Episode 7 – Interview with Alli Trussell & Amanda Bullis of Assisted Living the Series

The Savvy Assistant Podcast Episode 7 - Interview with Alli Trussell & Amanda Bullis of Assisted Living the Series.  Alli Trussell • Creator, Executive Producer, Bridget Alli Trussell is a Texas born, New York based actress, writer, producer… and recovering assistant. She has a BFA in Drama from the University of Oklahoma where she performed [...]

Episode 6 – Interview with Annie Croner of Whole Assistant

The Savvy Assistant Podcast Episode 6 - Interview with Annie Croner of Whole Assistant. Annie has been an assistant for 17 years and has learned a thing or two about how to find and keep a job she loves. She’s also fine-tuned her processes for effectively supporting her executive and the many aspects of his [...]

Episode 5 Part 5 – Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019

The Savvy Assistant Podcast Episode 5, Part 5 of 5 - Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019 Episode 5 – Part 5 of 5 – FINAL Episode in this 5 Part Series PROJECT MANAGEMENT VISION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT: You know we are project managers, right? We are constantly managing projects from start [...]

Episode 4 Part 4 – Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019

The Savvy Assistant Podcast Episode 4, Part 4 of 5 - Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019 POTENTIAL PROBLEM SOLVING PRODUCTIVITY POTENTIAL: You’re capable of distinguished performance in a higher-level position You have reached the level for promotional consideration You Can handle bigger projects and assignments You are making a strong effort [...]

Episode 3 Part 3 – Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019

The Savvy Assistant Podcast Episode 3, Part 3 of 5 - Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019 CREATIVITY DELEGATING INNOVATION INTERPERSONAL SKILLS LEARNING ABILITY CREATIVITY: Seeks creative alternatives Clever and imaginative when confronted with obstacles Is continuously experimenting Initiates and executes creative ideas Seeks new ideas and approaches I don’t know about [...]

Episode 2 Part 2 – Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019

The Savvy Assistant Podcast Episode 2, Part 2 of 5  - Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019 ADMINISTRATION COACHING COMMUNICATION COOPERATION MANAGEMENT ABILITY ADMINISTRATION: Are You are continuously examining your administrative effectiveness and seeking better procedures? Are you always trying do you find better ways to do things? This is key. Don’t [...]

Episode 1 Part 1 – Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019

  The Savvy Assistant Podcast Episode 1, Part 1 of 5 - Annual Reviews & How to Rock Them in 2019 PRODUCTIVITY: Exceed your normal output standards Make sure you’re getting things done quickly and precisely If someone gives you a project and or task, ensure you ask questions, get all the details framed up [...]

What qualities make Managers, GREAT Leaders?

In my 20 + years being an Executive Assistant, I've had many types of Managers. The bad ones: Demanding, Ego-Maniacs, fake, spineless, Can't make a Decision to save their lives, horrible communicators and terrible with confrontation. The good ones: Respectful, Caring, empathetic, motivating, always had their employees backs, advocated for them, etc. Working for a [...]

What does it mean to be A Savvy Assistant?

I've always thought of myself as Savvy in general, I'm resourceful, love tech and learning, social media is a huge interest to me. I strive to be relevant in this ever-changing world.  With AI and other advanced technology upon us, it's so important. How do I stay relevant? Keep Learning new things!  There are TONs [...]

11 Tips to Manage your Email more Effectively

Process your email once per day [don't check it 5,000 times per day, nothing major is going to happen]. Use the 20/80 method - Prioritize 20% and Defer 80%. Have a Reply by blah blah Day Folder. [put reminders in your calendar things don't fall through the cracks] You don't need to respond to every [...]