How to Create a Visual Portfolio

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Admin IAAP Summit Professional DevelopmentIf it's true that a picture is worth 1,000 words, how can you create a visual of your career to show AND tell the value you bring to an organization?

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IAAP EFAM: Familiar Faces

Office Dynamics

More to come on my exciting time at IAAP EFAM - stay tuned! It's funny how many great assistants I have met over the past 19 years in training and development. It was a great pleasure for me at yesterday's event to see many faces from my past and even from my own community. We caught up with each other, laughed, took pictures, and just had a good time. I have been so fortunate to meet and work with great admins like Terri, Connie, Ruth B, Dawn, and Cindy just to name a few.

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IAAP EFAM: Familiar Faces

Office Dynamics

More to come on my exciting time at IAAP EFAM - stay tuned! It's funny how many great assistants I have met over the past 19 years in training and development. It was a great pleasure for me at yesterday's event to see many faces from my past and even from my own community. We caught up with each other, laughed, took pictures, and just had a good time. I have been so fortunate to meet and work with great admins like Terri, Connie, Ruth B, Dawn, and Cindy just to name a few.

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IAAP EFAM: OfficeArrow.com Rocks!

Office Dynamics

I still have more to share on my IAAP Educational Forum & Annual Meeting or EFAM experience with you, so be sure to stop back tomorrow for more! I had such a great time being a part of the OfficeArrow.com exhibit. Over the past year, I have gotten to know Stuart Wingate (Senior Director of Marketing & Content) and Chrissy Scivicque (Senior Content Manager) very well as I have been a featured administrative subject matter expert on their site.

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IAAP EFAM: OfficeArrow.com Rocks!

Office Dynamics

I still have more to share on my IAAP Educational Forum & Annual Meeting or EFAM experience with you, so be sure to stop back tomorrow for more! I had such a great time being a part of the OfficeArrow.com exhibit. Over the past year, I have gotten to know Stuart Wingate (Senior Director of Marketing & Content) and Chrissy Scivicque (Senior Content Manager) very well as I have been a featured administrative subject matter expert on their site.

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IAAP EFAM: Great Time Meeting New Admins

Office Dynamics

It was such fun for me to be back at IAAP's annual convention. More to come on my IAAP EFAM experience this week. I had not attended since the Reno event a few years ago, where I gave 2 presentations. This trip was different in a very fun way. I was at the OfficeArrow.com booth from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 meeting, greeting, and hugging admins--autographing books, answering questions and giving advice. It was a non-stop flow of admins and I loved it!

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IAAP, Yahoo and Air Travel

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). As part of my membership I get a subscription to IAAP's magazine OfficePro and also to their e-newsletter OfficePro Express. Both of these are excellent sources of information for the administrative assistant. I thought I would pass on something from the e-newsletter because this week there was a link to a Yahoo article with a list of 20 Tips from Air Travel Insiders.

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Cheers to the Shining Stars in the AZ-NV-NM Division/IAAP

Office Dynamics

I was lucky enough to participate in our IAAP AZ-NV-NM Division Annual Meeting in Tucson over the weekend and I must tell you that the quality of administrative professionals there blew me away. I was at the super market this Sunday and I passed by this box of cereal and thought to myself – “Man, if there was only a way that by simply eating a bowl of those daily made you a star life - it would be so great!” It’s not that way though, is it?

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Cheers to the Shining Stars in the AZ-NV-NM Division/IAAP

Office Dynamics

I was lucky enough to participate in our IAAP AZ-NV-NM Division Annual Meeting in Tucson over the weekend and I must tell you that the quality of administrative professionals there blew me away. I was at the super market this Sunday and I passed by this box of cereal and thought to myself – “Man, if there was only a way that by simply eating a bowl of those daily made you a star life - it would be so great!” It’s not that way though, is it?

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IAAP EFAM Event: My "Admin Work Bibles" Become a Necessary Staple for Progressive Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

I just got back last night from Minneapolis and the IAAP EFAM. Sunday, I flew in from Vegas for a quick but fabulous visit at IAAP's event. I was there to be a part of the OfficeArrow.com exhibit and to sign my two "work bibles" for the administrative profession: Become an Inner Circle Assistant and Underneath It All.

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Power Of Public Speaking

IAAP

Looking for 10 quick and easy-to-implement tips to power up your presentation game? Here it is, along with information on how you can work with Danielle to get you from behind the scenes whether you are speaking in-person or online!

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IAAP EFAM Event: My "Admin Work Bibles" Become a Necessary Staple for Progressive Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

I just got back last night from Minneapolis and the IAAP EFAM. Sunday, I flew in from Vegas for a quick but fabulous visit at IAAP's event. I was there to be a part of the OfficeArrow.com exhibit and to sign my two "work bibles" for the administrative profession: Become an Inner Circle Assistant and Underneath It All.

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Having Confidence While Living in the Uncomfortable

IAAP

Join Sabrina Smith to learn some of those secrets and why it’s important to project confidence and presence no matter the circumstance. Learn administrative professional Career Advice Communication leadership

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Optimize Your Outlook Calendar

IAAP

I found this hidden gem in Microsoft Outlook on the web recently. Learn

Top 7 Ways to Stay Up To Date On Technology and Business Innovation

IAAP

Do the words digital transformation, the Metaverse, NFT, crypto, or online collaboration, mean anything to you? Perhaps you have heard of some of these or perhaps these are all foreign topics to you. OfficePro Magazine administrative professional Professional Development technology

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Refine Your Own Story

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What is your story? Everyone has one. It’s a narrative you’ve built from your life events. But it’s also the source of your self-worth. Learn

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Network Creatively to Boost Inclusivity

IAAP

Increasing your network is a key action in showing up inclusive. Admin Communication Networking OfficePro Magazine Professional Development The Office

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

You can get the designations that Brenda mentioned from IAAP which are the CAP and OM. My CAP-OM (through IAAP) has really helped me in my career and in my personal growth. IAAP certification [link] (Shared by Karen). IAAP www.iaap-hq.org (Shared by Jen). Certifications Available to Assistants Today (partial listing): IAAP-OM. IAAP-TA.

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7 Tips to Flip Your Perspective and Improve All Your Relationships

IAAP

Are you listening to your emotions? When we use our emotional intelligence we see and choose more clearly. Admin Communication

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A Place of Inclusion

IAAP

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace matters. Admin Communication OfficePro Magazine Professional Development The Office

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In the Midst of Chaos, Put FIRST Things First

IAAP

Stress is inevitable, especially in your line of work. But, when you’re prepared for it, it’s nothing you can’t handle. Admin OfficePro Magazine Personal Development The Office

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12 Recurring Time Blocks to Add to Your Calendar

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Time blocking can help you in your busy day-to-day, especially if you set up these common recurring time blocks. Admin OfficePro Magazine Personal Development Professional Development Project Management The Office

Microsoft, AI, And Your Best Self

IAAP

When famous cartoonist Carl “The Duckman” Barks coined the quote, “Work smarter, not harder,” in the 1930s, he may not have realized how it would apply to AI in our lives today.

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PERFORM Strategically

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One key to accepting other perspectives is empathic communication. Here are some ways to PERFORM strategically to achieve this. Admin Communication OfficePro Magazine Professional Development The Office

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What’s Your Listening Level: Self-Inventory

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Where do you land on this list? Hint, if it's not toward the bottom you need some practice. Admin Communication OfficePro Magazine Personal Development Professional Development The Office

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15 Ways to Introduce Empathetic Leadership

IAAP

Leading with empathy can feel uncomfortable, but if we can embrace that feeling, we will have more inclusive and dynamically creative work environments. Admin Communication Leadership OfficePro Magazine Professional Development The Office

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Know When to Say “No”

IAAP

When managers ask subordinates to take on an assignment, it is often a sign of their confidence in an employees’ abilities and reliability. The same goes for when colleagues ask each other for help.

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Respecting The Office Staff

IAAP

Yesterday, I heard disrespect loud and clear in the tone of voice used by my dental hygienist. She asked the receptionist who has a strong Russian accent, “What are you looking for?”. Admin OfficePro Magazine Personal Brand The Office

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I am on holidays, but.

Laughing all the Way to Work

As most of you know I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals ( IAAP ) and apparently we have opened our very first Virtual Chapter. Tags: Rideau Canal first grandchild virtual chapter of IAAP IAAP Merrickville I just got back from a nice boat trip on the Rideau Canal , which for those who don't know is a scenic waterway that runs through Ottawa and the Valley. In the winter it is the world's longest skating rink.

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Administrative Professionals' Organization

Laughing all the Way to Work

Since I have become a member of IAAP I don't know why I didn't join before. Judy McCoy, Board President, of IAAP gave a good summary of what joining a professional association can do for you and your career in a recent article in The Bellingham Herald: "I meet people who are stagnant in their job and who (upon joining the IAAP) discover there are many opportunities out there. Tags: Judy McCoy professional assistant IAAP membership Administrative Assistant

Book Review: Complete Office Handbook

Laughing all the Way to Work

It covers just about everything you would ever come across in today's office and is the only office handbook recommended by the International Association of Administrative Professionals ( IAAP ). Tags: book review professional assistant IAAP complete office handbook Administrative Assistant This is a handy office reference book that would be a valuable resource for any administrative assistant, particularly those just entering the workplace.

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Hello Washington.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am guest posting on IAAP's Capital Chapter blog site so I wanted to say hello in case any visitors head over my way. I have been keeping in contact with the newly elected President in Washington (of IAAP that is) over the last year and she asked me to write a post on being a legal assistant. Again, welcome to my Washington IAAP friends and Happy 4th of July, Patricia. Chapter professional assistant guest blog on Chapter IAAP legal assistant Administrative Assistant

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Joining a Professional Association: Is it Beneficial?

Laughing all the Way to Work

As I was doing research for other articles on this blog I came across the International Association of Administrative Professionals' website ("IAAP") and was reminded of the advantages of being part of a professional organization. I was previously a member of IAAP when I was at another firm. If you are interested in ordering these or other books, please go to the IAAP website under Education & Training: Educational Products/Bookstore.3

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Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Tags: International Association of Administrative Professionals paycheque job or career IAAP career Administrative Assistant Job Interview

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Lack of emotional intelligence brings out the worst version of you

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iaap #increaseEI. Jenny enjoyed her job, but didn't like the people. Her tolerance had grown thin and she was ready to quit. The interactions with her boss were the most challenging because she felt the meetings were counterproductive due to differences of views.

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Admins in the Spotlight: Administrative Professional of the Year Award

Laughing all the Way to Work

Christie Phillips was named 2008 Administrative Professional of the Year by the Hager Chapter of IAAP. Congratulations Christie. Click here to read the article.

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Administrative Profession Highlighted on Fox 17 in Grand Rapids

Office Dynamics

Joan will be speaking at the IAAP event this evening in Grand Rapids. Joan Burge is on the move and bringing attention to administrative professionals everywhere. Just this morning Joan was spotted on Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, MI. Joan Burge in the morning news with Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, MI. Email jfreeman@officedynamics.com for details. Career Management Executive Blog

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Administrative Profession Highlighted on Fox 17 in Grand Rapids

Office Dynamics

Joan will be speaking at the IAAP event this evening in Grand Rapids. Joan Burge is on the move and bringing attention to administrative professionals everywhere. Just this morning Joan was spotted on Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, MI. Joan Burge in the morning news with Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, MI. Email jfreeman@officedynamics.com for details.

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What Are Some Great Networking Groups for Assistants?

Office Dynamics

International Association of Administrative Professionals/IAAP). I've belonged to IAAP for several years, but would like to know if there are any others?" - Maureen. Jasmine received a question recently that we thought would be a good one to throw out to the group to see what your thoughts are as well. Hello, Jasmine. I am currently unemployed as an Executive Administrative Assistant and have been enjoying Joan Burge's free webinars for assistants.

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Upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007?

Laughing all the Way to Work

The New Paperclip, [link] , (accessed October 8, 2007) Taken from OfficePro Express, IAAP. Here is a site that will help you: The New Paperclip.

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