Conference For Administrative Assistants Recap

Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary?

Well, I have finally recuperated from hosting our big conference. It was a huge success and was worth all our time and energy. Our event this year was much bigger (in numbers) than 2015 and we were in a much larger convention space area than ever in the history of Office Dynamics so it took a tremendous amount of mental and physical energy on my part for 4 full days and nights. I was quite exhausted for several days after our event but it was the good kind as I was very pleased to meet the needs of hundreds of assistants.

We had amazing speakers who focused on how to be revolutionary. I thought it would be fun and useful for me to share some of the best points I heard from our speakers and share a few of my own words of advice. Maybe you can think about how to apply the ideas to your own role.

First, though, let me tell you why it’s important to be revolutionary:

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How to Develop Your Inner Circle, a Webinar Replay with Peggy Vasquez

Almost every successful person freely admits that success is not a one-person job. Without a trusted support network—an “inner circle” of people to share their wisdom, experience, and belief in you—the road to success is elusive, if not impossible. Regardless of your job title, intelligence level or personal skill set, there is one certainty that always holds true: You simply cannot achieve your vision of greatness (whatever it may be) without the help of other people.

For years, Joan Burge has taught Administrative Professionals how to break into the management inner circle by embracing a powerful set of professional principles. In this month’s webinar, Joan is talking to a special guest, Peggy Vasquez, a successful Administrative Professional and author of “Not Just an Admin.” Together, they’ll be exploring another type of inner circle—the kind you create for yourself. Just as executives in the workplace have their team of advisors and confidants, so too should you. With the help of your inner circle, you can gain greater momentum to carry you closer to your goals, dreams, and desires both personally and professionally.

This webinar offers a special “sneak peek” at the topic Peggy will be presenting at the 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. If you’re ready to revolutionize your life and career, don’t miss out!

Learning highlights from this webinar:

  • Why developing your inner circle is a crucial part of success in ALL areas of life, not just work.
  • What your inner circle really brings to the table. Hint: It’s not just about “networking” for a new job!
  • How the idea of the inner circle is revolutionary and why it has the power to raise the level of respect for our profession.
  • Simple strategies for creating your own inner circle and attracting meaningful connections with the right people.

Remember: Success is not a one-person job; don’t go it alone!

Watch the Replay: Developing Your Inner Circle with Peggy Vasquez & Joan Burge

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7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

The following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. Also shared at OfficeDynamics.com.

speak up at work to get results

“I’ve lost my mojo and fear speaking up when I should,” confessed Janet who recently stepped into a new position. She’s not alone – I hear this theme often whether delivering programs to attorneys or administrators. Too many individuals avoid necessary, yet uncomfortable conversations. Just like any fear, the more we avoid it, the larger it looms. That’s why I’m offering these seven strategies to help you speak up and speak your truth the next time you feel that your voice needs to be heard:

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How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Future

by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author.

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Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job. Over the years, their roles have moved well beyond circulating memos and taking dictation. They are being asked to become involved in and even take charge of areas such as social media and corporate responsibility.

In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work. Let’s take a look at three areas where admins say they would like to play bigger roles. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills.

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Priscilla Pfeiffer

Priscilla Pfeiffer

Speaker | Entertainer | Trainer | TEDx Speaker

You Don’t Matter, Or Do You?

In today’s fast-paced business world, the role of administrative and executive assistants is more crucial than ever in driving innovation and positive change within organizations. However, a common pitfall is that many organizations dive headfirst into radical change without first understanding the heart of the people responsible for implementing it. This dynamic keynote, which includes mesmerizing entertainment elements, will shine a light on the transformative power of seemingly insignificant actions, inspiring you to take the first step towards positioning yourself as a key catalyst to SPARK success.

In this session, you will…

  • Discover how small, intentional actions can have a ripple effect. 
  • Gain strategies for positioning yourself for success within your teams and organizations.
  • Feel empowered to become a catalyst for positive change within your respective spheres, without the burnout.
  • Be inspired to initiate bold actions that can lead to significant personal and professional growth.

Priscilla Pfeiffer, a seasoned professional, boasts a two-decade career in entertainment and business. Her unique show business background allows her to craft mesmerizing performances, leaving enduring memories. Focused on delivering resonant and empowering messages that inspire audiences to make an impact in the world, she illuminates individuals to unlock their full potential in both personal and professional lives.

Renowned for creating “wow factor” moments, Priscilla has an esteemed clientele, including brands like BMW, LinkedIn, iHeart Radio, Michael Jordan’s Air Jordans, Pfizer, Bacardi, Cosmo Latina Magazine, and Zappos. Her impressive credits include sharing the stage with Joan Jett, Will-i-am, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, and Marc Anthony, as well as performances on America’s Got Talent, The Latin Grammy Awards, The NHL Awards, Comic Relief, and Celebrity Cruises. Priscilla has also graced the prestigious TEDx stage, where she delivered a compelling talk that resonated with audiences, showcasing her ability to captivate and inspire on a global platform.

In addition, Priscilla hosts the podcast “Spark Your Inner Fire” which delves into the creative mind, torching the inner critic, and reigniting purpose. Through interviews with world-renowned creatives, she shares stories and wisdom, illuminating listeners on their journeys.

In essence, Priscilla Pfeiffer is not only a veteran but a trailblazer whose performances consistently inspire, motivate, and create lasting impressions.