The Importance of Keeping up with New Technology

When I was first creating my website Tips for Assistants, I initially vetoed the idea of having a blog. I only wanted to have a list of top websites and apps because of how essential they are for assistants to succeed at their jobs. My design changed, however, keeping lists of websites and apps is something that will always remain on my site because it is crucial for assistants to keep up with new technology.

Staying up-to-date with new technology is imperative for assistants if they want to excel in their role. As Arthur C. Clarke stated, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” Technology is always evolving and assistants can use these advances to their advantage. There have been several tools that have been complete game changers in my functionality as an assistant and I have heard many others discuss similar experiences. Here are some key reasons why it is essential for assistants to keep up with new technology. Continue reading The Importance of Keeping up with New Technology

2017 Admin Events Season

Administrative professionals deserve a day, or two…or ten, off. However, opportunities for vacation are few and far between. TRAVO is here to help as your personal travel planning admin! We have created end-to-end TRAVO itineraries for some of the best upcoming admin events that are the perfect mix of work and play. Access these itineraries from anywhere on any device by clicking the event name.

Please Note: We have included reservation links to access the conference’s pre-negotiated rates in the confirmation number section of each hotel segment. Continue reading 2017 Admin Events Season

Solutions for Admin Travel Pain Points

Travel planning is infamous for being a huge time, patience, and sanity suck for administrative professionals. What seems like a simple there-and-back trip to a traveler is a whirlwind of coordination and research for the admin. “Hey, can you book me a trip to San Francisco next week?” Inevitably leads to, “Hey, can you book me a trip to San Francisco on my preferred airline, in an aisle seat, that gets me in on time to meet with John? And can you try to get me reservations to my favorite restaurant and hotel. Also, I would love to be back in time to pick my kids up from school.” Continue reading Solutions for Admin Travel Pain Points

Fly Through a Day with Melissa Nourigat

We are so excited to kick off our blog series, “Fly Through a Day” with Melissa Nourigat. Melissa, with the help of Deirdre Jenkins, has created one of the largest social network groups for administrative professionals, Administrative Assistant Office Professionals (AAOP). AAOP should be your go-to when you want to know what other admins are reading, need inspiration, or need help. Nearly 200,000 of your peers are just a message away and ready to help! Today, we want to celebrate her efforts and give all our readers a quick peek into her day to day life. Join us and fly through a day with Melissa! Continue reading Fly Through a Day with Melissa Nourigat

New York Business Travel Guide

New York is the third most visited business destination in the United States. Furthermore, is the most popular tourist destination in the US. Many admins will be faced with at least one, if not one hundred, trips to New York. That first trip can be a little daunting, but never fear! The TRAVO New York business travel guide is here to help. From finding the best way to get your manager from the airport to the city, to helping find those perfect bleisure activities, we have it covered. Use our New York business travel guide for your first or hundredth trip to the Big Apple to make the travel planning process much easier. Continue reading New York Business Travel Guide

Chicago Business Travel Guide

According to Amex Travel, Chicago is the most visited city in the United States for domestic business trips. Which means if you and your boss are located in the United States, chances are either, or both, of you will be taken to the Windy City. No matter how seasoned a road warrior you may be, navigating new cities is always stressful. To help you prepare, here is our Chicago business travel guide. Continue reading Chicago Business Travel Guide

Keep Your Manager Productive on Business Trips

Most executives dread business travel. Not just because it takes them away from their friends and family, but also because it can be extremely disruptive to their productivity. They are pulled away from the office and their regular routine and are faced with distractions around every corner. The loss in productivity causes a ripple effect throughout the office, and everyone feels the repercussions of travel for days, even weeks! Here are our top tips to help your executive and boss stay productive on business trips. Continue reading Keep Your Manager Productive on Business Trips

Top 10 Admin Influencers

When I joined the administrative professional world 8 short months ago, I was overwhelmed and lost. Little did I know that I was going to be joining one of the most supportive professional groups in the world. Everywhere I turned, there were people and resources willing to help me. The last 8 months have been an incredible journey and I could not have done it without any of the blogs and influencers below. The following 10 websites truly deserve to rank among the top admin influencers. New and seasoned administrative professionals alike can learn from any one of the people listed below.  Continue reading Top 10 Admin Influencers

Tips for Reporting Business Travel Expenses

Business travel is a necessary evil for every company. Face-to-face interaction is irreplaceable and traveling allows you to provide that personal touch and expand your business through networking. However, business travel comes at an expense (literally). Not only are you spending time away from friends and family, but it can personally cost you a lot of money if you don’t properly report your business travel expenses. In order to help you navigate your next business travel expense report, we have created a list of business trip expenses as well as some tips to help you stay organized. Continue reading Tips for Reporting Business Travel Expenses

Staying in Touch on Business Trips

Many young professionals just entering the workforce look forward to business travel. Not only is it a great opportunity to see the world, but your flights and meals are typically paid for. However, as they continue to grow older, settle down, start families, and become seasoned road warriors, business trips can become irritating disruptions in your personal life. Business trips force you to spend time away from your loved ones and you are often left feeling out of the loop. However, as technology continues to improve, staying in touch with your family will get easier and easier. Using a combination of new technologies, and old methods of communication, your family will feel your presence even if you’re thousands of miles away. Here are our top tips for staying in touch with your family for your next business trip. Continue reading Staying in Touch on Business Trips