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Video: Developing business acumen on a shoestring budget

Practically Perfect PA

I wanted to share with you another session from last year’s Virtual Summit to give you a flavour of what you can expect at the Future Assistant Conference in February. Today, I thought I’d share my session ‘developing business acumen on a shoestring budget’ Business acumen is a fundamental requirement for the modern-day assistant. Assistants […].

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Water And Brain Function: How Staying Hydrated Makes You Smarter

Dumb Little Man

Water helps keep our skin looking vibrant. It boosts our immune system and helps increase our energy level. And you know what else? Water can also make you smarter. For the brain cells to function properly, there needs to be a balance between water and various compounds. Whenever you fail to drink enough water, this balance gets disrupted and your cognitive performance declines. Apart from that, dehydration can also cause your neural pathways to shut down.

2018 195

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Can’t Keep a Job? Here’s Why

Eat Your Career

Every week, I get a ton of emails from blog readers with career questions they want me to answer. Typically, I don’t provide career advice via email—that’s why we have the monthly Q&A (“Ask the Career Coach”) video sessions. Anyone can attend for free and submit questions of their own. But one question I get asked a lot is about job hopping. People want to know why they can’t keep a job. In some cases, they’ve left voluntarily. In others, they’ve been terminated.

2018 111

What’s Your One Word Mantra for 2018?

Office Dynamics

It’s amazing the power one word can have! It was proven to me January of 2017, I decided instead of writing a bunch of goals, I would select one word to be the overarching umbrella of everything I wanted to achieve in 2017. My word was “abundance.” I scribbled this in big letters on an 8 /12 x 11 sheet of paper and then wrote words all around it. Where did I want abundance to show up in my life? Some of my words were: learning, energy, gratitude, business, fun, warmth, generosity, and laughter.

2018 159

4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants. I can understand the cause for concern because so many of us are still battling with the perception of the Assistant role. […].

2018 190

8 Instagram Trends In 2018 You Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

Instagram offers a wealth of possibilities when it comes to reaching your customers and effectively distributing your content. It is a convenient platform for brands since it’s where your audience already engage with other brands and users. As you look ahead to 2018 and begin planning your social media strategy, it is essential to monitor trends. With that, here are 8 Instagram trends you need to watch out for this year. Rise of Instagram Stories. Via TechCrunch.

2018 196

Podcast 086: Design thinking

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 86 and it’s about design thinking. I got reintroduced to this concept by Chris Wilson, the founder of Unstuck School, at a workshop he gave recently. He leads a program called Design Your Year that uses many creative ways to define and achieve your goals, one of which is not calling them goals.

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Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events. You probably organise the social aspects too, certainly the office Christmas party! However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist. If you have been asked to organise a conference as part of your role, know that this […]. Core Skills Email Management Featured Writers admin assistants Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant

2018 175

Safety Tips for Natural Disasters: A Quick Guide On How To Secure Your Property

Dumb Little Man

Accidents and natural disasters can happen anytime. If you aren’t prepared, they can end up ruining your property and taking your loved ones’ lives. To ensure protection, take a look at these 8 severe weather conditions and safety tips for natural disasters. Earthquakes. If you live in an earthquake-prone area, hire an engineer to conduct a seismic evaluation. This way, you can be sure that your property can resist damage.

2018 190

Goat-ing Things Done with PJ Jonas

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by PJ Jonas of Goat Milk Stuff. PJ is a wife, homeschooling parent, farmer and also a business owner. She accomplishes a lot of things, so I was very excited to talk with her. Some of the specifics of our discussion include: The importance of structure in both family and business. Work-life balance and how PJ feels about it. Mentoring and teaching future leaders. Why you should get your product in front of people and ask for feedback.

2018 53

Book Review: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business

Small Business Labs

We really like the tagline for the book The Million-Dollar One-Person Business. It's "Make great money; work the way you want; have the life you want." " This pretty much sums up the advantages of being successfully self-employed.    But this book is not just about being self-employed. It’s about creating a successful solopreneur business, which is one that doesn’t have traditional employees. There are many advantages of being a solopreneur.

2018 60

The Future Assistant full programme is live and kicking

Practically Perfect PA

Today, I’m so excited to share the news that the Future Assistant full programme is live and kicking! I’m so excited to share the final programme with you. We’ve pulled together a whole load of amazing speakers who are creating the most wonderful, thought provoking, practical and seriously butt kicking content for you guys! Here are just […].

2018 147

5 Proven Tips To Cut Your Workout Time In Half And Double The Results

Dumb Little Man

It’s the new year and it’s time for everyone’s favorite new year resolution- losing weight. If you are one of those people who want to lose weight this year, there are 5 things I would like to share with you to help you get a good head start and build momentum to achieve your fitness goals. We all know that weight loss is one part nutrition and one part training. However, in this post, we’re going to focus on the training part.

2018 175

Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Hackers: A Crash Course in Keeping Your Company’s Data Safe

Small Business CEO

If you ask a group of people what they think of when you say the word “hacker,” you’ll probably get a lot of different answers. Over the years, our understanding of hackers and hacking has shifted. During the computer boom of the 80s, hackers were high-tech spies. Today, we imagine hackers as everything from burglars to vandals to inventors. But what do you as a business owner need to know about hacking to keep your company’s sensitive information safe?

2018 68

Coliving Attracting VCs

Small Business Labs

While coworking has taken off, coliving has struggled to gain steam. Part of this is venture capital and investment funds have been hard to come by for those trying to build shared living space businesses. This appears to be changing.    The coliving company Common recently announced raising $40 million in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners.    Common currently has 14 shared living sites and over 400 members. They plan to use the new money to fund expansion.

2018 57

3 Cases of Tense Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Each verb in a sentence should reflect the tense appropriate to the specific phrase rather than conform to the tense of another verb in the sentence. In each of the sentences below, a verb is not in the correct tense. Each example is followed by a discussion and a revision. They are emblems of a simpler time, when everyone understood what it meant to be human.

2018 58

Acne During Pregnancy: What Is The Best Treatment?

Dumb Little Man

You are waiting for what is going to be the most memorable moment in your life- giving birth to your first baby. It’s an incredibly beautiful experience but one that also causes a lot of changes. And while some of these changes are easy to deal with, getting acne during pregnancy is a totally different story. It’s pretty common, too. In fact, one in every two women is likely to develop pimples during pregnancy.

2018 164

Top 3 Trends in Freelance Work

Small Business CEO

Freelance jobs are bigger than ever now that technology and remote, or work-from-home, jobs are becoming increasingly popular in the workforce. And no, freelance work isn’t just for Millennials. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the workforce in the United States today is made of up freelancers! Let’s take a look at some of the top trends in the freelance economy and their impact on both freelancers and freelance employers. Freelance Work is Appealing.

2018 64

Don't Reveal Too Many Personal Details in Interview

45 Things

I'm battling a virus today and am going to take my own advice and go back to bed instead of trying to work. With that in mind, here's a column I wrote earlier and feel like it's worth repeating. I've heard many horror stories over the years about job interviews gone wrong. Many times the mistakes are made by interviewees because they didn't prepare. It wasn't a matter of what they didn't say -- but rather what they did say. It was often a case of TMI.

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3 Examples of Incorrect Use of Semicolons

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, semicolons are incorrectly employed. Discussion following each example explains why the use of one or more semicolons is an error, and revisions demonstrate proper punctuation. The lack of specificity allows flexibility; but the lack of clarity also makes certification less certain. This sentence consists of two independent clauses. Two strategies for dividing a pair of such clauses are separating them with a semicolon and separating them with a conjunction.

2018 55

A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Clean Your Camera

Dumb Little Man

Cameras are incredibly expensive. On top of that, their gear is also expensive. With that, you need to take the necessary steps to make sure that you can keep your camera working for as long as you can. But, do you know how to clean your camera? Now, to ensure longevity, you need to take proper care of your equipment and learn to clean it properly. This post will teach you some of the basics. Don’t Use Your Shirt to Clean Your Lens.

2018 155

The 5 Pillars of a Platform Business

Small Business CEO

Compared to traditional market, a platform business model capitalizes on the interaction between producers and consumers. There is no need for a business to physically produce a product that will be distributed. Rather, it makes use of the internet to facilitate exchanges, and consequently, create value. If you’re interested in jumping into the bandwagon, you need to understand the basics that make a platform business successful.

2018 57

Why Your Boss is Afraid of New Technology -- and What to Do About It

45 Things

You know you may have an issue persuading senior leadership to embrace new technology when half of them still use a flip phone and the other half still have their assistants print out emails. It’s not unusual to have some leaders be wary of new technology, but their level of resistance may undermine your efforts to be more innovative – or your company’s ability to compete.

2018 40

45 Synonyms for “Road”

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists synonyms for road and specific terms for various types of roads. It excludes words primarily of use in British English or in other languages, as well as other senses of the terms. alley: a narrow street, especially one providing access to the rear of buildings or lots between blocks. alleyway: see alley. arterial: a through street or highway. artery: a major road. avenue: a road or street. backstreet: a street set off from a main street.

2018 53

How to Increase Google Ranking: Drive Responses With These Simple SEO Tweaks

Dumb Little Man

You may have a gorgeous website design and a blog full of insightful content that your audience would love. Unfortunately, that’s not enough. If you want to know how to increase google ranking, your content needs to impress search engines as much as it does humans. Most consumers won’t search beyond the first couple of pages on a search engine, especially if your competition is on the first page and offers the products or services they need.

2018 151

How to Use Digital Marketing for Your Business

Small Business CEO

Nowadays people tend to get increasingly aware of the power that the internet has for improving our lives. Well, one of the most significant ways in which we can use the internet to our advantage is for improving our businesses. There will likely be a lot of people among you that own or are going to own a business – so it’s best to educate yourself on what the power of the internet is.

2018 55

The Best Tips On How to Be A Successful Medical Representative

Dumb Little Man

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”. Confucius almost had it right when he offered this famous advice. You should strive to choose a job you love. However, even passion and motivation come with hard work, a strong will, and determination. As a medical sales pro, you’re no stranger to the mountains and valleys associated with loving your career. Luckily, for many in this field, happiness associated with their medical sales jobs is higher than ever.

2018 150

How to Be Successful In Sports: Career Management Tips From Female Athletes

Dumb Little Man

When women find work in sports, they tend to face a lot of obstacles. After all, the sports world is particularly male-dominated. In fact, an April 2017 Glassdoor study found that significant gender gaps exist in several areas. For example, men earn nearly 10% more than women in exercise science. The study also found that 9 out of 10 highest paying majors are dominated by men. On the other hand, 6 out of 10 of the lowest paying majors are dominated by women.

2018 148

Decorating With Area Rugs: How to Spice Up Your Bedroom

Dumb Little Man

An area rug is a great way to bring out the best in any room. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and can be picked up relatively cheap, too. You don’t need to have lots of money to start decorating with area rugs. There are plenty of DIY ideas that you can do at home. If you are wondering where you can find some inspirations, here are some really handy tips. Add some stripes to the room. Choosing a rug that’s stripy will automatically make the room look bigger.

2018 147

How I Got Mrs. Right To Walk Into My Life

Dumb Little Man

How to find the right woman? Let me tell you something. I used to settle in relationships because I lacked confidence, self-esteem, leadership, and never felt good about myself. I thought being in a relationship would fix that. So, I dated the first woman who showed up, despite being only ‘kind of’ attracted to her. Big mistake. Don’t get me wrong. The first few weeks and months of being with her were pretty good. But soon enough, the relationship became toxic and I ended up feeling a lot worse.

2018 135

How to Make Your Cat Internet Famous

Dumb Little Man

Cats have been a major part of human life for centuries. They are useful, fun to have around, and often quite amusing. But why is the internet so obsessed with cats? And how to make your cat internet famous? Famous Cats Are Nothing New. Even before there was the internet, there were a lot of famous cats already. Garfield is one great example. This cat appeared in both TV and newspapers. The Brighton Cats, on the other hand, became celebrities after their owners photographed them in absurd poses.

2018 165

Implementing Facilities Management Successfully in 7 Steps

Small Business CEO

Handling the management and maintenance of facility operations is a mammoth task. Thanks to facilities management software like CMMS, the face of facilities management has changed significantly and the overall performance of maintenance departments has enhanced. Here are 7 steps to successfully implementing facilities management. Effectively Manage Spare Parts Inventory. Start by managing the spare parts inventory. Imagine not finding a critical part when you need it urgently.

2018 52

4 Reasons Your Business Might Need a Consultant

Small Business CEO

Managing a business comes with great responsibility, and CEOs can often feel like the responsibility of a whole company is resting firmly on their shoulders. There are times when a consultant can help carry some of that weight, whether that’s launching and marketing a new product or progressing your business through a specific stage of development. But consultants can help businesses in many ways and do so much more than just lending a strong and steady hand.

2018 50

How to Start Your Own Online Business

Small Business CEO

The Internet has leveled the playing field for all and makes it much easier for anyone to start their own online business. But where do you start? Your Business Plan. If you have made the decision to start an online business, you probably already have a business idea but will need to do some research to access the viability of your idea. Some important areas of research are: Is there a need for your product or service? Who is your target market? Who are your competitors?

2018 48

Admonitions and Premonitions

Daily Writing Tips

Admonition and premonition are two members of a small word family based on a root pertaining to scolding or warning. The family is introduced below. The Latin verb monere , meaning “advise,” “express disapproval,” or “warn,” is the root of admonition and premonition. Admonition and its sister noun admonishment are distinguished by the senses “warning about behavior” and “criticism of behavior,” respectively; the verb form, admonish , applies to both senses.

2018 47

Top SEO Techniques and Strategies for 2018 (Infographic)

Small Business CEO

SEO continues to play a critical role in the marketing industry. Currently, nearly all consumers are using the various search engines to look for product information. Marketers have no otherwise but to look for better ways of marketing their products online. The competitive advantage of any store will now be achieved through the available online platforms. Entrepreneurs need to be keen while choosing the best SEO strategies to use for their online marketing campaigns.

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