Have you created your own career portfolio or read about how to create one? If you attended the 25th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence you had the opportunity to attend a career portfolio breakout session with Joan Burge and create a beginner’s copy of your own. Joan’s article, “Demonstrating Yourself & Selling Your Worth” details the entire process. [Read more…]
We recently posted a blog that listed free training sources we provide;
At Office Dynamics, it is our goal to elevate the level of the administrative profession through knowledge and training but that got us thinking, “What else can we do?”
So, we are going to provide you with links to some of our friends that you can use for your professional and personal life.
Word Trippers – Barbara McNichol
Barbara and Office Dynamics have been working together to help improve the ability of the administrative and executive assistant with Barbara’s writing expertise.
Barbara provides several different resources for you to enhance your writing ability and take you to the next level. Please visit her site and learn how you can improve your writing skills. [Read more…]
It is no secret that Joan Burge and the Office Dynamics team believes in continuous education and training so we wanted to provide you with several resources that give you access to free education and training. [Read more…]
I have several tips I can offer on this subject, but here are the top 5. If you make any one of these a habit, you will see an increase in your productivity.
- FOCUS! This is the most important of all 5. In a world where people think multitasking is a valued skill, it isn’t. Research proves being focused will move you faster than any other habit.
- Next is to focus on your “A” priority items. I can’t tell you how many times I observe administrative assistants at their workplace, at their desk, and they jump from an “A” priority to a “C” priority just because someone handed it to them or emailed their request. Just because something “pops” in front of you does not mean you should drop what you are doing.
- Ask others for specific deadlines. This will help you establish your priorities.
- Don’t confuse busyness with productivity. You can be busy on the wrong things. Focus on tasks that have an impact and make a difference.
- Avoid backlogs of work by keeping information flowing. View yourself as an information flow manager.
For more information on this subject view my free video training for administrative professionals.
Being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is not always a walk in the park. There is always a fire to be put out, there is the juggling of 9,000 different tasks, and sometimes you are an assistant to more than one executive or manager.
Simply put, not everyone can handle the position of Administrative or Executive Assistant.
With that said, there are tips and tricks out there that are being used by assistants to make life a little less hectic. I’d like to share some of our practices here at Office Dynamics. [Read more…]
Whether you have been coordinating meetings for decades or days there are some simple tips to follow to make any meeting more productive and the attendees feel welcomed. There are times when meetings seem to plan themselves especially when the majority of the week is spent attending or planning several meetings! People may quickly migrate to an open room and start discussing random topics, etc. or an agenda is created, the room is reserved, but the topics are not clear. The planning doesn’t stop once an invite is sent out, does it? [Read more…]