Sat.May 16, 2015 - Fri.May 22, 2015

Perceiving a Better Future

Dumb Little Man

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer A poll after the first televised debate between two presidential candidates in 1960 had some interesting results. Those who watched it on TV tended to think that John F.

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3 Steps to Hosting and Organizing a Successul Telesummit Event

Office Organization Success

Hosting your own Telesummit is the number one list-building strategy. In fact, if done correctly, a telesummit can add hundreds of new subscribers to your list, practically overnight.

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The devil is in the detail: The importance of creating a thorough event brief

Practically Perfect PA

As Event Professionals (#Eventprofs), most of us will have experienced a request to organise an event with brevity of instruction…. ‘We We need to organise an event in London for 200 people on 20 th June’.

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Coworking Members Learning New Skills, Becoming More Successful

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from our recent survey of coworking members is how many reported they had learned new skills - or improved their existing skills - due to their coworking space membership: 69% of the respondents reported they learned new skills. 68% of the respondents reported they improved their existing skill set. The learning generally comes two ways.

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4 Truths About Worry

Dumb Little Man

Worry is such a bain to many people’s existence and it is a sly foe that likes to creep up on you and whisper less than pleasant thoughts into your ears trying to hypnotise you into mediocrity.

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How Assistants Manage Their Workload (and all the extras, like training!)

Office Dynamics

Are you one of the many assistants who claims you can’t attend a training course or even get away for a free webinar because you’re just too busy?

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Launching Assist Travel

Practically Perfect PA

Following the success of the Assist Conference I have decided to organise a few more events throughout the year. First up we have Assist Travel taking place on Friday 4th September 2015 from 10am to 4pm in London. This is a free to attend event for Practically Perfect PA subscribers.

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What A Man Can Expect When Expecting Counseling

Dumb Little Man

Men are often on the other side of my office door, pacing in the waiting room as I prepare for our first session of psychological counseling. Many of my male patients are nervous the first time we meet and have never reached out for mental health therapy before.

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On The Job - Untitled Article

On The Job

Are you your best self every day? While that may sound like a question posed by Oprah, a new book by Tom Rath -- the author of the mega-selling "StrengthsFinder 2.0" -- points out that many people pursue happiness instead of creating meaning.

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Last chance to enter our Biscuiteers giveaway!

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks to the lovely folk at Biscuiteers , the luxury, hand-iced biscuit gifting company, we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers. We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Biscuiteers School of Icing with a friend.

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Branding Your YouTube Videos with Custom Thumbnails

Tips From T. Marie

YouTube is great for sharing videos, but have you noticed that the image that appears when your video isn’t playing is hit or miss?

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Markers of Success— Understanding the Successful From the Unsuccessful

Dumb Little Man

It is difficult to formulate an equation for success or draw an ideal image of the successful man or woman. It is also not possible to determine parameters to judge the success of a particular person by.

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McKinsey's Four Global Disruptions

Small Business Labs

McKinsey's new book No Ordinary Disruptions covers 4 global forces they believe are rewriting the world economy's operating system. The 4 are: The Age of Urbanization. Accelerating Technological Change. Responding to the Challenges of an Aging World. Greater Global Connections. What's interesting about this list is these trends have been apparent and discussed for many years.

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Working on your own initiative

Practically Perfect PA

In my blog posts I often write about proactivity and showing initiative. I think it is hugely important for assistants to be proactive so that they are noticed and rewarded within the work place.

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Save Time With An SOP

Simple Productivity Blog

I want you to think of something that you don't do very often but are rather complicated. Did you have to spend extra time trying to remember all of the things you needed to do? Or did you forget something and have to go back and do it? That's where an SOP can help.

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Passion and Purpose – Keys to Finding (or Not Finding) Your Niche

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. You are a talented individual, and through your past positions you may have acquired a pretty big proverbial hat collection with all of the different ones you’ve had to wear. So when you’re developing your business, don’t be too hasty in picking one and throwing the rest out.

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Live Your BIG & BOLD Life Free Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Access the free webinar replay here. Working women hold a unique position in our society. We juggle family, business demands, and social lives. But all too often, we encounter resistance. Glass ceilings, stereotypes, and the physical limitations of time all attempt to hold us back.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Biscuiteers winner…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Biscuiteers and Practically Perfect PA giveaway! I can now announce the winner… drum roll please… is: Jenna Beckett. Congratulations Jenna! We will contact you to get your details! Thanks again to Biscuiteers for hosting such a fantastic giveaway.

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A Morning Miracle – How A Chance Mention Changed My Life

Simple Productivity Blog

What would you say if I told you that a planned morning routine that focuses on self-improvement can bring incredible results.even if you are not a morning person? I recently found myself reading a book and implementing such a routine.and I am finding the results to be miraculous!

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How to Kill Collaboration

On The Job

Collaboration is an important buzzword around the workplace today, but David Strom’s observation several years ago that there is a belief that “sharing is still for sissies” can still ring true today.

How Color Affects Your Mood (and Wellness)

Office Dynamics

I love spring—all the colors are so beautiful. Outside, there is an array of colors that inspire freshness, newness, brightness and make me feel energetic! We actually have a lot of color in the desert.

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The Growing Startup Scene Hungary & Budapest

The Small Business Blog

When you talk about the most exciting startup scenes across Europe, the cities of London, Berlin and Stockholm are usually on the tips of most tongues while Hungary and its capital Budapest aren’t traditionally associated with the startup community. Better know for its hot springs and the Chain Bridge that links the two separate areas… Read the full article here: The Growing Startup Scene Hungary & Budapest on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Open Loops 5/22/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on: Dealing with selfish people. Little-known features on the iPhone. Getting songs out of your head. Conquering overwhelm.

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Outsourcing Services to Virtual Staff: Is It Worth It?


I’m preparing for my live streaming event Beyond Productivity , so I’ve enlisted the help of additional contributors this week. The following is a guest post from Felix Tarcomnicu. Felix is an entrepreneur that helps small business owners outsource work to virtual assistants.

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Are you making these capitalization mistakes?

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Are you making these capitalization mistakes? first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-10-06 16:05:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. P aper vs. electronic. If paper: wall or portable. To do’s vs. appointments. Personal vs. business. Repeating events. Family calendar. Where to keep it. When to look at it. The post Calendar appeared first on Clutter Coach

Things Small Business Can Do to Jumpstart Their SEO Campaign

Small Business CEO

As a small business competing in a crowded market, getting that extra marketing edge could mean a lot.

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Celebrate Tonight To Boost Your Productivity Tomorrow


The following is a guest post by Karl Staib. Karl helps smart leaders reduce turnover, improve productivity, and multiply creativity, so you and your employees get more done while feeling happy throughout the process.

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10 Ways To Form a Compound Noun

Daily Writing Tips

Compound nouns are of three kinds: open , hyphenated , and closed. As the names imply, “open compounds” are written as separate words, “hyphenated compounds” are written with one or more hyphens, and “closed compounds” are written as a single word.

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How to Run your Business from The Beach

Small Business CEO

We’d all like to think that we’re indispensible. And leaders are no different. Some leaders don’t take holidays, fearful that their business will collapse in their absence.

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Signs of the Times: Symptoms It’s Time to Seek Professional SEO Help

Small Business CEO

Many businesses like to take a DIY approach to SEO, and you may be one of them. After all, you can read up on plenty of SEO tips online from all the experts, and many SEO tactics are based on tasks you can do yourself. However, sometimes hiring a professional team can be a very good idea.

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5 Reasons Why Pop-up Shops May Be The Future of Retail

Small Business CEO

Pop up shops stormed on to our high streets a few years ago. What some people thought would be a flash in the pan, a temporary answer to the temporary glitch in the economy, have stayed. Even as the economy looks to improve, the pop up shops has not quite seen its day just yet.

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Don’t Assume You’re Too Small to Attract Cybercrime

Small Business CEO

America’s Backbone Weekly: Start Planning. Don’t Assume You’re Too Small to Attract Cybercrime. By Keith Loria for America’s Backbone Weekly.

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Nauseated vs. Nauseous

Daily Writing Tips

A reader sent me this request: Would you please do a blast-out about the word nauseated versus nauseous ?

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Mistakes With Regard

Daily Writing Tips

The English word regard has multiple meanings as both noun and verb. A common error is to attach an s to the noun in certain expressions. Incorrect: In congressional questioning, assessment of Clinton’s performance at State in regards to the Benghazi attack was split by party line.—US

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No More Conventional Antonyms

Daily Writing Tips

One of the innovations of Newspeak, the version of English used by the totalitarian government in Orwell’s dystopic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four , was the elimination of antonyms.

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Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation

Daily Writing Tips

In general usage, mediate and arbitrate are synonyms. However, as a reader pointed out when I used the words mediator and arbitrated in a sentence illustrating the difference between uninterested and disinterested , the roles of mediator and arbitrator in a legal context are distinct.

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