Clock In The Right Time Zone: Booking Meetings in Microsoft Outlook

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Do you have trouble trying to figure out the time zone for each meeting in Microsoft Outlook ? Since Outlook only allows for one time zone to be added to the persons calendar , this makes it a little difficult. You can now add in the meeting details for this time zone.

Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

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This happens to the best of us all of the time. Im not sure if youre covered this in the past, but Im having a difficult time working so closely with another equal coworker. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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

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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! Dealing in real time.

2010 153

We don't know what we don't know

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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! Dealing in real time.

2010 151

Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

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Do you wish that you could somehow overlap the calendars so that you could see the availabilities for everyone at the same time, instead of straining your eyes going back and forth like a yo-yo between calendars? Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice.

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Believe me, this happened to me a few times and it took me quite a bit of time to get this done, before I discovered the Transpose function in Excel. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

2010 158

Dealing in real time.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 13 February, 2010 Dealing in real time. Think about it the next time you give someone a timeline. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

2010 141

Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 19, 2009 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Organize , Productivity D oes your department have an administrative procedures manual? Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

2009 163

A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

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If you have treated anyone unfairly, take the time to apologize and try to make things right. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Dealing in real time.

2009 141

Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

Professional Assistant Blog

So next time your boss asks you to send something after the fact for a meeting update, make sure to use the “Forward as iCalendar&# function instead. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

2007 158

Whose meeting is it anyway?

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This person is also responsible for making sure the agenda is sent out on time and will need to set a reminder to the meeting Chair to make sure that is done. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

2010 130

When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

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That makes it difficult when I am supposed to be organizing his calendar, but since I am responsible to organize his time and in spite of my frustration, I have to make it work. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

2010 130

Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

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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! Dealing in real time.

2010 130

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

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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! Dealing in real time.

2009 130

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

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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! Dealing in real time.

2009 130

A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! Dealing in real time.

2009 130

Colour Coding Works.

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When you are busy, busy and dont have time to think, having two or three colours to choose from will help make things easier. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2009 130

Go with your gut feeling!

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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! Dealing in real time.

2009 130

Co-Workers Annoying You?

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I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. Its an open-concept office and at times, I would like my colleagues to simmer down a bit. Its nice to socialize at times, but we are here to work. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You?

2007 122

When your voicemail goes awry.

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They said it works with most phone services. 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! 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

Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

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Most offices now run on Windows XP and have been for quite some time. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, July 16, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity A re you a big fan of Windows XP? Did you feel that Windows Vista was a big flop? Well, look no further, since Windows 7 will be coming out very shortly.

2009 100

When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

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I like working with someone who has initiative, wants to do a good job and is keen to contribute to the team, but is there a time when initiative is not a good thing? If you are a new hire, take the time to learn and ask questions. Dealing in real time.

2009 130

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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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! Dealing in real time.

Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you don’t get it, it wasn’t the right job for you or the right time. I went through a time of looking for a job and it seemed I wasnt getting anywhere. Finally I landed a job and have been working ever since, but I still recall that time of not working.

2009 172

I always have the perfect answer. the next day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

When you go home however -- that is the time you come up with the perfect answer. You go over the conversation you had with your co-worker or boss, but this time you put in the answer you would have said if you had taken the time to think about it. Dealing in real time.

2009 130

Spring cleaning on the blog

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 1 March, 2009 Spring cleaning on the blog It is a very sunny day today with a promise of spring in the air so I thought it was a good time to spring clean the blog. Dealing in real time.

2009 130

Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

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Thank goodness for Google , I use it all the time to get answers. This time I came up with a site called Karens Linguistics Issues. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2009 130

Training On-line

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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! Dealing in real time.

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

In Word, choose Insert, Date and Time and then highlight the date format you like and press OK. You can also insert the date and get it to update automatically by clicking on Update Automatically in the Date and Time dialogue box. Dealing in real time.

2009 130

We have a winner!

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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! Dealing in real time.

2008 130

Contest!

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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! Dealing in real time.

2008 130

Repeating Headers and Footers while in Sections

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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! Dealing in real time.

2008 130

October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty

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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! Dealing in real time.

2008 130

How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

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Until next time, Take care - of your clutter! Home About Me Advertise How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word P eople often ask me, "How do you copy a table from Word into Powerpoint?" This actually is quite easy to do. Here are the simple steps on how to copy tables: Open your Word document that contains the table.

2007 118

Kings and Queens of the Office

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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! Dealing in real time.

2008 130

Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Dealing in real time.

Cystic Fibrosis

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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! Dealing in real time.

2008 130

Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 9 May, 2010 Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time Assistants are in contact with other assistants on a daily basis. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

2010 153

Going Checklist Crazy

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If I forgot to bring my laptop with me to a meeting out of town, that would be an almost disaster for me because I prepare my minutes ahead of time on my computer and basically all I have to do at the meeting is fill in the blanks. Dealing in real time.

2008 130

Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her.

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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! Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Dealing in real time.

2009 109

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

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When I receive a contract I highlight the date the hotel needs the contract back signed and put a reminder to make sure I send it back in time. At that time you can assess if the event is still going ahead or if you need to cancel. Dealing in real time.

2010 141

Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

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They say when you do something for 30 days it becomes a habit, so try some of these and make it a new habit that will save you a lot of time. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.