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. Encourage managers to use uniform procedures. Limit personal tasks for managers.

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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. Well, it seems to be the skill of the moment within the industry.

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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.

2019 236

How Assistants Manage Their Workload (and all the extras, like training!)

Office Dynamics

Are you one of the many assistants who claims you can’t attend a training course or even get away for a free webinar because you’re just too busy? Here’s how assistants manage their workload and find time for other things, like training! .

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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. Not many other professions have that variety of skills.

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. Use Time Management To Improve Your Life (wheelingabout.wordpress.com).

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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!

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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. It’s a good skill to have, but the traps listed above need to be avoided. The post Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

2017 201

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. So why is “totes emosh” training (sorry, I’m from Essex) useful for assistants?

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. More free assistant training at your fingertips. You’ll find even more training videos by Joan Burge here.

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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.

2017 200

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. The Project Management Hut.

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.

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. Every manager and executive has their personal preferences.

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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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 those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference.

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?”

2019 179

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. What skills are important to your executive?

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

As the study chart below shows, the top three professions for these skilled independent workers are consulting, coaching, and research (17 percent), creative services (17 percent), and information technology (12 percent).

2019 214

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.

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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.

2019 179

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 157

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.

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. How to get training at work. •

2015 203

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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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.

2019 202

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. It really is unheard of in any other profession: so why don’t assistants attend training courses?

2014 235

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.

2015 212

5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

Office Dynamics

You have the fundamentals down pat and even demonstrate advanced skill sets. What might be missing from your bag of skills? The post 5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

2019 186

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. Business News managed training services training

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. managing a difficult situation. Especially when communicating with co-workers.

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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.

Mastering Self-Management: How to Gain More Autonomy at Work

Eat Your Career

Working well with others is, indeed, an essential skill. I’ve seen a lot of talented professionals suffer because they don’t know how to effectively self-manage. Without a manager guiding and encouraging them at every step, they would be lost. This month, here in the U.S.,

2018 160

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. What can a project manager learn from creativity training?

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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.

Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

How are your communication skills? In his article for CIO.com, Chuck Martin quoted a manager who described face-to-face communication this way: “We need to take vacations from our BlackBerries, computers and voice-mail and get out and talk to everyone in the organization.

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Leadership Skills for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

I have always said, “ You do not need to be a manager or senior executive to be a leader. So while you might be nervous speaking in front of your peers or other colleagues, it is imperative that you develop this skill.

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15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

Dumb Little Man

The rise of document management outsourcing isn’t that surprising, considering that most companies view their document management solution as an inconvenient part of their functional operations. Aside from delays, document management also results in an even more disorganized process.

2019 240

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! VAClassroom has opened its registration doors to their “Summer Skill Camp 2010″, which will begin on July 6th. 10 in-demand skills over 10 weeks.

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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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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

When I was an assistant 40 years ago we complained about not getting time with our executives; we complained about not getting enough information from our managers; we complained about not getting support for training. 1 Idea: Establish and protect regular 1:1 time with manager.

2016 208

Public Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Public Speaking Skills Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 6, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. You are less likely to lose your train of thought if you have spent time preparing your speech.

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Managing the boss

Practically Perfect PA

There is another phrase for this and it is called ‘managing up’ Some people are great at ‘managing up’ but assistants have to be fantastic at it! There are huge benefits for staff that are good at managing up.