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Embrace Artificial Intelligence and All That It Can Offer You

Embrace Artificial Intelligence and All That It Can Offer You

From retail to health care, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is seeping into just about every industry, including the administrative field. And it's only going to increase in popularity in the coming years. Yet some assistants see AI as a threat to their...

Organize and Manage Projects With Tools You Already Own

Organize and Manage Projects With Tools You Already Own

Project management tools usually conjure thoughts of complicated spreadsheets, Gantt charts, and expensive software -- but it doesn’t have to. Throughout my career, I’ve managed projects quite effectively with the tools and software that were already at my fingertips....

Note From Julie: Are You Ready to Test Your New AI Assistant

Note From Julie: Are You Ready to Test Your New AI Assistant

The best way to get comfortable with a new tool is to use it. That’s why my team and I started using our first artificial intelligence (AI) assistant about a year ago. Her name is Olivia. Our initial goal for Olivia was to provide better customer support for the...

Artificial Intelligence Tools to Boost Your Efficiency

Artificial Intelligence Tools to Boost Your Efficiency

For the administrative professional, “efficient” is more than a buzzword that looks nice on a resume; it’s a way of life. It’s crucial that you are able to move from one task to the next as quickly as possible, while still maintaining the exemplary attention to detail...

Note From Julie: AI Will Change the World of Work. Are You Ready?

Note From Julie: AI Will Change the World of Work. Are You Ready?

The applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are showing up in the headlines almost daily now. If you watched the Super Bowl ads on Sunday, you probably noticed a number of commercials featuring robots that tapped into the anxieties around AI and its evolution...

An Admin’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

An Admin’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

These days, it sometimes feels like we’re living in a 1950’s sci-fi novel. We have virtual personal assistants living in our phones and on our desktops. They remember our favorite pizza toppings, can “sense” when we’ve run out of printer paper and automatically order...

Affiliate Webinar: The Wired Workplace

Affiliate Webinar: The Wired Workplace

Technology has become the No. 1 new employment law risk to American employers, and the growth of social media and personal tech devices – smartphones, iPads, laptops – has taken that risk to a whole new level. That's why it's critical to establish and enforce...

Note From Julie: Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Assistants?

Note From Julie: Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Assistants?

Skills, baby!” It’s a favorite saying of a dear friend that I now repeat as often as she does. And it’s often what pops into my head when I hear the fearful banter among assistants discussing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace. Will robots and...

Note From Julie: Constant Connectivity is the New Normal

Note From Julie: Constant Connectivity is the New Normal

When I’m babysitting my 4-year-old niece, she likes to open the Notes app on my iPad and practice her typing and emoji insertion skills. After she gets tired of that, she wants to explore the kid’s shows and games on my iPad. I used to tell her that I didn’t have...

Julie’s Picks: Must-Have Mobile Apps for Admins

Julie’s Picks: Must-Have Mobile Apps for Admins

Chances are if you have a smart phone or tablet, you use apps on a daily basis – whether it’s to check the weather or your social feed. There are millions of apps out there that can help with you with everything from making restaurant reservations to editing photos...

5 Tips for Communicating Effectively with Social Media

5 Tips for Communicating Effectively with Social Media

Social media is everywhere. It’s no longer a ‘nice to have’ – if you want to stay on top of your administrative professional game, it’s an absolute necessity. However, this necessity comes with some rules. It’s not a lawless land; instead, you must navigate the social...