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. 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.

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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10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

To-Do List Apps: Long on to-dos and short on time? Enter your habits, tasks, and hobbies into a to-do list app such as SuperNote , Wunderlist or Timeful. Timeful will suggest the optimal time to complete them. This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. I use the Time Zone Converter by TimeAndDate.

2017 182

Are You Too Busy for The Most Important Partner In Your Office? The Importance of Daily Huddles

Office Dynamics

99% of the time these are dismissed as not important. I’ve asked several times to have these 2-5 minute huddles and I was told, ‘I’m too busy – figure it out.’”. So it is very hard for them to understand the value of those meetings or time spent one-on-one. I have coached numerous executives over 25 years about holding daily huddles and the first thing they tell me is they don’t have time for them.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Training budgets were ample; opportunity for advancement sparkled like diamonds for the taking. Administrators handled many tasks, and had backups, cross training, and team-shared projects. Training budgets dissipated, opportunities dried up, and assistants had larger workloads without staffing backups. Training and Development – organizations are investing more than ever before in specialized training.

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Virtues of going Virtual: Working whilst on holiday

Practically Perfect PA

One of the reasons I became a Virtual Assistant was the flexibility to allow me to travel for longer periods of time, I now have the freedom of being able take my laptop and work from any location around the world. Depending on where you are in the world, working on different time zones to your clients can be tricky but with plenty of planning and preparation in the lead up to your trip, your service needn’t be compromised.

2014 155

Travel Itineraries

Practically Perfect PA

Additionally if you have equipped your manager with all of the information they need to deal with any emergencies, they will be able to cope without you being there to help, particularly if they are in a different time zone. A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides.

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!). The app also gives access to real-time departure information, delays and gate numbers. You enter all of your trip information including flight times, hotel reservations etc. I use the website all the time so it is helpful having the app on my phone.

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!). The app also gives access to real-time departure information, delays and gate numbers. You enter all of your trip information including flight times, hotel reservations etc. I use the website all the time so it is helpful having the app on my phone.

2012 182

Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

So, if that executive could make time for me, anyone can do this. Because of the multiple daily activities in the office, it is important for the executive and assistant partnership to establish scheduled time to meet without interruption or at least by conversing on the telephone. The best time to do this is in morning. You may want to have weekly or monthly one-on-one time with some of the key executives you support. Nor do they have the time.)

2015 171

How to Develop a Strong EA Group in a Company – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

As EA we encounter numerous challenges in working together due to different times zones, but we do our best to let our executives shine. The post How to Develop a Strong EA Group in a Company – Ask an Admin appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training. Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Maybe it’s about time you get yourself support and experience the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant. A lot of entrepreneurs have a hard time coping with the expenses. Depending on your needs, you can choose to have a full-time or part-time virtual assistant. By hiring virtual assistants from different time zones, of course! You have the support of your trained virtual assistants who can help you during emergencies. More Work, Less Time.

2019 177

PA in Europe

Practically Perfect PA

I did something a bit crazy this weekend and now writing this blog I am absolutely exhausted and in complete recovery mode but at the same time I wouldn’t change my weekend for the world. To visit these countries over a weekend meant a few long train journeys (including an overnight train) and lots of running around to try and see everything in the limited amount of time I was there.

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Who is attending the Virtual Summit?

Practically Perfect PA

I thought today would be a good time to give you all a quick update on where we are with the Virtual Summit. I have been getting a lot of emails from assistants wondering how they can watch the Summit in their time zone. Instead, you can log on to the Summit the following day and watch the sessions in your own time. Speaker: Amanda Johnson, Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer & Mentor, Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training Company.

2017 155

Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Productive & Organized

I let my peeps know where I am (and the time. times I've been back & forth between Kauai and the mainland, it's. Many of clients travel for work and pleasure, crossing multiple time zones. Do high intensity cardio - it will help with jet lag, sleeping in a new time zone and oxygen replenishment. Alternatively you can circuit train with or without weights. Got time for a spa massage?

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Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

Practically Perfect PA

For example, you may like to talk about that trip that saw your Exec cross every continent and time zone – how did you manage it, what did you learn from such a difficult trip and what advice can you pass on to other assistants? What about that time you organised a meeting for all of your team in Moscow and had to arrange the visas, hotels, ground transport and everything else from your desk in London – how did you cope?

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Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

Creating an itinerary for even the short trips allows me to stay on top of flight times, hotel locations and meeting details. Enter all travel details at appropriate times in his/her Outlook calendar, if used. Set a reminder several hours ahead of flights, and be sure to select the correct time zones involved. Make sure your phone and laptop are charged at all times – If you do not feel right in a situation, then go with your gut feeling.

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5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

You are the one in control of your time and attention to stay productive. This would help them overcome the limitations of distance and time. People from different cultural backgrounds have no training on a global mindset. Poor time management. Since everyone is working from home, you cannot force them out of their comfort zones. See Also: 5 Essential Time Management Tips to Live By. And with that, the added constraints of distance and time.

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Standard, Standardize, and Standardized

Daily Writing Tips

However, when I surfed the internet to see how these words are used, I found a puzzling example: “There was no standardized time until train travel became common.” A “standard excuse” for not doing something is “I didn’t have time.”. As for the phrase “standardized time,” the same sort of contextual considerations apply. One may speak of “standardized time” and “standard time.”.

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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! 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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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! 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.

2010 116

When your voicemail goes awry.

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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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. Many times I am so thankful I had that quick chat or read that email that I was copied on as that was the exact information I needed when they were away. Dealing in real time.

2010 109

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.

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. Posted by Patricia Robb at 8:52 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , administrative professional , dates , fixed time , real time Reactions: 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Join me for a Webinar, Sept. 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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A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you have treated anyone unfairly, take the time to apologize and try to make things right. 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.

2009 109

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. If you are not the organizer, you still have a responsibility to provide available dates in a timely manner, set a reminder to make sure there is an agenda and if there isnt, email to ask for one. Dealing in real time. ► January (5) Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say tha.

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Mobile Productivity: The Secrets To Staying Productive On The Go

Productivityist

With new trends come new challenges, however, and a lot of people find that when you’re always on the go it can be difficult to get the time and resources you need for mobile productivity. It can be difficult to keep your mornings consistent when traveling – especially if you’re traveling from one time zone to another and are dealing with jet-lag. They can take tasks off your plate, allowing you to make the best use of your time. Photo by John Baker on Unsplash.

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Mobile Productivity: The Secrets To Staying Productive On The Go

Productivityist

With new trends come new challenges, however, and a lot of people find that when you’re always on the go it can be difficult to get the time and resources you need for mobile productivity. It can be difficult to keep your mornings consistent when traveling – especially if you’re traveling from one time zone to another and are dealing with jet-lag. They can take tasks off your plate, allowing you to make the best use of your time. Photo by John Baker on Unsplash.

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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. 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 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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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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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! 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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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. I have also combined all the tutorials, training and other education-related links under the title Training. 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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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! 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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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! 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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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! 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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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. 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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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. 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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Housecleaning in Word 2007: Customizing your Dictionary

Laughing all the Way to Work

Just scroll through the list and if you want to delete something, highlight it, press delete and continue as you have 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! Dealing in real time. " Is it that time of the year already?

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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! 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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Will Google ever stop amazing me? Introducing Goog/411

Laughing all the Way to Work

I had taken time off to raise my daughter and when I came back computer technology had gone from DOS to Windows and the Internet was becoming very popular. 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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