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How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work? Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops.

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Is Your Writing Too Abrupt?

Business Writing

You work against deadlines. Often you have to write quickly, even when the message is complex and somewhat delicate. It’s not surprising that you occasionally come across as abrupt when you thought you were being efficient. This problem is especially. Books Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

2017 188

7 Killer Tips For Planning A Las Vegas Wedding

Dumb Little Man

Planning a wedding is a wonderful and memorable thing but, beyond the emotions, it is also rather stressful. From finding a perfect wedding dress to booking a reception venue, it can be a real challenge for everyone involved. However, if you are getting married in Las Vegas, this process may become even more complicated. The good news is that planning a Las Vegas wedding means having no limits at all. Want to tie the knot underwater or get married during a rock concert?

2017 184

Career Success A to Z: W is for Willingness

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This series has been a long labor of love…and we’re almost to the finish line!

2017 130

Day in the life: Tracy Reid

Practically Perfect PA

This month’s Day in the life is from Tracy Reid, PA to two directors at Arup. Tracy recently attended the Assist Conference and has a very busy role supporting two directors and their teams at the world famous architect firm. Here is a day in the life: Tracy Reid. . Day in the life: Tracy Reid.

2017 195

Fake news allegations vs. the facts – How it affects sustainability.

Eco-Office Gals

This issue has been occurring for years, but it has kicked into sixth gear in 2017. There’s a continuing manipulation of facts and falsehoods being presented to the public and it affects people in several different aspects of their lives.

2017 130

Taking Ownership: Are You Taking Full Responsibility For Your Life?

Dumb Little Man

One thing I’ve always been very keen on is talking about taking ownership of things. I don’t mean physical things. I mean ownership of what you’re doing and who you’re being. It’s about being responsible for yourself and your life. As someone who’s both been an employee and an employer, I know that the team members that are valuable to the company are the ones who take full and total responsibility for what’s happening around them.

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Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! However, team building is actually pretty tricky. There are many elements to consider. Think about it.

2017 170

GM Drives into the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

General Motors recently announced a program called "Gig" that rents their new all electric car, the Bolt, to freelance drivers for $229 per week. 

2017 147

No Shame In Dumpster Diving

Dumb Little Man

A majority of people might feel funny about second-hand recycling or, as it’s more commonly referred to, dumpster diving. The truth, however, is that it’s filled with lots of rewards. Of course, I’m not talking about just any old dumpster in town. The gold mine comes around this time of year, particularly in college campuses. Those college kids love to throw s**t out. Printers, mini-refrigerators, cameras and even computers.

2017 163

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

I absolutely loved Joan Burge’s article, Core Admin Skills Always Need Improving ! As John D. Rockefeller noted, “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”. The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective.

2017 147

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! However, team building is actually pretty tricky. There are many elements to consider. Think about it.

2017 130

Hamilton, Jefferson and Trumpcare's Impact on the Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

First off, the most important thing to know about American Health Care Act (AHCA or Trumpcare) is it will almost certainly be changed in major ways by the Senate.    So there's no reason to get too worked up about this bill for now.

2017 141

Can You Curb Alcohol Addiction In Its Early Stage?

Dumb Little Man

Alcoholism is an emotive issue in many circles. It’s not just because it has been linked to a plethora of vices but because drinking is a way to relax and unwind for most people. Proponents would say alcohol is only as bad as the user. They isolate themselves from the negative image that alcohol carries. After a hard day’s work, most people will head to the bar and knock back some beer or tall glasses of fruity but potent cocktails.

2017 159

How to Boost Your Creativity

On The Job

Getting a team to boost their creativity can begin with something as simple as asking them to look differently at their socks. It begins with asking each team member to take the most boring socks they own, then write “creative” or “fun” on each one.

2017 130

How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work? Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops.

2017 130

Podcast 055: Take a fresh look

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Have you noticed how little you need to get by happily when you’re travelling? When you’re away from home, you’re focused on activities and people, not stuff. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2017 100

Top Places To Visit In Canada: 4 Canadian Cities Filled With Hidden Gems

Dumb Little Man

Just because Americans are smitten with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t mean they’re flocking to his country for vacation. Many people skip over Canada and opt to visit Europe or a beach instead. That’s a mistake. Canada offers a veritable treasure trove of sights. Whether you’re a cultural connoisseur or an outdoor adventure junkie, Canada offers a dizzying array of options. Start your exploration with these best places to visit in Canada. Vancouver.

2017 158

4 Keys for a Recommendation Letter

On The Job

I recently helped a colleague whittle down the number of resumes for a new position. As I sifted through dozens of cover letters and online applications, I noticed that only a few included letters of recommendations.

2017 130

Day in the life: Tracy Reid

Practically Perfect PA

This month’s Day in the life is from Tracy Reid, PA to two directors at Arup. Tracy recently attended the Assist Conference and has a very busy role supporting two directors and their teams at the world famous architect firm. Here is a day in the life: Tracy Reid. . Day in the life: Tracy Reid.

2017 130

Organizing for your needs

Clutter Coach

by I cook with recipes. I like to follow a guide and not have to think too much. And when I don’t follow a recipe, I often end up with an inedible glob that I throw away, so there’s that too. But with organizing, I cook intuitively. Sure, there are constant ingredients such as having things you use closer to where you use them, and putting like with like. But these are guidelines that get you to completion, not step by step instructions.

2017 100

Instagram Tricks For Artists To Achieve A Successful Career

Dumb Little Man

For any artist to succeed in this highly competitive world, he needs to pay as much attention to promoting his art as its generation. Today, art is accessible to everyone. Because it is so common and accessible, you need to maintain and promote the quality of your work both online and offline if you want to gain an edge. Instagram is quite a great platform for artists as it fundamentally concentrates on sharing images, paintings, and art masterpieces.

2017 158

The Biggest Players in The Cloud Industry

Small Business CEO

2017 86

Move Past The Small Stuff And Focus On The Big Picture

Productivityist

In our fast-paced world of digital connection and multiple roles, it can be easy to lose track of our goals (and even ourselves). I’d like to give you some steps you can take today to look within yourself and reconnect to what you truly want. Once you know this, then you’ll be able to move in the direction that’s right for you. After all, isn’t that what personal productivity is all about?). Step 1: The 30-minute Appointment You Need On Your Calendar.

2017 68

50 Foreign Terms That Aren’t Foreign

Daily Writing Tips

English is a very welcoming language, adopting terms indiscriminately from other tongues.

2017 61

12 Simple Rules Of Staying Safe On A First Date

Dumb Little Man

Dating is one the most fun experiences in life, but in today’s climate, it can also be one of the most worrying for you and for those who care about you. If you’re dating somebody from your circle of friends, it’s easier to have people’s mind at ease. But what if you’re on a first date with somebody relatively new or somebody you don’t know so much about? Here are the twelve simple rules of staying safe on a first date. Tell A Friend Your Plans.

2017 129

Can Text mining Help Small Businesses?

Small Business CEO

Text mining is a valuable process developed in the 1980s, and helps companies to find solutions for specific and single/multiple business/strategy-oriented goals. It is used in A.I.

2017 65

How To Fight The Enemy That Lives Between Your Own Two Ears

Brilliantly Better

“Negative thinking will never produce positive results. Change your thinking and you’ll change your life.” This quote probably says it all and it somehow relates to the law of attraction that what we think is what we attract. And what… The post How To Fight The Enemy That Lives Between Your Own Two Ears appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2017 53

Style Quiz #10: Tense Shifts

Daily Writing Tips

Pick the version that correctly reflects the state of the fact or proposition. a) It was common knowledge that things fall down when you drop them. b) It was common knowledge that things fell down when you dropped them. a) He posited that the universe consisted of a space-time continuum.

2017 57

The Magic of Manifestation with Jen Mazer

Productivityist

Do you want to live in an apartment with a jacuzzi in Manhattan – for free? Jen Mazer did that for 10 years (and so much more) – all through the power of manifestation. Jen Mazer (a.k.a. the Queen of Manifestation) is a transformational speaker and coach, teaching people how to manifest their dreams and goals while making an impact on the world.

2017 48

Why Credit Cards Should Be Your First Choice of Payment When Running a Business

Small Business CEO

Once a business is up and running, it is much easier for it to be approved for a business line of credit, compared to the process of getting a personal line of credit. According to reports, approximately 65% of SMBs utilize credit cards, and this number is increasing all the time.

Being in love: life’s natural high

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Alex Reddle. What does love feel like? We all appreciate how it appears in the movies, from corny dialogue about fluttering hearts, to lovers dreamily staring into one another’s eyes against a background of… The post Being in love: life’s natural high appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

2017 48

The Story of “Sake”

Daily Writing Tips

Sake is one of those nebulous yet specific words that are employed in a limited number of circumstances. This post discusses its origin and uses.

2017 56

Is Stress Affecting You in The Workplace?

Small Business CEO

Whilst we all might claim to be ‘a bit stressed out’ from time to time, very few of us take the problem of stress seriously. Yet, stress is a serious condition and left untreated, it can have quite significant effects on our overall health and wellbeing.

Tax Tips for Overseas Companies Operating in The U.S.

Small Business CEO

The US has one of the most complex tax systems in the world, with local, state, and federal-level obligations creating significant challenges for overseas companies.

2017 59

Protect Your Business from Slip and Fall Accidents in 3 Easy Steps

Small Business CEO

Small businesses can be the subject of costly personal injury lawsuits. You’ll want to obtain liability insurance immediately if you have a small business where customers come to a physical location. Premises liability is a doctrine that all business unders are subject to.

2017 57

3 Cases of Mixed Metaphors

Daily Writing Tips

2017 56