June, 2017

Benefits Of Meditation: How You Can Change Your Life In 10 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

It takes time to develop and master any skill, and meditation is no different. The ability to calm the mind on demand can be a phenomenal tool to have at your disposal.

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Brighton: The Silicon Valley of the United Kingdom?

The Small Business Blog

We are all aware that the digital revolution has been fully embraced throughout the United Kingdom. As the digital age continues to evolve, there are always some locations which tend to stand out from the rest.

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Trending Sources

Mapping Key Emerging Technologies

Small Business Labs

Maps are a popular way of displaying emerging technologies and how important they are and/or how quickly they will impact business and society. Almost all technology analyst firms produce maps. They do this to try to display complex information in a simple, digestible form.

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The benefits of working abroad for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

As many of you will know, I moved to Barcelona a few years ago to work as an assistant and marketing manager for Gallus Events. I must say, looking back, I was pretty brave. Moving to a new country where I didn’t know the language or many people.

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How to Overcome Resistance to Your Ideas

On The Job

Companies like Google and Amazon expect every employee to come up with new ideas, no matter how outrageous they may seem. But what if you don't work for such a company, and even your suggestion to try new paper towels in the break room is met with resistance?

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The Growing Use of Online Talent Marketplaces

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from the MBO Partners State of Independence study is how much the use of online talent marketplaces has increased over the past 6 years.

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Launching the Future Assistant 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! Hurrah!

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How to Answer "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?"

On The Job

Job interviews can be stressful, but as I've said before, the more you prepare for them, the more stress you can eliminate. Part of that preparation is understanding there are going to be standard interview questions and even a few weird ones.

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Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

One question I get a lot is around the topic of professional certifications. People want to know if they’re worth it. After all, professional certifications cost hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars. And most require a significant investment of time and energy on top of it.

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The Reason Days Feel Like They’re Flying By And How To Fix It

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people often find themselves wondering why time flies. Well, time isn’t what it used to be. It seems just yesterday that I started writing this article and yet it was three days ago. At this rate, I fear I will awaken at an elderly home tomorrow morning. And I’m just 26 now. It wasn’t always like this. I remember each of my childhood years as lasting an eternity. Unlike the other kids, I never wanted to grow up. It felt like a scam and I was right.

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4 Ways Big Data Has Changed Fleet Management Forever

Small Business CEO

Fleet management is no simple task; it’s tough to balance vehicle acquisition, repairs & maintenance, as well as disposals. All of that’s even before you consider the knowledge and effort it takes to be in full compliance with regulations and state laws.

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The Business of Work/Life Integration

Small Business Labs

A growing number of firms are offering services and products based on the trend towards work/life integration. This is the shift towards work, home and life becoming increasingly blended.

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New speakers for the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

I’m so excited to share with you the first group of new speakers for the Virtual Summit and their session details. We have a really varied group trainers from all over the world for the Summit who are truly inspiring.

2017 76

Why Others May Not See You as Reliable

On The Job

Reliability. Everyone wants to work for someone who is reliable, and every boss wants an employee who is reliable. This isn't an earth-shattering revelation, yet it's one that can fall by the wayside as you become busier in your career and in your life.

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Managing Your Time (Part 1 of a 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

I have been in the business world for 47 years now and one thing that never changes is managing our workload and setting priorities. Everyone I talk to is trying to keep up with the accelerated pace of business and change. At Office Dynamics, we always seem to be in a flurry of activity throughout the year but certain seasons are busier than others. Plus we always have to be thinking 6 – 12 months out because of being in the training industry.

2017 76

10 Mind Exercises That Will Teach You How To Build Self Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Are you a confident person? Do you know how to build self-confidence? How can you tell? Is it because you value and love yourself? Is it because you make sure you have all your ducks in a row all the time so you know what to expect? Back in the day, if you had asked me, I would have said “Hell, yes! I’m smart. I know my worth and I know I’m an awesome person so yep… I’m confident.”. But, like most folks, I would have been confusing self-esteem with self-confidence.

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10 Tips for Clean, Clear Writing

Daily Writing Tips

Adhering to the following guidance about usage, syntax, punctuation, style, and form will perceptibly improve the quality of your writing. Use vivid verbs.

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How the iPhone Changed the World

Small Business Labs

The iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. It wasn't the first smartphone - smartphones have been in existence since the 1990's - but it's clearly the smartphone that truly launched the mobile revolution. 

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Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

Practically Perfect PA

We live in a volatile world where threats and risks to personal security are an unfortunate reality. Whether travelling domestically or internationally, corporations have a Duty of Care to employees visiting other cities and locations for business.

What You Should Know About The “This Website is Not Secure” Message

Tips From T. Marie

If you use the Chrome or Firefox browsers, you may have been alarmed by a new message that can be found in your browser address bar. Both browsers are now announcing that websites that do not have a security certificate, indicated by the [link] in the address, as not secure. But what exactly does that. Read more. Business Tips Business Websites and Blogs WordPress

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7 Ways to Get Control of Your Day (Part 2 of 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

In case you did not read part 1 , I am writing a 4-part series around the topics of managing your day and time. I promise to keep these short and to the point. #1: 1: Early in the day, clarify your top 5 priorities for the day. Instead of thinking about the 10 things or more you have to do today, narrow your list to your top 5 priority items that you must get done today. This will help you feel like you have control vs. feeling like you are being controlled by everything that pops up.

2017 59

How To Overcome Obstacles: 5 Ways On How To Be A Conquerer

Dumb Little Man

To stress you out beyond your normal limits with extreme mental and physical challenges to make you worthy of serving with the world’s most elite fighting force. This is the simple principle of the US Navy SEALS. But, don’t confuse simple with easy. In order to be one the greatest warriors on the planet, you must conquer the obstacles in front of you. If you only endure, you will become just another failed statistic. During BUD/S training, the most iconic and demanding event is Hell Week.

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Can’t Keep a Job? Here’s Why

Eat Your Career

Every week, I get a ton of emails from blog readers with career questions they want me to answer. Typically, I don’t provide career advice via email—that’s why we have the monthly Q&A (“Ask the Career Coach”) video sessions.

2017 59

Seeking Freelance Flexibility With Full-Time Stability

Small Business Labs

The Inc. article What Do Millennials Want From Their Employers, Exactly? This Study Sums It Up in 1 Sentence says Millennials want: "Freelance flexibility with full-time stability" This is, of course, not just what Millennials want. It's what everybody wants. The study the article refers to is Deloitte's 2017 Millennial Survey.

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Day in the life: Tess Keppe

Practically Perfect PA

This month’s day in the life is from Tess Keppe who is a private PA. Tess has a varied role with lots of different aspects of her day. She has some great advice for other assistants, here is the day in the life: Tess Keppe. . What are the main aspects of your role?

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3 Ways to Make Sentences More Concise

Daily Writing Tips

Sentences need not be pared down to essentials—the challenge is to make them as coherent as possible, not as concise as possible—but careful writers will craft and revise their writing in part by minimizing the number of words necessary to convey their thoughts.

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Social Media Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid

Small Business CEO

As small business owners begin marketing their company on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the like, it’s easy to go overboard when attempting to build your fan base and convert them into customers.

Time to Break the Cocoon! 5 Great Tips For Finding Motivation

Dumb Little Man

We have big dreams and we make bigger plans to fulfill them. But, as time passes, we tend to lose motivation and enthusiasm in working towards our dreams and passions. Eventually, we become more like a puppet who works from 9 to 5 just to make enough money for survival. Does this sound like you? Are you simply existing and not living your life? Has life’s ups and downs taken away the spark from you? It’s high-time to kick off the negativity and stress that have been controlling your life.

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Reducing Information Overload (Part 3 of 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

To continue my series on better managing your day and work, today I am focusing on information overload. I’m sure you can relate. If you missed the prior parts of this series, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here. There’s just too much information out there! In fact, information processing accounts for half the gross national product—and most of it ends up on paper that someone has to read. You don’t have to fall prey to information overload.

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Despite Strong Job Market, Economic Uncertainty Still High

Small Business Labs

We consider the trend towards rising levels of economic uncertainty and insecurity to be one of most powerful trends we follow. We also think it's one of the least studied and understood. A combination of factors drive economic uncertainty.

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Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

Practically Perfect PA

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising? Today’s organisations require their employees to be more enterprising, more aware of the needs of customers and more involved in developing their products and services.

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How to Capitalize and Punctuate Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

The guidelines for quoting a person or a publication are detailed but straightforward. Here is a summary of basic procedures.

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How to Improve Customer Outreach and Your Business Reputation

Small Business CEO

Communicating with customers is an important part of running a business. If you want a healthy cash flow, you need to understand and effectively conduct customer outreach. Customer outreach is meant to benefit your business and encourage more people to buy from you.

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Best Business Books: The First-Time Entrepreneur’s Reading List

Dumb Little Man

Many of recent history’s well-renowned entrepreneurs are well-read. Take, for example, Elon Musk and Richard Branson. They have an extensive list, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to historical and business books. While reading is just one factor that may contribute to success, it is a habit that heavily influences the mind. So, for someone who’s starting out in the business world, you should choose which ideas inhabit and influence your plans, goals, and strategies.

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