Seminars for Professional Assistants

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Seminars for Professional Assistants By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Filed Under: Networking , Productivity A re you looking to improve your skills and catch up with the latest office trends ? So my question to you is, are there any seminars for the professional assistants that you know of, that can help increase multi-tasking skills, efficiency and more? Im in a similar situation but looking for seminars in Canada.

2008 100

Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts about regional PA networks, we have the Peterborough PA network. Launched by Bethany Fovargue in 2013 this network has gone from strength to strength and Bethany is now asked to speak and promote the role of assistants all over the world. . Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? About the network…. What made you decide to set up the network? What are the objectives of the network?

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Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? Seek out a mentor and join a professional organisation and relevant networks. About the network…. What made you decide to set up the network? Essex has been lacking a network, the odd one or two have popped up over the past few years, but they for various reasons fallen by the wayside.

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

People are undoubtedly the best asset of every firm and having a PA network will help confirm that PA’s are an important and integral part of the organisation. An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help. Some potential ideas for a network are: Create a dedicated electronic forum in order to share best practice and information.

Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

You read about a great seminar, workshop, or conference for administrative office professionals. For 20 years I was an assistant and I often had to persuade my executives to invest in administrative assistant seminars and conferences. Use the guidelines below to help you sell the seminar or conference to your executive. Some assistants tell me they can only attend seminars that take place in their city or state. You know the scenario.

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Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

You read about a great seminar, workshop, or conference for administrative office professionals. For 20 years I was an assistant and I often had to persuade my executives to invest in administrative assistant seminars and conferences. Use the guidelines below to help you sell the seminar or conference to your executive. Some assistants tell me they can only attend seminars that take place in their city or state. You know the scenario.

2009 100

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Tags: Networking

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Networking

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Communication Skills Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Leadership Networking Problem Solving Self Development Workplace Tools #adminblogathon #adminweek admin professional administrative assistant administrative peer administrative teams building connections diversity executive assistant internal admin network professional development seminars skills for assistants strategies training workplace

2016 126

Five Ways to Network With the Boss

On The Job

Want to know a key player many people forget to network with these days? You may wonder why you need to network with the boss when a) you see him every day; and b) you see him every day, dammit. But networking involves much more than just trying to get new business or find a new job. So, let's look at some ways to network with the boss: 1. What other ways can an employee effectively network with the boss?

2008 100

How to Organize Business Cards & Networking Conversations - Interview & Giveaway @ContactKeeper

Stephanie LH Calahan

When you attend tradeshows or networking meetings, do you later experience the business card pile up? They are designed for trade shows, conferences, seminars and networking with plenty of extra features. They are perfect for sales people, managers, buyers, trade show attendees, exhibitors, event planners, networkers and more and we are very proud of the quality and functionality of the line.

Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

Conferences are great if you want to network with a lot of different people, and hear many different speakers. Live Training Event (such as a workshop, seminar, or certification course). Plus 99% of assistants say the one thing they love about attending live classes or conferences is the networking! As 2016 comes to an end, I hope you are working on your goals for your 2017 development.

Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Stephanie LH Calahan

The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.  Collecting business cards or other forms of contact information is only the first step in networking.    A while back I wrote How to Waste Time and Lose Money Networking where I shared that follow up is the most important step to networking.  The most effective networkers have a system to manage/organize business cards and their contacts. 

2011 215

8 Things You Need To Know About Social Networking

Small Business CEO

Social networking has taken the business world by storm. From Facebook sharing to tweeting to actually attending seminars and meet-ups, the goal has always been to be more visible. Social networking is more than just having a consistent online presence. Social networking should not in any way be misconstrued as a replacement for face-to-face interaction. Social networking is all about building relationships and sustaining them.

I am proud to be an “EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT…because miracle worker is not a job title”!

Office Dynamics

I love the networking opportunities and coming away with actual tools that I can use in my profession. Dear Joan & Jasmine: Since I picked up your book “Who Took My Pen…Again?!” in 2013, Office Dynamics has changed my life! I’ve been a professional assistant my entire life. I entered my career, in 1981 with no more than a pleasant personality, a sense of style and the ability to type quickly.

2016 144

Make Your Professional Travel Plans Now!

Loosely Speaking

When I do know where I’m headed, whether in the hybrid or with pop-up following behind, I’ll try to connect with those of you in that vicinity to schedule an informal networking meetup. Travel Virtual Assistant Resources budgeting for annual travel plans budgeting to attend professional events conferences planning annual travel professional travel seminar Virtual Assistant Retreat

Travel 109

4 Ways to Ask for Help From Your Network

45 Things

I have some people who I think would be interested in your leadership seminars. Can you give me some contact numbers and seminar information to send them?" What are some ways you ask for help from your network Is it difficult for you to ask for help? For many people it can be tough. While you may have no problem making a request on behalf of a colleague or a boss, when it comes to asking for assistance for yourself, you shut down.

2015 46

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants. Great networking skills. What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant?

2015 167

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

”) and the on-site training seminars. Additionally, admins are able to network with others from around the globe, which creates a support system for future needs and requests. Admin Tips Administration Business Networking Virtual AssistantsA few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company.

2018 40

After the dance is over

Loosely Speaking

Format The format allowed for both education and unlimited opportunities for networking. In planning this event, we speculated that if you gather together in the same space with others for a seminar, regardless of the delivery method, the main benefit of being in a room with other live bodies is the opportunity for immediate interaction and idea germination during and after the activity.

2009 100

7 Ways To Instantly Meet Like-Minded People

Dumb Little Man

In the past 2 years, I’ve been contacted by over a thousand different people, some for business purposes, some for networking, and many just reaching out to connect. Networking events/Meet-ups. I’ve been to a number of networking events and some of them can be quite pointless, degenerating into empty mingling and name card exchanging. However, there are valuable networking events out there. Attend a related workshop/seminar.

2019 202

Closing Shared Files While Away From Desk

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Closing Shared Files While Away From Desk By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you share files on a network within your office? Are you the type of person that needs to run between your desk and other places on a regular basis? I am one of these people.

2008 100

Phishing & Spam - Not Your Everyday Food Items!

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you fear that opening an e-mail will cause a virus to roam around your firms network and do some potential damage? Home About Me Advertise Phishing & Spam - Not Your Everyday Food Items! By The Professional Assistant on Friday, December 14, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , System Security D o you receive spam in your e-mail box? How can you determine whats real and whats not?

2007 100

Why Virtual Events Make A Lot Of Sense

Dumb Little Man

This means that all the huge events like continuing education seminars and conferences are going to be in trouble if they don’t adapt. Are virtual events the future of events? Much of our lives has moved online, and going to a big event just doesn’t seem appealing anymore.

2020 208

How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Dumb Little Man

Activate referral network. It is important to create a network because it will expose you to a lot of job opportunities. There are a lot of opportunities that are not advertised and if you do not have a referral network, you won’t even hear about them. You should take some time to attend conferences, events, lectures, and industry-related seminars so that you can build a good network that will keep you informed about the best positions and opportunities.

2018 189

The Office* Show and how to be a great delegate

Practically Perfect PA

As you’ll know I do work in events and I also attend a lot of events so I do get to see a real mix of different types of conferences, seminars and exhibitions and I also witness many different types of delegates ranging from brilliant to totally unengaged (the thought “seriously why are you here?” I attended two seminars (Pitman’s Excel training and The iPad PA) both of which were excellent and I did come away with lots of tips and good advice.

2013 172

When Was the Last Time You Invested in Your Career?

45 Things

In fact, it's more important than ever that you be proactive in making sure that you're growing your network, keeping your skills up-to-date and understand the trends in your industry and how they will affect you.

2021 82

7 Ways to Kickstart Your Marketing for Your Teleclasses

Office Organization Success

Schedule a series of social media updates that go out to your networks inviting them to register for your teleclass. Make up some postcards with details of your teleclass and hand them out at networking or industry events that you go to. Approach colleagues and ask them if they’ll promote your teleclass for you to their list and networks. Network like crazy. Go to as many networking events as you can. You know teleclasses are a great list building strategy….

2015 188

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Look out for and take advantage of networking events and skills development wherever possible. Solution: If there isn’t a PA network in your organisation, create one! You can also join external networks for more advice and to increase your connections within the industry. See also if internal and external PA networks have evening seminars and other networking opportunities available.

2017 154

Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

To network and meet new people Learn best practices from administrative peers Learn best practices from subject matter experts Do your research. The flow of the agenda – is there time for networking? Both have their benefits, however, at smaller group administrative conference, you get to know more of the attendees and it is less chaotic allowing for enhanced networking. An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul!

2019 198

5 Tips for Becoming Valuable in a New Job

45 Things

Send out notes to your network, and make sure that professional publications post your new achievement. Attend seminars that provide you with new skills, or consider taking a class to further hone your talents. Tags: new career how to network get along with new boss new co-workers new job career advice Anita Bruzzese The job-hunting experience can be a stressful one: sending out resumes, interviewing, sending out more resumes and interviewing again.

2010 72

5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

Practically Perfect PA

There are plenty of conferences, seminars, exhibitions and networking events for assistants. We have a dedicated networking session run by assistants who are all amazing networkers. They will provide fantastic examples and advice for any assistant who would like to get more out of attending networking events. Our networking gurus are real examples of how networking benefits assistants.

2014 182

Speakers/Coaches: 14 Sites to Find More Speaking Gigs

Stephanie LH Calahan

Internet Radio Networks and Podcasts. There are a number of different internet radio networks that specialize in talk radio.    Some are ongoing (the host interviews an expert on a regular basis over the course of the year) and others are in summit/seminar format (the host brings on numerous experts over a few week period.). Plan Cast - Social network where participants identify all of the events that they are going to.

2013 184

Should You Consider Working In A Co-Working Space?

Dumb Little Man

Many co-working spaces organize special seminars where they invite guest speakers and industry leaders to share their experiences and give industry insights to help their members learn and progress. Cybersecurity is one of the growing challenges for organizations working in co-working spaces as these organizations share the same network. Nowadays, things are changing rapidly- people’s lifestyle, work culture, and working environment.

2018 183

How to Keep Your Competitive Edge in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

For just a little more, you can attend classes, workshops, webinars, seminars, etc. Aside from incredible networking, most professional associations also give you access to valuable learning opportunities—whether through featured speakers at meetings, annual training conferences, or newsletters highlighting trends in your field. Depending on your role and the organization, you may also gain some great networking opportunities. Network.

2012 188

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Some assistants tell me they can only attend seminars that take place in their city or state. Emphasize the benefits of networking at the conference with peers and learning from others in the field. Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Sometimes it really is a budget issue. I understand that perfectly as a business owner and CEO.

2019 190

3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

45 Things

Touch base with your network. There also are usually a lot of fall workshops and seminars in various industries -- make a commitment to attend at least one so you can expand your network or connect with those in your industry. Ask for recommendations from your network. I'm looking at my garden, noting all the flowers that have started to die as we move into the fall season. It's not been below 80 degrees, but already one of my trees is started to lose its leaves.

2019 59

Building on your skills

Loosely Speaking

As a part of the mission to connect VAs throughout the southwestern United States through peer-to-peer networking and educational opportunities, an ongoing series of classes taught by dynamic presenters in the industry is yours for the taking in 2010. This conference call seminar is open to all VAs for just $25.00! Both free and fee-based activities are offered, including events, publications, face-to-face and virtual networking, and educational activities.

2009 162

9 Ways How To Earn Money Online

Dumb Little Man

With the technology available today, even the most technologically challenged individuals have the opportunity to create extraordinary multi-media seminars which an average person can simply download to their desired device. The easiest way to monetize your blog is by using network services such as Clickbank. There are numerous legitimate ways a person can earn real money online.

2016 218

10 Ways To Create Momentum In Your Job or Career

Productivity Bits

This is also a great opportunity to network with other professionals. Get Your Social Network Accounts To Work. There is more purpose to your social networks accounts than mere amusement. Free Seminars. Check your local paper for list of free seminars that might be of interest to you. Other online classified services such as Craigslist have a listing for free events or seminars also. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

2010 109

The Solution To Professional FOMO

Dumb Little Man

For example, a professional networking event can make you feel like you are missing out when you have to choose between two interesting seminars. No longer do professionals have to choose between two seminars they want to attend. Learn more about preventing professional FOMO and networking events from this infographic! Fear of missing out is such a strong phenomenon. In fact, it even has its own shortened hashtag on social media- #FOMO.

2017 164

Coworking, Differentiation and Segmentation

Small Business Labs

Key quote: "The booming co-working industry, launched to accommodate the increasing number of entrepreneurs and corporate employees who work remotely, is now tailoring itself for women by offering workspaces with female-focused networking and career seminars … Increasingly, these workspaces, as well as those that cater to all working parents, are also offering child care, a service still lacking in many of America’s workplaces."

2018 58

What can assistants expect in 2014?

Practically Perfect PA

PA Networking. Throughout 2013 we noticed a huge increase in PA networking with a number of local networking groups springing up across the UK. Niche networking is a big trend for 2014 so it would seem assistants are ahead of the curve on this one! Joining a local networking group is a fantastic opportunity for assistants to meet other assistants in their area, receive training and support from the local community.

2014 211