Managing someone else’s calendar

Practically Perfect PA

Managing someone else’s calendar. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. Core Skills Diary Management Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Calendar EA Executive Assistant MS Office Office manager Outlook PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual AssistantYou know how it is.

Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

As an assistant of 20 years, I had one perspective of meeting management. You must keep these things in mind when you are managing your executive’s calendar. Calendar management is an important skill. You must think about your manager’s workload, other commitments, travel, upcoming meetings, past meetings, previous week’s schedule. When scheduling travel or appointments, VIEW the calendar in terms of: What was my leader’s schedule like last week?

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Effective Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Effective calendar management for Executive Assistants is a hugely important aspect of th role. There are also a lot of tasks related to diary management, for example, ensuring the Executives get [.].

Too Many Meetings!! – Managing My Executives Calendar – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

asks: My executive’s calendar is jam-packed on a daily basis & she’s asking me to come up with a better solution to managing her calendar. I block out time on her calendar, but inevitably a meeting gets put in its place. Managing My Executives Calendar – Ask an Admin appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training. Ask An Admin Calendaring Executive And Assistant Partnership Meetings Mgr/Asst Team

Calendar Management

Laughing all the Way to Work

I share the CEO''s Outlook calendar with my assistant. Since we both book meetings for him, it is important if we have proposed dates for a meeting that we secure them in his calendar so one of us doesn''t use it for another meeting. Of course it is then important when you finalize the meeting date that you go back and take the holds out of the calendar. And if you share the calendar like we do, it is very important that you are both on the same page.

Winning at Calendar Tetris, Sponsored by Cabinet

Team ELS

We must be fast, organized, and two steps ahead of our executives when it comes to managing their time. In this webinar, LJ Cohen will walk through her key learnings and strategies for owning the calendar over her long career supporting C-Suite execs.

Top Skills Every Assistant Needs to Succeed

Practically Perfect PA

This article will go through the essential skills that an Assistant typically possesses, including effective calendar management, problem-solving skills, communication [.].

2022 254

Multiple Calendar Management

Office Dynamics

One question I recently received was about tracking multiple calendars. Being in a small office, I only need to track a few calendars and use Outlook exclusively. I have been asked to come up with a way to electronically track the Outlook calendars of twenty-five staff members. I’m investigating whether Outlook will handle this many shared calendars, but I imagine it to be quite cumbersome. The two that look most promising to me are Schedules4Teams and TEAM Calendar.".

Multiple Calendar Management

Office Dynamics

One question I recently received was about tracking multiple calendars. Being in a small office, I only need to track a few calendars and use Outlook exclusively. I have been asked to come up with a way to electronically track the Outlook calendars of twenty-five staff members. I’m investigating whether Outlook will handle this many shared calendars, but I imagine it to be quite cumbersome. The two that look most promising to me are Schedules4Teams and TEAM Calendar.".

10 Time Management Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals

Jennie Lyon

Personally, it isn’t easy to accomplish my work goals and personal aspirations if I don’t manage my time wisely. “I never have enough time”. Does this sound familiar? As business owners we often feel this way.

Goals 65

Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook , Productivity D o you have trouble trying to book several managers’ meetings, yet you have access to their calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2007? Open all of the calendars that you want to add together. Really?

How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Diary Management Featured Resources for Personal Assistants Writers admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Scheduling Time managementWhy am I here? How am I going to get through this? Shouldn’t I be doing something else with my time? Will I ever eat again? These are the questions executives ask themselves while sitting in meetings they don’t need to be in.

2018 154

Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!

Eat Your Career

I am also passionate about all things related to time management. Each of these statements is directly tied to a specific component of time management (which is truly a multi-faceted skill). Time Management Self-Assessment. You are a master of time management!

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

Stephanie LH Calahan

Try This Instead | Main | Be Smart About Using the Telephone » The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In We are in the home stretch of 2009 -- bring on 2010!!    One item frequently purchased at this time of year is a calendar or planner for the upcoming year.    Keep reading to learn what my colleagues and friends had to say about the "Great Calendar Debate."  

Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out

Stephanie LH Calahan

Check out this great tool » Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out There are many ways to manage your time and activities.  What is your favorite planning/calendar tool and why? Of all the calendar tools I know, this one handles tasks the best. It syncs automatically on my Droid, so I never have to bring a paper planner or calendar!  link] Natasha A Jones Google calendar, we use it as a family calendar.

How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. I’m here to tell you – if you aren’t color coding your calendar, you’re missing out. Color coding your calendar allows you to see how your time will be used at a glance. Most email clients will allow you to assign colors and categories to your calendar simply by selecting from a dropdown. What categories should be included while color coding a calendar?

How to build confidence in the workplace

Practically Perfect PA

Best Practices for Calendar Management Featured Starting out as a new Assistant admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal AssistantHow to Build Confidence in the Workplace Confidence is something we must build, grow and develop over time.

The Executive Assistant is Key to Managing Executive's Calendar

Office Dynamics

Since his executive assistant manages his calendar, he hands the person her business card so this way the other person can easily and quickly contact her. This will save time and sends a clear message to the other person that you are the stragetic business partner and all calendar items are arranged through you Two weeks ago, I was presenting a workshop for executives and their executive assistants. One of the executives shared, what I considered, a brilliant idea.

Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

This is the best advice you will ever receive on how to build a strategic partnership with your executive, manage their day, and stay on top of the volumes of tasks and projects you have to handle. Daily Calendars. It is easy to place a wrong time or wrong date on a calendar. Or because so many executives are independent, they place events on their own calendars and forget to inform their administrative partner. The Importance of Daily Huddles.

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The ultimate tech guide for Personal and Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Most of us that have been working in the PA industry for a while now will have heard of the phrase ‘the tech-savvy assistant’. It might have cropped up on your job specs and been discussed during your most recent job interview. It is so important for Assistants to have a good grasp of [.].

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Why Google Calendar Eats All Other To Do List Apps For Breakfast

Productivityist

I’d like to show you why Google Calendar is the best to do list app around. Before we dive into Google Calendar, let’s look at the problem at hand. If you want to be successful with time management, you need to track how your time is spent. Calendar. You want your tasks to appear on a calendar so you can easily see when a task should be started and completed. Why Google Calendar Is The Boss. Click on the “Calendar” logo. Calendar.

2015 87

Creating A Marketing Calendar: Your Essential Business Planning Tool

Office Organization Success

For all of these scenarios there’s one very easy solution … create a marketing calendar. A marketing calendar is a very powerful business planning tool, and an essential one for your business if it’s to grow and flourish. With a marketing calendar, you can see at a glance: Upcoming promotions that you need to prepare for. The Simple Marketing Calendar. You just need a calendar, solely for marketing, to lay it all out on.

Managing meeting rooms

Practically Perfect PA

Was pretty much the sound I made when I was asked to take on the task of managing meeting rooms for my office. I say ‘asked’, if I’d been asked, obviously I would have said ‘hell will freeze over before I manage the meeting rooms’ No, I was told I had to manage the meeting rooms because I was the only Assistant on the same floor as all the meeting rooms so it made sense for me to manage who was using them. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!

2017 169

How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. I’m here to tell you – if you aren’t color coding your calendar, you’re missing out. Color coding your calendar allows you to see how your time will be used at a glance. Most email clients will allow you to assign colors and categories to your calendar simply by selecting from a dropdown. What categories should be included while color coding a calendar?

Ask the Admin: Notifications in Public Calendars

Administrative Arts

This question came from Stan: I have a shared public calendar in Outlook 2007. One was to create a public distribution list and add it as an attendee to each meeting on the public calendar. The other workaround is to create the calendar in SharePoint first (assuming your company is using SharePoint), and then moving the appointment to Outlook. Similar Posts: Ask the Admin: Notifications in Public Calendars. Where Are My Outlook Calendar Items?

3 Things You Should Put On Your Calendar

Productivityist

The calendar can be a tricky beast. It''s designed in a way that makes it appealing to use for time management, but as I wrote in The NOW Year , it''s not best suited for that. With that in mind, here are 3 things that you actually should put on your calendar in order to make things happen on a regular basis: 1. David Allen explains in his seminal work, Getting Things Done , that the only thing that should appear on your calendar are date-specific appointments.

2014 87

Managing expectations

Practically Perfect PA

Here are my tips on managing, meeting and exceeding your manager’s expectations! To manage your manager’s expectations you firstly have to know exactly what is expected of you. If not it is really worth asking your manager if you can flesh out a few more specific tasks. As I’ve always always said communicating with you manager is key to EVERYTHING! It is especially important when it comes to managing expectations.

Calendar "ah ha"

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 January, 2010 Calendar "ah ha" I was participating in a Harvard sponsored webinar with my boss the other day. One of the things they recommended to executives was to use their electronic calendar to leave themselves reminders. I think if Microsoft asked me what I would like to see in an electronic calendar, I would suggest not to bother with the all-day event option. Our office manager updates it every morning.

Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers. It is unlikely that I would be able to support everyone at once in my team, but it is also important that I am clear about how to negotiate that same support and manage our mutual expectations realistically and honestly. Just be polite when working with multiple managers.

2017 180

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks Webinar 12/7/11

Office Dynamics

The webinar below is offered by Business Management Daily. The subject, Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks is one I am sure you will draw great tips and tricks from. If you are interested simply click on the links below to register through Business Management Daily for this webinar. Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks. Some use it for both e-mail and calendaring. Calendars Only. Calendars for Appointments/Tasks for To-Do Items.

Diary management for PAs and EAs

Practically Perfect PA

While the role of a PA or EA is constantly evolving, diary management continues to be a fundamental task. PAs spend at least a third of their time managing diaries, so it’s essential that you’ve mastered this aspect of your job. Own the calendar. Problems often arise when both you and your boss adjust and maintain your boss’ calendar. In terms of diary management, make sure that in your first few days you ask your boss how they like their diary to be managed.

2015 206

The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

I have written a lot about diary management over the years, which is not surprising when you think assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their manager’s calendars. There are also a lot of tasks related to diary management, for example ensuring our managers get to their meetings on time, understand the reason for the meeting and are prepared for it. Diary Management fundamentals. Practical tips for diary Management.

2014 208

24 Time Management Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Do not keep a bunch of calendars around. Time Management Tip #1 (yourislandrunners.com). Use Time Management To Improve Your Life (wheelingabout.wordpress.com). Time Management + Effective Meetings (Self Development Blog) [Dr JOY Madden] (ecademy.com). The Skinny On Time Management (kristibernard.wordpress.com). Image via Wikipedia. Know what is important to you. Figure out your values. Make goals and review them regularly to keep focus.

2011 158

Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track. Another way we can ensure our managers stay focused is to take control of certain tasks that they should really have no involvement with (or should just been informed as and when they need to be). Assistants should conduct research on behalf of their manager. Email and diary management.

2014 159

Producteev: Task Management Application

Productivity Bits

Judi is the community manager of the task management application Producteev.com. She is an active member of several community management groups and passionate about inspiring others to become contributors – whether in the Producteev community or elsewhere. We also have multiple applications for google which are available in google apps marketplace , and have a google calendar sync. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post.

2011 158

Where is everybody? Setting up an office vacation calendar

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is important for management to know who is going to be away from the office, especially during the summer when everyone is planning vacation time. But it is also important for assistants to know who is in or you may find yourself being the only assistant in the office with six managers all scrambling and needing something done urgently. Keeping an up-to-date vacation calendar is important so these overlaps are anticipated and in some cases vacations have to be re-scheduled.

2008 100

5 SOP examples for your business

Business Management Daily

SOPs are an excellent tool for small business owners looking to take their business process management to the next level. Coordinate with department manager to schedule department-specific onboarding meetings and review additional training needs. Annual company holiday calendar.

AwayFind Introduces Alert Times and Calendar Exceptions

Productivityist

AwayFind touts that it doesn’t focus on helping you with inbox management (although at its most basic, it does do that), but it helps you with “attention management”…and it’s tough to argue that point. Today AwayFind just became more feature-rich, by introducing Alert Times and Calendar Exceptions into the mix. This feature allows for even more customization of your alerts and calendars, making your attention that much easier to manage. I use AwayFind… a lot.

A self-management checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

Everybody faces challenges in managing certain aspects of their lives. This self-management checklist can be applied to any area of your life where you need to gain some control. You can use a journal, a calendar, a graph or any other form that works for you. Break down large tasks in to small, logical and manageable pieces. Your self-management plan may not work the first time you try it. There will be times when your self-management process falls apart.

2012 130

Time Management Success – Implementation

Office Organization Success

Put your project timelines into your overall project planner, and on your calendar if necessary. All these are different stages, and can be added to your timeline – and into your calendar as an appointment. Share and Enjoy: Time Saving Tips office organization office schedule time management strategies

2009 180

Are You Managing Up Yet?

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

Managing up is an essential tool to have in your executive assistant toolkit. The problem is, you haven’t been trained to manage up. And, how will you manage up tastefully? Today, let’s look at why and when to employ the technique of managing up. Why Manage Up?

2019 52

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

If you have overheard members of the Committee complaining about certain aspects of the room arrangement suggest to your manager that you change the location or at the very least introduce more breaks so that they are not in continual discomfort. The meetings should be scheduled and in their calendars ideally for the entire year and resources required for the meeting such as conference calling details or presentation material should all be arranged in advance of the meeting date.

2012 151

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

If you have overheard members of the Committee complaining about certain aspects of the room arrangement suggest to your manager that you change the location or at the very least introduce more breaks so that they are not in continual discomfort. The meetings should be scheduled and in their calendars ideally for the entire year and resources required for the meeting such as conference calling details or presentation material should all be arranged in advance of the meeting date.

2012 149