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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.

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.

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

People are undoubtedly the best asset of every firm and having a PA network will help confirm that PA’s are an important and integral part of the organisation. Knowledge sharing will cut down time for each PA and Manager to research information.

Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock. Peer to peer networking is more important than ever.

5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees

Dumb Little Man

All businesses, therefore, need to ensure the safety of their sensitive information and the security of their networks. Train your workers to pause and analyze situations before responding to such emails. Password management.

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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. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses.

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. More free assistant training at your fingertips. October: Managing Your Executive’s Day (Part 1) Webinar.

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Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

How Assistants Can Use Social Networking

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

How to build, deepen, and strengthen alliances within your network. For an Admin Network – https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDynamics/. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem.

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Working together can mean cross-training for out-of-office coverage and expansion of what the team together can accomplish that one person alone cannot do. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

When I was an assistant 40 years ago we complained about not getting time with our executives; we complained about not getting enough information from our managers; we complained about not getting support for training. 1 Idea: Establish and protect regular 1:1 time with manager.

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Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Tags: Networking

Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 January, 2009 Training On-line Recently someone asked me a question about training on-line so I thought I would share the answer in a post. I use a place based in Toronto, Canada called Last Minute Training.

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

Office Dynamics

Without a trusted support network—an “inner circle” of people to share their wisdom, experience, and belief in you—the road to success is elusive, if not impossible. Hint: It’s not just about “networking” for a new job! And copy of their manager.

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Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Networking

Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

And whether you think your boss is brilliant or a bore, the fact is that you have to manage the relationship with your boss if you want to advance your career. Many of us give little thought to managing our supervisors. Supervisor recommendations carry a lot of weight when it comes to decisions about raises, promotions, training resources and even job references. Employees , consider your immediate supervisor as an important internal customers.

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Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Excellent time management skills. Great networking skills. Taking baby steps is a good way to manage a big list of “must get better at” areas.

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Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Manager of your executive’s work life.

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A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

We also had the wonderful Simone White speaking about her incredible journey setting up the internal network at BlackRock. We had workshops dedicated to event management, presentation design and document management.

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Create Your Professional Development Plan Free Webinar

Office Dynamics

Upcoming professional development events at little to no cost: As Office Dynamics International celebrates our 25th Anniversary in 2015 we will offer a free webinar each month.

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Join Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics International, for an inspiring look at what it takes to live a BIG and bold life, even in today’s hectic world. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge.

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Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

No matter how heavy your workload is… Everyone can and should be a Networker.” Illustrate the benefits of networking with peers and the exchange of best practice. You need to reinforce that your work is under control and manage expectations.

2017 213

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!).

2016 207

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 October, 2008 Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro This is a guest post from JEM over at [link]. Networking Like a Pro One of the best ways to boost your career and hone your skills as an administrative assistant is to practice networking.

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

Office Dynamics

Business Management Daily had a daily free download or gift. Here’s a recap of the great content that was discussed this month: 10 Steps to Supporting Multiple Managers (4/1/2015). Who Is Office Dynamics International? Wow, what a fabulous April!

2015 151

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. I hope you will choose to pursue your dream; do your research, present your strategic, specific and structured findings and be willing to partner with your manager to invest in yourself and in your future.

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

New! Scholarship Application for 2014 Conference [TIME SENSITIVE]

Office Dynamics

Here at Office Dynamics International, we are fully committed to advancing the careers of administrative professionals. Office Dynamics International. Administrative Conference Scholarship Application Announcement.

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Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

You walk into your manager’s office to request his or her approval only to hear “no”. While teaching, coaching, and consulting with thousands of assistants nationwide, I have found that they don’t see they have to work at gaining support for training and development. Yes, I’ll get to go” or “My manager will say no.” Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending the training or conference. Admin Assistant Training Career Management

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Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

You walk into your manager’s office to request his or her approval only to hear “no”. While teaching, coaching, and consulting with thousands of assistants nationwide, I have found that they don’t see they have to work at gaining support for training and development. Yes, I’ll get to go” or “My manager will say no.” Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending the training or conference. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Career Management

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Forever A Student

Office Dynamics

Yesterday I flew to San Diego (with Jill and Brian from ODI), to attend the ATD International Conference and Exposition for 3 days. This is the training industry’s premier event with about 10,000 attendees, 300+ breakout sessions, and more than 600+ exhibitors. I am so jazzed!

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

Promote Yourself Internally. If you really want to expand your network you need a seat at the table. You will expand your network. Judi is an expert on personal branding who helps professionals learn how to expand their network, embrace fear and get a competitive edge. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Career Management Interpersonal Skills Networking Professional Image Self Development Uncategorized

2017 160

Assistants Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Confessions of a Micro-Manager

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 4 October, 2009 Confessions of a Micro-Manager Who would want to work for a micro-manager? Here are some reasons I think managers can get possessive: Im not sure I can trust you. I never wanted to be a manager.

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5 Reasons to Attend Office Dynamics World Class Assistant Course

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge, founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International is the creator of the World Class Assistant course and has helped men and women from around the world get their CWCA designation. This course was created by Joan Burge , founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International.

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The Virtual Summit Hubs

Practically Perfect PA

Well, a Hub is the opportunity for your PA network (whether that is a regional network, internal network or group of PA colleagues in your organisation) to get together to watch and interact with the main Virtual Summit.

2017 151

The Virtual Summit Live Recording

Practically Perfect PA

5:30pm: Arrival and Networking drinks. Networking drinks will take place in the fabulous bar at One Alfred Place. 6:00pm: Managing your Executive’s schedule like a mega star . Yvette Pearson, PA to the CEO at Hermes Investment Management.

2017 173

The Strategic Executive Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

His Manifesto “The Executive Assistant: What I Am” has exploded through the worldwide EA network with thousands of assistants viewing and “liking” it on social media. Adam and Jan both have 20+ years experience as former high level international executive assistants.

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Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990). As we prepare to say goodbye to 2014 and head into 2015, Office Dynamics International plans to celebrate our 25 th year in very big ways!

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Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Emphasize the benefits of networking at the conference with peers and learning from others in the field.

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