Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

Office Dynamics

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? Often when assistants show up for our training, they are already skilled and experienced.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

Office Dynamics

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.

Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

Office Dynamics

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. Joan stated – Expand your mind; add to your skill set; challenge your thinking; look at your day in a new way; be a life-long student. Please enjoy Administrative Professionals Day.

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Administrative Professionals Week Instagram Challenge #AdminProud

Office Dynamics

Are you finding useful skills throughout the posts that you can apply at work? We appreciate you and we are really excited to kick off Administrative Professionals Week on Monday. We’re excited to also be hosting an additional challenge this month on our Instagram feed during Administrative Professionals Week (April 25 – 29). Annual Blog-a-Thon for the Administrative Professional.

Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

Office Dynamics

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?

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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. 9 Ways to Improve Your Organizational Skills. 3 Stages To Problem Solving For Administrative And Executive Assistants. Executive Assistant Time Management Tips.

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.

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.

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

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 gain new skills and competencies.

The evolution of today's administrative professional

The Office Professionals Place

The evolution of the administrative professional is a development process that not only provides growth for the individual, but also for the industry. By 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for administrative assistants will increase by 8 percent.

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

Office Dynamics

Build your skills. Identify what skills and knowledge you need to get where you want to go. 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.

Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? Technology can help organize your projects, and it can even help execute certain elements of your projects, but it can’t manage your projects for you.

Administrative Professionals Not Getting Respect – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

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

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.

Certification Programs for Administrative Professionals

Jen Lawrence

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.

Navigating Change with Courtney Clark – Free Webinar For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.

Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

I am pretty sure that as you focus on your career this month because of Administrative Professionals Week, you are looking for some awesome earth-shattering, off-the-charts ideas. Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics. It doesn’t matter how long you have worked in the administrative profession. Designed by Freepik.

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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.

Administrative Professionals Can Be Courageous

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! Instead of wanting to stand out (in a good way, based on our talents and skills!)

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

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.

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

Office Dynamics

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

Office Dynamics

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

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! Underneath It All” book by Joan Burge, address advanced competencies built upon the “foundation” skills.

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”.

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times. However, after a recent turn of events such as staffing vacancies and promotions, I have found myself providing administrative support to several other key managers while we recruit for vacant positions.

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For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services

Office Dynamics

For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services. She manages Seamless’ Client Relations and Account Management teams and is beloved by clients for her dedication and commitment to their satisfaction. After more than a decade of work with administrative professionals, it’s clear that their role has evolved and expanded significantly in recent years.

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

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.

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part. Organizational skills for administrative assistants are crucial to the success of any business. Share some of your organization skills, tips, and tricks in the comments below.

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Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening. Without a doubt not only is it a skill to take minutes at the meeting, but the real work comes in being able to wordsmith a draft set of notes into an exceptionally good piece of writing.

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Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

It was a very handy skill to have! … They would’ve thought that this would be a must have skill to be able to take minutes. It’s a good skill to have, but the traps listed above need to be avoided. Robyn runs the popular The Art of Minute Taking course at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, where it was the top Professional and Executive Development course for 2015 and 2016. The post Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

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Joan and Jasmine Headed To Ohio To Teach The Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership 2 Day Mega Training Event For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Jasmine and I are on our way to Columbus Ohio to teach the Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership 2 day mega-training event for administrative professionals. We had 41 executive and administrative assistants attend from some top companies in Silicon Valley. We even had two assistants who flew all the way from Seattle to see us and attend this administrative training. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Communication Skills Leadership Self Development

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5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

Eat Your Career

Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time. Look, let’s be honest: No one likes a micro-manager. They don’t have time to manage their teams, and that’s frustrating for those who are trying to figure out what to do all day as they “work” from home.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

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. A stellar Executive Assistant must think of every detail for every function such as calendar management, travel planning, meeting preparation and execution, and e-mail management.

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Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

Office Dynamics

Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century. With new technologies (apps, devices, office environments) and globalization, restructuring, downsizing and flattening of top heavy organizations, as administrative professionals, if we are not careful, we could literally get run-over! I feel strongly that the administrative profession must evolve to continue to be seen as relevant to our organizations in this changing business environment.

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Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

Office Dynamics

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. The post Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed! Welcome to April.

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Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional. Specifically, they want to know the difference between a “regular” Administrative Assistant and an Executive Assistant. Exploring the Administrative Field.

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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. It will boost your confidence and your professional presence. Hone Your Professional Trademark. When Joan presents training, she always receives similar feedback: People think she is “poised, polished and professional.”. These three words are what people think when they hear Joan’s name—it’s her professional trademark, you might say.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

The Future of the Administrative Profession – Surviving or Thriving? Changing the Lives of Administrative Professionals Since 1990. It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Before the crisis, the administrative profession operated differently. Single support executive assistants now juggled multiple managers.

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What the Administrative Professionals Think About Joan Burge "Takin It to the Streets!"

Office Dynamics

Last week I received a cool message about two administrative professionals who attended the Joan Burge, "Takin It to the Streets" one-day workshop. I am also very delinquent in submitting this article, but the topic is still relevant because, as I explained to my manager when I submitted my request form to attend the one-day seminar, “Joan is the ROCK STAR of the administrative professional profession”.