8 Proven Networking Strategies of Successful Entrepreneurs

Success

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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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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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.

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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Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder. I always say that it is extremely important for assistants to attend training courses throughout the year. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses. So what training courses would I recommend for all of these instances? IT training.

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.

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. I would also learn earlier on how to train yourself to switch off. 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. Network details….

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. As the year’s passed we continued to add in a few additional programs >v iew our free video programs < We hear from assistants on a daily basis that they love our training materials but they work for a nonprofit or their organization doesn’t believe in training the administrative professionals. More free assistant training at your fingertips.

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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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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.

Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. For example, when assistants ask me which training would be best for them between our conference and World Class Assistant Certification live course, I ask them “What are your goals?” For those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference.

New Training and Resources to Office Dynamics in 2019

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International is the global industry leader in the development and presentation of sophisticated executive and administrative assistant training, coaching, and resources. It is known that we offer a broad range of training, education, peer to peer networking, but this year we are adding even more to our catalog of resources! We are offering our flagship training program for assistants as an open-to-the-public format one time in 2019.

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8 Essential Elements of a Sales Training Video

Small Business CEO

If you’re like most sales organizations, you might be wondering what tools and channels to use for your employee training and development efforts. Video is also an effective sales training tool for your salespeople. Economy & Environment sales training

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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.

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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Why Conference Receptions Are A Great Place to Start Networking

Office Dynamics

This is your chance to make new friends and build networks. The post Why Conference Receptions Are A Great Place to Start Networking appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Networking administrative professoinals assistants building connections career development conference for administrative excellence conference for assistants executive assistant networking professional development The Revolutionary Assistant

2016 104

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.

What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. I’d like to help you understand better so you can stop asking yourself “what is the difference between an administrative conference and administrative training?” When choosing an administrative conference or training, choose wisely. With Office Dynamics administrative training classes, participants have lots of time to practice in the classroom.

2019 126

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.

2015 141

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

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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Ep 105: Kathy Goughenour – Founder of Virtual Expert Training

Go Burrows

Check out the Leader Assistant Membership for ongoing training, coaching, and community. Join the Leader Assistant Slack Community here, or the Facebook Group here for bonus content and to network with other assistants who are committed to becoming leaders!

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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

Provide Training Without Losing Productivity

Small Business Labs

Wouldn't it be great if everyone you hired could just sit down in front of a computer and start working immediately, with no training at all?  They'll need to be trained from the ground up. And longtime employees will also have a need for training eventually. It would be great if you could just send everyone to a business networking site and let them educate themselves, but that won't be enough. Group Training. Individual Training.

5 reasons every assistant should attend external training

Practically Perfect PA

There have been so many times over the years that I have received an email about a fantastic training course or conference that I would love to attend. There are plenty of training opportunities for assistants but so many of us don’t attend external training events – in fact according to the recent Practically Perfect PA Industry snapshot 52% of respondents had not attending a training event in the last two years!

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Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. From building up a strong client base to creating opportunities for new ventures and collaborative projects, good networking skills will help you to make your business grow and thrive in this competitive commercial environment. It’s important to understand that networking opportunities aren’t limited to conferences and corporate events.

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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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

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. Try to attend training courses that are offered for executive admin as much as you can (even if it is just one time a year and you travel to another city for it). You can go with the purpose of learning what they offer in the program and to network with others.

Building Your Network

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Building Your Network Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. The starting point in this process is to develop a deliberate and systematic approach to networking throughout your career. The best networkers are never unemployed for very long. When you network, you must be perfectly selfish. You begin your networking process at your place of work.

Tandem Social Networking

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Tandem Social Networking Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 10:55 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Harry Caray may be one of the best networkers ever, moving thousands of tone-deaf Cub fans to stand and sing at the top of their lungs. The topic of the blogger meetup we attended was SEO, so of course there was a lot of talk about social networking’s role in generating blog traffic.

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. Try to attend training courses that are offered for executive admin as much as you can (even if it is just one time a year and you travel to another city for it). You can go with the purpose of learning what they offer in the program and to network with others.

Our Social Media and Tech Training course is two weeks away!

Practically Perfect PA

I just wanted to remind you that our Social Media and tech training course is two weeks away! Assistants should embrace all aspects of social media and during this training course Nicky Christmas, Founder of Practically Perfect PA will share her extensive knowledge on the most popular social media platforms and online resources for assistants. The training will concentrate one: Social Media isn’t difficult, controversial or challenging.

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Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 January, 2009 Training On-line Recently someone asked me a question about training on-line so I thought I would share the answer in a post. I use a place based in Toronto, Canada called Last Minute Training. 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!

Can Virtual Assistants provide social networking support?

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Can Virtual Assistants provide social networking support? Social networking became the trendiest way to stay connected in 2008. As a hot new niche market, it’s natural that training programs have sprung up for VAs who want to offer this service. She offers training and support in many services, including social networking.

2009 100

Top 5 Tips for Training Employees on a Budget

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Top 5 Tips for Training Employees on a Budget by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 29, 2010 The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Many equipment manufacturers offer free training to companies that purchase their products. Attempt to form a training co-op with other local companies to cut costs. Consider sending one employee for training and then have them train the others when they return.

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Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Stephanie LH Calahan

The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.  Collecting business cards or other forms of contact information is only the first step in networking.    A while back I wrote How to Waste Time and Lose Money Networking where I shared that follow up is the most important step to networking.  The most effective networkers have a system to manage/organize business cards and their contacts. 

2011 215

Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training

Andrea Kalli

The Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Program will equip you with the exact skills, knowledge and tools to be able to fully coordinate and implement your client’s Internet Marketing campaigns from start to finish! 100 Coupon Code: IMST2010 Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Program The course starts April 26 and seats are limited, so take advantage of this offer now. Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Rating 3.00

2010 100

5 tips for Sourcing Employee Training for Small Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! 5 tips for Sourcing Employee Training for Small Businesses by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 09, 2009 The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Contact local development agencies – some may offer training programs Hire local teachers or consultants to run short training schedules. Ask corporations – often they have training courses or accreditation for their products.

2009 100

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. You can view our past free webinar library of administrative training programs here.

2016 124