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. 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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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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Happy Administrative Professionals Week

Office Dynamics

Dear friends and colleagues, Please allow me to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Administrative Professionals Week! I suggest taking a few moments to assess your professional goals by writing them down. Is it time to find a mentor? Pursue certification or training? Join a professional association? As you know, I personally care deeply about this profession precisely because I was an administrative professional for so many years.

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.

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! Amazon’s #1 Top Seller under secretarial aids and training.

Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

Office Dynamics

Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! Special thank you to Debbi Shaffer, Audacious Admin, for taking the time to conduct this interview during our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. The post Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne appeared first on Office Dynamics.

Monday Motivators: School Is Never Out for the Career-Minded Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

They mentored, coached and encouraged me. I also selected mentors throughout my career and, to this day, continue to have mentors. And while I am the “teacher” in the classroom training administrative assistants and executive assistants, I learn as much from them as they do from me. Happy Monday! I am very excited about this week as it is the beginning of my birthday week. I love birthdays and I am especially grateful that I have lived another year.

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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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. We called this “at your side” training. I recently met a former co-worker for lunch and she described the way the assistants are trained in her office. She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career.

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. Cross-training, Mentoring – Open your heart and be a mentor to others.

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. Mentor Newbies. Mentoring shows you are team-oriented and not afraid of helping other people shine. Designed by Freepik.

2017 153

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

Writing Meaningful Performance Goals

All Things Admin

” For many administrative professionals, this is the single hardest moment of your annual performance review. Start with Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan. Goal Setting Examples for Administrative Professionals. Administrative Professionals

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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. Very often your companies will pay for these courses if your employer sees the benefit to the company for you to have the training. It is your responsibility to source the training you need and bring it to the attention of your employer.

2015 151

5 Best Practices for Boosting Your Resiliency

Office Dynamics

Build your personal and professional networks. Your board should include trusted confidants who have an interest in your professional and personal success. Having faith can get you through the peaks and valley of your personal and professional journey – often with incredible results. Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is an administrative expert, author, and all around procedures pro. See Julie at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence ! .

2015 179

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

Bonnie’s Workplace 2021 Wish List

Bonnie Low-Krayman

In prepping my new book, I have also been talking with leaders, recruiters, and HR professionals. Assistants have a PR problem and it will take all of us to change the perception of the administrative role. I wish that you find a mentor. By Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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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 126

5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

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. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 140

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.

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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

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. 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. Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going? Are you making progress, or have you plateaued?

2016 109

6 Ways to Bring Your Lifetime Dreams to Fruition

Office Dynamics

I had a great mentor named Linda Miles who had an established speaking business. And I really wanted to do the same thing for administrative professionals. After doing our research and taking other necessary steps, we are holding the first Learning at Sea for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants in March 2017. Surround yourself with individuals who can act as a sounding board, mentor or advisor.

2016 104

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”? Create awareness about generation equality Support non-profit organizations working for women Celebrate, support, and collaborate with other women Start mentoring early.

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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.

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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

Can you imagine how a self-perpetuating plan for professional development would affect your work over time? The impact might at first seem to be minimal as you save a few minutes here or a headache there; over time, however, the cumulative effect of all these improvements will be to transform you from an employee who does what they are told to a professional who largely dictates the course of their career. Achieving excellence as an administrative professional is no different.

2017 156

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of websites, training providers and magazines out there for assistants and some are definitely better than others! The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. The office Professional. The office Professional is a monthly PDF magazine featuring news, information and advise for all administrative professionals. Pin It. Welcome to my new blog site.

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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. With renewed awareness, regular reminders, and supportive mentors, your writing can become clearer, more concise, more accurate, and more compelling. Celebrate Administrative Professionals Month with a fresh resolve to boost your writing skills in the next 52 weeks.

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.

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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

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

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.

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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

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. It is very hard for small business to find the money to support training. There are a lot of good training programs out there and reputable companies.

2015 188

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. Did you participate in any professional networking activities? •

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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

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. Many administrators are self-taught. Amanda Johnson, Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training Company.

2017 133

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

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. Heather Asks: Background: The majority of my career has been as an EA to a VP of Operations for a local Fortune 500 company.

2019 165

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Daylight Saving Time & Time Zones

All Things Admin

You can — just as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin, providing training, mentoring and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. This article was updated on March 15, 2021.

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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

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."

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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!

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