May, 2017

25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile. You must be doing something right. Before you become too complacent, please ask yourself the following questions. Am I really leveraging LinkedIn to its full effect? Am I using LinkedIn strategically to grow my Personal Brand?

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6 Questions To Ask When Designing A Business App

Dumb Little Man

App development for businesses and brands is on the rise. Many companies are waking up to its benefits and are now working to design and build their own. When in the process of mobile app development, there are so many variables and so many things to think about that if you are not careful — or if you lack experience — you might just miss a trick or two. To make sure you get the most out of your app, here are six questions you have to ask during design and development. How Can Your App Add Value?

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The Rise of Smart Farms

Small Business Labs

Tech startups are increasingly targeting agriculture. This is leading to a range of new companies and technologies focused on improving farm efficiencies and creating smarter farms.

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Building customer loyalty for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

Building customer loyalty is an important process for a small business. It helps encourage first-time customers to come back, builds a strong customer base, and can make you stand out from your competitors. So how should you go about achieving customer loyalty in a small business?

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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Enjoy Summer When You Can’t Take a Vacation

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve blogged here before about the importance of down time as a business owner, particularly a small, one person business owner like myself. While I will always encourage you to take those vacations, sometimes it just isn’t possible. For those of you who aren’t jumping for joy over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the. Read more. Business Tips

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How to Avoid Burnout at Work? Practice More Self-Care

Eat Your Career

So, I’m currently preparing for a full weeklong vacation to Disney World with my boyfriend and his two teenage daughters. As you might expect, I’m unbelievably excited. I feel like a kid myself as I struggle to fall asleep at night in anticipation.

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Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

If you are anything like me, you will live your life by Outlook. Sad but true, right? I literally wouldn’t know what I was doing without my inbox and calendar organised just so. For me, Outlook is key to the work that I do – it was even more important when I was working as an EA.

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The Expanding High Skill Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

More and more professions that require advanced degrees or highly specialized skills are joining the gig and/or on-demand economy. A good example is law.    Crain's The gig economy comes to law  covers the expanding use of contract lawyers.

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How to choose a business bank account

The Small Business Blog

Business banks accounts can offer a wide variety of features and incentives that can make the day-to-day operation of your business that much more smooth and hassle-free. Here we take you through some of the things to consider when choosing your business bank account.

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Why Rainwater Harvesting is a Viable Solution

Eco-Office Gals

Going green and becoming more eco-friendly can be a difficult step. There are many ways in which you can work towards reducing your impact on the environment, both at home and at work.

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Do You Really Need a Career Plan?

Eat Your Career

In a recent Eat Your Career community poll, there was a resounding request for more information on career planning. As always, your wish is my command! One of the first questions I always hear around the topic of creating a career plan is this: “Do I really need one?”.

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How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work? Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops.

2017 219

11 Life Hacks All Lazy Girls Definitely Do

Dumb Little Man

Every lazy girl knows a few tips and tricks to look her best and arrive on time with as little effort as possible. To give you an idea, here are a few lazy girl life hacks you can try to simplify your life: Dry Shampoo / Baby Powder / Cornflour.

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Aging Baby Boomers Providing and Utilizing On-Demand Economy Services

Small Business Labs

Older Americans are increasing turning to the on-demand economy for both work and access to services.

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How to Attract and Retain Loyal Customers

On The Job

Want your business to thrive? Then start thinking about all your pet peeves and how to solve them. That’s the advice of Dave Peterson, who says that this is exactly the strategy that made Uber so successful.

2017 164

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

I absolutely loved Joan Burge’s article, Core Admin Skills Always Need Improving ! As John D. Rockefeller noted, “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”. The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective.

2017 162

Career Success A to Z: XYZ is for…?

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Here we are…the final article in this A to Z series!

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Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants have come a long way, we are all asked to do lots of different things as part of our role. However, nearly every assistant I know at some point will be asked to write a set of minutes. Love them or hate them – minute taking is never going to go away!

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5 Factors That Can Help You Achieve Success

Dumb Little Man

Success is a word that can easily grab one’s attention because it’s important to each and every one of us. No matter what background we come from, we all want to achieve success. We reach for it in our quest to achieve greatness. Different people have different interpretations of success, but we all expect the same result: to win. If we had to settle on a particular definition, we might say that success is the realization or attainment of a desire or want.

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The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

There's long been a need for our government agencies to collect more timely and better data on the the forces impacting jobs and work.

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Working from Home. Is It Just a Dream?

Tips From T. Marie

The sound of the alarm reaches your brain and you open one eye to look at the clock in the gray light that announces the coming of morning. Groaning inwardly (perhaps outwardly too) you mentally calculate just exactly how much time you really need to get ready for work and hit the snooze button…again. Read more. Business Tips

2017 112

How to Engage and Energize Longtime Workers

On The Job

Often we think we know long-term employees really well. After all, they’ve been around for what seems like forever. We know how they like their coffee, the name of their family dog and even their favorite shirt (worn every Thursday).

2017 158

Career Success A to Z: W is for Willingness

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This series has been a long labor of love…and we’re almost to the finish line!

2017 130

Day in the life: Tracy Reid

Practically Perfect PA

This month’s Day in the life is from Tracy Reid, PA to two directors at Arup. Tracy recently attended the Assist Conference and has a very busy role supporting two directors and their teams at the world famous architect firm. Here is a day in the life: Tracy Reid. . Day in the life: Tracy Reid.

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Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

Dumb Little Man

There’s something quite magical about seeing filming locations with your very own eyes. The celebrities and cameras may have gone, but a story’s physical setting stays just where it is. You can consider it as a star in its own right. Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand. Starred in : The Lord of the Rings trilogy (1999–2001). “A

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Have We Reached Peak Gig Economy?

Small Business Labs

Last week's always excellent O'Reilly Next Economy newsletter asked the question Have We Reached Peak Gig? They asked this in response to a number of recent negative press articles on the gig economy.

2017 165

Email That Works: Best Practices for Truly Busy People

Office Dynamics

How would you describe your e-mail situation lately? Are you getting so much that it’s sometimes impossible to manage it properly and still be productive? Do you worry you’ll hit the “send” button too soon, and deliver a message before its ready? Take heart….You’re You’re not alone! E-mail technology has been great – but it has also wreaked havoc on the way we communicate. For example, you can shoot back a reply to an e-mail in lickety-split time. The question is, should you?

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Declutter your book shelves

Clutter Coach

by Books are sacred. They’re emblems of culture. People don’t usually dispose of them lightly and never throw them in the trash. Yet they can be clutter. . The first line of attack is: don’t buy a book until you’re ready to read it. Any new thing you buy has an energy of newness about it that wears off after you buy it. That happens whether you use it or not. . Things you love transform their energy and remain appealing, like the velveteen rabbit.

2017 109

Career Success A to Z: V is for Values

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This week’s topic is one I’ve spoken about at length in many training sessions and with my career coaching clients.

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Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

Practically Perfect PA

Gilded Globe provide the most exclusive premium airport services the world has to offer, expediting passengers through over 200 airports worldwide.

7 Killer Tips For Planning A Las Vegas Wedding

Dumb Little Man

Planning a wedding is a wonderful and memorable thing but, beyond the emotions, it is also rather stressful. From finding a perfect wedding dress to booking a reception venue, it can be a real challenge for everyone involved. However, if you are getting married in Las Vegas, this process may become even more complicated. The good news is that planning a Las Vegas wedding means having no limits at all. Want to tie the knot underwater or get married during a rock concert?

2017 182

The On-Demand Economy Driving Growth of Nonemployer Businesses

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census  released their 2015 data on non-employer businesses last week.    Overall, the number of U.S. nonemployer businesses continued it's steady growth, increasing by 2.1% to 24.3 million from 2014 to 2015. Since

2017 159

The Power of One

Office Dynamics

Welcome to May! Such a lovely time of year. I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week. We did a lot of celebrating at Office Dynamics. On Wednesday, April 26 I hosted a Facebook Live where I spoke about what I love about the administrative profession and gave tips on how to shine in the profession. In case you missed it, you can access it here. Well, last week was very exciting for me because once again, I witnessed The Power of One.

2017 154

Podcast 057: Develop your vision

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Don’t just rush out and buy containers for your stuff. First, take some time to develop your own personal vision of what an organized life looks, feels, smells and sounds like. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

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IT Support and Security Services technology promotional marketing video

Andrea Kalli

Check out my new IT Support and Security Services promotional marketing video. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Technology Marketing.

2017 141

Declutter to increase productivity

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s blog post is from Vicky Silverthorn, founder of You Need A Vicky. Prior to starting her personal organisation company Vicky was a PA to the likes of Lilly Allen and well known sports personalities.

2017 181

3 Powerful Strategies On How To Improve Concentration

Dumb Little Man

Admit it. You’ve identified your most important task (MIT) for the day, grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down to work on it. Ten minutes in and the urge to check your email, send a text and visit news sites kicks in. You do your routine check and get back to your MIT and, after another 10 minutes, you are on your routine check again. Sounds familiar? Most people think this is normal and this way of thinking forces them to spend way more time on a task than it actually requires.

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