Sat.Oct 24, 2015 - Fri.Oct 30, 2015

Working with an introvert

Practically Perfect PA

The key to a successful relationship between an assistants and their Executive is having a good understanding of how each other operate. Actually let me rephrase that… the assistant should have a good understanding of how the Executive operates and adjust their style accordingly.

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Why You’re Not Getting What You’re Expecting

Tips From T. Marie

As some of you know creating handcrafted things is what I do in my ‘spare’ time. I find it not only relaxing, but it keeps my creativity fresh and flowing. Recently, on one of the crafting groups I belong to, someone posted a story with a moral about the pricing of handcrafted items.

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Is the Sound of Your Voice Hurting Your Career?

On The Job

You may be surprised the first time you hear your own recorded voice. Who is that person who sounds like Daffy Duck? Why didn’t anyone ever tell you that your voice makes you sound like a third-grader? Is your voice really so high-pitched it’s a wonder dogs aren’t howling for miles around?

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18 Million Americans Work in Multi-Level Marketing

Small Business Labs

The Economist article  Pharaonic creations covers the growing multi-level marketing industry and the various legal battles around whether or not they are illegal pyramid schemes. 

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Finding the perfect space to celebrate the festive season!

Practically Perfect PA

London has lots to offer when it comes to venues to celebrate Christmas and the end of a successful year. Many companies highly value this informal time once a year to socialise with colleagues and show appreciation for all the year’s achievements.

2015 232

21 Ways to Shrink the Email Monster

Business Writing

Are you haunted by too much email appearing nonstop, lurking in your inbox, and raising your anxiety level? If you are like most people at work, you get too much unnecessary email. If you need to keep your email open, Email Etiquette Tips on Microsoft Office

This May Be the Reason Your Team Doesn't Have Enough Good Ideas

On The Job

It’s much more fun – not to mention a heck of a lot less stressful – to get along with your colleagues at work. It’s even better when you’re friends with co-workers , because who doesn’t want to work with friends, right?

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Using social media to empower assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If you are reading this post it is more than likely that you are involved in some sort of social media platform be it LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook (I´m not sure how else you would have found this blog!).

5 Steps To Adjust Your Balance

Simple Productivity Blog

Last week we looked at how you can know if you are out of balance. Today we will give you 5 steps to get your life back into balance. Know Where You’re Headed. Too often being out of balance is just sense of something being out of whack. We know that things aren’t like we want them to be.

2015 186

Does "Niceness" Belong in the Workplace?

On The Job

Does it pay to be nice at work? In the "Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness," authors Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval contend that it does.

2015 176

Despite Regulatory Issues, Funding for Drones Continues to Fly High

Small Business Labs

According to CB Insights, venture funding for drones continues to reach new highs.

2015 186

Maximising your productivity and dealing with interruptions

Practically Perfect PA

Most assistants find that they are the absolute centre of their office, they are the fountain of all knowledge and the keeper of all secrets. This is generally a brilliant place to be and one of the main reasons assistants love their job.

2015 212

7 Simple Ways to Write a List Post That Gets Read

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! 7 Simple Ways to Write a List Post That Gets Read first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Bloggin

2015 87

The Art of Efficient Thinking (How to Reduce Cognitive Load)

Productivityist

Sean Nisil is an entrepreneur and advisor based in California. He is committed to helping people achieve and maintain their ideal lives through his coaching and writing. You can follow him on Twitter @SeanNisil. To receive his most popular articles, join his free newsletter here. .

2015 114

Trade In Old Gifts for New Ones

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-10-17 13:08:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. If you’ve got some “gently used” electronic devices that you’d like to trade up for, Best Buy has a trade-in program. This could be a great, low-cost way to unload that phone or PDA you never really used and get something you really want. It’s also a terrific way to do some cheap Christmas shopping for your gadget loving friends and family. You can view the details here.

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Knight Residence, Edinburgh

Practically Perfect PA

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities, but I am often more there for work than play. In September this year, it was one of those rare occasions where I had the chance to enjoy the city with friends for a special celebration.

2015 179

Nonplussed

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin phrase non plus , “not more, no further,” entered English as a noun with the following meaning: A state in which no more can be said or done; inability to proceed in speech or action; a state of perplexity or puzzlement; a standstill.

2015 90

The Importance Of Scheduling

Productivityist

Paul Minors is a productivity blogger who loves helping people improve their productivity so they can get more out of life. Paul’s new product, The Personal Productivity Toolkit helps you manage your time and get more done.

2015 113

The Apple Pile And The Need For Consistency

Brilliantly Better

In a corner of our kitchen there is a small basket. We use it for fruits. It has a round shape and it’s made of … The post The Apple Pile And The Need For Consistency appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 88

Lifelong Plans? Who Needs 'Em!

The Marq

What do you really want to do in life? Sometimes the wrong questions lead to answers that seem, at a minimum, idealistic and, in some cases, completed unrealistic. I’ve asked a similar question of everyone I interview, “What do you want to do when you grow up?”

2015 63

Gendered Pronouns

Daily Writing Tips

When I began writing about language several decades ago, the pronoun errors that concerned my readers related to number and case. I never imagined that gender would ever become a source of confusion.

2015 87

The Productivityist Podcast Episode 63: Project Management and You with Cesar Abeid

Productivityist

This week’s episode features a discussion with fellow Canadian and project management professional Cesar Abeid.

Two Kinds of Protagonist

Daily Writing Tips

The definition of protagonist most familiar to me as a student of literature is this one: protagonist noun : the chief character in a dramatic work. Hence, in extended use: the leading character, or one of the main characters, in any narrative work, as a poem, novel, film, etc.

2015 83

Capitalizing the Elements of a Compound Word in a Title

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about the capitalization of this title: “We Should Be People-oriented”: In this book I’m editing, there are many such [compounds], all with the second element uncapped. I looked for but didn’t find it in the CMS [ The Chicago Manual of Style ]. Is there a rule on this?

2015 83

Book Review: May I Quote You On That?

Daily Writing Tips

It has been quite a while since I reviewed a book about usage and grammar on this site. The only thing to set such books apart is the formatting and the title. The content is usually the same. A new guide from the Oxford Press is no exception to the charge of sameness of information.

2015 82

Last Chance to Join the Freelance Writing Course This Year

Daily Writing Tips

Every year more and more companies realize that having a strong online presence is paramount to their success. In order to build that presence they need to produce high-quality content on social media accounts, websites, blogs and online magazines.

2015 81

Meanings of Tool

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wants to know who’s right about the use of the word tool: My brother vehemently asserts that a tractor counts as a tool, since it is an invention that helps someone do something.

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