September, 2017

Why personal development is your own responsibility

Practically Perfect PA

That “back to school” feeling affects us all, even if we have left our school days far behind. There is definitely an air of a new start, a fresh approach to work and the motivation for self-improvement every September.

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10 Cooking Tips For Beginners To Help You Master The Kitchen

Dumb Little Man

A recent survey showed that almost a third of the US population cannot cook. Decades of TV dinners and ready meals have left many of us unable to find our way around a kitchen. However, with some basic skills, you can find that cooking can be an enjoyable and healthy pastime.

2017 228

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5 Ways You Can Love the Environment both at Home and the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Looking after the environment not only makes you feel good, but it makes the world feel even better. Every time you say no to plastic is an environmental win, and this doesn’t/shouldn’t stop at home because you can keep up your eco-friendly ways at the office.

2017 211

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [Part 1] Getting Leadership Approval

Eat Your Career

As a professional development trainer , I take a lot of pride in my work. My number one goal is to help ensure that participants get a TON of value from their training. In this 3-part series, I’ll be addressing some important topics to help you do just that.

2017 211

Love Your Office Space Series : Make Typing Fun

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.

2017 149

Podcast 072: Have what you love, love what you have

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! The current challenge I’m giving myself is general decluttering. I decided that there’s too much visual clutter in my apartment. It’s distracting and I feel that I can’t completely relax because so much is calling my attention. I need to remove some things. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2017 100

Introducing the Virtual Summit Partner

Practically Perfect PA

Today, I am absolutely delighted to announce that the International Management Assistants (IMA) are the official partner for the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. As many of you will know, IMA is Europe’s largest Association for Management Support Professionals.

2017 207

More Trending

A Collage of Success Tips

Office Dynamics

I just got back from a great 2 day event called Success Live. Maybe you saw my Facebook post … or not. This event was hosted by Success magazine. I have been reading Success magazine for years and find every issue is packed with valuable information and tons of inspiration! Well, the live event was the same.

2017 132

18 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming Your Own Boss

Eat Your Career

Self-employment isn’t for everyone. As a career coach and a business owner myself, I’ve seen it go very, very wrong at times. It just doesn’t suit everyone’s career needs.

2017 209

Love Your Office Space Series: Take a Seat

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 126

Fewer decisions = more willpower

Clutter Coach

by Willpower takes energy. You can use it up and wear it out. Guess what else uses up your energy? Decision making. Any decision making. What scarf to wear, how much cereal to put in your bowl, what parking spot to choose. All the little decisions you make all day, every day, take energy. So if you’re trying to make a change, develop a new habit, you need to save up that willpower to use on that, not waste it on mundane decision making. What can you do?

2017 100

How to go from a PA to a VA

Practically Perfect PA

Are you currently a PA, dreaming of having your own VA business? Maybe you’re an Admin Professional, who craves having the control and freedom of running your own business? If you’re currently employed and looking to make a career change to VA, it’s a simpler process than you think.

2017 200

You Need To Stop Telling Women Where To Breastfeed

Dumb Little Man

Hardly a day goes by that you don’t see stories of women who get shamed in public for breastfeeding their babies. These stories often involve outrageous circumstances. For example, there are women who shop at lingerie stores who ask to feed their babies in the fitting rooms. Instead of being allowed, they are often redirected to an alley. There’s also a hashtag trending on social media: #IPumpedHere.

2017 215

T-Shirt Business Marketing and Promotion Video

Andrea Kalli

T-Shirt Business Marketing and Promotion Video. Designed and edited by Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link].

Are You Overly Invested in Work?

Eat Your Career

The philosophy behind Eat Your Career is that work can be a nourishing , enriching life experience. That’s a tall order, I realize. I really do believe that work is a very important part of life. When you’re not happy with your career, it can impact all other areas of life.

2017 207

What Happens If You Can’t Separate Personal Convictions from Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

It’s been abysmally quiet here on the Tips from T.Marie Blog, for that I apologize. You see, I’ve always been told that one must keep their business separate from the things that one may be experiencing personally. I’ve always thought it was pretty good advice. After all, no one wants their business to be impacted. Read more. Business Tips

2017 126

Podcast 071: Not starting

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 71 and my topic is starting. I talked about that a few podcasts back, where I gave some ideas on how to get into action when you find yourself continuing NOT to. This time I’ll talk less about technique and more about mindset, or the emotional background to starting. Or not starting. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2017 100

Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex, Founder and CEO of The Socialista Projects, Head of IMA Berlin and National Social Relations Officer, speaker, coach and mentor and all round superstar EA! What are the main aspects of your role?

2017 190

13-Point Website Migration Checklist for SEO

Dumb Little Man

Migrating any site should never be taken lightly. You have to be aware that your ranking on search engines could take a major hit if you aren’t careful. Even the smallest issues can make things worse for your site. With all the requirements you have to fulfill, it may not seem like SEO is a priority. However, if you are a marketer or anyone who would like to maintain visibility, you need to think about it carefully.

2017 212

Book Promotion and Marketing Testimonial Video

Andrea Kalli

Book Promotion and Marketing Testimonial Video. Designed and edited by Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link].

The Gig Economy Pivots to the Enterprise

Small Business Labs

Over the past few months there's been almost a stampede of gig economy companies talking about the corporate market and/or announcing new services, products or initiatives aimed at serving large corporations.

2017 85

Taking a Political Stand as a Business

Tips From T. Marie

Last week I published a post asking what happens if we allow personal convictions to spill over into our businesses. A few people admitted to wondering the same thing, but I didn’t get the conversation with other small and micro business owners I was hoping to get. head over to the Facebook Page if. Read more. Business Tips

2017 117

Podcast 070: Chunking

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Hi, gang, this is podcast 70 and it’s about chunking. This is a concept you should be familiar with if you’re a regular listener. I talk often about how to make an unmanageable project manageable by cutting it into small pieces or chunks. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2017 100

Assistants as information managers

Practically Perfect PA

Back in 2013 HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland released the Management Assistant 2020 report , which detailed how the role of an Assistant will change by 2020. It is a fascinating document and many of the suggestions are coming into fruition four years on.

2017 179

How to Start a Business on A Budget

Dumb Little Man

The cost of starting a business has never been lower, thanks to the internet. And with most startups not having enough budget, making it big in the industry can take a lot of work. Here’s our guide on how to start your business on a budget. Sell your skills. Set your business up around your own skill set. If you’ve worked for 20 years in a particular industry, utilize all that valuable knowledge and experience to establish your own business.

2017 184

Virtual Assistant Team Business Marketing and Promotion Video

Andrea Kalli

Take a look a my recent Virtual Assistant Team Business Promotion Video. This one is going on the home page of her website, to welcome visitors. Designed and edited by Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing.

2017 130

When “Start to” and “Decide to” Creep into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

by Barbara McNichol. Do you have a habit of starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”? In a 5,000-word document I recently edited, those two words appeared 14 times, while only five were deemed necessary to the meaning. That’s a lot of extra words! To be more direct in your writing, skip the “start/begin” part and employ the phrase Nike made famous: Just do it!

2017 119

Can You Really Be Authentic in Your Business- Part 3: Conclusion

Tips From T. Marie

For the past two weeks I’ve explored the question of what happens if you can’t separate your personal convictions and beliefs from your business. In part two I did a bit of research and talked about mixing politics with business and some examples of those that do and don’t. I can honestly say even with. Read more. Business Tips

2017 113

Clothing Clutter

Clutter Coach

by Today I’m sharing with you a tip from my book, 5 Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom , about how to deal with clothing clutter. Clothing always causes clutter. Every day, you get clothes out of the closet or bureau to wear. And every day you take them off again. They spend a lot of time not being put away, so they can cause clutter, just like other things you use daily. .

The Strategic Executive Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Jan Jones is the author of “The CEO’s Secret Weapon” and keynote speaker at the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit in October. In November she will be the special guest speaker at Adam Fidler’s groundbreaking one-day program “ The Strategic Executive Assistant ” in Milan and Paris.

2017 177

How to Get Hermes Birkins (My Experiences on Buying 5 Birkins In 3 Years)

Dumb Little Man

Like many girls, I have a passion for beautiful things and that includes luxury bags, especially the holy grail of handbags, the Birkin. I am neither a VIP at Hermes nor celebrity but I have brought back a total of five Birkin bags from the Hermes boutiques (New York and Paris) within three years. Some were obtained as a walk-in while others required certain purchase history. With this, many people have asked me to share my experiences and tips on how to get a Birkin.

2017 182

3D Printing Moving Past Prototyping to Large Batch Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

After literally several decades of hype and hope, it appears 3D printing may finally be starting to deliver on its promise to change manufacturing.

2017 82

Make Educated Decisions When Choosing an Administrative Conference (Part 1 of 6)

Office Dynamics

Since there are so many administrative conferences being offered, I would like to walk you through a series of blogs on how to select the conference that is right for you, gain approval and how to get the most for your investment. I am keeping these blogs to the point. A conference should feed your brain and soul! Start with the end in mind. What is your goal or goals for going to a conference? Education wise? What skills do you need to grow? What new skills do you need to learn/develop?

2017 114

Can You Really Be Authentic in Your Business- Part 3: Conclusion

Tips From T. Marie

For the past two weeks I’ve explored the question o f what happens if you can’t separate your personal convictions and beliefs from your business. In part two I did a bit of research and talked about mixing politics with business and some examples of those that do and don’t. I can honestly say even with all of my reading and research I couldn’t come up with a do or don’t answer. Some people swear it’s a no-no, others will tell you that it’s part of being authentic.

2017 100

Podcast 069: Noticing

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 69 and it’s about noticing. You have to notice something before it becomes part of your conscious world. Our brains do a great, and necessary, job of filtering out most of what we see so that we’re not overwhelmed every second of the day. But there are times you need to slow down and notice.

2017 100

The Virtual Summit programme is up and running!

Practically Perfect PA

I always think of my conferences and events as my work babies, they take about 9 months to create, they are as time consuming as my actual babies, they cause as much sleep deprivation and worry but they are ultimately worth all the hard work and bring me a lot of joy!

2017 169

How Not To Give Up When Your Head Tells You to Quit

Dumb Little Man

Most people have to work hard in order to live their dreams. However, all we see and celebrate is their success because the hard work is usually not done in public. So, when you are struggling in the shadows, wondering why success is not coming fast enough, it’s easy to want to quit. Don’t. The successful people you admire are there because they resisted the temptation to quit.

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