Our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, The Revolutionary Assistant. This is a video recap from Joan Burge & Jasmine Freeman.
JJ Villar, Lauren Birchmeier, and Jasmine Freeman. Who are they and what do they have in common?
JJ Villar is one of the best dancers and choreographers in Las Vegas. JJ is only 1 of 8 of the original performers in the Michael Jackson ONE Cirque show. He has endured several injuries, tough workouts 5 days a week, having to stay perfectly physically fit, and mentally alert. He is in the show 5 days a week and they do 2 shows per night. It is not unusual for JJ to go to the gym at midnight after performing in 2 shows! JJ has endurance and he has endured. There are about 90 performers in the MJ ONE show and only 8 of the originals are left. Think about that statistic for a moment. [Read more…]
I’m preparing this post early but when you read this, I’ll have just given my presentation #OwnIt, How to Own Your Story and Win at Life at the Executive Secretary Live in London.
My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International!
I’ll share more with you at a later date about what my session was about but for now, I’ll give you this… [Read more…]
Am I A Good Assistant?
How I used an administrative competency assessment to measure my skill level in the administrative field.
Use this assessment for executive and administrative assistants as a tool to measure your skill level.
Several years ago I was preparing for my first annual review with my new executive, Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. I wanted to be ready for anything when we sat down together to discuss my progress and my skill set as her Chief Executive Assistant.
As I was looking for some ideas on how to prepare, I came across a document that labeled and provided a measurement of the core administrative competencies. The assessment listed several main functions under each competency to measure an individual’s performance. I remembered this document from some one-on-one coaching that Joan did with her high-level executive assistant clients. She would have the assistant and the executive fill out separate assessments and they would meet afterward to discuss the ratings.
I decided I should do a self-assessment before my big review. [Read more…]
We’re all familiar with the comfort zone: That risk-free place of ease and certainty with no surprises. It’s always the same in the comfort zone—nothing bad happens, but nothing particularly good either. The comfort zone can be a dangerous place, especially as an Administrative Professional in the modern working world. You know you’ve been there too long when you feel complacent or stagnant, restless or bored, full of fear or stuck in mediocrity—certainly not a recipe for professional success or personal happiness!
So what can you actually do about it? [Read more…]
By now you’ve likely heard of the importance of keeping a Career Portfolio. Do you have one? Have you considered the digital version of your portfolio? It’s a lot easier to create and update a digital portfolio than you might think … even if you aren’t a tech-loving person! I’m going to break down 6 easy-to-use resources for you that will help you to get started on the digital version of your career portfolio.
What is a Digital Career Portfolio?
Your digital career portfolio is a lot like your physical portfolio in most ways – it is an extension of your brand. A representation of your “digital self” [Read more…]