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Must Have Skills to Become a Successful Administrative Assistant

  Jul 14 2019

# Administration and Secretarial

As an inexperienced secretary, I hated taking notes and writing minutes – I’d rather have thrown myself downstairs! However, as I progressed to more senior roles, I eventually got the hang of it and have, since 2000, been helping other PAs and administrators to resolve their concerns. Here are some hints on the skills you need: Being good at taking notes You should have ...;

The Art of Communication

  Jan 22 2019

# Administration and Secretarial

We all communicate naturally; most of us find it impossible NOT to communicate, but we don’t always communicate effectively. First of all, let’s analyze communications. We pick up messages from each other in three ways; from body language, tone of voice and the words we use. We pick up most from people’s body language and, yet, so often we don’t even consider this when hoping to communicate effect...;

Managing Personal Data in your Organization

  Feb 14 2018

# Administration and Secretarial

There’s a lot of noise about privacy and how you need to take care of personal information but are you listening? You most probably think it doesn’t affect you. You’re not a large organisation, you’re not global and if you are, your office is not Europe, so no worries there then. But wait, supposing you need to share the personal information you hold with someone in Europe, does the European Union...;

8 Tips For Faster Note Taking

  Oct 8 2017

# Administration and Secretarial

Always keep your writing small and close together; you will write faster because your pen spends less time on the paper Don’t press too hard; you will become more physically tired Don’t use capital letters; block capitals are much slower to produce Don’t write too close to the edges of the paper; this prevents faste...;

Three Approaches to Records Management

  Mar 17 2016

# Administration and Secretarial

In order to deliver a report on managing records retention, a somewhat long word on records management has to be included in this chapter. The principles of records management and the methods to implement records management controls are worthy of their own report. In an attempt to summarise the topic, the following explanation is limited and covers my accoun...;