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Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics. Basics include: travel planning, appointment coordination, meeting preparation, all facets of communication, organizational skills, and time and project management. As your days are getting busier and you are taking on more projects and assignments, you need these skills more than ever. Designed by Freepik.

Skills 185

How to Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Creative problem-solving skills are required for achieving exceptional performance in most tasks. Creative thinking is not just for certain jobs, such as writing advertising copy or developing entertaining training programs. What can a project manager learn from creativity training?

Skills 207

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Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010

Andrea Kalli

Summer is one of the best times for me to catch up on my learning, so this summer I’ve decided to go to camp! Check out the great online training lineup for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp – and bring along your camp songs! 10 in-demand skills over 10 weeks.

2010 141

Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010.

Andrea Kalli

Summer is one of the best times for me to catch up on my learning, so this summer I’ve decided to go to camp! Check out the great online training lineup for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp – and bring along your camp songs! 10 in-demand skills over 10 weeks.

2010 141

Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training

Andrea Kalli

Here in 2010, the potential for Virtual Assistants with current and cutting-edge Internet Marketing skills has never been better. 100 Coupon Code: IMST2010 Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Program The course starts April 26 and seats are limited, so take advantage of this offer now.

2010 130

Administrative Assistant Skills for the Future- 2010 and Beyond

Office Dynamics

The topics covered that day were: workplace trends, predicting the future, thriving on change, quality performance, administrator skills for success, and what will be required of administrative professionals in the future. Broader presentation skills. Time management.

2009 141

Administrative Assistant Skills for the Future- 2010 and Beyond

Office Dynamics

The topics covered that day were: workplace trends, predicting the future, thriving on change, quality performance, administrator skills for success, and what will be required of administrative professionals in the future. Broader presentation skills. Time management.

2009 130

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Training budgets were ample; opportunity for advancement sparkled like diamonds for the taking.

2015 258

On Trains, Goats, Eagles, Social Media, and Not Jumpin' on the Crazy

Virtual Moxie

I’m now finding that prospective clients are expecting VAs to be experts in marketing (specifically social media) and techie skills (i.e. I’m working on improving my skills in these areas, but it does leave me a bit concerned about “being left in the dust” when it comes to my techie skills. And you…fabulous Monica, there’s nothing wrong with your deciding that learning techie things isn’t for you (for whatever reason).

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

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals. They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Manager Support.

2018 235

How to Use A Competency Assessment for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Use this assessment for assistants as a tool to measure your skill level. I wanted to be ready for anything when we sat down together to discuss my progress and my skill set as her Chief Executive Assistant. It’s exactly what I needed to measure my own skill level.

2016 205

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

Office Dynamics

To Do Lists – Task Management. Projects. That ability to produce it quickly instills confidence in your skills and abilities. Even finding an extra five minutes a day to work on your organization skills will add up over time. Project Management.

2016 192

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. Project Management Apps: Teamwork is, by far, my favorite project management app. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. She is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin , a company dedicated to developing innovative products, training, and resources for administrative professionals worldwide.

2017 182

Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

The skills you gain as an administrative professional can easily transfer to other roles. For example, here are a few of the most common roles that may be a great fit for assistants, depending on your skills and interests: Project Manager. Training Coordinator. Take on “Future Focused” Projects. As an assistant, you have many opportunities to stretch your skills and try on different “roles.” Designed by Freepik.

2017 172

How to hire a business translator for your boss

Practically Perfect PA

A good PA possesses a range of skills and competencies. Jennifer Ball from London Translations tells us that large translation projects are complex, involving many people each with different skills along with specialist software and tools.

2015 172

3 Steps to Take When You No Longer Like Your Job

On The Job

You feel a bit guilty because you know about the time and effort the employer has put into hiring and training you. Maybe you took a certification class and spent thousands of dollars to become a project manager. Sometimes you accept a job and are really excited about it.

2018 220

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. HR, Project Management, Accounts, Training or Events.

2017 212

There is Something to be Said for Endurance

Office Dynamics

She started out at their office in Las Vegas 14 years ago working as an assistant in the project management department. The General Manager of Czar noticed that Lauren was an excellent employee and so he worked to find her the right spot in the office.

2016 187

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

So we asked our attendees what they thought about their career paths, skills development, performance reviews , and any other developmental aspects of their jobs. Consult other PAs, your manager(s), and your organisation’s HR for advice in progressing your career development.

2017 201

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. We also possess a unique set of skills, many of which are transferable into lots of different disciplines. Oh yes PAs are no doubt equipped with a much broader skill set than most people (and maybe you) would give you credit for.

2017 163

The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

Eat Your Career

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of writing and researching in the professional development world, it’s this: You can find data and anecdotal evidence to support any point you want to make. In fact, it’s one of the reasons why administrative training is more necessary than ever.

2020 130

Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

The simple answer is this: I am a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. Possessing it demonstrates expert-level mastery of the skills required to leverage systems like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Some people like learning purely for the sake of personal growth.

2017 158

Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants. It might be your knowledge, your skills, your qualifications, your amazing personality.

2017 217

What is a Meeting Planner Exactly?

Office Dynamics

Planners utilize their project management. experience, planning skills and attention to detail to help create and deliver events that meet or exceed expectations. They have a logical way of looking at a project and understanding what needs to be done to ensure success.

2019 219

Udacity Blitz: Bridging the Gap Between Online Education and Work

Small Business Labs

Udacity, an online learning start-up, has launched a new service that connects graduates of their "nanodegree" engineering programs with companies seeking engineering talent.  New educational programs are changing how job training is done.

2016 130

Local SEO: The Truly Great Marketing Strategy

Andrea Kalli

Ultra-competitive international search terms can attract thousands of competitors, each as skilled and ruthless as the next.

2010 151

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. Again, these are skills I was able to cultivate on the job. Only the usual Microsoft skills.

2014 204

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Boomers may just need some additional, recurrent technology training, while millennials are willing to work hard as long as flexible hours and remote work is involved. Create a mentoring program for employees to lean on their managers and learn about everything from technology to networking. A millennial might learn more about effective in-person networking and lead nurturing from a baby boomer or Gen Xer. Offer Ongoing Tech Training. Designed by Freepik.

2017 119

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

A lot of Job Specs tend to focus on a standard set of skills rather than the actual responsibilities. However – if we are not willing to speak up and actively list our duties how can we expect colleagues and managers to be aware of this change in office dynamics? Risk Management.

2015 191

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

In those days I was an office manager with 3 people reporting to me and my salary was growing at less than 3% per year. As an office manager, I was already providing support to our VP of sales, doing project management, customer service all the while keeping an office running smoothly and giving guidance and mentorship to those reporting to me in supporting our organization. Learning the "Why" and "What" about the business. Admin Assistant Training Adminology

2010 126

Fun and Helpful Videos for Assistants

Office Dynamics

This series stemmed from questions I was getting from our readers, friends and fans about what it is like to work with Joan, how do I plan our annual conference for administrative excellence and other administrative professionals training events, and what my top tips for assistants are.

2013 155

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

In those days I was an office manager with 3 people reporting to me and my salary was growing at less than 3% per year. As an office manager, I was already providing support to our VP of sales, doing project management, customer service all the while keeping an office running smoothly and giving guidance and mentorship to those reporting to me in supporting our organization. Learning the "Why" and "What" about the business.

2010 100

How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

On The Job

Kearney, who now works as a project manager for Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in Plano, Texas, says jobs are out there for veterans, but finding them takes a lot of planning and hard work.

2014 260

Featured Soloist Revka Stearns: “Don’t Wait For Perfection”

The Solopreneur Life

It’s no fun teaching kids who don’t have any real interest in learning the instrument. What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from? I have made too many mistakes to count and have learned from many of them.

2010 232

Featured Soloist Kent J. McDonald: “Jump In and Do It”

The Solopreneur Life

Type of business: Business analysis training, coaching, and consulting. Before starting my own company, I did contract project management and business analysis through a staffing company. What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from?

2012 160

How to Get a Job When You're Not Qualified

On The Job

OK, that may be stretching it a bit, but a new survey by Robert Half finds that 84 percent of companies are willing to hire and train a candidates who lack required skills for a job. You've got to make it easier for the hiring manager to see how you'd be a good fit for the role.

2019 32

Book Review: Bill’s Imperfect Time Management Adventure

Simple Productivity Blog

I am always on the lookout for new time management pieces to slot into my current system. When Francis Wade emailed me and asked me to read and review Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure: A Business Fable , I thought why not? The thing that really piqued my curiosity is that this time management book was written as a novel. Who doesn’t love to learn while reading a story? There are key areas to productivity in which you can improve your skills.

2013 162

10000 Website Visitors in 30 Days. Finally! | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

You’ll learn so much and you’ll be reaping in the rewards of your efforts. I’m just about to purchase one of their back to school training course.

2010 130

10000 Website Visitors in 30 Days. Finally!

Andrea Kalli

You’ll learn so much and you’ll be reaping in the rewards of your efforts. I’m just about to purchase one of their back to school training course.

2010 130

Sneak Peek – listen to course highlights of the Podcast Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

So many options… so much to learn about the cool stuff available to us all. If you have any questions about how the skills you’ll learn through this course can greatly impact your business, just let me know, k?

2010 141

Best Ways to Boost Morale or Motivation - Make Sure to Add Yours!

Productive & Organized

  My team was highly educated and highly skilled.    One thing I learned back then was that there was not a one-size-fits-all approach to motivating my team.  In fact "Keep learning to keep growing" is on my vision board. Special training program?

2011 280

The 5 Best Ways to Use Evernote (That I Haven’t Tried Yet)

Productivityist

She offers 6 template ideas here that will help you build templates for tracking your to-do lists, logging your expenses, tracking meetings, and project management. This link offers up a ton of links that she’s compiled (and written herself) that will help you use Evernote for your own genealogy project. Click here to learn more and register for free. Evernote has long been a part of my productivity gestalt.

2016 60