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5 Tips For Creating Effective Meeting Agendas

As an executive assistant, part of your job is to work out the details so that your executive can focus on the bigger picture. An essential part of this is meeting preparation, including creating effective meeting agendas.

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The Small Details: Send + Archive Button in Gmail

Enable the “Send & Archive” button in Gmail to save yourself extra clicks and the time it takes to re-read emails you have already handled.

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5 Tips For Planning Great Meetings

How can EAs help make meetings be a better use of everyone’s time? Here are 5 tips to help set up your team for great meetings.

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Letterboards: Bringing Fun and Wit to an Office Near You

Letterboards can bring a bit of fun and wit into the workday!

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EA Toolbox: Get More Email Responses With These Tools

Writing respond-able emails is an art. It’s not just the subject line or the email content; it’s when the email is received, and how you follow-up on the email. Lucky for us, there are several tools out there to help manage these processes and help you get more responses.

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The Extra Mile: Recurring Reminders

Save yourself some time later (and make a great impression on your executive) with recurring reminders!

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You’re Worth It! Convincing Your Executive to Invest in You

As an EA, you have to be comfortable in a service role; but we all know you also need to be confident and take charge of any situation to get the job done.

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EA Best Practices: Naming Calendar Holds

Here are some best practices that will help you create clear and useful subject lines for calendar invitations.

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The Small Details: Sending Emails on Your Schedule

Scheduling your emails helps ensure you can work when it’s best for you, rather than when it’s best for the recipient.

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Pen and Paper: The Benefits of Physical Note Taking

Taking notes with pen and paper isn’t a dead skill— and it shouldn’t be! Ditch your laptop in your next meeting and see if these benefits prove true for you.

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Using Base to Create Effective Email Digests

Creating effective email digests is a piece of cake with Base! We're sharing a quick walk through of Base's digest builder.

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Top 5 Calendar Tools That Will Make You More Productive

There’s no shortage of tools to make scheduling appointments more efficient. It’s worth setting aside some time to try a few out and find one that works best for you and your exec's calendar!

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