Technology to Assist EAs

Embracing technology is the key to success, explains Lisa Assetta, Senior EA to the CEO of Tampa International Airport. With today’s executives constantly on the go, an assistant’s value lies in keeping their boss(es) tapped in so they can keep things moving forward. Check out Lisa’s quick tips to use tech right.

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“Training” a New Manager

“Training” an executive new to working with an assistant is a fantastic opportunity, explains Eth Lloyd. It provides an opening to educate your new boss, and future partner, in the art of administrative support. It is important to take it slowly and subtly. Expect adaptations to be made that suit both of you even better.

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9 Things You Can Learn from Summer Camp—and Take to Work

Summer camp is filled with new experiences that become a part of who you are. With a little thought and planning, there are easy (and fun) ways to inject some summer camp into the workplace. Need to get the boss on board? Studies show that people who have fun at work are more creative, more productive, and work better with others. Take these lessons to work this summer!

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Active Listening: The Art of Effective Communication

In today’s rapidly moving, multi-tasking, world, communication is more important than ever. But are we communicating well? Nancy Schnoebelen-Imbs shares six tips to develop your active listening skills, to ensure you’re processing and understanding what you’re hearing from others as quickly as you’re responding.

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Become a Social Media Guru

Social media platforms are powerful tools for direct communication with clients and other businesses. Using these channels can be a cost-effective marketing strategy no matter how large or small the business is. Yet not all organizations have the resources for a dedicated social media guru - and that’s where you come in. Learn about  nine areas where you can help contribute to your company’s social media discussions.

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Considering Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

When we think of mentoring relationships, we most often imagine older, management-level individuals mentoring younger, entry-level ones. But peer mentoring is actually about sharing advice, experience, and resources so that your career advances alongside your most trusted colleagues’. 

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Surprising Reasons You Need Training That's Outside Your Comfort Zone

Among the dozens of training topics at the Administrative Professionals Conference, some build on the skills you have now; other topics challenge you to grow by learning new skills or taking on a new role. Does public speaking make you nervous?  Do you hesitate to voice disagreement with superiors? Are you uncertain about managing complex projects? Here's help! Take a look at some of the APC's career-enhancing topics and learn why stepping outside your comfort zone is the smart admin's choice!

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Give Back, Gain Much

If volunteering is something you’re not currently doing, you might want to give it a second thought. Not only is it an admirable thing to do, it will help you learn new skills, reduce stress, increase joy, and even advance your career among many other touted benefits.

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Jump to the Head of the Class with the PACE Advantage

Do you want to be recognized for your commitment and accomplishments and solidify your professional growth? Consider enrolling in ASAP’s PACE Certification—the educational credentialing program that sets the standard for excellence for administrative professionals around the world! PACE will help you gain well-deserved recognition and showcase your outstanding achievement to colleagues, supervisors and your peers.

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Have a Network? Now Build an Admin Community!

You know that a professional network contributes to your professional development and helps you perform better.  A “community” is different. Unlike networks, communities bring with them purpose, connection, engagement, and often, membership. Whether local or beyond borders, cultivate these 10 traits to build a sense of community for admins and assistants.

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