October, 2017

9 Hacks to Help You Write Killer Content

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to write quality content is not easy. Most writers are not able to create good content which can hold readers’ attention. Some writers are too bothered about writing perfectly.

2017 227

Dealing with confidential electronic documents

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I wrote a really detailed blog about dealing with confidential electronic documents and paperwork. This is obviously an important subject for assistants because we have to, have to, have to, keep our Executive’s confidence.

2017 208

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Which Renewable Energy Source Has the Most Promise?

Eco-Office Gals

For years, there has been a push to find alternative energy sources that will replace the use of fossil fuels. However, there really has not been a lot of movement towards making the replacement permanently on a large scale.

2017 188

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [PART 3] Leveraging Learning

Eat Your Career

This is part three of a three-part series where I’m covering the following topics: Part 1: Getting Leadership Approval. Part 2: Retaining Information. Part 3: Leveraging Learning. In this article, I’ll share some strategies to help you use what you’ve learned in training.

2017 138

Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

Tips From T. Marie

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next. Read more. Business Tips The Home Office

2017 119

Podcast 076: Organizing challenges for couples

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 76 and it’s about organizing challenges for couples. I usually work with individuals, but sometimes I work with couples and families too. Even when I’m working just with an individual, there are family members lurking in the background and they have their own wants, needs, agendas, resistances and bad habits that we have to take into account.

2017 100

Top Destinations In Europe for a Long Weekend on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Romantic break for two? Long weekend with the guys? Europe offers so many different and interesting destinations. Whether you want to embrace your inner foodie in France, run with the bulls in Spain or traverse Italian city canals, there is something for everyone in Europe. For those on a budget, long weekend trips can mean exciting experiences. You can get away for a few days, explore a new destination, and save more money than you would if you go on a longer holiday.

2017 218

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Why Reflection is Critical to Your Personal Productivity

Productivityist

I have a question for you: When was the last time you looked back at what already happened today instead of looking forward to tomorrow? Most of us tend to look ahead because that’s the direction we’re moving.

2017 96

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [PART 2] Retaining Information

Eat Your Career

This is part two of a three-part series where I’m covering the following topics: Part 1: Getting Leadership Approval. Part 2: Retaining Information. Part 3: Leveraging Learning.

2017 138

Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

Tips From T. Marie

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next few weeks I’m going to give you some ideas for starting a love affair with your office.? We will cover everything from chairs to décor and a bunch of stuff in between. We are currently on week 3 of the series.

2017 100

Podcast 075: Do it your way

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 75: do it your way. Back in podcast 17 I talked about how you can make your office less boring and conventional by outfitting it with patterned file folders and a tape dispenser shaped like an animal. Today I’ll talk about making your processes and systems less boring.

2017 100

15 Tips On How To Live A Fulfilling Life

Dumb Little Man

You despise yourself because of your imperfections. You loathed your skin color, your monolid eyes, your body shape—almost everything about you. That’s why you try really hard to get rid of them. However, although a lot of people are already appreciating you, you still can’t be happy. It’s because you don’t know your real flaws, the flaws that you have within you. They are those things that make you feel like you don’t belong in your own body.

2017 205

Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

There are many methods a minute taker can use to take minutes e.g. Recording devices , laptop, iPad, and just plain writing. Those people who write the minutes probably use their own version of shorthand (tips on how to do this are covered in this post ), text language or EasyScript.

2017 198

The Daily CT Scan: The Best Way To Start Your Day

Productivityist

A scan is defined by Merriam-Webster as “…to examine by point-by-point observation or checking.” However, the definition goes deeper into that: – to investigate thoroughly by checking point by point and often repeatedly. – to glance from point to point often hastily, casually, or in search of a particular item. Scanning, whether using either of those definitions, can give you the information you need to make a decision.

2017 81

Tap into the Power of “3” in Your Writing

Office Dynamics

by Barbara McNichol. Our society loves “3”; we remember things in “3s”; we’ve learned it from kindergarten when we were told to hop, skip, jump and stop, look, and listen. Businesses gravitate toward “3” when they create marketing taglines. Look at these examples: Reduce, reuse, recycle (recycle guide). Buy it. Sell it. Love it. eBay). Grace, space, pace. Jaguar). How can you improve your writing by tapping into the power of “3”? Consider this example from a newsletter.

2017 114

Coworking Industry Competition Heating Up

Small Business Labs

The coworking industry is getting more competitive.    Recent examples include stories about coworking spaces  offering of a year's free rent to prospective tenants , reports of coworking spaces spying on competitors and coworking spaces closing down due to growing competition.

2017 79

Podcast 074: The power of labeling

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! It’s to be expected that organizers like to label things. They run around with their little machines and slap a label onto anything that’s not moving. I don’t go that far, and not everything needs a label. Ease of finding things and ease of putting them away are two big reasons that getting organized matters, for anything you organize.

2017 100

Top 5 Strategies To Maximize Your Online Casino Profits

Dumb Little Man

Imagine carrying your casino in your pocket. This is exactly what technology has done for us. We no longer need to travel out of the comfort of our houses to place a wager. Computers and mobiles have brought them all home and that too, on the tip of our fingers.

2017 205

Dealing with confidential paperwork

Practically Perfect PA

As much as we all want to work in paperless offices it still seems like something that is way way into the future. Yes, I think most of us have cut down a whole bunch on our paper consumption, however, we still have to print things off, get people to sign things and work with paper documents a lot.

2017 195

Why I’ve Stopped Saying That You Shouldn’t Check Email First Thing In The Morning

Productivityist

For a long time, I’ve believed that you should not check email first thing in the morning. As a matter fact, I still don’t. But the truth is, that advice won’t work for everybody. So I’ve stopped saying it.

2017 74

Q&A with Brian Madgett, VP of New York Life on Small Business Insurance Coverage Gap

Small Business CEO

Many small business owners view business insurance as the necessary evil, and thus they are reluctant whether they should take more coverages or not. In reality, nobody really knows (except the insurers, perhaps) until the disaster happens; in that case, it’s all too late.

2017 105

LinkedIn's CEO on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, recently shared his list of the 3 trends that will shape the future of work. These are: AI and Automation. The Skills Gap. Independent Workers. None of these are particularly new or surprising. They're all well known to anyone who has been following the future of work.

2017 78

Podcast 073: Journaling

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Why journal? When I write about my day, particularly about work related activities, I record what happened, but I also write how I feel about it and do some analysis if that seems appropriate. I compare what I’m doing now to what I did a few years ago. I write about it in relation to where I want things to go.

2017 100

Simple Yet Effective Tips To Win Online Slot Games

Dumb Little Man

Who doesn’t like to win in an online casino game with a huge winning potential? Everyone wants to do good with online slot games and earn the maximum while dreaming about what to spend their winnings on.

2017 203

10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

So it goes without saying that you get tons of emails, oh and your Executive probably gets tons of emails too! These days, we are all swimming in the sea of digital communications and most of us are drowning!

2017 190

70 “Home” Idioms and Expressions

Daily Writing Tips

A man’s home is his castle : a sentiment that a man should have freedom to do what he wants in his home (originally “An Englishman’s home is his castle”). A woman’s place is in the home : a largely outdated notion that a woman’s activities should be limited to child-rearing and housekeeping.

2017 87

15 Online Businesses You Can Start Today Without Any Investment

Small Business CEO

You would be surprised some of the simple business ideas that can bring in a decent sized paycheck. If you have access to the internet, you have the ability to make money even from your own home. Depending on your qualifications, the possibilities may vary.

2017 103

Number of Minority Owned U.S. Small Businesses Growing Rapidly

Small Business Labs

According to research from The Business Journals SMB Insights group the number of minority owned small businesses in the U.S. is growing much faster than overall small business growth rate. As their chart below shows, between 2007 and 2017 the number minority owned SMBs have grown by 79% reaching 11.1

2017 75

How to Get Some Breathing Room

Productivityist

The following is a guest post by my good friend Shawn Blanc, creator of The Focus Course. Shawn is a writer, small-business owner, productivity coach, and creative entrepreneur. For more than a decade, Shawn has been teaching and learning about creativity, diligence, and focus. In a word or two, how would you describe your average day? Overwhelming? Relaxing? Pointless? Productive? Boring? Stressful? Fulfilling? For me, in this season of life, I’d say that my average day is a mixed bag.

2017 59

3 Things That Can Help You Start Being Your Best Self

Dumb Little Man

I did a video yesterday for a challenge that I’m doing and I was talking about something that I’m working on in the challenge. A comment from the leader came back and said that what stood out for her was how I’m constantly in “should”: “I should have done…”, “I should have been able to…” and “I should…” Always “I should…”.

2017 202

Tech of the week: WeTransfer

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week : WeTransfer. Here are all the details…. What is WeTransfer? WeTransfer is a really simple website that allows the user to send big files to other people. What does it do? The website really is simple.

2017 188

Top 10 Websites for Book Lovers

Daily Writing Tips

There is something magical about reading books. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, fantasy or sci-fi, there are many books out there. Still, it isn’t always easy to make a trip to the bookstore or library to find that specific book that you are looking for.

2017 86

3 Ways To Make Your Business Meetings More Productive

Small Business CEO

The last things anyone wants is to leave a meeting feeling like they haven’t accomplished anything. Or worse, feeling like they’ve taken a step backward or are more confused than ever.

2017 96

The New Migrant Workers: "Workampers", "Vanlifers" and Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

The nature of migrant work is rapidly changing. A combination of technological enablement coupled with social, demographic and economic shifts is resulting in growing numbers of migrant workers.    But these new migrants aren't like the old ones.

2017 74

Faster Than Normal with Peter Shankman

Productivityist

Peter Shankman joins me on this episode of the podcast. Peter is the founder of Help A Reporter Out and the author of the new book Faster Than Normal. During our conversation, we dive into why he considers ADHD to be a gift, how he leverages dopamine to boost his productivity, and what people without ADHD can do to tap into some of the productivity benefits they have at their disposal. Relevant Links. Faster Than Normal. Bill Burr | The Tim Ferriss Show. Rich Roll. OmmWriter.

2017 58

5 Practical Tips to Help You Save For Your Dream Car

Dumb Little Man

Don’t you sometimes wish you can go around the city driving your car? We all do at some point. But, you wake up from that wishful thinking into the sad reality that you just can’t afford it. For now, at least. Buying a car, especially your dream car always comes with a price. Unless you won the lottery and had millions of cash, to buy a dream car would mean a long-term commitment to saving, saving and saving.

2017 187

A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

As you guys can imagine with two weeks to go to the Virtual Summit I am literally up to my head in videos, online event technology, marketing and social media. I’m not going to lie, it is pretty intense BUT, it is going to be so awesome!

2017 181