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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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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7 Surprising Reasons Public Safety Is At Risk In 2018

Dumb Little Man

Moving into 2018 and the future, there are many possible new public safety risks that companies and individuals need to be aware of. Cybersecurity is becoming a hot topic moving into 2018. The post 7 Surprising Reasons Public Safety Is At Risk In 2018 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Joan’s 5 Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Office Dynamics

August 14, 2018. Merriam-Webster defines inspiration as “a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation.” ” But what does inspiration mean to you? Where do you draw it from?

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Independent Workers Feeling More Secure

Small Business Labs

In 2018 49% of full-time independent workers feel working independently is more secure than having a traditional job. One of findings that most surprised us when we first started researching independent workers was how many think independent work is more secure than traditional jobs. 

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Free Chapters From Joan’s Book: Who Took My Pen…Again?

Office Dynamics

Joan’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed , is set to be released in Septemeber, 2018. Thank You! It’s not very often that Office Dynamics can celebrate another book release by Joan but when we do, the amount of support shown is truly amazing.

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How to Find Happiness Within Yourself?

Dumb Little Man

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your actions.”. ? Dalai Lama XIV. Happiness is a state of mind. We can keep ourselves happy in every situation; we only need to make up our mind. There are people who have a limited income and simple lifestyle and yet, they are happy.

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Is Coworking's Surge Leading to Market Saturation?

Small Business Labs

For example, Savills Studley’s Q2 2018 Manhattan Office Report says: “Like other new innovations the ultimate market share of shared office space is not known, but this growth path seems unsustainable.

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Assistant Resources: Your Excellency Limited

Practically Perfect PA

We are delighted to be welcoming Lindsay Taylor, Director of Your Excellency Limited to the Virtual Summit on 22nd June 2018. More details of her beneficial session will be shared soon.

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Study: Corporations Rely on Their Non-Employee Workforce

Small Business Labs

SAP Fieldglass's External Workforce Insights 2018 study, 44% of workforce spend at large corporation is on external, non-employee talent. 

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Can You Benefit From Eastern Medicine?

Dumb Little Man

In March 2018, Dr. Neil Theise and his researchers at New York University discovered a network of fluid-filled spaces lining tissues throughout the body. Traditional Eastern medicine is practiced by 60% of people around the world.

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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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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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MBO Partners’ 8th Annual State of Independence Report

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released their 2018 State of Independence report this week. million in 2018. The number of Full-Time Independents fell in 2018 to 15.8 This is the 8th annual report in this series, making it the longest running look at independent work.

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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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How Coworking is Changing Commercial Real Estate

Small Business Labs

Coworking has reached the size and scale where it's starting to have second order impacts on the broader real estate industry.    Farthest along is coworking's impact on office design.

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Breaking The Cycle of Confirmation Bias

Dumb Little Man

No matter how much you share political stories on Facebook, you’ll likely never change your friends’ opinions on the issues. In fact, sharing and reacting to political posts will only create a more polarized community because Facebook’s algorithms show you what you like.

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Assistants are their organisation’s influencers

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing my social media strategy for 2018 which basically means I’ve been reading a lot about how to be an influencer on all the different platforms.

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13 Ways to Get More Reading Done (Even If You Don’t Have the Time)

Dumb Little Man

Are you valiantly seeking new ways to get more reading done? No matter how busy your schedule is, making more time to read and improving at it is simpler than you think. Discover this detailed list to help you make more time to explore the world of words in a variety of ways.

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The Strong Job Market's Impact on Independent Work

Small Business Labs

  All of these impacts and changes are covered in more detail in the 2018 MBO Partners State of Independence report , which we work with MBO Partners on. July was another solid jobs month for the U.S. The economy added another 157,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.9%.

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Millennials Still Go To The Movies?

Dumb Little Man

Moreover, two of these films, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, were out in the first half of 2018 and four are from the Marvel franchise. Over the last 20 years, nearly 1 in 4 movie theaters have closed.

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5 Lesser-Known But Highly Effective Hacks to Achieve Sales Success

Dumb Little Man

Sales is one of the most crucial aspects of a business and the art of selling is a sought-after trait. In fact, as competitive individuals, humans go through a continuous process of selling.

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Yay or Nay: The Pros and Cons of Living in a Condo

Dumb Little Man

People in the city live hectic lives. And if you are one of those people, there’s a good chance that you barely have time to maintain your house because of your full schedule.

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Use of Online Talent Marketplace by Independent Workers Continues to Grow

Small Business Labs

According to the 2018 MBO Partners State of Independence study , the use of online talent marketplaces by independent workers has substantially increased since 2012. Emergent Research (that's us) contributed to the 2018 MBO Partners State of Independence study. 

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Adapting to Change

Office Dynamics

August 14, 2018. There can never be too many discussions about change. It’s constant, it’s inevitable, unexpected at times, but it can be extremely rejuvenating. No matter how many times change occurs in life, expected or not, it can seem as if you are not in control.

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5 online courses every Executive Assistant should take

Practically Perfect PA

I took my first online training course probably around 15 years ago now. It was a live webinar and we had to listen to the speaker via the phone on my desk while watching the slideshow on my computer screen. It was a bit of a novelty and funnily enough, a lot of my colleagues were […].

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5 Books for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If you have been reading the Practically Perfect PA blog for a while, you will know that I often tell Assistants that they have to read EVERYTHING, which includes emails, reports, the intranet, the internet, business guides, your Executive’s magazines and newspapers.

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