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Webinar: Get Smart with Microsoft SmartArt

Webinar: Get Smart with Microsoft SmartArt

Admins are responsible for conveying a lot of different types of information – from data in spreadsheets to meeting calendars to presentations. But how do you effectively communicate information, and make sure people remember it? Microsoft Office’s SmartArt is a great...

Webinar: LinkedIn: Your Professional Networking Connection

Webinar: LinkedIn: Your Professional Networking Connection

LinkedIn: Your Professional Networking Connection How to Build Your Professional Network & Showcase Your Expertise Thursday, August 28 at 3 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. CDT, 1 p.m. MT, noon PDT) Webinar Duration: 60 minutes Presenter: Julie Perrine Every seconds, two new...

5 Tools to Help You Avoid Tech Overload

5 Tools to Help You Avoid Tech Overload

Technology is everywhere these days…and sometimes that’s not necessarily a good thing. Technology is extremely useful in our personal and professional lives. It helps us stay in touch with people. It allows us to work from places that aren’t our offices. And it...

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Social Media Lingo

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Social Media Lingo

Social media is a vital tool for every administrative professional. Social sites, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, can enhance your networking abilities, develop your personal brand, and help you identify new job opportunities. They can also provide valuable...

Webinar: Excel Basics: 7 Overlooked Features Every User Needs

Webinar: Excel Basics: 7 Overlooked Features Every User Needs

Do you know how to format cells in Excel? Can you sum a spreadsheet column without manually adding it up? Whether you’re a daily Excel user or only use it occasionally, there are several useful features every admin should know about the program. Why waste time and...

Personal Note from Julie: A Lesson in Adopting New Technology

Personal Note from Julie: A Lesson in Adopting New Technology

Hello! I’m a big promoter of learning how to use technology. I wholeheartedly encourage professionals when it comes to adopting new technology and becoming power users of the devices and software they need to be effective and proficient in their jobs. I’m also a big...

5 Steps for Successfully Unplugging While on Vacation

5 Steps for Successfully Unplugging While on Vacation

This post was originally published on the IAAP blog and is reprinted here with permission. Being an administrative assistant is hard work, really hard work. It’s a stressful, chaotic, always-on-call kind of job that can leave even the most seasoned administrative...

5 Tips on Professional Communication in the Text-Chat Age

5 Tips on Professional Communication in the Text-Chat Age

This article was updated on June 8, 2017. Do you know what LOL, BTW, and TTYL stand for? If you’re younger than 30 or you have a kid who is, you may have some insights into the acronymic language that is chat and text message shorthand. According to a Pew Research...

5 Tips to Avoid Social Media Hacks

5 Tips to Avoid Social Media Hacks

You have a new Facebook friend request. Someone wants to connect with you on LinkedIn. You have a new follower on Twitter. These notifications typically signify a positive confirmation that your social network is growing. However, in some cases, they also can spell...