Network like a CEO

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that networking is essential for your career development. Well, if we know networking is […]. Career Development Networking admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Networking tips Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantFor a whole load of reasons, that I’m not going to write about in this blog, because we have lots of other blogs that talk about the benefit. So what am I going to write about today?

How to network at any PA event

Practically Perfect PA

I organise a lot of events, and I also attend a lot of events so I get to see a lot of networking take place and I can tell you straight away, most people find networking scary. Career Development Featured Networking admin administrators assistants Career EA Events Networking events Office manager PA Personal Assistant social networking VA networking Virtual Assistant

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Working collectively and sharing best practice in your EA network

Practically Perfect PA

Networking is such an essential part of the Assistant role. We can work in such silos that without a network to support our endeavours, the position can be very lonely. I genuinely believe that every organisation which employs a group of Assistants should have a network in place for those Assistants because we can benefit […].

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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

A guide to networking

Practically Perfect PA

Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Networking the old-fashioned way, face-to-face, is still an important route to building lasting connections with people that can benefit your career. Offline networking. The challenge is choosing the right ones to attend; networking at the wrong events will waste your time and dent your confidence. Approach networking like a job interview.

Farmers Business Network Raises $250 Million

Small Business Labs

Farmers Business Network (FBN) provides a data and analytics platform that helps farmers - and especially family farms - with everything from seeds and planting advice to pricing and marketing.

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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?

Using networks to get stuff done

Practically Perfect PA

Just last week I was reminded how brilliant PAs are at using networks to get stuff done. It showed me how powerful assistants can be when they tap into their networks. So how do we ensure our networks are there to help us get stuff done? Here are a few tips: Top tips: Using Networks to get stuff done. Get to know your network. Assistants have access to many networks that can help with various aspects of the role.

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Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts about regional PA networks, we have the Peterborough PA network. Launched by Bethany Fovargue in 2013 this network has gone from strength to strength and Bethany is now asked to speak and promote the role of assistants all over the world. . Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? About the network…. What made you decide to set up the network? What are the objectives of the network?

Networking with other departments

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that networking is really important for assistants. There are plenty of external networking events out there but really the first place to start with building your network is within your organisation. Here are a few of my tips on how to network with other departments. It is a great way to get to know other people within your organisation and network with other departments.

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Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

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. I thought it would be great if we had a little space on Practically Perfect PA dedicated to these awesome networks and I thought it would be even better if we found out a little more about the assistants who start up the groups. The PAs behind the Network.

Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? Seek out a mentor and join a professional organisation and relevant networks. About the network…. What made you decide to set up the network? Essex has been lacking a network, the odd one or two have popped up over the past few years, but they for various reasons fallen by the wayside.

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Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? I would also recommend joining a local PA network. This will mean that you get to meet other PA’s from all sectors and you will be able to network and develop. About the network…. What made you decide to set up the network? I went to Office* a few years ago with the idea of setting up a network. What are the objectives of the network? How did you promote the network?

20 great networking questions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

With The Office* Show coming up in a few weeks I’ve been thinking about my networking plan for the few days that I am there. It was quite a detailed post about my networking experiences so do check it out if you are going to any events this year. Here are 20 (and a little bit more) great networking questions you can ask other assistants when you meet at networking events: How did you get started as an assistant? Where else do you normally network?

Networking best practices for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Networking is really important. We are behind the scenes specialists, we are not encouraged to put ourselves out there and even if we did want to get involved in a networking event we are often too busy to leave the office. The problem is networking is really important. We don’t have many career advancing opportunities and networking can help us learn from each other. Assistants that are good at networking are also a real benefit to their organisation.

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The importance of networking

The Small Business Blog

In case any more evidence was needed that the way we do business has changed since the financial meltdown in 2008, take a look at the growing importance of business networking as a way of building new relationships and earning money. Whether it is networking through social media or even in person, our business relationships… Read the full article here: The importance of networking on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

4 Rude Networking Behaviors

On The Job

I'm one of those people who has written many times about the values of networking. For all I know, networking leads to better digestion and clearer skin. But one thing I'm really tired of is rude networkers. So, before we block you on Twitter, dump you on LinkedIn and run from you at a networking event, let's clear the air. You may be a rude networker if you: 1. Networking is about honesty. What other rude networking behavior drives you crazy?

Expert Network Industry Big and Getting Bigger

Small Business Labs

The report The Rise of the Expert Economy is a interesting look at what it calls a "little-known, high-growth sector, made up of networks that connect experts with companies that need them."  Guidepoint, for example, describes what they do as:  Guidepoint connects clients with vetted subject matter experts—Advisors—from our global professional network.

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3 Reasons You Need Business Networking In 2021

Small Business CEO

Business networking is something that many professionals avoid wherever possible at the best of times. This includes business networking, and in this article we explore just three reasons that your business can’t do without it. Management business networking

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For Freelancers, It's All About Networks

Small Business Labs

We've been involved in several recent studies that show the importance networks play for freelancers and other independent workers (independent consultants, contractors, self-employed, etc.). It shows how freelancers turn to their network to find work, collaborate on projects, meet new people and stay on top of their industry.   What was really interesting is "networking skills" scored much higher than "sales/marketing skills" in terms of importance. Follow-up

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Meet the Woman Who Plans to Create a Worldwide Network of Entrepreneurial Latina Millionaires

Success

To create a worldwide network of Latina businesswomen who are on the path to becoming millionaires. The post Meet the Woman Who Plans to Create a Worldwide Network of Entrepreneurial Latina Millionaires appeared first on SUCCESS.

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Networking Is Art and Science Combined

Job Advice Blog

Networking has two purposes: (1) to get you your next job, and if that’s not right now, (2) to prepare for when you need to. Networking is the most effective way to secure a job nowadays. Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads—human resources consultant to the largest companies in America—says that if you network your way into [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund networking Networking Strategies

Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Loads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Interview Skills by Alex Freund networking Networking StrategiesBased on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., and Don [.].

Social Network Support Helps Turn Knitting Hobbyists into Hobbypreneurs

Small Business Labs

She found that even on one of the Internet’s great niche social networks, offline encouragement and feedback helped most talented hobbyists recognize their ability and take the first steps toward monetizing it. The in-person networking that was found to be most effective at encouraging entrepreneurship was membership in a Stitch n' B h group.

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Network Like It's 1959

On The Job

You may also want to heed another fashion from that era: in-person networking. You're not likely to see anyone on Mad Men use online social networking to forge a relationship although they do put the "social" in networking with their lunch meetings and after-hour soirees. While she believes those social networks are useful, we all should learn to embrace "retro" techniques. Make social networking more useful. In fashion, what's old is often new again.

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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Do You Know Whom to Network With?

Job Advice Blog

By far the most effective way of getting a new job is by networking. Therefore, networking is how people in transition should spend most of their time. For many, though, networking is a challenging task because they [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice networking networking strategyWhen making presentations to large groups, I often test that tenet, and invariably it proves to be true.

An Interview the LUMINI Network – A Peer to Peer Advisory Group for Administrative Professionals

Admin Awards

Admin Awards Founder Sunny Nunan interviews the Co-Founders of LUMINI Network, Sean Magennis and Jackie Ludwig, which is a peer to peer advisory group for Administrative Professionals inspired by their work together at Young Presidents Organization (YPO). On this next edition of Backbone LIVE!

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How to Cut Network Downtime Through Network Monitoring and Management

Small Business CEO

Network monitoring makes it easier and more flexible in terms of productivity and management helps even the lows to be balanced with the highs. Read on to know more about cutting network downtime through in this kind of a situation. Information Technology business IT network monitorin

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Ep 117: Cathy Rong – Lead Executive Assistant at Complex Network

Go Burrows

Cathy Rong is the Lead Executive Assistant in the Office of the CEO at Complex Network. Cathy Rong is the Lead Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO at Complex Network. Prior to Complex, Cathy held executive assistant positions within the advertising and creative industries.

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The Networked, NOverhead Business Model

Small Business Labs

Ad Age's Can a Collaborative Cohort of Indie Shops Topple the Big Agency Networks covers a new ad agency called Circus Maximus.   People have been predicting for decades smaller, collaborative, networked organizations would replace large, hierarchical organizations. But it's clear collaborative, networked organizational models are becoming more common.

7 Social Networking Dos and Don’ts

Office Organization Success

One area where business owners are seeking more and more support in is that of social networking – they find it overwhelming and don’t know what to do, so engage the services of a social media expert to manage it for them. Whilst on the surface this strategy sounds great there is one major flaw with it – social networking is a way for YOU to engage with your audience and networks so that they can get to know YOU, not your assistant!

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.

How to Build a Powerful Professional Network

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Build a Powerful Professional Network.”. That’s why, in this beautiful month of love, I’ll be showing you how to build a powerful professional network. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Your professional network can be your most powerful business asset or your biggest liability. Unfortunately, many people don’t pay much attention to their network until they need something (like a new job).

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How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Most of my YouTube or television watching centres around cooking; not shows like Food Network challenges, Top Chef or Guy’s Grocery Games. That’s the essence of … Continue reading How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star → You just finished reading How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star !

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Social Networks to Maximize Your Business Success: The Main Do’s & Appropriate Don’ts

Small Business CEO

… The post Social Networks to Maximize Your Business Success: The Main Do’s & Appropriate Don’ts appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Management Social Media social networking

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How To Effectively Use Social Networks To Your Advantage

Productivity Bits

Users of social networks are increasing in number. More people are engaging into a somewhat form of online communication via social networks. Social networks are the preferred form of engagement online (versus email, chat rooms, etc.) Social networks are not slowing down in terms of activity. We spend some of our time interacting with people on our social network on daily basis. Does that mean we need to avoid using social networks?

3 Support Networks to Help Your SME

Small Business CEO

… The post 3 Support Networks to Help Your SME appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Being a small business owner is like running through landmines at the best of times. One faint misstep can be the difference between success and failure. And this is arguably truer than ever before.

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Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Loads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview preparation interview techniques Job Search Networking Strategies

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

While I don’t believe this entirely (to me, it’s both what you know and who you know), I definitely agree that having a strong professional network is a critically important part of creating career success. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about expanding their network until they need something—like a job. Building a strong professional network doesn’t happen overnight, and these relationships are useful for more than just job search assistance.

Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

Networking can be a scary word can’t it? At the start of my career aged just 21, I had no real grasp of what networking was, nor was I interested in finding out. Now, just 5 years on, I have come such a long way and networking has been a huge part of my journey and contributed to my success. I now realise that these events had huge networking opportunities which I failed to appreciate. Networking can mean many things. The benefits of networking are limitless.

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Is Your Networking Fishy Enough?

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Is Your Networking Fishy Enough? by adrianswinscoe on Jul 02, 2010 Networking is an essential growth strategy for any small (even large) business. However, there is an essential difference between having a strategy and how you implement it and many small businesses try networking with little success. From this and other sources, I am sure that you have learnt that ‘selling’ right from the start at a networking event is a bit of a no-no.

The Networked Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

It’s true in the sense that the person who actively creates a reputable brand for themselves with genuine relationships will see more opportunity simply because there is a broader network of people in the world who know who they are, what they are capable of and know this is a genuine person they feel they can trust. on the chapter titled Networking. Networking. Building your network is about more than just shaking hands and collecting business cards.