Sat.Apr 02, 2016 - Fri.Apr 08, 2016

A day in the life: Laura O’Malley, Team Lead and Executive PA, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? I provide PA support to the Director and Deputy Director of Operations and the Director of HR. I am also the Team Lead for the Corporate PA Team, so I coordinate the teams work, ensure cover is arranged for annual leave, sickness etc.

2016 207

19 ways to get motivated to exercise

Dumb Little Man

Even though we know that exercise is good for us, it can still be hard to maintain a regular exercise plan.—or or even start one! It’s tough to make the switch from ‘thinking about working out’ to actually working out. So what can we do?

2016 205

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.

2016 202

Truck Based Commerce Continues to Expand - Financial Planning & Books

Small Business Labs

The use of trucks as mobile commerce platforms continues expand. Just in the last week the press have reported on two interesting examples. The Forbes article Financial Planner Takes Tough-Love Money Advice On The Road  reports on the first financial planning truck I've heard of. 

2016 205

Let’s talk team bonding

Practically Perfect PA

A bonded team is a happy team, and happy teams are engaged, motivated and ready to do their best work. Did you know, when employee engagement is high, revenue growth is 2.5 times higher, employee turnover is 40% lower and customer satisfaction is 12% higher?

2016 177

10 Tips to Develop Both Sides of Your Brain

Dumb Little Man

Each side of the brain performs certain functions. The right side focuses on the visuals and the “big picture” of something and is the side from which creative thought springs, while the left brain is the linear, detail-oriented, and logical part.

2016 196

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. This article has been shared by permission from the author. .

2016 174

More Trending

Launching Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

In last year’s Practically Perfect PA reader’s survey I asked you lovely lot “What area of your role do you think you need to learn more about? ”. Business travel was a pretty clear winner. From this Assist Travel was born.

2016 170

Best Motivation Whatsapp Status Quotes

Dumb Little Man

It’s time to get motivated by some of the greatest words ever spoken throughout history and then share them with the world by using them in a Whatsapp status or as a Facebook status. 15 Motivation Whatsapp Status Quotes 1) Change yourself – you are in control.

2016 192

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam. This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author. Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job.

3 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

On The Job

A confident stride, a firm handshake and a calm demeanor in a crisis will more than likely ensure that you are seen as a real pro at work, someone who is competent and skilled in her job. But before work every morning, you're a mess.

2016 151

How do You Know That You're the Best?

Virtual Moxie

Kathy came to me to ask me to review her business in the hopes that I would tell her where I think she fits in the overall landscape of Virtual Assistants.

2016 148

SWITCHING HABITS: To Smoke Or To Vape?

Dumb Little Man

Smoking is a pastime we humans have been practicing and enjoying ever since the beginning of time. Such an activity has greatly evolved through both time and different generations.

2016 165

Assistants Are Simply The Best

Office Dynamics

The team at Office Dynamics International is ecstatic to work with administrative professionals around the globe every day of the year. It’s one of our favorite things! Assistants are simply the best.

2016 152

How to Give the Best Virtual Presentation Ever

On The Job

Giving a virtual presentation to a tech audience has special challenges, but an expert provides tips to overcome any obstacles and give an engaging and informative talk. It’s fairly easy to tell if people aren’t paying attention during your presentation or meeting.

2016 141

Expect More Internet Connected, Quantified Dogs

Small Business Labs

Based on our site stats, we have a loyal core of readers who love pet trends as much as we do.    So this group will no doubt want to be updated on the acquisition of Whistle, a maker of "Fitbit for dogs" devices, by consumer products giant Mars.

2016 130

This is How To Show Employers You Have The Skills They Want

Dumb Little Man

In your mind, you’re the perfect candidate for every job you’ve ever applied for. You’re certain you fulfill every requirement in the job description, but after each application or interview you never receive that job offer. Maybe employers aren’t seeing all you really have to offer.

2016 165

Better Writing: When to Use “Like” vs. “Such As”

Office Dynamics

Have you ever wondered about the distinction between “like” or “such as” in your writing? Here are two phrases to consider: the answers that so-called geniuses like / such as Newton seem to embody. centuries of innovations like / such as the airplane and the space shuttle have resulted.

2016 142

Review: An Excellent College Textbook

Business Writing

College instructors sometimes ask me to recommend a text to use in their business writing classes. Until now, I haven't had a satisfactory answer. But I am pleased to recommend Business Writing Scenarios: Writing From the Inside, by Jon R. Best Picks Books Teaching Business Writing

2016 130

Is an Espresso Machine Good for You?

Professional Assistant Blog

Espresso machines produce highly concentrated ,dark and rich brew that are mostly found at the coffee shops. The coffee beans must be finely ground and packed to produce strong coffee which some people prefer to take as shots.

2016 130

Protect Your Breakable Items By Following These Packing Tips

Dumb Little Man

Delicate items usually have financial and emotional values attached to them. To treasure them for years it is essential to take care of the, when planning to move your house by accepting help from packers and movers.

2016 160

Silvia isn’t just an admin, an appreciation letter

Office Dynamics

An appreciation letter to Joan Burge, CEO and Founder, Office Dynamics International. We receive letters from executives and assistants about the impact of our work. In fact, we have hundreds of letters stored away here that we’ve never shared with you before.

2016 138

Contract Jobs Dominated Job Growth Since 2005

Small Business Labs

Fusion's Harvard economist: All net U.S. job growth since 2005 has been in contracting gigs  covers a study by two noted academic economists that found all net employment growth in the U.S. economy since 2005 appears to have occurred in alternative work arrangements.

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Decisions Move the World

Clutter Coach

by I write a lot about decision making. So much of clutter and other stuff that's in your way is the result of not making decisions about it. The pile of needed decisions keeps growing till you just get overwhelmed by it and then the simplest decision seems strenuous. That naturally induces procrastination. Why decide? Here's why: When you don't decide, others do it for you. Are they going to pick the choice you want? Uh-uh.

2016 100

How To Get Back a Normal Life After a Loss

Dumb Little Man

When someone close to you dies, it often seems like life can never be the same again. Yet loss is a natural part of life, and it is also something we all have to face. Of course, it is never easy, but there are ways to prepare yourself and ensure that things can return to normal in time.

2016 145

Expectations of Today’s Assistant

Office Dynamics

Welcome to April! We are into the 4th month of 2016. How is it going for you so far? Office Dynamics is all a buzz with the anticipation and excitement of Administrative Professionals Week the end of this month.

2016 134

11 Top Tips for Time Management

Productivity Bits

Wake Up Early Are you a morning or a night person? When you’re busy all the time, waking up early essentially adds an extra hour or two to your day. Although it can be difficult at first, waking up early can boost your time management skills, simply because you have more time to get things done. It is also reported that waking up early can leave you feeling more refreshed and energised for the day (providing you get enough sleep).

2016 100

Storage Units: Good or Evil?

Clutter Coach

by My general rule about storage units is this: avoid them at all costs! People rent them and forget ’em and they often turn out to be filled with junk. Let’s look at why you really might need a storage unit. There’s a short list of reasons that are acceptable. You are temporarily living in a place that’s too small for your possessions. Your temporary living situation will be so short that it doesn’t make sense to move all your stuff in.

2016 100

Vehicle Moving Process Made Uncomplicated by Proficient Car Packers movers in Delhi

Dumb Little Man

Delhi is the silicon city of the nation and also one of the cities in India with the largest number of cars. So, the car owners here in Delhi sometimes may need to move their cars from Delhi to another city like Karnataka, Kolkata or Noida.

2016 139

How to Present Data to Your Executive

Office Dynamics

Business is becoming increasingly complex and data is becoming extremely important in order for companies to be able to stay ahead of the curve; remain current and be competitive. Executives need to make decisions that ensure the success of the entire company.

2016 130

Testing Isn’t Only for the Technical Team: The Tests Your Business Needs to Be Doing

Small Business CEO

Frequently, when we talk about testing, we are talking about tests done by a dedicated testing team. More recently, development have also had to think about developer testing.

2016 78

30 Minutes to Less Clutter

Clutter Coach

by Want less clutter on your desk? Can you spare half an hour? What if it would make the following half hour twice as productive? And the hour after that too? Spending time on organizing is a great investment because it always gives you a high return (unlike many investments these days). Starting. Figuring out how to start is often the hardest part of decluttering. The big secret is that it really doesn’t matter, just make a decision and do it.

2016 100

5 Resources That Help You Answer “What’s That Word?”

Daily Writing Tips

You’re trying to think of a word, but it stubbornly refuses to materialize. Oh, well. You’ll think of it—when it’s too late. What do you do in the meantime? Plenty of books and websites are available to bridge the gap between your brain and the word it seeks.

2016 65

How To Spend More Time On Focused Work

Productivityist

This guest post is by Paul Minors. Paul decided to write this post after hearing from so many people how hard it is to find the time to get any focused work done. You can listen to Paul discussing these ideas on his podcast. You can also sign up to Paul’s free email course, the 7-Day Productivity Plan and learn how to supercharge your productivity. I’m sure you know the feeling where you have a big project or a task that’s going to require a decent amount of your energy and attention.

2016 63

Back to Basics – How Talking to Customers is Making a Comeback

Small Business CEO

It may sound obvious, but talking directly to a potential customer is one of the most effective ways to promote what you do. By talking directly, I don’t mean crafting a personalised email to a carefully curated mailing list. I’m talking about having a conversation face to face.

2016 76

Organize your bedroom

Clutter Coach

by Wouldn’t it be delightful to walk into a serene, welcoming bedroom after a hard day’s work? It would invite you to relax and nothing else; nothing to put away, nothing to distract you from chilling out. The way it is now: The bed is unmade, clothes are slung over chairs and doorknobs, newspapers and magazine are on the floor, the bureau and nightstand are littered with stuff. People, this is not a room conducive to relaxation!

2016 100

3 Cases of Sentence-Composition Confusion

Daily Writing Tips

It’s not only quite possible but also quite common for what initially appears to be a well-written sentence to turn out to fail to express what the writer intended. Readers may be able to understand that intent, and may not even notice the error, but confusion is likely.

2016 63