Sat.Oct 07, 2017 - Fri.Oct 13, 2017

Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

There are many methods a minute taker can use to take minutes e.g. Recording devices , laptop, iPad, and just plain writing. Those people who write the minutes probably use their own version of shorthand (tips on how to do this are covered in this post ), text language or EasyScript.

2017 201

Which Renewable Energy Source Has the Most Promise?

Eco-Office Gals

For years, there has been a push to find alternative energy sources that will replace the use of fossil fuels. However, there really has not been a lot of movement towards making the replacement permanently on a large scale.

2017 188

Top Destinations In Europe for a Long Weekend on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Romantic break for two? Long weekend with the guys? Europe offers so many different and interesting destinations. Whether you want to embrace your inner foodie in France, run with the bulls in Spain or traverse Italian city canals, there is something for everyone in Europe. For those on a budget, long weekend trips can mean exciting experiences. You can get away for a few days, explore a new destination, and save more money than you would if you go on a longer holiday.

2017 216

LinkedIn's CEO on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, recently shared his list of the 3 trends that will shape the future of work. These are: AI and Automation. The Skills Gap. Independent Workers. None of these are particularly new or surprising. They're all well known to anyone who has been following the future of work.

2017 196

10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

So it goes without saying that you get tons of emails, oh and your Executive probably gets tons of emails too! These days, we are all swimming in the sea of digital communications and most of us are drowning!

2017 188

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [PART 3] Leveraging Learning

Eat Your Career

This is part three of a three-part series where I’m covering the following topics: Part 1: Getting Leadership Approval. Part 2: Retaining Information. Part 3: Leveraging Learning. In this article, I’ll share some strategies to help you use what you’ve learned in training.

2017 130

15 Tips On How To Live A Fulfilling Life

Dumb Little Man

You despise yourself because of your imperfections. You loathed your skin color, your monolid eyes, your body shape—almost everything about you. That’s why you try really hard to get rid of them. However, although a lot of people are already appreciating you, you still can’t be happy. It’s because you don’t know your real flaws, the flaws that you have within you. They are those things that make you feel like you don’t belong in your own body.

2017 205

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

As you guys can imagine with two weeks to go to the Virtual Summit I am literally up to my head in videos, online event technology, marketing and social media. I’m not going to lie, it is pretty intense BUT, it is going to be so awesome!

2017 186

Why You Cannot Neglect Emotional Intelligence if You Want to Be Successful

On The Job

Anthony Mersino was 39-years-old and had already been a successful project manager for more than 17 years when a therapist asked him: “Do you have any idea how dangerous it is not to be in touch with your feelings?”

2017 151

Revisiting What You Need To Know About Eye Health

Dumb Little Man

Taking care of your eyesight has never been more important. As we spend a lot of time in front of our computer, mobile phones, and other gadgets, the more we become at risk of having dry eyes, early macular degeneration, and other eye problems. Although employing the 20-20-20 rule can help mitigate the negative effects of staring too long at your screens, it’s usually not enough.

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Multi-Level Marketing and the Need for Highly Flexible Jobs and Supplemental Income

Small Business Labs

Despite a very robust jobs market, the need for highly flexible part-time jobs and supplemental income continues to grow. An example of this is the continued growth of the multi-level marketing industry. According to their trade association, the Direct Sellers Industry Association (DSA), 5.3

2017 173

Podcast 074: The power of labeling

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! It’s to be expected that organizers like to label things. They run around with their little machines and slap a label onto anything that’s not moving. I don’t go that far, and not everything needs a label. Ease of finding things and ease of putting them away are two big reasons that getting organized matters, for anything you organize.

2017 100

Vocal Habits That Like, Hurt, Like, Your Career

On The Job

Vocal fry. Upspeak. Like, you know, those things are so, like, annoying? In recent comments about whether or not "vocal fry" hurts women in the workplace, readers weighed in on the story and said that yes, it does drive them crazy. (If

2017 141

5 Simple Ways to Pay Off College Debt Faster

Dumb Little Man

If you have a massive debt on your student loans, you’re not alone. Many people do. The standard repayment period for student loan debt is 10 years. That means you will be spending a chunk of your monthly income to repay your student loans for a decade. If you apply for a program based on your income, it is possible to be approved for a lower monthly amount and a longer loan term. An income-based program can help you if you’re finding it a challenge to make minimum monthly payments.

2017 162

How to Elevate Your Startup with an Animated Explainer Videos

Small Business CEO

Startup owners rarely have large marketing budgets at their disposal. But marketing your product or service is essential at every stage of growth. That’s why you need to capitalise on your resources wisely, and spend money on marketing techniques and tools that offer high ROI.

2017 89

Grammar Quiz #15: Personal Pronouns

Daily Writing Tips

Choose the correct pronoun to fill the blank. Neither Bill nor _ showed up for the concert. a) him. b) he. The boys brought _ girls flowers that they’d picked in the meadow. a) us. b) we. Just between you and _ let’s not repeat the rumor that’s going around. a) me. b) I.

2017 63

Go With the (Sales) Flow

The Marq

First, I apologize to everyone reading these blogs. I've been late on this and the previous post, as well as skipped one in between. As it turns out, not all of my weeks are as insightful as I thought they may be! Or may be I'm just not keen enough to tease out the insights!!!

2017 52

What Every Bossy Person Should Really Know

Dumb Little Man

Are you in the habit of bossing or ordering the people in your life around? You know, instead of asking them to do something and having them consent and agree to do it, you give them commands which you expect will be followed immediately and without protest? “Do Do this.”. “Do Do that.”. Don’t do that.”. If you do, have you ever considered how it affects other people? Have you ever stopped to question how they’re really responding to your commands inside their heads?

2017 160

Why is B2B Market Research So Important?

Small Business CEO

B2B research stands for Business to Business research and is essential when it comes to developing your business. The difference between B2C and B2B is simple. B2B research refers to the end user be an individual while B2B market research is when the end user is another business/ corporation.

2017 88

“They” As a Nonbinary Pronoun

Daily Writing Tips

A few weeks ago, an acquaintance visited me, and as my visitor exited the parked car, I saw that it was still occupied. My visitor, standing before me, made a reference to “they,” but only one person sat in the vehicle, and I was momentarily puzzled.

2017 62

This is What You Do


You get up at whatever time you need to get up. Maybe it’s early because you go to bed early and want those morning hours for yourself or maybe it’s later because you’re more of a night owl and thrive in the evening hours. You grab some form of breakfast. Sometimes it’s whatever you can throw together. Sometimes it’s something you prepared in advance. Sometimes it’s drive-thru. You get anyone other than you ready for the day ahead.

2017 50

10 Workout Tips All Beginners Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

You’ve finally decided to get started on your fitness journey, get to the gym and start working out. That’s great! Every journey has to start somewhere and making that decision is the first step. But, before you actually walk into the gym, it’s a good idea to have some knowledge under your belt. Here are the top 10 workout tips that you need to know before you get started. Don’t Worry About Everyone Else.

2017 159

How Your Personal Financial Decisions Could Affect Your Business

Small Business CEO

Life is rough all on its own. When you add money too it, sometimes it can be too much. However, as a business owner, you must learn how to balance your own finances before you can create success in the finances of your business.

2017 87

How to Refer to Monetary Amounts

Daily Writing Tips

How should references to amounts of money be styled? The key to answering that question is context. Casual, isolated references, as well as approximations, are generally spelled out, as in the examples below: “I’m just putting in my two cents’ worth.”.

2017 62

The Art of Taking Action with Gregg Krech


On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Gregg Krech to the program. Gregg is one of the leading experts on Japanese Psychology in the U.S. He is the author of 5 books including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, which has become an Amazon best seller and offer practical strategies for integrating ideas from Eastern philosophy with contemporary Western living.

2017 48

6 Best Tactics to Improve Your Self-Control

Dumb Little Man

How do you improve your self-control? For most of us, this is a work in progress. Self-control, at its most basic, is the ability to control our emotions and actions. Having the ability to do this effectively has been tied to being successful in all areas of life. It allows us to achieve goals and accomplish tasks that may seem daunting or even impossible. For example, self-control in the financial arena can help you make wise buying or investing decisions.

2017 158

The Rise of Social Leadership

Small Business CEO

Social media is becoming a key leadership skill. Social media represents a real opportunity for leaders – a place where they can engage with employees, customers and peers alike. To create a personal brand, keep up to date and to lead with transparency and authenticity.

2017 66

55 “House” Idioms

Daily Writing Tips

The integral nature and the ubiquity of houses in our culture has given rise to a number of idiomatic expressions that include the word house. This post lists such terms.

2017 60

The Art of Taking Action with Gregg Krech


On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Gregg Krech to the program. Gregg is one of the leading experts on Japanese Psychology in the U.S. He is the author of 5 books including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, which has become an Amazon best seller and offer practical strategies for integrating ideas from Eastern philosophy with contemporary Western living.

2017 46

Tips To Look Younger: How To Pick The Best Makeup For Older Women

Dumb Little Man

The fact that your skin is the largest organ of your body makes it crucial that you give it the attention it deserves. After all, your skin tells a lot about your youthfulness and health. There are a number of ways you can keep your skin looking radiant and healthy. If you are considering using the best makeup for older women to achieve that, here’s a quick guide you can rely on. Liquid Concealer. Via llurebeautylounge.

2017 155

5 Money Saving Ideas Businesses Can Use To Attract New Users

Small Business CEO

Are you a businessman? Then your first and foremost objective should be to attract a huge number of customers and earn a massive profit. Right? But, for doing that if you end up spending a lot then is this worth it? Absolutely, NOT!!

2017 61

Consistent Use of “That” in Parallel Constructions

Daily Writing Tips

As a conjunction, that is often optional. But when two or more corresponding phrases are involved, employ it consistently or omit it altogether, as explained in the discussion and shown in the revision following each of these examples.

2017 56

These Tools Make Personal Branding Easy and Affordable

Dumb Little Man

Imagine this: You found your ideal opportunity to work in sports or your dream job of coordinating events for your favorite baseball team. So, you wrote your resume, created an awesome cover letter, and then passed your application. Then, you sent your follow-up email and wait. While you’re on pins and needles, your employer is doing their research.

2017 154

How to Buy a Used Coordinate Measuring Machine

Small Business CEO

Buying a used coordinate measuring machine is a smart, strategic way to save money while improving your measuring capabilities. But it also raises a number of questions, including where you should buy a used coordinate measuring machine, what brand you should buy, and what you should expect.

2017 59

4 Signs You Have Been Hacked

Small Business CEO

Massive hacking attacks make global headlines. These incidents typically affect governments and major corporations. Large organizations provide a bigger challenge, a larger payoff and, for some hackers, raises their notoriety in this underworld network.

2017 59

Security Matters: Keeping Control of Your Site

Small Business CEO

Cyber attacks have now become a fact of life, and are now something that each and every one of us has to guard against. It’s no good thinking that criminals will only attack the ‘big boys’ – far from it. In fact, smaller businesses are seen as softer targets with weaker defenses to penetrate.

2017 58

Improve Your Business Email List Management with a Reliable Email Validation Service

Small Business CEO

If your business maintains an email list, you need to make sure that every email is well-validated; or else, you risk your business with potential security risks, wasted resources for managing spams, and many other counter-productive activities.

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