The 8th Annual Global Executive Assistant Summit, 10-11 June 2021 is a two days virtual conference and exhibition designed to host 1000+ executive assistants, personal assistants, virtual assistants, office managers, and HR business partners.
All industries are facing an unprecedented time. It is an art to come out of these times and changes with benefits for career growth and personal growth. The work environment is under siege by economic changes, technological developments, automation, digitalization, and current health dangers.
Executive assistants are willing to stay the linchpins of their organizations, ensuring that the Executives are having the support to continue delivering for the business. Other assistants are choosing to go for exciting and thrilling transformation and start their own business working as a virtual assistant supporting multiple executives coming from different industries.
Join us and meet new friends for an experience that will leave you inspired, informed and, empowered!
No matter what your path is, do you wonder how to stay ahead of the curve?
How to keep a work-life balance and keep delivering on the required KPIs?
How to bring to the table positive results?
How to avoid digital stress with all that online communication and position yourself as an expert?
Join us at this two-day virtual summit with training sessions from the world’s top coaches:
Our special guest Cody Byrns, an award-winning speaker and a number one best-selling author, with his keynote presentation:
From Stuck to Empowered: Maintaining Momentum Through Trying Times.
Learn how can you inspire with personality and convince with your content
in an online meeting with Andrea Heitmann, trainer and coach for communication and digital rhetoric.
Explore what changes HR Teams can introduce to address remote working,
with Anne McDougall of Innovate Through Training and Development.
Meet Fred Krieger, founder, and CEO of Scoro, an award-winning work management software for collaborative teams,
to learn practical techniques of Effective Time Management.
Join Lucy Brazier for her Keynote presentation:
The Assistant’s Guide to Self-Awareness.
Adapt your Executive Assistant role to fit into a remote world
with a multi-published assistant to C-Suite Executives and HNWIs and founder of Saltmarsh Solutions, Ellena Ingles.
Strengthen your self-leadership with mindfulness
with Alexandra Nord, Coach & Mindfulness Instructor.
Jennifer Chamberlin, Founder My Bilingual VA and Le Cercle des Assistants Virtuels will:
Uncover secrets of transitioning from corporate EA to running your own international VA business.
Best practice sharing on how to support business team efficiently
from the angle of Executive Assistant VP at 3M, Christine Chiang.
Get control of email, so you have more time and focus for higher-order thinking, priorities, and activities
with Steuart Snooks Australia’s leading Email & Workplace Productivity Expert.
And for the Grand Finale!
We invite you to join us for an open discussion
with Suzanne Daniels and Lindsay Robinson from LinkedIn on the Career EA.
A Case for the Career EA
Let’s have an honest conversation about where we are and where we want to be.
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Who is going to be the speakers in June 2021? Click on the picture or navigate to our events listing to find out more information.
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Our templates are in created in word, so you can easily add your information, download the final version, and then revisit, and change the text if needed.
PDF Resume Format vs Word Resume? In which format should you be sending your CV?
They can both look equally good so why do we recommend you save your template as PDF?
In PDF format, your information cannot rearrange itself once it arrives at the destination
If you are familiar with working in word, you know that formatting can be a bit tricky. You write something one way, move on to create the next part, and when you are finished you see some formatting errors, that you have no idea how to fix. Saving your CV as a PDF will prevent your perfect-looking resume from turning into a messy CV. You can create your cv in word, and when saving it just choose the option to save it as a PDF.
Should your CV include any specific keywords?
Do your research. When hunting for a new job, notice, that in each job description there are specific keywords. They reflect directly what should be your skills when applying for this job. It is important that you include such keywords in your CV,
Do you ask why?
Have you ever heard about an ATS system? It is a resume selection system used by many recruiters and recruiting companies. This process means that all the job applications are first filtered through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before passed on to a human recruiter.
How do you make sure your resume does get into the hands of a hiring manager?
There are multiple options for how big and mid-sized companies use this tool. Recruiters can filter resumes in an applicant tracking system by searching for specific keywords in skills sections or job titles. Meaning, that f you don’t underestimate this keyword resume research for your dream role, you will have a great chance of getting past this hiring tool.
Find out more about the ATS system.Research your dream job position and include relevant keywords and tailor our CV template for assistants to your needs! Try checking out this article to get ahead of the ATS systems.
What keywords do recruiters love? Which ones have you included in your resume? Help other Executive Assistants to build a perfect CV by sharing your ideas in the comments!
Don’t underestimate the power of a good-looking resume. Smart layout, beautiful design, and what do you information you add in are all very important details that can increase the success of your CV.
March was the month of the Online Executive Assistants Event. Thanks to all the engaging speakers and all the active and curious assistants from all over the world, it was such an amazing experience.
💚 200 of you joined!🧡 We connected. 💛We networked.💜 We had an amazing time.🖤
💙 THANK YOU ALL for participating.❤
Our collaboration with Lucy Brazier has been going on for years now, and we find her to be such a wonderful professional in the Executive Assistant field! She is very inspiring and has an exceptional understanding of all the challenges that assistants are facing on a daily basis. We admire her passion for advising and mentally supporting all our attendees in such challenging pandemic times. Thanks for bringing your spark to our Executive Assistants Events, Lucy.
Lucy has prepared a presentation considering the stress that COVID19 has brought to our lives. Combined with technology, it has increasingly enabled executives and leadership support teams the ability for constant contact.
Many individuals struggle to define a separation between work and personal life, which results in reduced overall satisfaction in the workplace.
Learning how to shut-off for the day can be very difficult in a scenario where scheduling of meetings and activities for the executive can often extend past traditional working hours or where executives demand information after-hours.
Setting boundaries that are respectful and appropriate and complete tasks required while also balancing personal and home life will increase overall job satisfaction and allow time for personal and often very fulfilling pursuits.
Her inspiring talk covered many relevant topics and left all the attendees inspired to take the right steps in their careers on a professional and also personal level.
Many tips and tricks that Lucy shared with the audience and how excellently she explained that it is not anymore about the “Work-Life Balance” but about the “Work-Life Integration” and how to approach it!
🐸 Who has attended the event now know that the best way to eat the “BIG UGLY FROGS” is for breakfast! 🐸
Get the recording and find out yourself!
To see all these amazing sessions. Navigate via this link to this Executive Assistants Event and get the recording of the event.
What are saying the attendees of the Executive Assistants Event?
The presentation by Lucy Brazier portrayed the typical assistants’ everyday life and hit directly on the issues that needed clarification. Discussing it made it real and also that it can be managed.
I was impressed how Lucy led through the whole summit, she was really amazing. I personally liked most the Emotional Intelligence lecture.
Lucy – without the presentation deck it was absolutely amazing and extremely insightful.
“The best way to managing stress is most definitely by making healthy choices”
Katie has been a virtual assistant since 2012 and provides her VA services to absolutely the highest level of executives, CEOs, founders, or entrepreneurs on a day-to-day basis. If you were wondering how to set yourself up as a virtual assistant, this session was the right choice!
With the world having been turned on its head and virtual working becoming the new norm, assistants of all levels and experience are becoming increasingly interested in the role and offering of the Virtual Assistant.
During Katie’s presentation, she drew to her valuable experience to empower aspiring and emerging VA to get their business up and running effectively and efficiently.
You will need to consider many things. Moving from being an employee into running your actual business, let alone delivering the pieces of work that you are engaged to deliver for your specific clients. That is going to be very challenging!
Does the role and conditions of virtual assistant sound interesting to you?
Go for it!
When and How? Is there ever a right time? What do you need? Now more than ever, if you have the urge and instinct to do it. Give it a try. Katie walked us through the challenges and advised those considering this path with useful ways how to approach it.
Amy is a communication strategist. She started off as an actress, and now she is also a political consultant, and she advises leaders and politicians on how to get their message across in a really assertive manner.
What if you could communicate at work with outstanding conviction, influence, and a luminous presence – without having to fake it? To manifest this level of leadership brilliance in your working life (and beyond), there is one crucial skill you need most: ASSERTIVENESS.
The people who have the ability to communicate assertively are the ones who accelerate their careers faster, have greater influence, and win more results. Much like a leading actor emotionally and physically holds the stage, we too will learn to speak with authority, genuine passion, and conviction — even in the most challenging of moments.
She shared with us her insight on how to find the ‘assertive’ way. The calm, clear, direct, and strong way. The fine line between tipping into aggression when you are feeling particularly out of control or tipping into being passive where we are not even saying what we want.
Her talk provoked in the conference attendees many thoughts on how to approach their struggles with passive aggressive colleagues or how to be assertive when putting their needs forward. Put their wants and desires forward in the workplace to ask what they want. Simply to advocate for themselves.
What questions have been answered and discussed?
How to get a wage increase when finding a new role?
What are the most useful non-verbal techniques?
How to practise the assertive approach, and what are the first steps.
Dear all, who did not attend the Executive Assistants Event, meet the leading trainer and motivational speaker in subjects of leadership, visions, and managing your time. Shawn knows a lot about presentation skills and how to deliver an effective and engaging presentation. Shawn showed us many examples.
Did you know, that only 10% of communication is verbal,
and 40 % of communication is pitch tone and rate of speed?
Public speaking is a necessary skill set for those in positions where critical communication is delivered to stakeholders, executives, and team members in various corporate environments. The ability to engage, reflect confidence, deliver effective presentations, read body language and perfect non-verbal communication are essential for your listeners to retain information.
We got answers to all the following points and were left mesmerized, realizing the power of effectively-delivered presentation.
How to reflect confidence while delivering a presentation? The significance of mastering non-verbal communication while delivering a presentation Establishing authority on your topic. Knowing what to do to know your audience. The effectiveness in using “Ah-ha” moments in your presentation. How to effectively kick off your presentation? The importance of practicing your presentation and the consequences of not practicing.
2nd day of the Executive Assistants summit started with amazing 💖
Our next speaker, Stephanie, has lived all over the world. Originally from Austria, worker in Germany, and in France, or California, and she connected with us from the UK.
In 2012, she joint the “agile movement”. She specializes in training Kanban, in Lean startup, and in design thinking.
During our Executive Assistant event, she delivered a presentation on applying agile ways of working, and how Agile ways of working can be applied to improve your productivity. What you need to know about Agile in order to best support your C-level during the transition?
Is your company already implementing Agile? Why is it so popular?
There is a lot of things that are unclear about Agile. Agility is in recent years considered as being more “flexible.” That is a myth. They are actually talking about the Agile Manifesto, 2021, and its 12 principles. It is a very complex approach that includes talking about Mindset, Methods, Interactions, Values, Approach, or Culture. We must admit this was a presentation that made all attending this Executive Assistant Event aware of the complexity of the Agile approach and made us think, what it is really about.
Stephanie was challenged by witty questions from our attendees as well.
What questions did she answer for us?
How do you deal with it if colleagues forget all processes and regulations and call it “agile”?
How do you handle all the “ad hoc” topics that come in during the day, that you did not have on your radar but need to be done immediately?
How do you make your work visible now when we mostly working online?
You said that the business agility is coming does that mean that agility can apply to any type of business?
I put my task with the time I need into my outlook calendar for big ones so that my time is blocked, and I have got an overview. I love the idea of the board, but then I’m spending a lot of time organizing tasks rather than delivering them. How to do that better?
Our next speaker was talking to us about teams. How to empower virtual and remote teams with a comprehensive and timely methodology. Do you have the skill of creating and sustaining engagement across multiple online platforms or time zones, and maybe cultures?
If we dream alone, it is just a dream. If people dream together, this is the beginning of a new reality.
COVID19 made us all virtual, and we responded well, with good digital or organizational skills and tools. But the longer this period extends, we have to face new challenges online as well. Peter has answered for us the most burning questions regarding the remote working in teams.
How to resolve a conflict online? How to set goals remotely? How to establish a structured communication, and maintain and even raise the team spirit?
We heard step-by-step guidance on how to unite the team and unleash the team’s power. How can we build trust and clarity with ever meeting someone in person? Do you know about the team members’ talents and powers? How to profit from them when working remotely on a global level? How to establish structure in communications and avoid confusion? What is the technique of “over-communication” to ensure all the team members are always in touch with the latest information?
In the Universe, only 10% is a material, planets, and stars. 20% are black holes and phenomena the scientists cannot explain, and 70% is invisible energy, the gravity, that holds the Universe together. In virtual teams, it is quite similar. 10% are the team members in the infrastructure. 20% is undeveloped yet potential, and 70% are the relationships, the trust, the gravity that holds the virtual team together. (Peter Ivanov)
After this session, all the assistants attending are ready and confident taking on a challenge to be a virtual team leader.
Questions for Ivan from attendees of the Executive Assistant Event.
How can we implement these methods in well-established teams, without colleagues thinking we are going crazy or had a psychology course over the weekend?
What do you do if the management team in other words the direct reports to your executive is a lot more than 2 pizza size and by the way firing them isn’t an option?
How do you create moments of joy within a virtual team and tips to motivate the virtual teams?
LIZ VAN VLIET
For this Executive Assistants Event, we have gathered speakers from all over the world, and we are grateful they could all join us from different time-zones. At 1 AM Australian time, remarkably awake, Liz has joined us to deliver her presentation, and we loved the nighttime vibes. She looked phenomenal, and she talked to us about attention management.
Assistants are required to show up very differently at different times depending on what’s going on.
? KNOWING EMPOWERED STRATEGIC EFFECTIVE ?
Time Management is a topic that we are all familiar with, and it is an essential competency of office professionals. In recent years the concept of Attention Management has begun to gain more prominence. Learning how to switch your attention to achieve a specific result is something that will help you be more effective AND efficient and can also reduce your stress and overwhelm.
Liza gave us tips to help assistants to control their attention, and to help implement Attention Management into their work and personal life.
Attention management is the ability to consciously direct your attention in any given moment, to be more proactive than reactive, and to maintain control rather than inadvertently relinquish it. It is about regaining control over your attention and thereby taking control of your life. Attention management empowers your productivity.
In the near future, there will be two kinds of people in the world: those who let their attention and lives be controlled and coerced by others and those who proudly call themselves “indestructible.”
Liza is aware, that unfortunately, as assistants, the reality is that there are times when our control, our attention is controlled and coerced by others. Still, she wants us to try to find ways where possible to implement things that are going to help us to manage our attention in these moments where it is within our control.
Take the Control Back!
Are you in the state of DISTRACTION or in the state of TRACTION, where the actions that draw us to what we want to achieve?
What are the tools to help us manage our attention, and build resilience to stress?
2020 was an unprecedented year that challenged nearly every aspect of life all over the world…including the aspect of work. As we emerge into 2021, in her presentation, Amber addressed future trends, technology, and team dynamics and gave us practical steps to embrace and progress the future of work.
What did she cover in her presentation? The emergence of Cross-cultural teams. Shift from organizational design efficiency to design resilience. More human-focused organizational policies and procedures. The future of AI and VA’s in work. Tools and technology to be more efficient and effective. Opportunities and drawbacks with emerging technology.
One of the major trends in the future of work is using technology as a tool to help us focus and to achieve our mission. When focusing on our mission, Amber has encouraged us to actually be intentional to interact and to engage with emerging technology so we can work smarter and more intentionally towards our mission.
What is a mission of an Executive Assistant?
What have our attendees mentioned in the events chat as an answer?
Making life easier.
Work-life and integration.
Facilitate daily business.
The ability of being The glue to connect between teams and the executive.
How do we manage to be The Glue? Through relationships.
The future of work is being transformed from CONNECTIONS to RELATIONSHIPS.
Amber says that connection comes naturally, but relationships come with effort, actual conversations, and intention. How to do that in a remote time? Ask meaningful questions. Follow up on conversations consistently. Remember Birthdays, years in the company, family sharing.
What else we need to be more intentional these days? Problem-solving is our idea. What is your opinion? Please share with us your ideas in the comments. 💬
Ever wonder why some people are so difficult to work with? Ever since we were in grade school, we have been asking questions like “Can’t we just get along?” and “If we could just work together, this project would be so much easier?”.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ), in its most simplistic form, is a way to describe the non-IQ forms of behavior in ourselves and others. Research has found that a person’s success depends much more on having a high EQ over IQ.
Alan led the audience to personal insights and discoveries that will help increase the four EQ skills of:
Do you need help convincing your management to send you to an EA conference? We will help you to make an impression with a spotless formal request letter. With our letter, getting approval to attend a conference will be an easy task.
Approval Letter for Attending an EA & PA event
Sometimes it can be tricky to find the right way to convince your manager that sending you to an industry event is a worthwhile investment. We are happy to help because we believe that attending our conference will leave you inspired, informed and, empowered.
The key strategy is to approach your management well in advance of the event and kindly ask for authorization to attend this convention. As the2nd EMEA Executive Assistant Live Event is getting closer, we want to make sure you know how to do it wisely to not only get permission to attend but also complete financial coverage.
That’s why we prepared a customized letter tailored specifically to this event. After you download it, make sure to fill in the missing information to personalize it.
Email it or print it
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Email it to them or print it and talk them through it in person. It is entirely up to you!
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What Executive Assistant events can you get excited about?
Our conference producers spend an entire year customizing an event to make sure they are providing you with the best educational experience possible. We understand that it is essential to elevate your skills and seek personal and career development opportunities every year.
We have amazing conferences planned and you cannot miss them!
Below you can see the two most exciting upcoming ones. Be sure to click on the pictures and find out more!
This is your chance to win one of the inspiring prizes.
We want to invite you to join the Executive Assistant Contest and become a part of our Hub-EA community.
Hub-EA is offering the opportunity to all the assistants around the world to join this contest. The leading Industry Professionals are gathering at the 2nd EMEA Executive Assistant Online Summit to share the latest knowledge and tips for executive assistants, administrative professionals, and personal assistants.