April, 2009

Are You Effective Or Just Efficient? - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Office Organization: 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems

Office Organization Success

For many solopreneurs they think that once they’ve set themselves up in business it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing. But there’s one very important piece of the puzzle you need to have in place before you start your marketing … and that’s your managing.

2009 170

Secrets Revealed: What They're Really Looking at When You're a New Employee

On The Job

It's your first day at a new job. Everything seems to be going well, but then. ominous music).then then you eat a doughnut at your desk. You can feel the change in the atmosphere. People try to hide their shocked expressions, but you see them anyway. A few pitying looks are cast into your cubicle, even a few smirks. Suddenly, your Dunkin' Donuts chocolate cake doughnut tastes like sawdust in your mouth.

2009 143

Have you got game?

Loosely Speaking

Swagger. Bravado. Chutzpah. If you're an athlete, you're expected to have that and more. But when you own your business, or dream of doing, you need your game to have a dose of those qualities but not so much that you're projecting

2009 130

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I hope everyone has a great day today whatever your office may be doing, or not doing. I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. The one good thing about speaking at an

Stylish Way to Carry File Folders - Your Organizing Coach

Clutter Coach

2009 100

Are You Unconsciously Wasting Hours Of Your Life? - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

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What Your Boss Really Wants to Hear in Your Next Performance Evaluation

On The Job

Tests are often the bane of every student's existence -- they hate them and often don't consider them a true evaluation of what they know. Fast forward many years, and you're once again facing a test.

2009 130

slugbug tees off

Loosely Speaking

Paradoxically speaking: I had finally resigned myself to a long term, perhaps permanent, work slowdown and was halfway into retirement planning when, the next week, my inbox delivered a slew of new projects

2009 130

Keep your Inbox running on empty

Laughing all the Way to Work

There are so many e-mails coming at us these days that e-mail management is very important. I find the best way for me to keep my Inbox organized is to immediately deal with the e-mail when it arrives. I never have more than four or

2009 130

Online Organizing Tools - Your Organizing Coach

Clutter Coach

2009 100

15 Awesome Time Management Tools and Apps - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

Systemize Repetitive Tasks

Office Organization Success

As soon as you do an activity/thing/step (whatever you want to call it) more than once, then you need to create a system! What is a system? A system simply describes HOW you do something i.e.: How do you create a new client file? How do you handle client enquiries? How do you monitor receipts/expenses? I have just spent some time creating a new ‘ system ‘ in my business i.e. it was something I found I was doing more than once. .

2009 140

Using Stories to Demonstrate Your Personal Brand

On The Job

If you want to see a group of children get quiet very quickly, just let the teacher pull out a book and proclaim it's time for story hour. Nothing seems to hold the attention of a bunch of wiggling little bodies more than the magic of a good story.

2009 130

Congratulations to Ryan Perry!

Loosely Speaking

What a thrill for Ryan Perry, who was throwing for the University of Arizona Wildcats this time last year! The 22-year-old has made the Detroit Tigers opening day roster after having been selected by the Tigers in the first round in the

2009 130

New Hire Overload

Laughing all the Way to Work

I remember starting a new job at a law firm and on my first day I was handed a 3-inch white binder and told to read it. The Human Resources Director pointed me to a small office and I was left alone to read what must have been 200 pages

2009 100

Build Your Own Organizing System

Clutter Coach

2009 100

How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch That Will Land You Big Business - Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

Are you ready to learn how to create your Online Marketing System?

Office Organization Success

If so, join me for my upcoming FREE Teleclass: “3 Steps to Creating a Successful Online Marketing System&#. In this FREE audio teleclass I will share with you key information about creating an online marketing system for your business… … and I’ll give you the same information that I share with my one-on-one clients during their own personal consultations. In this call you’ll learn: Why it’s important to stay in touch with your audience (a.k.a.

2009 100

Critical Considerations When Jumping to a Small Employer

On The Job

If you've ever worked for a big company, you know the advantages: everything from a comprehensive employee benefits package to a great holiday party every year. Letting go of those goodies can be tough, but what if you don't have a choice?

2009 130

How to Maximize Time with Your Children

Office Dynamics

GUEST BLOG POST BY KATHY TOSOIAN: Like most working mothers, I just never seemed to have enough time with my two children. Trying to balance work, with raising a family, keeping up with laundry, shopping, cleaning, cooking (the list is endless) was always a challenge.

2009 130

April 22nd - Administrative Professionals' Day

Laughing all the Way to Work

It often amazes me that a day is set aside for our profession. Administrative professionals usually go about doing their work with little or no recognition. We do the behind-the-scenes work. How often I have organized a conference or

Where Are My Keys????

Clutter Coach

2009 100

Seven Productive Things To Do When You're Bored At Work - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

How To Host YOUR Free Teleclass To Grow Your Online Community

Office Organization Success

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 11:00 am EST. Led by Tracey Lawton. Hosting free teleclasses are one of my favorite (and quickest) ways of building my list. They are a low-cost, yet simple, marketing strategy that you can implement on a regular basis to reach your target market. Your audience love them because you’re sharing valuable information with them; they’re getting to know you and are able to interact with you right there on the call.

2009 100

Has Praise in the Workplace Gone Too Far?

On The Job

"You're great." Who doesn't like to hear those words? Most of us enjoy getting a pat on the back, especially at work. Complimentary words give us confidence, they motivate us and they help us believe that what we really do matters. Still, there is nothing worse than praise that rings false.

2009 130

How to Maximize Time with Your Children

Office Dynamics

GUEST BLOG POST BY KATHY TOSOIAN: Like most working mothers, I just never seemed to have enough time with my two children. Trying to balance work, with raising a family, keeping up with laundry, shopping, cleaning, cooking (the list is endless) was always a challenge.

2009 130

Animal Leadership: Dictatorship Rules in Baboon Societies

BioTeams

About 18 months ago I listened to Andrew King give a fascinating lecture in London about his unpublished research into Baboon societies. Andrew explained how in the harsh environment of the Namib Desert dictatorship sometimes works better than democracy.

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Label Storage Containers with Pictures

Clutter Coach

2009 100

10 Gmail Labs Features You Must Enable - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 210

Quick Ways to Format Headers & Footers Word 2007: Back To Basics.

Admins4Admins

Handwritten Document. These are some of the most basic formatting tasks in Word 2007. It's helpful to get a strong understanding of these as they'll save you so much time down the road. That's the goal, right

2007 71

What Hiring Managers Think About During an Interview

On The Job

No matter how prepared you are, a job interview can be tough. You try to appear confident -- yet excited. You want to show you're enthusiastic -- but calm. You give answers that you hope are detailed -- but not boring.

2009 130

Expand Your Comfort Zone – What's the Worst That Can Happen?

Office Dynamics

GUEST BLOG ENTRY BY KATHY TOSOIAN. So many of us live in fear. We let fear control our lives and dictate what we say or do. We choose to stay in our little comfort zone because we feel safe and comfortable there. The truth is, opportunities in life lie outside of our comfort zone.

2009 130

Turning a client around

Virtual Moxie

I got a terrific letter from a VA in Canada who is deeply niched, has high standards, and who happens to work with many clients in the US. Some of them, she says, absolutely know they need her, yet aren't thrilled about paying her fee

2009 100

Seven Myths about Organized People - Your Organizing Coach

Clutter Coach

2009 100

How to Build Your Social Circle - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 203

Six Easy Ways to Format Numbers In Excel

Admins4Admins

6 Ways To Format Numbers in Excel. Here are some basic guidelines to help you learn how to format numbers in Excel 2007. Most of the stuff is easier than it looks. If you need to, download the pdf at the bottom of each set of

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