Training On-line

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© 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. Dealing in real time.

Do Not Disturb - Training In Progress

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Do Not Disturb - Training In Progress By The Professional Assistant on Friday, January 18, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Meetings , Productivity D o you get staff members coming to you for all sorts of questions? If you are on a training course via your computer (WebEx) and listening in to the presenter, you want your full attention on the seminar or workshop that you are attending at your cubicle. Until next time, Take care - of your clutter!

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

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.

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We don't know what we don't know

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.

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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. When the time off is unplanned it is more critical to have this information available with easy access.

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Dealing in real time.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© 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.

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Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

Macros have been around for quite some time now and range between easy to very difficult. The more difficult macros are the ones that are programming code related and require knowledge of Visual Basic (you can find some books here) , which unfortunately, I have no training in.

Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

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.

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

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.

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

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.

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Spring cleaning on the blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

© 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.

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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.

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Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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Go with your gut feeling!

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.

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When your voicemail goes awry.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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We have a winner!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty

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.

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Kings and Queens of 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.

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Cystic Fibrosis

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.

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Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time

Laughing all the Way to Work

© 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.

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Going Checklist Crazy

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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

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.

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Elevator Etiquette 101: Going Up?

Professional Assistant Blog

You reminisce about that Seinfeld episode where Elaine gets stuck on the subway and starts talking to herself about how the train isn’t moving and starts to get claustrophobic. This happens to everyone from time to time and there are ways to avoid them (at times). Most of the time, they tend to stand in the middle of the elevator, for easier access to exit. So the next time you get in an elevator, keep these points in mind.

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

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Preparing your boss for meetings away from the office or at home

Laughing all the Way to Work

What dates and times does he or she have available (keeping in mind time zones for away meetings)? Secure the date and time in his or her calendar, taking into consideration travel time if outside the office. Dealing in real time.

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Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

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.

Outsourcing customer support services

Service Untitled

Few companies have not been affected by the economy, and in turn are looking for the most cost efficient ways to manage different sectors of their businesses including customer support services. Global advantages – Different time zones can save money if only needing one shift.

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We did it Canada!

Laughing all the Way to Work

National pride -- all time high. What a blast the last two weeks have been, but I dont think I could have taken any more late nights staying up to watch the Olympics in Eastern Standard Time. 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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Keeping focussed in a busy environment

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was not focussing on one task and finishing it, but was going from here to there and everywhere so after a few hours it still looked like I hadnt accomplished much and I started to panic that I wouldnt get the house cleaned on time. Dealing in real time.

I gave at the office

Laughing all the Way to Work

Many times we would hear, `My husband gave at the office`as a reason for not donating. 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. ▼ January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

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Are you prepared?

Laughing all the Way to Work

They had enough time as they saw the bus approaching, they know they will need it, but time and time again, they are searching for it. We really are creatures of habit and I find if I just keep doing it the same way each time, it becomes easier to be prepared.

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Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Share any special training you have received with others in the office or online. 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.

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