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

2018 500

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.

2018 200

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.

2018 247

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 […].

2018 156

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.

2018 266

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.

2018 130

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 […].

2018 130

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.

2018 197

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.

2018 169

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%. 

2018 197

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.

2018 206

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. 

2018 194

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.

2018 190

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.

2018 194

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!

2018 130

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.

2018 188

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.

2018 157

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.

2018 141

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.

2018 155

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.

2018 159

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.

2018 144

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.

2018 202

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.

2018 141

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.

2018 149

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.

2018 130

My Three Words for 2018 (and a Single Resolution)

Productivityist

So this year after I went through the Yearly Words exercise – something I feature in my “anytime” annual planning program The NOW Year Action Plan Course – I decided to use the same three words from 2017 in 2018. There are several reasons why this post nearly didn’t get written.

2018 52

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.

2018 83

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.

2018 285

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

2018 62

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.

2018 84

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.

2018 77

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.

2018 282

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.

2018 236

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.

2018 285

9 Useful Tips On How To Get Out of Debt Quickly

Dumb Little Man

In 2018, it was estimated that the average American household had wracked up over $137,000 in debt. Are you or someone in your household in debt? If so, you’re not alone.

2018 255

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.

2018 281

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.

2018 277

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.

2018 279

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.

2018 274

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.

2018 206

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.

2018 277

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.

2018 273

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.

2018 197