International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

And finally, as an employee, I was fortunate to have managers and co-workers who provided me immense opportunities to lean in and lift up. . And therefore, I am writing today – International Women’s Day (IWD). You have got to show up and own it.” Sunday, March 8.

2020 208

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

The overall concept is to share best practice and information and to create a unified sense of collaboration between all Assistants. An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help.

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10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. I found time and again that I was better off speaking up when I had to have a tough conversation with anyone and to not hold onto it or let it fester. Speak up, own what happened. Assess what you could do differently and don’t beat yourself up about it, just plan to do it differently the next time you get the chance.

2017 159

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

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.

2013 183

InformationWeek reviews my favorite client collaboration tool: CentralDesktop

Denise Aday

After an extensive search and testing over several months, I settled on CentralDesktop earlier this year as my client collaboration tool of choice. collaboration tools, and our tests showed it’s a good choice for team-building. _. Central Desktop’s pricing is in line with other hosted packages we’ve seen, ranging from no charge for two workspaces with five participants to $249 per month for as many as 100 workspaces with 100 internal and 100 external members. _.

2008 40

Stepping It Up – What’s Stopping You?

Denise Aday

But it’s finally, really sinking in that I can still do that by stepping up (not out) into an engaged CEO role. So what happens when our routine is disrupted or we decide to change it up? In some cases there may be overlap with team members handling both client work and my internal stuff. Next up: “Thriving&# break-out with Yvonne Weld and Sally Kuhlman.

2010 40

Age of Conversation 3: It Is In BookStores and Available On-Line

Make or Break Moments

It all started when McLellan blogged about a similar collaborative book effort and Heaton wrote to him to suggest they get a few fellow bloggers to produce a marketing book in the same vain. This year’s proceeds will be donated to an international children’s charity of our authors’ choosing.

2010 152

How to Move from Administrative Assistant to Executive Assistant

Eat Your Career

The EA role is often filled through either internal promotion or word-of-mouth referral. Executive Assistants often have to work cross-functionally, meaning that they must collaborate with people from teams across the organization.

2020 175

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

My blog was actually purchased by a start-up company (an online community for admins) and I was hired to help build it. We need people to step up and provide support to support professionals—the people who often need it most but rarely get it.

2019 211

Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

Networking can be an extremely powerful tool when adopted both internally and externally. From an internal perspective you will shine the spotlight a bit more on you and provide transparency, clearer communication and enable workplace influence. Be consistent and collaborative.

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

The sheer number of details can trip planners up. Establish a Collaboration Tool and Knowledge Base. Whether you have an internal share folder or use Google Drive, declare a location to track all information and save important files. What needs a back-up plan?

2019 69

A day in the life: Katrina Wardell, EA at Dropbox

Practically Perfect PA

I have a Bachelor’s degree from Mills College in International Politics & Economics and a Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in International Development. This will mean managing budgets, assisting with internal communications, organising global events and loads more!

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

I grew up in a different age where working hard and being humble were par for the course for the PA. There was less sharing of information, silos in place and limited collaboration. Internal & External Training. Support for an Internal PA Network.

2017 213

Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (Nov. 18, 2016)

Eat Your Career

Here’s the pitch: Join us for a transformative, cohort-based international experience that empowers you to make a positive impact with your career — whether you’re staying in your job or looking for a new one. It starts in January and the application deadline is coming up!

2016 141

Microsoft Finds the One Thing That Matters Most to New Hires

On The Job

As the competition for workers heats up, employers are offering better benefits and pay in an effort to attract job candidates. You wouldn't expect this person to make his own dinner, clean up afterward and then find his way home without any contact from you.

2018 130

Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (Nov. 18, 2016)

Eat Your Career

Here’s the pitch: Join us for a transformative, cohort-based international experience that empowers you to make a positive impact with your career — whether you’re staying in your job or looking for a new one. It starts in January and the application deadline is coming up!

2016 130

Creating Your Personalized Productivity Tool Kit: Top 10 Tools to Consider

Dumb Little Man

These tools offer outstanding features that aid in creating tasks, setting timelines & reminders, performance tracking, time tracking, creating reports, team collaboration, file sharing, etc. An intuitive dashboard helps in managing and organizing project-related tasks, tracking progress, collaborating with the team, delegating tasks, and creating reports. File sharing and internal commenting to discuss particular tasks or projects.

2020 146

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

Since I had been freelancing for a while, I thought that I had certain competencies which would be helpful in setting up a business. As it turned out though, however fruitful and satisfying, setting up a business is not a straightforward and effortless endeavor.

2019 219

How to Ask for Help at Work and Not Look Stupid

On The Job

Look around your workplace right now and chances are you will see one or two interns. But one thing you're sure to see is those interns asking questions. While observing these young interns, it's a good time to think about how you ask for help at work. Ask for follow-ups.

2015 181

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

Finalist – PPA Independent Publisher’s Business Magazine of the Year 2013 – Lucy has been a supreme collaborator and provider of quality content for administrative professionals. Sign me up. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

Free Press Release Distribution for Small Business. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 13, 2007 When you sign up to WinWeb’s free LiveNet – still in public beta – you can also use our useful and FREE RSS Press Release service. Using this free service will give your small business web coverage, sometimes even the old media picks it up.

2007 130

Nikola Tesla: Man Who Defeated The Prediction Fate

Dumb Little Man

He also collaborated with Thomas Edison, another prominent inventor. International boundaries will be largely obliterated, and a great step will be made toward the unification and harmonious existence of the various races inhabiting the globe.

2019 212

7 Tips for Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Jen Lawrence

Someone may tell you what you “should” be giving up but hiring a VA is supposed to make your life easier – not more stressful or uncomfortable. Fire off as they come up? If you haven’t already, it’s time to sign up for LastPass.

2019 56

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. Do go and have a look – you can download the brochure on the home page before signing up.

2016 203

What Should My Solo-Business Blog Be About?

The Solopreneur Life

Maybe you’ve already been blogging regularly, but you’re getting little traction because you can’t make up your mind and stick with one direction. More than simply an online portfolio, though, a “portfolio” blog takes readers on the journey with you, keeps them up-to-date on your creations.

2012 232

NEW: Certification in Your City! Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership for Executive & Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Joan and Jasmine of Office Dynamics International are hitting the road in 2014. Branding is not only about outer appearance; it also includes having a calm demeanor, upbeat attitude, being on time, or providing outstanding customer service to your internal and external clients.

2013 206

7 Tips for Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Jen Lawrence

Someone may tell you what you “should” be giving up but hiring a VA is supposed to make your life easier – not more stressful or uncomfortable. Fire off as they come up? If you haven’t already, it’s time to sign up for LastPass.

2019 52

How to organise a fantastic social event for your organisation

Practically Perfect PA

The right experience can increase overall team performance, enhance job satisfaction and encourage collaboration between colleagues and teams. If you have organised the Summer party ask attendees to complete a simple feedback form and really do follow up on what they have to say.

2014 261

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

Office Dynamics

Wednesday opened with a substantial continental breakfast outside in the soft morning air, and then participants filed into the main ballroom to find their seats in preparation for the opening speech by Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International.

2014 198

3 Unique Things That Successful People Do Differently

Dumb Little Man

We all know the typical things that successful people do differently – wake up early, set goals, network – but what does the next level of successful behavior look like? Instead, most successful people come up with large, long-term goals.

2017 240

Three Levels of Prevention for Safe File Sharing

Small Business CEO

Although there is no doubt that data sharing is valuable in business, an important way to connect with partners and build up rapport with customers, it’s also a risky business for an organization if not protected.

Top 10 Reasons For Learning R Programming For Beginners

Dumb Little Man

They might help you make up your mind. Having a supportive, expanding community is one of the biggest advocating factors for picking up the R programming language, even if learning R programming for beginners sounds daunting. Planning on learning R programming for beginners?

2019 188

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2014

Small Business Labs

Networked Organizations:  Today’s collaborative technologies are allowing businesses to easily connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime.  This shift to network organizations has been discussed and forecasted for many years, but is finally arriving thanks to the maturing of the Internet, the cloud and related collaborative technologies. Below is our 7th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.  2013's trend list is available here.

2014 218

9 Traits of a Great Leader

Dumb Little Man

To help you grow into the leader you are meant to be, here are 9 traits of a great leader you should learn to internalize and adopt. That’s why it’s important to empower and support your subordinates so that they can rise up to challenges whenever necessary. Not only will this make your team better, it’ll also free up your time for more complex tasks. This is the key to forming a symbiotic relationship that fosters motivation, collaboration and dedication to the team’s goals.

2017 159

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites. Many companies are now sponsoring company-wide intranet sites like Yammer to encourage collaborative work and information exchange among employee groups.

Why Microsoft Buying LinkedIn is Good for Coworking

Small Business Labs

The combined firms will no doubt come up with new tools and capabilities that will make it easier and more effective to collaborate in blended workgroups of company internals and externals. We were surprised to see that several of the reasons given for Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn relate to coworking. 

2016 144

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites. Many companies are now sponsoring company-wide intranet sites like Yammer to encourage collaborative work and information exchange among employee groups.

5 Business Lessons to Adopt from Innovative Technology Companies

Office Dynamics

This includes internal functions like finance and operations. Collaborate with the Masses. A study from the International Council of Association for Science Education indicates companies should collaborate with educational partners to increase scientific literacy and company exposure.

2016 130

Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Company-wide Social Collaboration Sites. Many companies are now sponsoring company-wide intranet sites like Yammer to encourage collaborative work and information exchange among employee groups.

5 Reasons Why You Need Emotional Intelligence

Office Dynamics

Sure, having a high IQ is great, but how does your EQ (emotional quotient) at work stack up? Here are five reasons why: In most jobs, collaboration is the name of the game. If you’re an effective communicator, you’ll listen to what coworkers have to say, show empathy and come up with solutions to issues. Problem-solvers get a big thumbs-up. Joan Burge – Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International.

2017 165

Guest Post: 5 Indispensable iPhone Apps for Virtual Assistants

Eco-Office Gals

This application is very ideal for collecting ideas and notes for clients, and can be even more useful if your clients choose to use it for collaboration. If you need to make international calls, you can instantly take advantage of Skype’s exceptional rates.

2010 204

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

We are the ultimate super-jugglers who have the ability to throw a to-do list up in the air and catch it in a different order depending on the situation at hand. Generation Y make up 50% of the current work-force. There was less sharing of information and limited collaboration.

2015 191