October, 2010

Tips for Being a Good Boss & An Update

ProAssisting Blog

A member of ours recently read our white paper, “Defining Assistant Excellence” (.pdf pdf format) and suggested that we create a white paper for bosses entitled “Defining Executive Excellence” that might help bosses create a better working relationship with their assistants.

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How Your Handwriting May Impact Your Job

On The Job

What does your handwriting say to your boss? You might be surprised to learn just how much. A story in today's Wall Street Journal discusses how forming letters is key to developing the brain. It quotes an education professor noting that messy handwriting can have "ramifications."

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Earth Talk: Building a Green Economy

Eco-Office Gals

EarthTalk®. From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine. Dear EarthTalk: What does it mean when one uses the phrase, “building a green economy?” I’ve heard it repeated a few times lately and would like to have a better understanding of the concept. – Rosie Chang, Islip, NY.

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Five Essential Steps to Create Career Fulfillment

Eat Your Career

Career fulfillment (or, as I like to call it, career nourishment ) can often seem like an elusive beast. Figuring out what it is and how to find it is a difficult process for many.

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How To Effectively Manage Your Priorities – Part II

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is the last part of a two-part series on "How To Effectively Manage Your Priorities" and a quick Review of Field Notes Notebook ].

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Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Small Business Labs

One of my favorite technology trend analysis and forecasting efforts is Gartner's annual Hype Cycle report.    Gartner analyzes hundreds of technologies and forecasts which will - and will not - enter the mainstream over the next 2-5 years. 

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Tips for Being a Good Boss | Online Executive and Admin Assistant.

ProAssisting Blog

A member of ours recently read our white paper, “Defining Assistant Excellence” (.pdf pdf format) and suggested that we create a white paper for bosses entitled “Defining Executive Excellence” that might help bosses create a better working

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Featured Soloist Revka Stearns: “Don’t Wait For Perfection”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Revka Stearns. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Revka Stearns, who builds Web sites for solopreneurs.

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4 Reasons to Stop Thinking and Start Doing

Eat Your Career

I’m a compulsive over-analyzer. Rarely am I able to just “let things go” when I should. Instead, I dwell. I pick apart. I dissect until whatever it is no longer resembles itself. I think way too much. The human brain has a remarkable ability to find order in chaos.

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5 Different Ways to Reduce Waste in an Average Office

Eco-Office Gals

The easiest way to reduce office waste is to avoid creating it in the first place. Of course, the advent of electronic communication has helped businesses decrease waste substantially, but there’s always room for improvement. Stay Up-to-Date.

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Learn to Communicate With WARMTH

Ian's Messy Desk

Wear a smile – A smile is one of the strongest communication tools. You don't have to spend the entire time grinning like an idiot, but there is nothing quite as infectious as sharing a smile. Dale Carnegie said, “It costs nothing

Minimizing The Facebook Time Sink/Information Overload

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.

My Flyer Is Your Flier

Business Writing

Dan sent me an email recently to tell me I had misused a word. He said: "Just a friendly tip: You used the word flyer on your website. It should be flier." I appreciate friendly tips, but I resisted Dan's.

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Featured Soloist Diana Guerrero: “Find What Sets You Apart”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Diana Guerrero. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses.

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On the Selling of Souls: Where Do YOU Draw the Line?

Eat Your Career

A good friend of mine once told me that every soul is for sale. He said it’s just the way the world works, that we do what we can to stay whole but sooner or later, we let pieces of ourselves go in exchange for what we need. It’s a matter of survival, he said.

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Influenster: Green VoxBox Review

Eco-Office Gals

Twitter is a game changer for new blogs. By far, it is the easiest and cheapest way to get readers to your blog. However, effectively using twitter to get noticed is more art than science. When I started, I made some embarrassing goofs.

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Tips From Successful Job Seekers

On The Job

I never get tired of hearing how people got a job. I don't think anyone gets tired of hearing it, even those who are still looking.

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Get Hours Back By Editing Time Wasters (Editing Life Series)

Simple Productivity Blog

This is the eighth article in the Editing Life series. One of the first things I do when I feel overwhelmed is I take a break. By itself, this is not a bad strategy.

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Plan your personal development with a “To Be” list

Ian's Messy Desk

How many of you begin your week by writing a to-do list to track the things you want to accomplish over the next seven days? How about writing a weekly 'To Be' list capturing the kinds of personal characteristics you would like to

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How to Know When to Quit

Dumb Little Man

How would you feel if someone called you a "quitter"? My guess is – not good. You might feel hurt, guilty or upset. You almost certainly wouldn't feel proud of yourself. Quitting gets a bad rap.

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Career Fulfillment: Why It Matters

Eat Your Career

I consider myself very fortunate: My career gives me a deep sense of purpose. Luck is definitely part of it, but it also took a lot of work to get to this point. Like everyone, I’ve had jobs that left me feeling empty at the end of the day.

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Free Services to Green Your Holidays!

Eco-Office Gals

The holidays are coming up quick and it’s time for Eco-Office Gals to get in the giving spirit. Many of you will have printing needs for the season. Christmas cards or holiday catalogs may be on the holiday horizon.

3 Ways to Have a Better Relationship With the Boss

On The Job

When I write for Gannett/USAToday.com, my column is picked up by newspapers and different websites all over the world.

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Newsweek Sold for $1

Small Business Labs

The Washington Post disclosed they sold Newsweek for $1. Actually, they sold it for a lot less than $1. As part of the sale, they agreed to pay $10 million in post acquisition costs and cover employee pension liabilities

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10 Tips for Taking Effective Phone Messages

Ian's Messy Desk

In today's computer-orientated business world, the telephone is still an important tool for connecting with your customers. There are few things more annoying than being handed a half crumpled piece of paper with semi-legible scrawl on

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Why People Complain and What We Can Do About It

Dumb Little Man

Know any chronic complainers? You may want to pass this on to them. and if it's you, read on. I think it's natural for people to complain.

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to End Up With a Career You Hate

Eat Your Career

I spend a lot of time sharing information on how to love your career. I talk about making thoughtful decisions , establishing a path and actively managing your goals. But, equally important, is avoiding those roads that will lead to inevitable career unhappiness. Sometimes, they’re hard to spot.

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How to Prospect, Using Social Media

The Solopreneur Life

T his column was written by Eric Ralph, who has dedicated himself to helping freelancers succeed. He is a former freelancer and now he is president of Milton, which offers the ability to manage contacts, projects, and finances together in one application. Follow him on Twitter @YourMilton. Social media is growing by leaps and bounds, but it can be difficult to get a handle on it, and how it can really impact your business.

What’s In Your Trash? A Review

Eco-Office Gals

Over a year ago I posted about starting a compost pile in my back yard. I started out with several biodegradable lawn bags full of leaves and added kitchen scraps as I went along. Eventually, we made an area for the pile and put it all together.

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Large Companies Recovering - Small Businesses Still in Recession

Small Business Labs

Large corporations are recovering from the recession and seeing sales increases. So far, most small businesses are not. The chart below shows the 2010 Q2 year-over-year sales growth for the S&P 500 (a large company stock index) compared

2010 195

Microsoft Fails To Hit The Right Notes With SMEs

The Small Business Blog

Today the world is talking about Cloud Computing following Microsoft’s announcement regarding Microsoft Office 365.

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7 Powerful and Amazingly Motivational Quotes from Zig Ziglar

Dumb Little Man

Zig Ziglar was born in 1926 in Coffee County, Alabama, United States. He is an American author, salesperson and a motivational speaker. He is over 80 years old and still travels around the world attending motivation seminars to help people get stuff done.

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Next Actions Are Procrastination Makers

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. The ubiquitous Next Action. The granular task on which Getting Things Done is based. When I first read Getting Things Done , I was fascinated by the concept of Next Actions.

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8 Ways To Eliminate Distractions When Working On A Computer

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. W ith all the cool social networking tools that are available to us today, our need to be connected are easily satisfied by a simple click on the mouse. We are in an era where collaboration and communication are the main elements that drive the society.

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Green Halloween Round Up

Eco-Office Gals

Sending the kids out to panhandle for candy tonight? Here are few green Halloween reads to send you scary ghouls on their way! 10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween – Busy Mommy Media. Cheapskate’s guide to a green Halloween – MNN. Green Halloween decorations – MNN.

2010 193

Do Email "Thanks" Please or Provoke You?

Business Writing

In the Email Intelligence classes I teach, a hot topic for discussion is email replies that say only "Thanks." Some people complain that "Thanks" emails waste their time. They have to stop what they are doing, click open the emails.

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Blog for Action on 15th October 2010

The Small Business Blog

On 15th October 2010 bloggers from around the world will blog to make change, spark debate and drive collective action. Held each year, Blog Action Day holds a different focus each year, and this year bloggers in over 100 countries will all blog the necessity for clean accessible water.

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