January, 2017

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The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

If you are anything like me, the new year brings a lot of soul searching and a nostalgic look back at the 12 months past. I But where to start?

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The Rise of Solopreneur Manufacturing Companies

Small Business Labs

Key quote: "The number of businesses classified as manufacturers with no employees has been rising steadily since the depths of the recession.

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Top 8 Time Management Tips To Hack Productivity

Office Dynamics

Amongst the hectic schedules and infinite demands of modern life, we often feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything we need to done. This pressure has resulted in many self-aware individuals seeking ways to save time throughout their day. Here are my t op 8 time management tips to hack productivity. 1. Stay Focused.

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4 Faults You Can Easily Avoid in Your Slide Presentations

Business Writing

I recently attended a dinner meeting whose featured speaker told about her life in a foreign country. Presentations Teaching Business Writing

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How Content Marketing Can Reach Targeted Customers

Small Business CEO

Despite continued reports of its death, content marketing is alive and well and remains one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience.

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10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. What a very weird feeling. As I write this I am feeling all the emotions. I’m remembering many of our incredible stories that we’ve collected over the last decade of partnership. We’ve been through it all, together. Hey, me too.

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The Essential Elements of Modern Web Design

Dumb Little Man

Modern web design for the 21st century is very different from what we were working with back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. SVG Graphics.

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The Million Dollar Dog: Pet Industry Gold Mines

Small Business CEO

Money has gone to the dogs – but in a good way. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), Americans spent about $62.75 million homes.…

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It's Time to Stop Mindless Collaboration

On The Job

It can also lead to more innovation, and provides greater oversight and transparency that can reduce unethical or illegal conduct by individuals.

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How can assistants add value in the workplace?

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly, happy New Year! Last year was a mixed bag wasn’t it?! hope you all had a lovely break and are looking forward to the year ahead.

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Book Review: The Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

The holidays were quite hectic this year.   And we're glad we did. How to create an exit strategy to quit your job. See the book for details. 

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From Possibility to Reality

Office Dynamics

This past October, I was honored to be part of the 2016 Office Dynamics International Conference, The Revolutionary Assistant. And here’s why.

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5 Habits to Make The New Year Your Best Year Yet

Dumb Little Man

A new year is now ahead of us. Every year, people make goals and resolutions to better themselves only to fail. Have fun being active. So do this more.

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The Baby Boomer Business Continues to Grow

Small Business CEO

Conventional wisdom has long held that when it comes to making money on a product, it pays to market it to young people. Baby boomers rule!

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Why Soft Skills are So Important to Your Career

On The Job

Perhaps you've worked very hard to learn the technical skills necessary to get the job you want or succeed in your current position. Or do they?

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5 Ways to Slay Small Talk with Your Boss

Practically Perfect PA

You’ve got an event coming up and your boss suggests that you meet and travel together. Less talk more listening. Make connection. Their story.

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Accenture Says Independent Work is the Future (and Soon)

Small Business Labs

We just read Accenture's Technology Vision 2017 report  and they strongly suggest independent work is the future of work. 

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Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

Office Dynamics

Guest post by Tara Browne, DTM, 2016 Conference Scholarship Winner. . When I was awarded one of three scholarships for the 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence, I was beyond excited. looked forward to acquiring strategies and tools to advance my administrative career. What I got was all of the above…and so much more. FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

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5 Simple Lessons to Break the Shackles of People’s Negativity

Dumb Little Man

The world is a small place and no matter how hard we try to avoid negative people, we will end up running into them sooner or later.

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Corporate Billing Errors Cost Consumers Millions

Small Business CEO

No matter how corporate billing is done, it’s a mistake to think that billing today is computerized and accurate. Telecom Errors.

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5 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

On The Job

I want you to think back to the last person you met for the first time and name as many details about the person as you can. Limp handshake. 2. Really.

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Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

We have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month. The conference is taking place on Friday 24th February in London.

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Forecasts: 2017 the Year Corporations Embrace the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Based on the 2017 trends forecasts we've been reading, corporations are going to actively expand their use of contingent labor in 2017.

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Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership — The Magic Formula

Office Dynamics

The most important team in the workplace is that of the executive and his or her administrative assistant. Just think about it…. have been very fortunate to have coached hundreds of executive and assistant teams over 26 years. just finished a powerful 3-day executive and assistant coaching project with a large financial firm in Minneapolis.

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7 Smart Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Develop Their Own Mobile Apps This 2017

Dumb Little Man

You won’t believe how much a mobile app can change your small business. Over the years, more and more people are getting hooked on mobile purchases.

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30 English Words Borrowed from Dutch

Daily Writing Tips

avast (“stop”): from hou vast , meaning “hold fast”. 2. bow (“front of a ship”): from boeg (or from Old German or Old Norse). 3. Vocabulary

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How to Deal With Employees Who Drive You Loony

On The Job

Neither strategy works. So, what's the solution when you've got a team members who bugs the crap out of you? Make a plan. Be specific.

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Tech of the week: TransferWise

Practically Perfect PA

What is TransferWise. TransferWise is an online money transfer service. What does it do? The website is really easy to use.

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The RideShare Guy's 2017 Driver Survey

Small Business Labs

The RideShare Guy released their  2017 Survey Results: Driver Earnings, Satisfaction and Demographics. 

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Bridge the Generational Communication Gap

Office Dynamics

We can bridge the generational communication gap between Gen-Xers, Nexters, Baby Boomers and Veterans. We just have to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of each. If you read the January 9 Monday Motivators , you are aware that I am writing a 3 part series on communication to kick off the New Year! Veterans. Don’t dictate. Be practical.

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Finding a Connection to Your Future

Dumb Little Man

A man of many successes and struggles, Alexander Graham Bell is the perfect example of a man who knows the importance of connecting to the future.

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How to Introduce Two People in Writing

Business Writing

Deb Arnold of Deb Arnold, Ink. is a terrific businesswoman and one of my favorite people.

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Why It's Time to Stop Suffering in Your Job

On The Job

There you sit, at the pinnacle of your profession. Successful, well-respected, making good money. Still, it was worth it. Wasn’t it? Begin by: 1.

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Announcing the Assist Conference Programme

Practically Perfect PA

For more information and to book your place, please visit the  Assist Conference website  or you can  register here. Programme highlights. Workshops.

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