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Positive feedback is fairly rare in our professional lives. That's why a recent survey from Business Management Daily is so gratifying. The International Association of Administrative Professionals was named one of the top resources for administrative professionals by the prominent industry news and information website.

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Robert Hosking's picture

5 Ways To Sharpen Your Skills At Work

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean you should take an educational break. Administrative professionals face an always evolving set of tasks and regular professional development is a necessity. A new survey from OfficeTeam reveals what type of training employees prefer. But it's also an opportunity to outline how to get the training you need.

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Annette Dubrouillet's picture

Six Key Principles For New Supervisors

Okay, so you’ve been promoted to a supervisory position and you want to be successful but, dang, it’s tough out there, right? Here are some guidelines to help you through the maze.

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Kristi Casey Sanders's picture

Magnificent 7 Mobile Apps For Event Planning

Tell a room full of meeting planners that they can replace their heavy three-ring binder of banquet event orders with an iPad, or Android and you’ll have their attention and instant devotion. That’s because the back-breaking binder, which is any event’s bible, is widely regarded as a necessary (and not so eco-friendly) evil.

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Kimberly Medlock's picture

5 Easy Email Management Tips

Email management is one of the top issues I run into when helping my clients. And it’s not surprising: the average professional receives 50 to 80 emails a day. If you don’t have some kind of method or system for processing these messages, you will quickly end up with a backed-up inbox, which creates that constant worry of, “What’s fallen through the cracks?”

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iaap's picture

Top 7 Grammar Websites for Administrative Professionals

Good grammar, like good health, demands vigilance. Neglect it and you’ll soon find yourself producing sloppy copy. This wasn’t so much of problem when we were in high school or college, which create a kind of artificial demand for fit language. In the professional world, it can seem like we’re on our own.

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Chrysta Bairre's picture

6 Rules for Outstanding Email Communication

We rely on email communication more than ever these days to get our message across. It’s become both a blessing and bane. Are you really communicating what you intended?

We’ve all learned the hard way how easy miscommunication is with email. The subtleties of a face-to-face or even phone conversation tend to get lost when transmitted digitally. Things you think are being said quite clearly can be obscure to the reader.

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Julie Perrine's picture

5 Tips for Creating a Polished & Professional LinkedIn Profile

There are a lot of social media options out there, but when it comes to professional networking none hold a candle to the most popular platform out there: LinkedIn.

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Kimberly Medlock's picture

The 90-Minute Rule: Carving Out Time For Your Most Important Tasks

You work hard, eat lunch at your desk, stay late, catch up on email after hours, but you rarely ever get caught up. You are busy, you are getting things done. So why is it that at the end of the day, you still feel like you didn’t get anything done? 

It’s because the big things that will require more of your mental focus are being avoided in order to attend to more of the tasks that don’t require as much of your focus. Getting and staying focused can be difficult for a lot of people. 

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iaap's picture

Why Algebra Is Everyone's Friend

By Martha Stillman

For many adults, algebra is that subject they struggled through in high school and college, then gladly abandoned as they pursued their non-science or technology careers. But here's the truth: algebra is everywhere in our everyday lives.

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