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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Network Creatively to Boost Inclusivity


Increasing your network is a key action in showing up inclusive. Admin Communication Networking OfficePro Magazine Professional Development The Office

3 Tips to Network Better

Jen Lawrence

Networking events can be intimidating, exhausting, and somewhat frustrating – just by pure nature. The three simple tips below will help you network better so you can build your contacts list and better relationships. Networking events are all about human connection.

The Perfect Recipe for Networking


Notable attendees included best-selling author Seth Godin; personal finance guru Ramit Sethi; Nick Ganju, whose company ZocDoc was valued in the billions; Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of No t Giving a F*ck ; and the king of food-related networking himself, Keith Ferrazzi.

8 Proven Networking Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs


Traditional networking is mostly ineffective. We’re either time poor and don’t know where to find quality connections , or we leave a networking event with a stack of business cards but no solid relationships. Here are eight unconventional strategies to nurture a powerful network: 1.

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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.

Why Networking Is Not Overrated


The piece, written by Professor Adam Grant of the Wharton School, is called “ Networking Is Overrated.”. In other words, accomplishments are more effective calling cards to success than a business network. Networking is not overrated. The benefits of networking are irrefutable.

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

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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.

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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5 Tips for Successful Online Networking


Since starting my own company in 2014, networking has been the lifeblood of my new business development , and online networking has been a huge component. However, by applying a targeted, thoughtful and authentic approach, you can make your online networking much more successful.

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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?

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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.

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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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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The Past, Present, and Hybrid Future of Networking


Business networking has been around for centuries, and building connections remains a crucial part of modern business. . Networking practices continue to change and evolve, and the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly changed the way businesses promote their services and build connections. .

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Ep 153: Networking for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals

Go Burrows

In this episode, I share an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant , where I share a bit about my journey from no network, to a thriving network of assistants all over the world.

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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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?

How to Make Networking Less Painful


For many young professionals, attending a networking event sounds about as fun as going to the dentist. Networking remains one of the most effective ways to find a new job, particularly when done in person. Of course, you already know that networking is valuable.

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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.

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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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?

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?

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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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?

Tips to Be Present at a Networking Event

Jen Lawrence

One big challenge with going to networking events is staying present and engaged. With the outside world constantly threatening to pull our attention and energy away, it’s important to create boundaries that keep you focused on the task at hand – learning and networking.

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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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Find More Success at Networking Events by Setting Goals

Jen Lawrence

Are you stuck in an unfruitful networking cycle? Attend a networking event. Sign up for another networking event… and the cycle starts over. To make the most of networking events and the relationships you form, set goals for your time there.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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How This Networking Firm Is Helping Female-Led Companies With Investment Opportunities


However, a new network aims to resolve the shortcomings that exist in venture capital (VC) funding for women-owned companies. . The post How This Networking Firm Is Helping Female-Led Companies With Investment Opportunities appeared first on Allwork.Space.

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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 [.].

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.

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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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.

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.