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Are you a creative, multi-dimensional professional? Are you more interested in personhood than persona? Are you a life-long learner? Are you curious and experimental? Do you strive to be to be professional, powerful and totally yourself?

The SpeakStrong Method isn’t for everyone but if you want to go deep insead of cheap then this is the place to be.

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Executive Admin Training Camp Resource Page

Final Week! The PowerPoint slides are below. I will post the PDF to dropbox and also will put the final version of action steps there. There are five of you who haven’t joined the Dropbox folder yet. I can email you copies at your request. 

We’re up to 12 members on LinkedIn. I plan to invite previous grads to join us to give us a bigger base to draw from to keep that going. If anyone has a better option, I’m open to it, and am also looking into how I might create a private group on this site. 

The login and call in info is the same as last week.

This link for the screenshare will become live at 12:50 ET. It will ask you to enter your name and click Join Meeting. It works best to wait to click “join” until the conference is live. http://screenshare.maestroconference.com/id=10775916&;;;password=df4d0846bdcc3680

If you can’t see my screen, first try pressing CTRL+F5 (PC) or Command+Shift+R (MAC) on your browser.

If that doesn’t work, you can follow the slides below. The main concern is that you get on the call, but the visuals are helpful and add another dimension.

Again  – there are a lot of slides. We won’t get through them all, so consider the last sections to be bonus material. Enjoy!

 

Week Three! The login and call in info is the same as last week.

This link for the screenshare will become live at 12:50 ET. It will ask you to enter your name and click Join Meeting. It works best to wait to click “join” until the conference is live. http://screenshare.maestroconference.com/id=10775916&;;password=df4d0846bdcc3680

If you can’t see my screen, first try pressing CTRL+F5 (PC) or Command+Shift+R (MAC) on your browser.

If that doesn’t work, you can follow the slides below. The main concern is that you get on the call, but the visuals are helpful and add another dimension.

By the way – there are a lot of slides. We won’t get through them all, so I consider the last sections to be bonus material. Enjoy!

Week Two! The login and call in info is the same as last week.

This link for the screenshare will become live at 12:50 ET. It will ask you to enter your name and click Join Meeting. It works best to wait to click “join” until the conference is live. http://screenshare.maestroconference.com/id=10775916&;password=df4d0846bdcc3680

If you can’t see my screen, first try pressing CTRL+F5 (PC) or Command+Shift+R (MAC) on your browser.

If that doesn’t work, you can follow the slides below. The main concern is that you get on the call, but the visuals are helpful and add another dimension.

 

 

Join the LinkedIn Group here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Executive-Admins-4471091/about

 

Week One: Potential Action Steps: Pick 1-3

It’s useful to familiarize yourself will all the possible action steps. However, if you attempt to implement or explore too many of them at once, you might be like Cookie and the Cocoa Puffs – and not get any.

  1. Connect with one or more of the other attendees between sessions
  2. List and apply three things you can do to contribute to the success of this training
  3. Note and share three things you would like coaching for, or would to explore with someone
  4. Note and share the thing or things you would like to be a resource for (PowerPoint, Prezi, Excel, One Note, Executive Summaries, etc.)
  5. Create an undercover job description
  6. List 3 reasons why your boss is lucky to have you
  7. Craft a response to the suggestion that you’re “just and admin”
  8. Examine your relationship to your title
  9. Define what excellence means for you
  10. Describe your perfect day in your vision of administrative professional excellence
  11. Describe your future state life
  12. Identify the principles that underlie that vision and create actionable principles
  13. Put one thing on your calendar or in your Kanban to move toward your vision of excellence
  14. Set your “fire-fighter” priorities – especially if you support more than one executive
  15. Define what “holding the line” means to you in normal workdays
  16. Define what “holding the line” means to you in crisis
  17. Review your day in terms of Covey;s four quadrants
  18. Assess the impact of Execuphobia in your office
  19. Determine what being a part of the solution, not a part of the problem would mean for you
  20. Define your role as moderator between your exec ad the Execuphobic
  21. Find ways to put yourself into everything you do
  22. If you’re doing something that is really rote, begin by imagining that YOU’RE turning the crank
  23. Create and “refine” SOPs for things you do regularly
  24. Look for ways to make micro-improvements in your work processes
  25. Remember how each task connects with the higher purpose
  26. Pause between activities, even for a moment
  27. Look for opportunities (needs) for the things you love to do
  28. Create/discover language that describes your tasks on a higher (inspiring)  level
  29. Create/discover language that describes your job on a higher(inspiring) level
  30. Review your language for the target of respect, recognition and results
  31. Do a personal, positional and knowledge power (influence) assessment
  32. If you need something from your exec to support your authority, ask for it
  33. Form positive alliances and nourish them daily
  34. Stop starting and start finishing things
  35. Limit your WIP (work in progress)
  36. Visit the Personal Kanban site www.personalkanban.com
  37. Mistake-proof one process
  38. Plan your next conversation with your exec
  39. Create an Executive Summary to help your exec make a decision
  40. This week:
    1. ● Dream: Create your vision of excellence
    2. ● Observe: See what’s broken
    3. ● Observe: Collect your favorite wins/improvements ● Act: Apply a manageable number of action steps (Less is more)
    4. ● Learn: Apply the Improvement Kata five-questions to your experiments this week
    5. ● Share!
      1. Send me:
      2. One hot tip that has helped you – large or small
      3. One thing you do that helps you manage your boss’ calendar
      4. One thing you’ve asked of or told your boss that has improved your communication
      5. Questions

SlideShare to Prepare for Our Next Session

 

 

Week One and Week Two screen and slides

This information below will apply to next week’s session. I will post the next SlideShare within an hour of the conference.

This link for the screenshare will become live at 12:50 ET. It will ask you to enter your name and click Join Meeting. It works best to wait to click join until the conference is live. http://screenshare.maestroconference.com/id=10775916&password=df4d0846bdcc3680

If you can’t see my screen, first try pressing CTRL+F5 (PC) or Command+Shift+R (MAC) on your browser.

If that doesn’t work, you can follow the slides below. The main concern is that you get on the call, but the visuals are helpful and add another dimension.

To download: Click here: http://www.speakstrong.com/pdfs/Executive_Administrative_Professional_Excellence_Week_One.pdf

Check back!

I’ll post the link to the action step summary and other useful items here after the conference.

 

Thanks!

Meryl

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Services

Services include:

  • Keynotes
  • Seminars
  • Breakouts
  • Webinars
  • One-on-one leadership development
  • Communication retreats by request

All my programs are available onsite and over the internet. Fees are here.

Programs

Relationship by Agreement: Communication Commitments that Overcome Barriers to Effective Communication

stageCommunication standards and commitments exponentially increase productivity. Conversations about conversations build a foundation for dynamic interaction that allows for the free flow of ideas. This communication workplace training helps you:

  • Discover barriers to effective communication
  • Dissolve communication barriers
  • Create a shared vision of what highly effective communication means
  • Collaborate agreements that get the communication flow going
  • Implement agreements to keep the communication flow of effective communication going

    Whether this program is applied departmentally or results in new corporate communication standards, the outcome is improved internal office communication, greater synergy, collaboration and productivity.

     

     

     

    Beyond Gossip, Manipulation and Negativity. How to Create a Culture of Effective Character-Based Communication

    Every group has its own communication culture. In some, gossip, manipulation and negativity are rampant. Small-minded concerns block the flow of effective communication, and negativity stifles creativity. This session brings negative and costly communication patterns into awareness, uncovers the root cause of those patterns, and introduces Character-based Communication.

    What does it mean to be a Character-based Communicator? Why are Character-based Communicators so effective? How can you and your organization develop the qualities of Character-based Communication? These communication training classes tell you how. 

    This program:

    • Defines Character-based Communication
    • Differentiates between superficial expressions of ego-based communication and significant expressions of character-based communication
    • Applies the principles at the HEART of this dynamic style of communication to the very practical level of day-to-day interaction

      No matter what industry you are in, your ability to get beyond gossip, manipulation and negativity, and to communicate based on character, is essential to smooth functioning and powerful results. 

       

       

       

      Herding Cats, Waking the Dead and Other Leadership Challenges: How Dynamic Leaders Communicate to Get Things Done

      Dynamic leadership empowers others to operate at their highest leadership level. Sometimes that can seem like herding cats. Your team can be full of creativity, but severely lacking in alignment. Other times that can seem like waking the dead. Your team is dialing it in, and hasn’t found their creative potential.

      This session explains the Dynamic Leadership model, and how Dynamic Leaders get things done. It challenges leadership to develop Character-based Communication agreements and to implement a system of communication to ensure that you and your team are aligned and empowered.  Topics:

      • What it means to be a Dynamic Leader and transformational communicator
      • The qualities of Character-based Communication
      • How to establish communication agreements to create a dynamic communication environment
      • How to use PowerPhrases to say what you mean and mean what you say without being mean when you say it

      You’ll walk out of this session with a practical plan to transform your communication, empower others, and get things done.

       

      How To Create a Totally Integrated Performance System (Tips)

      It’s costly to underestimate the importance of performance management in business. The SpeakSTRONG Totally Integrated Performance System (TIPS) integrates the five main aspects of performance management into a seamless whole. First we ask: why is employee performance management important? We look at performance management methods. We then connect the performance management stages. This program shows you how to integrate:

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      • Hiring
      • Job descriptions
      • Goals
      • Performance tracking and
      • Performance reviews

      to manage seamlessly. It not only tells you what you need to know, but gives you sample performance management appraisal forms, formulas and phrases to make a Totally Integrated Performance System a reality. Get the tools to tie every aspect of your performance management together.

       

      The SpeakSTRONG Method of Effective Management Communication

      The SpeakSTRONG Method of Effective Management Communication starts at the beginning with the first day on the job. It walks your management team through the management process with specific attention to communication. What does an effective manager say on the first day on the job? What does an effective manager say when coaching, running meetings, holding employees accountable and even when using electronic communications. 

      It’s a great primer for a first-time manager, but also a deepening for seasoned pro’s. We don’t just look at what a successful manager does – we look at the actual words that get results in every aspect of management.

       

      How to Develop Dynamic Leaders at Every Organizational Level

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      This communications leadership development program focuses on leadership development and creativity. Based on a dynamic leadership model, it guides leaders to develop other leaders at every level of the organization. It helps trainers, managers and leaders tap into the creative potential of employees regardless of title. 

      It differentiates between leadership and management, solving the age-old confusion about the two functions. It highlights the qualities necessary for dynamic leadership, and concretely demonstrates how to draw out those qualities. 

       

      How to Communicate at the Next Leadership Level

      There’s a saying that if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it probably is a duck. If you walk like a Dynamic Leader and talk like a Dynamic Leader, people regard you as a Dynamic Leader. And if you don’t, they won’t. You may have evolved your professionalism into a leadership level, but if your language contains any old-overs, you will not have the respect or the effectiveness to influence like a leader.

      This communications leadership development program:

      • Clarifies what it means to be a dynamic leader
      • Eradicates victim language and
      • Develops Character-based Communication habits

      to clearly reflect empowered leadership. 

       

      The SpeakSTRONG Method for the Office Professional: How to Get Respect, Recognition and Results In Today’s Workplace

      Office professionals are increasingly doing more with less. They are being asked to step up and both lead and manage in ways they never had to before.

      This program is directed specifically to the office professional. It empowers admins and office pro’s to:

      • Be regarded as the professionals that you are
      • Establish communication agreements to keep the flow of communication
      • Get technical, office and general help
      • Give advice
      • Speak on your manager’s behalf
      • Manage multiple managers
      • Plan your career path
      • Make every day admin assistance day

      Get the respect, recognition and results you deserve. The SpeakSTRONG Method for the office professional will give you the approach and the tools to make that happen. 

       

      Current Trends in Business Communication and the New Communication Dynamics

      Women, gen Y, social media and globalization are transforming the way we relate, influence and succeed. These shifting workplace dynamics are changing how we communicate. Power and authority are giving way to influence and expertise. Command and control is giving way to collaboration and shared influence. This program teaches five new dynamics of communication that will increase your influence in the new world of work.

      It’s not your father’s workplace anymore. Let this program update your communication skills and take your communication to the next level. 

      Fees

      Onsite

      • $4500 1-1 ½ hour
      • $5500 half day
      • $6500 whole day
      • Half price in Colorado 

      Custom Webinars

      • $500 75 minutes for standard program tailored to your industry
      • $250 for pre-program assessments and post webinar recommendations
      • Customized programs by request

      Public Webinars

      • Say Something Significant: Character-based Communication Goes to Work for You: Free
      • Six SpeakSTRONG Steps to the HEART of Effective Communication: Free 
      • Brand-Aid: How to Clarify and Communicate Your Uniqueness

      Advanced Public Webinars to be announced.