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Note From Julie: The Event Speaker Didn’t Show – Now What?

Note From Julie: The Event Speaker Didn’t Show – Now What?

You never forget that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach when something goes wrong with a big event you’re planning. It was the Sunday morning keynote of a two-day association conference with people attending from two states. I was on the planning committee for...

Become an Event COP

Become an Event COP

Love it or hate it, event planning is a task nearly every admin will have to tackle at some point in their career. It may be something simple, like putting together a luncheon for a retiring colleague, or something larger, such as organizing a multi-day conference....

Note From Julie: Working Successfully with Guest Speakers

Note From Julie: Working Successfully with Guest Speakers

Planning events – from conferences to board meetings – is a big part of an admin’s job. Yet even the most experienced admins can struggle with coordinating all the moving parts of an event. One important aspect that can easily get overlooked is working successfully...

Working Effectively with Guest Speakers

Working Effectively with Guest Speakers

I’ve planned a lot of events throughout my career. And now I speak at a lot of them, too – both in person and virtually. I’ve realized one thing that can make you stand out when it comes to event planning is working effectively with guest speakers. Guest speakers may...

Note From Julie: Event Planner: My Favorite Admin Role

Note From Julie: Event Planner: My Favorite Admin Role

Event planning has always been one of my favorite parts of being an administrative professional. There is so much opportunity for creativity, planning, and organizing. There are some types of meetings and events, such as board or staff meetings, that are very similar...

3 Ways to Boost Your Event & Meeting Planning Competence

3 Ways to Boost Your Event & Meeting Planning Competence

Whether you’re planning big conventions, small conferences, or other meetings and events for your company, event planning is an enormous responsibility. Once you get into a groove with event planning, it becomes easier. However, the trends and best practices of event...

My Top 10 Organizing and Productivity Websites

My Top 10 Organizing and Productivity Websites

We all want to be more organized and productive. For some, this comes naturally. Others may need a bit of help. Fortunately, the web is full of tips, tricks, and resources to keep you on the right track. Whether you’re organizing your workspace, career, or home, these...

Note From Julie: Keep Your Inbox Tidy with These Steps

Note From Julie: Keep Your Inbox Tidy with These Steps

Our Organize Your Workspace 5-Day Challenge is in full swing, and we’re having a blast clearing the clutter, setting up better systems for workflow and filing, and sharing ideas and tips in the private Facebook group. If you missed our free webinar and would still...

Join Julie Perrine at the 2018 APC Canada Conference!

Join Julie Perrine at the 2018 APC Canada Conference!

You’re invited to join Julie Perrine, founder and CEO of All Things Admin, in Toronto, Canada for the 19th Annual Administrative Professionals Conference, April 22 - 25, 2018! This four-day event was created specifically to help admins boost their training and further...

Note From Julie: Prioritize Your To-Do List for Career Success

Note From Julie: Prioritize Your To-Do List for Career Success

Prioritizing is second nature for a lot of admins. But are you doing it effectively? How do you adjust and reprioritize when an emergency comes up? Are you using your time wisely? We’re looking at the different aspects of getting organized this month, and...

Managing (and Prioritizing) the Admin’s Never-Ending To-Do List

Managing (and Prioritizing) the Admin’s Never-Ending To-Do List

Planning for just 15 minutes at the end of the day can potentially save you two and a half hours tomorrow, according to time-management expert Brian Tracy. That’s a huge return on your time – but as a busy administrative professional, even 15 minutes can be difficult...

Note From Julie: Simple Ideas for Organizing Your Workspace

Note From Julie: Simple Ideas for Organizing Your Workspace

As much as I love to shop for office supplies, I've learned organization doesn't magically happen just because I purchased a new file sorter or another organizing tray. Organization is achieved and maintained when you have a system in place that fits with your time...