Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

Self-Employment and the Attributes of the Dream Job

Small Business Labs

Gallup's The Dream Job covers the key attributes employees look for in a job. These  These are: the ability to do what they do best. greater work-life balance and better personal well-being. greater stability and job security. a significant increase in income.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive.

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7 Types of Punctuation Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences below demonstrates a specific type of error involving internal punctuation, usually involving a problem with a comma. Discussion and revision following each example explains and illustrates correct use of punctuation in the sentence. Misplaced Punctuation.

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Professional Online Image

On The Job

Fifty-two percent of 52% of recruiters say they always search for social media posts during hiring, and what they’re seeing often isn’t flattering to job candidates: alcohol or drug use; a profile that links to an escort service and revelations about activities in a demonic cult.

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The Multstage Life and Self-Employment in the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

Recent research by future of work expert Lynda Gratton  suggests due to longer life spans the traditional life stages - education, work and retirement - no longer work.

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3 Cases Where One Word Makes a Difference

Daily Writing Tips

Often, the presence or absence of one word, or its location, can change the meaning of a sentence, or at the least affect the statement’s clarity. In each of the following sentences, inserting, omitting, or moving a word, respectively, improves its readability.

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Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What does it do?

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Spotting Dangerous Habits in the Workplace Before Accidents Happen

Office Dynamics

Good housekeeping isn’t just for your home. It is a practice that should be implemented in the workplace as well. There are a series of things you can do as a managing professional to ensure that your workplace is safe and free of dangerous habits. Here’s what dangerous habits you should be looking for at work and how you can prevent potential accidents and injuries. Deter Dangerous Behavior With Surveillance Cameras.

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Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

When you were in grade school, you probably experienced getting threatened with your permanent record. Most teachers and parents would warn their students to behave properly and get good grades because they will be in their permanent records. Unfortunately, this isn’t really the case.

2017 45

Stop Putting So Much Stuff On Your To-Do List

Productivityist

This guest post is by Camilla Kragius. Camilla is the founder of No More Hamster Wheel. She loves to teach people how to work smarter instead of harder, to start living and to excel their life. You can connect with her on Facebook. When you use a to-do list, you know the feeling you get when you are unable to complete all of the items on it. In some cases, your to-do list may even get longer during the day. It’s time to change this approach. How can we do this?

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Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in 90 languages, anywhere in the world. What does it do?

2017 54

Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)

Office Dynamics

If you read the past two blogs, you will know that I have been talking about office dragons. I have already written about managers as perceived dragons and co-workers. Today, I am talking about the third and most dangerous species: ourselves!! You can do more harm to yourself with negative thinking than any outside dragon. It is your thought process and attitude that controls your internal dragon.

2017 47

The Freelancer’s Guide to PDF Management

Dumb Little Man

If you’re a freelancer, juggling multiple balls in the air is a must-know trick. One way to learn that trick is to know how to properly manage your time, systems, and files. As a way to help you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide for managing PDFs — every smart freelancer’s go-to tool — that will leave you more time to spend on your other tasks. Extracting Certain Portions.

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How To Hire Help For Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

So, you started your own small business and now you feel like you can’t do everything on your own. Maybe you just want to find someone to help when you have overflow or many you want to have a steady assistant.

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The Ol’ “Olde” Gets Old

Daily Writing Tips

Writers’ efforts to evoke a folksy or quaint sensibility by using a variation on the word old often fail because they use the wrong form. This post discusses the proper use of the variations.

2017 19

Time Management – The Secret to Effective and Productive Project Management

Office Dynamics

“So much to do, so little time to do it” – this is a phrase that we tend to hear quite often in PM. “24 24 hours is no longer enough”; another phrase some project managers may have said at one point in time in their career. The field of project management is quite a dynamic one; requiring the skillful management of financial, material and human resources.

Cultural Divide Due To Languages: Is It Possible?

Dumb Little Man

Countries around the world experience division in so many ways. They can be divided by religion, caste systems, and even educational background. In some places, socio-economic standings count, too. This particular article, however, will focus on language. A cultural divide due to languages restricts people from socializing with each other. Take, for example, a person from a British-English speaking background.

2017 36

How Quitting Coffee Doubled My Productivity

Productivityist

This guest post is by Mike Fishbein. Mike is a bestselling author and digital marketing consultant. He shares unique personal development ideas at mfishbein.com. I’ve always been a big coffee drinker. I would drink it every morning, right after waking up. Coffee has given me the energy to write hundreds of articles and to consult with over a dozen companies on marketing over the years. Coffee has made me more alert and seemingly smarter.

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3 Cases of Superfluous Semicolons

Daily Writing Tips

2017 19

Navigating Change with Courtney Clark – Free Webinar For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

You’ve heard of personality profiles and assessments like Myers-Briggs and DISC. But did you know that there are personality types that relate specifically to change? Probably not. Imagine knowing not just your unique change style, but also the absolute best, research-proven strategies to master change as quickly as possible. Courtney will show us how to navigate change in a healthy way to lead to greater happiness and success.

7 Signs Of Overworking (And What To Do About Them)

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people work more than they should and don’t get enough rest. Paired with being underpaid, these things can easily make anyone unhappy. They can also cause a handful of health issues. If you are wondering if you’re at risk of these negative effects, here are some of the telltale signs of overworking. You Have Trouble Sleeping. Studies have found that overworking can negatively impact your sleep. The stress you get from working too much in a day can disrupt your sleep cycle.

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Airbnb's Economic Empowerment Initiative

Small Business Labs

Airbnb has launched an economic empowerment initiative.    The goal seems to be to show that Airbnb contributes to local economies, creates jobs and provides opportunities for the middle class to supplement their income.

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3 Proven Ways Collaboration Helps Businesses to Grow

Small Business CEO

No matter where we come from or what we do, most of us are taught the same thing as children – sharing is valuable. It is a message that is repeated throughout our education. Share toys. Share tools. Share ideas.

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Careers -- and Life

On The Job

It's been about a year since my beloved dog, Annie, went to doggie heaven. She was a constant companion while I worked every day, and recently I came across this post I wrote about her several years ago. In honor of a great friend, here's a repeat of the post. Valuable career advice can be gleaned from a variety of sources, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Apple founder Steve Jobs and even Monty Python.

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Tips For Happy Marriage: 7 Simple Ways To Maintain A Loving Relationship

Dumb Little Man

A happy marriage or relationship can be very healthy for your physical and mental wellbeing. Science has proven that men live longer and healthier lives when they are in a healthy marriage or long-term relationship. These things, however, aren’t the only benefits you can gain from such relationships. Fox News report that the prevalence of cancer is lower among married women and men and heart disease is less common among happily married couples.

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More Words Derived from “Pend”

Daily Writing Tips

A previous post lists words stemming from the Latin verb pendere , meaning “weigh,” and containing the root pend. This follow-up adds disguised words that have the same derivation.

2017 14

4 Small Business Marketing Techniques Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Small Business CEO

Small business marketing is a fundamental element to the success of the venture. It is critical that entrepreneurs understand the impact of several different marketing techniques and how to employ these skills into their own marketing campaign.

2017 17

Ignore or Acknowledge a Brief Apology?

Business Writing

This interesting question arrived in my email this morning: I am a recent college graduate who regularly communicates with managers over email. At least once a week I receive an email with the opener “I apologize for the delay in. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

2017 11

Five Easy Ways To Make Money From Social Media

Dumb Little Man

Making money with social media is no longer a myth. In fact, you can even do it without breaking a sweat. There a lot of opportunities for those who are actively online, but to give you specific ideas on how you can actually earn, here are five good ways you can try. Social Media Manager. This wouldn’t make you eye-boggling sums but it will make you some cool side cash if you find the right gig.

Grammar Quiz #6: Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a dangling modifier, a phrase that provides additional information but, because of its erroneous placement, confuses readers about what it is modifying; revise the sentences as necessary: 1.

2017 14

5 Tips For Keeping Good Employees

Small Business CEO

Finding a good employee is something that you should fight hard to keep. Without a solid team your business runs the risk of becoming a mess full of miscommunications, poor service, and could even lead to loss of money for you.

How to Effectively Use Pattern Interrupt Elements in Your Videos

Andrea Kalli

How to Effectively Use Pattern Interrupt Elements in Your Videos. How To Use Pattern Interrupts in Videos. Have you ever caught yourself nodding off during a less than thrilling speech at a conference? Or felt your eyes glazing over as a long-winded salesperson rattled on about their product?

2017 11

A Map Of Mythical Creatures And Where To Find Them

Dumb Little Man

Have you always dreamed of seeing a yeti? Maybe you’d love to have a beer with ol’ Bigfoot? Or sight a Sasquatch? Have a natter with Nessie? If mythical beasts from folklore are totally your thing, why not ditch that planned all-inclusive holiday to Greece and head off to a fantastic creature-spotting adventure instead? We’ve sourced five of the best mythical creatures and assembled a handy guide to these wonderful beasts.

2017 29

Podcast 047: Dealing with emotional clutter

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about the strong feelings behind your clutter and what you can do about them. < < 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.