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An Admin’s Guide to Virtual Meeting Management

An Admin’s Guide to Virtual Meeting Management

Virtual meeting management is a skill. It requires understanding the technology and using it competently, as well as being knowledgeable enough to guide your executive, team members, and other meeting attendees through the process. I conduct many virtual meetings each...

Note From Julie: Technology Plays a Vital Role in Collaboration

Note From Julie: Technology Plays a Vital Role in Collaboration

Admins use numerous types of technology to do their jobs efficiently and effectively every day – from coordinating meetings to managing expense reports. But did you know that technology can also play a crucial role in collaboration? With so many teams now working...

Leaving Your Job? Set Your Team Up for Success Before You Go!

Leaving Your Job? Set Your Team Up for Success Before You Go!

You’ve done it. After a lot of thought, consideration, and soul-searching, you’ve decided to put in your notice and leave your admin job. But you can’t check out just yet – you have a lot to do in the next few weeks to ensure that you set your executive, colleagues,...

Boost Your Business Writing Skills With the January  Training Series

Boost Your Business Writing Skills With the January Training Series

Administrative professionals spend much of their time communicating, often in written form. Yet studies show 6% of corporate time is wasted on poorly written communications. As admins, we are constantly racing to get to the next item on our to-do list. But this can...

3 Tips for Offsite Disaster Planning

3 Tips for Offsite Disaster Planning

When Hurricane Irma recently stranded 620 hotel guests in St. Thomas, Marriott International had a big problem on their hands. How could they safely evacuate their guests in the middle of one hurricane with another one (Hurricane Jose) potentially riding on Irma’s...

Note From Julie: The Benefits of Saying No

Note From Julie: The Benefits of Saying No

The older I get, the easier it has become to say no. It’s a combination of age, experience, and understanding how I feel when I say yes and then regret it -- or worse, can’t deliver on what I said I would do. I’m sure you can relate to these feelings. When it comes to...

Six Tips to Improve Your Written Communication Skills

Six Tips to Improve Your Written Communication Skills

As an administrative professional, chances are that your job entails some form of writing – from meeting notes to memos to correspondence for your executive. And in order to preserve your professional reputation (and your company’s), you need to make sure your written...

Note From Julie: Overcome Communication Catastrophes!

Note From Julie: Overcome Communication Catastrophes!

At some point, most of us have said or typed something we didn’t mean to, and it can be tricky to overcome when it happens in a professional setting. It’s probably not a huge deal if it happens once or twice. However, if you notice it’s happening frequently, it’s time...

Note From Julie: June is Effective Communication Month

Note From Julie: June is Effective Communication Month

June is effective communication month. And while being an effective communicator is important in any profession, it’s absolutely essential for administrative professionals. Throughout the month of June, we’re going to help pinpoint ways for you to improve your...

An Admin’s 5-Step Guide to Onboarding a New Executive

An Admin’s 5-Step Guide to Onboarding a New Executive

You’ve spent years with your executive. You know what time he or she goes to lunch, how to handle phone messages, and the reason you should never schedule anything between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. It’s a comfortable...

10 Talking Points to Strengthen the Partnership with Your New Executive

10 Talking Points to Strengthen the Partnership with Your New Executive

It’s your new executive’s first day. Introductions have been made, pleasantries have been exchanged, and you may even be helping him or her unpack. Now what? Whether your new executive is a perfect stranger or a transfer from another department, there’s still a lot to...