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.

2019 149

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.

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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.

2015 164

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. The global economic meltdown brought sweeping changes across many continents as companies made drastic changes to many sectors of employees, including the administrative profession. Before the crisis, the administrative profession operated differently. Demonstrate your leadership skills.

2015 186

Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

For some, it involves climbing to the next level, becoming a “senior” support staff member or an administrative manager. If you’re still struggling with time management, organization, professional presence, and communication, focus on amplifying your skills in these key areas. These kinds of leadership skills are only gained through practice and yet, they’re essential for advancement. Mentor Newbies. Designed by Freepik.

2017 153

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

I once worked for a company where anyone who needed help in a certain area could call on one of their senior administrative assistants, trainers or IT specialists who would come to your desk and walk you through a problem. She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career. They work initially as an assistant-in-training and report to a senior assistant for mentoring and help with anything that comes up on the job.

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

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. Let’s face it—the work of an administrative professional is never ending. This technique can help you to keep a running list, prioritize tasks/projects to determine what needs to get done now or can wait, and decide what can be delegated to other administrative support staff.

2016 143

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 126

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? Mentor someone in the company. 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.

2017 140

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is an administrative expert, author, speaker, and all around procedures pro. She is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin , a company dedicated to developing and providing breakthrough products, training, mentoring, and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. Julie has more than 20 years of experience in the administrative profession spanning several industries and serving in corporate and startup settings.

2016 134

Peer Synergy: 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. An Administrative Team enjoying a formal event together. What are the qualities of a great administrative team?

2015 135

Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

<Guest Blog Post by Judi Moreo> One of the biggest assets any Administrative Assistant can have is the understanding that her personal growth is her responsibility. This may mean attending training programs to increase your skills. Yet, personal development can also mean that you increase your knowledge and skills by taking the initiative to read books, listen to audio tapes, read trade magazines, and be constantly observant of your surroundings.

2015 151

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. Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles.

2014 151

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

If inexperience is holding you back, approach someone whose work you admire and ask him/her to mentor you. Mentor someone else, and you’ll find it’s also good for you. Have a look at your time management skills, and how best to invest your efforts on a daily and weekly basis. Shelagh Donnelly is the founder and publisher of Exceptional EA ( [link] ), an online resource for administrative professionals that’s read in more than 130 countries.

2016 109

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. With more assistants and professionals advocating for and teaching others how to use this valuable communication tool, assistants are seeing the value and deciding to jump on board. officerenegade Champions the importance of competent, dedicated administrative professionals in the workforce. Get More: More Resources for Administrative Professionals

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

I absolutely loved Joan Burge’s article, Core Admin Skills Always Need Improving ! The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective. Can you imagine how a self-perpetuating plan for professional development would affect your work over time?

2017 156

Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

Also, organizations need the more seasoned employees to mentor newer employees. I finally decided to host a free webinar on March 30, 2017, for administrative professionals whereby I will be pulling back the curtain and sharing some of my secret strategies from when I was an employee for 20 years. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Self DevelopmentEvery person has secrets.

2017 116

How to Implement Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan

All Things Admin

If you’ve followed me for long, you probably already know how crucial it is to have a strategic administrative career plan. It’s a combination of your personal mission, vision, and goals that will guide your professional growth and development.

2021 61

Celebrate Admin Professionals Month by Resolving to Write “Right”

Office Dynamics

You want to be successful in your job as an administrative professional, but you feel your writing may not be as good as it should. Refresh your writing skills by consulting reference and business writing books. With renewed awareness, regular reminders, and supportive mentors, your writing can become clearer, more concise, more accurate, and more compelling. Barbara McNichol is passionate about helping administrative professionals add power to their pen.

2019 139

No Opportunities for Career Advancement? Do These 5 Things

All Things Admin

What do you do when you reach the highest job title for administrative support? But there are several things you can do to address the situation professionally and respectfully. Your professional network can be a great resource!) Train and mentor others.

2021 52

7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional—and a current admin trainer and coach—I believe that support professionals can play an invaluable role in the workplace. There is a wide array of roles that qualify as “administrative” in nature, and a wide variety of people who occupy them. But, if you’re an administrative professional who wants meaningful work and a meaningful career, you have more power than you might think. Mentor Other Admins.

2019 176

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

The professional world of administrative and executive assistants and support staff is an exceptional melting pot of backgrounds, experience, knowledge, gender, age, education and personalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 there were 22 million administrative support occupation positions recorded in the United States alone! A willingness to learn and confidence to teach creates the roadmap to keeping our professional world evolving and relevant.

2018 132

Your Administrative Assistant Is Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

In reality, however, these so-called independent managers have lost sight of the one asset that can truly impact the company’s bottom line: an empowered administrative assistant. Unfortunately many assistants (also known as administrative professionals) are not taken seriously. In order to make the most of your administrative professional and advance your company’s mission, you need to treat your assistant like a partner and develop their skills on a daily basis.

2018 159

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

Next, Joan Burge took the stage with a strong message reminding us all why we’re really here, and how every professional can truly “Expand Your Influence.” As Joan explained, neither her career, nor this signature annual gathering, is about “training” — it’s about making work lives substantially BETTER for administrative professionals in every stage of their careers, and carving out the administrative path as a career of choice for high-performing and high-potential individuals.

2014 100

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

All Things Admin

Running your career without a strategic administrative career plan is like hopping a plane to Paris without any preparation whatsoever. Your administrative career should not be left to chance. in person, online, by phone) • Did you read any career building or skills boosting books? •

2020 54

3 Tips to Organize Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin, providing training, mentoring and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. Julie applies her administrative expertise and passion for lifelong learning to serving as an enthusiastic mentor, speaker and author who educates admins around the world on how to be more effective every day. Related Posts: Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants (Video).

2016 129

Hired as C Suite EA and role description reads like an Office Assistant – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

I don’t know where to turn to influence them to revamp my role to more closely align with my skills, talents, and experience while also convincing them that most of my current tasks belong with an office assistant or office manager type role.

2019 165

Lots of new speakers added to the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Leni Miller is the Founder and President of EASearch, LLC, a premier search firm, headquartered in Sausalito, CA and specializing in consulting, coaching and recruiting, senior level executive support professionals. Leni’s 30+ years’ experience is inspired by a deep commitment in support of the placement and development of top professionals in their right work. Minute taking is a much sought after skill in organisations. Many administrators are self-taught.

2017 133

Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

Office Dynamics

When I was awarded one of three scholarships for the 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence, I was beyond excited. I looked forward to acquiring strategies and tools to advance my administrative career. As speaker after speaker challenged our assumptions about administrative work, and I found myself being inspired by a profession that I had so long ago wandered into with neither purpose nor ambition. Guest post by Tara Browne, DTM, 2016 Conference Scholarship Winner.

2017 113

Administrative Assistant Conference Speaker Debbie Gross

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. Debbie has over 20 years of experience in the administrative field. The Next Generation Administrative Professional. Welcome to our Speaker Series!

2012 100

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. If you want to “up” your professional game, you need to surround yourself with people who elevate you.

2015 199

Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

Be a leader of the other administrative professionals in your organization. I have seen many administrative and executive assistants embrace training. And even more admins have led a team through our 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence video series. Or another idea is to start an administrative team and host monthly meetings. The skills you develop by giving formal presentations help you in your every day life. It’s time to shake things up.

UPS 117

Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

I left primary teaching in June 2011 and started at Data Interchange as an Office Administrator shortly afterwards. We launched in April 2013, with presentations from Hays, the APA and Gail Thomas, a delegation expert, to around 25 Admin professionals. Do you have advisor’s / board members / mentors that have helped with the network? Peterborough has a large number of SMEs, which often means that you can be the sole administrative professional in your office.

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. We also featured a special guest, Brenda Mason, who is a lifelong learner who holds a variety of professional designations. She often lists all associations in the back of her publication and has a wide network across the globe of resources for administrative professionals. (JF).

2015 188

A Tribute to All You Do (A Reverse Post to My Executive)

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics, I am used to having the “tribute to all you do” being about us, the administrative professionals. She speaks to, consults/coaches and develops new curriculum for administrative professionals nearly every day of the year she loves it! As her Chief Executive Assistant, I feel special that I get to sit in this seat and work with her side-by-side as we change the work life of these professionals one day at a time.

2010 100

A Tribute to All You Do (A Reverse Post to My Executive)

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics, I am used to having the “tribute to all you do” being about us, the administrative professionals. She speaks to, consults/coaches and develops new curriculum for administrative professionals nearly every day of the year she loves it! As her Chief Executive Assistant, I feel special that I get to sit in this seat and work with her side-by-side as we change the work life of these professionals one day at a time.

2010 100

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

Debbie was a speaker at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and shared more insight on the topic below. I have been in this role as an administrative professional for well over 30 years and as I look back to the day when I decided to become an executive administrator, it was not for the love of being in and administrative role or the responsibilities it came with. I was already an Administrative Professional and didn't even recognize it!

2010 119

Would You Reveal Your Shortcomings?

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! We will never be moved nor changed by your beauty, your gifts, your skills or your words.

2012 113

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

Debbie was a speaker at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and shared more insight on the topic below. I have been in this role as an administrative professional for well over 30 years and as I look back to the day when I decided to become an executive administrator, it was not for the love of being in and administrative role or the responsibilities it came with. I was already an Administrative Professional and didn't even recognize it!

2010 100

Executive Perspective of the Administrative Role

Office Dynamics

Ken has such a great perspective of the administrative role; I just had to ask him when and how did he gain that perspective. How can they better understand the value an administrative professional bring to the organization and manager?". I have continually surrounded myself with "similar others" in my professional life and fortunately, most have recognized the tremendous value/skills an administrative professional "brings to the table."

2009 128

Stereotypes Part 1: Age vs Experience

Who's the Real Boss?

Guilty or not, at some point we have all found ourselves stereotyping amongst our own administrative peer group with age discrimination, or better put, ‘experience discrimination’, which I’ll explain further.

2019 52

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. If you want to “up” your professional game, you need to surround yourself with people who elevate you.

2015 100

Make Your Administrative Assistant Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

In reality, however, these so-called independent managers have lost sight of the one asset that can truly impact the company’s bottom line: an empowered administrative office professional. Unfortunately many administrative professionals are not taken seriously. In order to make the most of your administrative professional and advance your company’s mission, you need to treat your assistant like a partner and develop their skills on a daily basis.

2008 100