Tagged: Motivators Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • feedwordpress 16:00:44 on 2019/06/17 Permalink
    Tags: Motivators,   

    Love What You Do 


    Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 7 in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/themes/p2/inc/mentions.php on line 77

    Last week Office Dynamics International turned 29! I can’t believe my company is 29 years old. It has not been an easy journey, especially since I started a niche business of specialized training for administrative professionals of every title, age, and experience level. 29 years ago, there was no robust training for assistants.

    I am very blessed to be doing work I love with people I care about. Assistants are near and dear to my heart. Helping assistants improve the quality of their work life (and personal) is always at the forefront of my work. Over these 29 years, I have met tens of thousands of administrative professionals.

    What I love more than anything is being in a classroom with assistants. This is the place where I can really make a difference. That is why I have always emphasized onsite training. However, I realized that many assistants were missing out on my guidance and experience because their companies would not bring me in or they would not be permitted to travel to Las Vegas for our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

    In 2018, we started taking our World Class Assistant™ certification and designation course out to different cities. I also realized that I could not be everywhere to teach these classes and reach others so, I enlisted Julie Reed as an ODI Elite Trainer because I knew Julie cared as much about the profession as I did. And I guess what really matters most is that my 49 years of experience will not go to my grave with me when that day comes. Holding on to what I know just because I physically can’t be everywhere does the world no good.

    And so, it is with that thought that I am proud to be holding our World Class Assistant™ course in other cities and want to expand our reach in 2020.

    When you love what you do, it isn’t work. That doesn’t mean that you won’t have bad days and tough seasons, but you are willing to tough it out because, deep down, you love your work and how it helps others.

    I know there are many assistants in this world who are in this profession because they want to support and serve others; their greatest joy comes from being of help. Thanks to all of you for being there so I can do what I love most—helping you!

    joan_burge_signature

    The post Love What You Do appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training.

     
  • feedwordpress 18:00:19 on 2019/01/26 Permalink
    Tags: , Motivators, , ,   

    Administrative Assistants and Ongoing Status Updates 


    Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 7 in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/themes/p2/inc/mentions.php on line 77

    As administrative assistants and executive assistants, we all know there are a hundred moving parts in business. There is constant change, new projects and ideas, rework, barriers, coordinating multiple people and meetings, travel, and more. Keeping the information flowing and status updates are critical to everyone’s success. Today I am especially focusing on how important status updates are between executives and assistants. Communication does not and should not only happen within the context of a formally scheduled meeting. It is something that should always be happening, fluidly, between Executive and Assistant.

    Tips for Administrative Assistants:

    • “Push” information to your executive; don’t make him ask.
    • Proactively ask questions; when you have time with your executive, use it wisely. Keep a running list of items so you never miss an opportunity.
    • Find opportunities throughout the day to quickly provide updates on pressing matters—fulfill your executive’s curiosity and put his mind at ease.
    • Remember that you don’t want to inundate your executive with e-mails throughout the day but occasional, concise e-mail updates are welcome.
    • Use post-its to communicate short updates or even words of encouragement to your executive.

    Tips for Executives:

    • Remain approachable and accessible to your assistant throughout the day, whether by phone, email or in-person; do not go long stretches without making a point for a quick, informal check-in.
    • If you are in the same location as your assistant, step out of your office or cubicle once in a while. Walk over to your assistant’s workspace and ask, “How are you doing? What’s going on?” Just have short, informal conversations. You will be surprised what you might learn by having these spontaneous mini-conversations with your assistant. Plus, you will be building rapport with your assistant, which will increase her desire to be a star performer for you.
    • Provide on-the-spot feedback. When your assistant has done something to your liking or successfully handled a difficult situation, be sure to tell her exactly what you liked so she will repeat the behavior.

    On the flip side, if your assistant did not quite meet your expectations on an assignment, task, or situation, provide useful feedback immediately while the event is fresh in your mind and hers. Use these as coaching opportunities so your administrative assistant executive assistant can grow and become even more valuable to you.

     


    Monday_Motivators_HomeThis blog post is from Joan Burge’s Monday Motivators series. Monday Motivators is a weekly note offering practical ways to create a new mindset, change behaviors, develop positive relationships and thrive in the workplace with energy, effectiveness, and excellence. You can experience the power of self-navigation toward success. Energize your mind and drop those Monday blues! Subscribe to Monday Motivators.

    Subscribe Here

     

     

     

     

    2019_Conference_For_Administrative_Assistants

    The post Administrative Assistants and Ongoing Status Updates appeared first on Office Dynamics.

     
  • feedwordpress 21:13:24 on 2019/01/04 Permalink
    Tags: , , Motivators, ,   

    Starve the Dragon 


    Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 7 in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/themes/p2/inc/mentions.php on line 77

    There is a huge fiery dragon roaming the earth. Some days, the dragon is a little tamer and other days the dragon is on a rampage breathing fire.

    Do you know this dragon? You may not be directly affected by this dragon – the dragon can be creating pain for your industry, your employer, managers, executives, and customers. It is the financial and international economic dragon that is creating the stock market to crash 500+ plus points in a day, and then rise 420 points in a day, only to crash 600+ points the next day.

    Now, what do I mean by starve the dragon? I mean don’t get pulled down and sucked into negative talk, doomsday conversations and negative attitudes. When this type of thing happens, people (you and me—everyday folks) stop buying; put life on hold and then we actually create the worst-case scenarios.

    Instead….

    • Be positive. When others around are talking about how awful everything is, acknowledge their correctness and then say, “Yeah, but we are a strong country. We have pulled out of tough times before.” Or, “Yes, that is true but I’m focusing on what I can do to make things better.”
    • Stay hopeful. This will not last forever. Nothing lasts forever, no matter how bad it is. It may seem like it takes forever, such as the housing market. It is going to take years and years, especially here in Las Vegas but it will eventually end. Focus on what you can do today.
    • Think lean and streamline processes wherever you can. Save your company money wherever you can. Spend but spend wisely. Remember, if you have to do something over, you are costing your company money. Do the right thing right, the first time. This means slow down, proofread, pay attention and question anything that seems out of sorts to you.
    • Uplift others. As we uplift others, they inspire others and we create a possible ripple which then motivates people to do good.
    • Be strategic. When planning upcoming seminars, conferences and training – see how they line up and teach you strategies that you can bring back and implement in your workplace. Put together a presentation showing your executive the benefits of the training. Everyone needs to be a star in their job today. Mediocrity is not acceptable! Therefore, you need to invest in learning (even if your employer can’t support you). If you do your due diligence and promote the benefits of what you will learn and then use persuasion skills, you should be a winner!
    • Do not…. Do not…. Get pulled into the negative talk. That just feeds the ugly dragon.

    Let’s help move things forward in a positive way. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.

     

    2019_Conference_For_Administrative_Assistants

    The post Starve the Dragon appeared first on Office Dynamics.

     
  • feedwordpress 20:30:15 on 2018/11/08 Permalink
    Tags: , Motivators,   

    My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence 


    Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 7 in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/themes/p2/inc/mentions.php on line 77

     

    As Told By Your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist

     

    Hello from your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist! Recently we held our 25th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and WOW, it did not disappoint! So much so that I asked Brian and Joan if I could write a blog post about my experience and share some photos from the event.

     

    Oh, and just in case you are wondering, I am the guy you get all the emails from 😉

     

    So many of you came up and introduced yourselves and said, “Hey you’re the guy I get all the emails from” I had to slip it into this blog. It was so fun and so awesome to finally get to meet all of you.

     

    Before I go on, I do need to mention that this was my first conference with Joan and the Office Dynamics team as well as my first time working a conference so I didn’t know what to expect. Let me tell you, “Wow” just doesn’t describe the event with justice.

     

     

    Tuesday, October 23 – Welcome Reception

     

    The Conference began with Joan’s traditional Welcome Reception. People from all over the country and all over the world gathered for cocktails, food, networking, and the enjoyment of a Frank Sinatra actor singing to go along with our Star theme.

     

    I didn’t know what to expect or how many people would show up but when I rounded the corner with my phone on Facebook Live, I was impressed with the HUGE turnout. It seemed everybody had shown up and no one was without conversation. It really was awesome to see.

     

    I watched friends reunite, assistants from different companies getting to know each other, and a line of people waiting to meet Joan Burge. Well the line for Joan wasn’t that much of a surprise but the atmosphere was electric, and I loved it!

     

    A great way to start the week and kick off the 25th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

     

     

    Wednesday, October 24 – Speakers, Classes, and Panels

     

    Wednesday began with Joan’s opening remarks that would eventually lead into the recognition of two Platinum VIPs, Joni Hogue for her 10th conference attendance and Sue Velarde for her 12th.

     

    After the awards were given out, the attendees were then told about their special “space” theme cards that they received in their welcome packet. Lisa Olsen explained that there were others in the room with the same card and that when she said “go”, everyone would have to get up out of their chair and find their other team members. Well, I’m sure you can guess what happened next when 327 people got up at once to find their teams. You can find the video of this on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Please enjoy watching it!

     

    There were several breaks throughout the day that allowed me to meet a lot of you and hear your stories about why you came to the conference. Whether it was your second or third time, or even first.

     

    It was awesome to hear the reasons why you all chose to come.

    • Googled “Administrative Conferences”
    • Co-workers or colleagues recommend the conference
    • Some attendees told their stories to their managers and were able to get several more team members approval for the conference (so cool)
    • You previously attended
    • Our agenda looked the best when compared to other administrative conferences

     

    I could go on but there were too many to list them all.

     

    Later in the day Shasta Nelson would take the stage and cover the topic of, “How to Connect in Meaningful Ways.” Unfortunately, I was not able to stay for the entire session as duties called. However, the attendees raved about her.

     

    When Shasta concluded, we broke for lunch and enjoyed prepped meals provided by Office Dynamics and most took the time to stop into the Success Store to purchase some items. After lunch, the attendees then broke out to different hands-on labs that were taught by Joan Burge, Julie Reed, Brandi Britton, and Johna Little.

     

    Wednesday ended with Jennifer Lier, accomplished singer, Las Vegas performer, former Miss Nevada winner, and former Miss America contestant. Jennifer told the story of her journey and with each instance, she would sing a song that related to that particular moment in her life. Let me just say this…JENNIFER CAN SING! I was able to attend her entire session and I’m so glad I did, it was very moving and motivating.

     

     

    Thursday, October 25 – Speakers, Classes, Panels, and Awards

     

    Thursday was awesome! By this time, the Office Dynamics team had individually put in 13 – 16 miles of walking each day, making sure that the conference was running smoothly.

     

    Lisa Olsen, the conference MC, had opened and introduced the panel that would discuss the State of the Profession. Joan Burge, joined by Lisa Olsen, Julie Reed, and Debbie Gross provided amazing insight into the profession, where it is going, and where you, as an assistant, need to be. Amazing questions were asked by a few attendees that were answered by the panel including one heated, yet passionate answer given by Joan.

     

    Click Here, to watch the State of the Profession.

     

    This session was followed by the Best Practices Sharing session conducted by Julie Reed, an Office Dynamics Elite Trainer.

     

    After a break, the attendees once again broke out into concurrent sessions and lunch soon followed.

     

    The day would end with a wonderful session by Judi Moreo that caused laughter, tears, and a sense of togetherness. You truly had to be there to experience it. Beautifully done.

     

     

    Glitz and Glam Gala

     

    WHERE DO I BEGIN?

     

    I’ve spent 8 years in the Marine Corps and have been to 7 Marine Corps Balls (the celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday) and I must say I have never been to anything like this!

     

    Every year Joan makes it a point to put on the best show, experience, and evening she can to allow her attendees to “let their hair down.” This being her 25th, she went all out. Her goal was to make each person feel as if they were the star of the show.

     

    In the hall outside the Gala was a step and repeat where paparazzi was taking pictures and interviewing attendees. You would also find a famous Mouse walking around greeting people.

     

     

    Above the entrance to the Gala, there was a beautiful arch that mimicked the entrance to the Oscars. Tall pillars and a light up sign that said, “25th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.” A beautiful red carpet led you under the arch and into the Gala.

     

     

    “Be Our Guest” was playing as I entered the ballroom where I literally stopped in my tracks. Just inside of the main entrance stood Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and that famous Mouse.

     

    I walked to my left and was greeted by Princess Leia, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. To the right of the room was Pocahontas, Han Solo, and Peter Pan. In the corner was a real movie set make up studio where attendees could get the star treatment of getting glitzed and glammed! Next to that was a photo booth area with our paparazzi photographer.

     

     

    Each table was beautifully covered with black and gold with a gorgeous centerpiece. The main stage was occupied by DJ Rodney and his amazing crew. The stage was decorated with two large pillars and the Oscar standing nearly 10ft tall.

     

    This night was truly for the Stars!

     

    During the 3 course dinner, the actors would put on different performances that tied to their characters but what was truly magnificent was when the characters would involve the attendees in the dance skits…and yes, I participated in two. Thanks Melia and Brian! Haha!

     

    The final skit before the dance floor was open was something out of a James Bond or Mission Impossible scene that involved espionage, dancing, acrobatics, and a performance to remember.

     

    After dinner, there was dancing, music, and so many memories made.

     

     

    I, along with many others, will not forget the night we were all Stars!

     

     

    Friday, October 26 – Final Day

     

    The day began with more prizes given out and a general session by Joan Burge. Followed by the, “What’s Next” session, the final set of concurrent classes, and Joan’s “Closing Thoughts.”

     

    A somewhat emotional yet invigorating moment for those who attended. Life-altering lessons, stories, and events took place during this amazing week followed by an inspirational message from Joan.

     

    The perfect way to end a fulfilling week.

     

    As Brian and I stood outside the doors along with Beth and Melia, I realized in our goodbyes just how amazing this week was for our attendees and for me too.

     

    In Conclusion

     

    How do I end a re-cap of one of the coolest events that I have ever had the privilege to be a part of? How about with a quick story that should explain the passion, care, and love the Office Dynamics team has.

     

    When I met many of you, you asked me how long I’ve been with the company, if I like it, and what brought me to Office Dynamics.

     

    I’d like to share with those that haven’t heard why I decided Office Dynamics was the perfect home for an aspiring marketer and at the end, I hope it will make sense to you.

     

    When I had interviewed with Brian and Joan in January, I had two other companies that had made offers to me, but before I would make my decision I wanted to do my due diligence by researching each company.

     

    The first company, a company that makes computer chips and motherboards, would’ve wanted me to blog about such things and Tweet about them. I’ll be very honest…there is no way I, as a marketer could do that; just not something I could be passionate about.

     

    The second company, in the service industry, was ok but didn’t excite me either.

     

    The last company, Office Dynamics International, specializes in the training and education of Administrative and Executive Assistants. Led by Joan Burge, a pioneer and trail-blazing woman that has a commanding presence and passion like no other.

     

    After I found Joan on YouTube, I started to watch a video from a previous conference and about 45 seconds into the video Joan got fired up and had this amazing intensity you only see in a few speakers. Joan was speaking so direct, so powerful, that I watched in awe and had goosebumps. After watching for about two minutes I sat back in my chair, smiled, and said, “I’m going to work for her.”

     

    It was approximately three weeks later when I started on February 12.

     

    Why did I choose Office Dynamics and Joan? Because someone with so much passion for the industry, so much care about the lessons, so much love for the administrative profession along with the people involved in it, is someone I can truly get behind and work with.

     

    After seeing the dedication from the Office Dynamics team, I can say that everyone has that same passion, care, and love for their work and those involved. Joan, Brian, Melia, and the speakers believe in what they are doing and only want to provide the best for all fans, followers, clients, and companies.

     

    So, I’m concluding with this…The Conference for Administrative Excellence is the culmination of the efforts of this team and I’m so very proud to be a part of it. The amount of work that this team has put into it has shown me how important that your experience is to them and at our final lunch together as a team on Friday, it showed.

     

    Sometimes in silence, sometimes in conversation, but always happy with the efforts put into it. Happy with the responses given by the attendees. Happy for our 25th conference.

     

    I hope those who attended this year’s conference enjoyed it as much as I did, and I truly cannot wait to see you all again next year.

     

     

    Your Friendly Neighborhood Marketing Guy (that sends you all those emails),

     

     

     

    Ernan A. Paredes

     

     

    The post My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence appeared first on Office Dynamics.

     
  • feedwordpress 20:30:15 on 2018/11/08 Permalink
    Tags: , Motivators,   

    My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence 


    Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 7 in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/themes/p2/inc/mentions.php on line 77

     

    As Told By Your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist

     

    Hello from your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist! Recently we held our 25th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and WOW, it did not disappoint! So much so that I asked Brian and Joan if I could write a blog post about my experience and share some photos from the event.

     

    Oh, and just in case you are wondering, I am the guy you get all the emails from 😉

     

    So many of you came up and introduced yourselves and said, “Hey you’re the guy I get all the emails from” I had to slip it into this blog. It was so fun and so awesome to finally get to meet all of you.

     

    Before I go on, I do need to mention that this was my first conference with Joan and the Office Dynamics team as well as my first time working a conference so I didn’t know what to expect. Let me tell you, “Wow” just doesn’t describe the event with justice.

     

     

    Tuesday, October 23 – Welcome Reception

     

    The Conference began with Joan’s traditional Welcome Reception. People from all over the country and all over the world gathered for cocktails, food, networking, and the enjoyment of a Frank Sinatra actor singing to go along with our Star theme.

     

    I didn’t know what to expect or how many people would show up but when I rounded the corner with my phone on Facebook Live, I was impressed with the HUGE turnout. It seemed everybody had shown up and no one was without conversation. It really was awesome to see.

     

    I watched friends reunite, assistants from different companies getting to know each other, and a line of people waiting to meet Joan Burge. Well the line for Joan wasn’t that much of a surprise but the atmosphere was electric, and I loved it!

     

    A great way to start the week and kick off the 25th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

     

     

    Wednesday, October 24 – Speakers, Classes, and Panels

     

    Wednesday began with Joan’s opening remarks that would eventually lead into the recognition of two Platinum VIPs, Joni Hogue for her 10th conference attendance and Sue Velarde for her 12th.

     

    After the awards were given out, the attendees were then told about their special “space” theme cards that they received in their welcome packet. Lisa Olsen explained that there were others in the room with the same card and that when she said “go”, everyone would have to get up out of their chair and find their other team members. Well, I’m sure you can guess what happened next when 327 people got up at once to find their teams. You can find the video of this on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Please enjoy watching it!

     

    There were several breaks throughout the day that allowed me to meet a lot of you and hear your stories about why you came to the conference. Whether it was your second or third time, or even first.

     

    It was awesome to hear the reasons why you all chose to come.

    • Googled “Administrative Conferences”
    • Co-workers or colleagues recommend the conference
    • Some attendees told their stories to their managers and were able to get several more team members approval for the conference (so cool)
    • You previously attended
    • Our agenda looked the best when compared to other administrative conferences

     

    I could go on but there were too many to list them all.

     

    Later in the day Shasta Nelson would take the stage and cover the topic of, “How to Connect in Meaningful Ways.” Unfortunately, I was not able to stay for the entire session as duties called. However, the attendees raved about her.

     

    When Shasta concluded, we broke for lunch and enjoyed prepped meals provided by Office Dynamics and most took the time to stop into the Success Store to purchase some items. After lunch, the attendees then broke out to different hands-on labs that were taught by Joan Burge, Julie Reed, Brandi Britton, and Johna Little.

     

    Wednesday ended with Jennifer Lier, accomplished singer, Las Vegas performer, former Miss Nevada winner, and former Miss America contestant. Jennifer told the story of her journey and with each instance, she would sing a song that related to that particular moment in her life. Let me just say this…JENNIFER CAN SING! I was able to attend her entire session and I’m so glad I did, it was very moving and motivating.

     

     

    Thursday, October 25 – Speakers, Classes, Panels, and Awards

     

    Thursday was awesome! By this time, the Office Dynamics team had individually put in 13 – 16 miles of walking each day, making sure that the conference was running smoothly.

     

    Lisa Olsen, the conference MC, had opened and introduced the panel that would discuss the State of the Profession. Joan Burge, joined by Lisa Olsen, Julie Reed, and Debbie Gross provided amazing insight into the profession, where it is going, and where you, as an assistant, need to be. Amazing questions were asked by a few attendees that were answered by the panel including one heated, yet passionate answer given by Joan.

     

    Click Here, to watch the State of the Profession.

     

    This session was followed by the Best Practices Sharing session conducted by Julie Reed, an Office Dynamics Elite Trainer.

     

    After a break, the attendees once again broke out into concurrent sessions and lunch soon followed.

     

    The day would end with a wonderful session by Judi Moreo that caused laughter, tears, and a sense of togetherness. You truly had to be there to experience it. Beautifully done.

     

     

    Glitz and Glam Gala

     

    WHERE DO I BEGIN?

     

    I’ve spent 8 years in the Marine Corps and have been to 7 Marine Corps Balls (the celebration of the Marine Corps Birthday) and I must say I have never been to anything like this!

     

    Every year Joan makes it a point to put on the best show, experience, and evening she can to allow her attendees to “let their hair down.” This being her 25th, she went all out. Her goal was to make each person feel as if they were the star of the show.

     

    In the hall outside the Gala was a step and repeat where paparazzi was taking pictures and interviewing attendees. You would also find a famous Mouse walking around greeting people.

     

     

    Above the entrance to the Gala, there was a beautiful arch that mimicked the entrance to the Oscars. Tall pillars and a light up sign that said, “25th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.” A beautiful red carpet led you under the arch and into the Gala.

     

     

    “Be Our Guest” was playing as I entered the ballroom where I literally stopped in my tracks. Just inside of the main entrance stood Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and that famous Mouse.

     

    I walked to my left and was greeted by Princess Leia, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. To the right of the room was Pocahontas, Han Solo, and Peter Pan. In the corner was a real movie set make up studio where attendees could get the star treatment of getting glitzed and glammed! Next to that was a photo booth area with our paparazzi photographer.

     

     

    Each table was beautifully covered with black and gold with a gorgeous centerpiece. The main stage was occupied by DJ Rodney and his amazing crew. The stage was decorated with two large pillars and the Oscar standing nearly 10ft tall.

     

    This night was truly for the Stars!

     

    During the 3 course dinner, the actors would put on different performances that tied to their characters but what was truly magnificent was when the characters would involve the attendees in the dance skits…and yes, I participated in two. Thanks Melia and Brian! Haha!

     

    The final skit before the dance floor was open was something out of a James Bond or Mission Impossible scene that involved espionage, dancing, acrobatics, and a performance to remember.

     

    After dinner, there was dancing, music, and so many memories made.

     

     

    I, along with many others, will not forget the night we were all Stars!

     

     

    Friday, October 26 – Final Day

     

    The day began with more prizes given out and a general session by Joan Burge. Followed by the, “What’s Next” session, the final set of concurrent classes, and Joan’s “Closing Thoughts.”

     

    A somewhat emotional yet invigorating moment for those who attended. Life-altering lessons, stories, and events took place during this amazing week followed by an inspirational message from Joan.

     

    The perfect way to end a fulfilling week.

     

    As Brian and I stood outside the doors along with Beth and Melia, I realized in our goodbyes just how amazing this week was for our attendees and for me too.

     

    In Conclusion

     

    How do I end a re-cap of one of the coolest events that I have ever had the privilege to be a part of? How about with a quick story that should explain the passion, care, and love the Office Dynamics team has.

     

    When I met many of you, you asked me how long I’ve been with the company, if I like it, and what brought me to Office Dynamics.

     

    I’d like to share with those that haven’t heard why I decided Office Dynamics was the perfect home for an aspiring marketer and at the end, I hope it will make sense to you.

     

    When I had interviewed with Brian and Joan in January, I had two other companies that had made offers to me, but before I would make my decision I wanted to do my due diligence by researching each company.

     

    The first company, a company that makes computer chips and motherboards, would’ve wanted me to blog about such things and Tweet about them. I’ll be very honest…there is no way I, as a marketer could do that; just not something I could be passionate about.

     

    The second company, in the service industry, was ok but didn’t excite me either.

     

    The last company, Office Dynamics International, specializes in the training and education of Administrative and Executive Assistants. Led by Joan Burge, a pioneer and trail-blazing woman that has a commanding presence and passion like no other.

     

    After I found Joan on YouTube, I started to watch a video from a previous conference and about 45 seconds into the video Joan got fired up and had this amazing intensity you only see in a few speakers. Joan was speaking so direct, so powerful, that I watched in awe and had goosebumps. After watching for about two minutes I sat back in my chair, smiled, and said, “I’m going to work for her.”

     

    It was approximately three weeks later when I started on February 12.

     

    Why did I choose Office Dynamics and Joan? Because someone with so much passion for the industry, so much care about the lessons, so much love for the administrative profession along with the people involved in it, is someone I can truly get behind and work with.

     

    After seeing the dedication from the Office Dynamics team, I can say that everyone has that same passion, care, and love for their work and those involved. Joan, Brian, Melia, and the speakers believe in what they are doing and only want to provide the best for all fans, followers, clients, and companies.

     

    So, I’m concluding with this…The Conference for Administrative Excellence is the culmination of the efforts of this team and I’m so very proud to be a part of it. The amount of work that this team has put into it has shown me how important that your experience is to them and at our final lunch together as a team on Friday, it showed.

     

    Sometimes in silence, sometimes in conversation, but always happy with the efforts put into it. Happy with the responses given by the attendees. Happy for our 25th conference.

     

    I hope those who attended this year’s conference enjoyed it as much as I did, and I truly cannot wait to see you all again next year.

     

     

    Your Friendly Neighborhood Marketing Guy (that sends you all those emails),

     

     

     

    Ernan A. Paredes

     

     

    The post My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence appeared first on Office Dynamics.

     
c
compose new post
j
next post/next comment
k
previous post/previous comment
r
reply
e
edit
o
show/hide comments
t
go to top
l
go to login
h
show/hide help
esc
cancel

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/plugins/feedwordpress/syndicatedlink.class.php on line 302

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/plugins/feedwordpress/syndicatedlink.class.php on line 302

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/plugins/feedwordpress/syndicatedlink.class.php on line 302

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /homepages/23/d339537987/htdocs/ec/wp-content/plugins/feedwordpress/syndicatedlink.class.php on line 302