Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Where would you be without your administrative assistant? Who would set up your travel and meetings and troubleshoot? This coming Administrative Professionals Day I want to challenge you when it comes to thinking about a gift. If you truly value your administrative assistant, I want to challenge you to think beyond flowers and lunch. Why not step up your game and show your assistant you truly value him or her as your administrative partner?

Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

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Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Admins use their telepathy to know what brands their travelers prefer, time travel to get days of work done in mere hours, and teleportation to support their travelers, even when they are halfway around the world. Use the checklist to help organize your travel planning superpowers so you can feel the joy of a stress free trip. Traveling can be unpredictable.

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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. It’s Administrative Professionals Week.

Gift Ideas For Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

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. Or what about a travel business tote or beautiful Levenger notepad and pen? 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.

Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

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I met many attendees who were first-time attendees and also traveling solo. The post Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception appeared first on Office Dynamics. Starlight Welcome Reception – 10/23/2018. The Starlight Welcome Reception was a fun event! Conference attendees mingled and enjoyed hot appetizers, dessert and drinks while a “Rat Pack” Vegas crooner entertained us with lounge music. His playlist was wonderful.

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

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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. 3 Stages To Problem Solving For Administrative And Executive Assistants. How To Plan Business Travel & Business Travel Planning Checklists.

Professional. Administrative Professional.

Office Dynamics

Did he say it because I was an administrator, or because I was female? The remark wasn’t directed at another attorney, just the lone female administrative professional seated at that table. When did the important, respectful and honorable administrative support role cease being considered an admirable profession of choice, at least in the eyes of a few ignorant people? James Bond” it seems I should preface myself by saying, “Professional. By Nancy Fraze.

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! 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. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. Happy travels!

Navigating Change with Courtney Clark – Free Webinar For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

As an assistant, you are constantly dealing with change and often have to adapt to whatever comes your way, whether it is changing your executive’s calendar or travel, or immediately responding to a crisis. 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.

Travel Without the Tab

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It’s awesome to be an administrative professional because you sometimes get to travel without the tab. . Often, assistants travel to attend their leader’s special team meetings; help with site visits in preparations for meetings; be involved in a major company event where you need to travel; attend corporate board meetings and more. During my 20 year career, I traveled to some places that were fun, interesting, exotic, and breathtaking.

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Are conferences for administrative professionals beneficial enough for you to go?

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Question: ”I think it would be interesting to attend one of the larger conferences for admins and office managers, but I’m sure it would involve some travel, missed time from work and the company footing the bill. Do you think it’s beneficial to attend an administrative or executive assistant-focused conference? The post Are conferences for administrative professionals beneficial enough for you to go? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on MARCH 6, 2014 8:33AM.

Tips for Planning Someone Else’s Travel

Office Dynamics

Planning travel for others is no simple matter and administrative professionals know this better than anyone else! Each traveler has personal preferences and unique quirks that make travel planning a true art form. However, travel is full of unpredictable changes. We’ve spent the last couple months talking to some of the top admins in the game to find out what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve and keep travelers moving on time and in style.

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Titles for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.” If the thousands of administrative professionals across the globe don’t care what their title is, then we will not be able to lift this profession to the highest possible level.

Titles for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.” If the thousands of administrative professionals across the globe don’t care what their title is, then we will not be able to lift this profession to the highest possible level.

Solution for Major Travel Planning Pain Points

Office Dynamics

Travel planning is infamous for being a huge time, patience, and sanity suck for administrative professionals. What seems like a simple there-and-back trip to a traveler is a whirlwind of coordination and research for the admin. Administrative professionals are the second largest employment group in the United States and nearly every single admin doubles as a travel agent. We surveyed over 600 admins on their travel planning practices.

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Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! 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. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. Happy travels!

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?

Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

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For an assistant, travel planning can be a nightmare! It’s almost enough to break the spirit of the most dedicated administrative professional! The problem of travel planning is massive and it’s plagued our field for decades. In this month’s webinar, administrative training expert Joan Burge is revealing the solution—a brand new way to ease the burden on you and ensure your executive is happy. It’s truly a game changer for administrative professionals!

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

Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself with your suite of travel planning tools. TRAVO ’s goal is to boil down your arsenal of travel tools, ranging from sticky notes to Excel spreadsheets, to one single booking and planning platform.

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: 10 Assist Travel tickets!

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We are offering ten lucky readers the chance to attend Assist Travel for free. More information on the programme and the speakers can be found on the Assist Travel website. Planning travel for your team should take minutes, not hours! TRAVO is a cutting-edge, free trip planner developed specifically for Administrative Professionals. Compare travel rates across multiple companies to cut costs. Manage multiple travel profiles and preferences at TRAVO.com.

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Assistant Recommended Apps for Travel

Office Dynamics

Thanks to an extremely helpful resource for administrative professionals called Officepal , I have been inspired to gather and share with you favorite apps that myself and fellow assistant peers are in love with right now! All this information is waiting in the palm of your hand and it has the power to make travel for yourself or your leader so much easier! Best Apps for Travel Recommended by Assistants. Mobile travel planning made easy.

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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. I have a deep admiration and appreciation for those who dedicate themselves to support roles, which is one of the reasons I now focus a large part of my corporate training business on working with administrative teams. Specifically, they want to know the difference between a “regular” Administrative Assistant and an Executive Assistant. Exploring the Administrative Field.

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Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

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I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 25 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. It will certainly reduce any travel stress you may experience.

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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. 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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7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

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As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community. Unfortunately, that company is no longer in business, but I spent a few years as their community spokesperson, writing professional development articles for admins and traveling the country to meet our admin community on a regular basis. Today, I am still a true supporter of administrative professionals.

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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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NOT, “Just An Admin!”

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Then one day I discovered that every admin is valued and the true value of the profession of the administrative assistant! I was a highly respected professional. I know my story is all too familiar for other administrative assistants. Administrative assistants go above and beyond and take on new assignments with little to no background, training or experience. Our role is no longer confined to typing letters, answering the phone, scheduling meetings and travel.

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Why The Administrative Profession Is A Career Of Choice

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In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on being an executive or administrative assistant. Being in the administrative profession is a career of choice. I hear managers or Human Resources professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Top-performing executive assistants or administrative assistants must also be: Persuasive.

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5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

Office Dynamics

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. From this point forward, I will be traveling extensively through September. While traveling gets old after a while and is tiring, I love what I learn when I go on site into an organization. Observing administrative professionals at work is one of my greatest moments.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

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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. Competencies – Calendaring, travel, task organization, projects.

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Just the Savvy Ones. Recognizing Career Love.

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It’s Administrative Professionals Week 2016. Administrative Professionals are needed all over the world. There also many opportunities to travel. Administrative Professionals truly were the original social network. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – University of Mary Washington. Certified Administrative Professional: Organizational Management. Author: Kemeia MK Foley, CAP-OM.

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All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. We offer high level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, an executive assistant boot camp and more. However we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our our premium programs.

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

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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. The primary manager may be traveling and/or unavailable to answer your questions. Time will always be a challenge for administrative professionals, and that’s okay!

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success. “Administrative” cannot be separated from “professional.” There is a spectrum of professional administrative behaviors necessary to ensure successful executive support and business success.

Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

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Mobility is changing how we work and live; blending personal and professional lives, apps and tools needed to work well across different devices, and employees expect—and are expected—to work from anywhere. Apps for file access, e-mail, calendar, password protection, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, virtual meetings, news, weather and travel are examples of key productivity tools mobile devices should have installed.

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Email Expectations: Getting Executives and Assistants to See Eye-to-Eye

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While this is completely normal at the Executive level, it’s less standard in the Administrative world. Of course, many organizations have different priorities and many Executives indeed want to know they have full support at all hours of the day and night, especially when traveling. If it’s not a requirement, but you’d like to have email correspondence in off-hours while traveling or for handling specific emergencies, create clear procedures around what that means.

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

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Travel Planning. Travel Planning. Travel Planning Example: Your travel planning system involves lots of different forms, templates, and checklists. You have an executive profile form with their key travel preferences and frequent flier details. You have a travel itinerary template you put all of the final details in to send them out the door with. The procedures all combine to create your travel planning system.

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The Ultimate Admin and Assistant Survey – Enter to Win 500€

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Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a €500 travel voucher? TravelPerk are surveying thousands of office managers, executive and personal assistants, and other administrative professionals, to get insights into the best ways for you […]. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant survey Virtual Assistant

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Qualities Of A Great Assistant

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Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants. If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Professional presence. Let’s you check professional presence. Do you demonstrate a professional presence every day, even when someone has upset you?

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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. Her statement came after she had attended the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence where she interacted with hundreds of executive and administrative assistants from around the globe. How many administrative conferences have you attended in the past 5 years?

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