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#Ask for Training Workbook
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We will be taking you through the steps to confidently #AskForTraining with your executive, HR department, or whoever you need to lobby for the training you need to do your role to the best of your ability. And, once you have been through the process, the skill to #AskForTraining will be yours forever.
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#Never Stop Learning
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I could spend all day, every day, updating my knowledge, learning from books, articles, podcasts, webinars, courses, networking events and from every day conversations. I have an abundance of resources to look up and I'm always excited to find and share new resources.
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Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s handbook
Address: South Africa
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Being a professional administrative assistant requires an astonishing and varied range of skills involving interpersonal communication, written presentations, and organizational ability. Between coordinating meetings, making travel arrangements, and running the phone lines, administrative professionals are involved in nearly every aspect of the office.

 

Be the Ultimate Assistant: A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer Paperback – August 11, 2012
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5th Edition release date August, 2012 Foreword by Olympia Dukakis. A must-have insiders guide! In a global workplace changing by the minute, readers explore the gems of real life tools and advice for every professional assistant and their high-powered employers, wherever in the world they are. A first-hand look at the world of a celebrity assistant, and its application to the larger realm of all professional assistants. Enlightening and entertaining, this book is filled with true stories and lessons from author Bonnie Low-Kramen's 25+ years working with Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Low-Kramen is also a co-founder of New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA). THE AUTHOR COMMENTS... I love being an assistant. In fact, I strive to be an ultimate assistant, someone who seeks excellence and improvement - not just on some days, but every day. I don't always succeed, but this is what I try to do. Are you so inclined? Ultimate assistants are like that, and I am privileged to know quite a few, including some whose experiences are in the book. I wrote the book for three reasons. The first is that this work is frequently misunderstood and has been subject to warped misconceptions by the media. The second is that there are too few resources for assistants, and certainly not only those who work for celebrities. Third, there is a tremendous curiosity about the work. I decided that I was in a unique position to set the record straight and tell it the way it really is to those who actually want to know the truth of it! 18 chapters include: How do you find a job? Glamour, Glitz and other perks. Salary & Benefits. Stories & quotes from assistants. Skills & Qualities Needed for the Job. Public Speaking. Event Planning. Resources-To-Go.

ELEVATE Admins: How to Raise the Bar and Achieve Excellence in Your Administrative Career – Chrissy Scivicque
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The Administrative Field is Evolving…Are You?

Within just the past few decades, the admin field has experienced dramatic changes. The tools of the trade, along with the fundamentals of the job, have been transformed.

We are currently in the midst of the next admin evolution and, inevitably, only the fittest will survive. If you don’t want to get left behind, you must continuously ELEVATE.

This book offers the tools you need to not only meet the ever-expanding demands of the admin role, but to establish yourself as a peak performer in this increasingly competitive field.

ELEVATE Admins contains…
A thorough analysis of the admin field—where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going

Straightforward advice to help you take ownership of your administrative career and embrace the mindset required for success now and in the future

Practical strategies to up-level your personal performance, enhance your professional competence, and inspire others in the process

Relatable, true stories that demonstrate the power of the “elevated” admin

There has never been a better time to be an Administrative Professional. Seize the opportunity and ELEVATE!

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How to be a PA – a practical guide to becoming a super-efficient Personal Assistant
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An absolute must have book for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Administrators, and Back Office Support. 'How to be a PA' is an invaluable leaning and development tool, packed full of educational PA tips, industry advice and office insights, for anyone starting out, or already employed, as a PA.

Written for PA’s by a highly experienced (CEO level), Executive Assistant, this book will become your 'go-to guide', improving your PA skills, confidence, and career prospects.

How to be the Best Administrative Assistant Anyone Could Ever Have – Kindle Edition
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Wow your employer with your administrative assistant skills. Let them feel like they cannot function without your top notch support. Demonstrate that you know how to help them obtain and retain customers/clients. This book is written by someone who’s been in the administrative field for over 20 years and have the experience and information to share with anyone who desires to stand out above the competition. Read on and cease the day! Carpe Diem!

I’m An Executive Assistant Not A Miracle Worker. Blank Lined Journal: Secretary Funny Office Journals Coworker Notebook (Gag Gifts) Paperback – February 23, 2019
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A Unique and Meaningful Gag Gift!

Cover : (Matte) Size : 6” x 9” (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Interior: Blank Wide Ruled 100 pages

This is the best funny Gifts idea, perfect for writing notes or keeping a diary life goals and dreams, task list organizer, goal tracker, habit tracker and journaling.

Perfect as : -Funny Gag Gifts for Men, Women -Appreciation Gifts -Thank You Gifts -Inspirational Quote Gifts -Funny Retirement Gifts

Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets – Joan Burge
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You were not born to be ordinary. Far from it! But to succeed in business you need to do more than show up and work. You need to learn how to demonstrate your worth in ways that matter. You must stand out from the crowd by being future-focused and grounded today.

In this book, Joan Burge, the red-lipstick-wearing Rock Star, and pioneer of administrative excellence exposes the game-changing truths and unwritten rules you need to know in order to maximize your potential. In an unapologetic, uncompromising, no-holds-barred style, Joan shares never before revealed career stories and life lessons in a tell-all book that will challenge your perspective and teach you how to master your craft and triumph in today's business environment. What are you waiting for? The world is waiting for you.

https://officedynamics.com/joans-greatest-administrative-secrets-revealed/

Michele Thwaits
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International facilitator | Trainer | Coach & Mentor | Writer | Virtual Assistant
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Michele Thwaits 

International facilitator | Trainer | Coach & Mentor | Writer | Virtual Assistant

Michele is the owner of Empowered 4 Success - an experienced and a sought-after facilitator and trainer specializing in Professional Business Writing, Communication skills, E-colours awareness and People Smart Skills, Leadership skills as well as Emotional Intelligence.

With over 36 years’ experience in the corporate world as a PA and EA working with senior executives and CEOs, she delivers PA Masterclasses worldwide and serves as a mentor to many from time to time.

She has had the privilege of working with audiences worldwide in over 16 countries to date since 2010 from Africa to Europe, Middle East and USA.

Michele has served on many PA forums (i.e. PANSA, PAFSA) and currently serves on the Committees of PSASA (Professional Speakers Association of South Africa) Virtual Chapter and The Botswana/Zimbabwe Mastermind and member of Academy of Excellence, PAFSA.

When she is not travelling and training, she is a sought after Virtual Assistant currently working with 2 clients of her own through Empowered 4 Success and is Operations Officer at Office-Online working with 4 of their clients.

She has published many articles in the A-Z of PAs and Office Managers magazine, Career Success, InTouch newsletter (PAFSA), Executive Secretary Magazine (UK), EDPA(UK), African PA Magazine (Kenya), DSSP newsletter, Karachi, profiled by Exceptional EA (Vancouver), and has a regular blog “Time out with Michele”.

She believes every person has a want and desire to enhance their personal and professional skills and ultimately empower themselves in their profession and Michele takes every opportunity to share her experiences and knowledge to encourage every person that whatever they put their minds to, they can achieve their full potential

michele@empowered4success.co.za

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