Interns (& Internships) ROCK!

ProAssisting Blog

I know, I know… ProAssisting is a blog and on-line learning environment for assistants… and it is but before one becomes an assistant, they usually have had some experience working as an intern. Basically, we believe, interns and internships rock and that anyone in college (and even high school) should be interning during summer breaks and potentially during semesters when they have a break in their schedule.

How Does International Payment Processing Work

Small Business CEO

As your business grows and evolves, you may want to start to learn more about international payment processing – it’s easy to assume that it’s just as simple as changing your prices for an international audience.

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The Best Assistant Learning Resources

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1990, we have provided rich resources for administrative professionals around the world. As you can imagine, we have covered thousands of assistant-focused topics over the decades.

2020 161

10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. I’d love to share these ten consistent messages that I’ve learned over and over during my time here at Office Dynamics working with the legend that is Joan Burge. My lesson learned here is own your mistakes. The only way we’re going to learn from them is to realize and own our part in them. We’ve really learned how to practice resilience around here.

2017 147

Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work?

Office Dynamics

Do you have an internal admin site where you work? An internal admin site is the main company site with all the links that admins find useful for their jobs centralized in one place. Additionally, I am considering starting a monthly Admin Lunch N Learn at my place of work. The post Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work?

2019 114

Office Dynamics International Celebrates 30 Years of Inspiring Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

This includes assistants, executives, CEOs, Human Resources professionals, and Learning & Development professionals. To Our Clients and Colleagues: 30 years is a long time to sustain and build a business in a very unique niche. one that I created. administrative training and development.

2020 153

How ‘The Intern’ Explores Transference and Its Impacts on Personal Growth

Success

It’s The Intern. The Intern does not disappoint in that regard. First, the obligatory plot outline: Retired executive Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) gets a gig as a “senior” intern at an up-and-coming fashion website run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). We can all learn from that.

2022 72

Should You Do Internal Recruitment for Your Recruitment Agency?

Recruit CRM

One way of going about this hiring process is internal recruitment. Internal recruitment ensures the candidate you pick is right for the role and enables talent progression within an organisation. But what is internal recruitment? What is Internal Recruitment?

2022 60

Ever wondered how international courier companies work?

The Small Business Blog

Ever wondered how international courier companies work? Shipping is one of those topics that most of us will only take time to learn about if we absolutely need to. The answer, unless you’ve used them a lot, is probably “No.” When you’re considering using a courier for the first time, you will need to know…

Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Chance to Study Internationally

Small Business CEO

Some say the best way to learn is through seeking knowledge, while others say it’s experience. Here are some reasons how studying internationally can improve the quality and outcome of your life.

2020 68

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help. The PA network forum can be used for continual learning and dissemination of important information from the top down, similarly Assistants can offer valid suggestions, ideas and changes in possible outdated processes and procedures and once again save on time and money.

2015 141

How to Best Work With International Colleagues

On The Job

I thought: That’s not something I ever would have learned from my upbringing in Minnesota,” Meyer says. Meyer says she learned that in Japan, people don’t make as much direct eye contact. When Erin Meyer visited Tokyo with a Japanese colleague shortly after her book, “The Culture Map” was published, she agreed to speak to about 20 Japanese managers. After her presentation, she asked if there were any questions or comments. “No No hands went up, so I went to sit down,” she recalls.

2015 146

How to Stop Wasting Time – Internal Factors

Ian's Messy Desk

These time-wasters fall into two types: internal, those things we generate and external, those things that come at us from outside. Learning to say “No” is a critical –yet difficult– skill needing to be mastered. There are many behaviours and practices that get in the way of our productivity. Both types can be controlled. There are four behaviours/practices leading to wasted time: Disorganization – How much stuff do you have sitting on your desk or in your work area?

Learning Lessons, Cheetah Style!

Virtual Moxie

What I noted came at a part in the movie where young cheetahs were learning the things they needed to know to survive on the savanna. Learning On the savanna, the cheetah learns experientially—often from the school of hard knocks. She pays attention, noticing what she’s learned and incorporating it into future behavior. We humans, we have a lot of experiential learning, too. We learned, in fact, nothing. Learn now, or be doomed to repeat.

3 Simple Ways to End Internal Communication Woes

Small Business CEO

Others are terrible, yet refuse to learn their lesson when blunders happen time and again. … Management business communication internal communicationIn military forces around the world, top-notch communication skills, or a lack thereof, are considered a life and death issue. After all, any slip in the communication lines can result in catastrophe – soldiers can lose their lives, innocent civilians can be killed or harmed, wars can be lost.

Is an Intern Really Better than a Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

I recently stumbled across a tweet that read: “Interns are actually way better than virtual assistants”. As a disclaimer, I actually do believe that there are times when an intern fits a need better than a VA, so the contents of this post are not meant to disrespect interns in any way, shape or form. Are some interns better than some virtual assistants? Are some situations better suited to an intern than a virtual assistant?

Bankrupt and Facing a $100 million Lawsuit, This Entrepreneur Learned the Power of Grit

Success

Putting myself in those extreme moments gives me a chance to find out how tough I can be internally and to grow that tenacious muscle to a higher level.”. The post Bankrupt and Facing a $100 million Lawsuit, This Entrepreneur Learned the Power of Grit appeared first on SUCCESS.

2022 94

Imposter Syndrome Cost Me Thousands of Dollars—Here’s How I Learned to Fight Back

Success

I still experience imposter syndrome from time to time, but my goal isn’t to erase my self-doubt—it’s just about learning how to act in spite of it, rather than letting it control me and my future.

2022 86

Face the Spreadsheets: Lisa Gilmore on Learning to Love the Financial Side of Her Creative Business

Success

On this episode of SUCCESS Stories , Lisa talks to SUCCESS’s Madison Pieper about the Sara Blakely advice she’ll remember forever, how she helps her friends with their personal finances, and her internal struggle over letting go of #GirlBoss.

2021 91

Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 2)

Virtual Moxie

Last week, I sat down to create a list of some of the business lessons I've learned in my 15 years in business for myself. instantly smack yourself on the forehead and internally ask, "What in. And there you have it, friends.the second installation of some of what I've learned on this great big business adventure of mine. Your turn.what are some of the lessons you’ve learned along the way?

2012 178

Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

Employees , consider your immediate supervisor as an important internal customers. The workplace requires you keep up-to-date about developments in your field and improve your work skills through ongoing learning. Learn instead to become a team player and to strike a good balance between work and family responsibilities. Learn to manage your supervisor by taking initiative, being professional and resourceful.

2012 146

Everything You Need to Know About an Architecture Intern and Future Architectural Roles

Small Business CEO

Read on to learn more about architectural internship. Who is an architectural intern? An architectural intern is a trained person who has the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to help in an architectural office before they have received their degree. Internship is one of the most effective ways – not only for receiving a degree, but also for getting ready for a successful career.

2018 48

Learn "Executive Speak"

Office Dynamics

When you learn to communicate in a fashion that they like and regularly use, you will create a more synergistic relationship with the leaders in your organization. How can you learn more about the way executives speak? Listen to the words executives use, whether internal or external. Do executives speak differently than administrative professionals? Yes, many of them do.

I Spent Years Trying to Get My First Book Published—This Is What I’ve Learned About Risking Rejection

Success

Because one day, about six months into my rejection marathon, I opened my inbox to find an email from McGraw-Hill, a major New York publisher, wanting to buy the international rights for Find Your Courage. Don’t waste your rejections; learn and grow from them.

2022 77

Continuous Learning: Are There Any Benefits to Online Education?

Small Business CEO

Continuous learning should the the mantra for every CEO. If you are one of those top-notch CEOs who continuously developing yourself personally and professionally, or a CEO who want your employees to grow internally, then you should consider eLearning. Online learning is an easily accessible option which aligns with societal trends, where people seek mobile solutions to further their understanding of topics.…

2018 46

Learn "Executive Speak"

Office Dynamics

When you learn to communicate in a fashion that they like and regularly use, you will create a more synergistic relationship with the leaders in your organization. How can you learn more about the way executives speak? Listen to the words executives use, whether internal or external. Do executives speak differently than administrative professionals? Yes, many of them do.

Does anyone know what time it is? Calculating time internationally

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here is a tip that someone from my office gave me for calculating time internationally. I am not a proficient enough blogger to know how to put these images in my post without you having to click to enlarge it, but I am learning. Tags: time zones international time professional assistant setting different time zones Administrative Assistant

2008 100

Four Lessons You Can Learn about Personal Effectiveness from the Ryder Cup

The Small Business Blog

As with many international sporting events it is used by many commentators as a barometer of what is good or bad about the state of the particular sport,… Read the full article here: Four Lessons You Can Learn about Personal Effectiveness from the Ryder Cup on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Firstly: if you don’t know about the Ryder Cup it is a biannual golf match played between the professional golfers of Europe and those of the USA.

2014 170

I Tried Napping Every Day for a Month—Here’s What I Learned About Toxic Hustle Culture

Success

A more recent study (2021) published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that afternoon naps improve cognition. The post I Tried Napping Every Day for a Month—Here’s What I Learned About Toxic Hustle Culture appeared first on SUCCESS.

2022 75

This Digital Nomad Couple Sold Everything to Travel the World in a Sailboat—Here’s What They’ve Learned About Life, Goal Setting and Relationships

Success

Ellison and Darsy learned that the most challenging (and rewarding) parts of being liveaboards in a relationship had little to do with the logistics of sailing and a lot more to do with life, interpersonal dynamics and developing self-awareness in roughly 350 square feet of space.

2021 98

Learn How to Post A Job On LinkedIn Like A Pro Recruiter

Recruit CRM

It also has its own internal e-mail tool through which you can send a message or an InMail. Exploring and learning more of what the site has to offer can help recruiters in an amazingly.

2020 78

5 reasons to learn a foreign language to further your career

Practically Perfect PA

Learning a new language takes time and dedication, but the development of smartphone technology has brought new opportunities to fit learning into your daily routine. Language apps such as Duolingo allow you to learn new words and phrases while on the go, such as during commutes or lunch breaks. With so many opportunities at your fingertips, there has never been a better time to learn a new language. Learning a foreign language increases your cultural knowledge.

2015 121

Simple 5-10 Minute Task That Could Save You Hours - Learn From My Mistake!

Stephanie LH Calahan

Site Content - Every page of the site listed either the program name or had an internal link that needed to be changed.   I am sharing it because I want you to LEARN and TAKE ACTION from my mistake. Today, I'll share the story of the HOURS we lost in productivity that could have been saved by a simple 5-10 minute task. You see that graphic to the right?    That was from the first set of graphics my designer made for my recently released program. 

2012 189

What We Can Learn About Careers from Pope Francis

On The Job

Even if you don''t consider yourself a religious person, you need to learn to relax and not fight so many internal battles. (Photo courtesy of MSNBC) Recently, Pope Francis listed 15 "ailments" that he believed were infecting the Catholic Church. But I think we should also take this to heart in our workplace. Here are the unhealthy habits listed by the Pope that I believe we can also eliminate from our careers: 1) Feeling immortal, immune or indispensable.

2014 127

Entry-Level Jobs Teach Great Lessons to Those Willing to Learn

Office Dynamics

College graduates will usually take their first steps into their career path either as an intern or entry-level employee with the hope to propel their career forward. There are plenty of hard skills to learn at a new job, from workflow systems to new software. Soft skills are just as important, if not more so, than those hard skills you learn. The post Entry-Level Jobs Teach Great Lessons to Those Willing to Learn appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2016 105

Learn How to Post a Job on LinkedIn Like a Pro Recruiter

Recruit CRM

It also has its own internal e-mail tool through which you can send a message ( InMail). Exploring and learning more of what the site has to offer can help recruiters in an amazingly.

2020 52

Administrative Training Pioneer Celebrates Unlikely 25-Year Anniversary

Office Dynamics

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING PIONEER, OFFICE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATES UNLIKELY 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. On Thursday, June 4 th , Office Dynamics International, a trailblazing leader in the field of training and development for administrative professionals, will celebrate its 25 th business anniversary—an immeasurable feat considering the odds stacked against it. Office Dynamics International continues to be the leading provider in what has become a rapidly growing niche market.

Assistants Are Simply The Best

Office Dynamics

The team at Office Dynamics International is ecstatic to work with administrative professionals around the globe every day of the year. Did you know that Office Dynamics International is on Instagram and loving it ? Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Uncategorized #adminblogathon admin administrative professional assistant assistants are simply the best continued growth development executive keep learning learning office professional

2016 106

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

The audio visual resources along with the learning and diagnostic tools made available by the Bioteams are very practical and relatively easy to use. Fabio is a Wheelchair Tennis Player and International Speaker who offers Talks, Training and Consultancy in Leadership, Work Safety and Sustainability and can be contacted at [link]. Fabio Padilla from Brazil has written a very interesting review of Bioteams for his MBA thesis at the Universidade Católica de Brasilia - Universa.

Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International! Your past , heal and learn from all that you have experienced. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Self Development Trending Uncategorized #adminblogathon #ownit accountab engaged employees Executive Secretary Live Jasmine Freeman London Office Dynamics International own your story presence quote

2016 102

25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!

Office Dynamics

I have had to expand my thinking to meet client’s needs, participant expectations, and learn new methods and approaches to training. I have also met amazing, awesome, enthusiastic assistants who could never learn enough and wanted more. Welcome to June! While I don’t like the fact that 2015 is passing quickly, I am eager to welcome June because this is the official month of Office Dynamics 25th Year Anniversary.

2015 155

10 Lessons Office Professionals Can Learn from Phil Jackson

The Office Professionals Place

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10 Lessons Office Professionals Can Learn from Phil Jackson Phil Jackson, current coach of the Los Angles Lakers, is revered as one of the greatest basketball coaches in history. Similar to basketball players, we learn the strategies (skills) we need to complete the tasks and responsibilities that are entrusted to us by our employer. Here are ten lessons office professionals can learn from Phil Jackson in order to be successful on the “court.&#

2010 125

5 Things I Learned From Reviving An Almost Dead Project

Brilliantly Better

A few months later, these are the lessons I learned from this. Internal channels, as well as external channels. At times, my entire work on WPSumo was just a delicate balance between training the new designer (internal channel), responding to the sometimes aggressive comments on the forum (external channels) and getting all the info I didn’t know from the previous programmer. It’s official, the latest version of WPSumo, 1.1.5, is up and ready for download.

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