Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy

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Home About Me Advertise Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Prioritize I n my last job, I had my own office. I would be able to do work without too many interruptions , have quiet time, since the walls and the closed door (at times) would stop the noise from reaching in. Just remember, if your company has an “open door” policy, please adhere to it.

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Virtual Assistants: Eliminate Last Minute Requests From Clients

Step It Up VA Coaching

If you don’t set up boundaries early in the relationship, this type of client can take advantage of your time and cause a lot of headaches. The client who knows you have limitations will respect your time and appreciate the guidance. Times to call: Clients like to know when you’re available. Share your office hours (including time zone) and let them know you’re a phone call or click away. Turnaround time: Provide a basic turn-around timeline for projects.

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Top Helpful Hacks for Frequent Travelers

Dumb Little Man

For example, at Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International, 84.93% of flights leave on time and only 1.22% are canceled. Return flights with one airline can sometimes be less flexible in terms of time and date. If you spend some extra time scouring online, you’ll probably find something more to your liking. Just don’t forget that each airline has their own unique luggage policy, so pack light in order to avoid extra costs.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Maybe it’s about time you get yourself support and experience the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant. Then, develop his understanding of the policies and ethics of your business. A lot of entrepreneurs have a hard time coping with the expenses. Depending on your needs, you can choose to have a full-time or part-time virtual assistant. By hiring virtual assistants from different time zones, of course! More Work, Less Time.

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Leading and Working with a Multi-VA Team

Denise Aday

However, now that some of my team is working directly with my clients, I am absorbing most of my own project management time so that clients aren’t double-billed. Team meetings – Panelists were split on this issue, with the majority thinking that even though they sound good in theory they’re mostly a waste of time. Furthermore, if you have dozen or so team members at any given time it may be simply impossible to get everyone together at once.

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Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

Additionally if you have equipped your manager with all of the information they need to deal with any emergencies, they will be able to cope without you being there to help, particularly if they are in a different time zone. Assistants have to navigate their corporate travel policy while ensuring their Executives have a smooth business trip while relying on suppliers to make that happen.

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Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

Professional Assistant Blog

This has been a tradition in our office for quite some time now, where people would decorate the office, dress up in funky costumes and bring baked treats for everyone. Luckily, in my office, we dress in casual clothes all of the time and we do have a corporate policy of being able to dress up in a costume for this event. Check with your Human Resources Department or manager to see if this falls into your corporate policy. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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When you suspect a co-worker has a substance abuse problem.

Laughing all the Way to Work

it requires a firm culture that discusses recovery openly and strongly support it -both in action and written policy. and hopefully, they have supportive procedures and policies in place to help them." New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010!

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Who Called? Use A Phone Call Log!

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 09, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you find that when you receive phone calls or voice mail messages, you cant remember who called, what time they called, who they were trying to call, etc? This happens to everyone from time to time. You can purge the files as needed, depending on your companys situation and/or policy. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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Cover Your Tracks: E-mail Archiving

Professional Assistant Blog

This happens to office workers all of the time. It even happened to me a few times, where people would create files themselves, then send it around to others to review and make changes, but never save it on the network drive. The reason I use the latter method is because our company policy is that we cant download any software that IT doesnt approve. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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The E-tiquette of E-mail

Professional Assistant Blog

Your company may have a policy on how they want you to address people in external business e-mail. I recommend staying away from “good morning&# or “good afternoon&# as the person may not open the e-mail during that time frame. Your company may have a strict policy on what they want you to include in the signature line and what it should look like, but generally you would include your name, title, company name and address, telephone and fax number.

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7 Mighty Keys to Become a Freelance God |

Men With Pens

The world is full of dreaming writers who have heard golden stories of the great beyond (working full time as a well-paid freelance copywriter) but who have yet to make the mysterious transformation from mere mortal to freelance god. Will you deliver on time?

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How Badly Do You Need Time Off?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, April 13, 2010 How Badly Do You Need Time Off? I spend more time with work colleagues than I do my family or friends,” she says. “I

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Realistic Freelancing |

Men With Pens

You have plenty of time left for that client. And you need time to take care of the rest of your life, because that’s why you have this business, after all. I realize there are times when you miscalculate a job estimate, and you have to work late. Doing it all the time is called burning out. And you’re going to be realistic about your time. All the time. Anything operational from 3am to 7am is a good time indeed. I make plenty of time for myself.

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What to Do When Your Client is Boring | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

See a flash of something interesting in an email and by the time they get your reply, they’ve forgotten their train of thought. I have a really hard time working with very formal “businessy&# type people. LOLOLOL And yes, there needs to be a time limit set before the call.

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