7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive

Office Dynamics

Do you want to be more assertive? Learning how to tactfully voice your opinions and assert your needs as an executive assistant is important. Many assistants have crossed the line from assertive to aggressive. So what is the difference between assertive and aggressive? Many people confuse assertive and aggressive behavior. What’s the difference between being assertive and aggressive? Benefits of Being Assertive.

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Only a rare few administrative professionals have learned to tap into the power of the most advanced leadership skill. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn…. Plus helpful resources for continued learning!). Continued Learning and Development. Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership Online Learning Program (Recorded 2-day learning event). Create a Career Portfolio Online Learning Program (Pre-Recorded Webinar).

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

Office Dynamics

Learn how to create your Desk Reference Manual with this template from All Things Admin. To learn more about this event, please visit www.officedynamicsconference.com. In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant. Below you will find our replay link, program notes, certificate download and access to our deal of the day. If you haven’t already registered for our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series, you can register here.

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How to Embrace an Owner Mentality

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn…. The 8 fundamental characteristics of an owner (and simple tools for determining how you measure up). Learn more here www.OfficeDynamicsConference.com. Embracing the “Owner” Mentality with Special Guest, Daren Martin, PhD. As an administrative professional, you probably think of yourself as an employee. You provide a service to your organization, and in return, they provide a paycheck.

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

Office Dynamics

As an attendee, you will learn…. 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. Why self-promotion is essential for your career—and yet so hard to do. How to identify the subconscious beliefs that may be holding you back (and what to do about them).

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

If you have been in the administrative profession for 25+ years, know that you can keep growing, expanding and learning. In fact, you need to continually learn and grow. 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.

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Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

Office Dynamics

Thanks for taking a moment to learn more about webinar etiquette with us. Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Professional Image Workplace Tools #officedynamics admin assistant etiquette Facebook Live Joan Burge professionalism protocol webinar webinar etiquetteIt’s time to talk about webinar etiquette. We’ve been hosting a free monthly webinar since January of 2015 and as the events grow each month the chatter during the event increases.

Assistants Speak Out: The Biggest Struggles In Partnering With Their Executive

Office Dynamics

When I work with executives and assistants one-on-one, the executive tells me they have increased their productivity by 20% or more because they have now learned how to utilize their assistant, delegate, and include them in their business life. In fact, it is quite probable given the right tools, tips, processes and core philosophies. Happy Monday! Fall is in the air and I love it.

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Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

Office Dynamics

What are the new skills admired and soon to be required of administrative professionals: Digital Savvy: learning semi-tech and self-publishing skills. Data Analysis: learning how to collect, analyze and synthesizing information to create solutions. Virtual Engagement: learning how to be an effective virtual partner. Learn more about Debbie Gross. Learn more at The Resilient Assistant. <Guest Post by Debbie Gross> Take Your Seat…At the Executive Table.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

It brings a whole new meaning to learning on the job. “ I consider the biggest perks learning by osmosis by being in the same room as Fortune 100 execs. ” – Kiyomi D. Learn more about how you can enter to win amazing prizes during Office Ninjas’ #AdminWeek event. Author: OfficeNinjas. Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog.

2016 159

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

We can only get what we really want in life if we learn to speak our truth. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Communication Skills Difficult People Self Development Workplace Tools #careeradvice administrative professional clarity Colette Carlson communicate executive assistant speak up workplace communicationsThe following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve

2016 148

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

As more companies embrace collaboration, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive. Use assertive communication techniques. You might think talking about conflict is not very motivating, especially to kick off the week. However, Monday is the perfect time to talk about workplace conflict because we all have to deal with it. I’m not referring to full-blown, yelling at each other.

2016 141

Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership with Special Guest, Joanne Linden

Office Dynamics

Joanne joins us in Las Vegas to learn the Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership course that Joan Burge developed for the executive and assistant team. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Mgr/Asst Team Self Development Workplace Tools alignment meetings assistants executive assistant executives Joan Burge Joanne Linden strategic partnership working in partnership

2016 108

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

Office Dynamics

Does Renee start with managing deadlines, learning how to schedule properly? We have several tools that actually can help with this but we want to see what you have to say! Ask An Admin Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Productivity Teamwork Time Management UncategorizedIf you are an Administrative Professional looking for your questions to be answered by your peers, then this is the place for you!

2019 143

5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Person’s Bad Attitude

Office Dynamics

I was purposely brought in to help these assistants manage change, build strategic partnerships with their managers, learn how to be more proactive, and build peer synergy. Well, we have one individual who started off the day being negative about the training and it took a lot of energy on my part to deal with her attitude so it did not affect the rest of the class and our overall objectives for learning.

2016 135

Live Your BIG & BOLD Life Free Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: • Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. • Learn more about the BIG Life Mastermind and how to join the ‘Wait List.’ 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.

2015 141

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

Office Dynamics

Key Tip for Everyone to Remember: Learn your unique organizing style and work WITH your time and space style instead of fighting it. Get ready to go from chaos to control with the excellent tips that Julie Perrine shares in this free webinar. Watch The Organized Admin Webinar Replay. Webinar Resources & Downloads. Download the Chat Archive: Day 7 Chat Archive 12 Days. Download Your Certificate of Attendance: Certificate-Of-Attendance-From Chaos To Control.

2016 128

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. 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 Well Do You Communicate? by Judi Moreo

Office Dynamics

You will earn yourself a great deal of respect if you learn and practice active listening skills. You can learn more about Judi at www.JudiMoreo.com. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Communication Skills Self Development Workplace Tools #adminblogathon Administrative Professionals Day communicate with excellence communication guest blog how well do you communicate Judi Moreo

2015 131

Upcoming Free Webinar! Overworked But Underutilized: Go From Order Taker to Cognitive Being

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights: As an attendee, you will learn…. Tools to train your executive how to leverage your talents (and sell the idea to even the most stubborn leaders!). Are You Overworked But Underutilized? One of the most common complaints we hear from modern administrative professionals is that they feel busy—overwhelmed even—but they still aren’t really being utilized. The problem?

2015 100

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. The right tools and the common sense to apply them appropriately are a given in any role today.”. I hope you are curious to learn more about the skills you need to truly be successful in the administrative profession. Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess.

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

Office Dynamics

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. Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team (4/8/2015). Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

2015 116

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. 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. 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

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Learning to communicate at the executive level is absolutely essential for success and it’s extremely rare. How others perceive you is such an important and underutilized tool for administrative professionals. Defining your distinct professional trademark—and learning how to leverage that in the workplace—will help you shape how others see you. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. We hope you’ll join us to learn more and have some fun!

2017 163

Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

Learn how to run reports and queries, or maybe offer to help creating procedures for others to do the same. This is a tool you’ll use in many different settings including job interviews and performance reviews. You’re invited to join the FREE Eat Your Career Resource Library where you’ll gain immediate access to dozens of tools to advance your professional skills and achieve career fulfillment. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here.

2017 159

Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

You’re invited to join the FREE Eat Your Career Resource Library where you’ll gain immediate access to dozens of tools to advance your professional skills and achieve career fulfillment. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Leadership Professional Image Self Development

2017 153

Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Learning how to do this will also increase your visibility and positively impact your professional reputation. As a participant, you will learn…. Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader.

2020 165

Are You Too Busy for The Most Important Partner In Your Office? The Importance of Daily Huddles

Office Dynamics

I was fortunate to learn at a young age that daily huddles or brief meetings between an executive and assistant are the most important part of the day and the partnership. This has been a much-needed tool by executives and assistants around the world. I recently received a request for advice from an assistant named Kathryn.

2015 192

Understanding Your Personality: Discover How To Grow Using The Rule Of Four

Dumb Little Man

The “humors” were upgraded to the following classifications: • Choleric which relates to the active, ambitious and assertive types. Someone who has found their own way out of the ‘hole’ – discovering and using tools that work – who is then in a position to pass-it-on. How To LearningThe ‘rule of four’ has been around for centuries.

2017 159

Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

For some employees, the ability to act with integrity and demonstrate ethical behavior is strong and feels very natural; others need some practice sharpening their ethical radar and learn ‘how to think first about how to react’ to achieve the best outcome. There are strategies and tools we can use to become more ethical and make ethical decisions more easily. One particularly effective tool to use the next time you face a sticky situation is to buy some “thinking time.”.

2016 126

Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

Office Dynamics

I can do what I do today because of what I learned during those 20 years. I have to be extremely organized, deal with multiple personalities, manage my time, gather and process tons of information, be a leader, be assertive, tactfully communicate with other CEOs, consult with CEOs, teach others and the list goes on. You get to work with the movers and the shakers; you know and learn things other people in your company are not privy to!

Revelations from the Revolution at the Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

Joan taught us to be assertive and persistent, even in the face of naysayers. We learned that together we have a much louder voice. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Self Development Workplace Tools #adminconf #therevolutionhasbegun administrative assistant administrative profession Chrissy Scivicque conference for administrative excellence executive assistant professional development the revolution has begun The Revolutionary Assistant

2016 158

The CEO (Chief Energizing Officer) of You (Your Own Uniqueness)

Denise Aday

Polish, improve and learn new tools to keep growing. Assertiveness (not aggressiveness) Model when dealing with challenging people. Assertive behavior allows us to stand up for our rights, while still valuing the rights of others. Tips for being assertive: Acknowledge or confirm the want, need, issue or conflict. Tools for Success.

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Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

It says that the executive and organization truly value this assistant and want to give them the tools to help them be even more effective. We provide executive assistant coaching on everything from being more assertive to professional image, communications, leadership, time management and building a partnership with the executive. We learn how the assistant manages day-to-day processes and make recommendations for greater efficiency when necessary.

2019 156

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

I learned when to stand up and when to back down. I learned how to express myself in a way that inspired others to listen, and I finally discovered the subtle power of influence. I also know exactly what works (and what doesn’t) to find that sweet spot, where you can be both vocal and professional, assertive and respected. Join us to learn powerful strategies for finding your voice at work. As an attendee, you will learn….

2019 120

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

NetSpeed Learning Solutions conducted a survey amongst virtual team leaders and their teams. Conducts effective virtual meetings using an online collaboration tool. To overcome remote collaboration challenges, new communication tools are being introduced every day. In the survey conducted by NetSpeed Learning, virtual team members were asked about an important piece of advice they would give any virtual team leader. Use project management tools.

2020 165

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Assertiveness. Ensure you turn up to the meeting having read the agenda, any background papers, the minutes of the previous meeting and with all the tools you need to take the minutes whether that be pen, highlighter, paper, recording device, laptop or iPad. Learn as much as you can about the topic. Nobody readily puts up the hand to take minutes and those of us who do sometimes fear the job because of the expectation that is put on us to produce discussions accurately.

2017 158

Coaching for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

It says that the executive and organization truly value this assistant and want to give them the tools to help them be even more effective. We provide executive assistant coaching on everything from being more assertive to professional image, communications, leadership, time management and building a partnership with the executive. We learn how the assistant manages day-to-day processes and make recommendations for greater efficiency when necessary.

2019 100

Top 9 Communication Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

While everyone must competently use today’s information technology tools, too many of us are ignoring the proven importance and effectiveness of interpersonal communication skills. Use assertive communication skills to manage these situations. To learn more about earning you Certified World Class Assistant designation and certification please click here. Establishing rapport is critical to attaining successful business and personal relationships.

2019 169

5 Ways to Make the Most of Failure

Dumb Little Man

Learning to deal with failure in a positive way may sound difficult, but once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be on the road to success – and that goes for blogging too. Your brain is a wonderful tool – put it to good use by trying out new techniques, writing styles or whatever comes to mind. Be assertive and confident, and don’t forget to work hard. Failure comes in all shapes and forms, and everyone has their own ideas about it.

2017 155

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

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! There should be some training that relates to you directly, will improve your skills or will help you learn more about the business. Outlook (or whatever email / diary system you use) is a fundamental tool for assistants.

Top Communication Tips for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

While everyone must competently use today’s information technology tools, too many of us are ignoring the proven importance and effectiveness of interpersonal communication skills. Use assertive communication skills to manage these situations. As an attendee of this free webinar, you will learn: How the different types of certifications and alternative education options compare, what really separates a “Certification” from a “Designation,” and why those details matter.

2015 189

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

Productive & Organized

  But it’s only a tool when you understand where and how it originates, and how to effectively manage it.    Just as you can be conditioned to fear certain things, you can learn how to effectively and powerfully respond to fear in just 5 simple steps.   Begin to assert control over your mind by learning to consistently follow five steps - 1)    Acknowledge the fear.    Is there a valuable lesson to be learned

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