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Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Office Dynamics loves to hold our annual Blog-A-Thon for the entire month of April.

April is a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional.

We love this time of year and it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the administrative professional.

While we serve the administrative profession all 365 days of the year, this is the month that you get a week of recognition or at least a day. And if you’re friends of ours, well…we’re giving you the whole month.

It’s time to kick-off a special event we’ve been hosting for years here on our blog that we hope you will enjoy!

At Office Dynamics International we’ve been working hard to organize a special event just for you that will not only be fun and pump-you-up with excitement for your career – this event will provide you with expert tips and trade secrets, real-world advice and solutions you can take back to your desk and implement right away.

Not only will we be sharing our expertise, we’ve rallied together a whole bunch of experts we’ll be introducing as we journey through this April Blog-a-Thon. 

There are chances to win great prizes, all you have to do is engage with the blog posts by commenting as well as sharing the post on social media.

Hint: Never miss a post by subscribing to our blog on the upper right of this screen. You will be notified by email each time we add a new entry to our blog.

What is a Blog-a-Thon?

Our Blog-a-Thon is a free online event. We update our blog daily with posts from our team or our partners adding content for you daily. You enter to win prizes by engaging with these blogs by commenting and sharing.

How to participate in the Blog-a-Thon.

  • Simply comment and share any of the blog posts during the month of April for a chance to win.
  • If you have strict corporate policies that restrict your from receiving gifts – don’t let that hold you back from participating. Please just let us know if you waive the right to win your prize and we’ll draw another name.
  • Multiple comments do not equal multiple entries on the same post.
  • Commenting on multiple posts does equal multiple entries. The more posts you visit and leave a comment on, the more chances you have to win.
  • Sharing the post on social media will also be a bonus entry – please tag us in your posts so we know when you share them.
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  • Linkedin @Office Dynamics International
  • Instagram @OfficeDynamics
  • Facebook @OfficeDynamics

Why do we host a Blog-a-Thon in April?

Our Blog-a-Thon in honor of Administrative Professionals is held once a year  (April). This is the time of year the administrative profession gets a lot of attention with the last week of April traditionally being Administrative Professionals Week and this year (2017) Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

We enjoy providing an abundance of tools and resources for the administrative professional to enhance their career throughout the month with continuous blog posts. Offering educational programs to administrative support staff through free resources, products, services, and events are something we focus on all year long. This is a great time of year to highlight why we’re here and that we are here for you.

Please share this event with the administrative assistants, executive assistants, administrative professionals, and other office professionals in your life.

Don’t forget to subscribe in the upper right corner so you don’t miss any of these amazing blogs.

There is still time to join Joan Burge in Chicago for Administrative Professionals Week. You must register for Building A Star Partnership One-Day Workshop by April 10, 2017. There is only a handful of seats left so act fast.

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74 thoughts on “Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration”

  1. MY “GANG” PRESENTED ME WITH A LITTLE NOTEBOOK, BEAUTIFUL PURPLE FLOERS, COFFEE CUP, MUFFINS, CARD AND A BALLOON, SAYING THANKS! IT WAS GREAT!!!!! THEY LOVE ME AS MUCH AS I LOVE THEM!!!!!

  2. I have really enjoyed all the wonderful posts, emails, and encouragement from you and your team, Joan! I’ve been especially appreciating all the “extras” around Admin. Professionals Day! Thanks!

    1. lol, I have a doll one of my colleagues bought me that you’re supposed to smack on things when you’re frustrated. It’s so cute, and the few times I’ve actually used it I did find it unexpectedly soothing.

    2. Actually, a genuine “Thank you”. I received a couple of those and they meant more than the standard flowers. Don’t get me wrong, I like flowers or any other gift. Genuine thanks are rare.

    3. Free lunch at a really nice restaurant with my boss only. Seemed like a friendship rather than a co-worker relationship in the office.

  3. Ethel M Billingsley

    I truly enjoy reading helpful tips and advise from Professionals; who work and adjust to workplace changes. And also; who understands the impact which change imposes in a workplace. But most of all; I enjoy hearing how you and other Administrative Professional manage to provide excellent service through it all! Joan, your Blog-A-Thon is a much needed and appreciated tool. I am constantly learning, and enhancing my skills; not only from you; but the many people who share their thoughts & ideas on your Blog-A-Thon!

  4. Greetings from Turkey!

    Joan, thank you so much for these amazing, enthusiastic sharings.
    Can’t find the words to describe how much they are appreciated.

    Love,
    Halime

    1. Sometimes I am just going on my way and not thinking about what I am doing; I am just doing. After reading the poem today, I realized that I have been on a journey and have created a positive outcome in my life over the years – both personally and for my career. I chose to stay on a road that would get me out of the negative change of events. Met great people along the way.
      Good Morning!

  5. Joan, Amira, and Brian:

    This has been the most exciting opportunity I have been involved in for Administrative Assistants. Keep the information coming.

    1. I must agree with you there… I am feeling the same way. This has been a long time coming, and really appreciated. Looking forward to learning more and getting me back.

  6. Thank you!! Love this blog-a-thon. I am learning so much. As an Administrative Assistant in a new field, this is an excellent resource for me to relearn, and refresh my knowledge.

  7. Excellent article/blog! When others ask me “what does and EA do?” It’s sometimes hard to answer in a nutshell like other jobs – and because of how diverse we have to be in our roles (like the listing above) I understand why it is a hard question to answer. I wish I could carry this around with me all the time so I could answer that question when posed to me again, I can answer it in it’s fullest content. Thanks so much for this jewel!

  8. Awesome Tips! Joan, I have implemented all these things into my career and it has paid off in marvelous ways! These things really do work and thank you for reminding everyone that this is a TRUE PROFESSION! Have a great day!

  9. Thank you for the wonderful blog posts in these first days of April. So excited for more daily blog posts for the rest of April. Thank you to everyone at Office Dynamics and the guest bloggers for making this possible!

  10. Very helpful! I love being able to read your blogs – they are short and packed with juicy nuggets – thank you!

  11. Great pointers, I am considered a “catalyst for change” here at my company, so it’s good to see this brought out in a blog!

  12. Joan,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your hard earned knowledge with us. Keep doing such a fantastic job!

  13. Look forward to learning a lot. I have been working on boundaries. I have noticed that my coworkers will take advantage of the system of getting me to do their work by acting like they don’t know what to do. Instead of me taking over it, I don’t take up the work and just give them tips on what they should do next.

  14. Melissa LesPere

    Looking forward to reading the blogs and seeing what information I can take away and implement into my career. Thank you.

  15. Thanks for doing the Blog-A-Thon again this year, Joan. I look forward to all of the info that you and your guest bloggers will share!

  16. I have been following Joan for several years on the Office Dynamics website. Love the blogs, articles & everything she does for admins all over the world.

  17. Thank you for investing in us! Your dedication and commitment are an inspiration.

    I’m looking forward to networking with all the fabulous Assistants on the Blog-A-Thon!

    1. Hello Jeannette! Yes, we have so many exciting topics for assistants throughout the entire month. We love celebrating Administrative Professionals Day all month!!

  18. Looking forward to sharing tidbits of wisdom from many of you this month. I reside in the government utility industry and looking forward to tips for growing our department’s administrative staff plus ways to advance administrative staff encapsulated with strict union guidelines for OT and working out of class. Your thoughts and ideas are welcome! Let this sharing begin!!!!

    1. Hi Dawn!
      Ditto! Yes, let the sharing begin. Administrative assistants have so many great tips and I love it when they share them with each other. I’m also excited to read all the great comments.

  19. Looking forward to this month! I, for the first time, have someone reporting to me. What do you all do for your reports on Admin Day?

  20. Thanks to Office Dynamics. I will not be able to make it to Chicago but will definitely enjoy the month and looking forward to all the events and blogs.

  21. I’m new to Office Dynamics this year and have thoroughly enjoyed all the blog posts, webinars, and videos. Thank you for your insight into this field, and thanks for recognizing Administrative Professionals for all the behind-the-scenes and obvious work each of us do to keep companies and organizations running! Looking forward to the blog posts this month!

  22. I look forward to the knowledge we gain through this blog-a-thon. Thank you for your support for all of us on this career path!!

  23. I’m looking forward to seeing what kinds of things are shared this month. Am especially excited to be joining you in Chicago in a couple of weeks. 🙂

  24. We don’t get recognition in April, or any month of the year in our company. good thing I like the job! And my manager. Looking forward to the blogging.

  25. I am looking forward to these daily blogs in honor of Administrative Professionals. I am always looking for new ideas to better myself and my environment.

  26. Rebecca Little

    What a great way to start the week, shared on LinkedIn so my admin friends will see and can get their own Monday Motivation 😀

  27. Christine Garcia

    Thanks again for all you offer to admins! You make the month of April extra special to celebrate Administrative Professionals everywhere!

  28. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU for carrying the torch for Administrative Professionals everywhere!!! You are an inspiration to me! 🙂

    1. Hi Lynn!
      You are welcome. I love being a champion and warrior for the administrative profession. It’s a very exciting profession and it continues to be challenging and diverse.

  29. Looking for a fun-filled month of great advice, training, and tips.

    Thanks for the support you give to the admin field.

  30. Just wanted to say I just started following Office Dynamics – Love it! I ordered and just received the new book ‘Who Took My Pen…Again” what at great wealth of knowledge. Trying to get back into the workforce after being a stay at home mom for 18 years. It has been a great reminder of where I need to be to get my career back on track. Thank you.

    1. Rhonda M. Strong

      Good for you, Keri. I know the transition can be a little scary. It sounds like you have taken full control over your career, and you’re on the right track for admin success.

      All the best to you.

      Rhonda ([email protected])

  31. Allummoottil Prenchu Antony

    An Administrative Professional is often an extension of the Chief Executive he or she supports. Whether you are walking the hallways of the office, attending a meeting or exchanging small talks with colleagues, you are obviously representing both yourself and your Leader – Executive Officer.

    An Efficient E A, like me, is truly your Business Card too

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