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  1. I played around with OneNote before using it for work. I watched YouTube videos and then watched this webinar - https://www.allthingsadmintraining.com/capture-organize-share-onenote-webinar/ If you plan on sharing information, be careful with sharing. Test your process first to ensure you are not sharing what you don't want to share. You can have a folder but you cannot share just a tab within that folder. You'll need to create a folder that you can share. For example, I have a folder for each direct report. I have tabs for 1:1s, performance feedback, goals, projects, accomplishment
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  2. In my experience, I have personally handled calendars but have also used Scheduling Assistant Apps such as TimeTrade, ScheduleOnce, Calendy and Acuity...to name a few. Of course, depending on the executives' need determines the route best taken. Below are my findings after conducting research. COMPARISONS: TimeTrade vs. ScheduleOnce vs. Calendly | https://www.trustradius.com/compare-products/timetrade-vs-scheduleonce-vs-calendly TimeTrade vs. Doodle vs. BookingBug | https://www.trustradius.com/compare-products/timetrade-vs-doodle-vs-bookingbug TimeTrade vs. Acuity S
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  3. I've asked my team to put together a list of their pros and cons during this time of isolation and working while in quarantine. Here are the major takeaways- Pros: For the introvert - working remotely is a welcome break from all of the interruptions (more focused) No commute (less stress) More face-time with family members throughout the day (better work-life balance) Video meetings keep us connected Teamwork has strengthen as everyone now gets to share the duty of answering our main phone line throughout the day and we're not juggling lunch breaks
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  4. I have been studying since February, off and on. I tested for the first time earlier in the month to get a feel for the test and see where I stood, not quite passing. I took it again yesterday and was so close - 3 questions away from passing! I spent an hour skimming the material again, adding to my notes and took it my third time - yes twice in one day. I felt really good about it, clicking through without needing my notes for a lot of it. When I hit submit with a minute left, there was a technology hiccup or something and it spun and spun so I said a lil prayer & clicked it again, i
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  5. @Sami Espenschied Do you have a room (kitchen, storage closet, etc) that all employees go into on a regular basis? Maybe you can post rewards and recognition there? Or would you prefer to acknowledge these employees in a public location within the library? It would easy to take a photo of an employee with a phone and create a graphic showcasing "March Employee Spotlight: Sami". "Meet Sami. She's been working with the X county library system for eight years and is your go-to person for YA books." We all have our different work love language but recognition, or lack thereof, is a huge fact
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  6. Hello everyone. I started studying to take the PACE exam in October 2019. I read through the study guide and listened to the lectures twice. then went through and "spot" studied where I thought I was weak. I took lots of notes and had a really good outline with page numbers. then got really tired of studying so I took the exam 3 weeks ago. I figured since I had 3 chances I could find out where I was weak and concentrate there. This is an open book test and the page numbers in my notes really came into play for me. The test was 90 minutes and I took all but about 3 minutes of time. It was a
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  7. I just passed this past Thursday! I am officially PACE certified. 😁
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  8. In my experience, I have personally handled calendars but have also used Scheduling Assistant Apps such as TimeTrade, ScheduleOnce, Calendy and Acuity...to name a few. Of course, depending on the executives' need determines the route best taken. Below are my findings after conducting research. COMPARISONS: TimeTrade vs. ScheduleOnce vs. Calendly | https://www.trustradius.com/compare-products/timetrade-vs-scheduleonce-vs-calendly TimeTrade vs. Doodle vs. BookingBug | https://www.trustradius.com/compare-products/timetrade-vs-doodle-vs-bookingbug TimeTrade vs. Acuity S
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  9. Understanding your executive(s) and knowing their likes and dislikes will help administrative professionals begin the process for managing their day-to-day many activities, manage the calendar, etc. Rule of thumb: Do not allow the calendar to manage your executive...you and/or your executive manage the calendar.
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  10. Hello from Maryland!
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  11. Hello fellow Admins, In a couple of weeks, I will be interviewing for a newly created position. What I know from the first round of interviews is that the gentleman in question has never had an Executive Assistant before. I was hoping you could share with me questions YOU would ask. How do I address things like does he know what he envisions; how hard will it be for him to let go of some of the things he used to do by himself, how he thinks a successful partnership would work, etc. If I could pick your collective brains on what to ask and the wording (some of these questions are
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  12. If this were me, I would read and re-read the job description or posting to try to identify items the manager was planning to have the (AP) Administrative Professional complete for him once a selection has been made. Because it is a "newly created position" I would get more in depth about the manager's specific expectations. Be clear going into this position (remember you are interviewing them, just like they are interviewing you). You want to make sure this is going to be a good long term fit. I would ask questions like: 1. Does the manager have enough work to to keep the AP
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  13. Hi there Everyone! I'm Troi. I currently work as an Admin. Assistant to a City Secretary (5+ years), and hold a second hat as the city's Marketing Specialist. I just enrolled in the PACE certification course and I'm looking forward to learning and connecting with you all. My goal is to become an Executive Assistant, so I gladly welcome any tips, advice or wisdom from Executive Assistants on this platform. Here are a few questions I have: 1) Is it possible to become an Executive Assistant starting out as an Administrative Assistant, or is it recommended that I work my way up to
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  14. I'm also interested in this. I'm wondering if it would be appropriate to have my employer pay for the certification from the start.
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  15. Good Morning, I am new to ASAP and I am currently studying to get my PACE Certification. Does anybody have and advise or tips for me??
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  16. I am new here and wondered where you found study materials or what study materials you used? Are there sample tests to see where you are at before taking the real test? Thanks!
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  17. Hello Fellow Office Professionals: Many of you enjoyed my last initial list of Shortcuts and Tips for Word; therefore, below are some additional ones I find useful. Check them out, and let me know what you think! Inserting Serial Numbers in a Table for Automatic Numbering: Select the column in which you wish to put the serial numbers. Make sure entire column is highlighted vertically. Click the numbered list bullet on Ribbon to quickly fill the serial numbers in that column. Bulleted List: Key * and Spacebar to quickly create a bulleted list. This saves time
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  18. Hi Joanne, Thank you for this information! Can you tell me more about how to join All Things Admin so I can watch that webinar? I clicked link and it sends me to a log in page. Thank you! Lindsay
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  19. Happy Friday Everyone From Union City, GA. I just joined a little over a week. I'm looking forward to meeting new friends and sharing new innovations.
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  20. I was able to bring my entire docking station home, and work via VPN. Prior to the pandemic I had requested a WFH on Fridays or to work 4x10 and take Fridays off. My boss didn't think that would work. Now I'm 5x8 WFH or WFA (work from anywhere) and can visit with my daughter and her family at will. When I'm at home, I dock to the station I brought from work. At my daughter's, I can dock to their multi-screen system. The best of both worlds. And my manager doesn't know where I'm at until I turn on the video. 🙂
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  21. One of my new favorites: CTRL & L in Powerpoint will give you a RED DOT instead of a white mouse arrow. Like a play-with-the-cat laser light. It only works in Powerpoint (yes, I've tried), but with WFH, and everything on PPT now, this is a fabulous tool. Easy toggle. CTRL + L to turn on and CTRL + L to turn off. Credit goes to Vickie Sokol Evans. She told us about this one back in April or May, I think.
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  22. I am not back in the office yet, as PA just went back to mandatory telecommuting for non-essential employees. But we do have policies in place. Temp screenings and Covid questions at entrance. Chairs taken out of conference rooms to maintain social distancing. So a room that normally hold 12 would only have four chairs. Otherwise must use MS Teams. Masks required. Lots of signage such as "One person allowed in coffee room at a time". Stairway and hallway doors left open if possible. Staggered start times. Our cleaning contractor is doing the disinfecting. Even when we were to go back, our CE
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  23. Hello everyone, am a newbie, would like to know more about the certification and benefits. Thanks
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  24. As time goes on, even the cons are starting to be worked on. Technology is being modified to accommodate the new, albeit temporary, normal. Some companies are also deciding that investing in multiple monitors for works to take home is worthwhile for increased productivity. I'm interested to see what more evolves as time goes on. At the end of this, there will be many lessons learned.
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  25. @JMcCumber Have you posted any of the best practices that referred to in your post? I want to make sure I didn't miss them. Thanks.
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  26. Hello! My name is Amanda. I've been an administrative professional in some capacity for over 15 years within mostly small businesses and/or in nonprofits. I have some great stories and have fielded some really bizarre things in my career so far. Like all of you, I also have a mightily impressive collection of "hats" and have learned so much along the way! I'm currently in an Administrative/Human Resources role at a smallish company (a team of about 40) in Corvallis Oregon. When I first started my career I felt embarrassed to say I was an admin, like somehow it wasn't a worthy profession.
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  27. Hi Janice and Monica! The PACE exam is 120 questions. The exam pulls from the same question bank, which is comprised of 25% for each module. The questions will randomize slightly each time you take it. It sounds like you've both put in a lot of study time so I'm sure you'll both see success soon! Good luck!
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  28. Hello from the Pacific Northwest! I am a Project Coordinator for a General Contractor in Portland, OR, and I have been in various administrative positions since high school. My passion is for training and development, and I get fired up whenever I see other coordinators in my office taking on more technical work or getting their hands dirty out on a job site. I'm looking forward to sharing stories and learning from all of the great minds here. 👩‍💼🥂👩‍💼
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  29. Hello Everyone: I am currently an Executive Associate at Wessel & Company in Johnstown, PA. I have been in the administration industry for over a decade. I currently provide administrative support to the firm and I directly assist several shareholders & principles. Some of my main responsibilities include preparing financial statements, correspondence, and other diverse reports; coordinating and leading several niches, overseeing numerous firm projects and events; coordinating executive meetings; and providing various marketing services. I am an Administrative Consultant, I
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  30. Hi Joanne, First, I love the idea of doing a monthly teambuilding! I would love to suggest this for our office. Do you do it during work hours or after hours? Is it typically done in the office? Have you thought about doing charitable activities? Here's a few I thought of... building a bike to donate to a child Building & painting a toy box to donate to a habitat for humanity home Writing/making cards for military Perhaps in conjunction with a military care package of donated items Decorate book marks to donate to the local library or literacy cen
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  31. Dear All, Thank you for accepting my application to ASAP.org! My name is Liliya and I have 9+ years of experience as a PA/EA with proven ability to help managers to make the best use of their time by dealing with their administrative tasks. Driven by objectives to get efficient results; strong problem solver, who is not afraid of taking responsibility and has high work capacity. I'm based in Moscow, but often have to operate globally as any EA. In case you ever need any advice or assistance on Russian matters, I'm your huckleberry :) Best, Liliya
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  32. Ben and Jerry; Batman and Robin; Bill Gates and Paul Allen; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Barack and Michelle; LaVerne and Shirley; Prince William and Kate Middleton…all successful partnerships. The bottom line: in the best partnerships, both people are better together. There are 10 common characteristics of strong partnerships. How does your relationship with your boss measure up? Read the article: https://www.asaporg.com/creating-a-next-level-partnership-with-your-manager.
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  33. Effective communication is fundamental to the progress of any business or activity. Failure to emphasize effective communication will not only result in projects lagging behind but also creating an undesirable working environment and hence resources wastage. That's why I ensure that all information that is required to be communicated in a clear and concise matter to my team. And this is done in two ways. That is to say; Verbally and through emails for future reference.
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  34. Greetings from Boston, MA!! I am looking forward to networking, learning new things, and collaborating in the advancement of our profession. I have been working in the administrative field for over 20 years. I am currently a Senior Executive Assistant at ENGIE Impact where I support the CHRLO as well as the CFO. The part I love most about my role is being a strategic partner. Let's connect as I would love to learn more about you and what you do. -Heather
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  35. Hello! Its great to be a part of an admin forum where we can discuss ideas and get tips for a more productive day!
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