Every year, managers and human resources professionals like you struggle with the same issue: what to give their employees for the holidays. You’ve seen the looks on your employees’ faces when they all open the exact same pencil set or company tote bag and you don’t want to repeat that ever again. The question is, how do you find something personal, but still workplace appropriate, for each individual employee? With this handy shopping guide, all you’ll need to know is one interest or hobby and this year you’ll be handing out gifts that will put everyone in the holiday spirit. [Read more…]
We’ve been having a holly, jolly, super fun and festive time with our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series event. In this Day 3 webinar we wore our ugly sweaters and took questions from our live audience about the administrative profession. There were far more questions than we had time for but we’re happy to continue answering them here on our blog as well as on Facebook in our Live Broadcasts. Here’s a listing of the questions we addressed today. [Read more…]
Today, I want to talk about taking time to express your gratitude to others, whether you personally know them or not. This has come to light for me because, in the past 2 weeks, Jasmine and I have received personal handwritten notes, little gifts, cards, letters and emails of gratitude from people whose lives we have touched and didn’t even know it. One note was especially touching as the woman told us about a horrible car accident she was in and the difficult time she went through in therapy learning how to walk, eat and talk again. Can you imagine? She went on to say that it was Monday Motivators and our webinars that started getting her brain in gear. Wow!
It means so much to me when someone takes time to write a note of gratitude. It makes me feel really good to know I have touched someone’s heart and soul. I, too, can think of many people who have influenced my life and they didn’t even know it until I wrote a thank you note. [Read more…]
It’s time to talk about webinar etiquette. We’ve been hosting a free monthly webinar since January of 2015 and as the events grow each month the chatter during the event increases. We love this feature but we’ve heard from a few attendees that some of the comments aren’t appropriate for the webinar and we wanted to take this opportunity to address webinar etiquette and protocol.
Here are a few quick tips.
- Introduce yourself in the chat and get to know fellow attendees.
- Share relevant strategies as well as resources with your fellow attendees.
- Keep your commentary positive and optimistic.
- Read pre-webinar messaging carefully.
- If you are having difficulty logging in, please follow the steps sent via email for troubleshooting guidance.
- If the difficulty continues, please check with your IT dept to make sure the site isn’t blocked by a Firewall.
Advice from Joan Burge for Webinar Etiquette and Protocol
Download Joan’s article from Executive Secretary Magazine
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Can you feel the excitement of the holiday season?
Did you know the holidays can be the perfect time to advance your career? Between gift giving and office parties, there are plenty of opportunities to get people to remember who you are and where your career interest lie.
Here are a few potential opportunities to advance your career.
<Guest Post by Judi Moreo>
How are you accepting feedback? Positive feedback, that is.
It’s amazing how few people know how to handle positive feedback. Actually, it’s as much of an art as handling criticism. And, how you handle it will determine how much more of it you receive.
If someone says thank you to you for something you went out of your way to do for them, for goodness sake, don’t say, “It wasn’t anything,” “It was no big deal,” or ”Oh, anyone could have done it.” It will seem as though the thank you that was given wasn’t really necessary, so next time the person may not feel the need to say thank you. Say instead, “Thank you. I am so glad you noticed.” [Read more…]