Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

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Once upon a time, a writer was created in a complex process of teaching and mentoring. Newspapers and magazines have shut down or consolidated, throwing veteran editors and reporters out of work and slashing salaries so that generally, only the least experienced and most desperate writers remain in the business, and seldom can they count on the guidance of experienced hands anymore. Salaried and freelance mentors are still out there. Original Post: Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

We called this “at your side” training. I recently met a former co-worker for lunch and she described the way the assistants are trained in her office. 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. In that sense I am mentoring via the blog.

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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.

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Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

This may mean attending training programs to increase your skills. Very often your companies will pay for these courses if your employer sees the benefit to the company for you to have the training. It is your responsibility to source the training you need and bring it to the attention of your employer. Having a mentor will help an assistant develop skills. Mentors are people who possess skills, knowledge, and attributes that you would like to also possess.

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Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

vaclassroom: Passionate about web marketing and online training. A training centre for virtual assistants and online professionals. 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.

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. After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer.

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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. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

It is very hard for small business to find the money to support training. I wrote an article called Getting To Yes that outlines the steps you need to take to persuade your executive to support your training. Check out Lucy Brazier and her publication, Executive Secretary Magazine. What about taking advantage of training from Skillsoft or an employee training through your company? There are a lot of good training programs out there and reputable companies.

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Tips for Staying Motivated and On Track

Office Dynamics

Study all the outside variables that are slowing you down—is it lack of knowledge, finances, networks, mentors, family support? When you read any books, articles, or magazines about highly successful people, you see that they did not have it easy. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Career Management Motivators Problem Solving Self Development failure motivators moving past defeat never give up obstacles push past your limits stay the course staying mo staying power success

2014 149

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Find yourself a mentor that you look up to. I would also learn earlier on how to train yourself to switch off. After her talk I knew that I had to do it for Guernsey as there weren’t any real PA training courses or anything like what we were thinking of doing. 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.

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

Office Dynamics

Even though I enjoy reading “O” magazine I’ve decided to let my subscription expire. Nothing against boating, but owning a boat means hours and hours of maintenance, handling fueling, storage, hookups, docking, undocking, insurance, licensing, safety training…determine what is the total time requirement you will spend, not just the initial cost. This fall, I will branch out in a new way: investing time mentoring college-age adults through my church.

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

Office Dynamics

Even though I enjoy reading “O” magazine I’ve decided to let my subscription expire. Nothing against boating, but owning a boat means hours and hours of maintenance, handling fueling, storage, hookups, docking, undocking, insurance, licensing, safety training…determine what is the total time requirement you will spend, not just the initial cost. This fall, I will branch out in a new way: investing time mentoring college-age adults through my church.

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

Productive & Organized

You have a strategy and training and you've done all of your warm ups.  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., All of my mentors had been white. I took the time to look at who was demonstrating with their dollars, I was their mentor

2013 192

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. To be effective in any position you need to be on the forefront of technology and systems use so I have attended many training courses for software and technology. Yes – started with the basics after raising family i.e. college courses – typing, word processing then on the job training.

2014 147

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 find a mentor.” I will be a mentor” And on the same vein, if you have experience with anything, be a mentor. Even the most negative person could benefit by starting to train themselves in the art of giving thanks. Don't you just hate New Year's Day?

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Should You Go Back to School? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

have a gig as a blog advisor on an interent magazine for creatives. Mentoring and collaboration are very important for that, even if it means taking the next step and hiring a consultant. If I could do it again, I would have appreciated a mentor, someone who would have encouraged me to work in any sort of job I liked for a year after high school, save up money and travel.

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Three Ways to Start a Revolution | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Our parents, our mentors, our employers talked with us. Before I bought the tabloid, I could read the headlines, and if I wanted too, I could have checked the contents of certain interest for ten seconds or so, I don’t know what time limit is appropriate, but sometimes I check the contents of a tabloid or a magazine before I buy it. If the objective is training in a specific subject, some of these would work better than others. Is the goal training?

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Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

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