Sat.Jun 11, 2016 - Fri.Jun 17, 2016

Ten Ted Talks every Assistant should watch

Practically Perfect PA

Hopefully you are familiar with Ted Talks , if not, here is a quick overview of what they are all about. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

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Attitudes Towards Freelancing Improving

Small Business Labs

One of the most interesting findings from the 6 years of data from the MBO Partners State of Independence study is the steady improvement in the attitudes about working independently (freelancing, independent contracting, self-employment, etc.).

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How to Survive in the Digital Age

On The Job

Companies with leadership that is determined to do business the way it’s been done for the last several decades and focus only on selling more products to customers may be destined to fail.

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Self-Acceptance: The Key To True Happiness

Dumb Little Man

Do you need to learn how to accept yourself ? In middle school and high school I struggled with finding my identity. I was convinced that I was ugly, stupid, and worthless. I continually thought that to truly love myself and be happy, I had to basically become a different person.

2016 208

News from Assist Travel

Practically Perfect PA

With Assist Travel just a few month’s away, I thought I would share everything that I have been working on behind the scenes. We have been busy, busy, busy finalising the programme and speakers – I am so excited about this year’s line-up.

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Why Microsoft Buying LinkedIn is Good for Coworking

Small Business Labs

We were surprised to see that several of the reasons given for Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn relate to coworking.    At a very high level both Microsoft and LinkedIn execs are explaining the main deal driver is the opportunity of combining productivity applications and networking.

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Coach Workers in Only 10 Minutes a Day

On The Job

When asked about coaching employees, most bosses will claim a) they don’t have time to coach employees because they’ve got a million other things to do or b) they’ve tried coaching and employees ignore them.

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Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts about regional PA networks, we have the Peterborough PA network. Launched by Bethany Fovargue in 2013 this network has gone from strength to strength and Bethany is now asked to speak and promote the role of assistants all over the world. .

Mary Meeker's Annual Internet Trends Report

Small Business Labs

Venture Capital firm Kleiner-Perkins released the 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report last week (Meeker is a partner at KPCB).    As with prior years, it's a long (213 pages), data rich set of charts looking at what's happening in the Internet economy. 

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How to Co-invest In Your Future

Office Dynamics

I can’t tell you the number of times people have told me they won’t attend a conference or training program if their employer will not pay for it. Additionally, many people will not even purchase a book or online program for themselves.

2016 155

5 Practical Home Improvements To Sell A House

Dumb Little Man

Are you planning on selling your home? Before you do so, consider doing improvements and renovations on your home to raise the value of your property. Deciding on the right home improvements to sell a house can be a bit tricky.

2016 208

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to Cannes

Practically Perfect PA

Situated in the breathtaking surrounds of the coastal paradise on the French Riviera, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from June 18th-25th attracts a global audience of the biggest players in the communications, advertising and marketing industries.

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Dating Apps, The Decline of Marriage and the Paradox of Choice

Small Business Labs

The Washington Post article Why are millennials putting off marriage? Let me count the ways  covers the decline in marriage rates.    This is not a new trend and the article lists the reasons often listed in the past - student debt, shakey overall finances, lack of jobs, etc. But it adds another interesting reason. According to the article, dating apps are causing people to delay or not get marriage.

2016 116

The Art of the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

What comes to mind when you think about a phone interview? For most people, the image of just a guy at home sitting at his desk, with his top half wearing a nice suit and tie, bottom half covered only by a pair of American Eagle boxers comes to mind.

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5 Quick Fixes To Improve Your Mental Health

Dumb Little Man

In a hectic world where everyone and everything seems to run at 100mph, it’s important to take care of yourself and in particular, improve your mental health.

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How to Get Your Work Done, With Less Stress

Productivity Bits

Getting work done is no easy feat for anyone. It’s difficult to sit down and concentrate on one task in a world full of distractions. These distractions also cause stress, which makes work even more unbearable. The key to getting work done is to decrease your stress, which can develop from a variety of situations — from issues in your personal life to your workload at the office. No matter where it comes from, though, stress hurts your productivity.

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Podcast 001: Make filing easier

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about what you need to file, and the many things you don’t need to keep at all. Here are some highlights: But I might need it! How do I know if it’s important? What if I’m afraid to get rid of it? This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways. Some weeks I’ll take on different organizing topics and reader suggestions.

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A Sales Flyer in Need of Hyphens

Business Writing

On a morning walk, I picked up a sales flyer for a luxury building--luxurious except for the missing hyphens. How many hyphens would you insert in the passage below? Feel free to list your hyphenated words. Stunning stand alone home. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

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Top 5 Dogs For People With Allergies

Dumb Little Man

If you love dogs but sneeze or cough like crazy around anything canine, what you need is a list of recommended dogs for people with allergies. The good news is that there are breeds suitable for allergic folks.

2016 199

The “Drilling Down” Principal – Do One Thing Well

Small Business CEO

Do not try to do everything. Do one thing well. – Steve Jobs. It’s Hard to Do Less. As business owners sometimes the hardest thing is doing less.

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Podcast 002: The Emotional Cost of Clutter

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about how clutter isn’t just a physical problem. It also weighs you down emotionally. Here are some highlights: But my clutter isn’t junk! Are you ashamed to invite friends over? Are you using clutter to protect yourself? This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways. Some weeks I’ll take on different organizing topics and reader suggestions.

2016 100

The Art of the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

What comes to mind when you think about a phone interview? For most people, the image of just a guy at home sitting at his desk, with his top half wearing a nice suit and tie, bottom half covered only by a pair of American Eagle boxers comes to mind. He’s on his computer when […]. The post The Art of the Phone Interview appeared first on JTL Services Inc. Millennial Corner interview tips Job Advice JTL Services phone interview Raleigh Recruiter

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The Meaning Of “Zen” In ZenTasktic

Brilliantly Better

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I am aligned with a lot of Buddhist concepts. Many of these concepts or activities are related to mind training. I’m talking about meditation, mostly, but there are… The post The Meaning Of “Zen” In ZenTasktic appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2016 46

Freelancing Tips: Building Long-Term Relationships with Your Clients

Small Business CEO

So, you’ve decided to be a freelancer, and you’ve successfully acquired your first set of clients. You were able to negotiate the payment rate that you want, and you’ve worked on a contract and terms of conditions that detail the responsibilities of both parties.

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Podcast 003: What to do about piles

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about what to do about all those piles of paper. Here are some highlights: Is piling okay? Do I need to sort out all my paper? Why does paper pile up despite my best intentions? This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways. Some weeks I’ll take on different organizing topics and reader suggestions.

2016 100

Why Journaling Is A Simple Way To Boost Personal Productivity

Productivityist

I’m a firm believer in looking inward to find ways to move ahead. For me, journaling is a powerful tool in this process. Putting pen to paper on a regular basis – even if for only a few minutes per day – deepens your connection to the work you’re doing. This simple step allows you to review your progress and helps ensure that you move in the right direction. Reviewing your work and how you feel about your work is something Productivityist heavily emphasizes.

2016 63

3 Modifiers Left Dangling Without a Supporting Subject

Daily Writing Tips

An introductory phrase intended to modify the subject of a sentence is said to be left hanging when the main clause it precedes begins with a reference to a noun that is not the subject of the sentence—hence the label “dangling modifier.”

2016 59

4 Ways to Make a Small Business Feel Like a Big Business

Small Business CEO

Many people dream of owning small businesses. Unfortunately, not all of them realize that small companies often have a hard time competing with larger businesses. Perhaps that isn’t such a serious concern, since you can use these four tips to make a small business feel like a big one.

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Introducing ZenTasktic: Collaborative Task Management – With A Dash Of Zen

Brilliantly Better

For the last few months I’ve been constantly working on a new project. It’s a collaborative task management app, based on my Assess – Decide – Do productivity framework. If you follow my blog constantly you already know about iAdd,… The post Introducing ZenTasktic: Collaborative Task Management – With A Dash Of Zen appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

Stop Doing Productive and Start Being Productive

Productivityist

Here’s a typical day for most people: Wake up. Get ready for work. Go to work. Get ready to go home. Go home. Do “home” work. Have some leisure time. Go to bed. This might be simplifying things, but these are the basics. Sure, some of these things could be arranged in a different order, but they do happen at some point in the day. But there’s more to it than that. There are specifics. There are details. There are finer points there than just the itemized list.

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5 Types of Parallel-Structure Problems

Daily Writing Tips

There are many ways to botch the logical organization of a sentence. Here are examples of five variations, along with discussion and revision of each. You can help not only position your organization for success when audited, but you can focus on protecting the sensitive information of your patients.

2016 59

How to Choose the Perfect Company Car

Small Business CEO

When you have the responsibility for buying a car for your company, the choice can be even more difficult than when you buy one for personal use.

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Using a Meeting Room Manager for Increased Efficiency

Small Business CEO

Do you think of meetings as a waste of your company’s time and energy? Meetings can be the backbone of any well run organization. They can also be a time waster that leads a good business down the pathway to disorganization and lost opportunities.

2016 67

Careers: The Most Popular College Majors

Small Business CEO

High school seniors certainly feel the pressure when it comes time to decide upon what colleges they’ll be applying to and what majors they’ll be declaring upon receiving those acceptance letters and completing their enrollment at their chosen colleges and universities.

2016 60

The Productivityist Podcast: Hacking Corporate with Nick Snapp

Productivityist

On this episode I speak with Nick Snapp, the host of The Make It Snappy Productivity Show and a productivity strategist who specializes on helping people “hack” Corporate. Nick’s story is rooted in finding creative ways to “hack” Corporate, escape the office, and still achieve exceptional performance ratings. We talk about the challenges he (and I) have faced translating Corporate skills to personal productivity as entrepreneurs.

2016 59

What “For-” Is For

Daily Writing Tips

The element for- , though it stems from the same Proto-Germanic word that gave us the preposition for , deviated from the common ancestor to serve as a prefix meaning “away,” “opposite,” or “completely.” That’s the sense that contributes to the meaning of most words beginning with for-.

2016 57

A New Kind of Didactic Novel

Daily Writing Tips

Didactic fiction is nothing new. Aesop’s tales are didactic, as are Langland’s The Vision of Piers Plowman , Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress , Hesse’s Siddhartha , and Orwell’s Animal Farm.

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