Canadian Art Fans in for a Treat at High Tea

An original work of Canadian artist, Audrey Garwood one of the country’s very finest of landscape painters will be part of a collection being auctioned for charity at the Rostie Group’s second annual High Tea on June 7. Curating the auction will be Colette French, Director of Cooper’s Fine Art Gallery, who initially exhibited Garwood’s paintings at Painted City Gallery and currently represents the artist’s estate. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Association of Administrative … [Read more...]

Admin Professionals Do More Than Book Meeting Rooms

Even if you have never given it much thought before, it's easy to appreciate the sheer number of industries supported by admin professionals and how pervasive the role is in terms of keeping CEOs and managers on the right track. Just how much has the profession evolved? In early human history, great leaders were traditionally accompanied by advisers or scribes  who were also of critical importance because of their role in capturing important information. As gender roles evolved the once … [Read more...]

How to Make an Effective Presentation in the Meeting Room

Whatever your philosophy is on making presentations in the meeting room there are some basic tenets that prevail. Here are Five critical points to observe when preparing a presentation. Research - Conduct the necessary research so that your presentation ideas are well adapted to your audience's technical level and needs. Connect your presentation objective/message/idea to the interests of your audience. If possible, when preparing your presentation, gather info on the needs, age, … [Read more...]

Dispel these 6 Meeting Room Myths

1. Everyone has to be present in the meeting room before the session starts A punctual start should be followed with interactive activities that require those in attendance to think about what they bring to the table in the context of the current meeting agenda. Encouraging groups or pairs to talk about certain concerns will yield dynamic results. Beginning with fruitful activities at the outset that set the tone for the meeting will motivate people to be on time. 2. Memos should be read … [Read more...]

How Does the Mobile Professional or Virtual Office User Leverage the ‘Cloud’?

Has anyone ever tried to explain cloud computing to you? Were you left feeling a little, well... cloudy? The best example of cloud computing I can think of is an email service like Gmail or Hotmail.There's nothing to download. All you need is an internet connection and you can start sending emails. The server and software is all on the cloud (internet) and is totally managed by the cloud service provider. All you have to do is use the software and enjoy receiving and sending off those … [Read more...]