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 faster writing because you have to slow down near the edges
If you’re using an A4 notepad, fold the page in half lengthways and write down one side and then the other; because you have less space you will automatically write less
As you near the bottom of a page, start to push the paper up and then flip over as you reach the end
Use your non-writing hand to fold over the bottom corner of your pad to enable a quick flip (see above) and hence faster writing!
About the Author
Heather Baker is the facilitator for PLUS Specialty Training’s Administration and Office Management for Female Professionals course.
She is a highly accomplished training consultant, specializing in Office Professional skills, with over 15 years of training experience. Before becoming a consultant and delivering programs to numerous participants from all levels of administration, Heather spent over 20 years in multiple Executive Assistant roles, including 15 years assisting the Chief Executive of Granada Television in the U.K.
Heather’s programs not only cover the fundamentals, but also encompass innovative topics to help organizations thrive in their daily activities. Her training has enabled professionals to enhance the way they work, leading to more success for their business.
Heather holds a Paris Chamber of Commerce Bilingual Secretarial Diploma and is a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. She travels worldwide to motivate and develop the skills of personnel in diverse organizations and industries. She regularly delivers presentations at secretarial and office professional conferences and is a regular contributor to office professional magazines, webinars and blogs. She is also a Prince’s Trust Business Mentor, as well as the creator of the BakerWrite speedwriting system and the author of “Successful Minute Taking: Meeting the Challenge” and “Successful Business Writing”.