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Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

A place to come, learn and realise that there was at least one other PA that felt the same way you did and was facing the same every day issues you were (and some of the triumphs too!) Over the last few years there are plenty more online communities and in more recent times we have taken networking to a whole new level with local networks, organised by assistants, springing up all over the place. First up we have the Edinburgh PA Network. The PAs behind the Network.

Social Learning as a Way to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

In one way or another, social learning has been part of our lives for a long time. During this time, we are bound to learn from our colleagues and get a chance to talk on mutual topics of interest. What is Social Learning? are involved in some sort of social learning.

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How I Learned to Love Selling (and How You Can Too)

Success

With this new idea, I learned to stop worrying and love sales. Now I coach startup entrepreneurs and get to see my students make their first sales, grow , and start mentoring other entrepreneurs. But we can also circumvent our evolution with this handy tool called our rational mind.

2021 64

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. Everywhere you go…there’s somebody new to learn to know! For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Ask questions and learn about the members near you.

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. Everywhere you go…there’s somebody new to learn to know! For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Ask questions and learn about the members near you.

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. Is it possible to get a list of attendee email addresses to network after the webinar? Here is an example of a worksheet Office Dynamics put together outlining the topics we are covering at our 22 nd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence as a tool assistants can use to give to their executive.

2015 188

Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Stephanie LH Calahan

Introducing Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  Thank you for your willingness to share some of your mistakes and lessons learned so that others could benefit! What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned?   Andrea, what a great lesson you learned.  Any big lessons learned? There are so many tools available now; one I use is AWS3 - Amazon's video hosting service and not youtube.

2012 180

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Learn simplification techniques from each other. Sharing expertise, mentoring and offering to cover for your colleague during their vacation or for a medical emergency, are all great contributors to peer synergy. 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.

2016 126

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles. 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 151

3 More Tools for Self-Branding and Job Hunting

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I enjoy doing this and it helps when I volunteer or make suggestions to those I'm mentoring or friends who ask me questions. But amongst my circle of friends and colleagues, since I love learning they usually figure I've read something about it or maybe came across it. Here are 3 more tools you may want to check out. So brilliant, AOL bought it in a heart beat. Relationships and networking will always be about one on one connections.

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. Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network. Coursera Learning without limits. I love this resource for keeping my skills updated and continued learning. MelissaEMCT Specializes in transforming those confused by technology into empowered users of these powerful software tools.

How to Use Downtime at Work Productively

Eat Your Career

This list will be a helpful tool whenever downtime shows up, whether expected or not. Learn more and sign up here.) Check out AllThingsAdmin.com to learn more about why procedural documentation is so beneficial and gain access to some great tools to help you get started. This is such a critical tool for career-minded professionals, but it does require an investment of energy. Attend networking events.

2019 156

No Opportunities for Career Advancement? Do These 5 Things

All Things Admin

What happens when you hit the proverbial glass ceiling and don’t have the tools to shatter it? Your professional network can be a great resource!) Learn about the options that may exist, and get the department’s input on how you can continue to learn and grow in your position.

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

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex, Founder and CEO of The Socialista Projects, Head of IMA Berlin and National Social Relations Officer, speaker, coach and mentor and all round superstar EA! Inspire…my own office team as I mentor and coach them to see them growing. There have been many successful projects throughout the past years, but doing a lot of mentoring and coaching with my current team makes me proud every single day.

2017 148

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

All Things Admin

This can also be a valuable tool to help you prepare for the annual performance review process that occurs at many companies at the turn of the year. Did you learn any new skills? • Did you participate in any professional networking activities? •

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5 Simple Career Management Tips Everyone Should Follow Starting Now

Eat Your Career

Associations are one of the most powerful career tools available and yet, too many people disregard them. Associations look great on your resume and are helpful networks to tap when job searching, but don’t wait until you need the support. Get a mentor. A professional mentor can help guide you through your career by sharing his or her experiences and offering practical advice. It should be someone you respect and want to learn from. Become a mentor.

2011 213

50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life

Dumb Little Man

Stay away from giving advice, feedback or comments, but simply open up to another person and learn from their emotions, reactions, and stories. Learn something new every day. Observe your thoughts and feelings in an unbiased way to learn more about yourself. Learn how you can release negative emotions instead of oppressing them. Meditation is the single most important tool for self-development. Learn to go into sponge-mode. Have a mentor.

2019 214

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Here are four ways to get started: Promote Cross-generational Mentoring. Modern mentoring opens the doors for younger generations to step in as advisers. Create a mentoring program for employees to lean on their managers and learn about everything from technology to networking. A millennial might learn more about effective in-person networking and lead nurturing from a baby boomer or Gen Xer. Designed by Freepik.

2017 112

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

Network With Leaders In Your Field. Network with leaders and others who have the professional clout you’re seeking. Mentor Someone In Your Field. After all, the best part about mentorship is that—when it’s a strong partnership—both people learn equally. As a mentor, you’ll gain a new perspective about the work you do. Host a lunch and learn event at your company, or simply share tips and resources with your colleagues. Never Stop Learning.

2015 199

Writing Meaningful Performance Goals

All Things Admin

It will help guide all of the decisions you make related to investing money in training and networking, which skills you want to improve or develop, and ultimately, where you want your career to take you. Learn the Objectives of Your Executive and Organization.

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50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life

Dumb Little Man

Stay away from giving advice, feedback or comments, but simply open up to another person and learn from their emotions, reactions and stories. Learn something new every day Enroll in online courses outside of your field of expertise, listen to podcasts, read non-fiction books and watch informative videos online. Observe your thoughts and feelings in an unbiased way to learn more about yourself. Meditate Meditation is the single most important tool for self-development.

2013 220

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. The magazine also features information on marketing, finance, productivity and updates on IT and social networking. The website also promotes training for Executive PAs and mentoring services. Global PA Network. The network offers lots of events, master class conferences, online training sessions and webinars. Pin It.

2012 162

How To Build A Team Of Recruiters?

Recruit CRM

Interact with potential candidates on social media and professional networks (e.g. Ask for referrals from current employees and external networks. Familiarity with use of recruiting tools (ATS, CRM, LinkedIn etc). Ability & willingness to learn continuously.

2020 52

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective. If you have a mentoring relationship, share this weekly review by email: this allows you to stay in touch and get feedback without placing a burden on your mentoring partner by requiring their attention “right now.”.

2017 156

Could Your Name Prompt Hiring Bias?

On The Job

I've written a lot about how to craft emails that get the attention of key people, but I was taken aback when I learned of a study that says it could be your name that determines whether you get a response or not. Could someone named Jamal have more difficulty getting help from a mentor or attention from a higher-up than someone named Brad? Use social networking tools such as Facebook or Twitter to become more connected to hiring managers or key personnel.

2012 152

10 Tips to Beat the Overwhelm and Stay Focused

Office Organization Success

With all the information that’s thrown at us via our inbox, social networks, and even through the mail, it’s so easy to become side-tracked and lose that focus and, like many business owners, I’m guessing you only have a certain number of hours in the day to work on your business. But having fewer emails landing in your inbox will really make a difference to your inbox overwhelm and will allow you to focus only on those mentors/teachers that serve you best.

2010 182

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

Network With Leaders In Your Field. Network with leaders and others who have the professional clout you’re seeking. Mentor Someone In Your Field. After all, the best part about mentorship is that—when it’s a strong partnership—both people learn equally. As a mentor, you’ll gain a new perspective about the work you do. Host a lunch and learn event at your company, or simply share tips and resources with your colleagues. Never Stop Learning.

2015 100

A Conversation with Joan

Office Dynamics

Each conference offered a unique learning opportunity, but none of them provided the ideal balance of professional and personal development that last year’s conference did. How better to share the conference experience than a conversation with the creator herself – The professional, personable, and mentor to many, Joan Burge! I never imagined my experience and learning would stretch so far beyond those few amazing days in October last year.

2018 158

Want to expand your horizons? 35 new books from TED speakers that will enlarge your world

Ideas.Ted

In this book, she presents evidence that while large philanthropic donations and headline-making policy changes may get most of our media attention, they are not the only tools to achieve peace.

2021 106

The Big Secret to Time Management and a More Fulfilling Life

Stephanie LH Calahan

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? After conducting a survey of about 4000+ of my Twitter followers, I learned that people have a real challenge figuring out where to pay attention and how to figure it out. One of my on-line mentors is Alex Mandossian and one thing I admire about him is the massive volume of work he can pump out. Learn whatis enhancing or impeding your productivity today! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 181

How to create the luck required for huge entrepreneurial success 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

It’s just a tool fake gurus use to sell courses to desperate people. . It shows up in the game-changing conversation with a super qualified mentor who just feels like helping you out. As a white male, I can’t say I genuinely know first hand, but it seems to me that the best way to find “unfair advantages” in business is through community/network… and if you’re a member of a minority community you should be leveraging any and all opportunities available to you. .

2018 41

How to Become a Certified Coach

Success

Clients of professional certified coach Victor McGuire are working on “anything from learning how to be better leaders and communicate more effectively to dealing with common confidence issues such as imposter syndrome.” Mentoring struggling entrepreneurs? We learn best by doing.

2021 52

10 gifts to give your career

On The Job

That means being better prepared for downturns in the economy or your industry, and keeping an active network so that when bad times do hit, you’re ready to get the help you need. Always look for ways to expand your horizons and be able to show an employer how you faced a challenge and learned. But social media should be another tool you use to enhance your personal brand and make others see you as a tuned-in, interesting professional in your field. Find a mentor.

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106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Stephanie LH Calahan

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Change the settings on your social networking sites that automatically notify you of new activity. Check your social networking sites only at specified times, preferably no more than once or twice a day. The best tool for this is Post-It notes. Learn to say "no" sometimes! Saying "NO" Is An Important Time Management Technique Learn to say NO! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 219

Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

On The Job

Social networking helps, but some people just need to be around other people.” If you're starting a new line of work, or you're just starting your career, telecommuting will limit your ability to find a mentor, learn on-the-job, and develop relationships with your co-workers. It helps if you're an entrepreneurial person who feels comfortable taking ownership of your work; otherwise this is not something easily learned. Right tools.

Getting your foot in the door.

Laughing all the Way to Work

If a more experienced assistant comes alongside you and provides mentoring - dont refuse it. You should stay in the position for long enough to make what youve learned stick to be fair to yourself and the organization who hired you. 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

WinWeb CashBook FREE! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! By learning from others’ experiences, we can pass those on and everybody benefits. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2006 100

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

That’s like being able to attend a workshop given by an expert authority three times a week and learn how to improve your business without paying a penny. We want you to learn, to better your business, to succeed. They feel no shame learning, benefiting and profiting off someone else’s unpaid labor – without ever having to dig out a penny. Then it becomes a valid marketing tool. To me, blogging has only ever been a marketing tool.

2009 56

Three Ways to Start a Revolution | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Our parents, our mentors, our employers talked with us. We listened, asked questions, and learned more every time we did. Solomon – I feel that being able to discuss, talk and look at all sides of the coin is a gift, and yet so many people ignore the opportunity to ask questions, go deeper and learn more. I learned something new today. Games and virtual environments (difficult to create as a learning tool). Your Questions: Amy, how do you learn?

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