Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

Daily Writing Tips

Once upon a time, a writer was created in a complex process of teaching and mentoring. Journeyman writers learned how to craft compelling ledes, how to find the nut of the story, how to organize the article in the inverted-pyramid form, placing the most important information at the top and continuing in descending order so that the article could be cut for length right from the bottom instead of requiring someone to hunt throughout the piece for the least vital paragraphs.

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career. They work initially as an assistant-in-training and report to a senior assistant for mentoring and help with anything that comes up on the job. They are encouraged to bring any requests from their boss and run it by their mentors so they can think through the next steps. Because of this mentoring program they had no problem hiring young assistants right out of college.

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Product/Program Promotion: Problems & Profits - Launching Lessons Learned Interview Dr. Venus Opal Reese Live Event Launch

Productive & Organized

Introducing Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  She is an inspirational speaker, business mentor for black women, and marketing strategist.    Dr. Venus Opal Reese has consulted O Magazine and has been featured on ABC News, CBS News, PBS, in Glamour magazine, Diversity Inc.,   Thank you for your willingness to share some of your mistakes and lessons learned so that others could benefit!

2013 192

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. We have listed each speaker and what the attendees will learn. As the assistant wanting to get approval, you would fill in the Goal/Learning Objectives column and then present that to your executive and show the benefits of each. It’s a great way to mentor, as well as network.

2015 188

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles. 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

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Twitter really is a great place for learning as well as being social. Emmawalkeruk: Business mentor and virtual assistant trainer. JuliePerrine: Founder of All Things Admin, mentor, professional speaker and leadership trainer. Lucybrazier: Owner of Executive Secretary Magazine and the VA magazine. PALifeMag: A magazine aiming to make your work life less stressful and more efficient.

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of websites, training providers and magazines out there for assistants and some are definitely better than others! Magazines. The magazine is published bi-monthly and is full of interesting articles and statistics for assistants. The magazine also contains practical advice and reviews. The magazine also runs the Executive PA Magazine Awards with prizes going to PA of the Year, Boss of the Year and Employer of the Year. Pin It.

2012 154

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. Coursera Learning without limits. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

Built to Sell = Built to Succeed

Small Business Labs

  Along the way, Alex and his mentor share the techniques and methods Alex uses to improve his company. Some of the key lessons Alex learns include creating a business that is teachable, repeatable and valueable to others.  Magazine. After reading John Warillow’s excellent book Built to Sell , my first reaction was John picked the wrong title. 

2011 138

A day in the life: Alison Boler, ITV

Practically Perfect PA

I also manage and mentor our team’s Apprentice, who is an invaluable help for various admin tasks. I was also awarded runner up in the Hays Executive PA Magazine 2012 PA of the Year Award – this was a huge achievement for me and it changed my life, making me realise my potential and encouraged me to keep pushing myself forwards. What are the main aspects of your role? Supporting three Heads of Legal & Business Affairs at ITV.

2014 201

22 Secrets to Discovering Your Dream and Living It

Dumb Little Man

Learn as much as you can about your dream. Find a real life mentor. Put up photos from magazines to inspire you. Imagine that you cannot fail, that you may slip up and fall, but that you will get up and learn from that fall. One of the most important rules of happiness in life is to do what you love. You’ve probably heard that advice a lot of times already. Unfortunately, discovering that dream job and what you are meant to do in life isn’t always so easy.

2018 205

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

After a few years of becoming their Head Receptionist and not learning anything new I was ready for a new challenge. Find yourself a mentor that you look up to. I would also learn earlier on how to train yourself to switch off. We have also started to raise money for the Isipho Admin Bursary promoted by Executive Secretary magazine to help change someone’s life by training them to become a PA. We have also had articles in local magazines.

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

A former trainer, Lorraine’s role as an EA has grown into one of champion and mentor. There, she learned the work philosophy and values that surround the Adrià Universe such as creativity, boldness, freedom, respect, hard work, passion and humility. In her free time, she likes to watch Ted Talks and learn new things (mostly Fine Dining related but not necessarily). Here is just one such interview with ES Magazine.

2017 100

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

A place to come, learn and realise that there was at least one other PA that felt the same way you did and was facing the same every day issues you were (and some of the triumphs too!) Sherien : Being awarded the PA Executive Magazine/Hays Award ‘1 st runner up for the PA Newcomer of the Year’ 2013 Award was an amazing achievement for me. We’ve only really been going as team for a year and it’s been a steep learning curve.

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. I love learning, and I don’t think that you can ever know enough.

2014 147

We are Fighting Against Cancer & Relaying For Life on Saturday - Check Out This Great Organizing Package

Productive & Organized

Do you spend money on magazines that you end up recycling instead of reading? Learn organizing tips to assist you in becoming and staying organized at home, at work, and in life.  Lisa's upbeat, entertaining style will have you learning and laughing at the same time! Learn how to identify and conquer the distractions that threaten to lure you from your set course.

2011 153

88 Simple New Year’s Resolutions that Sneakily Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

That message was repeated over and over - through jewelers, celebrities, magazines, television and even by getting movie scripts and scenes changed – until it was embedded in our psyche. I will learn how to promote myself, without being boastful” Most people fall in two categories - they are either too boastful, or too shy. I will find a mentor.” I will be a mentor” And on the same vein, if you have experience with anything, be a mentor.

2013 220

Career Blogging: A new way of marketing yourself

Laughing all the Way to Work

What I have learned as a blogger Blogging about your career is an excellent way to present yourself to a potential employer. I have sometimes had to go back in my memory to things I learned in school, researched some subjects to bring myself up to speed, written about good advice I was given along the way, or things I learned from my mistakes and it has helped me to grow as a professional. This August will be my one-year anniversary of starting my blog.

2008 100

Teen Writing Tips: 7 Things You Can Do This Spring Break to Hone Your Craft

Daily Writing Tips

The spring break is the ideal time for you to take that first baby step to become a novelist or a magazine editor in the future. When you sign up for the writing camp, you’ll get the opportunity to have your work reviewed by peers and mentors (writing teachers and professional writers). You’ll also get the chance to explore other ideas, develop your own portfolio and get some tips on how to submit your stories to teen magazines.

2011 65

Stop Saying "When I Was Your Age"

On The Job

Pick up a copy of Rolling Stone magazine. If you don't understand how to use some of the latest hi tech stuff, learn. Take a class or enlist the help of a younger worker in exchange for some mentoring from you in other areas. This is a frightening time for everyone in the workplace, when fears abound about what latest economic downturn will result in layoffs.

2008 100

The New Economics: It’s About Time. (Governing Time)

Office Dynamics

This is doubly important for parents, as children learn by watching what parents do, not by listening to what parents tell them to do while doing something different themselves. Even though I enjoy reading “O” magazine I’ve decided to let my subscription expire. This fall, I will branch out in a new way: investing time mentoring college-age adults through my church.

2009 112

We are what we think.let’s start thinking “Important!”

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read our professional magazines and notice that the majority of the articles are written by office consultants or HR professionals. Yes, we can learn from these professionals and they can motivate us and give us insight and tips, but they can’t tell us how to do our job. I started out wanting to write an article on mentoring. Assistants who have come from the days of being a secretary seem to have brought along with them the mindset that “I am just a secretary”.

2008 100

The New Economics: It’s About Time. (Governing Time)

Office Dynamics

This is doubly important for parents, as children learn by watching what parents do, not by listening to what parents tell them to do while doing something different themselves. Even though I enjoy reading “O” magazine I’ve decided to let my subscription expire. This fall, I will branch out in a new way: investing time mentoring college-age adults through my church.

2009 100

Should You Go Back to School? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Actually, we’re happy to put ourselves forward as the expert for anyone who wants to learn how to start your kick-ass web writer business. Who wants to learn about OIL RIGS? Learning how to learn was my goal. have a gig as a blog advisor on an interent magazine for creatives. However, beyond a certain level, I think you really need to work with or learn from other people to progress. I’ve learned 99% of my real world skills on the job/desk.

2010 46

Three Ways to Start a Revolution | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Our parents, our mentors, our employers talked with us. We listened, asked questions, and learned more every time we did. Solomon – I feel that being able to discuss, talk and look at all sides of the coin is a gift, and yet so many people ignore the opportunity to ask questions, go deeper and learn more. I learned something new today. Games and virtual environments (difficult to create as a learning tool). Your Questions: Amy, how do you learn?

2010 49

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

That’s like being able to attend a workshop given by an expert authority three times a week and learn how to improve your business without paying a penny. We want you to learn, to better your business, to succeed. They feel no shame learning, benefiting and profiting off someone else’s unpaid labor – without ever having to dig out a penny. And there will always be different formats, because people learn differently.

2009 56