New Feature: Ask the Admin!

By | Aug 14, 2008

Like most blog writers, I spend time regularly reviewing the phrases people use to access my blog through search engines.  What I’ve found is most of the searches that are bringing up my site are either for my receptionist tips or for my posts on how-tos in MS Office software. So, I’m putting in a […]

Casual Friday – Clan of the Cavebear

By | Aug 8, 2008

What better way to spend a nice summer weekend than reading a book.  This particular book is one of my all time favorites.  I’ve probably read it 10 times over the years. If you like a character driven book, with good strong characters, this is one you’ll love.  If you love strong female characters, you’ll […]

Buying Office Equipment: what are the pitfalls

By | Aug 8, 2008

At some point in your career as an administrative assistant, you will be faced with buying new office equipment.  Whether you are the final decision maker or just providing research for that person, you need to consider your options carefully. Before you start looking for a piece of equipment, think about how you are going […]

When to put a project aside

By | Aug 7, 2008

If you’re like me, in addition to all the little day to day duties that take up your time, you will also have big time-consuming, thought provoking projects to add some leaven to your day.  How do you manage those?  Do you set aside time and power through them, or work on them as time […]

Slides that stick

By | Aug 4, 2008

How do you keep the audience from snoozing during your boss’s presentation? As an administrative assistant, you are often called upon to create PowerPoint presentations for your boss, and if you’ve produced as many PowerPoint presentations as I have you know that keeping them fresh and interesting is always a challenge. Last week I came […]

Site Maintenance

By | Aug 2, 2008

I apologize if you’ve had problems accessing the site for the last couple of hours.  I was upgrading to the newest version of WordPress.  There were some problems with the install, and it took me a while to troubleshoot the issue and fix it. Everything should be working right now.  If you have any continued […]

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