Getting Approved for Training

We recently received a request for Joan to write an assistant with some tips on persuading her executive to invest in her attendance at the 2016 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. We found that many of you may actually want to access these tips as well as we’re often asked for tips on getting approved for training. We’re posting Joan’s message here for that purpose.

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Thank you for your interest in our conference. We have an excellent theme for 2016, The Revolutionary Assistant.

You were asking about what you could share with your executive to talk about cost associated with conference.

My first word of advice is to not use the word “cost.” Immediately that can send a negative to an executive. Instead you want to use the word “investment” because that is what your company is doing. They are investing in education for you that they will get back from your learning and executing the good ideas you learn at our conference.

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The Art of Accepting Positive Feedback

<Guest Post by Judi Moreo> How are you accepting feedback? Positive feedback, that is. It’s amazing how few people know how to handle positive feedback.  Actually, it’s as much of an art as handling criticism. And, how you handle it will determine how much more of it you receive. If someone says thank you to you … Read more

Resilience: Must-Have Skill in 2015

In her recent article published in Executive Secretary Magazine, Joan Burge takes a deeper look at what it means to be resilient and how resilience translates to the work-life of professional administrative and executive assistants. As stated in the article, Joan informs us that the higher you climb the career ladder, the deeper levels of … Read more

Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence is On Point! Radio Interview with Melba Duncan & Joan Burge

Melba Duncan and Joan Burge have an interesting conversation following the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and talk about not only the event but the importance of this profession, behavior change, the 5 Pillars and so much more! “There is always something new to learn. Not only about myself but about the world in which … Read more