June, 2017

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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What are Smombies?

Small Business Labs

According to the Macmillan dictionary, a smombie is a smartphone zombie: someone who is so busy looking at their phone that they do something stupid like stepping out into traffic.

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Renewables Vs. Coal: What’s the Score

Eco-Office Gals

When you travel through South Australia, you’re greeted by beautiful vistas and amazing ocean views. Another thing you often see are large solar power systems and wind farms strewn about. These renewable energy farms have been providing energy to South Australia for years.

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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.

2017 158

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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More Trending

Small Steps to Cut Down Your Meat Consumption

Eco-Office Gals

Vegetarianism and veganism seem to be everywhere at the moment. You’ve tried to ignore it, but at the back of your mind, you can’t help but feel swept up in it.

2017 158

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?

2017 153

How To Make The Gig Economy Work For You

Dumb Little Man

Fifty years ago, the expectation was that you would be in the same job until you retire. Today, 34% of the U.S. workforce are freelancers and that number is expected to reach 43% by 2020. The shift is being driven by a few different factors.

2017 204

What Some Got Right About My Birthday: The Comma

Business Writing

I celebrated my birthday last month. Southwest Airlines got it right. TIAA did too. And a few good people on LinkedIn did as well. My dentist was among those who got it wrong. What some got right was the comma: Punctuation Pointers

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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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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.

2017 159

Eco-Friendly Buildings Found All Over Globe

Eco-Office Gals

Because our planet is faced with finite resources and problems with pollution, opportunities to erect eco-friendly buildings must be embraced whenever possible.

2017 153

5 Ways to Make Better Career Decisions

On The Job

When it comes to making a decision about our career -- such as whether to take a new job or jump into a new project -- we often are in a state of anxiety.

2017 151

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.

2017 204

Experience Is Not Enough. You Must Do the Work.

Business Writing

I wasted time and money recently when I went to a talk by an expert whose topic interested me. She had over 20 years of experience. But other than scribbling down a few phrases before she got up to speak, Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2017 142

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 173

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. 

2017 155

IT and Managed Services Provider animated video about Cloud Backup and File Recovery

Andrea Kalli

Watch this IT and Managed Services Provider animated character video with voice sync for MSPs and IT Support Providers. Follow the story of Bob.

2017 130

3 Ways to Deal With a Blame Shifter

On The Job

Many workplace cultures encourage employees to make mistakes as a way to learn and push toward innovation. Unfortunately, there are still many workplaces today that also have little tolerance of missteps and end up breeding employees who become very adept at shifting the blame.

2017 151

Beauty Hacks: 10 Best Hairstyles for Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Most people complain that their hair becomes too dry or too greasy after a long trip. It becomes worse when your hair is down the entire time making it more vulnerable to wind, grime, and your own oily fingers. When you finally arrive at your destination, your hair is a total mess.

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What's Wrong With This Complimentary Close?

Business Writing

Today I received an unsolicited email with this as the close: Can you identify what's wrong with it? Think about what you would change before scrolling down to my ideas. I'd change several things. But what's definitely wrong is the. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

2017 130

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?

2017 167

VCs Investing Heavily in AI and Machine Learning

Small Business Labs

VC investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning more than doubled in 2016, according to the National Venture Capital Association.

2017 154

Simple Particle Logo Intro Video for Great Business Branding

Andrea Kalli

Begin your videos with something classic. Here’s a super simple Particle Logo Reveal for an intro video. It’s great for branding all your videos. Can be used for any type of business, and works for both masculine businesses, feminine businesses, and anything in between.

2017 130

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.

2017 141

The Secret Key To Multitasking Isn’t What You’d Think

Dumb Little Man

Think back to your last firm handshake. How much of your attention did this activity demand? Did you need to stop talking and devote your entire focus just to make sure you successfully grasped the other person’s hand? Probably not as your brain is wired for parallel processing. Its seeing and guiding pathways allowed you to continue speaking while simultaneously doing a handshake. Unfortunately, parallel processing doesn’t always come naturally to us.

2017 198

Proactive steps for developing a business that won’t affect the environment

Eco-Office Gals

200 years ago, there was the rise of the industrial revolution and since then, the environment has suffered as a result of improved innovation and commercialisation. It’s common for business owners to prioritise monetisation at the expense of the environment.

2017 130

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.

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Despite Their Problems, Uber Will Likely Continue to Thrive

Small Business Labs

To say there's been a lot of recent bad news about Uber is, of course, a massive understatement.    Rarely has a firm had as many problems, miscues and crises as Uber has had so far this year. Recode even calls it Uber's no good, very bad 2017.

2017 154

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

2017 123

Really Easy Ways to Save Your Small Business Money

On The Job

Of all the challenges small businesses face, holding the line on costs while trying to expand or with a slow economy may be one of the toughest. When sales slow or expansion eats into your profits, don't panic – consider these 10 easy ways to cut costs instead.

2017 130

Achieving The Perfect Balance Between Studying And Working Full-Time

Dumb Little Man

Balancing work and school can be difficult. If you are looking for ways to make the best of your time, here are a few tips you can use. Review class syllabi. Class syllabi are those small documents created by your instructors, teachers or professors to assist with your studies in the course of the semester. Make a point to go through the syllabi for all your classes.

2017 197

MSP Managed Services Provider Explainer Video – DEMO

Andrea Kalli

Worked long and hard creating this MSP Managed Services Provider Explainer Video DEMO. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Technology Marketing Videos for your IT Support and Services or MSP Business. Andrea Kalli – expert in providing industry leading videos for: – IT Services Provider explainer videos. – MSP or Managed Services Provider explainer videos. – IT Services Provider marketing videos.

2017 109

Did we make the Virtual Summit happen?

Practically Perfect PA

So, did we make the Virtual Summit happen? I just wanted to write a very quick blog post today to let everyone know that we did indeed raise all of the money we needed for the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit to happen!

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