Who Is Office Dynamics International?

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At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. How long have you been a friend of Office Dynamics International? Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here. Either way, we want you to know who we are and what we believe. We Passionately Believe. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality.

Some training suggestions for assistants

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Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder. I always say that it is extremely important for assistants to attend training courses throughout the year. We have to be experts at IT, we have to have great people skills and we have to be assertive and confident to be able to handle all of the daily tasks asked of us!

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All the free training we offer in one place!

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At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. As the year’s passed we continued to add in a few additional programs >v iew our free video programs < We hear from assistants on a daily basis that they love our training materials but they work for a nonprofit or their organization doesn’t believe in training the administrative professionals.

2015 171

A Guide to Internal Punctuation

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Also, the mark may seem too formal in the midst of a sentence in quotation marks; a dash more clearly conveys a transition to a separate assertion or idea, as in “Mary said, ‘Don’t go in the abandoned house—it’s not safe in there’” rather than “Mary said, ‘Don’t go in the abandoned house; it’s not safe in there.’”. in references to time (“The next train is at 1:35”). Original post: A Guide to Internal Punctuation.

Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

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Limited time offer from Office Dynamics International: Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership program significantly marked down to $79 (from $249) until May 10. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem. Do you struggle with getting people to notice you? You can view the replay of our webinar, Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem. As an attendee, you will learn….

Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)

Office Dynamics

It is your thought process and attitude that controls your internal dragon. Lack assertiveness. The problem with not being assertive is we let people walk over us. If you don’t feel you are assertive, take some classes. Assertive is about getting your needs met while being considerate of others. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Conflict Resolution Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Motivators Self Development

2017 122

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

More free webinar events with Office Dynamics International: The post Qualities Of A Great Assistant appeared first on Office Dynamics. What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant? 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. Over the years, I have collected more than 300 ideas.

2015 167

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings? This free monthly webinar series has given us the opportunity to get to know so many more of you than ever before.

2015 103

How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

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This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International. The post How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin appeared first on Executive And Administrative Assistant Training - Office Dynamics. Ask An Admin Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Productivity Teamwork Time Management Uncategorized

2019 143

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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Related: At Office Dynamics International We Believe… The post Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career appeared first on Office Dynamics. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant. I hear it from both sides of the desk.

2016 160

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

As founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, I have been on the “other side of the desk” for 25 years. [This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations.

2015 153

Is it time to bust your comfort zone?

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How to break through the internal and external barriers that prevent you from taking on challenges—and the benefits you’ll experience personally and professionally when you do. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Leadership Problem Solving Self Development Stress Management Workplace Tools #bustthezone comfort zone free webinar Jasmine Freeman stretch your skills

2015 147

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

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Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!). Author: OfficeNinjas. Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog.

2016 159

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

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Join Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics International, for an inspiring look at what it takes to live a BIG and bold life, even in today’s hectic world. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society. We juggle family, business demands, and social lives.

2015 132

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

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Establish positive working relationships with other internal administrative support staff as they are vital when additional help is needed. Stacy Leitner has been both nationally and internationally recognized in her roles as an executive assistant and college educator. The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. This article has been shared by permission from the author. .

2016 143

Live Your BIG & BOLD Life Free Webinar Replay

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Join Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics International, for an inspiring look at what it takes to live a BIG and bold life, even in today’s hectic world. Access the free webinar replay here. Working women hold a unique position in our society. We juggle family, business demands, and social lives. But all too often, we encounter resistance. Glass ceilings, stereotypes, and the physical limitations of time all attempt to hold us back.

2015 141

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

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Who Is Office Dynamics International? Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. IAAP teamed up with Staples to #CelebrateAdmins.

2015 116

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

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A mentor and a former trainer in the private sector, she’s passionate about ongoing professional development and presents regionally, nationally and internationally. Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going? Are you making progress, or have you plateaued? Think about it. Plateaus are generally flat expanses of terrain, and you’ve made either a descent or a climb to reach one.

2016 109

7 Must-Do Actions to be Successful in Your Career as an Administrative Assistant

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More assertive? How can you deliver over-the-top customer service to your internal and external customers? Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Interpersonal Skills Self DevelopmentSo you already have achieved great success in your career and are a pretty savvy assistant. So what’s next for you within your career? Well here are 7 must-do actions of success-minded assistants.

2017 174

How to Positively Slay Your Office Dragons

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It is a favorite topic in my Star Achievement Series® training program. lack assertiveness. It is your thought process and attitude that controls your internal dragon. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Communication Skills Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Motivators co-workers communication difficult people dragons in the workplace managers weapons to win workplace workplace effectiveness

2016 106

Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

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We have an established anti-harassment law with teeth in it, specific policies and guidelines in place, along with ongoing awareness training and, most importantly, swift consequences for poor behavior. Organizations today are ramping up their ethics training (both on-line and in-house), establishing Ethics Departments and/or Ethics Point Persons and proactively emphasizing their Codes of Ethics/Conduct, Mission Statements and policies – benefiting us all.

The 7 Chakras – Types & Benefits

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One might get feelings of ego or, in contrast, being non-assertive or apprehensive about success. It paves way for the cosmic consciousness and internal surge of wisdom. There are conducting yoga teacher training programs that will enlighten you on this subject along with other essential aspects of yoga, while also letting you gain a rewarding career in the field of teaching yoga.

2020 171

5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Fear and Even Use it as an Asset.

Productive & Organized

  Begin to assert control over your mind by learning to consistently follow five steps - 1)    Acknowledge the fear.    Take an assessment of your internal dialog, that little voice inside your head, and figure out what is causing the alarm.    The proof is in process Just like you can’t train to run a marathon in one day, it will take some time before you can really learn to master your thoughts. 

2010 183

The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job

The Office Professionals Place

Here are some suggestions on how to halt the emotional train before it leaves the depot: Take a breath and pause for an unlimited amount of time. Be assertive, state your case, and give and ask for solutions. 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. Lets grow together!

2010 109

A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass?

The Office Professionals Place

Listen with empathy not sympathy and be assertive in your response. Also, this is the perfect time to ask for some professional development training in the areas your supervisor has highlighted you may need improvement. Who knows, later on in your administrative professional journey, when you've become more "seasoned," and/or in a position to train someone this would be a great resource to review with them and share.

2010 100

How DreamWorks Teaches All Employees to Flex Their Creativity Muscle

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DreamWorks would not have believed this accountant's assertion that he's not creative. Regardless of what they do, employees are given training on how to pitch their ideas successfully. Whether it's an idea for a new movie or a better plan for developing new products, DreamWorks believes that stirring the creative juices is critical for keeping the international company competitive, he says. I know an accountant who does not consider himself artistic or creative.

2012 69

What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

Laughing all the Way to Work

We need to be assertive and show our bosses how much better they can function if the administrative jobs are taken care of by us. I also do not claim to give any medical, financial, psychological, veterinary, retail, personal training or HR advice, although at times it may seem like I think I know what Im talking about, it is just my opinion. 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!

2010 100

How To Live A Scriptless Life

Brilliantly Better

If the brain was trained to give a pre-established answer, it will most likely give it, of course, but fact is there is some reaction time. Your internal voices will start telling you: “nothing good will come out of this, because you didn’t respond with kindness”. And, depending on how powerful your script is, those internal voices can be pretty strong. Fact is that even if your internal script was broken, the outside reality was modified in your favor.

2010 74