Acknowledge the Elephant in the Room

The Office Professionals Place

This weeks agenda has the same items as last weeks and again nothing is resolved. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting?

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The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). IAAP Summit. A few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company.

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Avoid Conference Call Catastrophes

The Office Professionals Place

Always start on time and do your best to end on time by following the agenda and "table" topics that require more discussion. If they are late, it is helpful to let them know what agenda item is being discussed--do not go over what has already been discussed--its a time waster.

2010 141

Does it matter if we go to office party?

Laughing all the Way to Work

At our local IAAP chapter dinner we heard a speaker from an etiquette protocol company Savoir-Faire and she suggested that it was very important to go to the office party because it was more about protocol and networking and how you are viewed as a team player than socializing. Have an agenda of things you would like to speak about and people you want to talk to. I used to think it didn't matter if we went to the office party and rarely would go.

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What do you think about Admin Professional Week?

Laughing all the Way to Work

You will see from the article below, taken from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) website [link] that they are suggesting the theme should be celebrate all office professionals and I agree with that. As many of you know, this weekend is the Easter weekend, but it also starts Admin Professionals Week, with the actual day being on April 27th.

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Not Just a Secretary

Office Dynamics

I did this by becoming a member of IAAP. My self-esteem grew by leaps and bounds as I became more active in IAAP. Guest Blogger: Joanne Linden. Chief Executive Assistant, Synopsys; Co Founder & Sr. Trainer, PlanetAdmin® & Author.

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Thinking Differently about Difficult People

The Office Professionals Place

Prior to interacting with this person, you should have an agenda or objective and seek to accomplish the goal(s).

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A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass?

The Office Professionals Place

If you become timid when it comes to speaking in a group meeting, provided you know what the agenda items are prior to the meeting, put them in writing in proposal form and give them to the Chair before the meeting or slide them to him during the meeting.

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Do Bad Bosses Breed Bad Bosses?

The Office Professionals Place

How to deal with it: If you keep your bosses calendar, you can ask him ahead of time if he needs anything in particular for the meeting or if you know the agenda you can suggest information your boss can take to the meeting and have it prepared.

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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

And of course you don’t want to completely control the meeting, or otherwise disregard the other person’s agenda.

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

Click on that and you will find a wealth of templates from a resume, cover letter, minutes, agenda and many others. Sharron Buttler CPS/CAP President, Ontario Division IAAP When I received the book (on a Friday), I took it home for the weekend and could barely put it down.I

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Preparing your boss for meetings away from the office or at home

Laughing all the Way to Work

Follow up with the meeting organizer to request agenda and/or meeting materials, pre-reading, etc. Depending on how formal the meeting is, you may need to draft an agenda for your boss’s review and forward to meeting participants in advance of the meeting.

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Meeting preparation.

Laughing all the Way to Work

To prepare a minute template simply use your agenda and put it in minute format. Under each agenda heading you can then record the appropriate information when you are in the meeting. I use the meeting agenda as an index with each item as a tab number. Sharron Buttler CPS/CAP President, Ontario Division IAAP When I received the book (on a Friday), I took it home for the weekend and could barely put it down.I

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Below are a few tips so the task is not as daunting: Filling in the blanks I take minutes on a laptop so it is easy to make a template ahead of time which is based on the agenda. I put the items from the agenda on the template in the same order and with a space to put the discussion and decisions/actions from the meeting. Putting it in context You need to summarize the discussion around each agenda item and then write the action or decision that comes out of it.

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Going Checklist Crazy

Laughing all the Way to Work

Posted by Patricia Robb at 4:16 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , agenda , checklist , executive assistant , minutes , motions , professional assistant , to-do list , voting Reactions: Newer Post Older Post Home Join me for a Webinar, Sept.

2008 130

Word and Outlook 2007 tips

Laughing all the Way to Work

Under Leader, click the leader option that suits your needs i.e. ……1 or --1 Click OK Type text you want i.e. Agenda as in example below. Agenda.

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Are you prepared?

Laughing all the Way to Work

The night before I go to a Board meeting, I review all my templates, agendas, binder, attendance sheets and everything I am going to need or might need. 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!

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Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

I tend to keep my scheduling sheets in chronological order and each morning I go through them to see if there is any action I need to take, i.e. follow up to ask for an agenda or see if I can start scheduling.

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Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I also drag items from my Inbox if someone sends me an email to advise they will be sending an agenda or some other item by a certain date. 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!

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Psst! I'm in a bad mood, pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

She had an agenda and was going to let him have it. Sharron Buttler CPS/CAP President, Ontario Division IAAP When I received the book (on a Friday), I took it home for the weekend and could barely put it down.I

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On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

This also works with your Calendar, which comes in handy if you want to either insert the agenda or another document from Word, or if you need to insert an e-mail. Sharron Buttler CPS/CAP President, Ontario Division IAAP When I received the book (on a Friday), I took it home for the weekend and could barely put it down.I 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!

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

For a boss who is on the road a lot you can use the electronic method of dragging the e-mail or whatever they will need for their meeting into the calendar date, including directions on how to get to the meeting, flight numbers and times, call-in numbers for teleconferences, agendas, e-mails, etc. Sharron Buttler CPS/CAP President, Ontario Division IAAP When I received the book (on a Friday), I took it home for the weekend and could barely put it down.I

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