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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?

Protecting Your Network From Cyber Criminals

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This makes it essential for you to know how you can start protecting your network. Below is a set of advice for the modern CISO on how you can start protecting your network and organization from the most dangerous forms of cybercrime and cyber attacks. Depending on their role and level of access, disgruntled employees can cause severe damage to hardware, software, and the corporate network itself. Leverage Automation and Machine Learning.

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Using Machine Learning and AI for Productivity In The Workplace

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Tools such as Pymetrics use a series of “ethical AI games” to evaluate a candidate’s cognitive and emotional characteristics. Using artificial intelligence tools, you can evaluate mathematical models relevant to your organization. Learning with AI.

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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? Tags: Networking

The Art And The Science Of Networking

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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 113

8 Best Forex Trading Courses In 2021

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You’ll also get the chance to learn at your own pace, along with access to a multitude of educational and engaging materials to help brush up your knowledge and skill. She is best known for having spent most of her now three-decade-long career using the same foundational tools.

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Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

As an attendee, you will learn…. How to build, deepen, and strengthen alliances within your network. For an Admin Network – Limited time offer from Office Dynamics International: Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership program significantly marked down to $79 (from $249) until May 10. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem.

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

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Learn simplification techniques from each other. Sometimes, it is just learning the basics about peers. I learned a great shortcut in Outlook. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. There is strength in unity.

2016 124

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

Recruit CRM

A social networking site that primarily focuses on professional networking and career development, you can extensively use this platform to find a perfect job or internship. However, they can even recommend such candidates from their own network.

2020 71

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. friendly and care, you will build networks to the universe and. 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 180

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

Office Dynamics

Without a trusted support network—an “inner circle” of people to share their wisdom, experience, and belief in you—the road to success is elusive, if not impossible. Learning highlights from this webinar: Why developing your inner circle is a crucial part of success in ALL areas of life, not just work. Hint: It’s not just about “networking” for a new job! Observe, learn, follow, tweak and repeat. Register or learn more here.

2016 156

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.

2008 100

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management


Taking this discipline as the basis, the research exposed on this paper intends to answer the following question: May projects management be benefited from application of new theories and tools of software and communications based on animal behavior? Keywords: Biomimicry, Bioteams, Management, Organizational change, work teams, Virtual enterprise networks.

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

If you have been in the administrative profession for 25+ years, know that you can keep growing, expanding and learning. In fact, you need to continually learn and grow. Related: At Office Dynamics International We Believe… The post Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career appeared first on Office Dynamics. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career.

2016 160


Office Dynamics

Wednesday opened with a substantial continental breakfast outside in the soft morning air, and then participants filed into the main ballroom to find their seats in preparation for the opening speech by Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. Although modern culture tries to tell us that being creative is a natural gift, Lisa challenged us to understand that it is simply another skill that can be learned and developed.

2014 148

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!). It brings a whole new meaning to learning on the job. “ I consider the biggest perks learning by osmosis by being in the same room as Fortune 100 execs. ” – Kiyomi D. Author: OfficeNinjas.

2016 159

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Join Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics International, for an inspiring look at what it takes to live a BIG and bold life, even in today’s hectic world. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015.

2015 130

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

If you want to rise to the top 99th percentile of administrative professionals, getting certified and earning a professional designation can be a quick way to demonstrate, in an outer way, the internal commitment you’ve already been working hard at in less visible ways. Yes, it takes effort to work a certification through to completion: turning in every assignment, reading, analyzing, expansion of your mind and tools.

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team (4/8/2015). Who Is Office Dynamics International? Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

2015 116

A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

The speakers presented on different topics, but we made sure they touched on our key themes: Identify your strengths and weaknesses : Your tool kit is packed full of unique skills and competencies. Adding value within your organisation: How does your tool kit support your Executive and your organisation? What is in the tool kit of the future: We will look at the fundamental skills assistants will require in the next five years.

2017 133

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings? This free monthly webinar series has given us the opportunity to get to know so many more of you than ever before.

2015 102

I am proud to be an “EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT…because miracle worker is not a job title”!

Office Dynamics

As the years passed, I raised my children as a working Mom while adding new skills, learning new technologies, etc. There was obviously much more to learn. I love the networking opportunities and coming away with actual tools that I can use in my profession. Thank you to both of you for the continuing opportunities to learn through the webinars that you offer and the other materials and programs available through the Office Dynamics website.

2016 141

Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990). As we prepare to say goodbye to 2014 and head into 2015, Office Dynamics International plans to celebrate our 25 th year in very big ways! Learn more about this special experience and what makes Who Took My Pen … Again?

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10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

With more assistants and professionals advocating for and teaching others how to use this valuable communication tool, assistants are seeing the value and deciding to jump on board. IAAP International Association of Administrative Professionals – The largest association for administrative professionals. Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network. Coursera Learning without limits. I love this resource for keeping my skills updated and continued learning.

Local SEO: The Truly Great Marketing Strategy

Andrea Kalli

Ultra-competitive international search terms can attract thousands of competitors, each as skilled and ruthless as the next. From offshore hackers to dedicated corporate SEO experts, the number of players vying for a spot in some of the most competitive international search arenas can be truly staggering. Why is it, then, that so many SEO experts devote all of their time into ranking for ultra-competitive, highly difficult, and often unrewarding international search terms?

2010 116

Is an Executive Assistant Certificate for You?

Office Dynamics

It still boils down to what someone does with what they learn. You need networks and you need to be visible. I was a long-time member of PSI (Professional Secretaries International). I went through 6 huge books and learned on my own (no study group) and took the exam and passed the first time! I did it to challenge myself and learn new things, which I did. I was also able to add CPS to my tool kit which I took with me when we later moved to Memphis, TN.

2015 188

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 December, 2009 Office Confidential: Just for fun to start your New Year off with a laugh These are excerpts from a presentation I gave to my local International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chapter dinner meeting. 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!

2009 100

From Possibility to Reality

Office Dynamics

This past October, I was honored to be part of the 2016 Office Dynamics International Conference, The Revolutionary Assistant. Shortly after my initial conversation with Joan, I started enlisting a support network on how we might pull off a 450-person think tank. With 17 years in the learning and development arena, Brown currently helps lead the learning organization for the highly innovative new division of Kroger known as 84.51° in Cincinnati.

2017 130

Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting? 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!

2010 100

The Secret Power of Telling Your Story

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Everyone has a story to tell, but many think they don’t have the tools to do so. We all live in a network of stories. Thus, a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.”. Anyone can become a published author with the right tools. There is power in a story.

2021 184

Message from the Creator - Dewoun Hayes

The Office Professionals Place

This community was created as a professional development networking tool and resource to discuss topics, get answers, and information that impact todays professional. Have fun and learn from one another. Join Me on My Social Media Networks " target="_blank" class="fb_share_link" onclick="return fbs_click()">Share on Facebook Simple template by Josh Peterson.

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Ep 115: Suzie Flynn – Mindset & Business Coach for Virtual Assistants

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Suzie Flynn is a motivational speaker, international mindset & business coach with years of experience as an executive assistant throughout her career. Suzie Flynn is a motivational speaker, international Mindset & Business coach and founder of Suzie Flynn Coaching.

2021 68

Selling to Big Companies: 8 Sales Tips to Land Your White Whale


Nor do they want to learn about your offering unless they know, from the outset, that you bring value. Internal examples are mergers, spinoffs, venture capital funding, new leadership or changing corporate direction. Use sales productivity tools to find decision-makers’ names.

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Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

You learn from failures, not from success. Besides all the cuddling with my furry friend, I enjoy online and offline networking, watching movies and travelling. Never stop learning! I also love to share my knowledge and expertise with the Office Admin industry and therefore accept international speaking engagements and writing opportunities. Google is the entrance to the digital world and therefore my number one tool I use for business and private.

2017 148

5 Steps for Managing Your IT Audit & Security Career In Strange Times

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Identify who, what, when, how, tools implemented, duration, challenges and learning, and foremost the value it added to your journey. Fourth, Stay Connected, Keep Your Network Updated. Fifth, Evaluate, Learn, and Gain those pending Certifications and Training.

2020 164

Self Defense for Admins

The Office Professionals Place

We as office professionals need to arm ourselves with the tools to combat the day. Take a course, if you already know the basics, go to the next tier and learn at the intermediate and expert levels. Join Professional Development Organizations Joining professional organizations will give you the opportunity to network with individuals in your field. This will provide a wonderful support system, you will learn and improve skills, and have opportunities for leadership roles.

2009 125

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! In the lobby, guests walked a red carpet between tall red pillars while overhead, a marquee announced Office Dynamics International’s 25th Conference for Administrative Excellence.

2018 149

Florida here I come!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have enjoyed the teachings of most of these ladies over the years and am thrilled to be participating with them and look forward to learning from them too. Recently on Facebook on the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) page they had a question on what would be the ideal gift from your boss or coworker on Admin Professionals Day. This summer I will be presenting at the AdminPro Forum 2016 in Florida and am really looking forward to it.

2016 109

Oh where or where is my password?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I logged onto my computer last week and put in my network password, then to open my Outlook account I had to put another password in for that. If someone scans your computer or network for that word, they'll find your file right off. I just make a note for each account whether it's our purchasing page, our network software products, or websites i need to access for various reasons and put my user name and password on the note as well as the website address.

2010 100

Write The Best Job Descriptions In 7 Easy Steps | Free Templates

Recruit CRM

Use tools such as Textio , an augmented writing platform that identifies gender-biased words and helps you craft an inclusive job description. Use analytical tools such as Google Analytics and others to ensure progress on various platforms.

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Episode 280: All You Have to Do is Ask with Dr. Wayne Baker


Focusing on social capital, social networks, generosity, and positive organizations, Dr. Baker has published six books and contributed to such outlets as Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive Magazine, and Sloan Management Review. To learn more, visit

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Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Internal training and graduate programmes. If your company has an internal training programme which could be online do take the time to have a look at the options. There should be some training that relates to you directly, will improve your skills or will help you learn more about the business. Networking Groups. There are PA networking groups springing up all over the place these days, which is absolutely brilliant!