September, 2012

7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We’ve all heard about the habits of productive people. But productivity is as much about what you don’t do as what you do. Here are 7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People. Do any sound familiar? Procrastination.

2012 283

Featured Soloist Monique Y. Wells: “I Love the Freedom to Explore”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Monique Y. Wells.

2012 265

5 Strategies to Become Highly Successful and Get More Done

Office Organization Success

Business owner’s To Do lists are endless … I mean there is so much to do all the time that it feels like a never-ending cycle of To Do lists! And they can spend all day being “busy” but at the end of the day never feel like they’ve accomplished anything….

2012 248

How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know being an assistant means that our super organised skills are second to none. We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish.

How To Help Your Team Come Up with Brilliant Ideas

On The Job

If someone looked you in the eye and said, “You have 10 minutes to come up with the most creative, most breakthrough idea this industry has ever seen” you might be tempted to laugh in that person’s face.

2012 230

Labor Day Sale: WordPress Maintenance Package Reduced Pricing.

Eco-Office Gals

Happy Labor Day! We’re supposed to take the day off, we’re not supposed to labor, right? Not going to happen at Eco-Office Gals, I always work – it’s a bad habit. However, Labor Day is all about the sales, I can do that at least.

2012 213

10 Re-Uses For Plastic Grocery Bags

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Even though I bring my own bags shopping, I still seem to end up with many plastic grocery bags in my house. Rather than throw them out, I came up with 10 ways to re-use the ones that come into my house. School waterproofing.

2012 253

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Put a Star on Today

Eat Your Career

When I was in fourth grade, my best friend and I were really “into” day planners. We meticulously noted our homework, our special activities (like trips to the mall) and anything else we found relevant in our young lives. Every once in a while, we would play a game.

2012 205

The site visit and other venue considerations

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about the wonderful world of events. Firstly I put a little infographic together on various seating arrangements and then I shared some top tips on how to negotiate with a venue.

2012 236

How to Negotiate a Salary

On The Job

If you’ve just been offered a new job, you probably feel very fortunate to be one of those people who will no longer have to spend endless hours surfing job sites or supplying perky Twitter updates to garner some attention from a recruiter.

Salary 226

5 Small ways to make a big difference to your company’s green credentials

Eco-Office Gals

Many businesses hesitate to adopt green practices because they fear it will damage their bottom line and negatively impact profits. But the reality is that customers quite often scrutinize companies that they know do not actively make an effort to save the environment.

2012 208

Are You Infected With “Lack of Time” Virus? How To Get Rid Of It

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. There is a very dangerous virus that has been bothering people for as long as I can remember: Lack of time.

2012 252

Exciting new partnership for WinWeb

The Small Business Blog

My company WinWeb has struck a new partnership with Xenca, the fast growing providers of wellbeing products. They have chosen us as their cloud partner for the new Xenca CloudApp which is available now for all 600 of their members to access for free! The Xenca cloud computing software application can be tailored to the…

2012 204

7 Life Changing Quotes from Will Smith

Dumb Little Man

Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. is one of the most successful actors alive today. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. He has been called the most powerful actor on the planet.

2012 286

Which room layout is right for my event?

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am off to The Office Show 2012 at London Olympia. It is a great event and gives us a chance to meet with other assistants and like-minded people.

2012 208

How to Onboard Generation Y

On The Job

There has been no lack of frustration in the workplace when it comes to onboarding young workers.

2012 226

New Life: Eco-Office Gals is Mobile Responsive

Eco-Office Gals

Yesterday was pure misery, I was hacked at 4:30am by some you-know-what in Italy. I did the cardinal sin – I didn’t do my upgrades! BUB was found !

2012 208

What To Do When Chaos Erupts

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. There are times when life gets chaotic. And sometimes it is more than a little chaotic. I’m not sure what cosmic influences have inspired the changes in my life right now, but they are all big.

2012 229

Workforce Participation: Where is Everyone Going?

Small Business Labs

Ugly is only way to describe the August job report.  Non-farm payrolls grew by an anemic 93,000.   And if you look under the hood at the new jobs, you find the greatest gains came from the food services and drinking sector.

2012 196

9 Warning Signs That Your Friends Are Emotional Vampires (And How To Save Yourself)

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever notice how some people seem to suck all of the energy out of you; you come away from them feeling exhausted and drained? You spend time with them and even though they were all smiles, you still felt like you had been attacked in some way, and it leaves you feeling confused ?

2012 285

How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know being an assistant means that our super organised skills are second to none. We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish.

5 Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking Nerves

On The Job

The only time I remember being really, really nervous when I was speaking in public was when I was 13-years-old and running for student council. I had to give a speech in front of the whole school, and my hands were shaking so bad I could barely hold onto my notes.

2012 212

Remembering and Reflecting 9/11

Eco-Office Gals

I don’t think anyone who witnessed the tragic events on 9/11 will ever forget – I can narrate that entire day as if it happened this morning! Every call, news reporters watching in shock, arguing with the VP that the towers were leaning, insisting they were going to come down.

2012 193

Sitting Is Killing You: Turn Your Desk Into A Standing Workstation

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. As recently as a couple of hundred years ago most of human life was lived on foot; hunting, farming, trading in markets, etc.

2012 225

How To Stay Competitive By Importing Your Goods From Abroad

The Small Business Blog

As the recession continues, being able to stay competitive is an absolute necessity in the current economic climate. If you’re in the retail industry one such way of staying competitive is through importing goods from abroad. Overseas suppliers can cut costs by a huge margin, in some cases by as much as 60%. This means…

2012 191

Eight Tips to Decrease Public Speaking Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it: Many of us would rather dive into a vat of boiling oil than give a speech. Public speaking is one of the major phobias. But it doesn't have to be that way. By following the eight tips below, you can decrease your public speaking anxiety and give an effective speech.

2012 285

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!).

2012 195

How to Thrive After a Demotion

On The Job

When the boss tells you that you’re being reassigned or reclassified, you still know that no matter the fancy title, it still looks, smells, and feels like a demotion. Few things in your professional life – aside from being fired or laid off – are more debilitating emotionally than being demoted.

2012 199

Smartphone Usage Booms, Young Adults Lead

Small Business Labs

According to Nielsen : "U.S. Smartphone penetration continued to grow in July 2012, with 55.5 percent of mobile subscribers in the U.S. now owning smartphones.This is a significant increase compared to July 2011 when only 41 percent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones."

2012 191

5 Ways To Improve Productivity Right Now

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. All of us interested in enhancing our productivity can be seduced into various self-improvement patterns. These more often than not fail to deliver any real result down the road.

2012 211

How to be an Organized Student

Ian's Messy Desk

Starting tomorrow, students in Canada will change from a relaxed summer schedule to the structured program of school and other activities. The key to success in achieving your academic goals is good organization and time management. As you head back to school, here are a series of tips that can help students get organized: Improve your work habits. In class. Have all the materials you need: pen, sharpened pencil, paper, etc. Listen carefully to your teacher.

2012 191

Six Simple Steps to Better Time Management

Dumb Little Man

Being able to manage your own time is a crucial skill in the workplace. If you work for yourself, it’s even more important – poor time management could spell the end of your business, or at least make you less successful than you’d hoped. Poor time management can be at the root of many problems.

2012 285

Retrofitting Offices for Sustainability: 5 Reasons to Update Your Commercial Building

Eco-Office Gals

During a job interview, I was asked the question, “What does the term ‘sustainability’ mean to you?”

2012 190

How to Manage the Best in Tech Talent

On The Job

Yesterday I was affected for several hours by the Go Daddy crash. As I felt my blood pressure spike, I calmed myself by knowing that I had just talked to some pretty smart folks who reassure me that the bad guys who caused it will be found -- and stopped in the future.

2012 194

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Both times I’ve replaced my phone as quickly as is humanly possible because I am just lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!).

2012 190

Understanding “Ego Depletion” to Enhance Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.

2012 199

Health Care and Education Inflation

Small Business Labs

New Geography's The End of the Road for Eds and Meds argues that the health care and education industries are "at the end of their growth cycle."

Health 188