October, 2016

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Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary? Admin Conference Recap

Office Dynamics

Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary? Well, I have finally recuperated from hosting our big conference. Create opportunities for yourself.

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7 Ways To Create a Presentation that Captures Attention

Dumb Little Man

Do you know how to create a presentation that grabs your audience and keeps them hooked althroughout? Find How to Hook Your Audience.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Brother winners are…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Brother and Practically Perfect PA giveaway. I can now announce the winners… drum roll please… are: Raquel Ruiz.

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Intuit Future of Small Business Report

Small Business Labs

Last week Intuit released the Slideshare presentation  The Future of Small Business.

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Is Business Writing the Same as Technical Writing?

Business Writing

People who want to be technical writers often ask me whether business writing classes will help them. answer yes—because strong business writing skills will help them be better technical writers. But what is the difference between technical writing and. Frequently Asked Questions Teaching Business Writing

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The Launch of PA Insiders – for PA to PA Recommendations

Practically Perfect PA

Hi, I’m Merryl Futerman and I am one of the founders of PA Insiders. Let me explain. My And yet would probably never need those contacts again.

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Educating Students for the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Two interesting articles caught our eye last week and both had to do with the gig economy and education. gig economy

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A New Word That's Not a Word: Disconcerning

Business Writing

Lately I have been hearing the word "disconcerning." When it came up yesterday in an interview on NPR (National Public Radio), I knew it was time to write about it. Disconcerning" is actually not a word--at least not a correct. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Proofreading

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How Anyone Can Be More Innovative Every Day

On The Job

When a study was released earlier this year noting that procrastination can make you more creative, many people probably rejoiced.

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Revelations from the Revolution at the Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

As a proud former administrative professional, I consider myself intimately familiar with the unique challenges—and unique rewards—of the field.

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8 Ways To Set Up An Awesome Home Office

Dumb Little Man

If you’re working from home, sweeten the deal even further by putting together the best home office setup you can devise. Get the essentials.

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Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Hi, I’m Nicky Christmas and I am a job hopper. It’s an interesting topic for me because as I said I have always been a job hopper.

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Peak Stuff and the Luxury of Less

Small Business Labs

NPR Marketplace has an interesting interview with the president of Ikea about their research on the American Dream. It echos the idea of peak stuff. 

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Bullet Point Reminders and Greek Delights

Business Writing

I've been away from this blog while I traveled Greece for five weeks. Writing Tips

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Why Trust Matters

On The Job

About a month ago I visited a favorite local deli. It reminded me of that scene from "Animal House" when John Belushi yelled "food fight!"

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Take Time to Say Thank You

Office Dynamics

Today, I want to talk about taking time to express your gratitude to others, whether you personally know them or not. Can you imagine? Joan Burge.

7 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Dumb Little Man

Overthinking is very powerful. It can turn your life into a nightmare. Don’t attempt to read people’s minds. Overthinking can trap you.

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More presentations from Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

As promised, for those of you that couldn’t make Assist Travel this year, here are the rest of the slides from our wonderful speakers.

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Most Americans Don't Want to Be Gig Workers, But 60 Million Do

Small Business Labs

Late in August Deloitte released survey results under the headline Deloitte survey finds 67 percent of Americans who have worked as independent contractors would choose not to do so in the future.  More recently the Staffing Industry Analysts released their Gig Workforce study. They found about 60% of U.S.

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Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

Productivity Bits

As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office. simple to this problem is natural light. Productivity office design

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Why EQ Matters More To Some Employers Than IQ

On The Job

But does the emotional intelligence of a team really have bottom-line consequences? Plant productivity improved $250,000 over set goals. Motivation.

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The Revolution Has Begun: Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

We are excited to welcome more than 450 administrative professionals from 11 countries. This year’s conference theme is The Revolutionary Assistant.

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5 Lessons Every Millennial Needs to Learn About Success

Dumb Little Man

If you ask 100 people what they want most in the world, you can expect at least 90 of them to respond with happiness. For You Need a Personal Brand.

Practically Perfect PA Survey 2016 Reminder

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. Please complete the Industry Snapshot 2016 survey. word from our sponsor….

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The Institute for the Future's Profile of On-Demand Economy Workers

Small Business Labs

The Savvy Consultant, previous white-collar workers who see growth and opportunity, as well as freedom, in the on-demand economy.

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Case Study: 747 New Subscribers in 30 Days

Office Organization Success

… Over a 30-day period I was able to add 747 new subscribers to my list. What was this amazing list building event? Joint Venture Giveaway!

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The Biggest Distraction in the Office May Be You

On The Job

If you're tempted to yell "Shut the $#% up!" to a colleague in a nearby cubicle, you're not alone.

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3 Tips for Including Links in Your Small Business Blogs

Small Business CEO

However, blogging is a lot more than typing words out on your keyboard. One big area of business blogging revolves around links.

4 Signs That You’re Making Positive Progress in Life

Dumb Little Man

But what’s progress to one person may not be progress to the next, so how can you know for sure that you’re making true progress in your life?

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The Future of Business Travel and the Millennial Traveller

Practically Perfect PA

He covered a lot of interesting points and I thought it would be useful to share his video with you today. Loving gadgets. Increasing their expenses.

Stride Health's Study on Gig Workers and Health Insurance

Small Business Labs

Stride Health's Stride Study: Health Coverage in the Gig Economy  covers how gig workers access and use health insurance. 

How to Use Social Media and Stay Productive


Today’s guest post is by Rachel Bartee.  Rachel is a professional content writer at EduGeeksClub dissertation service  and her passion is expressing her thoughts as a blogger. Her life principle is “ Always do more than you can.” You can g et in touch with her on Twitter @rachel5bartee.   . Of course it is! Again, intentionality is key. .

To Be More Likeable, Learn to Listen

On The Job

Dave Kerpen says it’s “understandable” that a lot of people don’t think much about how to make themselves more likeable at work.

How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

Small Business CEO

One of the most critical elements of each startup are its initial founders. Maybe there is a reason for that.

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