A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

’ This was half an hour where everyone called talk about their experiences booking business travel, what goes wrong and how to fix any issues that might crop up. Next up was lunch – my favourite part of the day. I will keep you up to date on all of the developments.

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The Assist Conference 2015

Practically Perfect PA

I am so proud and delighted to launch the first conference from Practically Perfect PA – The Assist Conference 2015. It is taking place on the 27th February 2015 in London and as you can imagine I am very excited! To help us move up in our current organisation or beyond.

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5 Reasons Why You Must Constantly Learn

Dumb Little Man

This is really common in our days because we live in a very dynamic environment, with a lot of new information to handle every day and staying up to date is a real challenge. The post 5 Reasons Why You Must Constantly Learn appeared first on Dumb Little Man

2015 286

Learning To Say No

Simple Productivity Blog

Yet the tasks still come, and I don't say no.and I end up overworked, under-rested and resentful. The post Learning To Say No appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I have a confession to make. I have a hard time saying no.

2015 198

Learning the Art of Business Conversations

On The Job

If you cannot learn to communicate in person in the business world, your career is going to suffer. Learning the art of small talk. As your conversation comes to an end, give a brief wrap-up of any decisions made during the conversation so that you ensure there are no misunderstandings.

2015 258

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015.   2015 Technology Trends. The ongoing technology platform shifts to Cloud and Mobile Computing will continue as long term drivers of change in 2015. Add to this a growing wave of cybercrime – which is increasingly targeted at small business through the use of automated online bots – and 2015 looks like a year when online security and privacy will be major small business issues. 2015 Economic Trends.

2015 219

Taking Home Learning To The Next Level

Dumb Little Man

Distance learning can be difficult for students all around the world. Making learning fun could offer a solution. In fact, a study conducted in 2015 found that phone notifications was a major interference when it came to attention and productivity. Sleep well, learn well.

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5 reasons to learn a foreign language to further your career

Practically Perfect PA

Learning a new language takes time and dedication, but the development of smartphone technology has brought new opportunities to fit learning into your daily routine. With so many opportunities at your fingertips, there has never been a better time to learn a new language.

2015 182

5 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Disney Junior

Tips From T. Marie

Believe it or not, there are a few business lessons you can learn from Disney Junior characters. Oh and by the way, when Sofia gets stuck and doesn’t know what to do, various Disney princesses show up to help her out. Back it up a bit. I’m Granmama to a 3 year old princess.

2015 170

Your Case for Training: Adult Learning Retention Statistics

Office Dynamics

I haven’t been able to find this information on adult learning retention rates until now and I’m sharing it with you! Adult Learning Retention Statistics: Lecture – 5%. We use creative props to reinforce learning.

2015 138

How to Bounce Back From Devastating Failure: 7 Lessons You Can Learn From Pete Carroll

The Solopreneur Life

And what can we learn from him? There’s so many ups and downs…These [disappointments] don’t go away. Carroll told Lauer, “As soon as I stood up, I was already focused on the future.”

2015 205

My 2015 Year in Review (and How a Journal Made It Easy to Do)


As I write this, there are 37 hours left in 2015. This Friday (January 1) I’ll spend the majority of my day reading my journal entries from 2015. I’ve decided to share with you three highlights from every month of 2015, that I recorded in my Day One journal.

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Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams

Office Dynamics

The point I want to make in this Monday Motivator is don’t give up on your dreams. While things may not go as you hoped and life may throw you some curve balls, there are lessons to be learned in each step. Copyright Office Dynamics International 2015.

2015 195

4 Things Small Businesses Can Learn from the Super Bowl XLIX Champions

Tips From T. Marie

The confetti is being swept up in Arizona and New Englander’s are waiting for the return of their Super Bowl champions in order to shower them with thanks for bringing the Vince Lombardi trophy back to Foxboro. Never give up.

2015 149

A day in the life: Amanda Barlow, Senior EA, PZ Cussons

Practically Perfect PA

Setting up The Manchester PA Network in 2011 is without doubt my career highlight and the thing I am most proud of. Since 2011, I have watched it grow from a small group of 50, to nearly 500 members in 2015. What does your career path look like?

2015 282

3 Simple Strategies for Discovering What Your Target Market Wants

Office Organization Success

Even though you know they need to learn how to change their eating habits for life, you have to start with what your audience wants right now, today, and then give them what they need (i.e. 1. Ask via your sign-up page. 2. Follow-up with an autoresponder.

2015 274

Enrollment for the 2015 Freelance Writing Course Opens Today

Daily Writing Tips

The 2015 edition starts today. Writing Productivity : You’ll learn how to become a prolific writer, which is essential if you want to make money writing. Building an Online Presence : Setting up a website is not enough these days. It has been a huge learning curve for me.

2015 87

Setting Yourself Up For Failure by Trying to be All Things to All People

Virtual Moxie

Because they learned, long ago, what you need to learn as you start your own business. You make them up based on the life you want to be living, by honoring yourself, first, and then by deciding where your business fits into the bigger life picture.

2015 202

By Mistake: 6 Things You Do That Kill Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Obviously, it is a great thing to learn, but we all reduce our productivity in different ways, even without knowing that. Sleeping Many people believe that waking up earlier (or going to sleep later) is a key to success, as they might have more time to complete their tasks.

2015 286

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. Live Webinar Question and Answer Follow up! We have listed each speaker and what the attendees will learn.

2015 247

Ten Small Business Trends You Need to Embrace in 2015

Tips From T. Marie

As a business owner there are a few trends that experts say will be important for success in 2015. Now let’s break them down and explain why they are important to the success of your business in 2015.: What about marketing in 2015? The sell, sell, sell method won’t work in 2015.

2015 153

The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

It comes from the 2015 Economic Report of the President  (page 147), which is prepared annually by the President's Council of Economic Advisers for Congress.

2015 242

10 Tips to Beat the Overwhelm and Stay Focused

Office Organization Success

the follow-up to do. They’re so busy trying to keep up with all the information that they’re being hit with that they don’t actually get around to any implementation and so they stay stuck. c) 2015 Tracey Lawton.

2015 259

5 Sure-Shot Tactics to Eliminate Barriers at the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

In today’s highly competitive workplace, every employee needs to come up with bundles of ideas to outrun their competitors. Therefore in this article we would take a closer look at some effective strategies that any fresh grad could learn to live a hassle free professional life.

2015 274

Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

So, what are you doing to follow up with the contacts once you’ve had that initial meeting? There are so many ways you can keep your name and face in front of your prospects, and the follow up process should absolutely be part of your overall marketing plan. Mark your calendar to follow up with a brief email no more than one week following your meeting. Your next follow-up email should be maybe 7-10 days later. by Donna Toothaker.

2015 126

7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

Easy to set up. Make sure on your sales page you let the participants know that by signing up they’ll also receive a copy of your newsletter. People do dial in early, and you want to be there to greet your participants as they turn up. c) 2015 Tracey Lawton.

2015 262

Build Your Relationship With Your Subscribers With These 7 Simple Ways

Office Organization Success

As soon as someone starts emailing me on a daily basis (unless I’ve signed up for a daily e-course and I know that I am going to be receiving a daily email from them) I hit that unsubscribe button faster than you can say ‘unsubscribe’. c) 2015 Tracey Lawton.

2015 256

A day in the life: Claudia Ferreres, PA to Albert Adrià

Practically Perfect PA

I try to get up early and have a nice breakfast. My days are very different one from the other, so there are periods that I have to get up and go straight to work. What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 284

My 2015 Year in Review (and How a Journal Made It Easy to Do)


As I write this, there are 37 hours left in 2015. This Friday (January 1) I’ll spend the majority of my day reading my journal entries from 2015. I’ve decided to share with you three highlights from every month of 2015, that I recorded in my Day One journal.

2015 52

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

Rather, it’s because I’ve immersed myself in the field—soaked up knowledge and applied it at a rapid pace. Colleagues at all levels sit up and take notice when an expert enters the room. It’s practically unavoidable, and too many people give up when that happens.

2015 259

5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

Setting up your teleclass is relatively straightforward too – all you need is a: Registration page. Follow-up system usually via an autoresponder. If it’s a hot topic you’re presenting on, people are usually clamoring to sign up … great! c) 2015 Tracey Lawton.

2015 221

A day in the life: Rebecca-Monique Williams, Adaptive Lab

Practically Perfect PA

My alarm goes off at 05:30 and I usually hit snooze twice before actually getting up. Three mornings a week, I kit up and go for a brisk 10-minute jog, followed by a quick circuit of abdominal, arm and leg exercises back at home. Open up and perform general office-related matters.

2015 253

Chalk It Up

Daily Writing Tips

Having read the post about the expression chock-full , a reader asks, Could you also clarify and explain the origins of “chalk it up.” I’ve also seen “chock it up” which I assume is an error. I’ve also heard “chop it up” in the same context. Amounts owed were “chalked up.”

2015 94

Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

It will keep you up to date and relevant in an ever changing world. If you are not sure of what to talk about then ask questions and listen and learn. Invariably someone will ask you what you do or where you work – if you don’t want to limit yourself to title alone then have a back up.

5 Green Upgrades That Add Value to Your Home

Eco-Office Gals

Read on to learn more about the best “green” upgrades that not only are kind to the Earth, but add value to your home. This makes buyers happy because they’ll see substantial savings on their energy bills–up to 50 percent, according to Gizmodo.

2015 239

Creating More Profits: 3 Essential Areas to Focus On

Office Organization Success

And this means that when they scale-up their business, they’ll actually be generating a much higher profit. It is an annual report and, if set up correctly, will show you how cash will flow through your business throughout the current financial year. c) 2015 Tracey Lawton.

2015 199

Five Ways to Look Up

Daily Writing Tips

ESL learners have a tough row to hoe when they set themselves to learn English idioms. For example, each of the following sentences contains the verb look and the word up , but each conveys a different thought: 1. Keep your head down and don’t look up.

2015 99

Give Your Clients Options

Step It Up VA Coaching

Acknowledge that everyone learns differently. Various types of media match people’s different learning styles. Audio podcasts appeal to folks who learn by listening. Uncategorized different learning styles package options payment options virtual assistant virtual assistin

2015 151

Streamline Your Business Management Systems in 3 Quick Steps!

Office Organization Success

I have taught for many years that you need to learn how to manage your business before you can market your business. To be able to follow-up with clients and contacts. c) 2015 Tracey Lawton. Not enough clients? Not enough profits?

2015 203

Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

In honour of National Employee Motivation Day (January 21 st 2015), we thought we’d inspire all the Practically Perfect PAs out there with a few tips for climbing the career tree, all the way to the top. Put your hand up to help where you can. Speak up.

2015 220

A day in the life: Catherine Pile, ELLE Magazine

Practically Perfect PA

I have breakfast on route and yes I am one of those women that applies make up on the train! If we have events I will work at these until they end which can be anything up to 1.00am! Mistakes happen and you have to toughen up and learn from them and move on quickly.

2015 230

3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

Office Dynamics

Proactively managing your own self-care is a skill all modern administrative professionals must learn in order to deal with the challenging situations (and people!) Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: . First, check to make sure your pop-up blocker is off.

2015 208

Dealing with ‘characters’ at work

Practically Perfect PA

Most businesses are made up of a variety of people and characters. We learn how to deal with most people and work together efficiently.

2015 237