September, 2009

Master the Art of Listening and Watch All Your Relationships.

Dumb Little Man

No wonder listening is an undervalued art. Research shows that we speak at a rate of about 125 words per minute, yet we have the capacity to listen to approximately 400 words per minute. So what are we doing with that extra space in our

2009 286

Business Writing: How to Follow Up on Networking Contacts

Business Writing

2009 216

7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

One of the best ways you can grow your list practically overnight and interact with your audience is to host your own Teleclass. After all they are a low-cost, yet simple, marketing strategy that you can implement on a regular basis to reach your target market, and they have the advantage of you being able to interact with your audience – they’ll be able to hear your voice and you will become more ‘personable’ to them.

2009 147

After the dance is over

Loosely Speaking

Format. The format allowed for both education and unlimited opportunities for networking. Our small contingent of Arizona vas hopped on board and embraced our attempt to give them a sneak peak both the IVAA Online Summit and the IVAA

2009 130

Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

I would like to introduce a new guest blogger to the Office Dynamics family! Alita Marlowe Bluford is an expert in efficiency and she plans to share some of her greatest tips with you here at The Joan Burge Blog! Taming the Email Monster. By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®. Marlowe & Associates, Inc Efficiency Consultants. Farmington Hills MI 48333. 800-852-9050. www.efficiencyconsultants.com. to order The Ultimate Guide to being Efficient@email click here: [link].

Ten Small Business Startup Ideas – 2009/09/20 | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

Ten Small Business Startup Ideas – 2009/09/20. by Stefan Töpfer on Sep 20, 2009. small business blog top 10 tweets. If you are sat at home this weekend contemplating starting your own small / micro home business or becoming a

2009 164

The Death of Multitasking and Rebirth of Unitasking - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

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4 Social Networking Pitfalls … And How To Avoid Them

Office Organization Success

Social networking sites originally became popular as a way for friends to stay in touch with one another and to keep up-to-date with what was happening in their lives, but they quickly became a place for business owners to grow their networks too. These days you can use these sites as a business building tool, but, more importantly, you can get to know your prospects, clients, and colleagues in a more relaxed and friendly environment.

2009 140

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

On The Job

In the last year there has been a noticeable shift in the mood regarding recent college graduates. While many blogs used to tout the world was their oyster, and employers had better accommodate anything they wanted, now the mood is much

2009 151

Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, What It Takes

Office Dynamics

Jasmine Freeman, Chief Executive Assistant to Joan Burge, shares what it takes to execute the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. This year's conference will be held at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 21 -23, 2009.

2009 152

You Can Be the Leader You Were Born to Be

The Office Professionals Place

Are you afraid to become a leader because you are afraid of what people will think of you? Do you think you are not “leader material”? Have you ever wanted to make a suggestion or comment and was afraid of what others may think

2009 151

9 Secrets of Truly Happy People - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

The Stingy Email

Business Writing

2009 131

Top 5 Strategies to Get Your Office Schedule Back on Track!

Office Organization Success

After the long, lazy, summer you may have let your office schedule slip — follow these great tips and get YOUR office schedule back on track! Clear out your desk and files. Make way for those exciting new projects that have been put on the backburner over the summer. I recently did this and apart from getting rid of four grocery bags of papers, I felt much more motivated to start those projects that had been lurking for months! And it’s amazing what you come across too!

2009 140

Love those whoop-dee-doos!

Virtual Moxie

We're driving way out in the country last weekend, Dominic and I, when I went over a series of smallish dips in the road that made the car bounce like crazy. Love those whoop-dee-doos!” D sang out gleefully. Whoop-dee-doos

2009 144

Steeks & Felts, giving new life to timeworn objects

Loosely Speaking

Fall is in the air and that was the inspiration for a weekend of “what was old is new again” projects in the looseknit workshop. Perfect for some quick knits for gifts and then overhauling some rather forlorn items

2009 100

College May Not be for Everyone, but Education is

The Office Professionals Place

So you're thinking, “I don't have time to go back to school” or “I won't feel right being in a room filled with people who could be my kids or at least a very young sister or brother”. The fact of the matter is that in today's economy

2009 141

47 Ways to Fine Tune Your Brain - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

Warning: Consider What You Upload to the Internet

Business Writing

2009 131

Professional Business Image for Executive Assistants, Business Casual with the Emphasis on Business

Office Dynamics

Part 3: Business Casual with the Emphasis on Business. There are numerous great books and DVDs on this subject. At Office Dynamics we sell one book that I believe to be one of the best. It's called Casual Power by Sherry Maysonave.

2009 141

Free Home Business Startup Video: Genealogy Research | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Blogging about small business, working from home, self-employed, contractors, business start-up using online eco-friendly software combined with bootstrapping techniques and social networking

2009 141

Be the expert your clients expect

Virtual Moxie

When you call a plumber to fix your toilet, your sink, or whatever you're having a problem with, he arrives at your house, listens to the issue, and gets to work. You sigh in relief and go back to watching TV with the family

2009 136

Happy Hump Hour!

The Office Professionals Place

“Hump Day” Wednesday is the day of the week which denotes halfway completion of the work week. By Wednesday, we are rejuvenated from the past weekend, get more accomplished, and are ready for the upcoming weekend only to start over

2009 130

How to Manage Your Ego So You Can Reach Your Full Potential - by.

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

Business Writing: More From the Undersigned

Business Writing

2009 118

Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

Sheila had perfect timing. I was just focusing on Professional Business Image within the Blog this week and last when she wrote us asking several good questions and ones I know enter the minds of many admins. I will try to address each one the best I can.

Attire 131

4 Strategies to Help You Get More Money This Year

On The Job

Are you going to get a raise this year? If not, are you going to ask for one? You can quit laughing now. I'm serious. I realize times are tough, but I got to wondering as we watch the stock market recover, if some of those profits will

2009 130

Author your own fairy tale

Virtual Moxie

Feeling guilty about not working from a business plan? Know you should--but you can't make yourself get around to it? Lots of people do. But when I have a coaching client who's been in business for more than a couple of years who hasn't

2009 130

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

I recently arrived in Atlanta, Georgia to attend OfficeArrow's Lift Summit on Social Media. It was an amazing conference. If you have never heard of OfficeArrow I would recommend you check them out

2009 130

How to Set Goals When You Have No Idea What You Want - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

Constant Company Name-Dropping

Business Writing

2009 116

Introducing Jasmine Freeman, Joan's Chief Executive Assistant

Office Dynamics

With the overwhelming popularity of Joan's video/web training series, 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence , Joan mentions me - her Chief Executive Assistant. Many of you took the time to send kind comments or compliments to me via e-mail, by phone, via this blog, and through our various social media channels. Joan challenged me to record a mini video series where we had the chance to introduce me to all of you! It was exciting, flattering, a little nerve-wracking and scary but we did it.

2009 131

What to Do When You've Run Off Into a Career Ditch

On The Job

If I could leave you with one thought today, it would be this: You are a work in progress. Rather you're trying to get a job, starting a new career, in mid-career, or thinking about retiring, you can never write the ending to your story

2009 130

Motivation to be Motivated

The Office Professionals Place

Motivation is an important skill that yields results. People who are motivated in the workplace will be more productive, influential to others, and highly regarded as the “go to” people. Simply put 'they get things done

2009 130

Are You Committed to Getting Organized?

Clutter Coach

2009 100

How To Design Your Own Fail-Safe Exercise Program - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

Today I Left Out the Jargon

Business Writing

2009 109