How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants. Career Development Featured Networking Video admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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.

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A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

People are undoubtedly the best asset of every firm and having a PA network will help confirm that PA’s are an important and integral part of the organisation. An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help. Some potential ideas for a network are: Create a dedicated electronic forum in order to share best practice and information.

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. How long have you been a friend of Office Dynamics International? Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here. Either way, we want you to know who we are and what we believe. We Passionately Believe. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality.

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?

Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock. I must say I was completely bowled over by the event, which is not something I have often said about networking events for assistants! I was asked to speak about networking and how beneficial it is for assistants.

Protecting Your Network From Cyber Criminals

Dumb Little Man

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.

2019 173

How Networking Can Make You More Productive

Dumb Little Man

It turns out that social networking and productivity are closely related to a person’s success. ” When you build a network of professionals in the same field as you, you’ll have a group of individuals working toward the same goals as you. This makes it important that you actually set aside time for people who are on the same network as you. Your network of like-minded people won’t only help you meet your goals, but they can also help you make them.

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Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

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 154

Vocalink’s Ranu Sharma On Financial Leadership Post Pandemic

Forbes Leadership

One of the more forward thinking financial executives I have met is Ranu Sharma, the head of international operations and technology finance at Vocalink, a MasterCard company In addition to the traditional financial and strategic responsibilities this role would incur, she also serves as the Lond.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

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How Assistants Can Use Social Networking

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Shelagh and IMA have inked a partnership agreement

Exceptional EA

In addition to providing training for government, business, education and other bodies, I have the privilege of collaborating with a number of impressive professional associations and networks. International Management Assistants (IMA) is one of those networks.

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Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally?

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Trying to Phone/Fax Internationally? 4comments for this post Regina Thanks for posting the "trying to phone/fax internationally" issue. Is there a fee of any sort that goes with the international fax? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 07, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Productivity D o you have trouble figuring out how to call a client or even a colleague in another country?

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Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

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. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Tags: Networking

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

2014 116

How to Network While Traveling on Business

On The Job

After a long day of business on the road, I have been known to hole up in my hotel room and have room service deliver a hot fudge sundae while I watch a marathon of "International House Hunters." She sees it as a golden opportunity to network and make new contacts. Another gold mine of networking opportunities is a hotel gym, she says.

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

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. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Networking

Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Stephanie LH Calahan

I asked my expert panel: Social Networking is a popular activity, but truly effective business people know that using online communication tools is about more than publishing content.    How do you use social networking to grow connections into relationships?    Please share the social networking tool and the technique you use. I love social networking but have learned that a whole slew of followers is not as profitable as one fan!

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High Level Executive Assistant Seeks Networking Association

Office Dynamics

I am trying to find a local networking association. I want to network with other "executive" admins and C-level supporters. Thanks for submitting your question on networking in your area. You can go with the purpose of learning what they offer in the program and to network with others. This is a great way to expand your admin network and just because they aren’t local doesn’t mean they won’t be there when you need to call upon some help from your peers.

Enterprise networks drive productivity gains: New Research

BioTeams

A recent research report by University of Queensland Business School (Australia) academics Tim Kastelle and John Steen suggests that large enterprises can make major gains in productivity by investing in their internal communication networks. According to the new research "understanding and proactively managing information flow through communication networks is the quickest way to undertake organisational change, make improvements and increase productivity".

High Level Executive Assistant Seeks Networking Association

Office Dynamics

I am trying to find a local networking association. I want to network with other "executive" admins and C-level supporters. Thanks for submitting your question on networking in your area. You can go with the purpose of learning what they offer in the program and to network with others. This is a great way to expand your admin network and just because they aren’t local doesn’t mean they won’t be there when you need to call upon some help from your peers.

Goodwill Offers Blue-Collar Workers a Way to Network

On The Job

I now understand that social networking online isn''t always easy for everyone. When Henry Ligier, 59, lost his job late last year after 20 years as a safety director for a paperboard manufacturer in Philadelphia, he admits he knew nothing about online job boards or social networking. "It

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Network Extensively, Advance Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

Create a vast network of acquaintances and advocates with whom you enjoy doing business, have done favors for, know well – or know remotely, via others. Administrative professionals fall into a category of people called “super-connectors,” because they’re often the hub of information and networking in their offices, as well as for the people they support. They interact with internal and external clients; they work with multiple levels of managers.

McKinsey spotlights The Networked Enterprise

BioTeams

technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization's reach to customers, partners, and suppliers. We call this new kind of company The Networked Enterprise ". Read The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 Read The Networked Enterprise Book by Ken Thompson - published in June 2008! New McKinsey research shows that a payday could be arriving faster than expected. "A

What Are Some Great Networking Groups for Assistants?

Office Dynamics

I was wondering if Joan could recommend some great networking groups for Executive & Administrative Assistants that would be in the Seattle area (e.g. International Association of Administrative Professionals/IAAP). Career Management NetworkingJasmine 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.

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5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Communication Skills Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Leadership Networking Problem Solving Self Development Workplace Tools #adminblogathon #adminweek admin professional administrative assistant administrative peer administrative teams building connections diversity executive assistant internal admin network professional development seminars skills for assistants strategies training workplace

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Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

There are 10 really critical foundations to make a Virtual Enterprise Network a success: 1) Communities and Project Dynamic, 2) Network Ground Rules, 3) Group Membership Structures, 4) Practical Group Structures, 5) Complete set of Network Roles, 6) Appropriate Legal Frameworks, 7) Practical Exchange Model, 8) Viable Stakeholder Ecosystem, 9) Realistic Network Development Model, 10) Proven Development Road Map. Network Ground Rules.

What Are Some Great Networking Groups for Assistants?

Office Dynamics

I was wondering if Joan could recommend some great networking groups for Executive & Administrative Assistants that would be in the Seattle area (e.g. International Association of Administrative Professionals/IAAP). Tags: Career Management Networking 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.

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

Office Dynamics

How to build, deepen, and strengthen alliances within your network. For an Admin Network – https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDynamics/. 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.

Network Extensively, Advance Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

Create a vast network of acquaintances and advocates with whom you enjoy doing business, have done favors for, know well – or know remotely, via others. Administrative professionals fall into a category of people called “super-connectors,” because they’re often the hub of information and networking in their offices, as well as for the people they support. They interact with internal and external clients; they work with multiple levels of managers.

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.

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Blogging, Social Networking and Work: Do they mix?

Laughing all the Way to Work

We live in a day and age when we can go on the Internet and open a profile on a social networking site or create a blog or even post a comment on a site that puts our name and, if we choose, our photo out there. On another social site someone named the company that they worked for and had written very specific information about some internal things that were going on in their organization. Social networking can be fun and used properly can be a great tool to market yourself.

2008 100

25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!

Office Dynamics

friendly and care, you will build networks to the universe and. Admin Assistant Training Motivators Workplace Tools 25 years in business 25th anniversary achieve greatness achieve your dreams celebrating 25 years Joan Burge Monday Motivators Office Dynamics International Quite a Ride reach your goals star achieverWelcome to June!

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The Launch of PA Insiders – for PA to PA Recommendations

Practically Perfect PA

This is often the way with us PAs – we have banks of knowledge which sometimes we only need to use once – a big office move, a one-off international conference. We are also great believers in networking, so there is a Conversation Wall where PAs can ask a question, share a great tip or post a picture, an e-card feature to send to someone to ask for advice about their city, or say ‘thanks for the help’, or just ‘I think our paths have crossed’.

2016 162

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. Hint: It’s not just about “networking” for a new job! Take our survey if you are interested in having Office Dynamics International come to your city for a live training event. Almost every successful person freely admits that success is not a one-person job.

2016 157

Wall Street Journal on the Two-Track Economy

Small Business Labs

The article looks at how companies with a large exposure to international markets are faring versus companies that are dependent on the US.  As the WSJ article points out, large corporations are aggressively pursuing faster growing international markets. 

2010 136

Declare your independence!

Virtual Moxie

But my intern reminded me of a post I wrote about declaring indepence four years ago, and in reading it again, I got such a kick out of it that I decided that that’s what I wanted to share with you guys today. Comments Here's one for you Stacy - I had finally "made it" as a unix network system administrator: I graduated to a cube with a window seat! Virtual Moxie - The Cure For The Common Virtual Assistance Practice I Want Moxie!

2010 138

A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

We also had the wonderful Simone White speaking about her incredible journey setting up the internal network at BlackRock. During our refreshment breaks, we held a number of networking roundtables, which were a great place for the attendees to have a more informal chat with each other while enjoying a break from the conference. Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

2017 133

Forever A Student

Office Dynamics

Yesterday I flew to San Diego (with Jill and Brian from ODI), to attend the ATD International Conference and Exposition for 3 days. Career Management Conference Leadership Networking Problem Solving Self DevelopmentI am so jazzed! This is the training industry’s premier event with about 10,000 attendees, 300+ breakout sessions, and more than 600+ exhibitors. It’s amazing and can be overwhelming. I am excited to be the student this week. As you know, I am usually the teacher.

2018 140

How Job Seekers Can Project a More Confident Image

On The Job

The doubts linger as you attend another networking event. Networking, you decide, is not the answer. But the problem may not be the networking, but your approach. There should be an internal message that will tell you if it’s not feeling right,” she says. Instead of saying you’re not employed, say that you’ve been out networking, volunteering and learning new skills,” she says. Even the most confident job seeker has a niggle of doubt every now and again.

Assistants Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Key characteristics desired are those who are avid users of the Internet, blogs, Twitter and/or who have a Facebook page or other social networking account. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.