Nature Magazine on The Future of Work

Small Business Labs

  This quote comes from a comment provided by Yuval   Noah Harari , historian and best-selling author of  Sapiens and Homo Deus,  in Nature magazine

2017 164

A day in the life: Catherine Pile, ELLE Magazine

Practically Perfect PA

I am the PA to Luxury Publishing Director in the magazine world of ELLE, ELLE Deco and Harpers Bazaar & Town and Country! I check all emails and the diary for the day, I live in Northampton so I have a 45 minute train commute into London which gives me plenty of time!

2015 230

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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. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses.

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. Executive Secretary Magazine– Lucy Brazier.

6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

It is no secret that Joan Burge and the Office Dynamics team believes in continuous education and training so we wanted to provide you with several resources that give you access to free education and training. We’ve posted past webinars, trainings, Facebook Fridays, and more!

2018 247

Executives and Assistants Working In Partnership Guide Giveaway Winner

Office Dynamics

Thank you to all who participated in our contest in collaboration with Executive Secretary Magazine for a free copy of the soon-to-be-released Guide, Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership.

2015 163

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 205

Do you want to know the future of your role?

Practically Perfect PA

We are almost there with the full programme for the Future Assistant Conference, and I will release all the details next week, but in the meantime, I thought I would introduce you to our next group of incredible speakers including the world’s leading futurist and Editor at Large of Wired Magazine.

2018 127

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. Pin It.

2012 205

August 7th Treasure Your Customers day

Make or Break Moments

I first learned about Treasure your Customer Day from Entrepreneur magazine in 2006. It has been since I sold magazines and Camp Fire Girls candy door to door as a kid.

2010 159

More resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

In my last blog I wrote about the resources that are available for assistants and administrators in the form of magazines and websites. Again the membership includes a twice yearly magazine, networking events and a LinkedIn Group. Pin It.

2012 211

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.

2015 200

Kindle: The Backward Approach to Customers

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Executive Secretary Magazine and social profiles. The How and Why of Creating a Career Portfolio (Executive Secretary Magazine Article). This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals).

More resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

In my last blog I wrote about the resources that are available for assistants and administrators in the form of magazines and websites. Again the membership includes a twice yearly magazine, networking events and a LinkedIn Group. Pin It.

2012 158

Using social media to empower Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

By doing this you will become aware of what is going on in your industry & profession, potential training / conferences, networking associations, publications to read, awards to enter etc. Tweetchats – are you aware of Executive Secretary Magazine’s free weekly tweetchat #adminchat ?

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 216

Never Spend Your Money on These Things

Dumb Little Man

Magazine Subscriptions. If you have a hobby that consumes your every waking thought, a magazine subscription seems like a great way to not only support the industry surrounding your pastime but to keep up to date with all the latest goings on.

2020 168

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

Office Dynamics

Resilience Article by Joan Burge (Executive Secretary Magazine). The Revolutionary Assistant Article by Joan Burge (Executive Secretary Magazine). What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today?

2017 172


Office Dynamics

Once each group turned in their creation, we had an opportunity to learn about IYOTSA — the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant from Lucy Brazier, CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces both Executive Secretary Magazine and The VA Magazine.

2014 202

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Riding the Wave of Change

Office Dynamics

SUCCESS Magazine. In this program we continue the festivities of the 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series with our topic, Riding the Wave of Change. Joan shares ten great tips to help you with change.

2016 207

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 199

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 227

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 135

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). Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

Join the blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals and be entered to win some awesome prizes (like a subscription to Executive Secretary Magazine !).

2016 148

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

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 and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve

2016 197

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. Lucybrazier: Owner of Executive Secretary Magazine and the VA magazine. PitmanTraining: Great training provider for assistants across the UK.

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 251

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. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development UncategorizedI have always been a “career-minded” woman since I was a little girl. When I got a little older, I went to work at my uncle’s beauty salons in Cleveland, OH.

2017 169

5 Weight Loss Mistakes Women Should Stop Making

Dumb Little Man

And as much as I'm a fan of strength training, eating well and doing things in life that makes me happy, it makes me sad to see every day in my career that us women almost always do the wrong things when trying to lose weight. I lift weights. I do some sort of cardio.

2013 285

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 250

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Look after your staff and they.

Service Untitled

Here are some suggestions: Initiate high quality training programs. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

2010 54

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. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

The Perfect Gift for Everyone in Your Office

Office Dynamics

With this membership, he’ll also get a subscription to ESPN the Magazine. Happy cheerful colleagues celebrating christmas party in office smiling giving presents.

Gifts 143

Consider Yourself A Leader

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International recently shared her take on the administrative professionals role as leaders in Executive Secretary Magazine. This question is for you if you’re in an administrative role. Doyou consider yourself a leader?

2014 148

Little Choices Make Big Impact

Office Dynamics

For more on how to make better little choices, check out one of my favorite books by Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine, The Compound Effect. “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln. Little Choices Make Big Impact. It’s a little choice.

2014 174

Tips for Staying Motivated and On Track

Office Dynamics

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. Hello Monday Motivators! Welcome to June. The year will soon be half over and so now comes the big test.

2014 198

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills. Before I started the blog I did subscribe to a few assistant magazines but really didn’t find the majority of the articles helpful.

2012 159

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills. Before I started the blog I did subscribe to a few assistant magazines but really didn’t find the majority of the articles helpful.

2012 151

Hearing the Message

Office Dynamics

She was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Executive Secretary magazine, and has guest-blogged for All Things Admin®, Office Dynamics®, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Hearing the Message.

2014 130

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! Executive Secretary magazine is a very popular, global admin-specific publication and it’s a great place to submit your first inquiry.

2019 211