30 Day Challenge: Brain Training

Simple Productivity Blog

For this month's challenge, I decided I would do brain training every day. Why Brain Training? I don't read things that challenge me much; my work exercises my skills in problem solving, but the rest of my skills don't get a regular workout.

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Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am going to start a new one – Core Skills. I’m not just going to write about which skills we need I am also going to look at how these skills are linked to the role specifically. Well, it seems to be the skill of the moment within the industry.

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The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

  The problem is a mismatch between job skills and job openings. Add in a growing reluctance by corporations to train their staff and the mismatch becomes even clearer. Another example is Korfu , which teaches recent and soon to be college grads basic business skills.

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2020 Training Opportunities for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

When you set your mind to improving your job skills, you take control of your life to reach your full potential. Here’s what we have in store for administrative professionals in 2020: Joan’s 30 Year Anniversary Tour – Timeless Skills for Assistants. 1 Day Training, 4 Cities.

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Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

In fact, they are often administrative professionals who have little to no training. And without training, it’s only a matter of time before it overwhelms you. You’ll have the skills you need to tackle even the largest, most complex projects.

Telephone Screening and Etiquette Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Top-notch telephone screening and etiquette skills are paramount regardless of industry, company size, or geographic location. As you grow and your role evolves over time, the telephone skills you develop will become increasingly vital. Communication Skills Etiquette Telephone

How Video Gaming Could Improve Your Cognitive Health And Skills

Dumb Little Man

It is, however, a lesser-known fact that video games can help to improve cognitive skills and general mental health and for any individual spending an extended period indoors, those can be very vital factors. All of these are key elements which can keep cognitive skills at their sharpest.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part.

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The Assistant's Toolkit - ProAssisting's free assistant training.

ProAssisting Blog

Wanna impress your boss with your newfound skills? Digg Email Facebook Google Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati TwitThis Comments The Assistants Toolkit - Free Assistant Training Join ProAssistings free 10-part assistant training series delivered weekly to your inbox: CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW!

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Totes emosh (emotional intelligence) training

Practically Perfect PA

One of the best training courses I have attended in my career was an introduction to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with specific training on emotional intelligence. So why is “totes emosh” training (sorry, I’m from Essex) useful for assistants?

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills without too much effort on your part. Organization skills are crucial for the success of any business.

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

As the study chart below shows, the top three professions for these skilled independent workers are consulting, coaching, and research (17 percent), creative services (17 percent), and information technology (12 percent).

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All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. More free assistant training at your fingertips. You’ll find even more training videos by Joan Burge here.

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Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

We recently posted a blog that listed free training sources we provide; 6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants. Please visit her site and learn how you can improve your writing skills.

7 Ways Health and Safety Training Can Benefit Your Business

Dumb Little Man

You need to ensure that your team is adequately trained on how to abide by the relevant industry health and safety practices. Read on to find more about how providing your staff with Workplace Health and Training (WHS) can benefit your business.

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Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening.

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Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

It was a very handy skill to have! … They would’ve thought that this would be a must have skill to be able to take minutes. It’s a good skill to have, but the traps listed above need to be avoided. The post Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

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The Skill Every Assistant Needs

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? For decades, big organizations that have benefited from analytical and functional left-brain aptitudes are now finding themselves in need of softer, right-brain skills.

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ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids

Dumb Little Man

All of these elements of ADHD summer camp are very beneficial to children who have the condition, particularly those who struggle with some social skills. An ADHD summer camp has well-trained staff who understand how to best approach their campers effectively.

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Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Do you ever find yourself asking “Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace? The effort you make perfecting your grammar and writing skills will pay off in increased influence among those who do care.

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Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. For those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference.

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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Executive and Administrative Assistant Skills That Are Important to Executives

Office Dynamics

While administrative and executive assistants have a very good feel for the skills they need to do their job effectively, I like to hear from executives and get their perspective, which is important. What skills are important to your executive?

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Corporate Training Exploding and Changing

Small Business Labs

Interesting article on Bersin by Deloitte's site on corporate training. spending on corporate training has strongly rebounded.   The reasons given by Bersin for this shift towards investing in training are: The need for specialized skills is increasing. 

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Must-Have Skills for 2017

Office Dynamics

What are the eight must-have skills for executive and administrative assistants for today? As you enter into 2017, be sure you are equipped with this top-notch skill set. Joan also talks about one bonus skill, tune in to see what it is.

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession. How to get training at work. •

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3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

If you learn the basics of the piano, you’ll gain a wealth of skills and knowledge that you can use in a lot of ways. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways to improve your piano skills and become a better musician. Make Use of Online Training Tools.

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How Assistants Manage Their Workload (and all the extras, like training!)

Office Dynamics

Are you one of the many assistants who claims you can’t attend a training course or even get away for a free webinar because you’re just too busy? Here’s how assistants manage their workload and find time for other things, like training! .

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Why Continual Training is Important for CEOs

Small Business CEO

However, continual training is an important part of CEO development, particularly for those who want to remain ahead of their competition. CEOs need to ensure they are constantly updating their capabilities and skills and prioritizing their self-development.

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Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

But there’s one path that has been overlooked by many and that path is vocational training. Skilled tradespeople are all but guaranteed a path to success in the current economy. Source: Vocational Training HQ. The post Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

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Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

The post Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training One of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is mastering effective time management.

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How to Learn a New Skill The Fast and Easy Way

Dumb Little Man

Hitting forehand comfortably by the 7th minute into training! Learning to serve by the 17th minute into training! 17 minutes into the training, Molly is good with both forehand and backhand strokes. Whenever we attempt a new skill, we are bound to fail!

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

Office Dynamics

With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. I’d like to help you understand better so you can stop asking yourself “what is the difference between an administrative conference and administrative training?”

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

When Joan presents training, she always receives similar feedback: People think she is “poised, polished and professional.”. As you can see, these skills go beyond the basics. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. It’s designed to help you stand out and develop the master-level skills you need to become World Class. We know that investing in a comprehensive training program like World Class Assistant is a big decision.

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The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

The chart below, which shows a decline in employer-provided and on-the-job training in recent decades, has been making the rounds in the economic blogs. In this case companies are shifting the risks and costs associated with job training to individuals.

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Building on your skills

Loosely Speaking

Professionally, it’s time to review your skills and make upgrades to your professional toolbox. link] Effectively Conduct Your Complimentary Consultations & Overcome Objections presented by Patty Benton of The Marketing Train System Coaching Program.

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How to Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Creative problem-solving skills are required for achieving exceptional performance in most tasks. Creative thinking is not just for certain jobs, such as writing advertising copy or developing entertaining training programs. What can a project manager learn from creativity training?

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Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote

Office Dynamics

The post Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Organizational Skills Projects Technology Workplace Tools assistant technology training collaborating learning new tools OneNote technology for assistants technology tuesday training webinar Collaborating in OneNote. Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Time: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET.

Employers need more control over training

The Small Business Blog

An overwhelming 93% of the firms recently surveyed by the Confederation of British Industry group Pearson said that they knew best about the training needs of their staff and the skills that they require. Business News managed training services training

Recession-Proof Your Career With Tax Training

Dumb Little Man

Learn new skills and take advantage of any job training available to you. But even if you don’t have the resources to train for one of those positions, learning to prepare taxes will always have job security. Source: National Tax Training School.

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5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

Practically Perfect PA

There have been so many times over the years that I have received an email about a fantastic training course or conference that I would love to attend. It really is unheard of in any other profession: so why don’t assistants attend training courses?

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Leadership Skills for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

If this is you, this gives the perception that you are not willing to stretch, are shy (even if you are not), don’t have confidence (even if you do), lack good communication skills, are not flexible and adaptable, and lack responsibility.

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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.

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