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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.

Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

Office Dynamics

For an assistant, travel planning can be a nightmare! It’s almost enough to break the spirit of the most dedicated administrative professional! The problem of travel planning is massive and it’s plagued our field for decades. Stop struggling with travel planning problems!

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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!

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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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?

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

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.

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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Business Etiquette - Webinar

Office Dynamics

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. Emily Post's Guide to Business Etiquette for the 21st Century.

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? 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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How Should an Executive Assistant Conduct Themselves? – Ask An Admin

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So, administrative professionals from around the world, let’s try to help! I am a bit nervous though about a few things: How to remain professional at all times considering the long flight and tiredness/sleep it will involve.

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

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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! I dont want to miss a step so always go through the checklist on the travel sheet.

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Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

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?

Colour Coding Works.

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 voicemail goes awry.

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 10:26 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , checking voicemail , professional assistant , trouble Reactions: 3comments: Danielle said. 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 taking initiative isn't the best thing.

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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Are you prepared?

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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I always have the perfect answer. the next 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! 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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Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

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

Sticks and stones will break my bones.but names will never hurt me

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 term Assistant begins to describe what we do and if you add the word My, it shows how closely we work with our professionals. On that note, It is hard to believe we are getting close to Administrative Professionals Day which is on April 22 nd. or Gifts or Ideas for Administrative Professionals Week.

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