Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul! You have finally gotten the approval to attend an administrative conference, maybe you have decided to invest in yourself by attending an administrative conference but choosing the best administrative assistant or executive assistant conference is no easy task. Attending an administrative conference is a big investment of your time and money. The pros and cons of large vs. intimate conferences.

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Global Coworking Conference Recap

Small Business Labs

The 3rd Annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) was held March 5th and 6th in Austin, Texas.  Looking back at the first coworking conference 2 years ago, my guess is only 1-2 attendees were from the real estate industry. A Focus on Economic Sustainability :  This year was the most business oriented coworking conference yet.  This was the best coworking conference yet and no doubt took an enormous amount of work to make happen.

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Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

In the lobby, guests walked a red carpet between tall red pillars while overhead, a marquee announced Office Dynamics International’s 25th Conference for Administrative Excellence. Guests had an opportunity to take photos and leave a video message about their conference experience. We had a grand time networking and bonding, which enabled us to enjoy the new friends we’d made at the conference. When YOU come to the conference, don’t miss the Gala event!

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Why some business owners fail to collaborate

The Small Business Blog

While some research indicates that SMEs have changed the way they work and are showing a willingness to collaborate with others, I have found that many business owners are still reluctant to do so. On 9th March, I co-hosted the London Mums and Work Your Way annual International Women’s Day Conference at London’s City Hall,… Read the full article here: Why some business owners fail to collaborate on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

24 Online Collaboration Tools That Let You Leave The Office Space Behind

Tips From T. Marie

But what about collaboration? Contrary to what those big companies think, it is possible to collaborate without needing an office. The right combination of online collaboration and well-timed in-person meetups solve the problem nicely. Online Collaboration Tools Online Meetings We all know about Skype , but there are lots of other choices out there for conducting live online meetings. A few more popular video conferencing choices*: Free Conference Call Join.me

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Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Wednesday Sessions

Office Dynamics

Following Joan’s remarks, the day rolled out with an array of fabulous speakers and the annual teambuilding event, one of Joan’s conference trademarks. Every year she and her team develop an exciting event to get people up and mingling, working together in collaboration and creativity – and this year was no exception! After a great lunch, the conference broke into the four hands-on labs: Brandi Britton discussed communicating with confidence.

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High Fives at an Administrative Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative assistant conference is best measured by the feeling one has while clapping at the end of the last presentation. The Office Dynamics Conference. This year’s Office Dynamics’ Stellar Assistant Conference provided professional topics and presenters such as Judi Moreo, Susan Shultz, Debbie Gross and Joan Burge herself, among others, it also included Lisa Olsen who shared her fun emcee skills and passion for the profession. Conference Networking Uncategorized

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OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day. This article is part 3 of our conference recap. click here for Office Dynamics Conference Recap part 1 and part 2. The training, speaking, coaching and writing Joan devotes herself to, as well as this conference itself, is how she achieves those goals. By conference end, it was clear to all present that we have truly entered a new era in the workplace.

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Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary? Admin Conference Recap

Office Dynamics

Well, I have finally recuperated from hosting our big conference. We discussed the pros and cons of the new open collaborative office environment. I am grateful for the opportunity to host another amazing conference and we are already planning our 24th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence which is themed The Accelerated Assistant. Admin Conference Recap appeared first on Office Dynamics. Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary?

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OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer. Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles.

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Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

Last week, I was researching the pros and cons of today’s collaborative (open-space) work environment. I am preparing for a speech that I will give at our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence: The Revolutionary Assistant later this year. Fosters collaboration. I realize that brainstorming and collaborating is necessary. The post Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space appeared first on Office Dynamics.

Learnings from the Global Workspace Association Conference

Small Business Labs

We attended the Global Workspace Association (GWA) annual conference last week in Baltimore. The conference sessions were excellent and very informative. Here's a quick list of our key take aways from the conference: 1.   Large Corporations are Embracing Workspace-as-a-Service  - Many examples of large corporations increasing their use of business centers and coworking facilities were presented at the conference.

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The Power of Collaboration

Make or Break Moments

Several women business owners have gathered to form an LLC for the purpose of collaborating their efforts and offering more to their customers. The power of collaboration; working together for the greater good. So often we are focused on our own little world – keeping our customer’s happy, beating the competition; we miss the opportunity that collaboration could have to make our offerings even richer. When we collaborate – the customer wins.

Speaker Lineup Announced for Administrative Assistant Conference 2014

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has announced the keynote presenters for its administrative professionals conference , the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, to be held September 30 – October 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference agenda has been curated around the theme for the 2014 conferenceCollaborate, Create & Connect: Expand Your Influence. “I About the Conference for Administrative Excellence 2014.

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Is your collaboration SAFE: a simple model for collaborative viability

BioTeams

Most collaborative ventures don't turn out quite the way we envisage. It would be great if we could determine in advance if a particular collaborative project or joint venture will be worth the required investment. Here is a simple way you can assess the merits of any collaborative endeavour BEFORE you invest time, effort and money in failing to make it work. The SAFE model of collaborative viability - a summary. You can't have collaboration without APPETITE.

New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

BioTeams

According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4 Based on a survey of 1,000 Australian employees and managers conducted in June 2014 the report estimated the value of time employees and managers spend collaborating each year ($46 Billion) and the wastage due to poor collaboration. Women are slightly more collaborative than men. • Collaboration Research & Science

The Stakeholder Collaboration Game

BioTeams

The Stakeholder Collaboration Game allows teams to simulate increasingly complex scenarios involving multiple goals and multiple stakeholders. Click To play The Stakeholder Collaboration Game. Here is how you can use The Stakeholder Collaboration Game with your team to explore the dynamics of external stakeholder collaboration: 1.

Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

BioTeams

A lot of my work involves facilitating large meetings where groups need to collaborate to resolve difficult issues or develop future plans for working together. From a collaboration point of view this is much more productive than making the people you work with earn your trust first. Collaboration works best when everybody focuses on the other participants needs first. Guess what - nobody was able to collaborate. Four rules for collaborating well in meetings.

Bioteams, collaboration and the Mobile Cloud

BioTeams

I was part of a fascinating panel session "Mobility, Teams, The Cloud and Collaboration" at the recent Mobile Cloud Summit (London: 21 September). The Mobile Cloud might just be the tipping point which brings mobile collaboration from the margins right into the business mainstream by enabling an 'always on' connection with each team member no matter where they are!

C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

BioTeams

The C3-CPM approach addresses the hidden side of project management - the people-collaboration-end-result perspective. C3 Collaborative Project Management is also supported by a unique online business simulation which in just an afternoon allows teams to fully experience the C3-CPM method using a safe scenario and then facilitates them in applying it to their own most important projects.

Conference for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants – Opening Session

Office Dynamics

Charlotte described getting approval to attend the conference and her manager’s enthusiastic approval. Joan chose the theme, The Stellar Assistant, because the assistants are the stars of the conference. Joan began 25 years ago with 16 people in a conference room in Lansing, Michigan. Today’s conference has 327 people from around the world! She added that we should study collaboration, which is different than teamwork. Admin Assistant Training Conference

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C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

BioTeams

The C3 approach addresses the hidden side of project management – the people-collaboration-end-result perspective and is also a powerful tool for conducting a quick project healthcheck. C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management.

Are Social Media Websites The Next Collaboration Tools?

Small Business CEO

Are social media websites the next collaboration tools? Facebook and Twitter become a cheap alternative to press conference. ” Businesses are also taking advantage of the massive power of online collaboration. Most of these collaborations are done over the Internet without the developers having to meet in person. Collaboration on Social Media. IBM has been using an internal social and collaborative network since mid-2007.

European Innovation and Creativity Conference September 2011 Portugal

BioTeams

I am looking forward to speaking and running a workshop on High Performing Teams at ECCIXII - the 12th European Conference on Innovation and Creativity in Portugal (Faro) from September 14-17. The aim of the ECCIXII conference is to bring together methods and tools from collaborative arts, science, business, education, technology and social development, which can be adapted to innovation in organizations. For more details on the ECCIXII conference.

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Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

There was less sharing of information, silos in place and limited collaboration. If you request to attend a Training Day and they say that time away from the office is the main issue, then you need to make the conference seem as undisruptive as possible. I explained to my boss that I had attended a conference without any and had to write my name and details on scraps of paper which did not feel or look very professional. The Assist Conference 2017.

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

When I started looking at the programme I thought to myself, I really want to put a conference together that truly inspires and empowers assistants. This is a big dream, but I hope the programme reflects my objectives for the conference. Richard Newman , Director of BodyTalk – Richard spoke at our very first Assist Conference back in 2015 and he was, without doubt, an absolute hit.

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Q&A With Lisa Duncan, Co-Founder of Flipside Workspace

The Solopreneur Life

We hired a 3D development team to realize our vision and collaborated with solopreneurs from around the globe to accomplish what you see today. We were collaborating on a potential job when we started talking about the pros and cons of working on one’s own. We incorporated our observations of collaboration and productivity from each of these very different environments and put them into one place. T his is my interview with Lisa Duncan, co-founder of Duncan+Coleverria, Inc.,

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Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

Office Dynamics

Guest post by Tara Browne, DTM, 2016 Conference Scholarship Winner. . When I was awarded one of three scholarships for the 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence, I was beyond excited. ” moments in this conference that it would be impossible to do justice to them all in a single blog post, but I’d like to share my top three with you here. This message – “Human beings didn’t become the dominant species by competing, but by collaborating.”

2017 113

Day 2: The 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

Thursday, September 22: My excitement over what the second day of the Conference for Administrative Excellence might bring had me awake at dawn; I saw the bright golden sun dazzle over the mountain horizon. Sherry told me, “This is a phenomenal conference for leadership. The conference encourages a casual mix of great conversations with other attendees for networking (Note: bring your business cards!) Read about Day 1 of the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

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Day 2: The 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

Thursday, September 22: My excitement over what the second day of the Conference for Administrative Excellence might bring had me awake at dawn; I saw the bright golden sun dazzle over the mountain horizon. Sherry told me, “This is a phenomenal conference for leadership. The conference encourages a casual mix of great conversations with other attendees for networking (Note: bring your business cards!) Read about Day 1 of the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

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The Launch of PA Insiders – for PA to PA Recommendations

Practically Perfect PA

This is often the way with us PAs – we have banks of knowledge which sometimes we only need to use once – a big office move, a one-off international conference. I was chatting about this with my colleague, Josephine Green, and she also pointed out how collaborative PAs usually are, happy to share their contacts and knowledge with other PAs. The Assist Conference admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant PA PA Network Personal Assistant Research social networking

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! The website is easy to use, you can share the presentations easily, download or collaborate with other member of staff. To finish off the list, slides.com, is a cloud based presentation software that allows for easy collaboration.

2017 159

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! The website is easy to use, you can share the presentations easily, download or collaborate with other member of staff. To finish off the list, slides.com, is a cloud based presentation software that allows for easy collaboration.

2017 159

How to create an assistant handbook

Practically Perfect PA

On March 26 th I joined some of the PA community’s most motivated and inspiring representatives at the annual Assist conference, speaking in a case study slot on “Future proofing your career” One of the best ways to add value, progress, and drive change is by creating a handbook for assistants at your company. Allow the team to shine naturally whilst working collaboratively.

2016 155

Keeping Virtual Teams Focused In The Pandemic Era

BioTeams

Personally, I never logged into Zoom prior to the global pandemic as my user adoption trajectory favours platforms that unify productivity apps within collaboration, communication and project management tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams and JIRA CORE.

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Why Virtual Events Make A Lot Of Sense

Dumb Little Man

This means that all the huge events like continuing education seminars and conferences are going to be in trouble if they don’t adapt. Virtual conferences can be just as engaging, if not more engaging, than in-person conferences. So why isn’t everyone doing virtual conferences?

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When Losing is the Answer – 3 Things to Lose for your Best Year Yet

Practically Perfect PA

You cannot achieve alone, get support, advice, knowledge and collaborate as much as possible. Soft skills The Assist Conference admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantI love the book Transitions by William Bridges , he says that new beginnings, all begin with an ending. As a result we may feel a sense of loss, then feel a little lost before we can embrace a new beginning.

2016 116

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Must-Have Skills for 2017

Office Dynamics

2015 Conference On Demand, The Resilient Assistant – $399 program for $99 until December 16, 2016. Also, Joan asked in this webinar, how are you going to grow in the area of collaboration in 2017? What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today? As you enter into 2017, be sure you are equipped with this top-notch skill set. Joan also talks about one bonus skill, tune in to see what it is.

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Cause and Connection with James Eder

Productivityist

The importance of face-to-face conversations–especially at conferences. There’s an energy in real-life interaction; that’s why people still attend conferences. Podcast collaboration connection meetup travel weekly episodeOn this episode of the podcast, I am joined by James Eder, the founder of a new social app called Causr. James shares insights about connecting with others and the role social interaction plays in our lives.

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Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

It was a culmination of the thoughts of many assistants who came together through a collaborative process around the idea “how assistants can add value every day.” ” The book was finalized through an additional collaboration of the books three authors, all with experience and background in the administrative profession. Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990).

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Tools to Help Your Employees Work from Home

Dumb Little Man

Google Online suite also makes it easy for teams to communicate, share, and collaborate. ? Teams tend to achieve more when using a collaborative task management tool like Trello. Likewise, you can schedule video conferences ahead of time and mark them on Google Calendar.

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8 Quick Tips for Better Zoom Meetings

Dumb Little Man

Employees bid farewell to face-to-face meetings and sought refuge in virtual conferences to collaborate. Use collaboration tools. The video conferencing tool has a collaborative annotation feature.

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Bioteams and Quorum Sensing

BioTeams

Collaboration Research & ScienceVery interesting article in The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize , Bacteria and the power of teamwork, which reveals the amazing ability of bacteria to "quorum sense" - i.e. know when they have critical mass to achieve their objective. Quorum Sensing is hugely important for human groups and one we often get badly wrong! The Hawaiian bobtail squid hosts bacteria that light it up at night. Photograph: Nick Hobgood.

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