Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Technology can help organize your projects, and it can even help execute certain elements of your projects, but it can’t manage your projects for you. Project Management is a role that requires a human. In fact, they are often administrative professionals who have little to no training.

7 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Ways to Improve Your Organizational Skills as an Administrative Assistant It is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to thrive in chaos. It feels disorganized, unscheduled, and without direction.

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Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am going to start a new one – Core Skills. I’m not just going to write about which skills we need I am also going to look at how these skills are linked to the role specifically. I was used to answering the standard interview questions about soft skills but I hadn’t really delved very deeply into the practical aspects of that skill and how it made me stand out as a better candidate and Executive Assistant.

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Managing Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Managing multiple managers can be daunting. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. The tips below are for supporting a group of managers on a regular basis. Being an excellent communicator and being organized are vital skills to managing multiple managers or executives. Encourage managers to use uniform procedures. Limit personal tasks for managers. Communicate regularly with all your managers.

Is Internal or External Management Training Best for your Business?

Small Business CEO

Without employees, your business would not be the great asset it is today, so it’s important that you focus on continuously training them to develop their skills, encourage career development, and grow your business. Management management training

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Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

One of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is mastering effective time management. Our new Time Management for the Modern Assistant: Proven Tactics for Taming Your Day eBook will help you take control back.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part. Organizational skills for administrative assistants are crucial to the success of any business. These 9 ways can help you improve your organization skills in practical and workable ways.

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How Video Gaming Could Improve Your Cognitive Health And Skills

Dumb Little Man

It is, however, a lesser-known fact that video games can help to improve cognitive skills and general mental health and for any individual spending an extended period indoors, those can be very vital factors. All of these are key elements which can keep cognitive skills at their sharpest.

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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. I always say that it is extremely important for assistants to attend training courses throughout the year. We have a shed load of skills that have to be kept up to date so that we can do our job effectively. Internal training and graduate programmes.

5 Organisational Benefits of Managed Training Services

The Small Business Blog

As more and more companies turn to managed training services to deliver their training and development requirements, many HR & L&D professionals are wondering whether it is time that their organisation did the same. It can be a tough decision – especially when you already have a pool of highly skilled internal L&D talent which… Read the full article here: 5 Organisational Benefits of Managed Training Services on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

Why Manufacturing Training is Important in The Digital Age

Small Business CEO

Within the manufacturing industry, training is a huge focus – and for good reason. The safety and wellbeing of a workforce rely heavily on the effectiveness of training. This means that mindsets and skill sets need to evolve too.

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Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics. 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. Designed by Freepik.

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Time Management Skill: Handling Interuptions Professionally – the Saying No Fallacy

Ian's Messy Desk

For years authors of books and articles about Time Management and leaders of Time Management seminars have suggested numerous simplistic, unrealistic approaches to solving the interruption problem. The most mentioned and most ridiculous suggestion among the Time Management tips is “learn how to say NO.&# Today, you need Time Management strategies and Time Management tools that work and are based on ethical behavior. Image by Ian McKenzie via Flickr.

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All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. As the year’s passed we continued to add in a few additional programs >v iew our free video programs < We hear from assistants on a daily basis that they love our training materials but they work for a nonprofit or their organization doesn’t believe in training the administrative professionals. More free assistant training at your fingertips.

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Telephone Screening and Etiquette Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Top-notch telephone screening and etiquette skills are paramount regardless of industry, company size, or geographic location. Necessary telephone skills for assistants include how to answer the phone, take accurate messages, carefully screen calls, protect corporate and personal information, seamlessly transfer callers, use a polite and proper tone of voice, and know-how to tactfully handle difficult callers. Communication Skills Etiquette Telephone

The Assistant's Toolkit - ProAssisting's free assistant training.

ProAssisting Blog

Wanna impress your boss with your newfound skills? Digg Email Facebook Google Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati TwitThis Comments The Assistants Toolkit - Free Assistant Training Join ProAssistings free 10-part assistant training series delivered weekly to your inbox: CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW! Follow us on Facebook Get Twitter updates View our Squidoo lens Assistant Training for Professional Success ProAssisting Links powered by IngBoo Click here for more info about our links!

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills without too much effort on your part. Organization skills are crucial for the success of any business. These 9 ways can help you improve your organization skills in practical and workable ways. Share some of your organization skills, tips and tricks in the comments below.

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Totes emosh (emotional intelligence) training

Practically Perfect PA

One of the best training courses I have attended in my career was an introduction to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with specific training on emotional intelligence. The reason I decided to take this course was because my manager at the time was taking a similar course for executive staff. I had heard a lot about NLP over the years and I thought it would be really helpful if both my manager and myself were learning how to use emotional intelligence at the same time.

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening. Without a doubt not only is it a skill to take minutes at the meeting, but the real work comes in being able to wordsmith a draft set of notes into an exceptionally good piece of writing.

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Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

It was a very handy skill to have! … They would’ve thought that this would be a must have skill to be able to take minutes. The disadvantage of being a good shorthand typist in a meeting is that you can fall into the trap of taking too much down because you’ve been trained to take verbatim minutes. It’s a good skill to have, but the traps listed above need to be avoided. This guest post was written by Robyn Bennett, Director, Team Link Training Ltd, New Zealand.

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Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. For example, when assistants ask me which training would be best for them between our conference and World Class Assistant Certification live course, I ask them “What are your goals?” I am the only person teaching, we go very deep into the material and there is ample time for skill practice.

Project Manage like a pro

Practically Perfect PA

Project management is a key skill for PAs these days. So many organisations are recognising that PAs are natural project managers – we are organised, we structure our work in a way that lends itself well to project work and actually we’ve been managing projects for most of our working life! But as usual, most of us are not sent on project management training! Top five blogs for Project Management. The Project Management Hut.

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

When Joan presents training, she always receives similar feedback: People think she is “poised, polished and professional.”. As you can see, these skills go beyond the basics. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. It’s designed to help you stand out and develop the master-level skills you need to become World Class. We know that investing in a comprehensive training program like World Class Assistant is a big decision.

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7 Ways Health and Safety Training Can Benefit Your Business

Dumb Little Man

As a business owner or manager, it is, therefore, crucial to ensure working conditions are safe and comfortable enough for maximum employee productivity. You need to ensure that your team is adequately trained on how to abide by the relevant industry health and safety practices. Read on to find more about how providing your staff with Workplace Health and Training (WHS) can benefit your business.

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The Skill Every Assistant Needs

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? For decades, big organizations that have benefited from analytical and functional left-brain aptitudes are now finding themselves in need of softer, right-brain skills. Actually, I have been teaching administrative and executive assistants the skill of exercising their creativity for two decades. Manage conflicting situations. The shift into a new age.

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ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids

Dumb Little Man

All of these elements of ADHD summer camp are very beneficial to children who have the condition, particularly those who struggle with some social skills. An ADHD summer camp has well-trained staff who understand how to best approach their campers effectively. will spend at least twice as long training staff as a typical camp. The post ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Executive and Administrative Assistant Skills That Are Important to Executives

Office Dynamics

While administrative and executive assistants have a very good feel for the skills they need to do their job effectively, I like to hear from executives and get their perspective, which is important. I often survey managers and high-level executives on the skills, attitudes and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Here are some non-edited, direct quotes from them demonstrating the skills that are important to executives.

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession. This month we focused on the topic of persuasion skills with our free webinar, Getting to Yes: Overcoming Resistance to Get What You Want and Create More Value for Your Company. How to get training at work. •

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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. We invite you to watch the webinar replay: Must-Have Skills for 2017. Download the Webinar Handout: Must Have Skills For 2017. Download Your Certificate of Attendance: Certificate-Of-Attendance-Must Have Skills.

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Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote

Office Dynamics

Join Business Management Daily, June 10, for Collaborating in OneNote. The post Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Organizational Skills Projects Technology Workplace Tools assistant technology training collaborating learning new tools OneNote technology for assistants technology tuesday training webinar Collaborating in OneNote.

Corporate Training Exploding and Changing

Small Business Labs

Interesting article on Bersin by Deloitte's site on corporate training. spending on corporate training has strongly rebounded.   The reasons given by Bersin for this shift towards investing in training are: The need for specialized skills is increasing.    Workforce education and skills have atrophied. Leadership development and succession management have become critical business needs. 

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. You may want to volunteer to organise the office move, the Christmas party, run a training course for the other support staff or organise an event.

Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

This is the best advice you will ever receive on how to build a strategic partnership with your executive, manage their day, and stay on top of the volumes of tasks and projects you have to handle. When it comes to e-mail management, there are various approaches. Another approach is the executive who wants to manage all his or her own e-mails and forward specific e-mail to their administrative partner as appropriate. Training & Development.

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5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

All across the globe, nations are facing economic uncertainties while businesses are finding it difficult to manage challenges due to the current world crisis. Being project managers or business leaders, we are not an exception either, we have also felt the shock equally.

What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. I’d like to help you understand better so you can stop asking yourself “what is the difference between an administrative conference and administrative training?” When choosing an administrative conference or training, choose wisely. Skill practice – some Skill practice – ample time to practice newly-learned skills.

Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

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. Calendar management is an important skill. You must think about your manager’s workload, other commitments, travel, upcoming meetings, past meetings, previous week’s schedule. Every manager and executive has their personal preferences. Meetings Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”.

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5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

Practically Perfect PA

There have been so many times over the years that I have received an email about a fantastic training course or conference that I would love to attend. There are plenty of training opportunities for assistants but so many of us don’t attend external training events – in fact according to the recent Practically Perfect PA Industry snapshot 52% of respondents had not attending a training event in the last two years! You have a lot of unique skills.

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Why Continual Training is Important for CEOs

Small Business CEO

However, continual training is an important part of CEO development, particularly for those who want to remain ahead of their competition. CEOs need to ensure they are constantly updating their capabilities and skills and prioritizing their self-development.

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Employers need more control over training

The Small Business Blog

An overwhelming 93% of the firms recently surveyed by the Confederation of British Industry group Pearson said that they knew best about the training needs of their staff and the skills that they require. They would like to take more control of training, as in recent years it has become increasingly outside of their control… Read the full article here: Employers need more control over training on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

3 Simple Steps to Improving Communication Skills

Office Dynamics

You cannot afford to take the critical skill of communication for granted! This also ensures that you quickly and effectively manage any potential problems. Three things to consider to improving communication skills in the workplace: What is my goal or motive for communicating with this person now? The benefits of improving communication skills with co-workers: I hope you will challenge yourself and take the time this week to communicate with excellence.

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How to Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Creative problem-solving skills are required for achieving exceptional performance in most tasks. Creative thinking is not just for certain jobs, such as writing advertising copy or developing entertaining training programs. Generate more ideas – You might be able to come up with five ideas for a new training program… expect none are innovative. What can a project manager learn from creativity training? Image via Wikipedia.

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Managing your social media content

Practically Perfect PA

Here are my top ten tips for managing your social media – these are all tried and tested! Every Thursday Executive Secretary magazine hosts #Adminchat, which is free training for assistants. This is the hardest part of managing your social media. The post Managing your social media content appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. These days most of us will have some sort of social media account.