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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Treat Your Boss' Expenses as Your Own

    Treat Your Boss' Expenses as Your Own
    With the economy turned upside down, everyone these days is focusing on expenses. And companies are tightening their belts and cracking the whip where they may not have done previously. My company just instituted its first expense policy guidelines. Up until now, they had always expected that employees would be price-conscientious while dining out or choosing a hotel. Unfortunately, people took ...
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    The Cost Behind Checking Bags

    The Cost Behind Checking Bags
    To deal with the soaring price of jet-fuel virtually every major airline is now charging fees for checking bags. AdminSecret did the research and has the 411. See the list below for the details (rates refer to domestic flights and exclude all 1st class and premium customers): American Airlines For those who buy tickets after June 14th American Airlines is implementing ...
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    Tools for Working Out at Work

    Tools for Working Out at Work
    We were not designed to be deskbound for eight hours a day, with little exercise other than tapping a keypad. However, a new generation of fitness equipment is changing all that. From treadmill desks to mini exercise bikes, there's no excuse for time-poor office workers. Here's a selection of the latest fitness gizmos that give you a workout while you work. ...
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    Folder/Inserter Equipment in the MATERIAL World

    Folder/Inserter Equipment in the MATERIAL World
    The right materials can increase the productivity and efficiency of your folding/inserting equipment. Folder/inserters can save you time and money processing outgoing mail. But, like most office equipment, that efficiency depends on how the equipment is used. To help ensure your folder/inserter processes mail efficiently, consider what you put into it. Are you using the proper materials? h4. MATERIAL WORTH The ...
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    Data Run Wild: Dealing with Too Much Info

    Data Run Wild: Dealing with Too Much Info
    How many emails are in your in-box? How many magazines are in your "to-read" (or sift through again) pile? How many blogs or information websites do you peruse on a daily basis--just for fun? Between magazines, blogs, websites, e-zines, pod-casts, books, newspapers, and T.V. shows, information overload is almost inevitable. It's simply impossible to get through a single day without being ...
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    Link with AdminSecret

    Link with AdminSecret
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about AdminSecret. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. AdminSecret is now offering all admin and member-owned websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping. Email: info@adminsecret.com for more ...
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    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace

    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace
    Holiday party planning can get dicey when companies add diversity to their merrymaking mix. How do you appeal to all without leaving someone out in the cold? "Put the emphasis on celebrating," advises workplace diversity consultant Sondra Thiederman, PhD, author of Making Diversity Work, founder of Cross-Cultural Communications and a Monster contributing writer. The key: "Focus more on what we share ...
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    How to Make Less of a Mess (Literally)

    How to Make Less of a Mess (Literally)
    Businesses produce 40% of the garbage in the U.S. Here's how to clean up your act. PAPER, GLASS, PLASTIC, ALUMINUM It starts with the paper cups that hold your morning caffeine fix. Then come the stacks of junk mail, which get added to the old business cards, notebooks, and page after page of outdated sales reports. Each employee typically uses 1.5 ...
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    Create a Disaster Plan: Work Together to Prepare for the Worst

    Create a Disaster Plan: Work Together to Prepare for the Worst
    When it comes to preparing for disaster, executives are the ones who sweat the big stuff, whether the potential risk is a hurricane, earthquake, pandemic, terrorist attack or other calamity. Top managers approve the plan for offsite data mirroring, pick an alternate payroll processor and assure the firm's biggest customers that current services won't be interrupted. But of course, it's the ...
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    Plan Company Events with These Expert Tips

    Plan Company Events with These Expert Tips
    Event planning is one of the more creative and exciting aspects of being an administrative assistant, but it can also be one of the most unnerving. When your company is throwing a big bash and you're suddenly put in charge of the details, it can be difficult to avoid a run-in with Murphy's Law. Fortunately, with a little organization and the ...
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