November, 2013

Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

ProAssisting Blog

I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”. You can find the article HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted.

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SMART objectives for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote about performance reviews and although I’m still not sure that the majority of performance reviews are all that helpful, especially for assistants. I do think that objective setting is really important.

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How to Figure Out What an Interviewer is Thinking

On The Job

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. The job seeker feels pressure to answer questions and make a good impression. But career experts say interviews need to be two-way streets if job seekers want to make sure they won''t hate their new jobs in six months.

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Book Review: The Fifth Age of Work

Small Business Labs

The Fifth Age of Work  describes how a broad mix of shifts and trends are transforming work and the workplace. The author, Drew Jones, is well suited to take on this subject.

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UK Business Confidence at All-Time High

The Small Business Blog

Are you feeling confident about your business and what the future holds for it?

3 Reasons Going Green Can Benefit Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

The main reason to go green is to do your bit for the environment. However, if you run a business, going green can lead to numerous additional benefits. Here are three of the most important that you can take advantage of by improving your green credentials. Save Money.

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Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. There’s nothing like a major holiday, such as Christmas , to ratchet up the pressure on your schedule. Parties, concerts, shopping, visiting all add to an already full schedule.

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Gain Confidence by Writing Down Your Ambitions

On The Job

The next time you''re feeling a bit down on yourself, you can regain your confidence — and make a good impression on others — if you take time to write down your aspirations and ambitions, a new study reveals.

Tech Savvy Small Businesses Outperform Peers

Small Business Labs

The Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) study Lessons on Technology and Growth From Small Business Leaders  shows that tech-savvy - and especially cloud savvy - small businesses outperform their peers in terms of sales and job growth.

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Top 5 Tips for Small Business Saturday

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Saturday originated as an American holiday that comes between the Black Friday / Cyber Monday period after Thanksgiving.

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5 Little-Known Recycling Facts That Could Help Your Business Go Green

Eco-Office Gals

The pressure on businesses to recycle and become more environmentally conscious is always rising – but for many companies, the incentives are often seen to be few and far between.

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Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Overcome Fear of Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Mark Twain said, “ There are two types of public speakers : those who are afraid and those who are liars. ” For anyone who fits into one of those two groups, how do you overcome the fear and become better speaker?

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Totes emosh (emotional intelligence) training

Practically Perfect PA

One of the best training courses I have attended in my career was an introduction to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with specific training on emotional intelligence. The reason I decided to take this course was because my manager at the time was taking a similar course for executive staff.

How to Cope With Distractions in a Noisy Office

On The Job

The popularity of open offices is growing as more companies want workers to be able to collaborate and communicate with ease. The problem is that such open floor plans can at times resemble a frat party, Grand Central Station and the Dr. Phil show.

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How Listening Makes You The Strongest Person In Any Given Room

Dumb Little Man

There’s an old saying by a guy who founded the scout movement: “ If you make listening and observation your occupation, you will gain much more than you can by talking. ” Robert Baden-Powell Most of the time, most of us are fighting to be heard.

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Mistakes: Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.” ” The quote this week was from US writer Pearl S. Every business makes mistakes at some point, but there is usually a tipping point where the mistake can be prevented.

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How The Benefits Of Rainwater Harvesting Can Help Big Business

Eco-Office Gals

The use of rainwater harvesting systems by businesses all over the world is on the rise, and it’s easy to say way.

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Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What do you do with your lunch hour, hang out with the gang in the lunch room, go for a walk, take a nap or continue to work?

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Speaking with authority at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few months ago I recorded a series of webinars for an assistant association in the States (more to follow soon). Before I embarked on this assignment I was slightly concerned because I do think I sound like a twelve year old. On top of that I have a fairly distinct Cockney / Essex accent.

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Why Failure Can Be a Really Good Thing

On The Job

“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.” — Bill Gates Failure is often a difficult pill to swallow.

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7 Little-Known Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

Dumb Little Man

Do you get sweaty palms just thinking about speaking before a big audience? Do you hyperventilate picturing yourself giving a speech in front of a crowd? If so, you’re not alone.

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More Enterprise Rockers events incoming for Hertfordshire

The Small Business Blog

Try to take some time over the festive period to do a little bit of informal networking. You never know who you might meet and what you might learn! For those in the Hertfordshire area of the UK there are two upcoming Enterprise Rockers networking events at the WinWeb Hub in Letchworth.

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9 Ways to Avoid a “Virtual” Backlash

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips If you provide services virtually you’ve been enjoying the surge in cloud storage, virtual offices and mobile warrior-ism. Wise virtual professionals will also prepare themselves for the eventual ‘backlash’ of all of this virtual love.

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Embrace your personal organizing style

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2012-10-30 20:33:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter “I can’t be organized.” ” “I never learned about organizing.” ” “My mom was a packrat and so am I.”

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Reviewing performance reviews

Practically Perfect PA

I must admit I’m not a big fan of this time of year or as I like to call it ‘performance review season’ For an assistant most of the next few weeks are filled organising meetings for our manager and their direct reports to review the last year.

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Little Things You Can Do to Make Life Better

On The Job

Tom Rath is a bestselling author of books such as “StrengthsFinder 2.0” with more than 5 million books sold.

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How to Cope with a Difficult Work Environment

Dumb Little Man

You've read the reports about the economy, the jobless rate and the difficulties involved in finding employment. The statistics indicate that the world economy still hasn't pulled out of the recession and finding a job -- especially if you're older -- is harder than ever.

Is the cloud subscription model unsustainable?

The Small Business Blog

The concept of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) rose to prominence at the same time that cloud computing was gaining in popularity and public perception a few years ago.

2013 206

Coffee In the Workplace: An Infographic

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. This infographic on coffee in the workplace was too good to pass up. Enjoy! Graphic provided by https://www.zoho.com/general/blog/work-coffee-the-unbreakable-bond.html. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). The post Coffee In the Workplace: An Infographic appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com.

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The Cure for Home Office Doldrums-The Coffitivity App

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips Tags: App Coffee Shop creativity The Home Office Working From Home Your Home Office I’ve talked about breaking the monotony of working from home by visiting a local coffee shop before. It works great for those of us with a coffee shop close by.

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

Here at Practically Perfect PA I am always on the look out for great office stationery, maybe because I am slightly obsessed with stationery but mostly because it is hard to find a reliable, competitive and innovative office supply company.

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Why Having Talent Isn't Always Enough

On The Job

Let’s say one day you and your co-workers decide to form a basketball team to get a little exercise after work and maybe form a tighter workplace bond. But then one day LeBron James shows up and offers to play for the team. That’s a no-brainer, right?

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Resume Action Words That Will Get You That Job

Dumb Little Man

Using the right resume words will help you get that job that you have always wanted. Your resume plays a role of paramount importance in your job application process. This serves as a foot in the door in order for you to land the job of your dreams.

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Alternatives to Salesforce and NetSuite

The Small Business Blog

We hear a lot of stories in the small business community about people having problems with some of their business software, particularly when it comes to CRM. The two names that are most commonly mentioned seem to be Salesforce and Netsuite.

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Habits of Extremely Productive People Made Simple

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. A few weeks ago I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post about the habits of extremely productive people. While I agree with most points in the article, I’m not sure that some of them are truly habits (a consistent doing of something), and I think some of them are still over-complicated. So of course I decided to write my own take on these, simplifying them down for the rest of us.

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The Future (and even the present) is Mobile

Small Business Labs

Slides: Mobile is Eating the World from Quartz provides a high-level yet in-depth set of slides showing how mobile computing is eclipsing desktop computing.   The presentation has 73 slides covering all things mobile computing.

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EIBTM and getting out of the office

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I attended EIBTM in Barcelona. It is a huge exhibition and conference for the events industry. There are hundreds and hundreds of exhibitions and the same number of training sessions taking place over the three days.

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