Tag: assistant

Eye contact while meeting people is the solution

Keeping eye contact makes you appear more confident in almost any situation. in the natural process of talking to someone we do flick our eyes away when we are processing our thoughts.

Making Connections at Professional Meetings

how to make connections with skill at professional meetings and networking events this year: Shake smoothly. Get off to a great start. Win the name game. Make yourself memorable. Keep it light. Be upbeat. Put down your smartphone. Exit gracefully. Follow up.

Growth in female breadwinners leaves families exposed to financial distress

Women principal wage earners have jumped in number, but families are exposed to financial distress as income protection cover levels remain low

Bill Murray hired an assistant who “was deaf” to stop people from contacting

“So he hired a personal assistant who was profoundly deaf, did not have oral speech, spoke only American sign language, which Bill did not speak, nor did anyone else in the production. But Bill said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m going to learn sign language.’

Women with bosses: Want to be treated like a professional? Be like one

In addition, if you are a virtual assistant, an administrative assistant, or an office coordinator of some type, this immediately tells people you might not …

Be proactive, anticipate needs, be prepared and exceed expectations

To be a successful assistant you have to be willing, able, flexible and proactive. Think ahead and plan, carry out tasks before they are required, anticipate problems and try to solve them. Use quieter periods to pre-empt requests. Be organised and prepared in advance (including updating and organizing paperwork and files). A successful assistant deals with as much as possible to prevent it landing on the boss’s desk, and endeavors to always exceed expectations.

Former Zepf Center CEO testifies, claims credit card purchases were appropriate

The CEO, who didn’t have a personal assistant, said there was an employee who had the responsibility of ordering office supplies, but it was typically …

Is Constant communication the right method to teach your boss

Train your boss to communicate with you regularly – this is crucial to the success of your relationship. You should know where your boss is at all times even though you may not reveal this to others. Throughout your relationship it is imperative to have regular meetings and continuous communication – possibly every day, or whatever works for you both and complements your schedules.

The beginning of a business relationship

‘One of the most important things you can do is to keep well informed and up to date about the business sector you work in, trends in your company and changes in technology.’

Gillian Richmond, European Chairperson for European Management Assistants

Understand yourself before you try to understand others

In order to build excellent effective relationships and understand others, it is important that you understand yourself first.