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So, you’ve been asked to start a blog for your business… Where do you start?

Practically Perfect PA

It would seem that most businesses these days have a blog on their website and it is becoming a key skill for office workers to have. It makes sense, blogs are an effective way to get messages, content and news out to customers. It is a great way of marketing the products and services to […].

2018 214

Bringing Work And Life Back Into Balance In The United States

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to achieve work-life balance isn’t always easy. We live in an age where technology blurs the line between our hours at work and at home. In fact, 40% of Americans think that it’s perfectly fine to answer work emails at the dinner table if it’s “urgent”.

2018 205

I.e. or E.g. -- Which Do You Choose?

Business Writing

Do you use the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. in your business writing? Do you use them interchangeably, or does each expression have its place? How would you define them if a child asked you what they meant? To think about. Grammar and Usage Teaching Business Writing

2018 158

Flying eVTOL Taxis Getting Closer

Small Business Labs

The Barron's Penta article  The Next Wave in Flight: Flying Vehicles You Can Summon With Your Phone covers eVTOLs, which are electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles. 

2018 194

Sick of working in a messy office? Here’s how you can win Fellowes storage solutions to tidy up your workplace

Practically Perfect PA

Fellowes is giving away £100 worth of Bankers Boxes. Sick and tired of working in a messy office? Fed up of trawling through piles of old paperwork? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Did you know the average office worker in the UK spends around seven days a year looking for work documents?

2018 161

12 Important Life Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

Dumb Little Man

It’s been a long journey for me to realize what life is about and how to be happy. After surviving a physically and emotionally abusive stepfather, I became a rebellious teenager. I took things to the extreme. I was deeply involved in drugs and the wrong group of friends. As a result, it took me 6 years to graduate from college. I was arrested more times than I can count and spent time in drug rehab. Eventually, I managed to graduate. After that, I studied law and passed the bar.

2018 166

Do You Have A Problem Saying No?

Office Dynamics

What are your tips on the best way an assistant can overcome their problem saying no. “I have a real problem saying no at work. How do assert myself when I can’t take on any more?” ” This is one question I frequently here from administrative and executive assistants.

2018 161

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Get ready for the Virtual Summit Summer 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Drum roll please… Today I am letting you all know that you can now book your place on this summer’s Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit! Hurrah!! High fives all round.

2018 148

It’s Time To Find Your Unconventional Workout

Dumb Little Man

I grew up a thin waif of a blond child. A hamburger or two would have done me some good but luckily, I was raised in a family of vegetarians- mindful and meditative vegetarians (read: no hamburgers). I ate tofu and genuinely liked it. I played guitar and remember almost none of it. And I talked about my feelings all the time. I did not, however, play sports. I did not work out or go out for “the team.”.

2018 165

How to Maximize Time with Your Children

Office Dynamics

Like most working mothers, I just never seemed to have enough time with my two children. Trying to balance work, with raising a family, keeping up with laundry, shopping, cleaning, cooking (the list is endless) was always a challenge.

2018 152

NPR on Anxiety in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

NPR's recent Marketplace-Edison Research poll data (below) shows that gig workers "report significantly higher economic anxiety than regular full-time workers." " Regular readers will not be surprised by this.

2018 169

Are You Human Spam?

Simple Productivity Blog

As I've been dealing with the topic of email this month, I have had plenty of time to consider the topic of spam. You know, that stuff that flows into your email that adds nothing of value to your life while taking up space and attention. But spam doesn't exist just in email.

2018 130

3 Ways To Stop Your Bad Habits

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I have plenty of time, I can work on this later” or, “What I do now doesn’t matter, again I’m young” ? If so, I’m here to say that it does matter, particularly when you’re learning how to stop bad habits. There’s a saying that I’ve been hearing a lot lately. Past performance is indicative of future returns.”. Now, although it’s usually said when discussing a financial institution, I believe that it can be applied to so much more.

2018 163

How High Potentials Get Themselves Fired

On The Job

Perhaps you have highly sought after technical skills, or you're known for having such a creative mind that companies believe you can help propel their brands to new heights. The world is yours, right? You have so many calls from recruiters that you've lost count.

2018 130

Being a Entrepreneur vs. Being an Employee: Which One Should You Choose?

Small Business CEO

Whichever side of the fence we fall, it might well be the case the grass always looks a little greener across the way. So, whether we’re on the path to entrepreneurship or are enjoying the security of being an employee it’s good to try and keep the pros and cons of both in mind.

2018 78

Clean Your Old Email With Email Retention Policies

Simple Productivity Blog

You probably know that you have to hang onto certain paper documents for a given number of years. These documents are required by law, and only after a certain number of years of retention can you get rid of them. The same applies to email, though, which has been used in court cases.

6 Things You Can Do To Avoid Midlife Crisis

Dumb Little Man

If you are entering the mid-years of your life, you’re probably wondering about midlife crisis. After all, it seems pretty common. Midlife crisis can happen to anyone at anytime. Some people experience it early while others struggle with it in the late stages of their lives. Now, although common, it doesn’t mean that there’s no way for you to avoid it. Check out the tips below to help you stave off or mitigate a midlife crisis. Believe that it’s never too late.

2018 158

Should You Ignore Weekend Emails from the Boss?

On The Job

I once had dinner with a friend who worked for a telecommunications company. In the middle of our conversation, she stopped talking and looked unhappily at her phone. I'm sorry," she said, looking at her vibrating phone on the table. But I've got to deal with this if it's my boss."

2018 130

Small Business Taxes and Financial Regulations: Understanding Administrative Tasks

Small Business CEO

If you’re working inside the framework of a small business, there are a lot of details that you have to understand as you move forward. And two significant categories that surround lots of these details include taxes and financial regulations.

2018 75

Punctuation Quiz #26: Punctuation Errors

Daily Writing Tips

The following sentences contain errors of punctuation. Revise them as necessary. That’s my dream car in the window I plan to buy it as soon as I have enough money. The boss is really old. He still addresses women clients as Mrs So-and-So.

2018 62

How to Study Effectively: 4 Ways To Study Like An Ivy League Student

Dumb Little Man

Studying is a crucial skill for students but it’s one that’s not explicitly taught in school. Instead, it’s something you have to figure out on your own. It can be a trial-and-error process to find exactly what works for you. To help you out, here are a few tips on how to study effectively. Take Your Notes by Hand. Typing on a laptop may be quick but writing out your notes by hand helps you process the information better.

2018 158

How to Transform a Single Daily Theme into an Everyday Focus

Productivityist

Administrative tasks are the bane of my existence. I classify administrative tasks as those that require more of “maintenance mindset” than anything else. While these tasks don’t move me forward in leaps or bounds, not doing them can hinder progress on other tasks that lead to greater gains.

2018 62

When Your Small Business Should Start Using Software

Small Business CEO

As small business CEOs, we have to allocate our time and budgets very carefully. Many executives try to cut costs too much. As a result, the small business lacks the infrastructure to support processes that would unlock growth.

2018 65

35 Numerical Prefixes

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists prefixes of Greek and/or Latin provenance used in expressions of numerical relationships, with examples. uni-: “one” ( unicycle ). mono-: “one” ( monogamy ). du-: “two” ( duplicate ); sometimes duo- ( duopoly ). deuter-: “two” ( deuterium ); sometimes deutero- ( deuterograph ).

2018 58

Oral Side Effects of Medications: What You Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Medicines are necessary to control a condition, prevent complications, and treat health problems. Although helpful, not all medications are free of side effects. Some of them can be life-threatening while others can have a negative effect on how you look. To help you understand better, here are the most common oral side effects of medications and what you can do about them. Dry Mouth. Drugs prescribed for heart diseases, like enalapril and chlorothiazide, can dry up your salivary glands.

More Fun in Done with Marli Williams

Productivityist

This episode of The Productivityist Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/vardy to support the show and see if you qualify.

2018 52

Why Invest in Training Your Staff?

Small Business CEO

Without a proper plan in place including a strategic budget for employee training, organisations can’t keep pace with the competition and the constant need for transformation; their strategies will falter and their profits will vanish.

2018 60

5 Functions of Quotation Marks

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses the use of quotation marks to distinguish dialogue, parts of compositions, phrases as phrases, scare quotes, and epithets. For Dialogue.

2018 58

Choosing the Right Sleeping Mattress is Essential for Optimum Work Productivity

Small Business CEO

Good night sleep is necessary to boost the creativity and get the best out of the person. When a person does not have sufficient rest, then there is almost zero probability that the individual will work up to their real potential.

2018 57

Small Business Advice: Keeping Your Restaurant or Cafe Competitive

Small Business CEO

Whenever anyone tries to start a small business, it’s an uphill battle. But particularly when it comes to trying to start up a restaurant or café, there is even more competition that you have to work against.

Essential and Nonessential Clauses

Daily Writing Tips

Discussions below explain the mistakes in the examples given, which err in mistaking essential and nonessential clauses and vice versa. A revision accompanying each sample sentence demonstrates correct form.

2018 57

Your Website Needs Work. Here Are 6 Things You Can Do Tomorrow

Small Business CEO

Have you put off building your personal website for way too long? Or do you have a half-dormant, sort-of website that you’d prefer no one you know lay eyes on?

2018 55

The Meanings of “Myth” and Related Words

Daily Writing Tips

Myth , originally a word of elevated and scholarly pretension, has passed into the vernacular to describe anything of dubious truth or validity, though it retains earlier senses. This post lists definitions of the word and others of which it is the root.

2018 54

Why Dental SEO is the Key to Success of Your Dental Practice

Small Business CEO

Going to dental school and opening your own practice are two, huge goals that are now in your rearview mirror. However, the patients don’t seem to be flowing in as you believed they would at this point. Today’s dental field is an extremely competitive one.

2018 53

4 Ways Automation is Transforming the Business World in 2018 and Beyond

Small Business CEO

When we as business owners think about “automation,” our minds are oftentimes flooded with images of robots, complicated algorithms and concepts that simply go over our heads. The reality? Automation is, was and will continue to dominate the realms of businesses and marketing as we know it.

2018 52