I want to share it with you
Read it, It's May help who are in the same Position
If you're an administrative
assistant, executive assistant or other administrative professional,
this letter is from me to you...
Dear Administrative Professional,
Hi. I'm Karen Porter, publisher of
The Effective Admin website, e-zine and store. If you're an
administrative assistant, executive assistant or if you hold one of the
many other professional titles that encompass the world of
administrative professionals, you've come to the right place. I
specialize in serving administrative professionals like you!
What I do is provide admins with practical resources and advice that does three major things:
1) I help administrative professionals like you to do a better job.
2) I help administrative professionals like you to do a faster job or to perform and simplify your job duties and tasks.
3) I help administrative
professionals like you to advance in your career or make the most of
your current position. If you're an administrative professional, I want
you to encounter benefits on the job like:
√ Salary Increases
√ Job Perks
√ Increased Visibility
√ More Respect
√ Less Stress
√ More Time
√ Job Satisfaction
Through my ezine for administrative
professionals as well as through the digital products I produce and
sell at The Effective Admin store, I teach you and provide you with tips
for things like how to:
increase your daily productivity
boost your work quality
reduce your stress
set and manage goals
stay motivated in your job
communicate more effectively
work more efficiently with your manager
save time on tasks and manage your time
improve your admin specific work skills
and much more
I founded The Effective Admin back in the year 2004.
It's a contemporary resource for today's administrative professional. If
you are an administrative professional of many years, you know that the
job de******ion of today's administrative professional is not what it
was 30 years ago. It's not what it was 20 years ago. It's not even what
the role demanded 10 years ago. The role of this decade's administrative
professional demands that you learn contemporary skills---both hard
skills and soft skills--to cope AND succeed on the job and in your
You can't pick up a 10 year old how
to secretary's manual from your nearest online bookstore and expect it
to give you the useful and practical information you need TODAY on the
job. The Effective Admin is this decade's resource for administrative
professionals like you to use to manage your job and excel in your
career as an admin. It changes with the times ongoing, just like your
job de******ion does.
My background includes working as
an administrative professional as well as in positions above and below
the admin level. I also am a trained journalist and researcher. My work
has been published nationally and regionally. Back in 2004 I decided to
combine all of that knowledge and skill to help administrative
professionals like you excel on the job and in your career.
Throughout my career in the
corporate and higher education environments I met many administrative
professionals. Some were savvy and experienced in the admin profession.
Others were new to the profession and eager learners. All were
But I often noted that many admins
didn't receive the training and professional development that could help
them to be and to remain the best administrative professional they
could be. I saw administrative professionals doing work and assignments
the hard way at times, working through their lunch hours and sometimes
past quitting time. Sometimes that administrative professional was even
me---back when I didn't know better work processes and communication
procedures that I show you in The Effective Admin materials and
I saw some administrative
professionals who I absolutely knew were being paid below average wages.
But they didn't know their true worth as an admin or how to increase
their marketability and perhaps their salary.
I saw admins who did not always get
the respect or recognition they deserved and needed from their bosses
and coworkers in order to get those perks I named earlier---things like:
√Recognition for Their Work, Contributions and Good Ideas
Most of all I saw true
professionals. Many of your bosses and coworkers do NOT understand the
role of an administrative professional. They don't understand how much
you do. They don't know how talented you are or even how much more you
could be doing in your admin role in your job to most effectively
support your boss, employer and even your coworkers---particularly true
for you if you support multiple staff members.
They need YOU to show and tell
them. Unfortunately, most administrative professionals up to this point
have been sitting back and waiting for their bosses and coworkers to
read their mind. It's the first instinct of many administrative
professionals to want to serve and please their bosses and coworkers by
working quietly and studiously in the background.
But the truth is you will NOT get
noticed and get those perks and benefits I named earlier if nobody
realizes how much you do and how much you produce on the job. You need
to show your bosses and employers your value.
And when I say value, I don't just
mean the cliché value-added that solely refers to adding directly to the
company's financial bottom line. Value-added means adding any type of
value--not just monetary.
Your boss and others need to know
not only that you're an EFFECTIVE admin but that you are the one who
makes your boss and other staff you support more EFFECTIVE. That's how
you add value to your company. You make other people you support
effective in their jobs by handling office processes, support tasks and
various individual projects.
Through The Effective Admin I'm
here to show you how to be the best administrative professional you can
be while getting the benefits you deserve as a career professional. I am
your ally this decade. I'm here for today's administrative
Already, more than 3,500
administrative professionals subscribed to my free ezine The Effective
Admin when I published it the last three years...and quite a few of them
gave it raving reviews for its practical content and promotion of the
admin profession. I've since discontinued this free ezine and replaced
it with an expanded paid sub******ion version making its debut January
2008.(And by the way, if you don't know what is an ezine, it's a
newsletter, or magazine really, delivered to you by email. The "e" is
for electronic and the "zine" is like the ending in the word magazine.)
Subscribers ranged from administrative professionals with less than one
year admin experience to more than 30 years admin experience. So the
readership has diverse experience.
Furthermore hundreds of
administrative professionals have purchased my self-study digital
materials I sell at this website (They're at The Effective Admin Store).
I create this material exclusively for administrative professionals and
it's not available anywhere else than here.
I often correspond one-on-one with
The Effective Admin subscribers and customers who write to me. Some have
questions about how to do some aspect of their job. Some want to vent.
Some want to share a dilemma with me to see if I can give them a new
direction to brainstorm in.
I **** corresponding with The
Effective Admin readers and store customers because this helps me to
keep my finger on the pulse of the admin world. I know what resources
you need to do your job better and to help you excel and succeed in your
career. I share my knowledge with you. And when I encounter something I
don't know I go out and find experts who allow me to share their
specialized knowledge with you. That's where my journalism background
comes in handy...I'm always curious and never shy about asking experts
to tell me helpful information I can share with you.
I offer two major ways to share all of this information with you to benefit you on the job and in your career:
1) First, you can subscribe to The
Effective Admin newsletter. Read the details here: Subscribe to the
Effective Admin newsletter, As I said earlier, this is exclusively for
administrative assistants, executive assistants and other administrative
professionals. But it's also useful for administrative support
supervisors to better assist their admins.
2) The second thing is I want to
invite you to subscribe to become An Effective Admin VIP for the next 12
months. And if you do that note that it includes a sub******ion to The
Effective Admin newsletter mentioned above. VIP membership includes
unique self-study printable and audio materials you won't find anywhere
else. It's a sub******ion membership I've created that provides
top-notch tips, resources and more. Its goal is to help administrative
professionals like you to keep learning (and stay motivated in your
career) so that you may be and remain the best administrative
professional...and so that you get the best benefits possible in your
administrative career---all those potential benefits and perks I
mentioned earlier in this letter.
When you become An Effective Admin
VIP you get the best training and professional development materials
that The Effective Admin has to offer. And you get this for the next 12
months of your annual membership. If you choose to invest in your
professional development, I hope you will choose this 12 month
sub******ion to the best I have to offer you and your admin colleagues.
The VIP program has great information in it now and it's only growing
better as I add resources to it ongoing.
To learn what your sub******ion
membership as An Effective Admin VIP involves click become An Effective
Admin VIP and look for the image of the star .
And if you have any questions about
becoming An Effective Admin VIP don't hesitate to email them to me. I
read and respond to all my email personally. And I'm looking forward to
having you around The Effective Admin, the place where good admins come
to learn how to be great admins and where the best administrative
professionals never stop learning.
Ultimately what I want is for you
to apply my self-study materials to your job, your situation and your
career and then to write back to me about your successes. I'm really
that confident that if you follow my materials and resources you will
find yourself more successful and satisfied on the job and in your
career as an administrative professional.
Good luck and I hope to speak with you or correspond with you again soon.
Founder, Publisher and Editor
The Effective Admin
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