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Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s handbook
Address: South Africa
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Short Business Description: Being a professional administrative assistant requires an astonishing and varied range of skills involving interpersonal communication, written presentations, and organizational ability. Between coordinating meetings, making travel arrangements, and running the phone lines, administrative professionals are involved in nearly every aspect of the office.
Be the Ultimate Assistant
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Author: Bonnie Low-Kramen
Short Business Description: 5th Edition release date August, 2011 Foreword by Olympia Dukakis. A must-have insiders guide! Real life tools and advice for every professional assistant and their high-powered employers. A first-hand look at the world of a celebrity assistant, and its application to the larger realm of all professional assistants. Enlightening and entertaining, this book is filled with true stories and lessons from author Bonnie Low-Kramen’s 25+ years working with Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Low-Kramen is also a co-founder of New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA). THE AUTHOR COMMENTS… I love being an assistant. In fact, I strive to be an ultimate assistant, someone who seeks excellence and improvement – not just on some days, but every day. I don’t always succeed, but this is what I try to do. Are you so inclined? Ultimate assistants are like that, and I am privileged to know quite a few, including some whose experiences are in the book. I wrote the book for three reasons. The first is that this work is frequently misunderstood and has been subject to warped misconceptions by the media. The second is that there are too few resources for assistants, and certainly not only those who work for celebrities. Third, there is a tremendous curiosity about the work. I decided that I was in a unique position to set the record straight and tell it the way it really is to those who actually want to know the truth of it! 18 chapters include: How do you find a job? Glamour, Glitz and other perks. Salary & Benefits. Stories & quotes from assistants. Skills & Qualities Needed for the Job. Public Speaking. Event Planning. Resources-To-Go.
Become an inner circle assistant
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Author: Joan Burge
Short Business Description: The words Inner Circle conjure up visions of an exclusive group of people whose achievements are admired and rewarded. The Inner Circle Assistant title doesn’t show up on any organizational chart but she’s the woman or, the man, who knows how to make things happen and supports the movers and shakers in the organization. Become An Inner Circle Assistant outlines the steps to earn the Inner Circle status as well as thrive in the position. It is a book of strategy and workplace philosophy that will help administrative professionals become top performers in work and in their careers. The book presents the competencies that characterize successful office professionals and is based on the author’s popular training program, the Star Achievement Series®, which is delivered to thousands of administrative professionals nationwide. Assistants who learn these competencies and incorporate them into their work will be successful.
Good Morning, Mr Mandela
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Author: Zelda La Grange
Short Business Description: Good Morning, Mr Mandela, the extraordinary story of how a young woman had her life and everything she once believed in transformed by the greatest man of her time.
MOBI-JANE – Self-Development and Innovation
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Author: Cathy Harris
Short Business Description: Mobi-Jane’s Self Development and Innovation anecdotes are the first in a series of 4 eBooks, for all aspiring professional assistants who want to lift their game to the next level. Inside, Cathy Harris, Professional Assistant and Professional Assistant Coach shares how assistants should grow their careers, review their job descriptions and prepare for their performance appraisal. Cathy provides PA’s with the insight into building their own personal Portfolio of Evidence, understand why confidentiality is important, how to address training needs, self manage themselves, and wade through the obstacles a new job at a new organisation presents.
The Innovative Admin
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Author: Julie Perrine
Short Business Description: If you want to be the administrative assistant every executive wants by his or her side and other administrative professionals look up to, The Innovative Admin is for you!

This must-have book for admins helps you learn how to embrace innovative thinking that makes you invaluable to your boss, your co-workers and your company.
The Organized Admin: Leverage Your Unique Organizing Style to Create Systems, Reduce Overwhelm, and Increase Productivity
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Author: Julie Perrine
Short Business Description: This new book includes advice, information, and resources on developing simple organization systems that promote administrative career success. Readers will discover how to organize everything from their workspace to meetings and events, and they’ll gain a better understanding of their organization style preferences for space and time.
Who took my pen… again
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Author: Joan Burge Nancy Fraze Jasmine Freeman
Short Business Description: A book for executive assistants, written by executive assistants along with renowned administrative expert and speaker, Joan Burge. Who Took My Pen . . . Again? offers practical, creative strategies for achieving success and building leadership attributes, compiled from the diverse experiences of high-achieving administrative professional in a wide variety of businesses and industrties. Overflowing with secrets, tips, and tools of the profession, you will become your very best and gain new insights.
#Ask for Training Workbook
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Short Business Description: We will be taking you through the steps to confidently #AskForTraining with your executive, HR department, or whoever you need to lobby for the training you need to do your role to the best of your ability. And, once you have been through the process, the skill to #AskForTraining will be yours forever.
Be the Ultimate Assistant: A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high-powered employer
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Short Business Description: A must-have insiders guide! Real life tools and advice for every professional assistant and their high-powered employers. A first-hand look at the world of a celebrity assistant, and its application to the larger realm of all professional assistants. Enlightening and entertaining, this book is filled with true stories and lessons from author Bonnie Low-Kramen’s 25+ years working with Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis.
Building a powerful personal brand
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Short Business Description: We all have a personal brand whether we realise it or not. It determines not only our long-term earning potential but also at times our future opportunities. A strong personal brand cannot be faked, it needs to be authentic and is refined over time by being consistent and professional.
The goal of this book is to get practical about building and maintaining a strong personal brand.
Building a successful career strategy
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Short Business Description: A must-read for current and aspiring Executive Assistants who know they are capable of achieving BIG – both personally and professionally. This book tells you the ‘how’ – how to ‘boss-up’, confidently plan your career, establish your unique skill set and enhance your presence as a leader in your organisation. If you’re passionate about your career development, take action! Apply the insights, strategies and practical exercises within this book to truly become a first-class business partner to your executive.
Conference and Event Management
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Short Business Description: A comprehensive and detailed guide to the entire project management process required for running a successful major event. From initiating and scoping the project, to detailed planning, running the event itself and the final debrief, this guide contains everything you need to make your conference or other event a complete success.
Filled with real-life experiences, with case studies, example documentation from genuine events, and the wisdom that has come from years of running such projects, this book is the most invaluable resource available for anyone tasked with being a conference or other major event project manager.
Creating an Internal Assistant Network
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Author: Cathy Harris
Short Business Description: This book is essential reading for all Executive Assistants and PAs who want to improve their working lives, and the lives of their peers, by making their working days run much more smoothly and efficiently.
How to be a PA
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Author: Maria Fuller
Short Business Description: An absolute must have book for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Administrators, and Back Office Support. ‘How to be a PA’ is an invaluable leaning and development tool, packed full of educational PA tips, industry advice and office insights, for anyone starting out, or already employed, as a PA.

Written for PA’s by a highly experienced (CEO level), Executive Assistant, this book will become your ‘go-to guide’, improving your PA skills, confidence, and career prospects.
How to be the best Administrative Professional anyone could ever have
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Short Business Description: Wow your employer with your administrative assistant skills. Let them feel like they cannot function without your top notch support. Demonstrate that you know how to help them obtain and retain customers/clients. This book is written by someone who’s been in the administrative field for over 20 years and have the experience and information to share with anyone who desires to stand out above the competition. Read on and cease the day! Carpe Diem!
I’m an Executive Assistant Not a miracle worker
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Short Business Description: A Unique and Meaningful Gag Gift!

Cover : (Matte) Size : 6” x 9” (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Interior: Blank Wide Ruled 100 pages
This is the best funny Gifts idea, perfect for writing notes or keeping a diary life goals and dreams, task list organizer, goal tracker, habit tracker and journaling.

Perfect as : -Funny Gag Gifts for Men, Women -Appreciation Gifts -Thank You Gifts -Inspirational Quote Gifts -Funny Retirement Gifts
Professional Secretary’s handbook
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Short Business Description: Provides information on career advancement, word processing, electronic typewriting, dictation, electronic mail, business English, time management, travel, accounting, and business law
Secretary powered by coffee
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Short Business Description: Caffeine Lover Cover for Personal Assistant Job Holder: Blank, Lined Notebook for Journal, Class Composition or Diary Writing, Medium College Ruled Notepad, 120-page, Lined, 6 x 9 in

Makes a perfect Birthday Present or gift for any coffee drinker.
Taking control of your inbox
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Short Business Description: “This book is essential reading for any PA or Executive Assistant in helping them manage their email inbox. It is extremely well written, providing very practical solutions to the problems of email overload and managing one’s inbox. The style is engaging in a ‘day in the life of a PA’ format…great read but more important very useful practical advice”
The Definitive Personal Assistant Secretarial Handbook
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Short Business Description: The Definitive Personal Assistant and Secretarial Handbook is the ultimate guide for all administrative professionals, PAs, secretaries and executive assistants. Written by an award-winning personal assistant, it deals with various aspects of these administrative roles and the skills required by them, including: relationship management, communication, confidence, the secrets of body language, listening and questioning skills, coping with pressure and stress, dealing with difficult people, time management and personal organization.
The Dynamic Secretary
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Short Business Description: Series: A Reward book
Hardcover: 196 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct (March 1, 1983)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0132218534
ISBN-13: 978-0132218535
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
Will the real boss please stand up
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Short Business Description: Explains how to make the most of recent management cutbacks by taking added responsibilities and using them as a means of climbing the corporate ladder

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