Ep 137: Being Confident as an Executive Assistant

Go Burrows

In this episode, I share an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant , where I talk about how executive assistants can cultivate a deep-rooted confidence. Podcast Resources book confidence leader assistant podcast

Confidence is key for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Having low self-esteem or confidence issues can be a real challenge in life, particularly in the office and particularly for assistants. Although not all of us are blessed with unwavering self-confidence (I certainly am not!) There are areas within the role that every assistant should feel comfortable with and have confidence in their own abilities. Confidence comes from knowing what you are really good at. How do you gain confidence?

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Resilience Training: 4 Tools to Help You Persevere

Success

But it requires resilience training. Practicing gratitude can have life-changing effects that build confidence and resilience. Train and discipline your inner voice as you would an unruly pet. It took years to train your inner voice to treat you disrespectfully.

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Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder. I always say that it is extremely important for assistants to attend training courses throughout the year. We have to be experts at IT, we have to have great people skills and we have to be assertive and confident to be able to handle all of the daily tasks asked of us!

Totes emosh (emotional intelligence) training

Practically Perfect PA

One of the best training courses I have attended in my career was an introduction to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with specific training on emotional intelligence. So why is “totes emosh” training (sorry, I’m from Essex) useful for assistants? Why should assistants undertaken training in this area? All in all the training really helped me focus.

How To Confidently Talk About Your Experience as a Virtual Assistant When You Have None to Speak of.

Virtual Moxie

Even with our amazing training and mentoring , something our new VAs can struggle with is how to talk with potential clients about their “VA experience” when they have very little, or none at all. Those stories are worth telling and telling confidently.

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Gain Confidence by Writing Down Your Ambitions

On The Job

The next time you''re feeling a bit down on yourself, you can regain your confidence — and make a good impression on others — if you take time to write down your aspirations and ambitions, a new study reveals. Writing about two paragraphs outlining your goals will help you feel more confident and energetic, Gavin Kilduff, an assistant professor of management and organization at New York University, says his research shows. Confidence comes from knowing you''ve done your homework.

10 Things To Keep In Mind While Training Recruiters For Your Search Agency

Recruit CRM

Recruiters are often known as the "source of hiring", but as a recruitment agency, your search for the perfect candidate can only go as far as how well trained your recruiters are. 10 Things To Keep In Mind While Training Recruiters In Your Agency 1.

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How Much Training Do You Really Need?

Step It Up VA Coaching

Is it really true that the more technical training and certifications you receive, the more valuable you are to clients? They don’t expect you to know everything, so have confidence in what you do know. If you think you need additional training , consider that it might be wise to instead focus on what you do best—and do it really well. If you want to have a certain specialty , yes, it helps to get good training, but there is another way. by Donna Toothaker.

5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

Practically Perfect PA

There have been so many times over the years that I have received an email about a fantastic training course or conference that I would love to attend. There are plenty of training opportunities for assistants but so many of us don’t attend external training events – in fact according to the recent Practically Perfect PA Industry snapshot 52% of respondents had not attending a training event in the last two years!

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How Much Training Do You Really Need?

Step It Up VA Coaching

Is it really true that the more technical training and certifications you receive, the more valuable you are to clients? They don’t expect you to know everything, so have confidence in what you do know. If you think you need additional training , consider that it might be wise to instead focus on what you do best—and do it really well. If you want to have a certain specialty , yes, it helps to get good training, but there is another way. by Donna Toothaker.

Has Your Confidence Turned Into Arrogance?

On The Job

I know that confidence is needed in the working world. In other words, has your confidence turned into arrogance? Now, contrast that with the definition of confidence: "A feeling of assurance or certainty." We don't think we are arrogant, just confident. I challenge you to think about whether your confidence has turned into something more damaging. When you have confidence, you're not afraid to help train or educate workers with less knowledge or skill.

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4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. In the early stages of job hunting, Ive found most people are usually pretty confident. Months later, the confidence has left their voice. Read Think Confident. be Confident.

Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables

Office Dynamics

Fight against your fear of taking minutes and learn to do it properly and with confidence. The post Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Technology Workplace Tools advanced minute taking continued learning excel pivot tables skills for assistants tech training technology for assistants webinar Advanced Minute Taking Workshop.

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Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables

Office Dynamics

Fight against your fear of taking minutes and learn to do it properly and with confidence. The post Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Technology Workplace Tools advanced minute taking continued learning excel pivot tables skills for assistants tech training technology for assistants webinar Advanced Minute Taking Workshop.

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How To Train Your Brain

Brilliantly Better

Dragos Roua – Brilliantly Better The Personal Development Blog Home About me Top posts Archives Downloads Audio Recommended Products Contact How To Train Your Brain by dragos on April 29, 2010 · 14 comments in Digital Tools , Personal Development Tweet You’d better relax and set aside some time for yourself, because this post is going to be rather long. How To Train Your Brain First of all, let me tell you that I was in search for something similar to Lumosity for a long time.

Employee Training - A Wise Investment

Small Business CEO

That is why staff training should be implemented so that your employees will get the chance to update their skills and learn more about your business. However, some companies resist employee training. The opportunity to create a well-trained team of employees must not be compromised. And this can only be achieved through organizing an extensive training program for your employees. Show that you care about everyone’s development by investing in staff training.

How to be confident in any situation

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

That just one more technique would guarantee that they’d feel ready and confident to face anything a client could throw at them. They often hunt around for the ultimate tool to learn and master… hoping they’ll then be confident in their abilities. The training school brought in volunteer civilians to work one-on-one with the trainees. What really influenced their performance as therapists was their state of confidence. “If you know what to do, it’s easy.

Webinar Mastering Presentations: How to be Confident & Compelling in Front of Any Audience

Office Dynamics

Mastering Presentations: How to be Confident & Compelling in Front of Any Audience. You can walk into every presentation—big or small—absolutely confident that you'll be a hit. Whether you're leading a meeting of three people or giving a speech to 3,000, you'll learn how to develop key skills, including how to: Project confidence. About Your Speaker: Peter Rosselli is the president of Invisible Elephant, a California-based training and consulting firm.

How to Train Your Subconscious to Work With You to Reach Your Wildest Dreams

Stephanie LH Calahan

"Even better than that, with the new positive energy I was putting out, good things were coming my way, I had more confidence and started charging more. Did you know that research shows that the majority of our behavior is driven by our subconscious mind?    Studies say that it impacts 80-96% of what you think feel and do!    Your subconscious programming affects your health, weight, family life, finances, choices, etc.

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Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants. I’m sure we’ve all been there, feeling like a fraud at work and having a major crisis of confidence. If you have been asked to do something that you haven’t done before, don’t say no, but do ask for time to up-skill, attend training and learn what they hell you are supposed to do!

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Personal And Professional Development With PRINCE2 Training

Small Business CEO

Of course, it’s important to invest in PRINCE2 training and certification, as this gives individuals and teams the understanding of the methodology. Clear communication is essential for project managers, whether it’s having the confidence to present to senior stakeholders, writing a clear business case, or sharing ideas within a team. You’ll be confident that the documentation you’re creating is clearly worded, easy to follow and yet professional.

How to Raise Your Visibility at Work

Eat Your Career

About a year ago, I was hosting a training session on the topic of emotional intelligence. Show confidence. career advice confidence get noticed visibilityI asked the professionals in the room to shout out some of the feelings they experience on an average workday. I heard: happy, frustrated, stressed, angry, overwhelmed, fulfilled, engaged, irritated, and a variety of other applicable words. But then, I heard someone shout a word that made me pause: Invisible.

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Silvia isn’t just an admin, an appreciation letter

Office Dynamics

An appreciation letter to Joan Burge, CEO and Founder, Office Dynamics International. We receive letters from executives and assistants about the impact of our work. In fact, we have hundreds of letters stored away here that we’ve never shared with you before. Why not take a few moments during our blog-a-thon for the administrative profession to highlight YOUR stories and why we’re here?

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Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Here are just a few of the many benefits that may come your way after completing a professional certification: You build confidence! You’ll walk into any boardroom or office with confidence that you are more than capable to perform with excellence. Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.

11 Tips for Relaxing Your Mind

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go. Relax—let go; life is in perfect order” were the words that resonated with me the other day in our Office Dynamics 5-Pillar Huddle.

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Book for Executive Assistants on Amazon Best Seller for 2 Years

Office Dynamics

by Joan Burge, Jasmine Freeman and Nancy Fraze continues to make the Amazon best seller list in it’s category of Secretarial Aids and Training. Infuses life with confidence! Admin Assistant Training Workplace Tools admin day gift ideas book for assistants career passion confidence education for administrative professionals skill set for today''s assistant success stories for assistants Who Took My Pen Again WHO TOOK MY PEN. AGAIN?

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What if you could truly relax and be patient?

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go. Relax—let go; life is in perfect order” were the words that resonated with me the other day in our Office Dynamics 5-Pillar Huddle.

2014 124

Relax and Let Go – The importance of being patient when things are taking too long

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go. Relax—let go; life is in perfect order” were the words that resonated with me the other day in our Office Dynamics 5-Pillar Huddle.

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The Power of Letting Go

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go. Relax—let go; life is in perfect order” were the words that resonated with me the other day in our Office Dynamics 5-Pillar Huddle.

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11 Tips for Relaxing Your Mind

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development commitment confidence courage doubts enjoy the moment fears focus letting go Live a BIG Life Monday Motivators relax staying power the 5 pillars the power of letting go tips to relax your mind trust BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go. Relax—let go; life is in perfect order” were the words that resonated with me the other day in our Office Dynamics 5-Pillar Huddle.

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Mind the Gap

Eat Your Career

You see, the London underground system (which they call the “tube”) has a looping announcement for passengers to “please mind the gap,” referring to the space between the train and the platform. So they simply stand there, on the training, letting it take them wherever it happens to be going. Perhaps your mind has played tricks on you, messed with your confidence and forced you to believe you’re stuck. mindset motivation attitude career advice confidence programs

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How to Be Persuasive in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

Whether you’re looking to convince your boss that you need some additional training or you’re hoping to show an interviewer that you’re the best candidate for a job, persuasion is an essential tool for professional success. How much money do you want for that training course? The more confidence you can demonstrate, the more convincing you’ll be. career advice communication confidence people

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Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Have the confidence to take the lead, be proactive and have a conversation with your boss. If you request to attend a Training Day and they say that time away from the office is the main issue, then you need to make the conference seem as undisruptive as possible. Internal & External Training. Internal & External Training: The first external conference that I ever attended was Square Meal Venues and Events.

2017 164

How to Develop Your Inner Circle, a Webinar Replay with Peggy Vasquez

Office Dynamics

Just as executives in the workplace have their team of advisors and confidants, so too should you. Take our survey if you are interested in having Office Dynamics International come to your city for a live training event. You can view our past free webinar library of administrative training programs here. Almost every successful person freely admits that success is not a one-person job.

2016 135

Banks Change to a Customer-Focused Message

Make or Break Moments

Scandal, fear, anger, and a general loss of confidence from consumers have made banking a challenging field. As the confidence increases a wiser, more informed and perhaps cautious consumer is now looking for ways that banks can help them save and be more effective with their hard earned dollars.

2010 133

How to turn an assistant into a career EA

Practically Perfect PA

I knew I could do more and I really wanted to but a lack of confidence in my role prevented me from stepping forward. My confidence crisis came to a head in the most unlikeliest of places – I was applying for a new assistant role. I could set my mind to anything if I just had the confidence to push myself forward. Confidence. The confidence and belief in myself didn’t come over night.

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What can assistants expect in 2013

Practically Perfect PA

Training. With the assistant role now encompassing so many varied tasks we should expect to see a rise in training for assistants in 2013. If you have been asked to take on additional work then expect to be trained in the new aspects of your job. If in 2012 you did not attend any events or training sessions then you should speak to your manager or HR immediately to get something booked for 2013. Well 2012 is over and done with and we are now already two days into 2013.

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Administrative Professional’s Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant

Office Dynamics

If you pick the right event, you’ll see your assistant come back more confident, capable, and eager. The post Administrative Professional’s Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training.

Customer Relationships: Not Something You Can Set and Forget

Make or Break Moments

I have been going and doing my weight training three times a week and the cardio bike thing ever since. He told me how to fix the cardio workout – MAN WHAT A DIFFERENCE – and tomorrow he’s showing me a new weight training program. I am a customer service trainer, and in training I reiterate the importance of the customer relationship.

2010 122

Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

You build confidence! You’ll walk into any boardroom or office with confidence that you are more than capable to perform with excellence. Of all the programs offered by other training companies that I’ve attended, World Class Assistant™ was much more comprehensive and intense. The post Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training.

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How to succeed as an assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Your personal effectiveness includes how you communicate, how you manage your time, how assertive and confident you are and your power to negotiate and persuade. Image covers everything from your appearance to your tone of voice, attitude, behaviour, body language and confidence. If you would like more top success skills tips like this to develop your confidence and ability to work proactively, Hemsley Fraser’s Success Skills for PAs and Administrators course is for you!

2014 202

Are You Overconfident?

On The Job

At the time, I wrote this in an effort to demonstrate that while having too little confidence can hurt you career -- so can overconfidence. Recently I was reading about Don Moore's new book, "Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely."

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