Project Manage like a pro

Practically Perfect PA

Project management is a key skill for PAs these days. But as usual, most of us are not sent on project management training! So here you will find some great blogs, books, tools and general tips on how to Project Manage like a pro. Better Projects.

Practical Project Management

Practically Perfect PA

After speaking at the Assist Conference Heather Dallas from Dallas Development has written a great follow up blog on her popular Project Management for Assistants session… Taking on a project is a great way of raising your visibility and getting you the recognition you deserve.

Mastering Project Management - Webinar

Office Dynamics

Find the best way to manage your projects – without letting them manage you! Mastering Project Management. Business Management Daily. We all manage projects from time to time. But just because you manage a project, does that make you a project manager? True project management professionals know the steps to take – and the steps to AVOID – for perfect projects every time. Project Constraints.

Webinar Microsoft Excel for Project Management

Office Dynamics

Streamline your project management process. Microsoft Excel for Project Management. When it comes to project management, you can buy some pretty sophisticated software specifically designed to keep you and everything on track. Supervisors and managers.

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

When studying this topic, new ideas and solutions are introduced and explained, applied to one of the main projects management areas, which is the human resources management, with a structure, teamwork and leadership scheme that may represent the success factor in a given project.

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

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Personal And Professional Development With PRINCE2 Training

Small Business CEO

PRINCE2 is a process-based methodology that offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management, encompassing the management, control and organisation of a project. CEO Leadership Entrepreneurs leadership training management project management

How to ensure your admin improvement projects stick!

Practically Perfect PA

Most managers will hire professional consultants for business improvement projects but will ask their assistants to make changes to the fundamental administrative structures without instruction or training. This includes: a short description about the project.

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What is PRINCE2 – The Best Training to Become a Certified Professional?

Small Business CEO

PRINCE2 stands for Projects In Controlled Environments. It is basically defined as a project management method. It was updated in 2017 offering more and better practice in project management. It distributes the project into manageable phases.

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Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training

Andrea Kalli

The Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Program will equip you with the exact skills, knowledge and tools to be able to fully coordinate and implement your client’s Internet Marketing campaigns from start to finish! Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Rating 3.00

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Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010

Andrea Kalli

Check out the great online training lineup for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp – and bring along your camp songs! Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010 Rating 3.00

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Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

The Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Program will equip you with the exact skills, knowledge and tools to be able to fully coordinate and implement your client’s Internet Marketing campaigns from start to finish! Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Rating 3.00

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Access the Virtual Events Specialist and Camtasia Training Program.

Andrea Kalli

By AndreaKalli It is evident that Virtual Events Support and Management will be one of the hottest niches in 2010. Camtasia is the most widely used video and screencast production software on the web and will be a perfect compliment to your Virtual Events Training.

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Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks

Productivityist

For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks. But I recommend you bring in one person to Front and get them well-versed in how you’re using it so that you have an ally (and training partner) once you start bringing in other team members.

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Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010.

Andrea Kalli

Check out the great online training lineup for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp – and bring along your camp songs! Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010 Rating 3.00

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On Trains, Goats, Eagles, Social Media, and Not Jumpin' on the Crazy

Virtual Moxie

A couple of years ago, I would hear the term “techie VA” thrown around would say to myself “well, I’m not a techie VA… I have no intention of being an IT person or a VA who sits and processes technical stuff all day… I’m more a VA strongly geared towards project management” and now I’m starting to feel like I’m going to get squeezed out of the industry if I don’t step up to the plate with more technical and social media skills.

My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). You see, for the past several years, I’ve been using a variety of tech tools to help organize my life and work—appointments, tasks, projects and more.

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Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers

Andrea Kalli

While ten years ago, managing email could have been a secondary consideration, today it is absolutely vital to keep customers and clients in the loop through rapid, prompt email support. Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers Rating 3.00

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Five SEO Reputation Management Strategies

Andrea Kalli

One area that is both free of direct marketing and very appealing to businesses is reputation management. If you are interested in using SEO as a reputation management tool for your business, these five strategies, tips, and tactics could be of value.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Training budgets were ample; opportunity for advancement sparkled like diamonds for the taking.

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Book Review: Bill’s Imperfect Time Management Adventure

Simple Productivity Blog

I am always on the lookout for new time management pieces to slot into my current system. When Francis Wade emailed me and asked me to read and review Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure: A Business Fable , I thought why not? The thing that really piqued my curiosity is that this time management book was written as a novel. The premise of the book centers around Bill, a project manager who is not very good at time management.

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Calling All Assistants—Secret to Building a Strategic Partnership

Office Dynamics

They look at every facet of what is expected to occur, new projects, how much time might they be involved, who is going to manage what, and more. beginning, middle, and finale) related to projects, situations, tasks, actions, and relationships. Self-management (You.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!).

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5 Things I Learned From Reviving An Almost Dead Project

Brilliantly Better

It’s also the first release after I took on this project, last year. Here are my thoughts on what are the upsides, the downsides and the overall feeling of reviving an old project. At some point, I decided it’s better to step down from this train. To make this (potentially long) story short, I ended up with the contact info of two exceptional entrepreneurs, a good relationship with each of them and a huge project to restart (almost) from scratch.

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What can Oprah Winfrey teach assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants should always seek out the things they are good at – be it spreadsheets, marketing, social media or project management – and then do more of that stuff. If a project comes up ask to help the project manager, get involved with the organisation’s social media.

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So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Event Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Finance have become a big part of my job. Tasks and responsibilities involving heavy project management are becoming commonplace for the admin too.”

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Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Thursday Sessions

Office Dynamics

Debbie Gross (Strategy) suggested administrative assistants to work at a higher level by using their Outlook calendar like their own personal admin to help keep them on track with the many projects to be managed. She has a 3-point system for managing email: first pass.

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Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

Once you have managed to engage in conversation, introduce yourself with more than just your name. “Hi, You may want some advice on training you are considering or perhaps be looking for a mentor. Networking can be a scary word can’t it?

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Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

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. This tells me that as much information that is available, assistants are still struggling with time management, project management, prioritization, organizational skills, and communication.

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Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. HR, Project Management, Accounts, Training or Events.

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How to Use A Competency Assessment for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Supporting Multiple Managers. Task, Time and Project Management. Use this assessment for assistants as a tool to measure your skill level.

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

Office Dynamics

To Do Lists – Task Management. Projects. There are 5 core systems I encourage assistants to look at first: Time and Task Management. Project Management. Her system for email management is outstanding.

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Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Consult other PAs, your manager(s), and your organisation’s HR for advice in progressing your career development. Ask your manager for any training suggestions they may have, and request training opportunities.

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Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. For me, my career took a natural path from purely EA work to Events and Project Management a career and industry which I love. My first true events project was for an internal communications conference and summer party for 200 people.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

For example, here are a few of the most common roles that may be a great fit for assistants, depending on your skills and interests: Project Manager. Training Coordinator. Take on “Future Focused” Projects. Take advantage of that by volunteering to own projects that leverage and develop specific skills you’d like to use in the future. Designed by Freepik.

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

Other popular professions include education and training (9 percent), sales and marketing (8 percent), and healthcare and sciences (8 percent).  Creative services, healthcare and sciences and project management have been fast growing fields for independent workers.

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The art of finding the perfect venue for your corporate event

Practically Perfect PA

When the pressure is on to find an impressive venue to wow your clients, or source the ideal training venue for your delegates, or book the perfect executive meeting room, it’s good to know that help is at hand. In fact, you’ll be wondering how you ever managed without a venue finder.

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Tips on transitioning your career

Practically Perfect PA

A PA is part office manager, part senior project manager and part psychic, all skills that are extremely transferable if you decide you would like steer yourself on to another career path.

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There is Something to be Said for Endurance

Office Dynamics

She started out at their office in Las Vegas 14 years ago working as an assistant in the project management department. The General Manager of Czar noticed that Lauren was an excellent employee and so he worked to find her the right spot in the office.

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Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants. It means taking on new challenges, but having a support system in place to help manage your development.

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10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

Project Management Apps: Teamwork is, by far, my favorite project management app. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. She is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin , a company dedicated to developing innovative products, training, and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. Admin Assistant Training Creativity Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Technology

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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. Maybe you took a certification class and spent thousands of dollars to become a project manager. Sometimes you accept a job and are really excited about it.

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Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Supporting Multiple Managers. Task and Project Management. Time Management.

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