Learn English with Alexa Skills: Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary

Daily Writing Tips

If so, you might well have enabled a bunch of different skills to extend Alexa’s capabilities. Skills are like apps for Alexa.). How to Enable (Install) Alexa Skills. You can enable and disable skills using the Alexa app or a web browser. Have you got an Amazon Echo?

2019 103

Using Machine Learning and AI for Productivity In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

This is when the labor force transitions into higher skilled roles. AI tools such as Deloitte’s LaborWise can provide managers with analytics to recognize high-cost locations, roadblocks and even supply information about which departments are overworked or understaffed.

2020 177

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Learn English and Grammar Skills with Google Home Assistant

Daily Writing Tips

Would you like to learn English and improve your grammar without getting off the sofa and without cracking open a textbook? To learn English and improve your grammar, you’ll need to use some of Google Home’s (many!) The premium subscription costs less than a coffee per month!

2019 88

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

By learning the basics of music and the piano at such an early age, I was able to build a foundation for music that lasts a lifetime. Some people wait until they are middle-aged to learn an instrument and that’s okay, too! Three Ways to Improve Your Piano Skills Now.

2017 207

8 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

Dumb Little Man

They Never Stop Learning. In this technology-driven world that we live in, the day you stop learning is the day you become obsolete. Make it a point to learn something new every day. Good networking skills are an indispensable asset in the business world.

2016 207

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job.

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Why You Should Re-think That Low-Cost Virtual Assistant

Tips From T. Marie

And since you’re being billed only for time on task(s) it could end up costing you less than you imagine. Were you more concerned about competing with low-cost VA’s than what you’d need to run a profitable business? Do you know what your skills, training and experience are really worth? Click here to Register or learn more! I’ve had a lot of small business people who need help with their business tell me that my rates were too high.

2011 151

The Top Advantages of E-Learning You Might Not Know About

Dumb Little Man

With the advent of the internet and everything being almost fully available online, learning has changed. Now, almost anybody can easily learn even the most difficult skill right from the couch! Along the years, many remote learning centers have developed complete e-learning models with no brick and mortar school affiliated at all. This is why many people choose e-learning. What Exactly Is E-Learning? E-Learning Broken Down By Type.

2018 147

10 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Daily Writing Tips

Participating in a group learning activity is a great motivator. If you’re intimidated by a group setting, consider finding a writing partner with whom you can exchange drafts and/or discuss concepts and practice skills, then graduate, on your own or with your partner, to a course or workshop.

2019 112

10 Best Mobile Apps to Learn English

Daily Writing Tips

If you’re learning English as a second language, you might want some extra help and support beyond your regular lessons. Alternatively, you might decide to dispense with lessons altogether and learn from websites or apps. Cost: Varies, but if you want to pay monthly, it’s $12.95/month.

2019 112

5 reasons to learn a foreign language to further your career

Practically Perfect PA

In today’s global society being bilingual is one of the most advantageous skills you can have. Learning a new language takes time and dedication, but the development of smartphone technology has brought new opportunities to fit learning into your daily routine.

2015 186

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. If you have been in the administrative profession for 25+ years, know that you can keep growing, expanding and learning.

2016 208

Avoid Decision Fatigue: Learn The Steps for Effective Delegation

Dumb Little Man

Learning the steps for effective delegation can help you refocus on your long-term goals. Replacing a single employee can cost nearly a quarter of their annual salary. Specialized employees whose replacements might need additional training can cost even more.

2018 214

The Power of One

Office Dynamics

The great part of having a host site like Shure was that they provided the venue and all the A/V so Office Dynamics was able to keep the registration cost very reasonable. Persuasion skills. A desire to learn in the area you are passionate about. Craft your skill. Good communication skills. Organizational skills. Welcome to May! Such a lovely time of year. I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week.

2017 157

How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

Office Dynamics

This is the first time I am attending this particular training industry event which is mostly focused on learning technologies. And to top it off, to figure out which sessions I want to attend, I have to click on each session title to learn about the session. Whether you’re attending a large or small event this year to continue your administrative learning, take these three tips into consideration and make them part of your planning process. New skills you want to acquire?

2017 142

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge.

2015 190

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Whether they are looking to fill a new role, or make decisions about annual raises and promotions, employers find it difficult to pinpoint the candidates with the right knowledge, motivations and skills to excel. You gain new skills and competencies.

Self-directed Learning Puts Experts At Your Fingertips

On The Job

That''s why self-directed learning is gaining momentum. Workers can find online resources to learn about everything from project management to marketing, helping them learn when the time is best for them. But PopExpert goes beyond job skills, also targeting workers'' well being.

2014 164

Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. Our conference and World Class Assistant™ our very different learning events.

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015.

2015 142

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit.

2015 151

Teamwork Strategies for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

You can learn streamlining techniques from each other. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Communication Skills Cost Effective Creativity Problem Solving Productivity Teamwork Time ManagementDesigned by Freepik. There is no great month than April to talk about the power assistants create when they work together.

2017 158

The Potential Customer just Walked – How Much did it cost you.

Make or Break Moments

Posted by Deborah Chaddock Brown on January 7, 2010 under Connecting Moments , Customer Moments , making a difference | Read the First Comment What is the cost of a lost customer? I learned today from CustServ that the cost of lost customers equals 338.5 How much is that costing you?

2010 130

Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

Share Ground Transportation: Sharing a taxi or town car with other attendees from your organization may be a cost-effective alternative. Consider it a learning experience that will help you know how best to help your executives when someday it happens to them!

2018 213

Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Learn more about this special experience and what makes Who Took My Pen … Again? This is the fastest and most cost effective way to get a free gift into your hands. Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990).

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10 Best Sites for Free and Paid Online Courses

Dumb Little Man

One of the most significant benefits of today’s advanced technologies is the access to endless learning opportunities. Just a quick search on the internet and you’ll find tons of online learning platforms available at your fingertips. They can help you learn a new skill or perfect an existing skill. Because the number of options can be a bit overwhelming, we went ahead and put together this list of the best websites for online learning.

2018 166

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost.

2015 261

The Pros and Cons of Getting an MBA

Dumb Little Man

You’ll get a unique view of every business aspect including everything from economic decision-making skill development and marketing principles to financial management. The distance learning MBA program usually offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to learning at your own pace and around your own schedule. Distance learning MBA programs are especially popular, and this lets you access your coursework from anywhere at any time. Cost of the Program.

2018 141

Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help

Office Dynamics

Professional certification gives your employees a chance to upgrade their skills and grow in their career, which in turn gives you stronger and more skilled employees. Certification is an inexpensive way to help your employees move forward and learn new skills.

2015 176

Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

The cost of getting a college education has gone out of hand. The cost of living is soaring faster than wage growth can keep up. Skilled tradespeople are all but guaranteed a path to success in the current economy. Learning Success

2019 204

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity


The key to advanced productivity lies in the power of learning. Back in 2011, I took the time to learn new techniques in Microsoft Excel through a course. The methods I learned there have gave me greater confidence and speed (i.e. The value of learning is very clear.

2015 107

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Instead, we are going to share what we learned over the next few OpenMeet blogs, so stay tuned! Excellent communication skills, keep in touch with their clients. Upfront about service costs, no hidden fees. Is upfront about what their services cost.

How to Co-invest In Your Future

Office Dynamics

But I also spent my own hard-earned money to learn and become the best assistant I could. However, I invested what funds I did have on learning and developing myself in my new career as a corporate trainer, business owner and speaker.

2016 194

Four Steps to Change Your Life – With Books

Dumb Little Man

A book may only cost you $20.00, but the cost of your time to read it may be significantly higher. Barry is a highly-skilled Michigan Business and Personal coach. Learning ChangeThe man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

2011 285

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Instead, we are going to share what we learned over the next few OpenMeet blogs, so stay tuned! Excellent communication skills, keep in touch with their clients. Upfront about service costs, no hidden fees. Is upfront about what their services cost.

The War On Grad School

Dumb Little Man

For many students, the cost of pursuing a graduate education remains hugely prohibitive. Some would say this puts these students at a professional disadvantage, especially when employers are generally more interested in work experience and skills rather than a prestigious degree.

2018 179

The R's Of Employee Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

If you think your employee’s poor performance is costing you profit, instead of overhauling your employee roster, why not try motivating them to become better employees ? From corporate cubicles to the factory floor, the collective skills and efforts of people keep your operation going.

2010 130

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan.

2013 265

Sweet - SarcMark: A punctuation mark for sarcasm!

ProAssisting Blog

Office Managers E-Learning Modules Outline E-Learning Modules: Part 1 Contact Us Enrollment Login All Posts, Interpersonal Skills, (1) Comments Sweet - SarcMark: A punctuation mark for sarcasm! We’re gonna keep an eye on this one but given that it costs $1.99

2010 816

Choose to Avoid Negative Talk In The Office

Office Dynamics

Remember, if you have to do something over, you are costing your company money. Therefore, you need to invest in learning (even if your employer can’t support you). Imagine this… There is a huge fiery dragon roaming the earth.

2015 239

Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

PROS of open office space: More cost effective and flexible. Learn about our Love Your Admin Career Challenge, click the image below. Last week, I was researching the pros and cons of today’s collaborative (open-space) work environment.

To Be CEO – Let Go!

Step It Up VA Coaching

You have a highly-skilled, competent team in place. If the extra time spent bringing your team member up to speed is what is keeping you from delegating, think of that time as a wise and cost effective investment, spread out over how ever many times the task will need to be done in the future. Is the team member skilled in this area? If you want to claim your role as CEO, learn to let go. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 136

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

Tally the cost. We can only get what we really want in life if we learn to speak our truth. The following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve

2016 205