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.

Project Managment Planning Time | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

And it’s sweet because now I get to discuss my ultimate, favorite topic: T, for Time-based, which has a great deal to do with project management. And project management is what I do best. I could throw the text book definition of project management at you… Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. …

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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. However, there are other skills that will also improve performance.

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals. They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Manager Support.

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The art of finding the perfect venue for your corporate event

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In fact, you’ll be wondering how you ever managed without a venue finder. The best venue finders are experienced negotiators able to secure rates that are lower than if you booked direct. Omar Afyuni, Assistant Manager Dubai, Project Management Office). .

2017 181

Technology of the week: Highrise

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Highrise is a flexible contact management tool which helps users keep their contacts organised. Users can make notes on a meeting, share important emails during negotiation, or share tasks related to any contact or project. What is Highrise?

2015 141

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

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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.

2017 212

What is a Meeting Planner Exactly?

Office Dynamics

Planners utilize their project management. experience, planning skills and attention to detail to help create and deliver events that meet or exceed expectations. They have a logical way of looking at a project and understanding what needs to be done to ensure success.

2019 219

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

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A lot of Job Specs tend to focus on a standard set of skills rather than the actual responsibilities. However – if we are not willing to speak up and actively list our duties how can we expect colleagues and managers to be aware of this change in office dynamics? Risk Management.

2015 191

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity


To receive a free copy of the Career Advancement Toolkit, join the Project Management Hacks email newsletter. This skill has expedited the growth of my audience from under a hundred to over two thousand email subscribers in eight months. Negotiation Skills.

2015 107

20 Tips for Freelance Writers

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If you’re just starting out, negotiate at the low end of the range. Don’t waste your time on projects that pay little or nothing unless the topic or the client has some special meaning for you. Educate yourself about marketing, negotiation, and general communication skills to help build confidence when it comes time to submitting queries, discussing compensation, and corresponding during and between projects. Ask what else you can do to help with the project.

2011 87

How To Invest In Yourself (And Why)

Brilliantly Better

Maybe you think you’re a brilliant negotiator, but that may be just an inconsistent cloud in your ego. Stage Two: Growing Skills and Sensors After the assessment, you start to actually invest. Protecting and Enhancing Your Skills Now, let’s get back a little to the skills.

2010 91