What is a Meeting Planner Exactly?

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person and should be a key member of the design (or planning) team within an organization — be it corporate, association or otherwise — charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event.

2019 202

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. I never take for granted the basic ‘platform’ skills I learned in the early days as a speaker. Meeting Preparation and Coordination.

2018 217

Successful Assistants Combine Left and Right Brain Thinking

Office Dynamics

Let’s take for example the task of meeting planning or calendaring for your executive. To achieve your best results, you would schedule meetings or appointments for your executive using both sides of the brain. Can you really fit in another meeting on Wednesday?

2019 208

Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Meetings, meeting, and more meetings! In spite of all the technology, meetings have not gone away. As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. Meeting planning is a cognitive task. This week’s schedule How many meetings?

How to Stay Organized with Leadership Team Meetings? – Ask An Admin

Office Dynamics

This is a good thing and a big learning curve for me. In starting 2019 off on hopefully on the right foot, I am looking for advice on how to stay organized with all the meetings. Meeting Planning and Execution Live E-Learning Course.

2019 166

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 December, 2009 Office Confidential: Just for fun to start your New Year off with a laugh These are excerpts from a presentation I gave to my local International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chapter dinner meeting. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

2009 100

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

It’s an exciting and unique time in history that we work with such a diverse group of peers; varied age ranges, varied technologies and learning levels, traditional and experienced based education, etc. All of us have knowledge to share and new knowledge to learn. By Dana Buchanan.

2018 162

How To Leverage Criticism At Work

Office Dynamics

But criticism can be a learning experience if you view it positively. What can I learn from what they are telling me?”. An administrative peer thinks his process for approaching meeting planning is the best way and you feel your approach is better.

2016 175

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Yes, I have taken job-specific software classes, classes to learn organizational and people skills, and took computer certification classes which I was not aware I needed coming right out of high school. I love learning, and I don’t think that you can ever know enough.

2014 196

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

Office Dynamics

Meetings/Events. Travel Planning. So I wanted to provide a plan of action for these assistants that would help them get and stay organized. Travel Planning. Event/Meeting Planning. The procedures all combine to create your travel planning system.

2016 157

Art+Science=Success

Office Dynamics

For example, meeting planning requires that we take an art side (soft/intuitive) and science side (hard/logical approach). It means we use a check list throughout the pre-meeting phase to make sure we cover every step.

2010 130

Art+Science=Success

Office Dynamics

For example, meeting planning requires that we take an art side (soft/intuitive) and science side (hard/logical approach). It means we use a check list throughout the pre-meeting phase to make sure we cover every step.

2010 130

How to Organize Your Work [or Figure out what to do first!]

Office Dynamics

Stay tuned to announcements about online courses related to this topic and other administrative fundamentals like meeting planning and organizational skills. If you want to be on a list to be notified of these special learnings, please write us at staff@officedynamics.com. Prioritizing for Executive and Administrative Assistants. I have been training and working with executive assistants and administrative professionals for 22 years.

2013 112

We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have been on some interactive sites where assistants ask questions and get answers and I learn from them as I have some of the same questions. Lunch n learns are also a good way to learn from each other. Try sharing your ideas and learning from the experiences of others.

2010 151

Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Lynn has organized strategic events such as the companys internal trade show, all-hands meetings, the annual awards banquet, internal events and leadership off-site meetings. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

2010 153

A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

I know the newness of it all will be gone soon and it will just be a normal thing that he is a little walker, but for now it is cute to see him learn this new skill. Admit your mistakes and try to learn from them. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

2009 141

Admin Buddies

Laughing all the Way to Work

If it is a planned time off then you can meet with your buddy and give them any instructions or information they will need to handle in your absence and any contact names and numbers. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

2010 141

Dealing in real time.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I’m a visual person so it really helps me to plan my way to my goal. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

2010 141

When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you are a new hire, take the time to learn and ask questions. The first months on the job are a learning and growing experience. Take advantage of this time to learn as much as you can and ask, ask, ask. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

2009 130

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have daily meetings with my boss so sometimes I print the e-mails that I have questions on and put it in a folder and then we go through each item and he lets me know what, if anything, I need to do. If he is travelling, I send it by e-mail, but it has been my experience that I will get better results with a face-to-face meeting. Sometimes e-mail is not the best way to communicate and it needs to be followed up by a phone call or face-to-face short meeting.

2009 132

Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 May, 2010 Whose meeting is it anyway? Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting?

2010 130

When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 5 April, 2010 When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Does your boss ever organize a meeting behind your back? He will have a quick conversation with a staff member and set up a meeting, but not tell me anything about it.

2010 130

Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I’ve been able to plan and complete a project successfully. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

2009 172

Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2010 130

Go with your gut feeling!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Lesson learned and will now put me on high gut alert. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

2009 130

When your voicemail goes awry.

Laughing all the Way to Work

But, as I learned the hard way it doesn't work on all systems. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

2010 118

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time

Laughing all the Way to Work

If I hear from the assistant I know I am going to get answers and the process of setting up a meeting will go smoothly, but should I try to develop a working relationship with them? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

2010 153

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

How do you plan to be funny in December? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

2009 130

Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Because the meetings were right after the other and I had lots of packages with me, it was easy to distinguish what went to whom just by looking at the colour. I also put them in order of the meetings so it made it even easier. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 December, 2009 Meetings Plus: Taking them offline I organize a lot of meetings in a day, week, month; heck, even into next year. My first plan of action is to take them offline as much as possible. Learning from each other is a necessity.

2009 141

Keeping focussed in a busy environment

Laughing all the Way to Work

What I learned very quickly was that I had to finish one room at a time. Once I had identifed the problem, I could make a plan on how to deal with it. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

My last Board meeting I ordered lunch for 10, but I had 15 Board members in attendance. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2010 141

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

I always have the perfect answer. the next day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Spring cleaning on the blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

Under My Favourites, I have added a Meeting section with some useful sites and combined many of my travel related links under one title simply called Travel. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

2009 130

Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

It was a convenient alternative to a live classroom, but I still do appreciate the classroom setting and nothing can compare with the people you meet and discussions you can have with your classmates during a break. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I mentioned this to our team of admins at one of our meetings so when one of my co-workers found out how to do something they thought to share it with the team. Other ways you can learn new things is to: Subscribe to feeds from various admin or business sites.

2010 130

Happy New Year! Now don't forget to put the correct year on your.

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Are you prepared?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just recently organized a Board meeting and it was nice to have everything where I needed it when I was in the meeting. The night before I go to a Board meeting, I review all my templates, agendas, binder, attendance sheets and everything I am going to need or might need.

2010 141