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    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?

    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?
    First impressions count! Part of an administrative professional’s unwritten job title is to professionally project and promote the corporate brand and image to the public. As administrative professionals, we do that by how we greet our guests and how we maintain our desk and accompanying office areas where we work. Walk in the front door of your office and look around ...
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    4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists

    Do you find yourself having to write each person's e-mail address over and over again for certain e-mails? Do you wish that you could make life simpler by just entering one item that would include a list of e-mail addresses? Here are 4 simple steps to creating an e-mail distribution list in Microsoft Outlook: 1. Make sure that you are in ...
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    Boost Your Office Productivity

    Boost Your Office Productivity
    Getting the most out of your day can be difficult with a busy schedule, but you can use these tips to help you maximize your time in order to be better available to employees. 1. Do your personal email first. Productivity experts will tell you this is wrong, but if you read family mail only after you have read all your ...
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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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    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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    Keeping Your Email Box Organized & Ready for Business

    Learning how to get the most organization from your email software is very likely the most important skill you can learn to conduct a successful online home business. There are three primary email applications on the market that folks use to manage their incoming POP3 email. Those three are: -Microsoft Outlook Express -Eudora -Netscape Mail In order to get the most ...
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    Outlook … Not Just for Email! Using Your Outlook Tasks

    Outlook … Not Just for Email! Using Your Outlook Tasks
    Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely used software programs for email, but if you’re only using it for email, you’re missing out on a great productivity tool! Here are a few ways you can use the Outlook Tasks feature to keep track of your to-do list. h4. Assign categories to your tasks. If you have a lot of items ...
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    Implement a Successful Travel Program

    Implement a Successful Travel Program
    In tough economic times, businesses are always seeking new ways to reduce costs, and travel budgets are often one of the first areas to come under scrutiny. One way to save money without sacrificing necessary travel or the traveler's quality of life on the road is through the deployment of a corporate travel management program. While most large corporations have such ...
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    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month

    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month
    It seems that you’ve just got used to it being a new year, and here it is February, and time to archive your files! Why archive your files? Quite simply, because if you don’t, your filing cabinet will become overfilled, and you’ll have trouble locating needed documents and finding room for new ones. When your filing system is inconvenient to use, ...
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    Juggle Your Work for Multiple Bosses

    Juggle Your Work for Multiple Bosses
    While the traditional role of an administrative assistant is to support a single boss, many admins today report to multiple executives, departments or entire staffs of small businesses. According to admins who work for more than one boss, some simple strategies can keep you from being pulled into multiple directions at one time. When in Doubt, Let the Bosses Duke It ...
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    Handling a Disorganized Boss

    Handling a Disorganized Boss
    You’re excited about your new job. The pay is good, the office setting is comfortable and the commute is easy. But as you start the actual work, you confront an unsettling truth: Your new boss is an organizational train wreck He hasn’t mapped out a plan for your first few days or weeks. He doesn’t give you any guidance on the ...
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    Create a Paperless Office

    Create a Paperless Office
    If you're finding it tough to stay ahead of the paper trail in your office, it might be time to begin phasing it out. Storing documents electronically can save you time and your firm money, says Leonard B. Kruk, a technology futurist and president of Naples, Florida-based Leonard Kruk Consulting. Reducing your reliance on paper can increase your productivity. Here are ...
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    Ten Commandments For Time Management

    Ten Commandments For Time Management
    "Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; if it is not managed, nothing else can be managed." - Peter F. Drucker One of the major causes of stress is work overload and not having enough time to accomplish your tasks. The easy way to get out of this predicament is to get organized and managing your time effectively. The goal ...
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    Taming the Email Monster

    Taming the Email Monster
    Let’s reframe the role of e-mail in your business. Consider e-mail to be a medium to get information from one place to another, not as an end in itself. It is a “pass-through,” in much the same way as the role of the telephone is to give and receive information. How many emails are in your inbox right now? Opened? Unopened? ...
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    11 Reasons to Organize Your Closet

    11 Reasons to Organize Your Closet
    I’ve been spending the week putting the finishing touches on my brand new workshop Organize Your Closet — A Quick and Simple Online Workshop. So, today, I thought it would be fun to share eleven reasons why organizing your closet is a rewarding endeavor, plus give you a bit of info about this workshop and the benefits of taking it. Sound ...
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    How to Organize Your Magazines

    How to Organize Your Magazines
    The next session of Organize Your Paper Clutter starts next Tuesday … so the topic of organizing paper is top of mind again! How to organize magazines is one of the popular questions in this workshop, so I thought I’d share my system for keeping my vast collection of magazines under control. If you’ve stopped by this blog of mine a ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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