I have a deep appreciation for leaders who choose to serve in public office to support local, regional, state, and national governance. I care about the participation, engagement, and leadership within associations, churches, non-profit organizations, businesses, and governments. I admire individuals who look beyond what they can receive to focus on what they can give. I am thankful for people who choose to give of their time and resources to support good causes, events, and have a positive impact in the world we live in. Continue reading
Have you added TRAVO to your list of resources to assist you in planning trips to meetings and events? If not, what are you waiting for? Don’t delay! TRAVO offers an incredible planning tool for administrative professionals, and it’s FREE!
Over the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to meet and connect with members of the TRAVO team via video conference, phone, and email. I am impressed with the TRAVO team’s enthusiasm to provide administrative professionals with a useful tool to save us time.
Today’s working professional needs to embrace technology not run from it. One of the greatest challenges faced by administrative professionals in today’s workplace is their capacity to accept and adapt to the advances in technology.
Apps have become one of my new best time-saving technology tools. What is an app anyway? By definition an app (shortened to refer to the word application) is a computer program that will run on a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. Apps are available for download on the device (often times for free) typically through the owner of the mobile operating system (e.g. Apple App Store, Google Play, etc.).
With the rising popularity of individuals downloading apps, the world is seeing a shift toward an increase in mobile computing. Mobile apps can be a huge timesaver for working professionals. Because of my work demands I need to save minutes whenever I can. Continue reading
The good news is that our days are filled with choices—our choices. Are you taking action and making the right daily choices to ensure that you enjoy a satisfying life? If not, what is stopping you?
Today is the start of a new day! Today you have the opportunity to choose what you will do and who and what will occupy your time. Perhaps you can start something new. Perhaps you can let go of something that is holding you back. Consider the possibility of committing to refocusing on what matters most to you as you evaluate your overall happiness and well-being. Choose to make you a priority. Do things that make you smile! Continue reading
If I were given the chance to change my career, would I? No! Why? Working and serving in my role as an administrative professional makes me happy. In fact the happiness I feel in my role is somewhat magical and brings joy to my life.
Working as an administrative professional gives me the opportunity to meet new people. It challenges me to learn new technologies. It also stretches me to accept and seek new work assignments. The career of the administrative professional can be far from glamorous; however, the work is necessary, diverse, and important! Even with the challenges of scheduling meetings, managing email, participating on teams, coordinating travel, and meeting critical deadlines–it’s all worth it!
I grew up with a typewriter and taking handwritten notes. As technology advanced, I learned to use a computer and eventually took computer application classes. Does anyone remember WordPerfect 5.1? Oh, how technology has evolved over the years. Continue reading