Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

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Where would you be without your administrative assistant? This coming Administrative Professionals Day I want to challenge you when it comes to thinking about a gift. If you truly value your administrative assistant, I want to challenge you to think beyond flowers and lunch. Flowers and lunches are a lovely gift, but they don’t last! Why not step up your game and show your assistant you truly value him or her as your administrative partner?

Administrative Professional’s Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant

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When I worked as an executive assistant, I was always flattered on Administrative Professional’s Day when my leader would generously give me a gift in recognition for my service and hard work. What is my suggestion instead of traditional gifts?

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Administrative Professionals’ Week

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million administrative professionals in the USA. I’d like to acknowledge all the great administrative assistants, executive assistants, and the more than 40+ titles that represent the group that holds organizations together. While flowers are nice and I personally love fresh flowers, it’s nice to give long-lasting gifts. If you are an administrative professional reading this, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Gift Ideas For Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

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. Maybe you were considering a gift certificate to your assistant’s favorite restaurant or spa. While those might be lovely gifts, they don’t really have the same impact as the gift of education.

Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Are you perplexed as to the ideal gift to give your administrative assistant in honor of Administrative Professionals Day? So I can give you some good advice to make your gift-hunting easier. What are the ideal Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts? Yes, those are all wonderful and I liked receiving those gifts when I was an assistant! But it is 2015 and gift-giving for assistants has changed.

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts – What They Really Want

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Long gone are the days when assistants were thrilled to be taken to lunch or be given flowers in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. Today’s sophisticated, savvy executive or administrative assistant wants recognition that feeds their desire to learn and grow in their Career of Choice. They want to be acknowledged for their tremendous daily contributions by being able to attend a training program or administrative conference.

Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

Office Dynamics

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.

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Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

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Administrative Professionals Week and Day will soon be upon us. Here at Office Dynamics, we love to celebrate administrative professionals of all walks of life in a big way. In 1981, the day was changed from Secretaries Day to Administrative Professionals Day to incorporate not only secretaries into the holiday but a myriad of professional and administrative assistants. For Executives: Give the gift that lasts. Here we go again!

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! Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! Peer Synergy: Working in Unity with Your Administrative Peers.

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

Office Dynamics

Everything from thank you letters from workshop attendees to every single ad we ran to special little gifts from clients. Spearhead a cost-saving project, provide a new service, start an administrative team. I hope you closely follow Office Dynamics the entire month of June as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and administrative professionals and executives around the world. Have you ever taken the time to go back through old pictures?

Administrative Professionals Day Gift List for 2013

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Do you need ideas for Administrative Professionals Day? You''ve likely landed here because you just realized that Administrative Professionals Day is around the corner and you need a gift. You might just be curious what kind of gifts would be appropriate for an assistant. Use this post as your handy dandy Buyer''s Guide to Shopping for the Administrative Professional in your life. When is Administrative Professionals Day?

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Professional. Administrative Professional.

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Did he say it because I was an administrator, or because I was female? The remark wasn’t directed at another attorney, just the lone female administrative professional seated at that table. His reasoning appeared to suggest he viewed money as the primary reason a person would select an occupation, rather than contentment, purpose or gifting. James Bond” it seems I should preface myself by saying, “Professional. By Nancy Fraze.

Becoming Real, Gifts from Wise Administrative Professionals

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I have met thousands of people in my career as a training professional over the past 20+ years , and it is those REAL individuals who truly make a profound impression on others. At the Office Dynamic's 2011 Annual Conference for Administrative Professionals in Las Vegas this past September, I facilitated a breakout session where the participants, in their small groups, were asked to share an experience in life that taught them a lesson.

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

In my conversations with clients and other business professionals, they are already telling me some of their ideas for events and gifts to give their administrative professionals in April. If desired, the black gift bag and red tissue can be included in your order so no one has to make an extra trip to purchase wrapping. We unveiled this collection at our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence™ last October and the audience was beyond enthusiastic!

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

In my conversations with clients and other business professionals, they are already telling me some of their ideas for events and gifts to give their administrative professionals in April. If desired, the black gift bag and red tissue can be included in your order so no one has to make an extra trip to purchase wrapping. We unveiled this collection at our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence™ last October and the audience was beyond enthusiastic!

Ideas for Administrative Professionals’ Week

Laughing all the Way to Work

what do I think would be a good gift idea for an assistant on AP Day? Here are a few things I think would be good gifts: · Paid membership to an administrative assistant professional association · Educational opportunities · Donation to a charity in admin’s name · Gift certificate · Luncheon either catered in the office or at a restaurant · Flowers · Saying thank you · Getting us a coffee.

Administrative Professionals Day is coming … are you ready?

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There is one “To Do” your administrative assistant can’t help you with … remembering Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 25! At Office Dynamics International, we know administrative professionals because that is our singular focus: providing superior, proven, trusted training and resources to build synergy and success!

What NOT to get your assistant this year for administrative professionals day

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What NOT to get your assistant this year for administrative professionals day. I say capable because I feel that administrative professional’s day is a day about acknowledging someone who does a great job for your organization and deserves a little extra recognition. If you have an assistant in your office you don’t deem worthy enough to buy a card for on Administrative Professionals Day, perhaps you need a new assistant.

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. They want a long-lasting gift. Welcome to April. Wow, where is the time going?

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Tips For a Memorable Office Gift Exchange

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Organizing an office gift exchange can be an opportunity to create meaningful memories with your coworkers, or, as a recent article on The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) blog makes clear, a potential minefield of stress and unintentional offense. One way to relieve the financial and social pressures of office giving is to organize an optional gift swap that only requires participants to purchase a single gift for a fellow coworker.

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Administrative Assistant Gift Ideas

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Have you ever considered giving a gift to an administrative peer? What about your administrative team council members? One of the best gifts you can give is the gift of education. So, the Office Dynamics store is officially open for gifts designed for those special administrative professionals in your life. If is not appropriate to give gifts in your office, then a personally-written thank you note or holiday card is greatly appreciated.

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Executive Assistants Celebrate Your Peers’ Success! [Admin Recognition]

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Far too often, administrative professionals have a reputation of displaying jealousy. Or if an administrative peer was given a special award within your organization, send a congratulatory e-mail. Typically management recognizes administrative professionals during Administrative Professionals Week. Why not tell your administrative peers how much you appreciate them? It’s not too late to order your gift and we will gladly wrap it for you!

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Administrative Assistant Gift Ideas

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Have you ever considered giving a gift to an administrative peer? What about your administrative team council members? One of the best gifts you can give is the gift of education. So, the Office Dynamics store is officially open for gifts designed for those special administrative professionals in your life. If is not appropriate to give gifts in your office, then a personally-written thank you note or holiday card is greatly appreciated.

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Tips for Planning Someone Else’s Travel

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Planning travel for others is no simple matter and administrative professionals know this better than anyone else! Bonus: booking reservations through Open Table earns users Dining Points which can be used to redeem things such as a Dining Rewards Gift or an Amazon gift card. TRAVO was designed to help admin professionals save time and keep the little details of trips organized.

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Book for Executive Assistants on Amazon Best Seller for 2 Years

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Of course,what else would we expect of a book that was the outgrowth of a collaborative effort of 240 administrative and executive assistants who attended the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence in Las Vegas. offers practical, creative strategies for achieving success and building leadership attributes, compiled from the diverse experiences of high-achieving administrative professionals in a wide variety of businesses and industries.

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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. While we serve the administrative profession all 365 days of the year this is the month that you get a week of recognition, or at least a day. Kemetia Foley, Admin Renegade Blog & 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence Speaker.

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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. 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.

5 Ways to Thank the Assistants Who Help You Succeed

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Did you know Administrative Professionals Week is April 20 – 24? I love celebrating Administrative Professionals Week because it gives me a chance to thank my own assistant for everything she does to help me be even more successful. If it weren’t for administrative professionals, business would cease. Give a meaningful gift. This year, why not invest in gifts that help advance assistants’ careers?

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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? 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. Office Ninjas offered daily flash give aways and they had some really incredible gifts.

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

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No one has your unique set of skills, gifts and ideas. You should be able to answer these 2 questions: A company would hire you (or promote you) over another event professional because? The world needs that special gift only YOU have. Judi is an expert on personal branding who helps professionals learn how to expand their network, embrace fear and get a competitive edge. Judi will be speaking at our 24th Annual Conference For Administrative Excellence in October.

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Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies For Creating Administrative Peer Power

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When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. 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. An Administrative Team enjoying a formal event together. What are the qualities of a great administrative team?

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5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

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When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. 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. You create synergy with your administrative peers when you show a sincere interest in them.

2016 124

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!). When I read the definition of optimization, I immediately think of two things: Part of my “job” is being brought into companies by senior leaders to help make their administrative partners function at their best. 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.

2016 124

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

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After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer. Professionals hailed from a diversity of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, environmental services, education, and government integrators, with name badges showing companies like Boeing, Cisco, Duke University and Amgen.

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Be Bold Enough To Be An Owner

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Strategic Thinker : use their gifts to further the company and its initiatives. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Motivators Self Development Workplace Tools #careeradvice A Company of Owners accountability admin administrative professionals culture Daren Martin executive assistant focus leadership motivation ownership presence professionalism support role webinarDo You Have An Owner’s Mentality? Hello from my office to yours.

2016 122

An Innovation Mindset: More Curious Than Certain

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Recently I was trying to decide on some cool raffle prizes for an event, and I ran my list of ideas past my coworker, Barb—Amazon.com gift cards? Learn more about Annette Brown , 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence Speaker. Author: Annette Brown. Full disclosure— I’m a recovering perfectionist. Nicknames that have followed me over the course of my lifetime include “Miss Goody-Two-shoes,” “Little Miss Perfect” and “Rule Girl.”

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10 Questions To Find The Perfect Venue

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For a chance to win a gift certificate to Peerspace, share your comment below! Administrative Professionals Week Communication Skills Cost Effective Organizational Skills Workplace Tools checklist for events event planning finding the perfect venueSo, you’re doing an event? Great! Where? That is the first and most important question. All event planning starts with the venue.

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Is Your Company Secretly Failing At Employee Recognition?

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April 14, 2015 / PRNewswire / — With Administrative Professionals Week ( April 19-25 ) approaching, many members of the office support team will receive special acknowledgment for their contributions. The surveys of managers and workers were developed by OfficeTeam, a staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. Survey: Three in 10 Workers Think Their Employer Is Ineffective at Showing Appreciation to Staff.

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Bosses Day - October 16

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. Often times it is difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your supervisor, especially if the relationship has not been a positive one. Gift Cards You can’t go wrong with a gift card to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts.

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Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her.

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 28 December, 2009 Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her boss My assistant sent me a link to a story about an Executive Assistant in British Columbia, Canada, who gave the gift of life by donating a kidney to her boss. A nice Christmas gift to her boss who is a dad of five children.

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Florida here I come!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Recently on Facebook on the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) page they had a question on what would be the ideal gift from your boss or coworker on Admin Professionals Day. Not surprisingly, many of the comments, including mine, were in favour of a chance to go on paid professional development. This summer I will be presenting at the AdminPro Forum 2016 in Florida and am really looking forward to it.

2016 109

Assistants – Fully Utilize Your Talents—Optimization

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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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Giving Credit Where It's Due

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April 17, 2013 - - For many executives, one key to their success is no secret: It''s their administrative assistant, a new OfficeTeam survey confirms. Nearly all ( 94 percent ) of senior managers interviewed said their administrative professional is important to their success at work. The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals.