Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening.

5 Unconventional Google Search Tips for Power Searching

Dumb Little Man

If you Google [google search tips], you''re bound to find plenty of articles that explain several ways you can improve your search techniques. They may even entice you with the promise of turning you into a Google power searcher. You can follow Anthony on Google+.

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Getting Into Google

Productivityist

Remember when I wrote an entire series about getting out of Google ? The first thing I did was to go to Google Play and download all of the apps I use that were on my iOS devices. Yeah, me too. Now I''m diving in. And I''m diving in deep.

Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

Employers are looking for good communication skills. In fact, Facebook, Google, Morgan Stanley and Microsoft all hire a large percentage of their employees from top 200 schools. You will just have to be able to show that you have the skills and the drive to succeed.

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Why Google Calendar Eats All Other To Do List Apps For Breakfast

Productivityist

I’d like to show you why Google Calendar is the best to do list app around. Before we dive into Google Calendar, let’s look at the problem at hand. When you practice and improve this skill, you can be able to estimate planned tasks very accurate (+/- 10 minutes).

If You Like Surprises, Google Yourself

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Tags: Interview Skills by Alex Freund

Why Use Active Verbs Instead of Passive?

Office Dynamics

Barbara McNichol works with business professionals to provide expert editing of nonfiction books and help them improve their writing skills. You can reach Barbara at 520-615-7910 or editor@barbaramcnichol.com and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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Whack Extraneous Phrases from Your Writing

Office Dynamics

Barbara McNichol works with business professionals to provide expert editing of nonfiction books and help them improve their writing skills. You can reach Barbara at 520-615-7910 or editor@barbaramcnichol.com and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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How to Develop Your Inner Circle, a Webinar Replay with Peggy Vasquez

Office Dynamics

Regardless of your job title, intelligence level or personal skill set, there is one certainty that always holds true: You simply cannot achieve your vision of greatness (whatever it may be) without the help of other people.

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Not Sure If It’s One Word or Two? Check This List

Office Dynamics

Barbara McNichol works with business professionals to provide expert editing of nonfiction books and help them improve their writing skills. You can reach Barbara at 520-615-7910 or editor@barbaramcnichol.com and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

If you learn the basics of the piano, you’ll gain a wealth of skills and knowledge that you can use in a lot of ways. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways to improve your piano skills and become a better musician. I have been a pianist all of my life.

5 Reasons Why You Need Emotional Intelligence

Office Dynamics

And to quote Liam Neeson in the movie “Taken,” regularly interacting with a wide range of personalities inside and outside the company requires “a very particular set of skills.” Let’s face it, people who have strong interpersonal skills, maintain a friendly tone and show a genuine interest in their coworkers are just more likable. Connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter , Google+ , Pinterest and the OfficeTeam blog.

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

Try to think about your organisation’s brand in a more creative way – if for example the company colour is green do a Google search for ‘green’ and see what images appear and then use them for your slide backgrounds. Google Slides.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

Try to think about your organisation’s brand in a more creative way – if for example the company colour is green do a Google search for ‘green’ and see what images appear and then use them for your slide backgrounds. Google Slides.

2017 84

Do you have the courage to flourish?

Office Dynamics

The fear of clowns is very prevalent; in fact, there are over 356,000 results for the term when Googled. What are you going to do this summer that you’ve never done before and have always wanted to do? Are you having a hard time getting yourself going this morning?

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Using social media to empower Assistants

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Google Alert – if you want to impress the boss, gain brownie points and have up to date news you can set up google alerts for topics of interest (company updates, products & services, clients etc.).

When “Start” Begins to Creep into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

Barbara McNichol works with business professionals to provide expert editing of nonfiction books and help them improve their writing skills. You can reach Barbara at 520-615-7910 or editor@barbaramcnichol.com and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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How to Choose Words with Intention Every Time

Office Dynamics

Related posts by Barbara: When to use “like” vs. “such as” Barbara McNichol works with business professionals to provide expert editing of nonfiction books and help them improve their writing skills.

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15 social media and technology trends for 2015

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Google Glass and the Apple iWatch really do seem like something out of a sci-fi film but they will be available in 2015. By the end of 2015 I would love to see more and more assistants involved in social media and using new technologies to enhance their skills. Wearable technology.

10 Strategies to help you Tweet like a Social Media Rockstar

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Just tap the phrase into Google if you’d like some examples). A Google search will help you find Twitter chats in your industry on a topic relevant to your audience, or check out [link] Others in the chat will respond and like, retweet your content and give you more engagement.

The ultimate app guide for assistants

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If I’m honest, I am really just lost without them (sometimes I am literally lost without them thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me around!). Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone and I have a lot of my life on my iPad.

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The ultimate guide to designing presentations

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Try to think about your organisation’s brand in a more creative way – if for example the company colour is green do a Google search for ‘green’ and see what images appear and then use them for your slide backgrounds.

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

And Google has become the new resume. No one has your unique set of skills, gifts and ideas. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Career Management Interpersonal Skills Networking Professional Image Self Development Uncategorized“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” ~ Seth Godin. It’s no secret the world has changed. You are doing more with less.

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Becoming a Social Media Specialist

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Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest are now used by companies as a way to market, advertise and connect with their customers with businesses needing someone to manage them to their best potential. ‘We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media; the question is how well we do it?’

Will Google ever stop amazing me? Introducing Goog/411

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 May, 2009 Will Google ever stop amazing me? Introducing Goog/411 I was introduced to Google when I went back to work as an assistant in a law firm in Ottawa. It was then she introduced me to Google. Recently, a temp worker at my job gave me another Google tip. Google has an information line ( 1 800 466 4411 ). You can use google to get similar information. Will Google ever stop amazing me?

4 Tips For Keeping Important Documents Safe

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However, if you also want to be able to access them from anywhere then you might want to move to a cloud based system such as Google docs. Featured Key Skills Sponsored post We all have important documents that we need to keep safe.

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Technology of the week – Pin Drop

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The map is similar to Google Maps in that it tells you where you are at that exact moment and can help when you are lost. Users can import location data from Facebook, Foursquare, Google and Instagram and they can set up multiple accounts to easily separate work and play.

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 2

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You should refer back to your core PA/EA skills for this one. This question is asking you to demonstrate which skills you call on to resolve problems. I see myself working as an Executive Assistant because I do enjoy the job but I hope to have really perfected my skills and am in a position where I can utilise my talents but also still challenge and stretch myself.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills.

How Oscar Wilde Used Google Buzz to Teach Savvy Leadership

Small Business CEO

A Pivotal Leadership Skill. In a world where your leadership of people, more so than your ideas, determines how far you’ll go, invest a bit of time in mastering this simple skill. “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it.

Best tips on working with multiple managers

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I look for ways to develop/enhance strong people skills and master my emotions. The aim is to be able to synergise with the Execs and colleagues, using emotional intelligence skills to achieve a thriving and motivating work environment and build solid partnerships.

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The Profound Effects Of Meditation On The Mind

Dumb Little Man

Luckily, I found a path out and a skill set to move forward in life in a way I never knew was possible. They mastered the tools and skills that helped them to take on challenges in a far more productive way. But, as I make my way through life, I’ve realized that training your mind is simply a skill. Like any skill we develop, it takes time, dedication and a big reason to start training in the first place. Life can feel like it’s moving at a VERY fast pace.

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Staying in the loop

Practically Perfect PA

A skill that is super important for assistants to master. Make the most of Google Alerts by setting one up with your organisation’s name. This is an obvious but under used skill. The say goes that information is King. For assistants information is everything!

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Virtual Assistant…10 Years Later

Tips From T. Marie

Many of them were highly skilled professionals who found themselves without jobs during the recession. Google Drive/Docs has also seen an increase in use for businesses, and is available for free. Virtual assistants who team up with clients already using Google apps exclusively may not find other software necessary. .

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5 Best Ways to Use Technology To Land Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

An online portfolio isn’t only a great way to highlight your skills, qualifications and experience, it can also show employers that you know your way around technology. This a highly sought-after skill among forward-thinking companies, especially now that technology evolves at a rapid rate. But, if you want to be first in line, you should use a tool, like Google Alerts, to receive online job postings as soon as possible. Looking to move on from your dead-end job?

2017 36

How to Write a Blog Post That Millennials Will Read

Dumb Little Man

Neil Patel is a skilled writer of single, scannable paragraphs. Below is one example of how he writes his posts: Article headline: The Proven Method to Ranking on the First Page of Google For Any Long-tail Keyword.

2016 69

8 Common Content Marketing Myths You Should Stop Believing

Dumb Little Man

Those reasons existed way before Google and they’ll continue into the future. Blog posts are important for your content marketing strategy, but only if they are of high quality and follow the Google’s norms. Are you aware of content marketing myths ?

2016 48

A guide to job hunting

Practically Perfect PA

Have you ever Googled someone and been slightly surprised, or even put off, by what you have found? Finally, Google yourself and remove anything that doesn’t present you in the best possible light. The right answer is often relatively short, and brevity is an impressive skill in itself.

Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools. With TRAVO , all you have to create a profile for each of your travelers and you’ll never have to refer back to your sticky notes or Google Docs ever again!

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