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. Manager of your executive’s work life. Stress reducer.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Ideas on how to build better partnerships with your managers. Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

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Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Are Eu-Stressing or Dis-Stressing? Do you feel tired and stressed throughout each work day? Unfortunately, stress is always going to be a part of our lives. The only people that are not stressed are the ones that arent alive. There are actually two different types of stress - distress and eustress. Eustress is the type of stress that makes you feel good.

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Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

Office Dynamics

BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here. Either way, we want you to know who we are and what we believe. We Passionately Believe.

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

October: Managing Your Executive’s Day (Part 1) Webinar. October: Managing Your Executive’s Day (Part 2) Webinar. At Office Dynamics International we love what we do.

2015 227

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Excellent time management skills. Taking baby steps is a good way to manage a big list of “must get better at” areas.

2015 223

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

Office Dynamics

Business Management Daily had a daily free download or gift. Here’s a recap of the great content that was discussed this month: 10 Steps to Supporting Multiple Managers (4/1/2015). Wow, what a fabulous April!

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Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

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. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings?

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Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990).

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Is It OK to Hug at Work?

On The Job

But should you hug a hiring manager in your enthusiasm when you get the job? Tags: Acing the Interview workplace etiquette hugging hugging in workplace stress in workplace career advice Anita Bruzzese

2010 259

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Self-Management vs. Stress Management and Juggling Work, Home and Your Personal Life. This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals).

Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

They lose all perspective and let their stress filter into every interaction and behavior. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Creativity Difficult People Etiquette Executive And Assistant Partnership Free Webianrs Interpersonal Skills Leadership Mgr/Asst Team Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Professional Image Self DevelopmentSome assistants have it. Some assistants don’t. What is it, you ask?

2017 145

How to Stay Your Professional Best During Summer

Office Dynamics

Bonus Video about Webinar Etiquette by Joan Burge. I hope you are staying cool. Last week the temperature in Las Vegas got as high as 115! Then dropped to 109 by Thursday, which is more our norm.

2016 187

Anatomy of an Executive Assistant Infographic

Office Dynamics

Assistants go out on a limb so their bosses won’t have to lift a finger. Excellence for them is not just a goal, but a habit. This infographic is part of a series celebrating administrative excellence.

2015 266

Guest Blog by Alexis Bonari: 10 Easy Ways to Check and Maximize.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Good time management skills can help reduce confusion, stress, and even workload levels, so there are many benefits to making sure that time is well spent. Manage: Try scheduling e-mail checks every two hours to minimize time spent with the e-mail account open.

2010 130

How emotional intelligence can help the customer experience

Service Untitled

The agent could tell I was stressed, and she accommodated me in what I considered to be ‘double time’ in order to reschedule and reconfirm my flight. Emotional intelligence imparts a clarity in thinking and the ability to keep one’s composure in the most stressful situations.

2011 66

how to write a thank you letter

Job Advice Blog

Anyone who tells themselves that foregoing a fundamental rule of etiquette doesn’t matter, not only taints themselves in the mind of the interviewer, but misses two additional opportunities to sell.

2010 194

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

Minute taking definitely isnt easy, but it doesnt have to be stressful. Confessions of a Micro-Manager ► September (3) The Advertising Game Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles We live in an Acronym Happy World. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!" Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

2010 100

Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?!

2010 191

Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

Office Dynamics

Its all-in-one planner is the fastest, easiest, and smartest way to manage individual profiles and preferences and create custom end-to-end itineraries. How to segment parts of the trip so you can manage the various aspects more effectively and avoid missing any step.

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Too Many People Need Your Help At Once?

Professional Assistant Blog

This happens to me quite often, since I help about 30 people, including 6 managers. The best way to deal with stressful situations like this is to stop, take a breath and relax for a few minutes. Just getting out the tension will release any anxiety and stress you may have. Home About Me Advertise Too Many People Need Your Help At Once?

2008 100

Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Productive & Organized

The most effective networkers have a system to manage/organize business cards and their contacts.  Add them to your contact management system. Thanks to Laurie Meek of LNM Home & Office Management. Managing Biz Cards. Not Worth Stressing Out About.

5 Easy Ways Kick-Start Your Daily Personal Productivity.

Productive & Organized

Main | Your Etiquette Practice Could be Killing Your Productivity » 5 Easy Ways Kick-Start Your Daily Personal Productivity As you search for your ultimate personal productivity blueprint, don't forget to think about how you get going in the morning. 

2010 253

The Bully at Work

On The Job

Up to 70 percent of working adults say they've been bullied at some point in their working lives, and 53 percent to 71 percent of the bullies are in management positions, Civility Partners LLC says. I think there's a real need for email etiquette to be taught in workplaces today," he says.

2011 184

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Good service valued over good food?

Service Untitled

Cheryl October 13, 2010 Customer Service , Customer Service Experience , Surveys No Comments Empathica, a customer service management firm, surveyed 3,000 U.S. People relate to affordable prices, cost efficiency, and good management.

2010 54

Habits of Extremely Productive People Made Simple

Simple Productivity Blog

Cut your to-do list down to a manageable size. This saves me from the stress of a list I can’t get done. The article had this as “Improve your email etiquette”, saying that email is a “productivity killer” I disagree. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. A few weeks ago I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post about the habits of extremely productive people.

2013 191

10 Things = Frustration

Laughing all the Way to Work

Managing your workload from home when you don’t have everything you need. Tools Options Preferences E-mail Options Advanced E-mail Options Unclick “Suggest names while completing To, cc and bcc…&# My life is much simply now with less stress. Confessions of a Micro-Manager ► September (3) The Advertising Game Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles We live in an Acronym Happy World.

2009 100

Five Ways to Handle Being Personally Attacked at Work

On The Job

Smith , an etiquette expert says: "Imagine the words bouncing off of you and rolling onto the floor. Getoff agrees, and notes that the attack can be a result of many different things, including stress from an unpaid mortgage to personal problems to mental illness.

2009 207

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » The Disney Experience

Service Untitled

Very few companies do a better job at managing crowds than Disney and whenever I was in line, I was impressed with how well Disney manages the waiting process. Any company that deals with long lines and large crowds can learn a lot from Disney and how they manage lines and crowds. It is a lot less stressful for customers when there are lots of employees around who are happy to answer questions.

2009 40

Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

Professional Assistant Blog

If the management at your organization doesnt care about whats going on, is this really a place that you want to be at? Lifes too short to stress out! Home About Me Advertise Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague! By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, March 06, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity H ave you had or are in a situation where your colleague is making your life miserable?

2008 109

Admin Buddies

Laughing all the Way to Work

Having a buddy can take some of the stress off and give you assurance that you have someone you can depend on. Confessions of a Micro-Manager ► September (3) The Advertising Game Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles We live in an Acronym Happy World.

2010 141

Taking stock

Laughing all the Way to Work

Before I left I went over my checklists a few times to make sure I had everything and it was stress free each day as I reviewed the lists and checked off the items to bring. The meetings were stress free and I was able to depend on my checklists and templates.

2010 130

State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

They had great expertise in protocol, etiquette, and how to dress, speak and act as executive assistants. Joan then presented the Full Spectrum Competency Model for Star-performing Administrative Professionals , stressing the Advanced Adminology Skill Set , which will provide administrative professionals with a solid foundation. Managers who do not know how to utilize administrative assistants in new ways. There are no millennium managers yet.

2010 100

State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

They had great expertise in protocol, etiquette, and how to dress, speak and act as executive assistants. Joan then presented the Full Spectrum Competency Model for Star-performing Administrative Professionals , stressing the Advanced Adminology Skill Set , which will provide administrative professionals with a solid foundation. Managers who do not know how to utilize administrative assistants in new ways. There are no millennium managers yet.

2010 100

Going Checklist Crazy

Laughing all the Way to Work

As an aside, pen and paper will suffice if I have to, but you can see that the checklist can help avoid any unnecessary stresses from happening. Being organized helps de-clutter any task and makes it more manageable and doable.

2008 130

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Employee satisfaction a key to.

Service Untitled

Employees should be able to voice their opinions and concerns to management without the threat of repercussions. As a customer care trainer, I realize the importance of stressing employee satisfaction. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

2010 57

Kings and Queens of the Office

Laughing all the Way to Work

Posted by Patricia Robb at 11:37 AM Labels: Administrative Assistant , kings and queens of the office , problems , professional assistant , royalty , stresses at work Reactions: Newer Post Older Post Home Join me for a Webinar, Sept.

2008 130

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

Much easier than searching in Outlook and less stressful. Confessions of a Micro-Manager ► September (3) The Advertising Game Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles We live in an Acronym Happy World.

2009 141

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » A customer service lesson from a.

Service Untitled

The unique and effective skills needed for managing heated confrontations need to be reinforced with role-playing and again – practice, practice, practice. The Devil is Really in the Details Customers use detail management as an indicator of a service.

Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say thanks.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I sent another assistant a comical card about being stressed out at work. We work in a very busy office so it was a nice surprise for her to receive it and helped put the stress of the office in perspective. Confessions of a Micro-Manager ► September (3) The Advertising Game Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles We live in an Acronym Happy World. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

2010 109

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Panera Bread 2010 “25 Customer.

Service Untitled

Panera also provided cash bonuses for hourly workers as well as management incentives. Panera’s attitude towards their employees can only stress the importance of employee satisfaction delivering and contributing to customer satisfaction.

2010 53

Are you worried about job security?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read an interesting article on what management can do to prevent lay offs. One of the things they stressed was to hire well. Confessions of a Micro-Manager ► September (3) The Advertising Game Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles We live in an Acronym Happy World.

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