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15 Grammar Goofs that make you look silly

ProAssisting Blog

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Your Willingness to Fail Will Determine How Often You Succeed

Dumb Little Man

Learning how to surf was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I have zero natural athletic ability, and I’ve never been good at sports.

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Top 5 Small Business Fuel Saving Tips

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. With the price of fuel so high, now is a good time to make sure that everyone who is expected to drive for your business understands how they should be expected to drive. If this means…

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2012 57

What Would They Do Without the Administrative Assistant?

Office Dynamics

Hello! I hope you enjoy today's Monday Motivator. What would they do if you weren’t there? Creating an Administrative Desk Reference Guide.

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If unemployed hiring managers will like this!

Job Advice Blog

If you have been unemployed for some time now or a recent victim to this economy, there is one thing that you can do to keep your resume current. Instead of having a gap from your last job to your current status, how about volunteering and adding that to your resume? It will make a [.].

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Is WordPress Secure…is it Safe?

Tips From T. Marie

Those of you that have been reading here for awhile know that I’m a believer in building your business website on the WordPress framework (and strongly recommend the Headway theme). But articles like this one that I read this morning always prompt people to ask, “Is WordPress Safe…is it Secure?” ” My answer ?

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How Much Training Do You Really Need?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Is it really true that the more technical training and certifications you receive, the more valuable you are to clients? There are many classes and services readily available, but is it really necessary to do it all? In reality, this approach could backfire because it’s impossible to be everything to everyone.

The Solopreneur Handicap That Makes You Suck at Productivity

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

If you can pull it off, being a solopreneur is great. Except for the side effect. Here’s why the solopreneur life kills productivity. Ah, freedom!

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The Car as a Mobile Office

Small Business Labs

We've long followed the trends toward connected cars.  For example, Intel just announced a $100 million connected car venture fund.

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Are You Meeting Expectations?

Productivity Bits

If your company is conducting regular performance reviews, chances are you’ve already had your annual review. It’s already past March and you’re reading this from your work computer. You weren’t fired. Congratulations! Your performance and productivity over a period of time must meet certain standards. We are the average.

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2012 26

Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

On The Job

Is it really a big deal to lie on a resume? The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a free-speech case involving a former California official convicted under the Stolen Valor Act after falsely claiming that he received the Congressional Medal of Honor , even though he never served in the military. He just kept on and on," he says. "It

What Writers Can Learn From Therapy

Business Writing

In the Better Business Writing course on Friday, a participant named Sydnee shared an insight about remembering to focus on the reader's needs, especially in marketing messages. She gave me permission to share her idea with you. Sydnee suggested imagining. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

7 Tips to Get You Where You’re Going-On Time!

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Being on time is rarely a problem with me. If so, here are 7 tips to get you where you’re going so you arrive in plenty of time.

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How Much Is An Idea Worth

Productivity Bits

E piphany. Eureka. How much is an idea worth? It is virtually worth nothing. Really. The great products we see today are brought forth by some kind of thinking process. We call them concepts. Or imagination. Dream. Before we see products, a thought process must take place. But how important is an idea? ” That is true. WEAK IDEA = 1. Ideas.

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2012 22

Do You Charge for Estimates?

Make or Break Moments

As a service provider, much of my time is spent meeting with potential customers. Whether over the phone or in person I have the opportunity to ask questions about their needs so that I can assess the project and offer an estimate for the cost and benefits of working together. I don’t charge for this. [.]. Connecting Moments Missed Moments

Coworking for Writers and Artists

Small Business Labs

Writers and other artists have long joined together to form coworking spaces, although they rarely call them that.   Coworking

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Adverse vs. Averse

Daily Writing Tips

Adverse and averse share the root verse , which stems from the Latin term vertere , meaning “to turn.” But their meanings are distinct and, taken literally, antonymic: Adverse , from the Latin word adversus (“turned toward, facing”), means “antagonistic”; the original term conjures of image of confrontation. These also serve as noun forms.)

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10 ways to improve your public speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

According to The Book of Lists , the fear of public speaking ranks number one in the minds of the majority of people. Far above the fear of death and disease comes the fear of standing in front of a crowd. I was a member of Toastmasters for a number of years. It goes without saying, great content can be ruined by poor delivery. Okay, I said it.)

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Received lousy customer service? Complain about it on Gripevine

Service Untitled

Just a month out into the public venue, the site Gripevine emerged offering dissatisfied customers the ability to “amplify their online voice.”

Millennial Myths

Small Business Labs

Good article in Strategy and Business on 5 Millennial Myths. This is very similar to what we've found in our research.   The 5 myths presented are:  Millennials don’t want to be told what to do.  Millennials lack organizational loyalty.  Millennials aren’t interested in their work. Gen Y

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2012 13

5 Inspirational Books for Teen Writers

Daily Writing Tips

A site visitor requested from me a roster of books that teenagers should read before they graduate from high school. However, I never strove to work my way through the literary classics (whatever they are), so any list I compile may seem deficient to those who believe that doing so will prepare young people to be great writers. His Dark Materials.


Brilliantly Better

Here we are, on one of the weekends I get to spend together with my 6 year old, Bianca, doing a little bit of shopping. It’s a really cold February Saturday, and the shop is pretty packed. As we’re approaching the cash register, we start to talk on a low voice: - Chinka paah ! I whisper. Checker-aah, checker-aah , she answers, visibly surprised.

Getting Your Personal Life and Work Balance Back

Small Business CEO

With Spring and Summer quickly approaching, we’ll soon be swapping our home office chairs with outdoor activities. Entrepreneurs tips

Don’t Be Afraid to Change Your Mind

Eat Your Career

Here’s a lesson I’m still learning: Changing your mind isn’t the same as giving up. As most of you know, I’m kind of a goal junkie. And it’s been hard.

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Attribute Tags and Their Alternatives

Daily Writing Tips

While reviewing an article or a story you or someone else has written, you notice a preponderance of iterations of what are often referred to as attribute tags — phrases that identify a speaker, such as “he said” and “she said.” What do you do about this repetition? Several possibilities exist. You’ll be hearing from me again,” he hissed.

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Taming the Inner Drill Sergeant

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. “You, maggot! You’ve got 10 minutes before you have to leave for that meeting.

Stop people making bad commitments and poor estimates


Imagine the scenario. The workshop went so well. You just stopped short of a group hug. You finished off by agreeing the actions. Fast forward 2 weeks.

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Ideas For Adding Personality To Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

Small Business CEO

Whether you like it or not Facebook will be upgrading everyone’s page with the new timeline design on March 30, 2012.

Gradable Words

Daily Writing Tips

Many adjectives have degrees of grade or intensity: big (adjective), bigger (comparative adjective), and biggest (superlative adjective), for examples of varying grades, or loud (adjective), louder (comparative adjective), and loudest (superlative adjective) as various levels of intensity. These, however, are qualitative, not quantitative, grades.

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2012 14

Hiding Content in Plain Sight

Business Writing

This morning a friend asked me if I was going to attend a film tonight that was listed in a weekly email newsletter. I told her I had not seen the event in the newsletter, and she insisted it was. Writing Tips

Do You Charge for Estimates?

Make or Break Moments

As a service provider, much of my time is spent meeting with potential customers. Whether over the phone or in person I have the opportunity to ask questions about their needs so that I can assess the project and offer … Continue reading → Connecting Moments Missed Moments

How to Make Your Workplace Greener

Eco-Office Gals

There are a range of methods which can be employed to make your workplace more environmentally sound. Minimize the amount of paper used. Recycle!

A Quiz About Tactical Syntactical Revision

Daily Writing Tips

Most writers understand that whole subject-verb-predicate thing, but there’s more to crafting sentences than making sure they include those basic ingredients (but not necessarily in that order — and, then again, a sentence doesn’t really require any of those elements). The location of the “because.” Other misreadings are also likely. Grammar

Sea Level or C-Level

Business Writing

In a recent business writing workshop, a participant introduced himself by saying he writes for a C-level audience. Another attendee, who lives in Alaska and works with the communities of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, was immediately intrigued: Sea level. Writing Tips

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