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Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank for Dr. Ulrich Stephan, Global Chief Investment Officer of Private & Commercial Clients in Frankfurt, Germany. What are the main aspects of your role?

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Integrating User Experience Design and Internet Marketing Successfully

Dumb Little Man

There was a time when having a website was the new thing in marketing. In 2010, there were just 255 million websites worldwide. That number nearly quadrupled to 966 million in just six years. As a marketing professional, this trend tells me two things: websites are a major factor in strategy planning and websites have to deliver more in order to rise above the crowd. At first glance, you might say that I have only to worry about the first and leave the second to website designers.

2017 179

Book Review: Thriving in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

"How to capitalize and compete in the new world of work" is the tagline for the book Thriving in the Gig Economy. This nicely summarizes this useful guide to the shift to independent work.    The book starts with an excellent overview of the gig economy.

2017 176

27 Ways to Re-Energize Your Career Without Changing Jobs

Eat Your Career

You know that feeling you have when you first start a new job? It’s a mixture of excitement and challenge, nervous energy and high hopes. Everything is new, and opportunity seems to live around every corner. At some point in your career, you may experience a deep desire to recapture those feelings.

2017 164

The Virtual Summit Live Recording

Practically Perfect PA

I’m so excited to share this blog post with you today! As many of you will know, we have organised a Virtual Summit for PAs on the 20th October. As part of the programme for the Virtual Summit we wanted to include a few live sessions recorded in front of an audience.

2017 173

This Type Of Music Can Increase Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Music has been with us since prehistoric times in one form or another, growing with human society and culture, and taking new shapes one century after another. Humans have become so accustomed to it that listening to music has become second nature. We take music in our lives so much for granted that we rarely stop to think how it influences our mood or daily actions. For example, did you know that listening to music at the office can make you more productive? Here’s how.

2017 169

5 Amazing Ways New Farming Methods Will Save Our Fresh Water

Eco-Office Gals

There isn’t a lot of fresh water on earth and 50 percent of the total amount lies in half a dozen countries. It means billions of people are currently living without enough clean water. How much do you think that number will increase by due to population growth?

2017 164

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Tech of the week: PDFescape

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week : PDFescape. Here are all the details…. What is PDFescape? PDFescape is a free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer. What does it do? PDFescape let’s you use all of the PDF functionality for free online.

2017 158

Easy Cleaning Hacks For The 5 Dirtiest Kids’ Items In Your House

Dumb Little Man

Within minutes of becoming a mom, I realized what dirty truly meant when my son’s blowout diaper leaked all over my arms and clothes. And as he gets older, the messes are evolving. From fishing toys out of the toilet, pulling blanket corners out of his mouth, and picking up the Lego landmine on the kitchen floor, cleaning after my son has become a daily chore. A study by ASecureLife.com revealed a surprising analysis of everyday objects touched by kids aged newborn to four years old.

2017 168

How to Become One of the Boss's Favorites

On The Job

I'm all for work/life balance and making sure that you're not headed for burnout by working too much. But that doesn't mean you go to work and just warm a chair every day, doing just enough to make sure you keep your job.

2017 141

Big Smartphones Driving Online Video

Small Business Labs

No matter how much we cover mobile computing, it seems in many ways we continue to underestimate its impact. Recode's Big Smartphones Ate the Tablet Market big phones are defined as those with screens "between 5 inches and 6 inches in diagonal (an iPhone 7 Plus measures 5.5

2017 151

Podcast 067: Project strategies

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Got a big event coming up? Here’s how not to go crazy and get the wrong things done. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

2017 100

How to Start a Proofreading Business At Home

Dumb Little Man

Do you get annoyed when people keep writing “there” instead of “their,” “its” instead of “it’s” or “ affect” instead of “effect”? Do your friends sometimes call you a “grammar Nazi” (in the sweetest way)? If so, then you are probably the right person to start a proofreading business at home. Before you entertain this thought, it should be something that you really want to do.

2017 168

Why You Can't Remember Stuff at Work -- and How to Get Better at It

On The Job

I'll be the first to admit that my memory isn't what it was when I was 20-years-old, and I bet many of you would say the same even if you're only 25-years-old. That can become a problem in the workplace, where you may have to recall a client's name you met two years ago or remember exactly why a project ran into manufacturing turbulence last quarter. With so much information coming at us, it can be difficult to hang onto everything in our brains.

2017 122

7-Step Checklist to Successfully Launch Your Startup

Small Business CEO

Launching your business takes a lot of hard work and determination. However, many still believe that launching a startup is like switching on the light. Having launched a couple of businesses, I’ve realized that launching a startup is like launching an aircraft.

2017 90

The Myth of Perfect Focus

Productivityist

When you’re on the ball and the path is clear as to what you’re doing and why, you’re in a state of focus. When you’ve dropped the ball and the path is littered with stuff that you’re not even sure why you’re doing, you’re in a state of non-focus. The thing is, there’s no such thing as having perfect focus. That’s because there’s no such thing as the perfect thing for you to do, the perfect way for you to do it, and the perfect time for you to do it.

2017 57

5 Strategies for Dividing Household Duties

Dumb Little Man

There it sits. The very full, nearly over-flowing garbage can. You see it there. You know your partner has seen it there, so now the stand-off begins. Will you take it out, or will your partner? You ask yourself, “why am I the only one who does this?” Doesn’t he/she notice it?”. Inequity in household duties can cause stress and resentment in an otherwise happy relationship.

2017 167

128 Words with Senses That Started Out as Underworld Slang

Daily Writing Tips

The slang senses of many words we use in conversation and in informal writing originated in jargon employed by criminals, often coined to disguise the activities they were describing when they spoke among one another. This post lists and defines a number of those words.

2017 77

Getting Inspired – and Staying Inspired Every Day

Small Business CEO

Though quite a bit of attention is paid to small businesses and startups in tech, it’s impossible to deny that most profits and power still belong to tech’s big names: Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc.

2017 75

OmniFocus and Other Things with Joe Buhlig

Productivityist

Joe Buhlig and I sit down this week to talk about an app that he uses extensively: OmniFocus. But we don’t stop there. We talk about a ton of other things, including: Paper-based productivity and where it fits into his workflow. The new version of Things by Cultured Code. Why you should consider paying for task management apps.

2017 43

Roof Issue: Why Metal Is Better Than Asphalt Shingles And Tiles

Dumb Little Man

Just as there are so many types of houses, there are also just as many types of roof. Materials, design and quality vary from one roof to another. In fact, roofs can differ from one country to another. Japanese people like edgy and pointed tiled roofs that elicit an elite vibe. There are straw roofs in the Philippines as well that can help regulate room temperature in spite of the scorching heat in the country.

2017 167

Sentences with Interrogative Elements Are Not Questions

Daily Writing Tips

Writers sometimes erroneously assume that when a statement includes a phrase beginning with who , what , when , where , why , or how (or what or which ), it should be treated as an interrogative, or question.

2017 74

Why You Should Make Use of Virtual Data Rooms

Small Business CEO

A Virtual Data Room, or VDR as it is known its abbreviated form, is an online storage site or room that stores documents. Most people can understand this as a form of online cloud storage, but in reality, there is evidence that VDR is much better than a simple cloud storage.

2017 61

4 Investment Tips to Protect Your Future

Dumb Little Man

Almost everything in our daily life revolves around money. We go to work to earn money and we use that money to pay for food, gas, our homes and all our necessities. It can seem like a never-ending cycle, especially if you are still trying to establish yourself. However, there are some smart financial choices that you can make that will allow you to make money from your money without having to do much at all.

2017 166

Dating Tips for Finding the Right Person

Dumb Little Man

The biggest challenge in dating is finding the right person. Most of the time, dating is usually clouded with the wrong intentions. Some simply want to get laid while others want to see what happens next. These aren’t really wrong if those are what you intend. But, if you are looking for the right match, you can easily get hurt if the other person has those intentions. That is why it is important to make it clear what your intentions are, particularly at the start of the dating process.

2017 163

10 Essential Oils You Should Have at Home

Dumb Little Man

When an average person hears the words “essential oils” , he’d probably associate it with something that can improve the smell of a home. And though that is true, there’s more to essential oils than just bringing a pleasant fragrance. So, if you are planning to get a new house, here’s an essential oils guide you might find useful. Lavender. Widely used for its calming effects, lavender is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular essential oils. Of course, the reason is obvious.

2017 159

How To Start Balancing Life And Work Without Getting Fired

Dumb Little Man

As communications become more convenient, it also becomes easier to immerse yourself in work and never look up from it. If you are like me, you find yourself checking e-mail at all hours and addressing mid-level professional concerns via email or on the phone when on vacation, out with friends or even playing with the kids. This is not just a bad habit but it is detrimental professionally , psychologically and physically, too. Who is to blame for this condition?

2017 159

What to Look for When Buying The Best Dog Food For Small Dogs

Dumb Little Man

Buying food for toy breeds is not as straightforward as just choosing the most popular at the pet store and taking it home. Small dogs have special dietary requirements as they tend to be sensitive to certain food. It’s also more difficult to feed them due to their small size and high metabolism. Toy breed dogs can only eat small amounts at a time so they need to eat several times a day to keep their blood sugar within normal range.

2017 157

Here’s What Millennials Want When They Buy A Home

Dumb Little Man

Millennials are having a bigger impact on the housing market than you might expect. They are the largest and most diverse generation since the Baby Boomers and despite their financial struggles with student loans and stagnating wages, they are managing to save up for down payments and buy houses. There are, however, some key differences in what Millennial home buyers want, compared with the previous generations. Millennials Want To Own Homes.

2017 157

How to Cover your Unexpected Round-the-World Travel Expenses “(Edited)”

Dumb Little Man

No matter where you go, how you go or how many days your stay will be, you can easily spend more cash than you thought you would when traveling. Unexpected travel expenses can cost you more than you would spend if you just stay at home. Expenses for airplane tickets and hotel rooms are obvious. But, what if you end up losing your baggage? Or someone gets sick? There are several unexpected travel expenses that can fast spike the total price of your trip to an uncomfortable height.

2017 156

How Evolving Technologies And Facebook Are Deploying Big Data

Dumb Little Man

Each day, 2.5 million TB of data are generated. This huge quantity of data needs to be stored so that they can be easily accessed later. They are data measured in zettabytes, petabytes and exabytes, which are lesser known terms. As companies gather rising amounts of data, requirements on infrastructure and technology have become larger. The following 3 Vs describes what Big Data is all about. Volume. This feature represents the absolute amount of data produced by companies.

2017 156

Helpful Tips for Choosing Organic Baby Clothes and Accessories

Dumb Little Man

In a world of mass production and сhеар commodities, mаnу products, including bаbу clothes and bаbу ассеѕѕоrіеѕ, аrе produced frоm ѕуnthеtіс mаtеrіаlѕ that аrе mаdе frоm tоxіс сhеmісаlѕ. Thеѕе tоxіn-rіddеn products роѕе health rіѕkѕ fоr еvеrуоnе who uѕеѕ thеm. Bаbіеѕ, obviously, аrе especially vulnerable to these risks. In аn еffоrt tо gеt аwау frоm these toxic products and аlѕо tо preserve the environment, mаnу соmраnіеѕ сhооѕе tо gо grееn bу producing organic products.

3 Cases of Improving Writing Through Combination

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following pairs of clauses, an ineffectual presentation of information is strengthened by altering sentence structure through combination. Discussion and revision follow each example. Only about 7,500 fans attended the game, and about two-thirds of them had not paid for their tickets.

2017 66

3 Errors Involving Correlative Conjunctions

Daily Writing Tips

A correlative conjunction is a word that correlates with, or is complementary to, another such construction, establishing a connection or a comparison in a sentence.

2017 66

Traditional Marketing Techniques are Still Effective Today

Small Business CEO

Figuring out where to spend the money to boost sales is never easy. With millennials using their electronic devices to find anything from tonight’s dinner to a brand new car, many business owners are now wondering what the best approach to advertising is. photo credit: Iker Merodio / Flickr.

2017 61

Let’s Talk Multidisciplinary Marketing

Small Business CEO

Gone are the days when marketing was quick and simple, or in other words: one-dimensional. Back then, you could successfully market your goods or brands with a simple formula, which usually targeted teenagers.

2017 60

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Business

Small Business CEO

Is your business in desperate need of a jump start? Are you willing to do anything it takes to make progress in the days, weeks, and months to come? There are many things you can do to jumpstart your business, with every idea well worth your consideration.

2017 60