Planning travel for others is no simple matter and administrative professionals know this better than anyone else! Each traveler has personal preferences and unique quirks that make travel planning a true art form. As an admin, you are already a pro at putting yourself in other’s shoes and predicting their needs, even before they know what they need! However, travel is full of unpredictable changes. We’ve spent the last couple months talking to some of the top admins in the game to find out what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve and keep travelers moving on time and in style. Here are some of their tips to help you stay on top! [Read more…]
This guest post was originally published at CherylTanMedia.com and is shared here with permission.
Today, we’re talking about getting help. And how, if you have the right help, you can see incredible growth in your business. We discussed it with business coach Allison Maslan in STANDOUT Episode 13 and with entrepreneur Jim Palmer in STANDOUT Episode 15.
But what is the best way to work with assistants who could be the key to your success?
Joan Burge is the founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. She was an executive assistant for many years, who now provides training for administrative professionals worldwide. I love the honesty she shares about how hard it is to build a sustainable company and what it takes to make it. Whether you’re an assistant or the boss, you will get some valuable steps on how best to work together to grow a company. [Read more…]
Welcome to April, a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional.
We love this time of year, it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the assistant.
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.
Just a few of the experts who are looking forward to joining us: [Read more…]
First, I want to thank my incredible administrative partner who grew into a Vice President at Office Dynamics . . . Jasmine Freeman. I always say an executive assistant will make or break an executive and Jasmine has certainly allowed me to be successful.
The Administrative Profession Is An Admirable Profession
Happy Administrative Professionals Week! Wow, I can’t believe it is that time of year again. Of course this profession is near and dear to my heart since I worked in the administrative profession for 20 years and Office Dynamics has been dedicated to administrative training and development for 25 years. This truly is very special and you have been a big part of our success. [Read more…]
Seems like each year that Administrative Professionals Day rolls around that there is a frenetic discussion about what sort of recognition is appropriate for Administrative Professionals and it ranges from ‘Why recognize?’ to the overkills of obligatory ‘flowers and lunch with the team’, and everything in between.
And, you have the Administrative Professionals that lament that their employer does NOTHING for them. I mean, nothing. As in Zilch. Zippy. Nil.
This post is for you. I have an assignment for you. STOP WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO RECOGNIZE HOW FABULOUS YOU ARE!!!—DO YOU RECOGNIZE HOW AWESOME YOU ARE? [Read more…]
<Guest Post by Judi Moreo>
Administrative Professionals are the key to good communication in an organization. It is imperative that we are able to communicate clearly and precisely in order to avoid misinterpretation and misunderstandings that can be extremely costly to the organization. When communication is not good, it can cause serious damage to our organization, our executive, and even ourselves. [Read more…]