Sat.Jun 07, 2014 - Fri.Jun 13, 2014

Tips for booking entertainment at your events

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I have booked many different types of entertainment for events I have been asked to organise. I once booked a caricaturist that pretty much offended everyone he drew.

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7 Ways To Regain Your Focus

Simple Productivity Blog

We all have those days where we seem to easily get off track. We head for the kitchen to do the dishes, and an hour later find ourselves in another room with another task - and the dishes are still not done.

2014 229

How to Find Time to Think Strategically

On The Job

We often lament we’re busier than ever at work, running from meeting to meeting, firing off e-mails and trying to get something done without an interruption every five minutes. In other words, who has time to think anymore?

2014 222

5 Ways To Start Being Productive Today

Dumb Little Man

Being productive is hard. We have access to thousands of distractions thanks to the internet, and then there’s the stuff we have around us; kids, dogs, people mowing their lawns, the neighbors loud music… It’s an endless sea of distractions.

2014 285

Becoming a Social Media Specialist

Practically Perfect PA

‘We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media; the question is how well we do it?’ ’ Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics.

You Are Not Responsible For Other’s Expectations

Simple Productivity Blog

It is easy to do something because someone expects it. But that doesn''t account for whether we want to do it, or if we even should do it. But that doesn''t mean we should continue to do what is expected, if it doesn''t work for us.

2014 227

3 Things You Must Do After a Demotion

On The Job

Anyone who says they weren''t a bit humiliated by being demoted is probably kidding. After all, acknowledging you''ve been unwillingly moved down the ladder can smart a bit, no matter how tough your ego may be.

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Summer of Senses BMA House Venue Showcase

Practically Perfect PA

Join the BMA House team on Wednesday 18 June from 6pm for an evening of refreshing bubbles, sizzling barbecue bites and entertainment. Click here to book your complimentary place at this summer party ! The outlook on summer parties this year is looking bright for London.

2014 204

Open Loops 6/13/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on. making long-term goals matter daily. meal assembly lines. beauty products that do nothing. making yourself a better person by kicking 20 habits.

2014 211

What is Computational Anthropology?

Small Business Labs

MIT Technology Review's The Emerging Science of Computational Anthropology  covers how digital data is creating new opportunities to study human behavior.

2014 190

3 Ways to Develop Rock Solid Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

How can you make the leap from a shy ‘people pleaser’ to someone who has an unshakeable self-confidence? I believe that you need Rock Solid self-confidence for 5 major reasons.

Room Mate Hotel, Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

The invite to stay and review a Room Mate hotel in the centre of Barcelona really did arrive at the most fortuitous of times. Never was a private, outdoor sunken mini pool and vista of a wonderful city scape so welcome!

2014 182

Sponsor Post, June 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

In June, my sponsors feature those that can help you enjoy your summer. Craftsy One of the things that I love to do in summer is get creative. Craftsy not only gives you ideas, but they will teach you how to do things. Looking for a new hobby or just a small project? Check out […].

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Mary Meeker's 2014 Internet Trends Report

Small Business Labs

Mary Meeker is a partner at the top shelf venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins. Her annual Internet Trends Report is a mere 164 pages of data intensive charts and graphs covering pretty much everything worth knowing about the Internet. The report is so big I won't try to summarize it here.

2014 169

8 Negative Thought Patterns That Are Hurting Your Relationships

Dumb Little Man

When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought. Joel Osteen Has someone ever told you that you were negative? How did you react to this comment?

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2nd Annual Pay What You CAN Day – - for the next 24 hours!

Step It Up VA Coaching

Announcing: PAY WHAT YOU CAN DAY!! For the next 24 hours, until 11:59 am EST, you can purchase a private, one-hour strategy session with me — and you pay whatever you can. No strings. No upsells. No gimmicks. Just you-and-me. Strategy. Growth. Success. Just one conversation can dramatically improve your business! And today you pay whatever you can. . HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: 1. Use this link to make your “Pay What You Can” payment. link].

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£150 John Lewis voucher winner!

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the John Lewis voucher competition! I can now announce the winner… drum roll please… it is: Sandria Plummer. Congratulations Sandria ! We will contact you to get your details. The post £150 John Lewis voucher winner! appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2014 158

Objectives – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.” ” – Harold S. Geneen, US telecommunications entrepreneur. It might seem a bit counter-intuitive to have to work backwards to be able to achieve your goals,… Read the full article here: Objectives – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations Business Quotes objectives

2014 158

Caring Too Much Isn't Actually Helpful to Anyone

Virtual Moxie

Wowser—I''ve clearly hit a nerve or two on the topic of providing coverage for clients during your absence. After my last two posts ( here and here ), Belle wrote to say: “I absolutely feel responsible to provide for my clients in my absence. After all, It’s not their fault I’m going on vacation.

2014 213

Brookings: Natural Gas Best Path to Low Carbon Future

Small Business Labs

Brookings Why the Best Path to a Low-Carbon Future is not Wind or Solar  provides a detailed analysis of why natural gas is the best choice for reducing carbon emissions associated with the production of electricity.

2014 139

Conference and Award for Executive Secretaries and PAs in Scotland: ACES 2014

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I spoke at the ACES conference in Edinburgh. There were roughly 180 assistants in attendance and 20 different exhibitors.

2014 151

11 Tips for Relaxing Your Mind

Office Dynamics

BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go. Relax—let go; life is in perfect order” were the words that resonated with me the other day in our Office Dynamics 5-Pillar Huddle. Staying power isn’t always about movement and taking action.

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Can You Find My Error?

Business Writing

Today I sent out my free monthly newsletter, Better Writing at Work, to more than 19,000 subscribers. As always, I included an Error Quest. That''s the monthly puzzler paragraph that includes one error for readers to find. Unfortunately, this month''s. Grammar and Usage Proofreading

2014 122

How to banish all your fears about the future 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

This isn’t an article about hitting rock bottom. It’s worse. The most horrifying place to be isn’t the gutter. It’s the moment when you start to feel the fall. As always, it’s just in your head. That’s why it’s so bad: Hitting rock bottom is merely an exercise in dealing with concrete reality.

2014 111

Remind me

Clutter Coach

by Although I use an electronic calendar, I love to write by hand. It’s been proven that moving your pen across a page induces “motor memory.”. That means that simply writing something down can help you remember it, even if you don’t look at your notes again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Even I need reminders. Actually, I especially do. In some ways, I feel blessed that I seem to have inherited a lack of short term memory from both my parents.

2014 109

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Tech Habits

Office Dynamics

Yes, it is true for most people that technology dominates their lives. From the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep, we are bombarded with information from all avenues. Please do not get me wrong. I love technology.

2014 173

3 Unique Tips for Growing Your Business Beyond 2014

Small Business CEO

In order to keep profits flowing and to take advantage of expansion opportunities, a business owner or CEO needs to take a big leaping step into the Information Age.

2014 108

Auto-Pilot Answers And How They Can Eat Your Life Up

Brilliantly Better

One of my first memories from childhood is the deep fear of an explosion. The fear that something will imminently collapse. I can still feel … The post Auto-Pilot Answers And How They Can Eat Your Life Up appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development auto-pilot answers

2014 89

Organizing as a Practice

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2009-06-22 12:59:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I've been trying to start two new practices recently (I know I shouldn't say "trying;" am I afraid to commit?). One is meditating and the other is writing. Since I used to write fiction I know a practice is important but somehow I didn't think that also applied to non-fiction writing. My friend Deborah assures me that it does (and she gave me some great tips!).

2014 109

9 Tips to Increase Your Mental Energy

Office Dynamics

Yes, it is true for most people that technology dominates their lives. From the time we wake up until the time we go to sleep, we are bombarded with information from all avenues. Please do not get me wrong. I love technology.

2014 163

7 Tips to Keep Your Books Out of the Red

Small Business CEO

It’s inevitable that at some point your business is going to run into financial trouble… Even if you’re financially secure personally, and able to cover your businesses losses; that’s your money, not the business’s cashflow.

2014 103

3 Things You Can Do To Consistently Deliver Great Work

Productivityist

3 Things is a weekly series that highlights three things you can do to overcome a challenge, enhance your productivity, and improve other aspects of your work and life. The reason any of us are trying to improve our productivity is to deliver the goods more consistently.

2014 111

Natures Design Guarantees - Bioteams in The Henry Ford Magazine

BioTeams

I am delighted to be able to publish a new Bioteams article in the Summer 2014 edition of The Henry Ford Magazine entitled "Teams in Nature". The article summarises the differences between human teams and natures teams in three critical areas: Communications, Leadership and Scalability.

2014 70

What if you could truly relax and be patient?

Office Dynamics

BIG Staying Power: The Power of Letting Go. Relax—let go; life is in perfect order” were the words that resonated with me the other day in our Office Dynamics 5-Pillar Huddle. Staying power isn’t always about movement and taking action.

2014 163

Uses of the Past Participle

Daily Writing Tips

Participle is a grammatical term I fling about quite often. A recent reader’s comment made me realize that not everyone is completely clear about what the word means.

2014 94

Book Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Productivityist

The following review is written by Mike Dariano. Mike offers up book reviews here at Productivityist , and he writes about other things he''s learned at People Smarter Than Me. You can connect with him on Twitter at @MikeDariano.

2014 98

""If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living,"

Denise Aday

“"If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world." Neil Gaiman” - (via fermentthis

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