Excel for Administrative Professionals: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Jim Spellos, IAAP TEC16 Speaker

It’s obvious to anyone who works as an Administrative Professional that part of your productivity toolbox needs to include more than a cursory knowledge of Excel. From budgets to list management, and so much more, Excel is the go-to software (perhaps even more than Word) for your day to day work.

Yet, as the title indicates, the challenge for you is all about how much Excel knowledge is enough. Most people (not just admins) with whom I’ve spoken call themselves at least an intermediate user, even if a conversation reflects that they only use and know about a handful of tools.

IAAP TEC16 will provide two great sessions that will expand your Excel knowledge.  My session, Microsoft Excel: A Really Deep Dive, is for those who are comfortable with the essential data manipulation tools (filters, as well as subtotals, count and other way cool functions).

Ever want to know what a really well designed IF statement can do (it’s really cool!)? How about building & modifying Pivot Tables and VLookup (I know you’ve heard about them). Or have you been interested to dip your toes into the ultimate Excel customization tool – macros & VBA programming?

The best place to enhance your professional toolset is at IAAP TEC16, where peer to peer learning, networking and great technical content abound. Join us in Jacksonville and don’t be afraid to no longer don’t know what you don’t know!


James Spellos, the President of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). He delivers more than 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently, including using tablets, smart phones, and social media. Jim is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. 

One thought on “Excel for Administrative Professionals: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

  1. At what point did we consider the dragging and dropping of PivotTables intermediate skills? The common quote I refer to is “95% of Excel users know how to use 5% of the program.”


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