Technology

Without good project management practices, whether in a traditional office or working on your own as a virtual assistant, you need insight and control over how much a project will cost you, how much time it will take, and what objectives you’re trying to achieve.

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Bonnie Wooding's picture

5 Advantages And Disadvantages of Becoming A Virtual Administrative Assistant

Whether you are shown the door or you remain, layoffs are miserable. After experiencing my third round of layoffs, I decided I would stop looking for the perfect job and would create the perfect job by starting my virtual administrative assistant service.

This is the first in a series of blog posts about making the transition to being a virtual administrative assistant. The goal of these posts is to provide some useful information for administrative professionals who may want to take the big (and very scary) step from being an employee to business owner.

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Kristi Casey Sanders's picture

Magnificent 7 Mobile Apps For Event Planning

Tell a room full of meeting planners that they can replace their heavy three-ring binder of banquet event orders with an iPad, or Android and you’ll have their attention and instant devotion. That’s because the back-breaking binder, which is any event’s bible, is widely regarded as a necessary (and not so eco-friendly) evil.

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Professional portfolios demonstrate skills and experiences, and signify an admin’s dedication to his or her profession.

Do you need a job? Want to impress your boss? Think about creating an e-portfolio.

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Kristi Casey Sanders's picture

15 Digital Tools To Plan Your Next Event

Here’s a handy guide to three of the biggest technology timesavers out there: templates, online registration/attendee management systems and mobile applications.

Templates

Ask most meeting planners what their favorite technological tool is and they’ll say, “Excel spreadsheets.” And there’s good reason for that. Those are the planners who remember when everything had to be done by hand and kept in big, bulging binders.

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6 Reasons To Host A Web-Based Meeting

By Roger Courville

In his brilliant book Start With Why, Simon Sinek makes a compelling case for what leading organizations do differently: They put “why” before “how” and “what.”

People who create the most value for their organizations with web conferencing do, too.

Let’s start with two easy assumptions:

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Julie Perrine's picture

5 Must-Download Travel Apps for You and Your Executive

Travel planning – whether it’s for yourself or your executive – can be a harried experience if you’re not a seasoned pro. There are so many decisions to make. Where to stay? How to get there? Where to eat? What to bring? When to go? The wrong choice could leave you or, worse yet, your boss sleeping in a bedbug-infested motel or stranded in an airport in some far-off land. Fortunately, there are tons of travel apps out there that can make the process a little more manageable and a lot less stressful.

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iaap's picture

Making Split Windows A Snap

By Sudhir Diddee

Administrative professionals are the ultimate multitaskers. They often find themselves having to draw information from multiple sources in to one spreadsheet or report. For Administrative Professionals Week, I wanted to offer some tips and tricks that can make these types of jobs a lot easier.

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Ray Weikal's picture

5 Tech Trends Impacting Administrative Professionals

The wave of office technology is now a tsunami, according to a recent report. It’s a trend that’s rapidly washing away old tools and techniques and creating a new ecosystem for business: collaborative, mobile, adaptable, responsive and informative.

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Ray Weikal's picture

Get More Done With These 7 Apps

The team here at IAAP is ever vigilant for tools and techniques that can make life at work and home at least a little easier for administrative professionals. Cloud technology is amazing because it allows bright people to relatively quickly develop new applications and get them into the market. This is also a curse because it means there are literally thousands of apps being hawked at any given time, plus loads of new programs arriving every day.

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