March, 2017

Managing your boss’s schedule like a mega star

Practically Perfect PA

In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Saving our Executive time means they can spend that time on making the organisation more successful.

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How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy

Business Writing

If you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself. You have to disagree, delegate, instruct, remind, and say no—in each situation coming across as clear and forceful. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

Mobile Phone Recycling – Promoting Proper Disposal of Electronic Gadgets

Eco-Office Gals

Mobile phone recycling is the best practice to save the planet and also to generate money in the process. Improper disposal of phones only fills out the landfills. Not doing so, will only continue harming the planet and putting lives in danger.

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Sleep Debt: Do You Have It?

Dumb Little Man

There is no such thing as catching up on sleep. Although a lot of people think that they are effectively catching up on sleep, in reality, they are just compromising their health. Most people need 7 hours of sleep each night at minimum, with 8 hours being the most recommended.

2017 285

How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

The quick summary is self-employed who are younger or have higher incomes will likely be better off under the Republican proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA, a.k.a. Trumpcare). Self-employed who are older or have lower incomes will likely be worse off.

2017 174

Perceptions Matter on the Job

On The Job

Several years ago, I was in a meeting and had just given my report. When I was finished taking questions, I sat back in my seat and crossed my arms while I listened to others in my group provide their own reports. After the meeting, a co-worker I had known for many years stopped me in the hallway.

2017 164

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Being a personal or executive assistant is a career in itself, with the right drive and ambition you can carve out a highly rewarding working life as an invaluable support resource. But what if you don’t find it enough for you?

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List Building: Facts & Figures

Office Organization Success

If you’re new (or newer) in business, you may have heard that you need to be “building your list”, or “the money is in the list” or any variation thereof.

2017 151

4 Things Highly Successful People Do Differently

Dumb Little Man

If you are genuinely happy with your life and your career, it’s easy to consider yourself successful. Most of us can agree that Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey are also successful people, even though we don’t know them personally.

2017 269

More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

The On-Demand Economy is commonly defined as the economic activity created by online marketplaces that fulfill customer demand via the provisioning of goods and services immediately or much faster and/or easier than traditional firms. 

2017 159

5 Ways to Enhance Your Professional Online Image

On The Job

Fifty-two percent of 52% of recruiters say they always search for social media posts during hiring, and what they’re seeing often isn’t flattering to job candidates: alcohol or drug use; a profile that links to an escort service and revelations about activities in a demonic cult.

2017 153

Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What does it do?

2017 207

The $10 Million Serial Comma--Why Not Use It?

Business Writing

Please explain to me why people don't use the serial comma. When millions of dollars can be drained away in a lawsuit because of its absence, why would anyone not use it? To be clear, these examples show the serial, Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

2017 164

Spring Video Seasonal Message to Clients

Andrea Kalli

Want to wish your clients a Happy Spring? Send them a simple seasonal video greeting and put a smile on their face! Provided by Andrea Kalli – Video Editing & Marketing Services.

2017 141

5 Happiness Hacks That You Need To Try Today

Dumb Little Man

When was the last time you felt happy? Not just a shadow of the pleasant feeling, but truly happy? You could say that most of our actions are fueled by our motivation to feel good. Unfortunately, however, it’s not all the time that we feel happy. There are days when we just can’t resist feeling low. If that is your case today, these simple happiness hacks can give you that extra shot of joy. Let Your Inner Child Take the Lead.

2017 213

Self-Employment and the Attributes of the Dream Job

Small Business Labs

Gallup's The Dream Job covers the key attributes employees look for in a job. These  These are: the ability to do what they do best. greater work-life balance and better personal well-being. greater stability and job security. a significant increase in income.

2017 157

Don't be Afraid to Question the Data

On The Job

“Don’t fall in love with the data.” – Frank Sesno Not many companies ignore data these days since it’s often thought to be the secret sauce that’s going to lead to greater success. Yet data can be an inexact science.

2017 151

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive.

2017 207

Do You Write Lazy Emails?

Business Writing

Marketing expert Marcia Yudkin, author of No-Hype Copywriting: The Keys to Lively, Appealing, and Truthful Sales Writing, wrote her weekly email on a topic dear to my heart: lazy emails. With her permission, I quote her message in its entirety.

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Career Success A to Z: Q is for Quit

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Today’s topic is a deserving one. However, some may wonder what it has to do with career success. After all, winners never quit and quitters never win, right?

2017 139

7 Mentally Damaging Habits You Need To Let Go

Dumb Little Man

When we were toddlers, we didn’t understand much of this world. Our minds were too young to understand the way things worked. Because of our fragile age, we were often told how to think, behave, and even how to perceive our lives. The media, our environment, and social system taught us how to live our lives so we can fit in. This is dangerous and disempowering. You see, believe it or not, most of us have a lot of bad habits that we continue to practice each day.

2017 205

The Multstage Life and Self-Employment in the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

Recent research by future of work expert Lynda Gratton  suggests due to longer life spans the traditional life stages - education, work and retirement - no longer work.

2017 157

The True Cost of an Arrogant Boss

On The Job

Do you have a boss who discredits the ideas of others while claiming to have superior ideas? Does your boss blame other people and refuse to take personal responsibility for anything? Does your boss reject feedback?

2017 141

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive.

2017 207

Why Going Green is Good for Your Furniture

Eco-Office Gals

Many businesses have adopted recycling programs for office paper, inks and toner, plastics, and aluminum as a matter of course. For companies ready to take conservation efforts to the next level, green furniture is the key to getting there. Green Furniture.

2017 130

Career Success A to Z: O is for Opportunize

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Alright, let’s address the elephant in the room first: opportunize is not, technically, a word. I know that. But I’m going for something here, so stay with me.

2017 139

Take 7: Seven Tips For A Better Organization Of Your Time

Dumb Little Man

While time management apps help us configure and control our schedules, it is still best to exercise time management skills and create a habit out of them. Maximum productivity, after all, is reached when one is able to produce more results in a shorter period of time. To help you kickstart that habit, here’s a rundown of seven of the most effective tricks and tips to establish better time management! Manage your day according to your prime time. Our energy levels differ from one another.

2017 201

Automation Helping the Self-Employed With Their Taxes - And Making Them More Productive

Small Business Labs

There's been a lot of discussion about automation and technology replacing jobs. But there's been much less discussion about the positive sides of automation and in particular how automation can improve productivity. 

2017 153

How to Stop the Bully at Work

On The Job

Anyone who has been bullied on the job knows how miserable it can be. I've been there, and I know firsthand about the stress it causes. I have always wondered what turns adults into bullies. I can understand children doing it -- they're not fully formed humans yet, so they make mistakes. But adults?

2017 130

Are you wasting time?

Practically Perfect PA

So today I am sitting at my kitchen table hoping to write a few blog posts before my son wakes up from his morning nap. I have my laptop open, blog up and running, notebook and pen by my side and a cup of tea that has already started to go cold. I am ready to start working.

2017 206

Top 9 Fun and Exciting Video Business Ideas for Drone Owners

Andrea Kalli

Top 9 Fun and Exciting Video Business Ideas for Drone Owners. Gartner, Inc. estimates that 2017 will see the production of close to 3 million drones. By 2020, drone manufacture for personal and commercial purposes is projected to generate global market revenue in excess of $11.2 billion.

2017 130

Career Success A to Z: P is for Paycheck

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. When it comes to career success, there’s no denying that money matters. Sure, I’m all about creating career “nourishment” and finding meaningful work that enriches your life.

2017 130

5 Ways To Use The Mind Muscle Connection For Better Workouts

Dumb Little Man

Ever wonder why some people are so committed to working out? Maybe it’s because you have never experienced and truly enjoyed the feeling of what many weightlifters call the ‘pump.’ ’ It’s the stimulating and euphoric feeling that directly results from the mind muscle connection.

2017 199

Airbnb's Economic Empowerment Initiative

Small Business Labs

Airbnb has launched an economic empowerment initiative.    The goal seems to be to show that Airbnb contributes to local economies, creates jobs and provides opportunities for the middle class to supplement their income.

2017 152

Tips for Helping You Work With Different Cultures

On The Job

Lionel Messi is a beloved Argentinian soccer player who became a lightning rod for criticism last year when he offered a pair of his used soccer shoes as a donation during an Egyptian charity fundraiser on television. “We

2017 130

How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments

Practically Perfect PA

Office Managers and PA’s across the world are using Roomex to save time and money on their work-related hotel bookings. This innovative tool comes at no cost and with no contract but saves on average 21% on hotel bookings.

2017 181

Ignore or Acknowledge a Brief Apology?

Business Writing

This interesting question arrived in my email this morning: I am a recent college graduate who regularly communicates with managers over email. At least once a week I receive an email with the opener “I apologize for the delay in. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

2017 130