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.

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. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? I would also recommend joining a local PA network. About the network….

The Top Advantages of E-Learning You Might Not Know About

Dumb Little Man

With the advent of the internet and everything being almost fully available online, learning has changed. Now, almost anybody can easily learn even the most difficult skill right from the couch! Along the years, many remote learning centers have developed complete e-learning models with no brick and mortar school affiliated at all. This is why many people choose e-learning. What Exactly Is E-Learning? E-Learning Broken Down By Type.

2018 152

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Part of what makes it such a great personal development program is that speakers are always bringing in excellent ideas for others to learn from. 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. N-Networks —What groups or organizations are they a member of? Tags: Networking

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Part of what makes it such a great personal development program is that speakers are always bringing in excellent ideas for others to learn from. 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. N-Networks —What groups or organizations are they a member of? Networking

Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

No matter where you work, you report to someone – maybe even to two or three bosses. The workplace requires you keep up-to-date about developments in your field and improve your work skills through ongoing learning. Learn instead to become a team player and to strike a good balance between work and family responsibilities. Practise time management skills and schedule time each week for networking.

2012 167

Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

Small Business Labs

Reports and Resources Intuit 2020 Research Report Todays Hobbyists are Tomorrows Hobbypreneurs Homepreneurs: A Vital Economic Force Research Brief - Small Business Credit Outlook The Economic Stimulus Package: Whats in it for Growing Businesses?

Day 1: 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field. Attendees gathered around standing café tables with their coffees, introducing themselves easily, chatting and networking comfortably. The buzz was enthusiastic as we took our seats, waiting to grab all the experiences and learning we could gather to take back to our respective careers and industries. We enjoyed more great networking time, so many awesome people were there!

2010 100

Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

Developing a solid plan for marketing and networking takes work, doesn’t it? That’s a great way to learn about his business, and let him know that you are an expert at yours. If you happen to learn about an important milestone in his business or life, acknowledge it with a card or even flowers if it’s appropriate. Visit [link] to receive the free report, Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Creating a 6-Figure VA Business. by Donna Toothaker.

2015 126

Day 3: 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field. Of course the hotel bellmen safely secured the bags so we hadn’t a care as we went to breakfast for more fun and networking. Cherie DeChenne from Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richmond WA said regarding this conference, “ You won’t be distracted, yet really be involved in learning here. She wants to learn how to “be” at work so she can become the administrative professional she knows she can and will become.

2010 100

Day 3: 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field. Of course the hotel bellmen safely secured the bags so we hadn’t a care as we went to breakfast for more fun and networking. Cherie DeChenne from Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richmond WA said regarding this conference, “ You won’t be distracted, yet really be involved in learning here. She wants to learn how to “be” at work so she can become the administrative professional she knows she can and will become.

2010 100

Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

Developing a solid plan for marketing and networking takes work, doesn’t it? That’s a great way to learn about his business, and let him know that you are an expert at yours. If you happen to learn about an important milestone in his business or life, acknowledge it with a card or even flowers if it’s appropriate. Visit [link] to receive the free report, Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Creating a 6-Figure VA Business. by Donna Toothaker.

2013 131

The Networked Enterprise: NASA Video

BioTeams

In the summer of 2009 I had the privilege of speaking to an audience of NASA scientists and researchers at the NASA Research Centre in Langley, Virginia on the topic of The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in the context of major engineering and scientific enterprises.

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.

2008 130

Learn 5 Secrets to Put Procrastination Off Until Tomorrow!

Productive & Organized

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? » Learn 5 Secrets to Put Procrastination Off Until Tomorrow! You can overcome procrastination if you learn a few simple secrets.   Then, as you learn things, you can make modifications.

2010 216

Could That Promotion Be a Career-Killer?

On The Job

Reporters often make lousy leaders. Ive worked with plenty of great reporters who were promoted to leadership positions. Often, this was disastrous, and resulted in a revolt of other reporters who threatened to inflict great bodily harm on the reporter-turned-manager.

Day 2: The 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field. The conference encourages a casual mix of great conversations with other attendees for networking (Note: bring your business cards!) She further discussed the illiterates of the future, who are those who have an inability to learn and unlearn. I attended Will’s session, and I learned so much! Will discussed the “socialnomics” of networking channels or platforms such as Linked In, Facebook and Twitter.

2010 100

Day 2: The 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field. The conference encourages a casual mix of great conversations with other attendees for networking (Note: bring your business cards!) She further discussed the illiterates of the future, who are those who have an inability to learn and unlearn. I attended Will’s session, and I learned so much! Will discussed the “socialnomics” of networking channels or platforms such as Linked In, Facebook and Twitter.

2010 100

5 Tips for Productivity, Organizing and Changing Your Life

Productive & Organized

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? The Wall Street Journal reported that the average person spends over 150 hours per year just looking for information.    We learned back in pre-school that trying to fit a square peg into a round hole just does not work. 

2010 225

Coworking Spaces are Human Spaces

Small Business Labs

They are places where members work, network, learn and socialize together.  Networking related: 82% said coworking has expanded their professional networks. 80% said they turn to other coworking members for help or guidance  64% of the respondents said their coworking networking was a very important (26%) or important source of work (38%). Learning related: 69% reported they learned new skills.

2015 217

10 Tips for Protecting Personal Data While Travelling

Ian's Messy Desk

Is it safe to be filing reports from airports or coffee shops? I learned this trick from my father, who designed nuclear submarines during the height of the Cold War. Image via Wikipedia. Thanks to technology, work is not confined to the office.

2011 224

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve only been in this role for a month so I’m learning lots at the moment and also getting involved in marketing so it is exciting. I think of it along the same lines as networking and attending conferences.

2012 163

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve only been in this role for a month so I’m learning lots at the moment and also getting involved in marketing so it is exciting. I think of it along the same lines as networking and attending conferences.

2012 151

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself? 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

5 Tips for Becoming Valuable in a New Job

On The Job

From the first day you walk into a new job, one of the most important things you can do is to express your willingness to learn. That means that you listen carefully to instructions – from how to operate the copy machine to filing reports with the boss – and take notes.

2010 235

Writing when you don't know what you're talking about.

Laughing all the Way to Work

My boss tells me I should be able to write a letter or a report on something even if I dont know the subject that well. I did do research however and read as many articles and books on the subject that I could and then I tackled the article and actually learned something while doing it.

2008 130

Use of Online Talent Marketplace by Independent Workers Continues to Grow

Small Business Labs

As the chart below shows (click to enlarge), in 2018 about 1 in 5 (22%) full-time independent workers reported using online talent marketplaces to find work over the past year, up from just 3% in 2012.   Online talent marketplaces are also used to learn new skills and build expertise.

2018 151

Coworking, Independent Work and Happiness

Small Business Labs

The 2015 MBO Partners State of Independence survey results , which we worked on with MBO Partners, shows that most independent workers report being happier (79%) and healthier (59%) working on their own.

2015 246

Why Temping Can Be a Great Career Move

On The Job

The American Staffing Association reports that staffing companies in this country hire 17 million temp and contract workers every year. Nine out of 10 report that staffing work made them more employable. Here are some other things to consider about temp jobs: You can learn new skills.

Why Coworking is Booming

Small Business Labs

 Workers in these spaces consistently report making more connections, learning skills faster, and feeling more inspired and in control than their cubicle-dwelling counterparts inside large companies.

2017 224

The Roles of Female Enterpreneurs in a Growing Society

Dumb Little Man

The report further shared that they add around 3 trillion dollars to the economy, giving jobs to approximately twenty-three million people. A report shares that businesswomen begin their startup with only half the capital of male entrepreneurs. 6- Support Network.

2016 267

Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning. Get motivated and inspired and learn. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 201

The Genre of Productivity: The Next Big Thing On The Web

Productivityist

You can learn more about Dan at his website or follow Dan on Twitter here. And I starting learning. Each of these stories go into detail and try to explain how Asana is an interactive social network for business. The following is a guest post by Dan Gordon.

2012 60

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Since administrative professionals are usually the ones planning events, managing catering, speakers, binders, and AV/tech, it was wonderful to celebrate their learning achievements through a great event celebrating each of them as a stellar assistant! Your Reporter in the Field.

2018 215

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

To put it simply, if you can learn how to think outside the box and effectively convey your passion and tell stories, you will improve your odds of getting into the college of your dreams. According to a new report from the World Economic Forum , creativity will be the third most important work skill by 2020. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn basic communication skills. Networking. Networking is easier now than ever before, thanks to online communities.

2018 196

The Roles of Female Enterpreneurs in a Growing Society

Dumb Little Man

The report further shared that they add around 3 trillion dollars to the economy, giving jobs to approximately twenty-three million people. A report shares that businesswomen begin their startup with only half the capital of male entrepreneurs. 6- Support Network.

2016 242

Oh where or where is my password?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I logged onto my computer last week and put in my network password, then to open my Outlook account I had to put another password in for that. If someone scans your computer or network for that word, they'll find your file right off.

2010 130

The 3 Things You Must Do Before Leaving an Internship

On The Job

By writing a report on what you did, you help remind the boss of your contributions. You might not have worked closely with everyone in your department, but make the effort to thank each one for the opportunity to observe and learn.

2019 130

6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

Employers only seek out the best IT specialists and the only way to get ahead of your competition is to keep learning and refining your skills. In a report by CompTIA, they stated that an estimated figure of 5.4 As identified by Indeed.com, the most in-demand IT jobs include Java Developer, Network Engineer, and Software Developer. Education is one of the best ways of learning more of what you enjoy.

2018 167

On Using Excellent Customer Service To Reduce Churn

Dumb Little Man

When we consider the most frequently cited reasons that consumers report when making a switch, it’s no surprise that half of them have to do with customer service-related complaints. Meanwhile, 38% of customers have contacted a provider online or through social networks over the last year.

2018 224

Does Social Media Work for Sales and Marketing?

Small Business Labs

 Adweek quickly countered with an article titled Gallup's Buzzy Social Media Report 'Deeply Flawed' Key quote: These claims have caused a pretty good media ruckus despite having a methodology that appears flawed on multiple levels.

Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Thursday Sessions

Office Dynamics

We broke for a networking lunch (amazing lunch – kudos to Office Dynamics!) Lunching with admins always turns to problem solving, lessons learned, interesting recent reading, and resources they harvest from experience, training, and hard work. Your Reporter in the Field.

2018 213

50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life

Dumb Little Man

Stay away from giving advice, feedback or comments, but simply open up to another person and learn from their emotions, reactions, and stories. Learn something new every day. Observe your thoughts and feelings in an unbiased way to learn more about yourself.

2019 277