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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Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 02, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you feel stressed at work? People get stressed all of the time. Getting rid of stress in your life can make you more productive , keep you healthy and even keep you sane. Read my post on the difference between good and bad stress.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

Stress reducer. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant. I hear it from both sides of the desk. I hear assistants talk about their job or the profession as if it is no big deal.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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. In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (4/20 – 4/24) and Office Dynamics 25th Year in business educating administrative professionals and their executives, we are bringing back our Blog-a-Thon.

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. You MUST hashtag your past #adminblogathon in order to be entered for the bonus entries. Example of a Tweet or Facebook Post: This article changed my life [add your favorite article link] #adminblogathon.

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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. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality. “Falling into a job” will never compare to “falling in love with your career.”

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. We offer high level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, an executive assistant boot camp and more. However we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our our premium programs.

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society. We juggle family, business demands, and social lives. But all too often, we encounter resistance. Glass ceilings, stereotypes, and the physical limitations of time all attempt to hold us back.

2015 132

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

Office Dynamics

Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? 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. IAAP teamed up with Staples to #CelebrateAdmins.

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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? This free monthly webinar series has given us the opportunity to get to know so many more of you than ever before.

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Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Cost Effective Creativity Difficult People Etiquette Leadership Mgr/Asst Team Multiple Managers Networking Organizational Skills Problem Solving Professional Image Self Development Stress Management Teamwork Technology Time Management Travel Workplace Tools amazon kindle appreciation collaboration free gift free kindle ebook gift for assistants special offer Who Took My Pen Again

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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 141

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). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! After all, leaders are the people we work for, right?

5 Text Messages You Should Never Send

Dumb Little Man

Here are 5 text messages that will remind you of the proper text etiquette. Depending on who you sent this message to, it can cause them a lot of unnecessary stress. However, as convenient as it seems, make sure that you still follow proper text etiquette whenever you send someone a message. Mobile Relationships StressHave you seen the popular meme about not answering phone calls, because “you don’t use your phone for that” ?

2016 157

Is It OK to Hug at Work?

45 Things

Tags: Acing the Interview workplace etiquette hugging hugging in workplace stress in workplace career advice Anita Bruzzese

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How to Stay Your Professional Best During Summer

Office Dynamics

Bonus Video about Webinar Etiquette by Joan Burge. Attitude Motivators Professional Image Stress Management Trending #careeradvice #mondaymotivation administrative assistant attitude creativity in the workplace executive assistant Monday Motivators professional image professionalism stay your professional best summer wellnessI 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.

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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. Find out more at ‪ #‎BehindTheSuccess‬: The post Anatomy of an Executive Assistant Infographic appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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Can knowing which fork to use help you in your career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do people pay attention to our table etiquette when we are entertaining a client, having a lunch interview or when we are at a work function? There are etiquette schools that teach business executives , and others who want to invest in their career, how to act in public. Work functions can sometimes be stressful to know what to say. Is there an etiquette on how to say goodbye? All etiquette articles linked from the Etiquette School of Ohio's blogsite.

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Ease up on customer service demands during inclement weather

Service Untitled

If employees are able to work from home using remote devices, it maintains stability of the business as well as an important morale booster in times of stress for both employers and employees. Angry Customers Customer Service Employees Etiquette Little Things, Big Differences Proactive Whether it be hurricanes, blizzards, fogs, or floods, inclement weather has its own way of leading an otherwise civilized society into moments of rage and unacceptable behavior.

"May I help you?" Developing Good Client Relationships

Laughing all the Way to Work

In one interview I went on it was stressed that they were looking for someone who had excellent communication skills, a great telephone manner and someone who was easy to get along with. In dealing with clients you need to be sensitive to their needs and be aware that sometimes people are under stress and you must treat them with professionalism and care.

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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. Customer Satisfaction Customer Service Customer Service Experience Employees Etiquette Hiring & Training Little Things, Big Differences

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Hands Hurt From Typing?

Professional Assistant Blog

Heres a product that will help you feel better and relieve pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injury. 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?

2007 100

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. 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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

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Are You Afraid to Talk to Your Boss?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Filed Under: Organize A re you afraid to talk to your boss about your workload - if you really do feel stressed about the workload that you have? Home About Me Advertise Are You Afraid to Talk to Your Boss? Try using the "Compliment Sandwich" method. Youd be amazed of how well it works and helps you negotiate the only thing that you really can negotiate - time!

2007 100

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. 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! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 20 February, 2010 Minute taking made easier.

2010 100

how to write a thank you letter

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection how to write a thank you letter On August 11, 2010, In Career Coaching by Judi Perkins , By The How-To Career Coach 0 Sending a thank you letter is as important as interview preparation.

2010 149

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Working on customer service skills

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Working on customer service skills Cheryl August 05, 2010 Customer Service Experience , Hiring & Training , Little Things, Big Differences No Comments When a customer service representative delivers great customer service, there is less stress and less hassle. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

Quiz: Are You a Professional Communicator?

Eat Your Career

Communicating professionally is an essential part of workplace etiquette. It can be difficult to keep your emotions in check , especially when things are busy and stressful. But how you communicate with co-workers and superiors can truly make or break your career. Are you communicating professionally? Take this quiz and find out! Download the PDF version here >> Instructions. Review the following statements and pick the answer that describes you best.

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How to Find Your Voice at Work

Eat Your Career

If you need to confront a delicate situation with someone who’s particularly stressed out, choose your timing wisely. Basic social etiquette applies in the workplace. I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me that speaking up at work is a challenge. It’s not that they don’t have opinions—the certainly do! And it’s not because they don’t have the smarts—these folks are the best and the brightest.

2010 133

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?! You won’t make any friends in business if you don’t respect the basic rules of etiquette, and this is certainly one of the most important. Manage Your Stress Change of any kind is stressful.

2010 144

We Know We're Rude With Our Phones -- But We Don't Do Anything About It

45 Things

A recent survey finds respondents say that it's proper etiquette to put your phone away in meetings but 53% of them keep it out. Work is stressful enough, right? When cellphones first made their appearance, workplace advice columnists like myself advised that bosses and co-workers became annoyed when a worker used it at work.

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Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

Office Dynamics

Strategies for communicating with your executive to reduce stress for everyone—including you! Take a moment to review Joan’s video about Webinar Etiquette in advance. For an assistant, travel planning can be a nightmare! It’s one of the most taxing, time-consuming aspects of your role, whether you’re planning a quick overnight trip or a two-week, multi-stop world tour.

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Interview Poem

Laughing all the Way to Work

You're going on an interview, whether by choice or necessity You have to go in with confidence, and being prepared is the key When they say, "Tell me about yourself", that’s not the time to babble Don't talk about your kids and spouse or your financial trouble You could be asked things like, "What have you learnt from your mistakes?" or, "Why should we hire you over the other candidates?"

2008 100

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

Productive & Organized

Not Worth Stressing Out About. I do as I advise people when I consult on business and social media etiquette. Image And Etiquette Consulting & Public Speaker. " I have no idea who those people are, but they were important to me at one time. " " That is what a recent client told me when I opened a drawer in her office and found it filled with business cards. The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows. 

Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Professional Assistant Blog

You have to share your secrets with us, if you are not feeling stressed, which I hope you are not. Posted on 21 April, 2010 5:09 AM 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?

2009 125

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.  Motivation: Create a Work Environment that Enhances Your Goals (@GinaParris Video)   Filing So You Can Find it Again Disorganization Equals STRESS! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 194

Habits of Extremely Productive People Made Simple

Simple Productivity Blog

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.

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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

Professional Assistant Blog

Now you can show your boss the new presentation that they were asking for, without getting your stress level up. 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?

2007 118

Too Many People Need Your Help At Once?

Professional Assistant Blog

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? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity A re you having difficulty with overcoming a problem?

2008 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. Whatever the decision, it's clear that with the increasing stress of layoffs, pay cuts and dismal financial news, more employees than ever may be facing a workplace that isn't always kind to the psyche.

2009 159

Has The Bubble Burst?

Professional Assistant Blog

Our lives are increasingly hectic and we are bombarded by so much stuff on a daily basis that learning to be productive, so as to handle the stresses of modern life, is a wise move. Home About Me Advertise Has The Bubble Burst? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, March 10, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity E ditor’s note: This is a guest post by James of Organize IT.

2008 100

Top Reasons for Working in Large and Small Companies

Professional Assistant Blog

Trust me, it can be very stressful! Post from: Administrative Assistant 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

E-mails Should Not Be Like a Game of Tennis!

Professional Assistant Blog

Another point I would like to stress is to archive your e-mails for a certain period of time that either you or your company feels would be appropriate. Home About Me Advertise E-mails Should Not Be Like a Game of Tennis! By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 14, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Organize , Prioritize , Productivity Y ou write an e-mail to a staff member about a client having an issue with something.

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