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. I always say that it is extremely important for assistants to attend training courses throughout the year. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses. So what training courses would I recommend for all of these instances? IT training.

Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

We recently posted a blog that listed free training sources we provide; 6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants. At Office Dynamics, it is our goal to elevate the level of the administrative profession through knowledge and training but that got us thinking, “What else can we do?”. Executive Secretary Magazine– Lucy Brazier. The post Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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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

Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International! Join the blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals and be entered to win some awesome prizes (like a subscription to Executive Secretary Magazine !). I’m preparing this post early but when you read this, I’ll have just given my presentation #OwnIt, How to Own Your Story and Win at Life at the Executive Secretary Live in London.

2016 111

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

If you request to attend a Training Day and they say that time away from the office is the main issue, then you need to make the conference seem as undisruptive as possible. Internal & External Training. Magazine Subscriptions. Support for an Internal PA Network. Internal & External Training: The first external conference that I ever attended was Square Meal Venues and Events. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.

2017 163


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. After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer.

2014 151

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. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

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?

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Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

vaclassroom: Passionate about web marketing and online training. A training centre for virtual assistants and online professionals. Lucybrazier: Owner of Executive Secretary Magazine and the VA magazine. PALifeMag: A magazine aiming to make your work life less stressful and more efficient. PitmanTraining: Great training provider for assistants across the UK. Susie_Castalia: International exec PA coach, trainer and speaker.

Consider Yourself A Leader

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International recently shared her take on the administrative professionals role as leaders in Executive Secretary Magazine. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Leadership consider yourself a leader Executive Secretary free article how to become a leader leadership leading as an admin steps toward leadership This question is for you if you’re in an administrative role. Doyou consider yourself a leader?

2014 111

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. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

I also love to share my knowledge and expertise with the Office Admin industry and therefore accept international speaking engagements and writing opportunities. Can you recommend any events, books, publications, websites, training programmes for other assistants? I am a proud member of IMA (International Management Assistants) since 2006. IMA offers a variety of trainings and conferences.

2017 144

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

I eventually started my own company providing career coaching and training—and the rest is history! 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. Share your knowledge freely with others; help train them when needed and organize collaborative team events to build relationships.

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Hearing the Message

Office Dynamics

She was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Executive Secretary magazine, and has guest-blogged for All Things Admin®, Office Dynamics®, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). She’s a frequent guest participant for “AdminChat” a weekly Executive Secretary Magazine- hosted twitterchat and sponsored by PA_Assist. ( @OfficeRenegade ). Hearing the Message.

2014 100

The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides

Practically Perfect PA

The training areas were a little disconcerting for the speakers I must say! The content for the PA Hub training area was, however, very good, thanks to Marion Lawrence. Lucy Brazier from Executive Secretary Magazine updated the audience on the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant– they are doing great things so do check out their LinkedIn Group ! Thanks to Jamila Juma-Ware ?@Justjampr Justjampr for the most flattering pic!

2014 121

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

”) and the on-site training seminars. This piqued my interest as he outlined how cross-training helped boost employee morale and retention. So you may be thinking, “Does offering training really counterbalance a less than stellar salary?” to a few thousand dollars (still far less than most development and training for other professionals). International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Webinars, books, magazines, courses.

2018 40

Remember to visit CTI at the Office* Show next week

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t been before, it is a fantastic exhibition for PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and Administrators, which brings together lots of great training and really relevant suppliers for office professionals. There is always a good mix of exhibitors covering technology, office supplies, training, venues, events, corporate hospitality and travel. This post is sponsored by Corporate Travel International (CTI).

2014 121

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. Dealing with it on an individual level involves making concerted efforts towards bringing about an internal shift within young girls and women. Healing any past emotional trauma or pain with a trained professional.

2018 141

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

If you need an international service, check that your service provider operates in all the countries on your itinerary. You might also want to find out about their training programmes – a well-trained chauffeur will provide your traveller with first-class customer care, a higher level of accident prevention and better vehicle safety. If they can, you can save yourself loads of time and you won’t have to manage any international payments and exchange rates.

2014 171

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

Supervise and train other clerical staff. Lucy Brazier – Executive Secretary Magazine April 23, 2105. Jennifer Corcoran is an Office Manager with 20 years’ admin/PA experience working with Senior Executives at international level. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention. You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position. I’m curious to know how the original Job Spec evolved.

2015 147

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Obtaining funds from work to complete training in the current environment is difficult. Yes, Outlook Training and Training in Supporting a University Committee. To be effective in any position you need to be on the forefront of technology and systems use so I have attended many training courses for software and technology. Yes – started with the basics after raising family i.e. college courses – typing, word processing then on the job training.

2014 147

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. The Gala is a hugely popular event at Joan’s conference. Usually admins only get to plan dinners and evening events for their leaders and clients.

2013 109

Do Some Research on Fact-Checking

Daily Writing Tips

Do you want to be a magazine writer? Fact-checking is an entry-level profession in the magazine industry that can lead to staff or freelance writing opportunities. It can be, but it is also excellent training for reporters and writers: not only do fact-checkers (also called research editors) vet article content, they also often help writers with background research.

2011 53

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

STRESS - 22 Ideas on How to Identify it and Eradicate It!

Productive & Organized

Have a time each week when you give yourself one hour of time to just sit, read a magazine, watch mindless tv, or other non productive activity. Thanks to Dr. Shannon Reece of Reece International LLC. Thanks to Peter Coombs of FRONTLINE Training & Consulting. Do you know when you are stressed?    Do you know what you can do to eliminate your stress?    Not everyone can answer those questions. 

2011 213

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. Business environment and set-up cost: There are no barriers to online international coaching other than language (although even this can be overcome by translation). E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

2008 143

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

I wrote The Deeper Meditation Training Course first, then the audio course came out later. When I write an article or blog post I use the article as content for my internet radio show which is broadcast internationally. Content and copy are the driving force of many internal and external client campaigns. Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business. 

2011 217

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Interview with Doria Camaraza from American Express – Part 1 of 4 Douglas August 26, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service Experience , Hiring & Training , Interviews , Specific Companies No Comments About two weeks ago, I interviewed Doria Camaraza, who is is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fort Lauderdale Service Center for American Express.

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. Maybe you should start thinking about writing those stories on a blog, or sending them to a fantasy magazine.

2010 77

What To Do When You've Been Insulted | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

The great magazine subscription debacle Reply Stacey Cornelius ( @thestudiosource ) April 28, 2010 at 9:25 am What Melinda said. I think it is also important to think about your own state when you are reading the mail, this is as much a influential factor in your internalizing the mail as the how the mail is written. You have to have a lot of training before you can be trusted to wield it in public without hurting people.

2010 58