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6 Reasons To Host A Web-Based Meeting

By Roger Courville

In his brilliant book Start With Why, Simon Sinek makes a compelling case for what leading organizations do differently: They put “why” before “how” and “what.”

People who create the most value for their organizations with web conferencing do, too.

Let’s start with two easy assumptions:

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5 Steps To Effective Meetings That Get Great Results

Ask any regular Jill or Joe in Corporate America what the biggest waste of their time is and they’ll respond, “meetings.”

As meeting professionals, we know instinctively that meeting face to face is the most effective way to communicate policy, reinforce branding, accomplish organizational objectives, team-build, drive sales and any number of things. Thanks to organizations like the U.S. Travel Association, we’re starting to see formal studies that prove that, too.

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4 Ways To Prepare For Your Best Performance Review Yet

Performance reviews can be the stuff of nightmares and fill competent professionals with fear, anxiety, and dread. Why? One reason employees dread reviews is because many companies, and even more managers, don’t understand the function and value of reviews as an opportunity for employee engagement, motivation and growth.

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5 Must-Download Travel Apps for You and Your Executive

Travel planning – whether it’s for yourself or your executive – can be a harried experience if you’re not a seasoned pro. There are so many decisions to make. Where to stay? How to get there? Where to eat? What to bring? When to go? The wrong choice could leave you or, worse yet, your boss sleeping in a bedbug-infested motel or stranded in an airport in some far-off land. Fortunately, there are tons of travel apps out there that can make the process a little more manageable and a lot less stressful.

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Making Split Windows A Snap

By Sudhir Diddee

Administrative professionals are the ultimate multitaskers. They often find themselves having to draw information from multiple sources in to one spreadsheet or report. For Administrative Professionals Week, I wanted to offer some tips and tricks that can make these types of jobs a lot easier.

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Julie Perrine's picture

Top Travel Review Sites Every Admin Needs

Ever show up to a hotel and find that it looks nothing like the plush, comfortable accommodations featured on the website? Have you purchased a plane ticket only to find that there are additional charges for online check-in and selecting a seat? Worse yet, have you ever subjected your executive to these situations because you unintentionally booked a travel dud?

You wouldn’t be the first.

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The Secret To Your Manager's Success

Many of us already know how valuable administrative professionals are, but a new OfficeTeam survey confirms it! Nearly all (94 percent) of senior managers interviewed said their administrative assistant is important to their success at work. Among those supervisors, more than 4 in 10 (44 percent) reported their assistant’s contributions are very important.

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Chrysta Bairre's picture

7 Must-Have Leadership Skills For Administrative Professionals

No matter your day-to-day responsibilities or your specific role in your organization, you are a leader. Honing your leadership skills in the workplace helps you gain confidence, improves your work satisfaction, strengthens your resume, and sets you up for success in all you do! You and your work are in the spotlight during Administrative Professionals Week, so this is a great time to focus on the strengthening your skills as a leader of your office team.

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7 Ways To 'Un-Commit'

Many of us are just plain over-committed. As we honor administrative professionals during Administrative Professionals Week, I'm going to ask you to make one more commitment, this time to yourself: Start "un-committing."

Although there are a lot of deep and interesting reasons that people choose to take on too much, they generally tend to fall into one of three categories:

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Personal Branding: Marketing Yourself in the Workplace

By Barbara Ellis

When starting a job search, personal branding should be at the top or your priority list. A strong personal brand helps you to stand out in a crowded job market and distinguishes you from the competition where other traditional indicators might not.

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