Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

ASAP offers the PACE certification [link] (Shared by Karen). ASAP PACE. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Professional Image Self Development Workplace Tools ASAP assistant certificate programs assistant certification assistant continued learning programs certified college curriculum based designation IAAP lifelong learning PACE

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We live in an Acronym Happy World.

Laughing all the Way to Work

And who bothers writing out the words e-mail, TV, ASAP or FYI when everyone will know what you mean anyway? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 7 September, 2009 We live in an Acronym Happy World.

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5 Reasons You’re Losing Clients to the Competition

Tips From T. Marie

You hang up giddy with excitement, positive that they’ll be returning that signed contract ASAP. Categories: Business Tips. Marketing Your Biz Admit it. It’s happened to you. It’s happened to all of us. You’ve invested time and effort wooing a potential new client, pulling out all the stops to impress them during your phone consultation. Except all you hear […] ( Read more. ). Business Tips Marketing Your Biz

2014 117

Cloud Invoicing & Billing Software Benefits

The Small Business Blog

I think getting your billing right and doing it ASAP is essential for small business, to maintain the best possible cash-flow for the business. My team at WinWeb has produced another great info-graphic about the benefits of online, cloud-based invoicing and billing software. If you click on the image it will open up in a…

2011 153

Quick Tip: First thing to do to fix office equipment

ProAssisting Blog

For me, I’m usually under the gun with my hair on fire because I need to get this work done ASAP before my boss heads out the door for their business trip… and my computer freezes or the printer stops working or my fax machine won’t send. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

10 do’s and don’t for managing your boss’s task list

Practically Perfect PA

This will help your Executive plan their day, especially if they have a few urgent tasks that need to be completed asap. In this post I am assuming your Executive has a task list that they use every day to get through their work! Hopefully this task list is available for you to access on a daily basis and you have the rights to edit and update the list. Ideally the list should be on the same email system that you use to manage their inbox and schedule (Microsoft Outlook for example).

2015 207

Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

Productivity Bits

Break Rooms Breaks during office hours are important factors in increasing productivity and boosting morale, since they provide employees the chance to exchange ideas, rest after an ASAP task is complete, or gather their focus and brainstorm ways to achieve their next challenge. As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office.

2016 179

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines – not a.s.a.p. What can you do when everything that is added to your “to-do” list is a Hot, Hot, Hot – Urgent – A1 priority? Take a step back and assess the situation. Next follow these steps to keep your priorities in perspective. Clarify early in the day what is the most important priority. Make deadlines public information. Start and maintain a status report. Make your own decision and stand by it.

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Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub

Practically Perfect PA

We are crowdfunding for the summit so we need your support and your pledges ASAP and certainly before the 1 st June to make this amazing event happen! Today, I thought I would give you guys a quick update on our crowdfunding project and tell you a little more about the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub. The Virtual Summit is an online event for Personal Assistants which will take place on Friday 20 th October.

2017 126

Rainmaker Landing Pages Can’t Be Customized With CSS

The Solopreneur Life

Note to Rainmaker developers: please make this feature Priority #1, ASAP. I f you read my Rainmaker post from yesterday , you know that I have made the switch to the Rainmaker platform. Here’s an addendum to that post: landing pages in Rainmaker can’t be styled. I made that discovery last night while building a landing page, and I’m still seeing red. My butt-ugly, noncustom landing page.

2014 126

Do You Want Free PR for Your New Product or Service?

The Solopreneur Life

Guest slots are very limited, so let me know ASAP.). D o you have an upcoming or planned product launch? Are you introducing a new service? Is your product or service a good fit for solopreneurs? If so, I want to know! I want to support your success, and The Solopreneur Life community wants to stay informed. Send me your info and I will announce your launch here at TheSolopreneurLife.com and I will post your info for no charge at SolopreneurLifeAds.com.

2011 153

Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

Do not accept the “a.s.a.p.” Getting things done in the workplace is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. I have been passionate about this topic for 28 years. Administrative assistants continue to struggle with how to keep up with all the demands placed upon them in a time-compressed world and yet maintain quality. I will share with you some of my favorite tips. And you can get more tips on this subject by going to Office Dynamics YouTube Channel.

2019 127

Get Organized with a Business Binder

Jen Lawrence

I’ll send the new pages to you ASAP, no extra charge! One of my biggest frustrations as a business owner is the sheer amount of information I have to maintain. Even being small, I still have to keep track of business licenses, client contracts, EIN documentation, web logins… the list can go on and on. Even with my organizational skills, I reached a breaking point. My contracts were stored electronically, but one glitch and it could all be gone.

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Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

Practically Perfect PA

I will get back in touch with you asap. So a few weeks ago I told you guys that we are organising Assist Travel again this year. The programme looks particularly awesome (I know I’m biased but it does!), you can check it out here. We have two key sessions that require speakers who are assistants. The session is called Proactive PAs: Business Travel Case studies and Panel Session and the second session is called Top 5 business destinations uncovered.

2016 122

Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

If you’re interested and getting qualified, take the 5 minute survey below and we’ll get back to you ASAP! Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself with your suite of travel planning tools.

2016 160

Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub

Practically Perfect PA

We are crowdfunding for the summit so we need your support and your pledges ASAP and certainly before the 1 st June to make this amazing event happen! Today, I thought I would give you guys a quick update on our crowdfunding project and tell you a little more about the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub. The Virtual Summit is an online event for Personal Assistants which will take place on Friday 20 th October.

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How can you help your Executive with travel delays?

Practically Perfect PA

You may be able to book them on or get your Travel Management Company to switch the booking asap. Picture the scene. You’ve planned your Executive’s business trip to a tee. It is perfect. The itinerary is flawless, the hotels are top notch, the ground transport has been planned to whizz your Exec around the city. You are confident your Executive will be able to cope with all of the business trip details while you are sitting at your desk in your office.

2016 159

Two New Offerings From TheSolopreneurLife.com

The Solopreneur Life

You hate your day job, and you need to get out ASAP! I want to let you know about two new offerings from TheSolopreneurLife.com. The first is The Solopreneur Emergency Turnaround Program. This program is for you if: 1. You’re in a really bad spot financially and need to turn things around quickly. Your business growth has stalled. Why a turnaround program? I’ve been doing a LOT of consulting lately for solo businesses that need to make big things happen in a hurry.

2013 116

My Biggest Mistake as an Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

They care about finding a solution to the problem, ASAP. My biggest mistake as an executive assistant came within my first year of joining a global pharmaceutical company. Here’s a story of a hard lesson I learned that ended up being a blessing.

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Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

If you are in the middle of an urgent task or you are doing something for your actual boss when another Director asks you to do something let them know you will come back to them asap. As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team.

2014 182

7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Making a list simply allows you to organize your thoughts and decide what tasks need to get done ASAP versus those that can wait until the end of the day. 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.

2018 199

Email That Works: Best Practices for Truly Busy People

Office Dynamics

That way, they’ll know if they need to read or act upon the message ASAP. How would you describe your e-mail situation lately? Are you getting so much that it’s sometimes impossible to manage it properly and still be productive? Do you worry you’ll hit the “send” button too soon, and deliver a message before its ready? Take heart….You’re You’re not alone! E-mail technology has been great – but it has also wreaked havoc on the way we communicate.

2017 131

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP). ASAP Administrative Professionals Conference. A few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company. The day had gone pretty much as you would imagine – being shuffled between conference rooms and offices meeting various team members, answering carefully planned questions, hearing all about how great the company was to work for.

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The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

The early bird discount rate will finish on the 30th November so do book your place asap. I have the Assist Conference up and running and I can not begin to tell you the amount of lists I have produced to help me keep on top of all of the details. It is great to be back organising events again and I must say it is even more special that it is my first Practically Perfect PA event! Over the last few weeks we have added some more amazing speakers.

2014 156

Why Others May Not See You as Reliable

On The Job

If you can't, then give your colleague a heads-up ASAP. Reliability. Everyone wants to work for someone who is reliable, and every boss wants an employee who is reliable. This isn't an earth-shattering revelation, yet it's one that can fall by the wayside as you become busier in your career and in your life. But a research project known as CEO Genome shows that reliability is critical if you want to be successful and rise in the ranks.

2017 109

The Plancake Inbox: Get Organized And Stay Relaxed

Productivity Bits

There was a problem in our servers that needed to be sorted ASAP. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest-Post. This guest post was provided by Daniele Occhipinti on behalf of Danyuki Software Limited. Danyuki Software is the company running Plancake, a useful free online tool to get things done. For more information: www.plancake.com. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2011 165

Exclusive January Entrepreneurial Productivity Special **Limited time & number available.**

Denise Aday

If this describes you, let’s schedule a time to chat asap. Get and stay ahead of the curve in 2011! Make the most of your time from the get-go this year by jump starting your own personal productivity and refining your business systems and procedures. We’re looking to work with a few online solo or small team entrepreneurs who are highly motivated to cut through the noise and mess to focus on the essential and to be and do their very best this year.

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When and Why You Should Have a Back-up Plan

Office Dynamics

There’s no way to know what happened to it, and your boss needs it ASAP. Here’s hoping you’re ready for a great work week ahead…. And it will be great if you have every important “Plan B” in order. What’s a Plan B? It’s the backup to Plan A, of course…. It’s your contingency, your lifeline, your sanity when the going gets rough and Plan A falls through.

2016 103

Conflicting Priorities Challenge Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines—not a.s.a.p. What do you do? Every person who brings you an assignment or gives you a task to perform says, “It’s important” or tells you they need it now. Here are some general guidelines. Use the ones that best fit your situation. Prioritize actions and tasks by the deadline date. Ask the group to decide the order of priorities and then tell you. Do the work first for the person who gives your performance evaluation. Seriously!)

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Conflicting Priorities Challenge Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines—not a.s.a.p. What do you do? Every person who brings you an assignment or gives you a task to perform says, “It’s important” or tells you they need it now. Here are some general guidelines. Use the ones that best fit your situation. Prioritize actions and tasks by the deadline date. Ask the group to decide the order of priorities and then tell you. Do the work first for the person who gives your performance evaluation. Seriously!)

2009 100

How to Increase Your Productivity, Starting in the Garage

Productivity Bits

This winter she’s even marketing heaters for garage use so that families can start takeovers and transforming their garage asap! Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post. I was absolutely thrilled to discover that I would have an opportunity to guest write here on Productivity Bits , so much so that I could hardly decide what to write about!

2011 133

Answering Reader Mail: I Got Really Sick Before An Interview & Still Went. Did I Make The Right Choice?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

At the same time ask to reschedule ASAP and mention you will email them once you take care of the emergency, hopefully later that night or first thing in the morning. Again ask to reschedule ASAP and mention you will email them once you take care of the emergency hopefully later that night or first thing in the morning. Dear New & Returning Readers, Helloooooo, everyone! Welcome back to my blog!

2017 40

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

” Ask for specific deadlines – not simply “ASAP.” Coping With Conflicting Priorities. from my Star Achievement Series® curriculum). Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time.

2013 112

How to Organize Your Work [or Figure out what to do first!]

Office Dynamics

¨ Ask for specific deadlines – not simply “ASAP.” Prioritizing for Executive and Administrative Assistants. I have been training and working with executive assistants and administrative professionals for 22 years. The question I am most frequently asked is, “How do I prioritize my workload?” ” Everything handed to me seems to be urgent.

2013 110

How Does an Assistant Prioritize?

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines – not simply “ASAP.”. What is prioritizing? Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time. You focus on what is important at the expense of lower value activities. Prioritizing is about making choices of what to do and what not to do.

2014 133

How Do I Cope With Conflicting Priorities?

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines – not simply “ASAP.”. What is prioritizing? Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time. You focus on what is important at the expense of lower value activities. Prioritizing is about making choices of what to do and what not to do.

2014 126

Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Stephanie LH Calahan

Get Rid Of Those Cards ASAP. I send business cards to my virtual assistant or a service like eclick2business.com so that they can be entered into a system ASAP. " I have no idea who those people are, but they were important to me at one time. " " That is what a recent client told me when I opened a drawer in her office and found it filled with business cards. The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows. 

2011 215

What Is Your Plan B?

Office Dynamics

There's no way to know what happened to it, and your boss needs it ASAP. Here's to hoping you're ready for a great workweek ahead. It will be great if you have every important 'Plan B' in order. What's a Plan B? It's the backup to Plan A, of course. It's your contingency, your lifeline, your sanity when the going gets rough and Plan A falls through.

2010 100

What Is Your Plan B?

Office Dynamics

There's no way to know what happened to it, and your boss needs it ASAP. Here's to hoping you're ready for a great workweek ahead. It will be great if you have every important 'Plan B' in order. What's a Plan B? It's the backup to Plan A, of course. It's your contingency, your lifeline, your sanity when the going gets rough and Plan A falls through.

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PA in Malta

Practically Perfect PA

Oh and I’m also going to book my next holiday asap! Autumn is here and I can no longer live in denial that winter is on its way. How do I know this? Well looking out my window the only thing interrupting the perpetual gloom of a grey London day is the kaleidoscope of damp umbrellas bobbing about below me. Also I’m wearing opaque 50 denier tights, a scarf and a rather sour expression which can only mean one thing… It’s my first day back at work following a week’s holiday and I’m cold!

2012 116

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines – not simply “ASAP.”. What is prioritizing? Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time. You focus on what is important at the expense of lower value activities. Prioritizing is about making choices of what to do and what not to do.

2014 116

PA in Malta

Practically Perfect PA

Oh and I’m also going to book my next holiday asap! Autumn is here and I can no longer live in denial that winter is on its way. How do I know this? Well looking out my window the only thing interrupting the perpetual gloom of a grey London day is the kaleidoscope of damp umbrellas bobbing about below me. Also I’m wearing opaque 50 denier tights, a scarf and a rather sour expression which can only mean one thing… It’s my first day back at work following a week’s holiday and I’m cold!

2012 109

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines – not simply “ASAP.”. What is prioritizing? Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time. You focus on what is important at the expense of lower value activities. Prioritizing is about making choices of what to do and what not to do.

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