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

Laughing all the Way to Work

In its simplest form minutes are a record of discussion, decisions and actions to be taken and the date by when it needs to be completed. I put the items from the agenda on the template in the same order and with a space to put the discussion and decisions/actions from the meeting. Read three or four of the previous minutes to get familiar with the language of the meeting and the subjects that are discussed. People at the meeting dont want to be singled out.

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Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Yes I have taken numerous courses to assist with my role both internal office courses and external professional courses. A few months ago I asked the Practically Perfect PA readers if they could complete a survey for me.

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Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I’ve been able to plan and complete a project successfully. If you know what works best for you and if your job is 80/20 on what you like then you can put up with the small stuff like filing and filling out expense forms.

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Happy New Year! Now don't forget to put the correct year on your.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I only use this if I have a form or something that I always want the current date on it. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 December, 2009 Meetings Plus: Taking them offline I organize a lot of meetings in a day, week, month; heck, even into next year. My first plan of action is to take them offline as much as possible.

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

Food, food and more food If your event requires food the venue will send you a banqet event form and you will need to estimate the amount of food you need. My last Board meeting I ordered lunch for 10, but I had 15 Board members in attendance.

2010 141

Too much information.

Laughing all the Way to Work

For example, "Further to our conversation this morning, attached is a template letter that should meet your needs." If you have a few ideas or requests in your e-mail, it is best to set it out in point form so the person does not have to dig for it.

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

For my readers from other countries, you will note there is a section for foreign dignitaries and if you click on that it will give you the proper form to address just about anyone in the world. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2009 100

It's Lonely in the Corner Office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Where I used to work we had a Mailroom and I would plunk what I needed in a tray with a form to tell them how I wanted it to turn out and return to get it when it was finished. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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When you need it later: The Bring-Forward System

Laughing all the Way to Work

If there are forms that need to filled in and it has a due date in June, I put those forms in the June folder with a bf date on it for a week before it is due. I create a corresponding Task reminder and write something like this: WAITBIN need to prepare form for production by March 23rd. They will have confidence that you have a plan and that things wont slip through the cracks and will be able to relax and let you do your job.

2009 100

New Hire Overload

Laughing all the Way to Work

All important information, but I knew I couldnt possibly retain much of what I was looking at in one sitting so I started to cheat and flip through a few tabs because I had to sign a form that I read the manual. Albeit, I do the introductions first (50+ people to meet) and then start with first-thing-in-the-morning tasks. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

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