October 19, 2012

Visit My New Blog for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants

Hello, Blog Readers.

Click here to go to the newer The Effective Admin Blog for administrative assistants and executive assistants, primarily. But anyone is welcome to follow me on my blogs; it's just that most of what I write for The Effective Admin brand is of interest specifically to administrative professionals. I try to tailor content in that way since that's who I primarily serve with The Effective Admin resources.

Update (3-6-14)
Here are links to some posts at the new home of The Effective Admin Blog and The Effective Admin Web site in general:

Attending Administrative Professional Conferences, Seminars and Workshops - How do you choose? Who Pays? What are your options?

How to Ask Your Boss to Have the Company Pay for You to Attend a Conference, Seminar or Workshop - Yes, you can ask, and whether your boss's answer is "yes" or "no" is covered in this article.

Take a Brain Game Break in the Office to Rejuvenate - Learn what is a brain training game and specifically how I think these games or exercises can be useful to administrative professionals.

What Are Meeting Minutes - I've seen some administrative professionals asking in discussion forums if minute taking is becoming obsolete. Short answer: No. Absolutely not.  Certain meetings will always need minutes taken and minute takers to do so. Also, don't confuse minutes with scratching some notes down at a meeting -- it's not the same thing at all.

Preparing for Your Next Performance Appraisal – Here are some thoughts for proactively planning for your performance appraisal.

Administrative Assistant Skills and Executive Assistant Skills - Find out what administrative assistant skills and executive assistant skills are in demand by today’s employers.

February 10, 2012

How to Become a Better Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant

How to Become a Better Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Than You Were Last Year; the Road to Continuous Improvement for Administrative Professionals

It's a new year, and thus that time when you, an administrative assistant or executive assistant, may be asking yourself questions like, "What can I do to become a better administrative assistant or executive assistant this year?" or "What can I do to add value to my administrative professional role that'll be beneficial to my employer and make me a stand-out employee and administrative professional simultaneously?"

How can I get an edge and become a better administrative assistant or executive assistant this year than I was last year?

Here's how you can do that...

January 11, 2012

Good Administrative Professional or Great Administrative Professional -- Which are you?

Would you describe yourself as a good administrative assistant or executive assistant or as a great one? Give it some thought. Here are a few of my thoughts excerpted from my 30-page special report titled Going From Good to Great as an Administrative Professional available to Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals (VAAP) members: