Magazines for the Administrative Assistant

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just got my new issue of OfficePro (the IAAP magazine for office professionals) and it was a great read on the bus the last few mornings. If you are already a member of IAAP the magazine comes as part of your membership. Another magazine that I would recommend for the Administrative Assistant is AdminAdvantage. Type your Name, Email address, select your country (if other than the UK or US choose Other), check the box for AdminAvantage and then click Submit.

2007 135

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. As founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, I have been on the “other side of the desk” for 25 years. Executives do not share necessary information with their Assistants and do not always include their Assistant in their email communications. Executives and Assistants cannot keep up with the emails that flood their Inbox on a 24/7 basis.

2015 153

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Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Lucybrazier: Owner of Executive Secretary Magazine and the VA magazine. PALifeMag: A magazine aiming to make your work life less stressful and more efficient. Email productivity expert,speaker and author. Susie_Castalia: International exec PA coach, trainer and speaker. Earlier this week I wrote a piece on Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants so I thought I would carry on with that theme and try to convince you all to join Twitter!

Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

Checking emails (both work and private) and social media channels. However, most of the time I am busy screening and filtering the emails of my two bosses. I also love to share my knowledge and expertise with the Office Admin industry and therefore accept international speaking engagements and writing opportunities. I am a proud member of IMA (International Management Assistants) since 2006.

2017 144

What To Do When You've Been Insulted | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

His emails are usually brief, casual, and mention something like, “Have a nice weekend,” or “Hope everything’s good with you.” So it was weird to get an email that was so stilted and formal that it sounded like it was written by the Queen of England’s chamberlain to someone she was too polite to outright call a waste of space. There were a few comments in the email that were very polite little jabs at the quality of my work, or so they seemed to me.

2010 58

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Internal training and graduate programmes. If your company has an internal training programme which could be online do take the time to have a look at the options. Executive Secretary Magazine has a good up to date list on their website. Professional publications such as Olé Magazine or PA Life. Outlook (or whatever email / diary system you use) is a fundamental tool for assistants.

Why Good Copywriting Goes Bad: Ignorance | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Written by Agent X - 25 Comments When I get an email from pro copywriter Dean Rieck , I’m always happy. They are, unfortunately, classic examples of what happens when a company seeks to communicate internationally on the cheap. Reply Kelly March 26, 2010 at 8:35 am Dean, I’m laughing out loud because I just wrote a post about missed homework when going international this week (link below).

2010 67

Remember to visit CTI at the Office* Show next week

Practically Perfect PA

CTI will be holding an after show drinks reception on the 7th October in partnership with Qatar Airlines and PA Life Magazine which will be a great opportunity for assistants to networking and enjoy a drink or two! Readers can apply for tickets by emailing This post is sponsored by Corporate Travel International (CTI). I can’t believe the Office* Show will be 5 years old next week!

2014 121

Episode 294: Leadership is Language with David Marquet


Magazine. The exceptions only include coding boot camps, international programs, teacher credentialing programs, and test prep courses.). A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders Intent-Based Leadership David on Twitter: @ldavidmarquet Leadership Nudges The Productivityist Podcast Pick of the Week: Help Me Pick Future Ones by emailing me at podcast at productivityist dot com.

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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. For information on the 2015 Office Dynamics Conference for Administrative Excellence, visit and subscribe for email updates.

2014 151

What to Do When They Hold Your Guest Post Hostage | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

No emails from the site editor. Firing off a biting email demanding answers and an apology probably won’t win you repeat business. Write the email and then trash it. Get a Firm Commitment By this point, that nasty email is starting to feel like a missed opportunity. This is also a way to gain some leverage when the time comes to have one last email exchange with the original site editor. A small email like “Hey do you have a final date yet?&#

2010 45

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. Who Is Office Dynamics International? More ways to stay in touch… Never want to miss a blog post from us by entering your email at the upper right of this page (then click submit).

2015 116

Joining a Professional Association: Is it Beneficial?

Laughing all the Way to Work

As I was doing research for other articles on this blog I came across the International Association of Administrative Professionals' website ("IAAP") and was reminded of the advantages of being part of a professional organization. Most associations include a subscription to their monthly magazine which have great articles on subjects that matter to us.

2007 100

STRESS - 22 Ideas on How to Identify it and Eradicate It!

Productive & Organized

Have a time each week when you give yourself one hour of time to just sit, read a magazine, watch mindless tv, or other non productive activity. Thanks to Dr. Shannon Reece of Reece International LLC. Turn off the computer, don't check email or voicemail. Do you know when you are stressed?    Do you know what you can do to eliminate your stress?    Not everyone can answer those questions. 

2011 213

Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer!

Professional Assistant Blog

I work for a magazine and we hire freelancers for all sorts of reasons. Post from: Administrative Assistant Tips 0comments for this post Post a Comment Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Subscribe to Posts via Feed Subscribe to Posts via Email Featured Posts Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message Cubicle Etiquette Get A Job With A Thank You Letter How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint Want to Decorate Your Cubicle/Office?

2008 100

The importance of having someone to talk to

Laughing all the Way to Work

Below are some things that I have found helpful to build my network: Join a professional association such as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Read professional magazines when you get the opportunity. IAAP has a magazine that comes with being a member called OfficePro and it has very useful articles. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

2009 100

The E-tiquette of E-mail

Professional Assistant Blog

Watson Associates gives the following e-mail tips for Email Salutations in her e-bulletin Business Writing Updates: “There are several options for starting an e-mail in North America as our business culture is not as formal as other areas. Watson Associates for Saying Thank You in an Email : “In our recent poll on pet peeves regarding emails, a number of respondents expressed irritation about receiving messages that contained only the words thank you.

2008 100

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

Here's a tip: you talk to, email several people a day. When I write an article or blog post I use the article as content for my internet radio show which is broadcast internationally. As my business continues to grow from it's inception in 2004, I've added a lot more to my agenda, including blogging on my website, guest blogging, writing articles for e-zines and in print for local magazines, creating a monthly newsletter and doing public speaking.

2011 217

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book: 10 Crucial Steps

Daily Writing Tips

If you want to supply the finished book for free (probably as an incentive to get people to join your email list), then that will also inform your choices during the next few steps: you’ll probably want to write something quite short and simple. You might also want to look at magazines related to your topic, including the letters from readers: these can give you good clues about the concerns and interests of people who enjoy your topic area.

2018 79

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Weight Loss Consultation | THE.

The Small Business Blog

Business environment and set-up cost: There are no barriers to online international coaching other than language (although even this can be overcome by translation). We may send you a confirmation email to check you are a real person We are sorry but any violation of the above rules will mean an automatic removal of your comment. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

2008 143

The Day You'll Start To Like Yourself

Brilliantly Better

Your internal dislike process could be something like this: 1 Oh, I’m so fat, I’m bigger than most of the people I know. Maybe you should start thinking about writing those stories on a blog, or sending them to a fantasy magazine.

2010 77

16 Manuscript Format Guidelines

Daily Writing Tips

Posts By Email Grab The RSS Home Archives About Contact Tests Book 16 Manuscript Format Guidelines by Simon Kewin If you submit manuscripts to publishers or agents, you’ve probably come across the demand that you use “standard manuscript format” (or “SMF”) for your submissions. The First Page 33 Writing Terms You Should Know Share Subscribe By Email And Get A Free eBook! The download link will go along with the first email (you might need to wait up to 24 hours).

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