October, 2008

7 Important Fitness Tips For Web Workers - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 193

Do You Have a Spineless Career?

On The Job

When was the last time you did something courageous at work? I'm not talking about cleaning out the office fridge (although that does take gumption) or trying a new font on your report.

2008 209

VA Industry Leaders: a conversation

Loosely Speaking

What if you could eavesdrop on a conversation between a number of industry leaders as they join together to talk about where they've been and where they're headed? I've invited a number of leaders in the VA field to have a conversation

2008 130

Virtual Book Tour: Becoming An Online Business Manager

Office Organization Success

Earlier in the summer Tina Forsyth interviewed me for her upcoming book, Becoming an Online Business Manager , Playing A Bigger Game With Your Clients (And Yourself). It was a great interview and I enjoyed talking with Tina about the role of the Online Business Manager.

2008 122

Shorten Your Piles by Skimming off the Bottom

Clutter Coach

2008 100

Repeating Headers and Footers while in Sections

Laughing all the Way to Work

Someone was asking on another site how to repeat a footer for just one section in a document, ie a table. I called my helpline (my sister) and she wrote the following instructions. She said it would be the same instructions for a table

2008 130

Eight Ways To Increase Your Energy Levels - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 169

More Trending

I am such an SOB!

Loosely Speaking

Successful and Outstanding Blogger, that is! Liz Strauss, the original SOB is hosting her blog's 3rd birthday party tomorrow, October 28, 2008. A year ago I joined the SOB ranks when Liz conferred the title on Loosely Speaking

2008 130

Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

Computer Keyboard - Shift Key Do you know what a macro is? Do you know how to create them? Do you wish that your life could be a little more productive and be able to use a few shortcuts to get through your tasks

Trade In Old Gifts for New Ones

Clutter Coach

2008 100

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

Laughing all the Way to Work

This is a guest post from JEM over at [link] I asked her to guest blog because I thought you might be interested in what she is blogging about on her site. I hope you enjoy her article

2008 130

The Six Rules of Building Strength - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 167

Workers Behaving Badly: Why Our Stress May be Bringing Out the Worst in Us

On The Job

After 9/11, I was struck by the sense of caring we showed for one another. It was a horrible, stressful time, but it seemed to bring out the best in us. We began to look out for one another, even at work. We shared our mutual pain about what had happened, and even expressed our fear for the future.

2008 130

Off the needles! Baby hat and bell bottoms.

Loosely Speaking

Yarn details: The main color is a very soft, machine-washable lavender which I found waiting for this project, buried deep in my yarn stash. Originally used for my granddaughter Tessa's first baby blanket and sweater, made four years

2008 130

Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

Professional Assistant Blog

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Book You receive an e-mail from your manager. Your manager asks you to create a report of some sort and wants you to send it to a client, but making sure that they cannot manipulate the information

2008 118

Organizing Computer Odds and Ends

Clutter Coach

2008 100

October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am participating in Blog Action Day and the theme this year is Poverty. I previously wrote an article on Charities in the Workplace and have seen an increase in the participation in charities at offices I have worked in

2008 130

Halloween Trick Or Treat With A Twist - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 100

10 Things Overheard at the Last Management Meeting

On The Job

As an employee, it's often nerve-wracking to see managers troop into a meeting during these difficult financial times. What are they talking about? Is it good? Is it bad? Are they debating who is going to get laid off? Plans for a big project?

2008 130

On the needles October 2008

Loosely Speaking

Frenetic. That describes my recent approach to handcrafts. Started two new sewing projects and three knitted items within the past two weeks. Usually I knit for pure kinesthetic pleasure of fiber in my hands and the miracle of seeing

2008 130

Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates!

Professional Assistant Blog

Welcome to Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Do you want to change the way your Microsoft PowerPoint templates look? Do you feel that you could do a better job on these templates than what you have currently

Use Email to Stay Organized

Clutter Coach

2008 100

Kings and Queens of the Office

Laughing all the Way to Work

A friend was telling me about an Executive Assistant who has taken on a superior attitude at work and seems to think she is the Queen, looking down her nose on all her subjects, the other assistants. How can you survive in this kind of

2008 130

Effective Virtual Assistants Worth Weight in Gold

Denise Aday

A virtual assistant colleague’s “tweet&# alerted me to this article at Fox Business. A snippet: clipped from www.foxbusiness.com. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve got piles of paper cluttering your office and to-do lists that seem to be multiplying like rabbits. The good news is that many of the tasks that keep you from being as productive (and profitable) as you could be can be outsourced.

2008 40

Say Buh-Bye to Flexibility and Hello to Longer Hours

On The Job

I went on eBay the other day to try and purchase a crystal ball. Unfortunately, the ones that were available didn't come with a guarantee, so I decided to pass.

2008 130

Blog Action Day 2008

Loosely Speaking

As a participant in Blog Action Day 2008, I asked everyone I know for information on programs (actual or planned) which combat poverty. Since distributing that appeal for information in August, the numbers of those facing impoverishment

2008 130

Is Your Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

Professional Assistant Blog

Woman Looking Bored Do you find yourself being bored out of your mind at times with nothing to do? Do you feel that your boss could offer you more tasks, but keeps telling you that they're putting things together for you, but never do

2008 116

Virtual Teams And The Bioteaming Approach - A Video Interview With.

BioTeams

2008 52

Working for the Disorganized.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was recently reminded by a reader of what it can be like to work for someone who is completely disorganized. That definitely can be a challenge. In all my career I have only worked for one person who fit this description

2008 100

Reasons why work slowdowns can be good

Loosely Speaking

My DH had his first-ever no work day in 35 years as a Land Surveyor. Not that he has never taken a day off. This is the first day ever when there just are no jobs to go out to. He knew it the night before and was feeling understandably

2008 130

Give a care? Give a share!

Loosely Speaking

I used to love (and be good at) gardening. After too many years of fighting our snails, grasshoppers, javelinas, and earwigs, I finally faced some serious truths and personal limitations. Raising my own food here in northern Arizona is

2008 100

Are Social Media sites today's biggest time suck?

Loosely Speaking

Social Media sites have been heralded as the latest and best way to network and establish your brand. When you're your own boss, your time is your own and without someone peering over your shoulder

2008 100

Best of … Blog Action Day 2008

Loosely Speaking

Whether on- or off-topic for your blog, there are times when participation in a group blog project just feels right. Blog Action Day is one of those for me. Plus, any topic that lets us pause in our obsession with our American

2008 100

When a client's site cries out for help

Loosely Speaking

Like many small developers, I built a number of websites between 1998 and 2002 using the then standard approach of hand-coded HTML and, later, a web editing program. Then, there were a number of sites created between 2002 and 2005

2008 100

10 "Uh-Oh" Signs at Work

On The Job

If one more person tells me not to panic, well, I might just panic. The truth is, we get up every morning and we're not sure what is going to happen. The stock market will rise. It will fall. Chicken Little will go running down the street screaming something about the sky.

2008 130

10 Signs to Know You've Gone Off the Stress Meter at Work

On The Job

Stress. If you're not feeling it these days, I want some of whatever you're drinking. Because with the latest economic news making most of us feel like we're on some sadistic new ride at Disney World, stress is catching up with most of us in one form or another.

2008 130

Three Ways to Improve GenY's Bad Rep

On The Job

Generation Y appears to have an image problem.

2008 130