Sat.Apr 12, 2014 - Fri.Apr 18, 2014

5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

Dumb Little Man

Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way.

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Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

Networking can be a scary word can’t it? At the start of my career aged just 21, I had no real grasp of what networking was, nor was I interested in finding out. Now, just 5 years on, I have come such a long way and networking has been a huge part of my journey and contributed to my success.

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Use Lists to Manage Your Life

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Use Lists to Manage Your Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. My wife is the queen of lists. She uses an iPHone 4s and can, a swipe and a couple of taps, pull up whatever information she needs to plan her next action.

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Microbusiness Owners and Second Jobs

Small Business Labs

A new tracking survey by Sam's Club and Gallup has some interesting data on microbusiness owners and 2nd jobs.

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How to Stop Black-and-White Thinking from Destroying Your Life

Dumb Little Man

“Black” or “white”, “right” or “wrong”, “good” or “bad”, “smart” or “stupid”, “strong” or “weak”. Do you live your life in black and white terms? Is your mood in constant fluctuation, going from great to depressed in under one minute?

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What can Oprah Winfrey teach assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

I bloody love Oprah Winfrey! I can remember watching her chat show when I was a young girl and I just thought she was the most amazing women in the whole wide world. As I’ve got older my opinion hasn’t really changed.

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Learn to Stop to Keep Going

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Learn to Stop to Keep Going appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Imagine getting behind the wheel of your car and driving continuously, without any thought to refueling or maintenance. It would run along for a while, but sooner or later something would bring the car to a halt.

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What’s In Your Web?

Dumb Little Man

Think all spiders are basically slackers just waiting around for home food delivery? Stop and look closer. Sure, some of them may not have any ‘gusto’, but the more industrious ones are driven to succeed. You’ll find not just one web but two, three or even four of them ready for the catch of the day.

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Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

It sounds simple. All you have to do is book a car to Heathrow Airport, organise transfers on arrival at the foreign destination and then make sure that all your travellers get to every meeting in their jam-packed itinerary without a hitch.

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5 Ways Graphic Shades Can Help Improve the Workplace

Eco-Office Gals

You may think of window shades simply as a way to protect sunlight from entering a room. However, there are many additional functions of window treatments than what meets the eye.

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6 Simple Ways To Balance Work and Life

Simple Productivity Blog

As the world has gotten busier, our work life has crept into our home lives. Much is made of work-life balance. How is your balance? We will look at what it is, and some simple ways to attain it. The post 6 Simple Ways To Balance Work and Life appeared first on

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Five Tough Spring Cleaning Projects and How to Tackle Them

Dumb Little Man

When the birds return and the grass starts turning green, we want to fling open windows and set to scrubbing the house down from top to bottom to match the fresh new season outside. Spring cleaning can be hard work, but it can be made easy, too!

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Hotel Giraffe, New York City

Practically Perfect PA

The best thing about the Hotel Giraffe is the location. It is smack bang in the middle of Midtown, on the corner of 26th Street and Park Avenue South. A perfect location for business travellers and tourists alike.

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Build Trust Through Vulnerability

Virtual Moxie

Jane came to me to discuss a client. When Sarah had let Jane know she wanted to work with her, Jane was actually surprised, because during the interview, she didn’t really get a good feeling about Sarah, didn’t get that Sarah felt trusting at all, and didn’t even really like Sarah that much.

2014 224

The Rise of the Extended Workforce

Small Business Labs

The consulting giant Accenture has released a study showing the use of contingent workers and other external talent is growing in importance for major corporations. Accenture uses the term "extended workforce" to describe the many types of workers companies use. This  This definition includes internal employees, vendors, consultants, alliance partners as well as contingent workers who work for the organization on a project basis.

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Happy and Healthy Marriage – Your Wife Might be More Upset Than You Think

Dumb Little Man

Marriage isn’t always easy. That’s a fact. Relationships take work. We all know that. What we may not know is how to do the work or when there’s nothing left to be done.

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Happy Easter from Practically Perfect PA

Practically Perfect PA

The post Happy Easter from Practically Perfect PA appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured admin administrators assistants EA Easter Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Interview With a VA: Pam Ryan

Virtual Moxie

As a new monthly feature here in VMoxie, I''ll be introducing you to one of the wonderful AssistU VAs via a short audio interview.

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How to make for a greener office environment

The Small Business Blog

Many businesses are keen to do their bit for the environment and run a greener operation. Even if saving the planet is not as high on your agenda as keeping your business running on a day-to-day basis, going green can have a number of measurable benefits.

Open Loops 4/18/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

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Cities, Economic Uncertainty and Job Hopping

Small Business Labs

TechCrunch's How Burrowing Owls Lead to Vomiting Anarchists (or SF's Housing Crisis Explained) is a long an rambling article on why housing has gotten so hard to find and pay for in San Francisco. The part of the article I found most interesting covers the shift in jobs to cities. San Francisco is an obvious example, but as the article points out cities all over the country (and world) are seeing employers moving in.

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10 Business Card Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Office Dynamics

What business card mistakes are you making? Like it or not, business cards are still widely used among entrepreneurs and their prospective clients. But if you’ve recently handed out several business cards and never heard back, it may be a sign that you’ve gone wrong somewhere along the way.

Boring business may be your big opportunity

The Small Business Blog

“This is a non smoking flight. All toilets are fitted with smoke detectors as well as cameras for the captain’s personal pleasure.

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Planners: Pre-made vs. DIY

Simple Productivity Blog

Walk into just about any store that sells office supplies, and you will find a place to buy a planner. With the premade forms and instructions in how to use them, it is easy to get started. Yet most pre-made planners don''t fit exactly how we work. So how do you navigate the choices?

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How to Get the Best Employees to Stick Around

On The Job

Get ready to say good-bye to some of your best talent this year. According to new RainmakerThinking research, employees are unhappier than ever and Founder Bruce Tulgan believes that it could lead to a “sudden spike” in turnover as the job market improves. In the words of Scooby Doo: Ruh-roh.

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BIG Focus: Focus On One Goal In Each Major Area of Your Life

Office Dynamics

How many goals have you written over the years that you did not accomplish, took longer than you thought, or didn’t turn out like you wanted? If you are like most people, the answer is “several.”.

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Gardening Booming the U.S.

Small Business Labs

According to the National Gardening Association , food gardening in the U.S. is at it's highest level in more than a decade.  Key stats: 35% of all households in America, or 42 million households, are growing food at home or in a community garden, up 17% in five years. Largest increases in participation seen among younger households - up 63% to 13 million since 2008. 2 million more households community gardening -- up 200% since 2008.

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New Productivity Forms: April 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. Fun tools make me more productive) So to that end, I will be releasing a new set of productivity forms every month. They are free…all you have to do is sign up for […].

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Selling – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“I reckon the most important thing about selling is to give people what they think they want.” ” – Caroline Marland, Irish former managing director of Guardian Newspapers. You might have your own opinion about why your products and services are great and how they will improve the lives of your customers, but unless they feel… Read the full article here: Selling – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations business quotes selling

2014 157

Book for Executive Assistants on Amazon Best Seller for 2 Years

Office Dynamics

WHO TOOK MY PEN. AGAIN? by Joan Burge, Jasmine Freeman and Nancy Fraze continues to make the Amazon best seller list in it’s category of Secretarial Aids and Training.

2014 169

Not Ready to Get Organized?

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2007-02-08 10:17:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Are you using "I need to get organized" as a smoke screen? You could be doing that without even realizing it. Think about this: what would your life be like if you were already organized? If those boxes were all cleared out of the back closet, if all the Christmas gear were not still on the guest room bed, if those shopping bags of paper weren’t crowding your knees under the desk?

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The Bad Writing Advice that Kills Your Success

Men With Pens

The writing industry is rife with advice. Some of it is great advice. Some is good advice, even if it''s fairly commonplace. But amidst the great and good advice is bad advice, and it''s not always easy to tell the difference.

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Top 5 Tips for SME Print Solutions

The Small Business Blog

Even though many businesses are increasingly moving to the Cloud to manage and store their data, there is still a need for the majority of office environments to be equipped with a printer. Today’s tip column reveals our Top 5 Tips for choosing the right printer for your business: 1. Your business is likely to… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for SME Print Solutions on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips printers printing

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3 Things To Do To Get The Stuff You Hate Doing Done


3 Things is a weekly series posted every Sunday that highlights three things you can do to overcome a challenge, enhance your productivity, and improve other aspects of your work and life. Each of the things also offers an app or product recommendation that can help you take action and move forward.

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How LinkedIn Can Expand Your Small Business’ Reach

Small Business CEO

Social media can help small businesses expand their reach exponentially, but it’s not intrinsically effective. To get the full benefit of social, you have to use it like a pro. You probably set up a Facebook page within days of launching your business — maybe even beforehand to build hype.

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Predicate Complements

Daily Writing Tips

The term complement comes from the verb to complete. The predicate nominative and predicate adjective complete the meaning of a state-of-being or linking verb. The most common linking verb is to be , with its forms am , is , are , was , were , being , been.

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How to help call center representatives improve customer service

Service Untitled

Centralized call centers receive and transmit an enormous volume of telephone requests daily, with the purpose of collecting and handling information, ranging from product inquiries, questions about transactions, and customer service.