Casual Friday:

By | Aug 29, 2008

Wow…is it Friday again already?  This week has just flown by! With all the news on the economy, the war, crime, and all the other serious problems we deal with from day to day, I figured we could use a bit of levity come Friday.  So, I bring you: The humor is clean and it’s […]

Using To Do Lists

By | Aug 27, 2008

There’s a great post on OfficeArrow about using to do lists.  I’ve talked previously about using Outlook to manage tasks.  These two articles fit perfectly together.  To do lists are great for keeping you organized and keeping you from losing track of tasks.  Using Microsoft Outlook to track your to do list adds another layer […]

Using Sort in Microsoft Excel

By | Aug 26, 2008

You have a beautiful spreadsheet that you use to track customer purchases.  Every time you get a purchase order, you enter it into the spreadsheet so you can track orders.  But your boss wants to have the spreadsheet sorted by customer name.  What do you do?  You could laboriously go through and insert a row […]

Answering Questions Right the First Time: Creating a Resource List

By | Aug 26, 2008

In my previous series on Receptionist Tips (see Part I and Part II), I neglected one very important piece of information:  creating a resource list. As a receptionist, you are often the first person someone will talk to, and if they are not calling the right place, you are often the only one they will […]

Great New Community for Administrative Professionals

By | Aug 25, 2008

Introducing: OfficeArrow is a great new community for administrative professionals.  I’ve been reading their site for about a month (and posting there also, of course), and I’ve found some great information as well as some really nice people.  I’ll be adding their link to my permanent resource list. They have articles as diverse as using […]

Casual Friday: Free Poverty

By | Aug 22, 2008

Previously on Casual Friday, I brought you Free Rice.  Now I bring you: You’ll be testing your geography skills (and hopefully improving your knowledge), and for every correct answer, clean drinking water will be donated to those in need. So, come on, let’s help others while we help ourselves.

Ask the Admin – International Travel Arrangements

By | Aug 21, 2008

I had an e-mail this morning from someone who is recently laid off and wants some advice to be able to take her career to the next step.  She says” I have been looking for a new position in the Atlanta area for the past couple of days now.  I have realized in order for […]

Planning a Big Project

By | Aug 20, 2008

So, the boss has dropped a big project on your desk.  How do you go about getting it done? The most important step in any big project is planning.  While you can’t plan for every eventuality, poor planning can and will derail a project. You need to consider several needs when planning a project. Time […]

10 Things to Consider for Your Emergency Response Plan

By | Aug 18, 2008

Office Arrow had an excellent post on emergency preparedness. I thought I would expand on it a bit for those out there who are tasked with helping create an emergency plan for their office.  Here are 10 things to consider when making your emergency response plan: First, do your research before you start planning.  There […]

Adspace contest

By | Aug 16, 2008

For all you readers who are also bloggers, I’ve got a great contest for you! The idea is simple and easy: Get as many entries as you can (very easy to do) over the next 30 days. The more entries you get, the better chance you have of winning! At the end of the 30 […]

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