddaughter will present this program via our friends at Business Management Daily. Wishing you all the best with your training.

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

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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.

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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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Emotional Intelligence for Administrative Assistants

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2: Self-Management (I manage me.). 4: Relationship Management (I attempt to facilitate situations for a positive outcome.0. When I asked Julie, what were her favorite lessons from emotional intelligence, she shared the following: I manage me.

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Training On-line

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 use a place based in Toronto, Canada called Last Minute Training. Training On-line 10 Things = Frustration "Mom, I'm sick!"

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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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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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

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Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. It will boost your confidence and your professional presence. Hone Your Professional Trademark. When Joan presents training, she always receives similar feedback: People think she is “poised, polished and professional.”. These three words are what people think when they hear Joan’s name—it’s her professional trademark, you might say.

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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. This wow factor idea comes from our World Class Assistant™ Certification and Professional Designation program. Some assistants have it.

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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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10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

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We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. officerenegade Champions the importance of competent, dedicated administrative professionals in the workforce. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

Confessions of a Micro-Manager

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 4 October, 2009 Confessions of a Micro-Manager Who would want to work for a micro-manager?

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

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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. It is very hard for small business to find the money to support training.

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Managing your Boss's Inbox

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 29 August, 2009 Managing your Bosss Inbox Nowadays our bosses are busy almost 24/7 and in order to cope they need our help managing their e-mail account. Your role may be just to unclutter their Inbox so they can better manage the important items.

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Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

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When I was awarded one of three scholarships for the 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence, I was beyond excited. I looked forward to acquiring strategies and tools to advance my administrative career. As speaker after speaker challenged our assumptions about administrative work, and I found myself being inspired by a profession that I had so long ago wandered into with neither purpose nor ambition. Guest post by Tara Browne, DTM, 2016 Conference Scholarship Winner.

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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

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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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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We don't know what we don't know

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! If you are part of an administrative team you can use your meetings to share knowledge with each other or give tips on something new you have discovered.

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Keep your Inbox running on empty

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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10 Things = Frustration

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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. Training On-line 10 Things = Frustration "Mom, I'm sick!"

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Dealing in real time.

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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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

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! Lynn has been in the administrative field for 28 years and to be honoured like this has confirmed that her efforts and hard work have been appreciated.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

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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Spring cleaning on the blog

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 have also combined all the tutorials, training and other education-related links under the title Training.

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

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! They are a team of office professionals for office professionals.

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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! 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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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! 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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A funny thing happened on the way to 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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Warning! Warning! Incoming text message.

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! Here is some common-sense etiquette: Screen your calls: Subscribe to call display.

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Do you like what you do?

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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Go with your gut feeling!

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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A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

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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When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

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! Posted by Patricia Robb at 9:52 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , Arranging meetings , professional assistant Reactions: 3comments: Jodith said.

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