Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. You must keep these things in mind when you are managing your executive’s calendar. Calendar management is an important skill. Did he/she travel? Travel?

Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

A few weeks ago I asked you to send in your best travel tips – and well loads of you did! Here are your business travel tips… Travel Apps . Sign yourself and your boss up for “Tripit Pro” travel App. Outlook Calendar . Assist Travel.

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How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. I’m here to tell you – if you aren’t color coding your calendar, you’re missing out. Color coding your calendar allows you to see how your time will be used at a glance.

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Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself with your suite of travel planning tools.

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Common Sense Productivity: The Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Enter the calendar. The calendar, with its days and hours , is a visual representation of time. By filling in a calendar, you have a picture of your time commitments. Since the calendar is a visual reminder of things, it should be used to track things out of the ordinary.

Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Do you wish that you could somehow overlap the calendars so that you could see the availabilities for everyone at the same time, instead of straining your eyes going back and forth like a yo-yo between calendars?

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s guide to Boston

Practically Perfect PA

Boston Town Car is another option for luxury travel for the airport and within the city. The “T’s” Day/Week LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($12) or seven days ($19).

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to Cannes

Practically Perfect PA

Pretty much the only event on the calendar that rivals the Cannes Lions is the Cannes Film Festival. The airport is 40 minutes from Cannes by road, and you can jump in a taxi, organise a transfer prior to travelling, or hire a car.

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Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

Now this came from an executive who traveled around the world, would work until 2:00 a.m., This is the best advice you will ever receive on how to build a strategic partnership with your executive, manage their day, and stay on top of the volumes of tasks and projects you have to handle.

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The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

Try This Instead | Main | Be Smart About Using the Telephone » The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In We are in the home stretch of 2009 -- bring on 2010!!  The reminder and follow-up system can be used for calendar entries, emails and tasks.

Diary management for PAs and EAs

Practically Perfect PA

While the role of a PA or EA is constantly evolving, diary management continues to be a fundamental task. PAs spend at least a third of their time managing diaries, so it’s essential that you’ve mastered this aspect of your job. Own the calendar.

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Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out

Productive & Organized

Check out this great tool » Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out There are many ways to manage your time and activities.  What is your favorite planning/calendar tool and why? Of all the calendar tools I know, this one handles tasks the best.

The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

I have written a lot about diary management over the years, which is not surprising when you think assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their manager’s calendars. Diary Management fundamentals. Practical tips for diary Management.

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Calendar "ah ha"

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 January, 2010 Calendar "ah ha" I was participating in a Harvard sponsored webinar with my boss the other day. One of the things they recommended to executives was to use their electronic calendar to leave themselves reminders. I think if Microsoft asked me what I would like to see in an electronic calendar, I would suggest not to bother with the all-day event option. There is a colour for travel, business, personal, etc.,

Better Time Management With Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Many time management systems say that you should block out time on your calendar for everything you need to do. This means that if you need to take out the garbage, you should schedule time on your calendar to do so. You can have better time management with goals.

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Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track. Assistants should conduct research on behalf of their manager. Email and diary management. Business travel.

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Top Tips and Tools For Managing Emails

Office Organization Success

” This was a great question because I know many of you struggle with managing your emails on a day-to-day basis. However, this past year I have traveled an awful lot (both business and personal) and each time I travel I take my laptop with me.

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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

When I was an assistant 40 years ago we complained about not getting time with our executives; we complained about not getting enough information from our managers; we complained about not getting support for training. 1 Idea: Establish and protect regular 1:1 time with manager.

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

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J’adore rapport – working with a new manager

Practically Perfect PA

Hopefully you would have been interviewed by your new manager so you will have gained some understanding of what they are like and what they require from you. Here are some of my tips on how to make sure you build a good rapport with your new manager and get off on the right foot.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Ideas on how to build better partnerships with your managers. Be sure to mark your calendar for April 1 – 30 and check out our daily informative and fun blogs. Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon.

Day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Practically Perfect PA

The main aspects of my role are to manage the CEO and CFO’s active calendar of meetings and travel. Enjoy today’s day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group What are the main aspects of your role?

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Confessions of a Micro-Manager

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 4 October, 2009 Confessions of a Micro-Manager Who would want to work for a micro-manager? Here are some reasons I think managers can get possessive: Im not sure I can trust you. I never wanted to be a manager.

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My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). In fact, I’m going to give you a complete overview of my brand new time management system. Talk about wasting time to manage time!!

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Manager of your executive’s work life.

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Managing the growth of your VA practice

Loosely Speaking

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Day in the life: Jeremy Burrows, EA at Ai Software and Founder of GoBurrows LLC.

Practically Perfect PA

I manage the CEO’s calendar and email, book his travel, help with sales notes and drafting proposals, and anything else he needs. Today’s Day in the Life: Jeremy Burrows, EA at Ai Software and Founder of GoBurrows LLC. What are the main aspects of your role?

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Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Excellent calendaring skills. Excellent time management skills. Taking baby steps is a good way to manage a big list of “must get better at” areas.

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Managing your Boss's Inbox

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 29 August, 2009 Managing your Bosss Inbox Nowadays our bosses are busy almost 24/7 and in order to cope they need our help managing their e-mail account. Below are some things I try to do to carry out the management of my bosss e-mail account: Meet with your executive and get on the same page on what they are expecting you to accomplish when going through their e-mail account.

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19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Don't Want To.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Goes Audio in 3 Different Ways » 19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Dont Want To E-mail, it is the form of communication that we love to hate and love to love.  Our organization uses Google Apps for our e-mail, calendar and cloud solution.

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Major Meltdown in Time Management - Tips to Avoid it Happening To You

Productive & Organized

The Major Meltdown in Time Management - Have You Been Hit? » Major Meltdown in Time Management - Tips to Avoid it Happening To You Productivity Fact: You can be busy all day and still have gotten nothing done.   Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager.

2010 283

The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

According to the Practically Perfect PA survey, 69% of assistants screen calls on a regular basis while over 85% look after their Executive’s emails and calendars. Managing the Managers.

2016 254

The Big Secret to Time Management and a More Fulfilling Life

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Manage Your Time More Effectively by Using the Right Calendar for You (guest post @TimeMgmtWriter) | Main | Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed » The Big Secret to Time Management and a More Fulfilling Life The first time I walked into Ralph's office I saw papers everywhere.  YOU CANNOT MANAGE TIME! WANT MORE ON TIME MANAGEMENT?

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A Great Outlook: Adding Holidays to Microsoft Outlook

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise A Great Outlook: Adding Holidays to Microsoft Outlook By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize D o you often wonder how you can add your countrys holidays into your calendar in Microsoft Outlook ? Do you follow particular religious holidays, but arent showing up in your calendar? In the Calendar Options section, click Add Holidays. Check your calendar to see that everything as populated.

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

I use my iPhone every day and I’ve found there are loads of apps which are really helpful for assistants and their managers, most of which probably have either an iPhone or an iPad. Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. This app is slightly more expensive but worth paying for if your manager travels a lot. Love this app for myself and my manager. You can set it for your current location or receive alerts from places you are planning to travel too.

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Boston City Guide

Practically Perfect PA

Boston Town Car is another option for luxury travel for the airport and within the city. The “T’s” Day/Week LinkPass gives visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($12) or seven days ($19).

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

I use my iPhone every day and I’ve found there are loads of apps which are really helpful for assistants and their managers, most of which probably have either an iPhone or an iPad. Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. This app is slightly more expensive but worth paying for if your manager travels a lot. Love this app for myself and my manager. You can set it for your current location or receive alerts from places you are planning to travel too.

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5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

Office Dynamics

Even if no one is watching over your shoulder or your executive travels 90% of the time, you have to answer to yourself. Think of the future in terms of: new projects outcomes goals your executive’s calendar important upcoming event potential business Consider trends and changes in technology.

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Coaching for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

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 observe how the executive and assistant interact and how they manage their day.

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Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Supporting Multiple Managers. Task and Project Management. Time Management.

2018 204

A Day in the Life of an Admin

The Office Professionals Place

These responsibilities require an individual who is proficient in computer software programs, communication skills, negotiation, time management, and organizational skills- to name a few.

2009 130

Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal.

Productive & Organized

How to Use Both For Optimal Professional & Personal Productivity (guest post by Meggin McIntosh) A question that often comes up in workshops as well as on my blog is this one: How do you suggest people use their calendar (planner) in conjunction with the tickler (1-31) files? Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files. Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files.

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Face-to-Face Time with Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Face-to-face time is also beneficial for any manager who meets on a regular basis with their direct reports. Upcoming Travel Discuss upcoming trips so you can anticipate schedules and prepare necessary travel materials. SURPRISE! It’s me, Joan Burge.

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