Magazines for the Administrative Assistant

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just got my new issue of OfficePro (the IAAP magazine for office professionals) and it was a great read on the bus the last few mornings. If you are already a member of IAAP the magazine comes as part of your membership. Another magazine that I would recommend for the Administrative Assistant is AdminAdvantage. This magazine is in electronic form and will be delivered to your email address.

2007 135

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. As founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, I have been on the “other side of the desk” for 25 years. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations.

2015 153

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

Office Dynamics

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. Who Is Office Dynamics International? Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

2015 116

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

In fact, there is an event called #AdminChat that’s just for assistants – a free event that happens with a select resource, weekly, hosted by Executive Secretary Magazine (another phenomenal administrative resource). Finalist – PPA Independent Publisher’s Business Magazine of the Year 2013 – Lucy has been a supreme collaborator and provider of quality content for administrative professionals. I love this resource for keeping my skills updated and continued learning.

Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you upgrade your skills? Many professional organizations are looking for professionals to submit articles for publishing in their newsletters and magazines. You are an important part of the team and your skills are needed to effectively complete a project or job. Tags: International Association of Administrative Professionals paycheque job or career IAAP career Administrative Assistant Job Interview

2007 100

Help Desk

Practically Perfect PA

Internal envelops – I go through dozens of these a week. This is kept neatly in an upright plastic magazine rack and I cull out of date information every few months. Skills Tasks admin administrators Business Desk Executive Assistant office Office supplies PA Personal AssistantA few days ago I was getting ready to go home after a long day in the office when it dawned on me that I had been at my desk all day.

2012 135

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

InstAM: Inspiring professional administrators, business managers and leaders to develop skills and build successful careers. Lucybrazier: Owner of Executive Secretary Magazine and the VA magazine. PALifeMag: A magazine aiming to make your work life less stressful and more efficient. Susie_Castalia: International exec PA coach, trainer and speaker.

Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

Please visit her site and learn how you can improve your writing skills. Executive Secretary Magazine– Lucy Brazier. With a history of cross-promotion, the Executive Secretary Magazine and Office Dynamics team have been working very hard to encourage the administrative field with forward progress and thinking. We recently posted a blog that listed free training sources we provide; 6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants.

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

You will discover amazing opportunities you never knew existed, and you will expand your skills in ways you never thought possible. Executive Secretary magazine is a very popular, global admin-specific publication and it’s a great place to submit your first inquiry. The International Association for Administrative Professionals is the leading association for admins. As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community.

2019 161

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder. We have a shed load of skills that have to be kept up to date so that we can do our job effectively. We have to be experts at IT, we have to have great people skills and we have to be assertive and confident to be able to handle all of the daily tasks asked of us!

Chinese Businesses Renting White Guys

Small Business Labs

Foreign Policy magazine has an article on the phenomenon of Chinese companies employing white Americans on a part-time basis.  Having a white guy around meant the company was hip and "kokusai" - meaning international.  Pretty much any white guy with basic conversational Japanese language skills would do.

2012 134

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

A lot of Job Specs tend to focus on a standard set of skills rather than the actual responsibilities. It is imperative to be proactive about self-promotion in order to showcase your skills, achievements and personal brand. The Skill-set of the modern PA is a far cry from tea and typing: Exceptional Communication – with colleagues, clients, suppliers, peers and the public (includes Active Listening). CPD – Active learning in relation to both hard and soft skills.

2015 147

How to Really Love Yourself From the Inside Out

Dumb Little Man

Media outlets, such as TV shows, movies, advertisements, magazines, and social media, infiltrate her mind with unattainable standards for beauty. A lack of good social and relationship skills. Dealing with it on an individual level involves making concerted efforts towards bringing about an internal shift within young girls and women. The concept of self-love and total body acceptance has become such ubiquitous topics that they seem almost trite and common.

2018 141

Episode 294: Leadership is Language with David Marquet


Magazine. The exceptions only include coding boot camps, international programs, teacher credentialing programs, and test prep courses.). This book provides insights on how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution skills for teams. .

2020 40


Office Dynamics

Wednesday opened with a substantial continental breakfast outside in the soft morning air, and then participants filed into the main ballroom to find their seats in preparation for the opening speech by Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. Although modern culture tries to tell us that being creative is a natural gift, Lisa challenged us to understand that it is simply another skill that can be learned and developed.

2014 151

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author. 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. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

Episode 280: All You Have to Do is Ask with Dr. Wayne Baker


Focusing on social capital, social networks, generosity, and positive organizations, Dr. Baker has published six books and contributed to such outlets as Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive Magazine, and Sloan Management Review. 8:34) If you struggle asking for help for any typical reason, this is what you can do to break that habit (10:37) Can this kind of process be applied internally as well? (13:14) On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Dr. Wayne Baker as my guest.

2020 59

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve attended numerous seminars in leadership, time management, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, meeting planning, event planning, and disaster recovery planning (Joan Eisendot and her website are fantastic resources) as well as is Tyler Davidson at Meetings Focus magazine/website, and freely shared the knowledge with my peers and anyone who asked. Yes I have taken numerous courses to assist with my role both internal office courses and external professional courses.

2014 147

Episode 280: All You Have to Do is Ask with Dr. Wayne Baker


Focusing on social capital, social networks, generosity, and positive organizations, Dr. Baker has published six books and contributed to such outlets as Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive Magazine, and Sloan Management Review. 8:34) If you struggle asking for help for any typical reason, this is what you can do to break that habit (10:37) Can this kind of process be applied internally as well? (13:14) On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Dr. Wayne Baker as my guest.

2020 40

The 3rd Annual Gala Dinner.

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International, the Gala is an amazingly fantastic party and celebration of the profession and the wonderful individuals who comprise that profession. It was the kind of desserts that are so beautiful they look like they could go on the cover of a food magazine. ” which really brought down the house with their high kicks and tricks of dancing skill and artistry. The Gala is a hugely popular event at Joan’s conference.

2013 109

Joining a Professional Association: Is it Beneficial?

Laughing all the Way to Work

As I was doing research for other articles on this blog I came across the International Association of Administrative Professionals' website ("IAAP") and was reminded of the advantages of being part of a professional organization. Most associations include a subscription to their monthly magazine which have great articles on subjects that matter to us.

2007 100

The importance of having someone to talk to

Laughing all the Way to Work

Below are some things that I have found helpful to build my network: Join a professional association such as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Read professional magazines when you get the opportunity. IAAP has a magazine that comes with being a member called OfficePro and it has very useful articles. 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!

2009 100

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Weight Loss Consultation | THE.

The Small Business Blog

Skills needed: You will need to have a background in personal training and nutrition or have experience of working as a fitness instructor. Because you will be in direct contact with the general public you will need excellent communication skills and an approachable personality. In addition, you will need basic web publishing skills in order to update your website. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2008 143

The Day You'll Start To Like Yourself

Brilliantly Better

Your internal dislike process could be something like this: 1 Oh, I’m so fat, I’m bigger than most of the people I know. You can refine and enhance your current version of yourself , that’s true, but overall, everything you have within your being, your physical body, your emotional arsenal, your skills, everything is there for a reason. Maybe you should start thinking about writing those stories on a blog, or sending them to a fantasy magazine.

2010 77

Why Good Copywriting Goes Bad: Ignorance | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

They are, unfortunately, classic examples of what happens when a company seeks to communicate internationally on the cheap. Foreign language copywriters or professional translators skilled at intercultural communications adapt your key messages to targets whose cultural values and references can differ significantly. “They are, unfortunately, classic examples of what happens when a company seeks to communicate internationally on the cheap.

2010 67

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

Service Untitled

I started as a publisher for Departures Magazine. So instead of a US service network and an international service network, since the beginning of year we have had a global service network we call World Service. Then we do an assessment to determine math computation skills, how they would handle certain customer interactions, etc. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

16 Manuscript Format Guidelines

Daily Writing Tips

Use italics where they would appear in print (internal dialogue, foreign words etc.). I must admit I’ve never put “FBSRO&# (or whatever) on my manuscripts but I can see the sense of it if the magazine seeks a variety of different rights. From the article “Basic Computer Skills for Authors&# [link] ) 1.

2010 86