May, 2019

Can AI Streamline Your Supply Chain And Save Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

eCommerce is becoming more difficult to manage as a small business. The retail giants seem to have the market cornered on everything, from supply-side logistics to consumer demand. It’s more costly than ever to compete.

2019 273

Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office – The British Virgin Islands

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA Regional General Manager and Administration Assistant to Founders Office – Necker & Moskito Islands, in The British Virgin Islands. I love this interview because it shows how exciting, different, challenging and incredible our profession is!

2019 236

The Great Risk Shift - and Economic Insecurity - Continues

Small Business Labs

"Risk shift" is the trend towards economic and other risks - and the responsibility for risk management - being shifted from institutions to individuals. 

2019 216

Orwell on Writing: 6 Questions and 6 Rules

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Orwell on Writing: 6 Questions and 6 Rules appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. As a writer, I can be pretty sloppy or lazy, at times. However, I do look for ways to learn how to improve the quality of my writing.

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Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul!

2019 255

Use a Thank-You Note to Fix Interview Blunders

Business Writing

At job interviews it's easy to stumble over at least one question, especially if it's unexpected. Interview blunders can cause you to dread following up on your application. But don't lose heart! A thank-you note can remedy the situation. Courteous Writing Etiquette Writing Tips

2019 170

7 Super Effective Tips to Meet Deadlines Without Going Mad

Dumb Little Man

When our workdays or school days start becoming more and more demanding, we tend to lose control over our time and schedule. We try to keep up and have everything done in time, but it keeps getting harder and harder.

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Deloitte on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

Deloitte has become, in our opinion, one of the key go-to sources of information and analysis on the future of work. Their recent article Redefining work, workforces, and workplaces is a good example. In a relatively short article, it nicely synthesizes and explains "multiple converging trends and how they are already fundamentally changing all aspects of work."

2019 196

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”. While writing my new book (The Invisibility Cure: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Get What You Want at Work), I experienced quite a few personal revelations. One in particular has really stuck with me.

2019 161

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Sometimes it really is a budget issue. I understand that perfectly as a business owner and CEO.

2019 232

Can You Fix This Error-Filled Email?

Business Writing

Below is a screenshot of the first half of an email invitation I received for a bill-signing event in Seattle. I understood the content and appreciated the invitation, but I couldn't help spotting all the errors. How many do you. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

2019 141

The Life-Changing Magic of Giving Up

Dumb Little Man

‘Giving up’ or ‘quitting’ on something has mixed connotations. For one, giving up smoking is widely applauded. Giving up on a marriage, on the other hand, well, it depends on who you speak to. In my life, giving up has not been equated with praiseworthy behavior.

2019 264

Handling colleagues who think you are their Assistant (when you are not!)

Practically Perfect PA

We’ve all been there, picture the scene.

2019 219

Intuit's Pursuit of Prosperity Study

Small Business Labs

2019 152

Positive Career Affirmation #10

Eat Your Career

I don’t allow emotions to stifle my clarity. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #10 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations clarity emotions self-control

2019 161

Improve Your Productivity With Green Office Design

Eco-Office Gals

When you envision the typical office environment, do you see greenery, natural light and a clear view of an adjacent landscape? The average person associates their office with worn carpeting, buzzing light fixtures and tall partitions.

2019 130

Error or No Error?

Business Writing

I saw this great card designed by Jessica Hogarth at my local supermarket. It's a thank-you card for a teacher. Does it contain an error? If so, where? If not, why not? Do you worry about whether errors are getting. Grammar and Usage Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

2019 141

The Future of Foldable Smartphones: The Good, The Bad, and The Worst

Dumb Little Man

Even though the idea of a foldable smartphone is as old as the hills, the desire to embrace an elegantly flexible device had never seemed more passionate before. What appeared to be merely a flash in the pan not too long ago has seemingly brought the entire smartphone industry to a standstill.

2019 259

Preparing for an Assistant video interview

Practically Perfect PA

The vast majority of recruitment agencies and employers now use video as part of their interview process, because it saves time and money on the early stages of the interview process.

2019 213

Food Delivery Continues Fund Raising and Rapid Expansion

Small Business Labs

Over the past couple of weeks both DoorDash and London based food delivery company Deliveroo announced substantial funding rounds. 

2019 143

How to Deal with an Intimidating Boss

Eat Your Career

Let’s face it: Everyone has had an intimidating boss. After all, there’s a clear hierarchy in the relationship—bosses are inherently “superior” to employees. They have authority over you. They can, in essence, make or break your career future.

2019 148

The Importance of Environmental Integrity When Combating Erosion

Eco-Office Gals

As with everything dealing with our environment, we are at a time in history when the integrity of what we are planting and sowing has an unprecedented impact.

2019 130

Three More "Error Quests" for You

Business Writing

Test your error-finding skills in each of the three short passages below. Each passage has just one error. Passage 1: The purpose of the conversation is to recognize the common ground between members of the Republican Party and the Democrat. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Proofreading

2019 130

Effective Content Marketing: 8 Ways to Get Your Content Noticed

Dumb Little Man

Do you know what it takes for a business to succeed in today’s market place? Is it repeated advertisements telling customers to buy your products? Definitely not! The market today is very different than it was years ago.

2019 254

Time to quit your job? Here’s when you know you got to go!

Practically Perfect PA

Are you thinking about quitting your job but you don’t know if you are doing it for the right reasons? It is a tough decision to leave any job. You have security, a regular pay-check and of course, once you had your notice in, you can rarely change your mind. So when you do quit, […].

2019 206

U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Fall

Small Business Labs

The Axios article The American Baby Bust covers the latest fertility data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Key quote: "The U.S. fertility rate has reached a record low, and the total number of births in 2018 was the lowest it has been in more than 30 years."

2019 143

Positive Career Affirmation #11

Eat Your Career

I deliberately place my attention where it is most positively and productively used. The post Positive Career Affirmation #11 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attention positivity productivity

2019 148

What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. People are throwing around terminology that can be confusing to the purchaser.

2019 179

Why You Didn't Get a Second Interview

On The Job

It can be pretty demoralizing not to get a second interview, especially since you believe you did so well in your initial interview. Don't be too hard on yourself.

2019 176

How To Decrease Bounce By 50% Utilizing Interactive Content

Dumb Little Man

What is the sole purpose of creating a website over the internet? Obviously, it is to gain traffic which converts. If half of the traffic coming in will bounce away, how can you expect to earn from the efforts you are putting in? This is the reason why I’m writing this article.

2019 253

What meetings should you have with your Executive?

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that communication with your Executive is key to a successful working relationship and I’ve found over the years, the more access an Assistant has to their Executive the more they are seen as a critical asset within the organisation.

2019 206

According to the National Labor Relations Board, Uber Drivers are Contractors

Small Business Labs

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Uber drivers are contractors. The major impact of this ruling is gig workers are unlikely to be able to form or join unions. This follows a ruling by the U.S.

2019 143

Positive Career Affirmation #14

Eat Your Career

The negativity of others has no impact on me. I choose not to engage with people who hold me back. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #14 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2019 139

If I Were (Was?) Rich…

Office Dynamics

The play Fiddler on the Roof recently came through my city, and my friend kept singing her dad’s favorite song from that hit: “If I Were a Rich Man.”. My comment? “I’m I’m glad the lyricist got the grammar right!”. Why is the use of “were” (not “was”) correct in this song title and similar phrases?

2019 176

Quotes and Questions – Ignorance

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Quotes and Questions – Ignorance appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Two quotes: “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” Benjamin Franklin “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” Elbert Hubbard Two questions: Are you hanging on to opinions and ideas that you haven’t tested and proved?

2019 123

How To Protect Yourself From Counterfeits

Dumb Little Man

Why do counterfeits matter? Just buying a knockoff purse doesn’t actually hurt anyone, right?

2019 248

5 tools to help create organisational charts

Practically Perfect PA

Having worked through a few company restructures in my career I have often been given the horrible task of creating new organisational charts.

2019 206