4 Things That Erode Your Effectiveness and What to Do About Them

Time is a precious commodity for administrative professionals. Sometimes it seems like every second needs to be accounted for; other times, you don’t have enough of those seconds to begin with. Understanding where you’re spending your time can improve your overall productivity on the job, says Julie Perrine.

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What You Need to Learn Now for Success in the Future

Technology won’t be standing still in the next five years. Your organization won’t be standing still – and neither should you. We’ve looked at the skills managers are predicted to need in order to succeed in the future. They apply to admins and assistants too. These six skills rose to the top.

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10 Steps to More Powerful Presentations

How do you give exceptional presentations that grab and hold an audience's attention, as well as bringing them around to your point of view? These 10 tips will help you deliver hard-hitting, effective presentations—every time out.

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Business Reports That Get Noticed

Effective business reports are accurate, relevant and enlightening. Here’s how to produce outstanding business reports that showcase your abilities and convince others to take action.

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What Experts Say About Making Your Dreams Come True

Coins in a fountain…shooting stars…birthday candles…a genie in a bottle…wishbones. Wouldn’t it be great if those things did make wishes come true? Getting what you truly want would sure be a lot easier.  The hard truth is that, for the most part, making your dreams come true is a result of hard work and concentration.  But we can learn how to make our dreams come true from those who have reached the stars.

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7 Career Strategies of Upwardly Mobile Professionals

You know you’re ready and qualified for a more responsible position. Yet no one seems to be paying attention. So how do you get the promotion and raise you deserve? Take a page out of the playbook of upwardly mobile professionals who know what it takes to get ahead.

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Identify Your Best Opportunities to Shine at Work

Are you putting in mind-numbingly long hours, hoping upon hope to receive recognition at work? If so, there’s a better way! If you want to be acknowledged as a valuable asset to your organization you must work at finding opportunities to showcase your talent and drive

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Storytelling: A Powerful Business Tool

As an assistant, you have probably helped put together many important presentations over the years. Chris Hirsch asks, would you rather listen to dry statistics or to a story? When you’ve listened to speakers delivering presentations, you may have found them dull, fascinating, or somewhere in between. What makes the difference in how a listener responds to a presentation, and how can you help your boss make the biggest impact with a presentation?

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Finding Sanity: Tips for the Stressed Out Working Mom or Dad

The challenges of being a working mom or dad are many, from juggling drop-offs with early morning meetings to finding high-quality yet affordable childcare. Learn how to identify the right employers and benefits to help you and find compromises that work for you, your boss, and your family.

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Turning Around a Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day

We’ve all been there…an ugly interaction in the morning poisons the rest of your day; you get bad news and can’t stop thinking about it; you’re working as fast as you can, falling behind and new tasks just keep piling up; you’re humiliated in front of colleagues, or, you’re in a blue funk and just can’t shake it. The one thing we can do in each of those situations is to choose how we react. Here are a dozen tips for turning a really bad day around.

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