Sat.Apr 30, 2016 - Fri.May 06, 2016

100 words that will making minute taking a breeze

Practically Perfect PA

So as we all know minute taking can sometimes be a little tedious (Friday morning job anyone!!) I used to write hundreds of minutes every year and I really did find some amazing hacks that would make the task easier, quicker and less boring! You can find more of my tips here.

2016 207

3 Essential Financial Reports to Ensure YOUR Profitability

Office Organization Success

Your Financial Management System … one of your top FOUR business management and marketing systems. And yet for many of you, it’s the one you’re least likely to set up.

2016 193

Uber Didn't Create the Gig Economy; The Gig Economy Created Uber

Small Business Labs

We've been in a lot of meetings lately where people talk about the "Uberization of Work" These discussions tend to go the same way. The claim is made that Uber is creating the gig economy by hiring independent contractors instead of traditional employees. We don't agree.

2016 173

Why You Must Learn to Work With Other Departments

On The Job

In the past, the only time the tech department and those in finance or business operations might have interacted was at the annual holiday party. But even then, the employees pretty much huddled with their own department, like Super Bowl teams plotting the next interception.

2016 169

Practically Perfect PA hits the road

Practically Perfect PA

After the success of the Assist Conference and Assist Travel, both of which are based in London. I have decided to hit the road and organise some events in other parts of the UK.

2016 161

5 Fears You Might Not Realize Are Holding You Back (And What To Do)

Dumb Little Man

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. Joybell C. Isn’t it interesting how we all want to be successful, but when the opportunity comes, many of us shy away?

2016 207

Do Gig Workers Like Their Jobs? It's All About Choice, Flexibility, and Control

Small Business Labs

There is much confusion around whether or not gig workers like their jobs. The reason is the answer depends on which gig workers you ask. 

2016 158

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Our Social Media and Tech Training course is two weeks away!

Practically Perfect PA

I just wanted to remind you that our Social Media and tech training course is two weeks away! The first course is for assistants who want to learn how social media, apps and office tech can help increase their productivity and career development.

Why The Best Leaders Stay On Top: The Secret Behind Their Decision-Making Strategies

Dumb Little Man

People are both lazy and afraid to change, not wanting to adapt unless they see a massive benefit in doing so. They’re afraid to adapt to new technologies or change their lives because what they’re doing in the present is “working”.

2016 207

Win the Punctuation Games!

Business Writing

Test your punctuation prowess in these four punctuation challenges. First Game: 100-Word Hyphens In this 100-word passage, insert hyphens wherever they belong: The new four story condominium development on Bank Street features homes with state of the art appliances and.

2016 130

Guest Post: Tips & Tricks for Using Skype for Business

Tips From T. Marie

Tips from T.Marie is happy to offer the following guest post by Kathy Finsterle. Kathy Finsterle has been a content writer and blogger in London, Barcelona, and now sunny central Florida for Remington College’s business administration programs. She wears many hats, including fashionista, food critic, world traveler, ESL instructor, web marketer and more. Her goal is to inspire and promote learning, one helpful guest post at a time.

2016 107

There is Something to be Said for Endurance

Office Dynamics

JJ Villar, Lauren Birchmeier, and Jasmine Freeman. Who are they and what do they have in common? JJ Villar is one of the best dancers and choreographers in Las Vegas. JJ is only 1 of 8 of the original performers in the Michael Jackson ONE Cirque show.

2016 148

The Top 6 Travel Locations for Single Men 2016

Dumb Little Man

It’s no secret, traveling as a single man is one hell of an experience. Well, each of us has their own idea of what makes a place fun to visit, but for single guys, it almost always revolves around women, alcohol, outdoor activities, boobs, booze, and breaking bones.

2016 202

School-AgeD? Pint-SizeD? Is "D" Required?

Business Writing

To D or not to D? I published my monthly newsletter today, and it included the phrase "Olympic-size pool." But should it have been an "Olympic-sized pool?" A subscriber wrote and asked the -sized question. She also wondered whether to. Grammar and Usage Proofreading

2016 130

Why You Should Plan To Burn Out

Productivity Bits

Meetings. Assignments. Deadlines. Email. Phone calls. Texts. Reports. Trips. Projects. Some days the demands of the job seem never-ending. A hectic day now and then is manageable. String too many together, though, and you risk burnout. How do you spot it? Burned-out employees dread going to work , and, once there, they have negative attitudes and interactions. Eyes are on the clock, watching the hands drag slowly toward quitting time. Here’s a novel way to prevent burnout: plan for it.

2016 100

Entry-Level Jobs Teach Great Lessons to Those Willing to Learn

Office Dynamics

The average employee stays at a job for just 4.6 years , according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. College graduates will usually take their first steps into their career path either as an intern or entry-level employee with the hope to propel their career forward.

2016 147

4 Ways to Make Yourself Happier on a Daily Basis

Dumb Little Man

I love journaling, and as a natural consequence of that I love journal prompts. The other day, I opened one and it said to write about the last time I was truly happy. I was stumped because I couldn’t remember the last time I was.

2016 201

Why Your Small Business Needs a Website

Small Business CEO

Many small business owners make the mistake of believing that their company can do without a website.

2016 79

How good is your team? Try the Team Pressure Cooker Exercise!


Sometimes teams can become quite blind towards some very obvious improvements to their performance. There may be huge elephants in the team room which have somehow become camouflaged.

2016 52

Why Conference Receptions Are A Great Place to Start Networking

Office Dynamics

Do you dread going to the welcome reception at a conference? Or the opening night get together? A lot of people do, especially if they attend the conference alone or are a first timer.

5 Main reasons why you should become a family responsible employer

Dumb Little Man

Family life has evolved over the years and so has the business environment. There has been an increase in the number of families that have both parents working in an organization.

2016 194

The Power of Video for Growing Businesses

Small Business CEO

When it comes to successfully growing a business in the age of the internet, few tools are more powerful than video. It can be used in dozens of different ways and is exponentially more compelling than any other form of marketing or branding.

2016 77

How to Do More of the Things You Love


This piece originally appeared in The Productivityist Weekly newsletter. If you’d like to receive first-run and exclusive content delivered to your email inbox every week (and receive additional bonus offers and a free copy of my manifesto The Way of The Productivityist), sign up here. “Do Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” – Henry David Thoreau.

2016 67

Hired, then abandoned–how to become part of the team?

Office Dynamics

This month’s question from our friends at The Admin Pro Forum is from Maddy who is struggling to become part of the team at her new office. Take a moment to read her question and let us know what you think in the comments of this blog. Have you ever found yourself in a similar scenario?

2016 141

GO GREEN IN THE OFFICE: 4 guidelines for a brighter future

Dumb Little Man

There are many ways we can collaborate with an environmentally friendly work space. Some things are really easy to do because you can do them on your own, while others involve your team and the support of your colleagues.

2016 194

3 Tips for Managing Growth of your Small Business

Small Business CEO

The main goal of any small business is to succeed and to succeed well. Despite this being a universal and common goal, many small business owners are caught unawares when their company begins doing extremely well.

2016 73

How Long Should a Sentence Be?

Daily Writing Tips

A few years ago, I wrote a post titled “ How Long Should a Paragraph Be?

2016 62

5 Essential Tips For Tackling Decision Fatigue


Today’s guest post is by Brad Wayland. Brad is an entrepreneur, Chiefs fan and the VP of Business Development at BlueCotton , an on-demand t-shirt printing company. . Do you feel exhausted after hosting an event or after working on a big project? Feel like your brain is just tired or worn out at the end of the day? You’re likely encountering something known as decision fatigue. Here’s how to get rid of it. In 2011, researchers at Columbia University published a very, very interesting study.

2016 60

Why Some People “Try Everything”, But Still Don’t Succeed

Dumb Little Man

Why is it that some people “try everything”, and still don’t succeed? They start business after business, try job after job, use marketing method after marketing method, and burn themselves out in a frantic search for success that continually eludes them.

2016 188

3 Thing That You Need To Know About Forex Market Regulations

Small Business CEO

The foreign exchange is by far the largest and most liquid financial market in the world, with an estimated $5.3 trillion traded globally on a daily basis.

2016 72

80 Idioms with the Word Time

Daily Writing Tips

Considering that time is such a critical element in our lives, it’s no surprise that the word time should crop up so often in English idiomatic usage. Here’s a list of phrases that refer directly to time. a devil of a time : said of an ordeal.

2016 61

The Productivityist Podcast: The More of Less with Joshua Becker


This episode features my conversation with Joshua Becker. Joshua is the man behind Becoming Minimalist and the author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. I enjoyed chatting with Joshua about the meaning of minimalism, his new initiative The Hope Effect, and finding out if he is okay with my wanting a Tesla as my next car. I enjoyed The More of Less immensely – it’s been a real game-changer in my life.

2016 43

5 Steps to Creating a More Productive Sales Team

Dumb Little Man

The productivity of your sales team has a rather significant impact on the performance of your business. The salesforce are the people who are generating and driving new consumers to your business while maintaining the existing clients as well.

2016 186

3 Reasons Why Every SMB Should Have a Graphic Portfolio

Small Business CEO

As the leaders of small businesses, we’re constantly looking for new ways to elevate the marketability of our companies.

2016 69

Bahuvrihi Compounds

Daily Writing Tips

Have you ever described someone as a blockhead? Have you explained an action as heavy-handed? Have you ever referred to someone as white-collar? If so, then you’ve employed a bahuvrihi compound.

2016 60

How Can a CEO Get (and Stay) in Touch with Employees?

Small Business CEO

Often CEOs lose touch, or are perceived to have lost touch with their people. What’s worse, they can appear to have lost touch with the reality of working in the business. Clearly, this can be incredibly damaging.

2016 64

“Local” Marketing is Essential for Construction Trades

Small Business CEO

Marketing isn’t rocket science, but many companies waste time on the wrong strategies.

2016 57