Sat.Oct 26, 2013 - Fri.Nov 01, 2013

Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

ProAssisting Blog

I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”. You can find the article HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted.

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Do You Know This Scientific Solution For Performing Well Under Pressure?

Dumb Little Man

Sitting next to her in precalculus class, I was very nervous. I had never asked a girl out before. As I forced myself to ask her if she'd "like to go bowling with me sometime," I spaced out mentally.

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Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

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Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Overcome Fear of Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Mark Twain said, “ There are two types of public speakers : those who are afraid and those who are liars. ” For anyone who fits into one of those two groups, how do you overcome the fear and become better speaker?

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Is That an Accountant in Your Pocket?

Small Business Labs

You don't often see a paraphrased Mae West quote as part of a study on the future of accounting , but with the rise of mobile and cloud computing it makes sense (sort of).   Last week Intuit released the 2103 Future of Accountancy report.

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4 Simple Tricks For Setting Goals And Creating Outstanding Business Clarity

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever come across a successful entrepreneur or a thriving business that didn’t have clear direction? I’m guessing you haven’t. Businesses that are profitable and attractive always have clarity at the center. Clarity in what they offer, who they serve, and where they want to end up.

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The No. 1 Reason Employers Can't Find the Right Talent

On The Job

There have been many complaints by some companies that they can’t find people to fill positions, despite a 7.3% unemployment rate. What gives? Are the unemployed a bunch of no-talent, bottom-of-the-barrel drudges who should never be given a job? Hardly.

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More Trending

Self-Employment and Portfolio Careers

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from this year's MBO Partners State of Independence study is that about 40% of adult Americans aged 21 or older have been independent workers (freelancers, self-employed, contractors, etc.) at some point during their lives.

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5 Questions To NEVER Ask Yourself

Dumb Little Man

Life causes us to question ourselves, but not all thoughts that come to mind are beneficial for us. In fact, many can be harmful and misleading. Here are five of those undesirable questions that if you find yourself asking, you'd be wise to rephrase or reroute them.

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How to Figure Out What an Interviewer is Thinking

On The Job

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. The job seeker feels pressure to answer questions and make a good impression. But career experts say interviews need to be two-way streets if job seekers want to make sure they won''t hate their new jobs in six months.

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How To Ask For Help With Your Career (And Get It)

Eat Your Career

Before I jump into the advice portion of this article, please allow me a moment to vent… I get anywhere from a couple dozen to a hundred or more emails a week from my blog readers. I love it and I read them all, I assure you. I do not, however, answer them all.

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In Europe, Bikes Outsell Cars

Small Business Labs

Good article from NPR on bikes outselling cars in most European countries. The chart to the right is from the article.   Bikes outsold cars in the U.S. too, if you count kids bikes. In 2012 there were roughly 18 million bikes sold in the U.S. versus 14.3 million cars and light trucks.

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Beware of Passion ‘Suckers’!

Dumb Little Man

We call it by different names, but we all share the same sentiment; passion is an absolute necessity for greatness. Whether we’ve named it desire, obsession, fervor, enthusiasm or fire, we mean the same thing.

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Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Productive & Organized

We're in our third week of the series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life and my expert panel has shared some great tips so far.    Today, we're going to share some more! 

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Free Coaching Call: October 2013

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I held my “quarterly” free coaching call earlier today. You can listen to recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like.

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Best (and Worst) Online Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

The Solopreneur Life

W hat works and what doesn’t when promoting your small business online? A Westerville, Ohio-based marketing company named Triad decided to find out. Triad’s 2012 case study follows a start-up summer camp through its first year of business. In 6 months Triad used different marketing techniques, spending similar amounts on each option. It’s a valuable article, and the study’s conclusions line up with my experience.

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Why Money Spent on Employees is the Best Money You Can Spend

Dumb Little Man

As a business owner, it can be difficult sometimes to know exactly how to allocate your resources. Cutting costs, trimming deficits, or expanding into new areas of growth requires finesse and judgment that doesn’t always come easily.

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Keys to Get More Traffic by Sharing Powerful Testimonials

Productive & Organized

So, you want to get your message out, grow your list of people that are interested in hearing what you have to say, right?      You might even be interested in getting in front of other influencers in your industry and building stronger relationships?

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Boundaries in Business

The Small Business Blog

Often, the word ‘boundary’ has negative connotations, but in the business world, setting boundaries can make a big difference. In this article, NLP Master Trainer Ewan Mochrie discusses the importance of boundaries in business. Why is limit-setting important for business growth?

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Friday Bits #43: I Know Great Copywriting When I See It

The Solopreneur Life

I n my “Friday Bits” columns, I write about solopreneur-related news and information. The phrase “I know it when I see it” was famously uttered by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964) to describe his threshold test for obscenity.

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How To Go From Intern To Full-Time Employment

Dumb Little Man

Given the current economic climate and job market, more and more companies are employing an intern-to-hire strategy for entry level employees. Gone are the days when it was easy to land a job right out of college or with no experience.

Effective Employee Orientation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Effective Employee Orientation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. How to complete effective employee orientations. Hiring the right candidate is a challenging process. Once you’ve found your successful candidate, you need to make sure that they are effectively equipped to hit the ground running in their new position. A good orientation program can take time and preparation.

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Infographic: Employee Scheduling

The Small Business Blog

As your business grows and begins to hire employees, scheduling will become ever more important. Proper scheduling has been found to improve productivity, increase employee motivation and improve overall communication within a business.

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Look Around. What Symbolizes Your Work and Life?

The Solopreneur Life

T his month’s Smithsonian magazine includes a section titled “101 Objects That Made America.” ” Photos of the objects, which are from the Smithsonian museums, include: Long-Billed Curlew, by John James Audobon. ? Meriwether Lewis’s compass. ?

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9 Tips To Save Money On Wine

Dumb Little Man

So you want a glass of wine to go with your midweek meal but you don’t want to take a second mortgage to do it. Or you’re having a casual weekend dinner party for friends and you don’t necessarily want to break the bank on beverages.

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Labormetrics, Autonomy and Employee Tracking

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's Memo to Mobile Workers: The Boss is Watching covers the growing use of labormetrics systems to monitor and track their employees.  Key quote: Thanks to mobile devices and inexpensive monitoring software, managers can now know where workers are, eavesdrop on their phone calls, tell if a truck driver is wearing his seat belt and intervene if he is tailgating.

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Why I think you need to get offline to find new clients

The Small Business Blog

When I started freelancing ten years ago, I had to do my marketing the old fashioned way. Granted, Linkedin was launched in 2003 and then Facebook in 2004, but I hadn’t heard of them.

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Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Testimonials to Impress Clients

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Featured It used to be that a few well written, favorable testimonials on your website or in your brochure copy could convince people that you were great at what you do. Those days are long gone. We no longer rely on the restaurant critic in the newspaper to tell us what’s good. Not when we can […] ( Read more. ). Business Tips Featured

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Why Eating More Than 3 Small Meals Per Day is Good for You

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all been raised on the ideal of three square meals a day, but is this really the healthiest way to eat? There are good reasons to eat smaller, but more frequent meals, including losing weight!

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Your Clients Deserve the Best – And So Do You

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. If you hire a contractor to remodel your kitchen, of course you’re going to look for someone who has a reputation for being an expert at kitchen remodels.

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Targets: Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Real artists ship.” ” This quote was by the visionary former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and he was making a valid point about businesses, particularly those in the technology industry.

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The reader survey results

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you, everyone, for taking my reader survey recently. I have already published the results regarding your thoughts on the profession, which you can find here. But I thought I would also share your comments on the blog itself. Below are the results.

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What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Dumb Little Man

Looking back, I guess it was all rather romantic, if completely insane.

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Intro to the 3 Foundations of Productivity Systems

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Today I wanted to take a high level look at some of the most influential productivity theories that most other systems use – the foundations of productivity systems. While there are many, many other systems, these three are the ones that (in my opinion) provided the most radical shifting of thought. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen Covey put this out there in 1990.

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Fear Can Become a Monster If We Let It

Office Dynamics

The FEAR Monster. Welcome to Halloween week. Halloween is such an interesting holiday and is becoming almost as popular as the other major holidays. The stores, boutique shops, and online businesses sell everything to decorate your home, prepare for parties, and offer all kinds of paraphernalia.

Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

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Owning What's Yours is Key to Success as a Virtual Assistant

Virtual Moxie

At AssistU , we’re constantly raising the bar—for ourselves, for the Virtual Assistants in our community, and for the prospective clients who come to us for referrals. The company isn’t at all the same as it was in 1997 when I began it, except in terms of what we do , and what we stand for (if you feel so inclined, you can read the more fleshed out version here ). Those things form the core of our company; our standards, ever increasing, follow from those.

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