Resources for Assistants

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How to Conquer Decision Fatigue

It can be fatiguing to make the right choices when there are multiple options and priorities. How can you keep your head (and keep breathing) in the middle of all the demands coming your way? Here’s one way.

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Manage Up! Being Proactive, Consultative, Strategic & Confident

Managing up means being proactive, consultative, strategic, and confident. It’s the skill that will take your role and support to the next level. Here is a high-level look at the most important components of managing up.

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Which Headset is Right for You?

Whether you work in a bustling open-plan office or from your living room, having the right headset can make or break your working experience. The options out there are endless—we’ve narrowed down a few options for you. Depending on your needs and space, one of these may be great for you!

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Tee It Up: Drafting Emails for Your Executive

If you have direct access to your executive’s inbox, teeing up email drafts for them is a game changer.

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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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