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Perfectly crafted phrases for Admins and Office Pros

“How on earth do I respond to that???”

How Admins Get Respect, Recognition and Results in a Beyond-Busy World

Meryl Runion talks about The SpeakStrong Method and Adminstrative professionals


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How does the pace of today’s beyond-busy workplace affect you?

Do you ever find yourself asking – “How on earth do I respond to that???”

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Do you ever get left out of decisions—decisions that affect you or that you are the office expert on?
Do you ever find yourself trapped in the middle of many different managers and their competing priorities for your time?
Do you ever get urgent last minute requests that could have been handled smoothly and efficiently had you been consulted sooner?

Don’t wait until you are home in bed losing sleep over what you should have said. Learn to use Power Phrases that will get you recognition, respect, and results – every time!

The workplace is changing, and you need to change with it. The days when admins and office pros were order-takers are long gone. In our beyond-busy world, your words and phrases need to be crafted with care.

But who has the time to craft the perfect words? Well, I do. My free downloads, phrase books and seminars are packed with the perfect words to communicate effectively in today’s beyond-busy world – saving you some steps and putting you on the fast-track to the respect and recognition you and your ideas deserve..

Here’s what perfectly crafted phrases can do for you

Perfectly crafted phrases:

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  • Eliminate language that paints you as less than the professional you are
  • Get others to respect, recognize and respond to your professionalism
  • Encourage managers to collaborate instead of competing with each other about whose needs take priority
  •  Get people to respect your authority when you speak on an executive’s behalf
  • Position you to take on responsibilities that will make you indispensible
  • Get managers and associates to willingly use the systems you create to maintain a smooth workflow
  • And much more. 

Once you start using and mastering these perfectly crafted power phrases, there’s no telling how many uses you’ll find for them in every day situations.


I want you to have my best phrases – for free!  

admin_coverDownload my Top Ten PowerPhrases for Admins report. It contains the ten favorite phrases that I’ve collected in over fifteen years of working with administrative professionals. Learn what to say in today’s beyond-busy world to get respect, recognition and results. Click on the image on the left. 

If you want ongoing communication support, see that form to your right? Just enter your email, click on it, and you will receive an email from me with a link to confirm your subscription to my newsletter.

It’s up to you if you choose to confirm or not – either way, you’ll get the phrases to start you off in The SpeakStrong Method. 

Communicate to get control of your job before it gets control of you

Let your words reflect your professionalism. The right phrase at the right time can make all the difference for you. 

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Your Soul Means Business when Your Heart Leads the Way

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Expressions of the entrepreneurial employee
The conversations about conversations that empower entrepreneurial employees 
The character base of an entrepreneurial employee
How to tell the boss he’s wrong
How to ask for a raise 
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