Shining the Spotlight on Hidden Agendas

Make or Break Moments

However, recently there have been incidents where the contestants have had hidden agendas. Here’s what I have to say: Your hidden agendas aren’t so hidden. Do you have a hidden agenda with your customers? Do you press hidden sales agendas on your employees?

Agenda 170

Calendar Clarity

Laughing all the Way to Work

You can add the agenda to the meeting request by attaching it. My current boss travels a lot so I put his travel schedule in the calendar as well. Undoubtedly if the meeting is put as an all-day meeting and someone is looking in your calendar to see if you are busy, they will probably not notice the all-day meeting that is at the top of the calendar. If a meeting is from 9 to 5 for instance, I block that whole time in their calendar.

Decluttering iStuff: Calendars

Productivityist

I’m at the time of year where I begin to map out the coming year – not with mind mapping apps 1 , but on my various calendars. My family routinely receives/orders a wall calendar that has photos of our closest relatives on my wife’s side, mainly (and appropriately) featuring the kids. As for me, I’m pretty much digital when it comes to calendars. For the purposes of this purge, I am not including web-based calendar apps that reside on my iOS devices. Agenda.

Calendar Tip

Laughing all the Way to Work

In order for your boss to have all the information he needs for the call, drag and drop the email into the calendar meeting date. Other things you can put in the comments section would be: call-in numbers if it is a teleconference agenda address/directions to get to the meeting confirmed attendance list with phone numbers (especially if your boss is the Chair) and any other information you think would be helpful.

2007 100

Looking Forward in 2011

Laughing all the Way to Work

The new year is a good time to bring up the Look-Forward Agenda. The Look-Forward Agenda is very helpful for this. It is basically a list of items that are regularly dealt with throughout the year and provides a timetable of when these items need to be added to the agenda. These items are put on the agenda to make the decision on what date we will have it and who will arrange it. Happy New Year everyone!

2011 109

Conquering The Open Loops Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

Producteev – According to the tool’s site, “Producteev will help you manage your tasks from wherever you’re comfortable working : E-mail, IM, Web, iPhone, Gmail, Google Calendar, etc.&# GTD Agenda - This is one of the tools designed with the GTD system in mind. Goals, Projects, Tasks, Checklists, Schedules, and Calendar – you can manage them in this tool. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

2010 210

Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

Professional Assistant Blog

Your boss calls you up and tells you that you need to add an agenda to this meeting, but you don’t want everyone to get the meeting request again and have to accept/decline it. If you want to update the calendar, you would have to make the changes in the meeting request directly.

2007 158

Review: Shifts for iOS

Productivityist

If you’ve ever put your work calendar into your Google Calendar (or equivalent) and you are an iPhone user then Shifts is an app that will allow you to “shift” away from that and enter your work schedule into it instead. Apps Reviews calendar productivity shift shift worker shifts wor

2015 90

Practical Advice to Reduce Notetaking Stress

Business Writing

We all schedule meetings on our calendars. But people who take notes at meetings need to schedule three events on theirs: Time before the meeting to review the agenda, reports, and presentations that attendees have shared in advance Time to. How to Write _ Writing Tips

Stress 172

10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

For example, if most of your time is utilized in unproductive meetings and low-priority tasks, try to reschedule your agenda. In addition to this, share the meeting agenda with your colleagues and subordinates. Use Your Calendar.

2019 277

Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal.

Productive & Organized

How to Use Both For Optimal Professional & Personal Productivity (guest post by Meggin McIntosh) A question that often comes up in workshops as well as on my blog is this one: How do you suggest people use their calendar (planner) in conjunction with the tickler (1-31) files? Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files. Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files.

2009 120

The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

I have written a lot about diary management over the years, which is not surprising when you think assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their manager’s calendars. If you have two screens at work always keep your boss’s calendar open on one screen.

2014 273

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda. The Committee chair will normally finalise the meeting’s agenda but you can certainly help by drafting the initial version. Every agenda should have the following details: The name of the Committee meeting. Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings.

2012 211

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda. The Committee chair will normally finalise the meeting’s agenda but you can certainly help by drafting the initial version. Every agenda should have the following details: The name of the Committee meeting. Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings.

2012 211

Science Shows How to Have Better Meetings

On The Job

Forget an agenda. Agenda. Don't let a calendar dictate. It seems like every few years someone comes out with a new idea for how to have more productive meetings. But then they get shot down by those who think those ideas are dumb: Standing meetings.

2019 130

4 Top Project Management Tools

Office Organization Success

Google Calendars. Good ole’ Google calendars are a really quick and simple project management tool. You can overlay your calendars with one another so you can see if there are any conflicts or gaps with your planning. And similarly you can just view one calendar at a time.

The One Productive Weekly Meeting You're Not Having (But Should)

Productivityist

Review the calendar for the next two weeks. Set an agenda. This should go without saying, but if you go into the meeting with your life partner without some sort of agenda then you''re setting yourself up for an unfocused session. I''m not fond of meetings.

2014 109

7 Mistakes People Make Under the Umbrella of Productivity

Dumb Little Man

2 Not respecting your calendar. This can be of help, but not if you don’t respect your calendar. You schedule a one-on-one meeting with yourself to address your priorities and then your agenda gets hijacked. Everybody wants to be successful, sexy, and productive.

2019 244

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Getting to grips with calendar and email management. Taking minutes, writing agendas and attending meetings. I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade.

Skills 248

Technology to help with minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

Again it is a digital notebook but it also has an automated To-Do organiser which syncs with calendars and address books. Through Meeting Gold meetings can be created, sent to the participant’s calendars, agendas can be created and changed prior to the meeting.

2014 252

Working with a boss who has never had an assistant before

Practically Perfect PA

Get the basics up and running straight away: Tell them you will need access to their inbox and calendar. Write the first agenda for this meeting and make sure the first point of conversation is on the structure of your 1-2-1 meetings.

2015 199

Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings

Office Dynamics

Distribute an agenda to participants before the meeting. Transfer action items to follow-up lists, calendars, and “to-do” folder. Update your calendar with future meeting dates. I bet that like many people you thought meetings would go by the wayside because of technology or at least there would be fewer meetings. Not true! The reasons meetings.

2018 119

Pretty Planning

Tips From T. Marie

She wrote that during “a busy work day, my online calendar is tucked away. She also has agendas where, if you want to, you can print and build your own papers.) The Following is a Guest Post By: Sydnee Yates is a content writer for PDF Supply.

2016 156

Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat?

Loosely Speaking

Love to hear from you about your thoughts on an agenda for a VA retreat, or any similar event you’ve hosted for peers. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat?

2009 130

Major Meltdown in Time Management - Tips to Avoid it Happening To You

Productive & Organized

T hen I just review each night for the next day to make sure I am on task - I take my daily to-dos from my master and I schedule my to-do mistycb   @ StephCalahan using iPhone apps:etodo,calendar & www.hassleme.co.uk/ deusami   @ StephCalahan Trying out a moleskin plan.

2010 283

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

Create a PA Calendar of relevant Internal & External PA Events for e.g. internal and external networking opportunities and information on approved trainers & ad-hoc training/conference days.

A day in the life: Claudia Ferreres, PA to Albert Adrià

Practically Perfect PA

As the Personal Assistant to a quite renowned chef, my tasks might vary from the ones of a regular PA, like calendar and email management, to most specific tasks such as taking care of the journalists that come visit the restaurants and to interview Albert.

2015 284

How to stay on top of your marketing and networking tasks

Loosely Speaking

That being said, our agenda calls for each attendee to provide a valuable tip.  When you purchase the download for a nominal price, this combo marketing plan and calendar guides a business owner through the important tasks that so often get pushed off to the side.Â

2009 130

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

Calendar everything and stick to it. It’s much more productive to have scheduled phone conversations that include an agenda and have a short time limit; thirty minutes as opposed to an hour. by Donna Toothaker.

2014 130

Podcast 099: The virtual team

Clutter Coach

Having the calls on his calendar gave more structure to the timeline. It also encourages me to put tasks on the calendar and complete them because I’ve given myself a reason that they should happen now, not next month or next year or sometime in the future. We don’t have a specific agenda for our calls, although that’s a great idea. by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here!

2018 100

Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

Here are some ideas: Daily Calendars Technology is not perfect and neither are humans. It is easy to place a wrong time or wrong date on a calendar. Or because so many leaders are independent, they place events on their own calendars and forget to inform their administrative partner.

2016 208

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

Calendar everything and stick to it. It’s much more productive to have scheduled phone conversations that include an agenda and have a short time limit; thirty minutes as opposed to an hour. by Donna Toothaker.

2013 141

Keeping it all together

Laughing all the Way to Work

For each of the meetings I provide support to I have an agenda folder and any items that people forward me to add to the next agenda or questions they might have, I put in that folder. This is also useful when you meet with the Chair to create the agenda so you can be reminded of anything that needs to be put on it. As admins we have different projects going on all the time, meetings scheduled with our bosses and other things that need reminders set or items brought forward.

2011 116

A day in the life: Saba Ali, Royal Academy of Dance

Practically Perfect PA

I provide extensive diary management including global travel arrangements, compile reports, agendas and for Committee and Board meetings. What are the main aspects of your role? I support both the Artistic Director and Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership.

2015 179

How to Stop Wasting Time – External Factors

Ian's Messy Desk

Use follow-up flags or dated calendar alarms to bring forward e-mail when it needs attention. Work from an agenda. Work your calendar: If you’re not on the phone, set-up, confirm or reschedule items on your calendar. There are many behaviours and practices that get in the way of our productivity. These time-wasters fall into two types: internal, those things we generate and external, those things that come at us from outside. Both types can be controlled.

2012 130

A self-management checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

You can use a journal, a calendar, a graph or any other form that works for you. Keep your goals on someone else’s agenda. Everybody faces challenges in managing certain aspects of their lives. Someone who loves to go trail riding on a bicycle will have no problems motivating themselves to exercise. However, putting aside time to sit and read might be problematic. On the other hand, the reader might have problems putting down the book and getting active.

Don’t They Have Spell Check?

Daily Writing Tips

Spell checkers do a great job of flagging one-of-a-kind words like tragedy , definitely , Wednesday , February , separate , argument , calendar , and truly. Correct : There’s a wide range of custom calendar sizes available.

2015 86

Help Your Supervisors Start 2018 Out Right

Clutter Coach

As we remove the plastic wrappings from our new calendars and start neatly recording upcoming events and plans, we’re inspired to make 2018 the best year ever. Maxwell, the author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and dozens of other leadership bestsellers, says he spends the last two weeks of the year when things are quiet and many people are vacationing, looking back over his calendar for the past year and analyzing where he spent his time. By: Peg Ayers. A clean slate.

2018 116

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

Calendar everything and stick to it. It’s much more productive to have scheduled phone conversations that include an agenda and have a short time limit; thirty minutes as opposed to an hour. I heard an old expression the other day, “the harder I work, the behinder I get!” Do you ever feel like they’re talking about you? I remember times when I certainly felt this way.

2012 131

Shorter, More Effective Meetings

Office Dynamics

By firmly implementing this one thing, expecting everyone to block think time in their calendar before every meeting, most organizations can cut meeting time by 50% or more. Send out an agenda far enough in advance for participants to prepare.

2013 146

Shorter, More Effective Meetings

Office Dynamics

By firmly implementing this one thing, expecting everyone to block think time in their calendar before every meeting, most organizations can cut meeting time by 50% or more. Send out an agenda far enough in advance for participants to prepare.

2013 141

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Training Dates

Office Dynamics

It''s time to get out your 2014 calendar and start marking your dates for training and development. Course location and agenda may be found by following event links. ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Training Dates. We have announced our training program dates - reserve your seat now in one of our popular administrative training courses led/created by Joan Burge. For more about each training program, please click the link on the name of the program to be directed to more descriptive information.

2014 122

Are You Stealing from Your Profitability (and don’t even know it)?

Productive & Organized

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. If you are not reaching your business goals, if your business is not as profitable as you would like, if you are not spending time in your personal life like you would want, if you are not achieving your vision, then why is your calendar and to-do list so full?

2012 224