Sat.Jan 31, 2015 - Fri.Feb 06, 2015

A day in the life: Claudia Ferreres, PA to Albert Adrià

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? As the Personal Assistant to a quite renowned chef, my tasks might vary from the ones of a regular PA, like calendar and email management, to most specific tasks such as taking care of the journalists that come visit the restaurants and to interview Albert.

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Build Your Relationship With Your Subscribers With These 7 Simple Ways

Office Organization Success

Technology is making us forget one very important aspect of building your business… And that is building a relationship with your subscribers and clients.

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Virgin's Coworking Hotel

Small Business Labs

Virgin has opened their first hotel - The Commons Club - in a refurbished bank building in downtown Chicago.

2015 213

How to Bounce Back From Devastating Failure: 7 Lessons You Can Learn From Pete Carroll

The Solopreneur Life

P ete Carroll is the head football coach of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks. Perhaps you heard: his team lost the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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Technology of the week: DocuSign

Practically Perfect PA

What is DocuSign? DocuSign lets you sign documents electronically and easily send documents for electronic signature in just minutes. It’s safe, secure, and legally binding. There is a free trial available for new users and prices start from £7 per month for individuals. What does it do?

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7 Ways to Kickstart Your Marketing for Your Teleclasses

Office Organization Success

You know teleclasses are a great list building strategy…. But you don’t know where to start when it comes to marketing your teleclass. You know that this is a great list building strategy, but getting the momentum going with marketing can feel overwhelming.

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Tracking the Digital Nomad Trend

Small Business Labs

Digital nomads - folks with a location-independent work and lifestyle that allows them to roam the earth working anywhere that has a good Internet connection - are getting a lot of attention these days.    So I thought I would look into the history of this term and trend.

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4 Tips For Keeping Important Documents Safe

Practically Perfect PA

We all have important documents that we need to keep safe. Whether it is for personal or business use, there are always some papers, invoices and key documents we just can’t afford to lose.

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The Solopreneur Life Poster No. 1

The Solopreneur Life

B elow is the first in The Solopreneur Life poster series. If you like it, I’ll make more. If you don’t like it, then it was a short series. You are welcome to download the hi-res version (it’s a 600-dpi, CMYK jpg), print it, and do with it what you wish.

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4 Things Small Businesses Can Learn from the Super Bowl XLIX Champions

Tips From T. Marie

The confetti is being swept up in Arizona and New Englander’s are waiting for the return of their Super Bowl champions in order to shower them with thanks for bringing the Vince Lombardi trophy back to Foxboro.

2015 164

Effective Conflict Resolution Techniques

Office Dynamics

Welcome to February— the month of love. But sometimes we don’t feel “the love” for certain coworkers. With extra tension and anxiety in the workplace due to multi-generational differences and workers feeling time compressed, you may be experiencing a bit of ‘conflict’ with coworkers.

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A business case for attending the Assist Conference

Practically Perfect PA

With just under a month to go until the Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 27th February I am putting the final touches to the event. I must say I am really looking forward to the day.

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The Solopreneur Interviews Are Back for a Second Run

The Solopreneur Life

T he series of solopreneur interviews, “Featured Soloists,” is back for a second run. If you want to be part of it, please fill out the form at the bottom of this post. Featured Soloists began in 2010, just one week after I launched

2015 162

Why You Should Spring Clean Your Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

We all have visions of spring cleaning as it involves our living quarters. Get down to the bare walls, clean everything, and have a fresh start. Most people don''t realize, though, that you should do the same thing to your calendar.

Terminology - Sharing vs. Access vs. On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

There's a lot of discussion these days around what to call companies like Airbnb, Task Rabbit, Uber, Home Joy and others. They're mostly referred to as "sharing economy" companies. But as the Harvard Business Review article  The Sharing Economy Isn't About Sharing At All points out: the sharing economy isn't really a “sharing” economy at all; it’s an access economy.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winner…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Tate and Assist Conference giveaway! I can now announce the winner … drum roll please… is: Janice Anderson. Congratulations Janice! We will contact you to get your details and we will see you at the Assist Conference!

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Do It--Rock That Boat!!

Virtual Moxie

This is an older story—one I use because I think it makes the point easy to understand. Years ago, at lunch with a friend I hadn''t seen in quite some time, I ordered the Chicken Peppercorn Salad, but I wanted it with blue cheese dressing rather than the usual parmesan peppercorn.

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Productivity Boost: Avoid Barely Unreasonable Requests

Simple Productivity Blog

Today let''s look at the insidious nature of barely unreasonable requests, and how to boost your productivity by avoiding them. The post Productivity Boost: Avoid Barely Unreasonable Requests appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 219

Why You Should Always Use the Timestamp on Your Blog Posts

The Solopreneur Life

I f you’re looking for a sure-fire way to annoy visitors to your blog, don’t put the timestamp on your blog posts. Here’s an example of what can happen when you don’t use the timestamp. This morning I spent 4 minutes reading an article that was linked on Twitter.

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Radisson Blu, Glasgow

Practically Perfect PA

Over the summer of 2014 I spent four weeks in Glasgow. During that month I probably spent most of my time in the foyer of the Radisson Blu.

2015 151

This is What I Told a Client Last Week

Office Organization Success

Last week I had an interesting conversation with one of my clients. We were talking about her business and the plans she had for her business over the next couple of months. She was stuck with deciding which way to go with a decision she had to make. I reminded her that “business is a test” ; if something isn’t working in the way that you’d hoped, or you simply don’t like it, you can always change it.

2015 142

How to Stop Hating Meetings

On The Job

Think you attend a lot of meetings? Let’s do the math and see if that’s true: There are an estimated 25 million meetings in America on a daily basis. If you live to the average U.S. life expectancy of 78.6 years, then you will have spent two years of your life sitting in work meetings.

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Why Your Website Must Include a Portfolio

Eco-Office Gals

You probably know that you need a personal website to help generate leads and to build your brand. You might know that this personal website ought to include a portfolio of your past work, regardless of the industry. But did you know that your small business or company website could also benefit from offering a portfolio to visitors? There are several reasons for including a portfolio on your website, all of which contribute to future job opportunities and leads.

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Sponsor Post, February 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In February, my sponsors feature those that tickled my fancy. Calm The Email Dragon In my latest e-course, I teach you how to keep email from swallowing you whole. It contains specific instructions on how to set up both processing and reference folders, and a workflow to show you how to use it.

2015 172

Tips for New Hire Retention

Office Dynamics

How do you keep a new admin who’s under the gun from the start? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on JANUARY 14, 2015 1:57PM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM. Question: “In the space of six weeks, our admin team lost two consecutive new hires—they left very quickly.

2015 152

The Book Launch Strategy that Creates a Win

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article → Another rocking post from Men With Pens! The Book Launch Strategy that Creates a Win first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All Rights Reserved. Better Fiction

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Homicide, Murder and Manslaughter

Daily Writing Tips

When the medical examiner on a television drama announced that a death had been ruled a homicide, I used to think homicide was the same as murder. I now know that the words are not synonymous. Homicide is the killing of a human being by another human being.

2015 113

Open Loops 2/6/2015

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.

2015 170

Create Your Professional Development Plan Free Webinar

Office Dynamics

Your career is a work in progress whether you are climbing the corporate ladder or staying in your current position and wanting to increase your effectiveness.

2015 142

4 Tips to Be a Great CEO

Small Business CEO

If you are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your company, no matter how good you are at your job, you could always be doing things a little bit better. Being a CEO is a job that has a great deal of pressure.

2015 109

Moral vs. Ethical

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has asked for a discussion of the adjectives moral and ethical : I have been writing professionally for 40 years and I still cannot get these straight. There seems to be more than a casual or preferential distinction.

2015 111

Why I Start My New Year On Groundhog Day


In the movie Groundhog Day , Bill Murray’s character lives the same day over and over again. Eventually he gets it right and time begins to move forward again. The movie has become a cult classic and it’s one I watch every year on – you guessed it – Groundhog Day.

2015 106

Get Organized with these 52 Simple Ways

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2010-08-09 13:53:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This ebook will help you get organized. What exactly will you get out of it? Lots of creative, helpful and immediately useful tips, including: You’ll get more time. Time to spend the way you want to. You’ll be in control of your environment. Your life will be simpler. You’ll save money. No more replacing lost items. You’ll be prepared for the unexpected. Because it’s going to happen!

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Google Panda 4.1 Leaks Provide More Complete Picture of Corporate SEO

Small Business CEO

2014 was another year full of computer hacks and data leaks, with more and more confidential information becoming available from every corner of the internet. At a time when giants such as Sony or the United States government are able to be targeted, the internet’s own Google is no exception.

The King is Dead. Long Live the King!

Daily Writing Tips

A reader is puzzled by an expression: This is regarding the proverb “The *Something* is Dead. Long Live *Something*.” ” I’ve seen it being used in various contexts where *Something* is replaced by words…such as Internet, Article etc.

2015 109

The Productivityist Podcast: How to Read More (and Read Better)


I’ve been spending a lot more time reading over the past few years. I’m enjoying it a lot more that I’m making an effort as well. I actually found reading a lot like exercise for a long time, struggling to get going with it and adopting it as a habit.

2015 105

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 86. Follow Your Passion

Brilliantly Better

Don’t let your rational mind stand in the way of your passion. If you found – or at least glimpsed, even occasionally – something that … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 86. Follow Your Passion appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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