June, 2010

11 Inspiring Life Lessons from Bruce Lee - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 119

How to Work With a Virtual Assistant Successfully – Top Secret Tip #8

Tips From T. Marie

In the seven prior posts in this series, we’ve covered the preparation and search for a virtual assistant. We’ve also touched on how being an ‘ideal’ client for your virtual assistant can benefit the relationship as well.

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40 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

If you use Twitter, you're probably already familiar with the idea of hashtags. These are simply a way of categorizing particular tweets by including within them a keyword prefixed with the hash or “pound” (#) symbol

Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business. by Stefan Töpfer on Jun 30, 2010. Business overheads. Running a successful small business is a matter of controlling cash-flow. In the simplest form this means having more money coming in than is

2010 56

Hosting Your Own Teleclass? 6 Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Outcome

Office Organization Success

Hosting teleclasses is one of my absolute favorite list building strategies. Apart from being easy to do, it’s a great way to interact with my audience and get to know them, and also let them get to know me. But as with anything new there’s always a learning curve involved. Over the years I’ve developed my own style for hosting teleclasses and found some shortcuts that allow me to present my content so that everything flows smoothly.

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The Letter “Z” Will Be Removed from the English Alphabet

Daily Writing Tips

Surprising as it sounds, it looks like the English alphabet will be losing one of its letters on June 1st. The announcement came from the English Language Central Commission (ELCC

2010 48

Let Go A Little and Help Your Business

The Small Business Blog

All of us are only human; and that includes you and I. This is true however much, as small business owners, we may want to think that we are super-human and can do it all, the practicality is that we simply can't

2010 49

Personal Organizer

Ian's Messy Desk

5 Advantages of a To-Do List. One of the fundamental personal-organizer tools is the list of things you need to get done daily. It consolidates all your tasks in one place. From there you can prioritize them and tackle the important

2008 28

Lessons Learned During Crises - You Are Stronger Than You Think

Office Dynamics

It feels good to be back at work and writing again. I have so much to share based on the past 3 weeks, that I don't know where to begin. Therefore, I'd like to spread out Lessons Learned During Crises over 3 weeks. I encourage you to read each Monday Motivator as each of us never knows when a crisis or crises will hit us personally or professionally. Even if you experience a business professional crisis such as a job loss, it still affects you personally. And vice versa.

2010 56

How to Create Guest Post Guidelines for Your Blog | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

It's well known that one of my strategies used to rise to fame came from being everywhere, all the time. I used the power of guest posting and blog commenting tactics to reach people around the globe. If reaching people is what you want

2010 23

Feeling Overwhelmed by the Mess on Your Desk? Fear Not!

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you have a large pile of papers on your desk? Is your desk disorganized and full of clutter? Do you feel that your mail tray's inbox keeps getting fed with more and more paper? Don't worry, you're not alone. You wouldn't believe how many people come to me with this problem on a regular basis.

2010 33

7 Pieces of Wisdom from Socrates - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 33

Is Your Business Blogging?

The Small Business Blog

If your small business has a website (which it should!) then you should most definitely consider having a blog. Blogs are not just for rambling musings about peoples' day-to-day lives and opinions, rather blogs are a fundamental way to

2010 46

“Make Peace With” and “Come to Terms With”

Daily Writing Tips

Lately I've noticed the use of the expression “come to peace with.” … Alice must navigate her way through the modern world of tabloid journalism and commercial exploitation and come to peace with her conflicted childhood

2010 21

I GET to Go to Work Today

Office Dynamics

by Nancy Fraze. I GET to go to work today! How’s that for exciting news? Does it rev your cognitive engine and get you fired up? Getting to go to work” is a foundational concept which forms the basis of our attitude, strongly affecting how we will work while at our desks. Perhaps you are thinking, “What!? I get to go to work? Are you kidding? I have to go to work!” Just think: how many millions of people would love to go to work where you are; to sit in your chair and to receive your paycheck.

2010 56

The benefits of reading aloud | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Here's today's writing tip on how to be a better writer: Don't write. Now, when I say 'don't write', I don't mean you should take a break or get away from the keyboard for a day. That's just common sense, and you should already be

2010 19

Online Mindmapping Tools and Collaborative Whiteboards Review

BioTeams

Robin Good, at MasterNewMedia has produced a comprehensive review of 10 Web-based Mindmapping Services which are categorised against various criteria with a useful summary paragraph for each service.

What a top-level Assistant does…

ProAssisting Blog

The Wall Street Journal has a great article up today, titled “She Bosses the CEO”, about what it's like to be an executive assistant to a top-level executive. Their by-line states: “An Assistant knows her boss like few others

2009 12

Working From Home Basics

The Small Business Blog

I am very quick to promote working from home; whether you are self-employed, a freelancer or telecommute, I believe that working from home can be the lifeline that many small businesses need. Having said that, working from home can

2007 21

Twitter Fiction. Really!

Daily Writing Tips

The Twitter microblogging/social networking site is an invaluable resource for writers. It can, for example, provide a stream of links to useful web pages or it can enable writers to keep in touch with editors, publishers or other

I GET to Go to Work Today

Office Dynamics

by Nancy Fraze. I GET to go to work today! How’s that for exciting news? Does it rev your cognitive engine and get you fired up? Getting to go to work” is a foundational concept which forms the basis of our attitude, strongly affecting how we will work while at our desks. Perhaps you are thinking, “What!? I get to go to work? Are you kidding? I have to go to work!” Just think: how many millions of people would love to go to work where you are; to sit in your chair and to receive your paycheck.

2010 56

Applying the 80/20 Rule to Housecleaning

Simple Productivity Blog

I've talked about the 80/20 principle before (see Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.). Formally known as the Pareto principle, it says that 80% of the results will come from 20% of your effort

2005 11

Ten Commandments of Getting Along with People

Ian's Messy Desk

In some regards, Ann Landers was like a blogger. Her daily column dispensed advice and answers to questions, for decades. The 10 Commandments of Getting Along with People has been attributed to Ann Landers

Book Review: Delivering Happiness By Tony Hsieh

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. You have to have a big capital and sound business structure. But that’s only a portion of the formula.

2011 11

The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

One of the most important trends of the last few decades is the growing use of contingent workers. This is a structural shift towards employer use of contractors, freelancers, part-timers, etc. instead of hiring full-time

2020 11

To Outline or Not to Outline, That is the Question

Daily Writing Tips

This is a guest post by Idrees Patel. If you want to write for Daily Writing Tips check the guidelines here. Creative writers are divided into two camps: those who outline and those who don't: the ones who write straight on and on

2010 14

Social Games People Play

Brilliantly Better

Do We Need More Than the Name Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

I have a Google Alert set up for the term Virtual Assistant, and today’s alert brought me a link to an ABC News story on, you guessed it, Virtual Assistants. I was excited at the possibility of a major news network shedding some light on our industry. That was, until the video began. First, it was obvious that the tasks that the piece was focusing on were “Personal Assistant” tasks, not what I consider ‘Virtual Assistant’ services.

5 steps for getting back on track after an unplanned absence

Ian's Messy Desk

You catch the latest virus going around and spend the better part of a week in bed sick. For my boss, it's a detached retina requiring emergency surgery and two weeks of recovery. Then, you're back in the office after a long unplanned

2007 11

Staying Focus Is The Key To Productivity

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. The whole world knows by now that the Los Angeles Lakers are crowned as the National Basketball Association (NBA) Champions for the 2009-2010 season. The game seven win for the Lakers is not only monumental for the history that was tied with their rival Boston Celtics but also for the dramatic manner by which they clinched the championship crown.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: If You're Not Happy at Work, Will.

On The Job

I've known Tom Rath for many years, and the one thing I always say is it's so nice to see a nice guy on the bestseller lists ("How Full is Your Bucket" and "Strengthsfinder 2.0"). I spent some time talking to him about his latest book

“Bored with,” or “bored of”?

Daily Writing Tips

Reader Anton Kelly wonders about the “bored of” construction being used on many sites instead of standard “bored with.” Here are some examples of nonstandard usage on the web: Is Robert Gibbs Getting Bored Of Being Press Secretary

Requiring clients to step up and be responsible

Virtual Moxie

One of the things I do on Twitter is share tips for having strong standards—moxie-filled standards, if you will. If we're not connected there, please say hi! Last week, I shared this: Clients need to be able to run their own businesses

What Topics Would You Like Me to Cover?

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you want to get your voice heard? Are there any questions that you might have but are afraid to ask? I have been blogging for the last 2 years now (on and off, as you can tell) and have provided mounds of information to all of you during this time.

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