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Streamlining meetings for your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

As I’ve always said, your Executive’s number one resource is their time, and your role is to safeguard that time, making sure they use their time correctly so that they are successful in the position.

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6 Summer Project Ideas for Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

Tonight, the Strawberry Moon will rise, the first full moon of Summer 2019. School may already be out where you are or perhaps this is the final week like it is here. Summer has arrived. What does that mean for your business? For many of us, it means things will get a little bit slower.

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Signs That Need Your Proofreader's Eye

Business Writing

Even when I am on vacation, I can't turn off my proofreading eyes. The three signs below, which I spotted in Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina, got my attention. Can you recognize why? Each sign has at least. Proofreading

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Love What You Do

Office Dynamics

Last week Office Dynamics International turned 29! I can’t believe my company is 29 years old. It has not been an easy journey, especially since I started a niche business of specialized training for administrative professionals of every title, age, and experience level.

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This is Why Workplace Conflict is a Good Thing

On The Job

I hear it all the time: People who say they've stopped watching the news, stopped participating in social media and wear noise-cancelling headphones whenever possible so that they don't have to hear any snarky/disagreeable/uncivil comments or conversations. I get it.

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Scary Email Scams: They Have My Password!

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve written about email scams here before , but just like everything online, scams have changed over the years. From phishing emails pretending to be trusted companies you do business with to shady characters demanding money to save your reputation, identifying email scams can be tricky.

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Resources to increase your business acumen

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that for an Assistant to be successful in the role, they need to have strong business acumen. I’ve written about this skill a lot over the years, and I have presented on the topic at various events.

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How to Overcome Lack of Self-Confidence In Decision Making

Dumb Little Man

If you have lack of confidence in decision making or if you feel insecure about your own abilities, you may find it difficult to make even the simplest of decisions. Even the horrid choice of choosing where to go for dinner sends you into a frenzy. Insecurity occurs for several reasons.

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5 Things To Do When a Hiring Manager Texts You

On The Job

Imagine that you're standing in line at Starbucks, when you receive this text. Hello! We just received your resume and wanted to chat initially via text. Can you tell us why you feel you're qualified for this position?" After a minute, you answer: "I know this is a joke. Who is this?

2019 130

Specialized Virtual Assistants: The Best Move Your Business Can Make

Tips From T. Marie

I came across this article on Inc.com that proclaims that hiring a virtual assistant is the best move that entrepreneurs can make. I’ve actually been arguing that fact for years here.

2019 161

10 questions to ask during your mid-year review

Practically Perfect PA

We are halfway through the year, and it is likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’t have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review, I would highly recommend you do something about it.

2019 130

The A-B-C’s of Personal Knowledge Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The A-B-C’s of Personal Knowledge Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The key question in filing or storing material is not, “Where do I put it?” but rather, “Where do I find it?” You can have the most sophisticated storage systems available, but if you don’t know where to find what’s inside, you’re no better off than having stacks of stuff all over the place.

2019 123

7 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Learn A New Language

Dumb Little Man

Learning a new language is not the easiest thing and knowing how to teach a foreign language to a child is even harder. Surely, for some of us, it can seem impossible. For a young child though, learning a new language can seem like a very fun and exciting activity.

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Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

Getting things done in the workplace is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. I have been passionate about this topic for 28 years.

2019 165

Uber and Lyft Offer to Compromise Over Driver Concerns

Small Business Labs

Yesterday the CEO's of Uber and Lyft published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle offering to support efforts to improve the working conditions, wages and rights of their drivers. 

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Working with a ‘paper person’

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago, I worked with a Director who did everything on paper. He rarely turned his computer on let alone sent an email or scheduled an appointment in his diary. He took his planner with him everywhere and expected it to be up to date with meetings, he wrote all of his notes […].

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A Guide to Selling Loose Diamonds

Small Business CEO

Diamonds have long been of great value, and with such a rigorous set of standards, diamonds are graded and this determines their value. If you have a few loose diamonds that you wish to liquidate into cash, the pawn shop is the best place to go, as they will give you a fair price for the stones.

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Why You Shouldn’t Register Domains with Your Web Host

Dumb Little Man

Picking a domain name is like picking a name for your company — it involves a lot of consideration and thought as your domain name is your identity on the web. You have to ensure that you choose a suitable domain name, which is easy to find and promotes your business.

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Disparate vs Desperate

Daily Writing Tips

Two words that sometimes get confused are “disparate” and “desperate”. They have quite different meanings, but they can sound very similar in some accents, and if you’re using autocorrect, you might find that you get the wrong one. What Does “Disparate” Mean?

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Bankrate's Side Hustle Survey

Small Business Labs

Interesting survey resluts from Bankrate on side hustles.    According to their findings: nearly half of working Americans (45 percent) surveyed reported having a side gig in addition to their primary job. 

2019 152

Power Searching the Internet

Practically Perfect PA

We are really excited to announce that we will be sharing an article each month from Executive Secretary Magazine. We are starting with this fantastic article from Marie Herman. Following these tips really will save you a massive amount of time searching the internet!

2019 130

5 Ways To Effectively Expand Your Retail Business

Small Business CEO

Every business needs growth but with growing competition, retail businesses are finding it extremely hard to expand their business presence. Here are 5 ways through which retail businesses can effectively increase their business. Leverage The Power of Online Marketplaces.

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Gift Ideas for Father’s Day: DLM’s Top Picks for 2019

Dumb Little Man

Still looking for the perfect gift ideas for Father’s Day? Finding the perfect gift for your dad is not as easy as what most people think. It’s somehow more challenging to shop for the men in our lives. We know you want your gift to be extra special.

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A Dozen More Bodacious, Dandy and/or Nifty Words

Daily Writing Tips

The English language has countless ways to say “Great!” ” or “Cool!”

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Episode 248: Productive Fundraising with Chad Barger

Productivityist

On today’s episode, I spent time with Chad Barger. Chad Barger is a fundraising coach, productivity guru and vlogger. Chad teaches charities how to optimize their fundraising, so they can focus on changing the world.

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How to Apply Good Financial Habits to the Rest of Your Life

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to see how having good money habits can make you feel better. More money in your pocket means you are able to go grocery shopping and get that fancy cheese, get your oil changed, and maybe shell out for another TV subscription.

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12 Side Businesses You Can Earn Extra Money From

Dumb Little Man

Even working a full-time job, it can seem almost impossible to make it from payday to payday without running out of money. Forget having money for any expected expenses, you’re just trying to cover your current bills. You’re not alone.

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Thoughts, Feelings, And Actions: Guiding the Entangled Trio In Your Favor

Dumb Little Man

As human beings, we have three avenues to express ourselves in the world: our thoughts, emotions, and physical bodies. We can be fired up or intellectually drained, sad or uplifted, tired or energetic.

2019 192

Protecting Your Network From Cyber Criminals

Dumb Little Man

As a chief information security officer, an entire organization counts on you to create safe spaces for the use of valuable technology. This makes it essential for you to know how you can start protecting your network. A single breach or malicious attack can take down critical services.

2019 147

Tips for Mastering an Online Video Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

You’ve got an online job interview coming up! Great work so far, let’s make sure you ace this stage, too. Here’s a handy list of online job interview tips to give yourself the best chance of success. It’s not 2004, get a decent email address.

2019 157

How Your Mattress Could Negatively Impact Your Health

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, after a long and exhausting day, there is no better feeling than getting into your bed, sleeping for seven to nine hours straight and waking up feeling refreshed. Instead, do you toss and turn all night? Do you wake up feeling drowsy? Or do you often have a bad night of sleep?

2019 165

Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

Dumb Little Man

I changed my diet and added more meat and vegetables a few months ago. I was shocked when my grocery bill for the month went down and I could get by on $30 and sometimes, $50 a month. Now, $50 a month is obviously not for the faint of heart.

2019 157

Dating Sites for Millennials: How to Find the Right One

Dumb Little Man

Love can be quite complicated for the millennials of today. It is not quite like the seniors who have learned to be comfortable in their own skin, as most millennials are still trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into the world.

2019 159

Useful Text Marketing Features for E-Commerce Business

Dumb Little Man

The growth of internet and social media has led many marketers to focus more on these channels for marketing. The fact is that text marketing is much more powerful than other marketing channels in terms of reaching out to customers. The list of benefits of SMS marketing is actually impressive.

2019 154

Top 5 Reasons To Get An Air Conditioner Upgrade This Summer

Dumb Little Man

We all love summer. This is considerably the best time to dive into the pool to ease the heat. And at night, we can stay comfortable with our air conditioners.

2019 156

8 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Backyard

Dumb Little Man

No one wants their home or yard to be ransacked and robbed. It can leave anyone feeling violated and afraid in his own home.

2019 151

How is an Online Writing Service a Lifeline for Students?

Small Business CEO

People think a job begins when one enters into a company. But in reality, the first step inside a school is the first day of a 24*7 job. They think only a manager does multiple roles. No, a student does it all without any salary, and sometimes with paying up late fees. It’s called a semester but in the fourth month, the exam knocks the door. Assignment, internship, test and practical report are the constant reminder of “Don’t waste time on breathing and work.”.

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