May, 2009

Solopreneurs: Are You Losing Potential Clients?

Office Organization Success

If you find yourself missing out on potential clients, contacts falling through the cracks, or not following up in a timely manner then your problem is simply a lack of an efficient contact management system! So let me ask you: 1. Do you have a record of each of your clients/colleagues contact data, i.e. name, address, email, website, phone number etc.? Are you following up efficiently and effectively when a potential client enquires about your services/programs?

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Seven Ways to De-Stress Instantly - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Go with your gut feeling!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Have you ever had a moment's hesitation when you thought, "I should question that" or "I should take one more look" and then don't and later wish you had? Well, I have had two such incidents in the past two weeks

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Overcome Obstacles in Your Career

On The Job

Yesterday I guest posted on GL Hoffman's "What Would Dad Say" blog about learning to be more resourceful. I'd like to expand on that and talk about overcoming obstacles at work. Today, the workplace is a hotbed of stress

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Help get hugs and money delivered around the world

Virtual Moxie

I'm interrupting our regularly scheduled Bit O'Moxie to share an event I'm super passionate about. It's a shameless plug, really…because I'm hoping that in introducing you to it, you'll become passionate about it, too, and will join me

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Are You an Overdoer Procrastinator?

Clutter Coach

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International Virtual Assistant Day 2009

Loosely Speaking

While you may already have seen, heard, read or otherwise somehow found out that the Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) scheduled for May 14-16 has been postponed and rescheduled to October 1-3, 2009

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Word and Outlook 2007 tips

Laughing all the Way to Work

I use Word 2007 at my new job and have never really had a chance to go through it to find the quick tips and how-tos that I had in Word 2003. Finally this weekend I searched out some of my old favourites and have listed them below in no

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Book: Brain Science Shows Current Management Techniques Do More.

On The Job

I can't begin to count the number of "management gurus" I've interviewed over the years. They explain how to use 360-degree feedback; give ideas for 1001 employee rewards and incentives; and outline how to set achievable goals for

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sobcon--lessons I learned

Virtual Moxie

I attended sobcon a few weeks ago. And I've only just now really finished processing all the goodies I got while there. Some of them were pretty moxified, so I thought I'd share a bunch of them with you. On arrival at O'Hare

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"Stadium Seating" to Organize Your Folders

Clutter Coach

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Color Communication Styles

Office Dynamics

Red, green, yellow or blue - which are you? It’s just plain fun to learn about communication styles. But more important than that is you can really have an impact on others when you understand various styles. Not everyone has a “preferred” communication style but if someone does, you will want to try to determine that and which one. The reason is you want that person to listen to you and be open to whatever it is you are communicating.

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10 Ways To Make Yourself (And Everyone Around You) Miserable - by.

Dumb Little Man

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Grrr! moments

Laughing all the Way to Work

We all have them. You know those times when you just have to shake your head and wonder why something that seemed so simple had to get so complicated. My boss calls them Grrr! moments. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about

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Five Steps Every College Student Needs to Take Now to Get a Job Later

On The Job

I've spoken with several campus recruiters lately, and they all say the same thing: You think this job market is tough? Just wait. Not exactly music to the ears of a college student right now. While they're studying and funneling

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Dealing with trust and safety in virtual relationships

Virtual Moxie

Trust, and feeling safe is HUGE in working virtually—we all know it. The challenge? How long it takes different people to develop trust and the feeling of safety with others, and what the words “trust” and “trustworthy” and "safe" mean

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Organize with Photographs

Clutter Coach

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Manager/Assistant Relationship

Office Dynamics

K Harrison asks: Hello, do you have any stats on how long it takes to form a solid boss/assistant relationship? I know a lot is chemistry and communication. Sometimes I feel that some bosses are unrealistic in the time-line for their new assistant to know them and be able to read their minds or interpret their next move. Thanks.

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How to Pack Smart for a Trip - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Getting your foot in the door.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Would you take a job just to get your foot in the door of an organization you really wanted to work for, even if it was a position that you didn't want to make a career out of? Would you hire someone you thought was just trying to get

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Does It Really Matter If You're a.

On The Job

With the tough economy, you don't hear many people complain about having jobs. This is surely due to the fact that those who are still employed are just so darned grateful to be bringing home a paycheck that it doesn't matter how many

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Be in integrity. Have credibility. Know the difference.

Virtual Moxie

I'm often asked what the most requested skills are for a VA to have. The underpinning of that question, when I probe, ends up being about fear. Fear of not getting clients, fear of not being successful as a VA, and fear of having to go

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The Seven Deadly Organizing Sins: Gluttony

Clutter Coach

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Manager/Assistant Relationship

Office Dynamics

K Harrison asks: Hello, do you have any stats on how long it takes to form a solid boss/assistant relationship? I know a lot is chemistry and communication. Sometimes I feel that some bosses are unrealistic in the time-line for their new assistant to know them and be able to read their minds or interpret their next move. Thanks.

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Ten Ways to Stay On Top Of Your Work - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I like working with someone who has initiative, wants to do a good job and is keen to contribute to the team, but is there a time when initiative is not a good thing? Sometimes a new person will want to contribute to the team and show

2009 130

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Who's Got Your Back? Building Trust.

On The Job

Quick: Name three people -- who are not related to you -- that you would trust with your deepest, most intimate thoughts. Now let me guess who you named: 1. The guy in the cubicle next to yours; 2. Someone you met online nine months ago

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PowerPoint 2007 – How To Manage Movies In Powerpoint

Admins4Admins

calm-after-the-storm. Wouldn't it be great if your PowerPoint presentation wasn't so boring? Most are. That's the truth. Why not make it stand out? Why not make it great by adding some splash and zing to it? Make yours stand by adding a

Neat underbed storage

Clutter Coach

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Have Daily Huddles with Your Executive Assistant

Office Dynamics

With everything that transpires in the workplace and at warp speed, you and your assistant need to have daily huddles to make sure nothing falls through the cracks and the top priorities are always on the top! These daily huddles can take place on the telephone on your drive into the office or face-to-face at the office upon your arrival. Don’t worry; they should only take 5 – 10 minutes if you do them every day.).

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9 Practical Ways to To Help Stay Focused - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Public speaking.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I spoke for the first time to a group of about 40 administrative professionals at a local hospital on Administrative Professionals Day. had spoken to a group of teen girls at a camp once and I did speak at my daughter's shower, but this was different. I was the keynote speaker at a professional event and had to speak for 45 minutes. Yikes! I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Shoes, Phones and Backpacks: What.

On The Job

Shoes, Phones and Backpacks: What They're Really Looking at During Your Job Interview. As I mentioned in my previous post, I got a real kick out of spending time recently with college students about to enter the job market

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PowerPoint 2007: Slide Library

Admins4Admins

Two Old Books. Here are some quick tips on publishing slides to your slide library. Very easy once you get the hang of it. As always, let us know if there are things you need help with. You can receive these updates automatically

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Shoe Organizer: Creative or Just Weird? - Your Organizing Coach

Clutter Coach

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Have Daily Huddles with Your Executive Assistant

Office Dynamics

With everything that transpires in the workplace and at warp speed, you and your assistant need to have daily huddles to make sure nothing falls through the cracks and the top priorities are always on the top! These daily huddles can take place on the telephone on your drive into the office or face-to-face at the office upon your arrival. Don’t worry; they should only take 5 – 10 minutes if you do them every day.).

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How To Survive At Work With A Hangover - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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