Clock In The Right Time Zone: Booking Meetings in Microsoft Outlook

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you have trouble trying to figure out the time zone for each meeting in Microsoft Outlook ? Since Outlook only allows for one time zone to be added to the persons calendar , this makes it a little difficult. You can now add in the meeting details for this time zone.

FollowUp.cc > Very Cool Email Reminder Tool

Denise Aday

Here’s a handy email reminder tool I’ve been trying out since last week: Followup.cc (Thank you, WebWorkerDaily.). Whenever you have an email containing an action item for later – whether a reply or some other type follow-up – you can forward it to [VALUE]@followup.cc. You’ll receive a reminder email at the designated day and/or time. If you’ve left the subject line intact, the reminder will attach to the same email thread.

Email 52

Time Saving versus Bending Over Backwards

Office Organization Success

Getting clients to self-schedule is such a HUGE time-saver as it eliminates the back and forth of emails. They then compare their schedule to your availability and when they find a suitable time slot they will go ahead and book that time with you.

2014 181

How I Use Todoist And Evernote Together

Productivityist

Pretty much everything that is any source of reference material is kept there, and even ideas for blog posts and other content spend some time in Evernote before making their way to Scrivener for bigger projects or Desk.pm I Use Both Email Accounts For The Apps Constantly.

2015 114

We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

One person can be great at software programs and know all sorts of tricks to get things done quickly and another might be excellent at organizing and managing their email account. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

2010 151

40 Outlook hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

To add a second time zone to your calendar go to Options >Calendar>Time zones>Show a second time zone. Ctrl+R can be used to quickly reply to email. Click Alt+R to reply to all in email or switch to the work week calendar view.

2016 254

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

Just forward your confirmation emails to the app (hotel, rental car, airline tickets, etc.), To-Do List Apps: Long on to-dos and short on time? Enter your habits, tasks, and hobbies into a to-do list app such as SuperNote , Wunderlist or Timeful. Timeful will suggest the optimal time to complete them. This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. I use the Time Zone Converter by TimeAndDate.

2017 181

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! What I learned very quickly was that I had to finish one room at a time. Dealing in real time.

Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Maybe it’s about time you get yourself support and experience the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant. A lot of entrepreneurs have a hard time coping with the expenses. Depending on your needs, you can choose to have a full-time or part-time virtual assistant.

2019 230

Who is attending the Virtual Summit?

Practically Perfect PA

I thought today would be a good time to give you all a quick update on where we are with the Virtual Summit. I have been getting a lot of emails from assistants wondering how they can watch the Summit in their time zone.

2017 205

7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

But a couple of the downsides, and probably why many solopreneurs don’t take advantage of this simple marketing strategy, is that: You need to spend some time preparing the material and organizing the event. Step 3 – Decide on a date and time.

2015 262

Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

Practically Perfect PA

For example, you may like to talk about that trip that saw your Exec cross every continent and time zone – how did you manage it, what did you learn from such a difficult trip and what advice can you pass on to other assistants? Email Address: *.

2016 155

On E-mail Blackouts.

Professional Assistant Blog

Hopefully, not too many of you were affected by the email system outages yesterday. It’s a reminder to all of us that depending on one system alone works fine, right up until the time that it doesn’t. In this case, commercial email services were affected, but the next time it could be your server at work. Fortunately, it’s easy these days to create backup email accounts. Until next time, T ake care - of your clutter!

2008 100

Management Practices That Make Employees Quit

On The Job

So it’s time to break the bad habits that are making you a terrible manager. You make them answer emails or phone calls at night and on weekends. You don’t think they need a day off after they’ve returned exhausted from business travel across different time zones.

2014 224

Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

Creating an itinerary for even the short trips allows me to stay on top of flight times, hotel locations and meeting details. Enter all travel details at appropriate times in his/her Outlook calendar, if used.

Travel 205

9 Step Process To Manage Your Remote Team

Office Dynamics

However, managing a remote team requires a framework that needs to allow for all team members across different time zones to collaborate effectively. By prioritizing each task and designating a reasonable time to the task we’re able to manage our effectiveness.

2016 147

What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! Save time and money.

Travel 254

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

Time spent on legal and financial due diligence can never be wasted. For one thing, no matter the size of one’s business, one must know the basics of the time value of money. The bottom line: Be patient and take your time.

2019 216

The ultimate app guide for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The app also gives access to real-time departure information, delays and gate numbers. This app allows you to enter all of your trip information including flight times, hotel reservations etc. Meetup Time Lite: Free. The app then sends you an email with their details.

2013 267

How to organise the perfect conference call

Practically Perfect PA

How do we make sure we organise a perfect conference call every time? Select a suitable time and date for everyone involved. Firstly, think about your executive – when is the best time of day for them? Do ask if they are in a different time zone to you.

2014 225

Tech Choices for the On-the-Road Office

Office Dynamics

These days, many employees and entrepreneurs find themselves working outside the traditional office and on the road at least some of the time. Many are checking emails, making calls and accessing documents, explains Cint CEO Bo Mattson. Until recently, this was time a-wasting.

2015 180

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Laughing all the Way to Work

I had a few mediation and arbitrations to set up and telephone calls to schedule with clients, but the bulk of my work was preparing documents on time and reminding the lawyers I worked for what needed to be done and by when. I had so many meetings to keep track of that I needed a method of finding the details quickly from the various emails I had about the meeting. I became very familiar with time zones and making travel arrangements.

2015 116

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!). The app also gives access to real-time departure information, delays and gate numbers. You enter all of your trip information including flight times, hotel reservations etc. I use the website all the time so it is helpful having the app on my phone.

2012 195

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!). The app also gives access to real-time departure information, delays and gate numbers. You enter all of your trip information including flight times, hotel reservations etc. I use the website all the time so it is helpful having the app on my phone.

2012 188

The Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Your Virtual Business Tips (Part 4)

Productive & Organized

No matter if you are crossing over multiple time zones or simply want to be able to go to the park and work outside, creating your freedom is possible. I hope you are enjoying this series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life.

2013 186

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

2010 153

How Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence

Ian's Messy Desk

” These slightly modified tweets appear four times, eight hours apart. Like CNN, ESPN, and NPR, we provide content repeatedly because people live in different time zones and have different social media habits. This is likely to pop-up all over the web.

Admin Buddies

Laughing all the Way to Work

If it is a planned time off then you can meet with your buddy and give them any instructions or information they will need to handle in your absence and any contact names and numbers. When the time off is unplanned it is more critical to have this information available with easy access.

2010 141

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Much has changed for the executive assistant and administrative professional, and in order to thrive in this new working environment, it’s up to both to operate wisely, using savvy to make the right decision regarding the right question at the right time.

2015 231

Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

This person is also responsible for making sure the agenda is sent out on time and will need to set a reminder to the meeting Chair to make sure that is done. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

2010 130

Virtual Assistants: Eliminate Last Minute Requests From Clients

Step It Up VA Coaching

If you don’t set up boundaries early in the relationship, this type of client can take advantage of your time and cause a lot of headaches. The client who knows you have limitations will respect your time and appreciate the guidance. Times to call: Clients like to know when you’re available. Share your office hours (including time zone) and let them know you’re a phone call or click away. Turnaround time: Provide a basic turn-around timeline for projects.

2011 125

Dealing in real time.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 13 February, 2010 Dealing in real time. Think about it the next time you give someone a timeline. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

2010 141

What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! Save time and money.

Travel 130

What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! Save time and money.

Travel 130

A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you have treated anyone unfairly, take the time to apologize and try to make things right. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Dealing in real time.

2009 141

When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

Laughing all the Way to Work

That makes it difficult when I am supposed to be organizing his calendar, but since I am responsible to organize his time and in spite of my frustration, I have to make it work. If you have to reschedule, send an email apologizing, but advise that your bosss schedule has changed.

2010 130

Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I had no idea this could be done, but I was thrilled when I got her email, but it just proved to me once again that we are all holding on to things we take for granted that others know about. The tip she sent me was how to edit an email that you have received. Dealing in real time.

2010 130

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

This happens to the best of us all of the time. Im not sure if youre covered this in the past, but Im having a difficult time working so closely with another equal coworker. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

2009 198

Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

Professional Assistant Blog

Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

2010 130

You're Invited: How to Use The Power of Video to Attract Loyal Paying Clients Who Want You!

Productive & Organized

In these economic times, it just makes sense to wring every bit of value out of every activity in your business. Forrester Research finds that video is 53 times more effective for SEO than is plain text. Time: 2:00 EST / 1:00 CST / 12:00 MST / 11:00 PST.

2012 197

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Dealing in real time.

2009 130

Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you wish that you could somehow overlap the calendars so that you could see the availabilities for everyone at the same time, instead of straining your eyes going back and forth like a yo-yo between calendars? Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!