Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about our ideas, dreams, and aspirations. It is easy to content ourselves with simply having lofty ideas and not realizing their sheer abundance.

2020 203

Should You Prepare Your Home Business For The Coronavirus?

Tips From T. Marie

If you work from home you’re probably feeling pretty good about the whole Coronavirus thing. After all, you don’t have to get out of the house in order to go to work, right? Maybe, but we should still prepare our home business for the Coronavirus, flu or any other illness that becomes widespread.

2020 154

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Thinking about taking your events online?

Practically Perfect PA

We know that many Assistants are heavily involved in organising events.

2020 141

Put Things in Their Place to Get Organized

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Put Things in Their Place to Get Organized appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. One of the oldest organizing adages is often attributed to Ben Franklin, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Whether Ben was the first to say it is debatable, the truth of the saying is not.

2020 141

10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

There are only two ways to increase the output of your work. It’s either you put in an extra number of hours or find smart work productivity tips to working hard. Productivity and Motivation. You are more productive when you feel motivated. Researchers Katherine L. Milkman, Julia A.

2020 184

How Long Should You Stay at Your Job?

Eat Your Career

As you may know, I host a free Q&A session every month. ( You can sign up to be a part of them here. During this time, I put on my “career coach” cap and answer questions submitted by participants related to your career and workplace issues. It’s truly one my favorite things to do!

2020 130

How Assistants can keep up in a fast-paced working environment

Practically Perfect PA

In a recent survey we conducted with the Practically Perfect PA readers we found that many Assistants struggle with the huge amount of work they have to get through in a day. The fast-paced environment, the never-ending deadlines and demands on their time seems to have become the norm.

2020 130

More Trending

The Link Between Social Media and Eating Disorders

Dumb Little Man

Eating disorders can have many forms and they are incredibly common these days. The problem does not target a specific gender or age. It can affect anyone regardless of who they are. Nonetheless, teenage girls are the demographic category most likely to develop an eating disorder.

2020 165

3 Questions Every Manager Must Ask

On The Job

Companies spend a lot of money -- more than $4,000 -- to bring on a new employee. Then, it costs more than $1,200 to train each new worker.

2020 141

Procrastinating Is Different Than Incubating

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes ideas need time to incubate. We may need to work out details, methods, or even the feasibility of the idea itself. To the outside person, this can look like procrastination. But in fact, incubation and procrastination are very different. How are they different?

2020 130

How Assistants Can Have Staying Power

Office Dynamics

With all the buzz technology and workplace trends generate, it’s easy to forget that the foundation of every administrative professional should be built on timeless skills. Failing to develop these critical cornerstones for administrative assistants often means failure to thrive and succeed.

2020 143

7 Tips On Writing Branded Content That Earns Likes

Dumb Little Man

In a broad sense, content can be called any information posted on sites, blogs or social networks. But to understand how you can start creating and writing branded content, it is worth looking at this term in more detail. Types of Content to Drive Users’ Attention.

2020 165

Podcast 140: Speak clutter aloud

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 140 and it’s called speak your clutter aloud. Whenever I start working with a client, the first thing we do is take a tour. This is partly for me to find out what’s going on, but it’s also for the client to become more aware of what’s going on.

2020 100

5 Unexpected Positive Effects Of The Coronavirus Panic

Brilliantly Better

The world is rapidly heading towards a general lockdown these days, because of the Corona virus pandemic. Entire countries are shutting down, flights are suspended between continents, people are advised (or forced) to work from home, public activity is reduced to a minimum.

2020 65

5 Cases of Faulty Parenthesis

Daily Writing Tips

When a sentence includes a form of parenthesis—a word, phrase, or clause framed by a pair of commas, dashes, or parentheses—writers must take care that the statement surrounding the interjection is structurally valid so that if the optional parenthesis is omitted, the remaining wording is still coherent and thus the parenthesis makes sense grammatically. To test whether the sentence’s composition is complete, temporarily omit the interjection, then repair any syntactical and grammatical issues that manifest themselves before reinstating (or restating) the parenthesis. The following sentences are flawed in construction, and the discussion and revision that follows each resolves the problem. 1. He is considered to be one of, if not the, deadliest assassin in the empire. This sentence, without the parenthesis, is “He is considered to be one of deadliest assassin in the empire.” This faulty construction demonstrates that the article the must appear in the main clause before the interjection to form a complete sentence, and assassin must be in plural form to correspond with the modifying phrase “one of the” (“He is considered to be one of the deadliest assassins in the empire”); in addition, a repetition of deadliest must be inserted into the parenthesis to form a complete thought: “He is considered one of the deadliest assassins, if not the deadliest, in the empire.” (The extraneous “to be” has been deleted as well.). 2. There is little doubt he will be regarded as one of the worst, if not the worst, governors in the state’s history. The flaw in this sentence is similar to that of the previous example, though in this case, correction of the error is simpler—the main clause is valid, but the plural form governors is at odds with the parenthetical phrase “if not the worst.” To rectify the error, simply relocate that phrase to the end of the sentence to transform it from a parenthetical to a subordinate clause, thereby disassociating it from governors , the singular form of which is now implied after the phrase: “There is little doubt he will be regarded as one of the worst governors in the state’s history, if not the worst.” (Another possible solution is to transpose the two complementary phrases: “There is little doubt he will be regarded as, if not the worst governor in the state’s history, one of the worst.”). 3. Effective risk management can help predict—and prevent—major implementation problems from occurring. In this case, the wording that remains after the parenthesis is excised—“Effective risk management can help predict major implementation problems from occurring”—is syntactically flawed, because “from occurring” modifies prevent but not predict. For the sentence to make sense, that phrase should be inserted into the interjection: “Effective risk management can help predict—and prevent from occurring—major implementation problems.” Better yet, integrate the interjection (with a pronoun standing in for a repeat of “major implementation problems”) into the main clause: “Effective risk management can help predict major implementation problems and prevent them from occurring.”. 4. This has not (and should not) prevent smart companies from taking advantage of innovation. With the parenthesis in this sentence removed, the remaining statement is “This has not prevent smart companies from taking advantage of innovation.” Because “has not” and “should not” must be accompanied by differing forms of prevent , both forms of the verb, one in the main clause and one in the parenthesis, should be employed: “This has not prevented (and should not prevent) smart companies from taking advantage of innovation.”. Note that, as is often the case, the three forms of punctuation are interchangeable, although their functions vary slightly: Commas are neutral, parentheses suggest that the information is incidental, and dashes signal information that is divergent or unexpected. 5. One could argue that regulators are neither responsible for, nor able to, change a financial institution’s culture. Here, as in the previous example, the parenthetical is compatible with the phrase that follows it but not the one preceding it, and the error can be tested by temporarily omitting the parenthetical to discover that the base sentence is grammatically incorrect. In the resulting sentence, “One could argue that regulators are neither responsible for change a financial institution’s culture,” change should be changing. However, change is correct when associated with “nor able to,” so when the parenthetical is returned to the sentence, both forms of the verb must be included, one in the main clause and one in the parenthetical: “One could argue that regulators are neither responsible for changing, nor able to change, a financial institution’s culture.”. Do you want to improve your writing skills faster? Grab a premium subscription and receive our writing tips and exercises every day! Click here to start a 15-day free trial. Publish your book with our partner InstantPublisher.com ! Professionally printed in as few as 7 days. Original post: 5 Cases of Faulty Parenthesis. Grammar

2020 70

A Guide On Career Advancement for Male Nurses

Dumb Little Man

You can land a great job as a nursing professional, but it helps to know a few things about the field before you start your journey, particularly career advancement for male nurses. Male nurses face many obstacles in the field.

2020 161

Nurturing And Motivating Virtual Teams In Uncertain Environments

BioTeams

The world is currently facing new challenges and the impacts of potential global pandemics are shaking fundamental working paradigms that contributed to and engineered economic success in the past.

2020 65

The Utterly Incomplete, Deeply Biased And Soon-To-Be-Outdated “Working From Coffee Shops Guide” In Valencia

Brilliantly Better

It’s been already a year since I moved to Spain and many parts of my life are starting to fit together quite nicely.

2020 54

Naming a Character

Daily Writing Tips

The most unforgettable fictional characters begin as a glimmer in the author’s mind. Only in writing the novel does the character go on to acquire the dimensions that will make him or her live in the imagination of the reader years after the book has been read.

2020 65

How to Be Extraordinary At Work: Helpful Tips For Career Growth

Dumb Little Man

How to be extraordinary at work? Well, a leader always expects his team members to be proactive and diligent. He wishes them to grasp things quickly and give outstanding performance. Well, this is a great idea as it leads to organizational growth as well as individual growth.

2020 161

CRM: Why You Need To Learn The Basics Of This Software

Small Business CEO

CRM software is the primary automation tool that’s used for customer relationship management in a business organization. In a more profound sense, it also refers to the strategies and technologies that companies use to reach out to customers.

2020 56

Social Engineering – The “Coronavirus Event”

Brilliantly Better

This will probably go down in history as one of the biggest social engineering events of humanity, probably one that will mark the beginning of a new era. In the sense that “life after Coronavirus” and “life before Coronavirus” will be strikingly different.

2020 52

Episode 287: Where The Action Is with J. Elise Keith

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast I’m joined by J. Elise Keith , co-founder of Lucid Meetings and author of Where The Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization.

2020 56

The Industry of Mobile Gaming Explained

Dumb Little Man

In its current state, the mobile gaming industry is worth billions. In fact, even games that are free to download are raking in millions by the month: Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, and Fortnite, to name a few. How so? People can’t get enough of their games.

2020 169

7 Must-Have Skills to Get Into the Human Resources Industry (and Tips to Acquire Them)

Small Business CEO

So, you’ve decided to get into the human resources industry, what should be your first step? First and foremost, you need to answer a single, most important question – do you have all the skills needed to prosper in this position?

2020 56

Elevate the Organism

The Marq

Today I started the Story Skills Workshop , one of t he many workshops that Seth Godin and his team have put together to help us each become more than a single person, to make a difference. I posted my introduction in the workshop and realized I've not shared here what I wrote there.

2020 52

Episode 287: Where The Action Is with J. Elise Keith

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast I’m joined by J. Elise Keith , co-founder of Lucid Meetings and author of Where The Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization.

2020 52

What are the Top 3 Biggest Risks to Starting a Jewelry Business?

Small Business CEO

Jewelry store owners conduct a risk analysis to find all risks that could affect the business. The findings show the business owner the best ways to protect the company and its inventory.

2020 56

3 Tips for Creating More Engaging Content

Small Business CEO

With the sheer volume of content that’s being added to the Internet on a daily basis, you’ve really got to impress if you want people to pick your content assets out of the crowd. But for many businesses, creating engaging content isn’t something that comes easy.

2020 56

4 Tips for Hiring a Video Production Team for Your Next Corporate Video

Small Business CEO

Corporate videos are a great way to onboard new employees, introduce your brand at events, or attract new clients. Some can be informational in nature, or for training purposes.

2020 56

10 Ways to Spend Less When Dining Out

Small Business CEO

According to the latest Retail and Food Services report of the Department of Commerce in August, American have spent more than $2 billion at restaurants compared to the total money spent at grocery stores. This statistic only shows how everyone loves dining out.

2020 52

Financial Advice When Looking For a Job as Unemployed

Small Business CEO

Becoming unemployed can be devastating for anyone, particularly those with a family to support. The stress of maintaining a home and ‘putting food on the table’ can cause great unhappiness and this can be compounded if finances are not taken care of during this difficult period.

2020 52

The Steps to Take if Your Business Can’t Pay Its Taxes

Small Business CEO

When it comes to business taxes, it doesn’t pay to mess around with what’s due to the IRS. They don’t have a sense of humor about getting payments in on time and can take steps against the business, including charging interest, adding penalties or even freezing accounts if it comes to it.

2020 52

Missing the Money: How to Stop These 3 Bad Financial Habits

Small Business CEO

There are two types of people when it comes to starting and maintaining healthy financial habits: people who think they’ve got it all under control, and others who have no clue what they’re doing.

2020 52

3 Ways to Smooth the Friction Between Sales and Marketing

Small Business CEO

Of all the departments within a small business, perhaps no two have a more dysfunctional relationship than sales and marketing. Different surveys reveal different reasons for this, but the most common culprit is poor communication.

2020 52