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How to Organize Business Cards & Networking Conversations - Interview & Giveaway @ContactKeeper

Stephanie LH Calahan

When you attend tradeshows or networking meetings, do you later experience the business card pile up? Do you need an easy way to delegate the input of contact and conversation information into a customer relationship management (CRM) tool? Keep reading to learn more about the great product and how you can win. “ We meet new people all the time and have lots of detailed business conversations. Any big lessons learned?

A guide to networking

Practically Perfect PA

Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Networking the old-fashioned way, face-to-face, is still an important route to building lasting connections with people that can benefit your career. Offline networking. The challenge is choosing the right ones to attend; networking at the wrong events will waste your time and dent your confidence. Approach networking like a job interview.

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Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. Networking is without a doubt a valuable skill set and resource tool but for many it can involve going outside our comfort zone when confronted with the notion of chatting to a complete stranger. I won’t lie – I was feeling slightly daunted when faced with the prospect of attending the Gala Dinner Networking Event at Executive Secretary LIVE on my own. So why should you network as a PA?

52 Templates and Tools for Every Successful EA

Worxbee

What does every successful EA need among their tools? Process management tools. Executive assistants are masters of process management and that requires some quality tools to keep track! Here are some essentials we think you’ll need: Mind mapping tools.

2021 68

How I Learned to Love Selling (and How You Can Too)

Success

My business coach wasn’t about to let that comment slide. With this new idea, I learned to stop worrying and love sales. I tried selling credit card machines door to door once. My other business helps aspiring writers improve their craft and get published.

2021 71

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Part of what makes it such a great personal development program is that speakers are always bringing in excellent ideas for others to learn from. Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. N-Networks —What groups or organizations are they a member of? Tags: Networking

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to network successfully can help you tap into a hidden job market and present your skills and experience to potential employers. More than half of jobs are filled through networking contacts and more employers are turning to social media tools for help with hiring. Using network referrals to get a job can lead to 6% higher annual income and most networkers stay in their jobs for two times longer than direct job searchers. Benefits of Networking.

2018 114

Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Stephanie LH Calahan

Maybe you've decided that social media is a waste of your time, or you are frustrated that it is not bringing the business you would like it to. Maybe you have not even started down that social media road because you don't see how being on those sites can help you grow your business. I asked my expert panel: Social Networking is a popular activity, but truly effective business people know that using online communication tools is about more than publishing content. 

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Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Part of what makes it such a great personal development program is that speakers are always bringing in excellent ideas for others to learn from. Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. N-Networks —What groups or organizations are they a member of? Networking

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. Everywhere you go…there’s somebody new to learn to know! For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Ask questions and learn about the members near you.

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. Everywhere you go…there’s somebody new to learn to know! For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Ask questions and learn about the members near you.

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 October, 2008 Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro This is a guest post from JEM over at [link]. Networking Like a Pro One of the best ways to boost your career and hone your skills as an administrative assistant is to practice networking. When you network with peers, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge, potential job leads, and also increase your overall marketability and potential.

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Assistant Recommended Apps for Productivity

Office Dynamics

There are many tools at our fingertips that help to increase how productive we are. Apps are just one of these tools available (and often free). I love this tool on my desktop or on my phone because it helps me update every social media platform from one place, at one time. Powerful search tool and sync capability makes everything available on all of your devices. LinkedIn Card Munch. The app learns your patterns quickly and is “amazingly swift.”

2014 161

3 Smart Money Moves to Make Before Starting a Business

Success

If you have a groundbreaking entrepreneurial idea floating around your head, then you might be wondering what to consider before starting a business. . Adopting this simple mentality will help: The more planning you do upfront, the better off your new business venture will be.

2021 78

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Since administrative professionals are usually the ones planning events, managing catering, speakers, binders, and AV/tech, it was wonderful to celebrate their learning achievements through a great event celebrating each of them as a stellar assistant! We had a grand time networking and bonding, which enabled us to enjoy the new friends we’d made at the conference. Friday morning began with a networking breakfast.

2018 153

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. Making your small business carbon neutral. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2010 141

Communication Productivity Tip: Don't Make People Search for You.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Archive Network with Steph Is This You?   If you are out on the net on various social networking sites you may be losing a huge opportunity to take your connections to deeper level connections.    You see, most social networking sites give you the ability to list other ways for people to connect with you.    If you leave those fields blank, you are not using your tools as effectively as possile.

2010 197

How to Start a Proofreading Business At Home

Dumb Little Man

If so, then you are probably the right person to start a proofreading business at home. This is because this business is only for those who truly enjoy looking into little details, bugging people about word order or reading the same text over and over just to make sure that “it flows.”. Now, you might be wondering about one thing: How can you start a proofreading business at home? You will need much patience when trying to build your own network and get your first orders.

2017 118

Triple the Results You Get from Live Conferences and Events

Stephanie LH Calahan

Live conferences are a fantastic way to gain actionable knowledge for your business, rekindle former relationships and make new relationships.  Pre-Plan Your Networking. Make Sure You Pack Business Cards. I realize that this sounds like networking 101 basics, but I'm amazed at the number of events that I go to where people forgot their cards.    I have a card that my wonderful designer created specically for conferences. 

2012 165

How I Made My First $10,000: Selena Templeton

The Solopreneur Life

Name of business and city: Selena Templeton, freelance writer/editor. Type of business: Writing/Editing/Screenplay Coverage. Why did you start your own business? And now that I’ve been working the social media platforms and doing more networking, I’ve been getting work that way, too. So it’s good to always brainstorm and network with other freelancers and generally keep your ears open for new ideas and opportunities.

2014 183

Does Your CRM System Help Your Business Grow? Interview: @batchblue

Stephanie LH Calahan

Powerfully Productive businesses know that effective follow-up is critical to success.    In simple terms, a CRM tool if used correctly, can help you manage all of the communication you have with your prospects, clients/customers, people you network with, service providers and more.    For example, say you met someone at a networking meeting a year ago and had a conversation with that person.  Any favorite productivity tools that you use?

2011 185

Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Stephanie LH Calahan

How many social networks do you belong to?  Now, take a look at your business card, brochures or other social media profiles.    The other day I was in a meeting and saw a card that had the back covered with 2 different QR codes and the front had a few different urls. When I asked about it, he said that he would have put more if he had had room on the card.    I call ItsMyURLs one of my productivity powerhouse tools.

2011 217

Be An Unforgettable Speaker – Organization Techniques That Make You Easy to Work With

Stephanie LH Calahan

As a speaker you have a number of things to juggle -- proposals, marketing collateral, networking conversations, presentation material, contracts, travel, etc.    Unless you have business processes in place, you may find your business growing "out of control." " How well you balance everything that needs to get done determines how fast your business can grow. Be Empowered — Tools to help you get there.

2011 193

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Archive Network with Steph Is This You?   Some say the traditional paper planner is the best, while others swear by their smart-phone or on line tool.    Keep reading to learn what my colleagues and friends had to say about the "Great Calendar Debate."   "   They provide tips to help you decide as well as some recommended tools. You want a tool that works for you - and paper might be it!

Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? First of all, there is not a perfect tool or a perfect system. There are myriad options available and each one of us has to figure out what tool (or combination of tools) will work for us. So, this answer is based on my experimentation with the two main tools the question above refers to - a planner and a tickler file system. Learn whatis enhancing or impeding your productivity today!

2009 136

Has The Bubble Burst?

Professional Assistant Blog

How many blogs, online tools, software and books are there nowadays providing the latest, fashionable way to hit the peak of productivity? Our lives are increasingly hectic and we are bombarded by so much stuff on a daily basis that learning to be productive, so as to handle the stresses of modern life, is a wise move. When you take into account the current business attitude of doing more with less (all for profits, profits and more profits!)

2008 100

Free ACT! (CRM) Video Tutorials

Professional Assistant Blog

Believe it or not, this was quite an easy system to learn. Just click on any of the links below to take a look at the particular task you would like to learn about. Home About Me Advertise Free ACT! CRM) Video Tutorials By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity A re you using ACT! as your client relationship manager (CRM)?

2008 100

Can't Find a Job?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Networking , Organize , Productivity A re you in the process of looking for a job? Youd be surprised of how many people in your network are willing and able to help out. Check them out and see what else you can learn! Home About Me Advertise Cant Find a Job?

2007 100

Cultural Differences in Jobs Around The World

Professional Assistant Blog

It just shows how differently businesses run around the world. What do they learn the hard way? Are these social things, business things, language things. What do people struggle with, or what have they had to learn the hard way? My biggest was learning a new language again, since Ive lived in Switzerland as well.

2008 100

Get A Job With A Thank You Letter

Professional Assistant Blog

Last Name: Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to me about the Position Applied For with XXX Company. After speaking with you and the group, I believe that I would be a perfect candidate for this position, offering the quick learning and adaptability that is needed for a diversified position.

2008 100

Top Reasons for Working in Large and Small Companies

Professional Assistant Blog

I personally have a preference for larger corporations, but do like the feel of a smaller business. You have access to more resources, such as better technology and online learning (which is usually provided by the company). Home About Me Advertise Top Reasons for Working in Large and Small Companies By The Professional Assistant on Monday, February 25, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity , Travel D o you work in a large company ? A small company ?

2008 100

Got A Large Print Job From Your Boss? Not Sure What To Do?

Professional Assistant Blog

Ive been in these types of situations quite often, but have learned over time that many photocopiers these days have functions so advanced that it can clean your floors, do your dishes and tuck your kids in at night. Home About Me Advertise Got A Large Print Job From Your Boss? Not Sure What To Do?

2008 100

Blogging Tips for Company Blogs

Professional Assistant Blog

Try to throw in your own spin on information that you learn and post about. Home About Me Advertise Blogging Tips for Company Blogs By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Filed Under: Client Service , Productivity D o you blog for your company? Do you feel like you want to voice your opinion about other topics? If you read my recent article on blogging at work, read on. Here are 9 great tips on making you a better blogger: Credentials are a must.

2007 100

Want To Impress Your Boss?

Professional Assistant Blog

Here are 5 ways to score brownie points with your boss and get that promotion or raise (or both) a little faster: The one thing that I’ve learned over the course of my career is to try getting to know your boss. Home About Me Advertise Want To Impress Your Boss? By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Filed Under: Client Service , Organize , Prioritize , Productivity D id you just get that dream job that you always wanted?

2007 100

11 Tips To Improve Your Performance

Professional Assistant Blog

Learn from them and build on your weaknesses to make them into strengths. Home About Me Advertise 11 Tips To Improve Your Performance By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 08, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity A re you asking yourself, “How can I improve my workplace?&# Do you feel that there are too many negative people or things going about your office?

2007 100

Tips on Handling Deadlines

Professional Assistant Blog

People have to learn that they are not the only ones that need things to get done quickly. Home About Me Advertise Tips on Handling Deadlines By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity D o you hate deadlines? Do you feel jittery each time you receive a task that needs to be completed yesterday? There are times when people come up to me and expect things to be done right away.

2007 100

What It's Like to be a Male Admin

Professional Assistant Blog

Ive been working as an assistant for quite a number of years, but theres always something new to learn. I always viewed it as a chance to learn first hand from experienced professionals in the business world.

2007 109

Day 2: The 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

The conference encourages a casual mix of great conversations with other attendees for networking (Note: bring your business cards!) She further discussed the illiterates of the future, who are those who have an inability to learn and unlearn. I attended Will’s session, and I learned so much! Will discussed the “socialnomics” of networking channels or platforms such as Linked In, Facebook and Twitter. By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field.

2010 100

Day 2: The 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

The conference encourages a casual mix of great conversations with other attendees for networking (Note: bring your business cards!) She further discussed the illiterates of the future, who are those who have an inability to learn and unlearn. I attended Will’s session, and I learned so much! Will discussed the “socialnomics” of networking channels or platforms such as Linked In, Facebook and Twitter. By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field.

2010 100

21 Tips for Job Hunting - A Comprehensive Strategy

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Those who are too busy will probably just read it and delete. Whenever I meet people for coffee or a meal, I am always interested to learn about them as a person and their work. I love doing informationals because I like learning about what people do, even if I am not in that industry, and perhaps get an office tour down the line, and make a new friend if they introduce me to someone else. I actively grow my LinkedIn network every week, if not every day.

Outlook Rules That Rule

Professional Assistant Blog

What I discovered is a time saver and e-mail management tool that is a best-kept secret. Share what you have learned with your boss. It is simple to set up a new rule in Outlook 2007 From your Toolbar, drop down the Tools menu and click on Rules and Alerts , click on New Rule.

2008 100

How much money do you really need to start your micro business.

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes.

2008 157

Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

You can also attach a file from Word, Excel or PowerPoint or a business card from your Contacts if it is someone you need to remember to call and want that information available. Other ways you can learn new things is to: Subscribe to feeds from various admin or business sites. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

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