Trending Sources

Master the Art of Listening and Watch All Your Relationships.

Dumb Little Man

skip to main | skip to sidebar Dumb Little Man | Tips for Life Welcome to Dumb Little Man! Hey You. Are we really listening? The benefits? Heres how.

2009 117

39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 119
2009 119

Do You Hate Your To-Do List? Try This Instead - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Do You Have a Yeah/Yuckie List?

2009 113

12 Tricks Your Brain is Playing on You - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 119
2009 119

47 Ways to Fine Tune Your Brain - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 112
2009 112

Top 10 Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 95
2009 95

Business Writing: Thank You in Advance

Business Writing

2009 91
2009 91

Seven Ways to De-Stress Instantly - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 93

How to Discover Your Life's Purpose – 7 Questions to Ask - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 85
2009 85

8 Harsh Truths that Will Improve Your Life - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 92
2009 92

10 Simple Ways To Overcome Depression and Sadness - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 87
2009 87

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Do You Hate Your To-Do List?

Executive Assistants: Managing Your Career

Office Dynamics

Managing My Career. Excerpt from my speech at our 16th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence). Why is this? What is the art side of managing?

2009 73

9 Qualities That Will Rock Your Career - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 74
2009 74

Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

will try to address each one the best I can. The only place that I can find quality clothes that fit me is at Talbots. You are right. You are right.

3 Simple Sign-up Strategies Revealed to Grow Your Email List!

Office Organization Success

So once you’ve got traffic coming to your website ensure that you’re capturing your visitor’s information by implementing at least one of the three different strategies I’ve shared with you today. (c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Using Exit Grabber Software. Another sign-up strategy that I’m currently using is Exit Grabber software. 

2009 72

Break Through a Career Plateau, and Climb to the Stars!

Office Dynamics

An excerpt from the book, Underneath It All , Written by Joan Burge. Anyone who asks that question is a go-getter! Expand your job. Ask for guidance.

2009 73

Showing Appreciation in the Workplace - Why?

Office Dynamics

Guest Blog entry by Kathy Tosoian, Office Dynamics Certified Trainer & Speaker. First, everyone craves appreciation. Give it a try! Kathy Tosoian.

2009 73

Happy Holidays Message from Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

As 2009 comes to a close, I wanted to thank all of you for supporting me and all the work I have been doing to help the administrative profession. All of us at OD treasure our relationships with each and every one of you. We wish you a happy holiday and Happy New Year. this past year. The lessons learned are. have been a team for years.

2009 56

10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Super Fun - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 64
2009 64

7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

That’s it!  In just seven simple steps you can be on your way to hosting your very first teleclass. (c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. One of the best ways you can grow your list practically overnight and interact with your audience is to host your own Teleclass.  Just some of the reasons why teleclasses are so popular are: They show off your expertise.

2009 61

November Blogathon, A Time for Thanks, Join In the Fun

Office Dynamics

As we start the 11th month of 2009, I think back to the beginning of the year and how we were all wondering what this year would be like. Hello everyone! Most businesses started the year behind the eight ball and spiraled down for the first half of the year. Thousands of people lost their jobs and health insurance along with it.

2009 56

Staying Productive When You're Working From Home - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 60
2009 60

Office Organization: 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems

Office Organization Success

Make a plan today to get these core systems in place and your business will start to become effortless and fun – isn’t that an exciting thought! (c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. For many solopreneurs they think that once they’ve set themselves up in business it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing.  CREATE your paper-based filing system. 

2009 57

Executive Perspective of the Administrative Role

Office Dynamics

In case you have not read the past few Blogs, I had interviewed two great people this year. Ken Konseco (pictured left) is the President of Harrison College (previously known as Indiana Business College) and his strategic business partner, Maria Berthiaume CPS. Here is my last Blog from their interview. Ken: "It has always been there.

2009 56

Soft Skills Necessary for Project Work

Office Dynamics

Jasmine Freeman, Joan's Chief Executive Assistant answers another question received from one of our readers: What are the soft skills you find necessary for project work? Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts with all of you! really enjoyed recording this series and hope that you found them enjoyable and informative. Jasmine Freeman.

2009 56

Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them?

Office Dynamics

Please enjoy this guest blog post from Alita Marlowe, an efficiency expert! By Alita Marlowe. What is the financial and psychological cost of losing things? Part 1. It is 1:00. You have just returned from an abbreviated lunch ‘hour’. Your boss meets you at your desk before you have even had a chance to put your purse down and go brush your teeth.

2009 56

Executive Assistants Beware of Being Too Busy

Office Dynamics

Did you read about the recent PepsiCo debacle? It was a big story in the news last week. Tamoney’s secretary, Kathy Henry, put the letter aside and didn’t tell anyone about it because she was “so busy preparing for a board meeting.” PepsiCo said in its Oct 13 motion to vacate.” You might want to read the entire story. billion.

2009 56

Twelve Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 56
2009 56

Jasmine's Top 10 Tips for Administrative Success

Office Dynamics

Many of you wanted me to share my top tips for success as an administrative professional. At first it was hard for me to think up my own tips but when I assessed my career and what things I have tried to do consistently that have always helped me along in my career I came up with these "Top 10 Tips" for you. hope you enjoy.

2009 56

Executives and Assistants as Drivers of Change

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from a session at our 16th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence). The audience was ready to hear from Erin, again; this time on a different subject that I had chosen. There is no more powerful team in an organization than an executive and the administrative assistant or executive assistant. Admin Assistant Training

2009 56

Executives and Assistants as Drivers of Change

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from a session at our 16th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence). The audience was ready to hear from Erin, again; this time on a different subject that I had chosen. There is no more powerful team in an organization than an executive and the administrative assistant or executive assistant.

2009 56

Great Executive Assistants Make Their Organizations Better

Office Dynamics

November 6 is Jasmine Freeman’s three-year anniversary with Office Dynamics. have owned Office Dynamics for 19 years. have had numerous executive assistants and administrative assistants work in our office and as my “partner.” Happy Work Anniversary Jasmine.

2009 56

Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

I would like to introduce a new guest blogger to the Office Dynamics family! Alita Marlowe Bluford is an expert in efficiency and she plans to share some of her greatest tips with you here at The Joan Burge Blog! Taming the Email Monster. By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®. Marlowe & Associates, Inc Efficiency Consultants. 800-852-9050.

Are You Effective Or Just Efficient? - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 59
2009 59

Who Is Joan’s Executive Assistant?

Office Dynamics

Hello, Blog readers! Jasmine Freeman here with a special blog post of my own for you. If you have been following Joan Burge via her blog , her books , her live seminars or her free webinar series, 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence you have probably heard my name mentioned once or twice. It’s kind of funny to me to hear Joan talking about me.

2009 56

IAAP EFAM: OfficeArrow.com Rocks!

Office Dynamics

I had such a great time being a part of the OfficeArrow.com exhibit. Over the past year, I have gotten to know Stuart Wingate (Senior Director of Marketing & Content) and Chrissy Scivicque (Senior Content Manager) very well as I have been a featured administrative subject matter expert on their site. highly encourage you to check them out soon.

IAAP 56

Interruptions Steal Time from Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

An interruption here and there may not seem like a big deal but add up how many minutes in a day your are interrupted and it can add up to hours. Here are a few ideas on how to save your precious time! o Be direct. Tell people in a nice tone of voice that you can’t talk right now. Remove chairs by your desk. Watch for self-interruptions.

2009 56

Executive Assistant Training on the Rise

Office Dynamics

I’m happy to say that we have seen an increase in interest from companies who want to provide some type of training for their administrative professionals later this year. This is good news because it indicates the economy may be starting to turn. Here are some things you need to keep in mind: Be specific as to what type of training you want.

2009 56

Casual Dress, How to look nice in a casual environment

Office Dynamics

J Newman asks. Joan: I work in an out of the way area in my company where many dress very casually. I'm trying to project a more professional image. You are so put together and well groomed which makes you seem very professional. Do you have any suggestions for me? enjoy your Webinar series very much. Yes, I do have some ideas for you.