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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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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.
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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
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5th Edition release date August, 2011 Foreword by Olympia Dukakis. A must-have insiders guide! Real life tools and advice for every professional assistant and their high-powered employers. 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.
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5th Edition release date August, 2011 Foreword by Olympia Dukakis. A must-have insiders guide! Real life tools and advice for every professional assistant and their high-powered employers. 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.

Be the Ultimate Assistant: A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer
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A must-have insiders guide! Real life tools and advice for every professional assistant and their high-powered employers. 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.
Become an inner circle assistant
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The words Inner Circle conjure up visions of an exclusive group of people whose achievements are admired and rewarded. The Inner Circle Assistant title doesn’t show up on any organizational chart but she’s the woman or, the man, who knows how to make things happen and supports the movers and shakers in the organization. Become An Inner Circle Assistant outlines the steps to earn the Inner Circle status as well as thrive in the position. It is a book of strategy and workplace philosophy that will help administrative professionals become top performers in work and in their careers. The book presents the competencies that characterize successful office professionals and is based on the author’s popular training program, the Star Achievement Series®, which is delivered to thousands of administrative professionals nationwide. Assistants who learn these competencies and incorporate them into their work will be successful.
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The words Inner Circle conjure up visions of an exclusive group of people whose achievements are admired and rewarded. The Inner Circle Assistant title doesn’t show up on any organizational chart but she’s the woman or, the man, who knows how to make things happen and supports the movers and shakers in the organization. Become An Inner Circle Assistant outlines the steps to earn the Inner Circle status as well as thrive in the position. It is a book of strategy and workplace philosophy that will help administrative professionals become top performers in work and in their careers. The book presents the competencies that characterize successful office professionals and is based on the author’s popular training program, the Star Achievement Series®, which is delivered to thousands of administrative professionals nationwide. Assistants who learn these competencies and incorporate them into their work will be successful. They will increase their impact on the company’s results, be visible and recognized as a star performer, prepare for future positions, increase self-esteem and levels of confidence, and ultimately achieve Inner Circle status.

Building a powerful personal brand
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We all have a personal brand whether we realise it or not. It determines not only our long-term earning potential but also at times our future opportunities. A strong personal brand cannot be faked, it needs to be authentic and is refined over time by being consistent and professional.
The goal of this book is to get practical about building and maintaining a strong personal brand.
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Building a successful career strategy
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A must-read for current and aspiring Executive Assistants who know they are capable of achieving BIG – both personally and professionally. This book tells you the ‘how’ – how to ‘boss-up’, confidently plan your career, establish your unique skill set and enhance your presence as a leader in your organisation. If you’re passionate about your career development, take action! Apply the insights, strategies and practical exercises within this book to truly become a first-class business partner to your executive.
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Conference and Event Management
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A comprehensive and detailed guide to the entire project management process required for running a successful major event. From initiating and scoping the project, to detailed planning, running the event itself and the final debrief, this guide contains everything you need to make your conference or other event a complete success.
Filled with real-life experiences, with case studies, example documentation from genuine events, and the wisdom that has come from years of running such projects, this book is the most invaluable resource available for anyone tasked with being a conference or other major event project manager.
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Creating an Internal Assistant Network
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This book is essential reading for all Executive Assistants and PAs who want to improve their working lives, and the lives of their peers, by making their working days run much more smoothly and efficiently.
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