Administrative Professional Today

Giving a big presentation can make even a seasoned professional nervous. Well Said, Inc. President Darlene Price says that instead of trying to get rid of your butterflies you should try to take advantage of them. She writes that the adrenaline can make you more energetic and enthusiastic about the presentation. If that doesn’t work, here are more ways you can prepare yourself.

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Coonoor Behal, founder of Mind­­hatch, a business and customer insights firm that uses improv training and design thinking, offers these tips.

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The workplace can be hard to navigate for millennials, especially when you’re working to dispel common myths about your generation. Here are some ways to disprove the common misconceptions and advance in the workplace in your 20s.

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48% of senior managers said #1 on the list had the greatest impact on administrative professionals’ jobs in the past year … and it’s only getting more intense.

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Sometimes, you can’t make it to every conference in your industry, but that’s OK; you can still stay involved.

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Burnout can affect anyone at any point. Sometimes it’s a sign you need to make a serious change in your life. Other times you just need to make some changes to your routine that will help change your outlook toward your work, says Sujan Patel, vice president of marketing at When I Work. There’s plenty of well-worn advice on what types of small changes to try, but Patel offers some suggestions you may not have considered.

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New York Times best-selling author Shawn Achor and former national CBS News anchor Michelle Gielan re­­­port: “Researchers Howard Fried­­man and Ron­­ald Riggio from the Uni­­­­­­­­ver­­sity of Cali­­for­­nia, River­­side, found that if someone in your visual field is anxious and highly expressive—either ver­­bally or nonverbally—there’s a high likelihood you’ll ex­­­­­­peri­­ence those emotions as well, negatively impacting your brain’s performance.”

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As more people experience frequent job changes, it’s important to have a large personal network you can call on to help you, says Karen Wickre, a self-proclaimed connector and networking guru. Here are her tips for building great contacts over time.

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve yourself, there are plenty of ways to do so without spending a lot of money, says San­­jay Nasta, founder of learning and development firm Micro­­Assist. Iden­­tify the skills you have and the skills you want to gain, then target your search. Consider these options.

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The United States has several expedited screening programs for frequent fliers, and now’s the time to apply for one, says Zachary M. Seward, vice president of product and executive editor of Quartz. Check out the benefits of each of these four programs.

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