June, 2010

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

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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

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Working Hard Is not Enough. Here's 18 Ways to Work Smart - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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Could Being Conscientious Make Unemployment Worse?

On The Job

In my family, if you weren't working, it had better be because you were dead or at least unconscious in a ditch somewhere. That's why when I started contemplating what it would be like to go without work for more than a year

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It’s time to leave the house…

Office Organization Success

and go on the More Life Tour! For the first time ever in my nine years of being an online business owner I’ve got myself out of the house and attended not one, but two live events this year - and both within the space of a couple of months of each other.

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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

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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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7 Pieces of Wisdom from Socrates - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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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 225

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.

2010 156

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 7 Considerations for Taking a Job.

On The Job

7 Considerations for Taking a Job Overseas. As opportunities have become more limited in the U.S. -- especially for young professionals trying to gain workplace experience -- more people are looking overseas for job opportunities

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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

2010 221

How to exorcise your demons of disorganization

Ian's Messy Desk

Time is money, the adage goes, and lots of money gets lost in being disorganization. Disorganization is so prevalent in the workplace that the Professional Organizers in Canada estimates a typical office worker wastes 150 hours a year

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13 Sure Fire Ways to Raise Your Consciousness - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

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.

2010 153

How to get it all done in a solo Virtual Assistance practice

Virtual Moxie

Last week, I said I was going to write about what you might want to consider before working in a multi-VA firm. In thinking about it, and in light of all the great comments that were posted as a result of that post, I don't know that I

2010 217

6 Signs Your Job May Be in Jeopardy

On The Job

Maybe you've kept your nose the grindstone for the last year, and now you feel some of the pressure start to let up. So you don't give as much attention to that report, letting the deadline slip. Or, you ignore a co-worker's plea to

2010 217

Dropping The Unimportant: 5 Things You Should Stop Doing

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Don’t sweat the small stuff – this idiom has a lot to tell about productivity. You don’t only need to stop worrying about unimportant issues; you should also drop the unimportant things as well.

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

Many employees aspire to become a leader at some point in their career. The chance to direct a team and co-ordinate projects can be very challenging, yet rewarding. The people leader role can also be stressful

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

Dumb Little Man

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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 204

AZVAs Podcast 4: Professionalism In and Outside of the Office

Loosely Speaking

June 2010 Podcast Program Notes. To listen, scroll to the bottom of this post. Just for you iPod users, AZVAs the Podcast is also found in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store (don’t worry, it’s free!). Here’s that link: [link].

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Simplifying Children's Summer Reading

Simple Productivity Blog

Although my daughter is too young to have assigned summer reading, she participates in the summer reading programs at her school and the local library. Managing her reading means helping her find books, reminding her to read

2010 199

My thoughts on the multi-VA model

Virtual Moxie

Over the past couple of weeks, on more than one occasion, I've had someone say to me some version of this: I know you don't like/agree with the multi-VA firm model. I honestly don't know where anyone got that idea

2010 196

Improve Communication

Ian's Messy Desk

with 7 Tips for Effective Email. There is something about e-mail that fosters poor communication habits. Users see it as a form of instant communication and therefore, doesn't require the same care and attention that a letter might

2010 161

Thinking Small without Guilt: Setting Your Minimum Goal Standards.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

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 202

Join the “Worklife Line” Chat – Beginning Monday, July 19, 7 pm CST

The Office Professionals Place

Statistics show we spend nearly 2000 hours per year at work and this doesn't include overtime. Essentially we will spend more time at work than with our families and even when we are not physically at work, we are still there mentally

2010 191

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

2010 198

Are Leaders Ignoring the Looming Employee Turnover?

On The Job

I spend hours every day reading blogs about human resources and employee benefits. I know that there's a lot of general hand-wringing by professionals in these fields about about what's going to happen when the economy gets strong

2010 190

Effective Communication Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Improve your listening skills by eliminating these bad habits. One of my favourite Far Side cartoons has two grizzled sailors sitting at the bar; one has a peg leg, the other a peg head. The fellow with the peg leg says to the other

Skills 158

Why You're Hooked on Email – And Five Ways to Stop - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Business Writing: Ending Sentences for Email

Business Writing

2010 133

While in Transition, Focus–But on What?

Job Advice Blog

FOCUS, focus on the right things while in transition. 30% on live networking, 30% on searching on the computer including social media, 20% doing volunteer work and 20% do for yourself. Even batteries need to be recharged

2010 186

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Build an identity for your business online by using ready-made stylish templates. Learn how to use publishing software and create

2010 184

Cutting Out Confusion: How to Explain SEO to Non-Techie Clients

Andrea Kalli

Marketers, entrepreneurs, and web developers are in agreement: SEO is one of the most profitable, stress-free, and effective forms of marketing. The last five years have seen some remarkable SEO success stories, from Markus Frind's

2010 181

10 Tips to Creating a New Life Direction

Ian's Messy Desk

By Laura Berman Fortgang, Author of Now What?: 90 Days to a New Life Direction. Make a list of all you can't stand about work/life Those who are really stuck may complain that they don't know what they want. Not true

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