Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. Consequently, this month’s webinar is devoted to administrative professionals. The administrative field is highly diverse. This can make it difficult for administrative professionals to understand what career advancement really looks like within the field. Admin tips administrative assistant administrative professional career advancement

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. Proven tips on maintaining your competitive edge as an administrative or executive assistant. Join our April Blog-A-Thon.

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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Meeting New People as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

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. Do you ever stop to think how fortunate you are to meet so many diverse individuals because you work in the administrative profession?

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.

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.

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional because you have a pulse on how people feel. It seems that most people in a workplace confide in administrative professionals. The post It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional appeared first on Office Dynamics. Attitude Interpersonal Skills Motivators Professional Image Self DevelopmentHow many times have your executive’s direct reports talked to you in confidence?

A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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. Learn excellent communication skills and how to have human moments. 4. The fact that Gillie had a professional designation did matter.

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.

Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

Office Dynamics

Disasters and chaotic times dramatically impact our personal and professional lives. At Office Dynamics International, Secretaries, Executive Assistants, and Administrative Assistants alike have approached us on skills, tactics, and traits to implement in order to achieve agility and survive the pressures of today’s society. The Administrative Professional Adapting to Working From Home. Survival Tactics Series for Administrative Professionals.

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts – What They Really Want

Office Dynamics

Long gone are the days when assistants were thrilled to be taken to lunch or be given flowers in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. Today’s sophisticated, savvy executive or administrative assistant wants recognition that feeds their desire to learn and grow in their Career of Choice. They want to be acknowledged for their tremendous daily contributions by being able to attend a training program or administrative conference.

Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

Office Dynamics

Administrative Professionals Week and Day will soon be upon us. Here at Office Dynamics, we love to celebrate administrative professionals of all walks of life in a big way. I had an inside scoop on what was going on; met incredible people; learned new skills; was a confidante; the go-to person. Please tell your administrative peers about this special celebration webinar and help us break our webinar record of 6,900! Here we go again!

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.

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 Evolving Admin: What’s Next for Administrative Professionals?

Eat Your Career

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. Admin also offers a wealth of potential for personal and professional growth and fulfillment. Throughout the month of April, I’ll be traveling to several different organizations to present training for administrative teams.

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? Here we have an administrative professional that sounds like she did an amazing job covering and learning what was necessary but wasn’t thanked accordingly.

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 worked hard to expand my business acumen and build up a toolbox of skills.

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.

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. The post Navigating Change with Courtney Clark – Free Webinar For Administrative Professionals appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Free Webianrs Interpersonal Skills

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!)

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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Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Do you ever find yourself asking “Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace? As you strive for your best during this Administrative Professionals Month, take to heart the importance of a high level of competence in your written communications. The effort you make perfecting your grammar and writing skills will pay off in increased influence among those who do care. Why home in (or is it hone in?) on the technicalities? Who notices? Who cares?

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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. Be assertive in a professional fashion. The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

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. ► June (3) ► May (7) ▼ April (4) New Hire Overload Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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.

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.

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.

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? In fact, they are often administrative professionals who have little to no training. This is one area of professional development that you can’t afford to ignore. If you want to put yourself in the best possible position for the future, Project Management is one of the most important skills you can learn. You become a more well-rounded professional.

BREAKING NEWS: Administrative Professionals Book Top On Amazon

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has exciting news for administrative assistants around the world! This book is also ranked #8 Hot New Release in the Business Skills Category ! Congratulations to the administrative professionals who helped to make this book a reality. This book will be a reference book to the administrative profession for years to come. The book, Who Took My Pen. Again?

You Are More Than Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Having been married to Joan for almost 33 years and seeing her develop her talents to promote this chosen career path, helping the Administrative Professional achieve recognition, goals, and a stature in the work place community I ask that you take a moment and reflect on what I am about to say. Your passion, training, organizational skills, problem solving, and just plain fixing things, carries over from your career to the rest of your life every day.

You Are More Than Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Having been married to Joan for almost 33 years and seeing her develop her talents to promote this chosen career path, helping the Administrative Professional achieve recognition, goals, and a stature in the work place community I ask that you take a moment and reflect on what I am about to say. Your passion, training, organizational skills, problem solving, and just plain fixing things, carries over from your career to the rest of your life every day.

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. 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 play a critical role within companies – one that demands a great deal of organization and skill across a wide range of areas.

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. Be assertive in a professional fashion. The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

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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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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