January, 2017

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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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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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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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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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Are Your Customers Devoted to You?

On The Job

Do you like Gatorade? But do you like Gatorade so much that you buy not only the drinks, but the chews and protein bars?

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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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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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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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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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Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

  “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.  Business is all about personal contact. Richard Branson. Internal & External Training.

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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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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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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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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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The Meanings and Variations of “Father”

Daily Writing Tips

Father derives from the Old English term faeder , which is cognate with the Latin and Greek word pater. Professionally printed in as few as 7 days.

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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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Smart Ways to Navigate Office Politics and Emerge as a Winner

Dumb Little Man

Office politics is part and parcel of the workplace. It doesn’t mean that you need to jump right in and push your agenda. Build on your image.

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Silicon Valley’s Most Influential Women

Small Business CEO

In recent years, many women have started to lead the way in Silicon Valley. Sheryl Sandberg. photo credit: Wikipedia.

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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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Five Ways to Deal with Workplace Changes Positively

Office Dynamics

Article contribution by Amanda Wilks. Change in the workplace is often very difficult to embrace. It may not be readily apparent to employees why the alterations and adjustments are being made. When they have to deal with workplace changes, it can become the perfect source of employee complaints and disgruntled comments. Image source: 1.

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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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2017 Rural and Small Town Trends (and Webinar)

Small Business Labs

Tomorrow Becky McCray  is hosting a webinar of 2017 rural and small town trends.  My favorite 3 are: Innovative Rural Business Models.

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7 Powerful Habits To Skyrocket Your Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever imagined how it would be to gain a ton of self-confidence? Every challenge would feel way easier to you. What if it were possible?

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How to Survive Your First Business Trip

Small Business CEO

A huge number of people travel to destinations around the country and even around the world in the name of business.

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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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Quads and Squads

Daily Writing Tips

A family of words ultimately derived from the Latin noun quadrus , meaning “a square,” pertain one way or the other to the number four. Vocabulary

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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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Virtual Assistant…10 Years Later

Tips From T. Marie

In January of 2007 I was working as a real estate paralegal while going to school for medical coding and billing.  Anyone who has ever taken part in a real estate closing knows they are a stressful event.  Literal tears.  It’s what prompted me to go back to school. It was barely a blip on the radar. It’s 2017. What’s changed. . Including mine. .

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How To Publish Your Thesis Into A Book In 4 Steps

Dumb Little Man

Completing your thesis is a seminal moment in your life. It represents your Magnum Opus. It’s your contribution to knowledge. Reconfigure Your Thesis.

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Choosing a Location for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

… Economy & Environment business location business office

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How to Keep Your Job When You've Got Fickle Customers

On The Job

study of 2,000 U.S. Also, customers can be turned off by a company that hits them too often with online messaging, such as emails or texts.

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Probes and Probabilities

Daily Writing Tips

The verb probe is from the Latin word probare , derived from probus and meaning “demonstrate” or “test,” and means “examine” or “search.” Vocabulary

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Contest: Win a scholarship to the Damn Fine Words writing course

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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