10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

Planning an event for your company or business can be an insanely overwhelming. Whether putting together an all-day meeting or holiday party, the tips below will set you on the right path to hosting a successful event. Have a clear purpose and audience for the event.

2019 70

20 do’s and don’ts for team building events

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve organised a variety of team building events from week long forums to after work drinks in the local pub. it is also so important that we get team building events right. Link the challenges faced by the team with the challenges you set them during the event.

2013 260

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8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

We can however use the events industry to make small but significant changes. Think of the amount of food waste during any one event. Whether it is a corporate dinner, a lunch buffet or a mass participation sporting event. Assist Travel Core Skills Events Featured

2016 169

So you’ve been asked to organise an event… now what?

Practically Perfect PA

How often do you organise events? We are asked to arrange all sorts of events including anything from a team training day through to the company Christmas party and other large scale conferences, exhibitions and dinners. The agenda. Why are you holding an event?

2013 264

4 Tips for Running Effective Meetings

Ian's Messy Desk

Hold meetings when trigger events occur. It is more effective to hold meetings when specific events show them to be necessary. By scheduling meetings to occur on trigger events, you ensure time is invested in the solution of a problem, only when the problem occurs.

2012 158

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – Joan Burge Event of Distinction

Office Dynamics

We had a full day’s agenda ahead of us! Day 1 dawned with a blazing sun and bright early heat. The administrative field has changed dramatically over the past decades. We pursue excellence through diligence, training, development and by seeking out high-quality learning. What a way to GROW! This is no junket tour; we were downstairs networking by 7:45 am in Red Rock’s Pavilion Ballroom at a wellness breakfast and relationship building segment.

2013 109

Conquering The Open Loops Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

There are just things or events that cause us to have these open loops and we can’t do anything about that. GTD Agenda - This is one of the tools designed with the GTD system in mind. Employee Productivity getting things done GTD GTD Agenda Increase Productivity open loops Producteev productivity at workplace Productivity Tools WorkonthisCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r.

2010 210

More minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

I have often sent a section of the draft minutes to the person who was reporting on that particular agenda item to review and make any changes before I sent the draft on to the chairman.

2014 244

Leading Certification Provider for Executive and Administrative Assistants Cites Top HR Trends, Celebrates 24th Year

Office Dynamics

While executive productivity is often cited as a chief concern of human capital and HR leaders, the professional development of their support staff hasn’t always registered on the agenda. Admin Assistant Training Current Events Uncategorized Founded by CEO Joan Burge, Office Dynamics International reached its 24th year of providing the most trusted certification and training systems for peak performance of administrative professionals.

2014 176

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.

2019 276

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

For example: Legal Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Project Coordinator, Program Administrator, Training Coordinator, Event Coordinator, etc. As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

2020 192

Business Travel Planning for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Assistants who need to plan fast-paced and “not a moment to spare” meeting agendas and travel itineraries for their traveling executives know that getting it right is a difficult feat. Business trips are typically high-pressure, high-stakes events.

2019 210

So, How Do You Feel About Meetings?

On The Job

If you ever lack for conversational openings at a networking event, you can always ask "So, how do you feel about meetings?" Most of them suggest it's critical that there be an agenda and only essential people be included in the sessions.

2017 130

Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

The flow of the agenda – is there time for networking? Any extra events such as a welcome dinner? An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul!

2019 257

Administrative Excellence Conference Speaker Series

Office Dynamics

You can learn about our theme (be BOLD), our past events, past speakers, 2012 agenda, 2012 speakers and more by visiting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. You will see several blog posts dedicated to our speakers for this dynamic event. Hello!

2012 130

A day in the life: Lorna Cowan, Visit Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

On busy days, if we’re hosting meetings or special events, I’ll be in the office earlier and will stay later. The agenda is usually lengthy and I always come out with a long list of actions! We are in the process of planning our first event in November, a networking lunch.

2014 262

SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person within an organization – be it corporate, association or otherwise – charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event. Program Content/Agenda .

2019 230

Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat?

Loosely Speaking

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

2009 130

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Training Dates

Office Dynamics

2014 – Reserve your seat for these highly popular programs… You will notice we have an event To Be Announced listed. More details will be coming about this event later this fall. Course location and agenda may be found by following event links. January 29 – 30, 2014 Event TBA. February 12 – 13, 2014 Event TBA. April 7- 8, 2014 Event in Columbus, TBA. April 10 – 11, 2014 Event in Cincinnati, TBA.

2014 131

The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

Make sure an ‘all day’ event does not block out their entire day. Agenda / meeting purpose. When responding to diary appointments everyone should provide you with an agenda or purpose for the meeting.

2014 273

5 Habits Of Successful People You Should Be Following Today

Dumb Little Man

Worsfold, head of product for FTSY (“footsy”), an artificial intelligence platform for matching people to shoes, claims to read one hour mostly about his industry and other events related to his niche. For instance, scheduling a weekly agenda with important clients through a PRM tool. Ever wonder how successful people are so successful? Habits play a crucial role in shaping our lives.

2018 186

3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

Office Dynamics

How to develop a tough exterior that allows you to deal with critical feedback, hold firm to the agenda, and stand up for your own needs with poise and professionalism. Sign up today and you’ll receive: Admission to the live event with Joan and her guest, Adam Timm.

2015 212

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

Practically Perfect PA

Additionally, I take care of offsite events coordination. Within those 2 hours I have to manage my emails and requests and print him either the week or the day agenda with all the meetings and commitments that we have planned for that day/week. What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 284

Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

Office Dynamics

Sli.do – Defined as the Ultimate Q&A and Polling Platform for company meetings and events. One person I spoke with said they create a poll before any meeting is coordinated and use the data to create an agenda to stay focused on main topics.

2019 161

Arizona Virtual Assistants Retreat

Loosely Speaking

If you’re a VA in the area interested in participating in this FREE event, drop me a line at ktcosmos at LooseEnds dot net and I’ll send you the particulars. Login instructions for this session will sent to registered participants prior to the event.

2009 158

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. Have a launch event to promote the PA network.

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. Both Directors for whom I work are heavily involved with the event, and this has given me the opportunity to assist as well.

2015 179

5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

Apparently, we aring the same thing every day could also help , but that''s not on our agenda today. Whenever you skip planning, you eventually find yourself reacting to the day''s events as they occur, rather than being proactive about your objectives.

2014 283

Wouldn't it be nice to hear "Yes, you're approved to attend the conference!"

Office Dynamics

Wouldn''t it be nice to hear that your request to attend your choice learning event for professional development was approved from your leader? Another great addition to our website is "tips on how to maximize your attendance" these tips cover the before, during and post event.

2013 165

Advice on Working in the Gig Economy From a Successful Gig Worker

Small Business Labs

Further modification is needed and should be on the agenda of the next Congress and President. I specialize in communications around crisis and issue-driven events; this is an area of communications that not everyone does and it is less price sensitive than other communications specialties.  We noticed a really good comment with excellent advice on working in the gig economy in the Harvard Business Review article Who Wins in the Gig Economy, and Who Loses. 

2016 109

How to sign off correspondence on behalf of the boss

Practically Perfect PA

I really recommend setting up some standard replies to frequent requests such as dinner invites, events details and sales requests. Do you have an agenda? Sometimes I look through my manager’s inbox and I can’t believe how much stuff they get sent.

2014 218

Becoming better organized

Laughing all the Way to Work

To get ready the first thing I do is populate my to-do list with the tasks I need to do leading up to the event. I prepare meeting templates for all the meetings I will need to take minutes at and fill it in as much as possible beforehand from the agenda. For those who have never tried it, the meeting template is just your agenda, turned into a minute template. My definition of a successful event is when it goes smoothly without a hitch.

2011 118

4 Top Project Management Tools

Office Organization Success

You can color-code different events – great for visual learners. You can have a daily agenda emailed to you so you know what you need to focus on on that particular day.

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. Meetings should start with an agenda, respect everyone’s time by beginning and ending on schedule, and conclude with a clear understanding of who will do what by when. By: Peg Ayers. A clean slate. A fresh start.

2018 116

My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

So much so that I asked Brian and Joan if I could write a blog post about my experience and share some photos from the event. Let me tell you, “Wow” just doesn’t describe the event with justice. Our agenda looked the best when compared to other administrative conferences.

2018 208

Join Me in Celebrating #Gratitude with @AboutOne on Tuesday Nov 15 - 1 Million for $1Million

Productive & Organized

Why I Support This Event and Hope You Do Too.     Event Details. That event’s success prompted several well-known brands to partner with AboutOne this year, including Microsoft, Fisher-Price, Cozi, Suze Orman’s Identity Protector, Build-A-Bear, and BabyCenter. The One Million for $1 Million site ( [link] ) provides information on the party agenda and prizes. Join me in participating in AboutOne's One Million for $1Million Twitter Party!

2011 132

Make Educated Decisions When Choosing an Administrative Conference (Part 1 of 6)

Office Dynamics

Any extra events such as a welcome dinner? The flow of the agenda – is there time for networking? Since there are so many administrative conferences being offered, I would like to walk you through a series of blogs on how to select the conference that is right for you, gain approval and how to get the most for your investment. I am keeping these blogs to the point. A conference should feed your brain and soul! Start with the end in mind.

2017 116

How to stay informed without compromising on focus and productivity 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

To accomplish their engagement goal – pulling you off your agenda and into theirs – they leverage the tools of hype, click-bait, outrage, schadenfreude and fear. . My life changed when I discovered Wikipedia’s Current Events Portal. . My sense of an acceleration of disastrous events – that the world is unraveling – all of it vanished as I realized that really, not much is going on day to day. .

2018 48

33 Expressive Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt & Anxiety like Madonna

Dumb Little Man

Call a friend or plan a meetup or volunteer event. Animals are geniuses at life so try to tune into nature with no agenda. ” Don’t wither or shy away from your next speech or social event, allowing self-doubt to rob you.

2016 206

Find a CRM (Client Relationship Management) System that Fits Your Needs

Productive & Organized

tags: client, female business owner, coach, speaker, loves dogs, attended X event, connected on Twitter, comments on my blog). Date and Time based task lists with daily agenda and tasks viewable in the office or on the road.

2012 178

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.Â

2009 130

Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies For Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. An Administrative Team enjoying a formal event together.

2015 176

Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

Or because so many leaders are independent, they place events on their own calendars and forget to inform their administrative partner. At least bi-weekly, you and your leader should review the calendar for upcoming events as far as three months out.

2016 225