What Is The Main Reason You Choose One Administrative Conference Over Another?

Office Dynamics recently held its Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence in Las Vegas. It was our 23rd year and our biggest event. I was really curious as to how our attendees came to choose the Office Dynamics conference over other conferences for assistants. The options we gave them were: Joan Burge/Office Dynamics’ reputation Topics Speakers … Read more

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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Make a commitment to continuous learning

Administrative Professionals of All Level Continue Learning

Happy Monday, Motivators!

If you read last week’s message you know I’m taking a break from writing the weekly Monday Motivators to nurture my Wellness Pillar. As we looked through past Motivators to share with you, this one struck a chord! Our conference is just a few weeks away, in fact, registration closes tomorrow! Here’s a message about giving yourself permission to continue your learning journey for your BIG life.

Our conference is just a few weeks away and I’m over-the-moon with excitement to greet attendees from across the United States (and the world). Obviously, these are individuals who have committed to a learning event. They have committed to being away from home and their office for 4-5 full days. I guarantee they will be better people for doing so. They will learn valuable information from our speakers and their peers.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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What’s the difference between teamwork and collaboration?

Did you know that teamwork and collaboration are different? They are both very necessary skill sets but many don’t understand the difference between the two. In fact, collaboration is quickly becoming a required competency of administrative professionals. Joan shares more on the difference in this video.   We’re seeing this interesting comparison more and more!  When … 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