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Becoming better organized

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I just finished a busy few months leading up to our Board of Directors meeting and it went very smoothly. I love it when things fall into place, but that doesn't happen without a lot of planning. Having meeting templates is such a timesaver, even though it does take a few minutes to create each time, but well worth the effort.

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

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Meetings/Events. Travel Planning. Travel Planning. Event/Meeting Planning. Watch The Organized Admin Webinar Replay.

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How To Leverage Criticism At Work

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An administrative peer thinks his process for approaching meeting planning is the best way and you feel your approach is better.

2016 85

4 Fresh Meeting Trends and Where to Find Them

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In the midst of our constantly-changing culture and ever-more-digital world, the meeting and events industry is the next realm to be updated.

2016 68

How to Organize Your Work [or Figure out what to do first!]

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Stay tuned to announcements about online courses related to this topic and other administrative fundamentals like meeting planning and organizational skills. Prioritizing for Executive and Administrative Assistants. I have been training and working with executive assistants and administrative professionals for 22 years. Joan Burge

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Experience vs. a university degree part two

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A few months ago I asked the Practically Perfect PA readers if they could complete a survey for me. Here are second set of results! Not yet no.

2014 66

Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

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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. What do these three women have in common?

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How Assistants Can Save Time and Be More Efficient

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Use the P-O-S-T method for strategic calendar planning/invitations. Meeting planning template- yearly with six month check-in.

Art+Science=Success

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For example, meeting planning requires that we take an art side (soft/intuitive) and science side (hard/logical approach).

Art+Science=Success

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For example, meeting planning requires that we take an art side (soft/intuitive) and science side (hard/logical approach).

Why I love my job?

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2008 11

Managing your Boss's Inbox

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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. Is this something he or she will need and does it have to be printed for a meeting? Read the e-mails! DELETE!

Calling all Northern Arizona Virtual Assistants: Is there anyone.

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If you reside in Northern Arizona and your VA practice meets the * criteria listed below, then you won’t want to miss this local meet-up of seasoned professionals. Please feel free to forward this information to any other VAs you know who do meet our guidelines as stated above. – 10:00 a.m. Sounds like fun.

A Day in the Life of an Admin

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Lets grow together! Wednesday, July 29, 2009 A Day in the Life of an Admin Administrative Assistants can be considered the backbone of any company.

The pronouns you use can reveal a lot about where your head is

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My mind is already planning the next Board meeting and how I will organize my desk and the filing at the new place. Meetings - Are you in the middle of planning a meeting? I keep a meeting scheduling form at my desk. I know exactly where I am at with the meeting planning just by looking at the form.

Having a good outlook when it comes to Outlook

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Sometimes a calendar can change, a meeting gets cancelled or postponed and needs to be rescheduled. It is ideal to have daily meetings to plan for the days and weeks ahead, but sometimes that is not possible if your boss is on the move. Organizing someone else’s calendar can be challenging. Communicating without communicating?

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

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We don't know what we don't know

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 May, 2010 Whose meeting is it anyway? If you are unsure who is responsible for the meeting -- ASK!

When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 5 April, 2010 When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Lets enjoy our day together.© Warning!

Admin Buddies

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You hear something while walking down the hall or are copied on an email and know something about the purpose of a meeting coming up. 23, 1 p.m.

Dealing in real time.

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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.

Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

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Under a Bushel

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Additionally, start keeping a log of the quantity of work you produce in major areas such as telephone, meeting planning, travel planning, email management, etc. Hello Everyone! I really appreciate all the blog comments and e-mails that come my way with questions and specific scenarios for advice. Here is one such request.

Under a Bushel

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Additionally, start keeping a log of the quantity of work you produce in major areas such as telephone, meeting planning, travel planning, email management, etc. Hello Everyone! I really appreciate all the blog comments and e-mails that come my way with questions and specific scenarios for advice. Here is one such request.

A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

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Come up with a plan on how you are going to improve in the areas you identified as needing improvement. Lets enjoy our day together.©

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

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

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A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

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How do you plan to be funny in December? EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Meeting preparation.

Colour Coding Works.

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I also put them in order of the meetings so it made it even easier. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

Go with your gut feeling!

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When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

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Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. Lets enjoy our day together.©

I always have the perfect answer. the next day!

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Spring cleaning on the blog

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Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

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Training On-line

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

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We have a winner!

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Contest!

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