May, 2019

7 Super Effective Tips to Meet Deadlines Without Going Mad

Dumb Little Man

When our workdays or school days start becoming more and more demanding, we tend to lose control over our time and schedule. We try to keep up and have everything done in time, but it keeps getting harder and harder.

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Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office – The British Virgin Islands

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA Regional General Manager and Administration Assistant to Founders Office – Necker & Moskito Islands, in The British Virgin Islands. I love this interview because it shows how exciting, different, challenging and incredible our profession is!

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Orwell on Writing: 6 Questions and 6 Rules

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Orwell on Writing: 6 Questions and 6 Rules appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. As a writer, I can be pretty sloppy or lazy, at times. However, I do look for ways to learn how to improve the quality of my writing.

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Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul!

2019 257

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”. While writing my new book (The Invisibility Cure: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Get What You Want at Work), I experienced quite a few personal revelations. One in particular has really stuck with me.

2019 158

Improve Your Productivity With Green Office Design

Eco-Office Gals

When you envision the typical office environment, do you see greenery, natural light and a clear view of an adjacent landscape? The average person associates their office with worn carpeting, buzzing light fixtures and tall partitions.

2019 130

The Life-Changing Magic of Giving Up

Dumb Little Man

‘Giving up’ or ‘quitting’ on something has mixed connotations. For one, giving up smoking is widely applauded. Giving up on a marriage, on the other hand, well, it depends on who you speak to. In my life, giving up has not been equated with praiseworthy behavior.

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How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Most of my YouTube or television watching centres around cooking; not shows like Food Network challenges, Top Chef or Guy’s Grocery Games. Rather, I enjoy the shows where the hosts demonstrate the preparation of specific dishes. I want to watch Tyler Florence prepare Chicken Paillard or Micheal Smith make no-knead bread and then try the recipe myself.

2019 131

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Sometimes it really is a budget issue. I understand that perfectly as a business owner and CEO.

2019 247

Positive Career Affirmation #10

Eat Your Career

I don’t allow emotions to stifle my clarity. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #10 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations clarity emotions self-control

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The Importance of Environmental Integrity When Combating Erosion

Eco-Office Gals

As with everything dealing with our environment, we are at a time in history when the integrity of what we are planting and sowing has an unprecedented impact.

2019 130

The Future of Foldable Smartphones: The Good, The Bad, and The Worst

Dumb Little Man

Even though the idea of a foldable smartphone is as old as the hills, the desire to embrace an elegantly flexible device had never seemed more passionate before. What appeared to be merely a flash in the pan not too long ago has seemingly brought the entire smartphone industry to a standstill.

2019 259

Handling colleagues who think you are their Assistant (when you are not!)

Practically Perfect PA

We’ve all been there, picture the scene.

2019 219

Quotes and Questions – Ignorance

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Quotes and Questions – Ignorance appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Two quotes: “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” Benjamin Franklin “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” Elbert Hubbard Two questions: Are you hanging on to opinions and ideas that you haven’t tested and proved?

2019 125

If I Were (Was?) Rich…

Office Dynamics

The play Fiddler on the Roof recently came through my city, and my friend kept singing her dad’s favorite song from that hit: “If I Were a Rich Man.”. My comment? “I’m I’m glad the lyricist got the grammar right!”. Why is the use of “were” (not “was”) correct in this song title and similar phrases?

2019 189

How to Deal with an Intimidating Boss

Eat Your Career

Let’s face it: Everyone has had an intimidating boss. After all, there’s a clear hierarchy in the relationship—bosses are inherently “superior” to employees. They have authority over you. They can, in essence, make or break your career future.

2019 146

Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks

Productivityist

For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks.

2019 113

6 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Helen Keller

Dumb Little Man

Helen Keller was one of the most famous authors of her time. Despite being blind and deaf, she was able to inspire a lot of people. She’s a great reminder that nothing is impossible and I believe that there are more lessons we can learn from her.

2019 249

Preparing for an Assistant video interview

Practically Perfect PA

The vast majority of recruitment agencies and employers now use video as part of their interview process, because it saves time and money on the early stages of the interview process.

There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The post There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What does it mean to be productive? That’s the question Dustin Wax asks in his Lifehack.org post, There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management – Lifehack.org.He suggests the typical answer might be, “Getting the most done in the least possible time.”

2019 118

What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. People are throwing around terminology that can be confusing to the purchaser.

Positive Career Affirmation #11

Eat Your Career

I deliberately place my attention where it is most positively and productively used. The post Positive Career Affirmation #11 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attention positivity productivity

2019 146

The One Piece of Time Management Advice That You Should Definitely Follow

Productivityist

I’ve been studying personal productivity and time management for years now and there’s one question that comes up often. What’s one piece of productivity and time management advice that you would give to everyone?”.

2019 110

15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

Dumb Little Man

Outsourcing is a significant breakthrough, which started in the late 90’s in North America and Europe. Different aspects and processes in businesses were outsourced, including documents from public, classified, and restricted archives.

2019 248

Time to quit your job? Here’s when you know you got to go!

Practically Perfect PA

Are you thinking about quitting your job but you don’t know if you are doing it for the right reasons? It is a tough decision to leave any job. You have security, a regular pay-check and of course, once you had your notice in, you can rarely change your mind. So when you do quit, […].

2019 209

How to get the most from your journaling habit

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to get the most from your journaling habit appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I didn’t start keeping a journal until I was in my thirties. I’d grown up thinking only girls wrote in diaries. However, once I overcame that misconception and got started, I quickly discovered the benefit and pleasure that came from keeping a journal.

2019 116

How does an Administrative Professional Set Up an Official Process? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome back to Ask an Admin! The blog series that allows administrative professionals to ask any questions they may have and have their peers give the best advice they can provide.

2019 175

Positive Career Affirmation #14

Eat Your Career

The negativity of others has no impact on me. I choose not to engage with people who hold me back. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #14 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2019 138

The Speed of Right

Productivityist

“Slow and steady wins the race.” – The Tortoise and The Hare. In our quest to get things done, we can find ourselves moving too fast. When that happens we run the risk of missing key components of task completion, which can result in lower quality results.

2019 108

Boost Your Memory With Exercise

Dumb Little Man

Generally, I think it’s a good thing we can forget things. Would you really want to remember all your homework and assignments from grade school with the same clarity as you would present-day events? I certainly wouldn’t! That’s why you should be tracking your workouts.

2019 248

5 tools to help create organisational charts

Practically Perfect PA

Having worked through a few company restructures in my career I have often been given the horrible task of creating new organisational charts.

2019 207

Podcast 120: Rewarding yourself

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 120 and it’s about rewarding yourself. It seems logical that having a reward to look forward to would motivate you to complete a task. You tell yourself, once I finish writing my book, I’ll take a nice vacation. Once I complete the bike marathon this summer, I’ll buy those new shoes I’ve been wanting.

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How Do I Tactfully Voice My Concern? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants have to deal with a lot. Whether that is working remotely, working with several managers or executives, and sometimes supporting an entire floor of employees!

2019 175

Positive Career Affirmation #13

Eat Your Career

I communicate with confidence and professionalism, even in difficult conversations. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #13 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2019 138

The Great Risk Shift - and Economic Insecurity - Continues

Small Business Labs

"Risk shift" is the trend towards economic and other risks - and the responsibility for risk management - being shifted from institutions to individuals. 

2019 88

Free Time-Saving Tools for Students

Dumb Little Man

Wow, modern life is demanding! We do so much more than previous generations. We don’t just study but have to work as well. And even then, we have to finish our studies in the blink of an eye – or end up deeply in debt if we don’t.

2019 245

What meetings should you have with your Executive?

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that communication with your Executive is key to a successful working relationship and I’ve found over the years, the more access an Assistant has to their Executive the more they are seen as a critical asset within the organisation.

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