Interns (& Internships) ROCK!

ProAssisting Blog

I know, I know… ProAssisting is a blog and on-line learning environment for assistants… and it is but before one becomes an assistant, they usually have had some experience working as an intern. Basically, we believe, interns and internships rock and that anyone in college (and even high school) should be interning during summer breaks and potentially during semesters when they have a break in their schedule.

Why Your Small Business Must Have an Internal Employee App?

Dumb Little Man

An internal employee app is a great way for organizations to engage with their employees. An internal employee engagement app would be effective in doing this. With an internal employee app, employees are encouraged to use their phones at work to access the app.

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How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants.

6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

Dumb Little Man

And the fun of traveling multiplies if you are flying to a foreign destination, more if that’s your first international trip. To help you prepare, here are some international travel tips you’ll find useful on your first vacation abroad. With the internet at your disposal, once you know where you are going, booking your international flights, hotels, and activities are perhaps the easiest part of planning your trip.

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Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that a lot of countries have strange international laws ? What did you think of these strange international laws? The post Strange International Laws Every Tourist Should Know appeared first on Dumb Little Man. It’s easy to get in trouble in a foreign country if you don’t know its laws and cultural traditions. Some laws have not been changed for centuries and are rather funny (or dangerous!) for a modern tourist.

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. How long have you been a friend of Office Dynamics International? 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.

International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

And therefore, I am writing today – International Women’s Day (IWD). Observed annually on March 8 since 1911, International Women’s Day is a day put aside to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, and take action. In their March 2 article, Forbes has recommended four easy and effective steps to support the International Women’s Day 2020 “Each for Equal” Theme: . Sunday, March 8.

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Office Dynamics International Celebrates 30 Years of Inspiring Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

The post Office Dynamics International Celebrates 30 Years of Inspiring Administrative Excellence appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training To Our Clients and Colleagues: 30 years is a long time to sustain and build a business in a very unique niche. one that I created. administrative training and development. There have been many ups and downs over the years but I would not have chosen any other path.

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4 Questions Beginners Ask About International Shipping

Small Business CEO

But shipping products, especially internationally, can be expensive. … The post 4 Questions Beginners Ask About International Shipping appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Now that everything’s available online, it’s easy to see why eCommerce businesses are doing so well.

How To Go From Intern To Full-Time Employment

Dumb Little Man

Given the current economic climate and job market, more and more companies are employing an intern-to-hire strategy for entry level employees. With an overabundance of candidates, even those with experience or graduate degrees are starting as interns. So, you're an intern. Gone are the days when it was easy to land a job right out of college or with no experience. Employers want to make sure that they hire the right people and don't waste precious resources.

International Business Times column

The Small Business Blog

You can now read even more from me via my new column in the excellent International Business Times. I will be sharing advice and helpful tips to their readers on the tech topics that I feel strongly about. In my first column I explain the benefits of the Business Cloud and how it could help…

Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Chance to Study Internationally

Small Business CEO

Here are some reasons how studying internationally can improve the quality and outcome of your life. … The post Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Chance to Study Internationally appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help. Create a PA Calendar of relevant Internal & External PA Events for e.g. internal and external networking opportunities and information on approved trainers & ad-hoc training/conference days. If you are interested in launching or participating in an internal PA network it would be great to have you on board.

International Virtual Assistant Day 2009

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs International Virtual Assistant Day 2009 Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:39 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant While you may already have seen, heard, read or otherwise somehow found out that the Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) scheduled for May 14-16 has been postponed and rescheduled to October 1-3, 2009!

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Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work?

Office Dynamics

Do you have an internal admin site where you work? An internal admin site is the main company site with all the links that admins find useful for their jobs centralized in one place. The post Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work? Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers.

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Small Independent Publisher finds International success

The Small Business Blog

I was impressed to hear about a small UK business book publishing company named Panoma Press that has been very successful in the international market. Panoma have just licensed another ten of their titles for distribution in Malaysa and Singapore during the… Read the full article here: Small Independent Publisher finds International success on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. We always like to highlight success stories here at the Small Business Blog.

Ever wondered how international courier companies work?

The Small Business Blog

Ever wondered how international courier companies work? The answer, unless you’ve used them a lot, is probably “No.” Shipping is one of those topics that most of us will only take time to learn about if we absolutely need to. When you’re considering using a courier for the first time, you will need to know…

How to Stop Wasting Time – Internal Factors

Ian's Messy Desk

These time-wasters fall into two types: internal, those things we generate and external, those things that come at us from outside. There are many behaviours and practices that get in the way of our productivity. Both types can be controlled. There are four behaviours/practices leading to wasted time: Disorganization – How much stuff do you have sitting on your desk or in your work area?

Jasmine Freeman named Vice President,Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

Jasmine Freeman named Vice President, Office Dynamics International. Jasmine Freeman, Chief Executive Assistant to Joan Burge , founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International , has been named an Officer of the Company, Vice President. Office Dynamics International. November 7, 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada, For Immediate Release.

How To Export Internationally As a Solo Entrepreneur, Using the Foreign-Language Internet

The Solopreneur Life

The chief bonus is a well-established customer base with an international scope and language settings, and assistance already provided for each market. International Business exporting foreign-language Internet translationT he advent of the Internet has revolutionized the way in which businesses both large and small operate and has opened up a host of opportunities for the solo entrepreneur.

A Guide to Internal Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

Original post: A Guide to Internal Punctuation. This post outlines the functions of punctuation marks employed within a sentence: the comma, the semicolon, the colon, and ellipses. Comma. A comma performs a number of functions, including. setting off elements of a list (“I’m going to order soup, salad, and an entrée”). combining with a conjunction to separate two independent clauses (“She ordered dinner, but she declined the dessert menu”).

Five Ways to Break Into The International Digital Business Market

Small Business CEO

When you take a look at recent trends in the international digital business market today, it is clear to see that lots of growth is expected. … Human Resources careers digital marketing international businessDigital marketing is the way to go for most modern companies. Consequently, this means more money for stakeholders. Hence, there is no surprise to see why companies are trying to outdo their rivals in claiming large shares of the online customer base.

How to Know When to Go International?

Small Business CEO

Many companies will make the decision after a few years, that it is time to venture into international markets, whereas some dive in straight away after only a few weeks; but how can either of them know if they are ready to do so? International clients may expect credit for longer than your domestic clients, and there will be administration costs and transportation fees too. Marketing business expansion international markets

International Business Trends to Look Out for Throughout 2018

Small Business CEO

… Economy & Environment business trends international businessIt is very important for businesses to adapt to their market, but also to update their technology and business operations according to what the competitors are doing. Indeed, most industries are in such competitive environments nowadays that not keeping up with the current technologies, trends and innovative business models might put you out of business.

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The Pros and Cons of Taking Your Business International

Small Business CEO

Taking your business international opens up a huge number of markets, but also invites some risks. Even if your local markets fail, your business can prosper in the international market. Advantages of International Business. … CEO Leadership business growth international business overseas market According to Shahram Shirkhani , your small business can have greater success if you adapt to the global marketplace.

Why Your business Should Really Consider Operating Internationally

Small Business CEO

If the answers are unfavourable to more than three of these questions, then you should really consider expanding to an international market – here are the top reasons for doing so: New Customers. … Management business expansion business operations international businessYou have worked tremendously hard to start-up your business and elevate it to a level where you have built up a loyal consumer base as well as gained enough capital to make your next substantial investment.

Smart Ways to Manage International Transactions for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Having an international presence is one of the best choices a small business can make. With the international consuming class expected to grow by 75% to 4.2 billion people by 2025, expanding your operations overseas will give you the opportunity to capitalize on international demand and enhance sales potential of your current offerings. A major one is international payments. Conventional banks often put hefty fees on international transactions for businesses.

10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. The post 10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International appeared first on Office Dynamics. What a very weird feeling. As I write this I am feeling all the emotions. I’m remembering many of our incredible stories that we’ve collected over the last decade of partnership. Life has been filled with so much joy and with an unbalanced amount of pain.

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Is an Intern Really Better than a Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

I recently stumbled across a tweet that read: “Interns are actually way better than virtual assistants”. As a disclaimer, I actually do believe that there are times when an intern fits a need better than a VA, so the contents of this post are not meant to disrespect interns in any way, shape or form. Are some interns better than some virtual assistants? Are some situations better suited to an intern than a virtual assistant?

3 Simple Ways to End Internal Communication Woes

Small Business CEO

… Management business communication internal communicationIn military forces around the world, top-notch communication skills, or a lack thereof, are considered a life and death issue. After all, any slip in the communication lines can result in catastrophe – soldiers can lose their lives, innocent civilians can be killed or harmed, wars can be lost.

Rope-a-Dope and International Affairs

Daily Writing Tips

The other day I began listening to an interview between NPR’s Scott Simon and Dennis Ross, a member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. My attention was stopped cold by this sentence in Simon’s opening remarks: I apologize for using a sports analogy, but what about the chances that this might be the rope-a-dope strategy for Iran?

How to Best Work With International Colleagues

45 Things

When Erin Meyer visited Tokyo with a Japanese colleague shortly after her book, “The Culture Map” was published, she agreed to speak to about 20 Japanese managers. After her presentation, she asked if there were any questions or comments. “No No hands went up, so I went to sit down,” she recalls. But then her Japanese colleague whispered to her that he believed there were some comments. Would it be OK if he tried to solicit some feedback? Meyer agreed.

Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally? 4comments for this post Regina Thanks for posting the "trying to phone/fax internationally" issue. Is there a fee of any sort that goes with the international fax? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 07, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Productivity D o you have trouble figuring out how to call a client or even a colleague in another country?

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Research: Internal Moves Smarter Than Job Hopping

45 Things

Researchers say that while employees receive pay boosts with an internal job move, an external move may not have as much potential. "[W]hen It does suggest that internal moves are quite important in moving ahead in your career," says Matthew Bidwell, a management professor and one of the researchers. It is those internal moves that lead to advances in pay, rank and responsibility, and provide long-term gains in pay and satisfaction,” Bidwell says

The Story Of My Second Marathon – Vienna International Marathon

Brilliantly Better

It was my first international competition (outside my country, that is) and, [.]. Well, it’s been almost two weeks since I posted something here, but I had a good reason for that. Last Sunday I finished my second marathon, in Vienna. It was a very rich experience, with many unexpected situations and some serendipituos encounters too. Personal Development Running marathon running vienna

Does anyone know what time it is? Calculating time internationally

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here is a tip that someone from my office gave me for calculating time internationally. Tags: time zones international time professional assistant setting different time zones Administrative Assistant I am not a proficient enough blogger to know how to put these images in my post without you having to click to enlarge it, but I am learning. To set your clock to a different time zone in Word 2007, click on the time on your computer in the bottom right-hand of your screen.

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Advice For Handling International Business Payments

Small Business CEO

But how do you conduct business internationally when it comes to the actual payment itself? Listen to the podcast interview for Sherif’s tips and advice on how small businesses can manage international payments. With the wonders of modern technology, it’s getting easier and easier for businesses to connect to foreign markets. Between currency conversions and exchange rates, you may be tempted to throw up your hands in defeat. But wait!

Everything You Need to Know About an Architecture Intern and Future Architectural Roles

Small Business CEO

Who is an architectural intern? An architectural intern is a trained person who has the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to help in an architectural office before they have received their degree. Internship is one of the most effective ways – not only for receiving a degree, but also for getting ready for a successful career.

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Infographic: International Business

The Small Business Blog

Today’s infographic highlights which countries are generating the… Read the full article here: Infographic: International Business on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Infographics global global expansion infographic international business

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Internal customer service counts too

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Internal customer service counts too Cheryl April 22, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service , Proactive 1 Comment Everyone has a customer whether it be outside or inside of the company, and morale, productivity, and employee retention improves when we are able to properly facilitate internal customer service. Internal customer service provides our coworkers within our company information or services.

Hot Flash: Working With Your Internal Temperature Turned Up

Laughing all the Way to Work

I take my jacket off for the third time this morning and tell a co-worker again how hot I am. I calculate that I have about 13 years before retirement so I better get used to it. I have to work and I am going through menopause. My doctor tells me some women can experience symptoms on and off into their 70s. I wonder what the younger women and the men in the office must be thinking as they watch the older assistants heat up.

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Old Internal Hard Drives - Portable and More Useful Than You Think!

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you have an extra hard drive lying around that you can't use any longer? Do you want to give it to your IT Department or would you rather use it for your own department's use? I was thinking to myself the other day of what I could do with my extra hard drives that I have at home, since we do have an IT Department and they take care of these types of things, since I work for a large publishing.

Denton International Socialist Organization: "If Trayvon Martin had been born white he would be alive today. That.

Denise Aday

Denton International Socialist Organization: "If Trayvon Martin had been born white he would be alive today. dentonsocialists : "If Trayvon Martin had been born white he would be alive today. That has been established beyond all reasonable doubt. If he had been white, he never would have been stalked by Zimmerman, there would have been no fight, no funeral, no trial, no verdict. It is the Zimmerman mindset that must be….

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