Keynote & Training Topics

The Collaboration Culture- Dream your Best Team

You work hard to orchestrate an environment that fosters creativity; bringing together multi-talented groups of people who work in close collaboration together— exchanging knowledge, ideas and shaping the direction of the future. Easier said than done in siloed environments, right? And in 2020, so many collaboration tools can assist in juggling project planning, virtual meetings, calendar sharing, file sharing, and deadline tracking. But which communication tools are the best technologies for your very unique setting? As the Jills- and Jacks-of-all-trades, we are expected to perform at a high level in a ton of different situations. Connect with the best practices in using a wide variety of coloration tools that match exact scenarios, while focusing more and more on creating experiences rather than just organizing meetings.

Your Office in 2030: Future Proofing your Career

Assistants have nothing to fear when it comes to the future. Instead, we have a tremendous amount to gain from engaging with this new technology – from increasing efficiency to reducing errors and improving productivity. In a world where our wealth is driven by the creation of digital assets, the need for creativity and diversity in that creative process is fueled leveraging AI office tools. Learn to translate the voices of your international meetings into 100s of languages on everyone’s personal devices with AI, connect with Virtual Reality to onboard your new employees, and take a proactive approach to educating yourself on the latest digital tools to schedule meetings and handle expense reports. See automation and AI as opportunities for us — to spend less time on uninteresting tasks, to provide your executive with even better and more strategic support, and to find more fulfillment in your career.

Outlook 365 Power User: The Power Tools of Productivity (hands-on, advanced)

Feel energized and inspired as you regain control of you and your executives’ email, calendar, task list, and more! Future-proof your career by becoming the Outlook organizational guru, go-to person in your office. Come join Corinne Hoisington, the author of the top selling college textbook for Microsoft Outlook 365 for an in-depth and hands-on demonstration of how to manage with the focused inbox, tasks, and calendar features together as a system. (Bring your laptops with Outlook 365 please)
  • Develop and maintain an effective approach to meet the persistent demands of multiple executive’ email and triage methods.
  • Effectively coordinate and interface with busy executives’ calendars (meetings, events) with multiple time zones. Build in time between back-to-back meetings automatically. See people’s responses to a meeting request, even if you aren’t the meeting organizer.
  • Multitask in a powerful way! Let Outlook read your email messages aloud. Now you can keep up with your email while doing other tasks, too.
  • Learn the best practices for how to create Outlook rules and calendar events automatically to streamline your incoming email and maximize email success in the shortest time period.
  • Check out the new focused inbox to help users better categorize their emails, along with new summaries for deliveries and travel related emails.

Increase your Expertise in Office 365: Become a Power User (Hands-on Workshop)

Discover how you can leverage Office 365 to communicate, collaborate, and improve productivity across your team and organization. Office 365 helps your organization be more productive with experiences that intelligently transform the way you work using Artificial Intelligence, streamline business processes with customized apps and workflow automation tools. Leverage the latest in productivity in Word with features such as the LinkedIn Assistant and Transform; in PowerPoint dive into 3D visual animations, live translations, infographic templates, and slide video recording; in Outlook – take a look at better ways to organize email for your executive and dictate your messages with you voice. Wait until you see new Office apps that provide powerful ways to automate your workload with Microsoft Stream storing video and adding closed captioning, Microsoft Teams changing how we interact, Microsoft Forms collecting customer interactions, and Microsoft Flow automated approvals.

Meet and Greet Microsoft Office 365                 

Let’s head into the exciting features of Office 365! Join us for an engaging journey as your company upgrades to Microsoft Office 365! We will start with understanding how Office 365 differs from older versions as a subscription-based service hosted on Microsoft servers. To leverage the latest in productivity, examine the new features in Word such as the LinkedIn Assistant; in Excel – see new analysis tools; in PowerPoint – check out new 3D animations and models; in  Outlook – take a look at dictation tools, and OneNote – now part of Windows! And let’s not forget the many new cloud apps such as OneDrive, Sway, and much more. Become the go-to person in your realm for Office productivity and cloud finesse!

The Big Office Year: Updates of Office 365 and Advanced Features

Microsoft 365 helps your organization be more productive with experiences that intelligently transform the way you work, streamline business processes with customized apps and workflow automation tools, and harness the power for intelligent security to protect assets without hindering productivity. Learn how to modernize your workplace by adopting Microsoft 365. The new Office 365 updates are out! Let’s work together as we dive into Excel and experience data insights, 3D data maps, and powerful pivot tables with slicers. Wait until you see the Office 3D visual animations live, new Office apps that leverage powerful new ways to leverage our office such as Microsoft Teams and Sway.

Best Kept Secrets of Seamless Remote Conferencing

Join us for a full in-depth tour of the new tricks of the trade for conducting a seamless virtual meeting. Whether you work in an office setting and need a supplemental phone call in place of a face-to-face meeting or you work in a remote work environment where conference calls are the norm, conducting them effectively is essential for team collaboration and decision making. From setting up the remote meeting schedule to the audio/video equipment, learn the best practices to troubleshoot any issues that arise. Remember administrative leaders bring solutions to the table; everyone else brings problems, hoping a leader will develop a solution. And be the first in your office to see the latest technology for conducting holographic meetings using the HoloLens too!

The Future of Technology for Admins – Top Ten Apps

So many apps, so much new technology, so little time! Join us for a high-energy session on augmented reality, Sway and fresh new apps that are game changers for the oh-so-busy professional admin. Why not make your workday more pleasant and productive with powerful business apps? The apps and technology we’ll discuss are so cutting edge, we can’t even list them because they’ll change by the time we get online! Augmented reality is about to become every professional admins reality. Companies are using AR free apps and devices for marketing product lines, for adding more productivity to your day, and for pushing technology to excite their customers.  Have you checked out Sway, Flipgrid, and Office Lens? Get ready to see these apps, up front and personal. Become the “Go-To” person in your office when it comes to the latest trends in technology.

Transform your Imagination into Reality                  

***Warning: This workshop is for participants who can handle extreme excitement and engagement.

Every business is adding more technologies to seamlessly transform imagination into reality by using augmented reality, storyboarding technologies such as Sway and more! From virtual reality conferencing that display holograms that float in front of your eyes to the latest in artificial intelligence apps that change how we travel, be prepared to move your work reality into new realms of possibilities! Envision a world that technology can adapt to the natural ways we communicate and learn. Hands-on with an Oculus Rift too! That world begins now!

Mobile Scene of 2020

Time is our most precious commodity in business. So when an app comes along that promises to boost productivity or save you time and money — and actually delivers — we’re all ears. So sit on the edge of your chairs with any mobile device (smartphone or tablet) in hand and engage with ten new apps that will boost your edge in the office! While much attention is given to the coolest consumer apps, mobile apps that help you do your job better are arguably even more important. From augmented reality apps to time savers, join us for a high energy session to rock your world.