New ProAssisting coming in May 2018!

ProAssisting Blog

Please note that we have closed our training to new membership as we prepare to re-launch our company in May of 2018. Please come back then or enjoy our content from our blog posts below. We have been so thrilled to train so many assistants for the last 9 years and can’t wait for the next chapter. All our best, Stephanie and Ethan

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Key skills roundup for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills roundup for 2018. We focussed really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants.

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Competencies for Assistants roundup for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

During 2018 we delved into everything from influencing, productivity, resilience, rapport building and a whole load of competencies that Assistants need to thrive in the role. Please enjoy our competencies for Assistants roundup for 2018.

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Career development round up for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. Career development round up for 2018 Here are some of our highlights and a video from our first Virtual Summit – Developing your business acumen on […].

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Career development round up for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. Career development round up for 2018 Here are some of our highlights and a video from our first Virtual Summit – Developing your business acumen on […].

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Top Grammatical Error of 2018--Do You Avoid It?

Business Writing

When a newspaper makes the mistake on the front page of the sports section, you know an error has spread. The writer, copyeditor, and proofreader all missed it. Can you recognize it? When I saw that error in a Seattle. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage Teaching Business Writing

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DumbLittleMan’s Wellness and Productivity Gift Guide 2018

Dumb Little Man

The post DumbLittleMan’s Wellness and Productivity Gift Guide 2018 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Buying gifts this Christmas season isn’t as easy as you might think. With all the choices, you can easily end up spending hours and hours thinking about the perfect gift.

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What have we got planned for 2018?

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the first blog post of 2018. Well, firstly, happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all had a fantastic festive break and you were able to get some much needed R&R.

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U.S. Coworking Forecast: 2018 to 2022

Small Business Labs

Our U.S. coworking forecast projects continued growth for the U.S. coworking industry over the next 5 years.    Our forecast average annual growth rate for U.S. spaces over the forecast period (2017 to 2022) is, by coworking's standards, a relatively modest 9%. 

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The Virtual Summit October 2018: What did you miss?

Practically Perfect PA

Last Friday, 19th October 2018, we hosted our third Virtual Summit for Executive Assistants around the world, and I’ve got to say, so far the feedback has been fantastic!

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Euromonitor's Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2018

Small Business Labs

Euromonitor International recently released their 2018 Top 10 Global Consumer Trends list,  which are listed in the chart below.

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CB Insights on the Trends Shaping Tech in 2018

Small Business Labs

The technology information site CB Insights recently published their list of 15 Trends Shaping Tech in 2018. This is happening and next year, for example, Volvo will release a car subscription option for their new 2018 XC40 SUV. 

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8 Instagram Trends In 2018 You Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

As you look ahead to 2018 and begin planning your social media strategy, it is essential to monitor trends. This means that we can look forward to more improvements in 2018. In 2018, we’re likely to witness Instagram putting more of a focus on growing their business options. In 2018, social analytics tools are likely to become more detailed and valuable to marketers. In 2018, more brands will use social media influencers as a way to improve reach and engagement.

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7 Secrets To Help You Make 2018 Super Successful

Dumb Little Man

You’re going to learn seven practical tips for reaching your goals and improving your life in 2018. To achieve higher levels of success in 2018, you will also want to feed and care for your body. This is not the 2018 BCE. The post 7 Secrets To Help You Make 2018 Super Successful appeared first on Dumb Little Man. There are many ways to be successful. As we move into the new year, you are starting to think about how you can make this your most successful year ever.

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Job Growth Slowed in 2017; Implications for the Economy in 2018

Small Business Labs

It's also looking good for 2018.  We also start 2018 with a very low unemployment rate of 4.1%. economic growth in 2018 of around 2.8% While we agree 2018 will see another of moderate economic growth, we think the economy will do a bit better than the consensus.

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JP Morgan Chase's 2018 Online Platform Study and Rideshare Driver Earnings

Small Business Labs

The JP Morgan Chase Institute released their 2018 Online Platform Economy in 2018 study this week.

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How to Make Small Business Grow This 2018

Dumb Little Man

The year 2018 is unpredictable for many technocrats and entrepreneurs. While these stories are the game changers in 2018, the basics still remain: building a social media reputation using the conventional ways of engaging with the users is core to Social Media Marketing. We hope that 2018 turns out to be a fruitful year and that it generates more profit for your business. The post How to Make Small Business Grow This 2018 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Top Business Ideas of 2018 You Should Consider

Dumb Little Man

The predicted business trends of 2018, though all different, are based on a single and simple principle: personality. To put it plainly, the road to success in 2018 begins and ends with building character. The future ultimately remains a mystery to us, but with some smart predictions and a little dedication, we will be able to see 2018 as a great year for our personal and professional growth.

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Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2018

Daily Writing Tips

The Oxford Dictionaries has announced that its Word of the Year for 2018 is toxic , which visitors to its websites searched for not only in isolation but as an element in multiple phrases. Original post: Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2018.

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5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018

Dumb Little Man

The post 5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Groundbreaking steps are happening in the technology industry all the time. In the past couple of years alone, leaps and bounds have resulted in better augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and more. This year, you can expect more tech innovations to enhance our lives. Here are the top technology trends you need to watch out for this year. Augmented Reality.

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Get ready for the Virtual Summit Summer 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Drum roll please… Today I am letting you all know that you can now book your place on this summer’s Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit! Hurrah!! High fives all round.

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Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Words of the Year

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2018 and ten runners-up. Original post: Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Words of the Year.

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Launching the Future Assistant 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! So what can I tell you about the Future Assistant 2018? The Future Assistant will take place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2018 in London. Launching the Future Assistant 2018.

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B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips

Small Business CEO

How Content Marketing is Evolving Heading into 2018. 11 Expert Tips to Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever. New Year’s Resolutions: How to Be a Better Marketer in 2018. The post B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips appeared first on Heinz Marketing. B2B Reads Content Marketing 2018 building trust content Content marketing emails re-engagement selling Social media

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What’s Your One Word Mantra for 2018?

Office Dynamics

For 2018, my word is “grow.” So, what is your word going to be for 2018? The post What’s Your One Word Mantra for 2018? It’s amazing the power one word can have! It was proven to me January of 2017, I decided instead of writing a bunch of goals, I would select one word to be the overarching umbrella of everything I wanted to achieve in 2017. My word was “abundance.” I scribbled this in big letters on an 8 /12 x 11 sheet of paper and then wrote words all around it.

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Ford's 2018 Consumer Trends

Small Business Labs

Ford (yes, that Ford) recently released their 2018 Trends Report. Ford has been doing an annual trends report since 2013. Like prior years most of the reported trends are not new or surprising. But Ford does a great job presenting and explaining the trends. And that, we think, makes the report well worth reading for anyone interested in trends.

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Stuck on the Right Words for Sensitive Topics? Get AP 2018

Business Writing

If you create newsletter articles, HR policies, forms, reports, or other pieces that touch on current topics and data, you may catch yourself wondering about word choice: transgender or transgendered? Eskimo or Inuit? Survivor or victim? The latest AP Stylebook.

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Top Mobile App Trends For 2018

Small Business CEO

With that said, here are the top mobile app trends for 2018: Android Instant Apps Are Becoming Big. It’s always important to stay up-to-date on current trends regardless of what business you are in, and the mobile app world is certainly no exception.

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Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018

Daily Writing Tips

So how do you write a winning resume in 2018? Original post: Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018. Writing a resume can be really tough. You know you need to convince an employer that you’re the best person for the job – but how exactly do you do that?

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Check Out what’s New with Facebook in 2018

Small Business CEO

During the 2018 Facebook F8 developers’ conference, Mark Zuckerberg and his team proudly announced plenty of innovative and fresh features that the platform would be introducing before the year ends. Facebook is undoubtedly the largest and most loved social media platform currently.

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Live Life to Its Fullest: 39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Dumb Little Man

“The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” ” – Jack London. Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it.

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2018 Word of the Year: Don’t Be Misinformed!

Office Dynamics

Dictionary.com’s 2018 Word of the Year—misinformation—is more than a word; it’s a call to action. The post 2018 Word of the Year: Don’t Be Misinformed! Dictionary.com defines “misinformation” as “false information that is spread.”

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Coworking Forecast: 1 Million Coworkers in 2018

Small Business Labs

We released our 2014 to 2018 global coworking forecast last week at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) in Kansas City.   As the chart below from our GCUC presentation shows, this growth results in over 12,000 global coworking spaces operating in 2018.

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If Your Goals Don’t Scare You, You’re Setting Them Wrong

Dumb Little Man

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo. When I was six years old, my alcoholic mother forced me to drink saltwater, then laughed in my face as I vomited into the sink.

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5 Qualities of A Successful Small Business Website

Dumb Little Man

But in 2018, people are as likely to turn to their phones as their friends to find business information. Fortunately, achieving mobile-friendly designs in 2018 is straightforward, as I will discuss in a moment. If you have a business, you need a website.

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4 Unexpected Ways Playing Board Games Can Improve Your Well-Being

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever heard that you need to exercise your mind as well as your body? Play is an important part of human development, but adults are notoriously bad at making time for it. Finding time to relax is important to our health and even our sanity.

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16 Great Reasons to Meditate That’ll Convince You to Start Now

Dumb Little Man

Not only the monks or the devotees of Lord Shiva meditate. You don’t have to belong to a specific religion nor convert into an ascetic to meditate. There are many definitions of meditation by distinct people, but I feel this is where we are wrong.

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Productivity Secrets Top-Level CEOs Would Rather Keep to Themselves

Dumb Little Man

See Also: 5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018. Ice freezing offices. Social media. YouTube. Fantasy football leagues. There is one thing all of them have in common – they are all primary suspects for causing your productivity at work to plummet.

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7 Killer Ways to Connect with your Audience During a Speech

Dumb Little Man

It’s probably your worst nightmare. You’re giving a speech, and you start to stumble. You mix up a few of your words, lose your train of thought, and then you can’t seem to get back on track. Sweat is forming on your brow and you’re starting to hyperventilate.

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6 Strategies to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Happy and productive employees help a company to grow. Whereas, unproductivity at a workplace can make a company’s profitability suffer. Even the most dedicated worker can become unproductive.

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Top 5 Mobile Payment Trends that will Disrupt 2018

Small Business CEO

From using mobile wallets to buy products without a visit to the cashier — to banks making online bill payments more secure — there’s no end to the impact mobile will disrupt the way we make purchases in 2018 and beyond.

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5 Daily Habits That Will Make You A More Positive and Happy Person

Dumb Little Man

As we grow older and gain more wisdom through the years, we realize that money or popularity by themselves do not spell success. Rather, it is the presence of happiness in our lives that makes it all worthwhile.

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