A Normal day

United States, 1966

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Episode of Series “The Secretary”.
Following through a normal day in an office we learn about typical secretarial responsibilities such as making appointments, greeting visitors, processing incoming mail, supervising files, organising a business trip, taking dictation, and transcribing. Emphasises the personal qualities of self direction, tact, willingness to learn, judgment and enthusiasm needed to be a successful secretary.


production company

Coronet Instructional Films






Black and White

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career education

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Clerical occupations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Office management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Office practice

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Secretaries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Vocational guidance

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Secretaries

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Vocational guidance

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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