No, Wanting to Buy That New Car Isn’t a Reason to Ask for a Raise

Real-Life Salary Negotiation Tips for the Savvy Administrative Professional

By Brandi Britton

There’s just something about money that makes talking about it uncomfortable. That’s why asking your boss for a raise or negotiating pay after receiving a job offer can be intimidating. Money could come up as early as the first interview, so it’s important to be prepared for this conversation at any time.

It can be tricky to place a figure on your professional worth, even when you’ve been an administrative specialist for years. And if you’re just entering the workforce, how do you know whether a starting wage is a thumb up or down?

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How to Get Approval for Attending Administrative Conferences

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Getting approval for attending administrative conferences can be difficult and can sometimes be frustrating.

Many assistants struggle with getting past the anxiety of asking, there are assistants who hear “no” and give up asking, and then there are those that may not have the “ammunition” of knowledge to explain why attending a conference can be beneficial.

Office Dynamics understands that it is not easy to get that “yes” you are looking for, so we have put together some tools to help you overcome the possible obstacles you may face.

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Joan Burge, founder and CEO, Interviews JJ Villar

STOP. READ. This special interview is not just about a Gala night. This interview is about being pulled into an experience that will leave you breathless for months to come through experiential learning.
Joan Burge interviewed JJ Villar, owner of Feel the Music Entertainment in Las Vegas. JJ has been an entertainer for 20 years and is a long-time performer in the MJ One show. Every year, Joan enlists JJ Villar to co-create aspects of the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.
The 2018 Conference Theme is The Stellar Assistant. Office Dynamics’ goal is to make every attendee feel like a star from the time their feet hit the Red Rock Resort until the finale on Friday. This interview took place right after Joan Burge and JJ Villar had their concept meeting.

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Embarrassed To Say You Are An Administrative Professional?

By Debbie Gross

Embarrassed to say?

I have run across this statement more often than not from administrative professionals, especially when they are being asked by others as to what it is they do. My first and most obvious question is why do you or others feel this profession is not as valuable or credible as other professions in the first place? Is it because the role requires service to others and could be considered somewhat subservient? Is it our own perceptions of the role? Is it how we show up to our own jobs each day that give others a less than stellar perception? Do we give others permission to demean it? It could be any number of these reasons however alas there is a new movement out there that is changing this thinking and the perception of the administrative profession.

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Change is Constant . . . Walk Through It

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By Wende Morrow Wende Morrow has been a C-Suite Executive Assistant for 32 years (20 of that legal). Wende’s current title is Senior Executive Assistant of R&R Partners, directly reporting to CEO Billy Vassiliadis. As I reflect on the many things from the Office Dynamics 24th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and the beloved Office … Read more