What Highly Skilled Independent Workers Want

Small Business Labs

  Like PWC's Talent Exchange and Deloitte's Open Talent Community , the goal of GigNow is to help EY find and engage skilled independent workers - both for EY's internal use and for use on client projects. The opportunity the learn and build skills.

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Coworking Members Learning New Skills, Becoming More Successful

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from our recent survey of coworking members is how many reported they had learned new skills - or improved their existing skills - due to their coworking space membership: 69% of the respondents reported they learned new skills. 68% of the respondents reported they improved their existing skill set. The learning generally comes two ways. The ability to learn new skills is becoming increasingly important.

2015 188

How Google Classroom is Reshaping Learning

Dumb Little Man

In order to be successful in their future careers, students must learn problem-solving skills, teamwork, and have excellent communication skills. These “soft skills” are not part of the traditional curriculum which focuses on math and literacy. Learning Management Systems.

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BIG Learning: The Invisible Bag of Skills Give Assistants the Edge

Office Dynamics

Carrying on with the May theme of BIG learning, today I want to talk to you about the invisible bag of skills, knowledge and information. These attendees were very happy they had been through presentation skills classes with me. Hello Monday Motivators!

2014 185

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills without too much effort on your part. Learn to delegate.

Skills 188

Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

Many, many years ago, without a doubt, secretaries went to secretarial school to learn how to type and take dictation. It was a very handy skill to have! … Certainly in my country (New Zealand) there are very few places you can now go to physically to learn shorthand.

Skills 203

The Skill Every Assistant Needs

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? For decades, big organizations that have benefited from analytical and functional left-brain aptitudes are now finding themselves in need of softer, right-brain skills.

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5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with writing skills.

2018 172

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.

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Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening.

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How to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Office Dynamics

As you climb the corporate ladder, delivering a business presentation becomes one of the most important skills that you need to learn. Check out this infographic from Malcolm Andrews to learn how to deliver a presentation effectively and improve your presentation skills. The post How to Improve Your Presentation Skills appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Creativity Organizational Skills Professional Image

Skills 124

6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

As technology continues to develop, the same should happen to your IT skills. 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. As a guide, here are sure ways to consistently improve your IT skills. Education is one of the best ways of learning more of what you enjoy. The post 6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2018 148

6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

I have always been hungry to learn. Or I should say, once I finished high school I gained an appreciation of learning. Well, that continued as years passed and I am still hungry to learn. What can you learn from them to enhance your own communication skills?

Learn To Become A Better Leader: 10 Most Important Must Have Skills

Office Dynamics

It’s a unique set of skills that you must have, in order to lead and take care of the people under your charge. Here are the ten most important skills you must develop to be a good leader. Develop good writing skills. When work’s piling up on you or you need to get through a large project, know who has the right skills to help you out when you need it. Develop these skills and you too can become a good leader.

2017 148

Executive and Administrative Assistant Skills That Are Important to Executives

Office Dynamics

While administrative and executive assistants have a very good feel for the skills they need to do their job effectively, I like to hear from executives and get their perspective, which is important. What skills are important to your executive?

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In Demand Job Skills

Small Business Labs

But what I found most interesting was their assessment of the most sought after job skills in high-wage, high-growth occupations.   As the chart below (from the report) shows, five of the top 12 skills most valued in the economy are communications related. 

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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Learning to communicate at the executive level is absolutely essential for success and it’s extremely rare. Defining your distinct professional trademark—and learning how to leverage that in the workplace—will help you shape how others see you. As you can see, these skills go beyond the basics. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. It’s designed to help you stand out and develop the master-level skills you need to become World Class.

Skills 161

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

By learning the basics of music and the piano at such an early age, I was able to build a foundation for music that lasts a lifetime. Some people wait until they are middle-aged to learn an instrument and that’s okay, too! Three Ways to Improve Your Piano Skills Now.

2017 197

Adulting Isn’t Just Instagramming Your Dinner – Soft Skills For Millennials

Dumb Little Man

It turns out there is a whole other set of skills- soft skills- that Millennials are lacking, and that is holding them back. What Are Soft Skills? But the soft skills employers are most looking for are: Creative Thinking. Intercultural Skills. Social Skills.

2017 202

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

Dumb Little Man

The incorporation of technology in the education sector defines the learning system of this era. Educators are now improvising their methods of teaching to give students a better learning experience. Modern classroom and personalized learning are two of the most effective teaching approaches. And a modern classroom gives the perfect environment for applying this customized or personalized learning. The effects of pairing modern classroom and personalized learning.

2018 129

5 Tips to Learn Languages by Reading Foreign Books

Dumb Little Man

Through reading, foreign language book learners not only learn a new language, but also get to explore a new culture. In case you want to learn a new language by reading foreign books, there are a few simple rules to follow. Besides, repetition is important in the learning process.

2017 226

4 Career Management Lessons You Can Learn From Playing Golf

Dumb Little Man

According to a 2016 LinkedIn survey , adaptability is one of the most in-demand soft skills. When your ball lands in the bunker, remember that it’s a learning experience and not a failure. What other career management lessons have you learned from playing golf?

2017 202

Sharing your Skills

Laughing all the Way to Work

You wouldn't believe how much I learn each time I give a minute-taking or travel webinar. If there is sharing of information among the admins, then we can learn from each other and we all grow. Do you want to get better at what you do? Share it!! Because I am giving the webinar I have to review the material and make sure I know my stuff. The audience will certainly know it if I don't. The same can apply in your workplace.

Skills 109

Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession.

2015 208

Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

Employers are looking for good communication skills. You will just have to be able to show that you have the skills and the drive to succeed. In college, you won’t learn everything you will need to succeed at life. You can start by understanding the importance of soft skills.

2017 192

Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

Practically Perfect PA

I think it is about time we celebrate our fore-sister’s skills. After all some secretary skills are still worth keeping! We don’t have the typing pool anymore but typing skills are still very much a basic requirement of the assistant role.

Skills 239

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

The Account Manager role was a little side step along my career path but required the same skills I would need in my next role as a PA and Administrative Manager. Learning how to use and fix a variety of office equipment. Learning as you go. Learning to multi-task.

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Why should assistants choose to continue enhancing their skills?

Office Dynamics

Continually striving to be a Star Achiever will ensure the constant development and learning of skills so you aren’t left behind. You can thrive in these paradigm shifts by developing your skills, attitudes, team relationships beyond where they are today.

Skills 130

Avoid Decision Fatigue: Learn The Steps for Effective Delegation

Dumb Little Man

Learning the steps for effective delegation can help you refocus on your long-term goals. Start by considering each employee’s skills and match their strengths to the tasks at hand. Small business owners are no strangers to sacrifice.

2018 195

Learning to Write by Reading

Daily Writing Tips

Everything you write, you learned from someone else, even if only from your first grade teacher. Instead, reading other writers (which you already do) and learning from their style will help you develop your own, original style. Or you may learn what you don’t want to sound like.

2018 95

Business Lessons You Can Learn from Poker

Dumb Little Man

The world’s most skilled poker professionals take it all in their stride, much like the legendary business people of our time – Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. They are skilled at adopting a multi-option approach to betting and the associated probabilities.

2017 194

7 Strong Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

Dumb Little Man

Yet, even though learning a new language is extremely beneficial for several reasons, very few of us are really taking action. We can change our attitude by simply acknowledging the strong reasons of learning a foreign language. In today’s post, we’re going to convince you to pick a foreign language and start learning it immediately. You can communicate with more people, build new relationships and learn from different mindsets. Learning Travel

2017 159

5 Goal-oriented Ways to Learn to Code

Dumb Little Man

So you want to learn to code ? There’s a whole host of resources and ways to learn. So, I’ll walk you through 5 ways you can learn to code, pointing out the merits of each as we go, so that you can find the way that’s best suited to you and your goals.

Goals 197

Must-Have Skill for Executive and Administrative Assistants At All Levels

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? For decades, big organizations that have benefited from analytical and functional left-brain aptitudes are now finding themselves in need of softer, right-brain skills.

Skills 230

Skills Assistants Need In The New Age

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? For decades, big organizations that have benefited from analytical and functional left-brain aptitudes are now finding themselves in need of softer, right-brain skills.

Skills 130

7 Poker Skills You Can Use in Real Life

Dumb Little Man

Poker is an activity that can teach you useful new abilities and skills. It won’t turn you into a superhero, but it can provide you with sharpened skills that can be helpful in the face of ‘dangerous and risky situations’.

2016 201

PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

Office Dynamics

This is also when your emotional intelligence, networking and soft skills come into play. Lessons learned – create a lessons learned file so you can share what you learned to help other assistants grow their problem solving skills. Administrators have marvelous opportunities each day to showcase their talents, skills, learning and resources to make the office an amazing place of synergy and success. Problems.

Skills 122

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job.

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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 131

Your Case for Training: Adult Learning Retention Statistics

Office Dynamics

I haven’t been able to find this information on adult learning retention rates until now and I’m sharing it with you! Adult Learning Retention Statistics: Lecture – 5%. We use creative props to reinforce learning.

Learning the Art of Business Conversations

On The Job

Or, it could be having such a conversation is a skill you've never fully developed, and so you just avoid it. If you cannot learn to communicate in person in the business world, your career is going to suffer. Learning the art of small talk.

2015 258

Why Soft Skills are So Important to Your Career

On The Job

Perhaps you've worked very hard to learn the technical skills necessary to get the job you want or succeed in your current position. This may seem truly weird to those who are considered very talented in the hard skills area.

2017 154

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

  The problem is a mismatch between job skills and job openings. In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged.  Because of this, there's a real focus on learning.

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