Sat.Jul 02, 2016 - Fri.Jul 08, 2016

A Ballerina’s Story: How I Learned To Love My Body After Years Of Hating It

Dumb Little Man

Early in life, I learned to view my body as a sort of prison. While other little girls spent time playing and living carefree young lives, I struggled my way through ballet class– attempting to forcefully train my body to be graceful, obedient, and beautiful.

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A day in the life: Matthew Want, PA, Marcham Publishing

Practically Perfect PA

Matthew is the PA to Lucy Brazier, the CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces the amazing Executive Secretary Magazine.

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The Most Common Capitalization Error

Business Writing

Guess which is the error: Best Regards, OR Best regards, In email after email (including two this morning), I find people incorrectly capitalizing the complimentary close. The rule is to capitalize only the first word of the close. This rule. Email Grammar and Usage Proofreading

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Only 58% of Employers Think Employees are More Loyal Than Freelancers

Small Business Labs

We were very surprised by the results from  a recent survey  on contingent work done by a group consisting of the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative, the Markle Foundation, Burson-Marsteller and TIME Magazine. They surveyed employers and found that only 58% think their employees are more loyal than their contingent workers. They also found that only 52% of employers think contingent workers are “not as invested in their product” as their employees.

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How To Make Your Job Search More Productive

Dumb Little Man

Job-seeking can be quite the undertaking, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the process. You’ll need to have a good amount of self-discipline to get through the application stages, and a good amount of resilience to power through the inevitable rejections. It’s all part of the process.

2016 205

Study: Positive Energy Boosts Productivity, Morale

On The Job

It's always a little tough going back to work after a long holiday weekend, but a new study shows that your boss's attitude may make all the difference in your how you feel about work now and in the future.

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Interview Preparation Requires Practice!

Job Advice Blog

Interview preparation, which requires practice, is often overlooked by job seekers when it comes to finding a job. The root cause for lack of interview preparation is the feeling that since you do the job every day, you feel as if you are comfortable to discuss it in an official interview. The reality, however, is the. Read more. The post Interview Preparation Requires Practice! appeared first on Free Job Advice Blog.

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5 Key Rules To Create A Killer Presentation

Dumb Little Man

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Five Things Technophobes Fail to Understand

Tips From T. Marie

It’s been awhile since I talked about technophobes. You know, those business people who hate the Internet and refuse to adopt anything for their businesses more advanced than the Yellow Pages? Ok, so maybe they’ll get really wild and crazy and start a Facebook Page. I bet you know at least one business owner like this, am I right?

2016 106

10 Tips to Stay Positive in a Negative World

Office Dynamics

Does it seem that everything coming across your news feed lately is negative? Causing stress and worry? How do you cope with all the trauma and craziness of life right now? Joan took a few minutes to share her thoughts on Facebook Live with ten tips to stay positive in a negative world.

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Study: Why Rich Kids Grow Up to Be Bad Bosses

On The Job

Like a lot of people, I read the "Nanny Diaries" and watched "The Devil Wears Prada." What I took away from those experiences: Rich people are cra-cra. OK, maybe not crazy, but they definitely operate in a different world.

2016 130

Old Dubai to New Dubai: A View

Dumb Little Man

In the past few years — let’s say over 20 years — UAE has been transformed from Night to Day especially Dubai. Old Dubai has transformed into the New Dubai it is now. Dubai’s local government agencies played a vital role in it.

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Podcast 008: Give it to someone who needs it

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about donating unwanted items and give some tips on how to actually get those donations out of the house! Here are some highlights: How to ensure your donations get where they’re going. Why do I need to get this stuff out of the house so fast? How to get kids excited about making donations. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

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Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

Office Dynamics

It’s time to talk about webinar etiquette. We’ve been hosting a free monthly webinar since January of 2015 and as the events grow each month the chatter during the event increases.

Top Traits That Separate the Top CEOs

Small Business CEO

Take a look at the CEOs who head up the biggest companies in the world and you’ll start to notice some startling similarities. Not in how they look, not in how old they are – but how they act. To be a CEO, you have to have a certain DNA.

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Tips In Choosing A Restaurant For A Romantic Date

Dumb Little Man

Are you needing tips in choosing a restaurant for a date ? You’re out to impress. You invite your partner to meet you at a hot new restaurant in town for a romantic date after work. On the night, you drive into town only to find few car parking options.

Using Gaming To Be Productive


Do you feel guilty when you take the time to do something just for you? It could be sitting down in front of Netflix. Maybe you love to disappear into the ether of social media with Facebook or Twitter. Many people love to sit back when there is a football (also known as soccer for my transatlantic chums) match on and forget about real life. I certainly fit into that category. Yet why do we feel that guilt for taking a break? More importantly, how can we rid ourselves of that horrible feeling?

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Does challenging people make team building more effective?

Office Dynamics

Question: “My boss wants me to research all-day team-building activities that, in her words, will ‘make people suffer a little.’

2016 130

When You Focus on Building Customer Relationships, the Rest is Just Business

Small Business CEO

As the owner of a self-storage business, I serve people who are undergoing life changes every day. Relocations, divorce, college, and military deployment are just a few reasons someone might benefit from self-storage. Whatever the case, they’re likely tired, stressed, and generally unsettled.

2016 73

7 Forms of Emphasis in Writing

Daily Writing Tips

At least seven strategies for calling attention to one or more words exist, but few of them are appropriate for a document that one wishes to consider professional looking. The purposes and relative merits of various approaches are discussed below. All-Caps.

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Step Away from the App


When people ask me “What app should I use to help me be more productive?”. I have a simple answer. “I I don’t know.”. They will look at me quizzically and remind me that I’m someone that should know what app they should use. “You’re the expert,” they’ll say. But here’s the thing. Everyone’s work style is different. Everyone’s proficiency with apps is different. Everyone’s needs are different.

2016 56

The Productivityist Podcast: The Big 100


On this, the 100th episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I chat with producer John Poelstra about the evolution of the podcast since it started nearly two years ago. We talk about the changes that we have made (and the big change that we didn’t make), the process we use to make each episode happen and why it has worked so well for us, and reveal some of our favourite episodes and thoughts about the journey we’ve had over the past 100 episodes. Relevant Links. Roman Mars | Makes Radio.

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3 Top Tips to Help Contractors and Freelancers Succeed

Small Business CEO

By 2020 it’s expected that one in two UK and US citizens will be working on a freelance basis. The competition for work among freelancers and startups is increasing by the day.

2016 69

How English Became English

Daily Writing Tips

Here is a book certain to delight, enlighten, or annoy readers of language blogs like this one: How English Became English , Simon Horobin, OUP, 2016.

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Writing Quiz #1: Wordiness

Daily Writing Tips

A common stylistic fault is wordiness, using more words than necessary to express a simple thought. The following sentences contain often-heard expressions that contribute to a boring writing style. Edit the sentences to express them in fewer words.

2016 63

Shades of Meaning in Names of Colors

Daily Writing Tips

A recent newspaper article about the world’s ugliest color reminded me that writers of both fiction and nonfiction can be misguided in describing colors. The article referred to a study in which researchers identified the ugliest color: opaque couché.

2016 63

45 Idioms About Ordinal and Multiplicative Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

The following is a list of idioms about ordinal numbers (first, second, and so on) and multiplicative numbers, or what the late English-usage expert Henry Watson Fowler called numeral adverbs (once, twice, and so on).

2016 62

Words to Describe the Highest Point of Achievement

Daily Writing Tips

How does one express the greatest degree of success? Multiple optimal words are available to choose from. Several terms refer literally to mountaintops.

2016 58

Conundrums, Puzzles, and Quizzes

Daily Writing Tips

What do the three nouns in this post’s title have in common?

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