7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive

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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?

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. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses.

All the free training we offer in one place!

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Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. More free assistant training at your fingertips. You’ll find even more training videos by Joan Burge here.

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Assertiveness or Weakness?

Office Dynamics

The best time to be assertive with a person is in the early phase of your relationship! Assertion : Confidently expressing what you think, feel, and believe. Look for Part 2 of this blog later next week: Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness? Admin Assistant Training Communication SkillsAs I’m preparing to teach one of the modules from my Star Achievement Series® curriculum, I just came across something I want to share with you.

Assertiveness or Weakness?

Office Dynamics

The best time to be assertive with a person is in the early phase of your relationship! Assertion : Confidently expressing what you think, feel, and believe. Look for Part 2 of this blog later next week: Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness? Tags: Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills As I’m preparing to teach one of the modules from my Star Achievement Series® curriculum, I just came across something I want to share with you.

5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

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There have been so many times over the years that I have received an email about a fantastic training course or conference that I would love to attend. It really is unheard of in any other profession: so why don’t assistants attend training courses?

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Choosing When to Assert Yourself

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Being assertive involves some risk because you aren’t guaranteed of the outcome. However, you will have a better chance of having your needs met with assertive action than by being passive or aggressive. When communicating assertively, it’s a good idea to start at the end —what you want to see happen and then work backward by communicating your needs. List the pros – what are the good outcomes if you assert yourself or your needs? (Part 2 of 2).

Administrative Assistants Assert Themselves in the Workplace

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What actions can an administrative assistant take to assert themselves in the workplace?" This is a great question and I am taking an excerpt from my Star Achievement Series® training certification program. During a webcast, I was asked, "Sometimes the work of administrative assistants can be overlooked. Promote Yourself. Don’t let any positive accomplishment go unnoticed. Be visible to the right people. Determine who should know your talents.

Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

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Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Assertive people care that their needs are met while caring about others. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific. (Part 1 of 2).

Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

Office Dynamics

Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Assertive people care that their needs are met while caring about others. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific. (Part 1 of 2).

Administrative Assistants Assert Themselves in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

What actions can an administrative assistant take to assert themselves in the workplace?" This is a great question and I am taking an excerpt from my Star Achievement Series® training certification program. During a webcast, I was asked, "Sometimes the work of administrative assistants can be overlooked. Promote Yourself. Don’t let any positive accomplishment go unnoticed. Be visible to the right people. Determine who should know your talents.

Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness?

Office Dynamics

Can lack of assertiveness be interpreted as weakness? I’m going to share with you points that have been discussed on this topic when I’m teaching administrative assistants and support staff personnel how to be assertive. It’s ironic that I’m writing about this topic today because I just wrote an overview yesterday for a workshop on assertiveness that we are conducting for a major corporation soon. Assertiveness has to do with having an “attitude of confidence.”

Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness?

Office Dynamics

Can lack of assertiveness be interpreted as weakness? I’m going to share with you points that have been discussed on this topic when I’m teaching administrative assistants and support staff personnel how to be assertive. It’s ironic that I’m writing about this topic today because I just wrote an overview yesterday for a workshop on assertiveness that we are conducting for a major corporation soon. Assertiveness has to do with having an “attitude of confidence.”

Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

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How to get training at work. • Joan also discussed some bonus tips in how to go after a yes when it comes to training and development towards the end of the program.

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

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Why assertiveness in the workplace matters, especially for assistants, how it benefits you and what it really means. 7 essential action steps for becoming a more assertive assistant. Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Difficult People Self Development Work Environment

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Do You Have A Problem Saying No?

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How do assert myself when I can’t take on any more?” Need more help in the area of asserting yourself? Check out my entire series of blogs and webinars that can help you build your assertiveness in the workplace.

2018 160

Personal And Professional Development With PRINCE2 Training

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Of course, it’s important to invest in PRINCE2 training and certification, as this gives individuals and teams the understanding of the methodology. CEO Leadership Entrepreneurs leadership training management project management

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

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I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. for a full day at a conference or training. The engineers often come into the room while I am at dinner or off to my training session.

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Building a Strong Partnership with Your Boss

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Building a strong partnership with your boss takes the right combination of time, practice, trust and these key elements addressed by Joan Burge in this free webinar. We invite you to watch the replay: Building a Strong Partnership. Important Webinar Resources.

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Getting Things Done

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Be assertive and ask for more details or get the bigger picture to reduce back and forth time or going off on the wrong tangent. The post Getting Things Done appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training.

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

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At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. 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.

Getting People to Notice You At Work

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2015 225

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

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

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I recently received a request for advice from an assistant named Kathryn. She posed a typical problem that I have heard for years and I want to respond to her question in a blog as I bet many executive and administrative assistants run into the same problem.

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Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

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BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

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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.

2016 193

Practicing Principles of Persuasion

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Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending the training or conference. How will your executive benefit from you attending training or a seminar? Admin Assistant Training Assertive Communication Skills administrative assistant courage negotiation persuasion workplace skills

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

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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 168

Enlarge Your Presence

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During my training, I give ample time for attendees to use their creativity, skill practice, and stretch out of their comfort zones. Speak out; present new ideas; be creative; be assertive; be open; generate enthusiasm, create change; improve processes.

2016 155

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

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This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea!

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

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Also, when we conduct activities in our training classes with assistants and ask them what skills, attitudes, and behaviors are important for an assistant, 90 percent of the time they list the fundamentals. Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Productivity Self Development Uncategorized

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Mastering Exceptional Self Leadership for Assistants

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2016 147

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

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Happy Monday! Fall is in the air and I love it. Fall is all around us whether you live where the beautiful trees are overflowing with color or in the West where we feel the crisp morning and evening air. Halloween decorations and costume advertisements popping up everywhere.

2015 223

Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

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I often see this in my training classes. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Self Development(Excerpt from Become an Inner Circle Assistant book, Joan Burge). For the first time in history, the administrative professional’s job description hints at the full engagement of cognitive powers.

2017 181

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

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I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. for a full day at a conference or training. The engineers often come into the room while I am at dinner or off to my training session.

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

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?

2015 132

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

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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.

2015 203

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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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.

2016 208

Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

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If someone is doing something or saying something that is unacceptable to you, then you need to speak up in a professional and assertive manner. Thousands of employees tell me they can’t attend training because their company won’t pay for it. Welcome to April. Wow, where is the time going? April is one of my favorite months because, here at Office Dynamics, we get to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of those in the administrative profession!

2017 164

4 Ways To Get Noticed At Work

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2015 201

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

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This was a mandatory training event and sometimes when employees are told they must attend training, they get a little defensive. Recently, I was conducting a full-day workshop for administrative professionals at a large organization.

2016 159

Choose to Avoid Negative Talk In The Office

Office Dynamics

When planning upcoming seminars, conferences, and training – see how they line up and teach you strategies that you can bring back and implement in your workplace. Put together a presentation showing your executive the benefits of the training.

2015 202

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

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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?

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