You are a top-performing, high-achieving administrative assistant who has accomplished much. You have the fundamentals down pat and even demonstrate advanced skill sets. So where do you go from here? What might be missing from your bag of skills? Here are 5 areas that are sure to challenge you:[Read more…]
At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. Below you will find all the free training for administrative assistants we offer!
We offer high-level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, certification and designation courses (World Class Assistant™ and Star Achievement Series®), and more. However, we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our premium programs.
We have a ton of value to bring to the profession and we certainly don’t want to exclude the many assistants who aren’t receiving funding to attend our live events.
Learn more about us here in our We BELIEVE credo.
Our free training programs for administrative professionals began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. As the year’s passed we continued to add a few additional programs >view our free video programs<.
We hear from assistants on a daily basis that they love our training materials but they work for a nonprofit or their organization doesn’t believe in training their administrative professionals. We don’t want any of these assistants to miss out on continued education! [Read more…]
Why is it that at the time we make a decision we believe it is the best, right answer or choice. Then days, weeks or months later, we regret the decision we made. We say to ourselves, “What was I thinking? However, based on the information I had at the time, I felt I made the best choice.” We will never be perfect at making decisions but we definitely need to take each bad decision or poor choice, learn from it, and commit to making better decisions in the future. [Read more…]
As you know, I am big on attitude! I believe in what Charles Swindoll once wrote, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it.” Being positive or negative about any situation will have its inevitable conclusion because you’ve already framed the end result.
If you’re like most people reading this weekly column, you choose to surround yourself with positive thinkers. Your continuing success reflects that. Still, we can’t always avoid working with (or sometimes, living with) negative thinkers. Therein lies a problem: What can we do to change a person’s inherently bad attitude, in part so it doesn’t affect us? And should we try? [Read more…]
The secret is out! Finally, the secret we have been building up to for several weeks is out. I am very pleased to announce the title of my new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed. In case you have not seen all the social media buzz, this has been an exciting project as this book is like none other I have written for assistants. I wanted to use a very different approach and shake things up, including my wardrobe for the back book cover. This book is pure Joan Burge… Raw. Real. Uncut.
By Anel Martin
You know that awkward moment in the interview when they ask you about your areas of excellence, or that moment you need to introduce yourself to someone new at a business networking event (and your response sounds a bit rehearsed) or you run into the CEO in the elevator and they want to know who you are and what you do at the company.
If you have ever felt vulnerable or embarrassed in these situations you need a Brand Story and Part Two of this series is just for you!
So what is a brand story? [Read more…]