Increase Your Networking at Administrative and Executive Assistant Conferences

Networking_at_Administrative_and_Executive_Assistant_Conferences

One thing assistants tell us they like about attending our administrative conference or any of our live training courses is the ability to network with other assistants from various industries and different parts of the world. Networking at administrative and executive assistant conferences is another way to gain new ideas, tips, share best practices, find mentors, and build life-long relationships.

On the other hand, not every assistant (or person) is comfortable about just walking up to someone they don’t know and starting a conversation. They want to meet new people but don’t know what to say. There are many benefits of creating connections. Here are some ideas to help you get started and make the most of your experience when attending an administrative conference.

Read moreIncrease Your Networking at Administrative and Executive Assistant Conferences

The Power of Collaborating with Your Administrative Peers

For decades, I have been teaching teamwork to administrative assistants. As you know, teamwork has been a popular topic for decades for all individuals. About five years ago I added collaboration to my teachings. I did this because as I was out in the field conducting administrative training, executives were telling me that their assistants needed to learn about collaboration. So I added an entire full-day workshop on collaboration to my Star Achievement Series®. Here is an excerpt from that workbook. I hope you will take the time to read it because collaboration is different. You need skills in both the teamwork arena and the collaboration arena.

Read moreThe Power of Collaborating with Your Administrative Peers

Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

Starlight Welcome Reception – 10/23/2018

The Starlight Welcome Reception was a fun event! Conference attendees mingled and enjoyed hot appetizers, dessert and drinks while a “Rat Pack” Vegas crooner entertained us with lounge music. His playlist was wonderful. I glanced over and saw a few couples dancing to the music.  I met attendees from Atlanta, Burlington, San Jose, Utah, South Carolina, Canada and more.

Read moreConference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

Preparing for Your Next Professional Development Conference

As I have mentioned a few times, last year, when I attend the Accelerated Assistant conference, I learned so many great tips over those four short days from the professional speakers and during the group activities. Joan Burge shared her experience and resources with the group daily to make the conference a true game-changer for … Read more

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.

Read moreJoan Burge, founder and CEO, Interviews JJ Villar