Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder. Not many other professions have that variety of skills.

Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

We recently posted a blog that listed free training sources we provide; 6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants. Please visit her site and learn how you can improve your writing skills. Executive Secretary Magazine– Lucy Brazier.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Must-Have Skills for 2017

Office Dynamics

What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today? As you enter into 2017, be sure you are equipped with this top-notch skill set. Joan also talks about one bonus skill, tune in to see what it is.

2017 191

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations.

2015 224

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

Office Dynamics

OfficePRO Magazine (Mentioned by attendees during the chat in webinar). In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant. Below you will find our replay link, program notes, certificate download and access to our deal of the day.

2016 229

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Only a rare few administrative professionals have learned to tap into the power of the most advanced leadership skill. She’s witnessed its power first hand and helped hundreds of administrative professionals hone their self-leadership skills.

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Question and Answer with Joan Burge

Office Dynamics

Executive Secretary Magazine. We’ve been having a holly, jolly, super fun and festive time with our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series event. In this Day 3 webinar we wore our ugly sweaters and took questions from our live audience about the administrative profession.

2016 238

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit.

2015 151

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

It is imperative to be proactive about self-promotion in order to showcase your skills, achievements and personal brand. Highlight WIFM (what’s in it for me) and help them to see that you will gain skills and knowledge that will be essential for future growth.

2017 213

A Collage of Success Tips

Office Dynamics

This event was hosted by Success magazine. I have been reading Success magazine for years and find every issue is packed with valuable information and tons of inspiration! Admin Assistant Training Career Management Interpersonal Skills Leadership Motivators Productivity Self DevelopmentI just got back from a great 2 day event called Success Live. Maybe you saw my Facebook post … or not.

2017 149

Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

Office Dynamics

Note: Subscribe to Executive Secretary Magazine , and read my detailed article on Clearing Up The Fog Around Cloud Storage , in the January, 2016 issue. Flipboard, a customizable app that displays the news in a magazine style layout.

2016 206

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). I love this resource for keeping my skills updated and continued learning.

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

Clients include Microsoft, Boeing, P&G and her work has been featured in Success and Working Mother Magazines. The following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve

2016 205

Why I think we should kill multitasking.

Office Dynamics

– Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine. Kill multitasking! Juggle with precision focus. As I perform seminars throughout North America in every kind of business you can think of, I often encounter people who are proud that they can multitask.

2015 260

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. Having a mentor will help an assistant develop skills.

2015 219

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan. Firstly, is your manager supportive of your training needs? Does your manager subscribe to business magazines?

2013 265

Kindle: The Backward Approach to Customers

Make or Break Moments

Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills.

2010 116

Managing your social media content

Practically Perfect PA

Every Thursday Executive Secretary magazine hosts #Adminchat, which is free training for assistants. Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media social networking Virtual Assistant

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

Although modern culture tries to tell us that being creative is a natural gift, Lisa challenged us to understand that it is simply another skill that can be learned and developed.

2014 214

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills. You’ll also want to gain a reputation for excellent interpersonal skills.

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

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vaclassroom: Passionate about web marketing and online training. A training centre for virtual assistants and online professionals. InstAM: Inspiring professional administrators, business managers and leaders to develop skills and build successful careers.

3 Rs or 3 Cs?

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from Training Magazine August 2010). The Three Rs aren't cutting it for today's workforce, according to the American Management Association's 2010 Critical Skills Survey of 2,115 managers and other executives. Three out of four executives said they believe these skills and competencies will become more important to their organizations in the next three to five years, particularly as the economy improves and organizations look to grow.

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3 Rs or 3 Cs?

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from Training Magazine August 2010). The Three Rs aren't cutting it for today's workforce, according to the American Management Association's 2010 Critical Skills Survey of 2,115 managers and other executives. Three out of four executives said they believe these skills and competencies will become more important to their organizations in the next three to five years, particularly as the economy improves and organizations look to grow.

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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.

2015 261

Love Your Career

Office Dynamics

When I was about 10 or 11, I went from house to house in our neighborhood selling my Mom’s used magazines. Since 1990, I have had a wonderful career in training, writing, coaching and professional speaking. Reality: It can mean moving sideways to a position that’s closer to your own interest and skills. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development UncategorizedI have always been a “career-minded” woman since I was a little girl.

2017 169

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

I eventually started my own company providing career coaching and training—and the rest is history! You will discover amazing opportunities you never knew existed, and you will expand your skills in ways you never thought possible.

2019 211

Tips for Staying Motivated and On Track

Office Dynamics

You might have to change your approach or develop better persuasion skills to sell an idea at work, but you are not giving up. When you read any books, articles, or magazines about highly successful people, you see that they did not have it easy. BIG Staying Power: Never Give Up.

2014 216

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I had a few jobs where I would write content for marketing material and I think doing this meant I could use some of my creative skills at work. But I do wonder how many of us actually take the time to develop our skills because we don’t think we are worth the cost to the employer.

2012 163

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I had a few jobs where I would write content for marketing material and I think doing this meant I could use some of my creative skills at work. But I do wonder how many of us actually take the time to develop our skills because we don’t think we are worth the cost to the employer.

2012 151

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. You're in the doctor's office waiting for your flu shot, and you come across some really cool graphics in a magazine.

2018 220

10 Ways To Create Momentum In Your Job or Career

Productivity Bits

The employees in this case need to shell out their personal resources if they want to go for training which is impractical to do for most people. How to maintain a pace wherein an employee gains momentum in acquiring essential skills so as to keep his interest in his job? Self-Train To Gain Additional Skills. If you can’t afford to enroll in a formal training program, there are many other options you can take advantage of. Magazine Subscriptions.

2010 109

Spotlight on assistant resources: PA Life

Practically Perfect PA

From magazines, blogs, exclusive membership clubs to events and exhibitions. PA Life magazine is published six times a year and includes a mixture of lifestyle features, updates on suppliers, industry news and articles on how to improve professional skills.

2014 185

Administrative Assistants, Are You Ready for the Knowledge Economy?

Office Dynamics

Here it is February and I'm reading an article on Bridging the Skills Gap: New Factors Compound the Growing Skills Shortage. It says that for sustained high performance in the knowledge economy, we need: Adaptability --the capacity to change in response to ever-shifting conditions in the economy and the marketplace, and to quickly master the new skills that changes required. Article written by Pat Galagan, excerpt from T & D magazine 2010).

2010 116

13 Ways to Get More Reading Done (Even If You Don’t Have the Time)

Dumb Little Man

Training your eyes to move quickly across words on a page or screen by following them with a writing utensil (or a ruler) is one technique to sharpen your speed reading skills. Are you valiantly seeking new ways to get more reading done?

2018 227

Administrative Assistants, Are You Ready for the Knowledge Economy?

Office Dynamics

Here it is February and I'm reading an article on Bridging the Skills Gap: New Factors Compound the Growing Skills Shortage. It says that for sustained high performance in the knowledge economy, we need: Adaptability --the capacity to change in response to ever-shifting conditions in the economy and the marketplace, and to quickly master the new skills that changes required. Article written by Pat Galagan, excerpt from T & D magazine 2010).

2010 100

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

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. It is imperative to be proactive about self-promotion in order to showcase your skills, achievements and personal brand. Supervise and train other clerical staff.

2015 191

There Are No Limits For Assistants

Office Dynamics

Jasmine wrote a wonderful piece that was recently published in our Chamber’s Monthly Magazine, the Business Voice. Remember, the sky is the limit for your profession if you are willing to be uncomfortable once in a while – you can grow new skills.

2014 204

AZVAs the Podcast Episode 8: Publishing Industry Opportunities

Loosely Speaking

King , owner of Author’s Assistance Training and this month’s sponsor, on how authors can benefit from working with a virtual professional and how solopreneurs with an interest in publishing can find authors to support. October 2010 Podcast Program Notes.

2010 151

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 keeps us fresh and our skills top notch. Admin Assistant Training Time Management Just for Fun

2009 118

How to Really Love Yourself From the Inside Out

Dumb Little Man

Media outlets, such as TV shows, movies, advertisements, magazines, and social media, infiltrate her mind with unattainable standards for beauty. A lack of good social and relationship skills. Healing any past emotional trauma or pain with a trained professional. The concept of self-love and total body acceptance has become such ubiquitous topics that they seem almost trite and common. But do you really know how to really love yourself?

2018 146

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 keeps us fresh and our skills top notch. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Time Management Just for Fun

2009 100

“Painstaking” Does Not Mean “Painful” and a “Perk” is not a “Prerequisite”

Daily Writing Tips

Here, for example, is an example of what I mean: More than 40 years before, as a 19-year-old aristocrat with scant military training to back up the honorific “Major General” rank that was a prerequisite of his family’s wealth, he had presented himself to Gen.

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