Better Business Writing: A Key Workplace Skill

Better Business Writing: A Key Workplace Skill By: Rocky White   The Argument For Good Business Writing Skills. HIOOC GT*$TRM T4TU CUL This could be an actual office text. Or this e-mail, “John and me went to see George. He don’t know about the changes.” And this one you never knew about, to a customer,…

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The Name Game: New Titles for Administrative Assistants

The Name Game: New Titles for Administrative Assistants By Rocky White, CEO, The SyN Learning Institute   Since the term “secretary” went out of favor in the 1970s, organizations have been trying to find the right job title to describe an increasingly expansive role. Most widely used now is “administrative assistant,” but in today’s high-tech…

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How Listening and Understanding Enhance Competitive Edge

By: Rocky White   Speakers you Need (SyN), an international learning and development firm, identified four top trends for the L&D industry in 2018, all pointing to the effort organizations need to undertake to empower employees to work at the highest level. It makes sense that the first trend focuses on the competitive advantage organizations…

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Grow Female Leadership with Speakers you Need

By: Rocky White   Speakers you Need (SyN), an international professional development company, understands the importance of designing training programs that meet and surpass the needs and goals of each organization they serve. To develop and train strong leaders, SyN recently identified four key trends they expect to see in the learning and development industry…

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Admin Before Mad Men: A Brief History of the Administrative Assistant

Admin Before Mad Men: A Brief History of the Administrative Assistant   Fifty years ago, the number one job for women in the U.S. was a secretary. Not surprising. In 2018, the number one job for women in the U.S. is still a secretary. The name changed long ago to administrative assistant, and the role…

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Speakers you Need Salutes Lifelong Learning and W.E.B. Du Bois

By: Rocky White   Speakers you Need (SyN) salutes W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University, for his ongoing quest for equal access to higher education for himself and for all people. Born William Edward Burghardt Du Bois in Great Barrington, MS, in 1868, Du Bois identified himself…

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Office Professionals: The Ultimate Brand of Professionalism

By: Rocky White Note: 2018 Administrative Professionals Week is April 23-27 and Day is April 25. This is a worldwide celebration of all Office Professionals.   What brand are you projecting? You’ve heard the old phrase, “you are what you eat.” Well, personal brands for the office professional are like that – “you are what…

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Office Professionals: An Invisible Talent Source

By: Rocky White Note: 2018 Administrative Professionals Week is April 23-27 and Day is April 25. This is a worldwide celebration of all Office Professionals. There are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative professionals in the United States today, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 8.9 million in administrative support roles.…

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NASA’s Stellar Figures

  Speakers you Need Salutes Training and NASA’s Stellar Figures     On the brink of World War II and with America squaring off with foreign enemies, the US military identified a clear and present need for innovation within its aerospace program. Qualified men were in scarce supply in pre-digital-age 1935, so female mathematicians were…

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