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9 Great Reasons to Drink Water And How to Form the Water Habit

Dumb Little Man

We all know that water is good for us, but the reasons are sometimes a little fuzzy. Even if we know why we should drink water, it’s not a habit that we can easily form. The truth, however, is that we don’t focus enough on this habit.

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Do I Capitalize Words Followed by Numbers or Letters?

Business Writing

I received a good question by email today. A reader wanted to know my views on capitalizing words that are followed by numbers or letters, for example, Step 1 vs. step 1, Section A vs. section A, and Line 2 vs. line 2. How would you decide whether to capitalize.

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Freelancers and Financial Well-Being

Small Business Labs

One of the ongoing questions around independent/gig work is its impact on the financial well-being of independent workers (freelancers, gig workers, self-employed, etc.). 

2019 219

How to Become a More Valuable Employee

Eat Your Career

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well.

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7 Ways to Get More Done

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Ways to Get More Done appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Work with a clean desk – A study on productivity found that, “The average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on their desk and wastes up to 3 hours a week just ‘looking’ for STUFF!” Clean your desk to work more effectively.

2019 167

How To Create Personal Connections When You’re A Digital Business

Tips From T. Marie

Creating personal connections with your clients or customers helps keep them your client/customer. As I’ve mentioned here before, keeping your clients is an important part of building a successful business.

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Are You Too Busy to Travel? 7 Reasons to Get Motivated and Start Travelling

Dumb Little Man

Travelling is an excellent way to experience new cultures and expand your horizons. Avid globetrotter Johnson Nguyen shares these traveling tips and hacks he’s picked up while traveling throughout the globe. If you are waiting for that perfect time to travel, it will likely never come.

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Gig Economy an Important Income Source for Military Service Members

Small Business Labs

According to a survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling , military service members and their spouses are turning turn to the gig economy to supplement their income. 

2019 167

Let Your Clients Inspire You and Watch Your Business Grow

Tips From T. Marie

Do your clients inspire you? In my last article, I discussed how to make personal connections with our clients if we run a digital-based business. Since that article published, I was lucky enough to be able to have lunch with one of my long-term clients.

2019 161

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Having House Plants

Dumb Little Man

Wellness has become one of the buzzwords of the 21st century. And in this dystopian future we’re living in, there’s more focus and conversation about looking after ourselves than ever before, as we’ve never needed it more.

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How to Get Others to Value Your Work

Eat Your Career

During my monthly webinars , I often hear a handful of the same questions. A common one goes something like this: “The people I work with think my job is inferior. They look down on me (and my role). How do I get others to value my work more?”.

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Hyphen Help: 30-Percent Discount for 30th-Anniversary?

Business Writing

Hyphens are among the most challenging punctuation marks. In two phrases that seem very much alike, one will have a hyphen and one will not. Consider an example. Would you add hyphens to the following sentence? Syntax Training is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Seattle with a 30 percent discount.

2019 153

Liza On-Demand, a Gig Economy Comedy

Small Business Labs

Liza On-Demand is a TV show that, according to its description:  follows the chaotic misadventures of Liza, a young woman in Los Angeles who is trying to make a career out of juggling various gig economy jobs — for lack of a better idea of what to do with her life.

2019 155

Is Your Home Business Really a Small Business?

Tips From T. Marie

On September 7 th , 2019 I will have run a home business for 12 years successfully. Over that time, I’ve discovered that although my little one-woman show gets categorized as a small business, that moniker doesn’t always fit or benefit my home office operation.

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7 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence You Need to Watch Out For

Dumb Little Man

Emotional intelligence can make or break a relationship. People with high emotional intelligence have fulfilling and successful relationships with their friends, family, colleagues, and soulmates.

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5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that looking for a new job isn’t easy. It can take a lot of time with hours of searching through job descriptions, speaking to recruitment agencies and then, of course, the time spent preparing for and going to job interviews. It is a job in itself!

2019 155

Audience: A Good Example of a Bad Choice

Business Writing

A friend of mine who works at a large, urban university on the West Coast shared an example of a business person who did NOT think about their audience. And the person's choice led to the loss of a customer order. The university's Department of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion wanted.

2019 141

How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Prevent & Overcome Burnout.”. Let’s be honest: Stress is an unavoidable part of the modern workplace. It surrounds us all day, every day. And if we’re not careful, it can quickly consume us.

2019 139

Successful Assistants Combine Left and Right Brain Thinking

Office Dynamics

Several years ago, I came up with Adminology. It was a formula for success for assistants. I still teach Adminology in our World Class Assistant™ certification and designation course because it never changes. Just bear with me as I explain this to you as it will all come together.

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7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, everything about my life was a mess. Then, I learned a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not and I don’t aim to be. However, I know where everything is and I know what I need to do today.

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Technology of the week: Time Zone Ninja

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Time Zone Ninja What is Time Zone Ninja? Time Zone Ninja is a straightforward tool that helps you schedule international meetings. What does Time Zone Ninja do?

3 Things To Do This Month for Your Career

On The Job

I'm looking at my garden, noting all the flowers that have started to die as we move into the fall season. It's not been below 80 degrees, but already one of my trees is started to lose its leaves.

2019 186

Protected: Streamline Your Small Business with Cloud Storage

The Small Business Blog

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Protected: Streamline Your Small Business with Cloud Storage is a post from: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Guest Blog

2019 145

Too Many Meetings!! – Managing My Executives Calendar – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individuals problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below. April M.

5 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Healthier

Dumb Little Man

A cup of coffee is the perfect pick-me-up. Apart from that, coffee is also a healthy beverage, assuming that you don’t overdo it. But how can you make your coffee even healthier?

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How to prioritise your workload

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are regularly asked to juggle multiple tasks and projects while reacting to other people’s urgent requests and deadlines. It is not an easy gig! When your To-Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first?

2019 148

Why Temping Can Be a Great Career Move

On The Job

Sometimes careers can take an unexpected tun, but it's how you handle it that can determine whether it's a turn that is beneficial, or one that leads you into a career dark hole. Let's say you get laid off unexpectedly. Or, you have recently graduated and you cannot get a job in your desired field.

Episode 9: How To Pick Your Next Project

Simple Productivity Blog

You have a list of projects. How do you know which one to focus on? It all comes down to return on investment, at least in terms of time and energy. Today I will give you a way to rank your projects to make it a bit easier to figure out which one to tackle next.

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Give Your Readers a Break—Pick One!

Office Dynamics

In wanting to cover many aspects of a topic, business writers sometimes throw down so many variables that readers have no way to gauge the importance of each. They feel weighed down trying! Look at these examples: The professor included and provided a methodology for continuing the effort.

2019 167

Did The Gig Economy Jump The Shark?

Dumb Little Man

Is the gig economy working and thriving? The gig economy came on strong at a time in American history when people needed to be able to onboard quickly and start making money immediately. The country was deep in the grips of The Great Recession and people were losing jobs and homes left and right.

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The ten best Event Management blogs for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants are asked to organise a lot of events; this is nothing new! But the events we organise are getting more and more complex with lots of moving parts, technology and ever-growing expectations. Event management is a full-time job, and we have to juggle event planning with all our other tasks.

2019 155

Never Accept a Job Without First Doing This

On The Job

It's understood that when companies begin considering you for a job, they're going to do some thorough checking on your qualifications, references and even social media presence. But how deeply have you probed the company?

2019 141

12 Productivity Lessons from The Princess Bride

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity advice can be found pretty much wherever you look. I was watching the Princess Bride a few days ago and realized how much of the movie can be applied to make my life more productive. I work on a team of men that constantly quotes movies.

2019 130

Creating an Administrative Professional Protocol Manual – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Christine N. Asks: I’m finally getting around to creating my Administrative Professional Protocol Manual but I’m not sure if it should print everything out in a 3 ring binder (using dividers), using a One Note document, having it electronically in an online file or all of the above.

8 Helpful and Effective Strength Exercises For Cyclists

Dumb Little Man

For cyclists, the primary target of doing strength exercises is to train in the same motion as in cycling together with one’s upper and lower body, while improving overall muscular endurance and core strength.

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Collaboration tools for small businesses

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many fantastic platforms available that will really help you work collaboratively especially if you work in a small business or a start-up. Today I wanted to share some collaboration tools for small business.

5 Ways To Grow Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Whether you are launching a startup or have spent several years establishing your business, growth is essential for success.

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