How assistants can learn to improve business processes

Practically Perfect PA

How Assistants can learn to improve business processes In this post, we will look at how Assistants can learn to improve business processes. Featured admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Key Skills PA Personal Assistant problem solving Tasks Virtual Assistant

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Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!

Eat Your Career

Recently, I wanted to assess my own skills in this area, so I did a personal inventory. I thought I’d recreate that for you as a self-assessment tool, so you can take stock of your skills in this area as well. Clearly, you have spent time learning how to manage time…and it’s paying off.

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The Best Assistant Learning Resources

Office Dynamics

Everything from improving time-management skills to refining your career portfolio to compete in a post-COVID-19 workplace. Office Dynamics International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

2020 169

Coworking Members Learning New Skills, Becoming More Successful

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from our recent survey of coworking members is how many reported they had learned new skills - or improved their existing skills - due to their coworking space membership: 69% of the respondents reported they learned new skills. 68% of the respondents reported they improved their existing skill set. The learning generally comes two ways. The ability to learn new skills is becoming increasingly important.

2015 177

Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

If you want to put yourself in the best possible position for the future, Project Management is one of the most important skills you can learn. You’ll have the skills you need to tackle even the largest, most complex projects. Join the Upcoming Learning Lab! .

Learning How To Learn

Brilliantly Better

When I got into digital nomading, and later on, into the broader topics of location independence and financial resilience, a consistent part of my approach was to learn new skills. I still think learning. The post Learning How To Learn appeared first on Dragos Roua.

CEO’s: Here Are Five Useful Skills You Can Learn Online

Small Business CEO

Online learning is enjoying an unprecedented boom at the moment, and not only because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the following list for some educational inspiration for what you can learn: 1. Management online learning professional development

2020 66

BIG Learning: The Invisible Bag of Skills Give Assistants the Edge

Office Dynamics

Carrying on with the May theme of BIG learning, today I want to talk to you about the invisible bag of skills, knowledge and information. These attendees were very happy they had been through presentation skills classes with me. See what you can do this week to add to your invisible bag of skills. The post BIG Learning: The Invisible Bag of Skills Give Assistants the Edge appeared first on Office Dynamics. Hello Monday Motivators!

2014 139

Telephone Screening and Etiquette Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Top-notch telephone screening and etiquette skills are paramount regardless of industry, company size, or geographic location. Necessary telephone skills for assistants include how to answer the phone, take accurate messages, carefully screen calls, protect corporate and personal information, seamlessly transfer callers, use a polite and proper tone of voice, and know-how to tactfully handle difficult callers. Communication Skills Etiquette Telephone

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part. Learn to delegate. Organizational skills for administrative assistants are crucial to the success of any business. Share some of your organization skills, tips, and tricks in the comments below.

2019 182

Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

Many, many years ago, without a doubt, secretaries went to secretarial school to learn how to type and take dictation. It was a very handy skill to have! … Certainly in my country (New Zealand) there are very few places you can now go to physically to learn shorthand. They would’ve thought that this would be a must have skill to be able to take minutes. It’s a good skill to have, but the traps listed above need to be avoided.

2017 156

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening. Learn as much as you can about the topic. Without a doubt not only is it a skill to take minutes at the meeting, but the real work comes in being able to wordsmith a draft set of notes into an exceptionally good piece of writing.

2017 159

In Demand Job Skills

Small Business Labs

But what I found most interesting was their assessment of the most sought after job skills in high-wage, high-growth occupations.   As the chart below (from the report) shows, five of the top 12 skills most valued in the economy are communications related.    The other in demand skills tend to be related to information processing such as critical thinking, complex problem solving and decision making.

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The importance of learning new skills to diversify your freelance career

The Small Business Blog

An experience with a client of mine highlighted to me the challenge that we as Freelancers, or indeed any micro-biz service provider, can have in keeping abreast with new skills. “I … Read the full article here: The importance of learning new skills to diversify your freelance career on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. diversification diversify Freelancer Freelancers learning

2013 160

Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics. Basics include: travel planning, appointment coordination, meeting preparation, all facets of communication, organizational skills, and time and project management. As your days are getting busier and you are taking on more projects and assignments, you need these skills more than ever. Designed by Freepik.

2017 152

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills without too much effort on your part. Learn to delegate. Organization skills are crucial for the success of any business. These 9 ways can help you improve your organization skills in practical and workable ways. Share some of your organization skills, tips and tricks in the comments below.

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5 Life Lessons I Learned from My Father

Success

You see, she was raised by a coach (me)—a dad who spent many professional hours working with CEOs and entrepreneurs learning how to be better leaders and how to make their businesses run more efficiently. Prepare for each moment to be a learning moment.

2021 97

The Skill Every Assistant Needs

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? For decades, big organizations that have benefited from analytical and functional left-brain aptitudes are now finding themselves in need of softer, right-brain skills. Actually, I have been teaching administrative and executive assistants the skill of exercising their creativity for two decades. The shift into a new age.

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Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

Practically Perfect PA

I think it is about time we celebrate our fore-sister’s skills. After all some secretary skills are still worth keeping! We don’t have the typing pool anymore but typing skills are still very much a basic requirement of the assistant role. I always wanted to learn but never quite got round to it. The post Which secretary skills are worth keeping?

2014 184

Learn To Become A Better Leader: 10 Most Important Must Have Skills

Office Dynamics

It’s a unique set of skills that you must have, in order to lead and take care of the people under your charge. Here are the ten most important skills you must develop to be a good leader. Develop good writing skills. When work’s piling up on you or you need to get through a large project, know who has the right skills to help you out when you need it. Develop these skills and you too can become a good leader.

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

The Account Manager role was a little side step along my career path but required the same skills I would need in my next role as a PA and Administrative Manager. The skills you pick up along the assistant career path are invaluable and I for one would not be able to do the job I do today if I hadn’t started as a Team Administrator back in 2003. Learning how to use and fix a variety of office equipment. Learning as you go. Learning to multi-task.

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6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

I have always been hungry to learn. Or I should say, once I finished high school I gained an appreciation of learning. Well, that continued as years passed and I am still hungry to learn. ” I learn from the savvy executive assistants who attend my training programs, the executives who hire me, and from anyone I come in contact with as I travel the country. I hope you will be an every-day student; don’t ever be so full of yourself that you stop learning.

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Sharing your Skills

Laughing all the Way to Work

You wouldn't believe how much I learn each time I give a minute-taking or travel webinar. If there is sharing of information among the admins, then we can learn from each other and we all grow. Do you want to get better at what you do? Share it!! Because I am giving the webinar I have to review the material and make sure I know my stuff. The audience will certainly know it if I don't. The same can apply in your workplace.

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Executive and Administrative Assistant Skills That Are Important to Executives

Office Dynamics

While administrative and executive assistants have a very good feel for the skills they need to do their job effectively, I like to hear from executives and get their perspective, which is important. I often survey managers and high-level executives on the skills, attitudes and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Here are some non-edited, direct quotes from them demonstrating the skills that are important to executives.

2014 197

Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Click here learn more! The post Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training One of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is mastering effective time management.

2020 133

How to Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Creative problem-solving skills are required for achieving exceptional performance in most tasks. What can a project manager learn from creativity training? Productivity advertising copy Brainstorming captions cognition creative problem solving creative solution creative thinking Creativity education educational psychology enhance improve neuropsychological assessment problem problem solving problem solving skills psychology skill solving problems thought

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Skills to Prioritize in Your Role

AdminUniverse

Summary: As an EA, there is a drive to learn and do everything. With all the skills you can learn, what should you be focusing on? Let’s talk about finding the best skills to suit your strengths and goals and.

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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Learning to communicate at the executive level is absolutely essential for success and it’s extremely rare. Defining your distinct professional trademark—and learning how to leverage that in the workplace—will help you shape how others see you. As you can see, these skills go beyond the basics. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. It’s designed to help you stand out and develop the master-level skills you need to become World Class.

2017 138

The Most Important Hard Skill Business Owners Should Learn in 2020? SEO!

Small Business CEO

… The post The Most Important Hard Skill Business Owners Should Learn in 2020? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of those terms that intimidates, confuses, and frustrates so many today.

2020 54

Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Another essential skill for successful speakers is using the correct form of the language. Rather than try and provide detailed information for all types of language land mines, here are links to resources, which can help you improved your language skills: Improve your diction. You just finished reading Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking !

2014 171

PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

Office Dynamics

This is also when your emotional intelligence, networking and soft skills come into play. Lessons learned – create a lessons learned file so you can share what you learned to help other assistants grow their problem solving skills. Administrators have marvelous opportunities each day to showcase their talents, skills, learning and resources to make the office an amazing place of synergy and success. Problems.

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Why should assistants choose to continue enhancing their skills?

Office Dynamics

Continually striving to be a Star Achiever will ensure the constant development and learning of skills so you aren’t left behind. You can thrive in these paradigm shifts by developing your skills, attitudes, team relationships beyond where they are today. The people who are on the job must help their organization remain competitive by keeping their skills current and being the best they can be. Why should assistants choose to continue enhancing their skills?

2014 100

Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

For example, participate in meetings, volunteer to sit on important committees and welcome delegated tasks as a way to increase your skills. 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. Be creative, share ideas and develop problem-solving skills.

2012 170

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

  The problem is a mismatch between job skills and job openings. In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged. A good example is General Assembly , which teaches technology, design and business skills through a variety of part-time and full-time courses. Another example is Korfu , which teaches recent and soon to be college grads basic business skills.

2015 152

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job.

2016 100

Episode 387: Stephen Warley talks about Self-Awareness, Reflecting and Life Skills

Productivityist

He founded Life Skills That Matter in 2016, a platform that teaches individuals how to create a business that is in alignment with their values, needs and abilities. Life Skills That Matter Podcast. True productivity comes from slow down.

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession. This month we focused on the topic of persuasion skills with our free webinar, Getting to Yes: Overcoming Resistance to Get What You Want and Create More Value for Your Company.

2015 147

Your Case for Training: Adult Learning Retention Statistics

Office Dynamics

I haven’t been able to find this information on adult learning retention rates until now and I’m sharing it with you! Basically throughout the workshop day, my participants are working in groups, brainstorming, practicing newly-learned skills, giving feedback to each other, writing scripts, role playing, doing creative activities and given feedback by me or our trainers. Adult Learning Retention Statistics: Lecture – 5%.

2015 101

Learn to Stop to Keep Going

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Learn to Stop to Keep Going appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Discern what your skills and strengths are. You just finished reading Learn to Stop to Keep Going ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post Learn to Stop to Keep Going appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Imagine getting behind the wheel of your car and driving continuously, without any thought to refueling or maintenance.

2014 171

Time Management Skill: Handling Interuptions Professionally – the Saying No Fallacy

Ian's Messy Desk

I have often advocated learning how to say no as a productivity strategy. The most mentioned and most ridiculous suggestion among the Time Management tips is “learn how to say NO.&# will help you learn immediately the purpose of visits and calls. Learn to use the following approaches; use each when appropriate and save time. It is not a sin to have poor telephone and visitor skills and habits, but it is to keep them! Image by Ian McKenzie via Flickr.

2011 159

Skills Assistants Need In The New Age

Office Dynamics

The must-have skill for executive and administrative assistants at all levels going into this conceptual age? For decades, big organizations that have benefited from analytical and functional left-brain aptitudes are now finding themselves in need of softer, right-brain skills. Actually, I have been teaching administrative and executive assistants the skill of exercising their creativity for two decades. The shift into a new age.

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Learning the Art of Business Conversations

On The Job

Or, it could be having such a conversation is a skill you've never fully developed, and so you just avoid it. If you cannot learn to communicate in person in the business world, your career is going to suffer. Learning the art of small talk. One of the great things about social media is that it allows you to connect with people from around the world, giving you a chance to interact with someone you might not otherwise get to know.

2015 198

Learn these 6 Underrated Qualities of a Successful Recruiter

Recruit CRM

With the entire market being flooded by potential job seekers and in this highly competitive environment, to find employees with in-demand skills has been becoming extremely tough but with user-friendly recruitment software like Recruit CRM, the job has been made easy for many.

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