Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

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A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! For decades I have said being an administrative or executive assistant is a Career of Choice. Well, what can I possibly tell you that you haven’t heard before or read somewhere else in relation to Administrative Professionals Day? The post Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

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. I hope that managers and organizations will recognize their business partners with more than flowers. If you are an administrative professional reading this, I hope you have a wonderful week.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Assistants Rock! April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (4/20 – 4/24) and Office Dynamics 25th Year in business educating administrative professionals and their executives, we are bringing back our Blog-a-Thon. Ideas on how to build better partnerships with your managers. Join our April Blog-A-Thon.

Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

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Administrative Professionals Week – Celebrating An Admirable Profession. First, I want to thank my incredible administrative partner who grew into a Vice President at Office Dynamics. The Administrative Profession Is An Admirable Profession. Happy Administrative Professionals Week! One thing I wanted to talk about today is the many skills you develop when you work in the administrative profession. It’s Administrative Professionals Week.

Happy Administrative Professionals Day

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all the wonderful executive assistants, administrative assistants, secretaries, administrators and all support staff who support the management team! The bar has been raised over and over the past two decades and today’s administrative professional is valued as a vital contributor. Michele is the administrative assistant to Jasmine Freeman and supports me when Jasmine is out of the office.

Gift Ideas For Administrative Professionals Day

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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. In fact, thousands of administrative assistants will never attend an in-depth training program, conference, or take an online course because his or her company won’t pay for it. ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK IS APRIL 24 – 28, 2017.

Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

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I recently received an email from Joan in her trademark professional encouraging style. I realize many of you received this email and maybe additional emails celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and our profession. Reading through Joan’s encouraging words I recalled the numerous amazing women that I met during the past two Conferences for Administrative Excellence and the opportunities I have had to talk with Joan and the Office Dynamics team.

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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. There is something to be said for years of experience in the administrative field. 4. The fact that Gillie had a professional designation did matter. The Gillie Watson Story. May 21, 2018.

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

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Last week Office Dynamics sent an email to all of our subscribers saying, “Thank you,” and we also provided the Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals. Your training, your education, your professional advancement, and your overall well being is important to us. 3 Stages To Problem Solving For Administrative And Executive Assistants. Executive Assistant Time Management Tips.

Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

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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.

Today’s Administrative Professional

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OfficeTeam just-released research in time for Administrative Professionals Week about the changing administrative profession and the role’s impact at work. The survey found that today’s administrative professional assistants save their bosses an average of 101 minutes a day. 75% of managers feel administrative professionals’ responsibilities have increased in the past 5 years.

Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

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Disasters and chaotic times dramatically impact our personal and professional lives. How do you manage external responsibilities, such as children and family, keep up with workload demands and safeguard yourself from difficult times in the world? The Administrative Professional Adapting to Working From Home. Some of the biggest challenges experienced are isolation, time-management, and communication barriers among staff members.

Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts

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Are you perplexed as to the ideal gift to give your administrative assistant in honor of Administrative Professionals Day? What are the ideal Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts? Unlike executives and managers, assistants are not presented with opportunities to extend their learning and grow professionally. You might want to get your assistant a special book written just for the administrative profession.

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)

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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. The post Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals) appeared first on Office Dynamics. Have you ever taken the time to go back through old pictures?

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

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The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success. Administrative” cannot be separated from “professional.”. We work each day toward a world where the administrative is highly-valued. A world where assistants are offered training and professional development opportunities without question. At Office Dynamics we believe the administrative profession is NOT a dying breed.

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

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Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Did you know that in the United States alone, there are over 4 million jobs in the administrative field, including those for executive assistants and administrative assistants like yourself? Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. You’ll carry yourself well, have professional poise and presence.

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

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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.

How does an Administrative Professional Set Up an Official Process? Ask an Admin

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The blog series that allows administrative professionals to ask any questions they may have and have their peers give the best advice they can provide. I would like to know how does an administrative professional set up an official process to obtain signatures and return the documents, but I could use some advice. This administrative professional has documents that need to be signed by the President and CEO then has to run the signed papers back to her co-workers.

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Administrative Professionals Not Getting Respect – Ask an Admin

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Ask an admin is your place to ask your question and have other administrative professionals, from around the world, give you their advice based on their experiences. This administrative professional, Seething in the South, asks us: What do you do? a Manager who doesn’t acknowledge or respect my contributions? Long story, my Manager sent a thank you, great job, presentation was great, etc.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

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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.

Certification Programs for Administrative Professionals

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Whether you’re an administrative professional looking for a way to validate your skill set or a manager looking to contribute to your admin’s professional development ( thank you, thank you, thank you ), certification is the perfect step. An admin can spend years of doing professional development and training to become a badass at what they do. I’ve taken everything from project management courses to writing workshops.

Professional. Administrative Professional.

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After a full day of managing an agenda, his comment caught me completely off guard. 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. When did the important, respectful and honorable administrative support role cease being considered an admirable profession of choice, at least in the eyes of a few ignorant people?

Best Way to Organize Your Email Inbox for Administrative Professionals? – Ask an Admin

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This is where the administrative assistant and executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience. So, executive assistants and administrative assistants from around the world, let’s help each other out! asks us: Good morning, I’m always curious how other administrative professional’s organize and manage their email inboxes. Well, let’s hear it, administrative assistants.

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Navigating Change with Courtney Clark – Free Webinar For Administrative Professionals

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Office Dynamics is excited to bring Courtney back to this year’s 24th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence where she will present Changing Lanes: Learn Your Change Style and Use It To Your Advantage. Leverage your change style and better manage the constantly shifting demands of work! The post Navigating Change with Courtney Clark – Free Webinar For Administrative Professionals appeared first on Office Dynamics.

Are conferences for administrative professionals beneficial enough for you to go?

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Question: ”I think it would be interesting to attend one of the larger conferences for admins and office managers, but I’m sure it would involve some travel, missed time from work and the company footing the bill. This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: [link]. Do you think it’s beneficial to attend an administrative or executive assistant-focused conference? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on MARCH 6, 2014 8:33AM.

An Invaluable Trait (Administrative Professionalism)

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Whenever I bring up the topic of professionalism in conferences and workshops, assistants – even at the highest levels – will tell me, “Oh, I know what you mean. I’m professional.” The problem is, many of us get so caught up in the “busyness of business,” as I like to call it, that we may let our high professional standards slide occasionally without even noticing it. There are certain traits and skills that exude professionalism and can help vault your administrative career.

Administrative Professionals Can Be Courageous

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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! How about fear of your idea not being accepted or a manager thinking your idea is frivolous?

Titles for Administrative Professionals

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As I travel the country and work on-site with administrative professionals, assistants, executive assistants and administrative assistants, I hear individuals in the profession say, “I don’t care what you call me – secretary, assistant – whatever.” I was going to work directly with the General Manager of a 900-employee facility. The reason was because the position required not only reporting to the General Manager but assisting his immediate staff of 5 managers.

Titles for Administrative Professionals

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As I travel the country and work on-site with administrative professionals, assistants, executive assistants and administrative assistants, I hear individuals in the profession say, “I don’t care what you call me – secretary, assistant – whatever.” I was going to work directly with the General Manager of a 900-employee facility. The reason was because the position required not only reporting to the General Manager but assisting his immediate staff of 5 managers.

How to Speak the Language of Project Management

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. Project management is an entire field of study in and of itself. But many people, in many roles, manage projects in an “unofficial” capacity. Even if you have no formal project management training, you still want to be taken seriously in your PM duties. To make that happen, you need to speak the language of project management.

Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset. Time management is one of the most popular topics for professional development, and it’s easy to see why: Almost everyone in the working world feels overwhelmed by their workload. While tips and tricks are great, the most important factor in time management is mindset. productivity administrative assistant administrative professional time management

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Administrative Professionals Get Help With Your Career

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Attitude Career ManagementGuest Blogger Jeff Keller is back again! This time Jeff is offering up some advice on getting help with your career. It's the standard advice: if you want to advance in your career or find a new position, seek out people who are already succeeding in that field and learn from them. I can't argue with that principle. You can certainly shorten your learning curve by asking questions or by establishing an ongoing mentoring relationship.

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

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I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 19 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. What is most interesting is that administrative professionals are the ones who are very involved in their executive’s travels yet are not road warriors. Request to speak to the “Manager on Duty.”. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

An Invaluable Trait (Administrative Professionalism)

Office Dynamics

Whenever I bring up the topic of professionalism in conferences and workshops, assistants – even at the highest levels – will tell me, “Oh, I know what you mean. I’m professional.” The problem is, many of us get so caught up in the “busyness of business,” as I like to call it, that we may let our high professional standards slide occasionally without even noticing it. There are certain traits and skills that exude professionalism and can help vault your administrative career.

Time Management for Admins

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This is an excerpt from a special report available in the Career Resource Library , a convenient and affordable training program featuring 100+ on-demand professional development resources for career advancers and administrative professionals. Administrative assistants and executive assistants have a unique set of time management challenges. In essence, as a support professional, your time is not your own.

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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! I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

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?

More Success Tips for Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Professional Today offers practical advice on office efficiency, politics, communication skills, time management, supervisory problems and technology. The monthly issues and weekly electronic forum give special attention to the changing duties of administrative professionals in today’s business environment. Admin Assistant Training Career Management

More Success Tips for Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Professional Today offers practical advice on office efficiency, politics, communication skills, time management, supervisory problems and technology. The monthly issues and weekly electronic forum give special attention to the changing duties of administrative professionals in today’s business environment. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Career Management

The Integrity of the Administrative Professional

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While I’m all for recreation and Olympic sports, in actuality I would be referring to the administrative “serve,” or how you take care to maintain your reputation, integrity and philosophy of service within the administrative profession and your organization. Our stance as executive assistants or administrative assistants will rise or fall based on what we do while we are routinely handling work tasks. Improve Your Serve.

The Integrity of the Administrative Professional

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While I’m all for recreation and Olympic sports, in actuality I would be referring to the administrative “serve,” or how you take care to maintain your reputation, integrity and philosophy of service within the administrative profession and your organization. Our stance as executive assistants or administrative assistants will rise or fall based on what we do while we are routinely handling work tasks. Improve Your Serve.

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!