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Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Assist Conference 2017. The post Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. We have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month. We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Assist Conference for free.

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A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

The post A review of the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms 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. Forbes' 10 HR Trends For 2017 :  The workforce of the future won’t be all full time employees.

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The RideShare Guy's 2017 Driver Survey

Small Business Labs

The RideShare Guy released their  2017 Survey Results: Driver Earnings, Satisfaction and Demographics.    It has lots of interesting data on those who drive for services like Uber and Lyft. 

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Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

Office Dynamics

This is the time of year the administrative profession gets a lot of attention with the last week of April traditionally being Administrative Professionals Week and this year (2017) Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 26, 2017. You must register for Building A Star Partnership One-Day Workshop by April 10, 2017. The post Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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In Your Writing, Know the Meaning of “Absolute”

Office Dynamics

This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon. Designed by Freepik. This is part of a series by editor Barbara McNichol to provide tips for writing like a pro. Ever heard someone say “his bucket is emptier (or more empty) than mine”? How can something be emptier than empty? The same holds true for all “absolute” words. In grammar, “absolute” means it can’t be compared. That is, you would never use “less” or “more” in front of these absolute words: perfect. final. first/last. complete.

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Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are the results. Enjoy… There are some brilliant tips here! Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers.

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6 Best Valentine’s Gifts For Her This 2017

Dumb Little Man

The post 6 Best Valentine’s Gifts For Her This 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you are a man who hasn’t figured out the best Valentine’s gift for her yet, now is probably the right time to narrow down your choices.

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BCG, Sodexo and Mercer on 2017 Global Trends

Small Business Labs

These three large and influential firms all recently released 2017 global trends reports.    Because of this, their report - The 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report  - focuses on workplace trends. 

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A business case for the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Assist Conference 2017. The post A business case for the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Next year’s Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 24th February in London and I am just putting the final touches to the programme.

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9 Stats About Small Business Digital Marketing in 2017

Dumb Little Man

This report details the online marketing data for 2017 and compares it to the data taken from HubShout’s 2016, 2015, and 2014 surveys. When asked to predict how their clients’ budgets will change in 2017, 63% of respondents replied that they expected online marketing expenditure to increase. See Also: The 5 Internet Marketing Trends That Will Dominate in 2017. What’s in store for 2017? The 2017 Outlook.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Office Dynamics

The post Happy Administrative Professionals Day! appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week

Growing Direct Selling Industry Employs Over 20 Million Americans

Small Business Labs

According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), about 20.2 million Americans are involved in direct selling the U.S. This is up from 15.8 million in 2010.    Also known as multi-level marketing, retail sales by direct selling companies increased from $28.6 billion to $36.1 billion.

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Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Admins use their telepathy to know what brands their travelers prefer, time travel to get days of work done in mere hours, and teleportation to support their travelers, even when they are halfway around the world. Their only kryptonite? Themselves. Admins spend their days prioritizing other’s needs and often forget to think of themselves.

Using networks to get stuff done

Practically Perfect PA

Just last week I was reminded how brilliant PAs are at using networks to get stuff done. I’m lucky to be a member of a direct messaging group on Twitter made up of some very awesome and proactive assistants.

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Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon. Designed by Freepik. I am pretty sure that as you focus on your career this month because of Administrative Professionals Week, you are looking for some awesome earth-shattering, off-the-charts ideas. We have done our best to provide you with some great blogs during the month of April. Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics.

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Managing your boss’s schedule like a mega star

Practically Perfect PA

The event will be in London in Summer 2017. In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time means they can spend that time on making the organisation more successful.

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Managing your boss’s schedule like a mega star

Practically Perfect PA

The event will be in London in Summer 2017. In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time means they can spend that time on making the organisation more successful.

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Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon. On a recent webinar, Joan noticed a question that caught her attention: Why do so many administrative teams have drama? She asked me to weigh in on this topic and I jumped at the opportunity. The question of why is interesting, and I’ve found there are several reasons for workplace drama. But first, let’s talk about what that word really means.

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2017 Top 10 Pet Product Trends

Small Business Labs

Package Facts recently released their list of 10 Pet Product Trends to Watch in 2017.    Key quote from their press release: From leather collars to fur-lined carriers and orthopedic bedding, there's no shortage of innovative and human-inspired products trending in the U.S.

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The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

With a new year comes a new you and I know that a lot of readers will be looking to find a new job in 2017. The Career Moves Office Support Team are thrilled to be the main sponsor for the Practically Perfect PA E-book and the Assist Conference 2017.

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Bring out your to-do list! What form does yours take?

Office Dynamics

Registration closes on April 10, 2017. Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Please enjoy engaging in a conversation over this month’s question. Question: “Everyone seems to have a different way of creating their to-do lists. I’ve always been interested in how they go about it, and what their lists actually look like. Am I the only one who just scrawls things in a big notebook and messily crosses them out?

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Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops on career development for assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them.

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PWC's 2017 Sharing Economy Predictions

Small Business Labs

According to the accounting and consulting giant PWC, 2017 will be another high growth year for the sharing economy.   This is just one of 10 sharing economy predictions they released last week in their article Find out what's next for the sharing economy in our 2017 predictions.

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Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

The Assist Conference 2017. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact. No matter how heavy your workload is… Everyone can and should be a Networker.” Richard Branson. Generation Y makes about 50% of the current workforce.

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How can assistants add value in the workplace?

Practically Perfect PA

As usual, we have a packed schedule for 2017, starting with the Assist Conference in February. Assist Conference 2017. Firstly, happy New Year! Last year was a mixed bag wasn’t it?! I hope you all had a lovely break and are looking forward to the year ahead.

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It’s Not the Destination. It’s the Journey

Office Dynamics

This blog is from our Monday Motivators and is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon. It’s not where you end up that means as much. As the road that you travel along. And it’s not the result that counts as much. As the progress that makes you strong. Since it’s not the destination. It’s the journey. It’s not meeting your aim that matters as much. As the course that you take day by day. And it’s not reaching your goal but who you touch.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

This blog is part of our 2017 Blog-A-Thon. Designed by Freepik. As a career-minded assistant, it’s easy to get to a place where you wonder, “Where do I go from here?”. Advancing as an assistant can take many different forms. For some, it involves climbing to the next level, becoming a “senior” support staff member or an administrative manager. For others, it means moving into a support position for a higher-level executive, assisting a CEO or CFO for example.

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Launching the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly, the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit will be online on Friday 20th October 2017. Today I am very, very excited to be writing this blog post. Today I am launching the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. Hurrah, some of you might be thinking, ‘whhhhaaaattt???’

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017

Office Dynamics

This video will help prepare you for 2017 and it can’t help but put you in the holiday spirit, too. Watch the webinar replay, Goal Setting and Branding for 2017. The post 12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017 appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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7 Smart Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Develop Their Own Mobile Apps This 2017

Dumb Little Man

The post 7 Smart Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Develop Their Own Mobile Apps This 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. You won’t believe how much a mobile app can change your small business. Over the years, more and more people are getting hooked on mobile purchases.

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Self-Employment and the Attributes of the Dream Job

Small Business Labs

Gallup's The Dream Job covers the key attributes employees look for in a job. These  These are: the ability to do what they do best. greater work-life balance and better personal well-being. greater stability and job security. a significant increase in income.

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Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

I finally decided to host a free webinar on March 30, 2017, for administrative professionals whereby I will be pulling back the curtain and sharing some of my secret strategies from when I was an employee for 20 years. Every person has secrets. They may be secrets about their families, health, money, business, fears, or successes. Some things should be kept secret or within a very small group. But there are other secrets that we should be sharing with others.

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Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Being a personal or executive assistant is a career in itself, with the right drive and ambition you can carve out a highly rewarding working life as an invaluable support resource. But what if you don’t find it enough for you?

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More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

The On-Demand Economy is commonly defined as the economic activity created by online marketplaces that fulfill customer demand via the provisioning of goods and services immediately or much faster and/or easier than traditional firms. 

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive.

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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.    Becky is the founder and publisher of the rural small business site Small Biz Survival.

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Top 10 Best Mobile Accessories To Carry With You 2017

Dumb Little Man

The post Top 10 Best Mobile Accessories To Carry With You 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Whether you are frequently outdoors for business or you simply like traveling, bringing some essential gadgets with you can help ensure not only your comfort but safety, too. However, with so many items to choose from, picking out the most important ones can be tricky. You can end up spending a lot of hours just packing your things.

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The Rise of Solopreneur Manufacturing Companies

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's Big Growth in Tiny Businesses nicely covers a trend we'e been following for years - the growth of solopreneur, non-employer manufacturing businesses.

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