June, 2009

Staying Productive When You're Working From Home - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Article Marketing: Repurpose Your ONE Article in 3 Easy Steps!

Office Organization Success

So, you’ve written your ezine article and published it in your ezine – now what? Do you just let it sit there, never to see the light of day again, or do you repurpose it and let it really work for you to grow your list? I say the latter – repurpose your article and let it build your list!

2009 153

WinWeb's One-Stop-Shop Business Services For Freelancers, Home.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb's One-Stop-Shop Business Services For Freelancers, Home Business & Small Office. by Stefan Töpfer on Jun 10, 2009. WinWeb_Home_Small_Business_Virtual_Assistant_Outsourcing_Services_VA.jpg. So far we have provided tools

2009 205

wordpress 2.8 update only took me 24 hours!

Loosely Speaking

The last time I updated my WP installation, it was quick & easy and smooth sailing… for about a month, when Loosely Speaking magically crashed on the morning of my birthday. It then took a month, much trial and error, help from some

2009 130

Christine Arylo on self love, success and clutter

Clutter Coach

2009 153

Need a Shove?

On The Job

One of the common threads I've found when interviewing people who have lost their jobs over the last year is the optimism most of them feel when they're first laid off. That lasts for about four or five months

2009 130

39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

More Trending

A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have been asked to speak in December and I am supposed to be funny. How do you plan to be funny in December? With me it is a hit and miss sort of thing and sometimes I am funny, sometimes I am melancholy. How do comedians do it

2009 130

11 Halos - Part 3 (reporting & fans)

Loosely Speaking

Today, he drove to Tempe, to the Angels Tempe Diablo Stadium to report. Received equipment, signed up for his new insurance program (yeah!), had a physical and a workout. Then checked into hotel until tomorrow's departure to Orem

2009 130

fova debrief

Virtual Moxie

Two weeks ago, as I prepared to leave for Canada to attend fova, I wrote the “buff” post. Here's part of what I shared: And the reason that I'm writing about this here on vmoxie? It's because I see so much derision in our profession

2009 109

Are You Afraid to Take a Vacation This Year?

On The Job

Are you afraid to take a vacation this year? The answer may depend on how secure you feel with your job right now. But if a recent study is any indication, the answer may be that instead of hauling your butt to the beach, you're going

2009 130

5 Gym Benefits You Probably Hadn't Thought Of - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

Repurpose Your Articles: Link your article to your Social Networking Profile(s)

Office Organization Success

In a previous post I shared how you can repurpose your current articles by posting them to your blog – this will generate more traffic to your website and encourage new subscribers to your list. Don’t just leave it there though, ensure that your social networks know about your article too! If you’re active on Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites, create a link to your newly posted blog article and let your social networks read your article too.

2009 147

Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have never been a fan of colour coding, until recently. I was in back-to-back Committee meetings and I decided to use two different colours of folders, a blue one for the Committee members, with an attendance sheet stapled to the

2009 130

11 Halos, part 1

Loosely Speaking

A week ago today, our youngest was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels. It's not the first time our family has been affected by the MLB Amateur Draft, but we could tell this was probably going to be the one time that it really mattered

2009 130

Seeing the buffness in one another

Virtual Moxie

I'd originally written this as a comment to a Twitter pal's blog post, but I started to think about the story, and wanted to share it with you. When I was training to become a coach, I had to take a teleclass I didn't want to take

2009 107

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Procrastination Thriving in.

On The Job

I'm always impressed when I watch a movie like "Apollo 13" where people under enormous stress perform really well. That doesn't usually happen for me. There have been a lot of frantic, stressful days in my life, and sometimes by the end

2009 130

Improve Your 'Hunched over the PC' Posture - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

Why Do You Need Office Organization Systems?

Office Organization Success

If you’re struggling in your business; it isn’t growing as fast or in the way you want it to, you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or just plain disillusioned with the whole solopreneur lifestyle, then I can guarantee you that the problem isn’t: a lack of clients. a lack of subscribers to your list. or a lack of business know-how. the problem is simply a LACK OF SYSTEMS.

2009 144

Music At Work, Should I be listening?

Office Dynamics

Dear Joan, As I consider you to be the expert in all thing administrative, I thought you could answer a question for me. Is it appropriate to listen to music while at work? I have for many years but I want to project a more professional image. Warmest regards, Julie. Hello Julie, First, thank you for your compliment! This is an interesting question because for most of my career, I would have told you no music in the workplace… period. Now, here is the answer as of June 26, 2009.

2009 100

Has your blogging pace waned?

Loosely Speaking

Train to be a Social Media Marketing Specialist 126 spams. 1314 spams. 471 spams. Lately this is what Akismet tells me when I log on to the backend of my blog. End result: spending more time pondering whether my blog is here for the

2009 130

The "juice" is in the relationships

Virtual Moxie

Rebecca wrote the other day to see if I had any idea why so many of her relationships were ending soon after they'd begun. After some back and forth in email, it became clear that Rebecca very much wanted to do the work, but wasn't so

2009 100

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: What Does LeBron James' Behavior Say.

On The Job

LeBron James didn't shake hands. For those of you who don't follow professional basketball, James is a forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He left the court without shaking hands with the Orlando Magic players when they beat his team

2009 130

12 Tricks Your Brain is Playing on You - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

Repurpose Your Articles: Create a Podcast!

Office Organization Success

I’m a huge fan of repurposing your articles – after all you’ve spent a lot of time creating your article and sharing your expertise with your newsletter readers. But don’t let your article be viewed by just your subscribers, repurpose the content and use it to drive traffic to your website and encourage new subscribers to your list. In two previous posts I shared how you can repurpose your articles by posting them to your blog and sharing with your social networks.

2009 138

Music At Work, Should I be listening?

Office Dynamics

Dear Joan, As I consider you to be the expert in all thing administrative, I thought you could answer a question for me. Is it appropriate to listen to music while at work? I have for many years but I want to project a more professional image. Warmest regards, Julie. Hello Julie, First, thank you for your compliment! This is an interesting question because for most of my career, I would have told you no music in the workplace… period. Now, here is the answer as of June 26, 2009.

2009 100

Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat?

Loosely Speaking

Entrepreneurs who work from home often report a sense of isolation, caused by, well, working in isolation much of the time. Strategies for managing those feelings include volunteering, participating in face-to-face networking

2009 130

Are there more outlaws out here than in the corporate world?

Virtual Moxie

Jennifer just wrote to me about something interesting she's facing. It was so interesting that I decided to stop writing what I'd planned for Moxie this week and address Jennifer's question, instead. Jennifer is a corporate EA who is

2009 100

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Healthcare Reform: It Starts With My.

On The Job

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I have trouble controlling my M&M addiction, especially when I'm working. Computer eats my story? Time for an M&M. Editor loves my story? Time for two M&Ms. It's tough to stay healthy at work

2009 130

10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

Ready to learn how to Automate With Autoresponders?

Office Organization Success

Would You Like To Learn The Quickest And Easiest Way To Follow-up With Your Clients And Customers? Give Me An Hour or Two And I Will Teach You, Step-by-Step, How To Put Your Follow-up System on Autopilot! As a solopreneur being able to follow-up with your clients and potential clients is crucial in growing and sustaining your business, and keeping a steady flow of new clients coming on board.

2009 106

Organizing as a Practice

Clutter Coach

2009 100

11 Halos - part 4

Loosely Speaking

The first wave of the 2009 Angels rookie class flew into Orem on Saturday evening. More will be arriving throughout the summer as they agree to terms with the organization. They visited the clubhouse (he'll wear #39, same number he wore

2009 100

Under a Bushel

Office Dynamics

Hello Everyone! I really appreciate all the blog comments and e-mails that come my way with questions and specific scenarios for advice. While I can’t always answer your requests within 72 hours due to my heavy travel and speaking schedule, I do get to them. Here is one such request. I’m sure many of you can relate to Under a Bushel’s situation. “I I enjoy your Monday Motivator messages, and often share them with others on staff in our office.

2009 100

The Success Factor: Meat Loaf and Donald Trump

On The Job

John Eckberg is a business columnist at the Cincinnati Enquirer and gets to interview some real movers and shakers in this world, including Larry Bossidy, Deepak Chopra and Sean "Diddy" Combs. He's put together some very interesting

2009 130

Beware of These Speeding Ticket Myths - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 217

Meeting preparation.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have an upcoming Board meeting and want to be prepared for everything that is needed to make it run smoothly. To-do lists I have to-do lists for the Board and Committee meetings and a to-do list for the Board Reception and Dinner

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