Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

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 Professionals’ Week

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: This is a very special week for the more than 4.5 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.

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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. Linkedin @Office Dynamics International.

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Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistant Gifts! It might only be mid-March, but Administrative Professionals Day will be here before you know it (April 25, 2012). Now is the time to start looking for that perfect gift for your administrative peers, your assistants, or your entire administrative professional community. At Office Dynamics International, we are already receiving requests for hundreds of copies of our brand new book, Who Took My Pen.

Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

Office Dynamics

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!

Professional. Administrative Professional.

Office Dynamics

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.

Administrative Professionals Day is coming … are you ready?

Office Dynamics

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!

Book for Executive Assistants on Amazon Best Seller for 2 Years

Office Dynamics

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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5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

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

Why This Blog-a-Thon Will Change Your Career

Office Dynamics

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.

2016 118

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.

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. 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

Office Dynamics

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? Promote Yourself Internally. 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. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 138

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

Office Dynamics

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.

2014 148

An Innovation Mindset: More Curious Than Certain

Office Dynamics

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? She added her ideas to the list, and then we pulled in Justin, an intern working in our department, and asked him what he thought, and he offered a brilliant idea—an Echo (apparently it’s like Siri for your house)—jackpot! Learn more about Annette Brown , 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence Speaker. Author: Annette Brown.

2016 115

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.

2009 109

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

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Since administrative professionals are usually the ones planning events, managing catering, speakers, binders, and AV/tech, it was wonderful to celebrate their learning achievements through a great event celebrating each of them as a stellar assistant! In the lobby, guests walked a red carpet between tall red pillars while overhead, a marquee announced Office Dynamics International’s 25th Conference for Administrative Excellence.

2018 150

Make Your Boss Look Good [Part 1]

Office Dynamics

As an executive or administrative assistant, you will find that your light will shine brighter when you help your executive shine. You will have the competitive advantage over other administrative assistants who don’t do these things. Does your manager utilize your strengths and natural gifts? This is another win-win because you will be happy using your natural gifts, the job will get done better and you will make your manager look great!

2015 137

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

The global tribe of administrative professionals is largely female at 98%. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards – for e.g. Gifts and Entertainment Policy. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures. Clear objectives should be listed for e.g. strategic administrative partner in daily business operations. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention.

2015 147

Executive Assistants, You Can Bloom Where You are Planted

Office Dynamics

One of the many wonderful aspects of my work is meeting all kinds of incredible executive assistants and administrative professionals. I was fortunate to meet Darlene Mahon when I spoke at an administrative event at her company last April. Since then, her employer brought in the Star Achievement Series® curriculum for administrative professionals and Darlene is a Certified Trainer along with Peggy Vasquez, Executive Assistant to Lab Director.

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An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

It’s been almost a full year since I attended the Conference for Administrative excellence. I have over 20 years of administrative professional experience and proud of my personal and professional accomplishments, yet the conference provided new perspectives, opportunities to talk with others in my chosen field and a reminder to embrace my unique talents and skills. Meet the entire Office Dynamics International Team –. Melia Amira – Administrative Assistant.

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Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

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. In the past year, we’ve expanded our global community of administrative professionals exponentially and offered more free content than ever before. Plus, in honor of the holiday season, she’ll have some special gifts to share for lucky attendees! It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over.

2015 102

Executive Assistants, You Can Bloom Where You are Planted

Office Dynamics

One of the many wonderful aspects of my work is meeting all kinds of incredible executive assistants and administrative professionals. I was fortunate to meet Darlene Mahon when I spoke at an administrative event at her company last April. Since then, her employer brought in the Star Achievement Series® curriculum for administrative professionals and Darlene is a Certified Trainer along with Peggy Vasquez, Executive Assistant to Lab Director.

2010 100

Magazines for the Administrative Assistant

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just got my new issue of OfficePro (the IAAP magazine for office professionals) and it was a great read on the bus the last few mornings. Some highlights are: Corporate Gift Giving, which is a good article for this time of year with some excellent information on this topic. Another magazine that I would recommend for the Administrative Assistant is AdminAdvantage. These are the only professional magazines for Administrative Assistants that I am aware of.

2007 135

Administrative/Clerical: Aiming for the End of the Year

Office Dynamics

Chrysta Bairre of the International Association of Administrative Professionals recommends making a list of your job-related accomplishments, identifying your weaknesses, and setting several goals for next year. If you work as a human resources administrative assistant , talk to your boss about anything that needs to be done before the end of the year. You might need to start preparing to issue holiday bonuses or gifts to employees.

2013 101

Take the “Jingle” out of Holiday Stress

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. These events can cause undue stress because the pressure is on for the event to be as successful, the gift to be appreciated, or even for you to have some quality relaxation time. Keep gift giving simple. Depending on the amount, gift cards are a great choice.

Administrative Assistant Conference Speaker Annette Brown

Office Dynamics

We have dedicated several blogs to informing you about our administrative assistant conference speaker line-up. With each message we'll introduce a speaker and share with you a little bit about them as well as why we chose them to be a presenter at the 19th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Welcome to our Speaker Series!

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Love Your Career: Fully Utilize Your Talents - Optimization

Office Dynamics

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. ©Copyright Office Dynamics International 2013

2013 120

If You Want Something Done, Thank Others for What They Do

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. One thing I have found that goes a long way are personal handwritten thank you notes and Starbucks gift cards. I sent her a personal note and a gift card to say thank you. The Office Professionals Place Readers What influences your perception of people most?

2010 100

You Can Be the Leader You Were Born to Be

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. Show your appreciation for each team members’ efforts by taking them to lunch or at the end of the project give a gift of thanks or a certificate of appreciation. The Office Professionals Place Readers What influences your perception of people most?

2009 116

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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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! The cards are all made with recycled paper and you can even include a gift if you like and this company will send it off for you. I recently sent an admin assistant friend a card to acknowledge all the hard work she does every day and included a gift of brownies.

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