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Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Meetings, meeting, and more meetings! In spite of all the technology, meetings have not gone away. As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. You must keep these things in mind when you are managing your executive’s calendar.

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.

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

Office Dynamics

To Do Lists – Task Management. Meetings/Events. Travel Planning. So I wanted to provide a plan of action for these assistants that would help them get and stay organized. That ability to produce it quickly instills confidence in your skills and abilities.

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Confessions of a Micro-Manager

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 4 October, 2009 Confessions of a Micro-Manager Who would want to work for a micro-manager? Here are some reasons I think managers can get possessive: Im not sure I can trust you. I never wanted to be a manager.

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Managing your Boss's Inbox

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 29 August, 2009 Managing your Bosss Inbox Nowadays our bosses are busy almost 24/7 and in order to cope they need our help managing their e-mail account. Below are some things I try to do to carry out the management of my bosss e-mail account: Meet with your executive and get on the same page on what they are expecting you to accomplish when going through their e-mail account. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

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SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person within an organization – be it corporate, association or otherwise – charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event. Did I think of this as meeting planning?

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Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Yes, I have taken job-specific software classes, classes to learn organizational and people skills, and took computer certification classes which I was not aware I needed coming right out of high school. Again, these are skills I was able to cultivate on the job. Bachelor in Management.

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We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

One person can be great at software programs and know all sorts of tricks to get things done quickly and another might be excellent at organizing and managing their email account. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 December, 2009 Office Confidential: Just for fun to start your New Year off with a laugh These are excerpts from a presentation I gave to my local International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chapter dinner meeting. I printed his e-ticket and had everything prepared for his travel. Linda (our travel agent) was obviously having a bad day. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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I look like that!!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was in a workshop today on presentation skills and one of the things they had us do was present something to the group while they filmed us. My email is danielle.mcgaw (at) robertsoncollege (dot) net if you ever plan on being out this way! EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

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A Day in the Life of an Admin

The Office Professionals Place

These responsibilities require an individual who is proficient in computer software programs, communication skills, negotiation, time management, and organizational skills- to name a few.

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Keep your Inbox running on empty

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 April, 2009 Keep your Inbox running on empty There are so many e-mails coming at us these days that e-mail management is very important. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

Laughing all the Way to Work

Administrative assistants are highly skilled in many areas and sometimes we take it for granted, not recognizing where we could go with our skills. Event Planning: Event planning is a big industry that looks for people who are skilled in planning big events without a hitch. What better candidate to take on that role as a career, than the assistant who regularly plans events from small meetings to large conferences.

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10 Things = Frustration

Laughing all the Way to Work

Managing your workload from home when you don’t have everything you need. Meeting documents: some people have it printed single sided and others double sided. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Holgate is the Executive Assistant to the President, she also reports to the Director of Human Resources and manages a staff of four. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

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Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

Professional Assistant Blog

Administrative assistants are highly skilled in many areas and sometimes we take it for granted, not recognizing where we could go with our skills. Event Planning: Event planning is a big industry that looks for people who are skilled in planning big events without a hitch. What better candidate to take on that role as a career, than the assistant who regularly plans events from small meetings to large conferences.

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Admin Buddies

Laughing all the Way to Work

If it is a planned time off then you can meet with your buddy and give them any instructions or information they will need to handle in your absence and any contact names and numbers. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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Dealing in real time.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I’m a visual person so it really helps me to plan my way to my goal. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

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A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

I know the newness of it all will be gone soon and it will just be a normal thing that he is a little walker, but for now it is cute to see him learn this new skill. Come up with a plan on how you are going to improve in the areas you identified as needing improvement.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 May, 2010 Whose meeting is it anyway? Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting?

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When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 5 April, 2010 When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Does your boss ever organize a meeting behind your back? He will have a quick conversation with a staff member and set up a meeting, but not tell me anything about it.

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am now leaving Atlanta to travel to Birmingham and the impression I am left with is I have never been in a city that smiles so much. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

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Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

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Spring cleaning on the blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

Under My Favourites, I have added a Meeting section with some useful sites and combined many of my travel related links under one title simply called Travel. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I’ve been able to plan and complete a project successfully. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

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A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

How do you plan to be funny in December? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

2009 130

Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Because the meetings were right after the other and I had lots of packages with me, it was easy to distinguish what went to whom just by looking at the colour. I also put them in order of the meetings so it made it even easier. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

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Go with your gut feeling!

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

When your voicemail goes awry.

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

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When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

I always have the perfect answer. the next day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

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Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

My last Board meeting I ordered lunch for 10, but I had 15 Board members in attendance. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

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Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time

Laughing all the Way to Work

If I hear from the assistant I know I am going to get answers and the process of setting up a meeting will go smoothly, but should I try to develop a working relationship with them? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

2010 153

Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

It was a convenient alternative to a live classroom, but I still do appreciate the classroom setting and nothing can compare with the people you meet and discussions you can have with your classmates during a break. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 December, 2009 Meetings Plus: Taking them offline I organize a lot of meetings in a day, week, month; heck, even into next year. My first plan of action is to take them offline as much as possible.

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Happy New Year! Now don't forget to put the correct year on your.

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2009 130

We have a winner!

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2008 130

Contest!

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2008 130

Going Checklist Crazy

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 6 September, 2008 Going Checklist Crazy I am organizing a Board meeting and I have checklists and to-do lists coming out of my ears. I have a checklist for each day with a list of things I have to remember to bring or do before and after the meeting.

2008 130

Repeating Headers and Footers while in Sections

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

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