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Webinar: Become a Microsoft Excel Formulas Pro (2-Part Series)

Topic: Become a Microsoft Excel Formulas Pro (2-Part Series) Presenter: Donna Gilliland, award-winning technology instructor, certified technology trainer, and president of MOSTraining Date: Part 1: Thursday, July 16, 2015, Part 2: Thursday, July 30, 2015 Time: 12 p.m. CDT,  1 p.m. EDT, 10 a.m. PDT To find the time in your time zone, click here. Price: $37 or $57 for both sessions (Single User License) Part…

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7 Tips for Creating Effective Administrative Procedures

This article first appeared in the Executive Secretary Magazine and is reprinted here with permission. Administrative procedures are a vital component of any efficient office. They’re an extremely valuable resource and creating them is a huge service to your executive and team. Not only do they allow others to easily cover for you during absences or vacations, they also act as…

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Personal Note from Julie: Why Procedures Can’t Replace You

One of the questions I commonly get asked about administrative procedures is, “If I create a binder, won’t my company be able to replace me easier?” My answer is always this: If a binder of procedures can replace you, you aren’t adding value. The goal of procedures is to help someone get through the basic steps of doing a job…

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Free Webinar: Become a Procedures Pro!

Are you… Tired of feeling guilty every time you need a day off? And returning to the office only to find a pile of work? Sick of worrying that you’re the only one who knows how to do certain critical tasks? Ready to create an office procedures binder but just don’t know how to do it or where to start?…

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Webinar: Excel Pivot Tables Made Easy

When you analyze data in large Excel worksheets, does it feel like you are looking for a needle in a haystack? If you answered yes, you’ll probably benefit from Pivot Tables. Pivot Tables make data analysis easier by providing a simple way to run reports on specific information. They also reduce the amount of time it takes to create a…

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Personal Note from Julie: Developing Your Project Management Skills

Project management is a required component of a lot of admin jobs. And it’s one of the top skills that hiring managers are looking for in prospective admin hires. So if you don’t have a lot of experience in this area, you need to proactively start developing your skills now! Project management might be something you have to get comfortable…

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Personal Note from Julie: Be a Better Delegator

One of the things that my recent move has taught me is how important it is to delegate things that others can help me with. Admins are often tasked with managing a lot of projects, responsibilities, and sometimes even executives. So learning to delegate is essential to your career success and sanity. However, when I worked corporately as an admin,…

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