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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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A vacation week marked on a calendar.

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 professionals wiped out some days. (As a 22-year veteran of this industry, I can attest to this!) Our jobs…

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Personal Note from Julie: A Refresher On Digital Device Etiquette

Digital devices have taken over almost every aspect of our lives. Medical practitioners and health officials are increasingly identifying signs of tech and Internet dependence – even addiction – in people they treat. And it’s not just an adult obsession. My 22-month-old niece would crawl for an electronic device long before she would go after a toy. Technology makes our…

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Personal Note from Julie: Meeting Etiquette 101 – The Invitation

When it comes to office etiquette, meetings tend to be a place where a lot of offenses are committed. And it’s not a problem that’s confined to one industry or office – it’s happening everywhere! As an admin, you can’t control how people act in meetings. However, you can add value by doing what you can to minimize bad behaviors….

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Personal Note from Julie: Travel Research Ensures Enjoyable Trips

I had the pleasure of spending last week in Denver, Colorado working side by side with productivity expert Laura Stack and becoming a Certified Productivity Pro® Consultant (CPPC). I’ve been a big fan of Laura’s for years, and I’ve used her materials throughout my career. So I’m very excited to share her curriculum with admins worldwide! As I was preparing…

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6 International Travel Etiquette Tips for Any Traveler

Did you know that in Quebec, kissing on the check is a common greeting? Or that it’s considered impolite to cross your legs or stretch them out in front of you in South Korea? Traveling internationally presents a lot of wonderful opportunities to learn about new places, people, and cultures, but it also often means a different set of etiquette…

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Webinar: Make Minute-Taking a Breeze with BakerWrite Speedwriting

Do you have to take minutes during meeting, jot down telephone messages, write long lists, or remember on-the-fly comments from your executive? Can you do it quickly? So many of admins take notes, yet very few have a structure or system for writing them. There’s a myth that our digital world has made note-taking skills obsolete. But, as most admins know, note taking is still…

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Personal Note from Julie: Office Etiquette Still Matters

All you have to do to see etiquette snags in action is look around your office or travel anywhere! It’s something that should be common sense, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Etiquette matters. It’s key to the first impression colleagues and visitors have when they interact with you and your company. This month, we’re focusing on etiquette, and…

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