Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 January, 2009 Training On-line Recently someone asked me a question about training on-line so I thought I would share the answer in a post. I use a place based in Toronto, Canada called Last Minute Training.

Administrative Assistants Broaden Your Skillset

Office Dynamics

At our recent Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I surveyed 350 attendees about the topics they would like me to address at future conferences or training events. For example, what are the skills you need to be excellent at meeting planning? Write a plan.

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Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings

Office Dynamics

I bet that like many people you thought meetings would go by the wayside because of technology or at least there would be fewer meetings. The reasons meetings. have increased are due in part to the rise in teams and requisite team meetings and technology such as video-conferencing accommodating slashed travel budgets. Approximately 11 million meetings occur in the U.S. I would like to give you some tips as you prepare for meetings this week.

2018 149

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

Office Dynamics

Meetings/Events. Travel Planning. So I wanted to provide a plan of action for these assistants that would help them get and stay organized. Travel Planning. Event/Meeting Planning. The procedures all combine to create your travel planning system.

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What is a Meeting Planner Exactly?

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person and should be a key member of the design (or planning) team within an organization — be it corporate, association or otherwise — charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event.

2019 219

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Meeting Preparation and Coordination. From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018).

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4 Fresh Meeting Trends and Where to Find Them

Office Dynamics

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. Dull, dusty meeting rooms are being replaced and refreshed by smart trends that are making meetings more productive and more enjoyable.

2016 130

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?

2019 164

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. Meeting planning is a cognitive task. This week’s schedule How many meetings?

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

When given the opportunity to meet with someone fairly new to the profession and someone embracing an upcoming retirement to explore even more in life, I enthusiastically embrace the moment and ask several questions of each! By Dana Buchanan.

2018 197

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Obtaining funds from work to complete training in the current environment is difficult. Yes, Outlook Training and Training in Supporting a University Committee. I have consistently taken various courses and training sessions to expand my skills and ensure that I stay current.

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

Office Dynamics

I have been training and working with executive assistants and administrative professionals for 22 years. 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. The question I am most frequently asked is, “How do I prioritize my workload?” ” Everything handed to me seems to be urgent.

2013 131

Calling all Northern Arizona Virtual Assistants: Is there anyone.

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Calling all Northern Arizona Virtual Assistants: Is there anyone out there? 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.

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Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

Laughing all the Way to Work

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. Some assistants regularly manage small budgets when planning functions or have bookkeeping responsibilities and work regularly on spreadsheets.

2008 138

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

Lynn has organized strategic events such as the companys internal trade show, all-hands meetings, the annual awards banquet, internal events and leadership off-site meetings. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you are part of an administrative team you can use your meetings to share knowledge with each other or give tips on something new you have discovered. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

2010 151

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.

2010 141

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.

2010 141

Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

Professional Assistant Blog

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. Some assistants regularly manage small budgets when planning functions or have bookkeeping responsibilities and work regularly on spreadsheets.

2008 100

A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

Schedule meetings with your boss regularly, but at the very least annually, to identify areas that need improvement and also for encouragement in areas you are doing well. Come up with a plan on how you are going to improve in the areas you identified as needing improvement.

2009 141

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

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. One of my co-workers told me that I was already using "we" and "us" when referring to my new employer.

2008 100

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?

2010 130

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. I have also combined all the tutorials, training and other education-related links under the title Training.

2009 130

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.

2010 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.

2009 172

Getting your foot in the door.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Many times the administrative assistant position is a good way into an organization and what a great training ground to know an organizations inner workings than in this profession. I think many university students are seeing the value in having this kind of training.

2009 130

Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2010 130

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2009 130

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. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2009 130

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. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2009 130

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

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. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins. Meeting preparation.

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.

2009 130

Go with your gut feeling!

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2009 130

When your voicemail goes awry.

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway? Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2010 118

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. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

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.

2010 141

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.

Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ▼ August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

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. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2009 130

Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

Laughing all the Way to Work

EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Taking stock We don't know what we don't know ► June (1) Playing nice in the sandbox ► May (2) Whose meeting is it anyway?

2009 130

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have daily meetings with my boss so sometimes I print the e-mails that I have questions on and put it in a folder and then we go through each item and he lets me know what, if anything, I need to do. If he is travelling, I send it by e-mail, but it has been my experience that I will get better results with a face-to-face meeting. Sometimes e-mail is not the best way to communicate and it needs to be followed up by a phone call or face-to-face short meeting.

2009 132

Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I mentioned this to our team of admins at one of our meetings so when one of my co-workers found out how to do something they thought to share it with the team. Share any special training you have received with others in the office or online.

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