December, 2017

This Old Marketing Farewell Episode: Sometimes the End Is a Beginning

Small Business Labs

PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. . In our grand finale episode, Robert kicks things off by pondering the decision to end something, so that something else can begin.

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The ultimate CV template for PAs

Practically Perfect PA

The other day I was looking at the roles for PAs in London and I must say there are loads of exciting opportunities out there for Assistants. I was really impressed with the array of roles and the different skills and qualities needed.

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8 Strategies to Quickly Assess Prior Knowledge

Productivity Bits

Assessing students’ prior knowledge allows you to customize your teaching by anticipating their needs. Consultant Barbara Blackburn provides 8 simple strategies to help you gain an understanding of what your students do and do not know before launching into a lesson.

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The 3 Types of People That Ruin Meetings

Dumb Little Man

Aah, the office meeting. While there are many grievances in the average workplace, none is quite as loathsome as having an unproductive meeting. And yet, we still spend around 31 hours a month doing it. If you’re in the upper management, you can expect to spend 50% of your time in meetings.

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5 Reasons to Attend the Office Holiday Party That You May Not Have Considered

On The Job

Have you started plotting your excuse to get out of the holiday party yet? You've got malaria. Your dog ate all your clothes. Your great-grandmother is expected to die on the day of the party. Even though she died before you were born).

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10 Myths About Professional Training – Infographic

Office Dynamics

“Have you ever heard someone say that earning a certification won’t make much of a difference in getting a job? Or that most employers won’t pay for off-site professional development courses or seminars? In the following infographic, findcourses.com dives into ten of the most common myths revolving around professional development and training in an attempt to find the truth behind the myths!

5 Common Mistakes When Apologizing

Dumb Little Man

Do you really know how to apologize? In some cases, saying sorry isn’t enough. Instead of smoothing things over and making the situation better, it just leads to an even bigger explosion and mess. Often, we just put our hands on our hair and wonder why the other person doesn’t seem to appreciate what we’re doing. Why do other people always have to see what you’re saying in the worst light? Well, it might not be their fault.

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8 Ways to Create Greater Workplace Happiness

On The Job

On a scale of one to 10, how happy are the employees in your organization? If your answer is “seven” then you’re right in line with the answer given by most CEOs. Seven is an interesting number,” says Kris Boesch , an workplace culture expert. “It’s It’s representative of ‘we’re doing okay, not great’ or ‘I really don’t know.’ You’re confident that no one is going to go postal. Overall you have a good group of people who get along well enough. There are some areas that could use improvement.

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Behind the Navillus Bankruptcy, a Union Contractor's Ties to Nonunion Firms

Small Business CEO

When do links between union and open-shop contractors violate union agreements

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The Rise of the Long Term, Off-Balance Sheet Worker

Small Business Labs

Off-balance sheet worker is the term Deloitte uses for contingent workers, such as freelancers, independent contractors and other non-employees.    They describe this in their recent article Forces of Change: The Future of Work.

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How To Prioritise Tasks

Practically Perfect PA

When your To Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? Knowing which tasks are urgent and which are important will help you prioritise what to work on first.

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Ditch the annual engagement survey: measure employee engagement like you measure your finances

Daily Writing Tips

In today’s world of work, we’re seeing a power shift from employer to employee. Employees are pushing organizations to be better every day, and demanding that employers create an environment within which they want to work. This is important because workplace culture is key to employee engagement.

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How To Avoid Burnout At Your Job

Dumb Little Man

Stress that builds over time can lead to burn out. Once you have it, you’ll have a hard time doing your best at work and this can affect your productivity. Apart from that, burnout can also cause a lot of health problems. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to prevent and recover from burnout.

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4 Ways to Ensure Readability in Your Writing

Office Dynamics

by Barbara McNichol. Writings are useless unless they are read, and they cannot be read unless they are readable.” – Theodore Roosevelt. If Roosevelt lived in today’s world, he might have known that 6% of the time wasted in corporations is due to poorly written communications. Of course, your goal is readability. At the same time, you desire to be fast and efficient. What techniques can help ensure your message is clear? Consider these: One Thought, One Sentence. Rewrite Negative into Positive.

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Building a Company LinkedIn Page? Follow These 8 Best Practices

Small Business CEO

Does your company have its own LinkedIn page? It should. Trusting individual employees to act as faithful ambassadors for your company isn’t a winning strategy — though there are certainly ways to incentivize this behavior, as we’ll see in a moment.

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Study: Many Corporations Converting Traditional Jobs into Freelance Roles

Small Business Labs

According to a recent survey by the global HR services company Randstad, "More than half of global human capital leaders expect to transfer one-third of their permanent positions to contingent roles in the near future." " More than 700 global human capital leaders responded to the Randstad survey. 

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A little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference

Practically Perfect PA

Today I wanted to give you a little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference in February next year by sharing one of the panel sessions from the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit.

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Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017

Daily Writing Tips

The Oxford Dictionaries recently publicized its Word of the Year for 2017 and the runner-up shortlist, and the selections, and a comparison of them with those of Merriam-Webster, are intriguing.

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How Building Your Personal Brand Can Affect Your Job Prospects

Dumb Little Man

You may not realize it but you’re already building your personal brand. From your social media profiles to how you interact with the people around you, you’re already creating a reputation. Because of this, it’s only essential that you take a step back and see how good or bad your personal brand is. Your Personal Brand . Personal branding is about creating and maintaining a good reputation.

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Know What Goes in a Report

Business Writing

Imagine this scenario: You got approval and budget to attend a four-day work-related conference. You're back now, and your boss says, in passing, "I'd like a report on the conference. Can you get it to me by tomorrow at 2? How to Write _ Presentations Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

5 Reasons Your Startup Can’t Survive Without Solid Leadership

Small Business CEO

If you asked 10 random entrepreneurs why they decided to go into business for themselves, you’d likely hear at least 3 common answers from each: The freedom of not working for someone else. The adventure of building something from the ground up. Being in ultimate control of their income level.

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It Had to Happen - Digital Cats For Sale Using Cryptocurrency

Small Business Labs

Yes, it was just a matter of time before two of the most popular fads on the Internet - cats and cryptocurrencies - would end up combining in some way.    CryptoKitties  is a game by Axiom Zen lets users design and trade digital cartoon cats.

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Dropbox tips and tricks

Practically Perfect PA

I store all of my files in Dropbox, it is really easy to use, loads of other people use it and I love that I can easily share files and documents with the rest of my team. So, today I thought I’d share my Dropbox tips and tricks for you. Here are 10 tips for those […].

Grammar Quiz #18: Who vs. Whom

Daily Writing Tips

In standard English who is used as a subject or a predicate nominative. Whom is used as an object (direct, indirect, object of preposition, etc.). Compounds, such as whoever and whomever , follow these same rules. Choose the correct form to fill the blank in each sentence.

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The Importance of Meeting The Boss Regularly

Dumb Little Man

Everyone knows that effective communication is absolutely necessary to make a relationship successful. Marriages fail every day due to a breakdown in communication between spouses. Professional relationships in the workplace fail for the same reason. Misunderstandings and differences of opinion can turn into distrust between an employee and the boss. Once that happens, the workflow gets disrupted and the success of the business gets compromised.

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Self-Care and Productivity

Productivityist

You know you’re a go-getter. Whether you’re raising a family, running a business, traveling the world, or stepping into a new chapter in your life, you have a full schedule. But where exactly does time for you fall into the mix?

How to Include Everyone at Events

Small Business CEO

Joan Eisenstodt. According to the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a survey conducted by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), U.S. businesses are becoming increasingly accessible for people with disabilities.

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Young Farmers: Educated, Female and Pursuing Sustainable Farming

Small Business Labs

The National Young Farmers Coalition's report Building a Future with Farmers covers the demographics, issues and needs of young farmers (those under the age of 40). The quick summary is young farmers are quite different than old farmers. 

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Real Estate Agent Team Marketing Video to showcase company and statistics

Andrea Kalli

Real Estate Agent Team Marketing Video to showcase company and statistics. When real estate agents and real estate companies want to showcase more than just properties. You’ve worked hard to become the expert real estate company in your area. Top of the line.

Grammar Quiz #19: Reflexive Pronouns

Daily Writing Tips

Pronouns ending in -self , -selves should be used only to refer to or emphasize another word in the sentence. These reflexive pronouns should not be used in place of other personal pronouns. Some of the sentences below are incorrectly using the reflexive pronouns. Edit as necessary: 1.

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5 Simple Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

Dumb Little Man

It’s almost a brand new year and with that comes the inevitable New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you want to lose weight and/or get in shape. Maybe you want to quit smoking. Perhaps you wish to do something more creative, like starting a daily journal, finishing a novel or learning a new language. You eagerly set all those things in January and by February, all your efforts are gone- if they even last that long. Why is it so difficult to make a resolution that works?

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What Does "Redoubtable" Mean?

Business Writing

The other day I was reading a movie review, and a character in the film was described twice as redoubtable. Before you read on, answer this question: What does redoubtable mean? Need some help? So did I. I had no. Gems of Language Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

Lithuania gave Pope Francis a nanoscale 3D printed nativity scene for Christmas

Small Business CEO

While you may have been unwrapping new sweaters and socks this Christmas, Pope Francis was receiving what could very well be the world’s tiniest nativity scene.

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Flying Cars May Finally Happen

Small Business Labs

Cassandra reports that flying cars could reach consumers as soon as 2019.    Of course flying cars have been just a few years away since 1917, when both Ford and Curtiss Aircraft announced they had flying car prototypes.

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