Sat.Nov 11, 2017 - Fri.Nov 17, 2017

The 5 questions you need to ask before you minute a meeting

Practically Perfect PA

Love it or hate it minute taking is part and parcel of the day to day role of the PA/EA for the most part. Personally, I have always found them slightly painful, but through experience and training I have made my peace with them and gotten my technique down to a fine art! Having worked […].

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3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

I have been a pianist all of my life. I took lessons when I was about 13 and have never regretted it. By learning the basics of music and the piano at such an early age, I was able to build a foundation for music that lasts a lifetime.

2017 198

How to Write When You Can't Change Things

Business Writing

I led a class for a group of writers who respond to citizen complaints about airplane noise. The writers cannot make the planes quieter, and they can't make them go away. What can they do? They can respond in ways. Courteous Writing Etiquette Positive Language

2017 187

The Rise of Coworking Lifestyle Brands

Small Business Labs

Coworking has always been about much more than just a place to work.    In the early years of the coworking, for example, the industry's tagline was "come for the space, stay for the community." 

Time Management for Remote Workers

Practically Perfect PA

When you’re a remote worker, such as a PA, EA or VA, time management is essential to your business success, as often you’re billing on an hourly basis or for the time spent on a specific project.

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Mastering The Beautiful But Difficult Art Of Letting Go

Dumb Little Man

“The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” – Dodinsky. Fears, doubts, past events, unpleasant memories, bad conversations – these are some of the factors that contribute to our unhappiness. Our mind has the tendency to hold onto those things for long, creating misery. For instance, if someone said bad words to you, your mind will keep on clinging to it until another event happens.

2017 196

How the Holiday Season Can Help Your Career

On The Job

The holiday season is beginning to ramp up, and your thoughts may be consumed by Black Friday deals or how to make your nana's pecan pie. Amidst all these celebrations, however, it's time to also do a little career celebration.

2017 151

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Tech of the week: Followupthen

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Followupthen. Here are all the details… What is Followupthen? Followupthen is a really simple tool that allows you to schedule a reminder on your email system. That’s it. It is an email address. But it does lots of cool stuff!

2017 203

Are You Too Complacent In A Relationship?

Dumb Little Man

Do you remember when you would check the mirror, adjust your hair and perhaps, put on cologne before seeing your mate? You wanted to put your best foot forward to make sure you would impress and attract. Now, let’s be real. After a few years in a relationship, we become so comfortable with one another that a lot of those little details don’t happen anymore. Becoming complacent in a relationship is a double-edged sword.

2017 192

5 Common Writing Mistakes to Watch Out For

Office Dynamics

by Barbara McNichol. What can professional editors tell you about improving your business writing? Consider these five mistakes every conscientious administrator should watch out for as you craft and revise your messages (especially your emails and marketing copy). Mistake #1: Addressing readers as readers (plural) rather than a single key person whose interest you want to capture. Reading is a solitary pastime that occurs one person at a time. The fix?

2017 125

Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Change Gig Worker Classification and the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Senate Republicans are turning to the gig economy for new revenue to offset their proposed tax cuts. They are including a safe harbor provision for gig workers in their tax bill proposal (for those who are so inclined, see the section starting on page 151 of the document).

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Podcast 078: The iterative process

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 78 and it’s about the iterative process. In the design world, an iterative process is one in which a prototype is tested to see if it fulfills its purpose. Feedback from users can show flaws and shortcomings that the designers didn’t notice or didn’t anticipate. They can be fixed for the next iteration.

2017 100

Business Lessons You Can Learn from Poker

Dumb Little Man

Business strategists routinely cite several games when discussing the most effective methods to run an organization. Power players in the business world often refer to games like chess, soccer and even poker when deciding upon what strategy to use.

2017 189

I Tried To Juggle Life, But This Is Better

Productivityist

Today’s guest post is by Nick Snapp. Nick is an engineer, p odcaster , and recovering perfectionist. He is also in charge of innovation at Snappier , a platform designed to train you to become a Finisher.

2017 79

How to Use APIs to Strengthen Customer Interactions

Small Business CEO

While many small business owners and entrepreneurs might not yet know what “APIs” stands for, the good news is that they don’t have to be developers to use these application programming interfaces and bring value to their companies.

2017 69

The killer app for productivity

Clutter Coach

by One of my clients sent me a list of focus and productivity apps. Some of them sound pretty intriguing. . Forest gets you to focus on your project for 30 minutes. At the beginning of your work time, you plant a tree. As you continue working, it grows. If you stop, all the leaves fall off and it dies. You’ve selfishly killed off an innocent digital tree!

2017 100

Staying Focused At Work: How To Be Productive In A Challenging Environment

Dumb Little Man

A lot of organizations deal with challenges like maintaining productivity and quality of work. Employees constantly complain about the increasing chaos that hampers their productivity and this directly affects the business. Because of that, managers are quite pressed to find a solution that can motivate their team members while boosting their productivity. In this article, we’ll share with you few essential tips on staying focused at work. Prepare a To-Do List.

2017 161

What are Your Rights as an Independent Contractor?

Daily Writing Tips

A guide to the rights you have as an independent contractor

2017 59

Equipment You Need When Remodeling The Office

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner, success and growth go hand in hand. Sooner or later, you realize it’s time for your office to grow, too.

Being Adaptive with Karim Bishay

Productivityist

Karim Bishay helps companies become insanely efficient. His purpose at Living Orgs is to empower organizations towards a clear, agile structure and stronger purpose. He is an industry leading consultant in the areas of Holacracy and building Adaptive Organizations.

2017 55

7 Ways To Honor Your Loved Ones’ Memory

Dumb Little Man

It is important to pay tribute to the people you have lost. Make time to honor their memories and the moments you shared through simple or elaborate acts. You can raise funds or awareness on the sickness that got your loved ones. You can also write a blog or plant flowers that remind you of them. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to honoring the dead. To get you started, here are 7 unique and creative approaches to remembering the departed: Set up a fundraiser in their name.

2017 156

50 Synonyms for “Song”

Daily Writing Tips

Numerous words that describe various types of musical composition are listed and defined below.

2017 57

Why Every Business Needs to Hire Content Writers

Small Business CEO

It is not always rosy for businesses that want to edge competition.

2017 55

Guerrilla Tactics.Results & Lessons

The Marq

I left you folks last week with my thoughts about guerrilla tactics I planned to use at Dreamforce 2017. In today's video I speak about how that came to fruition and some lessons I learned, especially about trickle marketing of our services to other product company sales staff.

2017 52

8 Must-Have Car Features That Will Save You Money

Dumb Little Man

Buying a car can put a dent in your wallet. If you aren’t careful with your choices, you can even end up spending more than you should. This is one good reason to be extra vigilant about what car features to look for. To help you out, here are 8 of the best features you should consider. Engine Size and Type. Choosing a model with a smaller engine will lower a car’s price both at the dealership and at the insurer.

2017 152

Punctuation Quiz #23: Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

Choose the sentence in which the compounds are hyphenated correctly: 1. a) Sometimes he behaves like a five-year-old child. b) Sometimes he behaves like a five year old child.

2017 55

CEOs: 7 Ways to Improve Your Australian Visa Application

Small Business CEO

Year upon year, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection will receive thousands of work, family, student and migrant visas – many applications will be deemed successful, but there are still those thousands that will, unfortunately, be knocked back.

2017 55

How To Survive As A Human In The Upcoming Robots Era

Brilliantly Better

I know the title is a bit gloomy, but believe me, things are going into that direction. I don’t know if you read about the first robot who got an official identity, Sophia.

2017 52

5 Behaviors That Annoy Your Customers

Dumb Little Man

Frequent calls and customer complaints are staples in every business. This, however, doesn’t mean that they are completely harmless. In fact, the increasing number of calls and customer complaints can mean that your business isn’t doing well. Today, customers aren’t afraid of switching. If they are unhappy with your services and goods, they’ll just move on and find another company or brand that can meet their needs and expectations.

2017 151

3 Cases of Missing Words and Phrases

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, the absence of inadvertently omitted words and phrases leads to sentences that, though comprehensible, do not really say what they set out to communicate. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and revisions offer solutions.

2017 55

Why "Nobodies" Are the Key to Innovation

On The Job

Companies often are protective of the innovation process, taking steps to protect their ideas from “outsiders” and trying to ensure competitors don’t get even a whiff of what they’re thinking.

2017 39

How To Boost Productivity By 50% In A Week

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel like you are so busy that there is never enough time in your day? If that’s the case, it’s likely that you aren’t as productive as you think you are. You’re busy but you are wasting time on a lot of unimportant things. So, to help you improve your efficiency and overall productivity, here are some tips you can use. Start tracking the time you spend on a specific task. This will be a game changer for you.

2017 151

How To Get Out Of A Career Rut

Dumb Little Man

Career ruts are anything but pleasant. Unfortunately, they are all too common. Many professionals have felt unhappy and unfulfilled at work. I once felt this way, too. The good news is that you don’t have to stay in that rut forever. Like I did, you can make changes that can get you out of your funk. If you’re unsure where to start, here are some steps I followed that may help you as well. Assess Other Jobs That May Be Available to You.

2017 139

How To Make Meetings More Effective

Dumb Little Man

Collaboration is what the new workplace is all about. These days, it’s all about keeping everyone involved in all facets of a process so that everyone can contribute his or her expertise. This rise in collaboration has made frequent meetings a necessity. Unfortunately, however, they aren’t always as productive as we would like them to be. How Much Time Is Actually Wasted In Meetings? The average worker attends or prepares for meetings more than a quarter of his work week.

2017 138

The Truth About Tinder Dating

Dumb Little Man

For a lot of people, Tinder dating is one of the best things that ever happened. There, they can meet a lot of potential partners who can get into a relationship with them. While some are successful, others aren’t. So, you’ve downloaded the app and placed a 10/10 selfie as your profile photo. You giggled to yourself at your clever bio. Now, should you begin swiping? A big “No” You ask why? Via cnet. – Oh hell no, he’s from the Valleys. – His chest is SO hairy!

2017 129

Misuse of Connective Symbols with Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, a connective symbol is employed in a reference to numbers or numerical values, but the usage is incorrect. Explanation of the error, and a revision of the error, follows each example. Open enrollment for 2018 runs from November 1 – December 15.

2017 54

The ‘Cross” Family of Words

Daily Writing Tips

Cross , a word with a great variety of meanings, is also at the head of an extensive family of words, some of which are listed and defined in this post. Cross made its way into English circuitously from the Latin word crux , with stops in Old Irish and Old Norse.

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