January, 2020

Why You Should Take a Digital Break (and 6 Steps To Do So)

Dumb Little Man

We live in a highly digital world today. Our work requires us to use the internet in one way or another. We readily turn to emails, social media, and chat messengers for daily communications. Sometimes, we tend to favor them more than face-to-face contact.

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SMART objectives for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants are so crucial because, without them, Assistants can be at such a disadvantage. They can be taken for granted, they can be mismanaged, and they can be left without a clue as to what exactly is expected of them in the role.

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Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

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January WordSearch

Tips From T. Marie

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The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

I would like to address the recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2020 by Rachel Feintzeig regarding The Vanishing Executive Assistant. First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years.

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The Growing Backlash Against AB5, California's New Gig Economy Law

Small Business Labs

California's new labor law, AB5, was meant to help Uber and Lyft drivers - and others - get hired as traditional employees with the hope this would increase their pay and financial security. 

2020 176

12 Mind-Blowing Tips for Increasing Your Overall Positivity

Dumb Little Man

Positive thinking has been often used in a wrong connotation. People abuse the power of this great practice and suggest that it will attract you money, wealth, and abundance. “Be Be positive and you’ll have anything you want!”. No, you will not.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

Eat Your Career

I am a firm believer that all growth starts with understanding yourself. Before you can grow as a person or as a professional, you have to first know who you are and why you do what you do.

2020 174

What’s Really Stopping You From Launching Your Home Business?

Tips From T. Marie

We all have different excuses. I don’t have the money. No one supports me. I don’t know how to begin. There are as many different excuses for not following your dream of being your own boss as there are people who dream it.

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The four things you need to do to impress your boss in 2020

Practically Perfect PA

A new year is an opportunity for a fresh start. So this year, why not make your resolution to impress your boss – and reap the rewards that follow! Here are some top tips on how to make a positive impression in 2020 when planning a meeting.

2020 161

Creative Professionals Pushing Back on California's New Gig Economy Law

Small Business Labs

California's new gig economy law, AB5, is not being well received by independent creative professionals.    Freelance writers, musicians, actors, artists, and other creative professionals are finding the new law is damaging their livelihoods. Indie musicians are a good example.

2020 163

What Your Wife May Need That You Don’t Know (Or Have Forgotten)

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever looked at you wife with frustration and thought (or said), “What do you want from me?”. It’s not at all uncommon. I counsel men everyday who find themselves in this exact place.

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5 Tips for Efficient PowerPoint Presentations

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Tips for Efficient PowerPoint Presentations appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Creating a PowerPoint presentation requires skill, knowledge and creativity. Here are five tips to help you create an engaging and fun PowerPoint presentation. Share a story.

How to Make Smart Career Decisions (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Make Smart Career Decisions.” ” Date : Wednesday, January 22, 2019. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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Be a Trailblazing Assistant

Office Dynamics

Your office environment is a mix of workers and trailblazers, and the two have nothing to do with titles. Workers tend to know their job and only their job. They work with their heads down.

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Tips and Techniques for Assistants – Trish Stadler

Practically Perfect PA

We are so excited to launch our new series of videos for Practically Perfect PA readers. The series will focus […]. Featured

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Non-Profit Sector Big and Growing Faster Than Overall Employment

Small Business Labs

The Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Economic Data Project recently released its 2019 Non-Profit Employment Report.    There are two key findings.    The first is the U.S non-profit sector is big, employing 12.3 million paid workers.  

2020 151

5 Ways Thinking Like a Child Can Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

In some ways, our society seems dedicated to eliminating childhood. We often tell kids to stop acting like a child and grow up. Even the word “childish” has a negative tone to it. At some point in all our lives, we stop being kids and start being adults.

2020 235

Places You can Promote Yourself with Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Places You can Promote Yourself with Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. So, you’ve decided to start giving speeches to promote your product or yourself. You know your subject and you have material ready. Where can you go to speak? Guess what?

2020 141

The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

Eat Your Career

Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting (though highly controversial) article titled, “ The Vanishing Executive Assistant.”. And WOW, did it cause an uproar in the admin community! I’m pretty sure that was the author’s intent so, well done…?

2020 146

Putting Business Back in Business Casual

Office Dynamics

We live in a day and age that has forgotten which word comes first in the phrase, “business casual.” Too many professionals lose focus of their lofty career goals in the day-to-day grind.

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Tips and Techniques for Assistants – Skevi Constantinou

Practically Perfect PA

Our Tips and Techniques for Assistants video series focus on seasoned Assistant’s advice for success in the role. Each Assistant has a tremendous amount of knowledge to share with you, and we are proud to introduce their videos to you each week.

2020 130

JWT Intelligence's 100 Trends for 2020

Small Business Labs

Each of the past 6 years the trends group at the global advertising giant Wunderman Thompson has released an annual trends report covering 100 trends to follow in the coming year. Yes, they really do have 100 trends. And the JWt Intelligence Future 100 Report: 2020 takes 226 pages to cover them. 

2020 146

How to Handle Difficult Situations In Life

Dumb Little Man

In life, we often come across difficult times which we don’t really know how to handle. Perhaps you lost your dream job or you broke up with the love of your life. It could also be that you’re grieving the loss of your loved one.

2020 229

Shape Thinking with Experiences that Make You Proud

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Shape Thinking with Experiences that Make You Proud appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Do our thoughts shape our lives? Albert Einstein believed so. He said, “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

2020 141

7 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Be Energy Efficient

Eco-Office Gals

It’s a myth that only large corporations can afford to make the switch to efficient energy. Despite start-up costs, eco-friendly initiatives can lead to significant savings and benefits. Ultimately, many business owners believe the investment is worthwhile.

2020 130

Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

2020 192

Tips and Techniques for Assistants – Trish Stadler

Practically Perfect PA

We are so excited to launch our new series of videos for Practically Perfect PA readers. The series will focus on seasoned Assistant's top ten tips and techniques for success in the role.

2020 130

Quibi Bets Big on Mobile Movies

Small Business Labs

Quibi is a startup entertainment company that has raised $1.4 billion in venture funding to build a new content streaming service designed exclusively for mobile devices. 

2020 130

A House-Buying Guide For Millennials

Dumb Little Man

Buying a house can be an exciting time in anyone’s life, and it’s a huge milestone that you should celebrate. Millennials buying houses is nothing new, but there’s a new surge of younger homebuyers throughout the United States.

2020 231

Research Shows How to Be More Creative

On The Job

Is there anything more frustrating than to be told: "Come up with a really creative idea/solution to this problem. Oh, and we need it right now." Creativity often isn't something that you can turn off and on like a switch.

2020 164

Podcast 136: I’m not in the mood!

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 136 and it’s about not being in the mood, dang it. On this podcast I talk about ways to have less clutter, use your time effectively and be organized with what I hope is a light touch rather than a rigid prescription. I talk about the benefits of habits, but without the regimentation of doing things like clockwork, or else.

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8 Tips for Getting Back in the Work Groove

Office Dynamics

We all know how hard it is to mentally get back in our work mode after a holiday—especially a long holiday like Christmas season. Here are some tips to help assistants refocus on business and their priorities.

2020 191

30 Day Challenge: A Website A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes I feel that when I declutter my information intake, I get stuck in a bubble of my own making. But in order to keep growing, I need additional inputs. So the 30 day challenge for this month is to search out a new website each day. This month's challenge is to seek out a new website each day.

2020 130

The Rise of Career Nomadism

Small Business Labs

Korn Ferry is a large, global organizational consulting and recruiting firm. Their research institute recently released their Top 10 Talent Trends for the New Year.    All the trends are interesting. But the one that jumped out at us is the rise of career nomadism.

2020 130

5 Yoga Breathing Techniques For Weight Loss You Need to Try

Dumb Little Man

It can be a complicated process to lose fat from our bodies as it is very stubborn. Apart from making individuals look bad, this fat can also bring about several health hazards like hypertension, heart attack, diabetes, and more. A fundamental way to reduce fat is by hitting the gym.

2020 228

Never Accept a Job Offer Without Doing These Things

On The Job

Congratulations! You've been made a job offer and you're pretty excited. Before you make an "I quit" cake for your current job and present it in a staff meeting, are you really happy with the offer you've been made? Are they offering you the salary you believe is fair?

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