Key skills round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We focused really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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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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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

The Account Manager role was a little side step along my career path but required the same skills I would need in my next role as a PA and Administrative Manager. Just think how many of these skills we as Executive Assistants still use today!

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Core soft skills: Diplomacy

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts on core soft skills I am going to look at diplomacy and tact for assistants. Assistants have to possess a number of soft or interpersonal skills. But this is where diplomacy skills come in very very handy.

Skills 186

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.

2020 185

How To Improve Your Academic Essay Writing Skills

Dumb Little Man

How do you improve your essay writing skills? You can work to hone your skills on your own, or you can use the services of an excellent essay writer to help. How you use your language skills is very important, especially when you’re writing academic papers.

2019 237

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.

2019 236

Modernising the ‘bring up’ folder

Practically Perfect PA

Today I thought I would write about a system I used to use to keep my Executive organised everyday – the ‘bring up folder.’

2017 207

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with writing skills.

2018 186

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. Looking for lost files will take up as much of your time as looking for misplaced items.

Skills 216

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. Activities are set up with minimal downtime or fun alternatives to do while waiting.

2019 218

6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

As technology continues to develop, the same should happen to your IT skills. Employers only seek out the best IT specialists and the only way to get ahead of your competition is to keep learning and refining your skills. As a guide, here are sure ways to consistently improve your IT skills. Taking what you learn and putting it into practice not only improves your IT skills but your transferable skills, too. Keep Up-To-Date with Cyber News.

2018 158

The Secret To Learning Any Skill Insanely Fast

Dumb Little Man

Furthermore, eighty-seven percent of learners feel their new skills make them more well-rounded and capable. With so much to learn in such little time, what’s the most effective way to learn new skills? The infographic below provides visual tips to learn any skill fast.

2020 206

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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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.

Skills 178

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

Maybe you’ve become so frustrated at times that you just want to give up on your dream of playing altogether. 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. Three Ways to Improve Your Piano Skills Now.

2017 207

Why You Need Good Writing Skills To Survive College

Dumb Little Man

Although, you haven’t signed up for an English class, you might be surprised that many subjects require a lot of writing works. The post Why You Need Good Writing Skills To Survive College appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Anyone can write. But not everyone can write well.

2015 276

How to Learn a New Skill The Fast and Easy Way

Dumb Little Man

She imagined herself chasing the balls all over the court without making a contact with the racket and then giving up. In the end, she may just give up. He asked Molly to call out the rhythm of da-da-da as she observed Tim tossing the ball up in the air and hitting the serve.

2018 249

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. See how you measure up! . What skills are important to your executive?

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Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

Practically Perfect PA

I think it is about time we celebrate our fore-sister’s skills. After all some secretary skills are still worth keeping! We don’t have the typing pool anymore but typing skills are still very much a basic requirement of the assistant role.

2014 231

The Most Important Job Skill Anyone Can Have

Dumb Little Man

We get caught up so much in what we should do, we often neglect the skills that all of us can develop – the ones that actually will improve our lives and get us ahead. The post The Most Important Job Skill Anyone Can Have appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2014 285

Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

I know what you’re up against. What is coming up in the next few days that I must act on today? Are you ready to stand up to the time robbers and chaos causers? One of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is mastering effective time management.

2020 143

Building on your skills

Loosely Speaking

Professionally, it’s time to review your skills and make upgrades to your professional toolbox. Ensure your place in this class by signing up right away! She has also written an e-book that takes virtual assistants through the process of setting up their business.

2009 210

Effective Communication Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Effective Communication Skills Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. as if the listener has made up his mind.

Skills 158

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. Webinar Resources & Follow-up Links.

2017 167

How to Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Creative problem-solving skills are required for achieving exceptional performance in most tasks. Generate more ideas – You might be able to come up with five ideas for a new training program… expect none are innovative. Changing up your location can spark your creativity.

Skills 207

10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

So today, I am sharing my 10 tips to tidy up your inbox. Set up a free email address (Hotmail or Gmail for example) that you can use for newsletters, updates, subscriptions etc. The post 10 tips to tidy up your inbox appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2017 190

Public Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Public Speaking Skills Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 6, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Don’t allow these people to control the pace of your speech.You also need to practice skills for handling interruptions.

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7 Poker Skills You Can Use in Real Life

Dumb Little Man

Poker is an activity that can teach you useful new abilities and skills. It won’t turn you into a superhero, but it can provide you with sharpened skills that can be helpful in the face of ‘dangerous and risky situations’.

2016 204

Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

It’s time to shake things up. This week I’d like you to really step out of your comfort zone—shake it up! The skills you develop by giving formal presentations help you in your every day life. Again, these are skills you can use every day. The post Shake It Up!

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Using your social media skills at work

Practically Perfect PA

This week I want to look at how we can use our skills in this area to add value for our companies and mangers. If you are like me and enjoy writing and/or reading lots of blogs then you will have picked up an invaluable skill that can be easily adapted for business.

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

A “paradigm” is simply a mindset, but it plays an important role in how you show up in the workplace. 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. The post The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2017 164

Seven Secrets for Maximizing Your Concentration Skills

Dumb Little Man

We live in a world of constant distractions – where emails ping up on our cell phones, where entertainment is always just a click away. If you can't concentrate easily, you'll end up rushing your work to meet deadlines – or you'll end up missing those deadlines altogether.

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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? Your executives need to know that even though things shift, change, plummet, switch up or fall apart, you are the glue that will hold it together.

2019 228

How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Diary Management Featured Resources for Personal Assistants Writers admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Scheduling Time managementWhy am I here? How am I going to get through this?

2018 222

3 Simple Steps to Improving Communication Skills

Office Dynamics

You cannot afford to take the critical skill of communication for granted! Pick up the phone and speak to the person? Three things to consider to improving communication skills in the workplace: What is my goal or motive for communicating with this person now?

Skills 136

Adulting Isn’t Just Instagramming Your Dinner – Soft Skills For Millennials

Dumb Little Man

It turns out there is a whole other set of skills- soft skills- that Millennials are lacking, and that is holding them back. What Are Soft Skills? But the soft skills employers are most looking for are: Creative Thinking. Intercultural Skills. Social Skills.

2017 208

Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

45 Things

In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills." Transferable skills are those abilities that you can use in a variety of jobs: communication, organization and teamwork. Hold up.

2020 63

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

I’ve lost my mojo and fear speaking up when I should,” confessed Janet who recently stepped into a new position. That’s why I’m offering these seven strategies to help you speak up and speak your truth the next time you feel that your voice needs to be heard: Clarity is Key.

2016 193

Rate Your Time-Management Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Rate Your Time-Management Skills Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on September 22, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Complete this short self-evaluation checklist to assess your time-management skills.

Skills 169

Must-Have Skill for Executive and Administrative Assistants At All Levels

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.

2014 235

Episode 314: The Only Skill That Matters with Jonathan Levi

Productivityist

Now more than ever, we need people with the right skills to support our communities, especially the frontline workers who provide resources and care for those most in need. Want to keep up with the podcast? On this episode I’m joined by Jonathan Levi.

2020 52

Episode 314: The Only Skill That Matters with Jonathan Levi

Productivityist

Now more than ever, we need people with the right skills to support our communities, especially the frontline workers who provide resources and care for those most in need. Want to keep up with the podcast? On this episode I’m joined by Jonathan Levi.

2020 52