Ask the Admin: Meeting Minutes Retention

Administrative Arts

I got the following e-mail from Dee: I am the Secretary of our neighborhood community association, how long should we retain the minutes. I do not want to keep minutes for many years. You don’t indicate if you are talking about Board minutes or membership meeting minutes. According to every reference I can find for document retention, Board minutes should be kept permanently. Similar Posts: Ask the Admin: Meeting Minutes Retention.

Ask the Admin: Records Retention

Administrative Arts

I got this e-mail from Kelly: What is the business standard for the length of time to keep meeting minutes? You didn’t specify what type of minutes you need to keep. How long you retain meeting minutes will depend on the type of meetings you are referring to. Most record retention schedules I’ve seen have recommended keeping board meeting minutes permanently. Managing Calendars Part 2: Scheduling More Than Meetings.

10 Tips for More Effective Office Meetings

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Meetings are an essential part of office life. If you work in one of those offices where meetings are incessant yet nothing ever seems to be accomplished, you probably want to find a way to remedy this situation. Office meetings are the ideal place to communicate ideas and creativity in order to make the office a more efficient place. All too often, however, meetings do not accomplish these simple goals. Meeting Minutes.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 12 July, 2010 Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie® Award winner Lynn Holgate, an Executive Assistant at High Performance Technologies, Inc. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 2 July, 2010 We dont know what we dont know We really dont know what we dont know do we? If you are part of an administrative team you can use your meetings to share knowledge with each other or give tips on something new you have discovered.

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Admin Buddies

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 20 March, 2010 Admin Buddies I like to have someone at work that I can buddy with. You hear something while walking down the hall or are copied on an email and know something about the purpose of a meeting coming up. Minute taking made easier.

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Dealing in real time.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 13 February, 2010 Dealing in real time. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 May, 2010 Whose meeting is it anyway? Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting?

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When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 5 April, 2010 When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Does your boss ever organize a meeting behind your back? He will have a quick conversation with a staff member and set up a meeting, but not tell me anything about it.

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Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 January, 2010 Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog I started a new blog called The Administrative Bloopers Blog When you have a moment come and visit me over there. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 September, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles I recently arrived in Atlanta, Georgia to attend OfficeArrow s Lift Summit on Social Media. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Minute taking made easier.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 23 August, 2009 Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!" EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 5 December, 2009 Do you like what you do? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 27 June, 2009 A funny thing happened on the way to the office. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 23 June, 2009 Colour Coding Works. Because the meetings were right after the other and I had lots of packages with me, it was easy to distinguish what went to whom just by looking at the colour. Minute taking made easier. Meeting preparation.

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Go with your gut feeling!

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 May, 2009 Go with your gut feeling! EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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When your voicemail goes awry.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 7 February, 2010 When your voicemail goes awry. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway? Minute taking made easier. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

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When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 1 May, 2009 When taking initiative isnt the best thing. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 22 April, 2009 Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

I always have the perfect answer. the next day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 8 March, 2009 I always have the perfect answer. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Spring cleaning on the blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 1 March, 2009 Spring cleaning on the blog It is a very sunny day today with a promise of spring in the air so I thought it was a good time to spring clean the blog. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 27 February, 2009 Different spellings: British, Canadian and American I was proofing a document the other day, but since Ive been reading documents from the United States and Canada, I couldnt remember if behaviorial was the American or the Canadian spelling.

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Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 January, 2009 Training On-line Recently someone asked me a question about training on-line so I thought I would share the answer in a post. I use a place based in Toronto, Canada called Last Minute Training. Minute taking made easier.

Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 9 May, 2010 Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time Assistants are in contact with other assistants on a daily basis. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Minute taking made easier.

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Happy New Year! Now don't forget to put the correct year on your.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 1 January, 2009 Happy New Year! EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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We have a winner!

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 November, 2008 We have a winner! EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Contest!

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 9 November, 2008 Contest! EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Repeating Headers and Footers while in Sections

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 26 October, 2008 Repeating Headers and Footers while in Sections Someone was asking on another site how to repeat a footer for just one section in a document, i.e. a table. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 14 October, 2008 October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty I am participating in Blog Action Day and the theme this year is Poverty. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Minute taking made easier.

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Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 27 February, 2010 Wheres the remote thingy for the PowerPoint? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway? Minute taking made easier. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

Kings and Queens of the Office

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 4 October, 2008 Kings and Queens of the Office A friend was telling me about an Executive Assistant who has taken on a superior attitude at work and seems to think she is the Queen, looking down her nose on all her subjects, the other assistants.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 29 September, 2008 Cystic Fibrosis Hello Readers, My great nephew Owen has recently been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Minute taking made easier.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 17 September, 2010 Whats all the fuss about reading contracts? One time we had to cancel at the last minute, but we were a few days past the cancellation date. My last Board meeting I ordered lunch for 10, but I had 15 Board members in attendance.

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Going Checklist Crazy

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 6 September, 2008 Going Checklist Crazy I am organizing a Board meeting and I have checklists and to-do lists coming out of my ears. I have a checklist for each day with a list of things I have to remember to bring or do before and after the meeting.

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Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ▼ August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 28 December, 2009 Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her boss My assistant sent me a link to a story about an Executive Assistant in British Columbia, Canada, who gave the gift of life by donating a kidney to her boss. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Minute taking made easier.

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Mentoring a Young Executive - Jodith Allen

Office Dynamics

We know how to set and monitor a department budget, take meeting minutes, research topics and write reports, and that’s just for starters. Copyright Administrative Arts 2010. At some point in your career, you are going to be working for someone who has never had an assistant before. One of the toughest, but most rewarding, jobs an Administrative or Executive Assistant can have is helping a young executive learn how to partner with an assistant.

Mentoring a Young Executive - Jodith Allen

Office Dynamics

We know how to set and monitor a department budget, take meeting minutes, research topics and write reports, and that’s just for starters. Copyright Administrative Arts 2010. At some point in your career, you are going to be working for someone who has never had an assistant before. One of the toughest, but most rewarding, jobs an Administrative or Executive Assistant can have is helping a young executive learn how to partner with an assistant.

Keeping focussed in a busy environment

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 17 April, 2010 Keeping focussed in a busy environment There are so many distractions in the office -- the telephone, your co-workers, email and your boss! EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

Are you prepared?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 13 March, 2010 Are you prepared? I just recently organized a Board meeting and it was nice to have everything where I needed it when I was in the meeting. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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We did it Canada!

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 28 February, 2010 We did it Canada! EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway? Minute taking made easier. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

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Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 December, 2009 Meetings Plus: Taking them offline I organize a lot of meetings in a day, week, month; heck, even into next year. Once a date is finalized I put it in my bosss calendar and confirm the meeting with the other participants.

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I gave at the office

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 23 January, 2010 I gave at the office Years ago when I was a child, I would canvass door to door with my sister for a charity for cancer research. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

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