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    Cubicle Etiquette 101

    Cubicle Etiquette 101
    Do you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when you're on the phone? Do you feel that you are not being respected when you are doing something urgent and people just barge in on you? If you work in a cubicle, here are some guidelines to follow for good cubicle etiquette: -You see the person you wish to talk ...
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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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    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic

    10 Things You Must Know When Planning Your Company Picnic
    After producing literally hundreds of picnics for every size company, I have found that there are issues any savvy admin must address. Below are some of the most important and often overlooked issues in planning a summer picnic for your group: 1. Cost: If you do not have at least $50 per person to spend for a company picnic (of 75 ...
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    10 Quick Tips for Getting Organized

    10 Quick Tips for Getting Organized
    Every year, I spend time in January and February getting organized and ready for the upcoming year. My organizing actually starts during the holidays--with every present I receive, I'm thinking "Out with the old and in with the new." When I receive a gift, I have to decide what old item I'm going to get rid of. This year, after putting ...
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    The Latest in Phone Etiquette

    The Latest in Phone Etiquette
    From "The Latest in Phone Etiquette (Part 1 of 2)" One of the most important skills I use every day as an executive secretary is proper phone etiquette. The way I handle myself on the telephone reflects on my employer, my company and me. My professionalism speaks volumes about the image of my company. And as you know, professionalism is a ...
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    4 Tips to Handle a Sabotaging Coworker

    4 Tips to Handle a Sabotaging Coworker
    We all like to think of our coworkers as friends, but what happens when you become the target of a coworker's dirty politics? Here are some strategies that can help you keep the peace without losing your edge, shared by fellow soldiers on the office wars' front lines. Take Precautions It is wise to have some good measures in place to ...
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    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular

    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular
    Gossip is and will always be a part of the work environment. Whether it’s during a quick chat over a morning cup of coffee or a marathon session at happy hour, we’ve all started or repeated a rumor about someone in their absence. In fact, employees gossip up to sixty-five hours a year at work, according to a July 2002 survey ...
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    Organizing Your Desk for Optimum Efficiency

    Organizing Your Desk for Optimum Efficiency
    From the original blog post "Organizing Your Desk for Optimum Efficiency" While I am not a stickler for a neat desk (anyone who works with me will tell you that my desk is not the epitomy of neatness), a certain amount of organization is necessary in our field. We generally have so many daily, weekly, and monthly tasks, not to mention ...
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    On the Job Tips for New Admins

    On the Job Tips for New Admins
    Based on lessons I picked up over the years either from other administrative assistants, my bosses or from trial and error. Here are my top six things I would recommend you do well as a new administrative assistant: 1. Write it down When your boss asks you to do something, write it down, send yourself an e-mail reminder or put it ...
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    Correspond Like A Pro

    Correspond Like A Pro
    As the number of emails increase, it seems that the level of professional correspondence has decreased. Tacky notes, mis-spelled words, sentences that drone on and on -- you've probably seen it all, as have I. But never forget that people judge you by whatever means you interact with them. That includes notes, phone messages, and yes, the ubiquitous email. Here are ...
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    Never Lose Track of Another Task

    Never Lose Track of Another Task
    From the original post Never Lose Track of Another Task Over the years, I have used a number of different methods to track tasks, from sticky notes stuck to my monitor to a steno pad to write down tasks. While I still use a steno pad to write down tasks as they come to me, my main organizational tool is ...
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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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    11 Writing Mistakes Even Smart People Make

    11 Writing Mistakes Even Smart People Make
    Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can't anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can't. Even college graduates don't seem to be learning composition basics. Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on looking professional. Sure, some clients, coworkers, or resume readers ...
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    Eight Ways to Take a Day for Yourself

    Even if you absolutely love your job you probably need a little mini-vacation from the office from time to time. You really, really could use a day off? Need a little bit of time to yourself for some much-needed rest and relaxation? Can’t bring yourself to be honest about it to your boss? Don't worry, we totally understand. It's important to ...
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    Import Your Data from Act!, Goldmine, or Excel into SalesForce

    Identify Your Data Sources Start by listing the various data sources that you’re thinking about migrating into Salesforce. For example you might have information in a legacy CRM application, homegrown databases, excel spreadsheets, or in individual contact managers. It’s important to spell out exactly what you hope to migrate, what format it’s in, and how clean it is. Data Migration Strategies ...
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    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter

    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter
    The knowledge of business etiquette applies to all, whether you’re a successful business executive or a recent college graduate just entering the business world. We can all use gentle reminders of how to behave appropriately in our day-to-day business life. There may be times when you find the adage true that “you don’t know what you don’t know”, so it behooves ...
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    Password Protect Your Excel File

    Password Protect Your Excel File
    Have you ever wondered that there can be types of passwords just like types of files? Is it possible? Yes it is. MS Excel is equipped with five types of password locking with which you can protect your worksheets. This means you can secure your MS Excel worksheet with 5 different password security measures and prevent unauthorized access to the worksheet. ...
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    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good

    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good
    What is the measure of an administrative professional? Some would say it’s all about helping your manager do his job well, AKA making your boss look good. With that in mind, we asked professionals who have been on both sides of the relationship what admins can do to help their bosses shine as brightly as possible. Here are their top 10 ...
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    7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word

    7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Word is an extremely easy tool to start using. However there are lots of interesting features "under the hood." Some of these features can save you a lot of time when producing documents. I am amazed that they are not as well known as they should be. These top seven tips are my favorites and I cannot imagine life with ...
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    How to Write a Job Analysis and Description

    How to Write a Job Analysis and Description
    The employees you hire can make or break your business. While you may be tempted to hire the first person who walks in the door - "just to get it over with" - doing so can be a fatal error. A small company cannot afford to carry deadwood on staff; so start smart by taking time to figure out your staffing ...
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