Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

I have shared several discussions about this topic with my peers throughout my years as an administrative professional. Stating facts about your performance is a form of professionalism and confidence. Providing quality work and taking pride in your performance encourages professional growth; whether advancing within or moving on to a better-suited career opportunity. Providing exceptional service both professionally and personally encourages confidence and growth.

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

From Ernan: When we created Ask an Admin we had hopes that we’d get questions from administrative professionals having trouble finding answers to their problems. We also hoped that we’d get answers from administrative assistants and executive assistants that wanted to help. NICE JOB ALL OF YOU) That is why we decided that we are going to have one of our Guest Bloggers, Dana Buchanan , give her administrative professional advice.

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How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job. In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills. Chances are your boss will be pleased to get the additional administrative support.

Creative Thinking Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. We are holding 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession. We hold this blog-a-thon each April and the goal is to make assistants aware of the resources available to them and build a community of administrative assistant and executive assistants who want to learn and grow and flourish in their career of choice! Welcome to the Who Took My Pen. Again?

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets © 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. considering taking Office Administration.

An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

It’s been almost a full year since I attended the Conference for Administrative excellence. If you are looking for justification to attend the 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence October 23 rd – 26 th , please click here and here.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Proactive Professional with Chrissy Scivicque

Office Dynamics

Watch the Replay: The Proactive Professional with Chrissy Scivicque. Download Your Certificate of Attendance: Certificate-Of-Attendance-The Proactive Professional. Why do you think it’s important for administrative professionals to be proactive? Get Chrissy’s book, The Proactive Professional for $18 + bonus downloads. Chrissy’s New Book, The Proactive Professional for $18 + bonus downloads.

2016 127

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 153

Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Let’s face it, we all need money, but is our whole purpose just to get a paycheque and go home or is our goal to earn the best salary we can make while advancing in our career? Do you consider yourself a professional? Most, if not all, of the people I have worked for have been a professional in their field. One of the givens is they join their professional association for their particular area. Are you a member of your professional organization?

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International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

In a recent interview, I was asked, “What motivates you to be an Administrative Professional Trainer and Coach”? Joan Burge , Founder & CEO of Office Dynamics International, is known as the pioneer of the administrative training industry. In 1990, Joan created a business dedicated to the training of Administrative Professionals by administrative professionals. Sunday, March 8.

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Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 3

Office Dynamics

In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , it is also used in a variety of situations and conversations. I highlighted the many professional and personal development focuses that I have learned from Office Dynamics resources, conference, team, and owner – Ms. What competencies do you find the most important as an administrative professional and why?

2019 152

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 172

Why I love my job?

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2008 130

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!

2018 199

Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 2

Office Dynamics

In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, it is used in a variety of situations and conversations. I highlighted the many professional and personal development focuses that I have learned from Office Dynamics resources, conference, team, and owner – Ms. I dedicated time to self-care as often as possible, and focus on professional and personal development goals.

2019 122

Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

Office Dynamics

One of my favorite aspects of attending a professional development conference is the opportunity to connect with other administrative professionals to share processes, tips, best practices and learn how they simplify daily tasks with technology. The 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence offered several sharing & connecting opportunities! Yet, another benefit of professional development opportunities that support networking with other professionals!

2019 123

Executives and Assistants Working Together

Office Dynamics

I was fortunate this year to interview two great people. Maria Berthiaume CPS is the Administrative Assistant to the President of Harrison College (formerly Indiana Business College). One thing Maria said early in our interview was their partnership was like a "professional marriage." Here is what she said: "When you think about, a business partner and administrative professional spend more waking hours together than most married couples.

2009 122

Executives and Assistants Working Together

Office Dynamics

I was fortunate this year to interview two great people. Maria Berthiaume CPS is the Administrative Assistant to the President of Harrison College (formerly Indiana Business College). One thing Maria said early in our interview was their partnership was like a "professional marriage." Here is what she said: "When you think about, a business partner and administrative professional spend more waking hours together than most married couples.

2009 100

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position. The global tribe of administrative professionals is largely female at 98%. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures. Clear objectives should be listed for e.g. strategic administrative partner in daily business operations. Key results expected – ideally SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.

2015 147

A New Resolution for the New Year

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. New Year’s resolutions should be regarded as goals.

2010 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 141

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 151

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 141

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 141

Day 3: 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

Joan invites executives to speak from their side of the desk and that can be enlightening to administrative professionals. Due to an emergency for the executive speaker just a couple days before the conference, we were provided with an amazing alternative: six administrative participants shared their interviews with their executives on three important questions: What five skills are most important for an assistant to be successful?

2010 100

Day 3: 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

Joan invites executives to speak from their side of the desk and that can be enlightening to administrative professionals. Due to an emergency for the executive speaker just a couple days before the conference, we were provided with an amazing alternative: six administrative participants shared their interviews with their executives on three important questions: What five skills are most important for an assistant to be successful?

2010 100

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 141

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets 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. or Gifts or Ideas for Administrative Professionals Week.

2009 100

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 130

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2010 141

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

2009 130

The importance of having someone to talk to

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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets

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