April, 2019

8 Proven Tips To Study Smart And Remember More

Dumb Little Man

Reading a book is as simple as ABC and everyone can pick up a book to read. However, not everyone remembers what they study. In this guide, I am going to reveal to you the best study habits and tips on how to remember more when studying.

2019 285

23% of Traditional Full-Time Job Holders Plan to Switch to Gig Work

Small Business Labs

According to MetLife's 2019 U.S. Employee Benefits Study, 23% of Americans with full-time traditional jobs intend to switch to gig work over the next 5 years. Another 14% say they are considering it. 

2019 271

Poop Sign to Punctuate

Business Writing

Let's imagine that this sign needs perfect punctuation, or dog owners will ignore it. How would you punctuate it? I would add four punctuation marks. What would you do? Please share your version in the comments section. I'll share mine. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

2019 226

How to List Skills Gained Outside of Work on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

Past work experience is, of course, the most important part of your resume. It’s meant to show a prospective employer that you have all the skills required to do the job for which you are applying, and that you’ve used those skills before in a professional capacity.

2019 207

These are the tasks you should be doing instead of your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

The most important aspect of the Assistant role is saving our Executive time. It is their most valuable resource, and everything that we do should be geared up to protecting and nurturing their time.

2019 206

Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Meetings, meeting, and more meetings! In spite of all the technology, meetings have not gone away.

When Working Hard is Not Enough: 18 Ways to Work Smart

Dumb Little Man

Most of the things we do require hard work. Whether it’s our job, relationships, and personal goals, we need to exert effort and work extra hard to get the best results possible. Unfortunately, working hard comes with negative effects.

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How to Write for Senior Executives

Business Writing

When you and I don’t work efficiently, we may waste time, money, supplies, and opportunities. But imagine the waste involved when the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and other executives at “C-level” work inefficiently. Beyond the cost of their time, executive.

2019 151

Admin Tip: How to Get Your Boss to Give You More Control

Eat Your Career

April is Admin Appreciation Month, so today I’m sharing some tips specifically for all of you hardworking admins. As a proud, former executive assistant, I know how challenging your role can be.

2019 203

Day in the life: Kara Tanenbaum, EA at Lakeside Project Solutions

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Kara Tanenbaum, EA at Lakeside Project Solutions which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role?

2019 207

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Without the ability to organize your work and your resources, you could be twisting in the wind in no time.

2019 236

Why Social Media is Dying a Slow Death

Dumb Little Man

I remember when I was a young whippersnapper of a kid — no place to be and no dependents to take care of. I was responsible, trustworthy, and intelligent enough to work my way to a comfortable place in whatever job I held at the time.

GCUC 2019 - Coworking's Surge Continues

Small Business Labs

The 2019 U.S. version of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference Series (GCUC) happened last week in Denver. Over 500 attendees showed up to discuss the state of the coworking industry and learn from one another.

2019 234

Great Is Not So Great

Business Writing

I began reading an article by a university president about the school he leads. In the first paragraph, this is what I learned about the university: Most of you know and appreciate what a great university this is, with a. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2019 151

The Benefits of Workplace Routines and How to Set Them Up

Eat Your Career

I’m a huge fan of workplace routines. I use them on a daily and weekly basis, and I truly believe they play a major role in my productivity. Workplace routines are like rituals—specific, pre-established ways of doing things that need to happen on a regular basis.

2019 174

How to help your Executive allocate resources on projects

Practically Perfect PA

Like most senior level Executives, your boss will be involved in lots of different projects, making the decisions and driving these initiatives forward.

2019 205

Managing Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

Managing multiple managers can be daunting. But that is the norm today. 90% of administrative and executive assistants support more than 1 person. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. I know some administrative assistants who support an entire department of 60.

2019 221

15 Signs That Show Someone Is a Real, True Friend

Dumb Little Man

Friends are very important in our lives. If you have a true friend and find love in someone special, then you are one of the luckiest people in the world. Essentially, true friendship is an expression of a type of love.

2019 273

Community Lenders Creating Community Spaces - Credit Unions are Opening Coworking Spaces

Small Business Labs

CreditUnions.com's article 3 Ways to Connect Through Coworking Spaces provides an excellent example of how coworking is spreading across industry verticals and niche markets. The article highlights 3 credit unions that have opened coworking spaces.

2019 234

How to Write the Interview Thank-You Note

Business Writing

My daughter's friends in college are interviewing for internships and permanent positions. Days after their interviews some of them ask, "Should I have sent a thank-you?" To them I say, Yes! And this blog post will help them--and you--write it.

2019 141

Positive Career Affirmation #7

Eat Your Career

I am a lifelong learner capable of growth at all times. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #7 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attitude learning

2019 166

3 easy ways to raise your visibility on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Did you know that LinkedIn is currently the number 1 space to grow your personal brand faster than anywhere else online? With 610+ million professionals now on the platform, this is a fantastic opportunity not to be sniffed at. Most individual LinkedIn profiles appear in search results.

2019 193

Top 9 Communication Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Establishing rapport is critical to attaining successful business and personal relationships. While everyone must competently use today’s information technology tools, too many of us are ignoring the proven importance and effectiveness of interpersonal communication skills.

2019 204

10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel the need to be more productive and organized in order to accomplish much more than what you are doing right now? Time management is one of the most important skills that you need to develop in life.

2019 272

Podcasting Entering the Mainstream

Small Business Labs

In case you hadn't heard, podcasting is booming.    According to The Infinite Dial 2019 , an annual survey conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, more than half of all adult Americans have listened to one.

2019 207

When Auditors Read Your Meeting Minutes

Business Writing

When I teach Meeting Notes Made Easy, I encourage note-takers to record what was done, not what was said. People don't need to know the lengthy he said/she said details. But my friend Heidi, a tax attorney, advised me to. Meeting Notes and Minutes

Positive Career Affirmation #9

Eat Your Career

I welcome challenges as opportunities for growth. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #9 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2019 161

10 books to read to improve your public speaking

Practically Perfect PA

I write a lot on Practically Perfect PA about how Assistants should speak-up, have confidence and represent themselves and their Executives in meetings. This is often easier said than done, because, as we all know, speaking in public (whether that is in a session or a larger public setting) is hard.

2019 182

5 Steps to Take When You Don't Know What Your Boss Wants

On The Job

Some people believe a micromanaging boss is the worst thing ever, but I'd have to say that a boss who doesn't communicate what he or she wants is also pretty bad. This is the boss who can't exactly tell you what he wants.

2019 194

How Your Home Affects Your Mood (And What To Do About It)

Dumb Little Man

Your home should be your castle, but it’s hard to be comfortable when you feel like the walls are caving in. The psychology of space goes deeper than just our physical likes and dislikes, choice of paint color or decorations.

2019 269

What Independent Consultants Want

Small Business Labs

The Forbes article Breaking The Faustian Pact: What Motivates Professionals In A Gig Economy World? covers a study comparing the motivations of independent consultants with consultants working at big consulting firms. As the article chart below shows (click to enlarge), there are big differences.

2019 194

This Sign Needs Help

Business Writing

I've cropped the store's name and email to save it the embarrassment. I hope the staff takes a proofreading course during closure! How many errors can you find? Lynn Syntax Training. Proofreading

2019 141

Positive Career Affirmation #8

Eat Your Career

I confidently draw professional boundaries when needed. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #8 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations boundaries confidence

2019 139

How to be a creative genius at work

Practically Perfect PA

Creativity is such an essential competency for Assistants to have and here is why. We are faced with unusual requests and challenges every day.

2019 182

4 Ways to Handle Distracting Coworkers

On The Job

We all spend a lot of time at work, and some days it feels like a family get-together gone horribly wrong. You're tired of hearing about your colleague's bratty daughter. You don't want to be pulled into any more conversations about "Game of Thrones."

2019 188

7 Amazing Success Lessons from Thomas Edison

Dumb Little Man

Thomas Edison was a very successful inventor, scientist, and businessman whose inventions significantly impacted the world. Inventions such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting everyday electric light bulb were all the result of Edison’s work.

2019 270

Half of U.S. Full-Time Employees Plan to Defer Retirement Due to Financial Reasons

Small Business Labs

MetLife recently released their 2019 U.S. Employee Benefits study. It's the 17th year they've done this study. The study is based on a survey of 2,675 adult Americans with a full-time job at companies with at least two employees.