The Assist Conference 2015

Practically Perfect PA

I am so proud and delighted to launch the first conference from Practically Perfect PA – The Assist Conference 2015. I wanted to give all of my readers more information on the conference and why I think it is going to be a fantastic event. The Assist Conference is designed to support assistants, to arm us with the skills we need to tackle those issues. Building on the foundations of this blog the conference will provide a skyscraper full of fantastic content.

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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.

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Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

Office Dynamics

Conference attendees mingled and enjoyed hot appetizers, dessert and drinks while a “Rat Pack” Vegas crooner entertained us with lounge music. Joan Burge met so many attendees, moving from table to table to greet everyone and personally welcome them to the conference.

The Future Assistant Conference: What went down?

Practically Perfect PA

I have just arrived back in Barcelona after a pretty roller coaster week in the UK, which included running the two day Future Assistant Conference in Camden and an overnight stay at the Royal London Hospital with my one year old. Assist Events Featured The Assist Conference admin administrators assistants Career EA Education and Training Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant The Future Assistant Virtual Assistant

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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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Announcing the Assist Conference Programme

Practically Perfect PA

With just over a month to go until the Assist Conference we are hard at work making sure that we put together the best conference for our amazing readers. For more information and to book your place, please visit the Assist Conference website or you can register here. Assist Conference Programme. I am absolutely delighted to announce the Assist Conference 2016 programme. The entire programme can be viewed on the Assist Conference website.

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So the Assist Conference happened!

Practically Perfect PA

So after many months of planning and organising the Assist Conference finally took place on Friday 27th February. By 9.20am everyone was settled in their seats patiently waiting for me to open the conference. I decided to start the Assist Conference with a quick look at a few inspirational assistants who I felt our attendees could learn from. My examples embodied the Assist Conference objectives: The need to change other people’s behaviours and your own.

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The Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

I am delighted to announce that we will be organising the Assist Conference again next year! This year’s conference sold out so I thought I would launch the event slightly earlier to give everyone a chance to book their place on the conference. Here is a little more details on next year’s conference and why I think it is well worth you guys coming along! Learning by doing will be the cornerstone of the Assist Conference.

2017 108

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. 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. The Stellar Assistant Conference DELIVERED! Conference Networking Uncategorized

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Healthier choices for your conference

Practically Perfect PA

And why not extend that to your conference or event. It can be easy to opt for the standard conference package, but with a little tweaking and few extras you can energise your delegates enough to make for an incredibly productive event. Here are 5 of our most popular conference energisers: Change the mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. In the “old days” a conference lunch could look something like a paint palette for beige! Mid Conference Energiser.

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A business case for the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Next year’s Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 24th February in London and I am just putting the final touches to the programme. We have great networking opportunities for all of the delegates and we are adding a few creative details to make the conference fun and engaging. I have had great feedback from the Practically Perfect PA readers and so far we have 40 assistants booked onto the conference. Assist Conference 2017.

2017 152

My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

Recently we held our 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and WOW, it did not disappoint! The Conference began with Joan’s traditional Welcome Reception. A great way to start the week and kick off the 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

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2016 Administrative Conference Scholarship Winners Announced

Office Dynamics

In 2014 we rolled out a scholarship program for the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. We’ve never offered a scholarship for our administrative conference in its history – now hosting our 23rd year. We offered three scholarships for the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Our 2016 Administrative Conference Scholarship winners are: Full Scholarship – Tara Browne, Baystate Health.

2016 133

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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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Assist Conference ticket!

Practically Perfect PA

We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Assist Conference for free. The conference is taking place on Friday 27th February 2015 at the Proud Archivist, London. More information on the programme and the speakers can be found on the Assist Conference website. The post Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Assist Conference ticket! Thanks to our wonderful partners at Tate we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month.

2015 178

News from the Assist Conference

Practically Perfect PA

With just over a month to go until the Assist Conference we are hard at work making sure that we put together the best conference for our amazing readers. For more information and to book your place please visit the Assist Conference website or you can register here. Assist Conference Programme. I am absolutely delighted to announce the Assist Conference 2015 programme. The Assist Conference Venue. The Assist Conference Partner.

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How to organise the perfect conference call

Practically Perfect PA

Conference calls are becoming a much more regular occurrence these days. Most of my executives participate in a conference call at least once a day if not more often. For assistants they can be a tricky thing to organise, so much can go wrong – people can call a different number, forget the pin or simply be let down by the conference calling technology. How do we make sure we organise a perfect conference call every time? Conference call chairman.

2014 166

A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. I can’t quite believe I’m saying our third conference as we have been on quite the journey since our first conference. The theme of this year’s conference was The Assistant Toolkit. I absolutely loved chairing the conference again this year (and the first year not doing it pregnant certainly helped!)

2017 122

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. But often, it’s just lack of knowing how to sell the conference to the executive. I used them when I was an assistant and needed to convince my executive to send me to a conference for administrative assistants. Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending a conference for administrative assistants.

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Mind Your Manners: 5 Essential Etiquette When Attending a Conference Call

Dumb Little Man

Conference calls can be a fun and exciting way to catch up with friends and relatives from far away. But conference calls aren’t just for occasional homesick discussions, they are also critical components for business operations. Conference calls are becoming the norm for businesses, not just in speaking with business partners, but also in communicating with company teams and departments. Keep these five conference call manners in mind during one’s next online meeting.

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So the Assist Conference happened… again!

Practically Perfect PA

On Friday 26th February we held our second Assist Conference and what a day we had! With a few days to spare we sold out which meant we had just over 100 assistants attending the conference. The subject of this year’s conference was The Future Assistant and during all of the sessions we looked at the skills and qualities required of assistants in the next 5 years. Who get’s that at other conferences! I absolutely loved chairing this year’s conference.

2016 128

4 Rules for Conference Call Etiquette

Ian's Messy Desk

Have you ever received an e-mail announcing a conference call and rolled your eyes, dreading the annoyances that are collectively associated with conference calls? Offer a brief introduction of yourself before speaking in a conference call. Image via Wikipedia.

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Assist Conference ticket!

Practically Perfect PA

We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Assist Conference for free. The conference is taking place on Friday 26th February 2016 in London. More information on the programme and the speakers can be found on the Assist Conference website. The post Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Assist Conference ticket! Thanks to our wonderful partners at The PA Show we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month.

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Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Assist Conference for free. The conference is taking place on Friday 24th February in London. More information on the programme and the speakers can be found on the Assist Conference website. Assist Conference 2017. During the conference , we will be discussing all of the important tools that assistants need to succeed in the role – now and in the next 5 years.

2017 112

Interview with TRAVO at the Annual Conference for Assistants

Office Dynamics

TRAVO was one of key sponsors at the 2016 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and we are so excited that Debbi Shaffer of Audacious Admin was able to sit down with TRAVO for a brief interview to talk about what they are doing. The post Interview with TRAVO at the Annual Conference for Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics. TRAVO is an incredible travel planning tool in development for administrative professionals.

2016 144

The Accelerated Assistant Webinar Replay and Conference for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In our free webinar program, The Accelerated Assistant, we shared more about this year’s upcoming theme for our administrative assistant conference held every fall. The Accelerated Assistant, a conference for assistants being hosted by Office Dynamics International in 2017. Special Offer (Time Sensitive) – Join our conference for assistants this October!

2017 148

How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

Office Dynamics

Next week I’ll be attending a large conference in Las Vegas to further my education. This is a training-industry conference and is one of the big ones. Yikes, I only have 7 hours at the conference including lunch, exhibit halls and breaks. The second day of the conference offers 65 sessions. This experience got me thinking about our own administrative conference we hold each fall and the attendee experience.

2017 124

How to Prepare for a Conference

Small Business CEO

Are you speaking for the first time at a conference? There are three easy things you can do to prepare for a conference so you can deliver your speech eloquently and confidently. So sit down and write it before your big conference. Management business conference

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A business case for the Assist Conference 2016

Practically Perfect PA

With just over a month to go until the Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 26th February at The Forge in Camden I am putting the final touches to the event. We have great networking opportunities for all of the delegates and we are adding a few creative details to make the conference fun and engaging. I have had great feedback from the Practically Perfect PA readers and so far we have 50 assistants booked onto the conference.

2016 104

Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winners are…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Assist Conference giveaway! We will contact you to get your details and we will see you at the Assist Conference! Unfortunately, we can only pick five winners, but there are still a small number of places available for the conference. Please do visit the Assist Conference website to register. The post Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winners are… appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winner…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Tate and Assist Conference giveaway! We will contact you to get your details and we will see you at the Assist Conference! The post Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winner… appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured The Assist Conference admin administrators assistants Competition EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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A business case for attending the Assist Conference

Practically Perfect PA

With just under a month to go until the Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 27th February I am putting the final touches to the event. We have great networking opportunities for all of the delegates and we are adding a few creative details to make the conference fun and engaging. I have had great feedback from the Practically Perfect PA readers and so far we have 60 assistants booked onto the conference.

2015 142

A little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference

Practically Perfect PA

Today I wanted to give you a little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference in February next year by sharing one of the panel sessions from the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. Assist Events Core Competencies Diary Management Featured The Assist Conference Time Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time management

2017 125

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

Office Dynamics

Well, I have finally recuperated from hosting our big conference. 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? It was a huge success and was worth all our time and energy.

2016 188

Las Vegas Restaurants and Attractions to Visit While Attending Our Conference for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Year after year we host the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence here in Las Vegas and each year about half of the attendees are new, not just to our Conference but to the city of Las Vegas. This got us thinking, if you are new to Las Vegas and you are here for a conference, it can be extremely overwhelming trying to figure out what you should visit and experience. Conference TravelHello Office Dynamics friends and family!

2019 145

The Future Assistant Conference 2019: What went down?

Practically Perfect PA

I can’t quite believe I am writing about our 5th conference! I have to pinch myself sometimes that we have come this far because when I started the blog back in 2011, I didn’t think eight years later I’d be welcoming over 125 Assistants in London and over 300 online to the Future Assistant Conference. […].

2019 108

Real Talk Conference Call

Loosely Speaking

AZVAs activities include: our monthly podcast (resuming in February), and accompanying newsletter, occasional face-to-face networking and educational events, a discussion listserv over on YahooGroups, a Facebook page (where you can interact and find out about upcoming events), low cost webinars on topics value to our audience and, new this year: occasional live conference calls as a place for all of us to come together, coffee break style, to discuss our businesses and learn from one another.

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What Makes a Good Conference Venue?

The Small Business Blog

Anyone that has ever had to organise a conference will tell you there are 1000s (in fact over 29,000 in the UK) of venues to choose from. When choosing a venue for your next conference there is more to consider than just the budget. If you are planning a conference here are some elements that you might find handy in narrowing your search for the perfect venue. By considering these elements will allow you to find a great venue for your conference.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winner…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Assist Conference giveaway! We will contact you to get your details and we will see you at the Assist Conference! Unfortunately we can only pick one winner but there are still a small number of places available for the conference. Please do visit the Assist Conference website to register. The post Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winner… appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2016 104

The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

I have the Assist Conference up and running and I can not begin to tell you the amount of lists I have produced to help me keep on top of all of the details. You can view more information on the Assist Conference website or you can book directly using the details below. Event registration software for The Assist Conference powered by etouches. The post The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

2014 148

Revelations from the Revolution at the Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

Just over a week ago, I had the honor of attending the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. That’s one of the reasons I always jump at the opportunity to attend Conference. These are the questions I had going into the Conference, and I’m pleased to say that I not only found the answers, but also uncovered a whole new depth of thought around these same topics. When it comes to conferences, I’ve attended many.

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Friday Conference

Office Dynamics

Throughout the entire conference, attendees had been tracking their wellness on the provided wellness tracker. Joan brought our attention to creating action plans by determining our post-conference intentions. As the music swelled, she turned the canvas, and then we saw clearly, quite suddenly, that what she had made was the conference logo: the word, “ BOLD ” with ribbons of color behind it.

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