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Business Writing: Thank You in Advance

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Master the Art of Listening and Watch All Your Relationships.

Dumb Little Man

skip to main | skip to sidebar Dumb Little Man | Tips for Life Welcome to Dumb Little Man! Each week we provide a handful of tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane. Hey You.

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39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist - by Dumb Little Man

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12 Tricks Your Brain is Playing on You - by Dumb Little Man

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3 Simple Sign-up Strategies Revealed to Grow Your Email List!

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Driving traffic to your website is only one side of the coin; once you’ve got visitors there you then need to get them onto your list! Having a sign-up box on your website detailing your ‘free taste’ in exchange for their name/email address is one way that you can do this, but deciding WHERE to place your all-important sign-up box for maximum impact is also just as important.

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Top 10 Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude - by Dumb Little Man

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How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch That Will Land You Big Business - Dumb Little Man

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10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview - by Dumb.

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7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

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c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. One of the best ways you can grow your list practically overnight and interact with your audience is to host your own Teleclass. After all they are a low-cost, yet simple, marketing strategy that you can implement on a regular basis to reach your target market, and they have the advantage of you being able to interact with your audience – they’ll be able to hear your voice and you will become more ‘personable’ to them.

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8 Harsh Truths that Will Improve Your Life - by Dumb Little Man

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How to Discover Your Life's Purpose – 7 Questions to Ask - by Dumb.

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Seven Ways to De-Stress Instantly - by Dumb Little Man

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Business Writing: How to Follow Up on Networking Contacts

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10 Simple Ways To Overcome Depression and Sadness - by Dumb Little Man

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Office Organization: 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems

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c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. For many solopreneurs they think that once they’ve set themselves up in business it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing. But there’s one very important piece of the puzzle you need to have in place before you start your marketing … and that’s your managing.

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9 Qualities That Will Rock Your Career - by Dumb Little Man

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Business Writing: When They Misspell Your Name

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Effectively Utilize Outlook to Increase Productivity and Save Time with These 5 Simple Tips

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Members of my Easy Office Organization program and my private clients know that I’m a die-hard Outlook fan. I’ve tried many email and contact management systems over the years, but keep coming back to this one tool. Because it does everything that I could possibly need in order to effectively run my business. It’s my: Email manager. Contact manager. Calendar planner. Task scheduler. Notes space. In short, it’s my command central for running my business.

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Executive Assistants: Managing Your Career

Office Dynamics

Managing My Career. Excerpt from my speech at our 16th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence). I decided to select a topic from my latest book for admins, Underneath It All.

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Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

Sheila had perfect timing. I was just focusing on Professional Business Image within the Blog this week and last when she wrote us asking several good questions and ones I know enter the minds of many admins. I will try to address each one the best I can.

Business Writing: Holiday Greetings Made Easy

Business Writing

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Five Ways to Handle Being Personally Attacked at Work

On The Job

"Excuse me, Brianna, but I was reviewing this report and it looks like there's an error in the numbers. I need you to look them over and see what you can find so I can go ahead and submit this to the client today." "Gee, Gee, Jennifer, I doubt there are errors, but I'll look it over.

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10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Super Fun - by Dumb Little Man

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Break Through a Career Plateau, and Climb to the Stars!

Office Dynamics

An excerpt from the book, Underneath It All , Written by Joan Burge. Employees often ask me, “How can I continue advancing my career after I feel I’ve hit a job plateau?” They also tell me that they like who they work for and the work they do, but feel stagnant.

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Showing Appreciation in the Workplace - Why?

Office Dynamics

Guest Blog entry by Kathy Tosoian, Office Dynamics Certified Trainer & Speaker. Without a doubt, I’ve never heard anyone say they receive way too much appreciation! On the contrary, employees usually complain about NOT receiving the recognition they think they deserve.

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Get Organized to Get Clients

Office Organization Success

2009 has been my best year ever! c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. This article has been inspired by one of the respondents to my recent survey who commented “I need clients not organization”.

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Happy Holidays Message from Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

As 2009 comes to a close, I wanted to thank all of you for supporting me and all the work I have been doing to help the administrative profession. All of us at OD treasure our relationships with each and every one of you. We wish you a happy holiday and Happy New Year. Thank you for all the wonderful, insightful and valuable information that you provided. this past year. It was because of your Administrative Excellence Series that I applied for.

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5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Business for Successful Business Growth

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Let me share a secret with you that many successful online solopreneurs already know – you have to manage your business before you can market your business, and if you’ve been with me for a while you’ve no doubt heard me say this many times! So, if you can answer YES to at least ONE of these questions then you know you are not effectively managing your business: Do you feel overwhelmed at the start of each day – you don’t know what to do first?

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Article Marketing: Repurpose Your ONE Article in 3 Easy Steps!

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c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. So, you’ve written your ezine article and published it in your ezine – now what? Do you just let it sit there, never to see the light of day again, or do you repurpose it and let it really work for you to grow your list? I say the latter – repurpose your article and let it build your list!

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Top 5 Automation Tools for Your Online Solo Service Business

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Part of running an efficient and organized business is making full use of the technology and resources available to you. It’s great to set up systems and processes and have them work for you, but in order to fully automate your business you also need to know which technologies are going to work best to support you in that.

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Email List Management: What Happens When You Choose the WRONG Email List Management Service!

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Over the years I have worked with many solopreneurs helping them to create their online marketing systems and stay in touch with their audience via a regular ezine (or electronic newsletter). Usually they come to me having already started to build their list, and have even subscribed to an email list management service so that they can deliver their ezine on a regular basis.

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Repurpose Your Articles: Link your article to your Social Networking Profile(s)

Office Organization Success

In a previous post I shared how you can repurpose your current articles by posting them to your blog – this will generate more traffic to your website and encourage new subscribers to your list. Don’t just leave it there though, ensure that your social networks know about your article too! If you’re active on Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites, create a link to your newly posted blog article and let your social networks read your article too.

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November Blogathon, A Time for Thanks, Join In the Fun

Office Dynamics

As we start the 11th month of 2009, I think back to the beginning of the year and how we were all wondering what this year would be like. Hello everyone! Most businesses started the year behind the eight ball and spiraled down for the first half of the year. Thousands of people lost their jobs and health insurance along with it. People who thought they would retire in the next few years have extended their time frame.

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Solopreneurs: Are You Losing Potential Clients?

Office Organization Success

If you find yourself missing out on potential clients, contacts falling through the cracks, or not following up in a timely manner then your problem is simply a lack of an efficient contact management system! So let me ask you: 1. Do you have a record of each of your clients/colleagues contact data, i.e. name, address, email, website, phone number etc.? Are you following up efficiently and effectively when a potential client enquires about your services/programs?

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Having Your Systems in Place – What it Means for YOUR Business

Office Organization Success

What does it mean for your business when you have your core systems in place? Let’s just take a quick look at some of the benefits to your business growth when you have systems in place: You become consistent. Having your systems and processes documented and in place allows you to become more streamlined and automated, which means that you’re taking a consistent approach in all areas of your business. This allow for more efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

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Twelve Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub - by Dumb Little Man

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Staying Productive When You're Working From Home - by Dumb Little Man

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Executive Perspective of the Administrative Role

Office Dynamics

In case you have not read the past few Blogs, I had interviewed two great people this year. Ken Konseco (pictured left) is the President of Harrison College (previously known as Indiana Business College) and his strategic business partner, Maria Berthiaume CPS. They were an absolute delight to interview and I appreciate all the time they took to share their tips to a successful business partnership. Here is my last Blog from their interview.

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Soft Skills Necessary for Project Work

Office Dynamics

Jasmine Freeman, Joan's Chief Executive Assistant answers another question received from one of our readers: What are the soft skills you find necessary for project work? Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts with all of you! I really enjoyed recording this series and hope that you found them enjoyable and informative. I feel so blessed to be given this opportunity and I'm thankful for Joan, and all of the growth opportunities she has given me.

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