July, 2016

How can you help your Executive with travel delays?

Practically Perfect PA

Picture the scene. You’ve planned your Executive’s business trip to a tee. It is perfect. The itinerary is flawless, the hotels are top notch, the ground transport has been planned to whizz your Exec around the city.

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Defining and Achieving Small Business Success

Small Business Labs

Defining and Achieving Small Business Success  is a new study we recently conducted in partnership with the sales and marketing automation company  Infusionsof t. 

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The Most Common Capitalization Error

Business Writing

Guess which is the error: Best Regards, OR Best regards, In email after email (including two this morning), I find people incorrectly capitalizing the complimentary close. The rule is to capitalize only the first word of the close. This rule. Email Grammar and Usage Proofreading

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How to Unlock Your Creative Mind: 5 Easy Steps

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever wished you could use your mind in a more creative way without losing it? Do you want to have a more creative mind ? Let’s admit it – we’ve all doubted our creativity at some point in our life.

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Why You Need to Fail to Have a Successful Career

On The Job

Not many people get pay raises, promotions or great new jobs because they fail. Fail" is often a dirty word and can kill careers. Have the word "failure" follow you around for long, and you may even start to believe you are one.

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Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies?

Job Advice Blog

Piggybacking on our last blog’s topic of interview preparation, I’d like to write a little bit about being nervous on an interview. This week, I had the pleasure of working [.]. The post Interview Preparation Part 2: Nervous Butterflies? appeared first on Free Job Advice Blog. Millennial Corner Uncategorized how to interview interview preparation interview tips JTL Services Nervous Butterflies Nervous on an Interview Raleigh Recruiter

A day in the life: Matthew Want, PA, Marcham Publishing

Practically Perfect PA

Matthew is the PA to Lucy Brazier, the CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces the amazing Executive Secretary Magazine.

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Guest Posting 101: 5 Things Every Guest Poster Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

A quick shout out to my awesome Biz Buddy Vicki Voisin for inspiring this post. She’s always stopping me during one of our weekly chats to say “That’s a blog post!” and many of my best posts have been because of it. The Tips from T.Marie Blog has been around awhile. Almost 9 years to be exact. In all of those years I can count the number of guest posts I’ve had here on one hand. While other blogs consistently showcase guest bloggers, this one has remained mostly in one voice.

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Five Things To Do Right Now To Stop Procrastinating

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to stop procrastinating ? Do you find yourself constantly spinning your wheels and feeling like your to-do list never stops growing? If so, there are things you can do in the next few minutes to stop feeling like you never get anything done.

2016 207

Study: Positive Energy Boosts Productivity, Morale

On The Job

It's always a little tough going back to work after a long holiday weekend, but a new study shows that your boss's attitude may make all the difference in your how you feel about work now and in the future.

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Interview Preparation Requires Practice!

Job Advice Blog

Interview preparation, which requires practice, is often overlooked by job seekers when it comes to finding a job. The root cause for lack of interview preparation is the feeling that since you do the job every day, you feel as if you are comfortable to discuss it in an official interview. The reality, however, is the. Read more. The post Interview Preparation Requires Practice! appeared first on Free Job Advice Blog.

The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job

Practically Perfect PA

I’m very excited to launch the first Practically Perfect PA eBook! With the support of Career Moves we have been able to put together a guide to help you prepare for the perfect PA job.

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Satisfaction With Traditional Jobs at 10 Year High - Still Well Below Independent Worker Satisfaction Levels

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's Job Satisfaction Hits a 10-Year High—But It’s Still Below 50%  covers the results from The Conference Board's annual job satisfaction survey.    As the chart on the left below from the WSJ article shows, just under half (49.6%) of U.S.

2016 164

5 Things Every Office Should be Replacing with Online Technology

Tips From T. Marie

We’re well into the 21 st century, so why is it that so many business offices are still using outdated office machines and systems? It’s like they are clinging onto old business machines like a two-year-old clings to Mommy’s leg when she appears to be leaving them. It reminds me of how long it took businesses to replace typewriters with computers. When they finally gave in and bought computers suddenly they wondered why it took them so long. Don’t let history repeat itself.

2016 106

6 Ways On How To Attract Love In Your Life

Dumb Little Man

If you’re single, then I’m pretty sure you are looking for the right life partner. If you are, you need to have a good understanding of how to attract love. Finding true love for life requires more than just talent and beauty. There is no doubt that lasting relationships are hard work.

2016 207

Why HR and IT Need to Make Peace

On The Job

When IT has an unfilled opening, the entire organization feels it. Projects stall, daily processes slow and productivity drops. That’s why human resources often kicks into overdrive to try and fill IT positions as quickly as possible.

2016 169

10 Tips to Stay Positive in a Negative World

Office Dynamics

Does it seem that everything coming across your news feed lately is negative? Causing stress and worry? How do you cope with all the trauma and craziness of life right now? Joan took a few minutes to share her thoughts on Facebook Live with ten tips to stay positive in a negative world.

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So the Big Questions happened…

Practically Perfect PA

I’m just back from a week in the UK where we held the first of our regional events in Edinburgh and Leeds. The PA Big Questions took place at The George in Edinburgh and Horizon in Leeds.

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Mattel Brings Back the ThingMaker as a 3D Printer

Small Business Labs

Way back in the early 1960s Mattel released a product call ThingMaker. Kids used the ThingMaker to make creepy crawlers, which were squishy, plastic bugs. Youtube

2016 158

The Truth About Setting Affordable Rates

Tips From T. Marie

If I had a dime for every time someone complained that people won’t pay their rates, I’d be rich. Well, not rich exactly, but I’d have a few bucks for Starbucks instead of Dunkin’ Donuts. What do I tell them? I tell them it’s because they are focusing on the money. Never, ever focus on the money. The truth is that people will pay what you’re charging and more to get what they want. They’ll pay even more to get what they need.

2016 106

Saying No As Much As Yes To Enjoy Life More

Dumb Little Man

Most of us, women in particular, have a hard time saying no. We don’t want to disappoint anyone, especially not the people we love. As a result, we end up putting everyone else’s needs ahead of our own. When put on the spot, we feel like we have to give an answer immediately.

2016 207

Convey Confidence Without Words

On The Job

Do you get a lack of respect at work? Do you feel like you're being passed over for promotions or opportunities that should have been yours? If so, it could be because you're "telling" others to ignore you. You're "telling" others that you lack confidence to tackle the big jobs. Not so!" you may cry.

Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

Office Dynamics

It’s time to talk about webinar etiquette. We’ve been hosting a free monthly webinar since January of 2015 and as the events grow each month the chatter during the event increases.

The Assistant Toolkit

Practically Perfect PA

It has been a busy few months here at Practically Perfect PA. I have just finished the regional events and we are just adding the final details to Assist Travel.

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Only 58% of Employers Think Employees are More Loyal Than Freelancers

Small Business Labs

We were very surprised by the results from  a recent survey  on contingent work done by a group consisting of the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative, the Markle Foundation, Burson-Marsteller and TIME Magazine. They surveyed employers and found that only 58% think their employees are more loyal than their contingent workers. They also found that only 52% of employers think contingent workers are “not as invested in their product” as their employees.

2016 148

The Powerful Business Secret That Can Change Your Life

Tips From T. Marie

[ There will be an accompanying video for this post on the Clerical Advantage Facebook Page. When you look at your business to-do list what does the little voice in your head say? Does it go down through the list and point out the things that you can’t get done today? Are there excuses running through your thoughts as to why things can’t be done. Maybe you tell yourself you don’t have time. Maybe it’s the right software or equipment.

2016 106

4 Habits That Will Improve Your Focus And Destroy Procrastination

Dumb Little Man

Admit it. You’re frustrated. You’ve got this great new idea that you’ve been dying to work on, but your progress has been stop and go at best. Every time you sit down to work on it, something comes up. You just need to look this one thing up so you know how to do it.

2016 207

Success is in the Little Details

On The Job

What do dirty, worn sneakers have to do with turning around a business? If you’re LEGOs, it means everything.

2016 158

Do You Live By Guiding Principles for a Successful Life?

Office Dynamics

I live by a set of Guiding Principles that have attributed to an enjoyable life that I would consider successful. They are simple and to the point but can have a huge impact on your career and personal life. I’d love to share them with you today. 12 Guiding Principles for a Successful Life.

2016 147

Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst

Practically Perfect PA

I love working in London, and the hustle and bustle that comes with it, but equally it’s great to escape to the country and have some much needed down time every once in a while. This is something to consider when organising an overnight stay for your executive too.

2016 143

What is Universal Basic Income?

Small Business Labs

We've been getting a lot of questions about the universal basic income (UBI) these days.    The concept is simple. Under

2016 141

Five Things Technophobes Fail to Understand

Tips From T. Marie

It’s been awhile since I talked about technophobes. You know, those business people who hate the Internet and refuse to adopt anything for their businesses more advanced than the Yellow Pages? Ok, so maybe they’ll get really wild and crazy and start a Facebook Page. I bet you know at least one business owner like this, am I right?

2016 106

A Ballerina’s Story: How I Learned To Love My Body After Years Of Hating It

Dumb Little Man

Early in life, I learned to view my body as a sort of prison. While other little girls spent time playing and living carefree young lives, I struggled my way through ballet class– attempting to forcefully train my body to be graceful, obedient, and beautiful.

2016 208

How to Ensure Collaborations Thrive

On The Job

Innovation and business strategy experts are urging more companies to collaborate with outside partners to stay competitive, but research shows the risk can be great if the contribution level isn’t carefully considered.

How to Create Your Don’t Do List for Increased Productivity

Office Dynamics

I have been preparing to teach the last 2 modules of my 12 part Star Achievement Series to a long-time client in Charlotte in early August. In so doing, I came across a piece I love, but can’t take credit for and want to share it with you.

2016 147

Feeling undervalued….

Practically Perfect PA

We are chuffed to bits to be guest blogging today for the Practically Perfect PA Blog. After sponsoring the first ever Big Questions event in Edinburgh, we wanted to introduce ourselves to some of you that weren’t able to make it along.

2016 143

Pokemon Go and the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Unless you've been living in a cave for the last week or so, you know about the Pokemon Go craze. In just 8 days it has become almost as widely used as Twitter and the most popular smartphone game ever.

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