Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics. Basics include: travel planning, appointment coordination, meeting preparation, all facets of communication, organizational skills, and time and project management. As your days are getting busier and you are taking on more projects and assignments, you need these skills more than ever. Designed by Freepik.

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5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

Office Dynamics

You have the fundamentals down pat and even demonstrate advanced skill sets. What might be missing from your bag of skills? Purchase Here. The post 5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again? You are a top-performing, high-achieving administrative assistant who has accomplished much. So where do you go from here? Here are 5 areas that are sure to challenge you: Accountability.

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Decision Making Skills

Office Dynamics

Decision-making skill is key for productivity and growth. Whether you are making a decision that affects your manager’s travel itinerary or involves purchasing a software package, you need to consider the objectives and purpose intended. Welcome to the Who Took My Pen. Again? Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. If you are just tuning in, here's the scoop! We are holding 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession.

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Learn English with Alexa Skills: Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary

Daily Writing Tips

If so, you might well have enabled a bunch of different skills to extend Alexa’s capabilities. Skills are like apps for Alexa.). Even if you’ve not got an Echo, you can still use Alexa on your smartphone – and you can enable skills there, too – so you might want to give some of these a try. How to Enable (Install) Alexa Skills. You can enable and disable skills using the Alexa app or a web browser. You can find out all about Alexa Skills on Amazon here.

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Working with your Executive on a planned approval process

Practically Perfect PA

Executives also have to accept leave requests, sickness reports, expenses, invoices, purchase orders and budget requests. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Skills Tasks Virtual AssistantIn most organisations, work often needs to be formally approved or signed-off by Senior Executives before the work can begin or the next phase of the project.

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Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010.

Andrea Kalli

Check out the great online training lineup for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp – and bring along your camp songs! VAClassroom has opened its registration doors to their “Summer Skill Camp 2010″, which will begin on July 6th. 10 in-demand skills over 10 weeks. Join me on July 6th for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp. Where else can you learn 10 new skills over the summer that will help you increase your income opportunities in 2010?

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Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010

Andrea Kalli

Check out the great online training lineup for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp – and bring along your camp songs! VAClassroom has opened its registration doors to their “Summer Skill Camp 2010″, which will begin on July 6th. 10 in-demand skills over 10 weeks. Join me on July 6th for the VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp. Where else can you learn 10 new skills over the summer that will help you increase your income opportunities in 2010?

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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. For 28 years, I have been teaching assistants to pay attention to the fundamentals such as meeting planning, travel planning, calendar maintenance, organizational skills, follow-up systems, time management, and communications. Every career has certain core fundamental skills. NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

P.S. If you want to learn Compression Planning and see everything we did at our conference session, you can purchase our 2016 Conference on Demand. The theme for our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence was The Revolutionary Assistant. Our conference was held in October 2016 in Las Vegas. We had 450 assistants from 11 countries attend. Our team-building activity for 2016 was called Compression Planning®: From Idea to Action and Results Faster.

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Only a rare few administrative professionals have learned to tap into the power of the most advanced leadership skill. She’s witnessed its power first hand and helped hundreds of administrative professionals hone their self-leadership skills. Leading Boldly…Shining Brightly – Mind Set vs. Skill Set. Joan’s necklace was a very special piece purchased as a gift from her late husband, Dave.

The Best Advice on Resiliency

Office Dynamics

If you are interested in hearing all of our amazing speakers, you can purchase the Conference On Demand (available soon). Learning to be resilient is a skill we all need to develop. Well, I have finally recuperated from our big annual conference for administrative excellence. We hosted 250 energetic administrative professionals from around the world for 4 days. We had an awesome event and amazing speakers this year who taught us how to be resilient.

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

Purchase Here. Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Difficult People Self Development Work EnvironmentAn important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, you can often feel like setting boundaries might get you fired or your leader will think you are not a team player.

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Decision Making

Office Dynamics

Decision-making skill is key for productivity and growth. Whether you are making a decision that affects your manager’s travel itinerary or involves purchasing a software package, you need to consider the objectives and purpose intended. Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Creativity Problem Solving Self DevelopmentWhy is it that at the time we make a decision we believe it is the best, right answer or choice.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » What creates customer loyalty?

Service Untitled

Cheryl September 07, 2010 Customer Satisfaction , Specific Companies No Comments Customer loyalty is the attitude of a customer when he purchases a particular product of a particular brand over another. The customer retains that brand loyalty and re-purchases or re-uses that product or service. Nowadays it is more than just running a business with creativity and skill, because customers want to know if the promised honesty and integrity is acting in a consumer’s best interest.

My Coworkers Appear Frustrated with My Disability

Office Dynamics

I recently purchased new hearing aids (not always an option) that have three settings. Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Etiquette Interpersonal Skills mistakes at work Problem Solving business management dail co-workers different abilities discussions frustrations at work hearing Q&AIt’s just a common, minor handicap–so why does it frustrate staff so much?

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Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

Purchase orders, invoices and expenses. Assistants should be in control of all financial aspects relating to their executive’s office including purchase orders and invoices. Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual Assistant As I’ve always said our main role as assistants is to free up time in our executive’s day so that they can focus on the big stuff.

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NOT, “Just An Admin!”

Office Dynamics

Three months later I selected the location, negotiated the lease, remodeled the space and purchased new furniture, office equipment, and supplies. The role of the administrative assistant requires a diverse skill set, high emotional intelligence and strong business acumen to get through the day to day environment of today’s demanding environment. Designed by Freepik. Have you ever said, or heard an admin say, “I’m just an admin?” I have. And I’ll admit it – I’ve said it too.

2017 169

4 Tips For Keeping Important Documents Safe

Practically Perfect PA

For around £100 you can purchase a fireproof case made of a reinforced material that will survive fire damage, flooding and impact from falling objects. Featured Key Skills Sponsored post We all have important documents that we need to keep safe. Whether it is for personal or business use, there are always some papers, invoices and key documents we just can’t afford to lose.

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Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Purchase price: $1,495. BONUS GIFT 2 : Purchase 2014 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence On Demand and receive the book bundle, Become An Inner Circle Assistant and Underneath It All , free. Purchase price: $149. BONUS GIFT 3 : Purchase book bundle set, Become An Inner Circle Assistant and Underneath It All for the discounted price of $20 plus shipping and handling. Purchase price: $20.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

Practically Perfect PA

The BART station at SFO is located in the International Terminal and a one-way ticket from SFO to downtown is $8.65; arriving visitors can pre-purchase an SFO BART Voucher to make it even easier. You can pay the conductor on board or purchase tickets at multiple locations. There are multiple locations throughout the city to purchase tickets and day passes.

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12 Strategies To Help You Cope With Change

Office Dynamics

Purchase all types of journals; make journaling fun. Tell yourself, “I have all the skills required to succeed.”. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Interpersonal Skills Motivators Problem Solving Self Development Stress Management Work-Life Balance

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Two Things You Need for Career Success

Office Dynamics

Pre-Purchase The Conference On Demand Now! Career Management Motivators Self Development Uncategorized achieving your goals actualize your professional goals administrative assistant adminskills career advice career success commitment discipline essential skill set for assistants essentials executive assistant goal achievement Monday Motivators motivation professional development

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Help your customer service staff.

Service Untitled

The purchaser told the customer service representative she had to return merchandise she received yesterday because she was “emotionally unable to handle&# the new dress she just purchased and had not touched the box, and had left it lying in the garage. I think we all have been in a position when we just didn’t want the item we purchased, but at times have been forced to lie when returning it.

Make a Connection with Vacation

Office Dynamics

Considering I was rushed, I did a fairly good job other than I brought more clothes than I needed, which I regretted after being on vacation and purchasing several items to bring home to family, Jasmine, and Michele. Motivators Organizational Skills . Connection with vacation. A few years ago I was out of the office for 12 days! The first 3 days, I had business in Cincinnati. I then went from Cincinnati to Ft.

2018 102

Self Defense for Admins

The Office Professionals Place

Here are 6 skills you need to acquire to protect yourself against the office warfare. Soft Skills Soft skills include being able to handle customer service issues and basic, appropriate, and effective interaction with co-workers, clients and customers, and management. Good Communication Skills This goes without saying. Along with good communication comes listening skills. Effective Business Writing Skills Who wants to read a three page email?

2009 125

15 Holiday Marketing Tips for Small and Big Businesses

Dumb Little Man

Another report tells us that 75% of holiday shoppers will be conducting up to 50% of their holiday purchases online. Also, hone your targeting and copywriting skills to reduce costs and improve effectiveness. Three, use VR to let shoppers virtually try-on products before purchase.

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How to Prepare for an Employee?s Absence

Office Dynamics

You can purchase Become An Inner Circle Assistant by Joan Burge in the Office Dynamics Success Store. Career Management Leadership Organizational Skills Problem Solving ProductivityHave you ever been in a situation when a co-worker had to take a leave of absence or they parted ways with the company and everyone, including yourself, was clueless about some of their procedures or tasks they were in charge of? Here is how to prepare for an employee’s absence.

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The Potential Customer just Walked – How Much did it cost you.

Make or Break Moments

If the prospects that leave your business without purchasing were surveyed, what would be the reason they walked?

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How Toys Can Boost Your Child’s Development

Dumb Little Man

Toys enhance motor skills. When they play with something that would make them get up and play, they develop healthy motor skills. Toys enhance cognitive skills. Toy puzzles help children in their cognitive skills. The same study also found that such toys reinforce unnecessary obsession with external standards of beauty and lowers logical and mathematical skills. Expose them to empathy and balance in emotions and skills.

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Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

Possessing it demonstrates expert-level mastery of the skills required to leverage systems like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. However, what they are really paying for is not the certificate itself—it’s the value a person can bring to the organization when they have these skills. You have to use those skills to achieve more, and you have to be a vocal advocate for yourself and your accomplishments. What really matters is how you use those skills.

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Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers

Andrea Kalli

Even though these are affiliate links, I use or have purchased nearly all of the products and services listed below.

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Local SEO: The Truly Great Marketing Strategy

Andrea Kalli

Ultra-competitive international search terms can attract thousands of competitors, each as skilled and ruthless as the next. Even though these are affiliate links, I use or have purchased nearly all of the products and services listed below.

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Theme and Variations

Ian's Messy Desk

While still focusing on personal development, leadership and management skills, productivity, and related tools, the overarching theme will be the not-for-profit/NGO environment. That is, if you click the link, and purchase the product or service at the other end, I get a couple of dollars from the transaction. The post Theme and Variations appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. As I reactivate things here at Ian’s Messy Desk, there is going to be a bit of a shift in content.

2019 109

Keep a Professional and Organized Work Area

Office Dynamics

Papers that are stacked on top of boxes: Put all the loose papers in a file folder and store it in an actual box even if it means you have to purchase another box. Organizational SkillsJanice works in a department where there is a lot of sensitive financial information which cannot be outsourced to storage. She has limited space and her work area has become the storage area for everything. Well this one is tough because she can't outsource for a certain amount of time -- years!

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Keep a Professional and Organized Work Area

Office Dynamics

Papers that are stacked on top of boxes: Put all the loose papers in a file folder and store it in an actual box even if it means you have to purchase another box. Tags: Organizational Skills Janice works in a department where there is a lot of sensitive financial information which cannot be outsourced to storage. She has limited space and her work area has become the storage area for everything.

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Motivation to be Motivated

The Office Professionals Place

Thursday, September 17, 2009 Motivation to be Motivated Motivation is an important skill that yields results. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together!

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18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

Office Dynamics

Click here to purchase Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed. Click here to purchase Who Took My Pen…Again? Click here to purchase Become An Inner Circle Assistant. Click here to purchase Underneath it All. Click here to purchase The Innovative ADMIN. Are you looking for a way to demonstrate the skills and value you contribute to your organization and team? Click here to purchase The Organized Admin.

2019 193

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

My blog was actually purchased by a start-up company (an online community for admins) and I was hired to help build it. You will discover amazing opportunities you never knew existed, and you will expand your skills in ways you never thought possible. If you’re interested in improving your skills, enhancing your performance and delivering more value as an administrative professional, check out the ELEVATE Admins Self-Study program.

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Organizing Your Work Space

Office Dynamics

You are probably saying, "Our purchasing department won't buy those for us or my manager will never go for that." Tags: Organizational Skills It's summer time and I bet you want to kick back and relax on the weekend and evening. I imagine many of you are having cook outs, going camping, boating on the weekend, and just chilling out. Did you know summer is a good time to get organized at work? For most businesses, summer is a little quieter.

2010 109

Turbocharge Your Sales

The Small Business Blog

Turbocharge Your Sales by Stefan Töpfer on Feb 03, 2010 With better economic conditions coming soon, there couldn’t be a better time to brush up on your sales skills. As business owners we always strive to make it as easy as possible for our customers to purchase our products or services and another way to further increase sales may be to consider extending credit to customers. E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 136

Calling All Assistants—Secret to Building a Strategic Partnership

Office Dynamics

You and your executive use your skills to the optimum in order to be a successful duo. Then to keep everything moving and engage with your executive in working together in tandem, the following skills must operate in high gear: Communication. Social Skill or Relationship Management (I attempt to facilitate situations for a positive outcome.). . Purchase Here.

2019 159

Attract Clients Via Truth Telling

Virtual Moxie

Here's an example: Sally Jo (not her real name) writes about all her skills. One of the skills she lists is SEO. She's read a book about it, and has purchased a self-study course that she's not even opened yet. But because she feels that she could get up to speed swiftly and deftly if she needed to, she goes ahead and lists that on her site as a skill she possesses. Attraction.

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What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

People are throwing around terminology that can be confusing to the purchaser. ” Something to remember is that typically if you want to dig deep into administrative training content and practice the skills you are learning, you usually get that in a training course or workshop. Skill practice – some Skill practice – ample time to practice newly-learned skills.

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