February, 2010

9 Great Reasons to Drink Water, and How to Form the Water Habit.

Dumb Little Man

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7 Tips for Organizing Your Home-Based Business

Productive & Organized

10061396 Home based businesses are more than a passing fade. In fact, they continue to grow in numbers. According to the Small Business Administration: Small businesses make up more than 99.7 percent of all employees

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Creating Your Online Marketing Flow in 3 Simple Steps

Office Organization Success

Many business owners make the mistake of picking one or two online marketing strategies, trying them for a couple of weeks, deciding that they don’t work because they’re not bringing in new subscribers, and then moving on to the next hot online marketing strategy that they’ve heard about. Don’t make this same mistake!

2010 170

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Ways to Avoid Freaking Out About.

On The Job

Hear that? That growling noise? That's the sound of dozens of career experts venting their frustrations over how many job seekers still refuse to accept they must network if they want to find a job. Career bloggers are ranting about how

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My 2010 Theme: “Fit”

Loosely Speaking

Fantastic Facebook Fanpages No resolutions for me this year. Nope, I'm keeping it simple by choosing a theme, which is the word “fit.” When deciding whether or not I will do something, I just ask myself, “Is this a good fit

2010 130

The Social Customer

Customers Rock!

I have been reading quite a few blogs and comments lately about how social media and customer service need to come together. There has also been a lot of talk about the Social Customer and its importance.

2010 180

7 Must Read Success Lessons from Donald Trump - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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More Trending

Create Joint Venture ‘Giveaways’ to Boost Your List

Office Organization Success

One of the best ways you can give your list building efforts a HUGE boost is to partner with other solopreneurs to create a giveaway event … also known as a joint venture (JV). If done right this strategy can literally add hundreds of new subscribers to your list in a very short period of time. I’ve been involved in this strategy a number of times over the years and have welcomed several hundred new subscribers into my community in a matter of days.

2010 163

Turbocharge Your Sales

The Small Business Blog

With better economic conditions coming soon, there couldn't be a better time to brush up on your sales skills. The recent downturn has made companies think twice about who they are dealing with and has made them potentially more likely

2010 176

2nd Annual Administrative Blogathon

Office Dynamics

While it is cold and wintry in many part of our country, April will be here before we know. And that means it's that special time of year to recognize all the terrific administrative professionals around the world. While APW is celebrated the week of April 19, we celebrate you starting April 1.

2010 176

Expert’s Corner: Chip Bell on Unconditional Customer Service

Customers Rock!

Today I am pleased to feature another guest post by Chip Bell. If you have seen the movie Ramen Girl (and even if you haven’t!), you will relate to this post. The parallels he draws between passionate cooking and customer service will be something you will noodle on for awhile.

7 Characteristics of a Broken, Undefined, and Unhappy Life - by.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Mon Motivation - Build up your courage to take action!

Productive & Organized

Monday Motivation and Inspiration Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in

2010 214

3 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Client Information Organized

Office Organization Success

For many solopreneurs a large part of their business is working one-on-one with clients, and that means having a way of keeping all of their client information organized and easy to access. In this article I’m going to share with you my top three tips for keeping everything together, so that you can easily access your client information and know exactly where your clients are in your programs. Physical: Create a Client Contact Sheet.

2010 152

Getting Fired Up!

The Small Business Blog

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another. It is the only means.” Albert Einstein. We're all feeling a little beaten down by the recent economic conditions. With hiring freezes many have been doing the job of 2

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Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

Do you think it's too early to think about APW or APD? Not so. In my conversations with clients and other business professionals, they are already telling me some of their ideas for events and gifts to give their administrative professionals in April.

AZVAs Podcast Episode 1

Loosely Speaking

AZVAs Podcast launches today! You can listen while you work, during your work out, or it's perfect for your afternoon virtual commute, or whenever you want to tune in! Put it in your iPod so you can take it with you

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7 Amazing Lessons from Peak Performance Coach Tony Robbins - by.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Top 9 Mistaken Organizing Statements

Productive & Organized

There are a number of statements that I have heard people say over the years with regard to their organizing projects. They are the top mistakes that you can make when thinking about getting your space and time under control

2010 207

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 6 Questions to Increase your.

On The Job

6 Questions to Increase your Accountability Muscle. Some days I feel like I can hardly keep up with all the public figures behaving badly. Behaving badly and then lying about it. Then, apologizing for behaving so badly. And lying

2010 151

How to Increase Your Book's Visibility in Amazon's Search Results.

Andrea Kalli

How to Increase Your Book's Visibility in Amazon's Search Results Guest Post by Dana Lynn Smith Amazon.com customers typically search for books by author

2010 146

Playstation3 vs. Candy Land and Cut-out Dolls

Office Dynamics

I am the proud grandmother of 4 -- 3 boys and 1 girl. Two of the boys just turned 5 and one is 8. We invested in a Playstation3 last fall to keep the boys amused when they came to our house.

2010 151

So you think you're partnering.but are you?

Virtual Moxie

So you all know that the concept of “partnering” with clients originated with me and the Virtual Training Program at AssistU, right? If you didn't, you do now. I've been teaching this concept for nearly 13 years, at this point

2010 144

How to Finally Overcome Shyness - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Clean up the Clutter on Your Facebook Newsfeed - Productive.

Productive & Organized

From a Reader: Steph, I love all of the connections that I can make on Facebook, but I am so sick of the goofy games. I don't care about virtual pillow fights or mafia wars or what color underwear you are wearing

SEO Tips That the Experts Don't Always Tell You!

The Small Business Blog

Many Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consultants and companies have theories about the best SEO tactics, but they don't always back them up with proven experiments. I came across one company from Canada which took SEO optimisation into

2010 141

4 Ways to do a Midday Power Up

The Office Professionals Place

It's 3 o'clock and your sitting at your computer with heavy eyes, slow fingers, and slightly blurred vision. You are ready to curl up under the desk, grab a pillow and take a much needed nap, but wait, you are at work and your boss

2010 141

UPSKILLING vs. Boosting

Office Dynamics

UPSKILLING vs. Boosting. For years we have heard about boosting our skills. The word for the new decade as identified by the American Society for Training and Development is Upskilling. I love that word. To me it says that I am skilled and I want to go to the next level with my good skills.

2010 151

Dealing in real time.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I like to work with fixed dates. If I know something is due on February 23rd, then I can work towards the date and prioritize all my work accordingly. The way I like to do that is by creating a timeline to-do list of everything I need

2010 141

The Power of Thinking Big - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Mon. Motivation - What Direction are You Moving?

Productive & Organized

Monday Motivation and Inspiration I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it

2010 186

Customer Service Blogs to check out

Make or Break Moments

Glenn Ross over at AllBusiness: The Customer Experience recently shared nine customer service blogs he likes to read. He offers up: Amazingserviceguy By Kevin Stirz Business Is Personal By Mark Riffey Customers Rock

Top 5 Tips for Finding Great Employees (cheaply!)

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Temp agencies are useful – look at them as being a trial period for potential employees. Offer internships / work experience to local

2010 132

Feed the Good Dog, Your Key to a Happy Life

Office Dynamics

Are you happy? Do you want to be happy? Are you on an eternal pursuit of happiness? I recently found through a new, young speaker at my Toastmasters Club, Strip View Speakers , that there are really only five key points to happiness - which is what we are all really in pursuit of.

2010 141

Communicating Honestly Without Going Overboard

Brilliantly Better

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Stuck in Anger Mode? Use it to Fuel Your Drive for Change - by.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Mon. Motivation: What Drives You to Your Success? Spine Tingling.

Productive & Organized

Will-smith-inspiration From the goofy days of "Fresh Prince of Belle Aire" to the award winning performances of "The Pursuit of Happyness," actor Will Smith has molded his career to amazing levels. Monday Motivation

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