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. 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.

Meeting New People as an Administrative Professional

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Meeting new people as an Administrative Professional is cool! Many executive assistants and administrative assistants work with a variety of cultures. In our company, we have been so fortunate to meet administrative professionals from Russia, Japan, Italy, and Qatar.

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.

Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

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Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Use the checklist to help organize your travel planning superpowers so you can feel the joy of a stress free trip. TRAVO is a trip planning and booking tool created specifically for administrative professionals. Happy Administrative Professionals Week and Day to all you office super heroes!

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 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?

The Evolving Admin: What’s Next for Administrative Professionals?

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Back then, Administrative Professionals Day was not on my radar at all. More than ever before, I believe that Administrative Professionals are being recognized for the tremendous contributions they make in the business world.

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The Networked Administrative Professional

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Networking will help you obtain a new position, help your organization gain or keep customers! Outside Your Organization. Update it twice a year, based on your latest achievement, current events, or new business practices in your organization.

Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

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Unchecked, the effects are: increased stress, lower self-esteem and poor productivity among the abused, which in turn damage any organization’s effectiveness, stability and profitability. No professional can operate with blinders on. But, organizations today are working hard to keep their employees safe and avoid the costly “hostile working environment.”. The post Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant! What if you had Donald Trump as a boss?

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

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Titles are virtually meaningless in today’s team-oriented, decentralized organization. Spearhead a cost-saving project, provide a new service, start an administrative team. Companies reward people for the value they bring to an organization, not the size of their sphere of influence.

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.

Professional. Administrative Professional.

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Here’s what happened: Following a 2-day business conference I had planned and organized, I was seated at dinner along with three attorneys, one of whom worked in Australia. Did he say it because I was an administrator, or because I was female? By Nancy Fraze.

Administrative Professionals' Organization

Laughing all the Way to Work

I went through most of my career unaware that we as admin assistants had a professional association. Judy McCoy, Board President, of IAAP gave a good summary of what joining a professional association can do for you and your career in a recent article in The Bellingham Herald: "I meet people who are stagnant in their job and who (upon joining the IAAP) discover there are many opportunities out there.

The Future of Administrative Professionals

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They are looking to amplify the success of the administrative profession, as are we. We hope you enjoy this article, The Future of the Administrative Profession - Surviving or Thriving? What is happening in your own organization? Do you read Executive Secretary Magazine ?

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. To learn more about the blog-a-thon and how you can win great prizes check out the Administrative Professional's Blog-a-thon Page for the full message.

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.”

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.”

Administrative Professionals Day Gift List for 2013

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Do you need ideas for Administrative Professionals Day? You''ve likely landed here because you just realized that Administrative Professionals Day is around the corner and you need a gift. When is Administrative Professionals Day?

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April 22nd - Administrative Professionals' Day

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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. Have you ever been at an event that isnt well organized?

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. It takes being proactive and organized.

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

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In my conversations with clients and other business professionals, they are already telling me some of their ideas for events and gifts to give their administrative professionals in April. Do you think it's too early to think about APW or APD? Not so.

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

In my conversations with clients and other business professionals, they are already telling me some of their ideas for events and gifts to give their administrative professionals in April. Do you think it's too early to think about APW or APD? Not so.

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

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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. It takes being proactive and organized.

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

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For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services. After more than a decade of work with administrative professionals, it’s clear that their role has evolved and expanded significantly in recent years.

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

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Watch The Organized Admin Webinar Replay. Poll Results: Where do you struggle the most to stay organized? What was the inspiration for writing your new book, The Organized Admin? The answer was overwhelmingly getting (and staying) organized.

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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

Office Dynamics

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.

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

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This is the first thing you have to accept if you want to help someone, such as your executive or team member, get and stay organized, is chances are the person you’re trying to help doesn’t have the same style preferences as you do. Setup organization systems that will work for the person.

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What NOT to get your assistant this year for administrative professionals day

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What NOT to get your assistant this year for administrative professionals day. I say capable because I feel that administrative professional’s day is a day about acknowledging someone who does a great job for your organization and deserves a little extra recognition.

You Are More Than Administrative Professionals

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I am sure it is not said enough but “Thank You” for all your efforts and hard work in keeping America and the rest of the world organized and moving in the right direction; which brings me to the point of this blog. Just stop and think about all the fires you and you alone have put out both personally and professionally. That’s why you are more than just Administrative Professionals.

You Are More Than Administrative Professionals

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I am sure it is not said enough but “Thank You” for all your efforts and hard work in keeping America and the rest of the world organized and moving in the right direction; which brings me to the point of this blog. Just stop and think about all the fires you and you alone have put out both personally and professionally. That’s why you are more than just Administrative Professionals.

5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

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I’m not sure if you know that 80% of my work is onsite training for administrative office professionals so I do a lot of traveling, in fact, 100% of my clients are out of state. Observing administrative professionals at work is one of my greatest moments.

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

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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. Because I am on site at various industry locations, I am able to stay abreast of what is going on in the business world and at larger organizations. 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.

Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

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Office Dynamics International awarded two organizations its Star Achievement Series ® training program (Level 1) in support of Administrative Professionals. Two organizations rose to the top, but both appeared equally deserving of the gift.

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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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.

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

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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”.

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”.

Interacting with the World and Work

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This executive assistant is a seasoned professional with 25+ years of experience in the administrative profession. The good news about working in an organization for 15+ years is that you really know your organization.

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Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

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Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century. 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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