August, 2016

Tech of the week: Packing Pro

Practically Perfect PA

What is Packing Pro. Packing Pro is, very simply, an app that helps you pack for your next trip. It is £2.29 from the Apple Store. What does it do?

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4 Simple “Set It and Forget It” List Building Strategies

Office Organization Success

There are many, many ways to build your build list. But the best list building strategies are the ones you don’t have to think about! These become the mainstay of your List Building System. Set them up once and they continue to work for you again and again.

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Pretty Planning

Tips From T. Marie

The Following is a Guest Post By: Sydnee Yates is a content writer for PDF Supply. She studied Literature (with a specialization in creative writing) in undergraduate school. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

2016 156

5 Olympic Training Secrets That Will Make It Impossible For Your Competitors To Keep Up With You

Dumb Little Man

Olympic athletes inspire and awe us. They are the greatest athletes in the world. And every four years they get together to put their lives’ work on display for all of us to see at the Olympic Games.

2016 207

Coworking Forecast - 26,000 Spaces and 3.8 Million Members by 2020

Small Business Labs

Coworking is booming. The industry is growing and hybridizing so fast , we're having a hard time keeping up with it. 

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Without the ability to organize your work and your resources, you could be twisting in the wind in no time.

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Working with an old school Executive

Practically Perfect PA

I recently organised an event for just over 150 assistants in Leeds and Edinburgh, where we showcased loads of office technology that would help Assistants and their Executives be more productive. During the course of the events you would not believe (or maybe you would!)

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Knowing the Parts of Speech--and Why You Should

Business Writing

In a recent business writing class, a participant confessed that she didn't know a pronoun from a preposition--and she wanted to learn the difference. So she could feel confident about using language correctly. Knowing the parts of speech can. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage

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6 Tai Chi Benefits That Will Surprise You

Dumb Little Man

Tai Chi or rather “Tai Chi Chuan” is an ancient martial art from China which spread like wildfire in China when people realised the powerful health benefits it delivered. Today, research is supporting what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries- Tai Chi practice delivers fantastic results.

2016 207

The Growing Role of Small Business Coaches

Small Business Labs

We recently conducted a study in partnership with the sales and marketing automation company  Infusionsoft on  how small businesses define and achieve success. We were surprised by one of the findings. This is the extent to which successful small businesses are using coaches.

2016 206

Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

A free webinar replay is now available. This week we spoke with Lisa Olsen. Our “ Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci ” webinar replay is now available. Please feel free to view, share and view again!

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: 10 Assist Travel tickets!

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks to our wonderful partners at Travo , we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month. We are offering ten lucky readers the chance to attend Assist Travel for free.

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2 Words to Help You Retain, Recruit the Best Workers

On The Job

It can be frustrating as a manager when your best talent walks out the door and you're forced to begin looking for someone to replace him or her.

2016 169

Counteroffer Confusion

Job Advice Blog

There seems to be some confusion regarding counteroffers today. Are counteroffers a good tactic or career suicide? First, let me explain what a counteroffer is. A counteroffer is the leveraging [.]. The post Counteroffer Confusion appeared first on Free Job Advice Blog.

2016 159

7 Reasons To Start Reading Books? Here’s why!

Dumb Little Man

Ask a voracious reader why he or she makes time out of their busy schedule for reading a book. Have you ever wondered why they even read books? What’s the importance of reading books for these bibliophiles? What makes those pages attractive to them?

2016 207

One Week in the Coworking Boom

Small Business Labs

We've gotten a lot questions about our recently released coworking forecast. While many think the forecast is too conservative and that coworking is growing faster, others wonder if we aren't too optimistic and if our forecast should be lower.

2016 195

8 Tips To Help You Deal With Conflict Better

Office Dynamics

How do you deal with conflict? Are you a person who holds onto everything or do you let your anger out? Conflict affects our attitude, which impacts our ability to be productive. Conflict is destructive if not positively handled. It damages peace and orderliness within us as relationships are broken.

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How important is office culture?

Practically Perfect PA

Our lovely friends over at Career Moves recently conducted a survey to find out how important salary is when looking for a new role. You will be surprised by the results. Here is Sarah with more details… Do we just want a good salary?

2016 166

Study: Workplace Incivility is Contagious

On The Job

Every workplace has at least one -- that snarky employee who is rude and has a ready put-down for any colleague unlucky enough to interact with him or her.

2016 158

Surprise! Your Customer Service Ain’t All That.

Tips From T. Marie

A recent article on Small Business Trends explains that although you may believe you and your business are providing excellent customer service, chances are your customers/clients aren’t exactly on the same page. In fact, when GetFiveStars.com founder Mike Blumenthal conducted a survey, although business owners themselves believed that 75% of customers were experiencing excellent customer service, the customers themselves had something else to say.

10 Habits of Successful People

Dumb Little Man

Want to know the habits of successful people ? Being successful in life is every individual’s dream. We set up our goal and that where the journey to success begins. However, only a few reach the destination and many fail.

2016 207

The Rise of Employee Free Businesses

Small Business Labs

It used to be hiring employees was the goal of almost all small business owners. This is no longer true. 

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5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Person’s Bad Attitude

Office Dynamics

Recently, I was conducting a full-day workshop for administrative professionals at a large organization. I was purposely brought in to help these assistants manage change, build strategic partnerships with their managers, learn how to be more proactive, and build peer synergy.

2016 165

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

Practically Perfect PA

San Francisco is a magical cosmopolitan city; known popularly as the city by the bay, it has evoked songs, poems and popular sayings.

Travel 166

How to Create an Innovative Culture

On The Job

When Dr. Amantha Imber first meets with potential new hires for her company, Inventium, one of things she’ll ask is: “What are your favorite apps?”

2016 158

What’s in a Name?

Business Writing

In Shakespeare’s play, Juliet professes her love for Romeo despite his rival house and name (Montague). “'Tis Tis but thy name that is my enemy,” she declares. Do you, like Juliet, care about others but regard their names as your enemies? Courteous Writing Etiquette Global Communication

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16 Easy and Effective Morning Mood Boosters for Non-Morning Person

Dumb Little Man

If you are not a morning person, you’d agree that there is no better time for you to murder someone than in the morning when they force you to wake up.

2016 207

Staffing Industry Research Firm Says There are 44 Million Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)  recently released a study showing that nearly  30% of the U.S. workforce are gig workers. This works out to be about 44 million Americans. They also found that contingent workers represented $792.4 billion in staffing buyer spend.

2016 176

Two Things You Need for Career Success

Office Dynamics

I had the fortunate opportunity last week to be a part of an incredible graduation and celebration for 39 administrative professionals graduating from our Star Achievement Series® who embarked upon this journey that started 3 years ago. Yes, I said 3 years.

2016 163

The Industry Snapshot 2016

Practically Perfect PA

It’s that time of year again! Practically Perfect PA is nearly 5 years old (and yet I haven’t aged a day!) and every year I ask you lovely lot to give me feedback on the industry, the blog and other activities we have been working on – from our events to our new launched eBook.

2016 166

3 Ways Bosses Can Boost Productivity of a Team

On The Job

Companies that don't boot bad bosses to the curb or at least re-train them to be better bosses might want to pay attention to new research that shows good bosses -- unlike bad bosses -- boost productivity.

2016 158

Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile

Job Advice Blog

When you sit back and think about the short lifespan of the Internet and how much it has grown it’s mind blowing. Remember when social media had just come into its own with Myspace and sites like it? Those sites created the “stranger danger” line of thinking.

2016 130

5 Business Books Recommended By Top Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? A good idea? A great team? Or none of the above? One thing successful entrepreneurs all have in common is that they read.

2016 207

For Many Boomers, Work is the New Retirement

Small Business Labs

Transamerica's Center for Retirement Studies recently released the results from their 17th annual U.S. retirement survey.    As with prior years, it's full of interesting data on the retirement preparations and plans of Americans of all ages. 

Are You Suffering From The Impostor Syndrome

Office Dynamics

I am so excited it is my birthday this week. I have always loved celebrating my birthday. This year it is extra special because last year, at this time, I was in the hospital having open heart surgery for a mitral valve repair.

2016 160

Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

So as most of you know, I’ve lived in Barcelona on and off for a few years now. It is a brilliant city and with more and more people coming here for business trips I thought now would be a good time to share with you my top tips for organising business travel to Barcelona.

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Brian Tracy: How Super-Successful People Get It All Done

On The Job

When you’ve been researching how to work smarter for more than 30 years as productivity expert Brian Tracy has done, you’ve learned a thing or two about how to get the best out of others – and yourself – on the job. That’s why in his latest book, “ Get Smart!:

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