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An Assistant’s Guide to Proactive Disaster Preparedness

An Assistant’s Guide to Proactive Disaster Preparedness

Disasters come in many forms. Some can be handled quickly with minimal downtime. Others can have long-lasting implications on our personal and professional lives. At All Things Admin, my team and I have plenty of experience dealing with disasters both big and small....

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4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

As an admin, it’s your responsibility to keep your office running from day to day. But what happens when disaster strikes? In order to be prepared for an emergency — whether it’s a fire, natural disaster, or other event — you need a disaster recovery plan, and one...

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10 Important Lessons From 10 Years in Business

10 Important Lessons From 10 Years in Business

Presented by: Julie Perrine  July 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of my company, All Things Admin. On one hand, it seems like I just started yesterday; on the other, it seems like I’ve been doing this my entire life. It’s been a wild ride, filled with plenty of...

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What To Include In Your Office Emergency Kit [Infographic]

What To Include In Your Office Emergency Kit [Infographic]

One of the best ways to prepare for the unexpected is to create an office emergency kit that will help keep your executive and team running during any situation. This infographic will help you determine what you need to include in your kit, and ensure you don't leave...

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An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

When we think disaster, we typically imagine tornado sirens blaring or floodwaters rising. But not all disasters are caused by Mother Nature. An employee choking on a bagel in the breakroom. An electrical fire caused by faulty wiring. A hazardous material spill....

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Your Administrative Role in Disaster Recovery Planning

Your Administrative Role in Disaster Recovery Planning

A hurricane is bearing down and your office has just received notice that you have one hour to evacuate before floodwaters sweep into the area. What do you do? Your office is damaged by fire and you’re forced to work from home for the next six weeks. Are you set up to...

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How to Quickly Master the Skill of Minute Taking

How to Quickly Master the Skill of Minute Taking

Most assistants have to take meeting minutes at some point during their careers – whether it’s a one-time event or a regular responsibility. If you dread taking meeting minutes, or the idea itself scares you, then it’s likely because you don’t have a good system in...

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Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

If an administrative professional from the 1950s happened to be magically transported to today’s office, they’d be in for quite a shock! Gone are the days when filing, phone skills, and semi-legible shorthand were key requirements for an admin job. Today’s job...

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7 Simple Ways to Stay Current on Technology

7 Simple Ways to Stay Current on Technology

Where would we be without technology? Most likely we’d still be battling with correction tape, typewriter ribbons, and carbon paper. Thankfully, technology has advanced our profession (and us) well past that era. Now, we rarely go anywhere without our smartphones. Our...

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A History of Disruptive Technologies in the Admin Profession

A History of Disruptive Technologies in the Admin Profession

As a speaker, I like to start my sessions on innovation by asking assistants to think back on the things that used to be a part of the office when they started in the field, but aren’t anymore. It’s usually a fun little jaunt down memory lane as we share flashbacks of...

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