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    Business Etiquette 101

    Business Etiquette 101
    Introductions The proper way to make an introduction is to introduce a lower-ranking person to a higher-ranking person. For example, if your CEO is Mrs. Jones and you are introducing administrative assistant Jane Smith to her, the correct introduction would be "Mrs. Jones, I'd like you to meet Jane Smith." If you forget a person's name while making an introduction, ...
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    Use Drag and Drop to Create New Outlook Items from Existing

    Use Drag and Drop to Create New Outlook Items from Existing
    An excerpt from the course ‘Outlook 2007 Productivity’ brought to you by Academy of Virtual Professionals. Use Drag and Drop to create new Outlook items from existing Drag and Drop — a key component to keeping organized! You can easily create new Outlook items from other Outlook items using drag and drop. The hidden beauty of drag and drop is that ...
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    Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message

    Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message
    Are you going on vacation? Are you going to be out of the office for a short or even long period of time? Don’t forget to set up and turn on your “Out of Office Assistant” on Microsoft Outlook. It’s amazing of how many people actually forget to do this. You e-mail someone asking them a question or wanting to state ...
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    Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Your Boss All Under $25

    What to Give Your Boss This Holiday Season... You want to show your boss your appreciation and spread holiday cheer, but your dollar is already being stretched this year. No worries. AdminSecret researched fun, mindful gifts for any type gift-receiver.. Jet-Setting Boss Caffeine Junkie Book Worm Hard-to-Buy-For Boss Movie Buff Boss Artsy Boss Green Boss Desk-Bound Boss Likes "Fun" in "Functional" ...
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    Beware! Bosses Can Check Your Text Messages

    Beware! Bosses Can Check Your Text Messages
    Let’s face it, most employees use their company-issued pagers, phones, laptops for personal reasons sometimes. It’s just the way life is now — the lines between work life and personal life are becoming more and more blurred as workers seem to be working round the clock these days. But if you do use these devices for a message or text you ...
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    Forgot Your Password? Again?

    Forgot Your Password? Again?
    Forgetting your Windows password happens to everyone from time to time. Yes, even I forget it at times. People are always bombarded with computers asking them to change their passwords every so often. Then you have to try to remember all of these passwords! When does it ever end? Then you have the dreaded website passwords. These are endless, since many ...
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    Top 10 Tips for Business Travel Abroad

    Top 10 Tips for Business Travel Abroad
    Traveling abroad for business can be exciting, but you should leave yourself plenty of time to prepare before your departure. We’ve compiled a list of things to do before you leave: h4. *1. Renew your passport:* Make sure that you have a valid passport at least three months before you depart. It’s easy to apply for one at your local post ...
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    Tips for Traveling With Your Boss

    Tips for Traveling With Your Boss
    Traveling with your boss? Even if you’re headed somewhere warm and exotic, don’t think of it as a vacation. “Even though you’re not in your actual office, you are still at work,” says Anna Post, who teaches business etiquette seminars at the Emily Post Institute in Burlington, Vermont. “Everything that applies in the office applies on the road.” That means showing ...
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    Guidelines For Texting Your Boss

    Guidelines For Texting Your Boss
    While perusing the many blogs that I follow, I saw this blog post on LifeHacker about the etiquette of texting your boss. It started me thinking about how much technology has changed during my career and how we respond to it as Administrative and Executive Assistants. Using text messages is a good example of technology that we can embrace. Like all ...
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    How to Overcome Jet Lag

    How to Overcome Jet Lag
    Crossing several time zones makes travelers an easy prey for the brain-fogging, energy-zapping disorder known as jet lag. And while nearly everyone’s got advice for how to beat it - ranging from inflight sleeping pills to keeping your watch on the old time - the best remedy is to start resetting your internal clock several days before you leave home. “Get ...
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    Organize Your Piles of Paperwork

    See original blog post Project Paperwork Made Simple. [widget:aby_garvey_featured_auth_box] Got piles? If you're afraid to put all your papers away for fear you'll forget to do something, you're not alone. Welcome to the wonderful world of project management. Whether you realize it or not, each and every one of us is a project manager. Whenever you work on a multi-step task, ...
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    Fortifying Food for Your Brain

    Fortifying Food for Your Brain
    Just knowing how to pronounce docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, should be a pretty good indicator of brain health, right? (Need some help? It's DOH-koh-sah-HEXXA-eh-NOH-ik.) It's enough to say "DHA," and good thing, since we'll probably be hearing more about this tongue twister as research emerges about the link between diet and dementia. When nutritionist Elizabeth Somer's mother developed Alzheimer's disease years ...
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    LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace Groups for Admins

    LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace Groups for Admins
    Social networking has taken connecting with other professionals to a whole new level. How can you benefit from Web 2.0 for your current job or in your job-search? AdminSecret wants you to have the best resources to advance your career, even if it means you visit another website. A common feature found amongst the three largest networking sites – LinkedIn, Facebook ...
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    Sign Up for AdminSecret's Weekly Newsletter
    Wanna hear from us? Every week, AdminSecret sends out a recap of the best and most popular content from our site. It also showcases new and under-the-radar features you might have never know were there! Want in on the action? Follow these steps to be sure you know what's up from the top administrative community on the web... To receive the ...
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    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies

    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies
    Companies always want their employees to be frugal, and the cost of office supplies is one key expense that may be reduced. But how do you manage with less when your workload is up, thanks to company downsizing? Here are seven ways to get the most out of what you've got. h4. Shop Wisely Anticipating future needs can be quite cost-effective. ...
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    How to Make a Quick, Easy Travel Planner

    How to Make a Quick, Easy Travel Planner
    Read original blog post Make a Quick & Simple Travel Planner. If you love to travel (or have to for work), I’d be willing to bet you also love to take photos and collect travel memorabilia, too. Is that you? But actually tackling the job of figuring out what to do with all these treasures once you get back home can ...
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    AdminSecret's Featured Writers and Partners

    AdminSecret is lucky to host content from some of the most highly acclaimed and seasoned professionals in the administrative field. From authors to bloggers to a toy company, AdminSecret aims to deliver expert, applicable and fun advice and tips from the best in the business. Check out our list of Featured Authors and be sure to glance at their sites, too! ...
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    Office Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

    Office Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
    Disaster Preparedness is essential for disasters. A written plan of your insurance information, medical and personal information, as well as inventory of belongings and copies of your important papers will help you get back up and running after the disaster is over. Prepare now. A complete plan of action of where you will go, what you will take, and who will ...
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    A Beginner's Guide to Creating Newsletters

    A Beginner's Guide to Creating Newsletters
    Your boss has put you in charge of a company or department newsletter, but you've never taken an editing or graphic design class? Don't panic. Today, many admins are taking on this responsibility. These tips will help you get started. h4. Concise Content The biggest mistake newsletter novices make is including articles that are too long, says Elaine Floyd, the St. ...
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    How to Speak More Assertively

    How to Speak More Assertively
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
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